Period
to 11 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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

Junior
England > Midlands
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 130 136
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 120 266 325
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.41% 2.26% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.35% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 110 247 300
Median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,400 £19,000
90th Percentile £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
England 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 the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 4,749 11,330 13,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 96.40% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,899 9,064 10,910
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,725
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the Midlands

Junior
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Junior in the Midlands

Junior
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior in the Midlands over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Junior in the Midlands

Junior
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 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
West Midlands +23 62 £27,500 - 17
East Midlands +21 57 £28,750 +10.58% 18
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 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 Midlands region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 31 (25.83%) SQL
2 28 (23.33%) Degree
3 27 (22.50%) C#
4 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 25 (20.83%) .NET
4 25 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
6 22 (18.33%) SQL Server
7 19 (15.83%) Oracle
8 18 (15.00%) HTML
9 17 (14.17%) CSS
10 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET
10 14 (11.67%) Python
11 13 (10.83%) Software Engineering
11 13 (10.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (10.00%) T-SQL
12 12 (10.00%) MVC
12 12 (10.00%) Validation
13 11 (9.17%) System Testing
13 11 (9.17%) Business Development
13 11 (9.17%) QA
13 11 (9.17%) Billing
13 11 (9.17%) Customer Requirements
13 11 (9.17%) Git (software)
13 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
15 9 (7.50%) Windows
15 9 (7.50%) jQuery
15 9 (7.50%) Azure

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Drupal
3 1 (0.83%) Jadu
3 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.50%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.83%) Lawson
1 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.83%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) Azure
2 7 (5.83%) Power Platform
3 4 (3.33%) SaaS
4 3 (2.50%) AWS
5 2 (1.67%) GitHub
5 2 (1.67%) Office 365
5 2 (1.67%) Serverless
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) npm
6 1 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) LAN
1 5 (4.17%) WAN
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) DHCP
3 2 (1.67%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.67%) VoIP
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) HTTP
4 1 (0.83%) Intranet
4 1 (0.83%) SSH
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.00%) Power BI
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.33%) MySQL
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.50%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.67%) UniData
8 1 (0.83%) MS Access
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.67%) JIRA
3 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.50%) JUnit
4 3 (2.50%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.50%) NUnit
5 2 (1.67%) gulp
5 2 (1.67%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.67%) Selenium
5 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.83%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.83%) GitLab
6 1 (0.83%) Hudson
6 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.83%) webpack
6 1 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 11 (9.17%) Billing
2 7 (5.83%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Law
2 7 (5.83%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Legal
4 3 (2.50%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Military
5 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.83%) .NET
2 18 (15.00%) HTML
3 17 (14.17%) CSS
4 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.50%) jQuery
6 8 (6.67%) Vue.js
7 7 (5.83%) .NET Core
8 6 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.17%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.17%) Node.js
9 5 (4.17%) WPF
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (3.33%) Express
10 4 (3.33%) HTML5
10 4 (3.33%) Middleware
10 4 (3.33%) React
10 4 (3.33%) XML
11 3 (2.50%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) User Experience
3 2 (1.67%) CCTV
3 2 (1.67%) Graphic Design
3 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.67%) Motion Graphics
3 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.83%) Clustering
4 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Windows
2 6 (5.00%) Unix
3 4 (3.33%) AIX
4 3 (2.50%) Linux
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (10.83%) Software Engineering
2 13 (10.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (10.00%) MVC
3 12 (10.00%) Validation
4 11 (9.17%) Business Development
4 11 (9.17%) Customer Requirements
4 11 (9.17%) System Testing
5 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 8 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.83%) Web Development
8 6 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.00%) Front End Development
8 6 (5.00%) Project Management
8 6 (5.00%) Scrum
9 5 (4.17%) Change Management
9 5 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.83%) SQL
2 27 (22.50%) C#
3 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.67%) Python
5 12 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.67%) PHP
7 6 (5.00%) Java
7 6 (5.00%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.33%) C++
8 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.50%) Fortran
9 3 (2.50%) Perl
9 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.67%) VBA
11 1 (0.83%) ES6
11 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (23.33%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.67%) APMP
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) MCP
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.67%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.83%) Oracle
3 5 (4.17%) Tableau
4 4 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (1.67%) Adobe
5 2 (1.67%) Apple
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco
5 2 (1.67%) Google
5 2 (1.67%) HP
5 2 (1.67%) VMware
6 1 (0.83%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.83%) EMC
6 1 (0.83%) IFS
6 1 (0.83%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee
6 1 (0.83%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.83%) Sage
6 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.83%) UiPath