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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 109 133 124
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2914 2282 2534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.55% 2.17% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 2.30% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2519 2023 2241
Average salary £27,500 £25,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% -3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £20,175
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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 18 September 2014 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 18 September 2014. 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 +26 2765 £27,500 +7.84% 348
London +17 1056 £31,000 +3.33% 142
South East -2 570 £26,000 +4.00% 52
City of London +9 256 £30,000 -7.69% 52
East of England +15 246 £25,250 +1.00% 23
Yorkshire +46 215 £23,250 +3.33% 27
North West -13 209 £23,500 -2.08% 43
South West +13 186 £23,500 +4.44% 31
West Midlands +21 168 £23,000 -8.00% 17
Hampshire +2 126 £25,000 - 13
Manchester -8 123 £23,500 -6.00% 30
Surrey -13 122 £26,750 +0.94% 10
Berkshire +10 117 £28,000 +12.00% 9
West Yorkshire +12 114 £22,500 -6.25% 17
East Midlands +20 93 £24,500 -2.00% 7
Leeds +15 81 £24,000 +4.34% 7
Scotland +19 72 £26,500 - 10
Hertfordshire +5 72 £27,000 +20.00% 6
Birmingham +40 69 £22,500 -10.00% 10
Cambridgeshire -1 64 £25,000 -9.09% 8
Cheshire +3 58 £24,750 -1.00% 9
West Sussex -1 51 £25,000 -9.09% 8
Bedfordshire +28 50 £28,000 +3.70% 5
Bristol -15 50 £22,500 - 12
Cambridge +3 49 £25,000 -13.04% 5
Wiltshire +37 45 £25,000 +16.27% 9
East Sussex -13 45 £25,500 +2.00% 2
Oxfordshire +3 43 £23,500 +6.81% 3
Gloucestershire +9 39 £26,500 +6.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 38 £27,500 +10.00% 4

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1812 (31.46%) Degree
2 1810 (31.42%) .NET
3 1803 (31.30%) C#
4 1643 (28.52%) SQL
5 1564 (27.15%) HTML
6 1510 (26.22%) JavaScript
7 1347 (23.39%) SQL Server
8 1303 (22.62%) CSS
9 1179 (20.47%) Finance
10 1126 (19.55%) ASP.NET
11 1101 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
12 1050 (18.23%) Computer Science
13 951 (16.51%) Java
14 941 (16.34%) Microsoft
15 797 (13.84%) jQuery
16 765 (13.28%) MVC
17 754 (13.09%) Windows
18 598 (10.38%) OO
19 596 (10.35%) Linux
20 586 (10.17%) Software Engineering
21 564 (9.79%) PHP
22 541 (9.39%) MS Excel
23 499 (8.66%) C++
24 470 (8.16%) .NET Framework
25 445 (7.73%) Oracle
26 440 (7.64%) Scrum
27 428 (7.43%) HTML5
28 427 (7.41%) MySQL
29 420 (7.29%) XML
30 418 (7.26%) TDD

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 187 (3.25%) IIS
2 178 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 163 (2.83%) CMS
4 126 (2.19%) WordPress
5 89 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 87 (1.51%) Apache
7 81 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 67 (1.16%) Umbraco
9 65 (1.13%) MS Exchange
10 60 (1.04%) Node.js
11 50 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 38 (0.66%) Drupal
13 33 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 33 (0.57%) SAS
14 31 (0.54%) Confluence
15 30 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
16 27 (0.47%) Joomla!
17 23 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
19 20 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 541 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 285 (4.95%) MS Office
3 211 (3.66%) Photoshop
4 111 (1.93%) Adobe Illustrator
5 62 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 58 (1.01%) MS Project
7 30 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 23 (0.40%) InDesign
9 14 (0.24%) XMetaL
10 12 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.17%) FrameMaker
12 9 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
12 9 (0.16%) Acrobat
13 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (0.10%) RoboHelp
15 4 (0.069%) Mingle
16 2 (0.035%) Solid Edge
16 2 (0.035%) MicroStation
16 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 58 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.69%) Google Analytics
3 36 (0.63%) Magento
4 22 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
6 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 11 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
11 8 (0.14%) Sage 1000
11 8 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
11 8 (0.14%) HFM
11 8 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
12 7 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (0.12%) WebTrends
12 7 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 97 (1.68%) SaaS
2 35 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (0.43%) Office 365
4 25 (0.43%) GitHub
5 22 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (0.19%) Force.com
7 9 (0.16%) IaaS
8 8 (0.14%) Basecamp
8 8 (0.14%) PaaS
9 6 (0.10%) MailChimp
10 5 (0.087%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.052%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.052%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.035%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.035%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.035%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.017%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 181 (3.14%) Internet
2 105 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 76 (1.32%) DNS
4 70 (1.22%) Firewall
5 56 (0.97%) Intranet
6 47 (0.82%) DHCP
7 44 (0.76%) HTTP
8 42 (0.73%) WAN
9 37 (0.64%) FTP
10 36 (0.63%) LAN
10 36 (0.63%) SAN
11 33 (0.57%) Network Security
12 31 (0.54%) VPN
13 29 (0.50%) Wireless
14 27 (0.47%) LTE
15 24 (0.42%) 3G
16 23 (0.40%) MPLS
17 17 (0.30%) 2G
17 17 (0.30%) VoIP
18 16 (0.28%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1347 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 427 (7.41%) MySQL
3 222 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 211 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 196 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 172 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 111 (1.93%) Oracle Database
8 97 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 87 (1.51%) Big Data
10 85 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 73 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 70 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 65 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 63 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 58 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
16 56 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
17 55 (0.95%) NoSQL
18 52 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
19 39 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
20 35 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 282 (4.90%) Visual Studio
2 198 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 157 (2.73%) NUnit
4 148 (2.57%) Subversion
5 145 (2.52%) Moq
6 129 (2.24%) Rhino Mocks
7 80 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 77 (1.34%) Selenium
9 73 (1.27%) MSTest
10 70 (1.22%) JIRA
11 69 (1.20%) JUnit
11 69 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 66 (1.15%) TeamCity
12 66 (1.15%) Maven
13 59 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
15 40 (0.69%) Jenkins
15 40 (0.69%) Ant
16 37 (0.64%) ReSharper
16 37 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1179 (20.47%) Finance
2 296 (5.14%) Banking
3 267 (4.64%) Marketing
4 246 (4.27%) Retail
5 235 (4.08%) Games
6 211 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 155 (2.69%) Advertising
8 129 (2.24%) Front Office
9 93 (1.61%) Investment Banking
10 73 (1.27%) Electronics
11 70 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 68 (1.18%) Legal
13 62 (1.08%) Back Office
14 53 (0.92%) Law
15 41 (0.71%) French Language
16 35 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 32 (0.56%) Publishing
18 29 (0.50%) Multimedia
18 29 (0.50%) Financial Institution
19 28 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1810 (31.42%) .NET
2 1564 (27.15%) HTML
3 1303 (22.62%) CSS
4 1126 (19.55%) ASP.NET
5 797 (13.84%) jQuery
6 470 (8.16%) .NET Framework
7 428 (7.43%) HTML5
8 420 (7.29%) XML
9 391 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 365 (6.34%) Web Services
11 310 (5.38%) CSS3
12 280 (4.86%) WCF
13 249 (4.32%) WPF
14 233 (4.05%) WinForms
15 219 (3.80%) Ajax
16 157 (2.73%) Spring
17 156 (2.71%) J2EE
18 144 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 127 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 125 (2.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1050 (18.23%) Computer Science
2 339 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 230 (3.99%) Mathematics
4 209 (3.63%) User Experience
5 150 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 144 (2.50%) Open Source
7 129 (2.24%) Hedge funds
8 104 (1.81%) Physics
9 77 (1.34%) Derivative
10 75 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
11 73 (1.27%) Digital Media
12 72 (1.25%) Social Media
12 72 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 61 (1.06%) Management Information System
14 47 (0.82%) Equities
15 45 (0.78%) Fixed Income
16 40 (0.69%) Statistics
17 37 (0.64%) Client/Server
17 37 (0.64%) Visualisation
18 35 (0.61%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 754 (13.09%) Windows
2 596 (10.35%) Linux
3 280 (4.86%) UNIX
4 137 (2.38%) Android
5 117 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 112 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 103 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 70 (1.22%) Solaris
10 56 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (0.89%) Windows XP
11 51 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 48 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 45 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 37 (0.64%) Debian
15 33 (0.57%) CentOS
16 31 (0.54%) AIX
17 30 (0.52%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 14 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1101 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
2 765 (13.28%) MVC
3 598 (10.38%) OO
4 586 (10.17%) Software Engineering
5 440 (7.64%) Scrum
6 418 (7.26%) TDD
7 335 (5.82%) E-Commerce
8 308 (5.35%) Project Management
9 279 (4.84%) Web Development
10 261 (4.53%) OOP
11 222 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
12 181 (3.14%) Unit Testing
12 181 (3.14%) BDD
13 179 (3.11%) Web Application Development
13 179 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
14 174 (3.02%) ITIL
15 167 (2.90%) CRM
16 155 (2.69%) PRINCE2
17 145 (2.52%) Analytics
18 139 (2.41%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1803 (31.30%) C#
2 1643 (28.52%) SQL
3 1510 (26.22%) JavaScript
4 951 (16.51%) Java
5 564 (9.79%) PHP
6 499 (8.66%) C++
7 402 (6.98%) VB.NET
8 317 (5.50%) Python
9 315 (5.47%) T-SQL
10 227 (3.94%) C
11 202 (3.51%) VB
12 152 (2.64%) Perl
13 140 (2.43%) VBA
14 136 (2.36%) Ruby
15 109 (1.89%) PL/SQL
16 74 (1.28%) PowerShell
17 64 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 62 (1.08%) Bash Shell
19 39 (0.68%) ActionScript
19 39 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1812 (31.46%) Degree
2 122 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (1.75%) ISEB
4 91 (1.58%) Security Cleared
5 66 (1.15%) MCP
6 62 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (1.02%) CCNA
8 56 (0.97%) SC Cleared
9 52 (0.90%) MCTS
10 48 (0.83%) MCSD
11 45 (0.78%) MCAD
11 45 (0.78%) PhD
12 38 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 33 (0.57%) ISTQB
13 33 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 28 (0.49%) CISSP
15 23 (0.40%) MCSE
16 20 (0.35%) MCITP
17 19 (0.33%) MCSA
17 19 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (4.46%) QA
2 54 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 50 (0.87%) SLA
4 44 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.10%) COBIT
7 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.052%) COREP
8 2 (0.035%) FINREP
8 2 (0.035%) Basel III
9 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.017%) Basel II
9 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
9 1 (0.017%) COSO
System Software
1 185 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 69 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 26 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 23 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.30%) vSphere
8 14 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.23%) XenApp
10 8 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.10%) Xen
12 5 (0.087%) NFS
12 5 (0.087%) Docker
13 4 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.052%) Squid
14 3 (0.052%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.052%) Samba
14 3 (0.052%) SpamAssassin
14 3 (0.052%) KVM
Systems Management
1 46 (0.80%) Puppet
2 27 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (0.45%) Data Guard
4 23 (0.40%) SCOM
5 20 (0.35%) SCCM
6 12 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.21%) Nagios
7 10 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.14%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.10%) CFEngine
9 6 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.10%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.087%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 4 (0.069%) Cacti
11 4 (0.069%) Munin
11 4 (0.069%) Opsview
11 4 (0.069%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.069%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.052%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 941 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 445 (7.73%) Oracle
3 163 (2.83%) Adobe
4 115 (2.00%) VMware
5 97 (1.68%) SAP
6 82 (1.42%) Red Hat
7 81 (1.41%) Google
8 68 (1.18%) Cisco
8 68 (1.18%) IBM
9 67 (1.16%) HP
10 46 (0.80%) Business Objects
11 44 (0.76%) JBoss
11 44 (0.76%) Citrix
12 42 (0.73%) Cognos
13 41 (0.71%) Zend
14 36 (0.63%) Twitter
15 30 (0.52%) Sitecore
15 30 (0.52%) Sybase
15 30 (0.52%) Hyperion
16 28 (0.49%) Apple
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 22 minutes ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: 34 minutes ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £17000.00 - £19000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hockley, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 30k plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £16k - 18k per year + Career Development and Perks
Posted: 3 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Career, Training
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £23-27K per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
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