Careers in IT

Today’s computing/IT industry is at the heart of our economy – it supports almost every business in the UK from Finance, Law and Education to Horticulture, Sport, Logistics and more.

The IT profession provides its’ employees with many great opportunities and is constantly evolving so you won’t get bored.

Did you know?

The UK is home to two of the world’s leading IT companies:

  • ARM Technologies whose processor designs power most smartphones and tablets
  • Autonomy, an innovative software provider acquired in 2011 by HP.

  • The UK has around 1.1 million computing/IT professionals
  • 50% work in IT companies and 50% work in other industries
  • 21 million people use IT at work every day in the UK


Studying computing/IT with us?

Our courses are designed to give you a broad mix of skills for employment or continued studies in this field.

We constantly evaluate our courses to reflect the needs of business and universities and we have close links with local IT employers including Codemasters and Baxi.

We offer both academic qualifications such as A Levels and degree courses; and industry standard qualifications such as the CISCO, CCNA training.

Previous students have gained employment in:

  • • IT and systems support

  • • Games programming

  • • Website design


While others have progressed to higher education at first degree (BA/BSc) and masters levels (MA/MSc).


Common jobs and salary

 End user support - solving computer users' problems
 salary range: £17,000-£25,000

 Systems analysis - designing computer systems
 salary range:  £37,000 - 42,000

 Web design - designing and building web sites and the systems they use
 salary Range: £28,000 - £53,000

 Programmer/Systems design
 salary range: £28,000 - £42,000

 Networks - setting up, administering, maintaining and upgrading networks.
 salary range: £30,000 - £34,000



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