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hi there,,
now its around 2 yrs since i have started working at UK as a java developer,, in the financial domain. I am under the HSMP scheme.
From what i have seeing, i would say that employers over here dont emphasise too much on certifications,,, but mostly check for experience ,, and the ability to take uo tasks and work on them quite independantly.

there should be no problem for you to find a job over here, since you have experience.
11 years ago
the salary depends on how you face the interviews, and your skills. in average for java developers with 4 years experience you should be able to get something around 35k to 45k per annum. mind you, this is average,, and This is gross. To find the net take home go to this site http://www.listentotaxman.com/index.php

this site give some idea about the average salaries, http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/london/java.do
12 years ago
Hi Sachin,

see the following post for the answer to your queries ,,,

https://coderanch.com/t/32555/Jobs/careers/Whether-go-US-or-UK

about the falling dollar rates,,
just saw in today london news papers that since Bank of England is cutting interest rates,, the dollar will rise against the pound ,, and within the next 15 months it will be around 1.76 dollars per pound. Last October it was 2.1 dollars per pound.
anyway, this is not a big issue,, and what i can say is that the UK job market is good, and better rewards in the finance and insurance domains.
12 years ago
all my figures are in Sterling Pounds. I have mentioned this in my post.
12 years ago
Ok. i will give an example for income, savings and costs,,
an average java developer with experience (say 3+ years) will earn around 35k per annum or 40k per annum,, but in investment banks or in finance domain it can be 50k
(all figures in pounds and per month)
income (monthly,, net of tax , say for a salary of 35k) = 2200 pounds
rent(say 1 bedroom flat/apartment) (assuming the flat is in zone 2 or 3,, i.e about 30 min max to central london) = 800
council tax = 100 (max)
monthly travel card (zone 1 to 2) = 90
food (mostly preparing at home,, and some occasional eating out or ready to eat stuf ) = 200 (max)
car insurance = 30 (max)
bills ()water, electricy, gas, internet, phone) = 150 (max)
gym = 40 (max)
mobile phone bill = 40 (max)
other (just an allowance,, for night outs etc etc) = 50 (max)
savings = 2200 - (800 + 100 + 90 + 200+ 30 +150 + 40 + 40 + 50) = 700 per month.
This is accoording to my experience. note that figures can vary,, but i think this reflects somewhat a true picture.. note that expenses are up to you to control,, of course you can do night lifes or clubbing/ pubs everyday and save nothing ,, also note that 35k pa is average sal,,
hope this info helps,,also note that the figues are for a single person..
if a coupls comes,, then you can defintely save more, since everything will be shared..of course assuming the partner works and chips in with some income ,, the same 1 bedroom flat will suffice,, so will save on that..
12 years ago
I have done some work with Documentum. I agree with the previous post, in that its a good document management system. Its better to have some knowledge in Document management systems, workflow management systems etc etc, which are sort of like out of the core of java but without which some applications cannot survive. The important thing is to appreciate the importance of these systems in "general", while concentrating on a specific product in a particular project.
12 years ago
Thanks Max. It worked.

Probably i didnt use the most important word (i.e "Truncate"), when doing google searches earlier . Earlier i was always searching by saying something like "restricting text/string size" etc etc. It didnt give me any usefull results. Now, when i just mentioned your magic word (Truncate String) i get a big list of search results .

Hope google will be able to do some fuzzy searches as well in the future
12 years ago
JSF
Thanks a lot Max. Will try this and get back.
12 years ago
JSF
can i just clarify whether these figure are after tax ones.. i mean the take home pay. Or are they gross figures.
12 years ago
Hi Leonardo,

Thanks for the reply.

My problem is not when entering data. It is when displaying data.

In the database i have a text data item which is very long. In the page I need to display only part of this text, and have some dots at the end to show that the actual text is much longer than the one displayed.

Let me know whether you have any clue for doing this.

Thanks.
12 years ago
JSF
Hi all,
I am looking for a JSF tag which helps me to display a restricted version (in size) of an original string.
currently i am doing something like,
<h:outputText value="#{bean.stringField}" />

(i am using seam by the way with JSF)

the length of the string is too long. I want to display only part of it,,, then append some dots to the end. I know there are tag libraries which will do the job i want. But just checking whether there is anything in JSF which i can use for this purpose.
Thanks for any help///
12 years ago
JSF
the UK salary that you have mentioned is not bad, considering the fact that the job location is out of London, where things are much cheaper compared to London. However, 2200 pounds per month, means something like 26400 pounds per annum, which is a bit low for the experience you have, i think. Should be able to negotiate something like 30k per annum.
12 years ago
Hi all,
Not sure whether this is the correct forum to post this Question. Anyway, this is my question.

Just checking whether there are any open source java stuff which enables to do drag and drop of pictures/media files from the local file sytem directly in to a page in the web application... or for that matter to component in a standalone java swing application.

Not sure the facilities provided by Java DnD API.

Thanks in advance for any help
12 years ago
i was referring to the interview process in UK.
12 years ago
the interview procedure differs from company to company. The common thing is i think more emphasis on experience than the paper qualification. Anyway, in the interviews i faced there was a technical interview and then an interview with the HR manager, or if a small company, then with the CEO.
12 years ago