IT & Technology

Now let’s be honest, we wouldn’t be where we are today without a good old bit of tech and IT. You wouldn’t be reading this without it.

IT and Engineering encompasses back-end, front-end development, gaming, networking, data processing and hosting, telecommunication and much more in every single industry.

You could find a job in pretty much any company from start-ups on Silicon Roundabout to working in IT finance in the City for the likes of Cap Gemini, IBM, Accenture, Microsoft, Qualcomm and more.

Working conditions: Working hours tend to be determined by getting the project finished in time, so you may be expected to work longer than 9-5. However, there are also options for considering either contract or permanent roles whereby each have their own advantages and disadvantages, such as high pay versus job security and completion dates.

Opportunities for growth: It is not uncommon to undertake self-employment, working on a contract basis with a daily or hourly rate, as well as working in permanent contracts.

Starting salary: A recent study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters survey suggested starting salaries for graduates were on average around £26,000 in 2013.