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Salary for second I.T job?

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

  1. fatp

    fatp Byte Poster

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    What salary should I get / look for in for my second I.T job? Obviously this depends on the job role but whats a good 'step up' in wage?
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    My first and current I.T job is paying 16k as an it technician full-time - I do ... 1/2nd line support, basic network admin (not much server 2003 work), maintaining av equipment... Its also a public sector job! I got about 9 months exp under my belt.

    Any opinions?
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Depends what kinda job you are going for mate.

    £16k isn’t too bad for your first IT job btw.
     
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  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    And you may find that, if you want to get on, you may have to bite the bullet and move on a a similar salary (or a little less) just so you can get into a role that means you earn more experience and, over time, more money...
     
  4. craigie

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    I can only speak for myself.

    I have been in my current job for just under one month. I will be looking towards increasing my salary by a min of £2K in five months and £5K in twelve months.

    Combining both experience and certs. As the company I work for only gives pay awards if you pass the certs they set you.
     
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    Oops forgot to mention that when you compare jobs you need to compare apples with apples.

    With a Public Sector job you are most likely in a Final Salary Scheme, and if you are on £16K a year that is approximatley worth around £200 per month of your pre tax contributions to get the same equivalent.

    Combine this with the fact that you will also recieve 4 x Death In Service Benefits and probably a sweet sick pay and holiday scheme.

    Therefore, with these added into 'your package' you would need to find a Private Sector job paying £20K plus without these benefits to even start comparing.
     
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  6. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Damn! That means I need to be dead to get the benefits though... :blink :D
     
  7. BosonMichael
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    Too many factors to consider - type of job, type of experience you're getting, the area in which you live, and many others.

    What should you get / look for? As much or more than you did before. Simple as that!
     
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