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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Software Engineer
Rank 815 765 790
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 89 96 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.091% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.097% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 80 94 88
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% -2.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -62 74 £26,750 -2.72% 9
South West +2 20 £21,500 -14.00% 1
East of England -28 19 £25,500 -7.27% 3
London -44 15 £32,000 +6.66% 1
South East -15 14 £27,500 - 4
Scotland -7 13 £22,500 -2.17%
Bristol -4 11 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Hampshire -12 8 £27,500 -4.34% 2
Cambridge -17 8 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Cambridgeshire -22 8 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Dorset -1 6 £21,500 -10.41%
Glasgow -7 6 £22,500 -21.05%
Edinburgh -10 6 £23,500 +2.17%
Hertfordshire - 5 £31,250 - 1
Essex +5 3 £21,500 -6.52%
Southampton -1 3 £27,500 -
Sunderland - 3 £22,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £22,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £22,500 -
North East - 3 £22,500 -
Suffolk +10 2 £22,500 -23.72% 1
City of London -1 2 £39,750 +32.50%
Wiltshire -3 2 £25,000 +11.11%
Surrey -12 2 £36,250 +31.81% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £28,500 -
Swindon - 2 £25,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 £32,000 -
Havant - 2 £27,500 -
Hockley - 2 £21,500 -
Crawley +3 1 £20,000 -29.20%

Junior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 203 (93.12%) Software Engineering
2 119 (54.59%) Computer Science
3 109 (50.00%) Degree
4 98 (44.95%) Java
5 89 (40.83%) C++
6 84 (38.53%) C#
7 67 (30.73%) SQL
8 64 (29.36%) Linux
9 62 (28.44%) .NET
10 60 (27.52%) JavaScript
11 57 (26.15%) C
12 49 (22.48%) HTML
12 49 (22.48%) Finance
13 39 (17.89%) Windows
14 37 (16.97%) OO
15 35 (16.06%) Python
16 30 (13.76%) Eclipse
16 30 (13.76%) SQL Server
17 27 (12.39%) UNIX
17 27 (12.39%) Spring
18 26 (11.93%) Unit Testing
18 26 (11.93%) Mathematics
19 25 (11.47%) ASP.NET
20 24 (11.01%) Banking
20 24 (11.01%) WebSphere
21 22 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (10.09%) CSS
21 22 (10.09%) Microsoft
22 20 (9.17%) Perl
22 20 (9.17%) JBoss

Junior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (11.01%) WebSphere
2 15 (6.88%) WebLogic
3 14 (6.42%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.75%) Apache
4 6 (2.75%) IIS
4 6 (2.75%) WordPress
5 5 (2.29%) SAS
6 3 (1.38%) Node.js
6 3 (1.38%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.46%) Confluence
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) Internet
2 5 (2.29%) Wireless
3 2 (0.92%) HTTP
3 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.92%) PSTN
3 2 (0.92%) VoIP
3 2 (0.92%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (0.92%) LTE
3 2 (0.92%) 4G
4 1 (0.46%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 16 (7.34%) MySQL
4 6 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.38%) BigTable
7 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.38%) MS Access
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (13.76%) Eclipse
2 17 (7.80%) Visual Studio
3 15 (6.88%) Eclipse RCP
4 10 (4.59%) JUnit
5 7 (3.21%) JIRA
6 6 (2.75%) CruiseControl
7 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.29%) Subversion
7 5 (2.29%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.83%) Ant
8 4 (1.83%) Maven
8 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.83%) Hudson
9 3 (1.38%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.92%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.46%) Redmine
11 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.46%) Selenium
11 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
General
1 49 (22.48%) Finance
2 24 (11.01%) Banking
3 18 (8.26%) Electronics
4 15 (6.88%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.88%) French Language
5 7 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.75%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (28.44%) .NET
2 49 (22.48%) HTML
3 27 (12.39%) Spring
4 25 (11.47%) ASP.NET
5 22 (10.09%) CSS
6 19 (8.72%) jQuery
7 17 (7.80%) XML
8 16 (7.34%) Struts
9 15 (6.88%) GWT
9 15 (6.88%) SWT
10 14 (6.42%) MyBatis
11 13 (5.96%) Hibernate
11 13 (5.96%) HTML5
12 10 (4.59%) Dojo
13 9 (4.13%) WinForms
14 8 (3.67%) Web Services
14 8 (3.67%) WPF
15 7 (3.21%) CSS3
15 7 (3.21%) .NET Framework
16 6 (2.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (54.59%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.93%) Mathematics
3 13 (5.96%) Physics
4 11 (5.05%) Artificial Intelligence
5 10 (4.59%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.13%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (4.13%) Firmware
7 6 (2.75%) Open Source
7 6 (2.75%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.38%) Robotics
10 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.92%) SCADA
10 2 (0.92%) Social Media
10 2 (0.92%) User Experience
11 1 (0.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.46%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.46%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.36%) Linux
2 39 (17.89%) Windows
3 27 (12.39%) UNIX
4 13 (5.96%) Android
5 7 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.75%) Debian
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (93.12%) Software Engineering
2 37 (16.97%) OO
3 26 (11.93%) Unit Testing
4 22 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (6.88%) MVC
5 15 (6.88%) Problem Management
6 12 (5.50%) Embedded Software Development
7 10 (4.59%) OOP
8 9 (4.13%) OOD
9 8 (3.67%) Multithreading
9 8 (3.67%) Web Development
9 8 (3.67%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.75%) Data Analysis
10 6 (2.75%) Computer Architecture
10 6 (2.75%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (2.29%) Test Automation
12 4 (1.83%) Change Management
12 4 (1.83%) Code Coverage
12 4 (1.83%) Statistical Analysis
12 4 (1.83%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (44.95%) Java
2 89 (40.83%) C++
3 84 (38.53%) C#
4 67 (30.73%) SQL
5 60 (27.52%) JavaScript
6 57 (26.15%) C
7 35 (16.06%) Python
8 20 (9.17%) Perl
9 17 (7.80%) Shell Script
10 14 (6.42%) VB.NET
11 13 (5.96%) PHP
12 9 (4.13%) PL/SQL
12 9 (4.13%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.75%) Assembly Language
14 5 (2.29%) Ruby
14 5 (2.29%) VB
14 5 (2.29%) VBA
14 5 (2.29%) Lisp
15 4 (1.83%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (3.67%) PhD
3 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.17%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 22 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.17%) JBoss
3 18 (8.26%) Oracle
4 4 (1.83%) Google
5 3 (1.38%) Atmel
5 3 (1.38%) VMware
6 2 (0.92%) IBM
6 2 (0.92%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) Sencha
7 1 (0.46%) Siebel
7 1 (0.46%) Intel
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.46%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.46%) BT
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