Period
to 28 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Junior was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 119 89
Rank change year-on-year -57 -30 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 362 207 899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.00% 2.55% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.64% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 281 188 822
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
25th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +8.11%
75th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% 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 16,887 7,841 24,334
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 96.47% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11,775 6,515 20,209
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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
Thames Valley -39 129 £35,000 +7.69% 35
Surrey -12 84 £36,250 +3.57% 19
Hampshire -119 83 £30,000 -7.69% 18
Berkshire -37 82 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Buckinghamshire -32 34 £33,500 +11.67% 16
East Sussex -37 25 £28,350 +13.40% 10
West Sussex -4 19 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Kent -31 15 £30,500 -6.15% 10
Oxfordshire -36 13 £35,000 - 11
Isle of Wight - 1 £26,000 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 South East region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 116 (32.04%) C#
2 115 (31.77%) Degree
3 102 (28.18%) Social Skills
4 100 (27.62%) JavaScript
4 100 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (25.69%) .NET
6 91 (25.14%) SQL
7 87 (24.03%) HTML
8 81 (22.38%) CSS
9 61 (16.85%) Software Engineering
10 59 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
11 57 (15.75%) Computer Science
12 56 (15.47%) MVC
13 51 (14.09%) Java
13 51 (14.09%) Microsoft
14 47 (12.98%) Azure
14 47 (12.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 46 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (12.71%) .NET Framework
15 46 (12.71%) Python
16 45 (12.43%) PHP
17 39 (10.77%) ASP.NET
18 37 (10.22%) Linux
19 35 (9.67%) Git (software)
19 35 (9.67%) DevOps
20 34 (9.39%) AngularJS
20 34 (9.39%) .NET Core
21 31 (8.56%) Docker
22 29 (8.01%) OO
23 27 (7.46%) C++

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 8 (2.21%) WordPress
2 6 (1.66%) Confluence
2 6 (1.66%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.38%) CMS
4 3 (0.83%) IIS
4 3 (0.83%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.55%) Apache
5 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.83%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.55%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.55%) InDesign
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Figma
6 1 (0.28%) Marvel
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Sketch
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.04%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.21%) NetSuite
3 6 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.98%) Azure
2 27 (7.46%) SaaS
3 18 (4.97%) AWS
4 14 (3.87%) GitHub
5 8 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.66%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (1.66%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.10%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.83%) npm
8 3 (0.83%) Route 53
9 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.55%) GCP
9 2 (0.55%) Serverless
9 2 (0.55%) Yarn
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.28%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.76%) DNS
1 10 (2.76%) HTTP
2 6 (1.66%) Firewall
3 5 (1.38%) Internet
4 4 (1.10%) WAN
5 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.55%) LAN
6 2 (0.55%) SDH
6 2 (0.55%) Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.28%) DHCP
7 1 (0.28%) PABX
7 1 (0.28%) RS-485
7 1 (0.28%) SMS
7 1 (0.28%) VLAN
7 1 (0.28%) VoIP
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.08%) MySQL
3 10 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.76%) Tableau
4 8 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.66%) MariaDB
5 6 (1.66%) Power BI
6 5 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.10%) Big Data
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.28%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.28%) Redis
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2019
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (9.67%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.42%) JIRA
3 14 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 11 (3.04%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.21%) MSTest
6 7 (1.93%) NUnit
7 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio Code
8 3 (0.83%) Subversion
9 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.55%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.55%) Selenium
9 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.55%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.28%) Gradle
10 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.28%) ProC
10 1 (0.28%) PyCharm
10 1 (0.28%) Snyk
10 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 102 (28.18%) Social Skills
2 59 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.91%) Finance
4 23 (6.35%) Retail
5 21 (5.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 16 (4.42%) Police
7 14 (3.87%) Marketing
8 13 (3.59%) Electronics
9 12 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (2.76%) Avionics
11 9 (2.49%) Public Sector
12 8 (2.21%) Fire and Rescue
13 7 (1.93%) French Language
13 7 (1.93%) German Language
13 7 (1.93%) Spanish Language
14 6 (1.66%) Italian Language
15 5 (1.38%) Automotive
15 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
16 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
17 3 (0.83%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (25.69%) .NET
2 87 (24.03%) HTML
3 81 (22.38%) CSS
4 46 (12.71%) .NET Framework
5 39 (10.77%) ASP.NET
6 34 (9.39%) .NET Core
6 34 (9.39%) AngularJS
7 26 (7.18%) React
8 21 (5.80%) Entity Framework
9 19 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (4.70%) CSS3
10 17 (4.70%) REST
11 15 (4.14%) Node.js
11 15 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (3.87%) HTML5
12 14 (3.87%) jQuery
13 13 (3.59%) WPF
14 11 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (2.76%) JSON
16 9 (2.49%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.91%) User Experience
2 16 (4.42%) Smart Meter
3 11 (3.04%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.04%) NHS
4 9 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.93%) iPad
6 6 (1.66%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.38%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.83%) BYOD
9 3 (0.83%) FMCG
9 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.55%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.55%) iPhone
10 2 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.22%) Linux
2 16 (4.42%) Android
3 15 (4.14%) Windows
4 11 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.93%) Unix
6 6 (1.66%) CentOS
6 6 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.66%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (16.85%) Software Engineering
3 57 (15.75%) Computer Science
4 56 (15.47%) MVC
5 46 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (9.67%) DevOps
7 29 (8.01%) OO
8 26 (7.18%) Full Stack Development
8 26 (7.18%) Scrum
9 25 (6.91%) OOP
10 23 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (5.80%) E-Commerce
11 21 (5.80%) Mathematics
11 21 (5.80%) TDD
12 20 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (5.52%) Data Protection
12 20 (5.52%) Physics
13 19 (5.25%) SDLC
14 18 (4.97%) Data Privacy
14 18 (4.97%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 116 (32.04%) C#
2 100 (27.62%) JavaScript
3 91 (25.14%) SQL
4 51 (14.09%) Java
5 46 (12.71%) Python
6 45 (12.43%) PHP
7 27 (7.46%) C++
8 15 (4.14%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.31%) Perl
9 12 (3.31%) VBA
10 10 (2.76%) C
11 9 (2.49%) Groovy
11 9 (2.49%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.93%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.66%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.66%) Ruby
13 6 (1.66%) Tcl
14 5 (1.38%) Java 11
14 5 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (31.77%) Degree
2 47 (12.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (5.25%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.42%) CISM
4 16 (4.42%) CISSP
5 6 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.10%) CCNA
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.55%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) RHCE
10 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.52%) GDPR
2 18 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.97%) NIST
3 16 (4.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (4.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 16 (4.42%) QA
4 9 (2.49%) Accessibility
5 7 (1.93%) SLA
6 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (8.56%) Docker
2 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.55%) Firmware
3 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (7.18%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.49%) Terraform
3 1 (0.28%) Ansible
3 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.28%) Marathon
Vendors
1 51 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.31%) SAP
3 8 (2.21%) JD Edwards
4 7 (1.93%) Apple
4 7 (1.93%) Oracle
5 6 (1.66%) Workday
5 6 (1.66%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.10%) Cisco
6 4 (1.10%) Mercator
6 4 (1.10%) Sage
7 3 (0.83%) Adobe
7 3 (0.83%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.83%) VMware
7 3 (0.83%) Zend
8 2 (0.55%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.28%) Dell
9 1 (0.28%) Google
9 1 (0.28%) New Relic
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.28%) Veeam