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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14723 17033 18292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.04% 16.61% 16.62%
As % of the Vendors category 36.54% 35.93% 35.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12538 14340 15375
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
40289 47400 51455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.89% 46.22% 46.75%
Number of salaries quoted 33152 38833 41692
Median salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 5278 £50,000 - 536
South East -3 3355 £41,543 +3.85% 399
East of England -3 1079 £42,500 +6.25% 113
South West +8 1075 £36,136 -3.63% 127
West Midlands 0 1054 £35,000 -6.66% 119
North West 0 1050 £38,000 +5.55% 176
Yorkshire 0 990 £37,500 - 147
East Midlands +3 634 £37,500 - 85
North East +11 190 £35,000 -10.25% 33
Midlands +4 30 £42,500 -11.91% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11849 (38.62%) MS Excel
2 11715 (38.18%) Windows
3 10601 (34.55%) SQL Server
4 9470 (30.86%) SQL
5 8261 (26.92%) .NET
6 7218 (23.52%) C#
7 7212 (23.50%) Active Directory
8 6229 (20.30%) Finance
9 5924 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
10 5486 (17.88%) MS Office
11 5476 (17.85%) VMware
12 5390 (17.57%) Windows Server
13 4618 (15.05%) ITIL
14 4479 (14.60%) ASP.NET
15 4262 (13.89%) JavaScript
16 4054 (13.21%) Degree
17 3865 (12.60%) MVC
18 3804 (12.40%) MS Exchange
19 3763 (12.26%) HTML
20 3613 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 3545 (11.55%) Microsoft Certification
22 3339 (10.88%) Cisco
23 3202 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
24 3079 (10.03%) CSS
25 3072 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
26 3015 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
27 2923 (9.53%) SharePoint
28 2869 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 2846 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
30 2818 (9.18%) 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 3804 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 2923 (9.53%) SharePoint
3 1885 (6.14%) IIS
4 1669 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1218 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1052 (3.43%) Skype for Business
7 768 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 541 (1.76%) CMS
9 536 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 383 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
11 359 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 358 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 356 (1.16%) Apache
14 354 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 275 (0.90%) Tomcat
16 191 (0.62%) WebSphere
17 180 (0.59%) Confluence
17 180 (0.59%) JBoss
18 178 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
19 171 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11849 (38.62%) MS Excel
2 5486 (17.88%) MS Office
3 1115 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 809 (2.64%) MS Project
5 707 (2.30%) MS Visio
6 139 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 110 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 64 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 59 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 45 (0.15%) InfoPath
11 42 (0.14%) SPSS
12 32 (0.10%) Acrobat
13 23 (0.075%) HipChat
14 20 (0.065%) AutoCAD
15 18 (0.059%) InDesign
16 14 (0.046%) Fireworks
17 13 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
18 11 (0.036%) RoboHelp
19 9 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
20 8 (0.026%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1458 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 569 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 283 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 115 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 109 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 59 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 49 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
8 48 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 46 (0.15%) assyst
9 46 (0.15%) Visualfiles
10 45 (0.15%) Markit EDM
11 42 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
11 42 (0.14%) SAP Business One
12 37 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 31 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
13 31 (0.10%) Infor M3
14 29 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
15 28 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
15 28 (0.091%) SAP ERP
16 27 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2846 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2645 (8.62%) Office 365
3 1218 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
4 629 (2.05%) SaaS
5 397 (1.29%) IaaS
6 339 (1.10%) PaaS
7 334 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 184 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 114 (0.37%) GitHub
10 102 (0.33%) Mimecast
11 96 (0.31%) Google Analytics
12 87 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 86 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 75 (0.24%) Yammer
15 58 (0.19%) Amazon S3
16 57 (0.19%) OneDrive
17 52 (0.17%) Google Apps
18 44 (0.14%) iTunes
19 31 (0.10%) OpenShift
20 30 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2773 (9.04%) Firewall
2 2110 (6.88%) DNS
3 1771 (5.77%) SAN
4 1695 (5.52%) TCP/IP
5 1680 (5.48%) WAN
6 1647 (5.37%) LAN
7 1468 (4.78%) DHCP
8 1337 (4.36%) VPN
9 865 (2.82%) VoIP
10 823 (2.68%) Internet
11 600 (1.96%) Wireless
