Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior Software Developer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Junior Software Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 798 930
Rank change year-on-year -8 +132 -88
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Developer 384 399 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 367 311 334
UK median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Junior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Junior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Junior Software Developer in the UK

Junior Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior Software Developer.

Salary trend for Junior Software Developer in the UK

Junior Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Software Developer over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior Software Developer in the UK

Junior Software Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 -12 360 £27,500 - 70
UK excluding London +32 318 £27,500 +7.84% 66
South East +37 112 £29,500 +7.27% 19
South West 0 97 £27,500 +10.00% 8
London -42 61 £30,000 - 9
North of England +10 48 £22,500 - 19
Midlands +9 30 £25,000 +11.11% 11
North West +9 28 £22,500 +4.65% 12
Yorkshire +39 19 £22,500 -4.26% 5
West Midlands +7 19 £25,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland -25 17 £27,500 +15.79% 4
East of England +13 12 £30,000 +27.66% 4
East Midlands +14 11 £25,000 +4.17% 4
Wales +14 2 £21,750 -13.00% 1
North East -12 1 £27,500 -21.43% 2

Junior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Junior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Junior Software Developer in the job title.

1 275 (71.61%) C#
2 237 (61.72%) .NET
3 208 (54.17%) JavaScript
4 175 (45.57%) Degree
5 166 (43.23%) ASP.NET
6 158 (41.15%) HTML
7 155 (40.36%) SQL
8 144 (37.50%) SQL Server
9 143 (37.24%) CSS
10 138 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
11 131 (34.11%) Computer Science
12 110 (28.65%) Java
13 107 (27.86%) MVC
14 81 (21.09%) OO
15 78 (20.31%) Microsoft
16 74 (19.27%) Software Engineering
17 66 (17.19%) AngularJS
18 64 (16.67%) Mathematics
19 62 (16.15%) jQuery
19 62 (16.15%) C++
20 56 (14.58%) Web Development
21 52 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
21 52 (13.54%) Computer Science Degree
21 52 (13.54%) Unit Testing
22 51 (13.28%) XML
23 47 (12.24%) OOP
24 44 (11.46%) Python
25 43 (11.20%) SDLC
26 39 (10.16%) .NET Framework
27 35 (9.11%) TDD

Junior Software 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 22 (5.73%) IIS
2 8 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.56%) Apache
4 4 (1.04%) CMS
5 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.26%) Confluence
6 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
6 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.99%) SaaS
3 19 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.34%) GitHub
5 6 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.34%) Internet
2 5 (1.30%) SMS
3 2 (0.52%) HTTP
3 2 (0.52%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) Firewall
4 1 (0.26%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) MQTT
4 1 (0.26%) RFID
4 1 (0.26%) SNMP
4 1 (0.26%) SSL
4 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.03%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.99%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.17%) MySQL
5 10 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.30%) SSDT
9 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.52%) MS Access
12 1 (0.26%) Big Data
12 1 (0.26%) OLAP
12 1 (0.26%) Power BI
12 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.26%) Redis
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (9.11%) Visual Studio
2 30 (7.81%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.60%) JIRA
4 8 (2.08%) Subversion
5 7 (1.82%) Selenium
6 6 (1.56%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.30%) JMeter
8 4 (1.04%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.04%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.78%) Grunt
9 3 (0.78%) gulp
9 3 (0.78%) NUnit
9 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.52%) JUnit
10 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.52%) MSI
10 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.26%) Maven
General
1 30 (7.81%) Finance
2 18 (4.69%) Games
3 15 (3.91%) Retail
4 13 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.86%) Aerospace
5 11 (2.86%) Automotive
5 11 (2.86%) Marketing
6 8 (2.08%) Legal
7 6 (1.56%) Banking
8 4 (1.04%) Advertising
9 3 (0.78%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (61.72%) .NET
2 166 (43.23%) ASP.NET
3 158 (41.15%) HTML
4 143 (37.24%) CSS
5 66 (17.19%) AngularJS
6 62 (16.15%) jQuery
7 52 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 51 (13.28%) XML
9 39 (10.16%) .NET Framework
10 29 (7.55%) Node.js
11 27 (7.03%) HTML5
11 27 (7.03%) Web Services
12 24 (6.25%) WCF
13 23 (5.99%) Ajax
14 22 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (5.21%) JSON
15 20 (5.21%) RESTful
16 18 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (4.69%) WPF
17 13 (3.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 131 (34.11%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.77%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 10 (2.60%) User Experience
5 8 (2.08%) Fintech
6 5 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
9 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.52%) Smart Energy
9 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.26%) HoloLens
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.77%) Linux
2 22 (5.73%) Windows
3 20 (5.21%) Android
3 20 (5.21%) Apple iOS
4 14 (3.65%) Unix
5 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (27.86%) MVC
3 81 (21.09%) OO
4 74 (19.27%) Software Engineering
5 64 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 56 (14.58%) Web Development
7 52 (13.54%) Unit Testing
8 47 (12.24%) OOP
9 43 (11.20%) SDLC
10 35 (9.11%) TDD
11 30 (7.81%) Test Automation
12 29 (7.55%) Scrum
13 28 (7.29%) Physics
14 26 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (4.17%) Analytics
16 16 (4.17%) Mentoring
17 15 (3.91%) Cybersecurity
17 15 (3.91%) iOS Development
17 15 (3.91%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 275 (71.61%) C#
2 208 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 155 (40.36%) SQL
4 110 (28.65%) Java
5 62 (16.15%) C++
6 44 (11.46%) Python
7 34 (8.85%) PHP
8 22 (5.73%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.65%) C
10 12 (3.13%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.86%) Perl
12 8 (2.08%) Ruby
13 7 (1.82%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.56%) F#
14 6 (1.56%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.30%) Scala
15 5 (1.30%) XAML
16 4 (1.04%) Elixir
16 4 (1.04%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 175 (45.57%) Degree
2 52 (13.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.43%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (1.04%) PhD
4 4 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.52%) MCP
6 2 (0.52%) MCPD
6 2 (0.52%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) Ansible
1 3 (0.78%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.26%) Grafana
2 1 (0.26%) Graphite
2 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.77%) Google
3 9 (2.34%) Oracle
4 8 (2.08%) Zend
5 7 (1.82%) HP
5 7 (1.82%) Twitter
6 6 (1.56%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.04%) Sun
8 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.52%) Capita
9 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.26%) Dell
10 1 (0.26%) Embarcadero
10 1 (0.26%) Reuters
10 1 (0.26%) Sage
10 1 (0.26%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.26%) Symantec
10 1 (0.26%) Tableau
10 1 (0.26%) webMethods