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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Software Engineer
Rank 797 794 795
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 93 139 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.12% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 86 130 104
Average salary £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 24 April 2015 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 April 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
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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 -31 80 £26,500 +6.00% 12
London +24 23 £32,500 +30.00% 2
South East -3 20 £26,500 +6.00% 2
South West -42 15 £21,500 -2.27% 5
East of England +19 13 £27,500 - 3
Scotland +23 12 £24,000 +1.05% 2
Edinburgh +22 10 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Dorset -17 9 £21,500 -21.81% 1
East Midlands +22 8 £22,500 -
West Sussex +12 7 £26,500 +12.76%
Bournemouth -11 7 £21,500 -21.81% 1
Crawley - 7 £26,500 -
Surrey +1 6 £26,500 +6.00%
Berkshire 0 6 £22,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 5 £30,000 +9.09% 2
City of London - 5 £43,750 - 1
Cambridge +11 4 £27,500 - 2
Suffolk +11 3 £25,000 +16.27%
Somerset +7 3 £26,500 -18.46% 1
Guildford +5 3 £32,500 +30.00%
Ipswich +5 3 £25,000 +16.27%
Hampshire -9 3 £27,500 -
Bristol -15 3 £20,000 -6.97% 2
Horsham - 3 £26,500 -
Northampton - 3 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £29,500 -
Derbyshire - 3 £21,500 -
Redhill - 3 £26,500 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £37,500 -
Nottingham -4 2 £22,500 -

Junior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 144 (80.90%) Software Engineering
2 117 (65.73%) Degree
3 88 (49.44%) JavaScript
4 87 (48.88%) Computer Science
5 80 (44.94%) C#
6 72 (40.45%) .NET
6 72 (40.45%) Java
7 65 (36.52%) HTML
8 62 (34.83%) C++
9 46 (25.84%) SQL Server
10 43 (24.16%) ASP.NET
11 37 (20.79%) SQL
12 36 (20.22%) CSS
12 36 (20.22%) Microsoft
13 33 (18.54%) Linux
13 33 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (17.98%) QA
14 32 (17.98%) OO
15 30 (16.85%) Finance
15 30 (16.85%) WPF
16 29 (16.29%) Web Development
17 28 (15.73%) MS Excel
18 22 (12.36%) MVC
18 22 (12.36%) Windows
18 22 (12.36%) MySQL
19 21 (11.80%) C
19 21 (11.80%) WCF
20 20 (11.24%) Ajax
20 20 (11.24%) Unit Testing
20 20 (11.24%) jQuery

Junior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (5.62%) Apache
2 9 (5.06%) WebLogic
2 9 (5.06%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.06%) JBoss
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.25%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Summit
1 1 (0.56%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.56%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.56%) Intranet
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Extranet
2 1 (0.56%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.36%) MySQL
3 2 (1.12%) SQLite
3 2 (1.12%) MS Access
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) Hyperion Smart View
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.56%) DB2
4 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (9.55%) Selenium
2 12 (6.74%) Eclipse
3 11 (6.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio
5 9 (5.06%) Eclipse RCP
6 7 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.37%) Subversion
8 5 (2.81%) NUnit
8 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.25%) LabVIEW
10 3 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.12%) NetBeans
11 2 (1.12%) JIRA
11 2 (1.12%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.12%) MSTest
11 2 (1.12%) Moq
11 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.56%) Hudson
12 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.56%) WinDbg
General
1 30 (16.85%) Finance
2 17 (9.55%) Banking
3 16 (8.99%) Electronics
4 9 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.06%) French Language
5 6 (3.37%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.81%) Military
7 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.25%) Retail
8 3 (1.69%) Advertising
8 3 (1.69%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (40.45%) .NET
2 65 (36.52%) HTML
3 43 (24.16%) ASP.NET
4 36 (20.22%) CSS
5 30 (16.85%) WPF
6 21 (11.80%) WCF
7 20 (11.24%) jQuery
7 20 (11.24%) Ajax
8 19 (10.67%) Spring
9 18 (10.11%) HTML5
10 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (7.87%) J2EE
11 13 (7.30%) JSP
12 12 (6.74%) Servlets
13 9 (5.06%) Struts
13 9 (5.06%) .NET Framework
13 9 (5.06%) SWT
13 9 (5.06%) GWT
13 9 (5.06%) MyBatis
14 8 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 87 (48.88%) Computer Science
2 17 (9.55%) Mathematics
3 16 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.18%) GIS
5 9 (5.06%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.37%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (3.37%) Physics
7 3 (1.69%) Chemistry
7 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.56%) iPhone
9 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.54%) Linux
2 22 (12.36%) Windows
3 20 (11.24%) Android
4 12 (6.74%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.93%) UNIX
6 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (80.90%) Software Engineering
2 33 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (17.98%) OO
4 29 (16.29%) Web Development
5 22 (12.36%) MVC
6 20 (11.24%) Unit Testing
7 12 (6.74%) Waterfall
7 12 (6.74%) UML
8 11 (6.18%) Scrum
8 11 (6.18%) Automation Testing
8 11 (6.18%) System Testing
9 10 (5.62%) Software Testing
10 9 (5.06%) TDD
10 9 (5.06%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.49%) Android Development
12 7 (3.93%) OOP
12 7 (3.93%) OOD
13 5 (2.81%) Test Automation
14 4 (2.25%) Multithreading
14 4 (2.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (49.44%) JavaScript
2 80 (44.94%) C#
3 72 (40.45%) Java
4 62 (34.83%) C++
5 37 (20.79%) SQL
6 21 (11.80%) C
7 17 (9.55%) Python
8 11 (6.18%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.37%) PHP
10 5 (2.81%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.81%) Ruby
11 4 (2.25%) Lisp
11 4 (2.25%) Perl
12 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.69%) VB
13 2 (1.12%) VB6
14 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.56%) PHP5
14 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 117 (65.73%) Degree
2 12 (6.74%) PhD
3 7 (3.93%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.25%) ISEB
6 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.98%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Puppet
1 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.62%) Oracle
3 3 (1.69%) Nokia
4 2 (1.12%) Progress
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.56%) Zend
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.56%) Atmel
5 1 (0.56%) Ektron
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