The median annual salary for a Junior Software Engineer was £30,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Junior Software Engineer
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 837 888
Rank change year-on-year +52 +51  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 87 87 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.090% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.093% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 84 83 74
Median salary £30,500 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Junior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Junior Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Junior Software Engineer in the UK

Junior Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Junior Software Engineer in the UK

Junior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Software Engineer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior Software Engineer in the UK

Junior Software Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 81 £30,500 +1.66% 11
London +19 22 £33,750 +2.71% 5
South East +43 20 £32,500 +8.33% 3
South West - 14 £28,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +23 7 £32,500 -
West Midlands +9 7 £25,000 -13.79%
East of England 0 7 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £27,500 -21.42%
Somerset - 7 £32,500 -
Berkshire +33 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Cambridge -14 6 £27,500 -21.42%
North West -38 6 £26,000 -20.87% 1
Warwickshire +10 5 £25,000 -13.79%
Stratford-upon-Avon - 5 £25,000 -
Yorkshire +17 4 £21,500 -21.81%
Manchester -21 4 £26,000 -20.87% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £26,500 -
Leeds - 4 £21,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £21,500 -
Oxford - 4 £31,250 -
Henley-on-Thames - 3 £32,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £30,000 -
Hampshire +16 2 £30,000 - 2
Cumbria - 2 £27,500 -
Bristol - 2 £24,250 - 1
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 £27,500 -
Gloucester - 2 £26,000 -
Stroud - 2 £27,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £31,250 -
Wales - 2 £33,381 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Junior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 184 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 113 (61.41%) C++
3 101 (54.89%) Degree
4 79 (42.93%) Java
5 76 (41.30%) Computer Science
6 68 (36.96%) .NET
7 61 (33.15%) C#
8 55 (29.89%) SQL
9 52 (28.26%) JavaScript
10 47 (25.54%) HTML
10 47 (25.54%) Windows
10 47 (25.54%) Linux
11 46 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 46 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (21.20%) Computer Science Degree
12 39 (21.20%) C
12 39 (21.20%) OO
13 38 (20.65%) Python
14 37 (20.11%) ASP.NET
15 34 (18.48%) Scrum
16 30 (16.30%) Test Automation
17 27 (14.67%) CSS
18 24 (13.04%) MVC
19 23 (12.50%) Open Source
20 22 (11.96%) Oracle
21 21 (11.41%) OOP
22 20 (10.87%) .NET Framework
22 20 (10.87%) Mathematics
23 18 (9.78%) SDLC
23 18 (9.78%) TDD

Junior Software Engineer 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 7 (3.80%) IIS
1 7 (3.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.17%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.54%) JBoss
3 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.80%) SaaS
2 6 (3.26%) PaaS
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.09%) IaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.54%) Force.com
6 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.15%) Internet
2 4 (2.17%) HTTP
2 4 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.17%) Wireless
3 2 (1.09%) 802.15
3 2 (1.09%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.09%) GSM
3 2 (1.09%) LTE
3 2 (1.09%) UMTS
3 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.54%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.54%) CDMA
4 1 (0.54%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.54%) FTP
4 1 (0.54%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.54%) LDAP
4 1 (0.54%) PBX
4 1 (0.54%) RANAP
4 1 (0.54%) RTP
4 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 15 (8.15%) MySQL
4 14 (7.61%) MongoDB
5 12 (6.52%) Big Data
6 7 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.26%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.17%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.17%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.43%) Eclipse
4 9 (4.89%) Subversion
5 7 (3.80%) webpack
6 5 (2.72%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.09%) JIRA
7 2 (1.09%) JUnit
7 2 (1.09%) Maven
8 1 (0.54%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.54%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.54%) GCC
8 1 (0.54%) GDB
8 1 (0.54%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.54%) Selenium
8 1 (0.54%) Trac
General
1 13 (7.07%) Electronics
2 11 (5.98%) Marketing
3 10 (5.43%) Games
4 8 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.80%) Banking
5 7 (3.80%) Finance
6 4 (2.17%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (36.96%) .NET
2 47 (25.54%) HTML
3 37 (20.11%) ASP.NET
4 27 (14.67%) CSS
5 20 (10.87%) .NET Framework
6 17 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (7.61%) XML
8 13 (7.07%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (5.98%) Entity Framework
10 11 (5.98%) jQuery
11 8 (4.35%) HTML5
11 8 (4.35%) LAMP
11 8 (4.35%) Spring
12 7 (3.80%) Ajax
12 7 (3.80%) DirectX
12 7 (3.80%) LINQ
12 7 (3.80%) OpenGL
12 7 (3.80%) Web Services
13 6 (3.26%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 76 (41.30%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.43%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.80%) Animation
4 7 (3.80%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.26%) Fintech
5 6 (3.26%) Internet of Things
5 6 (3.26%) iPad
6 5 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.17%) PKI
7 4 (2.17%) Smart Home
7 4 (2.17%) Social Media
8 3 (1.63%) User Experience
9 2 (1.09%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.09%) Robotics
10 1 (0.54%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.54%) Linux
1 47 (25.54%) Windows
2 13 (7.07%) Android
2 13 (7.07%) Unix
3 10 (5.43%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (4.89%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.80%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.54%) CentOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (21.20%) OO
4 34 (18.48%) Scrum
5 30 (16.30%) Test Automation
6 24 (13.04%) MVC
7 23 (12.50%) Open Source
8 21 (11.41%) OOP
9 20 (10.87%) Mathematics
10 18 (9.78%) SDLC
10 18 (9.78%) TDD
11 13 (7.07%) ITIL
11 13 (7.07%) Unit Testing
12 11 (5.98%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (5.98%) Refactoring
13 10 (5.43%) Game Development
13 10 (5.43%) Service Delivery
14 8 (4.35%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.35%) Physics
15 7 (3.80%) UML
Programming Languages
1 113 (61.41%) C++
2 79 (42.93%) Java
3 61 (33.15%) C#
4 55 (29.89%) SQL
5 52 (28.26%) JavaScript
6 39 (21.20%) C
7 38 (20.65%) Python
8 15 (8.15%) PHP
9 14 (7.61%) VB.NET
10 11 (5.98%) Embedded C++
11 10 (5.43%) Perl
12 9 (4.89%) Embedded C
13 6 (3.26%) Tcl
13 6 (3.26%) T-SQL
14 5 (2.72%) MATLAB
14 5 (2.72%) Ruby
15 4 (2.17%) Assembly Language
15 4 (2.17%) Objective-C
16 2 (1.09%) VB
17 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 101 (54.89%) Degree
2 39 (21.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.26%) Master's Degree
5 6 (3.26%) PhD
6 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.17%) MCP
6 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.26%) PCI DSS
1 6 (3.26%) SEPA
2 4 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Firmware
1 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.26%) Opsview
2 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (11.96%) Oracle
2 14 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.26%) Splunk
4 4 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco
5 1 (0.54%) Dell
5 1 (0.54%) Facebook
5 1 (0.54%) Google
5 1 (0.54%) IBM
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
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