Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 122 136
Rank change year-on-year -31 +14 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 1,331 3,669 3,999
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.25% 2.76% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 2.88% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,260 3,368 3,696
Median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £21,975 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 56,203 127,325 154,247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.89% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45,771 102,561 125,256
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in England

Junior
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Junior in England.

Salary trend for Junior in England

Junior
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -24 560 £41,000 +17.14% 44
South East -15 314 £30,000 - 35
North of England -28 164 £27,500 - 24
Midlands +14 122 £27,500 +3.77% 39
South West -41 90 £27,500 -1.79% 22
North West -26 83 £28,500 +7.55% 11
East of England +26 73 £30,000 +3.45% 24
Yorkshire +44 68 £27,500 - 10
West Midlands +25 64 £27,500 - 22
East Midlands +25 57 £28,750 +10.58% 17
North East +1 13 £23,250 -7.00% 3
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 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 England region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 389 (29.23%) C#
2 358 (26.90%) JavaScript
3 353 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
4 330 (24.79%) Degree
5 319 (23.97%) SQL
6 317 (23.82%) .NET
7 253 (19.01%) Finance
7 253 (19.01%) Computer Science
8 252 (18.93%) Python
9 237 (17.81%) Java
10 226 (16.98%) HTML
11 219 (16.45%) SQL Server
12 217 (16.30%) CSS
13 201 (15.10%) Azure
14 197 (14.80%) Software Engineering
15 179 (13.45%) DevOps
16 178 (13.37%) Microsoft
17 168 (12.62%) AWS
18 166 (12.47%) AngularJS
19 163 (12.25%) React
20 151 (11.34%) Computer Science Degree
21 149 (11.19%) Linux
22 137 (10.29%) Windows
23 132 (9.92%) MVC
24 129 (9.69%) ASP.NET
25 128 (9.62%) .NET Core
25 128 (9.62%) Docker
26 121 (9.09%) TDD
27 116 (8.72%) Git (software)
28 113 (8.49%) Microservices

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 27 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (1.28%) Apache
2 17 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.20%) Confluence
4 14 (1.05%) IIS
4 14 (1.05%) WordPress
5 13 (0.98%) CMS
6 10 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.38%) Moodle
10 4 (0.30%) nginx
10 4 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.15%) Drupal
12 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.15%) SAS
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.30%) InDesign
6 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) SketchUp
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.23%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.23%) MadCap Flare
8 2 (0.15%) Figma
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.15%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.075%) CATIA
9 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.05%) NetSuite
2 9 (0.68%) Magento
3 8 (0.60%) Salerio
4 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.23%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.075%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.075%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.075%) Shopify
8 1 (0.075%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 201 (15.10%) Azure
2 168 (12.62%) AWS
3 42 (3.16%) SaaS
4 33 (2.48%) Office 365
5 29 (2.18%) GCP
6 28 (2.10%) Power Platform
7 26 (1.95%) GitHub
8 12 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.75%) Serverless
11 9 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.60%) PaaS
13 6 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.45%) Dropbox
13 6 (0.45%) npm
14 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.88%) DNS
2 21 (1.58%) Firewall
3 13 (0.98%) HTTP
3 13 (0.98%) LAN
3 13 (0.98%) WAN
4 12 (0.90%) DHCP
5 11 (0.83%) Internet
6 10 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.60%) Intranet
8 7 (0.53%) VPN
9 6 (0.45%) IPv4
9 6 (0.45%) Network Security
9 6 (0.45%) Skype
9 6 (0.45%) VLAN
10 5 (0.38%) DMZ
10 5 (0.38%) VoIP
10 5 (0.38%) Wireless
11 4 (0.30%) Bluetooth
12 3 (0.23%) SSH
12 3 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.24%) Relational Database
3 56 (4.21%) MySQL
4 40 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 34 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (2.03%) Power BI
8 26 (1.95%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.05%) Big Data
13 14 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2019
14 13 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.75%) Data Mining
16 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.60%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 116 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 58 (4.36%) JIRA
3 47 (3.53%) Jenkins
4 32 (2.40%) Selenium
5 31 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.58%) Maven
7 19 (1.43%) JUnit
8 14 (1.05%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.05%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.05%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.90%) NUnit
11 9 (0.68%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.68%) PhpStorm
12 7 (0.53%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.53%) webpack
13 6 (0.45%) Postman
14 5 (0.38%) Hudson
14 5 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.38%) StyleCop
General
1 253 (19.01%) Finance
2 70 (5.26%) Retail
3 50 (3.76%) Marketing
4 44 (3.31%) Games
5 29 (2.18%) Law
6 24 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.65%) Legal
8 21 (1.58%) Front Office
9 20 (1.50%) Public Sector
10 18 (1.35%) Banking
11 14 (1.05%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.98%) Billing
13 11 (0.83%) Advertising
14 10 (0.75%) Automotive
14 10 (0.75%) Electronics
15 9 (0.68%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.60%) Publishing
17 7 (0.53%) Police
18 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (23.82%) .NET
2 226 (16.98%) HTML
3 217 (16.30%) CSS
4 166 (12.47%) AngularJS
5 163 (12.25%) React
6 129 (9.69%) ASP.NET
7 128 (9.62%) .NET Core
8 94 (7.06%) Node.js
9 84 (6.31%) jQuery
10 69 (5.18%) HTML5
11 64 (4.81%) Vue.js
12 63 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 61 (4.58%) RESTful
13 61 (4.58%) Spring
14 59 (4.43%) .NET Framework
15 51 (3.83%) Web Services
16 47 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
17 46 (3.46%) CSS3
18 44 (3.31%) JSON
19 43 (3.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.88%) User Experience
3 58 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (3.83%) Algorithms
5 49 (3.68%) Hedge funds
6 42 (3.16%) Data Structures
6 42 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (3.01%) Derivative
8 29 (2.18%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.35%) Equities
10 16 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.05%) Life Science
13 13 (0.98%) iPad
14 11 (0.83%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.75%) EPoS
16 9 (0.68%) Cloud Native
16 9 (0.68%) Graphic Design
17 8 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 149 (11.19%) Linux
2 137 (10.29%) Windows
3 45 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.48%) Unix
5 22 (1.65%) Android
5 22 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.45%) Debian
11 6 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.30%) AIX
12 4 (0.30%) CentOS
12 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (19.01%) Computer Science
3 197 (14.80%) Software Engineering
4 179 (13.45%) DevOps
5 132 (9.92%) MVC
6 121 (9.09%) TDD
7 113 (8.49%) Microservices
8 107 (8.04%) Fintech
8 107 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
9 101 (7.59%) OO
10 100 (7.51%) Scrum
11 96 (7.21%) Mathematics
12 88 (6.61%) Web Development
13 85 (6.39%) Test Automation
14 66 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
14 66 (4.96%) Project Management
15 64 (4.81%) BDD
16 62 (4.66%) Front End Development
17 53 (3.98%) OOP
18 52 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 389 (29.23%) C#
2 358 (26.90%) JavaScript
3 319 (23.97%) SQL
4 252 (18.93%) Python
5 237 (17.81%) Java
6 105 (7.89%) C++
7 89 (6.69%) TypeScript
8 79 (5.94%) PHP
9 51 (3.83%) PowerShell
10 41 (3.08%) C
11 40 (3.01%) T-SQL
12 34 (2.55%) R
13 23 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.73%) Ruby
14 14 (1.05%) Java 8
14 14 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.98%) Go
15 13 (0.98%) Scala
16 12 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 330 (24.79%) Degree
2 151 (11.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.60%) ISEB
7 5 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.30%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.30%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.30%) PhD
9 3 (0.23%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) HND
9 3 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.23%) OSCE
9 3 (0.23%) OSCP
9 3 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.15%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.66%) QA
2 17 (1.28%) PMO
3 7 (0.53%) SLA
4 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) COBIT
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.15%) P3O
6 1 (0.075%) EMIR
6 1 (0.075%) GDPR
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.075%) MiFID
System Software
1 128 (9.62%) Docker
2 52 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.45%) Firmware
6 4 (0.30%) vCloud
7 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.075%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.075%) NFS
8 1 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 71 (5.33%) Kubernetes
2 56 (4.21%) Terraform
3 32 (2.40%) Ansible
4 21 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (0.75%) Puppet
6 9 (0.68%) WSUS
7 8 (0.60%) Nagios
8 7 (0.53%) SCCM
9 5 (0.38%) Grafana
10 4 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.30%) Kibana
10 4 (0.30%) logstash
11 3 (0.23%) OpenView
12 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.075%) Cisco Prime
13 1 (0.075%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.075%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.075%) MOM
Vendors
1 178 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.56%) Oracle
3 26 (1.95%) SAP
4 21 (1.58%) VMware
5 20 (1.50%) Adobe
6 18 (1.35%) Google
7 16 (1.20%) Xamarin
8 14 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (0.98%) Apple
9 13 (0.98%) Tableau
10 12 (0.90%) Cisco
10 12 (0.90%) HP
10 12 (0.90%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.68%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.53%) Capita
12 7 (0.53%) Dell
12 7 (0.53%) hybris
12 7 (0.53%) UiPath
13 6 (0.45%) IBM
14 5 (0.38%) Meraki