The table below looks at the statistics for the Trainee role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Trainee in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Trainee
Rank 699 695 669
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Trainee 201 178 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 156 144 178
Average salary £23,000 £20,500 £20,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.19% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £16,340 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £28,200
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £20,500 £20,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Trainee
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Trainee in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Trainee Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Trainee
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Trainee within the UK.

Trainee Salary Trend in the UK

Trainee
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Trainee over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Trainee Salary Histogram in the UK

Trainee
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Trainee within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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 -13 191 £23,000 +12.19% 60
London +22 59 £27,000 +35.00% 25
South East -26 43 £25,000 - 3
Yorkshire -39 26 £22,500 +18.42% 4
South West -8 25 £20,000 -13.97% 15
North West -15 18 £23,000 +12.19% 7
Berkshire -2 15 £25,000 -9.09%
City of London -6 13 £29,000 +28.88% 10
West Yorkshire -30 13 £22,500 +12.50% 2
Cheshire -4 12 £23,000 +2.22% 1
Leeds -17 11 £22,500 -6.25% 1
East of England -17 10 £24,000 +15.66% 2
Surrey -12 9 £23,000 +24.32%
Reading -7 8 £25,000 -9.09%
Somerset -13 8 £20,500 -
Bath - 8 £20,500 -
South Yorkshire -11 7 £23,000 +76.92% 1
Hertfordshire -17 7 £24,000 +60.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £24,000 -
Oxfordshire +1 6 £28,000 +36.58%
Gloucestershire -1 6 £18,859 -24.56% 2
Bristol -6 6 £20,000 +5.26% 12
Manchester -12 6 £23,250 +13.41% 6
North Yorkshire -15 6 £21,250 +11.84% 1
East Midlands -15 6 £20,600 -18.41% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £25,000 - 1
Newbury - 6 £24,750 -
Oxford +3 5 £28,000 +16.66%
Wilmslow -7 5 £29,000 +41.46%
Sheffield -12 5 £23,500 +80.76% 1

Trainee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Trainee 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 Trainee in their job title.

1 152 (38.10%) Degree
2 92 (23.06%) Finance
3 89 (22.31%) Microsoft
4 87 (21.80%) MS Excel
5 85 (21.30%) C#
6 81 (20.30%) .NET
7 71 (17.79%) SQL
8 68 (17.04%) HTML
8 68 (17.04%) SQL Server
9 56 (14.04%) JavaScript
10 49 (12.28%) Computer Science
11 45 (11.28%) Java
11 45 (11.28%) ASP.NET
12 44 (11.03%) CSS
13 36 (9.02%) MS Office
14 33 (8.27%) VB.NET
15 32 (8.02%) PHP
16 29 (7.27%) Business Development
17 28 (7.02%) SLA
17 28 (7.02%) Advertising
18 27 (6.77%) Windows
19 26 (6.52%) Visual Studio
19 26 (6.52%) Marketing
20 23 (5.76%) Linux
21 22 (5.51%) Telecoms
21 22 (5.51%) Project Management
21 22 (5.51%) Web Development
22 21 (5.26%) Oracle
22 21 (5.26%) MVC
22 21 (5.26%) Banking

Trainee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Trainee 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 Trainee in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.75%) Apache
2 7 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.00%) IIS
4 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.25%) Kentico
6 1 (0.25%) Lync
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 87 (21.80%) MS Excel
2 36 (9.02%) MS Office
3 18 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.25%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.00%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.75%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.75%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.25%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.25%) InDesign
7 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.26%) GitHub
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.25%) LAN
1 5 (1.25%) WAN
1 5 (1.25%) Internet
2 4 (1.00%) Network Security
3 3 (0.75%) NAS
3 3 (0.75%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.75%) Firewall
3 3 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.75%) SAN
4 2 (0.50%) DNS
4 2 (0.50%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.25%) Broadband
5 1 (0.25%) DHCP
5 1 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.04%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.26%) MySQL
3 12 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.50%) DB2
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.00%) Big Data
7 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.50%) QlikView
9 2 (0.50%) MS Access
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.25%) Selenium
3 1 (0.25%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.25%) RSpec
3 1 (0.25%) JBehave
3 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.25%) Hudson
3 1 (0.25%) Concordion
3 1 (0.25%) Behat
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 92 (23.06%) Finance
2 28 (7.02%) Advertising
3 26 (6.52%) Marketing
4 22 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.26%) Banking
6 18 (4.51%) Retail
7 14 (3.51%) Legal
8 10 (2.51%) German Language
9 8 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.01%) French Language
10 7 (1.75%) Games
10 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.75%) Law
11 3 (0.75%) Back Office
12 2 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (20.30%) .NET
2 68 (17.04%) HTML
3 45 (11.28%) ASP.NET
4 44 (11.03%) CSS
5 12 (3.01%) HTML5
6 11 (2.76%) Web Services
6 11 (2.76%) jQuery
7 10 (2.51%) LAMP
7 10 (2.51%) Ajax
8 8 (2.01%) .NET Framework
8 8 (2.01%) XML
9 5 (1.25%) CSS3
10 3 (0.75%) Flash
10 3 (0.75%) WPF
10 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.50%) Middleware
12 1 (0.25%) J2EE
12 1 (0.25%) XHTML
12 1 (0.25%) JBoss Seam
12 1 (0.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.28%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.01%) Mathematics
3 12 (3.01%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.01%) Open Source
3 12 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.01%) Social Media
4 8 (2.01%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.50%) EPoS
6 6 (1.50%) EFTPOS
7 3 (0.75%) Physics
7 3 (0.75%) Animation
7 3 (0.75%) New Media
8 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.50%) Economics
8 2 (0.50%) GIS
8 2 (0.50%) Clustering
8 2 (0.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.77%) Windows
2 23 (5.76%) Linux
3 14 (3.51%) UNIX
4 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.50%) Android
6 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) SUSE
7 1 (0.25%) Debian
7 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (7.27%) Business Development
2 22 (5.51%) Web Development
2 22 (5.51%) Project Management
3 21 (5.26%) MVC
4 20 (5.01%) Software Engineering
5 17 (4.26%) OO
6 15 (3.76%) ITIL
7 14 (3.51%) Test Scripting
8 12 (3.01%) Knowledge Management
8 12 (3.01%) CRM
8 12 (3.01%) B2B
8 12 (3.01%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.01%) Regression Testing
9 11 (2.76%) Software Testing
9 11 (2.76%) Time Management
9 11 (2.76%) Monte Carlo Method
10 10 (2.51%) Information Assurance
10 10 (2.51%) Data Analysis
10 10 (2.51%) Analytics
11 9 (2.26%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 85 (21.30%) C#
2 71 (17.79%) SQL
3 56 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 45 (11.28%) Java
5 33 (8.27%) VB.NET
6 32 (8.02%) PHP
7 14 (3.51%) C++
8 13 (3.26%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.01%) C
9 12 (3.01%) VB
10 6 (1.50%) VB6
11 4 (1.00%) ABAP
12 3 (0.75%) Progress 4GL
12 3 (0.75%) Lua
13 2 (0.50%) PHP5
13 2 (0.50%) Pascal
14 1 (0.25%) VBA
14 1 (0.25%) Python
14 1 (0.25%) VBScript
14 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 152 (38.10%) Degree
2 12 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.75%) HND
3 3 (0.75%) CCNA
3 3 (0.75%) ISEB
3 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.75%) A+ Certification
4 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.50%) CISSP
4 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.50%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.25%) MCSE
5 1 (0.25%) PhD
5 1 (0.25%) MCITP
5 1 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.02%) SLA
2 19 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (2.51%) Active Directory
1 10 (2.51%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.75%) XenApp
4 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) Opsview
2 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 89 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.26%) Oracle
3 18 (4.51%) SAP
4 9 (2.26%) Citrix
4 9 (2.26%) IBM
4 9 (2.26%) VMware
5 7 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.50%) Sage
6 6 (1.50%) Google
6 6 (1.50%) Dell
7 4 (1.00%) HP
8 3 (0.75%) NetApp
8 3 (0.75%) Cognos
8 3 (0.75%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.75%) Progress
8 3 (0.75%) Quark
9 2 (0.50%) Symantec
9 2 (0.50%) McAfee
9 2 (0.50%) ESRI
9 2 (0.50%) IronPort
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £750000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 60k OTE
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
e-Recruiter
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
e-Recruiter
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £400000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + uncapped
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + uncapped
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + uncapped
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + OTE £40-50K first year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + OTE £45000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE £35000
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Mason Frank
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped Commission and Incentives!
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Code Red Associates
Salary: £14000 to £18000 per annum - DoE, Plus Uncapped Commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £40,000
Posted: 7 days ago