Period
to 23 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 132 129
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 3,666 3,958 4,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.78% 2.52% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.61% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,246 3,529 3,849
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £52,250 £48,750 £45,000
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 126,286 151,412 159,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.22% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 101,534 122,872 129,002
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +22 1,403 £35,000 - 172
South East +29 954 £30,000 +5.26% 152
North of England -20 541 £27,000 +8.00% 144
North West -10 317 £26,000 +4.00% 79
South West -6 313 £27,500 +5.77% 76
Midlands +16 276 £26,500 +6.00% 88
Yorkshire -30 190 £27,500 - 54
East of England +11 174 £29,000 +11.54% 49
West Midlands -14 149 £27,500 +10.00% 51
East Midlands +27 127 £26,000 - 37
North East +24 37 £24,000 -12.73% 11
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1,135 (30.96%) C#
2 1,023 (27.91%) Degree
3 973 (26.54%) JavaScript
4 960 (26.19%) .NET
5 954 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
6 880 (24.00%) SQL
7 664 (18.11%) HTML
8 656 (17.89%) Java
9 628 (17.13%) CSS
10 594 (16.20%) Computer Science
11 548 (14.95%) Software Engineering
12 547 (14.92%) SQL Server
13 542 (14.78%) Finance
14 530 (14.46%) Python
15 502 (13.69%) Microsoft
16 500 (13.64%) ASP.NET
17 452 (12.33%) MVC
18 396 (10.80%) Windows
19 394 (10.75%) Azure
20 383 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
21 364 (9.93%) Git (software)
22 342 (9.33%) AngularJS
23 333 (9.08%) AWS
24 331 (9.03%) Linux
25 329 (8.97%) OO
26 319 (8.70%) DevOps
27 307 (8.37%) Computer Science Degree
28 299 (8.16%) Mathematics
29 288 (7.86%) C++
30 281 (7.67%) 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 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.64%) WordPress
3 54 (1.47%) CMS
4 44 (1.20%) Confluence
5 39 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 34 (0.93%) IIS
7 31 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 30 (0.82%) Apache
9 29 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 26 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 22 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 17 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.35%) nginx
14 10 (0.27%) Drupal
15 9 (0.25%) SAS
16 6 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.14%) Liferay
17 5 (0.14%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
18 4 (0.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 187 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 161 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.27%) Sketch
10 6 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.14%) InDesign
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.11%) InVision
12 4 (0.11%) SPSS
13 3 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.082%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.082%) Zeplin
14 2 (0.055%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 19 (0.52%) Magento
2 16 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.14%) Odoo
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.11%) Endur
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.082%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.082%) Sage X3
9 3 (0.082%) Shopify
9 3 (0.082%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.055%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.055%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 394 (10.75%) Azure
2 333 (9.08%) AWS
3 146 (3.98%) Office 365
4 109 (2.97%) GCP
5 92 (2.51%) SaaS
6 82 (2.24%) Power Platform
7 50 (1.36%) GitHub
8 39 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (0.85%) Serverless
10 18 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
11 16 (0.44%) npm
12 14 (0.38%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.33%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.30%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.25%) G Suite
15 9 (0.25%) Slack
16 8 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 82 (2.24%) Firewall
2 66 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 58 (1.58%) LAN
4 54 (1.47%) Internet
4 54 (1.47%) Network Security
5 51 (1.39%) WAN
6 39 (1.06%) DNS
7 36 (0.98%) VoIP
8 29 (0.79%) VPN
9 26 (0.71%) Wireless
10 25 (0.68%) Skype
11 24 (0.65%) DHCP
12 21 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (0.35%) NAS
14 12 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (0.33%) SMTP
15 11 (0.30%) Broadband
16 10 (0.27%) HTTP
16 10 (0.27%) Intranet
16 10 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 181 (4.94%) MySQL
3 172 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 99 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 99 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 96 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
6 91 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 80 (2.18%) Power BI
8 69 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
9 68 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 64 (1.75%) Big Data
11 41 (1.12%) MongoDB
11 41 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 25 (0.68%) Redis
14 20 (0.55%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.52%) Oracle Database
15 19 (0.52%) QlikView
16 15 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 364 (9.93%) Git (software)
2 157 (4.28%) JIRA
3 132 (3.60%) Jenkins
4 108 (2.95%) Visual Studio
5 90 (2.45%) Subversion
6 64 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (1.45%) Selenium
8 42 (1.15%) Maven
9 30 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 29 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 29 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 25 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (0.44%) Gradle
12 16 (0.44%) gulp
13 15 (0.41%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.41%) webpack
14 14 (0.38%) NUnit
15 13 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.33%) RSpec
16 12 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 542 (14.78%) Finance
2 172 (4.69%) Marketing
3 119 (3.25%) Retail
4 114 (3.11%) Games
5 87 (2.37%) Banking
6 59 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 55 (1.50%) Legal
8 52 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.20%) Front Office
10 43 (1.17%) Public Sector
11 39 (1.06%) Law
12 34 (0.93%) Advertising
13 32 (0.87%) Publishing
14 31 (0.85%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.79%) Electronics
16 18 (0.49%) Back Office
17 15 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.35%) Billing
18 13 (0.35%) Military
19 12 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 960 (26.19%) .NET
2 664 (18.11%) HTML
3 628 (17.13%) CSS
4 500 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 342 (9.33%) AngularJS
6 254 (6.93%) React
7 225 (6.14%) jQuery
8 210 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 190 (5.18%) Node.js
10 154 (4.20%) .NET Framework
11 152 (4.15%) Spring
12 139 (3.79%) RESTful
13 135 (3.68%) Web Services
14 125 (3.41%) HTML5
15 119 (3.25%) .NET Core
16 112 (3.06%) WCF
17 94 (2.56%) Entity Framework
18 93 (2.54%) JSON
19 89 (2.43%) XML
20 84 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 281 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (3.93%) User Experience
3 124 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
4 123 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 115 (3.14%) Mobile App
6 95 (2.59%) Algorithms
7 61 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 58 (1.58%) Hedge funds
9 47 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 46 (1.25%) Derivative
10 46 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 37 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
12 31 (0.85%) Social Media
13 29 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
14 27 (0.74%) Data Centre
15 25 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
16 24 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
17 20 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
18 17 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 396 (10.80%) Windows
2 331 (9.03%) Linux
3 90 (2.45%) Android
4 84 (2.29%) Windows 10
5 81 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 79 (2.15%) Unix
7 62 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 61 (1.66%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.38%) CentOS
12 11 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 954 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (16.20%) Computer Science
3 548 (14.95%) Software Engineering
4 452 (12.33%) MVC
5 383 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
6 329 (8.97%) OO
7 319 (8.70%) DevOps
8 299 (8.16%) Mathematics
9 278 (7.58%) Web Development
10 265 (7.23%) TDD
11 232 (6.33%) Scrum
12 206 (5.62%) Test Automation
13 202 (5.51%) Fintech
14 190 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
15 189 (5.16%) OOP
16 186 (5.07%) SDLC
17 184 (5.02%) Project Management
18 162 (4.42%) BDD
19 158 (4.31%) Analytics
20 129 (3.52%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,135 (30.96%) C#
2 973 (26.54%) JavaScript
3 880 (24.00%) SQL
4 656 (17.89%) Java
5 530 (14.46%) Python
6 288 (7.86%) C++
7 250 (6.82%) PHP
8 136 (3.71%) C
9 114 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 101 (2.76%) Ruby
11 90 (2.45%) R
12 85 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 73 (1.99%) PowerShell
14 71 (1.94%) VB.NET
15 63 (1.72%) TypeScript
16 47 (1.28%) VB
16 47 (1.28%) VBA
17 42 (1.15%) Java 8
18 38 (1.04%) Scala
19 34 (0.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,023 (27.91%) Degree
2 307 (8.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 72 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 67 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
5 54 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 41 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (1.04%) ISTQB
8 34 (0.93%) PhD
9 24 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (0.60%) CCNA
11 18 (0.49%) ISEB
11 18 (0.49%) MCSE
12 17 (0.46%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.44%) PMP
14 14 (0.38%) A+ Certification
14 14 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (0.35%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.35%) MCSA
16 12 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (3.82%) QA
2 47 (1.28%) SLA
3 34 (0.93%) PMO
4 21 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.25%) GDPR
8 6 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.082%) NIST
10 2 (0.055%) Basel II
10 2 (0.055%) COBIT
10 2 (0.055%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.055%) IFRS
10 2 (0.055%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.055%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.055%) SEPA
11 1 (0.027%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 278 (7.58%) Docker
2 170 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.49%) Firmware
5 16 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.11%) vSphere
8 4 (0.11%) XenApp
9 3 (0.082%) HDFS
9 3 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.055%) NFS
10 2 (0.055%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.027%) iptables
11 1 (0.027%) pfSense
11 1 (0.027%) Samba
11 1 (0.027%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 152 (4.15%) Kubernetes
2 97 (2.65%) Terraform
3 63 (1.72%) Ansible
4 52 (1.42%) Puppet
5 41 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.55%) SCCM
7 19 (0.52%) QRadar
8 13 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
9 9 (0.25%) Istio
10 8 (0.22%) Nagios
11 7 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.16%) Packer
13 5 (0.14%) Grafana
13 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.14%) SCOM
14 4 (0.11%) EnCase
14 4 (0.11%) FTK
14 4 (0.11%) WSUS
15 3 (0.082%) Salt
Vendors
1 502 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 131 (3.57%) Oracle
3 122 (3.33%) Google
4 66 (1.80%) SAP
5 57 (1.55%) VMware
6 42 (1.15%) Cisco
6 42 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (1.12%) Adobe
8 28 (0.76%) Xamarin
9 25 (0.68%) Splunk
9 25 (0.68%) Tableau
10 24 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 20 (0.55%) LogRhythm
12 17 (0.46%) Citrix
13 15 (0.41%) hybris
14 13 (0.35%) IBM
15 12 (0.33%) Apple
16 11 (0.30%) Atlassian
16 11 (0.30%) Juniper
16 11 (0.30%) Veeam