The median annual salary for a Junior was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 122 119
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2291 2775 2887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 2.66% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 2.76% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1989 2535 2581
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 £42,000 £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 82581 100487 108682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.36% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 68542 84332 88722
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 £42,500 £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 24 April 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 April 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 +7 2198 £27,500 - 405
London -2 835 £35,000 +7.69% 152
South East -11 440 £27,500 +3.77% 72
North West -7 190 £25,000 - 30
South West +25 169 £27,000 +3.84% 27
West Midlands +17 169 £25,000 - 36
East of England +12 161 £26,000 -5.45% 41
City of London +5 127 £38,500 +2.66% 38
Yorkshire 0 121 £25,250 -2.88% 22
Berkshire +26 111 £27,500 - 9
Manchester -23 111 £25,000 +2.04% 19
East Midlands -11 90 £25,000 +6.38% 18
West Yorkshire +36 88 £25,500 -10.52% 14
Hampshire +3 86 £25,000 +6.38% 18
Bristol +15 83 £25,000 -4.76% 12
Hertfordshire +50 68 £24,750 -17.50% 11
Leeds +42 64 £25,000 -16.66% 9
Surrey -37 60 £27,500 - 17
Birmingham +37 53 £22,500 -6.25% 16
Oxfordshire +20 46 £30,000 +9.09% 12
East Sussex +27 45 £25,500 +27.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 42 £28,500 -3.38% 2
Cheshire -7 42 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Scotland +7 39 £25,000 -9.09% 7
Warwickshire +39 36 £25,250 -0.98% 5
Essex -4 33 £25,000 -3.84% 7
Cambridgeshire -28 33 £32,500 +8.33% 14
Brighton +15 32 £25,500 +13.33% 1
Reading +8 32 £25,500 -21.53% 4
Worcestershire +6 31 £25,000 +6.38% 3

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1416 (31.10%) C#
2 1337 (29.37%) Degree
3 1336 (29.34%) JavaScript
4 1316 (28.90%) .NET
5 1249 (27.43%) SQL
6 1160 (25.48%) HTML
7 1126 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
8 1034 (22.71%) CSS
9 963 (21.15%) SQL Server
10 874 (19.20%) Java
11 847 (18.60%) ASP.NET
12 828 (18.19%) Computer Science
13 785 (17.24%) MVC
14 740 (16.25%) Finance
15 655 (14.39%) Microsoft
16 540 (11.86%) jQuery
17 510 (11.20%) Linux
18 502 (11.03%) Windows
19 499 (10.96%) AngularJS
20 492 (10.81%) OO
21 490 (10.76%) TDD
22 462 (10.15%) Web Development
23 457 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
24 452 (9.93%) PHP
25 448 (9.84%) C++
26 445 (9.77%) Python
27 431 (9.47%) Software Engineering
28 351 (7.71%) MySQL
29 334 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
30 323 (7.09%) 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 96 (2.11%) CMS
2 90 (1.98%) WordPress
3 84 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
4 65 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 58 (1.27%) IIS
6 50 (1.10%) Apache
7 46 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 38 (0.83%) Drupal
9 26 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 22 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 20 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.37%) Jetty
13 16 (0.35%) Confluence
13 16 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.33%) SAS
15 12 (0.26%) JBoss
16 11 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 158 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 158 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (2.39%) Photoshop
3 75 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 45 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.57%) InDesign
7 18 (0.40%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.22%) RoboHelp
10 8 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
11 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.13%) SPSS
12 4 (0.088%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.088%) FrameMaker
13 3 (0.066%) CINEMA 4D
13 3 (0.066%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.066%) Houdini
13 3 (0.066%) NUKE
13 3 (0.066%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 30 (0.66%) SAP MM
2 21 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.46%) Magento
3 18 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.31%) SAP PP
5 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.29%) SAP HCM
6 12 (0.26%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
8 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
9 9 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (0.20%) SAP SD
9 9 (0.20%) thinkFolio
10 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.18%) Shopify
