Computing and ICT

Career Areas  >  Computing and ICT

Are you logical, analytical and good at solving problems? Are you interested in how computers and software work? If you think you’d like to write computer programs that control aircraft systems, make sure that financial data is secure or design and install big computer networks, then this could be the industry for you.

To see the routes to getting into each of these sectors, take a look at our Career Areas.

What areas can I work in?

There are many different sectors in the computing and ICT industry, and you would usually specialise in a particular area. These include computer programming and software engineering, IT support, IT security, systems analysis and design, networks, database administration and web and multimedia.

Some areas of this industry are related to engineering, such as electrical and electronics work.

What kind of companies can I work for?

Almost all companies and industries use computing and information technology, so the range of firms that you could work for is vast. They could include:
 
  • large technology companies
  • finance and commerce companies
  • local government and the Civil Service
  • the National Health Service (NHS)
  • games development companies
  • web design and development agencies
  • aerospace companies
  • manufacturing and engineering firms
  • education.

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  • Data Scientist
  • Teacher - Secondary School - Computing

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  • Forensic Computer Analyst

Related job profiles

  • IT Helpdesk Analyst
  • IT Support Engineer

Related job profiles

  • Applications Developer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Engineer or Developer
  • Software Tester

Related job profiles

  • Cloud Engineer
  • Network Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Analyst

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  • Applications Developer
  • Character Artist
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Front End Developer
  • Games Designer
  • Games Programmer
  • Games Tester
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

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