Period
to 24 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 126 100
Rank change year-on-year -6 -26 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 243 340 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.38% 2.63% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.72% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 196 301 315
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,500 £19,750 £19,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £37,500 £32,500
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 9,815 12,507 11,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.14% 96.83% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,591 10,189 9,912
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,851 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 -27 130 £26,500 +6.00% 45
Cheshire +31 57 £25,000 -3.85% 17
Lancashire +7 41 £24,000 +6.67% 10
Merseyside +12 14 £25,000 - 14
Cumbria 0 1 £17,000 -27.66%
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 82 (33.74%) JavaScript
2 76 (31.28%) HTML
3 65 (26.75%) C#
3 65 (26.75%) CSS
4 63 (25.93%) Degree
5 59 (24.28%) Java
6 51 (20.99%) Computer Science
7 50 (20.58%) OO
8 45 (18.52%) .NET
8 45 (18.52%) MVC
9 44 (18.11%) Finance
10 43 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (17.28%) Software Engineering
12 40 (16.46%) Git (software)
13 37 (15.23%) PHP
14 36 (14.81%) MySQL
15 35 (14.40%) SQL
15 35 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (13.58%) Web Development
17 28 (11.52%) ASP.NET
17 28 (11.52%) Mathematics
18 27 (11.11%) User Experience
18 27 (11.11%) Python
19 26 (10.70%) SQL Server
20 25 (10.29%) C++
21 24 (9.88%) Microsoft
22 23 (9.47%) Self-Motivation
23 22 (9.05%) AngularJS
24 21 (8.64%) Relational Database
24 21 (8.64%) React

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 8 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.65%) CMS
3 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.23%) IIS
4 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.82%) nginx
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.47%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.41%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Odoo
2 3 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.41%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.53%) Office 365
2 9 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.29%) SaaS
4 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.65%) Firebase
6 3 (1.23%) GitHub
7 2 (0.82%) IaaS
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.41%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.29%) Broadband
2 6 (2.47%) BGP
2 6 (2.47%) MPLS
3 5 (2.06%) DNS
4 4 (1.65%) DHCP
4 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.23%) Internet
5 3 (1.23%) VoIP
5 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.82%) ATM
6 2 (0.82%) Firewall
6 2 (0.82%) HTTP
6 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.82%) SMTP
6 2 (0.82%) SNMP
6 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.82%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) LAN
7 1 (0.41%) SAN
7 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.81%) MySQL
2 26 (10.70%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.64%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.65%) Power BI
8 3 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.23%) Big Data
8 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.23%) Redis
9 2 (0.82%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.82%) QlikView
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.94%) JIRA
3 11 (4.53%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.70%) Subversion
5 3 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.82%) CA Flowdock
6 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.82%) git-flow
6 2 (0.82%) Grunt
6 2 (0.82%) gulp
6 2 (0.82%) webpack
7 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.41%) TestRail
General
1 44 (18.11%) Finance
2 12 (4.94%) Banking
3 10 (4.12%) Retail
4 5 (2.06%) Games
5 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
6 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (31.28%) HTML
2 65 (26.75%) CSS
3 45 (18.52%) .NET
4 28 (11.52%) ASP.NET
5 22 (9.05%) AngularJS
6 21 (8.64%) React
7 16 (6.58%) jQuery
8 13 (5.35%) Node.js
9 12 (4.94%) XML
10 11 (4.53%) JSON
11 10 (4.12%) Laravel
11 10 (4.12%) Spring
11 10 (4.12%) Web Services
12 9 (3.70%) .NET Framework
12 9 (3.70%) XSLT
13 8 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (3.29%) HTML5
14 7 (2.88%) CodeIgniter
14 7 (2.88%) Vue.js
15 6 (2.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.11%) User Experience
2 23 (9.47%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (8.23%) Fintech
4 19 (7.82%) Algorithms
5 18 (7.41%) Data Structures
5 18 (7.41%) Derivative
6 10 (4.12%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.88%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.47%) Social Media
8 6 (2.47%) VLE
9 5 (2.06%) Digital TV
9 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.06%) STB
10 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.82%) iPad
12 2 (0.82%) iPhone
12 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.82%) Windows
2 18 (7.41%) Linux
3 13 (5.35%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.94%) Android
5 9 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.06%) pSOS
7 3 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.99%) Computer Science
2 50 (20.58%) OO
3 45 (18.52%) MVC
4 43 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (17.28%) Software Engineering
6 35 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (13.58%) Web Development
8 28 (11.52%) Mathematics
9 20 (8.23%) Mentoring
9 20 (8.23%) SDLC
10 18 (7.41%) Physics
11 14 (5.76%) OO PHP
11 14 (5.76%) Time Management
12 13 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (4.94%) OOP
14 11 (4.53%) Project Management
14 11 (4.53%) Web Design
15 10 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (4.12%) Line Management
16 9 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 82 (33.74%) JavaScript
2 65 (26.75%) C#
3 59 (24.28%) Java
4 37 (15.23%) PHP
5 35 (14.40%) SQL
6 27 (11.11%) Python
7 25 (10.29%) C++
8 17 (7.00%) R
9 13 (5.35%) C
10 6 (2.47%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.65%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.65%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.82%) ES6
13 2 (0.82%) Perl
13 2 (0.82%) PHP 7
13 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.82%) Scala
13 2 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (25.93%) Degree
2 18 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.47%) CCNA
3 6 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.82%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.88%) QA
2 6 (2.47%) GDPR
3 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.82%) COBIT
4 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.82%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.41%) PMO
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.06%) Docker
3 5 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) ArcSight ESM
1 2 (0.82%) Graylog
1 2 (0.82%) Nagios
1 2 (0.82%) QRadar
2 1 (0.41%) Cacti
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Munin
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.29%) Google
2 8 (3.29%) VMware
3 7 (2.88%) Cisco
3 7 (2.88%) SAP
4 5 (2.06%) Apple
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle
6 3 (1.23%) HP
6 3 (1.23%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe
7 2 (0.82%) AlienVault
7 2 (0.82%) ArcSight
7 2 (0.82%) Citrix
7 2 (0.82%) IBM
7 2 (0.82%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.82%) Mitel
7 2 (0.82%) Splunk
8 1 (0.41%) DoubleClick
8 1 (0.41%) Progress
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat