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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Trainee
Rank 685 732 674
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Trainee 229 189 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 137 148 183
Average salary £21,500 £22,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £16,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £21,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 April 2015 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 28 April 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
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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 +34 175 £21,500 -4.44% 63
London +47 56 £22,750 -9.00% 15
Scotland +43 35 - - 2
South East -3 29 £22,500 +9.75% 9
North West +22 26 £24,000 -17.24% 10
South West -3 20 £20,000 -2.43% 23
East of England +27 18 £22,000 -30.15% 1
Wales +2 16 £22,500 - 2
Cheshire +11 15 £27,000 -6.89% 5
South Wales -3 15 £19,500 - 1
City of London +33 13 £20,500 -25.45% 9
West Midlands -21 13 £19,000 - 4
Cardiff +8 12 £16,500 - 1
Essex - 12 £22,000 - 1
Manchester +2 11 £24,000 -1.03% 4
Colchester - 10 £22,000 -
Wilmslow +1 9 £28,000 -3.44% 2
Yorkshire 0 9 £21,250 -5.55%
Edinburgh +12 8 - - 1
Hampshire +9 8 £28,750 +51.31% 1
Surrey +5 8 £28,500 +23.91%
Glasgow +8 7 - - 1
Bristol -9 7 £21,000 +2.43% 17
Barnstaple - 7 £20,000 - 1
Dundee - 7 - -
Fife - 7 - -
Devon - 7 £20,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £20,000 -42.85%
Hertfordshire -8 6 £21,500 -23.21%
South Yorkshire - 6 £24,000 -

Trainee
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 154 (36.07%) Degree
2 60 (14.05%) Mathematics
3 59 (13.82%) SQL
4 51 (11.94%) Windows
5 50 (11.71%) Finance
6 44 (10.30%) Microsoft
7 41 (9.60%) C
8 40 (9.37%) SQL Server
9 38 (8.90%) .NET
10 36 (8.43%) C#
10 36 (8.43%) Retail
11 34 (7.96%) Java
11 34 (7.96%) MS Excel
11 34 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (7.73%) HTML
13 30 (7.03%) MS Office
14 29 (6.79%) Advertising
15 28 (6.56%) CSS
16 24 (5.62%) OO
17 22 (5.15%) Computer Science
18 21 (4.92%) Business Development
18 21 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (4.68%) Marketing
20 19 (4.45%) Software Engineering
21 18 (4.22%) CRM
21 18 (4.22%) Web Services
21 18 (4.22%) MySQL
21 18 (4.22%) B2B
21 18 (4.22%) German Language
22 17 (3.98%) Oracle

Trainee
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 8 (1.87%) IIS
2 6 (1.41%) Apache
2 6 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.70%) GlassFish
3 3 (0.70%) Lync
3 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.47%) FormScape
4 2 (0.47%) SAS
4 2 (0.47%) CMS
4 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.23%) WordPress
5 1 (0.23%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 34 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.03%) MS Office
3 5 (1.17%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.47%) InDesign
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.94%) Wireless
1 4 (0.94%) Wireshark
2 3 (0.70%) Intranet
2 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.47%) DNS
3 2 (0.47%) VoIP
3 2 (0.47%) Internet
3 2 (0.47%) Broadband
3 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.47%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) ATM
4 1 (0.23%) VPLS
4 1 (0.23%) IMAP
4 1 (0.23%) PBX
4 1 (0.23%) MPLS
4 1 (0.23%) POP3
4 1 (0.23%) SMTP
4 1 (0.23%) DHCP
4 1 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.22%) MySQL
3 12 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.70%) DTS
9 3 (0.70%) Ingres
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.70%) DB2
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.47%) Big Data
10 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (3.04%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.58%) Selenium
2 11 (2.58%) FitNesse
2 11 (2.58%) JUnit
3 7 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.94%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.70%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.23%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.23%) Xcode
7 1 (0.23%) Subversion
7 1 (0.23%) Firebug
General
1 50 (11.71%) Finance
2 36 (8.43%) Retail
3 29 (6.79%) Advertising
4 20 (4.68%) Marketing
5 18 (4.22%) German Language
6 13 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.34%) Banking
8 6 (1.41%) Games
9 5 (1.17%) Publishing
9 5 (1.17%) Legal
9 5 (1.17%) French Language
10 4 (0.94%) Law
11 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.70%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.47%) Billing
