Period
to

The median annual salary for a Junior was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Junior
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 121 158 104
Rank change year-on-year +37 -54 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 623 338 407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.78% 2.18% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.32% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 372 278 365
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,388 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £39,625 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £48,250
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 21,017 14,566 13,399
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 93.75% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 12,467 10,652 11,035
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the South East

Junior
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Junior in the South East.

Salary trend for Junior in the South East

Junior
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior in the South East over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Junior in the South East

Junior
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the South East region over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +60 259 £32,500 -7.14% 33
Buckinghamshire +60 170 £32,500 +8.33% 11
Hampshire +7 153 £32,500 - 14
Surrey -3 105 £33,000 +6.45% 13
Oxfordshire -22 45 £35,000 - 6
Berkshire -22 44 £27,500 -23.61% 16
West Sussex -6 38 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Kent -53 35 £40,000 +31.15% 8
East Sussex +14 34 £30,400 +16.92% 5
Home Counties - 1 £34,000 -
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, Junior job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 262 (42.05%) Degree
2 223 (35.79%) Linux
3 214 (34.35%) Software Engineering
4 185 (29.70%) C++
5 183 (29.37%) Software Testing
6 174 (27.93%) C
7 162 (26.00%) HTTP
8 156 (25.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 141 (22.63%) Unit Testing
10 138 (22.15%) Functional Testing
11 136 (21.83%) Project Planning
11 136 (21.83%) TCP/IP
12 135 (21.67%) Protocol Buffers
12 135 (21.67%) Digital Signal Processing
12 135 (21.67%) Signal Processing
13 120 (19.26%) Agile
14 104 (16.69%) C#
15 101 (16.21%) SQL
16 97 (15.57%) Social Skills
17 89 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
18 88 (14.13%) Python
18 88 (14.13%) Computer Science
19 84 (13.48%) CSS
20 78 (12.52%) HTML
21 74 (11.88%) JavaScript
22 70 (11.24%) Git (software)
23 65 (10.43%) SaaS
24 53 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
25 52 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
26 51 (8.19%) .NET

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (1.93%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.44%) Apache
3 6 (0.96%) Confluence
3 6 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.80%) WordPress
5 3 (0.48%) IIS
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.32%) CMS
6 2 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.48%) Autodesk Inventor
5 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.32%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.43%) SaaS
2 30 (4.82%) AWS
2 30 (4.82%) Azure
3 27 (4.33%) GitHub
4 20 (3.21%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (3.05%) Power Platform
6 11 (1.77%) Google Analytics
7 10 (1.61%) Azure DevOps
7 10 (1.61%) Figma
7 10 (1.61%) Google Sheets
8 9 (1.44%) IaaS
9 8 (1.28%) Serverless
10 7 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.96%) npm
12 4 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.48%) GCP
13 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 162 (26.00%) HTTP
2 136 (21.83%) TCP/IP
3 32 (5.14%) DNS
4 21 (3.37%) Firewall
5 20 (3.21%) Internet
6 10 (1.61%) LAN
7 9 (1.44%) BGP
7 9 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (1.44%) Ethernet
7 9 (1.44%) HTTPS
7 9 (1.44%) VPLS
8 6 (0.96%) Network Security
9 5 (0.80%) SNA
9 5 (0.80%) WAN
10 4 (0.64%) SDH
11 3 (0.48%) DHCP
11 3 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.48%) VPN
11 3 (0.48%) Wireless
12 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.65%) MySQL
3 18 (2.89%) Power BI
4 14 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.28%) MariaDB
6 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.96%) QlikView
9 5 (0.80%) DynamoDB
9 5 (0.80%) Tableau
10 4 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.64%) Redis
11 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.32%) Big Data
12 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.32%) Flink
12 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 70 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.73%) JIRA
3 8 (1.28%) Bitbucket
3 8 (1.28%) Eclipse
3 8 (1.28%) WebSpeed
4 7 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.96%) Gradle
5 6 (0.96%) LabVIEW
6 5 (0.80%) Maven
6 5 (0.80%) webpack
7 2 (0.32%) Grunt
7 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.32%) Postman
7 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.16%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.16%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 156 (25.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 97 (15.57%) Social Skills
3 52 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.78%) Finance
4 36 (5.78%) Telecoms
5 35 (5.62%) Marketing
6 20 (3.21%) Fire and Rescue
7 19 (3.05%) Retail
8 13 (2.09%) Law
8 13 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (1.93%) Public Sector
10 11 (1.77%) Banking
11 8 (1.28%) Police
12 7 (1.12%) Local Government
13 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.64%) Automotive
16 3 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
16 3 (0.48%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (21.67%) Protocol Buffers
2 84 (13.48%) CSS
3 78 (12.52%) HTML
4 51 (8.19%) .NET
5 40 (6.42%) React
6 34 (5.46%) ASP.NET
7 33 (5.30%) .NET Core
8 28 (4.49%) JSON
9 22 (3.53%) REST
10 17 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (2.73%) CSS3
10 17 (2.73%) HTML5
11 15 (2.41%) Sass
12 14 (2.25%) Node.js
12 14 (2.25%) Spring
13 13 (2.09%) .NET Framework
13 13 (2.09%) Laravel
13 13 (2.09%) Web Services
14 12 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (1.44%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.33%) NHS
2 25 (4.01%) Driving Licence
3 18 (2.89%) Cyber Defence
3 18 (2.89%) IoT
3 18 (2.89%) User Experience
4 16 (2.57%) Cyberattack
5 14 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.93%) Social Media
8 11 (1.77%) e-Learning
8 11 (1.77%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.28%) Educational Technology
10 8 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.96%) ASIC
11 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.96%) VHDL
12 5 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 223 (35.79%) Linux
2 35 (5.62%) CentOS
3 32 (5.14%) Windows
4 27 (4.33%) Apple iOS
4 27 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (3.69%) Android
6 17 (2.73%) Windows Server
7 13 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (1.12%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.80%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.48%) Unix
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (34.35%) Software Engineering
2 183 (29.37%) Software Testing
3 141 (22.63%) Unit Testing
4 138 (22.15%) Functional Testing
5 136 (21.83%) Project Planning
6 135 (21.67%) Digital Signal Processing
6 135 (21.67%) Signal Processing
7 120 (19.26%) Agile
8 89 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 88 (14.13%) Computer Science
10 50 (8.03%) DevOps
11 49 (7.87%) Test Automation
12 40 (6.42%) Project Management
13 34 (5.46%) Scrum
14 33 (5.30%) Mentoring
15 31 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (4.98%) MVC
16 29 (4.65%) Data Privacy
17 28 (4.49%) Analytics
18 27 (4.33%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 185 (29.70%) C++
2 174 (27.93%) C
3 104 (16.69%) C#
4 101 (16.21%) SQL
5 88 (14.13%) Python
6 74 (11.88%) JavaScript
7 50 (8.03%) Java
8 44 (7.06%) PHP
9 26 (4.17%) Apple Swift
9 26 (4.17%) Objective-C
10 23 (3.69%) Embedded C
11 19 (3.05%) Bash
12 17 (2.73%) Perl
12 17 (2.73%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.73%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.93%) ES6
14 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.28%) Groovy
16 7 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 262 (42.05%) Degree
2 53 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.80%) ISEB
6 5 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.64%) PMP
8 3 (0.48%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.48%) PhD
8 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.16%) CAPM
10 1 (0.16%) HNC
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.65%) QA
2 10 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.61%) SLA
3 9 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.28%) PMO
5 5 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.32%) GDPR
8 1 (0.16%) Accessibility
System Software
1 34 (5.46%) Docker
2 28 (4.49%) Firmware
3 10 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.28%) vSphere
5 6 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.32%) LXC
8 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.96%) Terraform
3 4 (0.64%) Ansible
4 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.16%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 44 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.37%) Apple
2 21 (3.37%) VMware
3 15 (2.41%) Oracle
4 14 (2.25%) Cisco
5 12 (1.93%) Google
5 12 (1.93%) SaltStack
6 11 (1.77%) Perforce
6 11 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.96%) NEC
7 6 (0.96%) Northgate
8 5 (0.80%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.64%) Arqiva
9 4 (0.64%) IBM
10 3 (0.48%) Facebook
10 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.48%) Veeam
11 2 (0.32%) Juniper
11 2 (0.32%) SAP
11 2 (0.32%) Sophos