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IT, Games Development & Design

If you like to think outside the box to develop creative solutions to simple problems, a career in Games Development and Design could be the right one for you.

From software development and game design to immersive technologies and coding, there are so many options in the IT and Games Development industry.  

Explore the options below to see if a career in IT could be right for you.

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What can I do with a qualification in IT, Games Development & Design?

Daily tasks:

  • Reports on IT activities to senior management.
  • Plans and monitors work and maintenance schedules to ensure agreed service levels are achieved.
  • Supervises the technical team and coordinates training.
  • Takes responsibility for managing the development of a specialist aspect of IT provision such as user support, network operations, service delivery or quality control.
  • Liaises with users, senior staff and internal/external clients to clarify IT requirements and development needs.
  • Plans, coordinates and manages the organisation.

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Median Salary

£49,663 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
  • Plans and maintains database structures.
  • Implements and evaluates the software.
  • Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development).
  • Tests and corrects software programs.
  • Develops user interfaces.
  • Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications.
  • Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions.
  • Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs.

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£44,245 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Deals with and reports on breaches in security.
  • Examines IT system for potential threats to its security and integrity and draws up plans for disaster recovery if security is compromised.
  • Makes recommendations concerning software/system quality.
  • Develops quality standards and validation techniques.
  • Develops, implements and documents test plans for IT software, systems and computer games.
  • Undertakes the testing of software, systems or computer games for errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions.

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£40,286 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Acts as a liaison between users, outside suppliers, and other technical teams.
  • Performs server backup and recovery operations and restarts systems following outages.
  • Identifies problems, agrees remedial action and undertakes emergency maintenance if required.
  • Analyses systems and makes recommendations to improve performance.
  • Schedules and performs system maintenance tasks, such as loading user applications, programs and data.
  • Configures and sets up new server systems.
  • Administers, monitors and supports internal/external networks, servers, email, database and security systems.

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Median Salary

£30,395 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Reports on commonly occurring queries to detect underlying problems.
  • Maintains a log of work in progress, calls received, actions taken and problems detected.
  • Researches possible solutions in user guides, technical manuals and other documents.
  • Refers more complex or intractable problems to appropriate IT professionals.
  • Facilitates user access to systems.
  • Installs and upgrades hardware, cables, operating systems and/or appropriate software.
  • Advises users on how to resolve hardware and software problems.
  • Provides technical support to IT users.

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Median Salary

£29,076 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.
  • Advises on and installs operating soft/firm ware and may carry out upgrades.
  • Repairs or replaces defective components.
  • Diagnoses hardware related faults.
  • Installs, tests and maintains computer-related hardware (processors, memory chips, circuit boards, displays, sensors, data storage devices, printers, etc.) according to given specifications.

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Median Salary

£28,457 View more

What can I do with a qualification in IT, Games Development & Design?