Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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

Junior
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 129 124
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 3,447 3,965 4,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.74% 2.61% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.72% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,078 3,577 4,065
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 120,280 145,672 162,829
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 95.95% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 97,194 118,371 131,694
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in England

Junior
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Junior in England

Junior
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Junior in England

Junior
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
London +4 1,271 £35,000 - 213
South East +17 853 £30,000 +5.26% 168
North of England +19 518 £27,500 +10.00% 149
Midlands +17 334 £25,750 +3.00% 111
South West +1 303 £26,500 -3.64% 81
North West +17 299 £27,500 +10.00% 79
Yorkshire 0 196 £27,500 +1.38% 56
West Midlands +7 194 £25,250 +1.00% 74
East of England -14 160 £27,500 +1.85% 78
East Midlands +10 140 £26,750 +12.63% 37
North East +39 26 £25,000 -16.67% 14
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 England region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 1,092 (31.68%) C#
2 994 (28.84%) Degree
3 908 (26.34%) .NET
4 904 (26.23%) JavaScript
5 886 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
6 861 (24.98%) SQL
7 625 (18.13%) HTML
8 612 (17.75%) Java
9 605 (17.55%) Computer Science
10 588 (17.06%) CSS
11 563 (16.33%) Finance
12 535 (15.52%) SQL Server
13 497 (14.42%) ASP.NET
14 484 (14.04%) Microsoft
15 481 (13.95%) Python
16 471 (13.66%) Software Engineering
17 425 (12.33%) MVC
18 412 (11.95%) Azure
19 408 (11.84%) Windows
20 336 (9.75%) Git (software)
21 334 (9.69%) Linux
22 317 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
23 315 (9.14%) AngularJS
24 312 (9.05%) Computer Science Degree
25 309 (8.96%) AWS
26 291 (8.44%) Mathematics
27 284 (8.24%) OO
28 265 (7.69%) C++
29 260 (7.54%) TDD
30 254 (7.37%) Analytical Skills

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 65 (1.89%) WordPress
2 53 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 39 (1.13%) CMS
4 34 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 31 (0.90%) Apache Spark
6 30 (0.87%) Skype for Business
7 29 (0.84%) Apache
8 28 (0.81%) IIS
9 23 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.58%) Umbraco
11 16 (0.46%) Confluence
12 15 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.26%) JBoss
14 8 (0.23%) Drupal
14 8 (0.23%) nginx
14 8 (0.23%) SAS
15 7 (0.20%) Tornado
16 6 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (0.17%) Liferay
17 5 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 194 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 155 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (0.99%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 23 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.49%) MS Visio
9 14 (0.41%) InDesign
9 14 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.20%) Sketch
11 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.12%) InVision
12 3 (0.087%) Simulink
13 2 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.058%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.58%) Magento
2 11 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.23%) GoldMine
5 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.12%) HFM
6 4 (0.12%) Lawson
6 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.058%) Odoo
8 2 (0.058%) OpenText MBPM
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.058%) Primavera
8 2 (0.058%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 412 (11.95%) Azure
2 309 (8.96%) AWS
3 158 (4.58%) Office 365
4 106 (3.08%) SaaS
5 79 (2.29%) GCP
6 54 (1.57%) Power Platform
7 44 (1.28%) GitHub
8 34 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.75%) Serverless
10 22 (0.64%) Google Analytics
11 19 (0.55%) OneDrive
12 17 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (0.44%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (0.35%) PaaS
17 11 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
18 10 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
19 9 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
19 9 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.73%) Firewall
2 78 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 70 (2.03%) LAN
4 63 (1.83%) Internet
5 61 (1.77%) WAN
6 56 (1.62%) Network Security
7 35 (1.02%) VPN
8 34 (0.99%) DNS
9 33 (0.96%) Skype
10 28 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (0.75%) Wireless
12 23 (0.67%) DHCP
13 20 (0.58%) VoIP
14 16 (0.46%) Broadband
14 16 (0.46%) VLAN
15 12 (0.35%) HTTP
15 12 (0.35%) Intranet
15 12 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (0.32%) SMTP
17 10 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 147 (4.26%) MySQL
2 147 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 118 (3.42%) NoSQL
4 96 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
5 93 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 90 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 80 (2.32%) Big Data
8 69 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 61 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (1.57%) MongoDB
11 50 (1.45%) Power BI
12 38 (1.10%) Hadoop
13 23 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 22 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (0.61%) QlikView
16 15 (0.44%) OLAP
17 14 (0.41%) Redis
18 13 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
19 12 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 336 (9.75%) Git (software)
2 106 (3.08%) JIRA
3 86 (2.49%) Subversion
3 86 (2.49%) Visual Studio
4 81 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 56 (1.62%) Selenium
6 35 (1.02%) NUnit
7 33 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 29 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 24 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 18 (0.52%) Maven
11 17 (0.49%) Eclipse
11 17 (0.49%) Jasmine
12 13 (0.38%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.35%) gulp
14 11 (0.32%) Grunt
15 9 (0.26%) StyleCop
16 8 (0.23%) Mocha
General
1 563 (16.33%) Finance
2 169 (4.90%) Marketing
3 145 (4.21%) Retail
4 109 (3.16%) Games
5 99 (2.87%) Banking
6 76 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 63 (1.83%) Public Sector
8 53 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 41 (1.19%) Legal
10 40 (1.16%) Advertising
11 32 (0.93%) Electronics
12 30 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.87%) Law
13 29 (0.84%) Front Office
14 21 (0.61%) Back Office
15 20 (0.58%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.58%) Publishing
16 19 (0.55%) Automotive
17 17 (0.49%) Investment Banking
18 15 (0.44%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 908 (26.34%) .NET
2 625 (18.13%) HTML
3 588 (17.06%) CSS
4 497 (14.42%) ASP.NET
5 315 (9.14%) AngularJS
6 241 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 233 (6.76%) React
8 198 (5.74%) Node.js
9 191 (5.54%) jQuery
10 164 (4.76%) .NET Framework
11 147 (4.26%) .NET Core
12 134 (3.89%) Spring
13 126 (3.66%) Web Services
14 116 (3.37%) RESTful
15 113 (3.28%) HTML5
16 97 (2.81%) Entity Framework
17 93 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 93 (2.70%) WCF
18 80 (2.32%) Django
19 69 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 254 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (5.02%) User Experience
3 141 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
4 125 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 119 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
6 97 (2.81%) Algorithms
7 81 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 70 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 52 (1.51%) Data Structures
10 50 (1.45%) Derivative
11 42 (1.22%) Social Media
12 40 (1.16%) Management Information System
13 39 (1.13%) Data Centre
14 29 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 28 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 19 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
16 19 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
17 18 (0.52%) Graphic Design
18 17 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 408 (11.84%) Windows
2 334 (9.69%) Linux
3 93 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 90 (2.61%) Android
5 79 (2.29%) Windows 10
6 68 (1.97%) Unix
7 60 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 47 (1.36%) Apple iOS
9 27 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.46%) CentOS
11 15 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 6 (0.17%) Debian
15 5 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.058%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 886 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
2 605 (17.55%) Computer Science
3 471 (13.66%) Software Engineering
4 425 (12.33%) MVC
5 317 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
6 291 (8.44%) Mathematics
7 284 (8.24%) OO
8 260 (7.54%) TDD
9 248 (7.19%) DevOps
10 238 (6.90%) Web Development
11 215 (6.24%) Scrum
12 205 (5.95%) Fintech
13 184 (5.34%) Test Automation
14 157 (4.55%) Analytics
15 150 (4.35%) BDD
15 150 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
16 139 (4.03%) Microservices
17 137 (3.97%) Project Management
18 135 (3.92%) E-Commerce
19 131 (3.80%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,092 (31.68%) C#
2 904 (26.23%) JavaScript
3 861 (24.98%) SQL
4 612 (17.75%) Java
5 481 (13.95%) Python
6 265 (7.69%) C++
7 249 (7.22%) PHP
8 124 (3.60%) T-SQL
9 118 (3.42%) C
10 99 (2.87%) TypeScript
11 98 (2.84%) PowerShell
12 82 (2.38%) R
13 77 (2.23%) Ruby
14 70 (2.03%) VB.NET
15 49 (1.42%) Go
16 46 (1.33%) Bash Shell
17 40 (1.16%) Scala
18 38 (1.10%) Java 8
19 37 (1.07%) VB
20 36 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 994 (28.84%) Degree
2 312 (9.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 39 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
6 37 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 34 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (0.61%) CCNA
10 19 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 19 (0.55%) PhD
11 18 (0.52%) PMP
12 17 (0.49%) HND
13 14 (0.41%) CCNP
13 14 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
13 14 (0.41%) ISEB
13 14 (0.41%) MCSE
14 13 (0.38%) MCSA
15 10 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.26%) QA
2 45 (1.31%) SLA
3 40 (1.16%) PMO
4 29 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.44%) GDPR
7 12 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.087%) IFRS
10 3 (0.087%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.058%) Basel II
11 2 (0.058%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.058%) EMIR
11 2 (0.058%) MiFID
11 2 (0.058%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.058%) PSD2
11 2 (0.058%) SEPA
12 1 (0.029%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 238 (6.90%) Docker
2 167 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.55%) Firmware
5 12 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.15%) vSphere
9 4 (0.12%) HDFS
10 3 (0.087%) NFS
11 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.058%) Xen
11 2 (0.058%) XenApp
12 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.029%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.029%) Samba
12 1 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.029%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.029%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 126 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 70 (2.03%) Terraform
3 65 (1.89%) Ansible
4 41 (1.19%) Puppet
5 39 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.87%) SCCM
7 24 (0.70%) SQL Sentry
8 16 (0.46%) QRadar
9 14 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.26%) WSUS
11 8 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.23%) Istio
12 7 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.15%) Grafana
14 4 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.12%) EnCase
14 4 (0.12%) FTK
14 4 (0.12%) Oozie
14 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 484 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 118 (3.42%) Google
3 115 (3.34%) Oracle
4 69 (2.00%) Adobe
5 64 (1.86%) VMware
6 63 (1.83%) SAP
7 42 (1.22%) Cisco
8 32 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (0.78%) Tableau
10 24 (0.70%) Xamarin
11 18 (0.52%) Sage
12 17 (0.49%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.46%) Apple
13 16 (0.46%) LogRhythm
13 16 (0.46%) Splunk
14 14 (0.41%) Citrix
15 12 (0.35%) HP
15 12 (0.35%) Veeam
16 11 (0.32%) IBM
17 10 (0.29%) JD Edwards