Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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

Junior
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 115 89
Rank change year-on-year +15 -26 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 379 361 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.11% 2.75% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 2.84% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 329 305 358
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,400
England median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +1.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,811 12,703 11,303
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.68% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9,574 10,348 9,543
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the North West

Junior
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Junior in the North West

Junior
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the North West over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior in the North West

Junior
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Manchester +16 239 £25,000 - 38
Cheshire +15 84 £29,000 +16.00% 20
Lancashire +15 32 £28,750 +17.35% 8
Merseyside +5 17 £25,000 - 7
Cumbria +2 6 £24,500 -10.91%
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 North West region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 119 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (31.13%) .NET
3 116 (30.61%) C#
4 91 (24.01%) JavaScript
5 86 (22.69%) MVC
6 80 (21.11%) SQL Server
7 78 (20.58%) SQL
8 77 (20.32%) HTML
9 76 (20.05%) ASP.NET
10 75 (19.79%) CSS
11 70 (18.47%) Degree
12 58 (15.30%) Java
12 58 (15.30%) Microsoft
12 58 (15.30%) AngularJS
13 56 (14.78%) Web Development
14 55 (14.51%) Computer Science
15 53 (13.98%) TDD
16 47 (12.40%) MySQL
17 44 (11.61%) PHP
17 44 (11.61%) Software Engineering
18 43 (11.35%) .NET Framework
18 43 (11.35%) BDD
19 42 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
19 42 (11.08%) jQuery
20 41 (10.82%) ASP.NET MVC
20 41 (10.82%) Finance
20 41 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
21 39 (10.29%) WCF
22 38 (10.03%) RESTful
23 37 (9.76%) Git (software)

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 20 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (4.22%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.37%) Apache
4 6 (1.58%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.32%) WordPress
6 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.79%) CMS
7 3 (0.79%) nginx
8 2 (0.53%) CICS
8 2 (0.53%) JBoss
8 2 (0.53%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.64%) Photoshop
3 8 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.32%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.06%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.26%) GIMP
9 1 (0.26%) Maya
9 1 (0.26%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.26%) NUKE
9 1 (0.26%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.53%) FastStats
3 2 (0.53%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.17%) Office 365
4 9 (2.37%) SaaS
5 6 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.58%) GitHub
6 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.32%) Firebase
7 4 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.06%) Serverless
8 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.79%) npm
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.53%) PaaS
9 2 (0.53%) Route 53
9 2 (0.53%) Twilio
10 1 (0.26%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.64%) Firewall
3 8 (2.11%) Internet
4 7 (1.85%) VPN
5 6 (1.58%) Intranet
6 5 (1.32%) DHCP
7 3 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.53%) BGP
8 2 (0.53%) MPLS
8 2 (0.53%) Network Security
8 2 (0.53%) SSH
8 2 (0.53%) SSL
8 2 (0.53%) WAN
9 1 (0.26%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.26%) Broadband
9 1 (0.26%) Extranet
9 1 (0.26%) LAN
9 1 (0.26%) NAS
9 1 (0.26%) SAN
9 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.40%) MySQL
3 30 (7.92%) Big Data
3 30 (7.92%) MongoDB
4 27 (7.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (6.07%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.17%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.85%) MS Access
11 6 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.58%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.32%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.32%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.33%) TeamCity
3 15 (3.96%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.37%) Selenium
4 9 (2.37%) Subversion
5 8 (2.11%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.58%) JIRA
7 5 (1.32%) gulp
7 5 (1.32%) Xcode
8 4 (1.06%) Grunt
8 4 (1.06%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.79%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.79%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.53%) JUnit
10 2 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.53%) Protractor
10 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 41 (10.82%) Finance
2 34 (8.97%) Games
3 23 (6.07%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.43%) Banking
4 13 (3.43%) Marketing
5 11 (2.90%) Advertising
5 11 (2.90%) Law
6 10 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.64%) Military
7 8 (2.11%) Retail
8 5 (1.32%) Legal
8 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (31.13%) .NET
2 77 (20.32%) HTML
3 76 (20.05%) ASP.NET
4 75 (19.79%) CSS
5 58 (15.30%) AngularJS
6 43 (11.35%) .NET Framework
7 42 (11.08%) jQuery
8 41 (10.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (10.29%) WCF
10 38 (10.03%) RESTful
11 34 (8.97%) Entity Framework
12 32 (8.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (8.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (6.60%) React
14 22 (5.80%) WPF
15 21 (5.54%) KnockoutJS
16 20 (5.28%) MSMQ
17 19 (5.01%) Vue.js
18 18 (4.75%) Web Services
19 17 (4.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.51%) Computer Science
2 31 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 19 (5.01%) Virtual Team
5 18 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (3.69%) User Experience
7 12 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.85%) Fintech
9 4 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.06%) Motion Graphics
9 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.53%) Animation
11 2 (0.53%) Blog
11 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.53%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.53%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.23%) Linux
2 31 (8.18%) Windows
3 20 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.69%) Android
5 13 (3.43%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.06%) CentOS
8 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.53%) Unix
9 1 (0.26%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.26%) Debian
9 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) OpenBSD
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (22.69%) MVC
3 56 (14.78%) Web Development
4 53 (13.98%) TDD
5 44 (11.61%) Software Engineering
6 43 (11.35%) BDD
7 41 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (9.50%) DevOps
9 34 (8.97%) SDLC
10 31 (8.18%) Web Application Development
11 27 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (6.86%) OO
13 25 (6.60%) Project Management
14 23 (6.07%) Scrum
15 22 (5.80%) Time Management
16 21 (5.54%) CRM
16 21 (5.54%) Mobile Development
16 21 (5.54%) Multithreading
17 20 (5.28%) Kanban
17 20 (5.28%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 116 (30.61%) C#
2 91 (24.01%) JavaScript
3 78 (20.58%) SQL
4 58 (15.30%) Java
5 44 (11.61%) PHP
6 37 (9.76%) Ruby
7 21 (5.54%) C
7 21 (5.54%) C++
8 20 (5.28%) F#
8 20 (5.28%) Python
9 19 (5.01%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.69%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.90%) Perl
12 10 (2.64%) Apple Swift
12 10 (2.64%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.37%) Scala
14 8 (2.11%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.58%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.32%) VBA
17 3 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (18.47%) Degree
2 18 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.17%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.06%) MCP
6 4 (1.06%) MCSA
6 4 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.79%) ISEB
8 2 (0.53%) CCNA
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.53%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.26%) PhD
9 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.32%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.79%) GDPR
4 2 (0.53%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.17%) Docker
3 7 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) Ceph
6 1 (0.26%) Corosync
6 1 (0.26%) DRBD
6 1 (0.26%) iptables
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) LXC
Systems Management
1 20 (5.28%) Kibana
2 14 (3.69%) Ansible
3 11 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.11%) Puppet
4 8 (2.11%) SCCM
5 4 (1.06%) Consul
5 4 (1.06%) Packer
5 4 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.06%) Terraform
6 3 (0.79%) Salt
7 2 (0.53%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.53%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.53%) Nagios
8 1 (0.26%) Cacti
8 1 (0.26%) Mesos
8 1 (0.26%) Munin
8 1 (0.26%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.26%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 58 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.76%) Google
3 11 (2.90%) Zend
4 10 (2.64%) Capita
5 9 (2.37%) Oracle
6 8 (2.11%) Adobe
7 7 (1.85%) VMware
8 6 (1.58%) Cisco
8 6 (1.58%) Twitter
9 3 (0.79%) Nintex
9 3 (0.79%) Sun
10 2 (0.53%) CA
10 2 (0.53%) Progress
10 2 (0.53%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.53%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.53%) Sybase
10 2 (0.53%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.26%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.26%) Percona