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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 116 128 127
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2716 2800 2464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.45% 2.37% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.51% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2423 2442 2155
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.77%
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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £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 3 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 3 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 +8 2588 £27,500 - 404
London 0 1033 £31,500 +5.00% 118
South East -9 542 £27,500 +1.85% 62
City of London -6 223 £32,500 +8.33% 46
South West +3 186 £25,000 - 48
East of England -6 180 £25,000 -4.76% 28
West Midlands +14 179 £25,000 +3.09% 20
North West -4 170 £23,250 -3.12% 51
Yorkshire -8 152 £23,500 -2.08% 35
East Midlands +37 143 £24,500 -2.00% 37
Surrey +23 130 £27,500 -3.50% 11
Hampshire +8 102 £27,500 - 16
Berkshire -27 96 £27,500 +14.58% 11
Manchester -26 84 £22,500 - 27
West Yorkshire -10 78 £24,500 -2.00% 18
Bristol +2 73 £26,500 +7.07% 21
Nottinghamshire +26 68 £27,500 +12.24% 16
Kent +16 66 £27,000 +8.00% 11
Nottingham +17 63 £27,500 +12.24% 12
Hertfordshire +4 60 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Essex +20 58 £25,000 -16.66% 4
Leeds -1 56 £25,000 +4.16% 13
Scotland +2 54 £25,000 -3.84% 7
Reading +7 47 £30,000 +12.14% 8
East Sussex +5 47 £25,250 +7.44% 2
Cheshire +3 46 £25,000 - 15
Oxfordshire -11 44 £25,000 - 6
Guildford +26 43 £30,000 +7.14%
South Yorkshire +24 43 £22,500 -7.21% 5
Warwickshire +4 42 £25,000 -16.66% 3

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 1863 (33.33%) C#
2 1755 (31.40%) .NET
3 1734 (31.02%) Degree
4 1664 (29.77%) SQL
5 1628 (29.12%) HTML
6 1560 (27.91%) JavaScript
7 1339 (23.95%) CSS
8 1310 (23.43%) SQL Server
9 1238 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
10 1164 (20.82%) ASP.NET
11 1056 (18.89%) Finance
12 1034 (18.50%) MVC
13 1020 (18.25%) Java
14 1003 (17.94%) Computer Science
15 869 (15.55%) Microsoft
16 711 (12.72%) jQuery
17 668 (11.95%) Windows
18 594 (10.63%) MS Excel
19 589 (10.54%) OO
20 570 (10.20%) PHP
21 541 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
22 539 (9.64%) Software Engineering
23 531 (9.50%) TDD
24 527 (9.43%) Linux
25 459 (8.21%) HTML5
26 438 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
27 434 (7.76%) MySQL
28 425 (7.60%) Project Management
29 413 (7.39%) Scrum
30 388 (6.94%) .NET Framework

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 161 (2.88%) CMS
2 110 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 107 (1.91%) IIS
4 90 (1.61%) Node.js
5 82 (1.47%) Apache
6 79 (1.41%) WordPress
7 70 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 64 (1.14%) MS Exchange
9 60 (1.07%) JBoss
10 48 (0.86%) SAS
11 39 (0.70%) Drupal
12 38 (0.68%) Umbraco
13 35 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 30 (0.54%) WebSphere
15 26 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
16 24 (0.43%) Joomla!