12 504 (1.64%) Network Security
13 437 (1.42%) VLAN
14 434 (1.41%) Skype
15 413 (1.35%) NAS
16 373 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
17 348 (1.13%) Intranet
18 301 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
19 284 (0.93%) MPLS
20 282 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10601 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 2869 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2575 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1951 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1614 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1556 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
7 1461 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 1258 (4.10%) Relational Database
9 992 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 792 (2.58%) MySQL
11 649 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
12 415 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 412 (1.34%) Power BI
14 396 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 378 (1.23%) Big Data
16 357 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 346 (1.13%) QlikView
18 333 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
19 328 (1.07%) NoSQL
20 299 (0.97%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1841 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 1810 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 669 (2.18%) Git (software)
4 605 (1.97%) Selenium
5 564 (1.84%) JIRA
6 505 (1.65%) Subversion
7 435 (1.42%) NUnit
8 414 (1.35%) TeamCity
9 329 (1.07%) Jenkins
10 232 (0.76%) SpecFlow
11 222 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
12 209 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 183 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 164 (0.53%) Moq
15 147 (0.48%) SoapUI
16 135 (0.44%) Cucumber
17 104 (0.34%) MSTest
17 104 (0.34%) WebDriver
18 89 (0.29%) Jasmine
19 87 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6229 (20.30%) Finance
2 1370 (4.46%) Banking
3 1270 (4.14%) Retail
4 1160 (3.78%) Marketing
5 1126 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 975 (3.18%) Legal
7 684 (2.23%) Advertising
8 669 (2.18%) Manufacturing
9 658 (2.14%) Law
10 437 (1.42%) Back Office
11 323 (1.05%) Games
12 304 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 246 (0.80%) Front Office
14 229 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 201 (0.66%) Electronics
16 199 (0.65%) Publishing
17 198 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 173 (0.56%) German Language
19 158 (0.51%) Billing
20 150 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7787 (25.38%) Developer
2 5683 (18.52%) Analyst
3 3536 (11.52%) .NET Developer
4 2944 (9.59%) C# Developer
5 2259 (7.36%) Support Engineer
6 2228 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 1984 (6.47%) Support Analyst
8 1825 (5.95%) Consultant
9 1583 (5.16%) SQL Developer
10 1488 (4.85%) IT Support
11 1477 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1470 (4.79%) Architect
13 1323 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 1272 (4.15%) Administrator
15 1201 (3.91%) Senior Developer
16 1131 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 989 (3.22%) Software Developer
18 983 (3.20%) Project Manager
19 977 (3.18%) Service Analyst
20 967 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8261 (26.92%) .NET
2 4479 (14.60%) ASP.NET
3 3763 (12.26%) HTML
4 3079 (10.03%) CSS
5 2373 (7.73%) Web Services
6 2338 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2281 (7.43%) jQuery
8 2016 (6.57%) .NET Framework
9 1857 (6.05%) XML
10 1610 (5.25%) WCF
11 1399 (4.56%) AngularJS
12 1245 (4.06%) HTML5
13 1175 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 844 (2.75%) Entity Framework
15 769 (2.51%) WPF
16 753 (2.45%) Ajax
17 695 (2.27%) CSS3
18 669 (2.18%) SOAP
19 580 (1.89%) LINQ
20 536 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3072 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 1601 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 1520 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 1256 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 757 (2.47%) Blackberry
6 721 (2.35%) Clustering
7 614 (2.00%) Driving Licence
8 557 (1.82%) Replication
9 549 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 537 (1.75%) Mathematics
11 521 (1.70%) User Experience
12 433 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 385 (1.25%) iPad
14 370 (1.21%) Visualisation
15 333 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 323 (1.05%) iPhone
17 264 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
18 259 (0.84%) Data Integration
19 249 (0.81%) Smartphone
20 225 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11715 (38.18%) Windows
2 5390 (17.57%) Windows Server
3 3202 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3015 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2651 (8.64%) Linux
6 2487 (8.11%) Windows 7
7 1479 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1213 (3.95%) Unix
9 1147 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 896 (2.92%) Windows 10
11 692 (2.26%) Windows XP
12 563 (1.83%) Android
13 431 (1.40%) Apple iOS
14 410 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 378 (1.23%) Mac OS X
16 252 (0.82%) Solaris
17 201 (0.66%) Windows Vista
18 185 (0.60%) CentOS
19 126 (0.41%) Ubuntu
20 124 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5924 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
2 4618 (15.05%) ITIL
3 3865 (12.60%) MVC
