As computing becomes more deeply integrated into people’s everyday lives, the need for software engineers and other related positions are becoming more numerous and wide spread in many different areas such as healthcare, financial services, retail and telecommunications. Generally, a undergraduate degree is required for many positions, with most Universities offering full or part time degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The British Computing Society (BCS) is the charted Institute for IT in the UK (https://www.bcs.org) and accredited many of the courses within UK universities as well as provide a large source of information and advice for future and current Computer Scientists (e.g. https://www.bcs.org/category/5672). There is also a growing community seeking to raise awareness and support for software developed specifically within research settings, with further information available at https://rse.ac.uk/.
Further Resources for Computer Science Careers
If you’re interested in Computer Science and Research
There’s a big overlap between computer scientists, scientist use advanced computing techniques and write software for scientific research
You can read more about Research Software Engineers here https://rse.ac.uk
Hear from Jez, one of our software engineers here: Jez: Software Engineer