Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Junior Software Engineer was £29,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 994 1075 1062
Rank change year-on-year +81 -13 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Software Engineer 209 149 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.078% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.081% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 190 148 200
UK median annual salary £29,500 £30,000 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,775 £20,500
90th Percentile £41,250 £41,625 £46,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £28,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year -2.65% +13.00% +4.17%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Junior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior Software Engineer in the UK

Junior Software Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +109 188 £30,000 - 16
UK excluding London +95 159 £27,500 -2.65% 12
South East +47 72 £28,000 -6.67% 7
London +25 50 £35,000 +6.29% 5
South West +31 23 £26,250 -12.50% 1
North of England +1 19 £27,500 +10.00% 1
East of England +17 17 £30,000 - 2
North West +1 16 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Wales +32 12 £24,000 -9.43%
Scotland +1 9 £32,500 -9.72% 1
Midlands +42 7 £30,000 -
West Midlands +13 4 £28,250 +13.00%
East Midlands +33 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Yorkshire +21 3 £21,500 -14.00%

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 207 (99.04%) Software Engineering
2 131 (62.68%) Degree
3 100 (47.85%) Computer Science
3 100 (47.85%) C#
4 86 (41.15%) Java
4 86 (41.15%) JavaScript
5 77 (36.84%) C++
6 70 (33.49%) .NET
7 58 (27.75%) Linux
8 55 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (25.84%) SQL
10 52 (24.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 48 (22.97%) HTML
12 41 (19.62%) .NET Framework
13 40 (19.14%) SQL Server
13 40 (19.14%) OO
14 36 (17.22%) CSS
15 34 (16.27%) Windows
15 34 (16.27%) AngularJS
16 32 (15.31%) OOP
17 31 (14.83%) ASP.NET
17 31 (14.83%) C
18 28 (13.40%) TDD
19 26 (12.44%) MVC
20 25 (11.96%) Scrum
20 25 (11.96%) Node.js
21 24 (11.48%) Python
22 23 (11.00%) jQuery
23 21 (10.05%) Test Automation
24 20 (9.57%) Mathematics

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 6 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.91%) JBoss
3 4 (1.91%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.44%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.31%) GitHub
3 9 (4.31%) PaaS
4 7 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.87%) SaaS
6 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) Internet
2 6 (2.87%) HTTP
2 6 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.39%) FTP
3 5 (2.39%) Kerberos
3 5 (2.39%) LDAP
4 2 (0.96%) GSM
4 2 (0.96%) LTE
4 2 (0.96%) UMTS
5 1 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.48%) CDMA
5 1 (0.48%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.48%) MQTT
5 1 (0.48%) PBX
5 1 (0.48%) RANAP
5 1 (0.48%) RTP
5 1 (0.48%) Wireless
5 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.78%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.31%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.83%) Big Data
6 7 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.35%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.35%) MySQL
7 4 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.44%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.44%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.96%) Redis
10 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (6.70%) Subversion
2 13 (6.22%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (4.78%) Eclipse
5 9 (4.31%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.39%) JIRA
6 5 (2.39%) Moq
6 5 (2.39%) NUnit
7 4 (1.91%) Eclipse RCP
7 4 (1.91%) JUnit
7 4 (1.91%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.96%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.96%) Codeception
9 2 (0.96%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.96%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.96%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.96%) WebStorm
General
1 20 (9.57%) Electronics
2 19 (9.09%) Finance
3 12 (5.74%) Retail
4 11 (5.26%) Banking
5 6 (2.87%) Automotive
5 6 (2.87%) French Language
5 6 (2.87%) Games
5 6 (2.87%) German Language
5 6 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.44%) Military
8 2 (0.96%) Advertising
8 2 (0.96%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (33.49%) .NET
2 48 (22.97%) HTML
3 41 (19.62%) .NET Framework
4 36 (17.22%) CSS
5 34 (16.27%) AngularJS
6 31 (14.83%) ASP.NET
7 25 (11.96%) Node.js
8 23 (11.00%) jQuery
9 18 (8.61%) React
9 18 (8.61%) XML
10 15 (7.18%) Qt
11 14 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (6.70%) HTML5
12 13 (6.22%) REST
12 13 (6.22%) Spring
13 12 (5.74%) Entity Framework
14 11 (5.26%) JSON
15 10 (4.78%) WCF
15 10 (4.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 100 (47.85%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (5.74%) Algorithms
4 11 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.31%) Fintech
6 7 (3.35%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.44%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.44%) PKI
9 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.96%) EPoS
9 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.48%) MPEG
10 1 (0.48%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.75%) Linux
2 34 (16.27%) Windows
3 13 (6.22%) Android
4 7 (3.35%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.87%) Unix
6 5 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.96%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (99.04%) Software Engineering
2 55 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (19.14%) OO
4 32 (15.31%) OOP
5 28 (13.40%) TDD
6 26 (12.44%) MVC
7 25 (11.96%) Scrum
8 21 (10.05%) Test Automation
9 20 (9.57%) Mathematics
10 17 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (7.66%) Open Source
12 13 (6.22%) DevOps
13 11 (5.26%) Microservices
13 11 (5.26%) SDLC
14 10 (4.78%) Information Security
14 10 (4.78%) Unit Testing
15 9 (4.31%) Refactoring
15 9 (4.31%) Software Delivery
16 8 (3.83%) Analytics
16 8 (3.83%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 100 (47.85%) C#
2 86 (41.15%) Java
2 86 (41.15%) JavaScript
3 77 (36.84%) C++
4 54 (25.84%) SQL
5 31 (14.83%) C
6 24 (11.48%) Python
7 9 (4.31%) Ruby
7 9 (4.31%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.83%) PHP
9 7 (3.35%) Scala
10 6 (2.87%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.39%) Go
12 4 (1.91%) Perl
13 3 (1.44%) BeanShell
13 3 (1.44%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.44%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.44%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 131 (62.68%) Degree
2 52 (24.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.91%) PhD
5 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.44%) MCP
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) QA
2 6 (2.87%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.87%) SEPA
3 3 (1.44%) DICOM
3 3 (1.44%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (2.39%) Docker
1 5 (2.39%) NFS
2 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.87%) Opsview
2 4 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.44%) Ansible
3 3 (1.44%) Puppet
4 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (5.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.87%) Oracle
2 6 (2.87%) Splunk
3 5 (2.39%) Google
4 4 (1.91%) VMware
5 2 (0.96%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco
6 1 (0.48%) Facebook
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.48%) SAP
6 1 (0.48%) Zend