The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Junior in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 30 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 6 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.31% 3.37% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 3.47% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 6
Average salary £27,500 £22,500 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -12.62%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Junior
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
178 173 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 98.34% 97.19% 98.44%
Number of salaries quoted 160 124 189
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Junior in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Junior
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior across the Chester region.

Junior Salary Trend in Chester

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Chester region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ADO
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) COBIT
4 1 (16.67%) Drupal
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Database Security
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Chester region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) ADO
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Database Security
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISM
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe