1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Certforums Average IT Salary

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by wagnerk, Aug 12, 2008.

?

CF Salary survey for 2008

Poll closed Oct 11, 2008.
  1. £? - £10,000

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. £10,001 - £15,000

    6 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. £15,001 - £20,000

    32 vote(s)
    29.9%
  4. £20,001 - £25,000

    27 vote(s)
    25.2%
  5. £25,001 - £30,000

    16 vote(s)
    15.0%
  6. £30,001 - £35,000

    9 vote(s)
    8.4%
  7. £35,001 - £40,000

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  8. £40,001 - £45,000

    5 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. £45,001 - £50,000

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. £50,001 - £55,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. £55,001 - £60,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. £60,001 - £?

    5 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    Hey Guy's

    To follow on for this post, I want to see the average IT salary for us here at CF then compare them to the TC/TP out there. You do not have to reply to this thread, but please choose one of the options of the poll provided you work within the IT field. I will not make any allowance for job titles or country/county. If you work multiple jobs in IT total both salaries and add it as one salary please.

    Thanks

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  2. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    4,009
    186
    209
    Whilst this is a good idea Ken, if the job title isn't known then I'm worried that the poll results would become a moot point.

    The TPs offer their wages for specific position types - network engineer, for example.

    Is it possible to create a thread that's only viewable to members, and see if anyone's brave enough to put up details - if, at the very least, job title?
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  3. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    I was going to do that, but I didn't know how to do it here (as this doesn't have the functionality of say, Sharepoint), hence why a general IT survey. And besides the commericals on the tv say IT salaries of £37,000 without a job title, granted it's not the indepth sell or consultation :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    4,009
    186
    209
    lol. M'Kay. Well maybe one magical day I'll be somewhere remotely near that figure. Almost. :rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  5. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

    1,172
    25
    92
    My vote is in.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCP, MCSA:M 2003, ITIL v3 Foundation
  6. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    3,120
    51
    154
    I have voted too:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    2,874
    30
    151
    Done, looks like im on the lower end of the scale, but everyone gotta start somewhere I guess :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  8. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    7,796
    71
    224
    I got my vote in too. I don't want to take a guess at who the two people are that tipped 60K+. I wish it was me though.:blink
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  9. Phoenix
    Honorary Member

    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    5,726
    175
    221
    Put my vote in, although in all fairness, my job is now a mix of sales, marketing, and tech, which certainly helps the salary, its much easier to make big bucks when your physically seen to be making a company money
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, VCP
    WIP: > 0
  10. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    991
    44
    74
    My Vote is in
     
    Certifications: A+,MCP, MCDST, VCP5 /VCP-DV 5, MCTS AD+ Net Inf 2008, MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  11. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    3,748
    330
    187
    Done - though, as arro so eloquently put it, there's not much to be gained when you consider that my role (senior systems engineer) is totally different to a first line tech, or a helpdesk manager, or a developer. Also, location has a lot to do with it - if I wasn't in London I'd be earning about 10k a year less!
     
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  12. SuPaStA

    SuPaStA Nibble Poster

    71
    0
    21
    Placed my vote, you have to remember if you do contracting in IT its very easy to make 30k+ so the average salaray advertised is pretty close.

    Helpdesk contract job with experience in london will probably net you around 20+pound p/h that will net you around 36000 pound a year doing 7.5hrs a day.
    Guys in 3rd line get around 250pound+ p/d.

    This is completely different when you look at perm jobs which are a lot less money and a lot harder to get the big paying jobs.

    So what it boils down to is the real money in IT is contract work.
     
    Certifications: CCNA,MCSE,ITIL,Server+,Security+,N+...
    WIP: CCNP
  13. postman

    postman Byte Poster

    176
    3
    24
    I don't currently work in IT :(
     
    WIP: A+
  14. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

    797
    19
    74
    I work in a London Borough, 2nd/3rd line, in charge of VM ESX servers...... and I'm happy to report I voted...... £15,001 - £20,000
     
    Certifications: VCP,A+, N+, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: Christmas Drunkard
  15. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    2,874
    30
    151
    Hi Luddym, im a little surprized that working in a London Borough in 2nd/3rd line wouldn't attract a higher salary then in that bracket?!
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  16. SuPaStA

    SuPaStA Nibble Poster

    71
    0
    21
    Ya that is pretty low, on our helpdesk (no qualifications needed) makes a min of 20k.
     
    Certifications: CCNA,MCSE,ITIL,Server+,Security+,N+...
    WIP: CCNP
  17. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    4,009
    186
    209
    Eight months ago I got offered a job doing second line for a City firm (when I say City, I mean central).

    18K.

    Errr.... no.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  18. Phoenix
    Honorary Member

    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    5,726
    175
    221
    Ouch luddy
    with what VCPs are getting paid these days, ouch indeed! but its more than money that makes us go to work each day with a smile, hope your enjoying yourself too :)
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, VCP
    WIP: > 0
  19. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

    797
    19
    74
    Let's just say that as of October I'm going to be actively seeking other employment. My MCSE will hopefully be finished by then.

    I got just under a 3k pay rise in April, and I'm still on under 20k. But what I would say is that I rarely think about the wage. I enjoy working for a small company where you basically have to have your hands on everything, building servers, rolling out apps, networking, being in charge of GPO's, WSUS servers, ESX Hardware etc etc etc.

    In short, at this moment in time I love my job, I just don't like the feeling like I'm being seriously taken advantage of financially.
     
    Certifications: VCP,A+, N+, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: Christmas Drunkard
  20. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

    1,562
    24
    79
    Ken,

    Quick question, what are you calling IT salary?
    Base pay or pay + benefits? It's a huge swing for me but the benefits are actually priced out so I know what they're worth in real dolllars (pounds :) )
     

Share This Page

Loading...