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Salary Guide (from The IT Job Board)

Are you earning enough?

The average salary of IT professionals is always changing. If your skills are in demand you could be earning more. Take a look at this easy to read,
free salary guide from the folks at The IT Job Board and see if you could be getting paid more.

With the 2012 salary guide you’ll be able to see:

  • Average permanent IT salaries by skill
  • Average contract daily rates by skill
  • Average contract hourly rates by skill
  • Year on year increase or decrease

Check it out here – http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk/browse/salary-guide-2012/en/


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Silicon Roundabout

It has been reported that up to 800 jobs are going at over 100 of the “top tech startups in the UK”. Companies including Twitter & Songkick were recently handing out “free coffees” – Huddle, Wonga, Mozilla and Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy, were apparently dishing out “free fruit”. Where was the free beer?

Stats from UK jobs agency Adzuna suggest that Objective C is still the best remunerated tech skill for graduates, with graduate Objective C coders earning an average £41,327k compared to £27,585 for graduates going into HTML jobs, but “gurus” and “ninjas” are in demand too. Currently 596 UK employers are looking for “gurus”, Adzuna reports, with over 70 seeking “ninjas” and one tech employer looking for a “Coding Jedi”.

Apparently tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter are most likely to word their technical jobs specs with such titles.

Salaries for jobs on offer at Silicon Milkroundabout range from £21k for a junior developer to £60k for a senior Perl developer, Adzuna reports. And yes, stock options are available: apparently 25 per cent of startups currently hiring in London are offering stock to graduate tech employees – compared to 0 per cent of banks. However average wages are significantly higher in the banking sector.

See the original article on The Register

Remember to also keep an eye on the ‘jobs’ page over at The Register. It’s often bursting with interesting stories and developments from the IT job sector;

http://www.theregister.co.uk/jobs/