Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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

Junior
England > London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 141 162
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 1,129 1,526 1,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.21% 2.44% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 2.56% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 997 1,380 1,329
London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,000 £24,400
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £53,750
England 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 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 48,483 59,622 66,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.34% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 39,291 48,777 54,654
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in London

Junior
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Junior in London

Junior
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Junior in London

Junior
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the London region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
Central London +6 264 £40,000 +14.29% 66
West London -26 64 £37,500 +7.14% 31
South London +2 22 £28,500 - 7
North London -12 11 £40,000 +9.59% 6
East London +16 10 £32,500 +30.00% 21
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 London region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 352 (31.18%) Finance
2 348 (30.82%) Degree
3 335 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
4 334 (29.58%) C#
5 282 (24.98%) Python
6 276 (24.45%) SQL
7 256 (22.67%) .NET
8 249 (22.05%) Computer Science
9 241 (21.35%) Java
10 228 (20.19%) JavaScript
11 208 (18.42%) SQL Server
12 177 (15.68%) Fintech
13 167 (14.79%) AWS
14 165 (14.61%) Linux
15 157 (13.91%) TDD
16 155 (13.73%) Azure
17 146 (12.93%) Software Engineering
18 142 (12.58%) BDD
19 140 (12.40%) Microsoft
20 129 (11.43%) Windows
20 129 (11.43%) ASP.NET
20 129 (11.43%) Mathematics
21 118 (10.45%) OO
22 117 (10.36%) MVC
23 115 (10.19%) Git (software)
24 109 (9.65%) Scrum
25 108 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
26 102 (9.03%) Microservices
26 102 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
27 99 (8.77%) AngularJS

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 34 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.51%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.15%) Confluence
5 10 (0.89%) CMS
5 10 (0.89%) IIS
6 9 (0.80%) WordPress
7 7 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.53%) Apache
9 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.35%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.18%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.089%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.089%) Jetty
13 1 (0.089%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.089%) nginx
13 1 (0.089%) SAS
13 1 (0.089%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) InDesign
5 4 (0.35%) Sketch
5 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.27%) FileZilla
6 3 (0.27%) InVision
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.089%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.51%) Salerio
2 13 (1.15%) Magento
3 5 (0.44%) Raiser's Edge
4 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.35%) HFM
4 4 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.18%) Lawson
6 2 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.089%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.089%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 167 (14.79%) AWS
2 155 (13.73%) Azure
3 44 (3.90%) Office 365
4 26 (2.30%) GCP
5 25 (2.21%) GitHub
6 20 (1.77%) SaaS
7 17 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.24%) Serverless
9 13 (1.15%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.06%) Power Platform
11 9 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.53%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.44%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.01%) Internet
2 26 (2.30%) LAN
3 25 (2.21%) Firewall
4 23 (2.04%) WAN
5 19 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.59%) Skype
7 12 (1.06%) Broadband
8 11 (0.97%) Network Security
9 10 (0.89%) DNS
10 9 (0.80%) Wireless
11 8 (0.71%) DHCP
12 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.53%) VPN
13 5 (0.44%) HTTP
13 5 (0.44%) MPLS
13 5 (0.44%) VoIP
14 4 (0.35%) FTP
14 4 (0.35%) IP Telephony
14 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.27%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 93 (8.24%) Relational Database
3 69 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 57 (5.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 44 (3.90%) Big Data
7 42 (3.72%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.66%) MySQL
9 28 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.77%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.77%) SQL Server 2019
12 18 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.06%) Power BI
14 10 (0.89%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.89%) Blockchain
14 10 (0.89%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 115 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 61 (5.40%) JIRA
3 22 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.06%) CircleCI
6 12 (1.06%) Jasmine
6 12 (1.06%) NUnit
7 10 (0.89%) JUnit
8 9 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (0.80%) Selenium
8 9 (0.80%) Subversion
9 7 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.62%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.53%) Maven
10 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.44%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.35%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 352 (31.18%) Finance
2 75 (6.64%) Games
3 72 (6.38%) Marketing
4 59 (5.23%) Retail
5 46 (4.07%) Banking
6 26 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.86%) Front Office
9 19 (1.68%) Public Sector
10 17 (1.51%) Law
11 16 (1.42%) Advertising
12 11 (0.97%) Police
12 11 (0.97%) Publishing
13 10 (0.89%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.80%) Legal
15 8 (0.71%) Electronics
16 6 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.53%) Billing
17 4 (0.35%) Local Government
17 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (22.67%) .NET
2 129 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 108 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 99 (8.77%) AngularJS
5 96 (8.50%) HTML
6 95 (8.41%) CSS
7 89 (7.88%) Node.js
8 84 (7.44%) React
9 76 (6.73%) .NET Core
10 74 (6.55%) RESTful
11 70 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 68 (6.02%) .NET Framework
13 64 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 61 (5.40%) WCF
15 56 (4.96%) Django
16 52 (4.61%) Entity Framework
17 46 (4.07%) Spring
18 41 (3.63%) Web Services
19 35 (3.10%) React Native
20 33 (2.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.06%) User Experience
2 89 (7.88%) Hedge funds
3 76 (6.73%) Derivative
4 74 (6.55%) Algorithms
5 64 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (5.05%) Data Structures
7 51 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
8 49 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (3.10%) Mobile App
10 31 (2.75%) Equities
11 22 (1.95%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.95%) iPad
12 21 (1.86%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.51%) SWIFT
14 16 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.33%) Social Media
16 13 (1.15%) Cloud Native
17 11 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
18 7 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 165 (14.61%) Linux
2 129 (11.43%) Windows
3 56 (4.96%) Unix
4 46 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 41 (3.63%) Windows 10
6 37 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 24 (2.13%) Android
8 22 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.15%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.06%) CentOS
11 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.44%) Debian
15 4 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.089%) Solaris
17 1 (0.089%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (22.05%) Computer Science
3 177 (15.68%) Fintech
4 157 (13.91%) TDD
5 146 (12.93%) Software Engineering
6 142 (12.58%) BDD
7 129 (11.43%) Mathematics
8 118 (10.45%) OO
9 117 (10.36%) MVC
10 109 (9.65%) Scrum
11 102 (9.03%) Microservices
11 102 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
12 96 (8.50%) DevOps
13 71 (6.29%) Analytics
14 69 (6.11%) E-Commerce
15 67 (5.93%) Test Automation
16 62 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
16 62 (5.49%) Project Management
17 60 (5.31%) Web Application Development
18 58 (5.14%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 334 (29.58%) C#
2 282 (24.98%) Python
3 276 (24.45%) SQL
4 241 (21.35%) Java
5 228 (20.19%) JavaScript
6 94 (8.33%) C++
7 62 (5.49%) R
8 58 (5.14%) PHP
9 56 (4.96%) PowerShell
10 55 (4.87%) TypeScript
11 46 (4.07%) Ruby
12 42 (3.72%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.86%) C
13 21 (1.86%) VBA
14 20 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.68%) Scala
16 18 (1.59%) Kotlin
17 17 (1.51%) Java 8
17 17 (1.51%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 348 (30.82%) Degree
2 92 (8.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.80%) PhD
7 8 (0.71%) CCNA
7 8 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.44%) MCP
9 5 (0.44%) MCSE
10 4 (0.35%) MCDST
11 3 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.27%) OSCE
11 3 (0.27%) OSCP
12 2 (0.18%) CISMP
12 2 (0.18%) CRISC
12 2 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.19%) QA
2 15 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.06%) PMO
4 3 (0.27%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.18%) EMIR
5 2 (0.18%) MiFID
5 2 (0.18%) PSD2
6 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.089%) GDPR
6 1 (0.089%) IFRS
6 1 (0.089%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (7.53%) Docker
2 41 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.089%) NFS
7 1 (0.089%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.089%) vSphere
7 1 (0.089%) Xen
7 1 (0.089%) XenApp
7 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (4.34%) Kubernetes
2 38 (3.37%) Terraform
3 34 (3.01%) Ansible
4 18 (1.59%) Puppet
5 17 (1.51%) Nagios
5 17 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.24%) SQL Sentry
7 9 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (0.62%) SCCM
9 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.44%) WSUS
11 4 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.35%) Oozie
11 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.27%) Packer
12 3 (0.27%) Salt
12 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 140 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.67%) Oracle
3 25 (2.21%) Google
4 22 (1.95%) SAP
4 22 (1.95%) ServiceNow
5 21 (1.86%) Tableau
6 20 (1.77%) VMware
7 19 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.42%) Cisco
9 12 (1.06%) Apple
10 11 (0.97%) Adobe
10 11 (0.97%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.80%) Citrix
11 9 (0.80%) Demandware
11 9 (0.80%) hybris
12 6 (0.53%) HP
13 5 (0.44%) Informatica
13 5 (0.44%) Samsung
13 5 (0.44%) YouTube
14 4 (0.35%) FIS