Period
to 24 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Junior was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 102 88
Rank change year-on-year -53 -14 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 364 357 961
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.22% 2.91% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.05% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 301 322 875
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
25th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £49,875 £41,250
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +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 15,355 11,724 25,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 95.66% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,256 9,671 21,123
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -56 116 £35,000 +7.69% 33
Hampshire -68 108 £32,500 +8.33% 15
Berkshire -41 67 £35,000 +16.67% 15
Surrey -17 66 £32,500 - 14
West Sussex +11 34 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Oxfordshire -30 28 £35,000 - 9
Kent -10 25 £30,500 +10.91% 11
Buckinghamshire -16 21 £30,000 - 9
East Sussex -44 11 £31,250 +13.64% 6
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 133 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 123 (33.79%) C#
3 117 (32.14%) Degree
4 107 (29.40%) SQL
5 106 (29.12%) HTML
6 105 (28.85%) .NET
7 99 (27.20%) CSS
8 93 (25.55%) Social Skills
9 87 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
10 79 (21.70%) Computer Science
11 71 (19.51%) Java
12 65 (17.86%) Azure
13 58 (15.93%) Computer Science Degree
14 55 (15.11%) PHP
15 54 (14.84%) MVC
16 52 (14.29%) AngularJS
17 46 (12.64%) Git (software)
18 44 (12.09%) Software Engineering
18 44 (12.09%) Linux
18 44 (12.09%) React
19 43 (11.81%) OO
19 43 (11.81%) ASP.NET
20 42 (11.54%) AWS
21 39 (10.71%) Python
21 39 (10.71%) Microsoft
21 39 (10.71%) Finance
22 38 (10.44%) DevOps
23 36 (9.89%) Web Development
24 35 (9.62%) .NET Core
25 34 (9.34%) Docker

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 11 (3.02%) WordPress
2 8 (2.20%) Apache
2 8 (2.20%) CMS
3 6 (1.65%) IIS
4 4 (1.10%) Joomla!
5 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.55%) JBoss
6 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.55%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) Liferay
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.27%) Figma
7 1 (0.27%) InDesign
7 1 (0.27%) Marvel
7 1 (0.27%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (3.02%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.92%) NetSuite
3 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.82%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.55%) Shopify
6 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 65 (17.86%) Azure
2 42 (11.54%) AWS
3 31 (8.52%) SaaS
4 9 (2.47%) GitHub
4 9 (2.47%) Yarn
5 8 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.65%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.65%) GCP
7 6 (1.65%) npm
7 6 (1.65%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.65%) Route 53
8 5 (1.37%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (1.10%) Azure Pipelines
10 3 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.55%) Asana
11 2 (0.55%) Datadog
11 2 (0.55%) Serverless
11 2 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.75%) DNS
1 10 (2.75%) Internet
2 6 (1.65%) HTTP
3 2 (0.55%) Firewall
3 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) Wireless
4 1 (0.27%) DHCP
4 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
4 1 (0.27%) PABX
4 1 (0.27%) RS-485
4 1 (0.27%) SMS
4 1 (0.27%) VPN
4 1 (0.27%) WAN
4 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.34%) MySQL
2 30 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.02%) Tableau
5 9 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.65%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.37%) Big Data
9 5 (1.37%) Power BI
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.55%) GIS
12 2 (0.55%) Redis
13 1 (0.27%) Pentaho
13 1 (0.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 46 (12.64%) Git (software)
2 30 (8.24%) JIRA
3 11 (3.02%) Eclipse
4 10 (2.75%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.47%) IntelliJ
6 7 (1.92%) Subversion
7 6 (1.65%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.65%) Postman
8 5 (1.37%) Cypress.io
8 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.82%) Selenium
10 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.55%) Gradle
10 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.55%) TestRail
11 1 (0.27%) Appium
11 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.27%) YouTrack
General
1 93 (25.55%) Social Skills
2 39 (10.71%) Finance
3 28 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.04%) Retail
5 19 (5.22%) Marketing
6 15 (4.12%) Fire and Rescue
7 12 (3.30%) Police
8 10 (2.75%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.47%) Manufacturing
10 8 (2.20%) Electronics
10 8 (2.20%) Public Sector
11 7 (1.92%) French Language
11 7 (1.92%) German Language
11 7 (1.92%) Spanish Language
12 6 (1.65%) Italian Language
13 5 (1.37%) Law
13 5 (1.37%) Legal
14 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
14 4 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
15 3 (0.82%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (29.12%) HTML
2 105 (28.85%) .NET
3 99 (27.20%) CSS
4 52 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 44 (12.09%) React
6 43 (11.81%) ASP.NET
7 35 (9.62%) .NET Core
8 30 (8.24%) .NET Framework
9 29 (7.97%) REST
10 25 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (6.32%) HTML5
12 22 (6.04%) Sass
12 22 (6.04%) SOAP
13 21 (5.77%) LAMP
14 20 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (5.49%) Symfony
14 20 (5.49%) Web Services
15 18 (4.95%) Node.js
16 15 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (4.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.04%) User Experience
2 17 (4.67%) NHS
3 16 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.30%) Legacy Systems
6 12 (3.30%) Smart Meter
7 9 (2.47%) iPad
8 7 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.65%) BYOD
9 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.37%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.37%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (1.10%) iPhone
12 3 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.82%) CMDB
12 3 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.82%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.09%) Linux
2 17 (4.67%) Windows
3 15 (4.12%) Android
4 11 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.92%) Unix
6 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (21.70%) Computer Science
3 54 (14.84%) MVC
4 44 (12.09%) Software Engineering
5 43 (11.81%) OO
6 38 (10.44%) DevOps
7 36 (9.89%) Web Development
8 32 (8.79%) OOP
8 32 (8.79%) TDD
9 27 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (7.42%) E-Commerce
9 27 (7.42%) Test Automation
10 25 (6.87%) Microservices
11 24 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (6.32%) CRM
13 22 (6.04%) Data Privacy
14 19 (5.22%) SDLC
15 18 (4.95%) Mathematics
15 18 (4.95%) Physics
15 18 (4.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 133 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 123 (33.79%) C#
3 107 (29.40%) SQL
4 71 (19.51%) Java
5 55 (15.11%) PHP
6 39 (10.71%) Python
7 24 (6.59%) C++
8 19 (5.22%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.12%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.57%) TypeScript
11 12 (3.30%) VBA
12 10 (2.75%) VB.NET
13 9 (2.47%) Groovy
13 9 (2.47%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.92%) PHP 7
15 6 (1.65%) ES6
15 6 (1.65%) Java 11
15 6 (1.65%) Kotlin
16 5 (1.37%) Apex Code
17 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (32.14%) Degree
2 58 (15.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.30%) CISM
4 12 (3.30%) CISSP
5 9 (2.47%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ISEB
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
8 1 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (5.22%) QA
2 18 (4.95%) GDPR
3 14 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (3.85%) NIST
4 12 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (1.37%) SLA
5 5 (1.37%) SOC 2
6 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.55%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (9.34%) Docker
2 2 (0.55%) Postfix
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.37%) Terraform
3 3 (0.82%) Ansible
3 3 (0.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) Argo
4 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.30%) SAP
3 8 (2.20%) Oracle
4 7 (1.92%) JD Edwards
5 6 (1.65%) Apple
5 6 (1.65%) Sage
5 6 (1.65%) Zend
6 5 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.10%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.82%) Adobe
8 3 (0.82%) Cadence
9 2 (0.55%) Black Duck
9 2 (0.55%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.55%) Cisco
9 2 (0.55%) Openreach
9 2 (0.55%) VMware
10 1 (0.27%) Quark
10 1 (0.27%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.27%) UiPath