12 2 (0.47%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.23%) Local Government
13 1 (0.23%) International Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.90%) .NET
2 33 (7.73%) HTML
3 28 (6.56%) CSS
4 18 (4.22%) Web Services
5 11 (2.58%) Spring
5 11 (2.58%) Java EE
5 11 (2.58%) Apache CXF
5 11 (2.58%) Apache Camel
6 10 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.64%) JSON
8 6 (1.41%) XML
8 6 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.94%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.70%) DAO
10 3 (0.70%) OLE
10 3 (0.70%) ODBC
10 3 (0.70%) ActiveX
10 3 (0.70%) COM
10 3 (0.70%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.05%) Mathematics
2 34 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.64%) Social Media
7 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.17%) Blog
7 5 (1.17%) Economics
8 4 (0.94%) AS400
8 4 (0.94%) iPhone
8 4 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.70%) EPoS
9 3 (0.70%) Physics
9 3 (0.70%) Social Network
9 3 (0.70%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.47%) Statistics
10 2 (0.47%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.47%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.94%) Windows
2 16 (3.75%) Linux
3 13 (3.04%) UNIX
4 9 (2.11%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.17%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.17%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.70%) Android
8 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (5.62%) OO
2 21 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (4.92%) Business Development
3 19 (4.45%) Software Engineering
4 18 (4.22%) CRM
4 18 (4.22%) B2B
5 16 (3.75%) OOP
6 15 (3.51%) Business Analysis
7 14 (3.28%) Product Management
8 13 (3.04%) E-Commerce
9 12 (2.81%) OOD
9 12 (2.81%) Scrum
9 12 (2.81%) Information Security
10 11 (2.58%) TDD
10 11 (2.58%) ITIL
10 11 (2.58%) Procedural Programming
11 10 (2.34%) Service Management
12 9 (2.11%) Coaching
13 8 (1.87%) ERP
13 8 (1.87%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (13.82%) SQL
2 41 (9.60%) C
3 36 (8.43%) C#
4 34 (7.96%) Java
5 15 (3.51%) C++
6 14 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.87%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.17%) PHP
9 4 (0.94%) RPG
9 4 (0.94%) VB
9 4 (0.94%) RPG IV
10 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.70%) MapBasic
10 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.47%) Perl
11 2 (0.47%) Ruby
11 2 (0.47%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 154 (36.07%) Degree
2 10 (2.34%) MCP
2 10 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.94%) A+ Certification
4 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.94%) CCNA
5 2 (0.47%) MCITP
5 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) Server+ Certification
5 2 (0.47%) MCSE
6 1 (0.23%) MCSA
6 1 (0.23%) HND
6 1 (0.23%) CEH
6 1 (0.23%) CCENT
6 1 (0.23%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 5 (1.17%) Nessus
2 4 (0.94%) Nmap
3 1 (0.23%) WSUS
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.23%) Nagios
3 1 (0.23%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 44 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.98%) Oracle
3 12 (2.81%) SAP
3 12 (2.81%) Symantec
3 12 (2.81%) McAfee
3 12 (2.81%) IronPort
4 9 (2.11%) VMware
5 7 (1.64%) hybris
5 7 (1.64%) Demandware
5 7 (1.64%) ATG
6 6 (1.41%) Adobe
6 6 (1.41%) Citrix
6 6 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.17%) Cisco
8 4 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.70%) Avaya
9 3 (0.70%) Informatica
9 3 (0.70%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.70%) Mitel
10 2 (0.47%) Cognos
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £16000 - £40000 per annum + Uncapped commission
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Salary: From £16,000 to £100,000 per annum
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Salary: From £16,000 to £100,000 per annum
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Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £16500 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum, Benefits OTE £45k
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Salary: Basic + up to 35% commission
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Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Uncapped Commission
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Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + £50k OTE
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Salary: £17000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits OTE £35,000 - £100,000 First Year
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