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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 15306 15508 14876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.03% 13.60% 14.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.36% 26.68% 26.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12860 12742 12526
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% -1.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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
55942 58127 55691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.27% 50.96% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 47919 48745 47940
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +2 14181 £52,500 +5.00% 1906
London 0 7305 £60,000 +9.09% 900
South East +2 2289 £45,000 - 263
City of London -1 1607 £62,500 +8.69% 250
South West +2 1046 £42,500 +6.25% 123
East of England 0 921 £45,000 +7.14% 149
Yorkshire -1 851 £45,000 +12.50% 133
North West +2 762 £42,500 - 174
West Yorkshire +1 604 £47,500 +18.75% 97
Scotland 0 600 £43,750 +4.79% 88
Berkshire +7 540 £50,000 - 79
Leeds +4 537 £47,500 +14.45% 88
Surrey -4 500 £50,000 +11.11% 32
East Midlands -1 455 £40,000 +3.89% 71
Bristol +1 454 £45,000 +12.50% 45
West Midlands +3 428 £42,500 +3.65% 52
Manchester +2 425 £42,500 - 86
Cambridgeshire +1 334 £45,000 +12.50% 73
Hampshire -1 326 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Hertfordshire 0 314 £52,500 +13.51% 44
Glasgow -1 309 £47,500 +13.09% 44
Cambridge -1 263 £43,250 +8.12% 58
Wales +4 248 £37,500 +7.14% 36
Gloucestershire +1 233 £42,750 +15.54% 26
Edinburgh +5 230 £42,000 +3.70% 32
Nottinghamshire +5 229 £38,500 +2.66% 27
Oxfordshire +7 224 £40,000 -17.52% 27
Reading +11 220 £50,000 -4.76% 29
Nottingham +7 220 £38,500 - 25
Cheshire +5 219 £42,500 - 53

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13474 (44.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9827 (32.42%) SQL
3 8030 (26.49%) JavaScript
4 7765 (25.62%) Finance
5 7065 (23.31%) HTML
6 7047 (23.25%) Spring
7 6836 (22.55%) Oracle
8 6560 (21.64%) Linux
9 6284 (20.73%) Degree
10 5780 (19.07%) C#
11 5439 (17.94%) TDD
12 5436 (17.93%) Software Engineering
13 5224 (17.23%) Web Services
14 4810 (15.87%) CSS
15 4791 (15.81%) .NET
16 4728 (15.60%) XML
17 4618 (15.24%) OO
18 4490 (14.81%) Scrum
19 4480 (14.78%) C++
20 4469 (14.74%) J2EE
21 4169 (13.75%) Python
22 4134 (13.64%) Computer Science
23 4015 (13.25%) Hibernate
24 3985 (13.15%) UNIX
25 3467 (11.44%) SQL Server
26 3180 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
27 3144 (10.37%) Windows
28 3048 (10.06%) MySQL
29 2978 (9.82%) SDLC
30 2874 (9.48%) E-Commerce

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2771 (9.14%) Tomcat
2 1998 (6.59%) Apache
3 1596 (5.27%) JBoss
4 1536 (5.07%) WebSphere
5 1064 (3.51%) Node.js
6 1057 (3.49%) WebLogic
7 673 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
8 552 (1.82%) Apache Solr
9 533 (1.76%) IIS
10 487 (1.61%) CMS
11 444 (1.46%) Apache Spark
12 394 (1.30%) SharePoint
13 346 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 305 (1.01%) Apache Pig
15 276 (0.91%) Confluence
16 250 (0.82%) OpenStack
17 241 (0.80%) GlassFish
18 240 (0.79%) nginx
19 233 (0.77%) Mule
20 230 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 937 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 267 (0.88%) MS Office
3 119 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 105 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 86 (0.28%) SPSS
6 84 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 81 (0.27%) MS Project
8 30 (0.099%) Mathematica
9 29 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
10 24 (0.079%) FrameMaker
11 23 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
12 22 (0.073%) RoboHelp
12 22 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 18 (0.059%) FastStats
14 17 (0.056%) Mingle
15 13 (0.043%) PowerPivot
15 13 (0.043%) GNU Octave
16 6 (0.020%) Siemens NX
16 6 (0.020%) PTC Creo
16 6 (0.020%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 163 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 136 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 131 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 107 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 89 (0.29%) RMDS
6 88 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 88 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 83 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 76 (0.25%) Magento
9 50 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 49 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
11 48 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 45 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
13 40 (0.13%) SAP SRM
13 40 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
14 33 (0.11%) Summit
15 31 (0.10%) Fredhopper
15 31 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
16 30 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
17 29 (0.096%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1693 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 847 (2.79%) SaaS
3 304 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 303 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 293 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 222 (0.73%) PaaS
7 185 (0.61%) IaaS
8 181 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 144 (0.48%) GitHub
10 83 (0.27%) Google App Engine
11 78 (0.26%) Force.com
