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 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
Rank 13 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Java 15913 15295 18177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.79% 14.02% 15.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.90% 26.64% 28.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13088 12917 15583
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%

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
59166 57408 63806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.27% 52.61% 53.62%
Number of salaries quoted 49645 49323 56050
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 20 August 2014 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 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
(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 0 14786 £50,000 - 1777
London 0 7852 £55,000 -4.34% 912
South East -2 2364 £45,000 - 255
City of London 0 2112 £57,500 -4.16% 380
South West +7 1113 £40,000 +6.66% 120
East of England +1 1014 £42,500 - 147
Yorkshire +3 857 £40,000 +6.66% 106
North West -3 739 £42,500 +13.33% 136
Scotland -1 688 £42,000 +5.00% 91
Surrey +4 673 £45,000 -4.25% 59
West Yorkshire +1 593 £41,500 +3.75% 54
Leeds 0 499 £42,500 +6.25% 42
Berkshire -10 487 £50,000 +8.69% 59
Cambridgeshire +9 473 £40,000 -5.88% 69
Manchester 0 421 £42,500 +21.42% 88
Cambridge +9 392 £40,000 -5.88% 62
Hampshire -6 379 £42,250 -0.58% 41
West Midlands -3 375 £40,000 +6.66% 39
East Midlands -3 375 £37,500 -2.59% 39
Glasgow -2 358 £42,500 - 41
Bristol +9 330 £40,000 +9.58% 40
Hertfordshire -4 303 £47,500 +5.55% 48
Edinburgh +1 245 £40,000 +5.26% 36
Buckinghamshire -2 197 £41,250 +3.12% 16
Wiltshire +3 196 £39,000 +6.84% 25
Gloucestershire +10 194 £37,500 -2.59% 17
Reading -12 185 £51,250 +13.88% 16
Dorset +4 184 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Birmingham +1 183 £43,500 +7.40% 13
East Sussex -2 181 £37,500 -6.25% 17

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 10609 (31.74%) SQL
2 8585 (25.68%) JavaScript
3 7984 (23.88%) HTML
4 7536 (22.54%) Linux
5 7468 (22.34%) Finance
6 7363 (22.03%) Oracle
7 7359 (22.02%) Spring
8 7126 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
9 7112 (21.28%) Degree
10 6385 (19.10%) OO
11 6292 (18.82%) C#
12 5885 (17.61%) XML
13 5635 (16.86%) .NET
14 5590 (16.72%) J2EE
15 5586 (16.71%) Software Engineering
16 5556 (16.62%) CSS
17 5431 (16.25%) C++
18 5070 (15.17%) TDD
19 5065 (15.15%) Web Services
20 4839 (14.48%) UNIX
21 4835 (14.46%) Computer Science
22 4690 (14.03%) Scrum
23 4449 (13.31%) Hibernate
24 3973 (11.89%) SQL Server
25 3965 (11.86%) Python
26 3618 (10.82%) MySQL
27 3529 (10.56%) Tomcat
28 3484 (10.42%) Windows
29 3362 (10.06%) E-Commerce
30 3207 (9.59%) PHP

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 3529 (10.56%) Tomcat
2 2529 (7.57%) Apache
3 1586 (4.74%) WebSphere
4 1392 (4.16%) WebLogic
5 787 (2.35%) IIS
6 781 (2.34%) Node.js
7 765 (2.29%) CMS
8 486 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 414 (1.24%) Apache Solr
10 398 (1.19%) SharePoint
11 301 (0.90%) Drupal
12 293 (0.88%) GlassFish
13 280 (0.84%) Jetty
14 268 (0.80%) Confluence
15 266 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
16 224 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
17 213 (0.64%) nginx
18 200 (0.60%) Alfresco
19 197 (0.59%) Apache Pig
20 194 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1308 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 340 (1.02%) MS Office
3 222 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 118 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 106 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 100 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 85 (0.25%) SPSS
8 40 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 37 (0.11%) MS Project
10 16 (0.048%) 3ds Max
