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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 753 727 842
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +115
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 137 194 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.42% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 126 162 56
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £81,250 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%

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
41214 45982 44103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.09% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 35204 39302 38386
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%

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 7 July 2015 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 7 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
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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 -21 128 £47,500 -5.00% 11
London +3 65 £50,000 -23.07% 9
City of London +32 28 £60,000 -14.28% 1
East of England +7 20 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Essex +4 20 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +8 16 £47,500 +35.71%
North West +1 13 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Chelmsford +6 11 £37,500 -16.66% 1
South East +21 10 £38,750 +29.16%
Nottinghamshire +6 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Nottingham +6 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Scotland +3 7 £32,000 -24.70% 1
Manchester +1 7 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +10 5 £32,000 - 1
Yorkshire +7 5 £35,000 -4.10%
Leeds +4 5 £35,000 -30.00%
West Yorkshire +1 5 £35,000 -4.10%
Berkshire - 5 £65,000 -
Reading - 5 £65,000 -
West Midlands -15 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Leicestershire - 4 £47,500 -
Leicester - 4 £47,500 -
Worthing +2 3 £35,000 -
Warrington 0 3 £42,500 -5.55%
West Sussex -1 3 £35,000 -
Cheshire -9 3 £42,500 -15.00%
Derbyshire -10 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Lancashire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Derby - 3 £47,500 -
Glasgow +4 2 £52,500 +23.52%

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 292 (97.99%) Java
2 163 (54.70%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (48.32%) Java EE
4 125 (41.95%) Spring
5 112 (37.58%) SQL
6 102 (34.23%) JPA
7 92 (30.87%) Finance
8 91 (30.54%) JavaScript
8 91 (30.54%) Web Services
8 91 (30.54%) Software Engineering
9 88 (29.53%) XML
10 87 (29.19%) Scrum
11 85 (28.52%) Degree
12 82 (27.52%) HTML
12 82 (27.52%) J2EE
13 77 (25.84%) Oracle
14 69 (23.15%) Hibernate
15 68 (22.82%) UNIX
16 63 (21.14%) Computer Science
17 62 (20.81%) TDD
17 62 (20.81%) Eclipse
18 61 (20.47%) OO
19 59 (19.80%) Windows
20 58 (19.46%) Multithreading
21 57 (19.13%) Linux
22 56 (18.79%) SOAP
23 55 (18.46%) Unit Testing
24 53 (17.79%) Maven
25 52 (17.45%) JUnit
26 50 (16.78%) JBoss

