Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 79 115
Rank change year-on-year -43 +36 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 223 330 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.40% 3.42% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 3.52% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 203 334 276
West Midlands median annual salary £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - -
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
England median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +1.85%

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 8,986 9,374 11,553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 97.27% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6,964 7,749 9,342
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £63,750
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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -40 69 £28,000 +12.00% 12
Solihull +39 37 £25,500 -21.54% 2
Warwickshire -28 25 £27,500 +8.91% 3
Staffordshire +4 20 £24,750 +15.12% 10
Halesowen +1 18 £22,500 -8.16% 2
Coventry -26 15 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Worcestershire -16 10 £24,000 - 3
Shropshire +16 7 £27,250 +4.81% 1
Walsall - 7 £25,000 -
West Bromwich - 4 £30,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +3 3 £27,500 +19.57%
Wolverhampton -24 1 £21,750 -1.14%
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 82 (36.77%) JavaScript
2 77 (34.53%) HTML
3 76 (34.08%) SQL
4 73 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (30.49%) Degree
6 66 (29.60%) CSS
7 52 (23.32%) .NET
8 51 (22.87%) C#
9 46 (20.63%) AngularJS
10 45 (20.18%) jQuery
11 42 (18.83%) Java
12 41 (18.39%) Web Development
13 39 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (16.59%) Microsoft
15 36 (16.14%) SQL Server
16 33 (14.80%) MVC
16 33 (14.80%) PHP
17 32 (14.35%) HTML5
18 29 (13.00%) Games
18 29 (13.00%) Git (software)
19 28 (12.56%) Computer Science
20 27 (12.11%) ASP.NET
20 27 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
21 26 (11.66%) CSS3
22 25 (11.21%) Front End Development
23 22 (9.87%) Linux
24 21 (9.42%) OOP
24 21 (9.42%) Scrum
25 20 (8.97%) User Experience
25 20 (8.97%) MySQL

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 6 (2.69%) WordPress
2 3 (1.35%) ExpressionEngine
2 3 (1.35%) OpenEdge
2 3 (1.35%) SAS
3 2 (0.90%) Apache
3 2 (0.90%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.90%) Confluence
3 2 (0.90%) JBoss
3 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Blender
4 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.24%) Magento
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
1 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.69%) SaaS
2 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.45%) AdWords
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.45%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.24%) HTTP
1 5 (2.24%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) Firewall
2 3 (1.35%) Hyperconnected
3 1 (0.45%) SMS
3 1 (0.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.97%) MySQL
3 10 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.69%) GIS
6 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.90%) Big Data
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.90%) Spatial Data
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.45%) DTS
8 1 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Power BI
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (13.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.73%) JIRA
3 12 (5.38%) Subversion
4 10 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.24%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.35%) Grunt
8 3 (1.35%) gulp
8 3 (1.35%) Moq
8 3 (1.35%) MSTest
8 3 (1.35%) NUnit
8 3 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.90%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.90%) Selenium
9 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.45%) Maven
10 1 (0.45%) WATIR
General
1 29 (13.00%) Games
2 20 (8.97%) Finance
3 18 (8.07%) Retail
4 14 (6.28%) Marketing
5 9 (4.04%) Legal
6 8 (3.59%) Automotive
7 6 (2.69%) Advertising
8 4 (1.79%) Banking
8 4 (1.79%) Electronics
9 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.90%) German Language
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Hindi Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (34.53%) HTML
2 66 (29.60%) CSS
3 52 (23.32%) .NET
4 46 (20.63%) AngularJS
5 45 (20.18%) jQuery
6 32 (14.35%) HTML5
7 27 (12.11%) ASP.NET
8 26 (11.66%) CSS3
9 19 (8.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (6.73%) Web Services
11 14 (6.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (5.38%) Node.js
13 10 (4.48%) .NET Framework
13 10 (4.48%) XML
14 9 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (4.04%) J2EE
15 8 (3.59%) Laravel
15 8 (3.59%) WebGL
16 7 (3.14%) React
16 7 (3.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.56%) Computer Science
2 20 (8.97%) User Experience
3 13 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.59%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.59%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.79%) BBC
9 2 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.90%) Animation
9 2 (0.90%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.90%) Fintech
9 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.90%) Online Games
9 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.45%) iPhone
10 1 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.87%) Linux
2 16 (7.17%) Windows
3 10 (4.48%) Android
4 7 (3.14%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.79%) Unix
6 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.39%) Web Development
3 39 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (14.80%) MVC
5 27 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (11.21%) Front End Development
7 21 (9.42%) OOP
7 21 (9.42%) Scrum
8 17 (7.62%) Software Engineering
9 16 (7.17%) CRM
10 14 (6.28%) TDD
10 14 (6.28%) Test Automation
11 13 (5.83%) Business Analysis
11 13 (5.83%) OO
11 13 (5.83%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (5.38%) Project Management
13 11 (4.93%) Game Development
13 11 (4.93%) SDLC
14 10 (4.48%) E-Commerce
15 9 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (36.77%) JavaScript
2 76 (34.08%) SQL
3 51 (22.87%) C#
4 42 (18.83%) Java
5 33 (14.80%) PHP
6 18 (8.07%) Python
7 15 (6.73%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.93%) TypeScript
9 10 (4.48%) C++
10 4 (1.79%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.79%) Perl
10 4 (1.79%) R
10 4 (1.79%) Ruby
11 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.45%) ABAP
12 1 (0.45%) Go
12 1 (0.45%) Korn
12 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (30.49%) Degree
2 19 (8.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.79%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.90%) ISEB
5 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.90%) MCP
5 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.90%) PhD
6 1 (0.45%) APMP
6 1 (0.45%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.45%) SANS
6 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.17%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) PMO
3 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.17%) Google
3 11 (4.93%) Oracle
4 8 (3.59%) Twitter
5 6 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.24%) Adobe
7 2 (0.90%) Apple
7 2 (0.90%) Cognos
7 2 (0.90%) IFS
7 2 (0.90%) SAP
7 2 (0.90%) VMware
7 2 (0.90%) Zend
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix
8 1 (0.45%) ESRI
8 1 (0.45%) IBM
8 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.45%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.45%) WooCommerce
8 1 (0.45%) Xamarin