The median annual salary for a Junior was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 121 127
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2320 2542 2720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.62% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.71% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1996 2326 2440
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.00%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 2243 £27,500 - 372
London -18 830 £32,500 - 129
South East +1 487 £27,500 - 70
North West -29 189 £25,000 - 42
East of England -16 177 £28,000 +1.81% 31
South West +42 174 £25,000 - 27
West Midlands +32 166 £25,000 - 25
City of London +13 127 £36,250 +9.02% 26
Manchester -10 125 £25,000 - 23
Yorkshire -12 112 £25,000 -9.09% 23
Berkshire +9 85 £27,500 -8.33% 11
East Midlands -3 80 £25,000 - 19
Hampshire -19 79 £25,000 -9.09% 11
Surrey -20 78 £27,500 -5.98% 20
Bristol +12 75 £22,500 -18.18% 14
Oxfordshire +50 73 £30,000 +20.00% 9
West Yorkshire -7 67 £25,000 -9.09% 14
Cambridgeshire +4 66 £30,000 +9.09% 6
Buckinghamshire +13 60 £26,000 -13.33% 5
Hertfordshire +4 54 £25,250 -8.18% 15
Leeds -11 52 £25,000 -9.09% 10
East Sussex +39 51 £30,000 +50.00% 7
Warwickshire +37 46 £25,000 -9.09% 3
Birmingham +13 43 £25,500 +10.86% 9
Cambridge -16 41 £29,000 +5.45% 5
Milton Keynes +8 38 £29,905 +4.01% 3
Reading +11 33 £25,500 -15.00% 3
Brighton +29 32 £30,000 -11.76% 7
Scotland +12 30 £28,750 +8.49% 6
Kent -14 30 £26,000 +6.12% 4

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1460 (31.63%) Degree
2 1451 (31.43%) C#
3 1379 (29.87%) JavaScript
4 1314 (28.47%) .NET
5 1233 (26.71%) SQL
6 1230 (26.65%) HTML
7 1090 (23.61%) CSS
8 1089 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
9 960 (20.80%) SQL Server
10 904 (19.58%) Java
11 844 (18.28%) ASP.NET
12 797 (17.27%) Computer Science
13 789 (17.09%) Finance
14 771 (16.70%) MVC
15 710 (15.38%) Microsoft
16 572 (12.39%) jQuery
17 540 (11.70%) Windows
18 533 (11.55%) Linux
19 492 (10.66%) AngularJS
20 481 (10.42%) OO
21 467 (10.12%) Software Engineering
21 467 (10.12%) Web Development
22 466 (10.10%) PHP
23 460 (9.97%) C++
24 442 (9.58%) TDD
25 437 (9.47%) Python
26 429 (9.29%) ASP.NET MVC
27 407 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
28 349 (7.56%) HTML5
29 342 (7.41%) Analytical Skills

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
1 108 (2.34%) CMS
2 98 (2.12%) WordPress
3 96 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 83 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 79 (1.71%) Apache
6 61 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 56 (1.21%) IIS
8 43 (0.93%) Drupal
9 37 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 31 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 25 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 25 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (0.43%) Confluence
13 18 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (0.37%) JBoss
15 16 (0.35%) SAS
16 14 (0.30%) Umbraco
17 13 (0.28%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.24%) nginx
19 10 (0.22%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 198 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 177 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
3 111 (2.40%) Photoshop
4 85 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 41 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 36 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
7 30 (0.65%) InDesign
8 21 (0.45%) MS Visio
9 15 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 15 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.22%) RoboHelp
11 7 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.13%) SPSS
13 4 (0.087%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.087%) FrameMaker
14 3 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
14 3 (0.065%) Houdini
14 3 (0.065%) NUKE
14 3 (0.065%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 31 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.65%) Magento
3 25 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.37%) SAP MM
5 15 (0.32%) SAP PP
6 13 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.19%) Shopify
9 8 (0.17%) SAP HCM
10 7 (0.15%) Bloomberg AIM
10 7 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
10 7 (0.15%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.15%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 251 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 243 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 112 (2.43%) SaaS
4 96 (2.08%) Office 365
5 62 (1.34%) GitHub
