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IT salaries - because you're worth it

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A survey of fifteen of the most popular technology job titles reveals salaries for both permanent and contractor positions around the UK.

Bottom of the list is the helpdesk with starting salaries of £18,000 or contractor jobs from £7 an hour, or just £6 in Scotland. But high salaries go up to £36,000 in London or £32,000 in Scotland or £31 and £29 an hour respectively.

Database admins can expect low salaries of £22,000 in London, rising to £52,000, with an average of £40,450. In Scotland you can expect to start on £18,000 and reach a ceiling of £40,000.

Network engineers in London can earn between £21,000 and £60,000, with average salaries of £33,900. Contractors could see rates of between £9 and £60 an hour.

At the top end of pay ranges, an IT director or CIO can expect a low salary in London of £42,000 and a high salary of £170,000. In Scotland low salaries are just a grand less at £41,000, but top out at £100,000. In the South-West you can expect to do even worse as an IT director - starting at £31,500 and ending at £80,000.

The survey comes from jobs site theitjobboard.co.uk, which received over 6,000 responses.

The full results are available as a pdf from here. ®

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