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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 677 541 649
Rank change year-on-year
-136 +108
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 221 431 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.37% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.94% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 183 401 211
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £45,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+8.88% +25.00%

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
41253 45955 43520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.58% 39.04% 39.96%
Number of salaries quoted 35207 39107 37658
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -133 205 £57,500 +9.52% 36
London -129 123 £60,000 +4.34% 19
South East +34 43 £50,000 -4.76% 7
City of London +1 20 £65,000 +13.04% 4
Cambridgeshire +23 16 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East of England +13 16 £50,000 +13.63% 3
Scotland +25 15 £43,750 -7.89% 2
Oxfordshire +27 13 £50,000 +53.84% 5
Cambridge +21 12 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Berkshire +2 12 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Glasgow +16 10 £70,000 +47.36% 1
North West -27 9 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Hampshire +9 7 £50,000 +73.91%
Oxford - 7 £52,500 - 4
Farnborough - 7 £50,000 -
West Sussex +7 6 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire -4 6 £33,000 -34.00%
South West -28 6 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £33,000 -
Sheffield - 6 £33,000 -
Maidenhead - 6 £52,500 -
Surrey -17 5 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Dundee - 5 £42,500 - 1
Banbury - 5 £37,500 - 1
Huntingdon +3 4 £50,000 -
Cheshire +2 4 £40,000 - 1
Guildford -4 4 £53,750 -18.86% 1
Merseyside +8 3 - - 2
Crawley -6 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Bristol -30 3 - -

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 467 (97.49%) Java
2 234 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (46.97%) J2EE
4 197 (41.13%) Spring
5 188 (39.25%) Finance
6 183 (38.20%) Degree
7 179 (37.37%) SQL
8 151 (31.52%) JavaScript
9 136 (28.39%) Software Engineering
10 119 (24.84%) TDD
10 119 (24.84%) Oracle
11 116 (24.22%) Linux
12 114 (23.80%) Multithreading
13 113 (23.59%) Computer Science
14 110 (22.96%) Hibernate
15 107 (22.34%) OO
16 101 (21.09%) JUnit
17 98 (20.46%) XML
18 95 (19.83%) Scrum
18 95 (19.83%) Maven
19 90 (18.79%) HTML
20 88 (18.37%) UNIX
20 88 (18.37%) Java EE
21 86 (17.95%) JSP
22 80 (16.70%) Relational Database
23 77 (16.08%) SDLC
24 75 (15.66%) UML
25 68 (14.20%) JDBC
26 67 (13.99%) Windows
27 65 (13.57%) JMS

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 56 (11.69%) JBoss
2 52 (10.86%) Apache
3 49 (10.23%) Tomcat
4 35 (7.31%) Node.js
5 17 (3.55%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.30%) MQSeries
7 10 (2.09%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.09%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.25%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.25%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.84%) Mule
12 2 (0.42%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.21%) Liferay
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Doxygen
2 2 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.30%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.71%) SaaS
2 10 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.13%) HTTP
2 14 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.51%) Internet
4 7 (1.46%) SAN
5 5 (1.04%) NAS
5 5 (1.04%) SMTP
6 2 (0.42%) SNMP
6 2 (0.42%) Multicast
6 2 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.70%) Relational Database
2 43 (8.98%) MongoDB
2 43 (8.98%) Oracle Database
3 41 (8.56%) RDBMS
4 37 (7.72%) Big Data
5 36 (7.52%) MySQL
6 35 (7.31%) SQL Server
7 34 (7.10%) NoSQL
8 22 (4.59%) Hazelcast
9 20 (4.18%) Neo4j
10 18 (3.76%) DB2
11 13 (2.71%) Hadoop
12 11 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (2.30%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 11 (2.30%) Oracle9i Database
13 10 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.46%) Oracle OLAP
15 7 (1.46%) OLTP
15 7 (1.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 101 (21.09%) JUnit
2 95 (19.83%) Maven
3 63 (13.15%) Eclipse
4 48 (10.02%) Subversion
5 44 (9.19%) Selenium
6 38 (7.93%) Git (software)
7 34 (7.10%) Cucumber
8 31 (6.47%) TestNG
9 26 (5.43%) WebDriver
10 18 (3.76%) Ant
10 18 (3.76%) Jasmine
10 18 (3.76%) Liquibase
11 15 (3.13%) FitNesse
11 15 (3.13%) Jenkins
12 14 (2.92%) JIRA
13 13 (2.71%) jMock
14 12 (2.51%) JSUnit
15 10 (2.09%) Gradle
16 9 (1.88%) Calabash
16 9 (1.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 188 (39.25%) Finance
2 47 (9.81%) Banking
3 40 (8.35%) Financial Institution
4 34 (7.10%) Games
5 33 (6.89%) Front Office
6 16 (3.34%) Retail
7 11 (2.30%) Back Office
8 10 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.67%) Electronics
9 8 (1.67%) Publishing
10 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.04%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.42%) Marketing
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 377 (78.71%) Developer
2 332 (69.31%) Java Developer
3 78 (16.28%) Senior Developer
4 64 (13.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 38 (7.93%) Software Engineer
6 36 (7.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 27 (5.64%) Programmer
7 27 (5.64%) Java Programmer
8 25 (5.22%) Core Java Developer
9 23 (4.80%) Consultant
10 18 (3.76%) Tester
10 18 (3.76%) Architect
11 17 (3.55%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.34%) Analyst
12 16 (3.34%) Java Software Engineer
12 16 (3.34%) Developer Analyst
13 15 (3.13%) Android Developer
14 12 (2.51%) Lead Developer
14 12 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.09%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (46.97%) J2EE
2 197 (41.13%) Spring
3 110 (22.96%) Hibernate
4 98 (20.46%) XML
5 90 (18.79%) HTML
6 88 (18.37%) Java EE
7 86 (17.95%) JSP
8 68 (14.20%) JDBC
9 65 (13.57%) JMS
10 64 (13.36%) Web Services
11 60 (12.53%) CSS
12 55 (11.48%) JSON
13 54 (11.27%) jQuery
14 53 (11.06%) Servlets
15 52 (10.86%) Struts
16 38 (7.93%) Apache Camel
17 35 (7.31%) EJB
18 34 (7.10%) SOAP
19 33 (6.89%) JSF
19 33 (6.89%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 113 (23.59%) Computer Science
2 56 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (9.60%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (7.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (6.89%) Mathematics
6 25 (5.22%) N-Tier
7 21 (4.38%) Data Structures
8 18 (3.76%) Equities
8 18 (3.76%) Public Cloud
9 16 (3.34%) Client/Server
9 16 (3.34%) User Experience
9 16 (3.34%) Hedge funds
10 15 (3.13%) Derivative
10 15 (3.13%) Fixed Income
11 14 (2.92%) Clustering
12 13 (2.71%) Online Games
13 12 (2.51%) Mobile App
13 12 (2.51%) Algorithms
14 10 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 116 (24.22%) Linux
2 88 (18.37%) UNIX
3 67 (13.99%) Windows
4 57 (11.90%) Android
5 54 (11.27%) Apple iOS
6 18 (3.76%) Windows Mobile
7 9 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (1.88%) Solaris
8 3 (0.63%) SUSE
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (28.39%) Software Engineering
3 119 (24.84%) TDD
4 114 (23.80%) Multithreading
5 107 (22.34%) OO
6 95 (19.83%) Scrum
7 77 (16.08%) SDLC
8 75 (15.66%) UML
9 59 (12.32%) Low Latency
10 50 (10.44%) Unit Testing
11 48 (10.02%) MVC
12 47 (9.81%) OOD
13 41 (8.56%) Concurrent Programming
14 35 (7.31%) OOP
15 34 (7.10%) Web Development
16 30 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (6.26%) Android Development
17 27 (5.64%) Test Automation
17 27 (5.64%) Mentoring
18 24 (5.01%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 467 (97.49%) Java
2 179 (37.37%) SQL
3 151 (31.52%) JavaScript
4 58 (12.11%) Scala
5 40 (8.35%) PL/SQL
6 36 (7.52%) C++
7 26 (5.43%) C#
8 24 (5.01%) C
9 22 (4.59%) Objective-C
9 22 (4.59%) Ruby
10 21 (4.38%) Python
11 19 (3.97%) Perl
12 18 (3.76%) ActionScript
12 18 (3.76%) Lua
13 17 (3.55%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.51%) XPath
15 5 (1.04%) ECMAScript
15 5 (1.04%) Korn
16 3 (0.63%) Groovy
17 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 183 (38.20%) Degree
2 13 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.30%) Sun Certification
4 10 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.09%) Brainbench
5 4 (0.84%) OCPJP
5 4 (0.84%) OCMJD
5 4 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.76%) QA
2 8 (1.67%) EMIR
2 8 (1.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 119 (24.84%) Oracle
2 32 (6.68%) Google
3 23 (4.80%) Sun
4 22 (4.59%) Terracotta
5 18 (3.76%) Sybase
6 15 (3.13%) TIBCO
7 14 (2.92%) IBM
8 8 (1.67%) StreamBase
9 7 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.25%) Adobe
10 6 (1.25%) WorldPay
11 4 (0.84%) hybris
11 4 (0.84%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.63%) Microsoft
13 2 (0.42%) VMware
13 2 (0.42%) Informatica
13 2 (0.42%) SAP
13 2 (0.42%) Cognos
13 2 (0.42%) Birst
South West London
MLG Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southport, Lancashire
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £70,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £70,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £70,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + be - outstanding bonus, pens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago