The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 106 149
Rank change year-on-year -15 +43  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2225 2994 2396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 2.88% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.25% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1694 2365 1871
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 77188 92199 96461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.35% 88.76% 87.10%
Number of salaries quoted 63463 76569 77919
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 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 -27 2102 £60,000 +4.34% 245
London +13 1087 £67,500 +3.84% 111
South East -56 306 £52,500 -4.54% 37
North West +1 164 £55,000 -0.22% 23
City of London +30 153 £62,500 +4.16% 20
East of England -26 129 £47,500 -9.52% 20
South West -20 124 £55,000 +6.55% 9
West Midlands -31 122 £55,000 -4.34% 18
Yorkshire -62 112 £44,031 -2.15% 17
Manchester -30 84 £55,000 -0.45% 14
Berkshire -52 82 £50,000 -9.09% 10
West Yorkshire -53 73 £55,000 +25.71% 11
Hertfordshire +12 69 £57,500 +6.10% 8
Surrey -24 62 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Bristol -1 59 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Hampshire +3 57 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Cheshire +34 55 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Leeds -51 50 £47,393 +8.32% 8
Scotland +8 46 £59,000 +16.25% 5
East Midlands -2 44 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Reading -10 41 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Birmingham -36 41 £58,750 -5.24% 6
Wales +24 37 £42,000 -6.66% 3
Oxfordshire -14 31 £55,000 +13.40% 3
Essex +18 30 £42,750 -18.57% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 30 £57,500 +23.65% 1
Kent +3 29 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Cambridgeshire +15 26 £55,000 +10.00% 8
North Yorkshire -4 26 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Canary Wharf +12 24 £66,250 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 1840 (41.17%) CISSP
2 1422 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1324 (29.63%) CISM
4 1232 (27.57%) Finance
5 1098 (24.57%) Cybersecurity
6 1058 (23.67%) Management Information System
7 987 (22.09%) Risk Management
8 946 (21.17%) Degree
9 872 (19.51%) CISA
10 850 (19.02%) Firewall
11 702 (15.71%) SIEM
12 681 (15.24%) PCI DSS
13 660 (14.77%) Windows
14 615 (13.76%) Linux
15 583 (13.05%) Data Protection
16 579 (12.96%) ITIL
17 555 (12.42%) Security Operations
18 551 (12.33%) Network Security
19 539 (12.06%) Security Management
20 520 (11.64%) Security Architecture
21 486 (10.87%) Security Cleared
22 476 (10.65%) Penetration Testing
23 406 (9.08%) Microsoft
24 402 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
25 399 (8.93%) Information Security Management
26 398 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
27 391 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
28 370 (8.28%) Incident Management
29 359 (8.03%) Unix
29 359 (8.03%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Co-occurring 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
1 100 (2.24%) IIS
2 65 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 63 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 43 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 37 (0.83%) Apache Pig
7 27 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (0.47%) Apache
10 17 (0.38%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.34%) CMS
12 15 (0.34%) JBoss
13 14 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.27%) Confluence
15 9 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (0.18%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.18%) SAS
17 7 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 115 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.11%) GIMP
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.045%) SPSS
9 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.022%) Revit
9 1 (0.022%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 37 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 28 (0.63%) Sentinel
3 19 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.34%) assyst
5 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.090%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.067%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.045%) Bankmaster
10 2 (0.045%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.045%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.022%) Maximo
11 1 (0.022%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.022%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.022%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.022%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 141 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (1.86%) Office 365
4 68 (1.52%) SaaS
5 54 (1.21%) IaaS
6 42 (0.94%) PaaS
7 32 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.090%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.090%) Sumo Logic
12 3 (0.067%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.067%) Bluemix
12 3 (0.067%) Datadog
12 3 (0.067%) Force.com
12 3 (0.067%) Heroku
13 2 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.045%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 850 (19.02%) Firewall
2 551 (12.33%) Network Security
3 265 (5.93%) Intrusion Detection
3 265 (5.93%) TCP/IP
4 160 (3.58%) LAN
4 160 (3.58%) VPN
5 156 (3.49%) Internet
6 144 (3.22%) WAN
7 128 (2.86%) DNS
8 90 (2.01%) SSL
9 87 (1.95%) Wireless
10 67 (1.50%) HTTP
11 65 (1.45%) DHCP
12 58 (1.30%) LDAP
13 56 (1.25%) Wireshark
14 54 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (1.16%) SAN
16 35 (0.78%) OSPF
17 33 (0.74%) BGP
18 29 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 83 (1.86%) Big Data
3 70 (1.57%) Hadoop
3 70 (1.57%) MySQL
4 66 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 46 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 42 (0.94%) RDBMS
7 39 (0.87%) Apache Hive
8 31 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 24 (0.54%) GIS
11 21 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 20 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
12 20 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (0.43%) Bigtable
13 19 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (0.74%) Burp Suite
2 23 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.45%) Jenkins
3 20 (0.45%) JIRA
4 19 (0.43%) AppScan
5 15 (0.34%) Paros
5 15 (0.34%) Subversion
5 15 (0.34%) WebScarab
6 14 (0.31%) Metasploit
6 14 (0.31%) Selenium
7 10 (0.22%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.22%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.13%) Hudson
10 5 (0.11%) Gitweb
11 4 (0.090%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.067%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.067%) GoCD
12 3 (0.067%) sqlmap
12 3 (0.067%) Travis CI
General
1 1232 (27.57%) Finance
2 313 (7.00%) Banking
3 279 (6.24%) Legal
4 189 (4.23%) Retail
5 154 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 87 (1.95%) Marketing
7 69 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 68 (1.52%) Law
9 59 (1.32%) Advertising
10 52 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.98%) Military
12 34 (0.76%) Games
13 29 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 25 (0.56%) Front Office
15 20 (0.45%) Publishing
16 15 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.29%) Electronics
17 13 (0.29%) Spanish Language
18 11 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
18 11 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 929 (20.79%) Analyst
2 723 (16.18%) Security Analyst
3 670 (14.99%) Security Manager
4 449 (10.05%) Consultant
5 414 (9.26%) Information Analyst
6 406 (9.08%) Information Security Analyst
7 385 (8.61%) Architect
8 377 (8.44%) Information Manager
9 367 (8.21%) Information Security Manager
10 335 (7.50%) Security Consultant
11 302 (6.76%) Security Engineer
12 271 (6.06%) Security Architect
13 204 (4.56%) Security Officer
14 201 (4.50%) IT Manager
15 182 (4.07%) Security Specialist
16 166 (3.71%) Information Security Officer
17 151 (3.38%) Information Officer
18 140 (3.13%) Information Security Consultant
19 127 (2.84%) Information Security Engineer
20 125 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (2.15%) .NET
2 89 (1.99%) HTML
3 79 (1.77%) Web Services
4 77 (1.72%) SailPoint
5 61 (1.36%) Middleware
6 60 (1.34%) CSS
7 45 (1.01%) jQuery
8 42 (0.94%) HTML5
9 38 (0.85%) Hibernate
9 38 (0.85%) LAMP
9 38 (0.85%) Spring
10 37 (0.83%) Node.js
11 35 (0.78%) AngularJS
11 35 (0.78%) Apache Camel
12 34 (0.76%) CSS3
12 34 (0.76%) Java EE
13 26 (0.58%) XML
14 23 (0.51%) ASP.NET
14 23 (0.51%) SAML
15 20 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1058 (23.67%) Management Information System
2 359 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 357 (7.99%) Computer Science
4 197 (4.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 193 (4.32%) Data Protection Act
6 188 (4.21%) Data Centre
7 123 (2.75%) CESG
8 118 (2.64%) Cyberthreat
9 80 (1.79%) Cyber Attack
10 72 (1.61%) PKI
11 67 (1.50%) Cyber Defence
12 56 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
13 49 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 47 (1.05%) Driving Licence
15 45 (1.01%) Fintech
16 44 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 40 (0.90%) Mainframe
17 40 (0.90%) Virtual Team
18 35 (0.78%) PMI
19 34 (0.76%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 660 (14.77%) Windows
2 615 (13.76%) Linux
3 359 (8.03%) Unix
4 194 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 119 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (0.87%) CentOS
9 34 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 28 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.60%) Solaris
12 24 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 23 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 23 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 19 (0.43%) Windows 10
14 19 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.40%) Android
16 14 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1098 (24.57%) Cybersecurity
2 987 (22.09%) Risk Management
3 702 (15.71%) SIEM
4 583 (13.05%) Data Protection
5 579 (12.96%) ITIL
6 555 (12.42%) Security Operations
7 539 (12.06%) Security Management
8 520 (11.64%) Security Architecture
9 476 (10.65%) Penetration Testing
10 402 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 399 (8.93%) Information Security Management
12 398 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 391 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
14 370 (8.28%) Incident Management
15 344 (7.70%) Project Management
16 340 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 303 (6.78%) Risk Assessment
18 269 (6.02%) Identity Access Management
19 267 (5.97%) Business Continuity
20 261 (5.84%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 247 (5.53%) Python
2 227 (5.08%) Java
3 222 (4.97%) C
4 185 (4.14%) SQL
5 172 (3.85%) Perl
6 128 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 109 (2.44%) Ruby
8 76 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 74 (1.66%) C++
10 72 (1.61%) C#
10 72 (1.61%) PHP
11 41 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 35 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 30 (0.67%) Bourne shell
14 20 (0.45%) Korn
15 15 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.22%) Scala
17 8 (0.18%) BeanShell
18 7 (0.16%) VB
19 6 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1840 (41.17%) CISSP
2 1324 (29.63%) CISM
3 946 (21.17%) Degree
4 872 (19.51%) CISA
5 486 (10.87%) Security Cleared
6 317 (7.09%) SC Cleared
7 300 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
8 293 (6.56%) GIAC
9 283 (6.33%) SANS
10 282 (6.31%) CEH
11 154 (3.45%) GCIH
12 145 (3.24%) DV Cleared
13 143 (3.20%) CESG Certified Professional
14 142 (3.18%) CRISC
15 137 (3.07%) CCNP
15 137 (3.07%) GCIA
16 110 (2.46%) CCNA
17 92 (2.06%) CCSP
18 91 (2.04%) CISMP
18 91 (2.04%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1422 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 681 (15.24%) PCI DSS
3 268 (6.00%) COBIT
4 146 (3.27%) GDPR
5 134 (3.00%) QA
6 123 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 107 (2.39%) SLA
8 93 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 54 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 53 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 49 (1.10%) ISO22301
12 44 (0.98%) ISO27002
12 44 (0.98%) RMADS
13 43 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 38 (0.85%) ISO 9001
15 31 (0.69%) JSP 440
16 21 (0.47%) PMO
17 19 (0.43%) Data Quality
17 19 (0.43%) GPG13
17 19 (0.43%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 265 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 141 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.23%) Snort
5 39 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 32 (0.72%) ProxySG
7 26 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.51%) Docker
8 23 (0.51%) iptables
9 20 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.27%) vSphere
11 9 (0.20%) HDFS
11 9 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.18%) Firmware
12 8 (0.18%) XenServer
13 7 (0.16%) XenApp
14 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.11%) NDS
16 4 (0.090%) IAG
16 4 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 149 (3.33%) Nessus
2 86 (1.92%) CSIRT
3 81 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
4 69 (1.54%) SCCM
5 64 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 47 (1.05%) QRadar
7 42 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 37 (0.83%) Puppet
9 26 (0.58%) Ansible
9 26 (0.58%) Nmap
9 26 (0.58%) PowerBroker
10 23 (0.51%) SELinux
10 23 (0.51%) WSUS
11 21 (0.47%) EnCase
12 20 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
13 18 (0.40%) logstash
13 18 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 18 (0.40%) RSA enVision
14 17 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 16 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 406 (9.08%) Microsoft
2 321 (7.18%) Cisco
3 204 (4.56%) Oracle
4 200 (4.48%) VMware
5 150 (3.36%) Splunk
6 144 (3.22%) CheckPoint
7 140 (3.13%) Palo Alto
8 135 (3.02%) Intel Security
9 107 (2.39%) Juniper
10 100 (2.24%) CyberArk
11 94 (2.10%) ArcSight
12 83 (1.86%) HP
13 82 (1.83%) F5
14 81 (1.81%) LogRhythm
15 74 (1.66%) Symantec
16 71 (1.59%) Qualys
17 67 (1.50%) Blue Coat
18 65 (1.45%) Fortinet
19 60 (1.34%) Citrix
20 55 (1.23%) IBM
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Atherstone, Warwickshire
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £65000.00 - £80000 per annum + package
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Salary: £90k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 54 minutes ago
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onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Premier IT
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Cloud Computing International
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum (Depending on Location/Experience)
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Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, share scheme, etc
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Salary: £60000 - £73000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
Sanderson
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London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Sanderson
Salary: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £20000.00 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + exc benefits/ pen/ bonus/ flex work
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