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) Average Salary
IT specialist managers £48,000
IT project and programme managers £42,700
IT business analysts, architects and systems designers £42,600
Programmers and software development professionals £39,600
Information technology & telecommunications directors £36,700
Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. £36,700
Web design and development professionals £32,700
IT user support technicians £29,700
IT operations technicians £29,600
IT engineers £28,100

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 2,098 new jobs with an estimated 55,806 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for I.T. related occupations is £36,640 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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