Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.
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 vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £24,000 per annum and can progress up to £52,000 per annum.
There are currently 26,952 employed Programmers & Software Development Professionals in the region.