The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 13278 16799 19262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 14.50% 16.40% 17.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.92% 52.61% 54.97%
Number of salaries quoted 11805 14871 16914
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
SQL Server
UK

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
27142 31931 35043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.63% 31.17% 32.01%
Number of salaries quoted 23473 27160 29835
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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 -3 4726 £53,000 +0.95% 441
South East -3 2998 £42,000 - 314
North West +1 1191 £40,000 - 226
Yorkshire -2 1023 £40,000 - 149
East of England -8 884 £41,250 -2.94% 121
South West -2 861 £37,500 - 145
West Midlands -7 857 £37,500 - 142
East Midlands +1 596 £40,000 +6.66% 76
North East 0 169 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Midlands -4 2 £53,000 -3.63%
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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 SQL Server.

1 14441 (53.22%) .NET
2 13977 (51.51%) SQL
3 13684 (50.43%) C#
4 10115 (37.28%) Microsoft
5 9643 (35.54%) ASP.NET
6 8976 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
7 8326 (30.68%) MVC
8 7740 (28.52%) JavaScript
9 6641 (24.47%) HTML
10 6168 (22.73%) Windows
11 6118 (22.55%) Finance
12 5842 (21.53%) CSS
13 5674 (20.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4811 (17.73%) T-SQL
15 4783 (17.63%) MS Excel
16 4554 (16.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4509 (16.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 4371 (16.11%) TDD
19 4300 (15.85%) Oracle
20 4162 (15.34%) jQuery
21 3883 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
22 3868 (14.25%) SQL Server 2008
23 3844 (14.17%) WCF
24 3625 (13.36%) Degree
25 3564 (13.13%) .NET Framework
26 3449 (12.71%) Scrum
27 3231 (11.91%) Web Services
28 3207 (11.82%) SQL Server 2014
29 3011 (11.10%) AngularJS
30 2958 (10.90%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
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 2130 (7.85%) IIS
2 1852 (6.83%) SharePoint
3 1091 (4.02%) MS Exchange
4 794 (2.93%) CMS
5 743 (2.74%) Apache
6 703 (2.59%) Tomcat
7 497 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
8 457 (1.68%) WebSphere
9 456 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 452 (1.67%) JBoss
11 415 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 355 (1.31%) Umbraco
13 323 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 317 (1.17%) WebLogic
15 308 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
16 274 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
17 252 (0.93%) SAS
18 250 (0.92%) Skype for Business
19 187 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
20 159 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 4783 (17.63%) MS Excel
2 1000 (3.69%) MS Office
3 139 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 124 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 91 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 89 (0.33%) SPSS
7 73 (0.27%) MS Project
8 51 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 33 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 23 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.085%) Fireworks
11 18 (0.066%) HipChat
12 6 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.022%) InDesign
13 4 (0.015%) 3ds Max
13 4 (0.015%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.015%) Weka
14 3 (0.011%) Gephi
14 3 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
15 2 (0.007%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 632 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 144 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 108 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 103 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 82 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 77 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 59 (0.22%) SAP Business One
8 58 (0.21%) Magento
9 57 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 51 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 48 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 35 (0.13%) Visualfiles
13 34 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
14 32 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
15 28 (0.10%) Infor M3
16 27 (0.100%) Cognos TM1
17 26 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
17 26 (0.096%) thinkFolio
18 22 (0.081%) Oracle 11i
19 21 (0.077%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1736 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1114 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 660 (2.43%) Office 365
4 562 (2.07%) SaaS
5 200 (0.74%) GitHub
6 182 (0.67%) PaaS
7 150 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 146 (0.54%) IaaS
9 138 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 85 (0.31%) Google Play
11 69 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 58 (0.21%) Google Analytics
12 58 (0.21%) Sage Pay
13 38 (0.14%) OneDrive
14 34 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
15 32 (0.12%) Force.com
16 22 (0.081%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (0.081%) Mimecast
17 21 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
18 18 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1064 (3.92%) Firewall
