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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior Software Engineer
Rank 868 869 864
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 67 68 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.064% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.066% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 60 61 70
Average salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,600 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,100 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 2016. 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 +12 56 £25,000 -5.66% 8
West Midlands +2 18 £25,000 +13.63% 2
London +20 15 £33,750 +9.75% 1
South East -7 9 £28,000 +5.66% 3
South West -13 9 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Worcestershire -1 7 £25,000 +13.63% 2
Malvern - 7 £25,000 - 2
Bristol -13 6 £20,000 - 1
South Wales - 6 £24,000 -
Torfaen - 6 £24,000 -
Wales - 6 £24,000 -
Cwmbran - 6 £24,000 -
Berkshire -17 5 £28,500 +29.54% 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £21,500 -
Warwickshire - 4 £25,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 4 £25,000 -
Surbiton - 4 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £33,750 +12.50%
East of England -4 3 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Somerset - 3 £26,000 -
City of London +54 2 £27,500 - 1
East Midlands +4 2 £29,250 -22.00%
Cambridge -3 2 £25,000 -16.66%
Slough - 2 £27,750 -
Yeovil - 2 £30,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £22,000 -
Hampshire +19 1 £27,500 -
Reading +6 1 £23,000 -8.00% 2
Surrey -1 1 £100,000 +277.35% 1

Junior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 170 (93.41%) Software Engineering
2 109 (59.89%) Degree
3 106 (58.24%) C#
4 94 (51.65%) .NET
5 84 (46.15%) Computer Science
6 82 (45.05%) Java
7 65 (35.71%) C++
8 62 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (32.97%) JavaScript
10 59 (32.42%) SQL Server
10 59 (32.42%) OO
11 57 (31.32%) SQL
12 56 (30.77%) HTML
13 47 (25.82%) ASP.NET
14 44 (24.18%) Microsoft
15 36 (19.78%) Windows
16 34 (18.68%) MVC
17 33 (18.13%) C
18 32 (17.58%) Finance
19 29 (15.93%) Scrum
19 29 (15.93%) TDD
19 29 (15.93%) HTML5
20 27 (14.84%) CSS
21 26 (14.29%) Visual Studio
21 26 (14.29%) jQuery
21 26 (14.29%) Unit Testing
21 26 (14.29%) WPF
22 25 (13.74%) Python
23 24 (13.19%) Web Services
24 22 (12.09%) VB.NET

Junior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (4.40%) Node.js
2 6 (3.30%) JBoss
2 6 (3.30%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.75%) IIS
3 5 (2.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.65%) Apache
6 2 (1.10%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) GitHub
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.65%) HTTP
2 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.55%) LAN
3 1 (0.55%) RS-232
3 1 (0.55%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (32.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.24%) MySQL
2 15 (8.24%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.65%) Big Data
5 3 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) GIS
6 2 (1.10%) QGIS
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.55%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 17 (9.34%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.40%) Maven
3 8 (4.40%) Subversion
4 7 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.20%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (2.20%) JIRA
7 3 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.10%) JUnit
8 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.55%) Ant
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Buildr
9 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 32 (17.58%) Finance
2 14 (7.69%) Banking
3 10 (5.49%) Retail
4 7 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.75%) French Language
6 5 (2.75%) Games
6 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.20%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (2.20%) Electronics
7 4 (2.20%) Marketing
8 3 (1.65%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (51.65%) .NET
2 56 (30.77%) HTML
3 47 (25.82%) ASP.NET
4 29 (15.93%) HTML5
5 27 (14.84%) CSS
6 26 (14.29%) jQuery
6 26 (14.29%) WPF
7 24 (13.19%) Web Services
8 17 (9.34%) WinForms
9 16 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (7.69%) Apache Flex
11 13 (7.14%) .NET Framework
12 12 (6.59%) AngularJS
13 11 (6.04%) WCF
14 10 (5.49%) MFC
14 10 (5.49%) Spring
15 8 (4.40%) Ajax
15 8 (4.40%) XML
16 7 (3.85%) NHibernate
17 6 (3.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 18 (9.89%) Mathematics
3 17 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.59%) NHS
5 7 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.85%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.20%) Physics
8 2 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.10%) BBC
8 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.10%) iPad
8 2 (1.10%) iPhone
9 1 (0.55%) Fintech
9 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.78%) Windows
2 18 (9.89%) Android
3 14 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.95%) Linux
5 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.65%) Unix
7 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.55%) Debian
8 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.55%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (93.41%) Software Engineering
2 62 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (32.42%) OO
4 34 (18.68%) MVC
5 29 (15.93%) Scrum
5 29 (15.93%) TDD
6 26 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 20 (10.99%) OOP
8 16 (8.79%) Open Source
9 14 (7.69%) SDLC
10 13 (7.14%) BDD
10 13 (7.14%) Multithreading
11 11 (6.04%) SOA
12 10 (5.49%) Analytics
12 10 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.95%) OOA/OOD
14 8 (4.40%) DevOps
14 8 (4.40%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.40%) OOD
15 7 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (58.24%) C#
2 82 (45.05%) Java
3 65 (35.71%) C++
4 60 (32.97%) JavaScript
5 57 (31.32%) SQL
6 33 (18.13%) C
7 25 (13.74%) Python
8 22 (12.09%) VB.NET
9 17 (9.34%) PHP
10 8 (4.40%) Scala
11 7 (3.85%) Perl
12 5 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.75%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.75%) VB
13 4 (2.20%) Tcl
14 3 (1.65%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.65%) Ruby
15 2 (1.10%) Go
15 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (59.89%) Degree
2 3 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) MCTS
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Firmware
2 1 (0.55%) Snort
2 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Ansible
1 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 44 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.69%) Oracle
3 5 (2.75%) Telerik
4 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.10%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.55%) ATG
5 1 (0.55%) BEA
5 1 (0.55%) Borland
5 1 (0.55%) QNX
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