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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 236 251 237
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 3 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.046% 0.056% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.12% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 18
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,375 £42,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+12.13% +17.36%
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
2629 3323 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.56% 46.81% 49.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2219 2838 3276
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
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 24 April 2015. 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 - 2 £36,000 -
Cheshire +11 1 £42,500 +6.25%
J2SE
England

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (55.56%) Tomcat
3 13 (48.15%) Maven
4 12 (44.44%) HTTP
4 12 (44.44%) JUnit
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) JMS
6 10 (37.04%) XML
6 10 (37.04%) Linux
6 10 (37.04%) Oracle
6 10 (37.04%) Servlets
6 10 (37.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
6 10 (37.04%) Grails
7 9 (33.33%) jQuery
7 9 (33.33%) REST
7 9 (33.33%) Subversion
7 9 (33.33%) HTML
8 8 (29.63%) J2EE
8 8 (29.63%) OOD
8 8 (29.63%) Ajax
8 8 (29.63%) OO
8 8 (29.63%) Android
8 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
8 8 (29.63%) Apple iOS
8 8 (29.63%) Java EE
9 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
9 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
9 7 (25.93%) Spring
9 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 15 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.11%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) HTTP
2 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 6 (22.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Maven
2 12 (44.44%) JUnit
3 9 (33.33%) Subversion
4 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
5 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
6 3 (11.11%) Mockito
7 2 (7.41%) Gradle
8 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
1 27 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Java Applications Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Applications Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Junior
3 5 (18.52%) Junior Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Junior Java Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (3.70%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate Java Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) JMS
2 10 (37.04%) XML
2 10 (37.04%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (37.04%) Servlets
2 10 (37.04%) Grails
3 9 (33.33%) jQuery
3 9 (33.33%) REST
3 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 8 (29.63%) J2EE
4 8 (29.63%) Ajax
4 8 (29.63%) Java EE
5 7 (25.93%) Spring
6 6 (22.22%) DOM
6 6 (22.22%) XSLT
6 6 (22.22%) AWT
6 6 (22.22%) XML Schema
6 6 (22.22%) SAX
7 5 (18.52%) JSP
8 4 (14.81%) CSS
8 4 (14.81%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) STB
4 1 (3.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Android
2 8 (29.63%) Apple iOS
3 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) OO
1 8 (29.63%) OOD
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) UML
3 6 (22.22%) Requirements Management
3 6 (22.22%) Memory Management
4 5 (18.52%) MVC
5 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.70%) Analytics
8 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
4 6 (22.22%) XPath
4 6 (22.22%) C
4 6 (22.22%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) SAP