Kind of ironic, considering that most of the tourists in Florida are coming from England. My fiancee has a fascination with British culture, due to her so-far sheltered life in the South. Her job as a nanny for a multi-mil family has taken her across Europe and she loves it now, and could think nothing better than to live in a quaint house in Stratham. I will be graduating at the end of 2012 with a BS in computer science from University of South Florida, specializing in business and information systems. I won't be exactly desperate for a job... if everything falls through (unlikely), my father has been a programmer at his company for over twenty years and already told me he could get me a job after college. But the fantasy of working somewhere else besides the Tampa, besides the US... is really inspiring. Best of all, my entire family on both my mum's and dad's side all live in England. I haven't seen my grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. in years. Now I am a pragmatic person, and even if working somewhere far away offers an experience far richer than at home, I still need stability and a decent salary. My fiancee and I are both high maintenance... I admit that I have a tough time surviving frugally, and so does she. What's the job market like in London for software programmers? Are the majority of jobs temporary consultancies, or permanent positions? Are they plentiful, or mercilessly few and competitive? Are salaries crap, or quite decent compared to American salaries (around 40,000-60,000 starting of out of university) One more last note... if it makes any difference, I have British and Canadian citizenship, and American citizenship whenever I bother to file my papers and pay the government their $1000 application fee.
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7/1/10 at 4:19am