IT

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Did you know that Belfast is the number 1 city in the world for fintech development inward investment projects? That means that Belfast receives more investment from foreign fintech related businesses (e.g: setting up their fintech company in Belfast) than anywhere else in the world!

This is a great achievement for such a small city and is a testament to the talent we have here. This has led to almost 900 international companies employing around 100,000 people in the region.

If you are looking for an IT graduate job in Belfast or beyond, there are many different types of roles available, including: software or web developer, network engineer, software architect and database administrator.

These roles are all central to organisations and have become vital in today’s digital world where everything is online through desktops, mobiles, game consoles, satellite navigation devices and much more!

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WHO ARE THE MAJOR PLAYERS?

With a vibrant mix of over 1200 companies, Northern Ireland’s IT industry is booming! Did you know that there are over 100 global technology leaders who have established business operations in NI?

Global companies such as Deloitte, Bazaarvoice & Fujitsu have set up a base in Northern Ireland, taking advantage of the high calibre workforce, lower operating costs and government incentives available.

But there are also a number of local, indigenous firms such as First Derivatives,  Kainos and FinTrU who have broken through the mould to become major players, exporting their services across the world, from the USA to Asia and everywhere else in between.

There has never been a better time to start a career in IT in Northern Ireland than right now.

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