The median annual salary for a Junior was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

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

Junior
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 122 125
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2235 2602 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.64% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 2.74% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1909 2379 2442
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
% change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00%  

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 81753 94897 106080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.23% 96.39% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 79728 86937
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 2151 £27,500 - 395
London -15 819 £34,000 +4.61% 126
South East -6 444 £27,500 - 86
North West -14 186 £25,000 - 36
East of England +13 181 £27,500 - 44
West Midlands +19 158 £25,000 +0.50% 27
South West +26 150 £25,000 - 28
City of London -2 130 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Manchester -25 111 £25,000 - 21
Yorkshire -16 105 £25,500 -1.92% 23
Berkshire +31 99 £27,500 - 18
East Midlands -7 81 £25,000 +8.69% 21
Hampshire -1 77 £25,000 -0.99% 13
Oxfordshire +35 70 £30,000 +20.00% 16
West Yorkshire +15 70 £25,500 -7.27% 11
Bristol +14 70 £24,000 -7.69% 12
Hertfordshire +41 64 £25,500 -7.27% 13
Surrey -45 61 £27,500 -5.17% 15
Leeds +15 54 £25,000 -12.28% 9
Cambridgeshire -12 51 £31,500 +5.00% 13
Birmingham +23 47 £22,500 -5.26% 12
Warwickshire +43 46 £25,500 -7.27% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 45 £28,500 -3.38% 9
East Sussex +29 43 £25,500 +27.50% 7
Cheshire -27 43 £25,000 - 7
Cambridge -20 36 £31,500 +5.00% 11
Scotland +13 35 £25,000 -5.66% 3
Essex -18 34 £28,000 +12.00% 4
Gloucestershire +20 28 £25,500 -5.55% 3
Reading +14 28 £25,500 -21.53% 6

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1423 (31.51%) C#
2 1394 (30.87%) Degree
3 1330 (29.45%) JavaScript
4 1307 (28.94%) .NET
5 1226 (27.15%) SQL
6 1141 (25.27%) HTML
7 1069 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1011 (22.39%) CSS
9 953 (21.10%) SQL Server
10 870 (19.26%) Java
11 832 (18.42%) ASP.NET
12 812 (17.98%) Computer Science
13 754 (16.70%) Finance
14 752 (16.65%) MVC
15 692 (15.32%) Microsoft
16 548 (12.13%) jQuery
17 520 (11.51%) Linux
18 512 (11.34%) Windows
19 496 (10.98%) OO
20 468 (10.36%) AngularJS
21 464 (10.27%) C++
22 463 (10.25%) Software Engineering
23 458 (10.14%) PHP
24 454 (10.05%) TDD
25 452 (10.01%) Web Development
26 435 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
27 431 (9.54%) Python
28 342 (7.57%) MySQL
29 325 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
30 318 (7.04%) HTML5

