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The average salary for a job advertised in the UK in the last six months was £31,290 a year.

Outside London, Scotland is the region with the highest average salary at £29,036. And Gwynedd has the highest average salary for a county, at £35,071.

These figures are from the first Monthly Salary Index published by jobs website AllTheTopBananas.com, which carries one in three UK vacancies.

It analysed more than 600,000 jobs advertised between April and September this year.

MD Dave Martin said: “As a nation we are incredibly secretive about our salaries, yet love to see how much we earn compared to other people.

AllTheTopBananas.com is now making it easy for anyone to see how their salary compares within their county and region, as well as to the national average.”

The website collects and displays jobs from hundreds of partner websites across the UK. It has 230,901 jobs currently active.

Its first Monthly Salary Index is online now at www.AllTheTopBananas.com/salary.

Looking at the regions, London of course had the highest average advertised salary at £37,991. The East Midlands had the lowest average advertised salary of all the regions, at £24,940.

The full regional figures are:

Region - Average advertised salary - Sample size
London --------£37,991 ------------------226,391
Scotland-------£29,036 ------------------22,844
East Anglia-----£28,673 ------------------51,716
West Midlands----£28,665 ------------------45,047
South East------£28,132 ------------------75,225
Wales-----------£27,447 ------------------9,278
South West------£27,035 ------------------50,997
North West------£26,613 ------------------54,244
Yorkshire & Humber---£26,060 -------------32,697
North East------£25,699-------------------9,840
East Midlands---£24,940-------------------38,095


In the counties, Inner London had the highest average salary at £38,638, and Dyfed the lowest at £22,280.

AllTheTopBananas.com is publishing the Monthly Salary Index as part of its mission to be the most helpful UK jobs search engine.

Access the full figures at www.AllTheTopBananas.com/salary.

-ENDS-

NOTES TO EDITORS:

• 616,374 jobs posted with salary information on AllTheTopBananas.com between April & September 2007 were analysed

• For any further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dave Martin on 07753 775312, or email dave@allthetopbananas.com

AllTheTopBananas.com is run from a base in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and operates across the UK

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