11 7 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 196 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 188 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (2.28%) SaaS
4 67 (1.47%) Office 365
5 54 (1.19%) GitHub
6 20 (0.44%) Google Analytics
7 19 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (0.40%) Sage Pay
9 10 (0.22%) IaaS
10 9 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.18%) PaaS
12 7 (0.15%) AdWords
12 7 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.15%) Datadog
12 7 (0.15%) Force.com
13 6 (0.13%) Heroku
13 6 (0.13%) Slack
14 4 (0.088%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.088%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 137 (3.01%) Internet
2 103 (2.26%) Firewall
3 63 (1.38%) LAN
3 63 (1.38%) WAN
4 60 (1.32%) DNS
5 49 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 45 (0.99%) DHCP
7 44 (0.97%) HTTP
8 38 (0.83%) VPN
9 37 (0.81%) Network Security
9 37 (0.81%) VoIP
10 25 (0.55%) MPLS
11 23 (0.51%) SSL
12 16 (0.35%) Wireless
13 14 (0.31%) Kerberos
13 14 (0.31%) SAN
13 14 (0.31%) Wireshark
14 13 (0.29%) Broadband
14 13 (0.29%) Intranet
14 13 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 963 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 351 (7.71%) MySQL
3 155 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 143 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 130 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 125 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 110 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 106 (2.33%) Big Data
9 105 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 86 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 81 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 58 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 48 (1.05%) Hadoop
14 46 (1.01%) Power BI
15 44 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
16 36 (0.79%) RDBMS
17 35 (0.77%) Redis
18 34 (0.75%) QlikView
19 25 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
19 25 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 292 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 143 (3.14%) Visual Studio
3 139 (3.05%) JIRA
4 106 (2.33%) Selenium
5 90 (1.98%) NUnit
6 89 (1.95%) Jenkins
7 73 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 69 (1.52%) Moq
9 67 (1.47%) Subversion
10 64 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
11 56 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 55 (1.21%) Maven
13 41 (0.90%) MSTest
14 39 (0.86%) JUnit
15 31 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 31 (0.68%) Eclipse
15 31 (0.68%) gulp
16 29 (0.64%) WebDriver
16 29 (0.64%) Xcode
17 27 (0.59%) Grunt
General
1 740 (16.25%) Finance
2 258 (5.67%) Marketing
3 232 (5.10%) Games
4 216 (4.74%) Banking
5 204 (4.48%) Retail
6 115 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 113 (2.48%) Legal
8 92 (2.02%) Advertising
9 80 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 74 (1.63%) Investment Banking
11 45 (0.99%) Front Office
12 43 (0.94%) Electronics
13 40 (0.88%) Automotive
14 35 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.64%) Billing
16 26 (0.57%) Law
17 25 (0.55%) Publishing
18 22 (0.48%) Aerospace
19 18 (0.40%) Back Office
20 16 (0.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1316 (28.90%) .NET
2 1160 (25.48%) HTML
3 1034 (22.71%) CSS
4 847 (18.60%) ASP.NET
5 540 (11.86%) jQuery
6 499 (10.96%) AngularJS
7 457 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 323 (7.09%) HTML5
9 315 (6.92%) XML
10 291 (6.39%) Web Services
11 276 (6.06%) .NET Framework
12 253 (5.56%) WCF
13 208 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 189 (4.15%) CSS3
15 180 (3.95%) Node.js
16 177 (3.89%) WPF
17 151 (3.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 150 (3.29%) RESTful
19 143 (3.14%) React
20 139 (3.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 828 (18.19%) Computer Science
2 334 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
4 176 (3.87%) Fintech
5 139 (3.05%) Mobile App
6 137 (3.01%) User Experience
7 73 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 70 (1.54%) iPad
9 66 (1.45%) Social Media
10 59 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 41 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 39 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 37 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 36 (0.79%) Data Centre
15 33 (0.72%) Equities
15 33 (0.72%) Graphic Design
16 31 (0.68%) Driving Licence
17 29 (0.64%) Data Structures
18 24 (0.53%) Blackberry
19 22 (0.48%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 510 (11.20%) Linux
2 502 (11.03%) Windows
3 189 (4.15%) Unix
4 136 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 133 (2.92%) Windows Server
6 130 (2.86%) Android
7 83 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 43 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 31 (0.68%) CentOS
10 29 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 25 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 24 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 19 (0.42%) Solaris
16 18 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.24%) Debian
18 11 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1126 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (17.24%) MVC
3 492 (10.81%) OO
4 490 (10.76%) TDD
5 462 (10.15%) Web Development
6 431 (9.47%) Software Engineering
7 299 (6.57%) Mathematics
7 299 (6.57%) SDLC
8 292 (6.41%) Scrum
9 257 (5.64%) BDD
10 247 (5.42%) OOP
11 214 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
11 214 (4.70%) Project Management
12 211 (4.63%) E-Commerce
13 205 (4.50%) Front End Development
14 203 (4.46%) DevOps
15 174 (3.82%) Web Application Development
16 170 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
17 157 (3.45%) Kanban
18 137 (3.01%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1416 (31.10%) C#
2 1336 (29.34%) JavaScript
3 1249 (27.43%) SQL
4 874 (19.20%) Java
5 452 (9.93%) PHP
6 448 (9.84%) C++
7 445 (9.77%) Python
8 204 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 201 (4.41%) Ruby
10 133 (2.92%) VB.NET
11 130 (2.86%) C
12 88 (1.93%) Perl
13 79 (1.74%) Bash Shell
14 56 (1.23%) Scala
15 54 (1.19%) F#
16 53 (1.16%) PowerShell
17 52 (1.14%) Objective-C
18 46 (1.01%) VB
19 45 (0.99%) R
20 40 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1337 (29.37%) Degree
2 75 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 52 (1.14%) CCNA
3 52 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (0.88%) MCP
5 36 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 33 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 32 (0.70%) PhD
8 29 (0.64%) MCSD
9 28 (0.61%) HND
10 27 (0.59%) MCAD
10 27 (0.59%) MCTS
11 25 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 24 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 24 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 22 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 21 (0.46%) ISEB
15 17 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (3.60%) QA
2 54 (1.19%) PMO
3 53 (1.16%) SLA
4 11 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.15%) SDET
7 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.066%) GDPR
11 2 (0.044%) COBIT
11 2 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.022%) Basel II
12 1 (0.022%) Basel III
12 1 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.022%) GxP
12 1 (0.022%) JTAG
12 1 (0.022%) UCITS
System Software
1 164 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 93 (2.04%) Docker
3 72 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.24%) Firmware
6 11 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (0.20%) Snort
7 9 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.20%) Xen
8 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.11%) HDFS
9 4 (0.088%) etcd
9 4 (0.088%) NFS
9 4 (0.088%) vSphere
10 3 (0.066%) LXC
10 3 (0.066%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.044%) pfSense
11 2 (0.044%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 77 (1.69%) Puppet
2 64 (1.41%) Ansible
3 63 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (1.10%) Kibana
5 24 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.26%) Nagios
7 11 (0.24%) Terraform
8 9 (0.20%) HAProxy
8 9 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (0.20%) RSA enVision
9 6 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
9 6 (0.13%) Grafana
9 6 (0.13%) Graphite
9 6 (0.13%) Salt
10 5 (0.11%) Consul
10 5 (0.11%) Mesos
10 5 (0.11%) SCCM
10 5 (0.11%) SCOM
10 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 655 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 237 (5.21%) Oracle
3 124 (2.72%) Google
4 103 (2.26%) VMware
5 86 (1.89%) SAP
6 81 (1.78%) Adobe
7 79 (1.74%) Cisco
8 57 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 53 (1.16%) Tableau
10 48 (1.05%) Zend
11 34 (0.75%) Facebook
12 30 (0.66%) Apple
13 28 (0.61%) Juniper
14 27 (0.59%) Twitter
15 25 (0.55%) CheckPoint
16 24 (0.53%) Cognos
17 23 (0.51%) Sybase
18 22 (0.48%) Citrix
18 22 (0.48%) Xamarin
19 20 (0.44%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Training and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday + Share Plan
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Health + Bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension*
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
KV Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday + Share Plan
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
Information Technology Services
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
I3
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago