Software Implementation Recruitment

We’re in touch with leading software firms all over Suffolk and Essex, and know which employers are able to offer you an exciting work environment, as well as the right salary package.

Working practises are constantly undergoing change and improvement through the implementation of new software into a company’s workflow, or as an offering to the end clients. Using a structured and systematic approach to implement new applications ensures problems can be identified and dealt with before the software reaches the end users.

As systems and integrations continue to adapt and evolve, those with the expertise to roll out new software across today’s huge variety of platforms, devices and access points can help a company to thrive.

Andy Bristow
Director

Andy is the ‘Bristow’ in Bristow Holland, and has been a specialist recruiter for over 19 years. Andy established Bristow Holland with Paul Vingerhoets to realise his vision for how recruitment services should be delivered – by local, experienced experts with in-depth market knowledge.

With this much time and experience in the specialist recruitment industry, he understands acutely that a successful recruitment partnership is based around trust, knowledge and empathy on all sides. Andy has a broad range of technical IT knowledge (ITIL qualified) and a lengthy track record of success across all sectors within IT recruitment, most recently specialising in Database and Business Intelligence markets and offering consultancy to help clients recruit the most suitable candidates. He also oversees the day-to-day operations of Bristow Holland.

Andy has a truly extensive network of connections across the IT leadership sector, which he often draws upon to the benefit of both clients and candidates. Andy’s art is in making sure the right specialists get in front of the right employers, and great partnerships are born.

Formerly a competitive hockey player, Andy is currently a part-time runner and golfer, performing each with varying levels of success…

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Our top questions
How do I get into Software Implementation?

Software Implementation is usually a role that people move into sideways from other specialisms. You could currently be working in business analysis, IT support or software development, having come to it through a degree or apprenticeship, and find yourself drawn to supporting the successful implementation of new applications at client sites.

What is the typical career path in Software Implementation?

There is no linear path in software implementation, as the role is a stand-alone function within a project’s process. Once involved with software implementation and integration, with experience you could move into a Project Manager or Business Analyst role through internal moves, or become a Tester or an IT Consultant. The role really does have the possibility of leading you towards several branches of IT support.

How much should I expect to earn in Software Implementation?

As the role is fairly static within the IT process, a quality application specialist could earn anything from £25k-40k, depending on their responsibilities and experience.

Are certifications or qualifications important in Software Implementation?

As it is very much a systems-led role, it’s not the sort of job that looks for qualifications. Talent, diligence and experience count for more, and a good track record will stand you in good stead with a potential employer.

What is the future for Software Implementation?

Software Implementation is the kind of role that wasn’t around in the past but we expect to see more of in the future. It was once that case that companies would hire development teams to create software for them on an in-house basis. Now, businesses simply out-source and ask software companies to create the applications for them, and then they rely on the software company for implementation, support and analysis – all roles that we are asked to help source specialists for.

Software Implementation is usually a role that people move into sideways from other specialisms. You could currently be working in business analysis, IT support or software development, having come to it through a degree or apprenticeship, and find yourself drawn to supporting the successful implementation of new applications at client sites.

There is no linear path in software implementation, as the role is a stand-alone function within a project’s process. Once involved with software implementation and integration, with experience you could move into a Project Manager or Business Analyst role through internal moves, or become a Tester or an IT Consultant. The role really does have the possibility of leading you towards several branches of IT support.

As the role is fairly static within the IT process, a quality application specialist could earn anything from £25k-40k, depending on their responsibilities and experience.

As it is very much a systems-led role, it’s not the sort of job that looks for qualifications. Talent, diligence and experience count for more, and a good track record will stand you in good stead with a potential employer.

Software Implementation is the kind of role that wasn’t around in the past but we expect to see more of in the future. It was once that case that companies would hire development teams to create software for them on an in-house basis. Now, businesses simply out-source and ask software companies to create the applications for them, and then they rely on the software company for implementation, support and analysis – all roles that we are asked to help source specialists for.