Period
to 20 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 241 242 229
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 2,186 2,557 2,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.45% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.50% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,994 2,354 2,513
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £43,750 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year - +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 145,162 170,249 168,724
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.31% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,125 139,388 140,213
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Top 15 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 February 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 +2 2,066 £30,000 - 504
UK excluding London -22 1,365 £27,500 - 388
London +40 784 £37,500 +7.14% 134
South East +18 536 £28,500 -3.39% 112
North of England -29 240 £26,500 +6.00% 111
Midlands -56 179 £25,000 - 76
South West -14 171 £30,000 +13.21% 40
East of England +38 155 £27,500 -1.79% 32
North West -31 121 £26,500 +6.00% 58
Yorkshire +12 111 £27,500 - 44
West Midlands -59 99 £25,000 - 34
East Midlands +1 80 £25,000 -3.85% 42
Scotland +25 53 £30,000 +15.38% 7
Wales +7 32 £27,500 +10.00% 9
North East +6 8 £23,219 -7.13% 9

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,064 (48.67%) C#
2 1,039 (47.53%) JavaScript
3 920 (42.09%) .NET
4 753 (34.45%) HTML
5 730 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
6 697 (31.88%) SQL
7 689 (31.52%) CSS
8 620 (28.36%) Java
9 569 (26.03%) MVC
10 565 (25.85%) Degree
11 564 (25.80%) SQL Server
12 500 (22.87%) ASP.NET
13 461 (21.09%) Computer Science
14 378 (17.29%) AngularJS
15 328 (15.00%) Python
16 306 (14.00%) Git (software)
17 301 (13.77%) OO
17 301 (13.77%) Finance
18 296 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 295 (13.49%) PHP
19 295 (13.49%) jQuery
20 294 (13.45%) Microsoft
21 290 (13.27%) TDD
22 289 (13.22%) Software Engineering
23 270 (12.35%) Web Development
24 228 (10.43%) React
25 213 (9.74%) HTML5
26 198 (9.06%) Scrum
27 196 (8.97%) Mathematics
28 192 (8.78%) 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 65 (2.97%) WordPress
2 47 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (1.78%) CMS
4 36 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.33%) IIS
6 25 (1.14%) Drupal
6 25 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 17 (0.78%) Apache
8 14 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.50%) Confluence
10 9 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.27%) nginx
12 4 (0.18%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.18%) Ethereum
12 4 (0.18%) JBoss
13 3 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.14%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.091%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.091%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.091%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 15 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.091%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.59%) Magento
2 10 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.18%) Shopify
4 2 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.091%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.046%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.046%) Odoo
5 1 (0.046%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 133 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (4.48%) SaaS
4 34 (1.56%) GitHub
5 22 (1.01%) npm
6 11 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.50%) Serverless
7 10 (0.46%) Office 365
8 8 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.27%) Firebase
9 6 (0.27%) PaaS
10 4 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.18%) IaaS
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.14%) Heroku
11 3 (0.14%) Route 53
12 2 (0.091%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.091%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.01%) Internet
2 17 (0.78%) FTP
3 16 (0.73%) SSH
4 11 (0.50%) HTTP
5 7 (0.32%) Firewall
6 5 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.14%) AMQP
7 3 (0.14%) Broadband
7 3 (0.14%) RTP
8 2 (0.091%) Intranet
8 2 (0.091%) SMTP
8 2 (0.091%) SNMP
8 2 (0.091%) VoIP
9 1 (0.046%) DNS
9 1 (0.046%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.046%) Modbus
9 1 (0.046%) RS-232
9 1 (0.046%) VPN
9 1 (0.046%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.046%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (25.80%) SQL Server
2 171 (7.82%) MySQL
3 132 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 92 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 78 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 60 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 54 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.74%) Big Data
9 35 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (0.96%) Redis
13 18 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 18 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (0.73%) Power BI
15 16 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 306 (14.00%) Git (software)
2 127 (5.81%) Visual Studio
3 62 (2.84%) webpack
4 44 (2.01%) JIRA
5 40 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (1.74%) Subversion
7 37 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 25 (1.14%) gulp
8 25 (1.14%) NUnit
9 23 (1.05%) Grunt
10 22 (1.01%) TeamCity
11 20 (0.91%) Mercurial
12 18 (0.82%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.73%) Selenium
14 15 (0.69%) Maven
15 13 (0.59%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.59%) Gradle
15 13 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (0.46%) Babel
16 10 (0.46%) Jasmine
General
1 301 (13.77%) Finance
2 95 (4.35%) Games
3 90 (4.12%) Retail
4 87 (3.98%) Marketing
5 62 (2.84%) Banking
6 34 (1.56%) Front Office
7 31 (1.42%) Legal
8 24 (1.10%) Automotive
9 21 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.87%) Advertising
11 12 (0.55%) Publishing
12 8 (0.37%) Retail Finance
13 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Local Government
15 4 (0.18%) Digital Economy
15 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.14%) Electronics
16 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 920 (42.09%) .NET
2 753 (34.45%) HTML
3 689 (31.52%) CSS
4 500 (22.87%) ASP.NET
5 378 (17.29%) AngularJS
6 296 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 295 (13.49%) jQuery
8 228 (10.43%) React
9 213 (9.74%) HTML5
10 175 (8.01%) Node.js
11 163 (7.46%) .NET Framework
12 142 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 142 (6.50%) Web Services
13 130 (5.95%) REST
14 126 (5.76%) Sass
15 120 (5.49%) RESTful
16 118 (5.40%) CSS3
17 117 (5.35%) Spring
18 116 (5.31%) WCF
19 102 (4.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 164 (7.50%) User Experience
2 112 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
2 112 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
3 100 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.25%) Fintech
5 68 (3.11%) Data Structures
6 58 (2.65%) Hedge funds
7 57 (2.61%) Algorithms
8 46 (2.10%) Derivative
9 40 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 30 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.64%) Management Information System
12 13 (0.59%) Robotics
13 10 (0.46%) Graphic Design
14 8 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.37%) VLE
15 7 (0.32%) Augmented Reality
15 7 (0.32%) PKI
15 7 (0.32%) Social Media
16 6 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 145 (6.63%) Linux
2 57 (2.61%) Windows
3 48 (2.20%) Android
4 44 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.37%) Unix
6 6 (0.27%) Debian
6 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.18%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.14%) CentOS
8 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.091%) Solaris
9 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.046%) AIX
10 1 (0.046%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.046%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (26.03%) MVC
3 461 (21.09%) Computer Science
4 301 (13.77%) OO
5 290 (13.27%) TDD
6 289 (13.22%) Software Engineering
7 270 (12.35%) Web Development
8 198 (9.06%) Scrum
9 196 (8.97%) Mathematics
10 192 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
11 185 (8.46%) Front End Development
12 155 (7.09%) BDD
13 121 (5.54%) Microservices
14 120 (5.49%) SDLC
15 107 (4.89%) Unit Testing
16 106 (4.85%) Web Application Development
17 90 (4.12%) OOP
18 85 (3.89%) E-Commerce
19 82 (3.75%) Physics
20 79 (3.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,064 (48.67%) C#
2 1,039 (47.53%) JavaScript
3 697 (31.88%) SQL
4 620 (28.36%) Java
5 328 (15.00%) Python
6 295 (13.49%) PHP
7 166 (7.59%) C++
8 92 (4.21%) T-SQL
9 76 (3.48%) TypeScript
10 74 (3.39%) Ruby
11 65 (2.97%) ES6
12 59 (2.70%) C
13 58 (2.65%) VB.NET
14 54 (2.47%) R
15 33 (1.51%) Scala
16 31 (1.42%) Java 8
17 28 (1.28%) VB
18 27 (1.24%) Go
19 22 (1.01%) Apple Swift
20 21 (0.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 565 (25.85%) Degree
2 182 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 18 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.55%) Master's Degree
5 12 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.46%) HND
7 7 (0.32%) PhD
8 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.091%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.091%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.091%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.046%) CFA
10 1 (0.046%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.43%) QA
2 15 (0.69%) GDPR
3 3 (0.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.046%) PMO
4 1 (0.046%) WAI
System Software
1 91 (4.16%) Docker
2 4 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.18%) HDFS
3 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.091%) Xen
5 1 (0.046%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.046%) Varnish
5 1 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.41%) Ansible
3 7 (0.32%) Terraform
4 6 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.18%) Grafana
5 4 (0.18%) Puppet
6 3 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.091%) Consul
7 2 (0.091%) Graphite
7 2 (0.091%) Kibana
7 2 (0.091%) logstash
7 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.046%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.046%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 294 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 84 (3.84%) Oracle
3 33 (1.51%) Adobe
3 33 (1.51%) Google
4 22 (1.01%) Atlassian
5 20 (0.91%) Xamarin
6 15 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (0.55%) ServiceNow
8 8 (0.37%) Splunk
8 8 (0.37%) TOWER Software
9 7 (0.32%) Facebook
9 7 (0.32%) SAP
10 6 (0.27%) Zend
11 5 (0.23%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.23%) Wonderware
12 4 (0.18%) Apple
12 4 (0.18%) CommVault
12 4 (0.18%) Kofax
12 4 (0.18%) Software AG
12 4 (0.18%) Sony