Period
to 9 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 243 245
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 1,513 2,139 2,463
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.44% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.50% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,460 2,009 2,376
Median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +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 109,825 143,040 170,956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.98% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 88,088 114,076 139,951
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Top 17 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 9 April 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 -2 1,400 £30,000 - 184
UK excluding London +6 935 £29,000 +5.45% 145
London +5 543 £42,500 +10.39% 46
South East -48 306 £30,000 - 50
North of England +26 220 £27,000 +1.89% 30
Midlands +23 130 £25,000 - 25
South West +26 125 £25,000 -16.67% 17
Yorkshire +42 111 £27,500 - 13
Work from Home +66 107 £30,000 -2.44% 10
North West +28 96 £27,000 +1.89% 14
East of England +7 81 £30,000 +7.14% 16
West Midlands +49 78 £25,500 -0.97% 15
East Midlands +21 52 £23,500 -6.00% 10
Scotland +28 37 £27,250 -9.17% 1
Wales -16 33 £25,000 -9.09% 6
North East +5 13 £22,500 +4.65% 3
Northern Ireland +22 3 £25,000 -29.58%

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 787 (52.02%) C#
2 691 (45.67%) .NET
3 683 (45.14%) JavaScript
4 479 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
5 439 (29.02%) HTML
6 437 (28.88%) CSS
7 425 (28.09%) Degree
8 412 (27.23%) SQL
9 397 (26.24%) Java
10 368 (24.32%) SQL Server
11 346 (22.87%) MVC
12 340 (22.47%) ASP.NET
13 309 (20.42%) Computer Science
14 296 (19.56%) AngularJS
15 281 (18.57%) Finance
16 280 (18.51%) Python
17 233 (15.40%) Azure
18 226 (14.94%) TDD
19 212 (14.01%) React
20 210 (13.88%) .NET Core
21 203 (13.42%) OO
22 202 (13.35%) Git (software)
23 198 (13.09%) .NET Framework
24 196 (12.95%) Software Engineering
24 196 (12.95%) PHP
25 181 (11.96%) Web Development
26 177 (11.70%) ASP.NET MVC
27 176 (11.63%) Microsoft
28 174 (11.50%) AWS
29 158 (10.44%) C++

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 55 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (2.12%) WordPress
3 17 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 15 (0.99%) Apache
5 13 (0.86%) CMS
6 12 (0.79%) IIS
7 11 (0.73%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.40%) Confluence
9 6 (0.40%) JBoss
9 6 (0.40%) Moodle
10 3 (0.20%) Appian
10 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.20%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.20%) TPMS
10 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.20%) WildFly
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.13%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.13%) InDesign
6 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Sketch
7 1 (0.066%) Figma
Business Applications
1 20 (1.32%) Magento
2 6 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.33%) GoldMine
3 5 (0.33%) Raiser's Edge
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.066%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 233 (15.40%) Azure
2 174 (11.50%) AWS
3 60 (3.97%) SaaS
4 28 (1.85%) GitHub
5 18 (1.19%) GCP
6 15 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.99%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.86%) Serverless
8 12 (0.79%) npm
9 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.73%) Power Platform
10 8 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 8 (0.53%) Office 365
10 8 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.46%) PaaS
12 4 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.20%) IaaS
13 3 (0.20%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.18%) Internet
2 26 (1.72%) HTTP
3 9 (0.59%) Intranet
4 3 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.066%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 128 (8.46%) Relational Database
3 109 (7.20%) MySQL
4 63 (4.16%) NoSQL
5 58 (3.83%) MongoDB
6 57 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 47 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (2.25%) SQL Server 2019
11 31 (2.05%) Big Data
12 16 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.73%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.73%) Power BI
14 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.53%) Text Mining
16 7 (0.46%) GIS
Development Applications
1 202 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.08%) Visual Studio
3 37 (2.45%) JIRA
4 36 (2.38%) NUnit
5 28 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 27 (1.78%) Maven
7 25 (1.65%) JUnit
7 25 (1.65%) Subversion
8 23 (1.52%) Selenium
9 17 (1.12%) Jasmine
10 15 (0.99%) StyleCop
11 13 (0.86%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.86%) TeamCity
12 12 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.79%) PhpStorm
13 10 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.59%) Visual Studio Code
15 8 (0.53%) GitLab
15 8 (0.53%) Mocha
General
1 281 (18.57%) Finance
2 100 (6.61%) Games
3 78 (5.16%) Marketing
4 71 (4.69%) Retail
5 40 (2.64%) Banking
6 30 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.32%) Front Office
7 20 (1.32%) Public Sector
8 15 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.99%) Law
9 13 (0.86%) Automotive
10 11 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.66%) Legal
12 9 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.53%) Advertising
13 8 (0.53%) Publishing
14 6 (0.40%) Electronics
15 5 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.26%) Billing
17 3 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (45.67%) .NET
2 439 (29.02%) HTML
3 437 (28.88%) CSS
4 340 (22.47%) ASP.NET
5 296 (19.56%) AngularJS
6 212 (14.01%) React
7 210 (13.88%) .NET Core
8 198 (13.09%) .NET Framework
9 177 (11.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 153 (10.11%) Node.js
11 144 (9.52%) jQuery
12 121 (8.00%) Entity Framework
13 118 (7.80%) Spring
14 115 (7.60%) Web Services
15 109 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 108 (7.14%) Vue.js
17 106 (7.01%) RESTful
18 94 (6.21%) HTML5
19 74 (4.89%) WCF
20 62 (4.10%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.39%) User Experience
2 98 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
3 79 (5.22%) Hedge funds
4 76 (5.02%) Algorithms
5 74 (4.89%) Mobile App
6 72 (4.76%) Data Structures
7 67 (4.43%) Derivative
8 55 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
9 49 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.06%) iPad
12 13 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.79%) Graphic Design
14 11 (0.73%) Equities
15 9 (0.59%) NHS
16 8 (0.53%) Life Science
17 7 (0.46%) Contract for Difference
18 6 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
18 6 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 6 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 147 (9.72%) Linux
2 68 (4.49%) Android
3 59 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 55 (3.64%) Windows
5 40 (2.64%) Unix
6 9 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (0.46%) CentOS
7 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.40%) Debian
8 6 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.066%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (22.87%) MVC
3 309 (20.42%) Computer Science
4 226 (14.94%) TDD
5 203 (13.42%) OO
6 196 (12.95%) Software Engineering
7 181 (11.96%) Web Development
8 156 (10.31%) BDD
9 154 (10.18%) Microservices
9 154 (10.18%) Scrum
10 147 (9.72%) Fintech
11 136 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
12 119 (7.87%) Mathematics
13 111 (7.34%) DevOps
14 97 (6.41%) Front End Development
15 78 (5.16%) Test Automation
16 76 (5.02%) Web Application Development
17 73 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (4.82%) OOP
18 69 (4.56%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 787 (52.02%) C#
2 683 (45.14%) JavaScript
3 412 (27.23%) SQL
4 397 (26.24%) Java
5 280 (18.51%) Python
6 196 (12.95%) PHP
7 158 (10.44%) C++
8 114 (7.53%) TypeScript
9 65 (4.30%) T-SQL
10 59 (3.90%) R
11 46 (3.04%) Ruby
12 41 (2.71%) VB.NET
13 38 (2.51%) PowerShell
14 33 (2.18%) Java 8
15 32 (2.12%) C
16 25 (1.65%) Go
16 25 (1.65%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.59%) PL/SQL
18 21 (1.39%) VB
19 18 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 425 (28.09%) Degree
2 146 (9.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.59%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.46%) HND
7 5 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.13%) ISEB
9 2 (0.13%) MBCS
10 1 (0.066%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.066%) PhD
10 1 (0.066%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.84%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.20%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.13%) SEPA
3 2 (0.13%) WCAG
4 1 (0.066%) GDPR
4 1 (0.066%) GxP
4 1 (0.066%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (7.80%) Docker
2 7 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (3.44%) Kubernetes
2 12 (0.79%) Terraform
3 4 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
4 3 (0.20%) Puppet
5 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.066%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.066%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.066%) Grafana
6 1 (0.066%) Kibana
6 1 (0.066%) logstash
6 1 (0.066%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 176 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.57%) Oracle
3 43 (2.84%) Xamarin
4 28 (1.85%) Google
5 20 (1.32%) Adobe
6 19 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (0.79%) Tableau
8 9 (0.59%) DevExpress
8 9 (0.59%) IBM
9 8 (0.53%) SAP
10 7 (0.46%) HP
10 7 (0.46%) Symantec
10 7 (0.46%) Veritas
11 6 (0.40%) Apple
11 6 (0.40%) Facebook
11 6 (0.40%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.40%) Sony
12 5 (0.33%) Sage
12 5 (0.33%) VMware
13 4 (0.26%) Yahoo!