The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Java over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 14513 16564 15469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 14.45% 14.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.15% 27.34% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12135 13686 12970
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
55508 60575 58924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.65% 52.84% 53.72%
Number of salaries quoted 47198 50974 50697
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Java within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java
Salary Trend

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

Java Salary Trend in the UK

Java
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Java over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 within the UK.

Java Salary Histogram in the UK

Java
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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 -1 13437 £50,000 - 1851
London -2 6825 £60,000 +4.34% 892
South East +1 2424 £46,000 +2.22% 335
City of London -2 1661 £60,000 - 292
East of England -3 927 £45,000 +4.65% 102
Yorkshire -3 909 £42,500 +6.25% 132
South West -4 884 £40,000 +5.26% 124
Surrey 0 650 £52,500 +10.52% 71
North West -2 631 £42,500 +6.25% 133
Scotland -2 560 £45,000 +5.88% 72
West Yorkshire -4 539 £45,000 +12.50% 87
Berkshire -4 531 £52,500 +5.00% 66
Leeds 0 475 £45,000 +12.50% 74
West Midlands +1 409 £40,000 - 48
Bristol +6 368 £40,000 -4.76% 50
Manchester -1 351 £40,000 - 67
Hampshire -4 346 £40,000 -5.88% 55
East Midlands +5 338 £40,000 +5.26% 58
Hertfordshire -6 334 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Cambridgeshire -5 313 £47,500 +18.75% 52
Cambridge -5 270 £45,000 +12.50% 46
Glasgow -2 258 £47,500 +5.55% 26
Reading +4 235 £52,500 +10.52% 31
East Sussex +3 233 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Sussex +5 219 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Edinburgh -3 194 £42,000 +5.00% 27
Brighton +4 185 £43,250 +8.12% 5
North Yorkshire -8 171 £35,000 -12.50% 24
Gloucestershire -6 164 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Wales -2 158 £37,500 -3.30% 24

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Java 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.

1 11707 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9076 (31.74%) SQL
3 7366 (25.76%) JavaScript
4 6698 (23.43%) Finance
5 6651 (23.26%) Spring
6 6475 (22.65%) Oracle
7 6309 (22.07%) HTML
8 6171 (21.58%) Linux
9 5582 (19.52%) Degree
10 5251 (18.37%) C#
11 4776 (16.70%) XML
12 4748 (16.61%) Web Services
13 4705 (16.46%) TDD
14 4693 (16.41%) J2EE
15 4686 (16.39%) Software Engineering
16 4582 (16.03%) .NET
17 4577 (16.01%) OO
18 4486 (15.69%) CSS
19 4081 (14.27%) C++
20 3956 (13.84%) Scrum
21 3857 (13.49%) UNIX
22 3778 (13.21%) Hibernate
23 3392 (11.86%) Computer Science
24 3217 (11.25%) Python
25 3190 (11.16%) SQL Server
26 3033 (10.61%) E-Commerce
27 2975 (10.41%) Windows
28 2938 (10.28%) MySQL
29 2756 (9.64%) Tomcat
30 2651 (9.27%) Continuous Integration

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Java 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2756 (9.64%) Tomcat
2 2028 (7.09%) Apache
3 1713 (5.99%) JBoss
4 1569 (5.49%) WebSphere
5 1300 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 809 (2.83%) Node.js
7 545 (1.91%) IIS
8 500 (1.75%) CMS
9 449 (1.57%) Apache Solr
10 371 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 345 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
12 293 (1.02%) SharePoint
12 293 (1.02%) GlassFish
13 257 (0.90%) Confluence
14 253 (0.88%) OpenStack
15 238 (0.83%) MQSeries
16 233 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
17 229 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 223 (0.78%) Drupal
19 206 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 1038 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 290 (1.01%) MS Office
3 98 (0.34%) MS Project
4 96 (0.34%) SPSS
5 90 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 87 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 74 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 36 (0.13%) Weka
9 30 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 27 (0.094%) Mathematica
11 20 (0.070%) Mingle
12 14 (0.049%) CPLEX
13 10 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
13 10 (0.035%) 3ds Max
14 9 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 7 (0.024%) GNU Octave
15 7 (0.024%) Maya
16 6 (0.021%) FrameMaker
16 6 (0.021%) Blender
16 6 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 143 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 82 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 81 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 70 (0.24%) Magento
5 66 (0.23%) RMDS
6 63 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 61 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 59 (0.21%) Summit
9 51 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 48 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 41 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
11 41 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 34 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
13 33 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 30 (0.10%) Fredhopper
15 29 (0.10%) Sophis RISQUE
16 25 (0.087%) SAP SRM
17 22 (0.077%) TIBCO iProcess
18 20 (0.070%) ION MarketView
19 18 (0.063%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 700 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 684 (2.39%) SaaS
3 278 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 267 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 254 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 183 (0.64%) GitHub
7 173 (0.61%) PaaS
8 112 (0.39%) Force.com
9 94 (0.33%) IaaS
10 91 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 62 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 50 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 43 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 32 (0.11%) SoftLayer
15 31 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 30 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
17 29 (0.10%) Route 53
17 29 (0.10%) Heroku
18 26 (0.091%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 25 (0.087%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1059 (3.70%) HTTP
2 883 (3.09%) Internet
3 599 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 308 (1.08%) Firewall
5 289 (1.01%) DNS
6 253 (0.88%) SAN
7 208 (0.73%) LDAP
8 201 (0.70%) SSL
9 190 (0.66%) LAN
10 188 (0.66%) WAN
11 140 (0.49%) FTP
12 124 (0.43%) VPN
13 103 (0.36%) NAS
14 100 (0.35%) Network Security
15 88 (0.31%) Wireless
16 87 (0.30%) Intranet
17 86 (0.30%) DHCP
18 84 (0.29%) SNMP
19 82 (0.29%) Multicast
20 81 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3190 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 2938 (10.28%) MySQL
3 2092 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 1716 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 1568 (5.48%) Big Data
6 1254 (4.39%) Hadoop
7 1194 (4.18%) MongoDB
8 1149 (4.02%) RDBMS
9 1138 (3.98%) Oracle Database
10 750 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
11 614 (2.15%) DB2
12 514 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
13 474 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
14 399 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 326 (1.14%) Apache Hive
16 306 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
17 302 (1.06%) Redis
18 252 (0.88%) HBase
19 247 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
20 224 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2441 (8.54%) Maven
2 2408 (8.42%) Git (software)
3 2045 (7.15%) JUnit
4 1882 (6.58%) Subversion
5 1864 (6.52%) Selenium
6 1802 (6.30%) Eclipse
7 1756 (6.14%) Jenkins
8 1255 (4.39%) JIRA
9 1051 (3.68%) Ant
10 874 (3.06%) Cucumber
11 864 (3.02%) WebDriver
12 471 (1.65%) Hudson
13 455 (1.59%) Visual Studio
14 385 (1.35%) Mockito
15 304 (1.06%) JMeter
16 303 (1.06%) TestNG
17 277 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
18 271 (0.95%) TeamCity
19 252 (0.88%) SoapUI
20 249 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 6698 (23.43%) Finance
2 2625 (9.18%) Banking
3 1671 (5.84%) Retail
4 1198 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 993 (3.47%) Front Office
6 947 (3.31%) Games
7 797 (2.79%) Investment Banking
8 750 (2.62%) Marketing
9 462 (1.62%) Advertising
10 353 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 315 (1.10%) Publishing
12 288 (1.01%) Back Office
13 214 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 205 (0.72%) Automotive
15 204 (0.71%) Legal
16 182 (0.64%) Electronics
17 166 (0.58%) Law
18 132 (0.46%) Billing
19 129 (0.45%) Aerospace
20 112 (0.39%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 15353 (53.70%) Developer
2 8690 (30.39%) Java Developer
3 2983 (10.43%) Senior Developer
4 2275 (7.96%) Architect
5 2123 (7.43%) Analyst
6 2118 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 1966 (6.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 1694 (5.92%) Software Developer
9 1190 (4.16%) Consultant
10 955 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
11 892 (3.12%) Junior
12 855 (2.99%) Web Developer
13 780 (2.73%) Applications Support
14 732 (2.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 711 (2.49%) Graduate
16 710 (2.48%) Programmer
17 709 (2.48%) Tester
18 694 (2.43%) Support Analyst
