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Salaries for technology graduates by sector

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Technology graduates have a range of career and industry options, so before you make any big decisions it can be helpful to know what your decision can mean, financially.

On average, starting salaries for technology roles range from £22,000 to £30,000 with start ups at the lower end and tech advisory towards the top. Below, we’ve summarised the typical starting salaries for tech roles in different industries, based on schemes available.

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Defence industry: £28,000 - £31,000

Example employers include BAE, EADS, ADS

Telecoms industry: £26,000 - £32,000

Example employers include BT, Sky, Virgin

Public sector: £24,000 - £27,000

Example employers include NHS & MI5

Technology advisory: £30,000 - £45,000

Example employers include Accenture, PwC, & Shell

Financial services: £31,000 - £43,000

Example employers include Credit Suisse, Citi, HSBC

Consumer & Retail: £24,000 - £29,000

Example employers include Nestle & Unilever

Technology companies: £24,000 - £28,000

Example employers include HP, Cisco, Metaswitch

Don't forget - whilst knowing the financial implications of your career move is important, it is just one factor when considering a career.

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