Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 135 97
Rank change year-on-year +27 -38 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 345 305 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.93% 2.39% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 2.47% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 294 276 353
North West median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
England median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +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 11,373 12,357 11,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.68% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9,185 9,900 9,995
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 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +20 217 £25,000 - 58
Cheshire +31 84 £29,000 +16.00% 17
Lancashire +20 28 £30,000 +27.66% 13
Merseyside -4 13 £25,000 +5.26% 7
Cumbria +4 2 £20,000 -27.27% 1
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 102 (29.57%) .NET
2 101 (29.28%) C#
3 100 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (22.90%) SQL
5 73 (21.16%) JavaScript
6 69 (20.00%) HTML
7 68 (19.71%) MVC
8 67 (19.42%) SQL Server
9 66 (19.13%) CSS
10 63 (18.26%) Degree
11 62 (17.97%) ASP.NET
12 54 (15.65%) Java
13 48 (13.91%) Computer Science
14 44 (12.75%) MySQL
15 43 (12.46%) Microsoft
15 43 (12.46%) Web Development
16 42 (12.17%) jQuery
17 40 (11.59%) TDD
18 39 (11.30%) Finance
18 39 (11.30%) Software Engineering
18 39 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
19 38 (11.01%) .NET Framework
19 38 (11.01%) PHP
20 37 (10.72%) Git (software)
21 36 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
21 36 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (10.14%) WCF
23 34 (9.86%) AngularJS
24 33 (9.57%) Ruby
25 32 (9.28%) DevOps

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 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.90%) Apache
2 10 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.03%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.87%) Confluence
5 3 (0.87%) WordPress
6 2 (0.58%) CICS
6 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) nginx
6 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.29%) Kentico
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (2.61%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.16%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.58%) Magento
3 1 (0.29%) FastStats
3 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.32%) GitHub
3 8 (2.32%) Office 365
4 5 (1.45%) SaaS
5 4 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.16%) Firebase
6 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.87%) Serverless
7 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) Asana
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.29%) Google Play
8 1 (0.29%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.29%) npm
8 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.90%) BGP
1 10 (2.90%) MPLS
2 8 (2.32%) Internet
2 8 (2.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.45%) DHCP
3 5 (1.45%) Firewall
3 5 (1.45%) Intranet
4 2 (0.58%) Broadband
4 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.58%) Network Security
4 2 (0.58%) SSH
4 2 (0.58%) VPN
4 2 (0.58%) WAN
5 1 (0.29%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.29%) Extranet
5 1 (0.29%) LAN
5 1 (0.29%) NAS
5 1 (0.29%) SAN
5 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 44 (12.75%) MySQL
3 28 (8.12%) Big Data
4 22 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (6.09%) Relational Database
6 20 (5.80%) MongoDB
7 19 (5.51%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.61%) MariaDB
8 9 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.03%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.16%) MS Access
12 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.58%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 37 (10.72%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.93%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.48%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.61%) Selenium
4 9 (2.61%) Subversion
5 8 (2.32%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.74%) JIRA
7 3 (0.87%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.87%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.87%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.58%) gulp
8 2 (0.58%) Xcode
9 1 (0.29%) Ant
9 1 (0.29%) JUnit
9 1 (0.29%) Maven
9 1 (0.29%) Mockito
9 1 (0.29%) MorphX
General
1 39 (11.30%) Finance
2 29 (8.41%) Games
3 14 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.48%) Banking
5 11 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.19%) Law
5 11 (3.19%) Marketing
6 10 (2.90%) Advertising
6 10 (2.90%) Retail
7 7 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.16%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (29.57%) .NET
2 69 (20.00%) HTML
3 66 (19.13%) CSS
4 62 (17.97%) ASP.NET
5 42 (12.17%) jQuery
6 38 (11.01%) .NET Framework
7 36 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (10.14%) WCF
9 34 (9.86%) AngularJS
10 30 (8.70%) RESTful
11 27 (7.83%) Entity Framework
12 26 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (7.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (6.09%) Node.js
15 19 (5.51%) Web Services
16 15 (4.35%) HTML5
17 14 (4.06%) React
17 14 (4.06%) REST
18 13 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 13 (3.77%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.91%) Computer Science
2 36 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.80%) User Experience
4 18 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.19%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.90%) Fintech
8 5 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.45%) Derivative
8 5 (1.45%) VLE
9 4 (1.16%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.16%) Motion Graphics
9 4 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.87%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.99%) Linux
2 28 (8.12%) Windows
3 18 (5.22%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.19%) Android
5 9 (2.61%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.32%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.32%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.87%) CentOS
7 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.29%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) OpenBSD
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (19.71%) MVC
3 43 (12.46%) Web Development
4 40 (11.59%) TDD
5 39 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (11.30%) Software Engineering
6 32 (9.28%) DevOps
7 28 (8.12%) BDD
8 24 (6.96%) Scrum
8 24 (6.96%) Web Application Development
9 23 (6.67%) Project Management
9 23 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 22 (6.38%) SDLC
11 21 (6.09%) OO
12 16 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (4.35%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (4.35%) Unit Testing
14 14 (4.06%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 101 (29.28%) C#
2 79 (22.90%) SQL
3 73 (21.16%) JavaScript
4 54 (15.65%) Java
5 38 (11.01%) PHP
6 33 (9.57%) Ruby
7 27 (7.83%) C++
8 23 (6.67%) Python
9 17 (4.93%) C
10 15 (4.35%) VB.NET
11 14 (4.06%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.90%) F#
13 9 (2.61%) Perl
14 7 (2.03%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.74%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.74%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.45%) R
16 5 (1.45%) X++
17 4 (1.16%) Scala
17 4 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (18.26%) Degree
2 16 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.90%) CCNA
3 10 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.32%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.74%) ISEB
6 5 (1.45%) MCP
6 5 (1.45%) MCSA
7 3 (0.87%) MCSE
8 2 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) PhD
9 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.61%) QA
2 6 (1.74%) GDPR
3 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.87%) PMO
5 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.19%) Docker
2 10 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.58%) Firmware
5 2 (0.58%) KVM
6 1 (0.29%) Ceph
6 1 (0.29%) Corosync
6 1 (0.29%) DRBD
6 1 (0.29%) iptables
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.06%) Ansible
2 10 (2.90%) Kibana
2 10 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.32%) Puppet
4 8 (2.32%) SCCM
5 4 (1.16%) Terraform
6 3 (0.87%) Consul
6 3 (0.87%) Nagios
6 3 (0.87%) Packer
6 3 (0.87%) Salt
6 3 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.58%) Cacti
7 2 (0.58%) Munin
8 1 (0.29%) Mesos
8 1 (0.29%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.29%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 43 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.80%) Google
3 13 (3.77%) Cisco
4 11 (3.19%) Oracle
5 5 (1.45%) Adobe
5 5 (1.45%) VMware
5 5 (1.45%) Zend
6 3 (0.87%) Nintex
6 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.87%) SolarWinds
6 3 (0.87%) Twitter
7 2 (0.58%) Cadence
7 2 (0.58%) Progress
7 2 (0.58%) Sybase
7 2 (0.58%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.29%) Cognos
8 1 (0.29%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.29%) HP
8 1 (0.29%) Percona
8 1 (0.29%) Sun