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Aravind Kumar
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Joined: Nov 03, 2003
Posts: 39
Hello all,

I have an offer from the UK..I have arnd 2 years experience in J2EE...The offer is 26K pounds+bonus. The place is somewhere in west sussex. I am not even sure whether its a good deal or not as I dont know the cost of living there. I'm from Germany.

With some tax calculator I found out that take home is arnd 1600Pounds. Is this a normal salary in the UK for a Masters graduate with 2 years experience? I did not deduct the Health insurance from the take home. I dont know how much it would be. Could anyone throw some light on that?(% of health insurance from the gross, employer contribution to the health insurance,etc)

thanks
Aravind
Ali Hussain
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Joined: Jun 19, 2005
Posts: 211
Originally posted by Aravind Nambi:
Hello all,

I have an offer from the UK..I have arnd 2 years experience in J2EE...The offer is 26K pounds+bonus. The place is somewhere in west sussex. I am not even sure whether its a good deal or not as I dont know the cost of living there. I'm from Germany.

With some tax calculator I found out that take home is arnd 1600Pounds. Is this a normal salary in the UK for a Masters graduate with 2 years experience? I did not deduct the Health insurance from the take home. I dont know how much it would be. Could anyone throw some light on that?(% of health insurance from the gross, employer contribution to the health insurance,etc)

thanks
Aravind


I am not sure about West Sussex but in London it should be around 32-35K, given that you have a good degree and quality J2EE experience. But of course London is more expensive than West Sussex, especially housing prices.


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Aravind Kumar
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Joined: Nov 03, 2003
Posts: 39
Thanks for the reply

Aravind
Sanj Sharma
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Joined: Feb 14, 2004
Posts: 32
Hi Arvind ...i also wanted to work in UK. Can you please help me with details and contact of the consultants and how to get job there.
I have 2.5 years experience in Java/J2ee.
Mike Chaffin
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Joined: Sep 06, 2005
Posts: 14
I believe NI contributions (health and pensions) is 9% though I can't honestly remember whether it recently wen't up 1% to 9% or whether it is now 10%.

�26k isn't too bad depending on the living costs in the area, I'm not familiar with Sussex myself, if that is 2 years of commercial experience in total. If you have more commercial experience in total and 2 years in J2EE then it would be a little low I'd think.
 
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