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Got your own nunchuks? Spent a day learning HTML? Get down to Shoreditch's Silicon Roundabout this weekend and get yourself a job at a startup. A waged job. Silicon MilkRoundabout, the hiring fair for startups, hits London this weekend, and 800 jobs are going at over 100 of the "top tech startups in the UK", according to the …

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Free fruit?

WTF.

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Re: Free fruit?

You own me a new keyboard... I just spat out my Papaya and Mango fruit salad...

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Re: Free fruit?

owe me a new keyboard...

Come on el reg... comment editing please... I'll get you some free fruit...

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Re: Free fruit?

Nooooooooooo! No editing, please!

"Oh look, I can change my ill thought out, sub literate post and make all those that corrected me look like idiots." FTMFW!

Please don't.

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"We build things that don’t work. We iterate."

Is it wrong of me to find that funny in a good way?

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Re: "We build things that don’t work. We iterate."

Sorry - spelling correction:- it's 'irritate'.

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Work for Wonga...

...we're parasitic scum that exploit the poor, but we're COOL parasitic scum.

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Can someone explain...

How can an iOS developer earn £48,957 yet an iPhone / iPad developer only earns £40,647 when they're the same thing?

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Re: Can someone explain...

Your average recruitment agent doesn't know his R from his Oracle (or iOS or Java or Python). They just do keyword-matching on CVs as well as filtering out the liars and charlatans and cowboy coders. Can't blame them really: their job is mainly about having people skills and negotiating skills, not techie stuff.

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Re: Can someone explain...

They ask people what they do and what they earn, or scour advertised jobs and rates... hence these discrepancies happen all the time and as such the figures should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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50k for a Java dev?

41k for Javascript?

Ha ha ha ha ha! Now that is funny.

Where do these people get these fictional numbers from?

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Re: 50k for a Java dev?

It's in London. Jobs pay more in London.

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Re: 50k for a Java dev?

£50k is not enough for having to suffer London.

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Re: 50k for a Java dev?

I thought London too, but the column header clearly says "Average UK salary".

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£40K for a graduate

I'm sorry but there is no way on this earth that anyone is paying new graduates that amount of money. They may have a degree but they do not yet know anything about business, how to practically apply their technical skills or how to deal with people. Most of them have never shown any interest in anything outside of their degree course.

So an average salary of £40k is just pure fiction. I work in graduate recruitment for a top 10 UK university and in our books they are doing pretty well if they can command half of that; that is if they don't have to go and work in a supermarket after they graduate. Even PhDs would be pretty ambitious to be looking at this level for a first job - lecturing roles start at around £30k but they usually do a few years purely in research first.

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Re: 50k for a Java dev?

Oh I missed that. However the national average is totally distorted by London prices since not only are prices higher, but the density of developers is much higher too.

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We iterate

Me too!

for (int ndx = 0; ndx < 10; ndx++) // can I have my £50k now?

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Guru?

Ninja?

Is there no English word for "someone who gets paid for knowing what he/she is doing"?

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There may be several, but there's not much call for them around Shoreditch these days.

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I'm sorry I only have one thumbs-up to give

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