Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £30,000 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
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 119 126
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 4,614 4,674 5,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.65% 2.64% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 2.73% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,102 4,236 4,825
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +1.85%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £44,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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
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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
Top 16 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 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 -2 4,428 £30,000 +7.14% 689
UK excluding London +6 3,052 £27,500 +10.00% 504
London -23 1,521 £35,000 +7.69% 215
South East +44 1,123 £29,000 +5.45% 126
North of England -29 555 £25,000 - 136
Midlands -3 533 £25,000 +4.17% 100
West Midlands +14 380 £25,000 +2.04% 51
South West +10 357 £26,500 +6.00% 50
East of England +41 335 £30,000 +9.09% 62
North West -43 288 £25,000 - 72
Yorkshire +4 233 £25,000 - 56
East Midlands -35 153 £25,000 +8.70% 49
Wales +6 74 £24,000 -4.00% 15
Scotland -50 65 £25,500 -5.56% 15
North East -6 34 £25,000 -9.09% 8
Northern Ireland -14 13 £27,000 -10.00%

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 1,509 (32.70%) C#
2 1,382 (29.95%) JavaScript
3 1,346 (29.17%) .NET
4 1,325 (28.72%) Degree
5 1,286 (27.87%) SQL
6 1,236 (26.79%) HTML
7 1,199 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
8 1,131 (24.51%) CSS
9 893 (19.35%) Java
10 891 (19.31%) SQL Server
11 850 (18.42%) Computer Science
12 828 (17.95%) MVC
13 826 (17.90%) ASP.NET
14 707 (15.32%) Finance
15 649 (14.07%) Microsoft
16 575 (12.46%) AngularJS
17 545 (11.81%) Web Development
18 538 (11.66%) Linux
19 524 (11.36%) jQuery
20 506 (10.97%) Software Engineering
21 470 (10.19%) Python
22 450 (9.75%) ASP.NET MVC
23 447 (9.69%) PHP
24 438 (9.49%) Windows
25 427 (9.25%) TDD
26 400 (8.67%) OO
27 356 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree
28 339 (7.35%) Mathematics
29 328 (7.11%) HTML5
30 324 (7.02%) 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 96 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 89 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 88 (1.91%) CMS
4 69 (1.50%) IIS
5 66 (1.43%) WordPress
6 50 (1.08%) MS Exchange
7 49 (1.06%) Apache
8 47 (1.02%) Umbraco
9 33 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 32 (0.69%) JBoss
10 32 (0.69%) SAS
10 32 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 31 (0.67%) Confluence
12 20 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 17 (0.37%) Drupal
14 17 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.30%) NServiceBus
16 13 (0.28%) Moodle
Applications
1 179 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 173 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 58 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 38 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 30 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.22%) SPSS
9 9 (0.20%) InDesign
10 7 (0.15%) InVision
11 6 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.065%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.065%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.043%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.043%) Maya
Business Applications
1 54 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.56%) Magento
3 24 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 13 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.28%) SAP HCM
6 13 (0.28%) SAP Payroll
7 10 (0.22%) thinkFolio
8 9 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.15%) SAP PP
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.13%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.13%) SAP SRM
11 5 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
11 5 (0.11%) HFM
11 5 (0.11%) Sage 1000
12 4 (0.087%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 268 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 251 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (2.15%) SaaS
4 81 (1.76%) GitHub
5 68 (1.47%) Office 365
6 18 (0.39%) npm
7 17 (0.37%) PaaS
8 15 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 14 (0.30%) IaaS
10 12 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 9 (0.20%) AdWords
11 9 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (0.20%) Heroku
12 8 (0.17%) Yarn
13 7 (0.15%) Dropbox
13 7 (0.15%) Sage Pay
14 6 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.77%) Internet
2 127 (2.75%) Firewall
3 78 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 71 (1.54%) WAN
5 65 (1.41%) LAN
6 56 (1.21%) DNS
7 51 (1.11%) VPN
8 42 (0.91%) VoIP
9 40 (0.87%) Wireless
10 35 (0.76%) DHCP
11 32 (0.69%) Network Security
12 31 (0.67%) HTTP
13 26 (0.56%) SMS
14 24 (0.52%) Hyperconnected
15 21 (0.46%) MPLS
16 19 (0.41%) Broadband
17 16 (0.35%) SSL
18 14 (0.30%) VLAN
19 10 (0.22%) LDAP
20 9 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 891 (19.31%) SQL Server
2 324 (7.02%) MySQL
3 172 (3.73%) MongoDB
4 135 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 134 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 124 (2.69%) Big Data
7 113 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 108 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 86 (1.86%) NoSQL
10 61 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 59 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
12 54 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 54 (1.17%) Hadoop
13 49 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 47 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (0.85%) Redis
16 37 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
17 31 (0.67%) Power BI
18 25 (0.54%) RDBMS
18 25 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 309 (6.70%) Git (software)
2 156 (3.38%) Visual Studio
3 141 (3.06%) JIRA
4 97 (2.10%) Jenkins
5 85 (1.84%) Selenium
6 83 (1.80%) Subversion
7 75 (1.63%) TeamCity
8 69 (1.50%) NUnit
9 63 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 49 (1.06%) Moq
11 38 (0.82%) JUnit
12 35 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
13 34 (0.74%) Grunt
14 32 (0.69%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.63%) gulp
15 29 (0.63%) MSTest
16 27 (0.59%) Mercurial
17 26 (0.56%) WebDriver
18 24 (0.52%) Bitbucket
18 24 (0.52%) Maven
General
1 707 (15.32%) Finance
2 290 (6.29%) Marketing
3 257 (5.57%) Games
4 231 (5.01%) Banking
5 218 (4.72%) Retail
6 108 (2.34%) Advertising
7 104 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 74 (1.60%) Electronics
9 66 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 61 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 58 (1.26%) Automotive
12 55 (1.19%) Front Office
13 49 (1.06%) Legal
14 43 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.50%) Law
16 21 (0.46%) Back Office
17 17 (0.37%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.24%) International Banking
20 10 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,346 (29.17%) .NET
2 1,236 (26.79%) HTML
3 1,131 (24.51%) CSS
4 826 (17.90%) ASP.NET
5 575 (12.46%) AngularJS
6 524 (11.36%) jQuery
7 450 (9.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 328 (7.11%) HTML5
9 319 (6.91%) .NET Framework
10 252 (5.46%) Web Services
11 235 (5.09%) XML
12 223 (4.83%) Node.js
13 217 (4.70%) WCF
14 182 (3.94%) WPF
15 179 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 179 (3.88%) CSS3
16 170 (3.68%) React
17 169 (3.66%) REST
18 165 (3.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 155 (3.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 850 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 282 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 211 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
4 201 (4.36%) User Experience
5 165 (3.58%) Mobile App
6 128 (2.77%) Fintech
7 69 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 68 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 57 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 51 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 47 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 45 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 40 (0.87%) Driving Licence
13 40 (0.87%) Social Media
14 33 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 30 (0.65%) Equities
16 28 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
17 27 (0.59%) Derivative
18 23 (0.50%) Client/Server
19 22 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 538 (11.66%) Linux
2 438 (9.49%) Windows
3 150 (3.25%) Android
4 141 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 134 (2.90%) Unix
6 130 (2.82%) Apple iOS
7 69 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 49 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 29 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 26 (0.56%) CentOS
12 26 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 23 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.24%) Solaris
17 10 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 9 (0.20%) Debian
19 7 (0.15%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,199 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (17.95%) MVC
3 545 (11.81%) Web Development
4 506 (10.97%) Software Engineering
5 427 (9.25%) TDD
6 400 (8.67%) OO
7 339 (7.35%) Mathematics
8 303 (6.57%) Scrum
9 254 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
10 252 (5.46%) DevOps
11 248 (5.37%) BDD
12 245 (5.31%) Front End Development
13 240 (5.20%) OOP
14 226 (4.90%) Project Management
15 200 (4.33%) Analytics
15 200 (4.33%) Test Automation
16 198 (4.29%) SDLC
17 194 (4.20%) E-Commerce
18 161 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
19 152 (3.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1,509 (32.70%) C#
2 1,382 (29.95%) JavaScript
3 1,286 (27.87%) SQL
4 893 (19.35%) Java
5 470 (10.19%) Python
6 447 (9.69%) PHP
7 291 (6.31%) C++
8 196 (4.25%) T-SQL
9 158 (3.42%) Ruby
10 131 (2.84%) C
11 96 (2.08%) Perl
12 81 (1.76%) VB.NET
13 79 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 73 (1.58%) Scala
15 63 (1.37%) F#
15 63 (1.37%) TypeScript
16 53 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 53 (1.15%) R
16 53 (1.15%) VBA
17 29 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,325 (28.72%) Degree
2 356 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 57 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
5 56 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (0.95%) PhD
7 43 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (0.91%) CCNA
9 39 (0.85%) Master's Degree
10 34 (0.74%) SC Cleared
11 28 (0.61%) MCP
12 25 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 18 (0.39%) MCSD
15 15 (0.33%) PMP
16 14 (0.30%) ISEB
17 13 (0.28%) HND
17 13 (0.28%) MCTS
17 13 (0.28%) PMI Certification
18 12 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (4.72%) QA
2 77 (1.67%) PMO
3 63 (1.37%) SLA
4 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.13%) GDPR
8 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.087%) MiFID
9 4 (0.087%) SEPA
10 3 (0.065%) DICOM
10 3 (0.065%) HL7
10 3 (0.065%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.065%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.043%) PSD2
12 1 (0.022%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.022%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.022%) PMBOK
System Software
1 145 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 114 (2.47%) Docker
3 77 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.30%) Firmware
7 7 (0.15%) KVM
7 7 (0.15%) vSphere
8 5 (0.11%) Xen
9 4 (0.087%) NFS
9 4 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.087%) XenApp
10 3 (0.065%) HDFS
10 3 (0.065%) Snort
10 3 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.065%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.043%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.043%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.043%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 87 (1.89%) Puppet
2 81 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (1.56%) Ansible
4 53 (1.15%) Kibana
5 34 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 25 (0.54%) Terraform
7 16 (0.35%) SCCM
8 14 (0.30%) Consul
9 13 (0.28%) Graphite
10 12 (0.26%) SCOM
11 10 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.20%) CSIRT
12 9 (0.20%) QRadar
13 8 (0.17%) Nagios
13 8 (0.17%) Nessus
14 5 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
15 4 (0.087%) vCenter Server
16 3 (0.065%) Microsoft Clustering
16 3 (0.065%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 3 (0.065%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 649 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 181 (3.92%) Google
3 165 (3.58%) Oracle
4 101 (2.19%) VMware
5 94 (2.04%) SAP
6 66 (1.43%) Adobe
7 60 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 59 (1.28%) Cisco
9 57 (1.24%) Twitter
10 55 (1.19%) Zend
11 34 (0.74%) Citrix
12 26 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 26 (0.56%) Sage
13 25 (0.54%) Tableau
14 24 (0.52%) Xamarin
15 23 (0.50%) Remedy
16 21 (0.46%) HP
17 20 (0.43%) Cognos
17 20 (0.43%) ServiceNow
18 18 (0.39%) Sitecore