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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 14596 14923 17152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.12% 13.44% 14.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.23% 26.37% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12266 12492 14245
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
53611 56590 62933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.87% 50.96% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 46339 48102 53221
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 2016. 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 13692 £55,000 +10.00% 1988
London +1 7044 £60,000 - 944
South East -1 2340 £49,000 +3.15% 287
City of London 0 1236 £60,000 - 246
East of England +1 1003 £45,000 - 136
South West +2 915 £45,000 +12.50% 130
Yorkshire +1 790 £45,000 +5.88% 150
North West +5 667 £42,500 - 182
Berkshire +7 601 £55,000 - 56
West Midlands +6 570 £44,000 +3.52% 80
Scotland +1 504 £45,000 - 87
West Yorkshire +3 497 £50,000 +11.11% 110
Surrey -4 496 £50,000 -4.76% 52
Manchester +6 486 £45,000 +12.50% 114
Leeds -1 453 £50,000 +11.11% 98
Cambridgeshire +11 436 £45,000 - 65
Hampshire +6 364 £45,000 +6.50% 48
Cambridge +6 349 £42,500 -5.55% 56
Glasgow +4 317 £45,000 -5.26% 35
East Midlands -2 316 £40,000 - 54
Bristol -7 298 £40,000 - 38
Hertfordshire +4 291 £50,000 +8.10% 30
Reading +7 264 £52,500 - 27
West Sussex -1 256 £47,500 +18.75% 21
Gloucestershire +6 253 £50,000 +17.64% 39
Oxfordshire +7 246 £54,000 +30.12% 46
Buckinghamshire +5 196 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Birmingham -6 176 £42,500 - 27
Milton Keynes +5 164 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Edinburgh -5 155 £45,000 +4.65% 38

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13763 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8857 (30.54%) SQL
3 8171 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 6824 (23.53%) Finance
5 6527 (22.50%) HTML
6 6491 (22.38%) Spring
7 6331 (21.83%) Degree
8 5881 (20.28%) Linux
9 5678 (19.58%) TDD
10 5664 (19.53%) Software Engineering
11 5566 (19.19%) Oracle
12 5425 (18.70%) C#
13 5187 (17.88%) Web Services
14 4908 (16.92%) CSS
15 4827 (16.64%) Python
16 4619 (15.93%) Scrum
17 4431 (15.28%) OO
18 4330 (14.93%) C++
19 4262 (14.69%) .NET
20 4255 (14.67%) Computer Science
21 4247 (14.64%) XML
22 3647 (12.57%) J2EE
23 3577 (12.33%) Hibernate
24 3503 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
25 3317 (11.44%) Unix
26 3204 (11.05%) Git (software)
27 3133 (10.80%) SQL Server
28 2911 (10.04%) MySQL
29 2783 (9.60%) REST
30 2751 (9.48%) Windows

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2391 (8.24%) Tomcat
2 1623 (5.60%) Apache
3 1562 (5.39%) JBoss
4 1500 (5.17%) Node.js
5 1131 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 993 (3.42%) Apache Spark
7 914 (3.15%) WebLogic
8 779 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
9 488 (1.68%) CMS
10 426 (1.47%) IIS
11 418 (1.44%) Apache Solr
12 358 (1.23%) Confluence
13 355 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
14 342 (1.18%) Apache Pig
15 291 (1.00%) Mule
16 278 (0.96%) SharePoint
17 262 (0.90%) GlassFish
18 234 (0.81%) OpenStack
19 232 (0.80%) nginx
20 217 (0.75%) SAS
Applications
1 847 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 236 (0.81%) MS Office
3 142 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 114 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 71 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 63 (0.22%) SPSS
7 51 (0.18%) MS Project
8 40 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.090%) S-PLUS
10 25 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
11 21 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 21 (0.072%) Gliffy
11 21 (0.072%) Mathematica
11 21 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
12 20 (0.069%) GIMP
13 18 (0.062%) InfoPath
14 17 (0.059%) HipChat
15 11 (0.038%) GNU Octave
16 8 (0.028%) Weka
17 6 (0.021%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 191 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 120 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 94 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 67 (0.23%) Magento
5 47 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 40 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 39 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 33 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 33 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
9 30 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 30 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 29 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 28 (0.097%) Eloqua
12 27 (0.093%) Temenos T24
13 26 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
14 24 (0.083%) Oracle 11i
15 23 (0.079%) BASE24
16 20 (0.069%) SAP HCM
17 19 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
17 19 (0.066%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1950 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 932 (3.21%) SaaS
3 563 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 407 (1.40%) GitHub
