Period
to 13 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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

Junior
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 63 48
Rank change year-on-year -15 -15 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 28 44 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.07% 3.20% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 3.32% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 26 43 74
10th Percentile £20,875 £22,600 £21,000
25th Percentile £21,563 £24,000 £22,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
Median % change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £32,813 £34,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £37,107
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,219 1,324 1,617
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.03% 96.15% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,140 1,394
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,050 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Wales

Junior
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Junior in Wales.

Salary trend for Junior in Wales

Junior
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Junior in Wales over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Junior in Wales

Junior
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Wales region over the 6 months to 13 June 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
South Wales +6 22 £25,000 -3.85% 10
West Wales -21 5 £26,000 +8.33% 2
North Wales - 1 £22,250 - 2
Junior
UK

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 across the Wales region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Azure
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 8 (28.57%) .NET
4 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) Linux
4 7 (25.00%) MVC
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 6 (21.43%) CSS
5 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.86%) DevOps
6 5 (17.86%) Front End Development
6 5 (17.86%) RESTful
7 4 (14.29%) PaaS
7 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 4 (14.29%) Network Security
7 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.29%) WCF
7 4 (14.29%) React
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (14.29%) Fintech
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (10.71%) CMS
1 3 (10.71%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Azure
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (14.29%) PaaS
3 3 (10.71%) IaaS
3 3 (10.71%) OpenShift
3 3 (10.71%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) AWS
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.57%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) BigQuery
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.71%) Games
1 3 (10.71%) Social Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 6 (21.43%) CSS
2 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) RESTful
4 4 (14.29%) React
4 4 (14.29%) WCF
5 3 (10.71%) CSS3
5 3 (10.71%) HTML5
5 3 (10.71%) Ionic Framework
5 3 (10.71%) SOAP
6 2 (7.14%) Angular 2
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) REST
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
7 1 (3.57%) GraphQL
7 1 (3.57%) Jest
7 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.57%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) AS400
2 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) AIX
2 4 (14.29%) HPUX
2 4 (14.29%) Solaris
2 4 (14.29%) VMS
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Android
3 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) MVC
2 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) Front End Development
4 4 (14.29%) Fintech
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Kanban
6 2 (7.14%) OO
6 2 (7.14%) OOP
6 2 (7.14%) Prototyping
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.71%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) Google