The median annual salary for a Junior Software Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior Software Engineer
UK
Rank 752 859 878
Rank change year-on-year +107 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 97 87 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.085% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.088% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 77 79 74
Median salary £30,000 £26,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.20% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +16.00% -5.66%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +110 91 £30,000 +9.09% 11
South West +39 24 £30,000 +50.00% 1
South East +65 16 £27,500 -1.78% 3
London +68 14 £30,000 -14.28% 4
East of England +43 12 £35,000 - 1
North West -6 12 £25,000 +4.16%
Manchester -14 12 £25,000 +4.16%
Cambridgeshire +27 11 £35,000 -
Cambridge +19 11 £35,000 -
Bristol +8 10 £27,500 +37.50% 1
Yorkshire - 10 £22,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £22,500 - 1
Leeds - 8 £22,500 - 1
Wiltshire +25 7 £30,000 -
Hampshire +24 7 £25,000 -5.66% 2
Chippenham +20 7 £30,000 -
Romsey - 5 £25,000 - 1
Reading +41 4 £31,000 -8.14%
Berkshire +26 4 £31,000 -4.61%
Somerset -7 4 £32,500 +25.00%
West Midlands +14 3 £25,000 - 1
Wales +2 3 £31,000 +29.16% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £27,500 - 1
City of London +47 2 £35,000 +16.66%
Glasgow +22 2 £23,500 +4.44%
Scotland +13 2 £23,500 +4.44%
Swansea - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £27,500 -
Plymouth - 2 £37,500 -
Bath - 2 £37,000 -

Junior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 87 (57.24%) Degree
3 74 (48.68%) C++
4 66 (43.42%) Computer Science
5 62 (40.79%) Java
6 56 (36.84%) .NET
7 51 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (32.89%) C#
9 49 (32.24%) JavaScript
10 40 (26.32%) Windows
11 39 (25.66%) OO
12 36 (23.68%) SQL
12 36 (23.68%) SQL Server
12 36 (23.68%) Python
13 31 (20.39%) HTML
14 30 (19.74%) Linux
15 29 (19.08%) C
16 28 (18.42%) ASP.NET
17 24 (15.79%) MVC
18 22 (14.47%) Oracle
18 22 (14.47%) Big Data
18 22 (14.47%) AngularJS
19 21 (13.82%) CSS
20 19 (12.50%) OOP
20 19 (12.50%) Mathematics
20 19 (12.50%) Open Source
21 18 (11.84%) TDD
22 17 (11.18%) Web Services
22 17 (11.18%) MySQL
23 16 (10.53%) PHP

Junior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 8 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.63%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.66%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.24%) SaaS
2 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.63%) IaaS
2 4 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.66%) Force.com
3 1 (0.66%) Google Play
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.97%) HTTP
1 3 (1.97%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) 802.15
2 2 (1.32%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (0.66%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.47%) Big Data
3 17 (11.18%) MySQL
4 15 (9.87%) NoSQL
5 14 (9.21%) MongoDB
6 8 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.63%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.63%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.63%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.63%) Redis
9 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.66%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.92%) webpack
3 5 (3.29%) Grunt
4 4 (2.63%) Gerrit
4 4 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.63%) Jasmine
4 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.63%) Maven
4 4 (2.63%) Selenium
5 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.32%) Android Studio
6 2 (1.32%) PROIV
6 2 (1.32%) Subversion
6 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.66%) Babel
7 1 (0.66%) Gradle
7 1 (0.66%) gulp
7 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (9.87%) Games
2 12 (7.89%) Finance
3 11 (7.24%) Electronics
4 9 (5.92%) Marketing
5 8 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.26%) Retail
6 3 (1.97%) Automotive
7 2 (1.32%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Avionics
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
8 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.66%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (36.84%) .NET
2 31 (20.39%) HTML
3 28 (18.42%) ASP.NET
4 22 (14.47%) AngularJS
5 21 (13.82%) CSS
6 17 (11.18%) Web Services
7 14 (9.21%) RESTful
8 13 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (7.89%) .NET Framework
9 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (7.24%) DirectX
11 9 (5.92%) jQuery
11 9 (5.92%) OpenGL
11 9 (5.92%) SOAP
12 8 (5.26%) Entity Framework
12 8 (5.26%) LAMP
12 8 (5.26%) LINQ
13 7 (4.61%) HTML5
14 6 (3.95%) Java EE
14 6 (3.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (43.42%) Computer Science
2 16 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.92%) Animation
4 8 (5.26%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.95%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.63%) Fintech
6 4 (2.63%) PKI
7 3 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.97%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.97%) iPad
7 3 (1.97%) Life Science
7 3 (1.97%) User Experience
8 2 (1.32%) iPhone
8 2 (1.32%) PMI
8 2 (1.32%) Smart Home
8 2 (1.32%) Social Media
9 1 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.66%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.32%) Windows
2 30 (19.74%) Linux
3 14 (9.21%) Unix
4 10 (6.58%) Android
5 9 (5.92%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (5.92%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (25.66%) OO
4 24 (15.79%) MVC
5 19 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 19 (12.50%) OOP
5 19 (12.50%) Open Source
6 18 (11.84%) TDD
7 16 (10.53%) SDLC
8 14 (9.21%) Scrum
9 12 (7.89%) Game Development
10 10 (6.58%) Physics
11 9 (5.92%) BDD
11 9 (5.92%) Content Development
12 8 (5.26%) Automation Testing
12 8 (5.26%) Campaign Management
12 8 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
12 8 (5.26%) SOA
13 7 (4.61%) Information Governance
13 7 (4.61%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (48.68%) C++
2 62 (40.79%) Java
3 50 (32.89%) C#
4 49 (32.24%) JavaScript
5 36 (23.68%) Python
5 36 (23.68%) SQL
6 29 (19.08%) C
7 16 (10.53%) PHP
8 10 (6.58%) Embedded C++
9 9 (5.92%) Perl
10 8 (5.26%) Embedded C
11 5 (3.29%) MATLAB
11 5 (3.29%) Ruby
11 5 (3.29%) Tcl
12 3 (1.97%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.97%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.97%) VB
12 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (57.24%) Degree
2 9 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.29%) PhD
4 4 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) HND
5 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (2.63%) HDFS
1 4 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.97%) Firmware
3 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (14.47%) Oracle
2 9 (5.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.63%) VMware
4 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.32%) Google
4 2 (1.32%) Twitter
5 1 (0.66%) Apple
5 1 (0.66%) Dell
5 1 (0.66%) Facebook
5 1 (0.66%) IBM
5 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.66%) Wonderware
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