Period
to 3 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 316 257 246
Rank change year-on-year -59 -11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 699 1,536 2,154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.26% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.32% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 751 1,493 2,039
Median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +3.51% +3.64% -

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 70,984 116,630 143,307
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,610 94,492 116,127
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Junior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Junior Developer.

Salary trend for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior Developer over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 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
England -49 655 £32,500 +8.33% 191
UK excluding London -60 411 £29,500 +3.51% 145
London -12 258 £40,000 - 53
South East -9 136 £35,000 +16.67% 27
Work from Home -70 126 £31,500 +5.00% 50
Midlands +3 93 £23,500 -6.00% 25
North of England -34 90 £28,000 +5.66% 45
East Midlands +15 51 £22,500 -2.17% 10
North West +9 46 £28,500 +6.54% 20
South West -41 43 £29,000 +16.00% 18
West Midlands +6 42 £27,500 +10.00% 15
Yorkshire -37 34 £28,000 +1.82% 18
East of England +45 29 £27,750 +5.71% 20
Wales +26 17 £25,000 -1.96% 2
North East +16 10 £24,625 +1.55% 7
Scotland -1 6 £30,000 +7.14% 8

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 344 (49.21%) JavaScript
2 285 (40.77%) C#
3 247 (35.34%) SQL
4 236 (33.76%) HTML
5 227 (32.47%) .NET
5 227 (32.47%) CSS
6 158 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
7 157 (22.46%) Degree
8 140 (20.03%) Azure
9 136 (19.46%) Finance
10 130 (18.60%) Computer Science
11 129 (18.45%) Java
12 123 (17.60%) AngularJS
13 122 (17.45%) PHP
14 109 (15.59%) Git (software)
15 108 (15.45%) MVC
16 105 (15.02%) Python
17 103 (14.74%) React
18 100 (14.31%) SQL Server
19 96 (13.73%) Web Development
20 94 (13.45%) Software Engineering
21 93 (13.30%) MySQL
22 82 (11.73%) DevOps
23 77 (11.02%) Front End Development
24 73 (10.44%) TDD
25 72 (10.30%) ASP.NET
26 69 (9.87%) Computer Science Degree
27 67 (9.59%) Microsoft
28 66 (9.44%) REST
29 65 (9.30%) .NET Core

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 36 (5.15%) CMS
2 29 (4.15%) WordPress
3 12 (1.72%) Apache
4 11 (1.57%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.00%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.00%) IIS
7 6 (0.86%) Drupal
8 3 (0.43%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.29%) Confluence
9 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.14%) Jadu
10 1 (0.14%) Mule
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.86%) InVision
4 6 (0.86%) Sketch
5 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (1.57%) Magento
2 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.72%) Shopify
3 3 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.29%) nopCommerce
4 2 (0.29%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.14%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 140 (20.03%) Azure
2 62 (8.87%) AWS
3 36 (5.15%) SaaS
4 28 (4.01%) Power Platform
5 25 (3.58%) GCP
6 23 (3.29%) GitHub
7 10 (1.43%) Serverless
8 7 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.00%) Logic Apps
8 7 (1.00%) npm
9 6 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.72%) Stackdriver
10 5 (0.72%) Veeva
11 4 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.57%) PaaS
11 4 (0.57%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.43%) Boomi
12 3 (0.43%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.43%) HTTP
2 7 (1.00%) Internet
3 4 (0.57%) SMTP
3 4 (0.57%) SNMP
4 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 93 (13.30%) MySQL
3 37 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.58%) Power BI
4 25 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.72%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.29%) Redis
12 6 (0.86%) Biml
12 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.86%) GIS
13 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.72%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 109 (15.59%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.01%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.00%) Selenium
4 11 (1.57%) Gradle
5 10 (1.43%) JIRA
5 10 (1.43%) Subversion
6 9 (1.29%) NUnit
7 8 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.86%) Moq
9 6 (0.86%) TestNG
9 6 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio Code
11 4 (0.57%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.57%) webpack
12 3 (0.43%) PhpStorm
12 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 136 (19.46%) Finance
2 28 (4.01%) Marketing
3 22 (3.15%) Front Office
4 16 (2.29%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.72%) Games
7 11 (1.57%) Retail
8 10 (1.43%) Banking
9 8 (1.14%) Electronics
9 8 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.00%) Law
10 7 (1.00%) Publishing
11 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (33.76%) HTML
2 227 (32.47%) .NET
2 227 (32.47%) CSS
3 123 (17.60%) AngularJS
4 103 (14.74%) React
5 72 (10.30%) ASP.NET
6 66 (9.44%) REST
7 65 (9.30%) .NET Core
7 65 (9.30%) Vue.js
8 61 (8.73%) HTML5
8 61 (8.73%) Node.js
9 50 (7.15%) Sass
10 49 (7.01%) Laravel
10 49 (7.01%) Spring
11 48 (6.87%) jQuery
12 45 (6.44%) Web Services
13 37 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 36 (5.15%) .NET Framework
14 36 (5.15%) SOAP
15 35 (5.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (5.01%) User Experience
4 32 (4.58%) Hedge funds
5 22 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.29%) Derivative
7 13 (1.86%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.29%) Graphic Design
11 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.72%) NHS
12 5 (0.72%) Robotics
13 4 (0.57%) Equities
13 4 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.57%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.43%) Cloud Native
15 1 (0.14%) Linux Command Line
15 1 (0.14%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.58%) Linux
2 25 (3.58%) Windows
3 12 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.57%) Unix
5 8 (1.14%) Android
5 8 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (18.60%) Computer Science
3 108 (15.45%) MVC
4 96 (13.73%) Web Development
5 94 (13.45%) Software Engineering
6 82 (11.73%) DevOps
7 77 (11.02%) Front End Development
8 73 (10.44%) TDD
9 63 (9.01%) Fintech
10 61 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (6.29%) OO
12 43 (6.15%) OOP
13 42 (6.01%) BDD
13 42 (6.01%) Mathematics
14 41 (5.87%) Scrum
15 40 (5.72%) Analytics
16 38 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (5.15%) Unit Testing
18 34 (4.86%) Microservices
19 32 (4.58%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 344 (49.21%) JavaScript
2 285 (40.77%) C#
3 247 (35.34%) SQL
4 129 (18.45%) Java
5 122 (17.45%) PHP
6 105 (15.02%) Python
7 46 (6.58%) TypeScript
8 35 (5.01%) C++
9 26 (3.72%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.58%) Java 8
10 18 (2.58%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.00%) ES6
12 13 (1.86%) Go
13 12 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.43%) Apple Swift
14 10 (1.43%) C
15 9 (1.29%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.29%) Ruby
15 9 (1.29%) Scala
15 9 (1.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 157 (22.46%) Degree
2 69 (9.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (0.43%) HND
7 3 (0.43%) PhD
8 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.14%) ISEB
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.43%) QA
2 2 (0.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (7.44%) Docker
2 5 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) Ceph
3 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (4.86%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.29%) Terraform
3 7 (1.00%) Grafana
4 2 (0.29%) Ansible
4 2 (0.29%) Icinga
4 2 (0.29%) Kibana
4 2 (0.29%) logstash
4 2 (0.29%) Plesk
4 2 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.14%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 67 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
3 19 (2.72%) Adobe
4 18 (2.58%) Google
5 15 (2.15%) SAP
6 7 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 6 (0.86%) Apple
7 6 (0.86%) Oracle
8 5 (0.72%) Siebel
8 5 (0.72%) Splunk
8 5 (0.72%) Talend
8 5 (0.72%) VMware
9 4 (0.57%) webMethods
9 4 (0.57%) WooCommerce
9 4 (0.57%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.43%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.43%) Facebook
10 3 (0.43%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.43%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.29%) Murex