2 984 (3.63%) SAN
3 831 (3.06%) DNS
4 780 (2.87%) Internet
5 770 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 583 (2.15%) WAN
7 573 (2.11%) LAN
8 550 (2.03%) DHCP
9 412 (1.52%) VPN
10 388 (1.43%) HTTP
11 347 (1.28%) NAS
12 297 (1.09%) Intranet
13 195 (0.72%) VLAN
14 185 (0.68%) LDAP
15 184 (0.68%) SSL
16 181 (0.67%) VoIP
17 172 (0.63%) Wireless
18 166 (0.61%) SMTP
19 149 (0.55%) Network Security
20 145 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4554 (16.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4509 (16.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3868 (14.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3207 (11.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 2958 (10.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2653 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2318 (8.54%) Relational Database
8 2138 (7.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1981 (7.30%) MySQL
10 1440 (5.31%) NoSQL
11 1319 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 908 (3.35%) RDBMS
13 807 (2.97%) Oracle Database
14 767 (2.83%) Big Data
15 698 (2.57%) MongoDB
16 629 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
17 609 (2.24%) QlikView
18 506 (1.86%) Hadoop
19 500 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
20 478 (1.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2441 (9.00%) Visual Studio
2 2192 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1868 (6.88%) Git (software)
4 1306 (4.81%) NUnit
5 1047 (3.86%) Subversion
6 838 (3.09%) Rhino Mocks
7 753 (2.78%) JIRA
8 639 (2.35%) Moq
9 612 (2.26%) TeamCity
10 539 (1.99%) Selenium
11 446 (1.64%) MSTest
12 395 (1.46%) Jenkins
13 340 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 260 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
15 225 (0.83%) JUnit
16 191 (0.70%) SpecFlow
17 184 (0.68%) Maven
18 151 (0.56%) MSBuild
19 133 (0.49%) Cucumber
20 132 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 6118 (22.55%) Finance
2 1537 (5.66%) Banking
3 1027 (3.78%) Marketing
4 1002 (3.69%) Retail
5 719 (2.65%) Games
6 645 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 608 (2.24%) Legal
8 474 (1.75%) Advertising
9 419 (1.54%) Back Office
10 409 (1.51%) Law
11 402 (1.48%) Front Office
12 376 (1.39%) Investment Banking
13 349 (1.29%) Manufacturing
14 205 (0.76%) Publishing
15 195 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 151 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 128 (0.47%) Electronics
18 107 (0.39%) Automotive
19 84 (0.31%) Music Industry
20 72 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15769 (58.11%) Developer
2 8435 (31.09%) .NET Developer
3 6721 (24.77%) C# Developer
4 5087 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 3625 (13.36%) SQL Developer
6 3132 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3040 (11.20%) Analyst
8 2723 (10.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2226 (8.20%) Senior Developer
10 2163 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 1895 (6.98%) DBA
12 1841 (6.78%) Software Developer
13 1498 (5.52%) SQL DBA
14 1328 (4.89%) .NET Software Developer
14 1328 (4.89%) Applications Support
15 1287 (4.74%) SQL Server Developer
16 1279 (4.71%) C# Software Developer
17 1186 (4.37%) Administrator
18 1147 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 1146 (4.22%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14441 (53.22%) .NET
2 9643 (35.54%) ASP.NET
3 6641 (24.47%) HTML
4 5842 (21.53%) CSS
5 5674 (20.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4162 (15.34%) jQuery
7 3844 (14.17%) WCF
8 3564 (13.13%) .NET Framework
9 3231 (11.91%) Web Services
10 3011 (11.10%) AngularJS
11 2874 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2789 (10.28%) XML
13 2252 (8.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2223 (8.19%) HTML5
15 2021 (7.45%) Entity Framework
16 1803 (6.64%) WPF
17 1452 (5.35%) RESTful
18 1408 (5.19%) Ajax
19 1281 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 1272 (4.69%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2239 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1999 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 826 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
4 744 (2.74%) Clustering
5 724 (2.67%) Replication
6 679 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 597 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 525 (1.93%) Mathematics
9 508 (1.87%) Visualisation
10 506 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
11 499 (1.84%) User Experience
12 414 (1.53%) Data Centre
13 412 (1.52%) Hedge funds
14 384 (1.42%) Data Integration
15 376 (1.39%) iPad
16 331 (1.22%) Client/Server
17 273 (1.01%) N-Tier
18 249 (0.92%) Driving Licence
19 244 (0.90%) Fintech
20 235 (0.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6168 (22.73%) Windows
2 2750 (10.13%) Windows Server
3 2157 (7.95%) Linux
4 1399 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1230 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1016 (3.74%) Unix
7 707 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 576 (2.12%) Windows 7
9 497 (1.83%) Android
10 376 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 336 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 271 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 211 (0.78%) Windows 10
14 188 (0.69%) Solaris
15 133 (0.49%) CentOS
16 119 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 115 (0.42%) Windows XP
18 78 (0.29%) AIX
19 75 (0.28%) Windows Vista
20 73 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8976 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 8326 (30.68%) MVC
3 4371 (16.11%) TDD
4 3883 (14.31%) Business Intelligence
5 3449 (12.71%) Scrum
6 2680 (9.88%) Web Development
7 2406 (8.87%) ETL
8 2404 (8.86%) OO
9 2068 (7.62%) BDD
10 1995 (7.35%) Web Application Development
11 1915 (7.06%) Software Engineering
12 1888 (6.96%) SDLC
13 1679 (6.19%) ITIL
14 1652 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
15 1484 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
16 1358 (5.00%) CRM
17 1347 (4.96%) Project Management
18 1286 (4.74%) Unit Testing
19 1215 (4.48%) Mentoring
20 1186 (4.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13977 (51.51%) SQL
2 13684 (50.43%) C#
3 7740 (28.52%) JavaScript
4 4811 (17.73%) T-SQL
5 2308 (8.51%) Java
6 1932 (7.12%) VB.NET
7 1426 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 1022 (3.77%) VB
9 936 (3.45%) Ruby
10 834 (3.07%) Python
11 806 (2.97%) PHP
12 672 (2.48%) C++
13 603 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 565 (2.08%) VBA
15 403 (1.49%) Perl
16 310 (1.14%) C
17 287 (1.06%) VBScript
18 264 (0.97%) Bash Shell
19 223 (0.82%) Shell Script
20 203 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 3625 (13.36%) Degree
2 1356 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 539 (1.99%) Security Cleared
4 467 (1.72%) MCSE
5 339 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 261 (0.96%) MCSA
7 246 (0.91%) MCITP
8 223 (0.82%) ISEB
9 203 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 196 (0.72%) MCP
11 184 (0.68%) MCTS
12 164 (0.60%) CCNA
12 164 (0.60%) PMI Certification
13 158 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 122 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
15 117 (0.43%) MCSD
16 108 (0.40%) ISTQB
17 96 (0.35%) CISSP
18 94 (0.35%) DV Cleared
18 94 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 905 (3.34%) QA
2 647 (2.38%) SLA
3 408 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 146 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 114 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 66 (0.24%) MiFID
7 55 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 41 (0.15%) HL7
9 31 (0.11%) DICOM
10 26 (0.096%) COBIT
11 24 (0.088%) GAMP
12 17 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.055%) WAI
14 10 (0.037%) SDET
14 10 (0.037%) Solvency II
14 10 (0.037%) SSAE 16
15 9 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
16 8 (0.029%) EMIR
17 7 (0.026%) ISAE 3402
17 7 (0.026%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2224 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 1254 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 721 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 357 (1.32%) vSphere
5 321 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
6 302 (1.11%) XenApp
7 207 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 160 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 155 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 154 (0.57%) Docker
11 121 (0.45%) VMware ESX
12 111 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
13 97 (0.36%) Terminal Services
14 80 (0.29%) HDFS
15 77 (0.28%) NFS
16 54 (0.20%) Apache Flume
17 50 (0.18%) Terminal Server
17 50 (0.18%) Xen
18 44 (0.16%) XenServer
19 43 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 397 (1.46%) Puppet
2 371 (1.37%) SCCM
3 289 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
4 223 (0.82%) SCOM
5 172 (0.63%) Data Guard
6 156 (0.57%) Nagios
7 140 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
8 135 (0.50%) Ansible
9 134 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
10 124 (0.46%) WSUS
11 114 (0.42%) Backup Exec
11 114 (0.42%) NetBackup
12 99 (0.36%) SCVMM
13 87 (0.32%) Kibana
14 79 (0.29%) OpenAM
15 75 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
16 63 (0.23%) Salt
17 62 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 60 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
19 56 (0.21%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10115 (37.28%) Microsoft
2 4300 (15.85%) Oracle
3 1932 (7.12%) VMware
4 901 (3.32%) Cisco
5 777 (2.86%) Citrix
6 687 (2.53%) Tableau
7 637 (2.35%) HP
8 615 (2.27%) SAP
9 552 (2.03%) IBM
10 468 (1.72%) Google
11 369 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 334 (1.23%) Cognos
13 326 (1.20%) Sybase
14 310 (1.14%) NetApp
15 282 (1.04%) Informatica
16 272 (1.00%) Sitecore
17 265 (0.98%) EMC
18 258 (0.95%) Facebook
19 233 (0.86%) Veeam
20 198 (0.73%) Dell
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits & Training
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 28 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Westbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-50,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum +bonus+benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days hols
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 19 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
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Avon
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Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-47k+Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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