The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Java Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Software Developer
Rank 744 695 683
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 159 170 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 135 148 183
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Java Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Java Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Software Developer
Salary Trend

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

Java Software Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Java Software Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Java Software Developer over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

Java Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Java Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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 -31 147 £45,000 +5.88% 10
London -20 68 £50,000 +2.04% 1
South East +11 25 £45,000 +6.50% 2
Surrey - 18 £45,000 - 1
East of England -10 16 £40,000 +14.28%
Hertfordshire +6 13 £40,000 +60.00%
St Albans - 12 £45,000 -
Teddington -3 11 £50,000 +66.66%
Scotland -11 11 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Redhill - 11 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh -9 10 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 9 £22,500 -43.75%
North East +5 9 £22,500 -43.75%
Tyne and Wear +4 9 £22,500 -43.75%
South West -19 9 £40,500 +15.71% 1
Manchester +2 8 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands -1 8 £38,750 +13.97% 1
North West -6 8 £45,000 +63.63% 4
Sunderland +4 7 £22,500 -43.75%
Yorkshire -44 7 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Wimbledon - 6 £50,000 -
New Malden - 6 £50,000 -
Wiltshire -7 5 £40,500 -
City of London -16 5 £47,500 -9.52%
Leeds -27 5 £42,500 +102.38% 1
West Yorkshire -32 5 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Chippenham - 5 £40,500 -
Coventry - 4 £45,000 -
Horley - 4 £45,000 -
Reigate - 4 £45,000 -

Java Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Java Software Developer in their job title 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 with Java Software Developer in their job title.

1 384 (100.00%) Java
2 176 (45.83%) Software Engineering
3 144 (37.50%) Degree
4 140 (36.46%) Spring
5 139 (36.20%) Linux
6 137 (35.68%) OO
7 124 (32.29%) SQL
8 108 (28.13%) JavaScript
9 105 (27.34%) J2EE
9 105 (27.34%) Computer Science
10 95 (24.74%) Scrum
11 87 (22.66%) Multithreading
12 85 (22.14%) C++
13 83 (21.61%) Tomcat
14 82 (21.35%) Hibernate
14 82 (21.35%) Maven
15 80 (20.83%) C#
15 80 (20.83%) Oracle
16 72 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
17 70 (18.23%) Games
18 68 (17.71%) TDD
19 66 (17.19%) Finance
20 65 (16.93%) JUnit
20 65 (16.93%) Enterprise Software
21 60 (15.63%) Python
22 59 (15.36%) HTML
23 58 (15.10%) MySQL
24 57 (14.84%) UNIX
25 56 (14.58%) Hadoop
26 55 (14.32%) XML

Java Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Java Software Developer in their job title 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 with Java Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 83 (21.61%) Tomcat
2 52 (13.54%) Apache
3 13 (3.39%) Node.js
4 12 (3.13%) Jetty
5 11 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
6 9 (2.34%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.82%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.78%) Mule
8 3 (0.78%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.78%) CMS
8 3 (0.78%) Confluence
9 2 (0.52%) WordPress
10 1 (0.26%) IIS
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 30 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.39%) GitHub
2 10 (2.60%) SaaS
3 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.86%) HTTP
2 8 (2.08%) SSH
3 5 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.04%) RTP
5 2 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.10%) MySQL
2 56 (14.58%) Hadoop
3 52 (13.54%) Big Data
4 33 (8.59%) MongoDB
4 33 (8.59%) SQL Server
5 29 (7.55%) Relational Database
6 22 (5.73%) Oracle Database
7 13 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.82%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.56%) MarkLogic
10 6 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.26%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 82 (21.35%) Maven
2 65 (16.93%) JUnit
3 33 (8.59%) Ant
4 23 (5.99%) Eclipse
5 18 (4.69%) Subversion
6 17 (4.43%) Git (software)
7 12 (3.13%) VisualVM
8 11 (2.86%) Selenium
9 9 (2.34%) Gradle
10 8 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.08%) Hudson
10 8 (2.08%) JIRA
11 7 (1.82%) CruiseControl
12 4 (1.04%) Mockito
12 4 (1.04%) jMock
12 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.78%) FishEye
13 3 (0.78%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.52%) WebObjects
14 2 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 70 (18.23%) Games
2 66 (17.19%) Finance
3 9 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.08%) Advertising
5 6 (1.56%) Banking
6 4 (1.04%) Retail
6 4 (1.04%) Marketing
6 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.04%) Electronics
6 4 (1.04%) Front Office
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (36.46%) Spring
2 105 (27.34%) J2EE
3 82 (21.35%) Hibernate
4 59 (15.36%) HTML
5 55 (14.32%) XML
6 53 (13.80%) Java EE
7 52 (13.54%) jQuery
8 42 (10.94%) CSS
9 40 (10.42%) Web Services
10 37 (9.64%) REST
11 24 (6.25%) J2SE
12 23 (5.99%) JSP
13 22 (5.73%) RESTful
14 18 (4.69%) HTML5
15 14 (3.65%) SOAP
15 14 (3.65%) XSLT
16 13 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
17 12 (3.13%) JDBC
18 11 (2.86%) Servlets
18 11 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 105 (27.34%) Computer Science
2 65 (16.93%) Enterprise Software
3 54 (14.06%) Mathematics
4 39 (10.16%) Physics
5 27 (7.03%) BBC
6 21 (5.47%) Open Source
7 13 (3.39%) GIS
8 12 (3.13%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.13%) Visualisation
9 10 (2.60%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.34%) 3D Graphics
11 8 (2.08%) Statistics
12 7 (1.82%) Grid Computing
12 7 (1.82%) Social Media
13 6 (1.56%) Semantic Web
14 5 (1.30%) Online Games
14 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
15 4 (1.04%) DTV
16 3 (0.78%) Derivative
16 3 (0.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 139 (36.20%) Linux
2 57 (14.84%) UNIX
3 14 (3.65%) Windows
4 9 (2.34%) Android
5 7 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.78%) Solaris
8 2 (0.52%) Fedora
8 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.52%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) zOS
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (45.83%) Software Engineering
2 137 (35.68%) OO
3 95 (24.74%) Scrum
4 87 (22.66%) Multithreading
5 72 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (17.71%) TDD
7 51 (13.28%) UML
8 42 (10.94%) Unit Testing
9 36 (9.38%) OOD
10 23 (5.99%) OOA/OOD
11 21 (5.47%) E-Commerce
12 18 (4.69%) OOP
12 18 (4.69%) Project Management
12 18 (4.69%) Game Development
13 17 (4.43%) Data Modelling
14 16 (4.17%) Information Security
14 16 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (3.91%) Automated Testing
16 14 (3.65%) Performance Testing
16 14 (3.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 384 (100.00%) Java
2 124 (32.29%) SQL
3 108 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 85 (22.14%) C++
5 80 (20.83%) C#
6 60 (15.63%) Python
7 39 (10.16%) Scala
8 33 (8.59%) C
9 22 (5.73%) PL/SQL
10 13 (3.39%) Ruby
11 9 (2.34%) XPath
12 8 (2.08%) Groovy
13 7 (1.82%) F#
14 6 (1.56%) Clojure
14 6 (1.56%) PHP
15 5 (1.30%) Haskell
16 4 (1.04%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.78%) Perl
17 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 144 (37.50%) Degree
2 45 (11.72%) PhD
3 4 (1.04%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.52%) GIAC
5 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 39 (10.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (20.83%) Oracle
2 30 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.03%) Panasonic
4 24 (6.25%) JBoss
5 5 (1.30%) Sybase
5 5 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.04%) SAP
6 4 (1.04%) Sun
7 3 (0.78%) IBM
7 3 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.52%) Talend
8 2 (0.52%) Dell
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe
9 1 (0.26%) Google
9 1 (0.26%) Zend
9 1 (0.26%) Facebook
9 1 (0.26%) Twitter
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