Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 156 144
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 95 67 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 1.26% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.32% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67 59 84
Scotland median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £38,375
UK median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 5,246 5,087 5,428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.39% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,543 3,162 3,278
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,722 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +27 65 £31,500 -3.08% 5
Glasgow -15 14 £27,500 -26.67% 3
Stirling - 4 £20,000 -
Scottish Borders - 3 £25,000 - 1
Falkirk - 3 £20,000 -
Aberdeen - 2 £30,000 -
Dundee +9 1 £26,000 +15.56%
Dumfries and Galloway 0 1 £20,000 -20.00%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 39 (41.05%) C#
2 37 (38.95%) Degree
3 34 (35.79%) Java
4 32 (33.68%) SQL
5 28 (29.47%) .NET
6 26 (27.37%) Software Engineering
7 23 (24.21%) C++
7 23 (24.21%) Windows
8 20 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 20 (21.05%) Big Data
9 19 (20.00%) Linux
10 18 (18.95%) Robotics
10 18 (18.95%) HTML
10 18 (18.95%) Numerate Degree
10 18 (18.95%) Innovative Thinking
11 17 (17.89%) CSS
12 16 (16.84%) Finance
13 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
14 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
14 13 (13.68%) Web Services
14 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
14 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
15 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (11.58%) Data Analysis
16 11 (11.58%) Mathematics
16 11 (11.58%) SOAP
16 11 (11.58%) Python
16 11 (11.58%) Machine Learning
17 10 (10.53%) Storage Management
17 10 (10.53%) MVC

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 2 (2.11%) Apache Pig
1 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.05%) DNN
2 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.05%) Flinto
2 1 (1.05%) InVision
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.05%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.11%) npm
2 2 (2.11%) Serverless
2 2 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.05%) Office 365
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) Big Data
2 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.47%) Data Mining
3 9 (9.47%) GIS
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.11%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.11%) MySQL
8 2 (2.11%) Power BI
8 2 (2.11%) Sqoop
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.47%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.47%) NetBeans
3 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.11%) Selenium
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Code
3 2 (2.11%) webpack
4 1 (1.05%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.05%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Military
3 5 (5.26%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Marketing
5 3 (3.16%) Advertising
5 3 (3.16%) Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Local Government
7 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Games
7 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.47%) .NET
2 18 (18.95%) HTML
3 17 (17.89%) CSS
4 13 (13.68%) Web Services
5 11 (11.58%) SOAP
6 10 (10.53%) RESTful
7 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET
7 9 (9.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 9 (9.47%) OpenCV
7 9 (9.47%) Swing
7 9 (9.47%) WPF
8 7 (7.37%) jQuery
9 6 (6.32%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.26%) Node.js
11 4 (4.21%) CSS3
11 4 (4.21%) HTML5
12 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.16%) CGI
12 3 (3.16%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Robotics
2 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.47%) Algorithms
4 7 (7.37%) User Experience
5 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.16%) Fintech
6 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) Windows
2 19 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (7.37%) Unix
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.16%) AIX
6 2 (2.11%) CentOS
6 2 (2.11%) Debian
6 2 (2.11%) Solaris
6 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.05%) Android
7 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.37%) Software Engineering
2 18 (18.95%) Innovative Thinking
3 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.58%) Data Analysis
4 11 (11.58%) Machine Learning
4 11 (11.58%) Mathematics
5 10 (10.53%) MVC
5 10 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 10 (10.53%) Storage Management
5 10 (10.53%) Web Development
6 9 (9.47%) Deep Learning
6 9 (9.47%) Image Processing
6 9 (9.47%) Scrum
6 9 (9.47%) SOA
6 9 (9.47%) Visualisation
7 8 (8.42%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.32%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.05%) C#
2 34 (35.79%) Java
3 32 (33.68%) SQL
4 23 (24.21%) C++
5 20 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.58%) Python
7 6 (6.32%) PHP
8 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.16%) R
9 3 (3.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.11%) Perl
10 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.11%) Ruby
10 2 (2.11%) Scala
10 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.05%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.05%) C
11 1 (1.05%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (38.95%) Degree
2 18 (18.95%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.16%) MBA
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.11%) PhD
6 1 (1.05%) CCNA
6 1 (1.05%) CIMA
6 1 (1.05%) CISA
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ISEB
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.05%) MCSA
6 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) HDFS
2 1 (1.05%) Firmware
2 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) Oozie
1 2 (2.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.11%) VMware
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco
4 1 (1.05%) Citrix
4 1 (1.05%) CommVault