19 644 (2.25%) Junior Developer
20 595 (2.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6651 (23.26%) Spring
2 6309 (22.07%) HTML
3 4776 (16.70%) XML
4 4748 (16.61%) Web Services
5 4693 (16.41%) J2EE
6 4582 (16.03%) .NET
7 4486 (15.69%) CSS
8 3778 (13.21%) Hibernate
9 2430 (8.50%) jQuery
10 2060 (7.21%) HTML5
11 1948 (6.81%) SOAP
12 1861 (6.51%) REST
13 1809 (6.33%) Java EE
14 1719 (6.01%) JSP
15 1541 (5.39%) JSON
16 1447 (5.06%) RESTful
17 1362 (4.76%) Ajax
18 1259 (4.40%) Middleware
19 1240 (4.34%) JMS
20 1046 (3.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3392 (11.86%) Computer Science
2 2128 (7.44%) Open Source
3 2049 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1223 (4.28%) Mobile App
5 1094 (3.83%) Mathematics
6 1027 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
7 880 (3.08%) User Experience
8 749 (2.62%) Algorithms
9 642 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 547 (1.91%) Data Structures
11 515 (1.80%) Derivative
12 469 (1.64%) Equities
13 450 (1.57%) Client/Server
14 423 (1.48%) Management Information System
15 373 (1.30%) Fixed Income
16 345 (1.21%) Physics
17 304 (1.06%) Hedge funds
18 286 (1.00%) Data Integration
19 285 (1.00%) Social Media
20 266 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6171 (21.58%) Linux
2 3857 (13.49%) UNIX
3 2975 (10.41%) Windows
4 1994 (6.97%) Android
5 1324 (4.63%) Apple iOS
6 510 (1.78%) Solaris
7 505 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 289 (1.01%) CentOS
9 231 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 216 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 176 (0.62%) AIX
12 135 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 129 (0.45%) Debian
14 116 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 101 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 97 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
17 95 (0.33%) Windows 7
18 69 (0.24%) Windows XP
19 64 (0.22%) HPUX
20 52 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11707 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 4705 (16.46%) TDD
3 4686 (16.39%) Software Engineering
4 4577 (16.01%) OO
5 3956 (13.84%) Scrum
6 3033 (10.61%) E-Commerce
7 2651 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
8 2467 (8.63%) MVC
9 1985 (6.94%) Multithreading
10 1952 (6.83%) SOA
11 1872 (6.55%) BDD
12 1542 (5.39%) Mentoring
13 1454 (5.09%) Unit Testing
14 1372 (4.80%) OOP
15 1363 (4.77%) Web Development
16 1265 (4.42%) DevOps
17 1207 (4.22%) UML
18 1192 (4.17%) Project Management
19 1126 (3.94%) Android Development
20 1122 (3.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9076 (31.74%) SQL
2 7366 (25.76%) JavaScript
3 5251 (18.37%) C#
4 4081 (14.27%) C++
5 3217 (11.25%) Python
6 2255 (7.89%) PHP
7 1825 (6.38%) Ruby
8 1606 (5.62%) Perl
9 1557 (5.45%) C
10 1313 (4.59%) PL/SQL
11 1255 (4.39%) Scala
12 862 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 846 (2.96%) Shell Script
14 658 (2.30%) Objective-C
15 513 (1.79%) VB
16 505 (1.77%) Groovy
17 414 (1.45%) T-SQL
18 361 (1.26%) VB.NET
19 267 (0.93%) PowerShell
20 252 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5582 (19.52%) Degree
2 733 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 462 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 388 (1.36%) ISEB
5 347 (1.21%) PhD
6 208 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 198 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 155 (0.54%) Sun Certification
9 102 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 88 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 76 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 68 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
13 63 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 61 (0.21%) HND
15 59 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
16 52 (0.18%) OCPJP
17 39 (0.14%) PMP
18 38 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
19 35 (0.12%) CISSP
20 34 (0.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2124 (7.43%) QA
2 278 (0.97%) SLA
3 127 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 126 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 51 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (0.17%) ISO 8583
7 33 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 32 (0.11%) EMIR
9 28 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
10 27 (0.094%) HL7
11 26 (0.091%) Data Quality
12 18 (0.063%) Basel III
13 17 (0.059%) COBIT
14 16 (0.056%) ISO 14001
15 14 (0.049%) MiFID
16 11 (0.038%) RosettaNet
17 10 (0.035%) Basel II
18 9 (0.031%) PMBOK
19 8 (0.028%) WCAG
19 8 (0.028%) WAI
System Software
1 454 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 185 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 126 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
4 125 (0.44%) Docker
5 112 (0.39%) HDFS
6 92 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 85 (0.30%) KVM
8 80 (0.28%) Firmware
9 75 (0.26%) Xen
10 64 (0.22%) Varnish
10 64 (0.22%) NFS
11 62 (0.22%) Squid
11 62 (0.22%) vSphere
12 47 (0.16%) SRDF
13 46 (0.16%) iptables
14 41 (0.14%) XenServer
15 37 (0.13%) Samba
15 37 (0.13%) VMware ESX
16 36 (0.13%) Apache Flume
17 29 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 929 (3.25%) Puppet
2 735 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
3 335 (1.17%) Nagios
4 213 (0.74%) Ansible
5 138 (0.48%) Salt
6 122 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 113 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 112 (0.39%) ZABBIX
9 107 (0.37%) Graphite
10 81 (0.28%) logstash
11 73 (0.26%) Tivoli
12 51 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 44 (0.15%) Kibana
14 41 (0.14%) Cacti
15 38 (0.13%) HAProxy
15 38 (0.13%) StatsD
16 34 (0.12%) collectd
16 34 (0.12%) Icinga
17 33 (0.12%) Ganglia
17 33 (0.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 6475 (22.65%) Oracle
2 1877 (6.57%) Microsoft
3 1027 (3.59%) IBM
4 663 (2.32%) Red Hat
5 622 (2.18%) Google
6 619 (2.17%) VMware
7 592 (2.07%) hybris
8 570 (1.99%) Sybase
9 568 (1.99%) SAP
9 568 (1.99%) TIBCO
10 346 (1.21%) HP
11 321 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 319 (1.12%) ATG
13 280 (0.98%) Adobe
14 271 (0.95%) Cisco
15 262 (0.92%) Sun
16 245 (0.86%) Informatica
17 189 (0.66%) Demandware
18 184 (0.64%) Business Objects
19 170 (0.59%) Endeca
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