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I.T Graduate salaries in the midlands

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by fatp, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. fatp

    fatp Byte Poster

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    Hi guys.

    After starting this thread (http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/thread27704.html) a while ago, I recently spoke to my old collegaues from university. I graduated in june 2007 in comp sci. A lot of my old friends, had moved down to the City (London) as they couldnt find work in the east / west midlands. The majority of them were working in entry level support jobs, web development or programming positions. Their pay was about 18 - 22 k in the midlands but had done a placement year before. I am currently on 16k with a years experience after graduation. My question is have I done OK in terms of salary in the midlands? also bearing in mind current economic situation.... should i be looking for more money now and also be willing to relocate and get the hell out of the midlands?

    cheers

    fatp :dry
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I would say that you're going ok, you could be on more, but heck you could be on less. I can't remember the exact salary I was on when I graduated with my degree, but it was around the £13k mark. You could move around for the better salary, but I would stay put for now until the job market is better.

    -Ken
     
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  3. Jiser

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    GCHQ seems a good employer? Have you looked at them?
     
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  4. Sparky
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    You are doing ok so far mate.

    Get a few more years experience and hopefully the wonga will start rolling in. 8)
     
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  5. Evilwheato

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    I'm pretty sure it's more expensive in London though. A lot of the work is in London, especially for graduates, but location was more important than pay for me.
    16k after a years experience is pretty good, just keep working at it!
     

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