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Programmer salaries rise in the south east

John-Paul Kamath

IT salaries in the south east region increased by 3.4% over the past 12 months according to specialist IT Recruitment Agency CV Screen.

The data obtained from the analysis of advertisements over the past three months of 2007, looked at more than 2,500 advertised positions and compared the results with CV Screen's IT salary survey of the corresponding time in 2006.

The survey, which is the first of CV Screen's regional surveys to be released, looks at IT Jobs in the following counties - Surrey, Kent, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Sussex - and concluded that the average permanent IT salary in the south east region is £33,513.

Regional account manager Jason Price commented on the findings "We have been experiencing continuing high demand for IT staff in 2007 and anticipated that there would be upward pressure on IT salaries in the region and so it has proved."

Price said "Our expectation is that the IT Jobs market in the South East region will remain buoyant in 2008, with continuing skills shortages in areas such as PHP, Citrix, .net and Java."


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