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Information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 213: Information Technology and Telecommunication Professionals.

Tasks

  • Undertakes the testing of software, systems or computer games for errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions.
  • Develops, implements and documents test plans for IT software, systems and computer games.
  • Develops quality standards and validation techniques.
  • Makes recommendations concerning software/system quality.
  • Examines IT system for potential threats to its security and integrity and draws up plans for disaster recovery if security is compromised.
  • Deals with and reports on breaches in security.

Typical Education Level

Level 4-6

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£33,404

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c. is £33,404

3,966 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,966. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

29 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 29 jobs have been posted for information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c. roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £33,404 per year. That is about £2,784 per month or £17.13 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,330, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,996

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 3,966 people are employed in the region.

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