Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior was £28,750 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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

Junior
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 32 48
Rank change year-on-year -13 +16 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 8 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.87% 2.84% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 2.87% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 14
Chester median annual salary £28,750 £27,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £23,363 £21,350 £19,150
90th Percentile £33,750 £28,750 £39,250
Cheshire median annual salary £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 265 174 400
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 98.86% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 221 156 358
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +14.86%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +16.88%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Chester

Junior
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Junior in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Chester region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) Microservices
4 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) REST
4 4 (50.00%) GitHub
4 4 (50.00%) Bitbucket
4 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (50.00%) Docker
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) JUnit
4 4 (50.00%) SOAP
4 4 (50.00%) Hudson
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) TestNG
4 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) NUnit
4 4 (50.00%) Maven
4 4 (50.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) XAML
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Node.js

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 4 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (12.50%) Kong
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Hudson
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Maven
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (50.00%) TestNG
1 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (50.00%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Core
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) React
4 1 (12.50%) Redux
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Microservices
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) SOLID
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) XAML
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker