Period
to 3 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior was £41,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 162 148
Rank change year-on-year +58 -14 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 129 188 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.48% 1.83% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 1.92% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 118 171 240
Median annual salary £41,750 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.29% -12.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,675 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £57,700
Central London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +14.29%

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 4,900 9,815 10,618
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 95.49% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4,255 8,714 9,467
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 City of London region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 42 (32.56%) Finance
2 37 (28.68%) SQL
3 27 (20.93%) Python
4 25 (19.38%) Java
5 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
5 23 (17.83%) SQL Server
6 22 (17.05%) C#
7 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (16.28%) Computer Science
8 20 (15.50%) .NET
9 18 (13.95%) Degree
10 17 (13.18%) PowerShell
10 17 (13.18%) Azure
11 15 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (10.85%) Equities
12 14 (10.85%) AWS
13 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (9.30%) Law
14 12 (9.30%) DevOps
15 11 (8.53%) Microservices
15 11 (8.53%) Analytics
15 11 (8.53%) Fintech
15 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
15 11 (8.53%) HTML
15 11 (8.53%) Oracle
15 11 (8.53%) Windows
15 11 (8.53%) Software Engineering
16 10 (7.75%) Derivative
16 10 (7.75%) CSS
16 10 (7.75%) Relational Database

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 (1.55%) Apache
1 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Azure
2 14 (10.85%) AWS
3 4 (3.10%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.55%) npm
4 2 (1.55%) Office 365
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.78%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (0.78%) GCP
5 1 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.78%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) Intranet
2 1 (0.78%) DHCP
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) LAN
2 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.75%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.10%) Event Store
6 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.10%) OLAP
6 4 (3.10%) Power BI
6 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.78%) Big Data
9 1 (0.78%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.78%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) JIRA
2 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.88%) PhpStorm
4 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.55%) webpack
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.78%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.78%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.78%) Gradle
6 1 (0.78%) Maven
6 1 (0.78%) RSpec
6 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (32.56%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Law
3 7 (5.43%) Legal
4 5 (3.88%) Retail
5 4 (3.10%) Marketing
6 3 (2.33%) Advertising
6 3 (2.33%) Banking
6 3 (2.33%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.55%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) .NET
2 11 (8.53%) HTML
3 10 (7.75%) CSS
4 9 (6.98%) React
5 8 (6.20%) jQuery
6 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (4.65%) Regular Expression
8 5 (3.88%) .NET Core
8 5 (3.88%) Redux
9 4 (3.10%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (3.10%) Kafka
9 4 (3.10%) Node.js
9 4 (3.10%) Reactive Extensions
9 4 (3.10%) REST
10 3 (2.33%) Django
10 3 (2.33%) HTML5
10 3 (2.33%) XML
11 2 (1.55%) CSS3
11 2 (1.55%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Equities
2 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.75%) Derivative
3 9 (6.98%) User Experience
4 7 (5.43%) Contract for Difference
5 6 (4.65%) SWIFT
6 5 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.33%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.55%) Bitcoin
9 2 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.78%) Marketing Technology
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.53%) Windows
2 9 (6.98%) Linux
3 8 (6.20%) Unix
3 8 (6.20%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.43%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (9.30%) DevOps
5 11 (8.53%) Analytics
5 11 (8.53%) Fintech
5 11 (8.53%) Microservices
5 11 (8.53%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.98%) Change Management
6 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 9 (6.98%) OO
7 8 (6.20%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.20%) Project Delivery
7 8 (6.20%) Project Management
7 8 (6.20%) SDLC
7 8 (6.20%) TDD
8 7 (5.43%) Low Latency
8 7 (5.43%) Market Making
8 7 (5.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.68%) SQL
2 27 (20.93%) Python
3 25 (19.38%) Java
4 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
5 22 (17.05%) C#
6 17 (13.18%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.43%) PHP
7 7 (5.43%) Scala
7 7 (5.43%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.88%) Java 8
8 5 (3.88%) Kotlin
8 5 (3.88%) VBScript
9 4 (3.10%) F#
9 4 (3.10%) R
10 2 (1.55%) Ruby
10 2 (1.55%) VBA
11 1 (0.78%) C++
11 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.95%) Degree
2 6 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.55%) PhD
6 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CISSP
6 1 (0.78%) ISEB
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.78%) MCSA
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.55%) PMO
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) Docker
2 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) Terraform
2 6 (4.65%) Nagios
2 6 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.88%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.10%) Grafana
4 4 (3.10%) Kibana
4 4 (3.10%) logstash
5 3 (2.33%) Ansible
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
1 11 (8.53%) Oracle
2 6 (4.65%) ServiceNow
3 4 (3.10%) Tableau
4 2 (1.55%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.78%) Capita
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco
5 1 (0.78%) Citrix
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) HP
5 1 (0.78%) Meraki
5 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.78%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) WSO2