A guide to careers in tech: Finding the right role

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The tech industry is crying out for new talent, diverse people and different ways of thinking.

f you’re thinking of starting a career in tech or transitioning into the industry, then we’ve got the ultimate guide for you.

As part of our round-up series for 2022, we take a look at some of the great careers available in the tech industry and what qualifications and skills are needed for these roles. We also look at earning potentials and the prospect of career growth, as well as pointing you in the right direction of companies and open job roles.

Stay tuned in 2023, where we’ll be continuing our series and highlighting the wide variety of roles on offer in technology.

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Software engineers build and develop operating systems, applications and programs, such as web browsers and applications. Software engineers have an extensive knowledge of software development, programming languages and operating systems.

Software engineering is a high-tech field and as a result, traditionally it demands a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in computer science or something similar.


Female UX designer at her computer


A UX Designer, or User Experience Designer, focuses on the end experience for digital users. A UX Designer will ensure that ‘user experience’ is efficient and aesthetically pleasing when someone visits a website or app. They will look at accessibility, usability, interaction and the overall visual look.

Duties will vary from company to company, but most UX Designers can expect to meet with clients, design visual concepts, create user journeys, work on cross-platform applications to cover all user experiences (mobile, tablets and computers), redesign concepts based on feedback; amongst other elements.


Looking over should of woman who is full stack engineer looking at code


A Full Stack Engineer is a high-level software engineer, with expertise in web, application and software development.

A Full Stack Engineer builds and manages both the front- and the back-end of systems; and they take responsibility for the entire experience.

In the role, you’ll have a high level of knowledge across multiple coding languages such as HTML, Javascript and CSS; experience in UI/UK design; and understand machine learning; amongst other skills.  


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A Data Scientist is an analytical specialist, responsible for collecting, analysing and interpreting data. This data is then turned into meaningful information that companies can use to improve their businesses.

Data is extracted from a range of sources, using algorithmic, data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other statistical tools.

Data scientists are in popular demand, with companies facing ever more big data, hoping to extract useful information from it and make decisions.


Solutions architect


A Solutions Architect is responsible for assessing an organisation’s needs and determining how IT can support those needs. They design, describe and manage the solution engineering to match it with a specific business problem.



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Essentially, a Mobile Developer is a type of Software Developer. Mobile Developers focus on and specialise in mobile technology and building apps for systems, such as Android, iOS and Windows. Developers can also create mobile versions of web or computer-based applications.

A career as a Mobile Developer could be a great choice for someone with the right skills. Demand for Mobile Developers is incredibly high, as the pace of new technology changes and more people using their mobiles over a laptop or desktop computer.


Developer looking at code on screen


DevOps is a blend of Development and Operations and focuses on the practices and tools that automate and integrate software development and IT operations. DevOps allows companies to continually update and improve their procedures and best practices.

A DevOps Engineer manages the operations of this software development, implementing knowledge and tools to ensure streamlined updates and creation. The role of DevOps Engineer is usually a more senior position and they will usually be expected to manage a team. They will be involved in working with developers and other IT teams to ensure the smooth implementation of software developments.


Product manager updating team


A Product Manager within the tech industry, is essential responsible for products, their creation, analysing data and making sure it’s a success.

A Product Manager will work closely with customers, clients or users to determine their exact demands. They will then work with a variety of different teams such as Engineering, DevOps, Sales and Marketing.

The role is typically non-programming, and is a great next step for software engineers.



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