This Month at Friday Ad we are highlighting the top industries within the UK and this week we will be concentrating on Engineering. Engineering is becoming an extremely popular career choice throughout the Uk with an estimated 141,100 applications (an 11% increase in applications) in 2014.
The job market is getting more competitive and more and more people are having to battle it out in order to secure the jobs they want. In 2014 the top 4 categories of the job section of the Friday-Ad job section are: Hospitality & Catering, Engineering & Construction, Transport and Health and Social care. If you are considering applying to enter any of these fields then keep a look out for our quick guides to the top 4 job categories of 2014 to find out more information about the jobs available in each sector and the salary brackets. All of us at Friday Media Group wish you the very best of luck in your job searching!
Jobs in The Engineering sector: Building services engineer, software engineer, chemical engineer, communications engineer, mechanical engineer and structural engineer.
Description of Software Engineer role and Salary:
A Software Engineer is responsible for researching, designing, developing and maintaining software systems for medical, scientific and industrial companies and purposes. They also develop hardware for business and industrial institutions. Software Engineer salary varies but the average starting wage of a Software Engineer stands at £32,000 and can rise as high as £45,000 a year
Skills/Qualities needed to become a Software Engineer
To enter the Software Engineering field you’ll usually need an HND, foundation degree or degree in computing or a related subject. Some companies will put you through a graduate training scheme even if you don’t have an IT-related degree. Either way, you will need to be self-motivated and a quick learner!
To become a software developer, you will need the following skills:
- A good knowledge of software and programming languages
- The ability to learn quickly
- The ability to interpret and follow technical plans
- A creative approach to problem-solving
- An understanding of development processes like ‘Agile’
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work with people at all levels, including non-technical staff
- Good project management skills
- The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Good teamwork skills
- An understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues.
Friday-Ad has hundreds of engineering jobs online waiting for you to look at.