5 335 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 318 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 253 (0.87%) IaaS
8 236 (0.81%) PaaS
9 147 (0.51%) Force.com
10 140 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 137 (0.47%) Amazon S3
12 103 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 74 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 63 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 60 (0.21%) Heroku
16 57 (0.20%) OpenShift
17 52 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 51 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 48 (0.17%) Google App Engine
20 47 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 782 (2.70%) HTTP
2 761 (2.62%) Internet
3 574 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 409 (1.41%) Firewall
5 335 (1.16%) DNS
6 234 (0.81%) SSL
7 228 (0.79%) LDAP
8 154 (0.53%) SAN
9 127 (0.44%) Network Security
10 100 (0.34%) LAN
11 94 (0.32%) WAN
12 84 (0.29%) Wireless
13 78 (0.27%) Multicast
14 74 (0.26%) FTP
15 73 (0.25%) HTTPS
16 72 (0.25%) VPN
17 68 (0.23%) Intranet
18 67 (0.23%) AMQP
19 62 (0.21%) VLAN
20 58 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3133 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 2911 (10.04%) MySQL
3 2629 (9.06%) Big Data
4 2624 (9.05%) NoSQL
5 2264 (7.81%) Relational Database
6 1962 (6.76%) Hadoop
7 1833 (6.32%) MongoDB
8 1072 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1029 (3.55%) Oracle Database
10 1003 (3.46%) RDBMS
11 978 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
12 611 (2.11%) Apache Hive
13 459 (1.58%) DB2
14 444 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
15 372 (1.28%) Redis
16 353 (1.22%) HBase
17 330 (1.14%) Data Mining
18 296 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 279 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
20 233 (0.80%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3204 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 2743 (9.46%) Maven
3 2666 (9.19%) Jenkins
4 2441 (8.42%) JUnit
5 2255 (7.77%) Selenium
6 1665 (5.74%) JIRA
7 1654 (5.70%) Subversion
8 1455 (5.02%) Cucumber
9 1393 (4.80%) Eclipse
10 917 (3.16%) Ant
11 820 (2.83%) WebDriver
12 657 (2.27%) Gradle
13 546 (1.88%) Mockito
14 474 (1.63%) Hudson
15 430 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 385 (1.33%) TeamCity
17 354 (1.22%) JMeter
18 348 (1.20%) Visual Studio
19 314 (1.08%) SoapUI
20 310 (1.07%) TestNG
General
1 6824 (23.53%) Finance
2 2184 (7.53%) Banking
3 1394 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 1250 (4.31%) Games
5 1220 (4.21%) Retail
6 947 (3.27%) Front Office
7 873 (3.01%) Marketing
8 655 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 387 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 376 (1.30%) Advertising
11 326 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 317 (1.09%) Law
13 316 (1.09%) Publishing
14 280 (0.97%) Electronics
15 223 (0.77%) Back Office
16 217 (0.75%) Legal
17 196 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 147 (0.51%) Billing
19 139 (0.48%) Aerospace
20 126 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15916 (54.88%) Developer
2 10365 (35.74%) Java Developer
3 3249 (11.20%) Senior Developer
4 2377 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 2226 (7.67%) Software Engineer
6 2103 (7.25%) Architect
7 1902 (6.56%) Java Engineer
8 1812 (6.25%) Analyst
9 1533 (5.29%) Software Developer
10 1218 (4.20%) Lead Developer
11 1048 (3.61%) Agile Developer
12 1041 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
13 1033 (3.56%) Consultant
14 1025 (3.53%) Java Software Engineer
15 994 (3.43%) C# Developer
16 993 (3.42%) Graduate
17 974 (3.36%) Junior
18 940 (3.24%) Java Software Developer
19 914 (3.15%) Agile Java Developer
20 816 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6527 (22.50%) HTML
2 6491 (22.38%) Spring
3 5187 (17.88%) Web Services
4 4908 (16.92%) CSS
5 4262 (14.69%) .NET
6 4247 (14.64%) XML
7 3647 (12.57%) J2EE
8 3577 (12.33%) Hibernate
9 2783 (9.60%) REST
10 2500 (8.62%) HTML5
11 2482 (8.56%) jQuery
12 2330 (8.03%) AngularJS
13 2271 (7.83%) SOAP
14 2265 (7.81%) RESTful
15 1992 (6.87%) Java EE
16 1981 (6.83%) JSON
17 1522 (5.25%) JSP
18 1413 (4.87%) JMS
19 1216 (4.19%) Ajax
20 1149 (3.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4255 (14.67%) Computer Science
2 2220 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1588 (5.48%) Mathematics
4 1138 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 1059 (3.65%) Algorithms
6 996 (3.43%) User Experience
7 974 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 686 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 596 (2.05%) Data Structures
10 590 (2.03%) Fintech
11 524 (1.81%) Visualisation
12 486 (1.68%) Hedge funds
13 476 (1.64%) Equities
14 475 (1.64%) Management Information System
15 449 (1.55%) Physics
16 384 (1.32%) Derivative
17 290 (1.00%) Statistics
18 288 (0.99%) Fixed Income
19 268 (0.92%) iPad
20 261 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5881 (20.28%) Linux
2 3317 (11.44%) Unix
3 2751 (9.48%) Windows
4 2112 (7.28%) Android
5 1503 (5.18%) Apple iOS
6 505 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 390 (1.34%) CentOS
8 371 (1.28%) Windows Server
9 264 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 249 (0.86%) Solaris
11 176 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 135 (0.47%) AIX
13 121 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 100 (0.34%) Debian
15 89 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 85 (0.29%) Windows Phone
17 84 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
18 57 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
19 44 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
20 42 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13763 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5678 (19.58%) TDD
3 5664 (19.53%) Software Engineering
4 4619 (15.93%) Scrum
5 4431 (15.28%) OO
6 3503 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
7 2624 (9.05%) BDD
8 2621 (9.04%) Open Source
9 2440 (8.41%) E-Commerce
10 2380 (8.21%) SDLC
11 2056 (7.09%) SOA
12 2041 (7.04%) Multithreading
13 2011 (6.93%) MVC
14 1927 (6.64%) DevOps
15 1881 (6.49%) Web Development
16 1819 (6.27%) Mentoring
17 1814 (6.25%) Unit Testing
18 1579 (5.44%) OOP
19 1517 (5.23%) Analytics
20 1347 (4.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8857 (30.54%) SQL
2 8171 (28.17%) JavaScript
3 5425 (18.70%) C#
4 4827 (16.64%) Python
5 4330 (14.93%) C++
6 2451 (8.45%) PHP
7 2380 (8.21%) Ruby
8 2146 (7.40%) Scala
9 1791 (6.18%) C
10 1580 (5.45%) Perl
11 1175 (4.05%) PL/SQL
12 886 (3.05%) Bash Shell
13 821 (2.83%) Shell Script
14 721 (2.49%) Objective-C
15 667 (2.30%) Groovy
16 497 (1.71%) T-SQL
17 489 (1.69%) R
18 408 (1.41%) VB.NET
19 330 (1.14%) Clojure
20 325 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 6331 (21.83%) Degree
2 1147 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 616 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 484 (1.67%) PhD
5 441 (1.52%) ISEB
6 409 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 402 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 167 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 133 (0.46%) Sun Certification
10 132 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 125 (0.43%) CREST Certified
12 80 (0.28%) CISSP
13 73 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 66 (0.23%) HND
14 66 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
15 65 (0.22%) SANS
16 63 (0.22%) GIAC
16 63 (0.22%) MCSE
17 62 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
18 59 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2682 (9.25%) QA
2 237 (0.82%) SLA
3 171 (0.59%) SDET
4 96 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 59 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 53 (0.18%) HL7
7 43 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 28 (0.097%) ISO20022
9 23 (0.079%) ISO15022
10 22 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 7816
11 16 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 16 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.052%) COBIT
13 11 (0.038%) ISO 8583
13 11 (0.038%) ISO 9001
13 11 (0.038%) SEPA
14 8 (0.028%) DICOM
14 8 (0.028%) SNOMED CT
15 7 (0.024%) RosettaNet
16 6 (0.021%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 850 (2.93%) Docker
2 457 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 269 (0.93%) HDFS
4 241 (0.83%) Active Directory
5 134 (0.46%) Apache Flume
6 115 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 114 (0.39%) Xen
8 102 (0.35%) KVM
9 67 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 64 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 57 (0.20%) Firmware
12 55 (0.19%) NFS
12 55 (0.19%) vSphere
13 54 (0.19%) VirtualBox
14 43 (0.15%) iptables
14 43 (0.15%) VMware ESX
15 40 (0.14%) Squid
16 38 (0.13%) Snort
17 37 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
18 33 (0.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1389 (4.79%) Puppet
2 870 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 642 (2.21%) Ansible
4 228 (0.79%) Nagios
5 176 (0.61%) Salt
6 135 (0.47%) Mesos
7 126 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 115 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 102 (0.35%) Oozie
10 91 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
11 79 (0.27%) Kibana
12 78 (0.27%) Nessus
13 77 (0.27%) CFEngine
14 76 (0.26%) ZABBIX
15 72 (0.25%) logstash
16 59 (0.20%) Nmap
17 58 (0.20%) Control-M
18 55 (0.19%) Graphite
19 47 (0.16%) HAProxy
20 43 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5566 (19.19%) Oracle
2 1523 (5.25%) Microsoft
3 971 (3.35%) IBM
4 731 (2.52%) Google
5 662 (2.28%) SAP
6 607 (2.09%) Red Hat
7 574 (1.98%) VMware
8 482 (1.66%) hybris
9 445 (1.53%) Sybase
10 393 (1.35%) TIBCO
11 387 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
12 384 (1.32%) Adobe
13 294 (1.01%) HP
14 255 (0.88%) Atlassian
15 225 (0.78%) Informatica
16 215 (0.74%) ATG
17 194 (0.67%) MuleSoft
18 175 (0.60%) Cisco
19 170 (0.59%) Apple
20 165 (0.57%) Sun
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
Intelletec
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Intelletec
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £90000 - £115000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Oscar
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + bonus scheme and more
Posted: 4 hours ago