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|
There are predicted to be 2,098 new jobs with an estimated 55,806 annual openings.
The current average wage for I.T. related occupations is £36,640 per year.