The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Junior Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Software Engineer
Rank 779 823 809
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 101 56 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.052% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.055% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 93 52 74
Average salary £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £31,500 £44,850
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Junior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Junior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior Software Engineer within the UK.

Junior Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Junior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Junior Software Engineer over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Junior Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Junior Software Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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
England +48 96 £26,500 - 7
South East +8 40 £26,500 -3.63% 4
Berkshire +17 20 £22,000 -20.00% 2
East of England -5 15 £26,250 -7.89% 1
London 0 14 £27,500 -8.33% 1
South West -10 13 £27,000 +16.12%
Surrey +6 11 £26,500 +17.77%
Bristol -1 9 £29,000 +34.88%
West Sussex +2 8 £26,500 -
Horsham -4 8 £26,500 -
Reading +5 7 £19,000 -34.48% 1
Leeds - 7 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 7 £27,500 -
Crawley +8 6 £26,500 +6.00%
Cambridge - 6 £30,000 -
Redhill - 6 £26,500 -
Hampshire - 6 £27,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £30,000 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £23,500 - 1
Scotland +8 5 £26,000 +13.04% 1
Suffolk +7 5 £22,500 -21.05%
Hertfordshire - 4 £26,250 -
Guildford - 4 £30,000 -
Havant - 4 £27,500 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £25,000 -
Worcestershire - 3 £22,000 -
Ipswich +10 2 - -
Cheltenham -5 2 £25,000 -21.25%
Edinburgh -6 2 £23,000 -

Junior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 164 (86.32%) Software Engineering
2 104 (54.74%) Degree
3 88 (46.32%) C#
3 88 (46.32%) Computer Science
4 77 (40.53%) .NET
5 76 (40.00%) C++
6 73 (38.42%) JavaScript
7 70 (36.84%) Java
8 54 (28.42%) SQL
9 51 (26.84%) HTML
10 47 (24.74%) SQL Server
11 41 (21.58%) Finance
12 39 (20.53%) Linux
13 36 (18.95%) QA
14 35 (18.42%) ASP.NET
15 34 (17.89%) Windows
16 32 (16.84%) OO
17 30 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (14.74%) Microsoft
19 26 (13.68%) WPF
20 25 (13.16%) Unit Testing
21 24 (12.63%) C
22 23 (12.11%) Eclipse
22 23 (12.11%) Web Development
23 20 (10.53%) Banking
23 20 (10.53%) HTML5
24 19 (10.00%) MySQL
24 19 (10.00%) JBoss
24 19 (10.00%) jQuery
25 18 (9.47%) CSS

Junior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (10.00%) JBoss
2 14 (7.37%) WebSphere
2 14 (7.37%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.74%) IIS
4 8 (4.21%) Apache
4 8 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.58%) SAS
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.05%) WordPress
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Summit
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.58%) Wireless
2 2 (1.05%) PSTN
2 2 (1.05%) VoIP
2 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.74%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.00%) MySQL
3 8 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.05%) MS Access
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.53%) DB2
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (12.11%) Eclipse
2 17 (8.95%) Selenium
3 14 (7.37%) Eclipse RCP
4 12 (6.32%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.21%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (4.21%) Subversion
6 6 (3.16%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.16%) JUnit
7 5 (2.63%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (2.11%) LabVIEW
8 4 (2.11%) JIRA
9 3 (1.58%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.58%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.58%) NUnit
9 3 (1.58%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.58%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.58%) xUnit.net
10 2 (1.05%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.53%) Redmine
General
1 41 (21.58%) Finance
2 20 (10.53%) Banking
3 15 (7.89%) Electronics
4 14 (7.37%) French Language
5 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.16%) Games
6 3 (1.58%) Military
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (40.53%) .NET
2 51 (26.84%) HTML
3 35 (18.42%) ASP.NET
4 26 (13.68%) WPF
5 20 (10.53%) HTML5
6 19 (10.00%) jQuery
7 18 (9.47%) CSS
7 18 (9.47%) XML
8 17 (8.95%) WCF
8 17 (8.95%) Spring
9 15 (7.89%) Struts
10 14 (7.37%) SWT
10 14 (7.37%) GWT
10 14 (7.37%) MyBatis
11 11 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (5.79%) Web Services
12 9 (4.74%) J2EE
12 9 (4.74%) Ajax
13 8 (4.21%) Silverlight
13 8 (4.21%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 88 (46.32%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.79%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.21%) Physics
4 8 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.68%) GIS
6 4 (2.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.58%) Chemistry
7 3 (1.58%) Robotics
7 3 (1.58%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.53%) VHDL
9 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.53%) Open Source
9 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.53%) Linux
2 34 (17.89%) Windows
3 15 (7.89%) Android
4 7 (3.68%) UNIX
5 4 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.53%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (86.32%) Software Engineering
2 32 (16.84%) OO
3 30 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (13.16%) Unit Testing
5 23 (12.11%) Web Development
6 15 (7.89%) MVC
7 14 (7.37%) Problem Management
8 13 (6.84%) OOP
9 10 (5.26%) OOD
9 10 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 9 (4.74%) UML
10 9 (4.74%) Automated Testing
10 9 (4.74%) Manual Testing
11 8 (4.21%) System Testing
11 8 (4.21%) Scrum
11 8 (4.21%) TDD
11 8 (4.21%) Automation Testing
12 6 (3.16%) Android Development
12 6 (3.16%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 88 (46.32%) C#
2 76 (40.00%) C++
3 73 (38.42%) JavaScript
4 70 (36.84%) Java
5 54 (28.42%) SQL
6 24 (12.63%) C
7 16 (8.42%) Python
8 10 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 9 (4.74%) PHP
10 8 (4.21%) Perl
11 7 (3.68%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.16%) VB
13 5 (2.63%) VB6
14 3 (1.58%) Ruby
14 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.58%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.58%) Lisp
14 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.58%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (54.74%) Degree
2 4 (2.11%) PhD
3 3 (1.58%) ISEB
3 3 (1.58%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.95%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 28 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.79%) Oracle
3 3 (1.58%) Nokia
4 2 (1.05%) VMware
5 1 (0.53%) Sencha
5 1 (0.53%) IBM
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.53%) Apple
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Berkshire
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Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
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