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 50 (16.78%) JBoss
2 34 (11.41%) WebSphere
3 33 (11.07%) Apache
4 30 (10.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 25 (8.39%) Tomcat
6 15 (5.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (4.36%) Node.js
8 9 (3.02%) LiveCycle
9 8 (2.68%) WebLogic
10 7 (2.35%) CMS
10 7 (2.35%) Apache Solr
11 6 (2.01%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (1.68%) ArcGIS
13 4 (1.34%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.34%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.34%) HTTP
1 4 (1.34%) SSH
2 2 (0.67%) 4G
2 2 (0.67%) ATM
2 2 (0.67%) Internet
2 2 (0.67%) 3G
3 1 (0.34%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.78%) Relational Database
2 48 (16.11%) NoSQL
3 45 (15.10%) SQL Server
4 36 (12.08%) MySQL
5 32 (10.74%) RDBMS
6 18 (6.04%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.70%) Oracle Database
8 12 (4.03%) Jackrabbit
9 6 (2.01%) Big Data
10 5 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.68%) Redis
10 5 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.34%) DB2
12 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.67%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.67%) Infinispan
13 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (20.81%) Eclipse
2 53 (17.79%) Maven
3 52 (17.45%) JUnit
4 37 (12.42%) Git (software)
5 30 (10.07%) Subversion
5 30 (10.07%) Redmine
6 27 (9.06%) Jenkins
7 18 (6.04%) Ant
8 11 (3.69%) Mockito
9 10 (3.36%) Mercurial
10 9 (3.02%) NetBeans
11 6 (2.01%) ClearCase
11 6 (2.01%) ClearQuest
12 5 (1.68%) Hudson
13 4 (1.34%) Emacs
13 4 (1.34%) JIRA
14 3 (1.01%) Concordion
15 2 (0.67%) TestNG
15 2 (0.67%) Zephyr
15 2 (0.67%) Spock
General
1 92 (30.87%) Finance
2 9 (3.02%) Games
3 5 (1.68%) Banking
4 4 (1.34%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.34%) Legal
4 4 (1.34%) Back Office
4 4 (1.34%) iGaming
5 3 (1.01%) Advertising
5 3 (1.01%) Automotive
6 2 (0.67%) Front Office
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 251 (84.23%) Developer
2 225 (75.50%) Java Developer
3 57 (19.13%) Senior Developer
4 53 (17.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 32 (10.74%) Software Engineer
6 25 (8.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 24 (8.05%) Software Developer
8 16 (5.37%) Lead Developer
9 15 (5.03%) Lead Java Developer
10 12 (4.03%) Junior Developer
10 12 (4.03%) Architect
10 12 (4.03%) Junior
10 12 (4.03%) Core Java Developer
11 10 (3.36%) Software Architect
12 9 (3.02%) Senior Software Developer
12 9 (3.02%) Mid-Level Java Developer
13 8 (2.68%) J2EE Developer
13 8 (2.68%) Graduate
14 7 (2.35%) Junior Java Developer
14 7 (2.35%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (48.32%) Java EE
2 125 (41.95%) Spring
3 102 (34.23%) JPA
4 91 (30.54%) Web Services
5 88 (29.53%) XML
6 82 (27.52%) J2EE
6 82 (27.52%) HTML
7 69 (23.15%) Hibernate
8 56 (18.79%) SOAP
9 49 (16.44%) HTML5
10 46 (15.44%) RESTful
10 46 (15.44%) EJB
11 44 (14.77%) REST
12 40 (13.42%) JAX-RS
13 39 (13.09%) Spring MVC
13 39 (13.09%) CSS
14 38 (12.75%) JSP
15 32 (10.74%) .NET
15 32 (10.74%) EJB 3.0
15 32 (10.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 63 (21.14%) Computer Science
2 29 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (6.38%) GIS
5 17 (5.70%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.36%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.02%) User Experience
7 9 (3.02%) Web 2.0
8 6 (2.01%) Mobile Games
8 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.34%) PMI
9 4 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.34%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.01%) Spread Betting
10 3 (1.01%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.67%) Physics
11 2 (0.67%) Informatics
11 2 (0.67%) Life Science
11 2 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 68 (22.82%) UNIX
2 59 (19.80%) Windows
3 57 (19.13%) Linux
4 44 (14.77%) Android
5 34 (11.41%) Apple iOS
6 19 (6.38%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (2.35%) Windows Phone
7 7 (2.35%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (54.70%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (30.54%) Software Engineering
3 87 (29.19%) Scrum
4 62 (20.81%) TDD
5 61 (20.47%) OO
6 58 (19.46%) Multithreading
7 55 (18.46%) Unit Testing
8 43 (14.43%) MVC
9 40 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (13.09%) SDLC
11 34 (11.41%) Open Source
12 25 (8.39%) Time Management
13 24 (8.05%) OOP
14 20 (6.71%) Mentoring
15 18 (6.04%) Web Development
16 16 (5.37%) UML
16 16 (5.37%) Android Development
16 16 (5.37%) Mobile Development
17 14 (4.70%) Waterfall
18 13 (4.36%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 292 (97.99%) Java
2 112 (37.58%) SQL
3 91 (30.54%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.73%) Scala
5 26 (8.72%) C#
6 25 (8.39%) C++
7 18 (6.04%) C
8 17 (5.70%) Python
9 13 (4.36%) Ruby
9 13 (4.36%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.68%) PHP
10 8 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.35%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.34%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.01%) Groovy
13 3 (1.01%) Perl
14 2 (0.67%) XQuery
14 2 (0.67%) R
15 1 (0.34%) Go
Qualifications
1 85 (28.52%) Degree
2 32 (10.74%) Sun Certification
3 23 (7.72%) Oracle Certification
4 13 (4.36%) OCP
5 5 (1.68%) OCPJWCD
6 4 (1.34%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.01%) OCPJP
7 3 (1.01%) OCMJD
7 3 (1.01%) PhD
8 2 (0.67%) OCA
8 2 (0.67%) OCMJEA
8 2 (0.67%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.02%) QA
Vendors
1 77 (25.84%) Oracle
2 29 (9.73%) Adobe
3 26 (8.72%) Sun
4 20 (6.71%) IBM
5 7 (2.35%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.34%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.34%) Sencha
8 3 (1.01%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.01%) BEA
9 2 (0.67%) Sybase
9 2 (0.67%) Google
10 1 (0.34%) Zend
10 1 (0.34%) Facebook
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