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
1 103 (2.28%) CMS
2 96 (2.13%) WordPress
3 83 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
4 82 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 64 (1.42%) Apache
6 57 (1.26%) IIS
7 53 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 39 (0.86%) Drupal
9 31 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 29 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (0.44%) Confluence
11 20 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.38%) JBoss
13 16 (0.35%) SAS
14 14 (0.31%) Jetty
14 14 (0.31%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.27%) nginx
16 10 (0.22%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 183 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 163 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 107 (2.37%) Photoshop
4 80 (1.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 44 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 33 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 27 (0.60%) InDesign
8 21 (0.47%) MS Visio
9 13 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.22%) RoboHelp
12 7 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.13%) SPSS
14 5 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.089%) Camtasia
15 4 (0.089%) FrameMaker
16 3 (0.066%) CINEMA 4D
16 3 (0.066%) Houdini
16 3 (0.066%) NUKE
16 3 (0.066%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 31 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.60%) Magento
3 23 (0.51%) SAP MM
4 16 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.33%) SAP PP
6 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.22%) SAP HCM
9 9 (0.20%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
9 9 (0.20%) Shopify
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (0.18%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.16%) Bloomberg AIM
11 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (0.16%) thinkFolio
12 6 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 222 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 210 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (2.59%) SaaS
4 82 (1.82%) Office 365
5 56 (1.24%) GitHub
6 23 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 18 (0.40%) PaaS
8 17 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.33%) Sage Pay
10 14 (0.31%) IaaS
11 10 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.18%) Force.com
13 7 (0.16%) AdWords
13 7 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.13%) Datadog
14 6 (0.13%) Heroku
14 6 (0.13%) Slack
15 4 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.089%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 150 (3.32%) Internet
2 114 (2.52%) Firewall
3 72 (1.59%) LAN
3 72 (1.59%) WAN
4 70 (1.55%) DNS
5 56 (1.24%) DHCP
6 54 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 47 (1.04%) VPN
8 39 (0.86%) HTTP
9 36 (0.80%) VoIP
10 35 (0.78%) Network Security
11 33 (0.73%) MPLS
12 27 (0.60%) SAN
13 21 (0.47%) Wireless
14 17 (0.38%) Intranet
15 16 (0.35%) VLAN
16 15 (0.33%) Broadband
16 15 (0.33%) SMTP
16 15 (0.33%) SSL
17 13 (0.29%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 953 (21.10%) SQL Server
2 342 (7.57%) MySQL
3 153 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 132 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 120 (2.66%) MongoDB
6 115 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 111 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 109 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 108 (2.39%) Big Data
10 74 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 71 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 56 (1.24%) Hadoop
13 54 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 45 (1.00%) Power BI
15 42 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
16 34 (0.75%) Redis
17 29 (0.64%) QlikView
18 27 (0.60%) RDBMS
19 26 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
20 24 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 287 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 153 (3.39%) Visual Studio
3 137 (3.03%) JIRA
4 106 (2.35%) Selenium
5 82 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 79 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 73 (1.62%) NUnit
8 70 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 57 (1.26%) Subversion
10 56 (1.24%) Moq
11 51 (1.13%) Maven
12 48 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
13 38 (0.84%) JUnit
14 36 (0.80%) Eclipse
15 34 (0.75%) gulp
16 32 (0.71%) Xcode
17 29 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 29 (0.64%) MSTest
18 26 (0.58%) WebDriver
19 23 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 754 (16.70%) Finance
2 276 (6.11%) Marketing
3 249 (5.51%) Games
4 208 (4.61%) Banking
5 200 (4.43%) Retail
6 123 (2.72%) Legal
7 119 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 99 (2.19%) Advertising
9 81 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 70 (1.55%) Investment Banking
11 57 (1.26%) Electronics
12 52 (1.15%) Automotive
13 51 (1.13%) Front Office
14 35 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.66%) Law
16 27 (0.60%) Billing
16 27 (0.60%) Publishing
17 23 (0.51%) Back Office
18 22 (0.49%) Aerospace
19 15 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1307 (28.94%) .NET
2 1141 (25.27%) HTML
3 1011 (22.39%) CSS
4 832 (18.42%) ASP.NET
5 548 (12.13%) jQuery
6 468 (10.36%) AngularJS
7 435 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 318 (7.04%) HTML5
9 296 (6.55%) XML
10 290 (6.42%) .NET Framework
11 267 (5.91%) Web Services
12 224 (4.96%) WCF
13 208 (4.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 190 (4.21%) Node.js
15 178 (3.94%) CSS3
16 165 (3.65%) WPF
17 147 (3.26%) React
18 144 (3.19%) Entity Framework
18 144 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 136 (3.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 812 (17.98%) Computer Science
2 325 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
4 167 (3.70%) Fintech
5 146 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 133 (2.95%) User Experience
7 88 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
8 75 (1.66%) Social Media
9 69 (1.53%) iPad
10 61 (1.35%) Hedge funds
11 43 (0.95%) Data Centre
11 43 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 42 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 38 (0.84%) Algorithms
14 37 (0.82%) Graphic Design
15 35 (0.78%) Driving Licence
16 29 (0.64%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.58%) e-Learning
18 24 (0.53%) Equities
19 23 (0.51%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 520 (11.51%) Linux
2 512 (11.34%) Windows
3 190 (4.21%) Unix
4 153 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 153 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 150 (3.32%) Android
6 91 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 54 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (1.15%) Windows XP
9 40 (0.89%) CentOS
10 33 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 28 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 19 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.31%) Debian
17 14 (0.31%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1069 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 752 (16.65%) MVC
3 496 (10.98%) OO
4 463 (10.25%) Software Engineering
5 454 (10.05%) TDD
6 452 (10.01%) Web Development
7 301 (6.67%) Mathematics
8 294 (6.51%) SDLC
9 277 (6.13%) Scrum
10 272 (6.02%) BDD
11 239 (5.29%) OOP
12 229 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
13 209 (4.63%) DevOps
14 207 (4.58%) E-Commerce
14 207 (4.58%) Project Management
15 202 (4.47%) Front End Development
16 200 (4.43%) Test Automation
17 164 (3.63%) Web Application Development
18 146 (3.23%) Analytics
18 146 (3.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1423 (31.51%) C#
2 1330 (29.45%) JavaScript
3 1226 (27.15%) SQL
4 870 (19.26%) Java
5 464 (10.27%) C++
6 458 (10.14%) PHP
7 431 (9.54%) Python
8 208 (4.61%) Ruby
9 188 (4.16%) T-SQL
10 141 (3.12%) VB.NET
11 127 (2.81%) C
12 84 (1.86%) Perl
13 82 (1.82%) Bash Shell
14 65 (1.44%) Scala
15 60 (1.33%) PowerShell
16 58 (1.28%) F#
17 57 (1.26%) Objective-C
18 51 (1.13%) VB
19 48 (1.06%) VBA
20 46 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 1394 (30.87%) Degree
2 85 (1.88%) Security Cleared
3 76 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (1.20%) CCNA
4 54 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 41 (0.91%) MCP
7 36 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 34 (0.75%) PhD
9 30 (0.66%) HND
10 29 (0.64%) MCSD
11 28 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 27 (0.60%) MCAD
12 27 (0.60%) MCTS
13 26 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 23 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 19 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 17 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.35%) ISEB
18 13 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (3.63%) QA
2 72 (1.59%) SLA
3 54 (1.20%) PMO
4 15 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.089%) GDPR
8 2 (0.044%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.044%) COBIT
8 2 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.022%) Basel II
9 1 (0.022%) Basel III
9 1 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.022%) JTAG
9 1 (0.022%) SEPA
9 1 (0.022%) UCITS
System Software
1 184 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 96 (2.13%) Docker
3 92 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 26 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.31%) Firmware
7 12 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (0.24%) Xen
9 10 (0.22%) KVM
9 10 (0.22%) Snort
10 8 (0.18%) XenServer
11 5 (0.11%) HDFS
12 4 (0.089%) etcd
12 4 (0.089%) NFS
12 4 (0.089%) vSphere
13 3 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.066%) LXC
14 2 (0.044%) pfSense
14 2 (0.044%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (1.79%) Ansible
2 79 (1.75%) Puppet
3 69 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (1.24%) Kibana
5 27 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 18 (0.40%) Nagios
7 11 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 10 (0.22%) RSA enVision
8 10 (0.22%) SCOM
8 10 (0.22%) Terraform
9 8 (0.18%) Salt
10 6 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
10 6 (0.13%) Grafana
10 6 (0.13%) Graphite
11 5 (0.11%) Consul
11 5 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.11%) Mesos
11 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.089%) SCCM
Vendors
1 692 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 234 (5.18%) Oracle
3 125 (2.77%) Google
4 119 (2.64%) VMware
5 83 (1.84%) SAP
6 81 (1.79%) Cisco
7 77 (1.71%) Adobe
8 59 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (1.00%) Zend
10 44 (0.97%) Tableau
11 37 (0.82%) Apple
12 34 (0.75%) Juniper
13 33 (0.73%) Facebook
14 27 (0.60%) Xamarin
15 25 (0.55%) HP
16 23 (0.51%) CheckPoint
16 23 (0.51%) Cognos
16 23 (0.51%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.42%) Citrix
17 19 (0.42%) Twitter
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + New
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £17000 - £21500 per annum + pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Intec Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits, Including Free
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
human capital ventures ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Training on new technologies
Posted: 1 hour ago