Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 164 132
Rank change year-on-year +38 -32 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 100 61 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.86% 1.10% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.15% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 76 48 67
Scotland median annual salary £28,500 £30,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +13.21% +6.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,700 £20,650
90th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £55,500
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +1.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,151 5,299 5,119
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.75% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,390 3,381 3,112
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Scotland

Junior
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior in Scotland.

Salary trend for Junior in Scotland

Junior
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior in Scotland

Junior
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Scotland 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
Edinburgh +37 63 £30,000 -13.04% 11
Glasgow -3 22 £27,500 -31.25% 6
Stirling - 4 £20,000 - 1
Scottish Borders - 3 £25,000 -
Aberdeen -2 2 £30,000 +22.45%
Dundee +12 1 £26,000 +30.00% 1
Dumfries and Galloway -1 1 £20,000 -20.00%
Falkirk - 1 £30,000 -
Fife - 1 £28,500 - 1
Highlands - 1 £22,000 - 1
Junior
UK

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 45 (45.00%) C#
2 40 (40.00%) Degree
3 37 (37.00%) Java
4 32 (32.00%) SQL
4 32 (32.00%) .NET
5 27 (27.00%) JavaScript
6 25 (25.00%) Linux
6 25 (25.00%) Big Data
7 23 (23.00%) C++
7 23 (23.00%) Windows
8 22 (22.00%) HTML
8 22 (22.00%) CSS
8 22 (22.00%) Software Engineering
9 18 (18.00%) Robotics
9 18 (18.00%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (18.00%) Innovative Thinking
10 17 (17.00%) Visual Studio
11 15 (15.00%) Web Services
11 15 (15.00%) Finance
11 15 (15.00%) Computer Science
12 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (14.00%) MVC
13 13 (13.00%) Python
14 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
14 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET
14 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
14 12 (12.00%) Software Testing
14 12 (12.00%) Mathematics
15 11 (11.00%) Web Development
15 11 (11.00%) Data Analysis

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (3.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.00%) CMS
3 1 (1.00%) concrete5
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.00%) Flinto
2 1 (1.00%) InVision
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.00%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) npm
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.00%) GitHub
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.00%) SaaS
3 2 (2.00%) Serverless
3 2 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) WebEx
2 1 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.00%) Big Data
2 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.00%) Data Mining
3 9 (9.00%) GIS
4 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.00%) MySQL
5 4 (4.00%) Power BI
5 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.00%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.00%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (17.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.00%) NetBeans
3 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio Code
3 6 (6.00%) webpack
4 3 (3.00%) Selenium
5 2 (2.00%) Ant
5 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.00%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Military
3 7 (7.00%) Retail
4 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.00%) French Language
6 2 (2.00%) German Language
6 2 (2.00%) Local Government
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.00%) Electronics
7 1 (1.00%) Games
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.00%) .NET
2 22 (22.00%) CSS
2 22 (22.00%) HTML
3 15 (15.00%) Web Services
4 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 11 (11.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (11.00%) RESTful
5 11 (11.00%) SOAP
6 10 (10.00%) jQuery
6 10 (10.00%) WPF
7 9 (9.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 9 (9.00%) Node.js
7 9 (9.00%) OpenCV
7 9 (9.00%) Swing
8 7 (7.00%) Ajax
8 7 (7.00%) Sass
9 6 (6.00%) CSS3
9 6 (6.00%) HTML5
9 6 (6.00%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (6.00%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Robotics
2 15 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.00%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.00%) User Experience
5 3 (3.00%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.00%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.00%) Fintech
7 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.00%) Linux
2 23 (23.00%) Windows
3 9 (9.00%) Unix
4 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.00%) AIX
6 2 (2.00%) CentOS
6 2 (2.00%) Debian
6 2 (2.00%) Solaris
6 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (18.00%) Innovative Thinking
3 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.00%) MVC
4 12 (12.00%) Mathematics
4 12 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (11.00%) Data Analysis
5 11 (11.00%) Front End Development
5 11 (11.00%) Machine Learning
5 11 (11.00%) Web Development
6 10 (10.00%) Storage Management
6 10 (10.00%) Web Operations
7 9 (9.00%) Deep Learning
7 9 (9.00%) E-Commerce
7 9 (9.00%) Image Processing
7 9 (9.00%) OO
7 9 (9.00%) OOP
7 9 (9.00%) SOA
7 9 (9.00%) Visualisation
8 8 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.00%) C#
2 37 (37.00%) Java
3 32 (32.00%) SQL
4 27 (27.00%) JavaScript
5 23 (23.00%) C++
6 13 (13.00%) Python
7 7 (7.00%) PHP
8 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.00%) R
10 2 (2.00%) Perl
10 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.00%) Ruby
10 2 (2.00%) Scala
10 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.00%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.00%) C
11 1 (1.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 40 (40.00%) Degree
2 18 (18.00%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (9.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.00%) PhD
5 3 (3.00%) MBA
6 1 (1.00%) CCNA
6 1 (1.00%) CIMA
6 1 (1.00%) CISA
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.00%) HDFS
3 1 (1.00%) Firmware
3 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) Terraform
2 7 (7.00%) Ansible
3 4 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.00%) Salt
4 2 (2.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (1.00%) Adobe
4 1 (1.00%) Twitter