Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Junior was £30,000 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 125 115
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 4739 4965 5773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.61% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 2.71% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4552 5159
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +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 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
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 17 November 2017.

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 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 0 4555 £30,000 +5.26% 252
UK excluding London +17 3073 £27,500 +5.77% 188
London -27 1613 £35,000 +7.69% 73
South East +25 1063 £29,000 +5.45% 57
Midlands +9 560 £25,000 - 32
North of England -20 559 £25,000 - 38
West Midlands +25 407 £25,000 - 20
South West +40 393 £27,500 +10.00% 22
East of England +11 356 £30,000 +9.09% 30
North West -26 320 £25,000 - 27
Yorkshire 0 217 £25,000 -5.66% 9
East Midlands -24 153 £25,000 - 12
Wales +6 66 £24,000 -4.00% 4
Scotland -27 65 £29,000 +5.45% 5
North East +3 22 £26,000 +10.64% 2
Northern Ireland -14 14 £26,750 -10.83%

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1502 (31.69%) C#
2 1430 (30.18%) JavaScript
3 1406 (29.67%) Degree
4 1348 (28.44%) SQL
5 1339 (28.25%) HTML
5 1339 (28.25%) .NET
6 1295 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1198 (25.28%) CSS
8 945 (19.94%) SQL Server
9 939 (19.81%) Java
10 856 (18.06%) ASP.NET
11 854 (18.02%) Computer Science
12 832 (17.56%) MVC
13 779 (16.44%) Finance
14 694 (14.64%) Microsoft
15 616 (13.00%) AngularJS
16 577 (12.18%) jQuery
17 570 (12.03%) Linux
18 512 (10.80%) Python
19 508 (10.72%) Windows
20 494 (10.42%) Web Development
21 493 (10.40%) Software Engineering
22 483 (10.19%) PHP
23 448 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
24 441 (9.31%) OO
25 432 (9.12%) TDD
26 402 (8.48%) Computer Science Degree
27 362 (7.64%) HTML5
28 351 (7.41%) MySQL
29 342 (7.22%) C++

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 (2.03%) CMS
2 89 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 86 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 78 (1.65%) IIS
4 78 (1.65%) MS Exchange
5 73 (1.54%) WordPress
6 64 (1.35%) Apache
7 46 (0.97%) Apache Spark
8 34 (0.72%) JBoss
9 31 (0.65%) Confluence
10 28 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 28 (0.59%) Umbraco
11 25 (0.53%) Drupal
12 23 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 21 (0.44%) SAS
14 17 (0.36%) Moodle
14 17 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.32%) NServiceBus
15 15 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 198 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 194 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 54 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 53 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 49 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (0.61%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 16 (0.34%) InDesign
9 15 (0.32%) SPSS
10 13 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.13%) InVision
11 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.084%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.063%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.063%) GIMP
13 3 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.042%) Maya
Business Applications
1 46 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.57%) Magento
3 16 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 9 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
8 8 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.17%) SAP PP
9 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
10 5 (0.11%) HFM
10 5 (0.11%) Movex
10 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.11%) Sage 1000
11 4 (0.084%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.084%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 285 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 279 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (2.09%) SaaS
4 85 (1.79%) Office 365
5 77 (1.62%) GitHub
6 28 (0.59%) Google Analytics
7 21 (0.44%) PaaS
8 20 (0.42%) npm
9 14 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (0.30%) IaaS
10 13 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.25%) Dropbox
11 12 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.19%) AdWords
12 9 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 163 (3.44%) Firewall
2 154 (3.25%) Internet
3 99 (2.09%) WAN
4 97 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 91 (1.92%) LAN
6 79 (1.67%) DNS
7 64 (1.35%) VPN
8 57 (1.20%) DHCP
9 40 (0.84%) Network Security
10 38 (0.80%) Wireless
11 37 (0.78%) MPLS
12 29 (0.61%) VoIP
13 25 (0.53%) HTTP
14 18 (0.38%) SMS
15 17 (0.36%) Broadband
15 17 (0.36%) FTP
15 17 (0.36%) SSL
16 16 (0.34%) SAN
17 13 (0.27%) LDAP
18 12 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 945 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 351 (7.41%) MySQL
3 169 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 161 (3.40%) MongoDB
5 135 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 131 (2.76%) Big Data
7 128 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 122 (2.57%) SQL Server 2014
9 88 (1.86%) NoSQL
10 75 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 71 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 57 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 52 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
15 46 (0.97%) Power BI
16 41 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 36 (0.76%) RDBMS
18 33 (0.70%) Redis
19 32 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
20 31 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 312 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 161 (3.40%) Visual Studio
3 148 (3.12%) JIRA
4 101 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 90 (1.90%) Subversion
6 78 (1.65%) Selenium
6 78 (1.65%) TeamCity
7 68 (1.43%) NUnit
8 52 (1.10%) Grunt
8 52 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (1.03%) gulp
10 43 (0.91%) Moq
11 37 (0.78%) JUnit
12 35 (0.74%) Eclipse
13 33 (0.70%) Maven
14 29 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
15 26 (0.55%) Bitbucket
16 23 (0.49%) PHPUnit
16 23 (0.49%) WebDriver
17 22 (0.46%) Cucumber
General
1 779 (16.44%) Finance
2 330 (6.96%) Marketing
3 250 (5.28%) Banking
4 244 (5.15%) Games
5 200 (4.22%) Retail
6 134 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 95 (2.00%) Advertising
8 86 (1.81%) Electronics
9 80 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 75 (1.58%) Automotive
11 66 (1.39%) Investment Banking
12 64 (1.35%) Legal
13 62 (1.31%) Front Office
14 55 (1.16%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.74%) Back Office
16 31 (0.65%) Law
17 25 (0.53%) Aerospace
18 16 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.32%) German Language
20 12 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1339 (28.25%) .NET
1 1339 (28.25%) HTML
2 1198 (25.28%) CSS
3 856 (18.06%) ASP.NET
4 616 (13.00%) AngularJS
5 577 (12.18%) jQuery
6 448 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 362 (7.64%) HTML5
8 316 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 268 (5.66%) XML
10 265 (5.59%) Web Services
11 223 (4.71%) CSS3
12 220 (4.64%) Node.js
13 201 (4.24%) WCF
14 198 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 198 (4.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 181 (3.82%) REST
16 175 (3.69%) React
17 169 (3.57%) RESTful
18 163 (3.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 854 (18.02%) Computer Science
2 320 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (4.39%) User Experience
4 182 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
5 139 (2.93%) Mobile App
6 128 (2.70%) Fintech
7 80 (1.69%) Hedge funds
8 69 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 69 (1.46%) Social Media
9 64 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 55 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 43 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 37 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 37 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (0.61%) iPad
14 28 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (0.57%) Equities
16 24 (0.51%) Derivative
16 24 (0.51%) Graphic Design
17 21 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 570 (12.03%) Linux
2 508 (10.72%) Windows
3 173 (3.65%) Android
4 156 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 148 (3.12%) Unix
6 145 (3.06%) Apple iOS
7 104 (2.19%) Windows 7
8 65 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 48 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (1.01%) Windows XP
11 42 (0.89%) CentOS
12 36 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 27 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.32%) Debian
16 13 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.27%) Solaris
17 12 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1295 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
2 832 (17.56%) MVC
3 494 (10.42%) Web Development
4 493 (10.40%) Software Engineering
5 441 (9.31%) OO
6 432 (9.12%) TDD
7 329 (6.94%) Scrum
8 305 (6.44%) Mathematics
9 294 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
10 286 (6.04%) DevOps
11 285 (6.01%) Front End Development
12 261 (5.51%) BDD
13 236 (4.98%) OOP
14 223 (4.71%) Project Management
15 220 (4.64%) Analytics
16 217 (4.58%) Test Automation
17 212 (4.47%) E-Commerce
18 211 (4.45%) SDLC
19 176 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
20 155 (3.27%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1502 (31.69%) C#
2 1430 (30.18%) JavaScript
3 1348 (28.44%) SQL
4 939 (19.81%) Java
5 512 (10.80%) Python
6 483 (10.19%) PHP
7 342 (7.22%) C++
8 208 (4.39%) T-SQL
9 178 (3.76%) Ruby
10 144 (3.04%) C
11 125 (2.64%) VB.NET
12 123 (2.60%) Perl
13 88 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 73 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 62 (1.31%) Scala
15 62 (1.31%) VBA
16 60 (1.27%) F#
17 54 (1.14%) R
18 52 (1.10%) TypeScript
19 42 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1406 (29.67%) Degree
2 402 (8.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 65 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
6 57 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (1.18%) CCNA
8 41 (0.87%) MCP
9 38 (0.80%) SC Cleared
10 33 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 30 (0.63%) PhD
12 25 (0.53%) HND
12 25 (0.53%) Master's Degree
13 22 (0.46%) MCSD
14 20 (0.42%) MCTS
15 18 (0.38%) MCAD
15 18 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 15 (0.32%) ISEB
16 15 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (5.00%) QA
2 83 (1.75%) SLA
3 65 (1.37%) PMO
4 17 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.21%) SEPA
9 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.063%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.063%) DICOM
10 3 (0.063%) GCP
10 3 (0.063%) HL7
10 3 (0.063%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.063%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.042%) GDPR
11 2 (0.042%) MiFID
12 1 (0.021%) COBIT
12 1 (0.021%) PMBOK
System Software
1 184 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 114 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (2.07%) Docker
4 57 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.53%) KVM
7 15 (0.32%) Xen
8 7 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.15%) vSphere
9 6 (0.13%) NFS
10 5 (0.11%) Firmware
11 3 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.063%) Snort
11 3 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.063%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.063%) XenApp
12 2 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.042%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.042%) XenServer
13 1 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 102 (2.15%) Ansible
2 96 (2.03%) Puppet
3 83 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (1.16%) Kibana
5 33 (0.70%) Kubernetes
6 18 (0.38%) Terraform
7 14 (0.30%) SCCM
8 11 (0.23%) Nagios
9 10 (0.21%) CSIRT
9 10 (0.21%) Nessus
9 10 (0.21%) QRadar
9 10 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.19%) Graphite
10 9 (0.19%) Opsview
10 9 (0.19%) SCOM
11 7 (0.15%) Consul
12 6 (0.13%) Juju
12 6 (0.13%) Salt
13 5 (0.11%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 694 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 216 (4.56%) Oracle
3 169 (3.57%) Google
4 141 (2.98%) VMware
5 98 (2.07%) SAP
6 83 (1.75%) Cisco
7 62 (1.31%) Adobe
8 50 (1.06%) Red Hat
9 48 (1.01%) Zend
10 43 (0.91%) Twitter
11 40 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
12 39 (0.82%) Citrix
13 38 (0.80%) Tableau
14 33 (0.70%) Cognos
15 29 (0.61%) HP
16 28 (0.59%) Juniper
17 26 (0.55%) Splunk
18 24 (0.51%) Sage
19 20 (0.42%) Apple
20 17 (0.36%) MicroStrategy