Computing, technology and digital

  • 3D printing technician

    3D printing technicians manufacture products, including biomedical implants, car parts, aerospace components and fashion accessories.

  • App developer

    App designer, mobile app developer, application developer

    App developers design and build mobile applications for PCs, mobile phones and tablets.

  • Archivist

    Curator, records manager

    Archivists look after and preserve collections of historical records and documents.

  • Business analyst

    Process analyst, business systems analyst

    Business analysts investigate business situations, analyse problems and identify improvements.

  • Cartographer

    Cartographers collect information about the geography of an area to design and produce maps, charts and plans.

  • Computer games developer

    Computer games designer, video games designer

    Computer games developers make games that can be played online, and on mobile phones, PCs and games consoles.

  • Computer games tester

    Games tester, quality assurance tester, video games tester

    Computer games testers play computer games to check they work, and find and record problems or ‘bugs’.

  • Cyber intelligence officer

    Cyber intelligence officers gather information about where threats to information technology (IT) systems come from and how they work.

  • Data entry clerk

    Audio typist, copy typist

    Data entry clerks type information into databases and systems and create letters, reports and other documents.

  • Data scientist

    Data engineer, machine learning engineer, AI data scientist

    Data scientists use software, artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse and interpret large amounts of data.

  • Database administrator

    Database administrators (DBAs) plan and build computer systems, and make sure they’re secure and working properly.

  • Digital delivery manager

    Digital service delivery manager

    Digital delivery managers are responsible for the performance of a team and the digital products and services they produce.

  • Digital marketer

    Online marketing executive, digital marketing executive, internet marketing officer, digital marketing officer

    Digital marketers promote brands, products and services through social media, websites and apps.

  • Digital product owner

    Digital product owners lead a team of specialists to build web-based products and services for customers.

  • E-learning developer

    Digital learning developer

    E-learning developers create course materials that can be studied on a computer network or online.

  • Forensic computer analyst

    Cyber security professional

    Forensic computer analysts investigate computer-based crime, often called cyber crime.

  • Geospatial technician

    Geographic information systems (GIS) technician

    Geospatial technicians collect data to create maps, update satellite navigation systems and plan construction projects.

  • Head of IT (IT director)

    Head of computer services, chief information officer

    IT directors manage the development of IT systems for their organisation and its customers.

  • IT project manager

    IT project lead, IT programme manager, IT consultant

    IT project managers oversee the development and installation of computer hardware and software systems.

  • IT security co-ordinator

    Information security analyst

    IT security co-ordinators protect their clients' data from unauthorised access, theft and misuse.

  • IT support technician

    IT user support technician, IT helpdesk technician, service desk technician, IT service engineer

    IT technical support staff diagnose and solve software and hardware problems for computer users.

  • IT trainer

    IT trainers design and teach computer courses.

  • Indexer

    Indexers build up lists of searchable terms for things like books, magazines, reports, websites and photographic collections.

  • Information scientist

    Information manager, information officer, knowledge manager

    Information scientists manage an organisation's information resources and make sure it's all readily available.

  • Librarian

    Learning resource manager

    Librarians run public and private libraries, managing access to books, multi-media resources and computers.

  • Library assistant

    Information assistant, learning resource centre assistant

    Library assistants help librarians to manage the day-to-day running of a library.

  • Media researcher

    Media researchers support producers by finding information, people and places for television or radio programmes.

  • Network engineer

    Network administrator

    Network engineers design, implement and maintain the way data is transferred across digital and telecommunications networks.

  • Network manager

    Network administrator, IT manager

    Network managers supervise the design, installation and running of IT, data and telephony systems in an organisation.

  • Operational researcher

    Management scientist

    Operational researchers analyse how organisations can improve the way they work.

  • Pre-press operator

    Pre-press technician

    Pre-press operators work in the printing industry, getting artwork from a client and supplying the printing plates used on a press.

  • Robotics engineer

    Automation engineer

    Robotics engineers design and build machines to do automated jobs in industries like manufacturing, aerospace and medicine.

  • Security Service personnel

    Security Service personnel protect the UK against threats to national security.

  • Social media manager

    Social media strategist, social media specialist, digital community manager, social media marketing manager

    Social media managers communicate with organisations’ customers and clients through social media channels.

  • Software developer


    Software developers design, build and test computer programs for business, education and leisure services.

  • Solutions architect

    Solutions architects lead teams that design and develop new computer systems for clients.

  • Systems analyst

    Systems analysts look at a company's IT infrastructure and work out where to make improvements.

  • Technical architect

    IT systems architect

    Technical architects help plan, design and build IT systems for clients.

  • Technical author

    Technical copywriter, technical editor, technical communicator

    Technical authors write documents and guides that explain how to use products and services.

  • Telephonist

    Switchboard operator

    Telephonists, or switchboard operators, answer and connect calls and take messages.

  • Test lead

    Senior test lead, lead test analyst, test manager, digital test lead

    Test leads plan and co-ordinate the testing programmes when new computer systems and applications are being developed or upgraded.

  • User experience (UX) designer

    UX designers use research to understand their users and create websites, applications and software to meet their needs.

  • User researcher

    User researchers collect, analyse and test data to design websites, software and applications based on user needs.

  • Web content editor

    Content designer, web content designer, digital editor, online content producer

    Web content editors research, write and manage an organisation’s online content, including text, images, video and other media.

  • Web content manager

    Web content managers are responsible for the information that goes on an organisation's website.

  • Web designer

    Digital designer

    Web designers use their creative and technical skills to design new websites and redesign existing ones.

  • Web developer

    Front end developer, back end developer, full stack developer

    Web developers use programming languages to create and maintain websites and web applications.