4 2738 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
5 2668 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2263 (7.38%) CRM
7 2105 (6.86%) Scrum
8 1688 (5.50%) Web Development
9 1554 (5.06%) TDD
10 1543 (5.03%) SDLC
11 1410 (4.60%) Mentoring
12 1403 (4.57%) PRINCE2
13 1300 (4.24%) OO
14 1298 (4.23%) Service Delivery
15 1289 (4.20%) Software Engineering
16 1198 (3.90%) ETL
17 1099 (3.58%) Presales
18 1090 (3.55%) Migration
19 1070 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
20 1047 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9470 (30.86%) SQL
2 7218 (23.52%) C#
3 4262 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 2483 (8.09%) T-SQL
5 2004 (6.53%) PowerShell
6 1437 (4.68%) Java
7 1027 (3.35%) VB.NET
8 767 (2.50%) VB
9 699 (2.28%) Python
10 665 (2.17%) C++
11 634 (2.07%) C
12 458 (1.49%) PHP
13 454 (1.48%) VBA
14 358 (1.17%) VBScript
15 346 (1.13%) Perl
16 333 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 323 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 317 (1.03%) Ruby
19 250 (0.81%) Shell Script
20 159 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4054 (13.21%) Degree
2 3545 (11.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1642 (5.35%) MCSE
4 1284 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1200 (3.91%) Security Cleared
6 983 (3.20%) CCNA
7 909 (2.96%) MCSA
8 846 (2.76%) SC Cleared
9 800 (2.61%) MCP
10 690 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 648 (2.11%) MCITP
12 543 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
13 459 (1.50%) ISEB
14 388 (1.26%) CCNP
15 311 (1.01%) CISSP
16 304 (0.99%) MCTS
17 287 (0.94%) ISTQB
18 265 (0.86%) PMI Certification
19 264 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
20 195 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1698 (5.53%) SLA
2 1264 (4.12%) QA
3 389 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 311 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 189 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 115 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 87 (0.28%) COBIT
8 55 (0.18%) MiFID
9 46 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 36 (0.12%) ISO22301
10 36 (0.12%) ISO27002
11 27 (0.088%) HL7
12 25 (0.081%) DICOM
12 25 (0.081%) ISO 14001
12 25 (0.081%) PMBOK
12 25 (0.081%) Solvency II
13 20 (0.065%) GAMP
13 20 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 16 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.039%) FATCA
System Software
1 7212 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 3613 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2256 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 1065 (3.47%) XenApp
5 1034 (3.37%) vSphere
6 514 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 414 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 345 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 326 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
10 313 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 294 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
12 238 (0.78%) XenServer
13 225 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
14 164 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 136 (0.44%) Docker
16 131 (0.43%) Xen
17 126 (0.41%) Firmware
18 112 (0.37%) vCloud
19 108 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
20 103 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1647 (5.37%) SCCM
2 833 (2.71%) SCOM
3 414 (1.35%) Puppet
4 358 (1.17%) Backup Exec
5 330 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 319 (1.04%) WSUS
7 250 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 228 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
9 176 (0.57%) Nagios
10 174 (0.57%) SCVMM
11 170 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
12 126 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
12 126 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 125 (0.41%) Ansible
14 110 (0.36%) Tivoli
15 102 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
16 100 (0.33%) AirWatch
16 100 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
17 99 (0.32%) Cobbler
18 96 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5476 (17.85%) VMware
2 3339 (10.88%) Cisco
3 2818 (9.18%) Citrix
4 2446 (7.97%) Oracle
5 1728 (5.63%) HP
6 877 (2.86%) SAP
7 733 (2.39%) IBM
8 718 (2.34%) Dell
9 704 (2.29%) NetApp
10 637 (2.08%) Apple
11 542 (1.77%) Red Hat
12 533 (1.74%) Symantec
13 511 (1.67%) EMC
14 454 (1.48%) Google
15 444 (1.45%) Tableau
16 389 (1.27%) CheckPoint
17 384 (1.25%) Veeam
18 358 (1.17%) Juniper
19 353 (1.15%) Avaya
20 273 (0.89%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Horsham, West Sussex
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bupa, bonus and pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: 50-55k
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, health care etc
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Eames Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Salary: From £26,302 to £35,225 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum + on-call + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £60k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Mitcham, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive salary package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
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Ringwood, Hampshire
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Salary: Up to £22k plus benefits
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