Data is at the forefront of most market research jobs in the IT sector. You’re likely to be sourcing, managing, analysing and interpreting large volumes of data. Some positions may also need non-typical research skills such as scripting, programming and modelling. The IT sector is vast but researchers typically work for software companies or on behalf of them, via a consultancy. Be prepared to work hard and fast, with some unsociable hours, but lots of perks, rewards and even opportunities for international travel.