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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Software Engineer
Rank 803 761 778
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 100 103 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.094% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 91 98 81
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -30 84 £26,750 -2.72% 5
South West +6 23 £22,500 -10.00% 1
East of England -14 17 £25,000 -16.66% 2
London -27 16 £28,750 -4.16%
South East -10 15 £27,500 - 2
Dorset +8 12 £25,000 -1.96%
Scotland -9 10 £22,500 -10.00%
Hampshire -6 9 £27,500 -
Cambridge -16 8 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -22 8 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Bristol +7 7 £21,500 -9.47% 1
Edinburgh - 7 £23,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £25,000 -
North East - 5 £22,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £22,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £22,500 -
Sunderland - 5 £22,500 -
West Midlands +3 4 £23,500 +4.44%
Southampton +6 3 £27,500 -
Essex +1 3 £21,500 -6.52%
Wiltshire -6 3 £25,000 +11.11%
Staffordshire - 3 £22,500 -
Swindon - 3 £25,000 -
Bournemouth - 3 £27,500 -
Poole -4 2 £27,500 +7.84%
Surrey -5 2 £37,250 +35.45%
City of London -8 2 £39,750 +32.50%
Glasgow -8 2 £22,500 -21.05%
Petersfield - 2 £27,500 -
Uxbridge - 2 £32,000 -

Junior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 233 (92.83%) Software Engineering
2 138 (54.98%) Computer Science
3 124 (49.40%) Degree
4 110 (43.82%) Java
5 107 (42.63%) C++
6 97 (38.65%) C#
7 77 (30.68%) .NET
8 69 (27.49%) Linux
9 67 (26.69%) C
10 63 (25.10%) SQL
11 61 (24.30%) HTML
12 60 (23.90%) JavaScript
13 54 (21.51%) Finance
14 45 (17.93%) Windows
15 39 (15.54%) OO
15 39 (15.54%) Python
16 33 (13.15%) ASP.NET
17 32 (12.75%) Mathematics
17 32 (12.75%) Unit Testing
18 31 (12.35%) UNIX
19 30 (11.95%) SQL Server
19 30 (11.95%) Eclipse
20 29 (11.55%) Spring
21 28 (11.16%) WebSphere
22 27 (10.76%) CSS
23 25 (9.96%) Banking
24 23 (9.16%) QA
24 23 (9.16%) Microsoft
25 22 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
26 21 (8.37%) MVC

Junior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (11.16%) WebSphere
2 16 (6.37%) WebLogic
3 11 (4.38%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.39%) WordPress
5 5 (1.99%) Apache
5 5 (1.99%) SAS
6 3 (1.20%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.20%) Node.js
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.79%) Internet
2 6 (2.39%) Wireless
3 3 (1.20%) LTE
3 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.20%) 4G
4 2 (0.80%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (0.80%) PSTN
4 2 (0.80%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) DHCP
5 1 (0.40%) HTTP
5 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.18%) MySQL
4 6 (2.39%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.99%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.99%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.20%) MS Access
6 3 (1.20%) BigTable
6 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (11.95%) Eclipse
2 17 (6.77%) Eclipse RCP
3 16 (6.37%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.38%) JUnit
5 7 (2.79%) CruiseControl
5 7 (2.79%) JIRA
6 6 (2.39%) NUnit
7 4 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.59%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.59%) WinDbg
7 4 (1.59%) Hudson
7 4 (1.59%) Subversion
7 4 (1.59%) Maven
7 4 (1.59%) Ant
8 3 (1.20%) Selenium
9 2 (0.80%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
General
1 54 (21.51%) Finance
2 25 (9.96%) Banking
3 19 (7.57%) Electronics
4 16 (6.37%) French Language
5 15 (5.98%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.39%) Games
8 5 (1.99%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.80%) Advertising
9 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (30.68%) .NET
2 61 (24.30%) HTML
3 33 (13.15%) ASP.NET
4 29 (11.55%) Spring
5 27 (10.76%) CSS
6 20 (7.97%) jQuery
7 17 (6.77%) HTML5
7 17 (6.77%) Struts
7 17 (6.77%) Hibernate
8 16 (6.37%) .NET Framework
8 16 (6.37%) SWT
8 16 (6.37%) XML
8 16 (6.37%) GWT
9 12 (4.78%) WPF
9 12 (4.78%) Dojo
9 12 (4.78%) WinForms
10 11 (4.38%) MyBatis
11 10 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (3.19%) Web Services
13 7 (2.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 138 (54.98%) Computer Science
2 32 (12.75%) Mathematics
3 17 (6.77%) Physics
4 12 (4.78%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (4.78%) Artificial Intelligence
5 10 (3.98%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.59%) Firmware
7 7 (2.79%) Digital Media
8 6 (2.39%) Open Source
9 5 (1.99%) E-Learning
10 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.20%) Robotics
11 3 (1.20%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.80%) Social Media
12 2 (0.80%) SCADA
13 1 (0.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.40%) VHDL
13 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 69 (27.49%) Linux
2 45 (17.93%) Windows
3 31 (12.35%) UNIX
4 17 (6.77%) Android
5 12 (4.78%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.39%) Debian
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (92.83%) Software Engineering
2 39 (15.54%) OO
3 32 (12.75%) Unit Testing
4 22 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (8.37%) MVC
6 16 (6.37%) Problem Management
7 13 (5.18%) Embedded Software Development
8 9 (3.59%) Multithreading
8 9 (3.59%) Data Analysis
8 9 (3.59%) Web Development
8 9 (3.59%) OOD
8 9 (3.59%) OOP
9 8 (3.19%) Financial Modelling
10 7 (2.79%) Statistical Analysis
11 6 (2.39%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (1.99%) Test Automation
13 4 (1.59%) Image Processing
13 4 (1.59%) Video Processing
13 4 (1.59%) Computer Architecture
13 4 (1.59%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (43.82%) Java
2 107 (42.63%) C++
3 97 (38.65%) C#
4 67 (26.69%) C
5 63 (25.10%) SQL
6 60 (23.90%) JavaScript
7 39 (15.54%) Python
8 19 (7.57%) Perl
9 16 (6.37%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.38%) Embedded C
10 11 (4.38%) PHP
10 11 (4.38%) VB.NET
11 9 (3.59%) VBA
11 9 (3.59%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.59%) Assembly Language
11 9 (3.59%) Ruby
12 5 (1.99%) C-shell
12 5 (1.99%) Lisp
12 5 (1.99%) Embedded C++
12 5 (1.99%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 124 (49.40%) Degree
2 12 (4.78%) PhD
3 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.59%) ISEB
5 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.16%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.97%) Oracle
3 17 (6.77%) JBoss
4 7 (2.79%) Google
5 6 (2.39%) IBM
5 6 (2.39%) SAP
6 5 (1.99%) Siebel
6 5 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.59%) Atmel
8 2 (0.80%) VMware
8 2 (0.80%) Intel
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.40%) BT
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