Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 103 108
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 336 371 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.75% 3.00% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 3.09% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 300 305 287
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,500 £19,150
90th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,700
England median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +1.85%

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 11,847 11,990 10,783
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.92% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 9,606 9,981 9,113
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +1 199 £25,000 - 53
Cheshire -26 81 £26,000 +4.00% 19
Lancashire -1 32 £22,750 -3.19% 11
Merseyside -10 16 £25,000 -9.09% 8
Cumbria -6 6 £23,500 -14.55%
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 130 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (31.55%) C#
3 103 (30.65%) .NET
4 87 (25.89%) JavaScript
5 83 (24.70%) SQL Server
6 82 (24.40%) MVC
7 74 (22.02%) CSS
8 73 (21.73%) ASP.NET
9 72 (21.43%) HTML
10 71 (21.13%) Computer Science
11 70 (20.83%) Degree
11 70 (20.83%) AngularJS
12 69 (20.54%) SQL
13 68 (20.24%) Java
14 59 (17.56%) Web Development
15 58 (17.26%) TDD
16 53 (15.77%) Microsoft
17 52 (15.48%) Google
18 51 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
19 47 (13.99%) Software Engineering
20 46 (13.69%) RESTful
21 44 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
21 44 (13.10%) BDD
21 44 (13.10%) Finance
22 42 (12.50%) MongoDB
23 41 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
23 41 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 40 (11.90%) .NET Framework
25 39 (11.61%) WCF
26 38 (11.31%) SDLC

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 32 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.19%) nginx
4 3 (0.89%) Apache
4 3 (0.89%) CMS
4 3 (0.89%) JBoss
4 3 (0.89%) Tornado
4 3 (0.89%) WordPress
5 2 (0.60%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.30%) Drupal
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.49%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.60%) GIMP
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.30%) Maya
6 1 (0.30%) MotionBuilder
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) NUKE
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) BASE24
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.60%) Magento
4 1 (0.30%) FastStats
4 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.98%) SaaS
4 7 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.08%) Office 365
5 5 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.19%) Firebase
6 4 (1.19%) npm
7 3 (0.89%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.89%) Route 53
8 2 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.60%) GitHub
8 2 (0.60%) PaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Serverless
8 2 (0.60%) Twilio
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.30%) Google Play
9 1 (0.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.38%) Firewall
1 8 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 8 (2.38%) VPN
2 7 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.49%) Internet
4 4 (1.19%) Profibus
5 3 (0.89%) Intranet
5 3 (0.89%) SMS
6 2 (0.60%) BGP
6 2 (0.60%) Broadband
6 2 (0.60%) MPLS
6 2 (0.60%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.30%) Extranet
7 1 (0.30%) Skype
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 28 (8.33%) MySQL
4 18 (5.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (5.06%) Big Data
5 17 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.19%) Redis
10 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.89%) MS Access
10 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (10.42%) TeamCity
2 26 (7.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.68%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.08%) JIRA
6 6 (1.79%) gulp
6 6 (1.79%) Xcode
7 5 (1.49%) Grunt
7 5 (1.49%) Subversion
7 5 (1.49%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.19%) JUnit
9 3 (0.89%) Gradle
9 3 (0.89%) webpack
10 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.60%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.60%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.60%) Protractor
11 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 44 (13.10%) Finance
2 37 (11.01%) Games
3 25 (7.44%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.25%) Banking
5 18 (5.36%) Advertising
5 18 (5.36%) Retail
6 16 (4.76%) Marketing
7 11 (3.27%) Law
8 10 (2.98%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.98%) Military
9 4 (1.19%) Legal
10 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (30.65%) .NET
2 74 (22.02%) CSS
3 73 (21.73%) ASP.NET
4 72 (21.43%) HTML
5 70 (20.83%) AngularJS
6 46 (13.69%) RESTful
7 41 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 41 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 40 (11.90%) .NET Framework
9 39 (11.61%) WCF
10 37 (11.01%) jQuery
11 36 (10.71%) Entity Framework
12 34 (10.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (9.82%) KnockoutJS
13 33 (9.82%) WPF
14 32 (9.52%) MSMQ
15 27 (8.04%) React
16 16 (4.76%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 16 (4.76%) Web Services
17 15 (4.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (21.13%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.65%) Virtual Team
3 18 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.46%) User Experience
6 12 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.49%) Fintech
9 5 (1.49%) IVR
10 4 (1.19%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.19%) SCADA
11 3 (0.89%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.89%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Animation
12 2 (0.60%) Blog
12 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.60%) Minimum Viable Product
12 2 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.04%) Linux
2 19 (5.65%) Android
3 18 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 18 (5.36%) Windows
4 6 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.89%) CentOS
5 3 (0.89%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.60%) AIX
6 2 (0.60%) Unix
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.30%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.30%) Debian
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (24.40%) MVC
3 59 (17.56%) Web Development
4 58 (17.26%) TDD
5 47 (13.99%) Software Engineering
6 44 (13.10%) BDD
7 38 (11.31%) SDLC
8 35 (10.42%) Web Application Development
9 34 (10.12%) Kanban
10 33 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
11 32 (9.52%) Multithreading
12 29 (8.63%) OO
13 24 (7.14%) CRM
14 23 (6.85%) DevOps
14 23 (6.85%) Project Management
15 19 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (5.65%) Mobile Development
15 19 (5.65%) Time Management
16 17 (5.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 106 (31.55%) C#
2 87 (25.89%) JavaScript
3 69 (20.54%) SQL
4 68 (20.24%) Java
5 37 (11.01%) Ruby
6 32 (9.52%) F#
6 32 (9.52%) PHP
7 16 (4.76%) Python
8 14 (4.17%) C
9 13 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.87%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.27%) C++
11 10 (2.98%) Scala
12 9 (2.68%) Apple Swift
12 9 (2.68%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.08%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.49%) Perl
15 4 (1.19%) VB
16 3 (0.89%) PHP 7
16 3 (0.89%) X++
Qualifications
1 70 (20.83%) Degree
2 27 (8.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (3.27%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.49%) MCSA
7 5 (1.49%) Sun Certification
8 4 (1.19%) MCP
8 4 (1.19%) Postgraduate
8 4 (1.19%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.89%) CCNA
9 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.60%) MCPD
10 2 (0.60%) MCSD
11 1 (0.30%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.30%) HND
11 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.89%) PMO
3 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) PSD2
3 2 (0.60%) QA
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.98%) Active Directory
1 10 (2.98%) Docker
2 6 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.60%) LXC
5 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (9.52%) Kibana
2 8 (2.38%) Ansible
2 8 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.49%) Consul
3 5 (1.49%) Packer
3 5 (1.49%) Puppet
3 5 (1.49%) Terraform
4 3 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.60%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.60%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.30%) Mesos
6 1 (0.30%) Nagios
6 1 (0.30%) Nessus
6 1 (0.30%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.30%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 53 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.48%) Google
3 10 (2.98%) Adobe
4 8 (2.38%) Capita
4 8 (2.38%) Zend
5 7 (2.08%) Sun
5 7 (2.08%) Twitter
6 6 (1.79%) VMware
7 5 (1.49%) Oracle
7 5 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.19%) Cisco
8 4 (1.19%) Rockwell
8 4 (1.19%) SAP
8 4 (1.19%) Siemens
9 3 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.60%) CA
11 1 (0.30%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.30%) IBM
11 1 (0.30%) Sonatype
11 1 (0.30%) Xamarin