Period
to 13 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Trainee was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

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

Trainee
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 553 934 838
Rank change year-on-year +381 -96 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Trainee 274 190 386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 263 106 270
Median annual salary £24,000 £21,500 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.63% - -6.52%
10th Percentile £19,750 £18,000 £17,500
90th Percentile £30,750 £36,875 £35,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £21,000 £20,750
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.20% -5.68%

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 72,373 141,131 171,716
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.86% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 58,275 112,670 139,008
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Trainee
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Trainee.

Salary trend for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Trainee over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Trainee within the UK over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. 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
UK excluding London +350 254 £24,000 +14.29% 47
England +339 243 £24,000 +11.63% 55
North of England +198 86 £24,000 +20.00% 10
Midlands +154 47 £24,000 +6.67% 8
Yorkshire +142 47 £24,000 +20.00% 5
South East +146 35 £21,500 +4.88% 10
East of England +124 34 £24,000 +31.51% 5
North West +134 33 £26,000 -69.41% 4
West Midlands +115 27 £24,000 +6.67% 3
South West +95 24 £26,500 +23.26% 5
Scotland +104 22 £21,500 +2.38% 5
East Midlands +89 20 £22,750 +1.11% 5
London +137 17 £21,500 -5.64% 17
North East +27 6 £26,500 +51.43% 1
Wales +20 6 £26,500 +8.16% 3

Trainee Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, Trainee 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 Trainee in the job title.

1 218 (79.56%) Driving Licence
2 180 (65.69%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (13.87%) BT
3 38 (13.87%) Fujitsu
4 16 (5.84%) Business Development
5 13 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (4.38%) Degree
7 9 (3.28%) Retail
8 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (2.92%) Active Directory
8 8 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.55%) Public Sector
9 7 (2.55%) Mentoring
9 7 (2.55%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.55%) B2B
9 7 (2.55%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.55%) Windows
10 6 (2.19%) Local Government
10 6 (2.19%) Capita
10 6 (2.19%) C#
10 6 (2.19%) Remedy
10 6 (2.19%) SLA
10 6 (2.19%) B2B Sales
11 5 (1.82%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.82%) Internet
11 5 (1.82%) Java
11 5 (1.82%) .NET
11 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (1.82%) Service Management

Trainee 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 4 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.73%) IIS
2 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.73%) SAS
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) Gentran
3 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.82%) Power Platform
2 4 (1.46%) Azure
2 4 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (1.46%) Office 365
2 4 (1.46%) Power Automate
3 3 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.82%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) LAN
2 3 (1.09%) MPLS
2 3 (1.09%) WAN
2 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.73%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.36%) DMZ
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) Firewall
4 1 (0.36%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.36%) MySQL
2 1 (0.36%) Power BI
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (3.28%) Retail
2 7 (2.55%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.19%) Local Government
4 4 (1.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Finance
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.82%) .NET
2 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.73%) Spring
3 2 (0.73%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
4 1 (0.36%) EDI
4 1 (0.36%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) JSP
4 1 (0.36%) MDX
4 1 (0.36%) XAMPP
4 1 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 218 (79.56%) Driving Licence
2 8 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (1.46%) Blog
4 2 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (0.73%) CCTV
4 2 (0.73%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.36%) Tandem
5 1 (0.36%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.55%) Windows
2 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.73%) Linux
3 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (65.69%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (5.84%) Business Development
3 13 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (2.55%) B2B
4 7 (2.55%) Mentoring
5 6 (2.19%) B2B Sales
6 5 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.82%) Service Management
7 4 (1.46%) Migration
7 4 (1.46%) Security Management
7 4 (1.46%) Workflow
8 3 (1.09%) Commercial Awareness
8 3 (1.09%) Market Research
8 3 (1.09%) MVC
8 3 (1.09%) Physics
8 3 (1.09%) Time Management
8 3 (1.09%) User Stories
8 3 (1.09%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (1.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.19%) C#
2 5 (1.82%) Java
3 3 (1.09%) SQL
4 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.73%) PHP
4 2 (0.73%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) C
5 1 (0.36%) C++
5 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.36%) Scala
5 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.36%) VB
5 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (4.38%) Degree
2 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.36%) HNC
4 1 (0.36%) HND
4 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.36%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.19%) SLA
2 3 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 8 (2.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (13.87%) BT
1 38 (13.87%) Fujitsu
2 7 (2.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.19%) Capita
3 6 (2.19%) Remedy
4 4 (1.46%) Nintex
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco
5 3 (1.09%) Juniper
6 2 (0.73%) Citrix
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle
7 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com