Computing & IT

With higher than average salaries and the chance to be both technical and creative, jobs in the computing & IT industry are much sought after. In Greater Manchester alone, there will be around 22,000 jobs in this sector by 2022, with over 3,000 new positions by the end of the decade, as businesses of all types rely on the expertise of graduates in this field.

You could be doing what you’ve always dreamed of, by designing, building and coding games as a software developer, or you might want to hack systems as a paid job, protecting and securing the IT infrastructures of large businesses. With so many varied roles, the choice is yours!

Top Career Opportunities

IT operations technician

Average salary: £34k

IT systems analyst

Average salary: £42k

Specialist IT manager

Average salary: £51k

Software developer

Average salary: £43k

Top Job (By Salary) Number of Jobs in 2016 Number of Job in 2020 Average Salary
Information technology & telecommunications directors 5,599 5,719 £62,525
IT specialist managers 18,309 18,556 £43,784
IT project and programme managers 18,309 18,556 £55,397
IT business analysts, architects and systems designers 10,811 11,015 £41,808
Programmers and software development professionals 20,882 21,378 £40,019
Web design and development professionals 4,641 4,772 £31,054
Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. 15,672 16,063 £36,026
IT operations technicians 10,402 10,471 £29,099
IT user support technicians 8,313 8,436 £31,803
IT engineers 3,526 3,624 £21,798

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 3,392 new jobs with an estimated 4,037 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for I.T. related occupations is £38,840 per year.

Computing & IT

In 2022, there’s expected to by 22,000 jobs in Computing & IT in Greater Manchester. Do you want to be leading the way?

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