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Finding a job

Computing and IT

There are many different areas within the computing and IT sector and work can be varied. Some of the areas you could get involved in include: translating software requirements into programming code; maintaining and developing programs and/or websites; cyber security; technical support; pre-sales, sales and post-sale support of hardware and software; quality assurance of software development and deployment, so some thought as to which area(s) you are particularly interested in will help you to target your job search.


Employers who recruit in these areas

  • Health, financial, leisure, utility (such as gas, electricity, water), telecommunication and retail services
  • Local and national government agencies
  • Advertising, marketing and mobile phone companies
  • Educational institutions
  • IT companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs)


Useful websites to help you start your job search

Cyber Security Jobsite

A job site aimed at candidates looking to work within the cyber security environment.
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A technical recruitment site specialising in the IT, telecoms, engineering and electronics industries.
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Datascope Recruitment

Vacancies in the games industry.
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IT Jobs

A jobs board offering insights and connections to technical job opportunities.
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Computing UK

The latest IT and computer jobs, at all levels with leading UK employers.
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Jobs in IT, engineering, telecommunications, building, construction, electronics, aerospace and avionics.
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An IT recruitment website enabling permanent and contract IT jobseekers to search and apply for jobs across all skills and industry sectors.
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We Work Remotely

A tech jobs board.
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Job vacancies focused on STEM occupations.
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A specialist recruiter across IT and engineering.
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Specialist agencies

  • Agency Central – A platform connecting job seekers to recruitment consultants.
  • Frank Recruitment Group – A global recruiter of niche technology professionals, with subdivisions covering specific tech industries.
  • PING IT Recruitment – Specialises in IT recruitment.
  • Jump IT Recruitment Solutions – Connects IT, web and technology-based job seekers with employers.
  • 100% IT Recruitment – Permanent and Contract IT Recruitment across the UK, with specialist consultants in all areas of IT.
  • Reed – Recruitment consultancy with a specialist site for IT jobs and careers in telecommunication.
  • Datascope Recruitment – A recruitment consultancy for the games, online and mobile technology industries.
  • Amiqus – Recruitment specialists for the games industry.


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Tips for finding a job

  • Keep up to date with computing and IT news and trends by following the professional bodies on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, this information might help you identify opportunities to network and tap into the hidden job market.
  • Keep your on line job search flexible as some employers might use different titles to describe the same job role.
  • If you are keen to focus on a specific sector within computing and IT, check out the specialist websites for these areas for current vacancies.


Further information

If you need more information why not check out some of the resources below to help you to research a sector in more depth.

  • Prospects – Careers website which provides job vacancy information, an overview of the IT employment sector and careers advice.
  • ISACA – A professional body which provides certification in information systems auditing, information security management, risk and information systems control, and the governance of enterprise.
  • Microsoft Learning – Training for beginners to experienced IT professionals on Microsoft products and technologies.
  • TARGETjobs – A careers website which provides careers advice, an overview of employment sectors and job vacancy information.
  • ISSA-UK – A leading membership association for the cyber security industry.
  • Game Developer – News and trends in the gaming industry.
  • 3D World – Up to date information, creative tips and inspiration for web design, graphic design, 3D and more.



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