10 16 (0.048%) Mathematica
11 15 (0.045%) Fireworks
12 12 (0.036%) Maya
12 12 (0.036%) NASTRAN
13 11 (0.033%) CPLEX
13 11 (0.033%) FastStats
14 10 (0.030%) InfoPath
14 10 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.024%) Blender
Business Applications
1 310 (0.93%) Magento
2 193 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
3 128 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 123 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 115 (0.34%) Fredhopper
6 86 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 77 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
8 73 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 70 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
10 53 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 50 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
12 49 (0.15%) RMDS
13 44 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
14 43 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
15 38 (0.11%) Maximo
16 33 (0.099%) WebTrends
16 33 (0.099%) SAP BPC
17 32 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
18 28 (0.084%) SAP CRM
18 28 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 740 (2.21%) SaaS
2 670 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 333 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 231 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 164 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 143 (0.43%) GitHub
7 103 (0.31%) IaaS
8 102 (0.31%) Force.com
9 100 (0.30%) PaaS
10 62 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 58 (0.17%) Google Apps
11 58 (0.17%) Joyent
12 49 (0.15%) Google App Engine
13 44 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
14 32 (0.096%) ElastiCache
14 32 (0.096%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 31 (0.093%) Basecamp
16 21 (0.063%) Heroku
16 21 (0.063%) Google Compute Engine
17 17 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1411 (4.22%) Internet
2 1385 (4.14%) HTTP
3 930 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 481 (1.44%) Firewall
5 462 (1.38%) DNS
6 325 (0.97%) LDAP
7 281 (0.84%) SAN
8 272 (0.81%) SSL
9 175 (0.52%) FTP
10 172 (0.51%) SMTP
11 154 (0.46%) VPN
12 143 (0.43%) WAN
13 135 (0.40%) DHCP
14 134 (0.40%) Intranet
15 123 (0.37%) LAN
15 123 (0.37%) VoIP
16 115 (0.34%) SNMP
17 114 (0.34%) Wireless
18 111 (0.33%) SSH
19 108 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3973 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 3618 (10.82%) MySQL
3 2828 (8.46%) Relational Database
4 2134 (6.38%) Big Data
5 1714 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 1629 (4.87%) Hadoop
7 1447 (4.33%) RDBMS
8 1414 (4.23%) Oracle Database
9 1285 (3.84%) MongoDB
10 829 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
11 720 (2.15%) DB2
12 612 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 604 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
14 525 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 426 (1.27%) Apache Hive
16 420 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
17 346 (1.04%) Redis
18 344 (1.03%) Data Mining
19 338 (1.01%) HBase
20 281 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2759 (8.25%) Maven
2 2484 (7.43%) JUnit
3 2372 (7.10%) Subversion
4 2342 (7.01%) Git (software)
5 2228 (6.67%) Selenium
6 2010 (6.01%) Eclipse
7 1795 (5.37%) Jenkins
8 1314 (3.93%) Ant
9 1115 (3.34%) JIRA
10 913 (2.73%) Cucumber
11 808 (2.42%) WebDriver
12 708 (2.12%) Hudson
13 599 (1.79%) Visual Studio
14 369 (1.10%) Mockito
15 317 (0.95%) JMeter
16 299 (0.89%) SoapUI
17 280 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
18 272 (0.81%) TeamCity
19 269 (0.80%) Xcode
20 257 (0.77%) TestNG
General
1 7468 (22.34%) Finance
2 2978 (8.91%) Banking
3 1582 (4.73%) Retail
4 1486 (4.45%) Front Office
5 1319 (3.95%) Games
6 1251 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 1157 (3.46%) Investment Banking
