Information technology and telecommunications professionals


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 213: Information Technology and Telecommunication Professionals.


Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

Typical tasks

  • undertakes the testing of software, systems or computer games for errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions;
  • develops, implements and documents test plans for IT software, systems and computer games;
  • develops quality standards and validation techniques;
  • makes recommendations concerning software/system quality;
  • examines IT system for potential threats to its security and integrity and draws up plans for disaster recovery if security is compromised;
  • deals with and reports on breaches in security.

Common job titles

Analyst, test
Tester, systems
Consultant, SAP
Consultant, communications
Consultant, telecoms
Engineer, test, software
Consultant, services, network
Consultant, applications
Engineer, integration, network
Consultant, network
Consultant, security, technical
Analyst, network
Analyst, security, IT
Manager, security (computer services)
Specialist, network
Evangelist, technical
Manager, security, IT
Facilitator, on-line
Tester, penetration
Consultant, IT
Consultant, security, computer
Engineer, design, network
Planner, network
Consultant, security, IT
Analyst, quality
Engineer, installation, network
Manager, account
Consultant, technology, information
Auditor, IT
Evangelist, technology
Designer, network
Engineer, test
Consultant, technical (computer services)
Facilitator, online
Tester, software
Consultant, telecommunications
Engineer, systems, network
Engineer, projects (telecommunications)
Engineer, project (telecommunications)
Consultant, application
Consultant, technical, computer
Planner, IT
Planner, telecommunications
Consultant, support, technical
Consultant, computer
Engineer, network
Hacker, ethical

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.