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Network admin salary.

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by fatp, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. fatp

    fatp Byte Poster

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    Hi Guys.

    I am in a 1st / 2nd line job with the intent of moving into a 3rd line role in the next 3 years or so...

    I know the salary of a '2nd line tech' in the uk, So I am wondering what would a 3rd line (network admin / manager) get:

    (a) in the public sector UK ?

    (b) in the private sector UK ?

    (working in a ms server 03/08 environment). perhaps some cisco switches / routers as well.

    Cheers - fatp.

    P.S. I have looked at job boards on the internet but they all seem to vary a lot, in some cases 20K difference
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Money shouldn't really be motivating you on your career choice, you should be looking at doing what your interested in.

    As for Admin salaries they can vary quite a lot, it depends on the persons job roles and responsability. I know an admin who doesn't really do a lot and she is on 19k, I also know a guy who is an admin for a company called KPMG and he is on 50k but he does have a lot of responsability.
     
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  3. craigie

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    Approx £25K to £35K depending on experience and location.
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    In public sector for Education anyway (Council & National Government pay more) you're looking at £18.5k upwards. In the private sector, again it depends on the company (size, location, industry, technology it uses, any bespoke software, whether or not it's in a single location or there's lots of travelling, etc) it can range from £18k to £40k - hence the £20k difference between level 3 jobs.

    -Ken
     
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  5. damo101

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    Not 100% relevant but you might find this page useful for comparing salaries:

    http://www.mysalary.co.uk/index.php

    Popped 18k into it as a demo and this is what it returned, main things to bear in mind are it doesn't account for a) experience and b) folk lying


    Your salary is currently: £18,000

    Here is how your salary compares to the average salary for your job sector:
    Sub-sector Salary Difference
    Desktop Support £26,300 £-8,300
    Technical Author £35,250 £-17,250
    Project Manager £44,000 £-26,000
    Developer £31,825 £-13,825
    Consultant £43,875 £-25,875
    Database Administrator £27,500 £-9,500
    Database Developer £31,000 £-13,000
    Helpdesk £19,625 £-1,625
    Systems Manager £42,075 £-24,075
    Marketing £34,750 £-16,750
    Network Security £42,220 £-24,220
    Software Developer £30,650 £-12,650
    Systems Testing £33,275 £-15,275
    Telecoms Engineer £32,275 £-14,275
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    ...there's your answer! :thumbleft
     
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  7. SuPaStA

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    3rd line person with experience, in the city should look at getting 35k upwards.
     
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  8. fatp

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    The reason why I asked this question was...

    I know 2 people who do the same job and same responsibilities:

    (a) Private Sector -Law firm - Network admin - 32K plus bonus 34k in total

    (b) Public Sector - School - Network admin - 24k plus good pension and 1/4 year paid hols.

    A difference in 10K but each has pro's / cons for each job.

    both in the same city in the midlands, similar age as well, ...
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Are you sure? On £24k pa s/he is either pro-rata if getting 1/4 year hols (so not getting £24k, but the equivalent), or working like us on practically the bare minimum holiday (20-25 days A/L plus bank hols) entitlement.

    -Ken
     
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  10. fatp

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    no not pro rata.

    get all school hols minus 2 weeks in summer.
     
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