12 70 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 62 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
14 50 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 44 (0.15%) Google Apps
16 36 (0.12%) Heroku
17 35 (0.12%) Google Analytics
18 34 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 27 (0.089%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 27 (0.089%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 991 (3.27%) HTTP
2 980 (3.23%) Internet
3 699 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 387 (1.28%) Firewall
5 337 (1.11%) DNS
6 253 (0.83%) LDAP
7 231 (0.76%) WAN
8 222 (0.73%) LAN
9 219 (0.72%) SAN
10 183 (0.60%) SSL
11 135 (0.45%) Network Security
12 128 (0.42%) VPN
13 127 (0.42%) Multicast
14 114 (0.38%) SMTP
15 112 (0.37%) NAS
16 110 (0.36%) Wireless
17 98 (0.32%) ATM
18 97 (0.32%) FTP
19 96 (0.32%) CTI
20 93 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3467 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 3048 (10.06%) MySQL
3 2431 (8.02%) Relational Database
4 2020 (6.66%) NoSQL
5 1965 (6.48%) Big Data
6 1684 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 1504 (4.96%) Hadoop
8 1422 (4.69%) Oracle Database
9 1172 (3.87%) RDBMS
10 924 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
11 779 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 595 (1.96%) DB2
13 549 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 512 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
15 497 (1.64%) Apache Hive
16 416 (1.37%) HBase
17 375 (1.24%) Redis
18 328 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
19 314 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 298 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2729 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 2681 (8.84%) Maven
3 2310 (7.62%) Selenium
4 2266 (7.48%) JUnit
5 2263 (7.47%) Jenkins
6 1793 (5.92%) Subversion
7 1565 (5.16%) Eclipse
8 1346 (4.44%) JIRA
9 1167 (3.85%) Cucumber
10 1036 (3.42%) Ant
11 937 (3.09%) WebDriver
12 538 (1.77%) Mockito
13 465 (1.53%) Hudson
14 453 (1.49%) Visual Studio
15 393 (1.30%) JMeter
16 379 (1.25%) Gradle
17 321 (1.06%) HP UFT
18 306 (1.01%) SoapUI
19 297 (0.98%) TeamCity
20 275 (0.91%) TestNG
General
1 7765 (25.62%) Finance
2 2870 (9.47%) Banking
3 1804 (5.95%) Retail
4 1460 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 1124 (3.71%) Front Office
6 1095 (3.61%) Games
7 795 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 746 (2.46%) Marketing
9 440 (1.45%) Back Office
10 367 (1.21%) Advertising
11 336 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 333 (1.10%) Publishing
13 312 (1.03%) Manufacturing
14 290 (0.96%) Law
15 265 (0.87%) Legal
16 260 (0.86%) Electronics
17 181 (0.60%) Automotive
18 142 (0.47%) Billing
19 114 (0.38%) Online Betting
20 87 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16418 (54.17%) Developer
2 8964 (29.57%) Java Developer
3 3269 (10.78%) Senior Developer
4 2410 (7.95%) Software Engineer
5 2154 (7.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 2084 (6.88%) Analyst
7 2059 (6.79%) Architect
8 1555 (5.13%) Software Developer
9 1118 (3.69%) Consultant
10 1042 (3.44%) Junior
11 1041 (3.43%) Graduate
12 848 (2.80%) Tester
13 820 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
14 768 (2.53%) Web Developer
15 746 (2.46%) Junior Developer
16 723 (2.39%) Applications Support
17 661 (2.18%) Programmer
18 619 (2.04%) Lead Developer
19 584 (1.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
20 575 (1.90%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7065 (23.31%) HTML
2 7047 (23.25%) Spring
3 5224 (17.23%) Web Services
4 4810 (15.87%) CSS
5 4791 (15.81%) .NET
6 4728 (15.60%) XML
7 4469 (14.74%) J2EE
8 4015 (13.25%) Hibernate
9 2705 (8.92%) jQuery
10 2627 (8.67%) REST
11 2357 (7.78%) HTML5
12 2116 (6.98%) SOAP
13 1853 (6.11%) Java EE
14 1758 (5.80%) RESTful
15 1702 (5.62%) JSON
16 1654 (5.46%) AngularJS
17 1626 (5.36%) JSP
18 1204 (3.97%) Middleware
19 1185 (3.91%) JMS
20 1088 (3.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4134 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 2391 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1359 (4.48%) Mathematics
4 1108 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 976 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
6 961 (3.17%) User Experience
7 918 (3.03%) Algorithms
8 742 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 704 (2.32%) Data Structures
10 674 (2.22%) Derivative
11 619 (2.04%) Equities
12 507 (1.67%) Management Information System
13 463 (1.53%) Client/Server
14 446 (1.47%) Fixed Income
15 430 (1.42%) Physics
16 357 (1.18%) Visualisation
17 352 (1.16%) Hedge funds
18 319 (1.05%) Statistics
19 309 (1.02%) Online Games
20 268 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6560 (21.64%) Linux
2 3985 (13.15%) UNIX
3 3144 (10.37%) Windows
4 1948 (6.43%) Android
5 1318 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 495 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 433 (1.43%) Solaris
8 328 (1.08%) CentOS
9 280 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 194 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 189 (0.62%) AIX
12 166 (0.55%) Debian
13 125 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 125 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 106 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 96 (0.32%) Windows 7
16 81 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
