The table below looks at the statistics for J2SE skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 635 568 637
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +69
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 270 367 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.83% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 222 349 234
Average salary £58,250 £52,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
41241 43977 42328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.25% 38.28% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35251 36969 36596
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

J2SE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK.

J2SE Salary Trend in the UK

J2SE
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing J2SE over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 within the UK.

J2SE Salary Histogram in the UK

J2SE
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
England -77 252 £60,000 +14.28% 39
London -68 164 £67,500 +12.50% 27
South East +34 43 £50,000 +17.64% 5
City of London +22 32 £70,000 +27.27% 9
Scotland - 17 £45,000 - 3
Glasgow - 14 £47,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +22 13 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Berkshire +20 13 £57,500 - 3
East of England +8 13 £47,500 +13.09% 3
Oxfordshire - 12 £46,250 -
Hampshire +33 10 £46,250 +68.18%
North West -24 10 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Farnborough - 10 £46,250 -
Cambridge +22 9 £47,500 -13.63% 3
East Midlands +2 9 £40,000 -25.23% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 9 £40,000 -25.23% 1
Nottingham 0 6 £45,000 -17.80%
South West -15 6 £52,500 +13.51% 1
Banbury - 6 £37,500 -
Surrey -8 5 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Merseyside - 5 - - 1
Oxford - 5 £52,500 -
Maidenhead - 5 £57,500 -
Southport - 5 - -
Dorset +4 4 £52,500 -2.32% 1
South Yorkshire +4 4 £33,000 -20.48%
Sheffield +3 4 £33,000 -20.48%
Yorkshire +1 4 £33,000 -20.48%
Cheshire -5 4 £40,000 - 1
Guildford -8 4 £48,750 -11.36% 1

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 480 (98.16%) Java
2 229 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (40.90%) J2EE
4 187 (38.24%) Spring
4 187 (38.24%) Degree
5 184 (37.63%) Finance
6 167 (34.15%) SQL
7 144 (29.45%) Software Engineering
8 129 (26.38%) JavaScript
9 118 (24.13%) Computer Science
10 115 (23.52%) Multithreading
10 115 (23.52%) Hibernate
11 113 (23.11%) OO
12 108 (22.09%) TDD
13 106 (21.68%) JUnit
14 105 (21.47%) XML
15 104 (21.27%) Linux
16 97 (19.84%) Oracle
17 96 (19.63%) Scrum
18 91 (18.61%) Maven
19 80 (16.36%) HTML
20 79 (16.16%) JSP
21 76 (15.54%) UNIX
21 76 (15.54%) Java EE
22 71 (14.52%) Web Services
23 68 (13.91%) Relational Database
24 67 (13.70%) UML
25 65 (13.29%) Eclipse
25 65 (13.29%) JSON
25 65 (13.29%) Scala

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 53 (10.84%) JBoss
2 49 (10.02%) Apache
3 34 (6.95%) Tomcat
4 25 (5.11%) Node.js
5 15 (3.07%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.45%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.23%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.82%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.82%) Mule
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.61%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.41%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (2.45%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.84%) SaaS
2 8 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.07%) HTTP
2 14 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.86%) Internet
3 9 (1.84%) Multicast
4 4 (0.82%) SAN
5 2 (0.41%) NAS
5 2 (0.41%) SMTP
6 1 (0.20%) ATM
6 1 (0.20%) SNMP
6 1 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.91%) Relational Database
2 48 (9.82%) MongoDB
3 44 (9.00%) NoSQL
4 42 (8.59%) Big Data
5 36 (7.36%) Oracle Database
6 35 (7.16%) RDBMS
7 30 (6.13%) MySQL
8 23 (4.70%) SQL Server
9 22 (4.50%) Neo4j
9 22 (4.50%) Hazelcast
10 21 (4.29%) Hadoop
11 19 (3.89%) DB2
12 12 (2.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 12 (2.45%) Oracle9i Database
12 12 (2.45%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.43%) OLAP
14 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 106 (21.68%) JUnit
2 91 (18.61%) Maven
3 65 (13.29%) Eclipse
4 59 (12.07%) Subversion
5 48 (9.82%) Git (software)
6 46 (9.41%) Selenium
7 32 (6.54%) Cucumber
8 29 (5.93%) TestNG
9 25 (5.11%) Jenkins
10 24 (4.91%) WebDriver
11 20 (4.09%) JIRA
11 20 (4.09%) Ant
12 17 (3.48%) Liquibase
13 16 (3.27%) Jasmine
14 15 (3.07%) FitNesse
15 14 (2.86%) Hudson
16 12 (2.45%) jMock
16 12 (2.45%) JSUnit
17 9 (1.84%) Calabash
18 8 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 184 (37.63%) Finance
2 48 (9.82%) Front Office
2 48 (9.82%) Banking
3 33 (6.75%) Games
4 31 (6.34%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.25%) Back Office
6 10 (2.04%) Retail
7 9 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.23%) Electronics
8 6 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.23%) Publishing
9 4 (0.82%) Legal
9 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.61%) Marketing
10 3 (0.61%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 384 (78.53%) Developer
2 337 (68.92%) Java Developer
3 73 (14.93%) Senior Developer
4 60 (12.27%) Senior Java Developer
5 33 (6.75%) Software Engineer
6 30 (6.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 24 (4.91%) Consultant
8 23 (4.70%) Android Developer
8 23 (4.70%) Core Java Developer
9 20 (4.09%) Architect
10 16 (3.27%) Tester
10 16 (3.27%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.07%) Java Software Engineer
12 14 (2.86%) Technical Leader
13 13 (2.66%) Java Programmer
13 13 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (2.66%) Programmer
14 11 (2.25%) J2EE Developer
14 11 (2.25%) QA Engineer
14 11 (2.25%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (40.90%) J2EE
2 187 (38.24%) Spring
3 115 (23.52%) Hibernate
4 105 (21.47%) XML
5 80 (16.36%) HTML
6 79 (16.16%) JSP
7 76 (15.54%) Java EE
8 71 (14.52%) Web Services
9 65 (13.29%) JSON
10 60 (12.27%) JMS
11 57 (11.66%) JDBC
12 51 (10.43%) CSS
13 44 (9.00%) jQuery
14 42 (8.59%) Struts
15 41 (8.38%) Servlets
16 40 (8.18%) Apache Camel
17 32 (6.54%) EJB
18 31 (6.34%) SOAP
19 30 (6.13%) ActiveMQ
20 29 (5.93%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 118 (24.13%) Computer Science
2 52 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (9.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 42 (8.59%) Mathematics
4 42 (8.59%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (5.32%) N-Tier
6 20 (4.09%) Data Structures
7 19 (3.89%) User Experience
7 19 (3.89%) Hedge funds
7 19 (3.89%) Equities
8 18 (3.68%) Fixed Income
8 18 (3.68%) Derivative
8 18 (3.68%) Mobile App
9 17 (3.48%) Public Cloud
9 17 (3.48%) Client/Server
10 13 (2.66%) Online Games
11 12 (2.45%) Algorithms
12 11 (2.25%) Clustering
12 11 (2.25%) Credit Derivative
13 10 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 104 (21.27%) Linux
2 76 (15.54%) UNIX
3 64 (13.09%) Android
4 59 (12.07%) Windows
5 45 (9.20%) Apple iOS
6 17 (3.48%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (1.64%) Solaris
8 5 (1.02%) SUSE
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (29.45%) Software Engineering
3 115 (23.52%) Multithreading
4 113 (23.11%) OO
5 108 (22.09%) TDD
6 96 (19.63%) Scrum
7 67 (13.70%) UML
8 60 (12.27%) SDLC
9 58 (11.86%) Unit Testing
10 56 (11.45%) Low Latency
11 46 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (9.00%) Concurrent Programming
13 41 (8.38%) OOD
14 38 (7.77%) MVC
14 38 (7.77%) Android Development
15 32 (6.54%) OOP
15 32 (6.54%) Algorithmic Trading
16 31 (6.34%) Mentoring
17 29 (5.93%) Open Source
18 26 (5.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 480 (98.16%) Java
2 167 (34.15%) SQL
3 129 (26.38%) JavaScript
4 65 (13.29%) Scala
5 29 (5.93%) C#
6 26 (5.32%) C++
7 25 (5.11%) PL/SQL
7 25 (5.11%) Python
8 22 (4.50%) C
9 21 (4.29%) Ruby
10 18 (3.68%) Perl
10 18 (3.68%) Lua
11 17 (3.48%) ActionScript
11 17 (3.48%) Objective-C
12 14 (2.86%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.66%) XPath
14 5 (1.02%) Korn
15 2 (0.41%) ECMAScript
15 2 (0.41%) Groovy
16 1 (0.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 187 (38.24%) Degree
2 18 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.45%) Sun Certification
5 11 (2.25%) Brainbench
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.41%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.41%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.29%) QA
2 8 (1.64%) EMIR
2 8 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.61%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.82%) Puppet
2 2 (0.41%) Ambari
2 2 (0.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 97 (19.84%) Oracle
2 33 (6.75%) Google
3 21 (4.29%) Sun
4 20 (4.09%) TIBCO
5 19 (3.89%) Terracotta
5 19 (3.89%) Sybase
6 8 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.23%) IBM
7 6 (1.23%) Hortonworks
8 5 (1.02%) Northgate
8 5 (1.02%) StreamBase
8 5 (1.02%) webMethods
8 5 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.82%) WorldPay
9 4 (0.82%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.61%) PTC
10 3 (0.61%) Microsoft
10 3 (0.61%) Adobe
11 2 (0.41%) Informatica
11 2 (0.41%) SAP
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
GSA Techsource Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bens - exceptional bonus + more
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + be - outstanding bonus, pens
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K - 65K+ & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £70k plus excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
MLG Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago