Working in IT
Information technology (IT) or information and communications technology (ICT) underpin much of what we do in the modern world. A career in IT could lead you to work in almost any sector. IT systems make other work possible.
You can work with hardware IT systems or software applications, either behind the scenes or dealing directly with IT users.
IT is more than just computers. It can include networks, software, apps, phone systems, complex printers, web-conferencing equipment, projectors and interactive whiteboards.
Approximate pay levels
Figures supplied as a guide only
The lowest salary you can expect is the minimum wage or the minimum apprentice wage.
Some IT experts become self-employed and work on short-term contracts paid by the day. As an expert IT contractor, you might earn £300–£500 per day.
Apprenticeships in ICT
See what types of apprenticeships you can apply for in information and communication technology
Information for young people interested in careers in IT
New Media Knowledge (NMK)
Knowledge for the digital economy