Period
to 20 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

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

Junior Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 256 250
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 1,751 2,232 2,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.37% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.42% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,605 2,014 2,254
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £44,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -5.45% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 130,140 156,813 167,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,794 126,329 133,994
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Junior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Junior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior Developer.

Salary trend for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Developer over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2019. 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
England +3 1,658 £30,000 - 375
UK excluding London +11 1,158 £30,000 +15.38% 315
London -16 560 £36,250 -3.33% 82
South East +64 482 £30,000 +9.09% 74
North of England -26 235 £27,500 +10.00% 82
Midlands +24 178 £25,000 - 59
North West +4 138 £28,000 +12.00% 33
South West -67 115 £27,500 +5.77% 46
East Midlands +47 95 £25,000 - 28
Yorkshire -34 90 £27,500 +3.77% 38
East of England +3 88 £26,750 +2.88% 32
West Midlands +2 83 £25,500 +2.00% 31
Wales -9 28 £25,000 - 13
Scotland +2 27 £27,500 -8.33% 8
North East +19 7 £22,000 -23.48% 11
Northern Ireland - 5 £37,500 - 1

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, Junior Developer 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 featuring Junior Developer in the job title.

1 865 (49.40%) C#
2 800 (45.69%) .NET
3 761 (43.46%) JavaScript
4 609 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 580 (33.12%) Degree
6 552 (31.52%) SQL
7 530 (30.27%) HTML
8 510 (29.13%) CSS
9 476 (27.18%) Java
10 451 (25.76%) ASP.NET
11 413 (23.59%) SQL Server
12 394 (22.50%) MVC
13 390 (22.27%) Computer Science
14 276 (15.76%) Finance
15 260 (14.85%) AngularJS
16 259 (14.79%) Python
17 252 (14.39%) Git (software)
18 237 (13.54%) Azure
19 235 (13.42%) Software Engineering
20 234 (13.36%) Microsoft
21 222 (12.68%) Computer Science Degree
22 221 (12.62%) PHP
23 210 (11.99%) Web Development
24 208 (11.88%) TDD
25 206 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
26 185 (10.57%) React
27 183 (10.45%) OO
28 180 (10.28%) jQuery
29 158 (9.02%) AWS
30 153 (8.74%) Problem-Solving

Junior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 61 (3.48%) WordPress
2 32 (1.83%) CMS
3 21 (1.20%) IIS
4 19 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.09%) Umbraco
5 18 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (0.86%) Apache
7 12 (0.69%) Confluence
8 10 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.40%) Drupal
11 5 (0.29%) Liferay
12 4 (0.23%) nginx
12 4 (0.23%) Tornado
13 3 (0.17%) JBoss
14 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.11%) EPiServer
15 1 (0.057%) Apache Airflow
15 1 (0.057%) Cloud Foundry
15 1 (0.057%) Joomla!
Applications
1 31 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.057%) InDesign
8 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.057%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (0.63%) Magento
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) GoldMine
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.11%) StreamServe
6 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.057%) Shopify
6 1 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 237 (13.54%) Azure
2 158 (9.02%) AWS
3 38 (2.17%) SaaS
4 36 (2.06%) GitHub
5 35 (2.00%) GCP
6 21 (1.20%) Power Platform
7 15 (0.86%) Office 365
7 15 (0.86%) Serverless
8 11 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.51%) npm
10 8 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.34%) Slack
13 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.29%) PaaS
14 3 (0.17%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.17%) Kong
14 3 (0.17%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.83%) Internet
2 9 (0.51%) Intranet
3 7 (0.40%) HTTP
4 5 (0.29%) 5G
5 3 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.057%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.057%) Broadband
6 1 (0.057%) Skype
6 1 (0.057%) SSH
6 1 (0.057%) SSL
6 1 (0.057%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (23.59%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.74%) MySQL
3 106 (6.05%) Relational Database
4 81 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 75 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 68 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 63 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 63 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (2.06%) Big Data
9 34 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (1.88%) MongoDB
11 23 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (1.14%) Power BI
13 16 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.74%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.63%) SQLite
17 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database
18 7 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
18 7 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 252 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 73 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 72 (4.11%) Subversion
4 54 (3.08%) JIRA
5 51 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 36 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (1.66%) NUnit
8 17 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 17 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (0.86%) Jasmine
9 15 (0.86%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.80%) Selenium
11 13 (0.74%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.69%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.69%) Maven
13 10 (0.57%) webpack
14 9 (0.51%) Gradle
15 8 (0.46%) gulp
15 8 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.46%) ReSharper
General
1 276 (15.76%) Finance
2 80 (4.57%) Games
3 77 (4.40%) Marketing
4 50 (2.86%) Banking
5 44 (2.51%) Retail
6 29 (1.66%) Front Office
7 26 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.14%) Advertising
9 14 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.69%) Public Sector
11 11 (0.63%) Back Office
11 11 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.57%) Legal
13 8 (0.46%) Automotive
13 8 (0.46%) Electronics
14 7 (0.40%) Local Government
14 7 (0.40%) Publishing
15 6 (0.34%) Law
16 4 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 800 (45.69%) .NET
2 530 (30.27%) HTML
3 510 (29.13%) CSS
4 451 (25.76%) ASP.NET
5 260 (14.85%) AngularJS
6 206 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 185 (10.57%) React
8 180 (10.28%) jQuery
9 149 (8.51%) Node.js
10 133 (7.60%) .NET Framework
11 117 (6.68%) Spring
12 111 (6.34%) .NET Core
13 104 (5.94%) HTML5
14 100 (5.71%) RESTful
15 97 (5.54%) Web Services
16 87 (4.97%) WCF
17 86 (4.91%) Entity Framework
18 81 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
19 71 (4.05%) Django
20 65 (3.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.28%) User Experience
2 89 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 85 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
5 59 (3.37%) Hedge funds
6 55 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (2.40%) Algorithms
8 39 (2.23%) Data Structures
9 38 (2.17%) Derivative
10 23 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.86%) Graphic Design
12 13 (0.74%) Social Media
13 11 (0.63%) e-Learning
14 10 (0.57%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.46%) Renewable Energy
16 8 (0.46%) Tandem
17 7 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
17 7 (0.40%) Equities
18 6 (0.34%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 109 (6.23%) Linux
2 63 (3.60%) Android
3 57 (3.26%) Windows
4 36 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.60%) Unix
6 6 (0.34%) CentOS
7 5 (0.29%) Debian
7 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.057%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.057%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (22.50%) MVC
3 390 (22.27%) Computer Science
4 235 (13.42%) Software Engineering
5 210 (11.99%) Web Development
6 208 (11.88%) TDD
7 183 (10.45%) OO
8 153 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
9 148 (8.45%) Mathematics
10 139 (7.94%) Fintech
11 136 (7.77%) Scrum
12 126 (7.20%) BDD
13 117 (6.68%) Front End Development
14 95 (5.43%) Microservices
15 91 (5.20%) SDLC
16 85 (4.85%) DevOps
17 81 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
18 72 (4.11%) Test Automation
19 70 (4.00%) E-Commerce
20 69 (3.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 865 (49.40%) C#
2 761 (43.46%) JavaScript
3 552 (31.52%) SQL
4 476 (27.18%) Java
5 259 (14.79%) Python
6 221 (12.62%) PHP
7 136 (7.77%) C++
8 88 (5.03%) T-SQL
9 81 (4.63%) TypeScript
10 67 (3.83%) VB.NET
11 51 (2.91%) Ruby
12 42 (2.40%) R
13 34 (1.94%) Java 8
14 29 (1.66%) Go
15 28 (1.60%) C
16 27 (1.54%) Scala
17 26 (1.48%) VB
18 22 (1.26%) Kotlin
19 19 (1.09%) ES6
20 18 (1.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 580 (33.12%) Degree
2 222 (12.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (0.69%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.63%) HND
5 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.23%) PhD
8 3 (0.17%) MBA
9 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.057%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.46%) QA
2 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.17%) PMO
3 2 (0.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.057%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (7.48%) Docker
2 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.11%) HDFS
3 1 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.057%) BIND 9
3 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.057%) Samba
3 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.057%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (2.74%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.14%) SQL Sentry
3 12 (0.69%) Terraform
4 9 (0.51%) Istio
5 3 (0.17%) Ansible
5 3 (0.17%) Puppet
6 2 (0.11%) Grafana
6 2 (0.11%) Graphite
7 1 (0.057%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.057%) Nagios
Vendors
1 234 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 69 (3.94%) Oracle
3 52 (2.97%) Google
4 22 (1.26%) Adobe
5 19 (1.09%) Xamarin
6 17 (0.97%) SAP
7 9 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.46%) Alteryx
9 6 (0.34%) Tableau
10 5 (0.29%) Apple
10 5 (0.29%) Instagram
10 5 (0.29%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.29%) Samsung
10 5 (0.29%) YouTube
11 4 (0.23%) Kofax
11 4 (0.23%) Pega
11 4 (0.23%) Sage
12 3 (0.17%) IBM
12 3 (0.17%) Zend
13 2 (0.11%) OpenText