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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 119 127 129
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2622 2739 2365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.45% 2.33% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.47% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2339 2422 2070
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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
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 May 2015 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 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 2492 £27,500 +1.85% 435
London +9 937 £30,000 - 165
South East -11 531 £26,000 +4.00% 69
City of London +15 208 £30,000 -3.22% 51
South West +2 192 £25,000 +2.04% 40
North West +19 186 £24,000 +2.12% 46
Yorkshire +24 179 £26,250 +9.37% 27
West Midlands +14 165 £25,000 +3.09% 29
East of England -33 151 £25,000 -5.66% 28
East Midlands +21 145 £24,500 -2.00% 27
Surrey +21 106 £26,000 -5.45% 8
West Yorkshire +29 102 £28,500 +18.75% 14
Hampshire +21 98 £25,000 -7.40% 14
Berkshire -31 98 £26,000 +4.00% 12
Manchester +15 97 £23,500 +4.44% 24
Bristol +11 78 £25,000 +11.11% 14
Nottinghamshire +17 71 £25,000 +12.35% 6
Nottingham +7 69 £25,000 +13.63% 6
Leeds +11 67 £28,500 +18.75% 12
East Sussex +2 62 £25,750 +5.10% 10
Brighton +4 57 £25,500 +4.08% 7
Oxfordshire +2 56 £27,000 +8.00% 6
Kent +15 51 £25,250 +5.20% 8
Essex +17 48 £25,000 -7.40% 6
Scotland +10 47 £25,000 -3.84% 11
Reading -15 43 £29,500 +7.27% 4
Cheshire -1 42 £25,000 - 12
Birmingham +3 41 £25,000 -3.84% 12
Dorset +22 39 £22,500 -18.18% 9
Guildford +26 38 £28,750 +15.00% 2

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1751 (33.16%) C#
2 1671 (31.64%) .NET
3 1582 (29.96%) Degree
4 1568 (29.69%) HTML
5 1565 (29.63%) SQL
6 1516 (28.71%) JavaScript
7 1298 (24.58%) CSS
8 1235 (23.39%) SQL Server
9 1140 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
10 1114 (21.09%) ASP.NET
11 984 (18.63%) MVC
12 947 (17.93%) Finance
13 928 (17.57%) Computer Science
14 906 (17.16%) Java
15 842 (15.94%) Microsoft
16 714 (13.52%) jQuery
17 688 (13.03%) Windows
18 612 (11.59%) OO
19 575 (10.89%) PHP
20 564 (10.68%) MS Excel
21 507 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC
22 495 (9.37%) Software Engineering
23 477 (9.03%) Linux
24 476 (9.01%) HTML5
25 471 (8.92%) TDD
26 410 (7.76%) MySQL
27 392 (7.42%) Scrum
28 387 (7.33%) Project Management
29 382 (7.23%) XML
30 380 (7.20%) Analytical Skills

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 157 (2.97%) CMS
2 114 (2.16%) IIS
3 103 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 91 (1.72%) Node.js
5 86 (1.63%) WordPress
6 75 (1.42%) Apache
7 61 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 61 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 56 (1.06%) JBoss
9 42 (0.80%) Drupal
10 39 (0.74%) SAS
11 38 (0.72%) Umbraco
12 36 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 33 (0.62%) Joomla!
