Tech Digital Careers

There are so many career paths you can take in tech digital, and choosing the path that’s right for you is both an exciting and daunting task to take! To help make this easier for you we have highlighted a few of the key sectors with a brief insight into each area, to help you decide which path is right for you.

Software / Web Development

Software / web development is the process that takes place to build computer programs and websites. In a world where everyone is prioritising digital, and companies are constantly evolving their digital presence, software and web developers are in high demand, and those who are able to stay up to date with the latest technologies will stand out in the job market.

Skills that are used in Software / Web Development:

PHP / Java / JavaScript / React / Python / .Net

Example jobs you can get in this area:

  • Software Engineer
  • Backend Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • .Net Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Mobile Developer
Average starting salary:
£18,000-£25,000
per annum
(London weighting up to £35,000 per annum)

Software Testing

A software tester is responsible for the QA (quality assurance) phase of the development lifecycle, and will carry out manual and automated tests to ensure software is bug free and up to standard before it is deployed. While a tester isn’t hands on with writing code, you will need to become familiar with programming and coding languages.

Skills that are used in Software Testing:

Automation Testing / Manual Testing / Selenium / Web Driver / Cucumber

Example jobs you can get in this area:

  • Test Analysts
  • Software Developers in Test
  • Games Testers
  • Automation Test Engineers
Average starting salary:
£18,000-£22,000
per annum
(London weighting up to £26,000 per annum)

Project Management

If you are passionate about technology, but have bigger strengths in strategy and management then a role in IT project management could suit you. These roles are often less hands-on when it comes to tech, but you will help to manage, plan and implement changes to support a companies tech digital objectives.

Skills that are used in Project Management:

SQL / Agile / Project Management / Management

Example jobs you can get in this area:

  • Business Analyst
  • Product Owner
  • Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager
Average starting salary:
£20,000-£25,000
per annum
(London weighting up to £28,000 per annum)

IT Support & Infrastructure

IT support & infrastructure professionals are instrumental for the smooth running of a business’s computer systems and networks. Whether it’s support on the phone, online or in person, you will configure systems, diagnose technical issues and solve problems to ensure a business can operate to its full potential.

Skills that are used in IT Support / Infrastructure:

Office 365 / Windows Server / Networking

Example jobs you can get in this area:

  • Technical Support
  • Network Engineer
  • 1st / 2nd Line Support
  • Systems Administrators
  • Service Desk Analysts
Average starting salary:
£18,000-£22,000
per annum
(London weighting up to £25,000 per annum)

Design & Creative

If you have a creative flair and an interest in design there are a number of career paths that you could take in tech digital. Whether you are creating a brand identity, designing the look and feel of a website or building animations, you will need to understand and work to design briefs and often be client facing in your role.

Skills that are used in Design / Creative:

Photoshop / InDesign / Sketch

Example jobs you can get in this area:

  • Graphic Designer
  • UX / UI Designer
  • Video animation designer
Average starting salary:
£18,000-£20,000
per annum
(London weighting up to £22,000 per annum)

Digital Marketing

If you are creative, enjoy writing content and know how to “sell” something then digital marketing could be the path for you! You will work to promote your organisation / their products and services through a variety of marketing channels including email marketing, paid search, social media and more.

Skills that are used in Digital Marketing:

SEO / SEM / Google Analytics / Email marketing / Content writing

Example jobs you can get in this area:

  • PR Account Managers
  • Social Media Account Manager
  • Social Media Executives
  • Digital Marketing Executives
Average starting salary:
£18,000-£20,000
per annum
(London weighting up to £22,000 per annum)

Data & Analytics

As more and more organisations begin to collect and use large amounts of data for their business objectives, whether that’s predicting behaviours or analysing customer insights, the demand for employees with technical and analytical skills increases.

Skills that are used in Data & Analytics:

Data mining / artificial intelligence / machine learning / SQL / NoSQL / Scala / Hadoop

Example jobs you can get in this area:

  • Data and Insight Analysts
  • BI Developers / Analysts
  • Data Architects
  • Database Administrators
Average starting salary:
£20,000-£25,000
per annum
(London weighting up to £35,000 per annum)
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