Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Junior was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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

Junior
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 127 116
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 4519 4951 5707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.59% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.69% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3955 4534 5085
UK median annual salary £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
Top 16 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 4361 £29,500 +5.36% 280
UK excluding London +12 2877 £27,000 +3.85% 195
London -23 1586 £35,000 +7.69% 92
South East +24 978 £28,500 +3.64% 57
Midlands +9 540 £25,000 - 42
North of England -28 522 £25,000 - 36
West Midlands +24 390 £25,000 - 16
South West +36 375 £26,500 +6.00% 24
East of England +3 346 £30,000 +9.09% 29
North West -38 300 £25,000 - 20
Yorkshire -12 201 £25,000 -7.41% 15
East Midlands -17 149 £25,000 - 26
Scotland -34 61 £30,000 +13.21% 4
Wales -14 49 £24,000 -4.00% 3
North East +6 21 £25,000 +8.70% 1
Northern Ireland -23 9 £27,000 +14.89%

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1409 (31.18%) C#
2 1378 (30.49%) JavaScript
3 1374 (30.40%) Degree
4 1301 (28.79%) SQL
5 1284 (28.41%) HTML
6 1269 (28.08%) .NET
7 1207 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
8 1138 (25.18%) CSS
9 939 (20.78%) SQL Server
10 907 (20.07%) Java
11 802 (17.75%) ASP.NET
11 802 (17.75%) MVC
12 797 (17.64%) Computer Science
13 764 (16.91%) Finance
14 689 (15.25%) Microsoft
15 578 (12.79%) AngularJS
16 565 (12.50%) jQuery
17 556 (12.30%) Linux
18 522 (11.55%) Windows
19 484 (10.71%) PHP
20 471 (10.42%) Software Engineering
21 470 (10.40%) Python
22 451 (9.98%) Web Development
23 433 (9.58%) OO
24 427 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
25 410 (9.07%) TDD
26 382 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
27 354 (7.83%) HTML5
28 348 (7.70%) C++
28 348 (7.70%) MySQL

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
1 102 (2.26%) CMS
2 88 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 87 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 83 (1.84%) WordPress
5 78 (1.73%) Apache
6 75 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 72 (1.59%) IIS
8 44 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 41 (0.91%) JBoss
10 31 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 28 (0.62%) Drupal
11 28 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 27 (0.60%) Confluence
13 21 (0.46%) Umbraco
13 21 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.35%) Moodle
15 15 (0.33%) NServiceBus
16 14 (0.31%) OpenStack
16 14 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 192 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 187 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.42%) Photoshop
4 58 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 44 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 41 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 23 (0.51%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.33%) InDesign
9 14 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.31%) SPSS
10 12 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.13%) InVision
13 4 (0.089%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.066%) GIMP
15 2 (0.044%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.044%) FrameMaker
15 2 (0.044%) Maya
16 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.71%) Magento
3 12 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.27%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.18%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
7 6 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
8 5 (0.11%) HFM
8 5 (0.11%) Movex
8 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.11%) Sage 1000
9 4 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 283 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 265 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
3 100 (2.21%) SaaS
4 88 (1.95%) Office 365
5 79 (1.75%) GitHub
6 30 (0.66%) PaaS
7 28 (0.62%) Google Analytics
8 21 (0.46%) npm
9 18 (0.40%) IaaS
10 13 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.27%) Dropbox
12 10 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.20%) AdWords
14 7 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
15 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 6 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 168 (3.72%) Firewall
2 161 (3.56%) Internet
3 105 (2.32%) WAN
4 102 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 100 (2.21%) LAN
6 78 (1.73%) DNS
7 65 (1.44%) VPN
8 62 (1.37%) DHCP
9 41 (0.91%) MPLS
10 40 (0.89%) Network Security
11 38 (0.84%) Wireless
12 27 (0.60%) HTTP
13 22 (0.49%) SAN
13 22 (0.49%) VoIP
14 18 (0.40%) FTP
15 17 (0.38%) Broadband
15 17 (0.38%) VLAN
16 16 (0.35%) SSL
17 14 (0.31%) Intranet
18 13 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 939 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 348 (7.70%) MySQL
3 161 (3.56%) Relational Database
4 142 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 130 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 128 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 122 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 121 (2.68%) Big Data
9 89 (1.97%) NoSQL
10 78 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
11 66 (1.46%) Hadoop
12 55 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 46 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
14 45 (1.00%) Power BI
15 42 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 36 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
18 31 (0.69%) QlikView
19 30 (0.66%) Redis
20 29 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 317 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 168 (3.72%) Visual Studio
3 149 (3.30%) JIRA
4 104 (2.30%) Jenkins
5 89 (1.97%) Subversion
6 79 (1.75%) Selenium
7 73 (1.62%) TeamCity
8 62 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 58 (1.28%) NUnit
10 53 (1.17%) gulp
11 49 (1.08%) Grunt
12 41 (0.91%) JUnit
13 39 (0.86%) Eclipse
14 35 (0.77%) Maven
15 33 (0.73%) Moq
16 23 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 22 (0.49%) Cucumber
17 22 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
18 21 (0.46%) PHPUnit
18 21 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 764 (16.91%) Finance
2 332 (7.35%) Marketing
3 230 (5.09%) Games
4 227 (5.02%) Banking
5 202 (4.47%) Retail
6 139 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 90 (1.99%) Electronics
8 84 (1.86%) Advertising
9 83 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 80 (1.77%) Legal
11 75 (1.66%) Automotive
12 60 (1.33%) Investment Banking
13 59 (1.31%) Front Office
14 50 (1.11%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.84%) Back Office
16 28 (0.62%) Law
17 23 (0.51%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.33%) German Language
19 13 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1284 (28.41%) HTML
2 1269 (28.08%) .NET
3 1138 (25.18%) CSS
4 802 (17.75%) ASP.NET
5 578 (12.79%) AngularJS
6 565 (12.50%) jQuery
7 427 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 354 (7.83%) HTML5
9 299 (6.62%) .NET Framework
10 269 (5.95%) XML
11 264 (5.84%) Web Services
12 209 (4.62%) Node.js
13 207 (4.58%) CSS3
14 185 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 183 (4.05%) WCF
16 182 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 175 (3.87%) REST
18 166 (3.67%) React
19 160 (3.54%) Spring
20 149 (3.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 797 (17.64%) Computer Science
2 331 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 194 (4.29%) User Experience
4 155 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
5 134 (2.97%) Fintech
6 133 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 78 (1.73%) Hedge funds
7 78 (1.73%) Social Media
8 70 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 67 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 56 (1.24%) Algorithms
11 46 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (0.95%) Data Centre
13 37 (0.82%) iPad
14 34 (0.75%) Driving Licence
15 30 (0.66%) Graphic Design
16 22 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 21 (0.46%) Equities
18 19 (0.42%) BBC
18 19 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 556 (12.30%) Linux
2 522 (11.55%) Windows
3 182 (4.03%) Android
4 172 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 162 (3.58%) Apple iOS
6 143 (3.16%) Unix
7 106 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 72 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 49 (1.08%) Windows 10
11 47 (1.04%) CentOS
12 38 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 29 (0.64%) Windows 8
15 27 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (0.35%) Debian
17 14 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.31%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1207 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (17.75%) MVC
3 471 (10.42%) Software Engineering
4 451 (9.98%) Web Development
5 433 (9.58%) OO
6 410 (9.07%) TDD
7 313 (6.93%) Scrum
8 294 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
9 289 (6.40%) Mathematics
10 281 (6.22%) DevOps
11 272 (6.02%) Front End Development
12 253 (5.60%) BDD
13 233 (5.16%) E-Commerce
14 218 (4.82%) OOP
15 216 (4.78%) Test Automation
16 203 (4.49%) Analytics
17 201 (4.45%) SDLC
18 196 (4.34%) Project Management
19 160 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
20 146 (3.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1409 (31.18%) C#
2 1378 (30.49%) JavaScript
3 1301 (28.79%) SQL
4 907 (20.07%) Java
5 484 (10.71%) PHP
6 470 (10.40%) Python
7 348 (7.70%) C++
8 201 (4.45%) T-SQL
9 172 (3.81%) Ruby
10 143 (3.16%) VB.NET
11 131 (2.90%) C
12 113 (2.50%) Perl
13 87 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 84 (1.86%) PowerShell
15 66 (1.46%) Scala
16 61 (1.35%) VBA
17 57 (1.26%) F#
18 50 (1.11%) R
19 42 (0.93%) TypeScript
20 41 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1374 (30.40%) Degree
2 382 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (1.62%) Security Cleared
4 72 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 61 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (1.33%) CCNA
7 53 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
8 39 (0.86%) MCP
8 39 (0.86%) SC Cleared
9 36 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 28 (0.62%) HND
11 25 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 24 (0.53%) MCSD
12 24 (0.53%) PhD
13 21 (0.46%) MCTS
14 20 (0.44%) MCAD
15 16 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (0.33%) ISEB
16 15 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 14 (0.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (5.09%) QA
2 92 (2.04%) SLA
3 57 (1.26%) PMO
4 16 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.22%) SEPA
7 9 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.089%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.066%) GCP
10 3 (0.066%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.044%) GDPR
11 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.044%) MiFID
12 1 (0.022%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.022%) HL7
12 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.022%) NIST 800
System Software
1 195 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 121 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (2.04%) Docker
4 56 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (0.73%) KVM
7 17 (0.38%) Xen
8 9 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.18%) Firmware
9 8 (0.18%) XenServer
10 7 (0.15%) vSphere
11 5 (0.11%) NFS
12 4 (0.089%) Snort
12 4 (0.089%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.066%) XenApp
14 2 (0.044%) HDFS
15 1 (0.022%) iptables
Systems Management
1 109 (2.41%) Ansible
2 100 (2.21%) Puppet
3 84 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (1.13%) Kibana
5 34 (0.75%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.35%) Nagios
7 13 (0.29%) SCOM
8 12 (0.27%) Terraform
9 11 (0.24%) SCCM
10 10 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.20%) CSIRT
11 9 (0.20%) Nessus
11 9 (0.20%) Opsview
12 8 (0.18%) QRadar
12 8 (0.18%) Salt
13 7 (0.15%) Graphite
14 6 (0.13%) Consul
14 6 (0.13%) Juju
15 5 (0.11%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 689 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 221 (4.89%) Oracle
3 145 (3.21%) VMware
4 125 (2.77%) Google
5 92 (2.04%) SAP
6 90 (1.99%) Cisco
7 57 (1.26%) Adobe
8 50 (1.11%) Zend
9 49 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 39 (0.86%) Tableau
11 36 (0.80%) Juniper
12 35 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 34 (0.75%) Citrix
13 34 (0.75%) Cognos
14 33 (0.73%) HP
15 24 (0.53%) Splunk
16 22 (0.49%) Apple
17 20 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
18 17 (0.38%) Sage
19 16 (0.35%) IBM