14 29 (0.55%) WebLogic
15 28 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
16 21 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (0.38%) Confluence
18 17 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 17 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 564 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 270 (5.11%) MS Office
3 157 (2.97%) Photoshop
4 71 (1.34%) MS Project
5 61 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 60 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 49 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
8 24 (0.45%) InDesign
9 18 (0.34%) Fireworks
9 18 (0.34%) SPSS
9 18 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (0.30%) MS Visio
11 8 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
12 6 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.11%) CPLEX
13 5 (0.095%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.076%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.076%) Maya
14 4 (0.076%) Mathematica
14 4 (0.076%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 55 (1.04%) Magento
2 21 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 14 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
6 12 (0.23%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 11 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.095%) SAP SRM
11 4 (0.076%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.076%) RMDS
11 4 (0.076%) Orchard Housing
12 3 (0.057%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.057%) AWD
12 3 (0.057%) Changepoint
12 3 (0.057%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.057%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 76 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (1.38%) SaaS
3 71 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (0.81%) Office 365
5 37 (0.70%) Google Analytics
6 32 (0.61%) GitHub
7 22 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.17%) Force.com
11 8 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
12 7 (0.13%) PaaS
13 6 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.11%) IaaS
14 5 (0.095%) Heroku
15 4 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.057%) Google Compute Engine
16 3 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
17 2 (0.038%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 170 (3.22%) Internet
2 82 (1.55%) Firewall
3 73 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.33%) DNS
5 51 (0.97%) HTTP
6 43 (0.81%) WAN
7 42 (0.80%) LAN
8 34 (0.64%) DHCP
9 26 (0.49%) SSL
9 26 (0.49%) VPN
10 25 (0.47%) Network Security
11 20 (0.38%) Intranet
11 20 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (0.32%) SAN
13 15 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (0.28%) Wireless
13 15 (0.28%) DSL
14 14 (0.27%) VoIP
15 13 (0.25%) Broadband
16 12 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1235 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 410 (7.76%) MySQL
3 184 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 170 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 164 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 137 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 105 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 90 (1.70%) NoSQL
9 85 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 79 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 78 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 74 (1.40%) MongoDB
13 62 (1.17%) Big Data
14 52 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
15 36 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 34 (0.64%) RDBMS
17 29 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
18 27 (0.51%) MS Access
19 25 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
19 25 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 287 (5.43%) Visual Studio
2 226 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 202 (3.83%) NUnit
4 150 (2.84%) Rhino Mocks
5 149 (2.82%) Moq
6 114 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 104 (1.97%) Subversion
8 96 (1.82%) MSTest
9 69 (1.31%) Eclipse
10 60 (1.14%) Selenium
11 56 (1.06%) JIRA
12 47 (0.89%) Maven
13 41 (0.78%) JUnit
14 35 (0.66%) Jenkins
15 34 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
16 27 (0.51%) Jasmine
17 25 (0.47%) Cucumber
18 22 (0.42%) Ant
18 22 (0.42%) Mercurial
18 22 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 947 (17.93%) Finance
2 282 (5.34%) Marketing
3 280 (5.30%) Banking
4 259 (4.90%) Retail
5 217 (4.11%) Games
6 133 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 108 (2.05%) Advertising
8 60 (1.14%) Back Office
9 55 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 54 (1.02%) Electronics
11 50 (0.95%) Legal
12 49 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 48 (0.91%) Law
14 47 (0.89%) Aerospace
15 46 (0.87%) Front Office
16 45 (0.85%) Automotive
17 34 (0.64%) Publishing
18 29 (0.55%) Financial Institution
19 21 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
20 20 (0.38%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1671 (31.64%) .NET
2 1568 (29.69%) HTML
3 1298 (24.58%) CSS
4 1114 (21.09%) ASP.NET
5 714 (13.52%) jQuery
6 507 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 476 (9.01%) HTML5
8 382 (7.23%) XML
9 378 (7.16%) .NET Framework
10 302 (5.72%) CSS3
11 290 (5.49%) WCF
12 276 (5.23%) Web Services
13 223 (4.22%) AngularJS
14 206 (3.90%) Ajax
15 175 (3.31%) WPF
16 160 (3.03%) WinForms
17 141 (2.67%) LINQ
18 140 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 131 (2.48%) J2EE
20 130 (2.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 928 (17.57%) Computer Science
2 380 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 268 (5.07%) Mathematics
4 207 (3.92%) User Experience
5 161 (3.05%) Mobile App
6 132 (2.50%) Physics
7 127 (2.40%) Open Source
8 116 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 104 (1.97%) Hedge funds
10 94 (1.78%) Inversion of Control
11 70 (1.33%) Social Media
12 62 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 61 (1.16%) Management Information System
14 44 (0.83%) Statistics
15 39 (0.74%) NHS
16 36 (0.68%) Data Structures
17 33 (0.62%) Data Integration
18 31 (0.59%) Fixed Income
19 29 (0.55%) Blog
20 28 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 688 (13.03%) Windows
2 477 (9.03%) Linux
3 204 (3.86%) UNIX
4 176 (3.33%) Android
5 155 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 122 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 87 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (1.31%) Windows XP
9 51 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 38 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 28 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (0.45%) Solaris
13 22 (0.42%) Windows 2000
13 22 (0.42%) CentOS
14 20 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
16 13 (0.25%) Debian
17 12 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1140 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
2 984 (18.63%) MVC
3 612 (11.59%) OO
4 495 (9.37%) Software Engineering
5 471 (8.92%) TDD
6 392 (7.42%) Scrum
7 387 (7.33%) Project Management
8 347 (6.57%) Web Development
9 261 (4.94%) E-Commerce
10 236 (4.47%) Web Application Development
11 223 (4.22%) OOP
12 190 (3.60%) BDD
13 187 (3.54%) PRINCE2
14 171 (3.24%) Business Analysis
15 170 (3.22%) Kanban
15 170 (3.22%) Analytics
16 166 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
17 165 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
18 141 (2.67%) ITIL
19 140 (2.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1751 (33.16%) C#
2 1565 (29.63%) SQL
3 1516 (28.71%) JavaScript
4 906 (17.16%) Java
5 575 (10.89%) PHP
6 337 (6.38%) C++
7 334 (6.32%) VB.NET
8 291 (5.51%) Python
9 257 (4.87%) T-SQL
10 166 (3.14%) VB
11 130 (2.46%) Ruby
12 117 (2.22%) C
13 116 (2.20%) Perl
14 97 (1.84%) PL/SQL
15 77 (1.46%) VBA
16 57 (1.08%) PowerShell
17 43 (0.81%) Objective-C
17 43 (0.81%) PHP5
18 38 (0.72%) Shell Script
18 38 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1582 (29.96%) Degree
2 127 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (1.42%) Security Cleared
3 75 (1.42%) ISEB
4 61 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 61 (1.16%) CCNA
4 61 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (1.10%) PhD
6 56 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 48 (0.91%) MCP
8 41 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 38 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 36 (0.68%) MCTS
11 30 (0.57%) MCSD
11 30 (0.57%) CISSP
12 26 (0.49%) MCAD
13 25 (0.47%) PMI Certification
14 20 (0.38%) CISA
15 19 (0.36%) CCNP
16 14 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (5.13%) QA
2 67 (1.27%) SLA
3 10 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.076%) HL7
8 2 (0.038%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.038%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.019%) WAI
9 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.019%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 162 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 84 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.25%) vSphere
5 13 (0.25%) Firmware
6 11 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.13%) XenApp
7 7 (0.13%) Xen
7 7 (0.13%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.11%) NFS
9 5 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.076%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.076%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (0.038%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.038%) iptables
11 2 (0.038%) KVM
12 1 (0.019%) Docker
12 1 (0.019%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.019%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (0.66%) Puppet
3 21 (0.40%) Nagios
4 16 (0.30%) Data Guard
5 15 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.19%) SCCM
6 10 (0.19%) Ansible
7 9 (0.17%) cPanel
7 9 (0.17%) Plesk
8 8 (0.15%) Webmin
9 7 (0.13%) Vagrant
9 7 (0.13%) Salt
10 6 (0.11%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.11%) WSUS
11 4 (0.076%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.076%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.076%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.057%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.057%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 842 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 308 (5.83%) Oracle
3 142 (2.69%) Adobe
4 118 (2.23%) VMware
5 109 (2.06%) Google
6 98 (1.86%) Cisco
7 70 (1.33%) SAP
7 70 (1.33%) Zend
8 61 (1.16%) Citrix
9 47 (0.89%) Facebook
10 41 (0.78%) Business Objects
11 36 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (0.62%) HP
13 30 (0.57%) Twitter
14 29 (0.55%) Red Hat
15 27 (0.51%) Juniper
16 23 (0.44%) IBM
17 22 (0.42%) Sitecore
18 21 (0.40%) hybris
18 21 (0.40%) CheckPoint
Oxfordshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package + P
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Excellent Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + training, benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Prospects & Tech
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Prospects & Tech
Posted: 7 hours ago
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago