Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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

Junior
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 84 125
Rank change year-on-year -43 +41 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 201 334 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.20% 3.36% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 3.47% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 173 329 266
West Midlands median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £37,000 £32,500 £36,250
England median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +1.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,783 9,613 11,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.61% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,838 8,073 9,151
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Junior in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -45 63 £27,500 +7.84% 12
Staffordshire -2 28 £21,500 -4.44% 9
Solihull +28 26 £22,500 -30.77% 3
Warwickshire -23 22 £24,750 -2.94% 5
Coventry -16 20 £26,750 +11.46% 2
Worcestershire -6 17 £24,000 -4.00% 7
Walsall - 9 £25,000 - 1
Wolverhampton -8 4 £26,250 +5.00% 1
Shropshire +12 3 £22,000 -15.38% 2
West Bromwich +14 2 £30,500 +45.24%
Halesowen +14 2 £23,000 +15.00% 6
Sutton Coldfield -15 2 £27,500 +19.57% 1
Herefordshire +8 1 £21,500 -14.00%
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 West Midlands region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 76 (37.81%) JavaScript
2 74 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (33.83%) HTML
4 64 (31.84%) CSS
5 58 (28.86%) SQL
5 58 (28.86%) Degree
6 54 (26.87%) C#
7 52 (25.87%) .NET
8 40 (19.90%) Microsoft
9 35 (17.41%) MVC
9 35 (17.41%) Web Development
10 34 (16.92%) jQuery
11 33 (16.42%) AngularJS
12 31 (15.42%) SQL Server
13 30 (14.93%) Java
14 26 (12.94%) ASP.NET
14 26 (12.94%) Git (software)
15 25 (12.44%) HTML5
16 24 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (11.94%) PHP
17 23 (11.44%) Finance
18 22 (10.95%) Python
18 22 (10.95%) Front End Development
19 21 (10.45%) CSS3
20 20 (9.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 19 (9.45%) Computer Science
22 18 (8.96%) Business Analysis
22 18 (8.96%) Software Engineering
22 18 (8.96%) CRM
22 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (3.98%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.99%) Confluence
3 2 (1.00%) Apache
3 2 (1.00%) IIS
3 2 (1.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.00%) WordPress
4 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.50%) CMS
4 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) Blender
4 1 (0.50%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (4.48%) SaaS
3 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.49%) Serverless
5 1 (0.50%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) Firewall
1 2 (1.00%) HTTP
1 2 (1.00%) Internet
1 2 (1.00%) SMS
2 1 (0.50%) Modbus
2 1 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.98%) Hadoop
2 8 (3.98%) Impala
2 8 (3.98%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.48%) MySQL
4 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.49%) GIS
6 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.49%) Big Data
7 3 (1.49%) MS Access
8 2 (1.00%) Redis
8 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) Power BI
9 1 (0.50%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 26 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.47%) JIRA
3 9 (4.48%) Subversion
4 7 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.49%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.00%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.00%) Selenium
6 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.50%) Grunt
7 1 (0.50%) Maven
7 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.50%) WATIR
7 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (11.44%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Retail
3 9 (4.48%) Marketing
4 7 (3.48%) Games
4 7 (3.48%) Legal
5 6 (2.99%) Advertising
6 4 (1.99%) Automotive
7 3 (1.49%) Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.00%) German Language
8 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Electronics
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (33.83%) HTML
2 64 (31.84%) CSS
3 52 (25.87%) .NET
4 34 (16.92%) jQuery
5 33 (16.42%) AngularJS
6 26 (12.94%) ASP.NET
7 25 (12.44%) HTML5
8 21 (10.45%) CSS3
9 20 (9.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (5.97%) Node.js
12 11 (5.47%) .NET Framework
12 11 (5.47%) Web Services
13 9 (4.48%) LAMP
14 8 (3.98%) Entity Framework
14 8 (3.98%) Laravel
14 8 (3.98%) Natural Language Processing
14 8 (3.98%) React
15 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (3.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.45%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.47%) User Experience
3 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.98%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.99%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.99%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.00%) BBC
8 2 (1.00%) Fintech
8 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.50%) Blog
9 1 (0.50%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.46%) Linux
2 15 (7.46%) Windows
3 6 (2.99%) Android
4 5 (2.49%) Unix
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (17.41%) MVC
2 35 (17.41%) Web Development
3 24 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (10.95%) Front End Development
5 18 (8.96%) Business Analysis
5 18 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (8.96%) CRM
5 18 (8.96%) Software Engineering
6 17 (8.46%) Project Management
7 16 (7.96%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (7.46%) Scrum
9 14 (6.97%) TDD
10 12 (5.97%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (5.97%) OOP
10 12 (5.97%) Test Automation
10 12 (5.97%) Visualisation
11 11 (5.47%) Mathematics
12 10 (4.98%) Statistics
13 9 (4.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (37.81%) JavaScript
2 58 (28.86%) SQL
3 54 (26.87%) C#
4 30 (14.93%) Java
5 24 (11.94%) PHP
6 22 (10.95%) Python
7 17 (8.46%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.98%) C++
9 8 (3.98%) R
10 5 (2.49%) Perl
10 5 (2.49%) Ruby
10 5 (2.49%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.99%) C
12 3 (1.49%) VBA
13 2 (1.00%) ES6
13 2 (1.00%) VB
13 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.50%) Go
14 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (28.86%) Degree
2 15 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.00%) ISEB
5 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.00%) MCP
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.50%) APMP
6 1 (0.50%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.50%) SANS
6 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) QA
2 8 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.49%) PMO
4 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.50%) Kibana
1 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.97%) Google
3 8 (3.98%) Tableau
4 6 (2.99%) Oracle
5 5 (2.49%) Twitter
6 3 (1.49%) Cognos
6 3 (1.49%) Zend
7 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.00%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.50%) IBM
8 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) SAP
8 1 (0.50%) Splunk
8 1 (0.50%) Xamarin