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
|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|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 3,392 new jobs with an estimated 4,037 annual openings.
The current average wage for I.T. related occupations is £38,840 per year.