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    Question Wages

    Heres one for you guys. Not that im planning on doing a runner or demanding more money, but I was curious.

    For a network manager, with no team, supporting roughly 200 comuters from desktops to laptops, a few iPads and the usual other classroom kit as well as managing and developing the network. A network involving SANs, VMWare vSphere setup, and a migration from CC3 to Vanilla 7 mixed XP environment with Server 2008.

    Whats the going rate do you think? Outside of London.

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    Depends on the level of financial responsibility.
    Contrary to popular belief, you don't get any significant points for 'managing' machines. Even system design isn't regarded very highly by HR.
    It is simply a technical role. i'd guess at 17-22k ish give or take.. Add in some people management and financial responsibility and the wages go up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Depends on the level of financial responsibility.
    Contrary to popular belief, you don't get any significant points for 'managing' machines. Even system design isn't regarded very highly by HR.
    It is simply a technical role. i'd guess at 17-22k ish give or take.. Add in some people management and financial responsibility and the wages go up.
    Thanks Great answer.

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    What kind of financial responsibilities do you think would push up the pay grade?

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    Are you a budget holder? Do you control the IT spending within the school etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    Are you a budget holder? Do you control the IT spending within the school etc.
    Due to be I think.

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    Well that would be another criteria for a salary increase.

    Basically if you control a budget, and manage staff you will be on probably 5-10k more then a lone soldier usually. It also depends on the number of staff, size of school etc. Different councils also grade jobs at different levels, so a technician at one school may get 2k less then the one in the next school because of a different LA. This is more prominent in big cities, such as Manchester and London.

    If you are on your own, outside of London but with no "tangible" responsibilities (Ones that HR acknowledge) then the ceiling wage could be as low as 20k.

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    I think that 18-24k would be benchmark for what you described.

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    Thanks for the input guys.

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    In my LEA you can't even be a network manager if you don't have any people to manage! I would say that 18-22 would be around what you can expect.

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    As NM I do pretty much everything as described in all this, I only deal with server side budgets/purchases though. Although I do run a lot more servers with 1700+ users, 1000+ PCs/Laptops etc, 2 sites, a Frog VLE and newly purchased Prometheun white boards which are a hell to line up!

    My wage is in the region of what people are mentioning here.

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    I'm not a network manager - because my HR responsibility is devolved to HR, and my budget is controlled by the head of college. I'm a senior tech, my job was advertised at 19k1 to 20k8

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