Simular trends in Australia. Good article and very good advice. Work in a smaller company, enjoy your job and your co-workers, and remember that life is short.
Interesting to note Steve's opinion that a senior SQL DBA should be on 90000USD.
XE.com tells me that, at today's prices, that is 49182GBP. Based on what I know about the UK job market I would say that that is the minimum a Senor SQL DBA worth their salt should expect. Perhaps I'm wrong.
I should state the caveat that I live and work in London and salaries here are generally higher than the rest of the country (an issue that you don't want to get me started on) so perhaps my opinion is "tainted" by this.
Interesting article anyway, thanks Steve.
Nice article. Thanks for sharing that information. I particularly liked the conclusion.
Great article Steve.
I agree with nileshsane - the conclusion rocks!
I would add it's possible to work for a large corporation and still enjoy the benefits of a close-knit, entrepreneurial-like team. It all depends upon management.
Out of curiousity, can you tell me what portion of the 49182GBP would be left after income taxes (or do you not have any taxes withheld in the UK?).
Err....I'm more one of these people that accepts their pay packet rather than analyses it but...
According to 1 reputable source:
That includes National insurance contributions.
By my reckoning that would leave you with a take-home of about 35801GBP from a salary of 49182GBP!!