Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 96 103
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 34 47 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.83% 2.28% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 2.37% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 34 43 71
Median annual salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £22,650 £19,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £38,125 £32,900 £37,500
North West median annual salary £27,297 £25,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +7.05% +2.00% -

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 1,142 1,986 3,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 96.41% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 872 1,444 2,217
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Junior in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior in Cheshire over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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
Warrington +13 11 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Chester -8 9 £32,500 +58.54% 1
Northwich - 4 £26,000 -
Knutsford +29 3 £46,250 -15.91% 1
Macclesfield +1 2 £24,000 +26.00%
Crewe +14 1 £26,000 +4.00%
Junior
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 16 (47.06%) C#
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) .NET
3 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
4 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 7 (20.59%) Java
5 7 (20.59%) Degree
5 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
5 7 (20.59%) AngularJS
6 6 (17.65%) GitHub
6 6 (17.65%) Azure
6 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
6 6 (17.65%) React Native
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) XAML
7 5 (14.71%) JUnit
7 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
7 5 (14.71%) SOAP
7 5 (14.71%) NUnit
7 5 (14.71%) Maven
7 5 (14.71%) Selenium
7 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.71%) TestNG
7 5 (14.71%) React
7 5 (14.71%) Microservices
7 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (14.71%) Backlog Refinement
7 5 (14.71%) AWS
7 5 (14.71%) WebDriver

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Azure
1 6 (17.65%) GitHub
2 5 (14.71%) AWS
3 2 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Bitbucket
1 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
1 5 (14.71%) Hudson
1 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
1 5 (14.71%) JUnit
1 5 (14.71%) Maven
1 5 (14.71%) NUnit
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (14.71%) TestNG
1 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.94%) Android Studio
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Games
1 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) AngularJS
2 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
3 6 (17.65%) React Native
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (14.71%) React
4 5 (14.71%) REST
4 5 (14.71%) SOAP
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Core
5 3 (8.82%) CSS
5 3 (8.82%) HTML
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.88%) Flutter
6 2 (5.88%) Kafka
6 2 (5.88%) Node.js
7 1 (2.94%) CryEngine
7 1 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (2.94%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) Arduino
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Scrum
3 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Backlog Refinement
3 5 (14.71%) BDD
3 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (14.71%) DevOps
3 5 (14.71%) Microservices
3 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
4 4 (11.76%) Machine Learning
4 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (5.88%) CQRS
5 2 (5.88%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) C#
2 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) XAML
5 4 (11.76%) C++
6 3 (8.82%) Python
7 2 (5.88%) C
7 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.94%) Dart
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.94%) Go
8 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle
1 2 (5.88%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.94%) Google