The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 105 86 79
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 175 211 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.56% 2.84% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 2.99% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 129 185 173
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Junior
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6528 7056 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.51% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5429 5734 5556
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Junior
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Junior Salary Trend in the North West

Junior
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Junior across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Junior Salary Histogram in the North West

Junior
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -24 90 £25,000 +6.38% 20
Cheshire -18 39 £25,000 - 10
Lancashire +20 30 £31,500 +12.50% 8
Merseyside +1 8 £23,500 -6.00% 2
Cumbria - 8 £22,500 -
Junior
England

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 131 (35.79%) HTML
2 124 (33.88%) CSS
3 111 (30.33%) JavaScript
4 107 (29.23%) C#
5 94 (25.68%) .NET
6 91 (24.86%) Degree
7 85 (23.22%) MVC
8 83 (22.68%) SQL Server
9 81 (22.13%) SQL
10 75 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (19.95%) ASP.NET
12 72 (19.67%) Microsoft
12 72 (19.67%) jQuery
13 55 (15.03%) PHP
14 53 (14.48%) Windows
15 49 (13.39%) MySQL
16 47 (12.84%) Web Development
17 45 (12.30%) Computer Science
18 43 (11.75%) Java
18 43 (11.75%) VB.NET
19 41 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
20 39 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (10.38%) OO
21 38 (10.38%) Project Management
22 36 (9.84%) Scrum
23 35 (9.56%) MS Excel
24 32 (8.74%) TDD
25 31 (8.47%) VB
25 31 (8.47%) HTML5
26 30 (8.20%) .NET Framework

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 21 (5.74%) WordPress
2 15 (4.10%) IIS
3 11 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.01%) CMS
4 9 (2.46%) Umbraco
4 9 (2.46%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.64%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 6 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.82%) Node.js
8 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.55%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.55%) Drupal
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 35 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.56%) MS Office
3 9 (2.46%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.82%) MS Project
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.55%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (3.01%) Magento
2 6 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.55%) Cordys
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.82%) Office 365
1 3 (0.82%) GitHub
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.83%) Internet
2 6 (1.64%) VPN
2 6 (1.64%) Network Security
3 5 (1.37%) DNS
3 5 (1.37%) LAN
3 5 (1.37%) WAN
3 5 (1.37%) DHCP
4 4 (1.09%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) Firewall
5 1 (0.27%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 49 (13.39%) MySQL
3 25 (6.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.55%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.19%) DB2
8 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.64%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 6 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.09%) MS Access
11 4 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (7.38%) NUnit
2 24 (6.56%) MSTest
2 24 (6.56%) Rhino Mocks
2 24 (6.56%) Moq
3 19 (5.19%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (3.55%) Maven
4 13 (3.55%) Ant
5 11 (3.01%) Subversion
6 10 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.09%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.82%) Grunt
8 3 (0.82%) UltraEdit
8 3 (0.82%) PhpStorm
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.82%) LSMW
8 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 27 (7.38%) Finance
2 20 (5.46%) Marketing
3 19 (5.19%) Retail
4 13 (3.55%) Games
5 8 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.64%) Banking
7 4 (1.09%) Publishing
8 3 (0.82%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Local Government
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (35.79%) HTML
2 124 (33.88%) CSS
3 94 (25.68%) .NET
4 73 (19.95%) ASP.NET
5 72 (19.67%) jQuery
6 41 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (8.47%) HTML5
8 30 (8.20%) AngularJS
8 30 (8.20%) .NET Framework
9 29 (7.92%) WinForms
10 25 (6.83%) Castle Windsor
10 25 (6.83%) WCF
10 25 (6.83%) WPF
11 24 (6.56%) Spring.NET
11 24 (6.56%) Ninject
11 24 (6.56%) Unity DI Container
12 17 (4.64%) CSS3
12 17 (4.64%) Spring
13 16 (4.37%) J2EE
14 14 (3.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.30%) Computer Science
2 39 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.56%) Inversion of Control
4 20 (5.46%) Social Media
5 19 (5.19%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.73%) User Experience
6 10 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.46%) Blog
7 9 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.19%) Clustering
9 7 (1.91%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.91%) NHS
10 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.09%) Life Science
12 3 (0.82%) FMCG
13 2 (0.55%) Online Games
13 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.55%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.48%) Windows
2 30 (8.20%) Linux
3 11 (3.01%) UNIX
4 6 (1.64%) AIX
4 6 (1.64%) Solaris
5 4 (1.09%) Android
6 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (23.22%) MVC
2 75 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (12.84%) Web Development
4 38 (10.38%) OO
4 38 (10.38%) Project Management
5 36 (9.84%) Scrum
6 32 (8.74%) TDD
7 29 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (7.65%) Web Application Development
9 25 (6.83%) MVVM
10 24 (6.56%) Kanban
10 24 (6.56%) Dependency Injection
11 23 (6.28%) OOP
12 21 (5.74%) SDLC
13 20 (5.46%) ITIL
14 16 (4.37%) Software Engineering
15 14 (3.83%) Software Testing
15 14 (3.83%) SEO
15 14 (3.83%) Mentoring
16 13 (3.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 111 (30.33%) JavaScript
2 107 (29.23%) C#
3 81 (22.13%) SQL
4 55 (15.03%) PHP
5 43 (11.75%) VB.NET
5 43 (11.75%) Java
6 31 (8.47%) VB
7 13 (3.55%) C
8 12 (3.28%) VBA
9 11 (3.01%) CoffeeScript
10 10 (2.73%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.46%) C++
11 9 (2.46%) Python
12 8 (2.19%) Perl
12 8 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.91%) ABAP
14 3 (0.82%) VBScript
14 3 (0.82%) PHP5
14 3 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 91 (24.86%) Degree
2 21 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.82%) ISEB
6 3 (0.82%) CISSP
6 3 (0.82%) CISA
7 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.27%) RHCE
8 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MCITP
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) OCP
8 1 (0.27%) OCA
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.28%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) SLA
3 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.46%) Oracle RMAN
1 9 (2.46%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 72 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.56%) Oracle
3 16 (4.37%) IBM
4 9 (2.46%) SAP
5 8 (2.19%) Zend
6 7 (1.91%) VMware
7 6 (1.64%) webMethods
7 6 (1.64%) Sun
7 6 (1.64%) Software AG
7 6 (1.64%) Google
7 6 (1.64%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.09%) Citrix
9 3 (0.82%) Juniper
9 3 (0.82%) GUPTA
10 2 (0.55%) Capita
10 2 (0.55%) Sony
10 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.55%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.55%) Adobe
10 2 (0.55%) Facebook
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