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Information Technology

What is it?


There is a distinct computer services industry but in addition many IT staff are employed in other job sectors such as engineering, construction, business and finance, public services, security services and manufacturing.  Technology moves at a rapid pace, which means job roles (and titles) also change.

To make it easier to find the information you need for your career planning, we have split this sector into the main occupational areas of:

  • IT management and professional jobs
  • IT technician jobs
  • IT administration jobs 
  • IT engineering jobs

The computer games industry is covered in the Creative and Media job sector.

For each occupational area you'll be able to find out more about what's involved and some of the job titles - but bear in mind that IT job titles are many and varied!  

For each occupational area you’ll be able to find out more about: 


Useful web links

The following documents are attached to this page, please click on an icon or the title to download (this will open a new window)
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IT sector Gloucestershire January 2012
the current and future job market, local information, and contacts