Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £28,250 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 165 127
Rank change year-on-year +57 -38 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 127 70 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.40% 1.25% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.29% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 102 55 61
Scotland median annual salary £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% +1.85% -1.82%
10th Percentile £22,000 £19,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +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 5,039 5,407 4,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 96.76% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,266 3,527 2,995
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

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 December 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 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
Edinburgh +45 84 £28,000 -10.40% 9
Glasgow +8 30 £30,000 +9.09% 10
Highlands - 6 £24,000 -
South Ayrshire - 3 £50,000 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Aberdeen -1 1 £35,000 +34.62% 2
East Ayrshire - 1 £50,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £22,500 -
Fife - 1 £28,500 -
Falkirk - 1 £30,000 -
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 47 (37.01%) Degree
2 45 (35.43%) Linux
2 45 (35.43%) Java
3 43 (33.86%) C#
4 40 (31.50%) SQL
5 38 (29.92%) JavaScript
6 33 (25.98%) Big Data
7 32 (25.20%) Python
8 29 (22.83%) .NET
8 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (21.26%) CSS
10 25 (19.69%) Software Engineering
11 23 (18.11%) Windows
12 22 (17.32%) C++
12 22 (17.32%) HTML
13 20 (15.75%) Terraform
14 19 (14.96%) AngularJS
14 19 (14.96%) Data Science
14 19 (14.96%) Computer Science
15 18 (14.17%) Robotics
15 18 (14.17%) jQuery
15 18 (14.17%) Numerate Degree
15 18 (14.17%) Innovative Thinking
16 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
16 17 (13.39%) Web Services
17 16 (12.60%) MVC
18 15 (11.81%) Finance
18 15 (11.81%) Visual Studio
18 15 (11.81%) RESTful
18 15 (11.81%) Analytics

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 6 (4.72%) Apache Spark
1 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.15%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.57%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) concrete5
4 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.79%) Flinto
3 1 (0.79%) InVision
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) GitHub
2 6 (4.72%) npm
3 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.57%) SaaS
4 2 (1.57%) Serverless
4 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) WebEx
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.98%) Big Data
2 14 (11.02%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.09%) Data Mining
4 9 (7.09%) GIS
4 9 (7.09%) MySQL
5 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.15%) Power BI
6 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.57%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.57%) OLAP
8 2 (1.57%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.57%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Visual Studio
2 11 (8.66%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.09%) NetBeans
4 6 (4.72%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.72%) IntelliJ
4 6 (4.72%) Visual Studio Code
4 6 (4.72%) webpack
5 4 (3.15%) Selenium
6 3 (2.36%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.36%) GoCD
6 3 (2.36%) Hudson
7 2 (1.57%) Ant
7 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.57%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.79%) JIRA
8 1 (0.79%) Maven
8 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Military
3 6 (4.72%) Retail
4 4 (3.15%) Banking
5 2 (1.57%) French Language
5 2 (1.57%) German Language
5 2 (1.57%) Local Government
5 2 (1.57%) Marketing
5 2 (1.57%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.83%) .NET
2 27 (21.26%) CSS
3 22 (17.32%) HTML
4 19 (14.96%) AngularJS
5 18 (14.17%) jQuery
6 17 (13.39%) Web Services
7 15 (11.81%) RESTful
8 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET
8 11 (8.66%) HTML5
8 11 (8.66%) Sass
9 10 (7.87%) CSS3
9 10 (7.87%) Node.js
9 10 (7.87%) SOAP
9 10 (7.87%) WPF
10 9 (7.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 9 (7.09%) OpenCV
10 9 (7.09%) Swing
11 7 (5.51%) Redux
11 7 (5.51%) REST
12 6 (4.72%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Robotics
2 9 (7.09%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.36%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (2.36%) Fintech
5 3 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.57%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.43%) Linux
2 23 (18.11%) Windows
3 9 (7.09%) Unix
4 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.36%) AIX
5 3 (2.36%) CentOS
5 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.57%) Debian
6 2 (1.57%) Solaris
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.69%) Software Engineering
3 19 (14.96%) Computer Science
3 19 (14.96%) Data Science
4 18 (14.17%) Innovative Thinking
5 16 (12.60%) MVC
6 15 (11.81%) Analytics
7 14 (11.02%) Data Analysis
8 13 (10.24%) DevOps
8 13 (10.24%) Machine Learning
9 12 (9.45%) Mathematics
9 12 (9.45%) Software Testing
9 12 (9.45%) Web Operations
10 11 (8.66%) OO
11 10 (7.87%) Front End Development
11 10 (7.87%) Storage Management
11 10 (7.87%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.87%) Visualisation
11 10 (7.87%) Web Development
12 9 (7.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.43%) Java
2 43 (33.86%) C#
3 40 (31.50%) SQL
4 38 (29.92%) JavaScript
5 32 (25.20%) Python
6 22 (17.32%) C++
7 8 (6.30%) PHP
8 6 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.94%) R
9 5 (3.94%) Scala
10 3 (2.36%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.57%) Perl
11 2 (1.57%) Ruby
11 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.79%) C
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.79%) F#
12 1 (0.79%) Jython
12 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (37.01%) Degree
2 18 (14.17%) Numerate Degree
3 14 (11.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.15%) PhD
5 2 (1.57%) MBA
5 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CIMA
6 1 (0.79%) CISA
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) SLA
3 2 (1.57%) PMO
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (11.81%) Docker
2 2 (1.57%) HDFS
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (15.75%) Terraform
2 13 (10.24%) Ansible
3 11 (8.66%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.72%) Salt
5 3 (2.36%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.57%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.15%) ServiceNow
2 4 (3.15%) Splunk
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle
3 3 (2.36%) PagerDuty
4 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.57%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe
5 1 (0.79%) CA
5 1 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.79%) Twitter
5 1 (0.79%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.79%) Zend