The IT industry is served by many national and specialist recruitment agencies, which is befitting of a sector that continues to go from strength to strength in the digital age. The sector concerns itself with the use of computers and telecommunications in the context of a business and is worth around £58 million to the country annually. Some specialist agencies are more likely to focus on higher calibre positions such as IT project managers or technical architects. and have connections to some of the UK's biggest and most IT driven firms.
Berkshire and the M4 corridor has experienced significant growth over the last couple of decades and this has seen it become a competitive region in the IT market. The average IT industry salary in Berkshire is around 33K which is significantly more than other areas of the country in the same roles. IT is a somewhat vague umbrella term to denote multiple jobs roles such as computer programming, data processing and technical support, all of which needing some technical knowledge.
As well as the know-how, a degree or relevant qualification is advised, however industry specific qualifications may prove to be more appropriate. For instance a test analyst may find it useful to gain accreditation from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) while an IT manager may find an Information Technology Infrastructure Library certification (ITIL) more appropriate. The industry is innovative but employees have to be able to adapt to frequent technological changes as well as changes in legislation.