Period
to 9 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 252 247
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 918 2,019 2,378
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.37% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.43% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 919 1,918 2,228
Median annual salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,850 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.82% +7.84%

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 74,068 141,117 170,919
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.88% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59,680 112,643 138,569
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 9 July 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 July 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 -25 847 £32,500 +8.33% 96
UK excluding London -12 558 £29,000 +3.57% 75
London +7 341 £42,500 +13.33% 25
South East -28 210 £30,000 - 13
North of England +17 124 £27,500 +1.85% 21
Work from Home +70 83 £30,000 - 7
North West +16 61 £27,750 +7.77% 12
Midlands +6 59 £27,500 +10.00% 20
South West +21 58 £27,500 -1.79% 6
East of England +68 54 £30,000 +9.09% 12
Yorkshire +44 53 £27,500 - 8
West Midlands +55 30 £27,000 +8.00% 9
East Midlands +11 29 £27,500 +10.00% 11
Wales +5 26 £25,000 - 1
Scotland +74 22 £27,250 -0.91% 1
North East +22 10 £22,500 +4.65% 1
Northern Ireland +24 5 £31,500 -13.70% 2

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 432 (47.06%) C#
2 390 (42.48%) JavaScript
3 354 (38.56%) .NET
4 266 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
5 260 (28.32%) Java
6 258 (28.10%) Degree
7 253 (27.56%) HTML
8 240 (26.14%) CSS
9 226 (24.62%) Computer Science
10 210 (22.88%) SQL
11 205 (22.33%) SQL Server
12 190 (20.70%) Python
13 183 (19.93%) AngularJS
14 170 (18.52%) Finance
15 163 (17.76%) React
16 159 (17.32%) MVC
17 156 (16.99%) Azure
18 150 (16.34%) ASP.NET
19 148 (16.12%) .NET Core
20 140 (15.25%) Software Engineering
21 133 (14.49%) TDD
22 122 (13.29%) OO
23 114 (12.42%) AWS
23 114 (12.42%) Computer Science Degree
24 110 (11.98%) Microsoft
25 109 (11.87%) PHP
25 109 (11.87%) Web Development
26 108 (11.76%) C++
27 107 (11.66%) Git (software)
28 100 (10.89%) jQuery

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 37 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (2.18%) WordPress
3 14 (1.53%) IIS
4 13 (1.42%) Apache
5 9 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.87%) CMS
7 5 (0.54%) Moodle
8 4 (0.44%) Confluence
8 4 (0.44%) Drupal
8 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.33%) Appian
9 3 (0.33%) Gunicorn
9 3 (0.33%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.11%) Jadu
11 1 (0.11%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (1.09%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.22%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Figma
5 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Magento
2 4 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 156 (16.99%) Azure
2 114 (12.42%) AWS
3 34 (3.70%) SaaS
4 22 (2.40%) GitHub
5 19 (2.07%) GCP
6 14 (1.53%) Power Platform
7 9 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.98%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.98%) npm
8 8 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.87%) Serverless
9 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.33%) IaaS
10 3 (0.33%) PaaS
10 3 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.33%) Yarn
11 2 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.63%) HTTP
2 14 (1.53%) Internet
3 10 (1.09%) DNS
4 7 (0.76%) Intranet
5 3 (0.33%) Skype
6 1 (0.11%) ATM
6 1 (0.11%) Firewall
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 100 (10.89%) Relational Database
3 68 (7.41%) MySQL
4 35 (3.81%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 28 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (2.61%) SQL Server 2019
9 22 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.42%) Power BI
13 12 (1.31%) Big Data
14 10 (1.09%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.87%) OLAP
15 8 (0.87%) Text Mining
16 7 (0.76%) GIS
16 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 107 (11.66%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.25%) Visual Studio
3 28 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.29%) Maven
5 19 (2.07%) Selenium
6 15 (1.63%) JIRA
6 15 (1.63%) JUnit
7 11 (1.20%) Eclipse
7 11 (1.20%) PhpStorm
8 10 (1.09%) NUnit
9 8 (0.87%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.87%) Subversion
10 7 (0.76%) Jasmine
10 7 (0.76%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.76%) StyleCop
11 6 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.65%) webpack
12 5 (0.54%) Robot Framework
12 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 170 (18.52%) Finance
2 54 (5.88%) Games
3 43 (4.68%) Marketing
4 39 (4.25%) Retail
5 24 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.07%) Banking
7 17 (1.85%) Front Office
8 14 (1.53%) Law
9 13 (1.42%) Automotive
9 13 (1.42%) Legal
10 12 (1.31%) Public Sector
11 9 (0.98%) Publishing
12 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.65%) Advertising
13 6 (0.65%) Billing
13 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.22%) Police
16 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (38.56%) .NET
2 253 (27.56%) HTML
3 240 (26.14%) CSS
4 183 (19.93%) AngularJS
5 163 (17.76%) React
6 150 (16.34%) ASP.NET
7 148 (16.12%) .NET Core
8 100 (10.89%) jQuery
9 88 (9.59%) .NET Framework
10 87 (9.48%) Node.js
11 77 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 76 (8.28%) RESTful
13 75 (8.17%) HTML5
14 74 (8.06%) Web Services
15 73 (7.95%) Vue.js
16 64 (6.97%) Spring
17 58 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web API
18 57 (6.21%) Entity Framework
19 49 (5.34%) CSS3
20 45 (4.90%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.61%) User Experience
2 61 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (6.32%) Hedge funds
4 54 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 50 (5.45%) Data Structures
6 46 (5.01%) Derivative
7 40 (4.36%) Mobile App
8 33 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.09%) Equities
12 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.87%) Life Science
13 8 (0.87%) NHS
14 7 (0.76%) Contract for Difference
14 7 (0.76%) Graphic Design
14 7 (0.76%) iPad
15 6 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (0.65%) Private Cloud
16 5 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.80%) Linux
2 32 (3.49%) Android
2 32 (3.49%) Windows
3 31 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.53%) Unix
5 9 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.65%) Debian
8 4 (0.44%) CentOS
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (24.62%) Computer Science
3 159 (17.32%) MVC
4 140 (15.25%) Software Engineering
5 133 (14.49%) TDD
6 122 (13.29%) OO
7 109 (11.87%) Web Development
8 100 (10.89%) Microservices
9 95 (10.35%) Fintech
10 92 (10.02%) Scrum
11 82 (8.93%) Mathematics
12 81 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (8.39%) BDD
14 76 (8.28%) DevOps
15 72 (7.84%) Front End Development
16 59 (6.43%) Test Automation
17 53 (5.77%) OOP
18 49 (5.34%) Physics
19 46 (5.01%) Kanban
20 45 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 432 (47.06%) C#
2 390 (42.48%) JavaScript
3 260 (28.32%) Java
4 210 (22.88%) SQL
5 190 (20.70%) Python
6 109 (11.87%) PHP
7 108 (11.76%) C++
8 90 (9.80%) TypeScript
9 43 (4.68%) R
10 33 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 25 (2.72%) C
12 23 (2.51%) Java 8
13 20 (2.18%) Ruby
14 15 (1.63%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.53%) Go
16 11 (1.20%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.20%) Scala
17 10 (1.09%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.98%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 258 (28.10%) Degree
2 114 (12.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.22%) ISEB
6 2 (0.22%) MBCS
6 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.11%) HND
7 1 (0.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.51%) QA
2 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.22%) WCAG
3 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.11%) SEPA
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (10.35%) Docker
2 8 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (4.14%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.31%) Terraform
3 3 (0.33%) Ansible
3 3 (0.33%) Grafana
3 3 (0.33%) Kibana
3 3 (0.33%) logstash
3 3 (0.33%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.11%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 110 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.16%) Oracle
3 23 (2.51%) Xamarin
4 18 (1.96%) Google
5 10 (1.09%) Adobe
6 8 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.76%) Tableau
8 6 (0.65%) UiPath
9 4 (0.44%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.44%) Wallstreet Suite
10 3 (0.33%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.33%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.22%) Apple
11 2 (0.22%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.22%) Embarcadero
11 2 (0.22%) Kofax
11 2 (0.22%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.22%) SAP
11 2 (0.22%) Talend
11 2 (0.22%) Zoho