Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 202 141 152
Rank change year-on-year -61 +11 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 344 1,365 1,574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.65% 2.44% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.56% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 320 1,266 1,438
Median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,625 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%

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 19,447 53,347 65,735
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 95.26% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 16,046 43,444 53,524
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £41,981 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,147 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +2.29% +4.17%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in London

Junior
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Junior in London

Junior
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior in London over the 6 months to 18 September 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 September 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 +26 87 £42,500 +13.33% 21
South London +25 7 £52,500 +64.06%
West London +9 5 £30,750 -12.14% 4
East London 0 5 £30,000 -6.25% 12
North London +19 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 118 (34.30%) Finance
2 93 (27.03%) C#
3 83 (24.13%) Python
3 83 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (23.55%) Computer Science
5 73 (21.22%) Degree
6 70 (20.35%) Java
7 68 (19.77%) AWS
8 67 (19.48%) SQL
9 62 (18.02%) JavaScript
9 62 (18.02%) DevOps
10 59 (17.15%) .NET
11 54 (15.70%) Fintech
12 53 (15.41%) Linux
13 51 (14.83%) SQL Server
14 50 (14.53%) Azure
15 47 (13.66%) Software Engineering
16 46 (13.37%) Microsoft
17 45 (13.08%) Docker
18 43 (12.50%) CSS
19 42 (12.21%) HTML
20 40 (11.63%) React
21 37 (10.76%) Hedge funds
22 35 (10.17%) C++
22 35 (10.17%) Windows
23 34 (9.88%) Microservices
24 33 (9.59%) Computer Science Degree
25 32 (9.30%) OO
25 32 (9.30%) TDD
26 31 (9.01%) .NET Core

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 8 (2.33%) Confluence
2 5 (1.45%) CMS
3 4 (1.16%) Apache
3 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.16%) IIS
4 3 (0.87%) WordPress
5 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.29%) Drupal
6 1 (0.29%) Kentico
6 1 (0.29%) nginx
6 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.58%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.29%) Figma
4 1 (0.29%) InDesign
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) Sketch
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Salerio
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (19.77%) AWS
2 50 (14.53%) Azure
3 17 (4.94%) GCP
4 8 (2.33%) SaaS
5 7 (2.03%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.45%) Office 365
7 4 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.16%) Serverless
8 3 (0.87%) GitHub
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.58%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.58%) npm
9 2 (0.58%) Yarn
10 1 (0.29%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (0.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.16%) Firewall
2 3 (0.87%) Network Security
3 2 (0.58%) Internet
3 2 (0.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.29%) LAN
4 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.91%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.62%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.03%) Power BI
10 5 (1.45%) MySQL
11 4 (1.16%) Biml
11 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.16%) OLAP
11 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (0.87%) Big Data
12 3 (0.87%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 21 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.07%) JIRA
4 8 (2.33%) Selenium
5 5 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.16%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.87%) JMeter
7 3 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.87%) TestRail
8 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.58%) webpack
9 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.29%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.29%) Gradle
9 1 (0.29%) JUnit
9 1 (0.29%) Maven
9 1 (0.29%) Subversion
9 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 118 (34.30%) Finance
2 16 (4.65%) Front Office
3 13 (3.78%) Marketing
3 13 (3.78%) Retail
4 12 (3.49%) Law
5 11 (3.20%) Games
6 5 (1.45%) Advertising
6 5 (1.45%) Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Legal
7 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Local Government
8 3 (0.87%) Police
9 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.58%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (17.15%) .NET
2 43 (12.50%) CSS
3 42 (12.21%) HTML
4 40 (11.63%) React
5 31 (9.01%) .NET Core
6 30 (8.72%) ASP.NET
7 24 (6.98%) AngularJS
8 20 (5.81%) Node.js
9 19 (5.52%) Vue.js
10 16 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (4.65%) Web Services
11 15 (4.36%) HTML5
12 12 (3.49%) Django
13 9 (2.62%) SignalR
14 8 (2.33%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (2.33%) Spring
15 7 (2.03%) Redux
15 7 (2.03%) REST
16 6 (1.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.76%) Hedge funds
2 27 (7.85%) Algorithms
3 22 (6.40%) Data Structures
3 22 (6.40%) User Experience
4 20 (5.81%) Derivative
4 20 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.74%) Equities
8 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.16%) EPoS
8 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.87%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.58%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.58%) Contract for Difference
10 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.58%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.41%) Linux
2 35 (10.17%) Windows
3 6 (1.74%) Unix
3 6 (1.74%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.16%) Android
5 4 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (23.55%) Computer Science
3 62 (18.02%) DevOps
4 54 (15.70%) Fintech
5 47 (13.66%) Software Engineering
6 34 (9.88%) Microservices
7 32 (9.30%) OO
7 32 (9.30%) TDD
8 26 (7.56%) Mathematics
9 25 (7.27%) Project Management
10 23 (6.69%) MVC
11 21 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (5.81%) Analytics
13 19 (5.52%) Physics
14 18 (5.23%) Infrastructure as Code
14 18 (5.23%) SDLC
14 18 (5.23%) Test Automation
15 16 (4.65%) Scrum
15 16 (4.65%) Web Development
16 15 (4.36%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 93 (27.03%) C#
2 83 (24.13%) Python
3 70 (20.35%) Java
4 67 (19.48%) SQL
5 62 (18.02%) JavaScript
6 35 (10.17%) C++
7 20 (5.81%) TypeScript
8 19 (5.52%) R
9 16 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.49%) PHP
11 10 (2.91%) Scala
11 10 (2.91%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.33%) Java 8
12 8 (2.33%) Ruby
13 6 (1.74%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.16%) C
14 4 (1.16%) Go
14 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (21.22%) Degree
2 33 (9.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.16%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.87%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) ISEB
7 2 (0.58%) PhD
7 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CISSP
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCSA
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.36%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) EMIR
2 3 (0.87%) GDPR
2 3 (0.87%) MiFID
2 3 (0.87%) PMO
3 2 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (13.08%) Docker
2 12 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (9.01%) Terraform
2 27 (7.85%) Kubernetes
3 16 (4.65%) Ansible
4 9 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.33%) WSUS
6 4 (1.16%) Puppet
7 3 (0.87%) Grafana
7 3 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.87%) Kibana
7 3 (0.87%) logstash
7 3 (0.87%) Nagios
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.29%) MOM
Vendors
1 46 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.94%) Oracle
3 12 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (2.91%) Google
5 7 (2.03%) Adobe
6 6 (1.74%) HP
7 5 (1.45%) Apple
7 5 (1.45%) Tableau
8 4 (1.16%) Wallstreet Suite
9 3 (0.87%) Capita
9 3 (0.87%) Meraki
9 3 (0.87%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.87%) VMware
10 2 (0.58%) Cisco
10 2 (0.58%) Dell
10 2 (0.58%) ESET
10 2 (0.58%) MikroTik
10 2 (0.58%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.58%) YouTube