8 1148 (3.43%) Marketing
9 553 (1.65%) Publishing
10 532 (1.59%) Advertising
11 469 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 416 (1.24%) Back Office
13 350 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 265 (0.79%) Legal
15 193 (0.58%) Automotive
16 179 (0.54%) Electronics
17 167 (0.50%) Law
18 163 (0.49%) French Language
19 158 (0.47%) Billing
20 121 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18677 (55.87%) Developer
2 10222 (30.58%) Java Developer
3 3605 (10.78%) Senior Developer
4 2811 (8.41%) Analyst
5 2385 (7.13%) Senior Java Developer
6 2315 (6.93%) Software Engineer
7 2167 (6.48%) Architect
8 1949 (5.83%) Software Developer
9 1493 (4.47%) Consultant
10 1085 (3.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 1076 (3.22%) Graduate
12 1050 (3.14%) Programmer
13 1039 (3.11%) Web Developer
14 986 (2.95%) Junior
15 858 (2.57%) Applications Support
16 767 (2.29%) Tester
17 722 (2.16%) Lead Developer
18 721 (2.16%) Junior Developer
19 712 (2.13%) Support Analyst
20 709 (2.12%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7984 (23.88%) HTML
2 7359 (22.02%) Spring
3 5885 (17.61%) XML
4 5635 (16.86%) .NET
5 5590 (16.72%) J2EE
6 5556 (16.62%) CSS
7 5065 (15.15%) Web Services
8 4449 (13.31%) Hibernate
9 3067 (9.18%) jQuery
10 2694 (8.06%) HTML5
11 2252 (6.74%) SOAP
12 2171 (6.49%) JSP
13 1933 (5.78%) REST
14 1916 (5.73%) Java EE
15 1836 (5.49%) Ajax
16 1612 (4.82%) JSON
17 1412 (4.22%) RESTful
18 1375 (4.11%) ASP.NET
19 1274 (3.81%) Middleware
20 1265 (3.78%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4835 (14.46%) Computer Science
2 2398 (7.17%) Open Source
3 1960 (5.86%) Mathematics
4 1407 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 1191 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1021 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 758 (2.27%) Derivative
8 746 (2.23%) Physics
9 616 (1.84%) Equities
10 539 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 464 (1.39%) Fixed Income
12 458 (1.37%) Hedge funds
13 420 (1.26%) Visualisation
14 418 (1.25%) Social Media
15 382 (1.14%) Management Information System
16 367 (1.10%) Statistics
17 364 (1.09%) iPhone
17 364 (1.09%) Digital Media
18 353 (1.06%) Clustering
19 291 (0.87%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7536 (22.54%) Linux
2 4839 (14.48%) UNIX
3 3484 (10.42%) Windows
4 2423 (7.25%) Android
5 1768 (5.29%) Apple iOS
6 781 (2.34%) Solaris
7 550 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 326 (0.98%) CentOS
9 305 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 294 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 239 (0.71%) AIX
12 204 (0.61%) Debian
13 193 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 159 (0.48%) Windows Phone
15 154 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 86 (0.26%) HPUX
17 78 (0.23%) Windows 7
18 70 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 68 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 64 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7126 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 6385 (19.10%) OO
3 5586 (16.71%) Software Engineering
4 5070 (15.17%) TDD
5 4690 (14.03%) Scrum
6 3362 (10.06%) E-Commerce
7 2825 (8.45%) MVC
8 2631 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
9 2604 (7.79%) Multithreading
10 2140 (6.40%) SOA
11 1927 (5.76%) BDD
12 1899 (5.68%) OOP
13 1790 (5.35%) Unit Testing
14 1676 (5.01%) Web Development
15 1585 (4.74%) Project Management
16 1460 (4.37%) UML
17 1330 (3.98%) Analytics
18 1257 (3.76%) Android Development
19 1248 (3.73%) OOD
20 1220 (3.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10609 (31.74%) SQL
2 8585 (25.68%) JavaScript
3 6292 (18.82%) C#
4 5431 (16.25%) C++
5 3965 (11.86%) Python
6 3207 (9.59%) PHP
7 2325 (6.96%) C
8 2177 (6.51%) Ruby
9 2122 (6.35%) Perl
10 1422 (4.25%) Scala
