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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 659 543 652
Rank change year-on-year
-116 +109
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 219 417 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.88% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 196 377 226
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +31.94%

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
39933 47189 44065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.80% 39.91% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 34187 40324 38302
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -127 194 £55,000 - 38
London -89 126 £58,250 +1.30% 20
South East +4 31 £50,000 +2.56% 7
Scotland +28 20 £65,000 +36.84% 1
East of England +29 18 £48,750 +9.55% 3
Glasgow +12 15 £77,500 +63.15%
Cambridgeshire +15 10 £80,000 +45.45% 3
Yorkshire +10 10 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Oxfordshire +21 9 £52,500 +27.27% 4
Cambridge +19 9 £80,000 +45.45% 3
West Sussex - 9 £40,000 - 1
City of London +13 8 £60,000 +4.34% 7
Oxford - 8 £52,500 - 1
Crawley - 7 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +7 6 £48,500 -25.38%
Hampshire +5 6 £55,000 +83.33%
Farnborough - 6 £55,000 -
Wales +4 5 £35,000 +32.07%
Bristol -13 5 £42,500 -5.55%
South West -22 5 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North Wales - 5 £35,000 -
Dundee - 5 £42,500 - 1
Leeds +16 4 £45,000 -10.00%
West Yorkshire +8 4 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £47,500 -
Essex - 4 £35,000 -
Wrexham - 4 £35,000 -
Chelmsford - 4 £35,000 -
North West +7 3 £38,500 -3.75% 3
South Yorkshire -3 3 £33,000 +33.33% 2

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 432 (97.52%) Java
2 226 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (50.34%) J2EE
4 187 (42.21%) Spring
5 165 (37.25%) Finance
5 165 (37.25%) SQL
6 154 (34.76%) JavaScript
7 138 (31.15%) Degree
8 137 (30.93%) Oracle
9 124 (27.99%) Linux
10 113 (25.51%) Software Engineering
11 111 (25.06%) HTML
12 102 (23.02%) Multithreading
13 101 (22.80%) OO
14 98 (22.12%) TDD
14 98 (22.12%) Hibernate
15 96 (21.67%) XML
16 92 (20.77%) JUnit
16 92 (20.77%) Computer Science
17 87 (19.64%) SDLC
18 84 (18.96%) Scrum
19 83 (18.74%) UNIX
20 82 (18.51%) JSP
20 82 (18.51%) Maven
21 80 (18.06%) CSS
22 78 (17.61%) Java EE
23 75 (16.93%) JMS
24 72 (16.25%) JDBC
24 72 (16.25%) Tomcat
25 68 (15.35%) Windows

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 72 (16.25%) Tomcat
2 54 (12.19%) Apache
3 52 (11.74%) JBoss
4 35 (7.90%) Node.js
5 30 (6.77%) WebSphere
6 27 (6.09%) WebLogic
7 16 (3.61%) GlassFish
8 12 (2.71%) MQSeries
9 8 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (1.35%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.45%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.45%) Liferay
14 1 (0.23%) Mule
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.51%) SaaS
2 13 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.90%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.84%) Internet
2 14 (3.16%) HTTP
3 10 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.81%) SMTP
5 6 (1.35%) SAN
5 6 (1.35%) NAS
6 3 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.68%) SNMP
7 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.23%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.32%) Relational Database
2 51 (11.51%) SQL Server
3 44 (9.93%) Oracle Database
4 40 (9.03%) MongoDB
5 35 (7.90%) RDBMS
6 31 (7.00%) Big Data
6 31 (7.00%) MySQL
7 24 (5.42%) NoSQL
8 17 (3.84%) Hazelcast
9 14 (3.16%) Neo4j
10 10 (2.26%) Hadoop
11 9 (2.03%) Oracle OLAP
11 9 (2.03%) OLTP
11 9 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.03%) OLAP
11 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.81%) DB2
12 8 (1.81%) Jackrabbit
12 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 92 (20.77%) JUnit
2 82 (18.51%) Maven
3 64 (14.45%) Eclipse
4 40 (9.03%) Subversion
5 35 (7.90%) Git (software)
6 32 (7.22%) Selenium
7 30 (6.77%) Cucumber
8 25 (5.64%) TestNG
9 22 (4.97%) WebDriver
10 17 (3.84%) Jenkins
11 16 (3.61%) Jasmine
12 14 (3.16%) NetBeans
12 14 (3.16%) Liquibase
12 14 (3.16%) jMock
13 12 (2.71%) JSUnit
13 12 (2.71%) FitNesse
14 11 (2.48%) Ant
15 10 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 10 (2.26%) StarTeam
16 9 (2.03%) Calabash
General
1 165 (37.25%) Finance
2 46 (10.38%) Banking
3 36 (8.13%) Front Office
4 33 (7.45%) Financial Institution
5 29 (6.55%) Games
6 24 (5.42%) Retail
7 10 (2.26%) Publishing
8 7 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.90%) Electronics
10 4 (0.90%) Back Office
11 3 (0.68%) Marketing
12 2 (0.45%) Legal
12 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 343 (77.43%) Developer
2 309 (69.75%) Java Developer
3 68 (15.35%) Senior Developer
4 56 (12.64%) Senior Java Developer
5 45 (10.16%) Software Engineer
6 43 (9.71%) Programmer
6 43 (9.71%) Java Programmer
7 38 (8.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 24 (5.42%) Analyst
8 24 (5.42%) Core Java Developer
9 23 (5.19%) Developer Analyst
10 19 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
10 19 (4.29%) Software Developer
11 17 (3.84%) Architect
11 17 (3.84%) Tester
12 16 (3.61%) J2EE Analyst Programmer
12 16 (3.61%) Java Analyst Programmer
12 16 (3.61%) Analyst Programmer
13 11 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.48%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (50.34%) J2EE
2 187 (42.21%) Spring
3 111 (25.06%) HTML
4 98 (22.12%) Hibernate
5 96 (21.67%) XML
6 82 (18.51%) JSP
7 80 (18.06%) CSS
8 78 (17.61%) Java EE
9 75 (16.93%) JMS
10 72 (16.25%) JDBC
11 58 (13.09%) Web Services
12 57 (12.87%) Servlets
13 55 (12.42%) JSON
14 50 (11.29%) Struts
15 46 (10.38%) jQuery
16 41 (9.26%) SOAP
17 35 (7.90%) RESTful
18 34 (7.67%) Ajax
19 32 (7.22%) JSF
19 32 (7.22%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 92 (20.77%) Computer Science
2 54 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.67%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (6.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (4.97%) Clustering
6 21 (4.74%) Mathematics
6 21 (4.74%) Equities
7 19 (4.29%) Data Structures
8 17 (3.84%) Client/Server
9 14 (3.16%) Mobile App
9 14 (3.16%) Public Cloud
10 13 (2.93%) Algorithms
10 13 (2.93%) N-Tier
11 12 (2.71%) Fixed Income
11 12 (2.71%) Online Games
12 11 (2.48%) Derivative
13 9 (2.03%) User Experience
14 8 (1.81%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.81%) Social Network
15 7 (1.58%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 124 (27.99%) Linux
2 83 (18.74%) UNIX
3 68 (15.35%) Windows
4 46 (10.38%) Android
5 43 (9.71%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.16%) Windows Mobile
7 10 (2.26%) Solaris
8 9 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (25.51%) Software Engineering
3 102 (23.02%) Multithreading
4 101 (22.80%) OO
5 98 (22.12%) TDD
6 87 (19.64%) SDLC
7 84 (18.96%) Scrum
8 68 (15.35%) UML
9 55 (12.42%) Low Latency
10 41 (9.26%) Concurrent Programming
11 39 (8.80%) MVC
11 39 (8.80%) OOD
12 37 (8.35%) Web Development
12 37 (8.35%) Unit Testing
13 36 (8.13%) OOP
14 25 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (5.42%) Load Balancing
15 24 (5.42%) Android Development
16 23 (5.19%) Test Automation
17 22 (4.97%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 432 (97.52%) Java
2 165 (37.25%) SQL
3 154 (34.76%) JavaScript
4 47 (10.61%) PL/SQL
5 41 (9.26%) C++
6 32 (7.22%) Scala
7 30 (6.77%) C#
8 25 (5.64%) C
9 19 (4.29%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.84%) Ruby
11 16 (3.61%) Objective-C
12 14 (3.16%) Python
12 14 (3.16%) Perl
12 14 (3.16%) ActionScript
12 14 (3.16%) Lua
13 8 (1.81%) ECMAScript
14 7 (1.58%) XPath
15 5 (1.13%) Korn
16 4 (0.90%) PHP
17 3 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 138 (31.15%) Degree
2 17 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.71%) OCPJP
3 12 (2.71%) OCMJD
4 11 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.58%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.68%) PhD
7 2 (0.45%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.23%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.39%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) EMIR
2 3 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
1 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 137 (30.93%) Oracle
2 31 (7.00%) Google
3 22 (4.97%) Sun
4 18 (4.06%) Terracotta
5 16 (3.61%) IBM
6 15 (3.39%) TIBCO
7 9 (2.03%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.03%) Sybase
8 8 (1.81%) Adobe
9 7 (1.58%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.58%) StreamBase
9 7 (1.58%) VMware
10 6 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.35%) WorldPay
11 4 (0.90%) Endeca
11 4 (0.90%) hybris
12 3 (0.68%) Microsoft
13 2 (0.45%) Cognos
13 2 (0.45%) SAP
13 2 (0.45%) BMC
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £36000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £36000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £85k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
GreySpark
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago