Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Trainee was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 621 953 863
Rank change year-on-year +332 -90 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Trainee 286 151 341
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 271 89 245
Median annual salary £24,000 £21,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.33% -4.44%
10th Percentile £19,500 £18,000 £17,500
90th Percentile £30,750 £37,625 £39,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £20,500 £21,500
% change year-on-year +17.07% -4.65% -2.27%

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 87,830 139,330 167,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 96.02% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70,479 110,697 136,265
Median annual salary £52,600 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.20% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Top 16 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 25 May 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 +313 266 £24,000 +17.07% 46
England +307 255 £24,000 +12.94% 60
North of England +169 87 £24,000 +24.68% 14
Midlands +140 53 £24,000 +6.67% 10
Yorkshire +120 48 £24,000 +23.08% 8
East of England +114 36 £22,750 +3.70% 6
South East +111 35 £21,500 +4.88% 12
North West +107 33 £26,000 -47.63% 5
West Midlands +106 33 £24,000 +6.67% 5
South West +67 27 £24,000 +17.07% 1
Scotland +86 22 £21,500 +2.38% 3
East Midlands +55 20 £22,750 +1.11% 5
London +115 17 £22,500 +4.65% 17
North East +20 6 £26,500 +51.43% 1
Wales +14 6 £26,500 +17.78%
Work from Home +43 1 £22,500 +4.65%

Trainee Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (76.22%) Driving Licence
2 180 (62.94%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (13.29%) BT
3 38 (13.29%) Fujitsu
4 19 (6.64%) Business Development
5 17 (5.94%) Degree
6 11 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (3.85%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.15%) B2B
7 9 (3.15%) Active Directory
7 9 (3.15%) Retail
8 8 (2.80%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.80%) Windows
8 8 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.80%) B2B Sales
9 7 (2.45%) Mentoring
9 7 (2.45%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.45%) SLA
10 6 (2.10%) Local Government
10 6 (2.10%) Capita
10 6 (2.10%) Remedy
10 6 (2.10%) C#
11 5 (1.75%) .NET
11 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.75%) Internet
11 5 (1.75%) Service Management
11 5 (1.75%) Law
11 5 (1.75%) Legal
11 5 (1.75%) Office 365

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 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.70%) IIS
2 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.70%) SAS
3 1 (0.35%) Apache
3 1 (0.35%) Gentran
3 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.75%) Azure
1 5 (1.75%) Office 365
1 5 (1.75%) Power Platform
2 4 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (1.40%) Power Automate
3 3 (1.05%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.75%) Internet
2 2 (0.70%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.35%) DMZ
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) LAN
3 1 (0.35%) MPLS
3 1 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.35%) RFID
3 1 (0.35%) VPN
3 1 (0.35%) WAN
3 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.35%) MySQL
2 1 (0.35%) Power BI
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (3.85%) Public Sector
2 9 (3.15%) Retail
3 6 (2.10%) Local Government
4 5 (1.75%) Law
4 5 (1.75%) Legal
5 4 (1.40%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Finance
6 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.70%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.75%) .NET
2 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.70%) Spring
3 2 (0.70%) XML
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) EDI
4 1 (0.35%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.35%) HTML
4 1 (0.35%) JSP
4 1 (0.35%) MDX
4 1 (0.35%) XAMPP
4 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 218 (76.22%) Driving Licence
2 8 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (1.40%) Blog
4 2 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (0.70%) CCTV
4 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.70%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.35%) Social Media
5 1 (0.35%) Tandem
5 1 (0.35%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.80%) Windows
2 3 (1.05%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.70%) Linux
3 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (62.94%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (6.64%) Business Development
3 11 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (3.15%) B2B
5 8 (2.80%) B2B Sales
6 7 (2.45%) Mentoring
7 5 (1.75%) E-Discovery
7 5 (1.75%) Service Management
7 5 (1.75%) Time Management
8 4 (1.40%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.40%) Migration
8 4 (1.40%) Security Management
8 4 (1.40%) Workflow
9 3 (1.05%) Contract Management
9 3 (1.05%) Market Research
9 3 (1.05%) MVC
9 3 (1.05%) Physics
9 3 (1.05%) User Stories
9 3 (1.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.10%) C#
2 4 (1.40%) Java
2 4 (1.40%) SQL
3 2 (0.70%) C
3 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.70%) PHP
3 2 (0.70%) Python
4 1 (0.35%) C++
4 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.35%) Scala
4 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) VB
4 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (5.94%) Degree
2 3 (1.05%) HNC
2 3 (1.05%) HND
3 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.35%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.45%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 9 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (13.29%) BT
1 38 (13.29%) Fujitsu
2 8 (2.80%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.10%) Capita
3 6 (2.10%) Remedy
4 4 (1.40%) Nintex
5 3 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (0.35%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.35%) Juniper
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle
6 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.35%) Shavlik
6 1 (0.35%) Veeam
6 1 (0.35%) VMware