Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Trainee was £22,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 333 865 802
Rank change year-on-year +532 -63 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Trainee 532 164 331
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 25 115 292
Median annual salary £22,500 £22,500 £23,072
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.48% +9.87%
10th Percentile £17,250 £17,750 £15,000
90th Percentile £33,000 £32,750 £30,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,000 £21,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -20.75% +29.27%

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 59,437 120,857 145,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.61% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,317 97,819 117,458
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Top 17 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 15 January 2021. 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 +424 468 £22,000 +4.76% 44
England +485 413 £22,250 +1.14% 49
North of England +159 103 £25,000 +16.28% 3
Midlands +167 91 £18,500 -21.28% 6
North West +121 60 £25,250 +17.44% 1
South West +105 57 £22,000 +4.86% 19
South East +209 56 £20,750 -6.89% 7
Scotland +90 53 - - 3
East of England +141 50 - - 5
West Midlands +120 48 - - 3
Wales +88 48 £23,000 -38.83% 2
East Midlands +99 43 £18,500 -43.08% 3
London +196 34 £23,750 +5.56% 9
Yorkshire +66 27 £18,000 -25.74% 1
North East - 16 - - 1
Northern Ireland +25 10 - -
Work from Home -41 6 - - 2

Trainee Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 448 (84.21%) Cybersecurity
2 376 (70.68%) Driving Licence
3 118 (22.18%) Microsoft
4 111 (20.86%) A+ Certification
5 110 (20.68%) Cisco
6 104 (19.55%) Multimedia
7 19 (3.57%) Degree
8 17 (3.20%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.50%) Linux
12 7 (1.32%) Data Security
12 7 (1.32%) Wireless
12 7 (1.32%) Finance
12 7 (1.32%) C#
12 7 (1.32%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (1.32%) Business Development
12 7 (1.32%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (1.13%) Retail
13 6 (1.13%) ICAEW
13 6 (1.13%) Linux+ Certification
13 6 (1.13%) HTML
13 6 (1.13%) CSS
13 6 (1.13%) CCNA
13 6 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.94%) Python
14 5 (0.94%) Java
14 5 (0.94%) Marketing

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 2 (0.38%) IIS
1 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
1 2 (0.38%) WordPress
2 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) AWS
1 2 (0.38%) Azure
2 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.32%) Wireless
2 3 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.19%) ATM
3 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.19%) Power BI
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.75%) ERwin
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 104 (19.55%) Multimedia
2 7 (1.32%) Finance
3 6 (1.13%) Retail
4 5 (0.94%) Marketing
5 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.56%) Advertising
6 3 (0.56%) Games
6 3 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.19%) Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Billing
7 1 (0.19%) Electronics
7 1 (0.19%) Law
7 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Military
7 1 (0.19%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.13%) CSS
1 6 (1.13%) HTML
2 3 (0.56%) .NET
2 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.56%) CSS3
2 3 (0.56%) HTML5
2 3 (0.56%) Java SE
3 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (0.38%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 376 (70.68%) Driving Licence
2 9 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.19%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.50%) Linux
2 3 (0.56%) Windows
3 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (84.21%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (3.20%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (1.32%) Business Development
3 7 (1.32%) Data Security
3 7 (1.32%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (1.32%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (0.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (0.75%) Data Modelling
4 4 (0.75%) Mentoring
4 4 (0.75%) OO
4 4 (0.75%) OOP
4 4 (0.75%) Presales
5 3 (0.56%) Chemistry
5 3 (0.56%) Data Entry
5 3 (0.56%) DNA
5 3 (0.56%) Facilities Management
5 3 (0.56%) Line Management
5 3 (0.56%) Service Delivery
5 3 (0.56%) Validation
5 3 (0.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.32%) C#
2 5 (0.94%) Java
2 5 (0.94%) Python
3 4 (0.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.75%) SQL
4 3 (0.56%) Java 8
5 2 (0.38%) PHP
5 2 (0.38%) VB
6 1 (0.19%) C++
6 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (20.86%) A+ Certification
2 19 (3.57%) Degree
3 13 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (1.13%) CCNA
5 6 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.13%) ICAEW
5 6 (1.13%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (0.56%) CIW
6 3 (0.56%) OCA
6 3 (0.56%) OCP
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.56%) GxP
3 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 118 (22.18%) Microsoft
2 110 (20.68%) Cisco
3 3 (0.56%) Adobe
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle
4 1 (0.19%) Autodesk
4 1 (0.19%) Google