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Which technology role is best for you?

The technology industry offers the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and constantly evolving field. This blog outlines seven roles within the industry, read below to discover which job is best for you…


There are many reasons why people should work in the technology industry, such as the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and constantly evolving field, the chance to work on innovative projects, and the potential for high salaries and job security. There are many different roles available, meaning you can develop your existing skills and learn new ones depending on the job you are interested in.  

Software Developer

A software developer is a professional who creates computer programs and applications. They write code, test software, and collaborate with other developers to ensure that the programs they create meet the needs of their clients or users.

Top skills: Problem solving, attention to detail, organisational skills


Test Analyst

A test analyst is responsible for testing software applications to ensure that they meet the required standards and specifications. They create test plans, execute test cases, and report any issues of defects that they find to the development team.

Top skills: Critical thinking, problem solving, team-working skills


Business Analyst

A business analyst works with businesses to identify areas where they can improve their operations and increase their profits. They analyse data and processes, identify problems and opportunities, and develop solutions to help the business achieve its goals.

Top skills: Decision making, problem solving, communication skills


Scrum Master

A scrum master is responsible for facilitating the agile development process for software development teams. They help the team to work together effectively, remove any obstacles that may be preventing progress, and ensure that the team is following the Scrum framework.

Top skills: Organisational skills, leadership, problem solving



A DevOps engineer combines software development and IT operations skills to manage and automate the software development and deployment process. They are responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure, tools, and processes needed to support continuous integration and delivery of software products. DevOps Engineers work closely with development teams to ensure that code is tested, integrated, and deployed in a timely and efficient manner, and that systems are monitored and maintained to ensure high availability and performance.

Top skills: Creativity, attention to detail, adaptability


Cyber Security

A role in cyber security typically involves protecting computer systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, theft, or damage. Cyber security professionals are responsible for identifying vulnerabilities in systems and networks, developing security protocols and procedures, and implementing security measures to protect against cyber-attacks. They may also be responsible for monitoring systems for potential threats and responding to security incidents when they occur.

Top skills: Attention to detail, adaptability, communication


Product/Project Management

Product/project management involves overseeing the development and delivery of products or projects from start to finish. Product managers are responsible for defining the product strategy, gathering customer feedback, and working with cross-functional teams to develop and launch new products. Project managers are responsible for planning, executing, and closing projects, ensuring that they are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders. Both roles require strong communication and organisational skills, as well as the ability to manage teams and resources effectively.

Top skills: Decision making, collaborative, communication skills


Sparta Global provides training in each of these pathways. If you’re interested in finding out more about the courses we offer, click here.

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