The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 209 202 190
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 43 36 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.53% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.10% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 58
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £34,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -
J2SE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3283 3273 3493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.13% 47.78% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2777 2934 3169
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing J2SE across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

J2SE
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing J2SE across the North West region.

J2SE Salary Trend in the North West

J2SE
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing J2SE across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

J2SE Salary Histogram in the North West

J2SE
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 39 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Cheshire - 4 £40,000 -
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing J2SE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited J2SE.

1 54 (100.00%) Java
2 41 (75.93%) HTTP
3 39 (72.22%) Spring
4 38 (70.37%) Maven
5 37 (68.52%) WebSphere
5 37 (68.52%) Android
5 37 (68.52%) Servlets
6 36 (66.67%) Tomcat
6 36 (66.67%) XML
6 36 (66.67%) Grails
7 34 (62.96%) JMS
8 33 (61.11%) DOM
8 33 (61.11%) XSLT
8 33 (61.11%) XML Schema
8 33 (61.11%) SAX
8 33 (61.11%) WebSphere MQ
8 33 (61.11%) XPath
9 31 (57.41%) Hazelcast
10 30 (55.56%) Linux
11 28 (51.85%) Windows
12 26 (48.15%) Software Engineering
13 24 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (44.44%) Red Hat
14 19 (35.19%) Computer Science
15 12 (22.22%) HTML
16 11 (20.37%) jQuery
17 10 (18.52%) Ajax
17 10 (18.52%) JUnit
17 10 (18.52%) CSS
18 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing J2SE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited J2SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (68.52%) WebSphere
2 36 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.85%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 41 (75.93%) HTTP
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.41%) HTTPS
3 3 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (57.41%) Hazelcast
2 4 (7.41%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.70%) Redis
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (70.37%) Maven
2 10 (18.52%) JUnit
3 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.41%) Subversion
5 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.85%) Mockito
5 1 (1.85%) Gradle
5 1 (1.85%) Ant
General
1 7 (12.96%) Games
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (98.15%) Developer
2 52 (96.30%) Java Developer
3 11 (20.37%) Senior Developer
3 11 (20.37%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Software Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Software Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Java Applications Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 1 (1.85%) Software Programmer
11 1 (1.85%) J2EE Software Engineer
11 1 (1.85%) Lead Java Developer
11 1 (1.85%) Junior Java Developer
11 1 (1.85%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (72.22%) Spring
2 37 (68.52%) Servlets
3 36 (66.67%) XML
3 36 (66.67%) Grails
4 34 (62.96%) JMS
5 33 (61.11%) DOM
5 33 (61.11%) XSLT
5 33 (61.11%) XML Schema
5 33 (61.11%) SAX
5 33 (61.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (22.22%) HTML
7 11 (20.37%) jQuery
8 10 (18.52%) Ajax
8 10 (18.52%) CSS
9 8 (14.81%) Java EE
10 6 (11.11%) J2EE
11 3 (5.56%) AWT
12 2 (3.70%) JSF
12 2 (3.70%) JPA
12 2 (3.70%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Open Source
2 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) DTV
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (68.52%) Android
2 30 (55.56%) Linux
3 28 (51.85%) Windows
4 24 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) UNIX
6 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Software Engineering
2 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
3 7 (12.96%) TDD
4 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.41%) MVC
4 4 (7.41%) OOD
4 4 (7.41%) OO
5 3 (5.56%) UML
5 3 (5.56%) Memory Management
6 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (1.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.85%) BDD
7 1 (1.85%) ATDD
7 1 (1.85%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (61.11%) XPath
3 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) C
4 4 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 24 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Endeca
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) IBM
3 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
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