The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Junior in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 102 126 119
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2974 2445 2572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.54% 2.25% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.39% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2575 2138 2250
Average salary £27,500 £25,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £42,500
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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior
Salary Trend

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

Junior Salary Trend in the UK

Junior
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Junior over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Junior Salary Histogram in the UK

Junior
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +19 2813 £27,500 +7.84% 365
London +23 1144 £30,000 - 137
South East -7 595 £26,750 +7.00% 64
City of London -2 284 £30,000 -7.69% 52
East of England +19 231 £26,000 +4.00% 34
North West -8 211 £23,500 -2.08% 38
Yorkshire +36 190 £23,000 +2.22% 29
South West +6 165 £25,000 +11.11% 26
West Midlands +27 150 £23,000 -8.00% 19
Surrey -11 129 £27,500 +5.76% 9
Berkshire +12 127 £27,500 +10.00% 12
Manchester +4 120 £23,500 -6.00% 23
Hampshire +1 120 £27,000 +12.50% 19
East Midlands +29 100 £24,500 -2.00% 13
West Yorkshire +13 98 £22,500 -6.25% 14
Cambridgeshire +8 71 £25,000 -16.66% 11
Leeds +10 67 £24,000 +2.12% 12
Scotland +7 66 £26,750 +2.88% 7
Hertfordshire 0 61 £28,000 +24.44% 10
Birmingham +34 60 £23,000 -8.00% 8
Cheshire -4 58 £25,000 +4.16% 12
Cambridge +9 55 £25,000 -16.66% 9
East Sussex -9 53 £24,500 -2.00% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 52 £27,500 +10.00% 4
North Yorkshire +16 49 £23,250 +6.89% 4
Oxfordshire +7 48 £23,500 +2.17% 6
Bedfordshire +21 44 £26,500 +6.00% 5
Gloucestershire +12 41 £27,250 +3.80% 5
Brighton -23 39 £23,750 -5.00% 2
Guildford +15 38 £26,000 - 3

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 in their job title.

1 1822 (31.83%) Degree
2 1758 (30.71%) .NET
3 1743 (30.45%) C#
4 1632 (28.51%) SQL
5 1545 (26.99%) HTML
6 1471 (25.70%) JavaScript
7 1299 (22.69%) SQL Server
8 1270 (22.19%) CSS
9 1178 (20.58%) Finance
10 1088 (19.01%) ASP.NET
11 1067 (18.64%) Computer Science
12 993 (17.35%) Java
13 930 (16.25%) Microsoft
14 772 (13.49%) jQuery
15 754 (13.17%) Windows
16 736 (12.86%) MVC
17 630 (11.01%) Linux
18 614 (10.73%) OO
19 587 (10.26%) Software Engineering
20 579 (10.12%) PHP
21 533 (9.31%) MS Excel
22 519 (9.07%) C++
23 507 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
24 451 (7.88%) MySQL
25 446 (7.79%) Scrum
26 445 (7.77%) .NET Framework
27 430 (7.51%) Oracle
28 421 (7.35%) TDD
29 398 (6.95%) HTML5
30 394 (6.88%) XML

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 176 (3.07%) IIS
2 165 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 143 (2.50%) CMS
4 114 (1.99%) WordPress
5 89 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 84 (1.47%) Apache
6 84 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 78 (1.36%) MS Exchange
8 61 (1.07%) Node.js
9 58 (1.01%) Umbraco
10 51 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 44 (0.77%) Drupal
12 38 (0.66%) SAS
13 32 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 26 (0.45%) Joomla!
14 26 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.38%) Confluence
17 21 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
18 20 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 533 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 287 (5.01%) MS Office
3 202 (3.53%) Photoshop
4 116 (2.03%) Adobe Illustrator
5 66 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 55 (0.96%) MS Project
7 31 (0.54%) InDesign
8 30 (0.52%) MS Visio
9 16 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.19%) Acrobat
11 10 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.17%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.17%) FrameMaker
11 10 (0.17%) XMetaL
12 9 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.10%) RoboHelp
14 5 (0.087%) FreeHand
15 3 (0.052%) Simulink
16 2 (0.035%) Pro/ENGINEER
16 2 (0.035%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 53 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 37 (0.65%) Magento
4 21 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 12 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 11 (0.19%) SunGard APT
8 11 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.16%) Sage 1000
11 8 (0.14%) HFM
11 8 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
11 8 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
11 8 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
11 8 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 98 (1.71%) SaaS
2 35 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (0.35%) GitHub
6 19 (0.33%) Office 365
7 12 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.21%) Force.com
7 12 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (0.19%) ElastiCache
8 11 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 8 (0.14%) IaaS
10 7 (0.12%) PaaS
11 5 (0.087%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.070%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.052%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.035%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.017%) Heroku
15 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 178 (3.11%) Internet
2 105 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 74 (1.29%) DNS
4 67 (1.17%) Firewall
5 48 (0.84%) DHCP
6 44 (0.77%) Intranet
7 43 (0.75%) WAN
8 41 (0.72%) HTTP
9 38 (0.66%) LAN
10 37 (0.65%) FTP
11 33 (0.58%) SAN
12 32 (0.56%) VPN
12 32 (0.56%) Network Security
13 26 (0.45%) Wireless
14 24 (0.42%) MPLS
15 20 (0.35%) VoIP
15 20 (0.35%) LTE
16 19 (0.33%) 3G
16 19 (0.33%) IP Telephony
17 18 (0.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1299 (22.69%) SQL Server
2 451 (7.88%) MySQL
3 212 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 208 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 205 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 171 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 99 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 96 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 89 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 89 (1.55%) Big Data
10 88 (1.54%) MongoDB
11 86 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
12 76 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 62 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 59 (1.03%) NoSQL
15 52 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
16 51 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
17 50 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
18 37 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
19 36 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 273 (4.77%) Visual Studio
2 175 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 162 (2.83%) NUnit
4 151 (2.64%) Subversion
5 146 (2.55%) Moq
6 130 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
7 77 (1.35%) MSTest
8 75 (1.31%) Selenium
9 72 (1.26%) Eclipse
10 71 (1.24%) Maven
11 69 (1.21%) JUnit
12 68 (1.19%) Cucumber
13 63 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 62 (1.08%) TeamCity
15 55 (0.96%) JIRA
16 45 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 45 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
17 44 (0.77%) Jenkins
18 42 (0.73%) Ant
19 35 (0.61%) ReSharper
General
1 1178 (20.58%) Finance
2 298 (5.21%) Marketing
3 282 (4.93%) Banking
4 236 (4.12%) Retail
5 234 (4.09%) Games
6 202 (3.53%) Telecoms
7 173 (3.02%) Advertising
8 119 (2.08%) Front Office
9 85 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 81 (1.42%) Electronics
11 75 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 67 (1.17%) Legal
13 61 (1.07%) Law
14 52 (0.91%) Back Office
15 41 (0.72%) French Language
15 41 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
16 34 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 34 (0.59%) Publishing
17 24 (0.42%) Local Government
18 23 (0.40%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1758 (30.71%) .NET
2 1545 (26.99%) HTML
3 1270 (22.19%) CSS
4 1088 (19.01%) ASP.NET
5 772 (13.49%) jQuery
6 445 (7.77%) .NET Framework
7 398 (6.95%) HTML5
8 394 (6.88%) XML
9 375 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 341 (5.96%) Web Services
11 292 (5.10%) WCF
12 275 (4.80%) CSS3
13 265 (4.63%) WPF
14 253 (4.42%) WinForms
15 215 (3.76%) Ajax
16 178 (3.11%) Spring
17 173 (3.02%) J2EE
18 133 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 125 (2.18%) LINQ
20 123 (2.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1067 (18.64%) Computer Science
2 215 (3.76%) Mathematics