11 1308 (3.91%) PL/SQL
12 1092 (3.27%) Shell Script
13 938 (2.81%) Bash Shell
14 824 (2.47%) Objective-C
15 723 (2.16%) VB
16 670 (2.00%) Groovy
17 487 (1.46%) T-SQL
18 467 (1.40%) VB.NET
19 402 (1.20%) R
20 361 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7112 (21.28%) Degree
2 949 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 620 (1.85%) PhD
4 477 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 407 (1.22%) ISEB
6 255 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 240 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 177 (0.53%) Sun Certification
9 122 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 114 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 90 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 77 (0.23%) CISSP
13 68 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 64 (0.19%) HND
15 55 (0.16%) CEH
16 54 (0.16%) PMP
17 50 (0.15%) Postgraduate
18 49 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 48 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
19 48 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2714 (8.12%) QA
2 230 (0.69%) SLA
3 224 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 202 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 57 (0.17%) HL7
6 54 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 52 (0.16%) ISO 8583
8 32 (0.096%) COBIT
9 31 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 23 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.045%) WAI
11 15 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
12 12 (0.036%) EMIR
12 12 (0.036%) TickIT
13 11 (0.033%) ISO 9000
14 10 (0.030%) WCAG
14 10 (0.030%) Basel III
15 9 (0.027%) ISO 14001
16 8 (0.024%) Solvency II
16 8 (0.024%) DO-178B
System Software
1 469 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 113 (0.34%) NFS
4 103 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 100 (0.30%) HDFS
6 91 (0.27%) KVM
7 90 (0.27%) Varnish
8 89 (0.27%) vSphere
9 77 (0.23%) Xen
9 77 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 73 (0.22%) VMware ESX
11 72 (0.22%) Hyper-V
12 36 (0.11%) Samba
13 34 (0.10%) Apache Flume
14 33 (0.099%) vCloud
15 28 (0.084%) Docker
15 28 (0.084%) Postfix
15 28 (0.084%) XenApp
16 18 (0.054%) Squid
17 16 (0.048%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 946 (2.83%) Puppet
2 748 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 326 (0.98%) Nagios
4 133 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 110 (0.33%) Ansible
6 98 (0.29%) logstash
7 97 (0.29%) ZABBIX
7 97 (0.29%) Vagrant
8 69 (0.21%) Opsview
9 58 (0.17%) HAProxy
10 52 (0.16%) Salt
11 51 (0.15%) Munin
12 48 (0.14%) Zenoss
13 39 (0.12%) Control-M
14 37 (0.11%) StatsD
15 36 (0.11%) Ganglia
15 36 (0.11%) CFEngine
16 35 (0.10%) Cacti
17 34 (0.10%) NetBackup
18 29 (0.087%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7363 (22.03%) Oracle
2 2226 (6.66%) Microsoft
3 1908 (5.71%) JBoss
4 1073 (3.21%) Google
5 904 (2.70%) IBM
6 893 (2.67%) SAP
7 834 (2.49%) Red Hat
8 744 (2.23%) Sybase
9 684 (2.05%) VMware
10 603 (1.80%) hybris
11 586 (1.75%) Adobe
12 560 (1.68%) TIBCO
13 346 (1.04%) Facebook
14 344 (1.03%) HP
15 334 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 322 (0.96%) Sun
17 303 (0.91%) Cisco
18 297 (0.89%) JD Edwards
19 252 (0.75%) ATG
20 213 (0.64%) Zend
London
Facebook
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Facebook Careers EMEA
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Facebook Engineering
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Facebook Engineering
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Facebook Engineering
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Facebook Engineering
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Facebook
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Facebook Careers EMEA
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago