I want to work in...Information technology

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of information technology careers from Prospects

Overview of IT and technology sector from TARGETjobs


What area of Information Technology are you interested in?

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


Data analytics

Financial Technology

Games industry

Software development 

Technical support, training and consultancy

Visual Arts



Useful online resources

Digital World guide to industries and jobs

Institution of Analysts and Programers (IAP) typical jobs

Inside Careers  Graduate careers in IT

NHS England - Scientist Training Programme including bioinformatics; genomics; health informatics

Scottish Technology Industry annual survey

Tech Partnership careers

Technology Scotland (including list of members)


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Bubble jobs

British Antartic Survey - careers information and jobs board

Codebase technology incubator, based in Edinburgh

Computer weekly

Corejava interview questions

e-FinancialCareers - for technology jobs in the finance industry

e-Placement Scotland





New Scientist

List of Pharmaceutical and medical technology companies in Ireland from Innopharm blog

Qreer - Europe wide

Rate my placement

RookieOven - jobs board from Scottish tech startups community

STEM graduates

Talent Scotland - particularly opportunities with SMEs


Networking opportunities

TheMuse - networking blog post


ScotlandIS events

Open Tech Calendar - Tech meetups in Glasgow


Working outside the UK

Gradireland : Your career in technology

How to work in Computer Science (USA & Canada)


Professional bodies

British Interactive Media Association BIMA

British Machine Vision Association BMVA

Chartered Institute for IT (previously British Computer Society)

European Association for Artifical Intelligence EurAi

Institute for the Management of Information Systems IMIS (scheduled for withdrawal)

Institute of Scientific and Technical Communications ISTC

Institution of Analysts and Programmers IAP

Institution of Engineering and Technology IET


Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour AISB


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.