3 149 (2.60%) Open Source
4 147 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 134 (2.34%) Hedge funds
6 93 (1.62%) Physics
7 84 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
8 81 (1.42%) Digital Media
9 79 (1.38%) Derivative
10 77 (1.35%) Social Media
11 73 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 63 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 47 (0.82%) NHS
14 45 (0.79%) Equities
15 43 (0.75%) Fixed Income
16 42 (0.73%) BBC
17 39 (0.68%) Client/Server
18 38 (0.66%) Graphic Design
19 36 (0.63%) Market Risk
20 35 (0.61%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 754 (13.17%) Windows
2 630 (11.01%) Linux
3 281 (4.91%) UNIX
4 151 (2.64%) Android
5 131 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 124 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 68 (1.19%) Solaris
9 64 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 54 (0.94%) Windows XP
12 53 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 46 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 45 (0.79%) Ubuntu
15 37 (0.65%) Debian
16 35 (0.61%) CentOS
17 33 (0.58%) AIX
18 26 (0.45%) Mac OS X
19 14 (0.24%) Fedora
20 12 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 736 (12.86%) MVC
2 614 (10.73%) OO
3 587 (10.26%) Software Engineering
4 507 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
5 446 (7.79%) Scrum
6 421 (7.35%) TDD
7 324 (5.66%) E-Commerce
8 302 (5.28%) Project Management
9 285 (4.98%) Web Development
10 243 (4.25%) OOP
11 226 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
12 182 (3.18%) Web Application Development
13 178 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
14 177 (3.09%) BDD
15 168 (2.94%) ITIL
16 164 (2.87%) Unit Testing
17 155 (2.71%) CRM
18 152 (2.66%) PRINCE2
18 152 (2.66%) Analytics
19 141 (2.46%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1743 (30.45%) C#
2 1632 (28.51%) SQL
3 1471 (25.70%) JavaScript
4 993 (17.35%) Java
5 579 (10.12%) PHP
6 519 (9.07%) C++
7 392 (6.85%) VB.NET
8 334 (5.84%) Python
9 325 (5.68%) T-SQL
10 235 (4.11%) C
11 199 (3.48%) VB
12 148 (2.59%) VBA
12 148 (2.59%) Perl
13 133 (2.32%) Ruby
14 93 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 73 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 57 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 55 (0.96%) Bash Shell
18 43 (0.75%) Objective-C
19 35 (0.61%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1822 (31.83%) Degree
2 133 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (1.92%) ISEB
4 85 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 74 (1.29%) MCP
6 57 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (0.96%) MCTS
8 54 (0.94%) CCNA
8 54 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 53 (0.93%) MCSD
10 50 (0.87%) MCAD
10 50 (0.87%) PhD
11 41 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 38 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 28 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 26 (0.45%) CISSP
15 23 (0.40%) MCSE
16 22 (0.38%) MCITP
16 22 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
17 19 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (4.65%) QA
2 47 (0.82%) SLA
3 42 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 35 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.10%) COBIT
7 3 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.052%) COREP
7 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.035%) FINREP
8 2 (0.035%) Basel III
9 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
9 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 78 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 27 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 23 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (0.38%) vSphere
7 21 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (0.35%) XenApp
9 17 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.087%) Docker
12 5 (0.087%) Xen
12 5 (0.087%) NFS
13 4 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.070%) KVM
14 3 (0.052%) SpamAssassin
14 3 (0.052%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.052%) Samba
14 3 (0.052%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 44 (0.77%) Puppet
2 28 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (0.49%) Data Guard
3 23 (0.40%) SCCM
4 22 (0.38%) SCOM
5 18 (0.31%) Nagios
6 12 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.16%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.10%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.10%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.087%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.070%) Munin
12 3 (0.052%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.052%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.052%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.052%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 930 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 430 (7.51%) Oracle
3 152 (2.66%) Adobe
4 124 (2.17%) VMware
5 101 (1.76%) SAP
6 92 (1.61%) Google
7 76 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 73 (1.28%) Cisco
8 73 (1.28%) HP
9 67 (1.17%) IBM
10 48 (0.84%) Business Objects
11 45 (0.79%) Citrix
12 43 (0.75%) Cognos
13 38 (0.66%) JBoss
14 35 (0.61%) Zend
15 31 (0.54%) Sybase
16 30 (0.52%) Sitecore
17 29 (0.51%) Twitter
17 29 (0.51%) Apple
17 29 (0.51%) Hyperion
London
Liberty
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary
Posted: 14 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Nakama
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum Salary is negotiable depending on ex
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Resource On Demand Limited
Posted: 16 hours ago
Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Loughton, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wiggle
Salary: Attractive Basic + Benefits + Staff Discounts
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum plus team bonus !
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago