Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Trainee was £23,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 632 874
Rank change year-on-year +363 +242 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Trainee 970 336 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 36 297 214
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,500 £19,250
25th Percentile £21,000 £19,750 £21,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £23,000 £24,000 £26,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% -9.43% +23.26%
75th Percentile £28,500 £30,750 £30,750
90th Percentile £43,250 " "
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,000 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% -9.43% +23.26%

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 78,580 104,890 142,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 95.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,710 85,237 114,792
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +267 794 £22,000 -8.33% 51
England +358 743 £23,250 -3.13% 69
North of England +95 181 £21,500 -10.42% 17
Midlands +114 167 £26,000 +8.33% 6
Scotland +94 122 £19,000 -11.63% 1
North West +103 110 £25,500 +6.25% 2
West Midlands +78 107 £26,000 +8.33% 1
London +201 106 £27,500 +22.22% 21
South West +51 86 £22,750 +5.81% 9
South East +113 82 £21,000 -2.33% 13
East of England +100 77 £19,000 -20.83% 3
Wales +91 69 £23,000 -13.21% 2
East Midlands +55 60 - - 5
North East +46 42 - - 13
Yorkshire -19 29 £18,000 -25.00% 2
Work from Home -122 10 £20,000 -11.11% 7
Northern Ireland - 10 - - 1

Trainee Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 632 (65.15%) Cybersecurity
2 472 (48.66%) Microsoft
3 377 (38.87%) Driving Licence
4 365 (37.63%) A+ Certification
5 354 (36.49%) Cisco
6 286 (29.48%) Multimedia
7 151 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
8 147 (15.15%) Network+ Certification
9 142 (14.64%) Wireless
10 114 (11.75%) C#
11 112 (11.55%) HTML
11 112 (11.55%) CSS
11 112 (11.55%) OOP
11 112 (11.55%) OO
11 112 (11.55%) Python
12 111 (11.44%) Java
12 111 (11.44%) Oracle
12 111 (11.44%) OCP
12 111 (11.44%) OCA
12 111 (11.44%) Oracle Certification
12 111 (11.44%) Games
12 111 (11.44%) CIW
12 111 (11.44%) Software Testing
12 111 (11.44%) Java SE
12 111 (11.44%) Java 8
12 111 (11.44%) CSS3
12 111 (11.44%) HTML5
13 109 (11.24%) Data Structures
13 109 (11.24%) JavaScript
14 108 (11.13%) Functional Programming

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 1 (0.10%) IIS
1 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.31%) Azure
2 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (0.10%) AWS
3 1 (0.10%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 142 (14.64%) Wireless
2 3 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (0.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.10%) Power BI
General
1 286 (29.48%) Multimedia
2 111 (11.44%) Games
3 11 (1.13%) Finance
4 8 (0.82%) Retail
5 5 (0.52%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.31%) Advertising
6 3 (0.31%) Legal
7 2 (0.21%) Billing
7 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.10%) Back Office
8 1 (0.10%) Banking
8 1 (0.10%) German Language
8 1 (0.10%) Humanities
8 1 (0.10%) Law
8 1 (0.10%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (11.55%) CSS
1 112 (11.55%) HTML
2 111 (11.44%) CSS3
2 111 (11.44%) HTML5
2 111 (11.44%) Java SE
3 3 (0.31%) .NET
3 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.10%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.10%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 377 (38.87%) Driving Licence
2 109 (11.24%) Data Structures
3 10 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (0.31%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.21%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (0.21%) Social Media
6 1 (0.10%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.10%) BBC
6 1 (0.10%) Life Science
6 1 (0.10%) NHS
6 1 (0.10%) PlayStation
6 1 (0.10%) Podcast
6 1 (0.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (7.11%) Linux
2 4 (0.41%) Windows
3 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (65.15%) Cybersecurity
2 151 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
3 112 (11.55%) OO
3 112 (11.55%) OOP
4 111 (11.44%) Software Testing
5 108 (11.13%) Functional Programming
6 79 (8.14%) Data Security
6 79 (8.14%) Ethical Hacking
6 79 (8.14%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (1.24%) Business Development
8 4 (0.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (0.31%) Chemistry
9 3 (0.31%) Data Entry
9 3 (0.31%) ERP
9 3 (0.31%) Facilities Management
9 3 (0.31%) Information Security
9 3 (0.31%) Line Management
9 3 (0.31%) Service Delivery
9 3 (0.31%) Validation
9 3 (0.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (11.75%) C#
2 112 (11.55%) Python
3 111 (11.44%) Java
3 111 (11.44%) Java 8
4 109 (11.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.41%) SQL
6 1 (0.10%) PHP
6 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 365 (37.63%) A+ Certification
2 147 (15.15%) Network+ Certification
3 111 (11.44%) CIW
3 111 (11.44%) OCA
3 111 (11.44%) OCP
3 111 (11.44%) Oracle Certification
4 79 (8.14%) CompTIA Security+
5 68 (7.01%) CCNA
5 68 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (7.01%) Linux+ Certification
6 16 (1.65%) Degree
7 6 (0.62%) ICAEW
8 2 (0.21%) MCSE
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.41%) SLA
2 3 (0.31%) GxP
3 2 (0.21%) QA
4 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (0.31%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 472 (48.66%) Microsoft
2 354 (36.49%) Cisco
3 111 (11.44%) Oracle
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe
4 1 (0.10%) Autodesk
4 1 (0.10%) Facebook
4 1 (0.10%) Spotify