Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Junior Developer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 251 240
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Developer 1,935 2,334 2,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.35% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.41% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,762 2,131 2,264
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £21,775 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -1.96%

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 137,845 166,066 166,175
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.36% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109,716 135,052 136,839
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.97%

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 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Top 16 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 June 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 +8 1,838 £30,000 - 500
UK excluding London -1 1,282 £27,500 +1.85% 417
London +14 634 £37,500 +7.14% 116
South East +36 575 £30,000 +9.09% 105
North of England -56 256 £25,500 +2.00% 121
Midlands +1 152 £25,000 - 76
South West -18 139 £28,000 +12.00% 52
North West -26 138 £25,000 - 63
Yorkshire -48 107 £27,500 -8.33% 51
East Midlands +19 85 £25,000 -3.85% 41
East of England +6 79 £28,000 +1.82% 30
West Midlands -18 67 £25,000 - 35
Wales +25 44 £25,000 - 14
Scotland +11 34 £27,500 +3.77% 18
North East +3 11 £21,500 -23.21% 7
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,500 - 1

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 955 (49.35%) JavaScript
2 917 (47.39%) C#
3 865 (44.70%) .NET
4 696 (35.97%) HTML
5 656 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
6 646 (33.39%) CSS
7 640 (33.07%) SQL
8 595 (30.75%) Degree
9 514 (26.56%) SQL Server
10 494 (25.53%) MVC
11 480 (24.81%) Java
12 468 (24.19%) ASP.NET
13 377 (19.48%) Computer Science
14 338 (17.47%) AngularJS
15 290 (14.99%) Python
16 285 (14.73%) Microsoft
17 268 (13.85%) Software Engineering
18 266 (13.75%) Git (software)
19 258 (13.33%) Web Development
20 239 (12.35%) Finance
20 239 (12.35%) OO
21 238 (12.30%) jQuery
22 237 (12.25%) TDD
23 236 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
24 229 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
25 225 (11.63%) React
26 213 (11.01%) PHP
27 195 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
28 176 (9.10%) HTML5
29 170 (8.79%) Computer Science Degree

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 52 (2.69%) WordPress
2 31 (1.60%) CMS
2 31 (1.60%) Umbraco
3 30 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (1.14%) IIS
4 22 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 16 (0.83%) Confluence
6 11 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.52%) Drupal
8 9 (0.47%) Apache
9 8 (0.41%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.10%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.052%) JBoss
12 1 (0.052%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.052%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.052%) nginx
12 1 (0.052%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.052%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.052%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.10%) Sketch
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Magento
2 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.16%) Shopify
3 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.052%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 195 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 145 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (2.95%) SaaS
4 40 (2.07%) GitHub
5 33 (1.71%) Power Platform
6 26 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.09%) npm
8 14 (0.72%) Office 365
8 14 (0.72%) Serverless
9 8 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.36%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.31%) Sage Pay
11 6 (0.31%) Slack
12 5 (0.26%) PaaS
13 4 (0.21%) IaaS
14 3 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.65%) Internet
2 12 (0.62%) SSH
3 11 (0.57%) FTP
4 9 (0.47%) HTTP
5 5 (0.26%) 5G
6 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.16%) SMTP
6 3 (0.16%) SNMP
7 2 (0.10%) Intranet
7 2 (0.10%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.052%) Broadband
8 1 (0.052%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.052%) Modbus
8 1 (0.052%) RS-232
8 1 (0.052%) Skype
8 1 (0.052%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.052%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 514 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 150 (7.75%) MySQL
3 119 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 77 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 73 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 68 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 68 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 56 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (1.91%) MongoDB
10 32 (1.65%) Power BI
11 27 (1.40%) Big Data
12 21 (1.09%) Redis
12 21 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (0.72%) SQL Server 2017
17 13 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 266 (13.75%) Git (software)
2 108 (5.58%) Visual Studio
3 66 (3.41%) JIRA
4 57 (2.95%) Jenkins
5 52 (2.69%) Subversion
6 46 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (1.34%) Maven
8 20 (1.03%) gulp
8 20 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (1.03%) webpack
9 19 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.88%) NUnit
11 14 (0.72%) Gradle
11 14 (0.72%) JUnit
12 13 (0.67%) Selenium
12 13 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.62%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.62%) Jasmine
13 12 (0.62%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.57%) Bitbucket
General
1 239 (12.35%) Finance
2 90 (4.65%) Games
3 82 (4.24%) Marketing
4 54 (2.79%) Retail
5 41 (2.12%) Banking
6 28 (1.45%) Front Office
7 25 (1.29%) Legal
8 22 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.88%) Advertising
10 14 (0.72%) Publishing
11 13 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.41%) Law
12 8 (0.41%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.26%) Back Office
13 5 (0.26%) Electronics
13 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.21%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 865 (44.70%) .NET
2 696 (35.97%) HTML
3 646 (33.39%) CSS
4 468 (24.19%) ASP.NET
5 338 (17.47%) AngularJS
6 238 (12.30%) jQuery
7 236 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 225 (11.63%) React
9 176 (9.10%) HTML5
10 161 (8.32%) Node.js
11 156 (8.06%) .NET Framework
12 135 (6.98%) RESTful
13 129 (6.67%) Web Services
14 125 (6.46%) Spring
15 101 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
15 101 (5.22%) WCF
16 99 (5.12%) Entity Framework
17 90 (4.65%) JSON
18 88 (4.55%) CSS3
19 86 (4.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.39%) User Experience
4 75 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 57 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 47 (2.43%) Algorithms
7 40 (2.07%) Hedge funds
8 39 (2.02%) Data Structures
9 37 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.65%) Derivative
11 13 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.47%) Robotics
13 8 (0.41%) e-Learning
13 8 (0.41%) Graphic Design
14 7 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.36%) EPoS
14 7 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (0.31%) Analytical Mindset
15 6 (0.31%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 117 (6.05%) Linux
2 65 (3.36%) Windows
3 60 (3.10%) Android
4 55 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.34%) Unix
6 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.16%) Solaris
7 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.10%) Debian
9 1 (0.052%) CentOS
9 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (25.53%) MVC
3 377 (19.48%) Computer Science
4 268 (13.85%) Software Engineering
5 258 (13.33%) Web Development
6 239 (12.35%) OO
7 237 (12.25%) TDD
8 229 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
9 156 (8.06%) Scrum
10 153 (7.91%) Mathematics
11 142 (7.34%) BDD
12 138 (7.13%) Front End Development
13 133 (6.87%) SDLC
14 115 (5.94%) OOP
15 102 (5.27%) DevOps
16 97 (5.01%) Test Automation
17 96 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
17 96 (4.96%) Unit Testing
18 88 (4.55%) Fintech
19 83 (4.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 955 (49.35%) JavaScript
2 917 (47.39%) C#
3 640 (33.07%) SQL
4 480 (24.81%) Java
5 290 (14.99%) Python
6 213 (11.01%) PHP
7 141 (7.29%) C++
8 73 (3.77%) TypeScript
9 72 (3.72%) T-SQL
10 64 (3.31%) Ruby
11 59 (3.05%) VB.NET
12 58 (3.00%) C
13 50 (2.58%) R
14 46 (2.38%) ES6
15 38 (1.96%) VB
16 33 (1.71%) Scala
17 28 (1.45%) Java 8
18 25 (1.29%) Go
19 24 (1.24%) VBA
20 21 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 595 (30.75%) Degree
2 170 (8.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
4 19 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.67%) PhD
6 12 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.36%) HND
10 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.10%) MBA
12 1 (0.052%) CHECK Team Member
12 1 (0.052%) ISEB
12 1 (0.052%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.27%) QA
2 5 (0.26%) GDPR
3 4 (0.21%) PMO
4 3 (0.16%) SLA
5 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 119 (6.15%) Docker
2 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.10%) Xen
5 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.052%) HDFS
5 1 (0.052%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.67%) Terraform
3 9 (0.47%) Puppet
4 5 (0.26%) Ansible
4 5 (0.26%) Grafana
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.21%) Nagios
6 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.10%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.052%) Graphite
8 1 (0.052%) Istio
8 1 (0.052%) Kibana
8 1 (0.052%) logstash
Vendors
1 285 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 75 (3.88%) Oracle
3 41 (2.12%) Google
4 21 (1.09%) Adobe
5 19 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (0.83%) Xamarin
7 12 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 12 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 12 (0.62%) Tableau
8 11 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 8 (0.41%) Splunk
10 7 (0.36%) SAP
11 6 (0.31%) OutSystems
12 5 (0.26%) Facebook
12 5 (0.26%) Kofax
13 4 (0.21%) Software AG
13 4 (0.21%) webMethods
13 4 (0.21%) Zend
14 3 (0.16%) IBM
14 3 (0.16%) VMware