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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 112 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2795 2570 2379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.59% 2.28% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 2.41% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2444 2217 2084
Average salary £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
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
102382 106818 101390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83802 86310 84742
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 £27,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +15 2648 £27,500 - 424
London +11 913 £30,000 - 151
South East +13 630 £26,000 +4.00% 65
Yorkshire +59 270 £27,500 +14.58% 31
City of London +9 199 £30,000 -1.63% 45
North West +36 189 £24,000 +2.12% 53
East of England -6 183 £25,000 -7.40% 31
West Yorkshire +39 174 £30,000 +25.00% 20
South West -25 165 £24,250 -3.00% 41
West Midlands +38 147 £25,000 +13.63% 22
Berkshire +7 137 £27,500 +10.00% 14
East Midlands +20 135 £25,000 - 23
Leeds +23 134 £30,000 +25.00% 13
Manchester +24 121 £23,500 +2.17% 26
Hampshire +42 114 £25,000 - 10
Surrey -2 114 £25,000 -9.09% 7
Oxfordshire +24 81 £27,500 - 9
Nottinghamshire +18 71 £25,000 - 4
Nottingham +14 70 £25,000 - 4
East Sussex -6 69 £25,000 +6.38% 13
Brighton -1 64 £25,000 +6.38% 9
Bristol -1 64 £25,000 +11.11% 16
North Yorkshire +40 61 £22,500 -6.25% 7
Reading -4 55 £25,500 -5.55% 7
Scotland +6 53 £30,000 +5.26% 12
Cambridgeshire -22 49 £25,000 -9.09% 11
Buckinghamshire +14 43 £27,500 +19.56% 3
Oxford +14 43 £27,500 - 6
Hertfordshire -42 43 £27,500 +5.76% 5
Guildford +13 40 £25,000 -3.84% 1

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1779 (32.61%) C#
2 1743 (31.95%) .NET
3 1610 (29.51%) SQL
4 1606 (29.44%) HTML
5 1598 (29.29%) Degree
6 1554 (28.49%) JavaScript
7 1320 (24.20%) CSS
8 1247 (22.86%) SQL Server
9 1147 (21.03%) ASP.NET
10 1095 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
11 924 (16.94%) Finance
12 920 (16.87%) MVC
13 894 (16.39%) Computer Science
14 892 (16.35%) Java
15 891 (16.33%) Microsoft
16 753 (13.80%) jQuery
17 728 (13.35%) Windows
18 608 (11.15%) OO
19 586 (10.74%) PHP
20 528 (9.68%) MS Excel
21 523 (9.59%) Software Engineering
21 523 (9.59%) HTML5
22 469 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC
23 468 (8.58%) Linux
24 431 (7.90%) MySQL
25 421 (7.72%) XML
26 414 (7.59%) TDD
27 390 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
28 387 (7.09%) .NET Framework
29 380 (6.97%) Project Management

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 166 (3.04%) CMS
2 121 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 114 (2.09%) IIS
4 105 (1.92%) WordPress
5 87 (1.59%) Apache
6 79 (1.45%) Node.js
7 68 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 67 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 62 (1.14%) Drupal
10 52 (0.95%) Joomla!
11 51 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 47 (0.86%) JBoss
13 42 (0.77%) Umbraco
14 30 (0.55%) SAS
15 27 (0.49%) Confluence
16 26 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
17 22 (0.40%) WebLogic
18 21 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
18 21 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
19 20 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 528 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 279 (5.11%) MS Office
3 162 (2.97%) Photoshop
4 69 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 67 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 65 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 59 (1.08%) MS Project
8 26 (0.48%) InDesign
9 18 (0.33%) SPSS
10 17 (0.31%) Fireworks
11 15 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
12 14 (0.26%) MS Visio
13 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 7 (0.13%) CPLEX
14 6 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.092%) Mingle
16 4 (0.073%) Mathematica
16 4 (0.073%) Final Cut Pro
16 4 (0.073%) Maya
16 4 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 61 (1.12%) Magento
2 43 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 40 (0.73%) Google Analytics
4 33 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 26 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 24 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
7 22 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
7 22 (0.40%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 12 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.16%) Agresso
10 8 (0.15%) SAP MM
10 8 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.11%) SAP FI
12 5 (0.092%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.092%) RMDS
13 4 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.073%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.073%) Sage CRM
14 3 (0.055%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 75 (1.37%) SaaS
2 53 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (0.79%) Office 365
5 28 (0.51%) GitHub
6 24 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (0.37%) Force.com
8 18 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.24%) Google Apps
11 9 (0.16%) PaaS
12 8 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
13 7 (0.13%) Heroku
14 6 (0.11%) IaaS
15 5 (0.092%) SoftLayer
16 4 (0.073%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
17 2 (0.037%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 189 (3.46%) Internet
2 87 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 75 (1.37%) Firewall
4 65 (1.19%) DNS
5 53 (0.97%) VPN
6 51 (0.93%) HTTP
7 47 (0.86%) WAN
8 39 (0.71%) LAN
9 34 (0.62%) Intranet
10 31 (0.57%) Network Security
11 26 (0.48%) Wireless
12 25 (0.46%) SSL
12 25 (0.46%) DHCP
13 17 (0.31%) Broadband
14 15 (0.27%) VoIP
15 12 (0.22%) FTP
16 11 (0.20%) SAN
17 9 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (0.16%) NFC
18 8 (0.15%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1247 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 431 (7.90%) MySQL
3 220 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 219 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 184 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 144 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 135 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 86 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 81 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 78 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 73 (1.34%) NoSQL
12 72 (1.32%) MongoDB
13 54 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 46 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
15 37 (0.68%) Big Data
16 31 (0.57%) QlikView
17 27 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 27 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
18 26 (0.48%) MS Access
19 23 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 278 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 200 (3.67%) Git (software)
3 179 (3.28%) NUnit
4 132 (2.42%) Rhino Mocks
5 123 (2.25%) Moq
6 109 (2.00%) Subversion
7 100 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (1.48%) Selenium
9 80 (1.47%) JIRA
10 78 (1.43%) MSTest
11 55 (1.01%) Eclipse
12 42 (0.77%) Maven
13 38 (0.70%) JUnit
13 38 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
13 38 (0.70%) Cucumber
14 27 (0.49%) Jasmine
15 25 (0.46%) Jenkins
16 23 (0.42%) Mercurial
16 23 (0.42%) Ant
17 19 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 924 (16.94%) Finance
2 311 (5.70%) Banking
3 304 (5.57%) Retail
4 256 (4.69%) Marketing
5 208 (3.81%) Games
6 148 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 130 (2.38%) Advertising
8 64 (1.17%) Back Office
9 63 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 61 (1.12%) Front Office
11 60 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 55 (1.01%) Automotive
13 45 (0.82%) Law
13 45 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 41 (0.75%) Aerospace
15 40 (0.73%) Electronics
16 39 (0.71%) Legal
17 33 (0.60%) Publishing
18 28 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.46%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1743 (31.95%) .NET
2 1606 (29.44%) HTML
3 1320 (24.20%) CSS
4 1147 (21.03%) ASP.NET
5 753 (13.80%) jQuery
6 523 (9.59%) HTML5
7 469 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 421 (7.72%) XML
9 387 (7.09%) .NET Framework
10 340 (6.23%) CSS3
11 301 (5.52%) Web Services
12 274 (5.02%) WCF
13 220 (4.03%) Ajax
14 190 (3.48%) AngularJS
15 189 (3.46%) WPF
16 182 (3.34%) WinForms
17 139 (2.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 138 (2.53%) JSON
