The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19149 17782 19414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.73% 16.67% 16.75%
As % of the Vendors category 35.23% 34.86% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15715 15316 16763
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54348 51006 56396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.48% 47.80% 48.67%
Number of salaries quoted 43047 41854 47152
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 17913 £40,000 - 2763
London +3 6565 £47,500 - 880
South East +2 4323 £40,000 - 557
City of London +4 1810 £50,000 - 326
East of England 0 1433 £39,000 -2.50% 178
Yorkshire -2 1316 £33,500 +3.07% 198
North West +3 1303 £35,000 - 278
West Midlands +1 1140 £37,500 +1.35% 220
Berkshire 0 1139 £39,500 -7.05% 135
South West -3 1076 £35,000 - 209
Surrey 0 1063 £42,000 -1.17% 126
West Yorkshire +2 905 £32,500 - 117
Hampshire +1 829 £36,000 +2.85% 126
Manchester +4 726 £35,000 - 161
East Midlands -3 634 £36,000 -4.00% 118
Leeds +2 603 £35,000 +7.69% 74
Scotland +1 559 £37,500 -6.25% 99
Reading 0 499 £40,000 -6.97% 70
Hertfordshire -1 431 £42,500 +6.25% 54
Birmingham +1 411 £41,500 +3.75% 73
Buckinghamshire 0 379 £35,000 -12.50% 50
Cambridgeshire -3 372 £37,500 -6.25% 51
Cheshire 0 356 £33,500 -4.28% 63
Bedfordshire -1 297 £41,000 -8.88% 25
Bristol +2 290 £35,000 - 80
Edinburgh +1 258 £34,000 -15.00% 28
Cambridge -2 253 £38,000 -5.00% 32
Oxfordshire -3 243 £37,000 -1.33% 41
Wales -1 240 £33,750 -0.73% 47
West Sussex +1 231 £40,000 +12.67% 29

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 16316 (41.51%) MS Excel
2 15299 (38.92%) Windows
3 13865 (35.27%) SQL Server
4 12045 (30.64%) SQL
5 11898 (30.27%) .NET
6 10332 (26.28%) C#
7 8150 (20.73%) Active Directory
8 7531 (19.16%) Finance
9 7223 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
10 7216 (18.36%) ASP.NET
11 6979 (17.75%) MS Office
12 6607 (16.81%) VMware
13 5821 (14.81%) Degree
14 5450 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 5406 (13.75%) MS Exchange
16 5313 (13.52%) HTML
17 5222 (13.28%) SharePoint
18 5166 (13.14%) ITIL
19 5139 (13.07%) JavaScript
20 4738 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
21 4555 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 4326 (11.01%) MVC
23 4231 (10.76%) CSS
24 4142 (10.54%) Citrix
25 3805 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
26 3613 (9.19%) Cisco
27 3559 (9.05%) T-SQL
28 3396 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3356 (8.54%) Project Management
30 3347 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5406 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 5222 (13.28%) SharePoint
3 2675 (6.81%) IIS
4 2492 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1565 (3.98%) Lync
6 1461 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1217 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 977 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 944 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 824 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 748 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
12 722 (1.84%) CMS
13 666 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 529 (1.35%) Apache
15 423 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
16 366 (0.93%) Tomcat
17 317 (0.81%) WebSphere
18 280 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
19 230 (0.59%) IBM Notes
20 225 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 16316 (41.51%) MS Excel
2 6979 (17.75%) MS Office
3 1395 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1078 (2.74%) MS Project
5 973 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 218 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 185 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 140 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 139 (0.35%) InfoPath
10 95 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 80 (0.20%) SPSS
12 57 (0.15%) Acrobat
13 42 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 31 (0.079%) InDesign
15 27 (0.069%) FrameMaker
16 26 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
17 24 (0.061%) AutoCAD
18 23 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
19 22 (0.056%) FastStats
20 19 (0.048%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1683 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 688 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 460 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 146 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 118 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
6 112 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 86 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 80 (0.20%) Fredhopper
9 69 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
10 56 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 52 (0.13%) Magento
12 49 (0.12%) Markit EDM
13 47 (0.12%) Agresso
14 46 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
15 45 (0.11%) Maximo
15 45 (0.11%) SAP Business One
16 44 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
16 44 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
17 43 (0.11%) SAP BPC
18 36 (0.092%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1284 (3.27%) Office 365
2 1176 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 585 (1.49%) SaaS
4 377 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 229 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 210 (0.53%) IaaS
7 175 (0.45%) PaaS
8 104 (0.26%) GitHub
9 76 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 50 (0.13%) Trello
11 43 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (0.069%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.038%) Google App Engine
14 14 (0.036%) Force.com
15 11 (0.028%) Heroku
16 10 (0.025%) Rackspace Cloud
16 10 (0.025%) Amazon ELB
17 6 (0.015%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.015%) Taleo
18 5 (0.013%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2915 (7.42%) DNS
2 2778 (7.07%) Firewall
3 2553 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 2322 (5.91%) SAN
5 1979 (5.03%) LAN
6 1945 (4.95%) DHCP
7 1907 (4.85%) WAN
8 1602 (4.08%) Internet
9 1409 (3.58%) VPN
10 770 (1.96%) VoIP
11 590 (1.50%) NAS
12 552 (1.40%) Wireless
13 548 (1.39%) Intranet
14 443 (1.13%) HTTP
15 425 (1.08%) Unified Communications
16 405 (1.03%) Network Security
17 400 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
18 384 (0.98%) VLAN
19 334 (0.85%) NetScaler
20 313 (0.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13865 (35.27%) SQL Server
2 3396 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3347 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 3118 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2007 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1834 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1698 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 1512 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 1508 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 900 (2.29%) MySQL
11 765 (1.95%) Oracle Database
12 581 (1.48%) RDBMS
13 559 (1.42%) OLAP
14 537 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 478 (1.22%) Big Data
16 446 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
17 413 (1.05%) MS Access
18 372 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
19 295 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
20 291 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2886 (7.34%) Visual Studio
2 1924 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 991 (2.52%) NUnit
4 738 (1.88%) Subversion
5 622 (1.58%) Rhino Mocks
6 524 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 431 (1.10%) JIRA
8 417 (1.06%) Selenium
9 416 (1.06%) Moq
10 349 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 310 (0.79%) MSTest
12 253 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 240 (0.61%) ReSharper
14 231 (0.59%) SpecFlow
15 223 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
16 208 (0.53%) Cucumber
17 201 (0.51%) Jenkins
18 181 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 143 (0.36%) Eclipse
20 133 (0.34%) MSBuild
General
1 7531 (19.16%) Finance
2 1662 (4.23%) Marketing
3 1570 (3.99%) Retail
4 1371 (3.49%) Advertising
5 1296 (3.30%) Banking
6 1292 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 1058 (2.69%) Legal
8 692 (1.76%) Law
9 601 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 543 (1.38%) Back Office
11 396 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 355 (0.90%) Games
13 290 (0.74%) Front Office
14 271 (0.69%) French Language
15 241 (0.61%) Publishing
16 232 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 230 (0.59%) German Language
18 226 (0.57%) Financial Institution
19 172 (0.44%) Automotive
20 162 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10685 (27.18%) Developer
2 7204 (18.33%) Analyst
3 3765 (9.58%) .NET Developer
4 2936 (7.47%) Consultant
5 2563 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 2534 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 2367 (6.02%) C# Developer
8 2049 (5.21%) Architect
9 1814 (4.61%) Senior Developer
10 1660 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
11 1503 (3.82%) Software Developer
12 1453 (3.70%) Administrator
13 1223 (3.11%) Project Manager
14 1208 (3.07%) IT Support
15 1192 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 1077 (2.74%) Business Analyst
17 1058 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
18 1003 (2.55%) ASP.NET Developer
19 983 (2.50%) Team Leader
20 946 (2.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11898 (30.27%) .NET
2 7216 (18.36%) ASP.NET
3 5313 (13.52%) HTML
4 4231 (10.76%) CSS
5 3144 (8.00%) jQuery
6 3113 (7.92%) Web Services
7 3061 (7.79%) XML
8 2991 (7.61%) .NET Framework
9 2813 (7.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2794 (7.11%) WCF
11 1568 (3.99%) Ajax
12 1567 (3.99%) HTML5
13 1410 (3.59%) WPF
14 1030 (2.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1021 (2.60%) SOAP
16 906 (2.30%) WinForms
17 799 (2.03%) LINQ
18 761 (1.94%) CSS3
19 694 (1.77%) COM
20 668 (1.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3805 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1910 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 1352 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 1279 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 1177 (2.99%) Clustering
6 821 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 652 (1.66%) Mathematics
8 648 (1.65%) Replication
9 596 (1.52%) User Experience
10 512 (1.30%) Open Source
11 466 (1.19%) Client/Server
12 462 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 388 (0.99%) N-Tier
14 356 (0.91%) iPhone
15 319 (0.81%) Statistics
16 315 (0.80%) Hedge funds
17 299 (0.76%) Visualisation
18 290 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
19 268 (0.68%) Social Media
20 261 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15299 (38.92%) Windows
2 4738 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 3094 (7.87%) Windows 7
4 3008 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2857 (7.27%) Linux
6 2596 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1914 (4.87%) Windows XP
8 1455 (3.70%) UNIX
9 1313 (3.34%) Windows 8
10 749 (1.91%) Android
11 610 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 506 (1.29%) Windows Vista
13 444 (1.13%) Solaris
14 443 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 361 (0.92%) Mac OS X
16 281 (0.71%) AIX
17 229 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
18 200 (0.51%) Windows 2000
19 155 (0.39%) CentOS
20 149 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7223 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5166 (13.14%) ITIL
3 4326 (11.01%) MVC
4 3356 (8.54%) Project Management
5 3258 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2777 (7.06%) Scrum
7 2671 (6.79%) CRM
8 2381 (6.06%) TDD
9 2231 (5.68%) OO
10 1886 (4.80%) Mentoring
11 1841 (4.68%) E-Commerce
12 1839 (4.68%) Software Engineering
13 1652 (4.20%) PRINCE2
14 1373 (3.49%) ETL
15 1369 (3.48%) Web Development
16 1350 (3.43%) Migration
17 1302 (3.31%) Change Management
18 1288 (3.28%) Service Delivery
19 1130 (2.87%) Unit Testing
20 1129 (2.87%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12045 (30.64%) SQL
2 10332 (26.28%) C#
3 5139 (13.07%) JavaScript
4 3559 (9.05%) T-SQL
5 2118 (5.39%) Java
6 1849 (4.70%) VB.NET
7 1741 (4.43%) PowerShell
8 1306 (3.32%) VB
9 1020 (2.59%) C++
10 773 (1.97%) C
11 760 (1.93%) PHP
12 638 (1.62%) VBA
13 567 (1.44%) VBScript
14 511 (1.30%) Python
15 471 (1.20%) Perl
16 413 (1.05%) Ruby
17 400 (1.02%) PL/SQL
18 280 (0.71%) VB6
19 224 (0.57%) Shell Script
20 211 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5821 (14.81%) Degree
2 5450 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2548 (6.48%) MCSE
4 1567 (3.99%) MCITP
5 1557 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1554 (3.95%) MCP
7 1538 (3.91%) Security Cleared
8 1194 (3.04%) CCNA
9 1096 (2.79%) SC Cleared
10 1078 (2.74%) MCSA
11 876 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 793 (2.02%) MCTS
13 626 (1.59%) ISEB
14 589 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 504 (1.28%) CCNP
16 477 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
17 371 (0.94%) CCA
18 344 (0.88%) PMI Certification
19 331 (0.84%) MCSD
20 309 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1857 (4.72%) SLA
2 1376 (3.50%) QA
3 327 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 305 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 189 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 100 (0.25%) COBIT
7 83 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 61 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.10%) WAI
10 35 (0.089%) ISO 9000
11 32 (0.081%) WCAG
12 31 (0.079%) HL7
13 30 (0.076%) Basel II
14 29 (0.074%) EMIR
15 27 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
16 24 (0.061%) TickIT
17 17 (0.043%) Solvency II
18 16 (0.041%) UCITS
19 13 (0.033%) GAMP
20 9 (0.023%) JTAG
System Software
1 8150 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 4555 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2556 (6.50%) Hyper-V
4 1352 (3.44%) XenApp
5 1121 (2.85%) vSphere
6 860 (2.19%) VMware ESX
7 725 (1.84%) XenDesktop
8 423 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 387 (0.98%) XenServer
10 373 (0.95%) Terminal Services
11 365 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 221 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 199 (0.51%) UAG
14 170 (0.43%) ISA Server
15 126 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
16 125 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
17 119 (0.30%) MetaFrame
18 113 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
19 110 (0.28%) vCloud
20 85 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1695 (4.31%) SCCM
2 793 (2.02%) SCOM
3 589 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 397 (1.01%) WSUS
5 390 (0.99%) NetBackup
6 301 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 247 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 206 (0.52%) Puppet
9 201 (0.51%) SCVMM
10 182 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 181 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
12 170 (0.43%) Nagios
13 137 (0.35%) Tivoli
14 130 (0.33%) HP SIM
15 129 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 120 (0.31%) Data Guard
16 120 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
17 94 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 88 (0.22%) SCDPM
19 77 (0.20%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6607 (16.81%) VMware
2 4142 (10.54%) Citrix
3 3613 (9.19%) Cisco
4 3271 (8.32%) Oracle
5 2299 (5.85%) HP
6 1125 (2.86%) SAP
7 1108 (2.82%) IBM
8 1073 (2.73%) NetApp
9 978 (2.49%) Symantec
10 802 (2.04%) Dell
11 784 (1.99%) EMC
12 654 (1.66%) Red Hat
13 638 (1.62%) Apple
14 525 (1.34%) Adobe
15 496 (1.26%) Google
16 430 (1.09%) CheckPoint
17 424 (1.08%) Juniper
18 420 (1.07%) Business Objects
19 400 (1.02%) Cognos
20 356 (0.91%) Avaya
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + benefits
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St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
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City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, private HC
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus + pension + health
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000 per annum + car allowance, pension..
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + health, pension
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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London
Roc Search
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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