Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Junior was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 67 94
Rank change year-on-year -51 +27 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior 208 403 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.45% 3.95% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 4.09% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 172 381 330
West Midlands median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.64%

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 8,176 9,846 11,210
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.43% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,328 8,114 8,895
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -23 66 £25,250 -2.88% 18
Staffordshire +7 31 £25,000 +11.11% 11
Worcestershire +3 25 £24,500 +6.52% 8
Coventry -22 25 £26,750 +11.46% 1
Warwickshire -24 17 £25,000 - 9
Solihull +3 14 £22,500 -18.18% 3
Walsall +1 7 £23,000 +9.52%
Shropshire +10 6 £22,250 +1.14% 5
Wolverhampton +6 4 £31,250 +17.92% 2
Halesowen +20 2 £23,000 +2.22% 5
Sutton Coldfield -24 2 £45,000 +104.55%
Herefordshire -7 1 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Dudley -17 1 £30,000 - 1
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 79 (37.98%) JavaScript
2 78 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (35.10%) HTML
4 72 (34.62%) CSS
5 62 (29.81%) C#
6 59 (28.37%) .NET
7 58 (27.88%) SQL
8 56 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 47 (22.60%) MVC
10 44 (21.15%) SQL Server
11 41 (19.71%) Degree
12 32 (15.38%) Web Development
13 27 (12.98%) ASP.NET
14 25 (12.02%) jQuery
15 24 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (11.54%) AngularJS
16 23 (11.06%) PHP
17 22 (10.58%) Python
17 22 (10.58%) Finance
18 20 (9.62%) Java
18 20 (9.62%) Software Engineering
18 20 (9.62%) Git (software)
18 20 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (9.13%) Front End Development
19 19 (9.13%) Information Security
20 18 (8.65%) Security Cleared
20 18 (8.65%) HTML5
20 18 (8.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 17 (8.17%) Project Management
21 17 (8.17%) T-SQL

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 13 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.44%) WordPress
3 2 (0.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.48%) Moodle
4 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.33%) SaaS
2 7 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.88%) Serverless
4 4 (1.92%) GitHub
4 4 (1.92%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.44%) RTP
2 2 (0.96%) Firewall
2 2 (0.96%) Internet
2 2 (0.96%) LAN
2 2 (0.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) Modbus
3 1 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 13 (6.25%) Impala
3 6 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.40%) MS Access
5 4 (1.92%) MySQL
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.44%) QlikView
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.96%) Big Data
7 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.96%) Redis
8 1 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.48%) DB2
8 1 (0.48%) GIS
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.21%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.37%) JIRA
4 6 (2.88%) Subversion
5 4 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.96%) Selenium
7 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.48%) git-flow
7 1 (0.48%) Grunt
7 1 (0.48%) gulp
7 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.48%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.48%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (10.58%) Finance
2 8 (3.85%) Retail
3 7 (3.37%) Advertising
4 5 (2.40%) Games
5 4 (1.92%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Automotive
6 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.96%) Law
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
7 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (35.10%) HTML
2 72 (34.62%) CSS
3 59 (28.37%) .NET
4 27 (12.98%) ASP.NET
5 25 (12.02%) jQuery
6 24 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 18 (8.65%) HTML5
7 18 (8.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (7.69%) Node.js
9 15 (7.21%) XML
10 13 (6.25%) CSS3
10 13 (6.25%) Natural Language Processing
11 12 (5.77%) .NET Framework
11 12 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (5.77%) Web Services
12 11 (5.29%) React
13 9 (4.33%) Laravel
14 8 (3.85%) .NET Core
14 8 (3.85%) Entity Framework
14 8 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (6.73%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (5.77%) User Experience
4 9 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.37%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.92%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.96%) BBC
9 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.48%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.48%) NHS
10 1 (0.48%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.48%) SCADA
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.69%) Windows
2 9 (4.33%) Linux
3 4 (1.92%) Android
4 3 (1.44%) Unix
5 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.60%) MVC
3 32 (15.38%) Web Development
4 20 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.62%) Software Engineering
5 19 (9.13%) Front End Development
5 19 (9.13%) Information Security
6 17 (8.17%) Project Management
7 16 (7.69%) Scrum
8 15 (7.21%) SDLC
8 15 (7.21%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.73%) Data Visualisation
9 14 (6.73%) Internal Audit
9 14 (6.73%) Security Operations
9 14 (6.73%) Visualisation
9 14 (6.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
10 13 (6.25%) Data Engineering
10 13 (6.25%) Data Science
10 13 (6.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.98%) JavaScript
2 62 (29.81%) C#
3 58 (27.88%) SQL
4 23 (11.06%) PHP
5 22 (10.58%) Python
6 20 (9.62%) Java
7 17 (8.17%) T-SQL
8 13 (6.25%) C++
8 13 (6.25%) R
9 12 (5.77%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.88%) C
11 5 (2.40%) VBA
12 2 (0.96%) ES6
12 2 (0.96%) Ruby
12 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.48%) Perl
13 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.48%) VB
13 1 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 41 (19.71%) Degree
2 18 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.44%) HND
6 2 (0.96%) ISEB
7 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.33%) QA
3 4 (1.92%) PMO
4 2 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.96%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.96%) Docker
3 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.48%) Kibana
Vendors
1 56 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.73%) Tableau
3 4 (1.92%) Google
4 3 (1.44%) Twitter
5 2 (0.96%) Zend
6 1 (0.48%) Apple
6 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.48%) Cognos
6 1 (0.48%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle
6 1 (0.48%) OutSystems
6 1 (0.48%) Planview
6 1 (0.48%) Sage
6 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.48%) Splunk