6 32 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 21 (0.45%) PaaS
8 20 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.32%) IaaS
10 13 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.24%) Sage Pay
12 10 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.17%) G Suite
14 7 (0.15%) AdWords
14 7 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.15%) Force.com
15 6 (0.13%) Slack
16 5 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 159 (3.44%) Internet
2 142 (3.08%) Firewall
3 92 (1.99%) DNS
4 85 (1.84%) WAN
5 84 (1.82%) LAN
6 75 (1.62%) DHCP
7 74 (1.60%) TCP/IP
8 62 (1.34%) VPN
9 42 (0.91%) HTTP
9 42 (0.91%) MPLS
10 41 (0.89%) Network Security
11 37 (0.80%) VoIP
12 27 (0.58%) SAN
12 27 (0.58%) Wireless
13 21 (0.45%) Intranet
14 17 (0.37%) SMTP
14 17 (0.37%) VLAN
15 16 (0.35%) FTP
16 15 (0.32%) Broadband
17 14 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 960 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 335 (7.26%) MySQL
3 157 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 128 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 121 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 117 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 108 (2.34%) Big Data
7 108 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 102 (2.21%) NoSQL
9 81 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 67 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 58 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 53 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 52 (1.13%) Power BI
14 46 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
15 36 (0.78%) QlikView
16 33 (0.71%) Redis
17 31 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
18 27 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
19 24 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 298 (6.46%) Git (software)
2 165 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 135 (2.92%) JIRA
4 96 (2.08%) Selenium
5 86 (1.86%) TeamCity
6 74 (1.60%) Jenkins
7 71 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 62 (1.34%) NUnit
8 62 (1.34%) Subversion
9 51 (1.10%) Maven
10 48 (1.04%) Moq
11 46 (1.00%) gulp
12 39 (0.84%) Eclipse
13 38 (0.82%) Rhino Mocks
14 36 (0.78%) JUnit
15 35 (0.76%) Xcode
16 32 (0.69%) Grunt
17 26 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
19 21 (0.45%) MSTest
General
1 789 (17.09%) Finance
2 292 (6.33%) Marketing
3 253 (5.48%) Games
4 210 (4.55%) Banking
5 188 (4.07%) Retail
6 135 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 122 (2.64%) Legal
8 93 (2.01%) Advertising
9 81 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 72 (1.56%) Electronics
10 72 (1.56%) Investment Banking
11 64 (1.39%) Front Office
12 63 (1.36%) Automotive
13 34 (0.74%) Back Office
13 34 (0.74%) Law
14 31 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 26 (0.56%) Publishing
16 24 (0.52%) Billing
17 23 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1314 (28.47%) .NET
2 1230 (26.65%) HTML
3 1090 (23.61%) CSS
4 844 (18.28%) ASP.NET
5 572 (12.39%) jQuery
6 492 (10.66%) AngularJS
7 429 (9.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 349 (7.56%) HTML5
9 306 (6.63%) .NET Framework
10 288 (6.24%) XML
11 279 (6.04%) Web Services
12 221 (4.79%) WCF
13 210 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 203 (4.40%) CSS3
15 194 (4.20%) Node.js
16 174 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 162 (3.51%) React
18 156 (3.38%) WPF
19 154 (3.34%) Entity Framework
20 148 (3.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 797 (17.27%) Computer Science
2 342 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
4 167 (3.62%) Fintech
5 153 (3.31%) User Experience
6 148 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 90 (1.95%) Social Media
8 82 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 66 (1.43%) iPad
10 62 (1.34%) Hedge funds
11 57 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 45 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 44 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 42 (0.91%) Data Centre
14 42 (0.91%) Driving Licence
15 36 (0.78%) Graphic Design
16 24 (0.52%) Blackberry
16 24 (0.52%) e-Learning
16 24 (0.52%) Mobile Games
17 23 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 540 (11.70%) Windows
2 533 (11.55%) Linux
3 188 (4.07%) Unix
4 174 (3.77%) Android
5 172 (3.73%) Windows Server
6 171 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 109 (2.36%) Windows 7
8 64 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (1.36%) Windows XP
10 44 (0.95%) CentOS
11 38 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.67%) Windows 10
14 29 (0.63%) Windows 8
15 27 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.39%) VxWorks
18 17 (0.37%) Debian
18 17 (0.37%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1089 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 771 (16.70%) MVC
3 481 (10.42%) OO
4 467 (10.12%) Software Engineering
4 467 (10.12%) Web Development
5 442 (9.58%) TDD
6 283 (6.13%) Mathematics
7 276 (5.98%) BDD
8 275 (5.96%) Scrum
9 274 (5.94%) SDLC
10 249 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
11 230 (4.98%) Front End Development
12 228 (4.94%) OOP
13 220 (4.77%) E-Commerce
14 219 (4.74%) Project Management
15 210 (4.55%) DevOps
16 204 (4.42%) Test Automation
17 170 (3.68%) Analytics
18 154 (3.34%) Web Application Development
19 153 (3.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1451 (31.43%) C#
2 1379 (29.87%) JavaScript
3 1233 (26.71%) SQL
4 904 (19.58%) Java
5 466 (10.10%) PHP
6 460 (9.97%) C++
7 437 (9.47%) Python
8 216 (4.68%) Ruby
9 198 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 161 (3.49%) VB.NET
11 132 (2.86%) C
12 95 (2.06%) Perl
13 82 (1.78%) Bash Shell
14 72 (1.56%) Scala
15 67 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 63 (1.36%) F#
17 59 (1.28%) Objective-C
18 53 (1.15%) VBA
19 50 (1.08%) VB
20 45 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 1460 (31.63%) Degree
2 407 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 89 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 76 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
6 61 (1.32%) CCNA
6 61 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (1.21%) SC Cleared
8 49 (1.06%) MCP
9 38 (0.82%) ISTQB
10 36 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 36 (0.78%) PhD
11 33 (0.71%) HND
12 31 (0.67%) DV Cleared
13 28 (0.61%) MCSD
14 27 (0.58%) MCTS
15 26 (0.56%) MCAD
16 25 (0.54%) PMI Certification
17 22 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (3.83%) QA
2 82 (1.78%) SLA
3 53 (1.15%) PMO
4 15 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.13%) SEPA
8 4 (0.087%) GDPR
8 4 (0.087%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.043%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.043%) COBIT
9 2 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.043%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.022%) Basel II
10 1 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.022%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.022%) UCITS
System Software
1 205 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 112 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (1.99%) Docker
4 46 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.35%) KVM
7 15 (0.32%) Firmware
8 14 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.28%) Xen
10 11 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.17%) Snort
11 8 (0.17%) XenServer
12 5 (0.11%) NFS
13 4 (0.087%) etcd
13 4 (0.087%) vSphere
14 2 (0.043%) HDFS
14 2 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.043%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.043%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.022%) Samba
Systems Management
1 94 (2.04%) Ansible
2 78 (1.69%) Puppet
3 66 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (1.34%) Kibana
5 28 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.35%) Nagios
7 11 (0.24%) SCOM
8 10 (0.22%) HAProxy
8 10 (0.22%) Salt
9 8 (0.17%) RSA enVision
9 8 (0.17%) Terraform
10 6 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
10 6 (0.13%) Grafana
10 6 (0.13%) Graphite
10 6 (0.13%) Nessus
10 6 (0.13%) Opsview
10 6 (0.13%) SCCM
11 5 (0.11%) Consul
11 5 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 710 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 247 (5.35%) Oracle
3 144 (3.12%) Google
4 141 (3.05%) VMware
5 94 (2.04%) Cisco
6 84 (1.82%) SAP
7 81 (1.75%) Adobe
8 51 (1.10%) Tableau
9 50 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 43 (0.93%) Zend
11 39 (0.84%) Juniper
12 37 (0.80%) Apple
13 31 (0.67%) Red Hat
14 30 (0.65%) HP
15 25 (0.54%) Cognos
16 24 (0.52%) Facebook
17 20 (0.43%) Xamarin
18 19 (0.41%) CheckPoint
19 18 (0.39%) Avaya
19 18 (0.39%) Citrix
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, pension and healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Skills Training + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 23k
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + and great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CHM Recruit
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum d.o.e & qualifications, + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £25K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago