Technology is seriously broad. Just take a look at this government list of Tech roles, and you’ll see how varied the field is. That’s great news, because there’s every chance one of these roles will suit your interests! Because the breadth is so wide, we’ll share a glimpse into some overall areas you can work in, as opposed to specific roles (we’d seriously be here all day).
Cyber Security Officers help find, resolve and prevent threats to computer systems. They work to recognise software weaknesses and computer forensics to spot attackers. They keep threat databases and profile potential attackers, as well as keeping databases of threats resolved.
Software Developers design, build and test computing systems. They work closely with project managers and business analysts to design systems to support companies or clients. They might create anything from a financial program through to the back end of a robotic hoover.
Tech Engineers program websites for organisations, getting to grips with what their end user requires and setting systems up accordingly. Engineers usually fall into two camps: Front-end and Back-end. Back-end engineers create the code that produces the inner workings of websites, while Front-end engineers design the visual experience that web users see when they go online. Both use programming languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, and Java, as well as MySQL, Oracle, and SQL server.
Analysts look after the IT infrastructure of a company, ensuring systems are working smoothly as well as improving overall performance. These folk are creative problem solvers and know their company processes back to front. We have a full role profile for a Systems Analyst here, and you can view a career overview here.
Now this is an exciting area of work. All that Fortnite can seriously pay off, because becoming a Games Developer is a fascinating and lucrative career path. Everything from graphic design right through to bug checking and coding, games development is expansive.