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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 755 756 828
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +72
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 148 186 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.38% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 132 166 49
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -8.19%

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
41588 48588 45441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 40.23% 40.22%
Number of salaries quoted 35399 40815 39560
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%

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 17 April 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 17 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
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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 -4 133 £47,500 -5.00% 14
London -19 67 £52,500 -12.50% 2
City of London +8 23 £55,000 - 2
East of England +38 21 £48,750 +21.87% 3
East Midlands +31 21 £47,500 +18.75% 3
South East -5 17 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Essex +9 16 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Chelmsford +13 12 £41,250 -13.15% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 8 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Berkshire +10 8 £47,125 -9.37%
Nottingham +7 8 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Scotland - 8 £29,250 -
Reading - 7 £47,000 -
Edinburgh - 7 £27,000 -
Hampshire - 6 £25,000 -
South Wales - 5 £40,000 - 1
Wales - 5 £40,000 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £47,500 -
Southampton - 5 £25,000 -
Leicester - 5 £47,500 -
Newport - 5 £40,000 - 1
Derbyshire +19 4 £42,500 +21.42%
Manchester +3 4 £36,250 -27.50%
North West -6 4 £36,250 -27.50% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £48,750 -
Derby - 4 £42,500 -
Teddington - 3 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands -14 2 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £35,000 -

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 265 (95.67%) Java
2 132 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (35.38%) Spring
4 96 (34.66%) Java EE
5 95 (34.30%) SQL
6 87 (31.41%) Web Services
6 87 (31.41%) XML
7 85 (30.69%) Scrum
8 74 (26.71%) Degree
8 74 (26.71%) J2EE
9 73 (26.35%) Software Engineering
10 71 (25.63%) Maven
11 67 (24.19%) SOAP
12 63 (22.74%) OO
12 63 (22.74%) Finance
13 62 (22.38%) UNIX
14 61 (22.02%) HTML
15 60 (21.66%) JavaScript
16 59 (21.30%) JPA
17 58 (20.94%) TDD
18 57 (20.58%) JBoss
19 55 (19.86%) Oracle
19 55 (19.86%) JUnit
19 55 (19.86%) Computer Science
19 55 (19.86%) Unit Testing
20 54 (19.49%) Eclipse
21 50 (18.05%) Hibernate
22 47 (16.97%) Multithreading
22 47 (16.97%) Relational Database
23 45 (16.25%) REST

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 57 (20.58%) JBoss
2 30 (10.83%) Tomcat
3 27 (9.75%) Apache
4 24 (8.66%) WebSphere
5 17 (6.14%) WebLogic
6 15 (5.42%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (1.81%) LiveCycle
7 5 (1.81%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.44%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.44%) Jetty
9 2 (0.72%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.36%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.97%) SSH
2 6 (2.17%) HTTP
3 3 (1.08%) Internet
4 2 (0.72%) SSL
4 2 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (0.72%) LDAP
4 2 (0.72%) Wireless
5 1 (0.36%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.97%) Relational Database
2 44 (15.88%) SQL Server
3 38 (13.72%) MySQL
4 32 (11.55%) RDBMS
5 26 (9.39%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.25%) Big Data
7 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.89%) DB2
8 7 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.17%) MarkLogic
10 5 (1.81%) Redis
10 5 (1.81%) Jackrabbit
10 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.36%) Adabas
13 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 71 (25.63%) Maven
2 55 (19.86%) JUnit
3 54 (19.49%) Eclipse
4 31 (11.19%) Ant
4 31 (11.19%) Jenkins
5 30 (10.83%) Subversion
6 23 (8.30%) Git (software)
7 21 (7.58%) Redmine
8 14 (5.05%) Mockito
9 13 (4.69%) Cucumber
9 13 (4.69%) Hudson
10 12 (4.33%) Mercurial
11 11 (3.97%) Selenium
12 10 (3.61%) Emacs
13 6 (2.17%) Gradle
13 6 (2.17%) ClearCase
13 6 (2.17%) ClearQuest
14 5 (1.81%) JIRA
14 5 (1.81%) Concordion
15 4 (1.44%) NUnit
General
1 63 (22.74%) Finance
2 14 (5.05%) Games
3 10 (3.61%) iGaming
4 8 (2.89%) Advertising
5 7 (2.53%) Retail
6 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.17%) Banking
7 5 (1.81%) Automotive
8 4 (1.44%) Back Office
8 4 (1.44%) Publishing
9 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.08%) Military
9 3 (1.08%) Electronics
9 3 (1.08%) Front Office
10 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 221 (79.78%) Developer
2 188 (67.87%) Java Developer
3 51 (18.41%) Senior Developer
4 44 (15.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 35 (12.64%) Software Developer
6 28 (10.11%) Software Engineer
6 28 (10.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 17 (6.14%) Junior
8 14 (5.05%) Architect
8 14 (5.05%) Junior Developer
8 14 (5.05%) Senior Software Developer
9 13 (4.69%) J2EE Developer
10 11 (3.97%) Software Architect
11 10 (3.61%) Junior Java Developer
12 8 (2.89%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.53%) Lead Java Developer
13 7 (2.53%) Java Software Developer
14 6 (2.17%) Consultant
14 6 (2.17%) Android Developer
15 5 (1.81%) Mid-Level Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (35.38%) Spring
2 96 (34.66%) Java EE
3 87 (31.41%) Web Services
3 87 (31.41%) XML
4 74 (26.71%) J2EE
5 67 (24.19%) SOAP
6 61 (22.02%) HTML
7 59 (21.30%) JPA
8 50 (18.05%) Hibernate
9 45 (16.25%) REST
10 41 (14.80%) EJB
11 38 (13.72%) RESTful
12 37 (13.36%) CSS
12 37 (13.36%) JSP
13 31 (11.19%) Struts
13 31 (11.19%) Spring MVC
14 30 (10.83%) EJB 3.0
15 29 (10.47%) jQuery
16 28 (10.11%) JMS
17 26 (9.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.86%) Computer Science
2 25 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.66%) GIS
4 18 (6.50%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (5.42%) Web 2.0
6 11 (3.97%) Open Source
6 11 (3.97%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.61%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.61%) Mobile Games
8 9 (3.25%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.17%) User Experience
10 5 (1.81%) iPad
10 5 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.44%) PMI
11 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.44%) Physics
11 4 (1.44%) Statistics
12 3 (1.08%) Chemistry
12 3 (1.08%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 62 (22.38%) UNIX
2 45 (16.25%) Linux
3 39 (14.08%) Windows
4 28 (10.11%) Android
5 22 (7.94%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.61%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (2.53%) Windows Phone
7 7 (2.53%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.08%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (30.69%) Scrum
3 73 (26.35%) Software Engineering
4 63 (22.74%) OO
5 58 (20.94%) TDD
6 55 (19.86%) Unit Testing
7 47 (16.97%) Multithreading
8 38 (13.72%) MVC
9 37 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (11.19%) Mentoring
11 20 (7.22%) Time Management
12 17 (6.14%) BDD
12 17 (6.14%) OOP
13 16 (5.78%) SOA
14 15 (5.42%) Software Architecture
15 12 (4.33%) Web Development
15 12 (4.33%) OOD
16 11 (3.97%) Web Application Development
17 10 (3.61%) User Stories
18 9 (3.25%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 265 (95.67%) Java
2 95 (34.30%) SQL
3 60 (21.66%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.00%) C#
5 35 (12.64%) C++
6 22 (7.94%) C
7 19 (6.86%) Shell Script
8 17 (6.14%) PHP
9 10 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.89%) Scala
11 7 (2.53%) XPath
12 6 (2.17%) Ruby
13 5 (1.81%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.08%) Python
15 2 (0.72%) XQuery
15 2 (0.72%) Perl
15 2 (0.72%) Groovy
16 1 (0.36%) PHP5
16 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (26.71%) Degree
2 21 (7.58%) Sun Certification
3 11 (3.97%) PhD
4 8 (2.89%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.72%) OCAJ
8 2 (0.72%) OCA
9 1 (0.36%) OCP
9 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.25%) QA
Vendors
1 55 (19.86%) Oracle
2 15 (5.42%) Sun
3 14 (5.05%) Adobe
4 9 (3.25%) IBM
5 7 (2.53%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.17%) Nokia
6 6 (2.17%) Google
7 5 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.81%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.44%) Sencha
8 4 (1.44%) Zend
9 3 (1.08%) Cerillion
9 3 (1.08%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.08%) Siemens
9 3 (1.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (0.72%) BEA
10 2 (0.72%) Sybase
11 1 (0.36%) CA
11 1 (0.36%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.36%) Facebook
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