17 22 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
18 17 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
19 16 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
20 15 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 594 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 284 (5.08%) MS Office
3 144 (2.58%) Photoshop
4 82 (1.47%) MS Project
5 51 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
6 50 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 45 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
8 23 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 23 (0.41%) MS Visio
9 20 (0.36%) SPSS
9 20 (0.36%) Fireworks
10 19 (0.34%) InDesign
11 13 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
12 11 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
13 5 (0.089%) CPLEX
13 5 (0.089%) Mathematica
13 5 (0.089%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.072%) Maya
14 4 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.054%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 51 (0.91%) Magento
2 18 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.14%) SAP SRM
7 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.089%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.072%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.072%) RMDS
9 4 (0.072%) AWD
9 4 (0.072%) Orchard Housing
10 3 (0.054%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.054%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.054%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 99 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (1.27%) SaaS
4 45 (0.81%) Office 365
5 42 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 34 (0.61%) GitHub
7 17 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.16%) Force.com
11 8 (0.14%) PaaS
11 8 (0.14%) Heroku
12 7 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.11%) IaaS
14 4 (0.072%) AWS OpsWorks
15 3 (0.054%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.054%) Google Compute Engine
16 2 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.036%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 178 (3.18%) Internet
2 95 (1.70%) Firewall
3 87 (1.56%) DNS
4 81 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 62 (1.11%) LAN
5 62 (1.11%) WAN
6 50 (0.89%) DHCP
7 48 (0.86%) HTTP
8 29 (0.52%) VPN
9 27 (0.48%) SSL
9 27 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (0.45%) SAN
11 23 (0.41%) Network Security
12 20 (0.36%) MPLS
13 19 (0.34%) DSL
14 18 (0.32%) Wireless
15 17 (0.30%) Broadband
16 16 (0.29%) VoIP
16 16 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1310 (23.43%) SQL Server
2 434 (7.76%) MySQL
3 197 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 170 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 163 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 152 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 109 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 106 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 96 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 94 (1.68%) Oracle Database
11 89 (1.59%) MongoDB
12 79 (1.41%) Big Data
13 77 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 54 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
15 42 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 38 (0.68%) RDBMS
17 32 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
18 29 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
19 28 (0.50%) Hadoop
20 27 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 283 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 256 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 197 (3.52%) NUnit
4 153 (2.74%) Moq
5 149 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 108 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 106 (1.90%) Subversion
8 96 (1.72%) MSTest
9 80 (1.43%) Eclipse
10 60 (1.07%) Maven
11 57 (1.02%) Selenium
12 56 (1.00%) JUnit
13 54 (0.97%) JIRA
14 46 (0.82%) Jenkins
15 36 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
16 30 (0.54%) TeamCity
17 25 (0.45%) Ant
18 19 (0.34%) Grunt
19 18 (0.32%) Mercurial
19 18 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 1056 (18.89%) Finance
2 319 (5.71%) Banking
3 306 (5.47%) Marketing
4 239 (4.28%) Games
5 234 (4.19%) Retail
6 141 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 74 (1.32%) Advertising
8 71 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 62 (1.11%) Front Office
10 60 (1.07%) Back Office
10 60 (1.07%) Legal
11 55 (0.98%) Electronics
12 52 (0.93%) Law
13 46 (0.82%) Aerospace
14 41 (0.73%) Automotive
15 39 (0.70%) Manufacturing
16 36 (0.64%) Publishing
17 28 (0.50%) Financial Institution
18 26 (0.47%) Billing
19 22 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1755 (31.40%) .NET
2 1628 (29.12%) HTML
3 1339 (23.95%) CSS
4 1164 (20.82%) ASP.NET
5 711 (12.72%) jQuery
6 541 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 459 (8.21%) HTML5
8 388 (6.94%) XML
8 388 (6.94%) .NET Framework
9 307 (5.49%) Web Services
10 293 (5.24%) WCF
11 276 (4.94%) CSS3
12 273 (4.88%) AngularJS
13 194 (3.47%) WPF
14 188 (3.36%) Ajax
15 177 (3.17%) Spring
16 152 (2.72%) WinForms
17 148 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 143 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 143 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1003 (17.94%) Computer Science
2 438 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 294 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 238 (4.26%) User Experience
5 177 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 148 (2.65%) Physics
7 138 (2.47%) Hedge funds
8 121 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 95 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
10 73 (1.31%) Social Media
11 70 (1.25%) Data Centre
12 69 (1.23%) Management Information System
13 62 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 48 (0.86%) NHS
15 45 (0.81%) Statistics
16 44 (0.79%) Blog
17 43 (0.77%) Data Structures
18 37 (0.66%) Equities
19 36 (0.64%) Visualisation
20 32 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 668 (11.95%) Windows
2 527 (9.43%) Linux
3 215 (3.85%) UNIX
4 163 (2.92%) Android
5 160 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 124 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 84 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 44 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (0.73%) Solaris
11 38 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 34 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 26 (0.47%) CentOS
15 23 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
18 15 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.27%) Debian
18 15 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1238 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1034 (18.50%) MVC
3 589 (10.54%) OO
4 539 (9.64%) Software Engineering
5 531 (9.50%) TDD
6 425 (7.60%) Project Management
7 413 (7.39%) Scrum
8 368 (6.58%) Web Development
9 248 (4.44%) Web Application Development
10 246 (4.40%) SDLC
11 239 (4.28%) E-Commerce
12 235 (4.20%) OOP
13 219 (3.92%) BDD
14 197 (3.52%) Analytics
14 197 (3.52%) PRINCE2
15 195 (3.49%) Business Analysis
16 184 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
17 179 (3.20%) Continuous Integration
18 178 (3.18%) Kanban
19 159 (2.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1863 (33.33%) C#
2 1664 (29.77%) SQL
3 1560 (27.91%) JavaScript
4 1020 (18.25%) Java
5 570 (10.20%) PHP
6 383 (6.85%) C++
7 335 (5.99%) VB.NET
8 316 (5.65%) Python
9 287 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 156 (2.79%) Ruby
11 155 (2.77%) VB
12 137 (2.45%) C
13 109 (1.95%) Perl
14 92 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 84 (1.50%) VBA
16 57 (1.02%) PowerShell
17 54 (0.97%) Bash Shell
18 52 (0.93%) Objective-C
19 43 (0.77%) PHP5
20 38 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 1734 (31.02%) Degree
2 142 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 75 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 70 (1.25%) ISEB
6 67 (1.20%) CCNA
6 67 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (1.02%) PhD
8 56 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 46 (0.82%) MCP
10 45 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 36 (0.64%) MCTS
12 32 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 30 (0.54%) MCSD
14 29 (0.52%) CISSP
14 29 (0.52%) PMI Certification
15 26 (0.47%) MCAD
16 21 (0.38%) CISA
17 20 (0.36%) MCSE
18 19 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (5.13%) QA
2 63 (1.13%) SLA
3 16 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.11%) HL7
7 3 (0.054%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.036%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.018%) BS7799
9 1 (0.018%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 166 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 83 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.23%) vSphere
3 13 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.18%) Firmware
5 8 (0.14%) NFS
6 7 (0.13%) XenApp
6 7 (0.13%) Xen
6 7 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.072%) SpamAssassin
9 3 (0.054%) vCloud
9 3 (0.054%) KVM
10 2 (0.036%) Docker
10 2 (0.036%) HDFS
10 2 (0.036%) iptables
10 2 (0.036%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.036%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (0.68%) Puppet
2 36 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (0.39%) Nagios
4 14 (0.25%) Ansible
5 10 (0.18%) cPanel
6 9 (0.16%) WSUS
7 8 (0.14%) Plesk
7 8 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 8 (0.14%) Webmin
7 8 (0.14%) Salt
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.11%) SCCM
9 6 (0.11%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.089%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.072%) DameWare
11 4 (0.072%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.072%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.072%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.072%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.072%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 869 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 343 (6.14%) Oracle
3 132 (2.36%) Adobe
4 121 (2.16%) Google
5 115 (2.06%) VMware
6 97 (1.74%) Cisco
7 74 (1.32%) SAP
8 72 (1.29%) Zend
9 55 (0.98%) Citrix
10 46 (0.82%) Facebook
11 42 (0.75%) Business Objects
12 40 (0.72%) Twitter
13 39 (0.70%) Red Hat
14 37 (0.66%) HP
15 30 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
15 30 (0.54%) Juniper
16 22 (0.39%) CheckPoint
16 22 (0.39%) Sitecore
17 21 (0.38%) F5
18 19 (0.34%) IBM
Hull, North Humberside
IT People First
Salary: From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Windsor, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, training
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum with bonuses and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
SCC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: 30 - 40k + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £Competitive+package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago