I want to work in...Programming and software engineering

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

Software Engineering from All about careers

Web development and e-commerce from TARGETjobs


Typical job profiles

Applications developer

Mobile/app developer

Software tester

Software Engineer

Web developer

Web designer


Useful online resources

10 computer programming jobs that are in demand right now (blog post) 

Codeclan : a career as a software developer

Scottish Technology Industry annual report

NHS Scotland Careers: software engineer


Job sites and specialist recruiters


DevIT - jobs board with multi-country search options


RookieOven - jobs board from Scottish tech startups community

RSE - resarch software jobs board

SwissDev is a software development jobs board for Switzerland.  Includes a blog with advice on finding a job in Switzerland.

Talent Scotland 

Technojobs - IT and technical jobs board


Professional bodies

British Appplication Software Developers Association (BASDA)

Chartered Institute for IT (previously British Computer Society)

Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP)

Research Software Engineers Association (RSE)


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.