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    What scale is this salary?

    Id love a job like this!! somewhere towards the top end of the pay scale...

    C# Developer (.Net 3.5) Investment Bank Jobs London

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    My friend's husband was programming in VB for a major investment bank in about 1997 and as a contractor he was being paid 50K then. I wasn't jealous at all...

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    the nearer you are to the money, the more you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoyle View Post
    the nearer you are to the money, the more you get.
    ICT Techs - not necessarily school ones have been known to get 25-30 (bog standard, no frills ict tech roles), then again travel is an issue - it isn't that easy to get around and it's not that cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    ICT Techs - not necessarily school ones have been known to get 25-30 (bog standard, no frills ict tech roles), then again travel is an issue - it isn't that easy to get around and it's not that cheap!
    Where? Where's that?

    Tell me where...

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    I've just 5 minutes ago responded to (another) job offer, as a ICT support engineer/consultant based about 15 miles from where I live, for 24k.... I'm asking them for 26-28k, as I already earn almost what they are offering within half an hours walk of where i live now

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    IT Support Analyst - Investment Bank - City - CWJobs.co.uk - alot of the IT support roles pay really well... in London

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    IT Support Analyst - Investment Bank - City - CWJobs.co.uk - alot of the IT support roles pay really well... in London
    25-30k isn't that great for London, by the time you've acounted for the exhorbitant living costs/commute costs then you won't be any better off than a normal tech wage. However, as a stepping stone to a better tech job in the city it's a worthwhile one to take to get a foot in the door and build contacts.

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    Yea, once you've got experience working for a bank - it's a good way to get some high paying contracts. I have a friend who is thick as two planks but managed to get a job out of uni in IT at a bank, he earns far more than me! But his commute costs are greater than my travel costs, that said he still takes home more than me.

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    As cutting edge developers who are highly sought after in the banking world I fear it is a short term arrangement as so often happens in this industry the pressure is so high all the time that these developers burn themselves out after 5 years.

    Its not all roses as someone else has stated "The more you earn the more you do" well in this situation that is actually true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    As cutting edge developers who are highly sought after in the banking world I fear it is a short term arrangement as so often happens in this industry the pressure is so high all the time that these developers burn themselves out after 5 years.

    Its not all roses as someone else has stated "The more you earn the more you do" well in this situation that is actually true.
    Moreover, when the large projects are finished and they're sitting around they're quickly removed....

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    The original link has changed. This is the job I was originally talking about!

    I dont think notifying all on edugeek of a 100k job is really worth it, but a job where you can earn 450m a year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    25-30k isn't that great for London, by the time you've acounted for the exhorbitant living costs/commute costs then you won't be any better off than a normal tech wage. However, as a stepping stone to a better tech job in the city it's a worthwhile one to take to get a foot in the door and build contacts.
    Totally agree I would knock 10K off that as the higher cost of living in or commuting to London, then take another 10k off for tax!

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    I don't get jealous of IT Bank jobs, my dad know someone who use to do programming/support for a bank and he ended up permanently sick(10 years + so far). He said that the stress was immense especially as they could be losing millions every minute if it was not working.

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    Yeh my mate does alot of back end programming for banks etc. It's big money but big stress. Waking up in the morning and being told to fly to Australia is not my idea of work life balance.

    I absolutely hate programming anyway - no amount of money would make me pick up java again *shudders*

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