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    (Original post by ETRC)
    If you get a maths/physics/maths with finance degree from Oxford then 50-60k is typical starting salary. It probably is around 50-55k for prestigious universities too
    OK what? All the BBs pay mid 40s starting, now you're saying the typical start salary of someone from Oxford with a quantitative degree is 50-60k? Sorry I don't buy it - where is your evidence? What is this based on?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Instructions not clear. Got penis stuck in toaster. Last I checked people say "the post you quoted" not:
    The post you quoted? It's a post that quoted you... gawd you're slow aren't you? I like how you've acted (well.. maybe I'm being generous) thick to avoid answering the original post. Very transparent, need to try harder.
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    (Original post by M1011)
    OK what? All the BBs pay mid 40s starting, now you're saying the typical start salary of someone from Oxford with a quantitative degree is 50-60k? Sorry I don't buy it - where is your evidence? What is this based on?
    I know two people that go to Oxford and they said many of them with those degrees, if they get an IB offer the starting salary is around 50k.
    And one of them has graduated from physics this year and got an offer with like 52k starting salary at a large company (forgot the name).
    They say banks prey on oxbridge and top uni's at America for bankers.
    You can ask people who go there.
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    (Original post by M1011)
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    What you said:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/atta...d=302095&stc=1
    And "The one above the post you replied to", the post I replied to and my reply:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/atta...d=302096&stc=1
    So, yeah. Alternatively, look at the whole biologue.
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    (Original post by ETRC)
    I know two people that go to Oxford and they said many of them with those degrees, if they get an IB offer the starting salary is around 50k.
    And one of them has graduated from physics this year and got an offer with like 52k starting salary at a large company (forgot the name).
    They say banks prey on oxbridge and top uni's at America for bankers.
    You can ask people who go there.
    This sounds a bit ridiculous, you are saying that investment banks pay a premium to their oxbridge graduates? Also this big company that your physics friend was offered, is it a bank?

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    (Original post by Temporality)
    1. People who earn less than 50k more often than not arent working at fast-food chains, since that kind of job usually pays about 15k per year. And there are one hell of a lot of jobs and salaries in the range 15-50k, if you hadn't noticed. Your statement polarises salaries as high/low in an extreme and unrealistic manner.

    2. There are different life goals for different people .People view success in different manners and for some people it really may not be earning a salary greater than 50k that makes them happy and fulfilled.

    3. Just because you are a graduate in a subject that is supposedly likely to earn you more than 50k doesn't mean that there aren't other subjects in which people either do so, or indeed other routes to go down other than getting a degree which will land you that kind of money.

    People with restricted and limited minds and life goals seem to congregate on this forum. Never mind.
    what job do you have your sights on

    I completely agree but if youre gonna be in the higher tax brand you may as well make it worthwhile and earn a good bit
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Tbh with you, I think people do IT at school, think CS is going to be like that, are disappointed when it isn't, which could explain the high drop out rates

    Its also a huge umbrella term. in a sense I'm not complaining because it deters people from the industry
    THIS. People need to understand that the industries involved in CS (software etc.) are completely separate from IT. It's called a science for a reason.
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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    This sounds a bit ridiculous, you are saying that investment banks pay a premium to their oxbridge graduates? Also this big company that your physics friend was offered, is it a bank?

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    That's exactly what he's saying...there's only so many Oxbridge/Ivy grads every year and the big banks crave them and pay a premium to get them.
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    (Original post by Frank the Tankk)
    THIS. People need to understand that the industries involved in CS (software etc.) are completely separate from IT. It's called a science for a reason.
    Even with IT, its a bit more specialised than at school

    ie: I do networks.I love networks - aside from the damn cabling part! I've discovered cable porn recently but any way I digress

    It's still one of those things that you have to have the correct mindset for IMO. and is a lot more than just basic word, excel etc...
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Even with IT, its a bit more specialised than at school

    ie: I do networks.I love networks - aside from the damn cabling part! I've discovered cable porn recently but any way I digress

    It's still one of those things that you have to have the correct mindset for IMO. and is a lot more than just basic word, excel etc...
    True...do you think the IT curriculum needs more rigour?
    Imo, it's not specialised enough, too much playing around with excel and learning about the highest-level stuff. Although there is a computing A-Level, but I think from the start of high school kids should be made aware about the lower-level processes...considering how important computing has become
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    (Original post by M1011)
    £60-70k for first year IB? More like £45k? Still very high, but think your numbers are a bit high for a first year!



    FTSE 100 / Fortune 500

    Sorry it bugs me when people confuse the lists! lol



    Except you totally ignored the post above the one you replied to, which entirely dismantled your ridiculous point.
    No, it's correct.

    Base Salary: 45k
    Sign-On Bonus: 6k (this depends)
    Bonus: 10-22k first year (again varies)

    Average compensation for first year: 55k-73k. This rises towards 100k over three/four years all-in compensation pre-tax.

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    (Original post by Frank the Tankk)
    Computer Science...provided you study at a prestigious university, are passionate (dedicated to learning every in-demand language etc.) and go to London/Dublin/anywhere with a decent tech. industry. A lot of graduates also get into investment banking - especially in London.

    However, if you go to a Post-92 university and don't have any passion for it...say goodbye to any hopes of having a decent job (as shown by CompSci having the largest unemployment rates)
    kuddos for mentioning dublin!
    post 92 uni ah..care to explain?

    any handy short it courses you can get jobs in easily enough:?
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Well, thats if you get a job at one of the big firms, if not, your salary isnt 'big' money
    I know I will. I'm capable.
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    post 92 uni ah..care to explain?
    Polytechnic unis
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    What you said:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/atta...d=302095&stc=1
    And "The one above the post you replied to", the post I replied to and my reply:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/atta...d=302096&stc=1
    So, yeah. Alternatively, look at the whole biologue.
    One post up, stop struggling so much with simple tasks.

    Plus if you're going to be a douche about it, then I didn't actually say "the exact post 1 above this one" did I? I said the post above the one you applied to, and low and behold the post two above the one you replied to which you were quoted in and was on the blooming topic being discussed was the one I meant. It was above was it not?
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    (Original post by ioclops)
    Hey. To all the people that are saying engineers being likely to make big bucks: do you mean a chartered engineer or just an engineer with an MEng?
    you don't necessarily have to be chartered, they are some BEng jobs that have salaries of £60k...(however usually with some 5years+ experience)
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    (Original post by walkers38)
    Polytechnic unis
    ah I believe my uni was an old polytechnic

    however my course is ranked #1 in the uk in my college..

    should I be worried:?
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    (Original post by will2348)
    No, it's correct.

    Base Salary: 45k
    Sign-On Bonus: 6k (this depends)
    Bonus: 10-22k first year (again varies)

    Average compensation for first year: 55k-73k. This rises towards 100k over three/four years all-in compensation pre-tax.

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    Why do people always say 45k then? Why would literally everyone who ever posts about IB salaries use 45k if in reality it's 70k? It doesn't add up.
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    (Original post by Frank the Tankk)
    True...do you think the IT curriculum needs more rigour?
    Imo, it's not specialised enough, too much playing around with excel and learning about the highest-level stuff. Although there is a computing A-Level, but I think from the start of high school kids should be made aware about the lower-level processes...considering how important computing has become
    I think so, but I also think with IT, you're sorta teaching (or preaching) to the "converted"

    Pretty much every IT guy I know has always liked IT, even as a kid - and proper IT ie: actually taking stuff the hell apart (which is also something for engineers I guess)

    Sorta like this


    In essence, I think I was sorta "born" to do IT

    It's kinda a good thing, because it keeps people out of the industry, and wages pretty high

    I dont like IT at school however. Definitely think it's terrible - at least it was when I did it. I made that as a comment in year 9. I got a C in IT...
 
 
 
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