Jobs

A breakdown of IT job roles available in N.I

Client Relations

Average annual pay in N.I.

£35,360

Description

Job roles in client relations might include building and managing relationships with clients, helping either external customers or colleagues in the same business solve their technical problems, or translating complex technical information into language that can easily be understood by non-technical people.These are the ideal types of job role for anyone who is great at communicating, loves meeting new people and solving problems.

Skills and aptitudes

Skills and aptitudes that would be useful for someone in a client relations role might include:

    • People person
    • Good communication
    • Problem solving

Entry-level client relations job roles

Someone entering a client relations job role might have the following job titles, so look out for them while you’re doing your research into possible future careers:

    • Technical Author
    • Account Manager
    • Technical Line Support
    • Customer Support
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Business Manager

Average annual pay in N.I.

£44,720.00

Description

A business manager is a person who manages people, resources and budgets to make projects a success. They need to build a good working relationships with internal and external customers and will have excellent interpersonal, negotiation, motivation and presentation skills.

Skills and aptitude
Skills and aptitudes that would make a great business manager include:

  • Problem Solving
    Good communicator
    Team Work
    Leadership

Entry-level business manager job roles

Someone entering a business manager job role might have the following job titles so look out for them while you’re doing your research into possible future careers:

  • Junior Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Solutions Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

Technical Engineer

Average annual pay in N.I.

£42,650

Description

A technical engineer is a person that is able to architect, install, service and repair the computer hardware and/or communication systems within or between organisations. From designing equipment such as routers, switches, multiplexers, and other specialized computer/electronics equipment to maintaining computer networks and hardware, a technical engineer is the backbone of an organisation’s technology systems.

Skills and aptitude

Skills and aptitudes that would be useful for someone in a technical engineer role might include:

  • A passion for engineering
  • Curious
  • Problem Solving
  • Methodical
  • Communication
  • Good at maths

Entry-level technical engineer job roles

Someone entering a technical engineer job role might have the following job titles, so look out for them while you’re doing your research into possible future careers:

  • Hardware Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Support Engineer

Sales & Marketing

Average annual pay in N.I.

£44,220

Description

People in sales and marketing roles are focused on raising the visibility of a company’s brand and increasing sales.

Marketeers are usually involved in promoting a brand and raising its profile online using social media and digital marketing tools to help a new brand, product or service go viral, and sales people are often out meeting new people every day, selling inventive digital solutions to help them solve their business problems.


Skills and aptitude

Skills and aptitudes that would be useful for someone in a sales and marketing role might include:

  • Good communicator
  • People person
  • Inventive
  • Self-motivated
  • Good team worker
  • Creative

Entry-level sales and marketing job roles

Someone entering a sales and marketing job role might have the following job titles, so look out for them while you’re doing your research into possible future careers:

  • Digital Marketing Analyst
  • Digital Content Developer
  • Customer Sales Executive
  • Digital Marketing Analyst
  • Digital Content Developer

Digital Designer

Average annual pay in N.I.

£30,160

Description

The perfect choice for a creative person, designers are responsible for creating compelling designs across a variety of mediums (print, video and multimedia), which fit with brand values and business/end user need. A designer will plan the look or workings of websites, games or graphics prior to them being made, by preparing drawings or plans.


If you are visually inventive and technically apt, a career as a digital designer may be an excellent choice. Roles in this area demand a creative approach, innovative thinking and excellent client consulting skills.


Skills and aptitude

Skills and aptitudes that would be useful for someone in a digital designer role might include:

  • Creative
  • Attention to detail
  • Curious
  • Inventive
  • Good team worker
  • Good communicator
  • Skilled in traditional art concepts and techniques
  • Have a good appreciation of design
  • Entry-level digital designer job roles

Someone entering a digital designer job role might have the following job titles, so look out for them while you’re doing your research into possible future careers:

  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Games Designer

Developer

Average annual pay in N.I.

£41,080

Description

A developer is a person who is able to translate designs into a workable reality and whose job it is to study or examine something in detail and find creative answers to problems.

 

The development industry is now more diverse than ever, with gaming, mobile and apps all being important areas. You could be working in roles that range from understanding the technical aspects of cyber security, or business process analysis, to building the websites and software that every business now relies on.


Skills and aptitude

Skills and aptitudes that would make a great developer include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Good at maths
  • Methodical
  • Good communicator
  • Inventive
  • Self-motivated

Entry-level developer job roles

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Games Developer
  • QA Tester
  • Software Developer
  • Solutions Analyst
  • Web Developer