Period
to 23 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 311 259 254
Rank change year-on-year -52 -5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 469 1,835 2,222
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.31% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.37% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 484 1,752 2,062
Median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -5.45%

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 46,861 134,077 158,753
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.77% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 38,279 106,766 127,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -58 447 £32,500 +8.33% 143
UK excluding London -36 313 £30,000 - 106
London -24 151 £45,000 +28.57% 40
South East +3 133 £32,500 +8.33% 22
North of England +17 55 £27,500 - 26
Work from Home +47 50 £35,000 +16.67% 23
South West +56 40 £30,000 +9.09% 10
Midlands +19 36 £27,500 +10.00% 28
East of England +84 30 £32,500 +20.37% 16
East Midlands +24 24 £27,500 +10.00% 13
Yorkshire +75 22 £27,500 - 9
North West +6 22 £27,500 +0.92% 14
West Midlands +35 12 £27,500 +10.00% 15
North East +27 11 £23,250 +8.14% 3
Wales +17 8 £35,000 +40.00% 3
Scotland +76 7 £27,250 -9.17% 1
Northern Ireland +19 4 £31,500 -16.00%

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 205 (43.71%) C#
2 194 (41.36%) JavaScript
3 160 (34.12%) .NET
4 128 (27.29%) HTML
5 127 (27.08%) CSS
5 127 (27.08%) Computer Science
6 125 (26.65%) Degree
7 122 (26.01%) SQL
8 116 (24.73%) Java
9 101 (21.54%) Finance
10 100 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (20.68%) Python
11 97 (20.68%) React
12 94 (20.04%) SQL Server
13 91 (19.40%) Azure
14 81 (17.27%) AngularJS
15 79 (16.84%) Software Engineering
16 73 (15.57%) ASP.NET
17 72 (15.35%) .NET Core
18 71 (15.14%) Computer Science Degree
19 69 (14.71%) DevOps
20 66 (14.07%) Microservices
21 63 (13.43%) MVC
22 58 (12.37%) Microsoft
23 57 (12.15%) Fintech
24 55 (11.73%) TypeScript
25 54 (11.51%) Docker
26 53 (11.30%) AWS
26 53 (11.30%) OO
27 52 (11.09%) Git (software)

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 (4.26%) Apache
2 15 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.56%) IIS
3 12 (2.56%) WordPress
4 10 (2.13%) CMS
5 5 (1.07%) Drupal
6 3 (0.64%) Gunicorn
6 3 (0.64%) Jadu
7 2 (0.43%) Confluence
7 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) JBoss
8 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.21%) Kentico
8 1 (0.21%) Moodle
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 91 (19.40%) Azure
2 53 (11.30%) AWS
3 26 (5.54%) GCP
4 21 (4.48%) GitHub
5 13 (2.77%) SaaS
6 11 (2.35%) Stackdriver
7 8 (1.71%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.64%) npm
9 3 (0.64%) Serverless
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.43%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.43%) Yarn
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) Firebase
11 1 (0.21%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.13%) DNS
2 8 (1.71%) HTTP
3 5 (1.07%) Internet
4 3 (0.64%) Intranet
4 3 (0.64%) Skype
5 2 (0.43%) SMTP
5 2 (0.43%) SNMP
6 1 (0.21%) Firewall
6 1 (0.21%) SSH
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.17%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.97%) MySQL
4 19 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.84%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (3.62%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.35%) Big Data
9 10 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.49%) Power BI
12 6 (1.28%) Redis
13 5 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.85%) Biml
14 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.64%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 52 (11.09%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.56%) Gradle
3 10 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.92%) JIRA
5 8 (1.71%) webpack
6 6 (1.28%) Selenium
6 6 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.07%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.85%) JUnit
8 4 (0.85%) Maven
9 3 (0.64%) Babel
9 3 (0.64%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.64%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.43%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.43%) gulp
10 2 (0.43%) PhpStorm
10 2 (0.43%) Subversion
10 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (21.54%) Finance
2 20 (4.26%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.62%) Retail
4 15 (3.20%) Front Office
5 14 (2.99%) Games
5 14 (2.99%) Marketing
6 9 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.49%) Banking
7 7 (1.49%) Law
8 5 (1.07%) Legal
9 4 (0.85%) Billing
9 4 (0.85%) Electronics
9 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Police
11 2 (0.43%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (34.12%) .NET
2 128 (27.29%) HTML
3 127 (27.08%) CSS
4 97 (20.68%) React
5 81 (17.27%) AngularJS
6 73 (15.57%) ASP.NET
7 72 (15.35%) .NET Core
8 48 (10.23%) HTML5
9 43 (9.17%) Node.js
10 41 (8.74%) jQuery
10 41 (8.74%) Vue.js
11 40 (8.53%) Spring
12 34 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (7.04%) .NET Framework
14 30 (6.40%) RESTful
15 25 (5.33%) CSS3
15 25 (5.33%) Spring Boot
16 24 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
17 22 (4.69%) JSON
18 20 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.10%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (7.25%) Hedge funds
2 34 (7.25%) User Experience
3 25 (5.33%) Algorithms
4 18 (3.84%) Data Structures
5 17 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.41%) Derivative
7 15 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.28%) Robotics
10 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.85%) EPoS
11 3 (0.64%) Blog
11 3 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.43%) Life Science
12 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.76%) Linux
2 16 (3.41%) Windows
3 11 (2.35%) Android
4 10 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.28%) Debian
7 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (27.08%) Computer Science
2 100 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (16.84%) Software Engineering
4 69 (14.71%) DevOps
5 66 (14.07%) Microservices
6 63 (13.43%) MVC
7 57 (12.15%) Fintech
8 53 (11.30%) OO
9 50 (10.66%) Web Development
10 46 (9.81%) TDD
11 42 (8.96%) Mathematics
12 41 (8.74%) Front End Development
13 34 (7.25%) Test Automation
14 29 (6.18%) OOP
15 28 (5.97%) Scrum
16 27 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (4.26%) Physics
18 19 (4.05%) Multithreading
19 18 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
20 17 (3.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (43.71%) C#
2 194 (41.36%) JavaScript
3 122 (26.01%) SQL
4 116 (24.73%) Java
5 97 (20.68%) Python
6 55 (11.73%) TypeScript
7 50 (10.66%) C++
8 48 (10.23%) PHP
9 26 (5.54%) Scala
10 24 (5.12%) T-SQL
11 16 (3.41%) R
12 12 (2.56%) Java 8
13 9 (1.92%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.28%) C
14 6 (1.28%) Ruby
14 6 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.07%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.07%) ES6
15 5 (1.07%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 125 (26.65%) Degree
2 71 (15.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.43%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (11.51%) Docker
2 10 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Ceph
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (6.61%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.84%) Terraform
3 14 (2.99%) Grafana
4 7 (1.49%) Ansible
5 3 (0.64%) Kibana
5 3 (0.64%) logstash
6 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.21%) Proxmox
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.69%) Google
3 16 (3.41%) Oracle
4 12 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 11 (2.35%) Splunk
6 9 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.92%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.07%) UiPath
8 4 (0.85%) Blue Prism
8 4 (0.85%) JD Edwards
8 4 (0.85%) SAP
8 4 (0.85%) Wallstreet Suite
9 3 (0.64%) Apple
9 3 (0.64%) Tableau
9 3 (0.64%) VMware
10 2 (0.43%) Adobe
10 2 (0.43%) Kofax
11 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.21%) Embarcadero
11 1 (0.21%) webMethods