The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 773 790 788
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 162 147 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 152 121 139
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £45,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+1.64% +8.33%

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
38462 39657 43497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.98% 37.25% 41.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33171 34125 36259
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java SE
Salary Trend

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

Java SE Salary Trend in the UK

Java SE
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Java SE over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Java SE Salary Histogram in the UK

Java SE
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
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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 +36 157 £50,000 - 8
London +3 77 £60,000 +20.00% 5
City of London +86 47 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North West +38 19 £50,000 +32.45%
Manchester +34 19 £50,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire - 17 £45,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 16 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +9 15 £45,000 +9.09%
South West +1 14 £55,000 +22.22%
South East +16 11 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Wakefield - 9 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire +12 8 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 8 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire +9 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Nottingham +4 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Leeds - 7 £57,500 - 1
Farnborough - 7 £50,000 -
Leicestershire +8 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Gloucester +4 6 £50,000 -4.76%
Bristol - 5 - -
Leicester +2 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Essex -17 3 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England -26 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Bolton - 3 £35,500 -
Derby 0 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Derbyshire -1 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Guildford - 2 £42,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £55,000 -
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Middlesex +11 1 £37,500 -28.57%

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Java SE 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 Java SE.

1 334 (100.00%) Java
2 170 (50.90%) Java EE
3 165 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (43.71%) Oracle
5 126 (37.72%) Spring
6 117 (35.03%) Finance
7 107 (32.04%) SQL
8 104 (31.14%) J2EE
9 95 (28.44%) Degree
10 93 (27.84%) Tomcat
11 92 (27.54%) JavaScript
12 91 (27.25%) HTML
13 90 (26.95%) Eclipse
14 89 (26.65%) JMS
15 87 (26.05%) Web Services
16 75 (22.46%) Windows
17 73 (21.86%) Unix
18 72 (21.56%) JPA
19 70 (20.96%) MySQL
20 64 (19.16%) TDD
21 63 (18.86%) HTML5
22 62 (18.56%) Hibernate
23 61 (18.26%) Software Engineering
23 61 (18.26%) WebSphere
23 61 (18.26%) Multithreading
23 61 (18.26%) XML
24 60 (17.96%) Open Source
25 58 (17.37%) Relational Database
25 58 (17.37%) CSS
25 58 (17.37%) Apache

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Java SE 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 Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 93 (27.84%) Tomcat
2 61 (18.26%) WebSphere
3 58 (17.37%) Apache
4 45 (13.47%) JBoss
5 35 (10.48%) IIS
5 35 (10.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 28 (8.38%) Node.js
7 22 (6.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 19 (5.69%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (2.40%) LiveCycle
11 7 (2.10%) ArcGIS
12 6 (1.80%) Apache ServiceMix
12 6 (1.80%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.90%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
15 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.30%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.87%) SaaS
2 17 (5.09%) iPaaS
3 10 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) Boomi
4 1 (0.30%) Force.com
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.99%) HTTP
2 7 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (20.96%) MySQL
2 58 (17.37%) Relational Database
3 56 (16.77%) NoSQL
4 46 (13.77%) MongoDB
5 41 (12.28%) RDBMS
6 29 (8.68%) Oracle Database
7 27 (8.08%) SQL Server
8 18 (5.39%) OrientDB
9 15 (4.49%) Big Data
10 13 (3.89%) Data Mining
11 9 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (2.10%) GIS
13 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.30%) DB2
15 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
15 1 (0.30%) Pentaho
15 1 (0.30%) QlikView
15 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 90 (26.95%) Eclipse
2 51 (15.27%) NetBeans
2 51 (15.27%) Subversion
3 43 (12.87%) Maven
4 35 (10.48%) IntelliJ
5 32 (9.58%) JIRA
6 26 (7.78%) JUnit
7 19 (5.69%) Ant
7 19 (5.69%) Jenkins
8 18 (5.39%) Git (software)
9 15 (4.49%) Hudson
9 15 (4.49%) MyEclipse
10 10 (2.99%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.10%) Eclipse RCP
12 6 (1.80%) Selenium
12 6 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (1.50%) Gradle
13 5 (1.50%) Mockito
14 4 (1.20%) TestNG
15 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 117 (35.03%) Finance
2 24 (7.19%) Marketing
3 18 (5.39%) Banking
4 9 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.40%) Automotive
6 7 (2.10%) Publishing
7 5 (1.50%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
8 2 (0.60%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 272 (81.44%) Developer
2 262 (78.44%) Java Developer
3 69 (20.66%) Senior Developer
3 69 (20.66%) Senior Java Developer
4 31 (9.28%) Lead Developer
4 31 (9.28%) Lead Java Developer
5 27 (8.08%) Architect
6 22 (6.59%) Software Developer
7 20 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (5.99%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (5.39%) Core Java Developer
8 18 (5.39%) HTML Developer
8 18 (5.39%) Java Engineer
9 17 (5.09%) Integration Architect
9 17 (5.09%) J2EE Developer
9 17 (5.09%) Java Software Developer
9 17 (5.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 15 (4.49%) Java Architect
11 14 (4.19%) Java Mobile Developer
12 10 (2.99%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (50.90%) Java EE
2 126 (37.72%) Spring
3 104 (31.14%) J2EE
4 91 (27.25%) HTML
5 89 (26.65%) JMS
6 87 (26.05%) Web Services
7 72 (21.56%) JPA
8 63 (18.86%) HTML5
9 62 (18.56%) Hibernate
10 61 (18.26%) XML
11 58 (17.37%) CSS
12 40 (11.98%) JSP
13 36 (10.78%) REST
14 34 (10.18%) jQuery
15 31 (9.28%) J2SE
16 29 (8.68%) .NET
16 29 (8.68%) J2ME
17 28 (8.38%) SOAP
18 27 (8.08%) Ajax
18 27 (8.08%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.58%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (5.99%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.49%) Web 2.0
6 13 (3.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (3.29%) User Experience
8 10 (2.99%) Fintech
9 9 (2.69%) Derivative
9 9 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.50%) Equities
10 5 (1.50%) Telematics
11 4 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.20%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.90%) Informatics
12 3 (0.90%) LIMS
12 3 (0.90%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.60%) Video on Demand
14 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 75 (22.46%) Windows
2 73 (21.86%) Unix
3 36 (10.78%) Linux
4 26 (7.78%) Android
5 16 (4.79%) Apple iOS
6 15 (4.49%) Mac OS
7 14 (4.19%) Windows Mobile
8 12 (3.59%) AIX
9 6 (1.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (19.16%) TDD
3 61 (18.26%) Multithreading
3 61 (18.26%) Software Engineering
4 60 (17.96%) Open Source
5 47 (14.07%) Scrum
6 44 (13.17%) Mentoring
7 41 (12.28%) Unit Testing
8 40 (11.98%) OO
9 37 (11.08%) Concurrent Programming
9 37 (11.08%) SOA
10 36 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (10.78%) UML
11 33 (9.88%) SDLC
12 22 (6.59%) MVC
13 21 (6.29%) Low Latency
13 21 (6.29%) Presales
14 20 (5.99%) Time Management
15 18 (5.39%) OOP
16 15 (4.49%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 334 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (32.04%) SQL
3 92 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 41 (12.28%) C++
5 39 (11.68%) Groovy
6 27 (8.08%) C#
7 18 (5.39%) Python
8 17 (5.09%) Go
9 16 (4.79%) C
10 11 (3.29%) Scala
11 7 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.20%) Ruby
13 3 (0.90%) XAML
14 2 (0.60%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.60%) SOQL
15 1 (0.30%) Perl
15 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 95 (28.44%) Degree
2 25 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.49%) Sun Certification
3 18 (5.39%) OCP
3 18 (5.39%) Oracle Certification
4 16 (4.79%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.69%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) PA-DSS
2 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 146 (43.71%) Oracle
2 56 (16.77%) IBM
3 33 (9.88%) TIBCO
4 29 (8.68%) BEA
5 22 (6.59%) Adobe
6 16 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (4.49%) Google
8 13 (3.89%) Facebook
8 13 (3.89%) NetSuite
9 9 (2.69%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.10%) BT
11 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.50%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.50%) SAP
13 4 (1.20%) Software AG
13 4 (1.20%) webMethods
14 3 (0.90%) Twitter
15 2 (0.60%) Sybase
16 1 (0.30%) Dell
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