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
The IT profession provides its’ employees with many great
opportunities and is constantly evolving so you won’t get
Did you know?
The UK is home to two of the world’s leading IT
- ARM Technologies whose processor designs power most smartphones
- Autonomy, an innovative software provider acquired in 2011 by
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,
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
salary Range: £28,000 - £53,000
salary range: £28,000 - £42,000
Networks - setting up, administering, maintaining and
salary range: £30,000 - £34,000