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: £28k

IT systems analyst

Average salary: £41k

Specialist IT manager

Average salary: £44k

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Software developer

Average salary: £36k

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Information technology & telecommunications directors £62,525
IT specialist managers £43,784
IT project and programme managers £55,397
IT business analysts, architects and systems designers £41,808
Programmers and software development professionals £40,019
Web design and development professionals £31,054
Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. £36,026
IT operations technicians £29,099
IT user support technicians £31,803
IT engineers £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 & Digital

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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