17 66 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 63 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
19 61 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13474 (44.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5439 (17.94%) TDD
3 5436 (17.93%) Software Engineering
4 4618 (15.24%) OO
5 4490 (14.81%) Scrum
6 3180 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
7 2978 (9.82%) SDLC
8 2874 (9.48%) E-Commerce
9 2442 (8.06%) MVC
10 2377 (7.84%) BDD
11 2109 (6.96%) SOA
12 2103 (6.94%) Open Source
13 2020 (6.66%) Multithreading
14 1870 (6.17%) Mentoring
15 1729 (5.70%) Unit Testing
16 1625 (5.36%) DevOps
17 1367 (4.51%) Analytics
18 1331 (4.39%) Web Development
19 1317 (4.34%) OOP
19 1317 (4.34%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9827 (32.42%) SQL
2 8030 (26.49%) JavaScript
3 5780 (19.07%) C#
4 4480 (14.78%) C++
5 4169 (13.75%) Python
6 2319 (7.65%) PHP
7 2069 (6.83%) Ruby
8 1841 (6.07%) C
9 1819 (6.00%) Scala
10 1799 (5.94%) Perl
11 1546 (5.10%) PL/SQL
12 1028 (3.39%) Bash Shell
13 978 (3.23%) Shell Script
14 711 (2.35%) Groovy
15 575 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 531 (1.75%) VB
17 437 (1.44%) T-SQL
18 363 (1.20%) VB.NET
19 326 (1.08%) Clojure
20 323 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 6284 (20.73%) Degree
2 755 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 476 (1.57%) ISEB
4 414 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 370 (1.22%) PhD
6 337 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 235 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 164 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 149 (0.49%) Sun Certification
10 136 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 88 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 85 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
13 71 (0.23%) CISSP
13 71 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 65 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
15 56 (0.18%) HND
16 54 (0.18%) CCNA
16 54 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 48 (0.16%) MCSE
18 42 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2594 (8.56%) QA
2 245 (0.81%) SLA
3 99 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 75 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 55 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (0.17%) HL7
7 44 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 41 (0.14%) EMIR
9 33 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 32 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.069%) MiFID
12 17 (0.056%) COBIT
12 17 (0.056%) WCAG
13 14 (0.046%) ISO 14001
14 11 (0.036%) DO-178B
14 11 (0.036%) Basel III
15 8 (0.026%) HIPAA
15 8 (0.026%) RosettaNet
16 6 (0.020%) TickIT
16 6 (0.020%) GCP
System Software
1 532 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 322 (1.06%) Docker
3 194 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 189 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 137 (0.45%) Xen
6 125 (0.41%) KVM
7 107 (0.35%) HDFS
8 100 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 81 (0.27%) NFS
10 78 (0.26%) Varnish
11 67 (0.22%) SRDF
12 63 (0.21%) VirtualBox
13 59 (0.19%) Apache Flume
14 58 (0.19%) XenServer
15 53 (0.17%) LXC
16 51 (0.17%) iptables
17 46 (0.15%) VMware ESX
18 44 (0.15%) Firmware
19 39 (0.13%) Postfix
19 39 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1178 (3.89%) Puppet
2 951 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 440 (1.45%) Ansible
4 322 (1.06%) Nagios
5 162 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 147 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 122 (0.40%) Salt
8 121 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 91 (0.30%) Graphite
10 74 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 71 (0.23%) logstash
12 70 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 63 (0.21%) Kibana
14 54 (0.18%) Data Guard
15 51 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
16 42 (0.14%) HAProxy
17 39 (0.13%) Kubernetes
18 37 (0.12%) Nessus
19 36 (0.12%) Cacti
20 33 (0.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6836 (22.55%) Oracle
2 1779 (5.87%) Microsoft
3 1114 (3.68%) IBM
4 752 (2.48%) VMware
5 736 (2.43%) Google
6 725 (2.39%) Red Hat
7 707 (2.33%) Sybase
8 644 (2.12%) SAP
9 562 (1.85%) hybris
10 404 (1.33%) TIBCO
11 382 (1.26%) HP
12 347 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
13 327 (1.08%) Adobe
14 314 (1.04%) Cisco
15 282 (0.93%) ATG
16 204 (0.67%) Sun
17 195 (0.64%) Splunk
18 191 (0.63%) Informatica
19 164 (0.54%) Facebook
20 154 (0.51%) Atlassian
Altrincham, Cheshire
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Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + great benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Great benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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West London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Wenso
Salary: From £27,000 to £42,000 per annum Depending upon experience
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Hampshire
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London
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East Sussex
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East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 Per Annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, pension, flexi
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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