The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14239 16721 17883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 15.56% 16.34% 16.69%
As % of the Vendors category 35.73% 35.74% 35.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12155 14293 14824
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Microsoft
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
39856 46791 50260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.55% 45.73% 46.89%
Number of salaries quoted 32718 38688 40211
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in England

Microsoft
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 5097 £50,000 +5.26% 490
South East -4 3171 £40,000 - 321
North West -1 1072 £38,500 +10.00% 174
South West +5 1068 £35,000 -6.66% 115
West Midlands +3 1058 £35,000 -6.66% 129
Yorkshire -3 992 £37,500 - 147
East of England -4 990 £40,000 - 112
East Midlands +2 551 £39,500 +12.85% 63
North East +13 202 £35,000 -6.66% 45
Midlands -1 18 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11109 (38.10%) Windows
2 11075 (37.98%) MS Excel
3 10042 (34.44%) SQL Server
4 8865 (30.40%) SQL
5 7969 (27.33%) .NET
6 7010 (24.04%) C#
7 6903 (23.68%) Active Directory
8 5764 (19.77%) Finance
9 5689 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
10 5259 (18.04%) VMware
11 5125 (17.58%) MS Office
12 5001 (17.15%) Windows Server
13 4457 (15.29%) ITIL
14 4346 (14.91%) ASP.NET
15 4064 (13.94%) JavaScript
16 3818 (13.09%) Degree
17 3787 (12.99%) MVC
18 3635 (12.47%) MS Exchange
19 3584 (12.29%) HTML
20 3508 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 3427 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
22 3155 (10.82%) Cisco
23 2977 (10.21%) CSS
24 2975 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
25 2880 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
26 2862 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
27 2799 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
28 2741 (9.40%) SharePoint
29 2662 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 2635 (9.04%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3635 (12.47%) MS Exchange
2 2741 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 1775 (6.09%) IIS
4 1528 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1128 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 947 (3.25%) Skype for Business
7 707 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 544 (1.87%) CMS
9 482 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 400 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
11 357 (1.22%) Apache
12 333 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 285 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
14 283 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
15 254 (0.87%) Tomcat
16 193 (0.66%) WebSphere
17 189 (0.65%) JBoss
18 185 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
19 182 (0.62%) Umbraco
20 155 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 11075 (37.98%) MS Excel
2 5125 (17.58%) MS Office
3 1079 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 742 (2.54%) MS Project
5 645 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 129 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 102 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 48 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 40 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 36 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 28 (0.096%) SPSS
13 26 (0.089%) AutoCAD
14 21 (0.072%) HipChat
15 15 (0.051%) Fireworks
16 13 (0.045%) InDesign
17 12 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
18 10 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
19 9 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
20 7 (0.024%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1427 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 557 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
3 282 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 108 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 90 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 55 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 45 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 42 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 41 (0.14%) assyst
10 38 (0.13%) Visualfiles
11 37 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
12 36 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
12 36 (0.12%) Infor M3
12 36 (0.12%) SAP Business One
13 32 (0.11%) SAP ERP
14 29 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 28 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
16 27 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
17 26 (0.089%) Adobe Campaign
17 26 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2880 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2594 (8.90%) Office 365
3 1239 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
4 630 (2.16%) SaaS
5 407 (1.40%) IaaS
6 340 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 336 (1.15%) PaaS
8 170 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 103 (0.35%) GitHub
10 97 (0.33%) Mimecast
11 86 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 82 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 81 (0.28%) Google Analytics
14 74 (0.25%) Yammer
15 59 (0.20%) Amazon S3
16 56 (0.19%) iTunes
16 56 (0.19%) OneDrive
17 54 (0.19%) Google Apps
18 34 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
19 32 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2625 (9.00%) Firewall
2 2039 (6.99%) DNS
3 1651 (5.66%) WAN
4 1650 (5.66%) SAN
5 1605 (5.50%) LAN
5 1605 (5.50%) TCP/IP
6 1433 (4.91%) DHCP
7 1283 (4.40%) VPN
8 852 (2.92%) VoIP
9 785 (2.69%) Internet
