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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 116 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2798 2686 2420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.53% 2.24% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 2.37% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2510 2357 2135
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 5 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 5 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 +15 2660 £27,500 +1.85% 364
London +14 982 £30,000 - 119
South East +1 568 £26,000 +4.00% 68
City of London +12 213 £30,000 - 45
Yorkshire +37 211 £27,000 +12.50% 33
North West +23 202 £24,000 -4.00% 38
South West +1 202 £25,000 +6.38% 33
West Midlands +28 168 £25,000 +8.69% 12
East of England -26 167 £25,000 -3.84% 33
East Midlands +32 146 £25,000 - 24
West Yorkshire +41 123 £28,500 +14.00% 17
Hampshire +36 114 £25,000 -3.84% 21
Manchester +16 110 £24,500 +7.69% 21
Berkshire -26 105 £27,500 +10.00% 7
Surrey +6 98 £25,000 -9.09% 10
Leeds +13 84 £28,500 +18.75% 10
Bristol +7 82 £25,250 +17.44% 9
Nottinghamshire +21 77 £25,000 +11.11% 4
Nottingham +19 75 £25,000 +13.63% 4
East Sussex +10 72 £25,000 +2.04% 5
Brighton +4 69 £25,000 +6.38% 3
Oxfordshire +8 62 £27,500 - 8
Essex +23 51 £25,000 -7.40% 7
North Yorkshire +14 49 £25,000 +4.16% 7
Birmingham +26 48 £25,000 -1.96% 6
Scotland +10 47 £27,500 +5.76% 11
Kent +20 45 £25,000 +6.38% 7
Dorset +23 41 £21,500 -14.00% 4
Guildford +28 40 £26,000 +4.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -17 40 £27,500 +19.56% 5

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 1781 (33.33%) C#
2 1716 (32.11%) .NET
3 1606 (30.05%) Degree
4 1605 (30.03%) HTML
5 1592 (29.79%) SQL
6 1559 (29.17%) JavaScript
7 1324 (24.78%) CSS
8 1240 (23.20%) SQL Server
9 1146 (21.44%) ASP.NET
10 1135 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
11 984 (18.41%) MVC
12 939 (17.57%) Computer Science
13 938 (17.55%) Finance
14 914 (17.10%) Java
15 855 (16.00%) Microsoft
16 729 (13.64%) jQuery
17 711 (13.30%) Windows
18 620 (11.60%) OO
19 590 (11.04%) PHP
20 560 (10.48%) MS Excel
21 510 (9.54%) Software Engineering
22 507 (9.49%) HTML5
23 502 (9.39%) ASP.NET MVC
24 471 (8.81%) Linux
25 460 (8.61%) TDD
26 429 (8.03%) MySQL
27 395 (7.39%) Scrum
28 394 (7.37%) XML
29 393 (7.35%) .NET Framework
30 382 (7.15%) Project Management

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 158 (2.96%) CMS
2 117 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 105 (1.96%) IIS
4 96 (1.80%) WordPress
5 90 (1.68%) Node.js
6 80 (1.50%) Apache
7 66 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 63 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 51 (0.95%) JBoss
10 46 (0.86%) Drupal
11 42 (0.79%) Umbraco
12 41 (0.77%) Joomla!
13 35 (0.65%) SAS
14 34 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
16 24 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (0.45%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.43%) Confluence
18 20 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
19 18 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 560 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 269 (5.03%) MS Office
3 155 (2.90%) Photoshop
4 62 (1.16%) MS Project
5 61 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 59 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 56 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (0.41%) InDesign
9 19 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 18 (0.34%) SPSS
11 17 (0.32%) Fireworks
11 17 (0.32%) MS Visio
12 7 (0.13%) CPLEX
13 6 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
14 5 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.075%) Mathematica
15 4 (0.075%) Maya
15 4 (0.075%) RoboHelp
16 3 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 57 (1.07%) Magento
2 29 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (0.32%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 17 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
6 13 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.094%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.094%) RMDS
10 5 (0.094%) SAP SRM
11 4 (0.075%) Orchard Housing
12 3 (0.056%) Tridion
12 3 (0.056%) AWD
12 3 (0.056%) Markit EDM
13 2 (0.037%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 78 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.42%) SaaS
4 43 (0.80%) Office 365
5 40 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 30 (0.56%) GitHub
7 24 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.24%) Force.com
10 13 (0.24%) Google Apps
11 9 (0.17%) PaaS
12 8 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
13 7 (0.13%) Heroku
13 7 (0.13%) IaaS
14 5 (0.094%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.075%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.056%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 181 (3.39%) Internet
2 86 (1.61%) Firewall
3 82 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 72 (1.35%) DNS
5 48 (0.90%) WAN
5 48 (0.90%) HTTP
6 44 (0.82%) LAN
7 38 (0.71%) VPN
8 32 (0.60%) DHCP
9 27 (0.51%) SSL
10 25 (0.47%) Network Security
11 24 (0.45%) Intranet
12 19 (0.36%) Wireless
13 17 (0.32%) VoIP
14 16 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (0.28%) SAN
15 15 (0.28%) Broadband
15 15 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (0.21%) DSL
16 11 (0.21%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1240 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 429 (8.03%) MySQL
3 185 (3.46%) Relational Database
4 174 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 164 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 129 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 111 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 92 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 83 (1.55%) Oracle Database
10 82 (1.53%) MongoDB
11 80 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 79 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
13 53 (0.99%) Big Data
14 47 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
15 42 (0.79%) RDBMS
16 31 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 30 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
18 26 (0.49%) MS Access
19 25 (0.47%) QlikView
20 24 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 291 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 221 (4.14%) Git (software)
3 196 (3.67%) NUnit
4 146 (2.73%) Rhino Mocks
5 143 (2.68%) Moq
6 111 (2.08%) Subversion
7 106 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 91 (1.70%) MSTest
9 68 (1.27%) Selenium
10 66 (1.24%) JIRA
11 65 (1.22%) Eclipse
12 45 (0.84%) Maven
13 42 (0.79%) JUnit
14 33 (0.62%) Dreamweaver
15 32 (0.60%) Cucumber
16 30 (0.56%) Jasmine
17 28 (0.52%) Jenkins
18 24 (0.45%) Mercurial
18 24 (0.45%) Ant
19 21 (0.39%) Grunt
General
1 938 (17.55%) Finance
2 276 (5.16%) Marketing
3 275 (5.15%) Banking
4 260 (4.87%) Retail
5 210 (3.93%) Games
6 140 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 118 (2.21%) Advertising
8 59 (1.10%) Back Office
9 56 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 55 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 50 (0.94%) Electronics
12 48 (0.90%) Automotive
13 47 (0.88%) Law
14 46 (0.86%) Front Office
15 45 (0.84%) Aerospace
16 44 (0.82%) Legal
17 38 (0.71%) Publishing
18 36 (0.67%) Financial Institution
19 24 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
20 20 (0.37%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1716 (32.11%) .NET
2 1605 (30.03%) HTML
3 1324 (24.78%) CSS
4 1146 (21.44%) ASP.NET
5 729 (13.64%) jQuery
6 507 (9.49%) HTML5
7 502 (9.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 394 (7.37%) XML
9 393 (7.35%) .NET Framework
10 323 (6.04%) CSS3
11 294 (5.50%) WCF
12 284 (5.31%) Web Services
13 221 (4.14%) AngularJS
14 208 (3.89%) Ajax
15 183 (3.42%) WPF
16 174 (3.26%) WinForms
17 139 (2.60%) LINQ
18 137 (2.56%) Entity Framework
19 135 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 130 (2.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 939 (17.57%) Computer Science
2 379 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (4.75%) Mathematics
4 193 (3.61%) User Experience
5 176 (3.29%) Mobile App
6 125 (2.34%) Physics
7 120 (2.25%) Open Source
8 105 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 101 (1.89%) Hedge funds
10 91 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
11 65 (1.22%) Social Media
12 61 (1.14%) Management Information System
13 55 (1.03%) Algorithms
14 37 (0.69%) Statistics
15 34 (0.64%) Digital Media
16 33 (0.62%) NHS
16 33 (0.62%) Data Integration
16 33 (0.62%) Data Structures
17 32 (0.60%) Fixed Income
18 29 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 711 (13.30%) Windows
2 471 (8.81%) Linux
3 216 (4.04%) UNIX
4 188 (3.52%) Android
5 164 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 122 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 94 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (1.25%) Windows XP
9 55 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 42 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 31 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.45%) Windows 2000
14 22 (0.41%) Solaris
15 20 (0.37%) CentOS
16 19 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.22%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
20 9 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1135 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
2 984 (18.41%) MVC
3 620 (11.60%) OO
4 510 (9.54%) Software Engineering
5 460 (8.61%) TDD
6 395 (7.39%) Scrum
7 382 (7.15%) Project Management
8 354 (6.62%) Web Development
9 279 (5.22%) E-Commerce
10 228 (4.27%) Web Application Development
11 226 (4.23%) OOP
12 189 (3.54%) BDD
13 176 (3.29%) PRINCE2
14 165 (3.09%) Kanban
14 165 (3.09%) Analytics
15 161 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
16 158 (2.96%) Business Analysis
17 156 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
18 151 (2.83%) ITIL
19 144 (2.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1781 (33.33%) C#
2 1592 (29.79%) SQL
3 1559 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 914 (17.10%) Java
5 590 (11.04%) PHP
6 348 (6.51%) VB.NET
7 333 (6.23%) C++
8 292 (5.46%) Python
9 251 (4.70%) T-SQL
10 162 (3.03%) VB
11 127 (2.38%) Ruby
12 125 (2.34%) Perl
13 110 (2.06%) C
14 102 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 70 (1.31%) VBA
16 58 (1.09%) PowerShell
17 51 (0.95%) PHP5
18 50 (0.94%) Objective-C
19 42 (0.79%) Shell Script
20 41 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1606 (30.05%) Degree
2 124 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (1.44%) ISEB
4 76 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 62 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 62 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (1.16%) CCNA
6 57 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 56 (1.05%) PhD
8 48 (0.90%) MCP
9 43 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 37 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 35 (0.65%) MCTS
12 32 (0.60%) CISSP
13 30 (0.56%) MCSD
14 26 (0.49%) MCAD
15 24 (0.45%) PMI Certification
16 21 (0.39%) CISA
17 20 (0.37%) CCNP
18 16 (0.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (4.96%) QA
2 72 (1.35%) SLA
3 14 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.075%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.056%) HL7
9 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.019%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.019%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.019%) GPG13
9 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 171 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 89 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.26%) vSphere
5 13 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.22%) Firmware
7 8 (0.15%) XenApp
7 8 (0.15%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.13%) NFS
9 6 (0.11%) Xen
9 6 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.075%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.075%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (0.037%) iptables
11 2 (0.037%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.019%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.019%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.019%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.019%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (0.56%) Puppet
3 20 (0.37%) Nagios
4 16 (0.30%) Data Guard
4 16 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (0.19%) SCCM
5 10 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.17%) Plesk
6 9 (0.17%) cPanel
7 8 (0.15%) Webmin
8 7 (0.13%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.11%) WSUS
9 6 (0.11%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.094%) Ansible
11 4 (0.075%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.075%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.075%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.075%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.056%) Control-M
12 3 (0.056%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 855 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 333 (6.23%) Oracle
3 144 (2.69%) Adobe
4 120 (2.25%) VMware
5 110 (2.06%) Google
6 93 (1.74%) Cisco
7 73 (1.37%) SAP
8 67 (1.25%) Zend
9 64 (1.20%) Citrix
10 48 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 47 (0.88%) Facebook
12 36 (0.67%) Business Objects
13 33 (0.62%) Red Hat
13 33 (0.62%) HP
14 30 (0.56%) IBM
15 25 (0.47%) Sitecore
16 24 (0.45%) Twitter
16 24 (0.45%) Juniper
17 23 (0.43%) hybris
18 21 (0.39%) CheckPoint
East London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coalville, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits + Great Working E
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17500 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17500 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefit Package + Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16231 Per Annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, etc.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fulwood, Lancashire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £1849.07 - £2218.88 per month
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday