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 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 634 603 675
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +72
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 259 352 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.73% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 232 312 209
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,375 £42,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+12.13% +17.36%

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
41667 48120 45320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 40.08% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 35440 40550 39481
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 24 April 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 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
England -74 238 £50,000 -9.09% 35
London -63 147 £57,500 -4.16% 26
South East +26 47 £47,500 +1.60% 4
Yorkshire +7 18 £45,000 +11.11% 2
Scotland +30 16 £71,250 +65.69% 1
Oxfordshire +28 16 £47,500 -5.00% 2
East of England +26 15 £47,500 +25.00% 3
Glasgow +22 14 £77,500 +50.48%
Oxford - 13 £47,500 - 1
City of London +13 11 £62,500 +8.69% 6
West Sussex - 11 £40,000 -
Berkshire -1 10 £47,125 +2.44% 2
West Yorkshire +17 9 £45,000 +9.75% 1
Leeds +12 9 £45,000 -1.09% 1
Hampshire +2 9 £55,000 +17.64%
North Yorkshire +23 8 £50,000 +19.04%
South West -19 8 £45,000 -
Middlesbrough - 8 £50,000 -
Cambridge +14 6 £70,000 +84.21% 3
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £70,000 +84.21% 3
Bracknell +9 6 - -
Kingston Upon Thames +2 6 £60,000 +9.09%
Crawley - 6 £40,000 -
Horsham - 5 £47,500 -
Bournemouth - 5 £58,750 -
Dorset - 5 £58,750 -
Essex - 5 £35,000 -
Farnborough - 5 £55,000 -
Basingstoke +31 4 £52,500 -4.54%
Hertfordshire -2 4 £47,500 +2.70%

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 433 (97.30%) Java
2 219 (49.21%) J2EE
3 215 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (40.00%) Spring
5 162 (36.40%) JavaScript
6 152 (34.16%) SQL
6 152 (34.16%) Finance
7 143 (32.13%) Oracle
8 136 (30.56%) Degree
9 123 (27.64%) HTML
10 120 (26.97%) Linux
11 118 (26.52%) Software Engineering
12 107 (24.04%) Multithreading
13 106 (23.82%) XML
14 101 (22.70%) OO
15 96 (21.57%) JUnit
16 91 (20.45%) Computer Science
17 88 (19.78%) TDD
18 85 (19.10%) Hibernate
18 85 (19.10%) CSS
19 84 (18.88%) JDBC
19 84 (18.88%) JSP
19 84 (18.88%) Maven
20 83 (18.65%) JMS
21 77 (17.30%) Tomcat
22 75 (16.85%) UNIX
23 74 (16.63%) Scrum
24 72 (16.18%) UML
25 71 (15.96%) Java EE
26 70 (15.73%) Eclipse

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 77 (17.30%) Tomcat
2 56 (12.58%) Apache
3 54 (12.13%) JBoss
4 39 (8.76%) Node.js
5 36 (8.09%) WebSphere
6 28 (6.29%) WebLogic
7 22 (4.94%) GlassFish
8 13 (2.92%) MQSeries
9 8 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.90%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.67%) Liferay
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.67%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.45%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.45%) Mule
13 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
14 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (1.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.67%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.84%) SaaS
2 14 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.90%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.49%) HTTP
2 15 (3.37%) Internet
3 14 (3.15%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.80%) SMTP
5 7 (1.57%) SAN
6 6 (1.35%) NAS
6 6 (1.35%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.67%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.67%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.45%) SNMP
9 1 (0.22%) AMQP
9 1 (0.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 58 (13.03%) Relational Database
3 52 (11.69%) Oracle Database
4 34 (7.64%) MongoDB
5 33 (7.42%) RDBMS
6 29 (6.52%) MySQL
6 29 (6.52%) Big Data
7 25 (5.62%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.92%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.70%) Hazelcast
10 10 (2.25%) Neo4j
10 10 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.02%) OLAP
11 9 (2.02%) OLTP
11 9 (2.02%) Oracle OLAP
12 8 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 96 (21.57%) JUnit
2 84 (18.88%) Maven
3 70 (15.73%) Eclipse
4 50 (11.24%) Subversion
5 41 (9.21%) Git (software)
6 26 (5.84%) Selenium
6 26 (5.84%) Cucumber
7 21 (4.72%) NetBeans
8 19 (4.27%) TestNG
8 19 (4.27%) WebDriver
9 16 (3.60%) Jenkins
10 15 (3.37%) jMock
11 14 (3.15%) StarTeam
11 14 (3.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 13 (2.92%) FitNesse
12 13 (2.92%) Jasmine
13 12 (2.70%) JSUnit
13 12 (2.70%) Ant
14 11 (2.47%) Log4j
15 10 (2.25%) Liquibase
General
1 152 (34.16%) Finance
2 39 (8.76%) Banking
3 33 (7.42%) Front Office
4 29 (6.52%) Retail
5 28 (6.29%) Financial Institution
6 22 (4.94%) Games
7 9 (2.02%) Publishing
8 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Electronics
9 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.67%) Marketing
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.45%) Legal
11 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 354 (79.55%) Developer
2 324 (72.81%) Java Developer
3 65 (14.61%) Senior Developer
4 52 (11.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 49 (11.01%) Java Programmer
5 49 (11.01%) Software Engineer
5 49 (11.01%) Programmer
6 44 (9.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 31 (6.97%) Analyst
8 27 (6.07%) Developer Analyst
9 22 (4.94%) J2EE Analyst Programmer
9 22 (4.94%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 22 (4.94%) Analyst Programmer
10 20 (4.49%) Software Developer
10 20 (4.49%) Java Software Engineer
11 13 (2.92%) Tester
12 11 (2.47%) Senior Software Engineer
13 10 (2.25%) Lead Developer
13 10 (2.25%) Junior
13 10 (2.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (49.21%) J2EE
2 178 (40.00%) Spring
3 123 (27.64%) HTML
4 106 (23.82%) XML
5 85 (19.10%) CSS
5 85 (19.10%) Hibernate
6 84 (18.88%) JDBC
6 84 (18.88%) JSP
7 83 (18.65%) JMS
8 71 (15.96%) Java EE
9 67 (15.06%) Servlets
10 64 (14.38%) Web Services
11 55 (12.36%) JSON
12 49 (11.01%) SOAP
13 44 (9.89%) Struts
14 43 (9.66%) jQuery
15 41 (9.21%) Ajax
16 36 (8.09%) RESTful
17 31 (6.97%) JPA
18 29 (6.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 91 (20.45%) Computer Science
2 49 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (5.62%) Clustering
4 25 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (4.27%) Algorithms
6 17 (3.82%) Data Structures
6 17 (3.82%) Equities
6 17 (3.82%) Mathematics
7 15 (3.37%) Open Source
8 14 (3.15%) Hedge funds
8 14 (3.15%) Mobile App
8 14 (3.15%) Client/Server
9 13 (2.92%) N-Tier
10 11 (2.47%) Derivative
11 10 (2.25%) Graphic Design
11 10 (2.25%) Public Cloud
12 9 (2.02%) Online Games
12 9 (2.02%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.80%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 120 (26.97%) Linux
2 75 (16.85%) UNIX
3 63 (14.16%) Windows
4 45 (10.11%) Android
5 41 (9.21%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (1.35%) Solaris
7 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (26.52%) Software Engineering
3 107 (24.04%) Multithreading
4 101 (22.70%) OO
5 88 (19.78%) TDD
6 74 (16.63%) Scrum
7 72 (16.18%) UML
8 52 (11.69%) Low Latency
9 48 (10.79%) OOP
10 41 (9.21%) Web Development
11 40 (8.99%) Unit Testing
11 40 (8.99%) Concurrent Programming
12 37 (8.31%) OOD
13 34 (7.64%) MVC
14 27 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (6.07%) Load Balancing
14 27 (6.07%) Mentoring
15 23 (5.17%) Android Development
15 23 (5.17%) E-Commerce
16 22 (4.94%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 433 (97.30%) Java
2 162 (36.40%) JavaScript
3 152 (34.16%) SQL
4 51 (11.46%) C++
5 47 (10.56%) PL/SQL
6 29 (6.52%) C
6 29 (6.52%) C#
7 25 (5.62%) Scala
8 21 (4.72%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.15%) Ruby
10 13 (2.92%) Perl
10 13 (2.92%) Objective-C
11 11 (2.47%) XPath
11 11 (2.47%) Python
12 10 (2.25%) ActionScript
12 10 (2.25%) Lua
13 8 (1.80%) ECMAScript
14 4 (0.90%) VBA
14 4 (0.90%) Korn
14 4 (0.90%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 136 (30.56%) Degree
2 23 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.04%) OCPJP
3 18 (4.04%) OCMJD
4 11 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (1.12%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.90%) Brainbench
7 4 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.92%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.57%) Docker
2 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 143 (32.13%) Oracle
2 30 (6.74%) Sun
3 28 (6.29%) Google
4 17 (3.82%) IBM
5 15 (3.37%) TIBCO
5 15 (3.37%) Terracotta
6 9 (2.02%) Sybase
7 8 (1.80%) Business Objects
7 8 (1.80%) Adobe
7 8 (1.80%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.80%) VMware
8 7 (1.57%) hybris
9 5 (1.12%) StreamBase
9 5 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.12%) WorldPay
9 5 (1.12%) SAP
10 4 (0.90%) Microsoft
10 4 (0.90%) Endeca
11 3 (0.67%) ATG
11 3 (0.67%) Percussion
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment UK
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £85k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago