The median annual salary for a Junior was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
UK
Rank 113 125 118
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 2258 2695 2716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.63% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.73% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1956 2448 2362
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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 23 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 23 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 +13 2170 £27,500 - 372
London +4 801 £35,000 +7.69% 133
South East -10 412 £26,000 - 81
South West +21 183 £27,500 +5.76% 23
North West +20 183 £25,000 - 43
West Midlands +26 175 £25,000 - 24
East of England +21 156 £25,000 -9.09% 22
Yorkshire +5 138 £25,000 -3.84% 19
City of London +27 128 £36,000 -4.00% 26
West Yorkshire +46 105 £25,000 -4.76% 14
Bristol +15 102 £25,000 -9.09% 10
East Midlands -7 101 £25,000 +4.16% 21
Berkshire +18 98 £27,500 - 14
Hampshire +18 97 £25,000 - 20
Manchester +1 97 £25,000 - 26
Leeds +44 84 £25,000 -16.66% 13
Hertfordshire +43 67 £25,000 -16.66% 10
Birmingham +34 59 £23,000 -11.53% 10
Surrey -47 47 £25,000 -9.09% 10
Buckinghamshire +8 41 £27,500 -3.50% 5
Cheshire +15 40 £25,000 - 10
East Sussex +14 40 £25,500 +27.50% 7
Oxfordshire +2 39 £27,500 - 13
Nottinghamshire -10 37 £25,000 +4.16% 4
Wales -5 33 £25,000 +4.16% 4
Warwickshire +37 32 £25,500 +2.00% 3
Reading +35 32 £27,500 -12.69% 2
Worcestershire +2 32 £23,000 -8.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 32 £35,000 +12.00% 4
Scotland +11 31 £25,500 -8.92% 5

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 1464 (31.65%) C#
2 1376 (29.75%) JavaScript
3 1361 (29.43%) .NET
4 1352 (29.23%) Degree
5 1323 (28.61%) SQL
6 1196 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1178 (25.47%) HTML
8 1047 (22.64%) CSS
9 1005 (21.73%) SQL Server
10 888 (19.20%) ASP.NET
11 885 (19.14%) Java
12 853 (18.44%) Computer Science
13 837 (18.10%) MVC
14 741 (16.02%) Finance
15 656 (14.18%) Microsoft
16 538 (11.63%) jQuery
17 534 (11.55%) Linux
18 533 (11.52%) AngularJS
19 511 (11.05%) TDD
20 510 (11.03%) Windows
21 508 (10.98%) OO
22 480 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC
23 468 (10.12%) Python
24 453 (9.79%) Web Development
25 444 (9.60%) C++
26 436 (9.43%) Software Engineering
27 428 (9.25%) PHP
28 384 (8.30%) MS Excel
29 357 (7.72%) MySQL
30 346 (7.48%) 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 83 (1.79%) WordPress
2 82 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 77 (1.66%) CMS
4 59 (1.28%) IIS
5 51 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 50 (1.08%) Apache
7 46 (0.99%) SharePoint
8 34 (0.74%) Drupal
9 30 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.61%) Umbraco
11 27 (0.58%) Apache Spark
12 23 (0.50%) Jetty
13 18 (0.39%) JBoss
14 17 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (0.28%) SAS
17 12 (0.26%) Joomla!
17 12 (0.26%) nginx
18 11 (0.24%) Confluence
18 11 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 384 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 154 (3.33%) MS Office
3 99 (2.14%) Photoshop
4 69 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 49 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.74%) MS Project
7 25 (0.54%) InDesign
8 23 (0.50%) MS Visio
9 18 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.22%) 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 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
15 3 (0.065%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.065%) Houdini
15 3 (0.065%) InVision
15 3 (0.065%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 29 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.61%) SAP MM
3 24 (0.52%) Magento
4 22 (0.48%) 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 (0.22%) 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
1 199 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (2.12%) SaaS
4 59 (1.28%) Office 365
5 52 (1.12%) GitHub
6 21 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 16 (0.35%) Sage Pay
8 13 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.22%) IaaS
9 10 (0.22%) Slack
10 9 (0.19%) AdWords
11 8 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
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 (2.88%) Internet
2 90 (1.95%) Firewall
3 51 (1.10%) LAN
4 50 (1.08%) WAN
5 45 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 40 (0.86%) DNS
6 40 (0.86%) HTTP
7 36 (0.78%) VoIP
8 32 (0.69%) VPN
9 30 (0.65%) DHCP
9 30 (0.65%) Network Security
10 28 (0.61%) SSL
11 18 (0.39%) Kerberos
12 16 (0.35%) MPLS
13 15 (0.32%) Wireless
13 15 (0.32%) Wireshark
14 14 (0.30%) Intranet
15 12 (0.26%) SAN
16 11 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (0.22%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1005 (21.73%) SQL Server
2 357 (7.72%) MySQL
3 164 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 151 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 125 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 122 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 115 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 112 (2.42%) NoSQL
9 111 (2.40%) Big Data
10 98 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 90 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
12 62 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 45 (0.97%) Hadoop
13 45 (0.97%) Power BI
14 43 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 38 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
17 33 (0.71%) QlikView
18 32 (0.69%) Oracle Database
19 28 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 311 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 146 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 141 (3.05%) JIRA
4 109 (2.36%) Selenium
5 98 (2.12%) Jenkins
5 98 (2.12%) NUnit
6 75 (1.62%) Moq
7 74 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
8 71 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 69 (1.49%) Subversion
9 69 (1.49%) TeamCity
10 66 (1.43%) Maven
11 47 (1.02%) MSTest
12 43 (0.93%) JUnit
13 30 (0.65%) WebDriver
14 29 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (0.58%) Eclipse
16 24 (0.52%) Grunt
16 24 (0.52%) gulp
16 24 (0.52%) Xcode
General
1 741 (16.02%) Finance
2 252 (5.45%) Marketing
3 236 (5.10%) Banking
4 225 (4.86%) Games
5 201 (4.35%) Retail
6 122 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 109 (2.36%) Legal
8 102 (2.21%) Advertising
9 82 (1.77%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.71%) Manufacturing
11 52 (1.12%) Front Office
12 36 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.74%) Automotive
14 32 (0.69%) Electronics
15 27 (0.58%) Law
16 25 (0.54%) Billing
17 21 (0.45%) Publishing
18 20 (0.43%) Aerospace
19 14 (0.30%) French Language
19 14 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1361 (29.43%) .NET
2 1178 (25.47%) HTML
3 1047 (22.64%) CSS
4 888 (19.20%) ASP.NET
5 538 (11.63%) jQuery
6 533 (11.52%) AngularJS
7 480 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 346 (7.48%) XML
9 325 (7.03%) HTML5
10 305 (6.59%) Web Services
11 283 (6.12%) .NET Framework
12 279 (6.03%) WCF
13 217 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 192 (4.15%) CSS3
15 181 (3.91%) WPF
16 169 (3.65%) Node.js
17 163 (3.52%) RESTful
18 159 (3.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 149 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 144 (3.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 853 (18.44%) Computer Science
2 332 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 190 (4.11%) Fintech
4 146 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 141 (3.05%) User Experience
6 82 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 62 (1.34%) iPad
8 57 (1.23%) Social Media
9 54 (1.17%) Hedge funds
10 48 (1.04%) Management Information System
11 46 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 38 (0.82%) Data Centre
12 38 (0.82%) Equities
13 37 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 33 (0.71%) Driving Licence
15 29 (0.63%) Data Structures
16 26 (0.56%) Graphic Design
17 25 (0.54%) Blackberry
18 21 (0.45%) Smartphone
19 19 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 534 (11.55%) Linux
2 510 (11.03%) Windows
3 194 (4.19%) Unix
4 131 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 130 (2.81%) Android
6 121 (2.62%) Windows Server
7 70 (1.51%) Windows 7
8 37 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 30 (0.65%) CentOS
11 28 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 27 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 23 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.48%) Solaris
15 18 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.28%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1196 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 837 (18.10%) MVC
3 511 (11.05%) TDD
4 508 (10.98%) OO
5 453 (9.79%) Web Development
6 436 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 309 (6.68%) SDLC
8 305 (6.59%) Mathematics
9 295 (6.38%) Scrum
10 250 (5.41%) BDD
11 245 (5.30%) OOP
12 221 (4.78%) Project Management
13 211 (4.56%) DevOps
14 205 (4.43%) Front End Development
15 204 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
16 192 (4.15%) E-Commerce
17 181 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
18 180 (3.89%) Web Application Development
19 167 (3.61%) Kanban
20 140 (3.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1464 (31.65%) C#
2 1376 (29.75%) JavaScript
3 1323 (28.61%) SQL
4 885 (19.14%) Java
5 468 (10.12%) Python
6 444 (9.60%) C++
7 428 (9.25%) PHP
8 208 (4.50%) T-SQL
9 187 (4.04%) Ruby
10 145 (3.14%) C
11 142 (3.07%) VB.NET
12 94 (2.03%) Perl
13 82 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 67 (1.45%) PowerShell
15 56 (1.21%) VB
16 54 (1.17%) F#
17 52 (1.12%) Objective-C
18 50 (1.08%) Scala
19 39 (0.84%) Shell Script
20 37 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 1352 (29.23%) Degree
2 79 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 48 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (1.02%) CCNA
6 45 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 45 (0.97%) MCP
7 33 (0.71%) PhD
8 30 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (0.63%) MCSD
10 28 (0.61%) HND
10 28 (0.61%) ISEB
11 27 (0.58%) MCAD
11 27 (0.58%) MCTS
12 26 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 24 (0.52%) SC Cleared
14 19 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.37%) DV Cleared
15 17 (0.37%) MCSE
15 17 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (3.85%) QA
2 54 (1.17%) PMO
3 44 (0.95%) SLA
4 10 (0.22%) 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 (0.065%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.022%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.022%) Basel II
9 1 (0.022%) Basel III
9 1 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.022%) GxP
9 1 (0.022%) HL7
9 1 (0.022%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.022%) JTAG
9 1 (0.022%) UCITS
System Software
1 142 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 88 (1.90%) Docker
3 65 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.32%) Firmware
6 12 (0.26%) 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 (0.022%) NFS
Systems Management
1 87 (1.88%) Puppet
2 69 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (1.28%) Ansible
4 46 (0.99%) Kibana
5 21 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.35%) Nagios
7 11 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (0.24%) Terraform
8 10 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
8 10 (0.22%) Graphite
8 10 (0.22%) 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
1 656 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 263 (5.69%) Oracle
3 119 (2.57%) Google
4 93 (2.01%) SAP
4 93 (2.01%) VMware
5 81 (1.75%) Adobe
6 77 (1.66%) Cisco
7 55 (1.19%) Tableau
8 54 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 50 (1.08%) Zend
10 38 (0.82%) Facebook
11 31 (0.67%) Sybase
12 29 (0.63%) Twitter
13 28 (0.61%) Red Hat
14 27 (0.58%) Apple
15 26 (0.56%) Cognos
16 25 (0.54%) CheckPoint
17 23 (0.50%) Xamarin
18 21 (0.45%) IBM
18 21 (0.45%) Juniper
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: €25000 - €30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 36-40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £16000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + bonuses and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Net Talent
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Rullion
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Longfield, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Car Allow, Health Ins.
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Health + Bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday