The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 86 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3538 4291 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.10% 4.02% 5.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.18% 12.71% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3175 3841 5918
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
34758 33767 36490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.44% 31.60% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29205 29230 32132
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

SQL Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -23 3335 £42,500 +1.19% 422
London -12 1331 £50,000 - 139
South East -47 580 £44,000 +10.00% 76
City of London +17 420 £50,000 -9.09% 45
North West +4 349 £37,500 +7.14% 61
Yorkshire -38 258 £37,500 +15.38% 36
West Midlands +8 243 £35,000 -6.66% 38
East of England -27 232 £43,000 +14.66% 24
South West -12 211 £37,500 +2.73% 27
Manchester +2 185 £35,000 - 32
West Yorkshire -42 170 £37,500 +15.38% 25
Surrey -2 146 £45,000 - 14
Leeds -48 129 £37,500 +14.50% 12
East Midlands -29 119 £42,500 +11.84% 12
Cheshire -4 117 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Hampshire -39 100 £45,000 +28.57% 26
Buckinghamshire -1 92 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Berkshire -45 89 £44,000 +3.52% 12
Hertfordshire -28 78 £43,000 +14.66% 1
Scotland -49 73 £38,500 -3.75% 13
Bristol -4 72 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Birmingham +11 67 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Bedfordshire -13 66 £43,000 +1.17% 7
Wales +17 62 £37,500 +15.38% 20
Staffordshire +7 59 £34,750 +1.45% 8
South Wales +22 58 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Oxfordshire -22 56 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Wiltshire -10 55 £39,000 +11.42% 8
Reading -16 54 £40,000 - 6
Cardiff +25 45 £37,500 +7.14% 6

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008.

1 7862 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4740 (60.29%) SQL
3 4216 (53.63%) .NET
4 3806 (48.41%) C#
5 3331 (42.37%) Microsoft
6 2874 (36.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 2806 (35.69%) T-SQL
8 2692 (34.24%) ASP.NET
9 2522 (32.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2472 (31.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2450 (31.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 2079 (26.44%) Windows
13 2077 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
14 1979 (25.17%) JavaScript
15 1931 (24.56%) HTML
16 1867 (23.75%) MVC
17 1732 (22.03%) MS Excel
18 1691 (21.51%) CSS
19 1582 (20.12%) .NET Framework
20 1561 (19.85%) Finance
21 1517 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
22 1435 (18.25%) jQuery
23 1422 (18.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 1342 (17.07%) Visual Studio
25 1309 (16.65%) XML
26 1290 (16.41%) WCF
27 1176 (14.96%) Web Services
28 1148 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
29 1116 (14.19%) ASP.NET MVC
30 941 (11.97%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 941 (11.97%) SharePoint
2 688 (8.75%) IIS
3 471 (5.99%) MS Exchange
4 341 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 284 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 242 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 227 (2.89%) CMS
8 205 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 189 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
10 134 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 128 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
12 106 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 86 (1.09%) Tomcat
14 85 (1.08%) Umbraco
15 64 (0.81%) WebSphere
16 58 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 52 (0.66%) Lync
17 52 (0.66%) Apache
18 50 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
19 36 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 1732 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 407 (5.18%) MS Office
3 82 (1.04%) PowerPivot
4 44 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 38 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 30 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 24 (0.31%) SPSS
7 24 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 21 (0.27%) Fireworks
9 17 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (0.15%) MS Project
11 5 (0.064%) FastStats
12 4 (0.051%) Mingle
13 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 142 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 28 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 19 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.22%) Sophis RISQUE
7 15 (0.19%) SAP Business One
8 12 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (0.14%) Agresso
10 10 (0.13%) Visualfiles
11 7 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
11 7 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.076%) SalesLogix
13 5 (0.064%) nopCommerce
13 5 (0.064%) Magento
13 5 (0.064%) SAP Retail
13 5 (0.064%) SAP R/3
14 4 (0.051%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 195 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (1.06%) SaaS
4 64 (0.81%) Office 365
5 49 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (0.39%) IaaS
7 24 (0.31%) PaaS
8 14 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.18%) GitHub
9 12 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.14%) Trello
11 6 (0.076%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.064%) Force.com
13 4 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
14 3 (0.038%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.038%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.013%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 375 (4.77%) SAN
2 266 (3.38%) DNS
3 240 (3.05%) Internet
4 230 (2.93%) Firewall
5 229 (2.91%) TCP/IP
6 183 (2.33%) Intranet
7 178 (2.26%) DHCP
8 149 (1.90%) LAN
9 128 (1.63%) WAN
10 123 (1.56%) NAS
11 120 (1.53%) VPN
12 74 (0.94%) FTP
13 60 (0.76%) VoIP
14 56 (0.71%) HTTP
15 50 (0.64%) SSL
16 49 (0.62%) Extranet
17 39 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
19 33 (0.42%) SMTP
20 30 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7862 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2874 (36.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2522 (32.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2472 (31.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2450 (31.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 1422 (18.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1148 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
8 630 (8.01%) Relational Database
9 499 (6.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 479 (6.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 390 (4.96%) OLAP
12 306 (3.89%) Oracle Database
13 222 (2.82%) DTS
14 200 (2.54%) MySQL
15 198 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
16 181 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
17 180 (2.29%) RDBMS
18 145 (1.84%) QlikView
19 134 (1.70%) Big Data
20 130 (1.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1342 (17.07%) Visual Studio
2 866 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 340 (4.32%) Subversion
4 329 (4.18%) NUnit
5 217 (2.76%) Git (software)
6 170 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 144 (1.83%) Moq
8 139 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 93 (1.18%) MSTest
10 90 (1.14%) CruiseControl
11 86 (1.09%) SpecFlow
12 81 (1.03%) MSBuild
13 77 (0.98%) Rhino Mocks
14 76 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 69 (0.88%) Selenium
16 59 (0.75%) JIRA
17 53 (0.67%) Jenkins
18 45 (0.57%) ReSharper
19 42 (0.53%) Cucumber
20 34 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 1561 (19.85%) Finance
2 306 (3.89%) Banking
3 294 (3.74%) Retail
4 254 (3.23%) Marketing
5 153 (1.95%) Legal
6 151 (1.92%) Law
7 150 (1.91%) Advertising
8 133 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 120 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 95 (1.21%) Front Office
11 88 (1.12%) Games
12 61 (0.78%) Back Office
13 52 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 48 (0.61%) Publishing
15 44 (0.56%) Financial Institution
16 35 (0.45%) Automotive
17 33 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 33 (0.42%) Billing
18 20 (0.25%) Electronics
19 11 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4858 (61.79%) Developer
2 1609 (20.47%) .NET Developer
3 1286 (16.36%) C# Developer
4 1051 (13.37%) DBA
5 882 (11.22%) Senior Developer
6 880 (11.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 879 (11.18%) SQL DBA
8 843 (10.72%) Analyst
9 837 (10.65%) SQL Developer
10 573 (7.29%) Software Developer
11 546 (6.94%) Administrator
12 489 (6.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 452 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
14 450 (5.72%) SQL Server DBA
15 425 (5.41%) Web Developer
16 411 (5.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 320 (4.07%) SQL Server Developer
18 306 (3.89%) Senior .NET Developer
19 258 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
20 251 (3.19%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4216 (53.63%) .NET
2 2692 (34.24%) ASP.NET
3 1931 (24.56%) HTML
4 1691 (21.51%) CSS
5 1582 (20.12%) .NET Framework
6 1435 (18.25%) jQuery
7 1309 (16.65%) XML
8 1290 (16.41%) WCF
9 1176 (14.96%) Web Services
10 1116 (14.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 729 (9.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 715 (9.09%) Ajax
13 638 (8.11%) HTML5
14 501 (6.37%) WPF
15 462 (5.88%) LINQ
16 443 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 413 (5.25%) SOAP
18 395 (5.02%) WinForms
19 376 (4.78%) CSS3
20 346 (4.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 700 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 493 (6.27%) Clustering
3 436 (5.55%) Computer Science
4 415 (5.28%) Replication
5 208 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 164 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 130 (1.65%) Data Integration
8 128 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 127 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 124 (1.58%) N-Tier
11 114 (1.45%) User Experience
12 109 (1.39%) Mathematics
13 106 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 104 (1.32%) Blackberry
15 79 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
16 75 (0.95%) Social Media
17 64 (0.81%) Data Extraction
18 60 (0.76%) Open Source
19 58 (0.74%) Visualisation
20 49 (0.62%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2079 (26.44%) Windows
2 941 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 621 (7.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 442 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 306 (3.89%) Linux
6 244 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 130 (1.65%) UNIX
8 121 (1.54%) Android
9 117 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 97 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 86 (1.09%) Apple iOS
12 58 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 30 (0.38%) CentOS
15 29 (0.37%) Solaris
16 21 (0.27%) Windows Vista
17 19 (0.24%) Windows Phone
18 17 (0.22%) Windows 2000
19 16 (0.20%) AIX
19 16 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2077 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1867 (23.75%) MVC
3 1517 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
4 906 (11.52%) ETL
5 902 (11.47%) TDD
6 843 (10.72%) Performance Tuning
7 821 (10.44%) Scrum
8 808 (10.28%) OO
9 511 (6.50%) Web Development
10 495 (6.30%) Software Engineering
11 491 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 472 (6.00%) Unit Testing
13 408 (5.19%) ITIL
14 382 (4.86%) Mentoring
15 376 (4.78%) Data Modelling
16 322 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
17 303 (3.85%) CRM
18 294 (3.74%) OOD
19 290 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
20 262 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4740 (60.29%) SQL
2 3806 (48.41%) C#
3 2806 (35.69%) T-SQL
4 1979 (25.17%) JavaScript
5 739 (9.40%) VB.NET
6 391 (4.97%) Java
7 361 (4.59%) VB
8 323 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 271 (3.45%) VBA
10 153 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 142 (1.81%) VB6
12 133 (1.69%) VBScript
13 120 (1.53%) PHP
14 113 (1.44%) C++
15 97 (1.23%) XPath
16 83 (1.06%) C
17 75 (0.95%) Perl
18 58 (0.74%) Ruby
19 53 (0.67%) Shell Script
19 53 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 862 (10.96%) Degree
2 626 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 189 (2.40%) MCSE
4 156 (1.98%) MCITP
5 151 (1.92%) MCTS
6 124 (1.58%) Security Cleared
7 109 (1.39%) MCP
8 81 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 78 (0.99%) MCSA
10 75 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
11 68 (0.86%) CCNA
12 59 (0.75%) SC Cleared
13 53 (0.67%) MCSD
14 50 (0.64%) MCDBA
15 34 (0.43%) ISEB
16 32 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
17 30 (0.38%) MCAD
18 28 (0.36%) CCA
19 25 (0.32%) CCNP
20 22 (0.28%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (2.73%) SLA
2 210 (2.67%) QA
3 27 (0.34%) WCAG
4 24 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.27%) WAI
6 16 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.15%) GAMP
8 12 (0.15%) HL7
9 11 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.076%) ISO 8583
12 5 (0.064%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.051%) Basel III
14 3 (0.038%) EMIR
14 3 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
15 2 (0.025%) DICOM
15 2 (0.025%) GPG13
16 1 (0.013%) Section 508
16 1 (0.013%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 701 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 380 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 164 (2.09%) vSphere
5 146 (1.86%) VMware ESX
6 145 (1.84%) XenApp
7 68 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 66 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (0.69%) XenServer
10 42 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 28 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.31%) vCloud
13 22 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 21 (0.27%) Terminal Server
14 21 (0.27%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (0.15%) LiteSpeed
17 8 (0.10%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.089%) Forefront TMG
18 7 (0.089%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 129 (1.64%) SCCM
2 73 (0.93%) SCOM
3 57 (0.73%) NetBackup
4 54 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 48 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 38 (0.48%) WSUS
7 30 (0.38%) Data Guard
8 29 (0.37%) Puppet
9 27 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 26 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 22 (0.28%) Nagios
12 17 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 16 (0.20%) MOM
13 16 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
14 15 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 13 (0.17%) HP SIM
16 10 (0.13%) SCDPM
16 10 (0.13%) SCOrch
17 9 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3331 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 685 (8.71%) Oracle
3 607 (7.72%) VMware
4 326 (4.15%) Citrix
5 240 (3.05%) Cisco
6 215 (2.73%) HP
7 170 (2.16%) Business Objects
8 169 (2.15%) IBM
9 147 (1.87%) NetApp
10 135 (1.72%) SAP
11 129 (1.64%) Cognos
12 113 (1.44%) Dell
13 101 (1.28%) Symantec
14 91 (1.16%) Telerik
15 75 (0.95%) EPiServer
16 65 (0.83%) Sitecore
17 64 (0.81%) CommVault
18 60 (0.76%) Tableau
19 59 (0.75%) EMC
20 58 (0.74%) Facebook
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Salary: £55000.00 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary and great benefit
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive salary and great benefit
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Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
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Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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West Midlands
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday