Period
to 26 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 310 246 248
Rank change year-on-year -64 +2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 513 1,800 2,259
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.33% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.39% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 545 1,712 2,122
Median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 52,250 129,810 154,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 43,533 103,899 124,411
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -60 486 £32,500 +8.33% 127
UK excluding London -36 331 £30,000 - 86
London +1 174 £42,500 +6.25% 45
South East -19 120 £32,500 +8.33% 29
Work from Home -7 75 £32,500 +8.33% 34
North of England -26 61 £28,000 +1.82% 20
Midlands 0 58 £26,500 +4.95% 18
South West +19 39 £29,500 +7.27% 7
East Midlands +25 33 £25,000 -0.99% 7
East of England +73 31 £32,500 +22.64% 8
North West +11 29 £28,250 +1.80% 10
West Midlands +20 25 £30,000 +18.81% 11
Yorkshire +4 21 £30,000 +9.09% 7
Wales +37 13 £25,000 -6.54%
North East +25 11 £26,000 +7.22% 3
Scotland +52 6 £27,500 - 4
Northern Ireland +21 3 £31,500 -16.00%

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 252 (49.12%) JavaScript
2 212 (41.33%) C#
3 177 (34.50%) .NET
4 176 (34.31%) HTML
5 170 (33.14%) CSS
6 148 (28.85%) SQL
7 122 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
8 114 (22.22%) Degree
9 112 (21.83%) Java
9 112 (21.83%) Finance
10 108 (21.05%) AngularJS
11 106 (20.66%) Computer Science
12 105 (20.47%) Azure
13 94 (18.32%) Python
14 93 (18.13%) React
15 90 (17.54%) SQL Server
16 74 (14.42%) Software Engineering
17 70 (13.65%) MVC
18 68 (13.26%) ASP.NET
19 67 (13.06%) PHP
20 66 (12.87%) .NET Core
21 65 (12.67%) DevOps
22 64 (12.48%) Git (software)
23 59 (11.50%) HTML5
24 58 (11.31%) Web Development
25 55 (10.72%) Computer Science Degree
26 54 (10.53%) Microsoft
26 54 (10.53%) Node.js
26 54 (10.53%) Microservices
27 52 (10.14%) Vue.js

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 20 (3.90%) Apache
1 20 (3.90%) WordPress
2 19 (3.70%) CMS
3 12 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.36%) IIS
5 6 (1.17%) Drupal
6 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.58%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.39%) Confluence
8 2 (0.39%) Jadu
8 2 (0.39%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.19%) Mule
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (0.97%) InVision
2 5 (0.97%) Sketch
3 4 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Magento
2 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) ProductWriter
4 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 105 (20.47%) Azure
2 49 (9.55%) AWS
3 25 (4.87%) GitHub
4 21 (4.09%) GCP
5 17 (3.31%) SaaS
6 11 (2.14%) Stackdriver
7 9 (1.75%) Power Platform
8 7 (1.36%) Serverless
9 6 (1.17%) Logic Apps
9 6 (1.17%) npm
10 5 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.97%) PaaS
10 5 (0.97%) Veeva
11 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.58%) Boomi
13 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.39%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.31%) HTTP
2 7 (1.36%) Internet
3 5 (0.97%) DNS
4 4 (0.78%) SMTP
4 4 (0.78%) SNMP
5 2 (0.39%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) SSH
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.43%) MySQL
3 26 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.92%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.75%) Big Data
9 9 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.75%) Power BI
10 8 (1.56%) Redis
11 7 (1.36%) Biml
11 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.97%) Neo4j
13 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.58%) GIS
Development Applications
1 64 (12.48%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.92%) Gradle
3 13 (2.53%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.95%) Selenium
5 8 (1.56%) JIRA
5 8 (1.56%) NUnit
6 7 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.17%) webpack
8 5 (0.97%) Moq
8 5 (0.97%) TestNG
8 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.97%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.78%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.78%) Subversion
10 3 (0.58%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.39%) Babel
General
1 112 (21.83%) Finance
2 23 (4.48%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.12%) Marketing
4 14 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.53%) Front Office
6 9 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.56%) Electronics
8 7 (1.36%) Games
9 5 (0.97%) Legal
9 5 (0.97%) Retail
10 4 (0.78%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (34.50%) .NET
2 176 (34.31%) HTML
3 170 (33.14%) CSS
4 108 (21.05%) AngularJS
5 93 (18.13%) React
6 68 (13.26%) ASP.NET
7 66 (12.87%) .NET Core
8 59 (11.50%) HTML5
9 54 (10.53%) Node.js
10 52 (10.14%) Vue.js
11 48 (9.36%) jQuery
12 44 (8.58%) REST
13 39 (7.60%) Spring
14 35 (6.82%) Sass
15 34 (6.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (6.24%) .NET Framework
17 30 (5.85%) CSS3
18 28 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
18 28 (5.46%) Web Services
19 22 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.99%) User Experience
2 35 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (6.24%) Hedge funds
4 26 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.70%) Algorithms
6 15 (2.92%) Derivative
6 15 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.73%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.14%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.36%) Robotics
10 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.58%) Blog
11 3 (0.58%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.39%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.39%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.39%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.90%) Linux
2 15 (2.92%) Windows
3 11 (2.14%) Android
4 9 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.78%) Debian
6 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.39%) Unix
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (20.66%) Computer Science
3 74 (14.42%) Software Engineering
4 70 (13.65%) MVC
5 65 (12.67%) DevOps
6 58 (11.31%) Web Development
7 54 (10.53%) Microservices
8 52 (10.14%) Fintech
9 49 (9.55%) TDD
10 45 (8.77%) Front End Development
11 44 (8.58%) Mathematics
12 43 (8.38%) OO
13 31 (6.04%) Scrum
14 29 (5.65%) Analytics
14 29 (5.65%) BDD
15 28 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (5.46%) Test Automation
16 27 (5.26%) Workflow
17 26 (5.07%) Project Management
18 25 (4.87%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 252 (49.12%) JavaScript
2 212 (41.33%) C#
3 148 (28.85%) SQL
4 112 (21.83%) Java
5 94 (18.32%) Python
6 67 (13.06%) PHP
7 48 (9.36%) TypeScript
8 41 (7.99%) C++
9 23 (4.48%) T-SQL
10 20 (3.90%) Scala
11 13 (2.53%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.14%) R
13 9 (1.75%) Java 8
14 6 (1.17%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.97%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.97%) ES6
16 4 (0.78%) C
16 4 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 114 (22.22%) Degree
2 55 (10.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (3.12%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.58%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.58%) PhD
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (8.38%) Docker
2 5 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Ceph
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (5.07%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.92%) Terraform
3 13 (2.53%) Grafana
4 7 (1.36%) Ansible
5 2 (0.39%) Kibana
5 2 (0.39%) logstash
5 2 (0.39%) Plesk
6 1 (0.19%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 54 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (3.51%) Google
4 13 (2.53%) SAP
4 13 (2.53%) ServiceNow
5 11 (2.14%) Splunk
6 10 (1.95%) Adobe
7 7 (1.36%) Apple
8 5 (0.97%) Siebel
8 5 (0.97%) UiPath
8 5 (0.97%) VMware
9 4 (0.78%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.78%) webMethods
10 3 (0.58%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle
10 3 (0.58%) Talend
10 3 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.58%) Wallstreet Suite
11 2 (0.39%) Kofax