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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 113 128 124
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2841 2504 2514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.50% 2.30% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 2.43% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2454 2220 2231
Average salary £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,400 £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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
(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 +18 2693 £27,500 +6.79% 354
London +14 987 £32,500 +8.33% 141
South East -3 531 £27,500 +10.00% 57
Yorkshire +33 240 £25,000 +16.27% 31
City of London -8 225 £30,000 -7.69% 56
North West -11 225 £23,500 -6.00% 30
East of England +18 224 £25,000 - 38
South West -9 193 £23,500 +4.44% 27
West Midlands +18 187 £23,000 -4.16% 15
Manchester -10 140 £23,500 -6.00% 21
West Yorkshire -2 128 £25,000 +16.27% 15
Berkshire +38 123 £28,000 +12.00% 14
Hampshire +13 117 £25,000 +2.04% 11
Surrey -18 106 £27,500 +0.91% 8
Leeds 0 94 £25,250 +12.22% 8
East Midlands +12 93 £23,000 -4.16% 8
Hertfordshire +13 83 £25,000 +4.16% 18
Birmingham +30 64 £22,500 -10.00% 8
Bristol -2 64 £22,500 +2.27% 13
Scotland +1 63 £25,500 -11.30% 7
Cambridgeshire -7 59 £25,000 -6.54% 14
Cheshire -7 55 £25,000 - 4
West Sussex +16 51 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Reading +19 50 £30,000 +33.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 46 £26,750 +16.30% 6
South Yorkshire +8 43 £22,250 +4.70% 4
Nottinghamshire +4 43 £23,000 -8.00% 3
Cambridge -11 42 £25,000 -9.09% 11
Staffordshire +10 38 £21,750 -13.00%
North Yorkshire +18 37 £24,000 +20.00% 9

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1857 (31.95%) C#
2 1834 (31.56%) .NET
3 1769 (30.44%) Degree
4 1642 (28.25%) HTML
5 1641 (28.23%) SQL
6 1546 (26.60%) JavaScript
7 1374 (23.64%) SQL Server
8 1363 (23.45%) CSS
9 1148 (19.75%) Finance
10 1116 (19.20%) ASP.NET
11 1103 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
12 985 (16.95%) Computer Science
13 953 (16.40%) Microsoft
14 905 (15.57%) Java
15 817 (14.06%) MVC
16 815 (14.02%) jQuery
17 742 (12.77%) Windows
18 587 (10.10%) Software Engineering
19 574 (9.88%) OO
20 570 (9.81%) PHP
21 557 (9.58%) Linux
22 519 (8.93%) MS Excel
23 476 (8.19%) HTML5
24 465 (8.00%) C++
25 457 (7.86%) XML
26 452 (7.78%) Oracle
27 444 (7.64%) .NET Framework
28 434 (7.47%) MySQL
29 425 (7.31%) Scrum
30 413 (7.11%) TDD

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 192 (3.30%) CMS
2 173 (2.98%) IIS
3 164 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 137 (2.36%) WordPress
5 98 (1.69%) Apache
6 87 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 77 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 77 (1.32%) Umbraco
8 67 (1.15%) Node.js
9 56 (0.96%) MS Exchange
10 55 (0.95%) Drupal
11 46 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 42 (0.72%) JBoss
13 39 (0.67%) Joomla!
14 37 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
15 33 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
16 30 (0.52%) Confluence
17 29 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
19 21 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 519 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 269 (4.63%) MS Office
3 212 (3.65%) Photoshop
4 106 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 72 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 56 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 56 (0.96%) MS Project
7 26 (0.45%) MS Visio
8 20 (0.34%) InDesign
9 16 (0.28%) Fireworks
10 15 (0.26%) XMetaL
11 10 (0.17%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.10%) Mingle
14 6 (0.10%) FrameMaker
15 5 (0.086%) SPSS
16 4 (0.069%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.069%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 66 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.72%) Magento
3 38 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 25 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
7 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
8 10 (0.17%) Agresso
8 10 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 9 (0.15%) WebTrends
9 9 (0.15%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
10 8 (0.14%) HFM
10 8 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
10 8 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
11 7 (0.12%) Summit
11 7 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 100 (1.72%) SaaS
2 39 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (0.45%) GitHub
5 24 (0.41%) Office 365
6 16 (0.28%) Force.com
6 16 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (0.21%) Basecamp
8 10 (0.17%) PaaS
9 9 (0.15%) IaaS
10 7 (0.12%) MailChimp
11 5 (0.086%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.052%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.052%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.034%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.034%) ElastiCache
13 2 (0.034%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 179 (3.08%) Internet
2 102 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 89 (1.53%) Firewall
4 84 (1.45%) DNS
5 60 (1.03%) Intranet
6 47 (0.81%) VPN
6 47 (0.81%) DHCP
7 45 (0.77%) WAN
7 45 (0.77%) HTTP
8 40 (0.69%) Network Security
9 39 (0.67%) LAN
10 33 (0.57%) FTP
11 29 (0.50%) Wireless
11 29 (0.50%) LTE
12 27 (0.46%) SAN
13 25 (0.43%) 3G
14 21 (0.36%) MPLS
15 18 (0.31%) 2G
16 15 (0.26%) VoIP
16 15 (0.26%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1374 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 434 (7.47%) MySQL
3 242 (4.16%) Relational Database
4 227 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 224 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 167 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 120 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 117 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 74 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 70 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 66 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 61 (1.05%) Big Data
14 54 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 53 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
16 51 (0.88%) MongoDB
17 48 (0.83%) NoSQL
18 41 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
19 38 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
20 32 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 263 (4.53%) Visual Studio
2 192 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 159 (2.74%) NUnit
4 145 (2.49%) Subversion
5 132 (2.27%) Moq
6 120 (2.06%) Rhino Mocks
7 94 (1.62%) Selenium
8 84 (1.45%) JIRA
9 82 (1.41%) Cucumber
10 76 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 71 (1.22%) Maven
12 66 (1.14%) Eclipse
13 65 (1.12%) JUnit
13 65 (1.12%) MSTest
14 57 (0.98%) TeamCity
15 53 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
16 41 (0.71%) Ant
16 41 (0.71%) ReSharper
16 41 (0.71%) Jenkins
17 31 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1148 (19.75%) Finance
2 365 (6.28%) Banking
3 272 (4.68%) Retail
4 259 (4.46%) Marketing
5 224 (3.85%) Games
6 194 (3.34%) Telecoms
7 149 (2.56%) Advertising
8 143 (2.46%) Front Office
9 115 (1.98%) Investment Banking
10 77 (1.32%) Back Office
11 67 (1.15%) Electronics
11 67 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 64 (1.10%) Legal
13 49 (0.84%) Law
14 44 (0.76%) French Language
15 40 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 34 (0.58%) Multimedia
18 33 (0.57%) German Language
19 32 (0.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1834 (31.56%) .NET
2 1642 (28.25%) HTML
3 1363 (23.45%) CSS
4 1116 (19.20%) ASP.NET
5 815 (14.02%) jQuery
6 476 (8.19%) HTML5
7 457 (7.86%) XML
8 444 (7.64%) .NET Framework
9 411 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 366 (6.30%) Web Services
11 346 (5.95%) CSS3
12 262 (4.51%) WCF
13 241 (4.15%) Ajax
14 240 (4.13%) WPF
15 223 (3.84%) WinForms
16 152 (2.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 134 (2.31%) Spring
18 133 (2.29%) J2EE
19 122 (2.10%) LAMP
20 120 (2.06%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 985 (16.95%) Computer Science
2 365 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 225 (3.87%) Mathematics
4 214 (3.68%) User Experience
5 157 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 137 (2.36%) Hedge funds
7 133 (2.29%) Open Source
8 109 (1.88%) Physics
9 68 (1.17%) Social Media
9 68 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 67 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 67 (1.15%) Derivative
11 62 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
12 54 (0.93%) Digital Media
13 52 (0.89%) Equities
14 51 (0.88%) Management Information System
15 49 (0.84%) Visualisation
16 43 (0.74%) Statistics
17 40 (0.69%) Fixed Income
18 30 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 742 (12.77%) Windows
2 557 (9.58%) Linux
3 282 (4.85%) UNIX
4 131 (2.25%) Android
5 114 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 100 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 94 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 62 (1.07%) Solaris
10 53 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 53 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 47 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 36 (0.62%) CentOS
14 30 (0.52%) Debian
15 26 (0.45%) AIX
16 21 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.24%) Windows Vista
18 13 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1103 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
2 817 (14.06%) MVC
3 587 (10.10%) Software Engineering
4 574 (9.88%) OO
5 425 (7.31%) Scrum
6 413 (7.11%) TDD
7 306 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 306 (5.26%) Project Management
8 290 (4.99%) Web Development
9 266 (4.58%) OOP
10 209 (3.60%) ITIL
11 207 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
12 195 (3.36%) Unit Testing
12 195 (3.36%) BDD
13 173 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
14 172 (2.96%) PRINCE2
15 170 (2.92%) CRM
16 159 (2.74%) Web Application Development
17 145 (2.49%) Analytics
18 126 (2.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1857 (31.95%) C#
2 1641 (28.23%) SQL
3 1546 (26.60%) JavaScript
4 905 (15.57%) Java
5 570 (9.81%) PHP
6 465 (8.00%) C++
7 379 (6.52%) VB.NET
8 310 (5.33%) Python
9 300 (5.16%) T-SQL
10 192 (3.30%) C
11 184 (3.17%) VB
12 157 (2.70%) Perl
13 122 (2.10%) VBA
14 117 (2.01%) Ruby
15 100 (1.72%) PL/SQL
16 70 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 68 (1.17%) PowerShell
18 59 (1.02%) Bash Shell
19 42 (0.72%) Objective-C
20 40 (0.69%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1769 (30.44%) Degree
2 112 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (1.72%) ISEB
4 93 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 63 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (1.02%) CCNA
7 52 (0.89%) CISSP
8 50 (0.86%) MCP
9 47 (0.81%) SC Cleared
10 43 (0.74%) MCTS
11 41 (0.71%) ISTQB
12 38 (0.65%) MCSD
12 38 (0.65%) PhD
13 34 (0.58%) MCAD
13 34 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 33 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 32 (0.55%) CISA
16 21 (0.36%) MCSE
17 20 (0.34%) HND
18 18 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (4.73%) QA
2 54 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 47 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (0.79%) SLA
5 20 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.069%) COSO
6 4 (0.069%) COBIT
7 3 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.052%) COREP
7 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.034%) FINREP
8 2 (0.034%) Basel III
8 2 (0.034%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.017%) Basel II
9 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 185 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 67 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
5 20 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (0.33%) Firmware
7 15 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.24%) vSphere
9 9 (0.15%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.10%) Xen
10 6 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.086%) Docker
11 5 (0.086%) XenApp
12 4 (0.069%) Nmap
12 4 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.069%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.052%) NFS
13 3 (0.052%) Samba
13 3 (0.052%) Squid
13 3 (0.052%) KVM
Systems Management
1 40 (0.69%) Puppet
2 21 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (0.34%) Data Guard
4 16 (0.28%) SCOM
5 13 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.21%) SCCM
7 10 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.15%) Nagios
9 7 (0.12%) WSUS
9 7 (0.12%) Munin
10 6 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.10%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.086%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.086%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 4 (0.069%) Opsview
12 4 (0.069%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.052%) Icinga
13 3 (0.052%) Ansible
Vendors
1 953 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 452 (7.78%) Oracle
3 169 (2.91%) Adobe
4 109 (1.88%) VMware
5 84 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 81 (1.39%) SAP
7 72 (1.24%) Google
8 68 (1.17%) IBM
9 64 (1.10%) HP
10 60 (1.03%) Cisco
11 47 (0.81%) Zend
11 47 (0.81%) Twitter
12 46 (0.79%) Cognos
13 43 (0.74%) Business Objects
14 39 (0.67%) Sybase
15 36 (0.62%) Citrix
15 36 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (0.55%) Hyperion
17 27 (0.46%) Sitecore
18 26 (0.45%) Dell
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Bloomberg
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kent
Comtecs
Salary: £14000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Company paid pension, eCommerce trai
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum + benefits (including health insurance and pen
Posted: 20 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £30k DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 21 hours ago