ICT Jobs in DemandThe Isle of Man has a thriving and dynamic ICT sector that has seen exceptional growth over the past decade.
Leading the way in exciting, new technology
The Isle of Man has a thriving and dynamic ICT sector that has seen exceptional growth over the past decade. The continued success of the ICT sector has provided an opportunity for a growing number of skilled workers to move to the Isle of Man to take up employment.
Specialist skills across ICT are highly sought after in the Isle of Man and the prospects for career development are endless. There are a range of exciting companies to choose from, ranging from global blue-chip companies to innovative boutique software houses.
ICT Jobs in Demand:
- Project Management
- Phone Application and Device Management
- Security and Compliance in IT
- Database Administration
- Technical and Helpdesk Support
- Web Development
- Business Intelligence and Analytics
- Big Data
- Digital Marketing
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"My days start with a bike ride in the hills or a walk along the promenade in Douglas, before the short commute to work. There’s plenty of time to catch up on industry news and emails before meetings with my team to discuss the tasks for the day. I can be home by 5:30pm so there’s plenty of time to explore the countryside, mountain biking or hiking before dinner and drinks with friends."
An industry built on innovation
The Island's diverse sectors mean that your ICT skills can be utilised in an exciting range of companies from large e-Gaming firms and internet providers to start-up web development and crypto firms. There has been vast investment in the Island's power infrastructure and data hosting capabilities meaning a growing number of companies are choosing to relocate to the Isle of Man, joining the well-established cluster of existing businesses
Employers on the Island are often willing to offer training for motivated starters and for those people looking for continued career development.
The current demand for ICT staff has also seen an increase in the average salary in this sector, with many companies offering excellent remuneration.
The Isle of Man Government recently announced work permit exemptions for certain ICT and eBusiness workers. This means Isle of Man companies can now hire skilled workers from the UK and European Economic Area without applying for a work permit. The exemptions only apply to jobs lasting at least 12 months with a salary (excluding bonuses) of at least £25,000 a year (click here for more information).
"While at work in South Africa, someone mentioned there was an opening for an Analyst at plan.com in Douglas, Isle of Man. I had an introductory chat with their Head Analyst over the phone and then we undertook the whole interview process on Skype. It was about experimenting, working creatively and inventing new ways of doing things. That’s the kind of thing we do here in the office every day."
A network of experts
On the Isle of Man you can enjoy the mix of the Island's laid back culture and the high tech, fast paced world of technology. The number of dynamic, young companies using exciting technology on the Island has led to a cluster of like-minded people in the sector.
Driving the success of the Island's ICT sector is Digital Isle of Man, an agency of the Department for Enterprise. Digital Isle of Man is the hub of ICT on the Isle of Man and the group can help you with:
- Networking opportunities
- Access to a hub of resources
- Access to new information in the local IT sector
- Introduction to key companies
Continued Career Development
The Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education offers a range of ICT courses from BSc in Computer Science to short courses in IT skills.
The Isle of Man's new International Centre of Technology is a great place for like-minded people to gather and further their interests – whilst enhancing the IT capability of the Isle of Man.
Codeclub is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics of coding and programming for children and adults. The club also brings over respected speakers to tap into the latest innovations in the sector.
LoveTech is a not-for-profit initiative run by a group of local female business leaders and technologists on the Isle of Man. Their aim to inspire and empower girls and young women to explore opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through events, educational support and mentorship on the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man Tech Club meets monthly and all adults with an interest in technology are welcome to discuss all things technology.