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2nd line / desktop salary

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by stevefr, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. stevefr

    stevefr Bit Poster

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    I have got a new job moving from helpdesk to desktop support with some server exposure.

    i am getting 19k in the midlands for an accountancy with 2 years experience. Is that an average rate?

    steve.
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    From my perspective I'd say that yes it is a reasonable wage. Others may disagree.
     
  3. d_mcgrail

    d_mcgrail Nibble Poster

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    i accepted a job around that figure based on a similar job. Had to take a dip in pay due to job market
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Seems ok to me.
     
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  5. jk2447

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    Its a little better than what some of our 1st line are on but then again we offshore a lot of that work. I'd say 25k was a reasonable wage for 2nd line with experience but I'm a specialist so no expert on 1st/2nd wages.
     
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  6. pmidds

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    That's ok for your first desktop job. I've seen a fair few desktop jobs in the north-east from £14k upto £25k. You're never going to get the full whack without a few years experience first.
     
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  7. michael78

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    I'd say thats pretty good wage for 2 years experience. I would say 25k is probably heading for the top end of 2nd line jobs but it does depend on where you live.
     
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  8. stevefr

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    I have used the job sites to make comparisons of the salary in my area but there are not many jobs being posted.

    cheers for all the replies.
     
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  9. Angry Dog

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    Seems ok to me - I do second line support and only earn £22k. Been employed by the same company for nearly 8 years mind.
     
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  10. Asterix

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    I work 1st line (although pretty tech) in Surrey (South of London) and earn over 25K PA and have only 7 months experience when i joined 5 months ago. I understand that salaries further north may be slightly less but dont feel i would move into a 2nd line postition unless it was 30K+. So i feel that this really relates to the area your in! (Trying to give this post some prospective, not brag, as the rent around this area is sky high!).

    Regards,
    Craig
     
  11. Angry Dog

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    Rent is high! I was looking on a move South and was looking in London as it was close to a prospective company, and the rent was £330 a week for a single bed studio appartment. I stayed up North! It certainly is a trade off.

    I find that if you're going to work in the North, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and to a certain extent, York are the best. I dont know a great deal about Newcastle.

    £30k would be living the dream!
     
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  12. onoski

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    Yep where you live has paramont importance and plays a lot in your earning power.
     
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  13. kaladon

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    This is very True. For a certain company in the inverness area (who are the only major IT employer around here) 2nd line gets between £13-15K LEMMIE OUTTA HERE! :eek:
     
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