18000 - 24000
3 - 6 months
Most of the time you'll work a 37 to 40 hour week, but you might have to put in longer hours when there are deadlines to be met. This could mean the odd evening or weekend.
How much travelling you do will depend on whether you work in-house or for clients.
Thanks to clever technology you'll probably be able to do some of your job from home if you want to and your company allows it.
There aren't many part-time opportunities but freelance work is common if you want some flexibility.
There are lots of opportunities, across all industry sectors, reflecting the fact that businesses are so reliant on technology. About a third of all jobs in the IT space are in development and programming.
Prospects are good and your typical progression path will see you promoted to senior or principle developer and then to project manager. You could also move into a related arm of technology like systems design, IT architecture and business systems analysis.
Knowledge of programming skills are a given if you want to get into software development. You'll need to be comfortable with web-based programmes as well as traditional programmes like Java and Visual Basic.