10 621 (2.13%) Wireless
11 476 (1.63%) Network Security
12 434 (1.49%) Skype
13 411 (1.41%) VLAN
14 362 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
15 355 (1.22%) Intranet
16 345 (1.18%) NAS
17 296 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
18 282 (0.97%) MPLS
19 253 (0.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10042 (34.44%) SQL Server
2 2662 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2413 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1797 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1449 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
6 1442 (4.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1359 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 1168 (4.01%) Relational Database
9 952 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 749 (2.57%) MySQL
11 602 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
12 428 (1.47%) Power BI
13 405 (1.39%) Oracle Database
14 376 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 372 (1.28%) Big Data
16 327 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 327 (1.12%) NoSQL
17 311 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
18 307 (1.05%) QlikView
19 297 (1.02%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1714 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1689 (5.79%) Visual Studio
3 689 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 588 (2.02%) Selenium
5 546 (1.87%) JIRA
6 480 (1.65%) Subversion
7 428 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 412 (1.41%) NUnit
9 314 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 222 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
10 222 (0.76%) SpecFlow
11 214 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
12 170 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 159 (0.55%) Moq
14 141 (0.48%) SoapUI
15 140 (0.48%) Cucumber
16 112 (0.38%) WebDriver
17 99 (0.34%) MSTest
18 93 (0.32%) Jasmine
19 71 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5764 (19.77%) Finance
2 1217 (4.17%) Banking
3 1154 (3.96%) Retail
4 1063 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 1051 (3.60%) Marketing
6 935 (3.21%) Legal
7 680 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 667 (2.29%) Advertising
9 626 (2.15%) Law
10 424 (1.45%) Back Office
11 313 (1.07%) Games
12 271 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 215 (0.74%) Front Office
14 202 (0.69%) Publishing
15 196 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 195 (0.67%) Electronics
17 185 (0.63%) Financial Institution
18 167 (0.57%) German Language
19 156 (0.54%) French Language
20 151 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7474 (25.63%) Developer
2 5373 (18.43%) Analyst
3 3515 (12.06%) .NET Developer
4 2809 (9.63%) C# Developer
5 2186 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 2171 (7.45%) Support Engineer
7 1879 (6.44%) Support Analyst
8 1670 (5.73%) Consultant
9 1455 (4.99%) SQL Developer
10 1435 (4.92%) IT Support
11 1391 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1381 (4.74%) Architect
13 1277 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
14 1218 (4.18%) Administrator
15 1148 (3.94%) Senior Developer
16 1091 (3.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 952 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
18 940 (3.22%) Software Developer
19 933 (3.20%) Service Analyst
20 915 (3.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7969 (27.33%) .NET
2 4346 (14.91%) ASP.NET
3 3584 (12.29%) HTML
4 2977 (10.21%) CSS
5 2345 (8.04%) Web Services
6 2329 (7.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2203 (7.56%) jQuery
8 1982 (6.80%) .NET Framework
9 1747 (5.99%) XML
10 1514 (5.19%) WCF
11 1445 (4.96%) AngularJS
12 1217 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1191 (4.08%) HTML5
14 849 (2.91%) Entity Framework
15 701 (2.40%) WPF
16 691 (2.37%) Ajax
17 649 (2.23%) CSS3
18 636 (2.18%) SOAP
19 556 (1.91%) KnockoutJS
20 549 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2799 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 1512 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 1484 (5.09%) Computer Science
4 1164 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 682 (2.34%) Blackberry
6 673 (2.31%) Clustering
7 589 (2.02%) Driving Licence
8 535 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 527 (1.81%) Replication
10 511 (1.75%) User Experience
11 460 (1.58%) Mathematics
12 423 (1.45%) Mobile App
13 350 (1.20%) iPad
14 343 (1.18%) Visualisation
15 330 (1.13%) Client/Server
16 293 (1.00%) iPhone
17 257 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
18 250 (0.86%) Smartphone
19 235 (0.81%) Data Integration
20 222 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11109 (38.10%) Windows
2 5001 (17.15%) Windows Server
3 2975 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2862 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2558 (8.77%) Linux
6 2421 (8.30%) Windows 7
7 1365 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 1119 (3.84%) Windows 8
9 1116 (3.83%) Unix
10 926 (3.18%) Windows 10
11 613 (2.10%) Windows XP
12 550 (1.89%) Android
13 439 (1.51%) Apple iOS
14 421 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 384 (1.32%) Mac OS X
16 249 (0.85%) Solaris
17 185 (0.63%) Windows Vista
18 184 (0.63%) CentOS
19 129 (0.44%) Windows Phone
20 126 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5689 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 4457 (15.29%) ITIL
3 3787 (12.99%) MVC
4 2478 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2465 (8.45%) Project Management
6 2244 (7.70%) CRM
7 2064 (7.08%) Scrum
8 1624 (5.57%) Web Development
9 1531 (5.25%) TDD
10 1466 (5.03%) SDLC
11 1369 (4.70%) Mentoring
12 1326 (4.55%) PRINCE2
13 1263 (4.33%) Service Delivery
14 1247 (4.28%) OO
15 1244 (4.27%) Software Engineering
16 1111 (3.81%) ETL
17 1031 (3.54%) Migration
18 1027 (3.52%) Presales
19 988 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
20 987 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8865 (30.40%) SQL
2 7010 (24.04%) C#
3 4064 (13.94%) JavaScript
4 2284 (7.83%) T-SQL
5 2024 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 1357 (4.65%) Java
7 982 (3.37%) VB.NET
8 695 (2.38%) Python
9 680 (2.33%) VB
10 626 (2.15%) C
11 596 (2.04%) C++
12 454 (1.56%) PHP
13 412 (1.41%) VBA
14 325 (1.11%) Ruby
15 318 (1.09%) Bash Shell
16 315 (1.08%) VBScript
17 306 (1.05%) Perl
18 272 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 265 (0.91%) Shell Script
20 165 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3818 (13.09%) Degree
2 3427 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1551 (5.32%) MCSE
4 1254 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1163 (3.99%) Security Cleared
6 982 (3.37%) CCNA
7 890 (3.05%) MCSA
8 807 (2.77%) SC Cleared
9 779 (2.67%) MCP
10 654 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 644 (2.21%) MCITP
12 504 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 456 (1.56%) ISEB
14 355 (1.22%) CCNP
15 286 (0.98%) CISSP
15 286 (0.98%) ISTQB
16 275 (0.94%) MCTS
17 269 (0.92%) PMI Certification
18 255 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
19 200 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1604 (5.50%) SLA
2 1170 (4.01%) QA
3 357 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 301 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 259 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 103 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 70 (0.24%) COBIT
8 64 (0.22%) MiFID
9 40 (0.14%) HL7
10 35 (0.12%) DICOM
11 33 (0.11%) ISO27002
12 30 (0.10%) ISO22301
13 27 (0.093%) PMBOK
14 25 (0.086%) ISO 14001
15 24 (0.082%) GAMP
16 21 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 20 (0.069%) Disclosure Scotland
18 14 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 14 (0.048%) WAI
19 13 (0.045%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6903 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 3508 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2190 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 1010 (3.46%) vSphere
5 1000 (3.43%) XenApp
6 475 (1.63%) XenDesktop
7 347 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 335 (1.15%) VMware ESX
9 304 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 282 (0.97%) Terminal Services
11 274 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
12 231 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 209 (0.72%) XenServer
14 160 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 144 (0.49%) Docker
16 136 (0.47%) Firmware
17 131 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
18 124 (0.43%) Xen
19 113 (0.39%) vCloud
20 99 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1582 (5.43%) SCCM
2 787 (2.70%) SCOM
3 438 (1.50%) Puppet
4 344 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 326 (1.12%) WSUS
6 324 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 259 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 223 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 167 (0.57%) SCVMM
10 155 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 151 (0.52%) Nagios
12 140 (0.48%) Ansible
13 129 (0.44%) AirWatch
14 123 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
15 118 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 106 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
17 104 (0.36%) Tivoli
18 99 (0.34%) Cobbler
19 96 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
20 84 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5259 (18.04%) VMware
2 3155 (10.82%) Cisco
3 2635 (9.04%) Citrix
4 2269 (7.78%) Oracle
5 1616 (5.54%) HP
6 832 (2.85%) SAP
7 656 (2.25%) IBM
8 648 (2.22%) NetApp
9 638 (2.19%) Dell
10 628 (2.15%) Apple
11 509 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 501 (1.72%) Symantec
13 493 (1.69%) EMC
14 427 (1.46%) Google
15 412 (1.41%) Tableau
16 377 (1.29%) CheckPoint
17 371 (1.27%) Veeam
18 331 (1.14%) Juniper
19 317 (1.09%) Avaya
20 275 (0.94%) SolarWinds
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vacancy Filler
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
East Riding
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
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London
Thebes IT
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Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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ReThink Recruitment
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York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Good Bens
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Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus package and bonus
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Northamptonshire
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Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £27,000 per annum
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Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits/career progression
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus package and bonus
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West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Extensive Benefits Package
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Actis Recruitment.
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum
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