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They seem quite low at about £12-18k, I wouldn't mind earning £12k if I knew it would ne easier to get promoted. Does anybody know how easy it is to get the £20k+ web development jobs once you have a couple of years commerical experience?

I reckon I should be able to get a job some where in the £15k range when I leave or about £20k depending on the standard of competiton in lower level .NET jobs.

If my part time job was full time it would be £16,500 and thats pretty easy in terms of technical skills, but you have to understand the concept of designing and developing for the users and not yourself.

I am being totaly unrealistic to expect to start on £15k? Thats still below the average salary for my university.
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No point houses are more expensive and so are general living costs, I would miss the music scene too much as well.
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They seem quite low at about £12-18k, I wouldn't mind earning £12k if I knew it would ne easier to get promoted. Does anybody know how easy it is to get the £20k+ web development jobs once you have a couple of years commerical experience?

I reckon I should be able to get a job some where in the £15k range when I leave or about £20k depending on the standard of competiton in lower level .NET jobs.

If my part time job was full time it would be £16,500 and thats pretty easy in terms of technical skills, but you have to understand the concept of designing and developing for the users and not yourself.

I am being totaly unrealistic to expect to start on £15k? Thats still below the average salary for my university.
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Jst to get some points across, when you say web developer that usually means the maintenance of websites, not the designing.

Salary comes with experience.

You should be on around the 15 k mark as you'll be a graduate but there are lots of non graduates that go into this area - A for example, being one

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I assume this means I have a better chance than the none graduates? I do have some commericial experience. I don't mean designing in terms of graphics though, it is more the maintenance side but I do want to a lot of interactive serverside/database stuff as well.

The kind of thing I am best at is taking an existing site and reveloping it so its accessible, thats my speciality. Its what I get paid to do.
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are you actually offering anything that non-graduates can't? both in terms of what you can offer now, and displaying that you can learn new things

are the jobs you are going for asking for degrees in a computer related subject?

if you aren't, then you can't really expect any more money than school-leavers

have you actually visited your careers service? have you looked at what disciplines other people have gone into having done your course?

I don't know how easy / difficult what the work you want to do is, but if someone could demonstrate that they could do it without a degree, then no company would bother paying the extra for a graduate IMO

perhaps you might be looking at stuff that is below you? surely anyone can show that they can design a website by showing off their samples...?
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Yep I doubt many school leavers can produce acessable ASP.NET websites and design stable normalised database structures.

I also understand about designing for the user and not yourself, somthing which requires understanding of theries and practise. I will have a portolio but I am not really a designer, I am more of a developer, I want to go into coding backends or front ends from an existing design.

You do get web designers that are school leavers but not many have the knowledge to think about of the box or to progress much further without foundation knowledge. I can apply my knowledge of accessability and human computer interface needs.

As well as doing the technical stuff. I could produce websites 5 years ago, they looked good, but they were fundementaly crap and pathetic compared to what I do now.
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Yep I doubt many school leavers can produce acessable ASP.NET websites and design stable normalised database structures.

I also understand about designing for the user and not yourself, somthing which requires understanding of theries and practise. I will have a portolio but I am not really a designer, I am more of a developer, I want to go into coding backends or front ends from an existing design.

You do get web designers that are school leavers but not many have the knowledge to think about of the box or to progress much further without foundation knowledge. I can apply my knowledge of accessability and human computer interface needs.

As well as doing the technical stuff. I could produce websites 5 years ago, they looked good, but they were fundementaly crap and pathetic compared to what I do now.
ok, clearly you do have something to above well above school leavers - just that £12k a year seems pitifully low, so I was thinking that'd be aimed at school-leavers

why not get yourself down to the careers service and recruitment agencies aimed at computer specialists? you don't seem to know very much about what you should be doing, and these people should know some things
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