19 129 (2.36%) LINQ
20 127 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 894 (16.39%) Computer Science
2 390 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
3 235 (4.31%) Mathematics
4 198 (3.63%) User Experience
5 181 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 113 (2.07%) Hedge funds
6 113 (2.07%) Physics
7 108 (1.98%) Open Source
8 92 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 80 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
10 55 (1.01%) Social Media
11 53 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 51 (0.93%) Algorithms
13 42 (0.77%) Statistics
14 40 (0.73%) Data Integration
15 38 (0.70%) Visualisation
16 35 (0.64%) Digital Media
17 34 (0.62%) Fixed Income
18 31 (0.57%) GIS
19 28 (0.51%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 728 (13.35%) Windows
2 468 (8.58%) Linux
3 224 (4.11%) UNIX
4 181 (3.32%) Android
5 153 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 118 (2.16%) Windows 7
7 90 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (1.30%) Windows XP
9 58 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 44 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 30 (0.55%) Windows 2000
13 27 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (0.44%) CentOS
15 23 (0.42%) Solaris
16 17 (0.31%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1095 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
2 920 (16.87%) MVC
3 608 (11.15%) OO
4 523 (9.59%) Software Engineering
5 414 (7.59%) TDD
6 380 (6.97%) Project Management
7 373 (6.84%) Scrum
8 363 (6.65%) Web Development
9 296 (5.43%) E-Commerce
10 222 (4.07%) OOP
11 199 (3.65%) PRINCE2
12 193 (3.54%) Web Application Development
13 189 (3.46%) ITIL
14 178 (3.26%) BDD
15 162 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
16 156 (2.86%) Analytics
17 154 (2.82%) CRM
18 152 (2.79%) Kanban
19 151 (2.77%) Unit Testing
20 143 (2.62%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1779 (32.61%) C#
2 1610 (29.51%) SQL
3 1554 (28.49%) JavaScript
4 892 (16.35%) Java
5 586 (10.74%) PHP
6 351 (6.43%) VB.NET
7 343 (6.29%) C++
8 293 (5.37%) Python
9 271 (4.97%) T-SQL
10 164 (3.01%) VB
11 144 (2.64%) Perl
12 116 (2.13%) Ruby
13 102 (1.87%) C
14 90 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 65 (1.19%) VBA
16 55 (1.01%) PHP5
17 54 (0.99%) Shell Script
18 53 (0.97%) PowerShell
19 52 (0.95%) Objective-C
20 41 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1598 (29.29%) Degree
2 112 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (1.70%) ISEB
4 80 (1.47%) Security Cleared
5 65 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 57 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 55 (1.01%) PhD
7 55 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (0.99%) CCNA
9 52 (0.95%) CISSP
10 50 (0.92%) MCP
11 45 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 45 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 42 (0.77%) CISA
13 36 (0.66%) MCTS
14 28 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 27 (0.49%) MCSD
16 26 (0.48%) MCAD
17 23 (0.42%) CCNP
18 21 (0.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (4.99%) QA
2 61 (1.12%) SLA
3 14 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.073%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.055%) COSO
7 3 (0.055%) HL7
7 3 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.018%) GPG13
System Software
1 193 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.33%) vSphere
4 17 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.18%) Firmware
8 8 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.13%) NFS
9 7 (0.13%) XenApp
10 6 (0.11%) Xen
11 5 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.073%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.073%) SpamAssassin
13 2 (0.037%) Docker
13 2 (0.037%) iptables
13 2 (0.037%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.018%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.018%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.018%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (0.66%) Puppet
2 32 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.29%) Nagios
4 15 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 11 (0.20%) SCCM
7 10 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.15%) WSUS
8 8 (0.15%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.11%) Ansible
9 6 (0.11%) Plesk
9 6 (0.11%) cPanel
10 5 (0.092%) Webmin
10 5 (0.092%) Control-M
11 4 (0.073%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.073%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.073%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.073%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.055%) Salt
12 3 (0.055%) OpenView
Vendors
1 891 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 360 (6.60%) Oracle
3 155 (2.84%) Adobe
4 127 (2.33%) VMware
5 98 (1.80%) Google
6 80 (1.47%) Cisco
7 73 (1.34%) SAP
8 69 (1.26%) Citrix
9 62 (1.14%) Zend
10 57 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 43 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 42 (0.77%) Facebook
13 38 (0.70%) IBM
14 31 (0.57%) Business Objects
15 30 (0.55%) Twitter
16 29 (0.53%) HP
17 27 (0.49%) hybris
18 25 (0.46%) Sybase
19 24 (0.44%) Juniper
20 20 (0.37%) Sitecore
East London
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum +career progress and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Aquent
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum + BENEFITS + BONUS
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £31313.56 - £38272.13 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Exceptional Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago