The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
UK
Rank 15 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 10706 14569 13981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 14.15% 13.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.86% 50.97% 48.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8250 11490 10877
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
England -1 10039 £45,000 - 1662
London -2 4473 £55,000 - 666
South East 0 1977 £42,000 -1.17% 273
East of England 0 982 £44,000 +3.52% 189
North West -4 716 £37,500 - 140
City of London -3 665 £60,000 +9.09% 171
South West -2 647 £40,000 -0.62% 133
Manchester 0 534 £37,500 -6.25% 93
Berkshire -1 474 £40,000 -20.00% 53
West Midlands -2 469 £32,500 -13.33% 89
Cambridgeshire +1 442 £42,500 +2.40% 119
Yorkshire -6 423 £40,000 +6.66% 82
Hampshire +3 409 £40,000 +6.66% 56
Cambridge +1 397 £42,500 - 106
Surrey -5 335 £45,000 +7.14% 66
Scotland -5 335 £45,000 +9.75% 70
East Midlands -5 280 £42,500 +13.33% 61
West Yorkshire -8 273 £37,500 -6.25% 49
Oxfordshire +3 267 £40,000 -5.88% 39
Bristol -5 254 £40,000 -4.76% 65
Hertfordshire -10 246 £42,500 -5.55% 34
Reading +1 214 £42,500 -10.52% 16
Leeds -6 203 £40,000 -5.88% 35
Essex +11 198 £47,500 - 17
Buckinghamshire -2 197 £37,500 -16.66% 17
Birmingham +3 196 £31,500 -10.00% 35
Edinburgh -2 175 £45,000 - 39
West Sussex +4 166 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Wales -3 144 £40,000 +14.28% 22
Milton Keynes -1 125 £36,500 -23.15% 6

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Degree.

1 7901 (36.18%) Computer Science
2 5945 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
3 5268 (24.12%) Finance
4 5248 (24.03%) SQL
5 4560 (20.88%) Java
6 4116 (18.85%) JavaScript
7 4047 (18.53%) C#
8 3651 (16.72%) HTML
9 3624 (16.59%) .NET
10 3534 (16.18%) Microsoft
11 3532 (16.17%) Software Engineering
12 3103 (14.21%) CSS
13 2977 (13.63%) SQL Server
14 2973 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
15 2861 (13.10%) Mathematics
16 2775 (12.71%) Linux
17 2700 (12.36%) Windows
18 2544 (11.65%) Python
19 2456 (11.24%) Project Management
20 2414 (11.05%) C++
21 2364 (10.82%) MS Excel
22 1943 (8.90%) Oracle
23 1901 (8.70%) Scrum
24 1864 (8.53%) OO
25 1806 (8.27%) ASP.NET
26 1745 (7.99%) Analytics
27 1713 (7.84%) MVC
28 1656 (7.58%) ITIL
29 1605 (7.35%) SDLC
30 1588 (7.27%) C

Degree
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 531 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 431 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 403 (1.85%) SAS
4 381 (1.74%) Apache
5 368 (1.68%) IIS
6 311 (1.42%) MS Exchange
7 293 (1.34%) CMS
8 281 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 276 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 224 (1.03%) JBoss
11 183 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 177 (0.81%) Confluence
13 159 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 120 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 119 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 117 (0.54%) Apache Pig
17 113 (0.52%) WebLogic
18 101 (0.46%) Skype for Business
19 97 (0.44%) WordPress
20 96 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2364 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 1017 (4.66%) MS Office
3 455 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 252 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 226 (1.03%) MS Project
6 213 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 143 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 134 (0.61%) SPSS
9 102 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 83 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
11 40 (0.18%) InDesign
12 36 (0.16%) InVision
12 36 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
13 33 (0.15%) Camtasia
14 32 (0.15%) Snagit
15 26 (0.12%) Acrobat
15 26 (0.12%) Stata
16 22 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
17 20 (0.092%) Simulink
18 16 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 155 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (0.46%) Magento
3 79 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 70 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 64 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 50 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 42 (0.19%) SAP MM
8 35 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 35 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 33 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
10 31 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 30 (0.14%) SAP CO
11 30 (0.14%) SAP SD
12 29 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
13 27 (0.12%) NetSuite
13 27 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 24 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
14 24 (0.11%) SAP ERP
15 23 (0.11%) SAP SCM
16 22 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1031 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 751 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 733 (3.36%) SaaS
4 324 (1.48%) Office 365
5 259 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 249 (1.14%) PaaS
7 209 (0.96%) GitHub
8 175 (0.80%) IaaS
9 159 (0.73%) Google Analytics
10 157 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
11 146 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 63 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 50 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
14 42 (0.19%) AdWords
15 38 (0.17%) Google Play
16 36 (0.16%) Force.com
17 34 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 34 (0.16%) Yammer
18 30 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
19 28 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 976 (4.47%) Firewall
2 606 (2.77%) Internet
3 489 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 487 (2.23%) Wireless
5 444 (2.03%) WAN
6 442 (2.02%) LAN
7 437 (2.00%) DNS
8 410 (1.88%) VPN
9 364 (1.67%) HTTP
10 358 (1.64%) Network Security
11 257 (1.18%) DHCP
12 229 (1.05%) SAN
13 201 (0.92%) OSPF
14 183 (0.84%) VoIP
15 177 (0.81%) MPLS
16 163 (0.75%) BGP
16 163 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
17 152 (0.70%) Ethernet
18 142 (0.65%) LDAP
19 141 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2977 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 1115 (5.11%) MySQL
3 1092 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1038 (4.75%) Big Data
5 762 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 560 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 525 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 511 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 497 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
10 443 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 429 (1.96%) MongoDB
12 332 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 278 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 268 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
15 259 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 228 (1.04%) QlikView
17 218 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 209 (0.96%) Data Mining
19 203 (0.93%) Apache Hive
20 197 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1390 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 741 (3.39%) JIRA
3 671 (3.07%) Visual Studio
4 621 (2.84%) Subversion
5 606 (2.77%) Selenium
6 576 (2.64%) Jenkins
7 423 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 310 (1.42%) Maven
9 295 (1.35%) JUnit
10 236 (1.08%) TeamCity
11 231 (1.06%) Cucumber
12 206 (0.94%) NUnit
13 188 (0.86%) Eclipse
14 161 (0.74%) Jasmine
15 153 (0.70%) Grunt
16 147 (0.67%) Gradle
17 120 (0.55%) Ant
17 120 (0.55%) Mercurial
18 108 (0.49%) gulp
19 106 (0.49%) Moq
General
1 5268 (24.12%) Finance
2 1585 (7.26%) Banking
3 1503 (6.88%) Marketing
4 1156 (5.29%) Telecoms
5 956 (4.38%) Retail
6 588 (2.69%) Electronics
7 585 (2.68%) Games
8 559 (2.56%) Legal
9 552 (2.53%) Manufacturing
10 506 (2.32%) Advertising
11 390 (1.79%) Investment Banking
12 358 (1.64%) Front Office
13 304 (1.39%) Automotive
14 278 (1.27%) Law
15 247 (1.13%) Publishing
16 235 (1.08%) Financial Institution
17 210 (0.96%) French Language
18 194 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
19 189 (0.87%) Military
20 182 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6901 (31.60%) Developer
2 2986 (13.67%) Analyst
3 1620 (7.42%) Java Developer
4 1557 (7.13%) Graduate
5 1451 (6.64%) C# Developer
6 1398 (6.40%) Consultant
7 1366 (6.25%) Junior
8 1347 (6.17%) .NET Developer
9 1261 (5.77%) Software Engineer
10 1083 (4.96%) Software Developer
11 1073 (4.91%) Architect
12 912 (4.18%) Senior Developer
13 904 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
14 807 (3.69%) Business Analyst
15 799 (3.66%) Junior Developer
16 736 (3.37%) Project Manager
17 685 (3.14%) Graduate Developer
18 571 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
19 526 (2.41%) Web Developer
20 492 (2.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3651 (16.72%) HTML
2 3624 (16.59%) .NET
3 3103 (14.21%) CSS
4 1806 (8.27%) ASP.NET
5 1510 (6.91%) AngularJS
6 1506 (6.90%) jQuery
7 1469 (6.73%) Web Services
8 1308 (5.99%) HTML5
9 1161 (5.32%) XML
10 855 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 821 (3.76%) Spring
12 782 (3.58%) CSS3
13 767 (3.51%) REST
14 747 (3.42%) Node.js
15 697 (3.19%) .NET Framework
16 542 (2.48%) WCF
17 533 (2.44%) React
18 505 (2.31%) JSON
19 460 (2.11%) RESTful
20 459 (2.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7901 (36.18%) Computer Science
2 2973 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1156 (5.29%) Management Information System
4 1021 (4.67%) User Experience
5 778 (3.56%) Algorithms
6 702 (3.21%) Data Centre
7 540 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 536 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
9 529 (2.42%) Fintech
10 367 (1.68%) Data Structures
11 323 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 304 (1.39%) Derivative
13 293 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 267 (1.22%) Social Media
15 249 (1.14%) iPad
16 224 (1.03%) Equities
17 219 (1.00%) Client/Server
18 206 (0.94%) Virtual Team
19 203 (0.93%) Fixed Income
20 179 (0.82%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2775 (12.71%) Linux
2 2700 (12.36%) Windows
3 1115 (5.11%) Unix
4 730 (3.34%) Windows Server
5 595 (2.72%) Android
6 444 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 357 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 346 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 311 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 177 (0.81%) Windows 10
11 139 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 133 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 131 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 131 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 122 (0.56%) CentOS
15 115 (0.53%) Solaris
16 106 (0.49%) Windows XP
17 79 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
17 79 (0.36%) Ubuntu
18 64 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5945 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3532 (16.17%) Software Engineering
3 2861 (13.10%) Mathematics
4 2456 (11.24%) Project Management
5 1901 (8.70%) Scrum
6 1864 (8.53%) OO
7 1745 (7.99%) Analytics
8 1713 (7.84%) MVC
9 1656 (7.58%) ITIL
10 1605 (7.35%) SDLC
11 1580 (7.23%) TDD
12 1290 (5.91%) Web Development
13 1277 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
14 1169 (5.35%) Mentoring
15 1011 (4.63%) Information Security
16 996 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
17 991 (4.54%) PRINCE2
18 962 (4.40%) E-Commerce
19 943 (4.32%) CRM
20 932 (4.27%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 5248 (24.03%) SQL
2 4560 (20.88%) Java
3 4116 (18.85%) JavaScript
4 4047 (18.53%) C#
5 2544 (11.65%) Python
6 2414 (11.05%) C++
7 1588 (7.27%) C
8 1227 (5.62%) PHP
9 701 (3.21%) T-SQL
10 646 (2.96%) R
11 638 (2.92%) Perl
12 559 (2.56%) Ruby
13 483 (2.21%) PowerShell
14 376 (1.72%) Scala
15 369 (1.69%) PL/SQL
16 341 (1.56%) MATLAB
17 336 (1.54%) VB.NET
18 335 (1.53%) Bash Shell
19 316 (1.45%) VBA
20 308 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 799 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 638 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 635 (2.91%) PhD
4 612 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 597 (2.73%) CISSP
6 417 (1.91%) CISM
7 416 (1.90%) SC Cleared
8 397 (1.82%) ISEB
9 331 (1.52%) PMI Certification
10 329 (1.51%) CISA
11 321 (1.47%) CCNA
12 318 (1.46%) CCNP
13 313 (1.43%) MCSE
14 290 (1.33%) ISTQB
14 290 (1.33%) PMP
15 239 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
16 238 (1.09%) DV Cleared
17 226 (1.03%) HND
18 194 (0.89%) MCP
19 171 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1274 (5.83%) QA
2 398 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 349 (1.60%) SLA
4 310 (1.42%) PMO
5 272 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 233 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 85 (0.39%) COBIT
8 75 (0.34%) MiFID
9 62 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 51 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 32 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 31 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 31 (0.14%) EMIR
13 29 (0.13%) ISO27002
14 27 (0.12%) P3O
15 24 (0.11%) GDPR
16 23 (0.11%) ISO22301
17 20 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
18 17 (0.078%) ISO 14001
19 16 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 826 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 661 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 302 (1.38%) Docker
4 295 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 228 (1.04%) Firmware
6 130 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 99 (0.45%) vSphere
8 76 (0.35%) VMware ESX
9 69 (0.32%) XenApp
10 60 (0.27%) HDFS
11 47 (0.22%) Snort
12 43 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 40 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 35 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 34 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 33 (0.15%) XenDesktop
17 32 (0.15%) Apache Flume
17 32 (0.15%) KVM
18 28 (0.13%) NFS
19 26 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 308 (1.41%) Puppet
2 265 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 216 (0.99%) Ansible
4 171 (0.78%) SCCM
5 97 (0.44%) Nagios
6 86 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 75 (0.34%) SCOM
8 74 (0.34%) logstash
9 72 (0.33%) Kibana
9 72 (0.33%) Kubernetes
10 56 (0.26%) Graphite
11 53 (0.24%) SCVMM
12 49 (0.22%) AirWatch
13 40 (0.18%) Backup Exec
13 40 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 37 (0.17%) Salt
15 33 (0.15%) CSIRT
16 30 (0.14%) Control-M
17 29 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
18 27 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3534 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 1943 (8.90%) Oracle
3 889 (4.07%) VMware
4 874 (4.00%) Cisco
5 694 (3.18%) SAP
6 484 (2.22%) Google
7 406 (1.86%) HP
8 369 (1.69%) Tableau
9 361 (1.65%) Adobe
10 360 (1.65%) IBM
11 342 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 274 (1.25%) Citrix
13 273 (1.25%) CheckPoint
14 272 (1.25%) Juniper
15 231 (1.06%) Red Hat
16 161 (0.74%) Zend
17 159 (0.73%) Palo Alto
18 156 (0.71%) Splunk
19 145 (0.66%) EMC
20 120 (0.55%) Apple
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £16000 - £17500 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
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Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum benefits inc pension & share ownersh
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Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
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Woking, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
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Durlston Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
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Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
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Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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London
Durlston Partners
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Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
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Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35,000 to £47,000
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Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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