Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 107 152
Rank change year-on-year -25 +45 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 299 364 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.33% 2.94% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 3.04% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 269 328 201
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £33,500
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 12,421 11,972 11,431
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.65% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10,012 10,061 9,543
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -8 177 £25,000 - 53
Cheshire -46 79 £25,000 - 16
Lancashire +1 26 £22,500 +2.27% 6
Merseyside -5 11 £30,000 +9.09% 16
Cumbria -7 2 £22,500 - 1
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 129 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (37.46%) C#
3 107 (35.79%) .NET
4 100 (33.44%) HTML
5 99 (33.11%) JavaScript
6 95 (31.77%) CSS
7 90 (30.10%) MVC
8 80 (26.76%) ASP.NET
9 78 (26.09%) SQL Server
10 77 (25.75%) AngularJS
11 74 (24.75%) Computer Science
11 74 (24.75%) SQL
12 69 (23.08%) Degree
13 66 (22.07%) Web Development
14 60 (20.07%) Java
15 59 (19.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 58 (19.40%) TDD
17 55 (18.39%) Google
18 54 (18.06%) jQuery
19 51 (17.06%) .NET Framework
20 50 (16.72%) Amazon AWS
20 50 (16.72%) ASP.NET MVC
21 47 (15.72%) MongoDB
22 46 (15.38%) RESTful
23 43 (14.38%) BDD
23 43 (14.38%) Entity Framework
24 42 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
24 42 (14.05%) Games
25 41 (13.71%) Ruby
25 41 (13.71%) ASP.NET Web API

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 38 (12.71%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.34%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.00%) Tornado
6 2 (0.67%) Apache
6 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.67%) CMS
6 2 (0.67%) IIS
6 2 (0.67%) JBoss
6 2 (0.67%) nginx
6 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.67%) WordPress
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.33%) GIMP
5 1 (0.33%) InDesign
5 1 (0.33%) Maya
5 1 (0.33%) NUKE
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.34%) SAP PP
2 5 (1.67%) BASE24
2 5 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.00%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 50 (16.72%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.68%) GitHub
4 5 (1.67%) Office 365
4 5 (1.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.33%) Google Play
5 1 (0.33%) Heroku
5 1 (0.33%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.33%) npm
5 1 (0.33%) Route 53
5 1 (0.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.34%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.34%) Profibus
2 3 (1.00%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) RFID
2 3 (1.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.00%) Wireless
3 2 (0.67%) Broadband
3 2 (0.67%) DNS
3 2 (0.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.33%) DHCP
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) SNMP
4 1 (0.33%) SSH
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 47 (15.72%) MongoDB
3 35 (11.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 25 (8.36%) MySQL
5 11 (3.68%) Big Data
5 11 (3.68%) SAP HANA
5 11 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.01%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.34%) SAP BW
9 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.67%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (12.71%) TeamCity
2 23 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.68%) JIRA
4 9 (3.01%) Subversion
5 7 (2.34%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.67%) Gradle
6 5 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.67%) Maven
7 4 (1.34%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.34%) Grunt
7 4 (1.34%) gulp
7 4 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.00%) JUnit
8 3 (1.00%) Mocha
8 3 (1.00%) Xcode
9 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.67%) Liquibase
9 2 (0.67%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (14.05%) Games
2 28 (9.36%) Finance
3 25 (8.36%) Retail
4 19 (6.35%) Advertising
5 16 (5.35%) Banking
6 11 (3.68%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.34%) Marketing
8 5 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.34%) Law
9 4 (1.34%) Legal
9 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.00%) Automotive
10 3 (1.00%) Military
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (35.79%) .NET
2 100 (33.44%) HTML
3 95 (31.77%) CSS
4 80 (26.76%) ASP.NET
5 77 (25.75%) AngularJS
6 59 (19.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 54 (18.06%) jQuery
8 51 (17.06%) .NET Framework
9 50 (16.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (15.38%) RESTful
11 43 (14.38%) Entity Framework
12 41 (13.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (13.38%) WCF
14 36 (12.04%) KnockoutJS
14 36 (12.04%) MSMQ
14 36 (12.04%) WPF
15 26 (8.70%) Node.js
16 23 (7.69%) HTML5
17 17 (5.69%) React
17 17 (5.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (24.75%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.68%) User Experience
3 10 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.67%) IVR
6 5 (1.67%) Online Banking
7 4 (1.34%) Blog
7 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.34%) Cyberattack
7 4 (1.34%) SCADA
8 3 (1.00%) FMCG
8 3 (1.00%) Life Science
8 3 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.67%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.02%) Android
2 19 (6.35%) Linux
3 17 (5.69%) Windows
4 16 (5.35%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.67%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.00%) AIX
7 3 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Unix
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (30.10%) MVC
3 66 (22.07%) Web Development
4 58 (19.40%) TDD
5 43 (14.38%) BDD
6 40 (13.38%) Kanban
6 40 (13.38%) Web Application Development
7 38 (12.71%) Software Engineering
8 36 (12.04%) Dependency Injection
8 36 (12.04%) Multithreading
9 28 (9.36%) SDLC
10 27 (9.03%) OO
11 22 (7.36%) Front End Development
12 19 (6.35%) Project Management
13 17 (5.69%) DevOps
13 17 (5.69%) Scrum
14 16 (5.35%) Analytics
15 15 (5.02%) Waterfall
16 13 (4.35%) Open Source
17 12 (4.01%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 112 (37.46%) C#
2 99 (33.11%) JavaScript
3 74 (24.75%) SQL
4 60 (20.07%) Java
5 41 (13.71%) Ruby
6 36 (12.04%) F#
6 36 (12.04%) PHP
7 10 (3.34%) Python
7 10 (3.34%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.68%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.34%) ABAP
10 5 (1.67%) C
10 5 (1.67%) C++
10 5 (1.67%) Kotlin
10 5 (1.67%) Scala
10 5 (1.67%) VB
11 4 (1.34%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.34%) X++
12 3 (1.00%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 69 (23.08%) Degree
2 28 (9.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.67%) MCSA
6 4 (1.34%) CCNA
6 4 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.34%) MCITP
6 4 (1.34%) MCPD
6 4 (1.34%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.00%) HND
7 3 (1.00%) MCSD
7 3 (1.00%) Postgraduate
7 3 (1.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB
8 1 (0.33%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.33%) MCP
8 1 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.34%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) PMO
3 2 (0.67%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.01%) Docker
4 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) LXC
5 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (12.04%) Kibana
2 1 (0.33%) Ansible
2 1 (0.33%) Consul
2 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.33%) Nessus
2 1 (0.33%) OpenVAS
2 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) Packer
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
2 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (18.39%) Google
2 40 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.68%) SAP
4 12 (4.01%) Adobe
5 10 (3.34%) Oracle
5 10 (3.34%) Twitter
6 9 (3.01%) VMware
7 5 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.34%) Rockwell
8 4 (1.34%) Siemens
8 4 (1.34%) Sun
9 3 (1.00%) Capita
10 2 (0.67%) Apple
10 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.33%) Acunetix
11 1 (0.33%) HP
11 1 (0.33%) IBM
11 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.33%) Sybase