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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 105 112 128
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2820 2973 2481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.58% 2.54% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 2.69% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2476 2577 2159
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 July 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 31 July 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 +3 2698 £27,500 - 406
London +2 1108 £32,500 +8.33% 134
South East -2 574 £27,500 +5.76% 73
City of London +1 245 £33,500 +11.66% 44
East of England -9 189 £25,250 -2.88% 21
West Midlands +5 173 £25,000 +8.69% 17
Yorkshire -3 170 £25,000 +4.16% 28
South West -7 169 £26,000 -1.88% 45
North West -6 168 £25,000 +6.38% 52
East Midlands +31 145 £25,000 - 30
Surrey +15 131 £27,500 -3.50% 12
Berkshire -11 117 £27,500 +10.00% 15
West Yorkshire +18 112 £25,000 +4.16% 16
Hampshire -5 100 £27,500 - 14
Manchester -20 88 £25,000 +11.11% 25
Leeds +32 79 £24,500 +2.08% 11
Nottinghamshire +30 72 £26,000 +6.12% 15
Kent +25 71 £25,000 - 7
Hertfordshire 0 67 £25,000 -8.25% 6
Nottingham +26 64 £26,000 +6.12% 12
Bristol +14 63 £26,500 -1.85% 20
Reading +31 54 £27,500 - 6
Scotland +8 52 £25,000 -7.40% 11
Warwickshire +18 51 £25,000 - 6
Essex +9 51 £25,000 -13.79% 3
Cheshire +3 47 £25,000 - 11
Oxfordshire -6 45 £25,500 +6.25% 9
East Sussex +5 44 £27,500 +12.24% 6
Cambridgeshire -20 42 £30,000 +20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -21 41 £27,500 - 3

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1875 (33.17%) C#
2 1766 (31.24%) .NET
2 1766 (31.24%) Degree
3 1728 (30.57%) SQL
4 1625 (28.75%) HTML
5 1554 (27.49%) JavaScript
6 1325 (23.44%) CSS
7 1308 (23.14%) SQL Server
8 1257 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
9 1160 (20.52%) ASP.NET
10 1094 (19.35%) Finance
11 1073 (18.98%) Java
12 1048 (18.54%) MVC
13 1010 (17.87%) Computer Science
14 829 (14.66%) Microsoft
15 709 (12.54%) jQuery
16 657 (11.62%) Windows
17 571 (10.10%) PHP
18 563 (9.96%) MS Excel
19 559 (9.89%) Linux
20 558 (9.87%) Software Engineering
21 548 (9.69%) TDD
22 542 (9.59%) OO
23 541 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
24 461 (8.15%) MySQL
25 457 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
26 439 (7.77%) HTML5
27 416 (7.36%) Project Management
28 415 (7.34%) Scrum
29 394 (6.97%) C++

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 160 (2.83%) CMS
2 108 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 104 (1.84%) IIS
4 94 (1.66%) Apache
5 86 (1.52%) Node.js
6 83 (1.47%) WordPress
7 69 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 65 (1.15%) MS Exchange
9 51 (0.90%) JBoss
10 45 (0.80%) Umbraco
11 44 (0.78%) SAS
12 33 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 32 (0.57%) Drupal
14 23 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 21 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
15 21 (0.37%) Joomla!
16 20 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
17 19 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 563 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 282 (4.99%) MS Office
3 129 (2.28%) Photoshop
4 71 (1.26%) MS Project
5 45 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 41 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
6 41 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 29 (0.51%) MS Visio
8 23 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.32%) Fireworks
10 16 (0.28%) SPSS
10 16 (0.28%) InDesign
11 13 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
12 12 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.11%) Maya
14 5 (0.088%) RoboHelp
14 5 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.071%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.071%) Mathematica
15 4 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 50 (0.88%) Magento
2 21 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 10 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.18%) SAP SRM
9 8 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 7 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.11%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.088%) Adobe Campaign
13 4 (0.071%) Orchard Housing
13 4 (0.071%) AWD
13 4 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.071%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 96 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (1.27%) SaaS
3 69 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 36 (0.64%) Office 365
6 30 (0.53%) GitHub
7 16 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.14%) IaaS
9 8 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.12%) Heroku
10 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.088%) Force.com
11 5 (0.088%) PaaS
11 5 (0.088%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.053%) Trello
13 3 (0.053%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.018%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 183 (3.24%) Internet
2 98 (1.73%) Firewall
3 95 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 89 (1.57%) DNS
5 68 (1.20%) LAN
6 67 (1.19%) WAN
7 53 (0.94%) DHCP
8 46 (0.81%) HTTP
9 29 (0.51%) SAN
10 27 (0.48%) SSL
11 26 (0.46%) VPN
11 26 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (0.44%) Network Security
13 22 (0.39%) MPLS
14 19 (0.34%) VoIP
15 18 (0.32%) Broadband
16 17 (0.30%) DSL
17 16 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (0.27%) Intranet
18 15 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1308 (23.14%) SQL Server
2 461 (8.15%) MySQL
3 209 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 167 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 160 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 148 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 115 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 114 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 99 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 88 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 81 (1.43%) MongoDB
12 76 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
13 75 (1.33%) Big Data
14 52 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 43 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 42 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
17 39 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
17 39 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
18 38 (0.67%) RDBMS
19 31 (0.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 276 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 271 (4.79%) Visual Studio
3 183 (3.24%) NUnit
4 146 (2.58%) Moq
5 137 (2.42%) Rhino Mocks
6 125 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 120 (2.12%) Subversion
8 89 (1.57%) MSTest
9 82 (1.45%) Eclipse
10 72 (1.27%) JUnit
11 62 (1.10%) Maven
12 53 (0.94%) JIRA
12 53 (0.94%) Selenium
13 49 (0.87%) Jenkins
14 28 (0.50%) TeamCity
14 28 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
15 25 (0.44%) Ant
16 19 (0.34%) Mercurial
16 19 (0.34%) SpecFlow
16 19 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 1094 (19.35%) Finance
2 325 (5.75%) Banking
3 317 (5.61%) Marketing
4 233 (4.12%) Games
5 223 (3.94%) Retail
6 145 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 83 (1.47%) Advertising
8 75 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 70 (1.24%) Front Office
10 66 (1.17%) Law
11 57 (1.01%) Electronics
12 55 (0.97%) Back Office
12 55 (0.97%) Legal
13 44 (0.78%) Publishing
14 39 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 39 (0.69%) Aerospace
15 37 (0.65%) Automotive
16 28 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (0.44%) Billing
18 23 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1766 (31.24%) .NET
2 1625 (28.75%) HTML
3 1325 (23.44%) CSS
4 1160 (20.52%) ASP.NET
5 709 (12.54%) jQuery
6 541 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 439 (7.77%) HTML5
8 390 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 376 (6.65%) XML
10 316 (5.59%) Web Services
11 310 (5.48%) WCF
12 278 (4.92%) AngularJS
13 253 (4.48%) CSS3
14 212 (3.75%) WPF
15 195 (3.45%) Spring
16 183 (3.24%) Ajax
17 148 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 148 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
18 143 (2.53%) WinForms
19 141 (2.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1010 (17.87%) Computer Science
2 457 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 302 (5.34%) Mathematics
4 248 (4.39%) User Experience
5 161 (2.85%) Mobile App
6 152 (2.69%) Physics
7 145 (2.57%) Hedge funds
8 118 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 89 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
10 83 (1.47%) Social Media
11 70 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 70 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 67 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 58 (1.03%) NHS
14 50 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 49 (0.87%) Blog
16 46 (0.81%) Statistics
17 42 (0.74%) Equities
18 39 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 35 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 657 (11.62%) Windows
2 559 (9.89%) Linux
3 222 (3.93%) UNIX
4 166 (2.94%) Android
5 162 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 120 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 87 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 57 (1.01%) Solaris
10 49 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (0.53%) CentOS
14 29 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 28 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 26 (0.46%) Ubuntu
17 23 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
18 20 (0.35%) Windows Vista
19 17 (0.30%) Debian
20 16 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1257 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1048 (18.54%) MVC
3 558 (9.87%) Software Engineering
4 548 (9.69%) TDD
5 542 (9.59%) OO
6 416 (7.36%) Project Management
7 415 (7.34%) Scrum
8 368 (6.51%) Web Development
9 253 (4.48%) SDLC
10 245 (4.33%) OOP
10 245 (4.33%) Web Application Development
11 231 (4.09%) E-Commerce
12 230 (4.07%) BDD
13 191 (3.38%) Analytics
14 186 (3.29%) PRINCE2
15 185 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
16 183 (3.24%) Business Analysis
16 183 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
17 168 (2.97%) ITIL
18 164 (2.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1875 (33.17%) C#
2 1728 (30.57%) SQL
3 1554 (27.49%) JavaScript
4 1073 (18.98%) Java
5 571 (10.10%) PHP
6 394 (6.97%) C++
7 320 (5.66%) Python
8 319 (5.64%) VB.NET
9 304 (5.38%) T-SQL
10 162 (2.87%) Ruby
11 149 (2.64%) VB
12 147 (2.60%) C
13 107 (1.89%) Perl
14 95 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 90 (1.59%) VBA
16 65 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 51 (0.90%) PowerShell
18 48 (0.85%) Objective-C
19 43 (0.76%) PHP5
20 41 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1766 (31.24%) Degree
2 131 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 74 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 64 (1.13%) ISEB
6 58 (1.03%) PhD
7 57 (1.01%) CCNA
7 57 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (0.94%) ISTQB
9 49 (0.87%) MCP
10 42 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 34 (0.60%) MCTS
12 28 (0.50%) MCSD
12 28 (0.50%) CISSP
13 26 (0.46%) PMI Certification
14 25 (0.44%) MCAD
15 22 (0.39%) MCSE
16 21 (0.37%) CISA
16 21 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 17 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (5.11%) QA
2 66 (1.17%) SLA
3 18 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.088%) HL7
7 3 (0.053%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.053%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.035%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.018%) P3O
9 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.018%) BS7799
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 162 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 81 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (0.23%) vSphere
5 12 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.21%) Firmware
6 9 (0.16%) Xen
7 7 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.12%) XenApp
7 7 (0.12%) NFS
8 4 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.071%) Docker
9 3 (0.053%) HDFS
9 3 (0.053%) vCloud
9 3 (0.053%) KVM
10 2 (0.035%) iptables
10 2 (0.035%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.035%) SpamAssassin
10 2 (0.035%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 38 (0.67%) Puppet
2 32 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (0.37%) Nagios
4 17 (0.30%) Ansible
5 11 (0.19%) cPanel
6 10 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.16%) Data Guard
8 8 (0.14%) Plesk
8 8 (0.14%) Webmin
9 7 (0.12%) WSUS
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.11%) SCCM
10 6 (0.11%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.11%) Salt
11 5 (0.088%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.071%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.071%) DameWare
13 3 (0.053%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.053%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 829 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 368 (6.51%) Oracle
3 125 (2.21%) Google
4 113 (2.00%) VMware
4 113 (2.00%) Adobe
5 92 (1.63%) Cisco
6 83 (1.47%) SAP
7 72 (1.27%) Zend
8 55 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 46 (0.81%) Citrix
10 39 (0.69%) Twitter
11 37 (0.65%) Facebook
11 37 (0.65%) HP
12 30 (0.53%) Juniper
13 24 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (0.41%) Sitecore
15 21 (0.37%) EPiServer
15 21 (0.37%) F5
15 21 (0.37%) IBM
15 21 (0.37%) CheckPoint
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Somerset
Skypath Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
CSC
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits & Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago