Job: Cloud DevOps (Internet Banking) Wage: 45k Base, 60k+ after on call and overtime. Macbook Pro, Latest Iphone Worth It: Definitely worth it. Extremely difficult/taxing work (always working with bleeding edge tech), work is heavily scrutinised due to being regulated by the FCA. I MUST keep constantly learning or be out of a job within a couple of years. Slightly annoying that if I didn't live in Newcastle I'd be getting 75-90k doing this exact job down south. Aiming to get the Southern rate while living up North is the dream.