Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 225
TECHNOLOGY IS THE FASTEST-GROWING
INDUSTRY IN THE UK AND IT HAS CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES AND PAY PACKETS TO MATCH
industry have become some of
the most competitive around."
In fact, digital earnings are 44%
higher than the average job. Tech
graduates can expect starting salaries
of around £30,000, while talented
computer scientists are among the
highest-earning university leavers in
the country, landing first jobs that pay
more than £40,000. These wages are
certainly justified when you consider
A tech worker
£100,000 a year
to the economy
that each tech worker contributes more
than £100,000 per year to the UK
economy, double the national average.
Interested? Here are a few roles
you might like to consider.
Words: Natalia Lubomirski. Photography: Shutterstock
Working with a team, you will develop
computer code for web, mobile
or desktop applications, using a
variety of programming languages
and project-management tools.
What qualifications do I need?
Most companies require a software
engineering or a computer science
degree. A knowledge of multiple
programming languages is a must,
as is an interest in personal or
open-source projects. Experience
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