Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Junior was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

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

Junior
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 126 120
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 4578 5107 5588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.60% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.69% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3991 4708 5015
UK median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -

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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the UK

Junior
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Junior in the UK

Junior
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 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 +2 4416 £27,500 -1.79% 320
UK excluding London +11 2880 £26,000 - 208
London -18 1643 £35,000 +7.69% 117
South East +8 936 £27,500 - 57
North of England -24 607 £25,000 - 53
Midlands +8 503 £25,000 - 36
East of England +5 368 £29,500 +5.36% 31
North West -28 359 £25,000 - 30
South West +35 346 £25,000 - 25
West Midlands +38 341 £25,000 - 23
Yorkshire -11 219 £25,000 -6.54% 21
East Midlands -9 161 £25,000 +2.04% 13
Scotland -12 66 £27,500 +3.77% 4
Wales -5 52 £24,500 -2.00% 2
North East +14 29 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Northern Ireland -10 6 £23,250 -1.06%
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, Junior 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 in the job title.

1 1404 (30.67%) C#
2 1389 (30.34%) Degree
3 1373 (29.99%) JavaScript
4 1266 (27.65%) .NET
5 1262 (27.57%) HTML
6 1224 (26.74%) SQL
7 1151 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
8 1118 (24.42%) CSS
9 944 (20.62%) SQL Server
10 922 (20.14%) Java
11 800 (17.47%) ASP.NET
12 784 (17.13%) Finance
13 776 (16.95%) Computer Science
14 759 (16.58%) MVC
15 728 (15.90%) Microsoft
16 570 (12.45%) Windows
17 569 (12.43%) jQuery
18 552 (12.06%) Linux
19 520 (11.36%) AngularJS
20 491 (10.73%) PHP
21 467 (10.20%) Software Engineering
22 459 (10.03%) Python
23 441 (9.63%) Web Development
24 425 (9.28%) OO
25 419 (9.15%) TDD
26 408 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
27 391 (8.54%) HTML5
28 387 (8.45%) C++
29 377 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
30 341 (7.45%) MySQL

Junior 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
1 120 (2.62%) CMS
2 107 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 86 (1.88%) WordPress
4 83 (1.81%) Apache
5 80 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 68 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 67 (1.46%) IIS
8 41 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 33 (0.72%) Drupal
9 33 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 31 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 30 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 24 (0.52%) JBoss
13 23 (0.50%) Confluence
14 20 (0.44%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.39%) NServiceBus
16 16 (0.35%) SAS
17 10 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 198 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 195 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (1.70%) Photoshop
4 64 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 43 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 41 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
7 20 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 17 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.35%) InDesign
10 12 (0.26%) SPSS
11 11 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.066%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.066%) GIMP
13 3 (0.066%) InVision
13 3 (0.066%) PaintShop Pro
14 2 (0.044%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.022%) CorelDRAW
15 1 (0.022%) Maya
15 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 36 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.68%) Magento
3 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.20%) Shopify
5 8 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 8 (0.17%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.15%) SAP PP
6 7 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.11%) Movex
8 5 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.087%) CaseMap
9 4 (0.087%) HFM
9 4 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.087%) Relativity
10 3 (0.066%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 263 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 246 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (2.36%) SaaS
4 96 (2.10%) Office 365
5 65 (1.42%) GitHub
6 35 (0.76%) Google Analytics
7 26 (0.57%) PaaS
8 19 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.37%) IaaS
10 16 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.24%) Dropbox
13 8 (0.17%) G Suite
14 7 (0.15%) Sage Pay
15 6 (0.13%) AdWords
15 6 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (0.11%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 173 (3.78%) Firewall
2 154 (3.36%) Internet
3 111 (2.42%) LAN
3 111 (2.42%) WAN
4 104 (2.27%) DNS
5 97 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 85 (1.86%) DHCP
7 71 (1.55%) VPN
8 50 (1.09%) MPLS
9 47 (1.03%) Network Security
10 40 (0.87%) HTTP
11 35 (0.76%) VoIP
12 31 (0.68%) Wireless
13 23 (0.50%) SAN
14 20 (0.44%) Broadband
14 20 (0.44%) FTP
15 19 (0.42%) VLAN
16 18 (0.39%) Intranet
17 17 (0.37%) SMTP
17 17 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 944 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 341 (7.45%) MySQL
3 144 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 133 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 132 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 126 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 121 (2.64%) Big Data
8 108 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 84 (1.83%) NoSQL
10 71 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (1.55%) Hadoop
11 52 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 50 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 48 (1.05%) Power BI
14 44 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
15 41 (0.90%) QlikView
16 37 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
17 34 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
18 33 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
19 30 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 294 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 176 (3.84%) Visual Studio
3 149 (3.25%) JIRA
4 91 (1.99%) Selenium
5 84 (1.83%) Subversion
6 79 (1.73%) Jenkins
7 75 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 69 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 59 (1.29%) NUnit
10 49 (1.07%) gulp
11 43 (0.94%) Eclipse
12 41 (0.90%) JUnit
13 39 (0.85%) Moq
14 37 (0.81%) Grunt
14 37 (0.81%) Maven
15 28 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
16 24 (0.52%) Cucumber
17 23 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (0.50%) Bitbucket
17 23 (0.50%) Xcode
General
1 784 (17.13%) Finance
2 318 (6.95%) Marketing
3 232 (5.07%) Games
4 220 (4.81%) Banking
5 176 (3.84%) Retail
6 157 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 103 (2.25%) Legal
8 97 (2.12%) Electronics
9 90 (1.97%) Advertising
10 85 (1.86%) Manufacturing
11 78 (1.70%) Automotive
12 57 (1.25%) Front Office
13 56 (1.22%) Investment Banking
14 48 (1.05%) Back Office
15 40 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 34 (0.74%) Law
17 28 (0.61%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.50%) Publishing
19 16 (0.35%) Billing
20 11 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1266 (27.65%) .NET
2 1262 (27.57%) HTML
3 1118 (24.42%) CSS
4 800 (17.47%) ASP.NET
5 569 (12.43%) jQuery
6 520 (11.36%) AngularJS
7 408 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 391 (8.54%) HTML5
9 292 (6.38%) .NET Framework
10 263 (5.74%) XML
11 262 (5.72%) Web Services
12 241 (5.26%) CSS3
13 197 (4.30%) Node.js
14 195 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 194 (4.24%) WCF
16 180 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 159 (3.47%) Spring
18 156 (3.41%) React
19 144 (3.15%) REST
20 140 (3.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 776 (16.95%) Computer Science
2 325 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (3.84%) User Experience
4 158 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 143 (3.12%) Fintech
6 136 (2.97%) Mobile App
7 81 (1.77%) Social Media
8 71 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 62 (1.35%) iPad
10 60 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 57 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 54 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 52 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 41 (0.90%) Data Centre
15 38 (0.83%) Driving Licence
16 35 (0.76%) Graphic Design
17 25 (0.55%) Derivative
18 21 (0.46%) Mobile Games
18 21 (0.46%) PMI
19 20 (0.44%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 570 (12.45%) Windows
2 552 (12.06%) Linux
3 193 (4.22%) Windows Server
4 181 (3.95%) Android
5 170 (3.71%) Apple iOS
6 151 (3.30%) Unix
7 120 (2.62%) Windows 7
8 80 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 64 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 56 (1.22%) CentOS
11 55 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 44 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (0.90%) Windows 10
14 31 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 30 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (0.55%) Windows 8
17 24 (0.52%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.46%) VxWorks
19 19 (0.42%) Debian
20 16 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1151 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
2 759 (16.58%) MVC
3 467 (10.20%) Software Engineering
4 441 (9.63%) Web Development
5 425 (9.28%) OO
6 419 (9.15%) TDD
7 308 (6.73%) Scrum
8 273 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
9 262 (5.72%) Mathematics
10 261 (5.70%) BDD
11 258 (5.64%) Front End Development
12 257 (5.61%) DevOps
13 229 (5.00%) SDLC
14 223 (4.87%) E-Commerce
15 214 (4.67%) OOP
16 212 (4.63%) Test Automation
17 211 (4.61%) Project Management
18 171 (3.74%) Analytics
19 165 (3.60%) Open Source
20 155 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1404 (30.67%) C#
2 1373 (29.99%) JavaScript
3 1224 (26.74%) SQL
4 922 (20.14%) Java
5 491 (10.73%) PHP
6 459 (10.03%) Python
7 387 (8.45%) C++
8 207 (4.52%) T-SQL
9 203 (4.43%) Ruby
10 149 (3.25%) VB.NET
11 121 (2.64%) C
12 118 (2.58%) Perl
13 87 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 82 (1.79%) PowerShell
15 72 (1.57%) Scala
16 59 (1.29%) F#
17 57 (1.25%) R
18 56 (1.22%) VBA
19 45 (0.98%) Shell Script
20 43 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1389 (30.34%) Degree
2 377 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 87 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
6 66 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (1.42%) CCNA
8 52 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 43 (0.94%) MCP
10 35 (0.76%) HND
11 34 (0.74%) Master's Degree
12 30 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 29 (0.63%) MCSD
14 27 (0.59%) PhD
15 26 (0.57%) DV Cleared
16 25 (0.55%) PMI Certification
17 24 (0.52%) MCTS
18 23 (0.50%) MCAD
19 17 (0.37%) A+ Certification
19 17 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.67%) QA
2 101 (2.21%) SLA
3 54 (1.18%) PMO
4 18 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.20%) SEPA
8 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.11%) GDPR
10 4 (0.087%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.066%) COBIT
11 3 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.066%) GCP
12 2 (0.044%) Basel II
12 2 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.044%) MiFID
12 2 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 231 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 136 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (1.88%) Docker
4 57 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.68%) KVM
7 15 (0.33%) Xen
8 14 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.22%) Firmware
9 10 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.17%) NFS
10 8 (0.17%) XenServer
11 6 (0.13%) Snort
12 3 (0.066%) vSphere
12 3 (0.066%) XenApp
12 3 (0.066%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.044%) HDFS
13 2 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.022%) iptables
14 1 (0.022%) LXC
Systems Management
1 109 (2.38%) Ansible
2 87 (1.90%) Puppet
3 71 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (1.16%) Kibana
5 29 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.37%) Nagios
7 12 (0.26%) Salt
8 11 (0.24%) Nessus
9 10 (0.22%) SCOM
10 9 (0.20%) CSIRT
10 9 (0.20%) Opsview
10 9 (0.20%) Terraform
11 8 (0.17%) QRadar
11 8 (0.17%) SCCM
12 7 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.13%) Juju
13 6 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.11%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.11%) WSUS
14 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 728 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 228 (4.98%) Oracle
3 166 (3.63%) VMware
4 141 (3.08%) Google
5 104 (2.27%) Cisco
6 95 (2.08%) SAP
7 62 (1.35%) Adobe
8 51 (1.11%) Red Hat
8 51 (1.11%) Tableau
9 43 (0.94%) Juniper
10 39 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (0.74%) Zend
12 32 (0.70%) Apple
13 31 (0.68%) HP
14 30 (0.66%) Cognos
15 26 (0.57%) Splunk
15 26 (0.57%) Xamarin
16 24 (0.52%) Citrix
17 17 (0.37%) MicroStrategy
18 14 (0.31%) CheckPoint