Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 117 126
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 4,265 4,565 5,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 2.65% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.76% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,808 4,006 4,845
UK median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% +2.00%

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 165,831 165,633 192,898
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,881 136,379 162,038
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -17 4,053 £30,000 +9.09% 636
UK excluding London -16 2,624 £27,500 +10.00% 467
London -7 1,553 £35,000 +0.72% 196
South East -4 888 £27,500 - 110
North of England +6 667 £25,750 +3.00% 141
North West -5 355 £25,000 - 97
Midlands -52 330 £26,000 +4.00% 89
South West -14 318 £25,000 - 53
East of England -10 287 £27,500 +3.77% 47
Yorkshire +21 263 £27,500 +10.00% 40
West Midlands -55 200 £26,500 +6.00% 43
East Midlands -36 127 £26,000 +4.00% 46
Scotland -20 73 £27,500 +1.85% 13
Wales +25 62 £25,000 - 13
North East -12 49 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Northern Ireland +3 2 £24,250 +4.30% 1

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Junior job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Junior in the job title.

1 1,431 (33.55%) C#
2 1,244 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 1,233 (28.91%) SQL
4 1,221 (28.63%) .NET
5 1,114 (26.12%) Degree
6 1,083 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
7 1,075 (25.21%) HTML
8 966 (22.65%) CSS
9 840 (19.70%) Java
10 828 (19.41%) SQL Server
11 741 (17.37%) Computer Science
12 722 (16.93%) ASP.NET
13 693 (16.25%) MVC
14 688 (16.13%) Finance
15 613 (14.37%) Microsoft
16 473 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
17 460 (10.79%) Web Development
18 458 (10.74%) OO
19 450 (10.55%) Linux
20 446 (10.46%) Python
21 443 (10.39%) AngularJS
22 440 (10.32%) Software Engineering
23 389 (9.12%) Windows
24 382 (8.96%) jQuery
25 367 (8.60%) PHP
26 366 (8.58%) TDD
27 350 (8.21%) Git (software)
28 348 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
29 334 (7.83%) HTML5
30 310 (7.27%) 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 85 (1.99%) CMS
2 82 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (1.27%) WordPress
4 51 (1.20%) IIS
4 51 (1.20%) Umbraco
5 50 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 46 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 38 (0.89%) Apache
7 38 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 32 (0.75%) Confluence
8 32 (0.75%) Drupal
9 26 (0.61%) MS Exchange
10 20 (0.47%) JBoss
10 20 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (0.30%) nginx
13 12 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.28%) SAS
13 12 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 187 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 184 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (0.94%) Photoshop
5 32 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.45%) Chatbot
8 17 (0.40%) MS Visio
9 15 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.21%) InDesign
11 7 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.14%) InVision
13 4 (0.094%) GIMP
13 4 (0.094%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.094%) Weka
14 3 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.047%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.047%) Mingle
15 2 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.63%) Magento
3 21 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
5 10 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.12%) BASE24
6 5 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.12%) SAP HCM
6 5 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.094%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.094%) FastStats
7 4 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.094%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.094%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.094%) Shopify
7 4 (0.094%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.094%) Workfront
8 3 (0.070%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 263 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 243 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 100 (2.34%) SaaS
4 73 (1.71%) Office 365
5 42 (0.98%) GitHub
6 32 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.40%) npm
11 16 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 14 (0.33%) Serverless
13 13 (0.30%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.19%) IaaS
15 8 (0.19%) PaaS
15 8 (0.19%) Sage Pay
16 6 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 89 (2.09%) TCP/IP
2 85 (1.99%) Internet
3 77 (1.81%) Firewall
4 47 (1.10%) DNS
5 44 (1.03%) HTTP
6 36 (0.84%) VPN
7 34 (0.80%) DHCP
8 33 (0.77%) SMS
8 33 (0.77%) WAN
9 31 (0.73%) LAN
10 23 (0.54%) SSL
11 20 (0.47%) VLAN
12 18 (0.42%) VoIP
13 17 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (0.40%) Intranet
14 16 (0.38%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.35%) Network Security
16 13 (0.30%) Broadband
17 10 (0.23%) FTP
17 10 (0.23%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 828 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 310 (7.27%) MySQL
3 177 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 155 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 132 (3.09%) Big Data
6 117 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 105 (2.46%) MongoDB
8 92 (2.16%) NoSQL
9 79 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 66 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 64 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 51 (1.20%) Hadoop
13 49 (1.15%) Redis
13 49 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
14 48 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
14 48 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
15 44 (1.03%) Power BI
16 43 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
17 40 (0.94%) RDBMS
18 36 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 350 (8.21%) Git (software)
2 152 (3.56%) JIRA
3 138 (3.24%) Visual Studio
4 101 (2.37%) Jenkins
5 86 (2.02%) Subversion
5 86 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 73 (1.71%) Selenium
7 56 (1.31%) TeamCity
8 49 (1.15%) Maven
9 39 (0.91%) JUnit
10 36 (0.84%) NUnit
11 30 (0.70%) Plastic SCM
12 29 (0.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 28 (0.66%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.66%) Cucumber
13 28 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 28 (0.66%) webpack
