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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 120 135 119
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2564 2251 2570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.42% 2.19% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.32% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2208 1944 2298
Average salary £26,500 £26,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 2422 £26,500 -3.63% 392
London +8 835 £30,000 - 117
South East +12 612 £26,000 +4.00% 82
Yorkshire +66 258 £25,000 +13.63% 32
East of England +18 207 £25,000 - 39
City of London +18 206 £30,000 -7.69% 36
North West +24 174 £23,000 -3.15% 38
West Yorkshire +41 162 £27,500 +27.90% 24
Berkshire +20 143 £27,000 - 14
Leeds +65 140 £28,500 +26.66% 16
South West -40 131 £24,000 -4.00% 29
Surrey -2 123 £26,500 +1.92% 23
Manchester +30 122 £22,500 -1.09% 23
Hampshire +27 111 £24,500 +2.08% 13
West Midlands +13 98 £22,000 -8.33% 27
East Midlands -7 90 £25,000 - 23
Oxfordshire +11 75 £27,500 -8.33% 10
Hertfordshire +6 66 £25,000 - 10
Reading +8 59 £25,500 -7.27% 7
Cambridgeshire +1 58 £25,000 -9.09% 12
Cambridge +1 55 £25,000 -6.54% 10
Nottinghamshire +12 52 £25,000 - 6
Nottingham +9 51 £25,000 - 6
Bristol +2 49 £25,000 +11.11% 12
West Sussex +15 46 £26,500 +6.00% 3
Scotland -15 45 £28,000 +5.66% 9
North Yorkshire +41 44 £22,500 - 5
Buckinghamshire -1 44 £27,500 +10.00% 6
Kent +2 37 £24,000 +11.62% 6
Wales -11 35 £32,500 +44.44% 5

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1734 (32.30%) C#
2 1720 (32.04%) .NET
3 1566 (29.17%) HTML
4 1559 (29.04%) Degree
5 1505 (28.03%) SQL
6 1493 (27.81%) JavaScript
7 1306 (24.32%) CSS
8 1267 (23.60%) SQL Server
9 1100 (20.49%) ASP.NET
10 1080 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
11 929 (17.30%) Finance
12 895 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 866 (16.13%) Computer Science
14 864 (16.09%) MVC
15 797 (14.84%) Java
16 791 (14.73%) jQuery
17 702 (13.08%) Windows
18 577 (10.75%) OO
19 563 (10.49%) PHP
20 524 (9.76%) Software Engineering
21 521 (9.70%) HTML5
22 509 (9.48%) MS Excel
23 473 (8.81%) Linux
24 447 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
25 426 (7.93%) TDD
26 418 (7.79%) .NET Framework
27 414 (7.71%) MySQL
28 413 (7.69%) XML
29 388 (7.23%) Scrum
30 374 (6.97%) Analytical Skills

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 199 (3.71%) CMS
2 158 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 127 (2.37%) IIS
4 123 (2.29%) WordPress
5 88 (1.64%) Node.js
6 78 (1.45%) Apache
7 63 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 61 (1.14%) Drupal
8 61 (1.14%) MS Exchange
9 59 (1.10%) Umbraco
10 58 (1.08%) Tomcat
11 53 (0.99%) JBoss
12 39 (0.73%) Joomla!
13 35 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
14 34 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 31 (0.58%) Confluence
16 26 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
17 22 (0.41%) SAS
18 20 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 509 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 268 (4.99%) MS Office
3 177 (3.30%) Photoshop
4 85 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 75 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 61 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 56 (1.04%) MS Project
8 29 (0.54%) InDesign
9 16 (0.30%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.26%) SPSS
11 13 (0.24%) MS Visio
12 9 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 9 (0.17%) Mingle
13 8 (0.15%) XMetaL
13 8 (0.15%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.093%) CPLEX
15 4 (0.075%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.056%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 58 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.89%) Magento
3 37 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
5 26 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
6 22 (0.41%) Oracle Manufacturing
6 22 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 16 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.22%) Agresso
9 11 (0.20%) SAP MM
10 9 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.11%) SAP FI
13 5 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
13 5 (0.093%) WebTrends
13 5 (0.093%) SAP WM
14 4 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
14 4 (0.075%) SAP SD
14 4 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
14 4 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 85 (1.58%) SaaS
2 57 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (0.61%) Office 365
4 31 (0.58%) GitHub
5 29 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (0.37%) Force.com
7 16 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.17%) PaaS
11 8 (0.15%) Basecamp
11 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.13%) MailChimp
13 6 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.11%) IaaS
14 5 (0.093%) Heroku
14 5 (0.093%) SoftLayer
15 3 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.037%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 184 (3.43%) Internet
2 84 (1.56%) Firewall
3 79 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 66 (1.23%) Intranet
5 58 (1.08%) DNS
6 53 (0.99%) VPN
7 45 (0.84%) HTTP
8 39 (0.73%) WAN
9 37 (0.69%) LAN
10 33 (0.61%) Wireless
11 29 (0.54%) Network Security
12 25 (0.47%) DHCP
13 18 (0.34%) LTE
14 16 (0.30%) SAN
15 12 (0.22%) SSL
15 12 (0.22%) FTP
15 12 (0.22%) Broadband
15 12 (0.22%) VoIP
16 11 (0.20%) 3G
17 10 (0.19%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1267 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 414 (7.71%) MySQL
3 221 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 213 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 200 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 154 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 132 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 99 (1.84%) Oracle Database
9 76 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 67 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 64 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 62 (1.15%) NoSQL
13 61 (1.14%) MongoDB
14 44 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 39 (0.73%) Big Data
16 37 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
17 33 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
18 31 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
19 26 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
19 26 (0.48%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 245 (4.56%) Visual Studio
2 192 (3.58%) Git (software)
3 175 (3.26%) NUnit
4 123 (2.29%) Rhino Mocks
5 114 (2.12%) Subversion
5 114 (2.12%) Moq
6 101 (1.88%) JIRA
7 94 (1.75%) Selenium
8 80 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 71 (1.32%) MSTest
10 60 (1.12%) Cucumber
11 51 (0.95%) Eclipse
12 44 (0.82%) Maven
13 41 (0.76%) JUnit
14 40 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
15 30 (0.56%) Jasmine
16 25 (0.47%) Jenkins
16 25 (0.47%) Ant
17 24 (0.45%) TeamCity
18 23 (0.43%) Mercurial
General
1 929 (17.30%) Finance
2 319 (5.94%) Retail
3 284 (5.29%) Banking
4 251 (4.67%) Marketing
5 193 (3.59%) Games
6 165 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 137 (2.55%) Advertising
8 88 (1.64%) Front Office
9 71 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 69 (1.29%) Back Office
10 69 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 54 (1.01%) Automotive
12 50 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 46 (0.86%) Legal
14 41 (0.76%) Law
15 37 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 36 (0.67%) Electronics
17 35 (0.65%) French Language
18 33 (0.61%) Multimedia
19 28 (0.52%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1720 (32.04%) .NET
2 1566 (29.17%) HTML
3 1306 (24.32%) CSS
4 1100 (20.49%) ASP.NET
5 791 (14.73%) jQuery
6 521 (9.70%) HTML5
7 447 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 418 (7.79%) .NET Framework
9 413 (7.69%) XML
10 370 (6.89%) CSS3
11 336 (6.26%) Web Services
12 248 (4.62%) Ajax
13 231 (4.30%) WCF
14 189 (3.52%) WPF
15 169 (3.15%) WinForms
16 167 (3.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 153 (2.85%) AngularJS
18 125 (2.33%) JSON
18 125 (2.33%) LINQ
19 118 (2.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 866 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 374 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (4.08%) Mathematics
4 192 (3.58%) User Experience
5 165 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 127 (2.37%) Hedge funds
7 110 (2.05%) Physics
8 98 (1.83%) Open Source
9 73 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 66 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
11 52 (0.97%) Visualisation
11 52 (0.97%) Statistics
12 51 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 51 (0.95%) Social Media
13 43 (0.80%) Digital Media
14 42 (0.78%) Algorithms
14 42 (0.78%) Fixed Income
15 34 (0.63%) Equities
16 33 (0.61%) Data Integration
17 30 (0.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 702 (13.08%) Windows
2 473 (8.81%) Linux
3 241 (4.49%) UNIX
4 154 (2.87%) Android
5 124 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 111 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 97 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (1.08%) Windows XP
10 43 (0.80%) Windows 8
11 35 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 32 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (0.58%) Solaris
14 28 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (0.43%) Windows 2000
16 21 (0.39%) CentOS
17 20 (0.37%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.35%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.19%) Mac OS
20 9 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1080 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (16.09%) MVC
3 577 (10.75%) OO
4 524 (9.76%) Software Engineering
5 426 (7.93%) TDD
6 388 (7.23%) Scrum
7 325 (6.05%) Project Management
8 307 (5.72%) Web Development
9 276 (5.14%) E-Commerce
10 251 (4.67%) OOP
11 201 (3.74%) Unit Testing
12 190 (3.54%) ITIL
13 188 (3.50%) BDD
14 179 (3.33%) PRINCE2
15 168 (3.13%) CRM
16 161 (3.00%) Web Application Development
17 157 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
18 143 (2.66%) Continuous Integration
19 137 (2.55%) Web Design
20 134 (2.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1734 (32.30%) C#
2 1505 (28.03%) SQL
3 1493 (27.81%) JavaScript
4 797 (14.84%) Java
5 563 (10.49%) PHP
6 346 (6.44%) C++
7 321 (5.98%) VB.NET
8 272 (5.07%) Python
9 223 (4.15%) T-SQL
10 151 (2.81%) Perl
11 143 (2.66%) VB
12 110 (2.05%) C
13 104 (1.94%) PL/SQL
14 96 (1.79%) Ruby
15 70 (1.30%) PowerShell
16 65 (1.21%) VBA
17 60 (1.12%) Shell Script
18 59 (1.10%) PHP5
19 56 (1.04%) Objective-C
20 46 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1559 (29.04%) Degree
2 97 (1.81%) Security Cleared
2 97 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (1.77%) ISEB
4 62 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (1.14%) CCNA
6 56 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 55 (1.02%) SC Cleared
8 48 (0.89%) PhD
9 45 (0.84%) MCP
10 38 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 38 (0.71%) CISSP
11 36 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 36 (0.67%) MCTS
12 29 (0.54%) MCSD
13 27 (0.50%) MCAD
14 25 (0.47%) A+ Certification
15 24 (0.45%) CISA
16 22 (0.41%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (4.49%) QA
2 43 (0.80%) SLA
3 29 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.075%) COSO
8 2 (0.037%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.037%) HL7
9 1 (0.019%) GPG13
9 1 (0.019%) Basel II
System Software
1 185 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 76 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
4 24 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 20 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.32%) vSphere
7 9 (0.17%) Firmware
7 9 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.093%) SpamAssassin
8 5 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.075%) Nmap
9 4 (0.075%) Xen
10 3 (0.056%) XenApp
10 3 (0.056%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.037%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.037%) NFS
11 2 (0.037%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.037%) Snort
Systems Management
1 40 (0.75%) Puppet
2 22 (0.41%) Data Guard
3 18 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.19%) SCCM
6 9 (0.17%) Backup Exec
6 9 (0.17%) Nagios
7 8 (0.15%) WSUS
8 6 (0.11%) Control-M
8 6 (0.11%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.11%) SCOM
9 5 (0.093%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (0.093%) Ansible
9 5 (0.093%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.093%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.056%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.056%) Cacti
10 3 (0.056%) Munin
10 3 (0.056%) Icinga
Vendors
1 895 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 368 (6.85%) Oracle
3 170 (3.17%) Adobe
4 119 (2.22%) VMware
5 79 (1.47%) SAP
6 71 (1.32%) Cisco
7 64 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 60 (1.12%) Google
8 60 (1.12%) Zend
9 49 (0.91%) Citrix
10 48 (0.89%) IBM
11 43 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 32 (0.60%) Facebook
12 32 (0.60%) HP
13 28 (0.52%) hybris
14 24 (0.45%) Sybase
14 24 (0.45%) Twitter
15 23 (0.43%) Sitecore
16 22 (0.41%) Cognos
17 20 (0.37%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + corporate benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + pension, life assurance
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum C. £20K PA
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum C£35k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + great benefits package!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-32k
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 15-20k
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago