The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 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
Microsoft Windows
UK
Rank 13 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11616 15765 17749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 15.31% 16.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.66% 58.65% 62.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9935 13391 14933
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,068
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.81%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20146 26882 28419
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.71% 26.11% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16930 22626 23763
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK

Windows
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Windows in the UK

Windows
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK

Windows
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 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 -5 10967 £40,000 - 1598
London -3 4262 £47,500 - 549
South East -3 2688 £38,000 - 335
East of England -6 894 £37,500 +4.16% 131
North West -6 735 £37,500 +7.14% 173
Yorkshire -2 699 £32,500 -12.16% 104
South West -5 696 £34,000 -2.85% 88
City of London +1 689 £47,500 -5.00% 151
Surrey 0 597 £37,000 -1.33% 64
Berkshire 0 563 £42,500 - 65
Hampshire -5 555 £37,500 +2.73% 83
West Midlands -1 536 £36,250 +3.57% 114
West Yorkshire 0 513 £35,000 -6.66% 74
Manchester -6 482 £37,500 - 103
East Midlands -4 409 £32,500 -13.33% 80
Leeds -1 349 £36,500 -3.94% 43
Cambridgeshire -2 294 £40,000 +6.66% 56
Oxfordshire -1 289 £37,500 -0.66% 45
Hertfordshire -6 289 £37,500 +7.14% 40
Buckinghamshire +10 278 £33,000 -5.71% 35
Reading -5 207 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Scotland -5 194 £38,000 -5.00% 42
Bristol -3 193 £36,000 -6.63% 34
Cambridge +1 181 £40,250 +7.33% 44
Wales -3 178 £35,000 +14.75% 14
Wiltshire -2 169 £32,500 +4.83% 13
Birmingham -8 163 £37,500 - 33
West Sussex -4 161 £40,000 - 16
Milton Keynes +11 158 £38,500 -7.22% 23
Essex -4 146 £40,000 +23.07% 11

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 10085 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 9175 (37.99%) Active Directory
3 8997 (37.26%) Windows Server
4 6697 (27.73%) VMware
5 6585 (27.27%) Linux
6 5638 (23.35%) SQL Server
7 5504 (22.79%) SQL
8 4632 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 4514 (18.69%) MS Excel
10 4268 (17.67%) ITIL
11 4255 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 4119 (17.06%) Finance
13 4008 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3746 (15.51%) MS Exchange
15 3713 (15.38%) Windows 7
16 3527 (14.61%) .NET
17 3474 (14.39%) MS Office
18 3461 (14.33%) Firewall
19 3439 (14.24%) C#
20 3434 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
21 3427 (14.19%) Cisco
22 3184 (13.19%) Office 365
23 3007 (12.45%) Citrix
24 2723 (11.28%) DNS
25 2700 (11.18%) Degree
25 2700 (11.18%) Hyper-V
26 2682 (11.11%) PowerShell
27 2435 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
28 2432 (10.07%) Unix
29 2409 (9.98%) TCP/IP

Windows
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 3746 (15.51%) MS Exchange
2 2162 (8.95%) IIS
3 1468 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1440 (5.96%) SharePoint
5 1106 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 913 (3.78%) Skype for Business
7 787 (3.26%) Apache
8 651 (2.70%) Tomcat
9 509 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 468 (1.94%) WebSphere
11 377 (1.56%) JBoss
12 318 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 263 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 251 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
15 223 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
16 221 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
17 208 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
18 198 (0.82%) CMS
19 179 (0.74%) Confluence
20 146 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4514 (18.69%) MS Excel
2 3474 (14.39%) MS Office
3 261 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 189 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 80 (0.33%) MS Project
6 54 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 49 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 29 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 18 (0.075%) Camtasia
10 18 (0.075%) Snagit
11 15 (0.062%) InDesign
12 14 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
13 11 (0.046%) InfoPath
13 11 (0.046%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 11 (0.046%) Simulink
14 10 (0.041%) AutoCAD
14 10 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
15 7 (0.029%) GNU Octave
15 7 (0.029%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 204 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 55 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 48 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 41 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 41 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 33 (0.14%) RMDS
7 30 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 26 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 25 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 22 (0.091%) Magento
10 22 (0.091%) Visualfiles
11 21 (0.087%) SAP ERP
12 20 (0.083%) Maximo
13 18 (0.075%) assyst
14 15 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
14 15 (0.062%) SAP Business One
15 13 (0.054%) Sage 50
15 13 (0.054%) Teamcenter
16 12 (0.050%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3184 (13.19%) Office 365
2 2435 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1961 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
4 474 (1.96%) SaaS
5 344 (1.42%) IaaS
6 319 (1.32%) PaaS
7 270 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 154 (0.64%) Mimecast
9 142 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 141 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 136 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
12 130 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 124 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
14 120 (0.50%) G Suite
15 87 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 81 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 64 (0.27%) GitHub
18 42 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
19 39 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
20 38 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3461 (14.33%) Firewall
2 2723 (11.28%) DNS
3 2409 (9.98%) TCP/IP
4 2035 (8.43%) LAN
5 2009 (8.32%) DHCP
6 1947 (8.06%) WAN
7 1930 (7.99%) SAN
8 1520 (6.29%) VPN
9 1021 (4.23%) Internet
10 858 (3.55%) VoIP
11 716 (2.97%) Network Security
12 689 (2.85%) VLAN
13 650 (2.69%) Wireless
14 540 (2.24%) Skype
15 502 (2.08%) NAS
16 436 (1.81%) HTTP
17 380 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
18 368 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
19 338 (1.40%) SSL
20 336 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5638 (23.35%) SQL Server
2 916 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 846 (3.50%) MySQL
4 697 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 652 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 605 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 517 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 476 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 443 (1.83%) Oracle Database
10 375 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 374 (1.55%) NoSQL
12 295 (1.22%) MongoDB
13 258 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 218 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 198 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
16 193 (0.80%) Big Data
16 193 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
17 182 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
18 178 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
19 177 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 831 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 765 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 699 (2.89%) Visual Studio
4 688 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 585 (2.42%) JIRA
6 470 (1.95%) NUnit
7 462 (1.91%) Subversion
8 396 (1.64%) TeamCity
9 374 (1.55%) Selenium
10 359 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
11 344 (1.42%) Moq
12 290 (1.20%) MSTest
13 280 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 243 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 188 (0.78%) Maven
16 157 (0.65%) Hudson
17 149 (0.62%) JUnit
18 143 (0.59%) Cucumber
18 143 (0.59%) MSI
19 133 (0.55%) Ant
General
1 4119 (17.06%) Finance
2 1227 (5.08%) Banking
3 922 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 640 (2.65%) Retail
5 609 (2.52%) Legal
6 575 (2.38%) Law
7 463 (1.92%) Marketing
8 391 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 304 (1.26%) Games
10 290 (1.20%) Back Office
11 275 (1.14%) Advertising
12 210 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 201 (0.83%) Electronics
14 182 (0.75%) Publishing
15 152 (0.63%) German Language
16 146 (0.60%) French Language
17 136 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 133 (0.55%) Front Office
19 132 (0.55%) Automotive
20 83 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 4462 (18.48%) Analyst
2 3140 (13.00%) Developer
3 2935 (12.15%) Support Engineer
4 2223 (9.21%) Support Analyst
5 2086 (8.64%) IT Support
6 1975 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1437 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 1434 (5.94%) Administrator
9 1363 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
10 1278 (5.29%) IT Engineer
11 1241 (5.14%) .NET Developer
12 1169 (4.84%) C# Developer
13 1018 (4.22%) Service Analyst
14 935 (3.87%) IT Analyst
15 932 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 917 (3.80%) Applications Support
17 916 (3.79%) Service Desk Analyst
18 911 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
19 817 (3.38%) IT Support Engineer
20 815 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3527 (14.61%) .NET
2 1700 (7.04%) HTML
3 1561 (6.46%) ASP.NET
4 1489 (6.17%) Web Services
5 1227 (5.08%) CSS
6 1165 (4.82%) XML
7 864 (3.58%) .NET Framework
8 807 (3.34%) WCF
9 769 (3.18%) WPF
10 738 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 728 (3.01%) jQuery
12 716 (2.97%) WinForms
13 580 (2.40%) AngularJS
14 485 (2.01%) SOAP
15 459 (1.90%) HTML5
16 436 (1.81%) Middleware
17 398 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
18 380 (1.57%) REST
19 355 (1.47%) JSON
20 306 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1494 (6.19%) Data Centre
2 1479 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1313 (5.44%) Computer Science
4 895 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 661 (2.74%) Clustering
6 566 (2.34%) Blackberry
7 546 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 473 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 370 (1.53%) iPad
10 357 (1.48%) Replication
11 333 (1.38%) iPhone
12 315 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 312 (1.29%) User Experience
14 305 (1.26%) Mobile App
15 304 (1.26%) Hedge funds
16 243 (1.01%) Public Cloud
17 233 (0.96%) Fintech
18 231 (0.96%) PKI
18 231 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
19 212 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8997 (37.26%) Windows Server
2 6585 (27.27%) Linux
3 4632 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4255 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3713 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2432 (10.07%) Unix
7 1840 (7.62%) Windows 10
8 1561 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1306 (5.41%) Windows 8
10 958 (3.97%) Android
11 786 (3.25%) Apple iOS
12 732 (3.03%) Mac OS X
12 732 (3.03%) Windows XP
13 700 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 506 (2.10%) CentOS
15 438 (1.81%) Solaris
16 351 (1.45%) Mac OS
17 277 (1.15%) Ubuntu
18 188 (0.78%) AIX
19 171 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4268 (17.67%) ITIL
2 3434 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1574 (6.52%) DevOps
4 1420 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1400 (5.80%) Scrum
6 1223 (5.06%) MVC
7 1209 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
8 1067 (4.42%) TDD
9 1037 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 967 (4.00%) Service Management
11 952 (3.94%) Project Management
12 939 (3.89%) Service Delivery
13 909 (3.76%) Mentoring
14 883 (3.66%) Migration
15 872 (3.61%) OO
16 851 (3.52%) Configuration Management
17 820 (3.40%) SDLC
18 761 (3.15%) High Availability
19 736 (3.05%) Information Security
20 723 (2.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5504 (22.79%) SQL
2 3439 (14.24%) C#
3 2682 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2098 (8.69%) Java
5 1927 (7.98%) JavaScript
6 1679 (6.95%) Python
7 1586 (6.57%) C++
8 974 (4.03%) C
9 812 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 781 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 768 (3.18%) Perl
12 540 (2.24%) PHP
13 533 (2.21%) VB
14 519 (2.15%) Ruby
15 508 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 469 (1.94%) VB.NET
17 324 (1.34%) VBScript
18 187 (0.77%) PL/SQL
19 127 (0.53%) VBA
20 111 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2700 (11.18%) Degree
2 2338 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1409 (5.83%) MCSE
4 1290 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
5 1039 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 1014 (4.20%) CCNA
7 784 (3.25%) MCSA
8 729 (3.02%) MCP
9 613 (2.54%) SC Cleared
10 608 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 524 (2.17%) CCNP
12 457 (1.89%) CISSP
13 453 (1.88%) MCITP
14 407 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
15 328 (1.36%) DV Cleared
16 273 (1.13%) ISEB
17 228 (0.94%) CISM
18 221 (0.92%) ISTQB
19 195 (0.81%) CEH
20 189 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1756 (7.27%) SLA
2 672 (2.78%) QA
3 337 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 257 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 82 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 47 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 41 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 36 (0.15%) PMO
9 35 (0.14%) HL7
10 28 (0.12%) COBIT
11 23 (0.095%) MISRA
12 21 (0.087%) MiFID
13 18 (0.075%) GCP
14 16 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
15 15 (0.062%) ISO27002
15 15 (0.062%) SSAE 16
15 15 (0.062%) WAI
16 13 (0.054%) GPG13
17 12 (0.050%) ISO 9000
17 12 (0.050%) JTAG
System Software
1 9175 (37.99%) Active Directory
2 4008 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2700 (11.18%) Hyper-V
4 1079 (4.47%) vSphere
5 938 (3.88%) XenApp
6 437 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 426 (1.76%) VMware ESX
8 407 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 355 (1.47%) Docker
10 318 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 244 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
12 233 (0.96%) Terminal Services
13 231 (0.96%) XenServer
14 222 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
15 172 (0.71%) Xen
16 171 (0.71%) Firmware
17 126 (0.52%) NFS
18 122 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
19 113 (0.47%) KVM
20 109 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1872 (7.75%) SCCM
2 983 (4.07%) Puppet
3 797 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
4 713 (2.95%) SCOM
5 573 (2.37%) Ansible
6 349 (1.45%) Nagios
7 325 (1.35%) WSUS
8 304 (1.26%) Backup Exec
9 215 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
10 202 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 131 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 118 (0.49%) Nessus
13 95 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 95 (0.39%) Terraform
14 93 (0.39%) AirWatch
15 91 (0.38%) Tivoli
16 88 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
17 79 (0.33%) Graphite
18 78 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
19 77 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10085 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 6697 (27.73%) VMware
3 3427 (14.19%) Cisco
4 3007 (12.45%) Citrix
5 1748 (7.24%) Oracle
6 1414 (5.86%) HP
7 988 (4.09%) Red Hat
8 767 (3.18%) Apple
9 751 (3.11%) NetApp
10 582 (2.41%) Dell
11 502 (2.08%) Juniper
12 496 (2.05%) IBM
13 485 (2.01%) CheckPoint
14 478 (1.98%) EMC
15 434 (1.80%) Google
16 394 (1.63%) Veeam
17 351 (1.45%) Symantec
18 323 (1.34%) Avaya
19 300 (1.24%) F5
20 283 (1.17%) SAP
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Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + pension, bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £24000 per annum
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Epsom, Surrey
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Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
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East London
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Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
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Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive bonus package
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Bonus, holidays, pension, discounts, life assura
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
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Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23 - £27 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
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