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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 686 643 613
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -30
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 193 255 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.61% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 166 220 258
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%

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
39276 42093 45889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 41.03% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 33876 35161 40804
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -53 189 £50,000 -4.76% 42
London -49 103 £55,000 -4.34% 20
South East -16 32 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West +7 24 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -2 16 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire -14 16 £50,000 +25.00% 2
City of London -26 15 £55,000 -18.51% 6
North Yorkshire +22 13 £50,000 +12.35%
Middlesbrough - 13 £50,000 -
Horsham - 11 £43,750 - 3
West Sussex - 11 £43,750 - 3
Salford - 10 £43,000 -
Cheshire +3 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Northwich - 8 £40,000 -
Sussex - 6 £47,500 -
Berkshire -10 5 £45,000 -15.09% 2
East of England -14 5 £32,500 -23.52% 4
Glasgow +8 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Scotland -2 4 £60,000 +50.00%
Surrey -8 4 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Bracknell -12 4 - -
Leeds -13 3 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Yorkshire -18 3 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Portsmouth -20 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Dorset -21 3 £50,000 -25.92% 4
Hampshire -22 3 £45,000 -
South West -30 3 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Oxfordshire - 3 £40,000 - 2
Essex - 3 £30,000 -
Weybridge - 3 £42,500 -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 448 (96.97%) Java
2 186 (40.26%) J2EE
3 179 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (37.66%) Software Engineering
5 166 (35.93%) Spring
6 144 (31.17%) OO
7 141 (30.52%) Finance
8 138 (29.87%) Degree
9 135 (29.22%) JavaScript
10 134 (29.00%) SQL
11 125 (27.06%) Oracle
11 125 (27.06%) Computer Science
12 112 (24.24%) HTML
13 111 (24.03%) XML
14 107 (23.16%) Linux
15 100 (21.65%) Multithreading
16 97 (21.00%) Tomcat
16 97 (21.00%) Maven
17 96 (20.78%) TDD
18 92 (19.91%) CSS
18 92 (19.91%) JMS
19 89 (19.26%) JSP
19 89 (19.26%) Servlets
20 85 (18.40%) JUnit
21 84 (18.18%) JDBC
22 68 (14.72%) OOP
23 65 (14.07%) Hibernate
24 64 (13.85%) Android
25 61 (13.20%) Scrum
26 60 (12.99%) Web Services

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 97 (21.00%) Tomcat
2 55 (11.90%) WebSphere
3 39 (8.44%) JBoss
4 35 (7.58%) Apache
5 34 (7.36%) WebLogic
6 21 (4.55%) GlassFish
7 17 (3.68%) Node.js
8 10 (2.16%) Adobe CQ
8 10 (2.16%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.08%) Confluence
9 5 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (1.08%) Magnolia
10 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.65%) Liferay
11 3 (0.65%) GemFire
12 2 (0.43%) Jetty
12 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Google Analytics
1 4 (0.87%) Magento
1 4 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.11%) SaaS
2 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) Heroku
3 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.17%) HTTP
2 16 (3.46%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.03%) Internet
4 10 (2.16%) SMTP
5 9 (1.95%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.87%) PuTTY
6 4 (0.87%) WinSCP
6 4 (0.87%) SAN
7 3 (0.65%) AMQP
8 2 (0.43%) Multicast
9 1 (0.22%) SNMP
9 1 (0.22%) NAS
9 1 (0.22%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 42 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 40 (8.66%) Big Data
4 36 (7.79%) MongoDB
5 34 (7.36%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.63%) Oracle Database
7 25 (5.41%) RDBMS
8 21 (4.55%) Hazelcast
8 21 (4.55%) MySQL
9 15 (3.25%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.38%) Neo4j
12 10 (2.16%) Jackrabbit
12 10 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.73%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (1.52%) HBase
15 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (1.08%) DB2
16 5 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 97 (21.00%) Maven
2 85 (18.40%) JUnit
3 52 (11.26%) Eclipse
4 47 (10.17%) Git (software)
5 45 (9.74%) Subversion
6 19 (4.11%) NetBeans
7 15 (3.25%) StarTeam
7 15 (3.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 14 (3.03%) Log4j
9 12 (2.60%) Ant
10 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.16%) Selenium
10 10 (2.16%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.95%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.95%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.73%) Mercurial
13 7 (1.52%) TestNG
14 6 (1.30%) Liquibase
14 6 (1.30%) JIRA
15 5 (1.08%) IntelliJ
General
1 141 (30.52%) Finance
2 46 (9.96%) Banking
3 39 (8.44%) Front Office
4 25 (5.41%) Retail
5 22 (4.76%) Games
6 16 (3.46%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.81%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.81%) Publishing
8 5 (1.08%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Automotive
10 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 389 (84.20%) Developer
2 365 (79.00%) Java Developer
3 65 (14.07%) Senior Developer
4 58 (12.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 47 (10.17%) Software Engineer
6 31 (6.71%) Programmer
6 31 (6.71%) Java Programmer
7 30 (6.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 23 (4.98%) Java Software Engineer
9 22 (4.76%) Analyst
10 20 (4.33%) Senior Software Engineer
11 17 (3.68%) Software Developer
12 15 (3.25%) Developer Analyst
13 14 (3.03%) Junior
13 14 (3.03%) J2EE Analyst Programmer
13 14 (3.03%) Team Leader
13 14 (3.03%) Java Analyst Programmer
13 14 (3.03%) Analyst Programmer
14 12 (2.60%) Applications Developer
14 12 (2.60%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (40.26%) J2EE
2 166 (35.93%) Spring
3 112 (24.24%) HTML
4 111 (24.03%) XML
5 92 (19.91%) CSS
5 92 (19.91%) JMS
6 89 (19.26%) JSP
6 89 (19.26%) Servlets
7 84 (18.18%) JDBC
8 65 (14.07%) Hibernate
9 60 (12.99%) Web Services
10 51 (11.04%) Ajax
11 47 (10.17%) SOAP
12 46 (9.96%) Java EE
13 40 (8.66%) Swing
14 38 (8.23%) RESTful
15 35 (7.58%) Struts
16 32 (6.93%) XSLT
17 31 (6.71%) jQuery
17 31 (6.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 125 (27.06%) Computer Science
2 51 (11.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 51 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.49%) Equities
4 29 (6.28%) Algorithms
5 23 (4.98%) Clustering
6 19 (4.11%) Derivative
7 18 (3.90%) Mathematics
8 17 (3.68%) Hedge funds
9 16 (3.46%) Data Structures
9 16 (3.46%) Fixed Income
10 15 (3.25%) Client/Server
11 14 (3.03%) Open Source
12 13 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (2.60%) Mobile App
13 12 (2.60%) N-Tier
13 12 (2.60%) Equity Derivative
14 10 (2.16%) Graphic Design
15 8 (1.73%) User Experience
16 7 (1.52%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 107 (23.16%) Linux
2 64 (13.85%) Android
3 53 (11.47%) Windows
4 50 (10.82%) UNIX
5 32 (6.93%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (1.08%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.87%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (37.66%) Software Engineering
3 144 (31.17%) OO
4 100 (21.65%) Multithreading
5 96 (20.78%) TDD
6 68 (14.72%) OOP
7 61 (13.20%) Scrum
8 56 (12.12%) UML
9 46 (9.96%) Low Latency
10 34 (7.36%) Unit Testing
11 33 (7.14%) Android Development
12 32 (6.93%) Mentoring
12 32 (6.93%) Web Development
13 30 (6.49%) OOD
14 29 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (5.19%) MVC
16 22 (4.76%) AOP
16 22 (4.76%) Load Balancing
17 16 (3.46%) BDD
17 16 (3.46%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 448 (96.97%) Java
2 135 (29.22%) JavaScript
3 134 (29.00%) SQL
4 54 (11.69%) C++
5 41 (8.87%) PL/SQL
6 25 (5.41%) Scala
7 21 (4.55%) XPath
8 17 (3.68%) C#
9 14 (3.03%) C
9 14 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.16%) ECMAScript
11 8 (1.73%) Python
11 8 (1.73%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.73%) VBA
12 7 (1.52%) Lua
13 6 (1.30%) Clojure
13 6 (1.30%) Ruby
13 6 (1.30%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.08%) Perl
15 4 (0.87%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 138 (29.87%) Degree
2 18 (3.90%) OCPJP
2 18 (3.90%) OCMJD
3 16 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.81%) PhD
5 7 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.87%) Brainbench
6 4 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.87%) QA
1 4 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.16%) Docker
2 3 (0.65%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.22%) GridGain
3 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
1 5 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.87%) Puppet
3 3 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.22%) Ambari
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 125 (27.06%) Oracle
2 31 (6.71%) Sun
3 25 (5.41%) TIBCO
4 16 (3.46%) Red Hat
5 15 (3.25%) Google
6 12 (2.60%) Terracotta
6 12 (2.60%) IBM
7 11 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 10 (2.16%) Adobe
9 7 (1.52%) VMware
10 6 (1.30%) Endeca
10 6 (1.30%) Sybase
11 5 (1.08%) SAP
11 5 (1.08%) BMC
12 4 (0.87%) 29West
12 4 (0.87%) hybris
12 4 (0.87%) Percussion
12 4 (0.87%) ATG
13 3 (0.65%) Business Objects
13 3 (0.65%) DataSynapse
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Horsham, West Sussex
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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