14 24 (0.56%) gulp
15 23 (0.54%) Vagrant
16 22 (0.52%) Grunt
General
1 688 (16.13%) Finance
2 288 (6.75%) Banking
3 251 (5.89%) Marketing
4 215 (5.04%) Retail
5 168 (3.94%) Games
6 119 (2.79%) Advertising
6 119 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 87 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 76 (1.78%) Front Office
9 64 (1.50%) Legal
10 48 (1.13%) Back Office
11 46 (1.08%) Electronics
12 45 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 43 (1.01%) Law
14 38 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.77%) Automotive
16 19 (0.45%) Publishing
17 14 (0.33%) Military
18 12 (0.28%) German Language
19 11 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,221 (28.63%) .NET
2 1,075 (25.21%) HTML
3 966 (22.65%) CSS
4 722 (16.93%) ASP.NET
5 443 (10.39%) AngularJS
6 382 (8.96%) jQuery
7 348 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 334 (7.83%) HTML5
9 293 (6.87%) .NET Framework
10 207 (4.85%) XML
11 191 (4.48%) CSS3
12 182 (4.27%) React
13 174 (4.08%) Web Services
14 167 (3.92%) WCF
15 164 (3.85%) Node.js
16 161 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
17 159 (3.73%) RESTful
18 145 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 141 (3.31%) WPF
20 137 (3.21%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 741 (17.37%) Computer Science
2 295 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 203 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 162 (3.80%) User Experience
5 148 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 146 (3.42%) Fintech
7 133 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
8 100 (2.34%) Hedge funds
9 83 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 50 (1.17%) Data Centre
11 45 (1.06%) Data Structures
12 42 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 38 (0.89%) Management Information System
14 34 (0.80%) Equities
14 34 (0.80%) Virtual Team
15 31 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 29 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
16 29 (0.68%) Social Media
17 28 (0.66%) Replication
18 25 (0.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 450 (10.55%) Linux
2 389 (9.12%) Windows
3 130 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 106 (2.49%) Android
5 93 (2.18%) Unix
6 88 (2.06%) Apple iOS
7 59 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 41 (0.96%) Windows 10
9 38 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (0.77%) Debian
11 30 (0.70%) CentOS
12 26 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.19%) HPUX
16 8 (0.19%) Solaris
17 6 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,083 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
2 693 (16.25%) MVC
3 473 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
4 460 (10.79%) Web Development
5 458 (10.74%) OO
6 440 (10.32%) Software Engineering
7 366 (8.58%) TDD
8 306 (7.17%) Scrum
9 293 (6.87%) Mathematics
10 250 (5.86%) DevOps
11 242 (5.67%) OOP
12 237 (5.56%) Project Management
13 222 (5.21%) Test Automation
14 216 (5.06%) SDLC
15 214 (5.02%) E-Commerce
16 212 (4.97%) BDD
17 185 (4.34%) CRM
18 178 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
19 161 (3.77%) Front End Development
20 152 (3.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,431 (33.55%) C#
2 1,244 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 1,233 (28.91%) SQL
4 840 (19.70%) Java
5 446 (10.46%) Python
6 367 (8.60%) PHP
7 228 (5.35%) C++
8 187 (4.38%) T-SQL
9 147 (3.45%) Ruby
10 96 (2.25%) C
11 95 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 82 (1.92%) VBA
13 81 (1.90%) Perl
14 78 (1.83%) Scala
14 78 (1.83%) VB.NET
15 69 (1.62%) PowerShell
16 62 (1.45%) TypeScript
17 52 (1.22%) Java 8
18 40 (0.94%) F#
19 35 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 1,114 (26.12%) Degree
2 303 (7.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 72 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 60 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
5 54 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (1.13%) Master's Degree
7 41 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 38 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 36 (0.84%) ISEB
10 33 (0.77%) PhD
11 25 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.56%) CCNA
13 19 (0.45%) MCP
14 15 (0.35%) DV Cleared
15 13 (0.30%) Postgraduate
16 12 (0.28%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.26%) APMP
17 11 (0.26%) PMP
18 10 (0.23%) MCSE
18 10 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (4.53%) QA
2 64 (1.50%) PMO
3 41 (0.96%) SLA
4 29 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.40%) GDPR
7 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.14%) MiFID
8 6 (0.14%) PSD2
9 4 (0.094%) GCP
9 4 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.047%) GAAP
11 2 (0.047%) IFRS
11 2 (0.047%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.047%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 146 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 108 (2.53%) Docker
3 47 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.38%) Firmware
6 12 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.094%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.070%) LXC
8 3 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.047%) Squid
9 2 (0.047%) vSphere
10 1 (0.023%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.023%) Corosync
10 1 (0.023%) KVM
10 1 (0.023%) pfSense
10 1 (0.023%) Xen
10 1 (0.023%) XenApp
10 1 (0.023%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (1.34%) Ansible
1 57 (1.34%) Puppet
2 51 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 39 (0.91%) Kibana
5 36 (0.84%) Terraform
6 15 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.33%) Consul
8 13 (0.30%) Graphite
9 12 (0.28%) AirWatch
10 11 (0.26%) Nagios
11 10 (0.23%) SCCM
12 7 (0.16%) Grafana
13 6 (0.14%) Nessus
14 5 (0.12%) CSIRT
14 5 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.12%) QRadar
14 5 (0.12%) SCOM
15 4 (0.094%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.094%) Packer
Vendors
1 613 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 195 (4.57%) Oracle
3 164 (3.85%) Google
4 80 (1.88%) Adobe
4 80 (1.88%) SAP
5 76 (1.78%) VMware
6 72 (1.69%) Cisco
7 64 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
8 53 (1.24%) Capita
9 45 (1.06%) Twitter
10 43 (1.01%) Zend
11 34 (0.80%) Xamarin
12 33 (0.77%) Apple
13 25 (0.59%) Sybase
14 23 (0.54%) Bloomberg
14 23 (0.54%) hybris
14 23 (0.54%) Sitecore
15 21 (0.49%) Facebook
15 21 (0.49%) ServiceNow
16 20 (0.47%) Atlassian