Period
to 14 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Junior was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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

Junior
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 120 152
Rank change year-on-year -32 +32 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 86 177 205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.72% 2.41% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.55% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74 152 183
10th Percentile £31,800 £28,650 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,313 £32,375 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £48,750 £51,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £63,625 £56,250
Central London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,662 6,939 9,575
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.98% 94.55% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,137 6,090 8,596
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +8.33%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the City of London

Junior
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Junior in the City of London.

Salary trend for Junior in the City of London

Junior
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Junior in the City of London

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 32 (37.21%) SQL
2 30 (34.88%) Python
3 28 (32.56%) C#
4 26 (30.23%) Finance
5 25 (29.07%) .NET
6 21 (24.42%) Degree
6 21 (24.42%) Java
6 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
7 20 (23.26%) Fintech
8 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
8 16 (18.60%) Computer Science
8 16 (18.60%) REST
9 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
11 12 (13.95%) Azure
12 11 (12.79%) Social Skills
13 10 (11.63%) AWS
13 10 (11.63%) QA
13 10 (11.63%) DevOps
13 10 (11.63%) Linux
14 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (9.30%) Docker
15 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
15 8 (9.30%) Investment Management
15 8 (9.30%) Machine Learning
15 8 (9.30%) Windows
15 8 (9.30%) Web Services
15 8 (9.30%) Banking

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.95%) Azure
2 10 (11.63%) AWS
3 3 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.33%) GCP
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.16%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.16%) GitHub
5 1 (1.16%) IaaS
5 1 (1.16%) Linode
5 1 (1.16%) Matillion
5 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) 2G
1 2 (2.33%) 3G
1 2 (2.33%) 4G
1 2 (2.33%) 5G
1 2 (2.33%) HTTP
1 2 (2.33%) LTE
1 2 (2.33%) MIMO
1 2 (2.33%) VoLTE
2 1 (1.16%) DHCP
2 1 (1.16%) DNS
2 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.49%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.16%) Event Store
5 1 (1.16%) Looker
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Power BI
5 1 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.16%) Redis
5 1 (1.16%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.16%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.14%) Selenium
3 5 (5.81%) Appium
3 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.65%) Calabash
4 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.65%) Postman
5 2 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.16%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Social Skills
3 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.30%) Banking
5 6 (6.98%) Marketing
5 6 (6.98%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (5.81%) Law
7 3 (3.49%) Front Office
7 3 (3.49%) Publishing
7 3 (3.49%) Retail
8 2 (2.33%) Electronics
8 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.16%) French Language
9 1 (1.16%) German Language
9 1 (1.16%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.16%) Legal
9 1 (1.16%) Music Industry
9 1 (1.16%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.07%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) REST
3 8 (9.30%) Web Services
4 7 (8.14%) .NET Core
4 7 (8.14%) CSS
4 7 (8.14%) HTML
4 7 (8.14%) React
5 6 (6.98%) WPF
6 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.81%) Blazor
6 5 (5.81%) Visualforce
7 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.49%) Django
8 3 (3.49%) Redux
9 2 (2.33%) CSS3
9 2 (2.33%) HTML5
9 2 (2.33%) JSON
9 2 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Data Structures
1 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.65%) Hedge funds
2 4 (4.65%) Video on Demand
3 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.33%) Derivative
4 2 (2.33%) Equities
4 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.16%) Anti-Piracy
5 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Robotics
5 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Linux
2 8 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Fintech
2 16 (18.60%) Computer Science
2 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
3 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.63%) DevOps
5 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (9.30%) Investment Management
6 8 (9.30%) Machine Learning
7 7 (8.14%) Data Science
7 7 (8.14%) TDD
7 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.81%) API Integration
8 5 (5.81%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (5.81%) CRM
8 5 (5.81%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.81%) Requirements Gathering
8 5 (5.81%) SDET
8 5 (5.81%) SDLC
8 5 (5.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.21%) SQL
2 30 (34.88%) Python
3 28 (32.56%) C#
4 21 (24.42%) Java
4 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.81%) Apex Code
5 5 (5.81%) SOQL
5 5 (5.81%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) C++
7 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.16%) F#
8 1 (1.16%) Go
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) Ruby
8 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Degree
2 8 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (2.33%) CEH
4 2 (2.33%) CHFI
4 2 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) CCNP
5 1 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.49%) Puppet
2 3 (3.49%) Terraform
3 2 (2.33%) Ansible
4 1 (1.16%) Grafana
4 1 (1.16%) Kibana
4 1 (1.16%) logstash
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe
4 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco
4 1 (1.16%) Kofax
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle
4 1 (1.16%) Progress
4 1 (1.16%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) SAP
4 1 (1.16%) VMware