Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 138 95
Rank change year-on-year +23 -43 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 298 310 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.63% 2.35% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 2.43% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 239 290 346
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £42,100 £38,750 £32,875
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.64%

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 10,950 12,733 12,069
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.68% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,887 10,202 10,156
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -12 174 £25,000 - 42
Cheshire +32 72 £27,500 +22.22% 14
Lancashire +27 35 £24,500 +13.95% 9
Merseyside +3 14 £25,000 - 8
Cumbria - 2 £20,000 -
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 81 (27.18%) C#
1 81 (27.18%) JavaScript
2 78 (26.17%) .NET
3 75 (25.17%) HTML
4 72 (24.16%) CSS
5 69 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (21.48%) Java
7 63 (21.14%) SQL
8 57 (19.13%) Degree
9 55 (18.46%) MVC
10 48 (16.11%) SQL Server
10 48 (16.11%) Computer Science
11 46 (15.44%) ASP.NET
12 44 (14.77%) Finance
13 43 (14.43%) MySQL
14 40 (13.42%) Web Development
15 39 (13.09%) Git (software)
16 38 (12.75%) Software Engineering
17 36 (12.08%) C++
18 35 (11.74%) PHP
18 35 (11.74%) jQuery
19 33 (11.07%) Microsoft
19 33 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
20 30 (10.07%) User Experience
20 30 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (10.07%) OO
21 27 (9.06%) Python
22 26 (8.72%) C
22 26 (8.72%) TDD
23 25 (8.39%) SharePoint

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 25 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.68%) Apache
3 7 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.01%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.68%) CMS
6 4 (1.34%) Confluence
7 3 (1.01%) WordPress
8 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.34%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.34%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.34%) Kentico
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.03%) Photoshop
3 11 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.34%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (1.34%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.67%) Magento
2 2 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.34%) FastStats
3 1 (0.34%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.02%) Office 365
3 8 (2.68%) GitHub
4 5 (1.68%) Firebase
4 5 (1.68%) SaaS
5 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.69%) BGP
1 11 (3.69%) MPLS
2 5 (1.68%) DHCP
2 5 (1.68%) Internet
2 5 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.01%) Firewall
4 2 (0.67%) Broadband
4 2 (0.67%) Intranet
4 2 (0.67%) Network Security
4 2 (0.67%) SSH
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) VLAN
5 1 (0.34%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.43%) MySQL
3 23 (7.72%) Big Data
4 20 (6.71%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 17 (5.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (3.36%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.02%) MariaDB
7 9 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.35%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.35%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.01%) MS Access
11 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.01%) QlikView
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (13.09%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.04%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.35%) Subversion
4 6 (2.01%) JIRA
5 5 (1.68%) Selenium
6 3 (1.01%) Grunt
6 3 (1.01%) gulp
6 3 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.01%) webpack
7 2 (0.67%) CA Flowdock
7 2 (0.67%) git-flow
7 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.67%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.67%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.34%) MorphX
8 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (14.77%) Finance
2 20 (6.71%) Games
3 11 (3.69%) Banking
4 9 (3.02%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.02%) Law
4 9 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.35%) Advertising
6 6 (2.01%) Marketing
6 6 (2.01%) Retail
7 4 (1.34%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (26.17%) .NET
2 75 (25.17%) HTML
3 72 (24.16%) CSS
4 46 (15.44%) ASP.NET
5 35 (11.74%) jQuery
6 24 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (7.72%) .NET Framework
8 22 (7.38%) AngularJS
9 19 (6.38%) Node.js
9 19 (6.38%) WCF
10 18 (6.04%) RESTful
11 16 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (5.03%) Entity Framework
12 15 (5.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 14 (4.70%) REST
14 13 (4.36%) Code First Entity Framework
14 13 (4.36%) HTML5
15 11 (3.69%) React
16 10 (3.36%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (10.07%) User Experience
2 18 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.03%) Fintech
4 13 (4.36%) Algorithms
4 13 (4.36%) Data Structures
4 13 (4.36%) Derivative
5 10 (3.36%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (3.36%) VLE
6 7 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.68%) Digital TV
7 5 (1.68%) STB
8 4 (1.34%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.34%) Motion Graphics
9 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.01%) Social Media
10 2 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.34%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.39%) Linux
2 23 (7.72%) Windows
3 15 (5.03%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.03%) Android
5 11 (3.69%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.02%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.68%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (1.68%) pSOS
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.46%) MVC
3 48 (16.11%) Computer Science
4 40 (13.42%) Web Development
5 38 (12.75%) Software Engineering
6 33 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (10.07%) OO
8 26 (8.72%) TDD
9 24 (8.05%) Mathematics
10 22 (7.38%) Project Management
11 21 (7.05%) DevOps
12 20 (6.71%) BDD
13 18 (6.04%) Time Management
14 17 (5.70%) Test Automation
14 17 (5.70%) Web Application Development
14 17 (5.70%) Web Design
15 16 (5.37%) SDLC
16 14 (4.70%) Analytics
17 13 (4.36%) Scrum
17 13 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.18%) C#
1 81 (27.18%) JavaScript
2 64 (21.48%) Java
3 63 (21.14%) SQL
4 36 (12.08%) C++
5 35 (11.74%) PHP
6 27 (9.06%) Python
7 26 (8.72%) C
8 22 (7.38%) Ruby
9 14 (4.70%) VB.NET
10 13 (4.36%) R
11 11 (3.69%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.35%) Perl
13 5 (1.68%) X++
14 4 (1.34%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.34%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.01%) VBA
16 2 (0.67%) Progress 4GL
16 2 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (19.13%) Degree
2 18 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.69%) CCNA
3 11 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.68%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.34%) ISEB
7 3 (1.01%) MCP
7 3 (1.01%) MCSA
7 3 (1.01%) MCSE
8 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.69%) GDPR
2 7 (2.35%) QA
3 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.34%) PMO
4 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.34%) Docker
3 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.67%) Firmware
4 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) SCCM
2 6 (2.01%) Ansible
3 4 (1.34%) Puppet
4 3 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.67%) Kibana
5 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.67%) Salt
6 1 (0.34%) Cacti
6 1 (0.34%) Munin
6 1 (0.34%) Nagios
6 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.03%) Cisco
3 11 (3.69%) Oracle
4 8 (2.68%) Google
5 7 (2.35%) Adobe
6 3 (1.01%) Nintex
6 3 (1.01%) Progress
6 3 (1.01%) SAP
7 2 (0.67%) Cadence
7 2 (0.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.67%) Sybase
7 2 (0.67%) VMware
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.34%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.34%) HP
8 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.34%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.34%) Xamarin