The software market around the United Kingdom and Europe has been blazing a trail of jobs and pounds over the last five years. While most people familiar with software find it synonymous with video games and operating systems, there is no limit to what software companies can develop. There is educational software, which provides an interactive way to teach children how to read or do mathematics.
There is also accounting software, which helps companies keep the books straight. As the software field widens, there is a number of software vacancies available to new graduates. The biggest decision for software professionals is to decide what type of software company they want to work for.
New graduates may be surprised to find the specialization of software companies throughout the United Kingdom, allowing a greater breadth of job openings. However, the specificity of software types means that there is high competition for every position from UK graduates as well as international applicants. Graduates who find the right software vacancy will have a great career from day one. Graduates with an interest in educational software may want to find a job with one of the major educational companies in the UK. Educational publishers, software companies, and merchandisers have turned to child-friendly software in order to fulfill their mission. Software professionals who take a vacancy in educational software can enjoy developing fun ways for kids to learn the basics and improve in their academic career.
As well, the field is reliable as schools and private organizations are buying software for children on a regular basis. There are also software vacancies available for professionals interested in developing design and architectural software. Software companies are expanding their lines to include design programs, including interior design, gardening, and homebuilding. These types of vacancies typically require a graduate or professional who is at least vaguely familiar with the specific type of software they may be working on. However, interest and enthusiasm can often make up for direct experience with design software vacancies.
Finally, every UK graduate interested in software development needs to look at the major software firms. These firms, which produce office solutions, database software, and the well-known video games that we are all familiar with, offer lucrative positions and a high profile for graduates interested in increasing their position in the field. While these positions are highly competitive, a software developer looking for the most out of their first professional experience should consider working with a major software developer.
Steve Bishop is the Managing Partner of Damia Group. The company specialise in information technology jobs and UK recruitment solutions as well as IT jobs in Europe.