UK IT professionals see salaries increase

Permanent IT salaries in the UK have risen by 5.5 per cent in the past 12 months, according to research published by UK-based IT recruitment agency CV Screen.

The study of 30,000 advertised positions in the UK during the first quarter concluded that the average advertised salary for an IT professional in the UK is now £32,965 ($65,349.82 USD)

"The IT sector is experiencing a period of continual growth, and we have been experiencing especially high demand for IT professionals over the past year," said CV Screen managing director Matthew Iveson.

"During the same period there has also been a shortage of candidates seeking new roles and the net result is upward pressure on salaries."

The survey, which excludes salaries within the banking sector, found considerable demand for candidates with Java, .Net, SAP and network support experience. This has caused large increases in the salaries offered for candidates with these skills.

News source: vnunet.com

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£32,965 a year - still barely enough to get a foot on the first rung of the property ladder....
You'd be better off going into finance instead.

I should tell my boss this - I'm an "IT Manager" and get paid like... less than 2/3rds of this!! And I do Access Development too!!

No wonder I'm looking for something else. And I don't actually have any IT Qualifications, it's all down to experience if you ask me. As head of a department, I would much rather take on someone who could do the job rather than someone who just had qualifications *saying* they could do the job.

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Dyehouse1 said,
Very funny, like people care about degrees in permanent IT roles.

very very true! degrees and a-levels mean nothing in IT.

IMO all they want is experience!

My mate has an IT Science degree and all i had with an a-level in IT plus solid 5 years in IT at all levels and they took me on instead of him, they took me on based on the solid 5 years solid support in it.

waste of time uni for it!!

itianuk said,

very very true! degrees and a-levels mean nothing in IT.

IMO all they want is experience!

My mate has an IT Science degree and all i had with an a-level in IT plus solid 5 years in IT at all levels and they took me on instead of him, they took me on based on the solid 5 years solid support in it.

waste of time uni for it!!

Yes very true, experience is what employers want.

The problem is that if I had realised earlier on the stuff that was taught at university I would've rather tooken a two year course which focuses on these things instead of taking useless A levels, sorry if I'm offending some people here but I do some times think that it would've been better to get the qualifications and specialise in something far quicker and earlier and then have the choice of going university and getting a 1st class honours in computer science or start working.

@DodgeViper - Don't listen to these cynics. The degree does mean quite a bit. It get's your foot in the door, at a higher starting salary, plus the knowledge is valuable later down the line. All that and you enjoyed getting the degree of course, because Uni is great life experience.

I work with a mixed crowd of graduate and non-graduate staff in a new media company. The uni grad's, on the whole, have a much easier time adjusting to change. They pick up things like agile developemnt prettry quickly. The non grads, on the whole - even those of equiv age - have a real hard time with those kind of processes. Personally, I think its because of the differnece in teaching disiplines and thought processes you learn at uni.