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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by onoski, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    I was browsing through jobserve.com and did a search on desktop support roles and found the salary starting at £23k per annual. The highest was £35k for a permanent desktop support role.

    Well on the other hand also did a search for Network support roles and found the starting salary at £22k per annual. The highest was £30k for a permanent role and thought a network support role should be asking for higher in comparison with the desktop support role.

    I understand the dynamics of the current global economic state of things but just felt the above doesn't equate. What's your thoughts on this?
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    It depends on the individual companies, the responsibilities, the area and the sector. In the education sector only (in the UK) there is a wide difference in pay, an IT manager can earn anywhere from £20k pa to £40k+ pa.

    -Ken
     
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  3. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hey Ken, thanks for the feedback as I see your point is just that I have always though a network support role commands more dosh:)
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    It depends on the demands of the company.

    I work for a good (but not top 50) UK law firm that's strictly classed as an SMB. Whilst I'm paid less than the Jobserve 'minimum stated' the people I work with and the fringe benefits of the job outweight the difference.

    I have seen a job for a higher-class (larger, more offices, more dynamics) law firm (possibly magic circle - top 5) in London that's a first and second line role (what I basically do now) for £35K. They exist - but I bet you a pound to a penny the change wouldn't be worth the rise in pay.
     
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  5. onoski

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    Very true, as I can some what relate to the above. Hey! it's true most times as with the saying the grass isn't always greener on the other side:)
     
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