Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Junior
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 60 98
Rank change year-on-year -51 +38 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 78 80 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.30% 3.73% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 3.85% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 72 75 68
Cheshire median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,750 £21,100 £19,350
90th Percentile £39,750 £35,600 £33,950
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 3,259 2,078 2,696
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.92% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,436 1,721 2,373
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -12 15 £22,500 -18.18% 9
Crewe +11 14 £25,500 -19.05% 1
Knutsford -33 13 £24,000 - 3
Warrington -14 11 £21,500 -14.00% 2
Nantwich -7 2 £30,000 -4.76%
Macclesfield -14 2 £21,000 -16.00% 2
Northwich - 2 £26,000 -
Runcorn -11 1 £21,500 -4.44%
Junior
North West

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Junior job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 34 (43.59%) SQL
2 31 (39.74%) JavaScript
2 31 (39.74%) C#
2 31 (39.74%) .NET
3 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (37.18%) HTML
5 25 (32.05%) CSS
5 25 (32.05%) Degree
6 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET
6 22 (28.21%) Java
7 20 (25.64%) MVC
8 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 18 (23.08%) jQuery
9 17 (21.79%) Finance
10 15 (19.23%) Banking
11 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.67%) Waterfall
13 11 (14.10%) AngularJS
14 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
14 10 (12.82%) VB.NET
15 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
15 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (8.97%) SDLC
16 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (8.97%) MySQL
16 7 (8.97%) Windows
16 7 (8.97%) Retail
16 7 (8.97%) WinForms
17 6 (7.69%) Risk Management

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 5 (6.41%) Umbraco
2 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) BASE24
2 3 (3.85%) SAP APO
2 3 (3.85%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.28%) GitHub
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) SMS
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) SNMP
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) MySQL
3 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.56%) Gradle
3 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 2 (2.56%) JUnit
3 2 (2.56%) Liquibase
4 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.28%) Protractor
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 15 (19.23%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 5 (6.41%) Advertising
5 4 (5.13%) Games
5 4 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.13%) Law
6 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.85%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.74%) .NET
2 29 (37.18%) HTML
3 25 (32.05%) CSS
4 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET
5 18 (23.08%) jQuery
6 11 (14.10%) AngularJS
7 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (8.97%) WinForms
9 6 (7.69%) Entity Framework
10 5 (6.41%) J2EE
10 5 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (5.13%) Ajax
11 4 (5.13%) JSON
11 4 (5.13%) REST
11 4 (5.13%) XML
12 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (3.85%) HTML5
12 3 (3.85%) WCF
13 2 (2.56%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.41%) IVR
3 4 (5.13%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.13%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.85%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Android
2 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 6 (7.69%) Linux
3 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.85%) AIX
4 3 (3.85%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
4 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.28%) CentOS
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.64%) MVC
3 13 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 7 (8.97%) SDLC
5 6 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 6 (7.69%) OO
5 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 6 (7.69%) Web Development
6 5 (6.41%) Project Management
6 5 (6.41%) Scrum
6 5 (6.41%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (5.13%) Mathematics
7 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.13%) TDD
7 4 (5.13%) Wealth Management
8 3 (3.85%) ERP
8 3 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) SQL
2 31 (39.74%) C#
2 31 (39.74%) JavaScript
3 22 (28.21%) Java
4 10 (12.82%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.56%) PHP
5 2 (2.56%) VB
5 2 (2.56%) VB6
6 1 (1.28%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) COBOL
6 1 (1.28%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.28%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) Degree
2 9 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.13%) CCNA
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.13%) MCITP
4 4 (5.13%) MCSA
4 4 (5.13%) Sun Certification
5 3 (3.85%) MCPD
5 3 (3.85%) MCSD
5 3 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Google
2 6 (7.69%) Twitter
3 5 (6.41%) Adobe
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 4 (5.13%) Sun
4 4 (5.13%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) HP