Period
to 13 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 84 115
Rank change year-on-year -14 +31 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 33 83 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.90% 3.13% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 3.24% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 28 62 50
Cheshire median annual salary £25,000 £29,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.79% +16.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,775 £19,000
90th Percentile £31,500 £45,063 £33,225
North West median annual salary £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

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 1,684 2,564 2,712
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.06% 96.72% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,361 1,961 2,078
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +16.44%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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 +9 11 £26,500 -24.29% 7
Chester -6 8 £23,875 +1.60% 4
Knutsford +18 2 - -
Crewe -17 2 £25,000 +6.38% 1
Nantwich +5 1 £26,000 -9.57% 1
Northwich -4 1 - -
Macclesfield -7 1 £25,000 -16.67%
Junior
North West

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

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 12 (36.36%) .NET
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 8 (24.24%) HTML
6 7 (21.21%) Microservices
7 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.18%) jQuery
7 6 (18.18%) QA
7 6 (18.18%) IBM
7 6 (18.18%) MVC
7 6 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
7 6 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (15.15%) .NET Core
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) CSS
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.12%) PHP
9 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) Selenium
9 4 (12.12%) Degree
9 4 (12.12%) Azure
9 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
9 4 (12.12%) DevOps
9 4 (12.12%) React
10 3 (9.09%) Presales
10 3 (9.09%) SOLID
10 3 (9.09%) Kong

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 1 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
1 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Kong
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) VLAN
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) Skype
2 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Selenium
1 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
3 6 (18.18%) jQuery
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Core
4 5 (15.15%) CSS
5 4 (12.12%) React
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.09%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) Node.js
6 3 (9.09%) Redux
6 3 (9.09%) Web Services
7 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
7 2 (6.06%) LINQ
8 1 (3.03%) Ajax
8 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.03%) Laravel
8 1 (3.03%) Symfony
8 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Robotics
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Life Science
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Microservices
3 6 (18.18%) MVC
3 6 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
3 6 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum
6 3 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (9.09%) BDD
6 3 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.09%) Presales
6 3 (9.09%) Project Delivery
6 3 (9.09%) SOLID
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 3 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (6.06%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) C#
1 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) IBM
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) Juniper
4 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com