Period
to 20 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 247 239
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 1,586 2,129 2,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.42% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.48% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,419 1,926 2,324
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.69% +7.27%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £59,000 £52,500 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 119,829 143,469 166,598
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.92% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 95,868 114,667 135,349
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -6 1,492 £30,000 - 308
UK excluding London -5 1,005 £30,000 +9.09% 265
London -19 547 £40,000 +6.67% 69
South East -15 365 £30,000 +9.09% 69
North of England +18 206 £27,500 +3.77% 57
Midlands +51 175 £25,000 - 45
South West -14 131 £25,000 -16.67% 32
Yorkshire +24 102 £27,500 +3.77% 20
West Midlands +22 99 £25,500 +2.00% 26
North West +1 96 £27,500 +3.77% 33
East Midlands +23 76 £25,000 -9.09% 19
East of England -18 73 £28,500 +3.64% 36
Scotland +19 36 £27,500 -8.33% 12
Wales -23 17 £26,500 -3.64% 14
North East +5 8 £24,250 +8.53% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £28,750 -

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 843 (53.15%) C#
2 770 (48.55%) .NET
3 721 (45.46%) JavaScript
4 533 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
5 496 (31.27%) SQL
6 489 (30.83%) CSS
7 486 (30.64%) HTML
7 486 (30.64%) Degree
8 420 (26.48%) ASP.NET
9 418 (26.36%) Java
10 398 (25.09%) SQL Server
11 379 (23.90%) MVC
12 335 (21.12%) Computer Science
13 300 (18.92%) Finance
14 262 (16.52%) AngularJS
15 260 (16.39%) Python
16 230 (14.50%) Git (software)
17 227 (14.31%) Azure
17 227 (14.31%) TDD
18 222 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 202 (12.74%) PHP
20 193 (12.17%) OO
21 191 (12.04%) Software Engineering
22 189 (11.92%) .NET Framework
23 187 (11.79%) Microsoft
24 184 (11.60%) Web Development
25 168 (10.59%) Computer Science Degree
26 164 (10.34%) AWS
27 162 (10.21%) Fintech
28 154 (9.71%) BDD

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 48 (3.03%) WordPress
2 28 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (1.26%) CMS
4 17 (1.07%) IIS
5 14 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 14 (0.88%) Umbraco
6 12 (0.76%) Apache
7 11 (0.69%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.38%) Confluence
8 6 (0.38%) JBoss
8 6 (0.38%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.25%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.25%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.25%) Liferay
9 4 (0.25%) nginx
10 3 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.19%) Drupal
10 3 (0.19%) TPMS
10 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 34 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.13%) InDesign
6 2 (0.13%) Sketch
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.13%) Magento
2 8 (0.50%) GoldMine
3 6 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.32%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Shopify
7 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.063%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.063%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.063%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 227 (14.31%) Azure
2 164 (10.34%) AWS
3 52 (3.28%) SaaS
4 28 (1.77%) GitHub
5 14 (0.88%) Serverless
6 12 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.76%) GCP
7 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.63%) Office 365
9 8 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 7 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.44%) npm
10 7 (0.44%) PaaS
11 6 (0.38%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.38%) Slack
11 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.21%) Internet
2 15 (0.95%) HTTP
3 8 (0.50%) Intranet
4 2 (0.13%) DNS
4 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (25.09%) SQL Server
2 115 (7.25%) MySQL
3 113 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 75 (4.73%) NoSQL
5 66 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (4.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 57 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 46 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (2.40%) Big Data
10 17 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.01%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.88%) SQL Server 2019
13 11 (0.69%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.50%) QlikView
15 6 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 230 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 92 (5.80%) Visual Studio
3 53 (3.34%) JIRA
4 49 (3.09%) NUnit
5 43 (2.71%) Subversion
6 25 (1.58%) Jasmine
7 23 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (1.39%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.13%) TeamCity
11 15 (0.95%) StyleCop
12 14 (0.88%) Selenium
13 12 (0.76%) JUnit
13 12 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (0.63%) Mocha
14 10 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
15 9 (0.57%) Maven
16 8 (0.50%) gulp
16 8 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 300 (18.92%) Finance
2 93 (5.86%) Games
3 81 (5.11%) Marketing
4 52 (3.28%) Retail
5 51 (3.22%) Banking
6 23 (1.45%) Front Office
7 20 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.01%) Public Sector
9 15 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.57%) Advertising
11 9 (0.57%) Automotive
12 8 (0.50%) Electronics
12 8 (0.50%) Law
13 6 (0.38%) Back Office
14 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.19%) Military
16 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 770 (48.55%) .NET
2 489 (30.83%) CSS
3 486 (30.64%) HTML
4 420 (26.48%) ASP.NET
5 262 (16.52%) AngularJS
6 222 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 189 (11.92%) .NET Framework
8 153 (9.65%) jQuery
9 152 (9.58%) .NET Core
9 152 (9.58%) React
10 145 (9.14%) Node.js
11 119 (7.50%) Spring
12 115 (7.25%) Entity Framework
13 104 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 98 (6.18%) Web Services
15 96 (6.05%) WCF
16 84 (5.30%) RESTful
17 76 (4.79%) HTML5
18 70 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 68 (4.29%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 128 (8.07%) User Experience
2 92 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 79 (4.98%) Hedge funds
5 59 (3.72%) Algorithms
5 59 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (3.47%) Data Structures
6 55 (3.47%) Derivative
7 53 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (0.88%) Graphic Design
9 14 (0.88%) Social Media
10 9 (0.57%) iPad
11 8 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.50%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (0.50%) Tandem
11 8 (0.50%) W3C
12 7 (0.44%) Equities
12 7 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.01%) Linux
2 75 (4.73%) Android
3 67 (4.22%) Windows
4 51 (3.22%) Apple iOS
5 39 (2.46%) Unix
6 8 (0.50%) CentOS
7 6 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.32%) Debian
8 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.063%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.063%) MVS
11 1 (0.063%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (23.90%) MVC
3 335 (21.12%) Computer Science
4 227 (14.31%) TDD
5 193 (12.17%) OO
6 191 (12.04%) Software Engineering
7 184 (11.60%) Web Development
8 162 (10.21%) Fintech
9 154 (9.71%) BDD
10 138 (8.70%) Scrum
11 130 (8.20%) Microservices
11 130 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
12 127 (8.01%) Mathematics
13 95 (5.99%) Front End Development
14 88 (5.55%) DevOps
15 80 (5.04%) Web Application Development
16 73 (4.60%) E-Commerce
17 68 (4.29%) OOP
18 64 (4.04%) Test Automation
19 60 (3.78%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 843 (53.15%) C#
2 721 (45.46%) JavaScript
3 496 (31.27%) SQL
4 418 (26.36%) Java
5 260 (16.39%) Python
6 202 (12.74%) PHP
7 134 (8.45%) C++
8 90 (5.67%) T-SQL
9 87 (5.49%) TypeScript
10 61 (3.85%) VB.NET
11 49 (3.09%) Ruby
12 48 (3.03%) R
13 35 (2.21%) Java 8
14 32 (2.02%) PL/SQL
15 30 (1.89%) PowerShell
16 28 (1.77%) Go
17 26 (1.64%) VB
18 25 (1.58%) Shell Script
19 22 (1.39%) C
20 19 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 486 (30.64%) Degree
2 168 (10.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 14 (0.88%) HND
5 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.32%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.25%) PhD
8 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.063%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.063%) MBA
9 1 (0.063%) MCSD
9 1 (0.063%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.09%) QA
2 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.063%) GxP
4 1 (0.063%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.063%) SEPA
4 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 92 (5.80%) Docker
2 7 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.063%) BIND 9
4 1 (0.063%) HDFS
4 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.063%) Samba
4 1 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.26%) SQL Sentry
3 5 (0.32%) Terraform
4 3 (0.19%) Istio
5 1 (0.063%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.063%) Grafana
5 1 (0.063%) Graphite
5 1 (0.063%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 187 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 63 (3.97%) Oracle
3 37 (2.33%) Xamarin
4 33 (2.08%) Google
5 26 (1.64%) Adobe
6 17 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (0.95%) SAP
8 10 (0.63%) Apple
9 9 (0.57%) DevExpress
9 9 (0.57%) IBM
9 9 (0.57%) Tableau
10 8 (0.50%) Sage
11 7 (0.44%) Facebook
11 7 (0.44%) HP
11 7 (0.44%) Symantec
11 7 (0.44%) Veritas
12 6 (0.38%) Sony
13 5 (0.32%) Pega
13 5 (0.32%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.32%) VMware