The median annual salary for a Junior was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
UK
Rank 114 122 117
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2295 2711 2733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.63% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 2.73% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1988 2465 2380
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Junior in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +14 2204 £27,500 - 372
London -1 813 £35,000 +7.69% 118
South East -8 417 £26,000 - 81
North West +19 187 £25,000 - 40
South West +20 185 £27,500 +5.76% 32
West Midlands +25 181 £25,000 - 25
East of England +15 157 £25,000 -9.09% 18
Yorkshire -4 140 £25,000 -3.84% 23
City of London +26 131 £37,000 -1.33% 23
West Yorkshire +46 107 £25,000 -4.76% 19
Bristol +14 103 £25,000 -9.09% 12
East Midlands -7 102 £25,000 +4.16% 29
Manchester +1 100 £25,000 - 23
Berkshire +30 99 £27,500 - 10
Hampshire +21 98 £25,000 - 22
Leeds +45 85 £25,000 -16.66% 15
Hertfordshire +40 67 £25,000 -16.66% 7
Birmingham +29 62 £23,000 -11.53% 10
Surrey -53 48 £25,000 -9.09% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 41 £27,500 -3.50% 6
Cheshire +6 41 £25,000 - 10
East Sussex +10 40 £25,500 +27.50% 7
Oxfordshire +5 39 £27,500 - 14
Nottinghamshire -14 37 £25,000 +4.16% 8
Wales -3 35 £25,000 +4.16% 3
Worcestershire +4 34 £23,500 -3.09%
Warwickshire +34 33 £25,500 +2.00% 3
Reading +27 32 £27,500 -12.00%
Scotland +16 32 £26,000 -11.11% 7
Kent -10 32 £25,000 - 6

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1477 (31.70%) C#
2 1391 (29.86%) JavaScript
3 1371 (29.43%) .NET
4 1366 (29.32%) Degree
5 1331 (28.57%) SQL
6 1204 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
7 1191 (25.56%) HTML
8 1059 (22.73%) CSS
9 1011 (21.70%) SQL Server
10 895 (19.21%) ASP.NET
11 892 (19.15%) Java
12 861 (18.48%) Computer Science
13 843 (18.09%) MVC
14 745 (15.99%) Finance
15 662 (14.21%) Microsoft
16 545 (11.70%) jQuery
17 540 (11.59%) AngularJS
18 538 (11.55%) Linux
19 515 (11.05%) Windows
19 515 (11.05%) TDD
20 512 (10.99%) OO
21 483 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
22 467 (10.02%) Python
23 459 (9.85%) Web Development
24 446 (9.57%) C++
25 441 (9.47%) Software Engineering
26 432 (9.27%) PHP
27 388 (8.33%) MS Excel
28 358 (7.68%) MySQL
29 347 (7.45%) XML

Junior 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 84 (1.80%) WordPress
2 82 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
3 79 (1.70%) CMS
4 59 (1.27%) IIS
5 50 (1.07%) Apache
5 50 (1.07%) MS Exchange
6 46 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 34 (0.73%) Drupal
8 30 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 28 (0.60%) Umbraco
10 27 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 23 (0.49%) Jetty
12 18 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (0.39%) JBoss
13 16 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.28%) SAS
15 12 (0.26%) Joomla!
15 12 (0.26%) nginx
16 11 (0.24%) Confluence
16 11 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 388 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 158 (3.39%) MS Office
3 101 (2.17%) Photoshop
4 70 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 49 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.73%) MS Project
7 25 (0.54%) InDesign
8 23 (0.49%) MS Visio
9 18 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.21%) RoboHelp
11 8 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.13%) SPSS
13 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.086%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.086%) FrameMaker
15 3 (0.064%) CINEMA 4D
15 3 (0.064%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.064%) Houdini
15 3 (0.064%) InVision
15 3 (0.064%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 29 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.60%) SAP MM
3 24 (0.52%) Magento
4 22 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 13 (0.28%) SAP HCM
9 12 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
9 12 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
9 12 (0.26%) SAP HR
9 12 (0.26%) SAP PP
10 11 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
11 10 (0.21%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.19%) SAP SD
12 9 (0.19%) thinkFolio
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
13 7 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 201 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (2.10%) SaaS
4 60 (1.29%) Office 365
5 52 (1.12%) GitHub
6 21 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 16 (0.34%) Sage Pay
8 13 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.21%) IaaS
9 10 (0.21%) Slack
10 9 (0.19%) AdWords
10 9 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.17%) Force.com
12 6 (0.13%) Heroku
12 6 (0.13%) PaaS
13 5 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.11%) Datadog
14 4 (0.086%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 133 (2.85%) Internet
2 90 (1.93%) Firewall
3 51 (1.09%) LAN
4 50 (1.07%) WAN
5 46 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 41 (0.88%) DNS
7 40 (0.86%) HTTP
8 37 (0.79%) VoIP
9 32 (0.69%) VPN
10 31 (0.67%) DHCP
11 30 (0.64%) Network Security
12 28 (0.60%) SSL
13 18 (0.39%) Kerberos
14 16 (0.34%) MPLS
14 16 (0.34%) Wireless
15 15 (0.32%) Wireshark
16 14 (0.30%) Intranet
17 12 (0.26%) SAN
18 11 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
19 10 (0.21%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1011 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 358 (7.68%) MySQL
3 164 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 152 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 126 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 123 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 116 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 112 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 111 (2.38%) Big Data
10 100 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 90 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 63 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 45 (0.97%) Hadoop
13 45 (0.97%) Power BI
14 43 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
15 38 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 33 (0.71%) QlikView
18 32 (0.69%) Oracle Database
19 28 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 314 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 150 (3.22%) Visual Studio
3 142 (3.05%) JIRA
4 109 (2.34%) Selenium
5 99 (2.12%) NUnit
6 98 (2.10%) Jenkins
7 75 (1.61%) Moq
8 74 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
9 71 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 70 (1.50%) Subversion
11 69 (1.48%) TeamCity
12 66 (1.42%) Maven
13 48 (1.03%) MSTest
14 44 (0.94%) JUnit
15 30 (0.64%) WebDriver
16 29 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 28 (0.60%) Eclipse
18 25 (0.54%) Xcode
19 24 (0.52%) Grunt
19 24 (0.52%) gulp
General
1 745 (15.99%) Finance
2 254 (5.45%) Marketing
3 239 (5.13%) Banking
4 228 (4.89%) Games
5 202 (4.34%) Retail
6 123 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 111 (2.38%) Legal
8 101 (2.17%) Advertising
9 84 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 52 (1.12%) Front Office
12 36 (0.77%) Automotive
12 36 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.69%) Electronics
14 29 (0.62%) Law
15 26 (0.56%) Billing
16 21 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 21 (0.45%) Publishing
17 15 (0.32%) French Language
18 14 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1371 (29.43%) .NET
2 1191 (25.56%) HTML
3 1059 (22.73%) CSS
4 895 (19.21%) ASP.NET
5 545 (11.70%) jQuery
6 540 (11.59%) AngularJS
7 483 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 347 (7.45%) XML
9 332 (7.13%) HTML5
10 306 (6.57%) Web Services
11 283 (6.07%) .NET Framework
12 280 (6.01%) WCF
13 220 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 197 (4.23%) CSS3
15 182 (3.91%) WPF
16 171 (3.67%) Node.js
17 163 (3.50%) RESTful
18 160 (3.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 149 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 146 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 861 (18.48%) Computer Science
2 334 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (4.12%) Fintech
4 148 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 142 (3.05%) User Experience
6 82 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 63 (1.35%) iPad
8 58 (1.24%) Social Media
9 53 (1.14%) Hedge funds
10 50 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 46 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 38 (0.82%) Data Centre
12 38 (0.82%) Equities
13 37 (0.79%) Client/Server
14 33 (0.71%) Driving Licence
15 29 (0.62%) Data Structures
16 26 (0.56%) Blackberry
16 26 (0.56%) Graphic Design
17 22 (0.47%) Smartphone
18 19 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 538 (11.55%) Linux
2 515 (11.05%) Windows
3 195 (4.19%) Unix
4 134 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 131 (2.81%) Android
6 122 (2.62%) Windows Server
7 71 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 37 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (0.69%) Windows XP
10 31 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (0.64%) CentOS
12 28 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 28 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 24 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.47%) Solaris
15 18 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.28%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1204 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 843 (18.09%) MVC
3 515 (11.05%) TDD
4 512 (10.99%) OO
5 459 (9.85%) Web Development
6 441 (9.47%) Software Engineering
7 311 (6.68%) SDLC
8 306 (6.57%) Mathematics
9 297 (6.37%) Scrum
10 252 (5.41%) BDD
11 248 (5.32%) OOP
12 222 (4.76%) Project Management
13 212 (4.55%) DevOps
14 207 (4.44%) Front End Development
15 204 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
16 194 (4.16%) E-Commerce
17 183 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
18 180 (3.86%) Web Application Development
19 167 (3.58%) Kanban
20 142 (3.05%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1477 (31.70%) C#
2 1391 (29.86%) JavaScript
3 1331 (28.57%) SQL
4 892 (19.15%) Java
5 467 (10.02%) Python
6 446 (9.57%) C++
7 432 (9.27%) PHP
8 210 (4.51%) T-SQL
9 187 (4.01%) Ruby
10 146 (3.13%) C
11 144 (3.09%) VB.NET
12 94 (2.02%) Perl
13 82 (1.76%) Bash Shell
14 66 (1.42%) PowerShell
15 56 (1.20%) VB
16 54 (1.16%) F#
17 53 (1.14%) Objective-C
18 50 (1.07%) Scala
19 39 (0.84%) Shell Script
20 37 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 1366 (29.32%) Degree
2 80 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 48 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (1.01%) CCNA
6 45 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 45 (0.97%) MCP
7 33 (0.71%) PhD
8 30 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (0.62%) HND
9 29 (0.62%) MCSD
10 28 (0.60%) ISEB
11 27 (0.58%) MCAD
11 27 (0.58%) MCTS
12 26 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 25 (0.54%) SC Cleared
14 19 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.39%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.36%) MCSE
16 17 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.88%) QA
2 54 (1.16%) PMO
3 45 (0.97%) SLA
4 10 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.13%) SDET
7 4 (0.086%) COBIT
7 4 (0.086%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.064%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.021%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.021%) Basel II
9 1 (0.021%) Basel III
9 1 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.021%) GxP
9 1 (0.021%) HL7
9 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.021%) JTAG
9 1 (0.021%) UCITS
System Software
1 145 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 88 (1.89%) Docker
3 64 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.32%) Firmware
6 11 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.19%) Xen
8 8 (0.17%) Snort
9 7 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.13%) vSphere
11 5 (0.11%) HDFS
12 4 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.086%) etcd
12 4 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.043%) LXC
13 2 (0.043%) pfSense
13 2 (0.043%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.043%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.021%) NFS
Systems Management
1 87 (1.87%) Puppet
2 69 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (1.27%) Ansible
4 46 (0.99%) Kibana
5 21 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.34%) Nagios
7 11 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (0.24%) Terraform
8 10 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
8 10 (0.21%) Graphite
8 10 (0.21%) SCCM
9 8 (0.17%) RSA enVision
10 6 (0.13%) Grafana
10 6 (0.13%) SCOM
11 5 (0.11%) Consul
11 5 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.11%) Mesos
12 4 (0.086%) EnCase
12 4 (0.086%) FTK
Vendors
1 662 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 263 (5.64%) Oracle
3 120 (2.58%) Google
4 93 (2.00%) SAP
5 92 (1.97%) VMware
6 81 (1.74%) Adobe
7 78 (1.67%) Cisco
8 55 (1.18%) Tableau
9 54 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 50 (1.07%) Zend
11 38 (0.82%) Facebook
12 31 (0.67%) Sybase
13 29 (0.62%) Twitter
14 28 (0.60%) Apple
14 28 (0.60%) Red Hat
15 26 (0.56%) Cognos
16 25 (0.54%) CheckPoint
17 24 (0.52%) Xamarin
18 22 (0.47%) Juniper
19 21 (0.45%) IBM
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Reed Technology
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum bonus, regular pay reviews
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + New
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Granite Consulting
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crowborough, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: €25000 - €30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago