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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 14869 17111 15504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.47% 14.32% 14.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.30% 27.25% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12453 14218 13004
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
56536 62794 58982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.23% 52.57% 53.40%
Number of salaries quoted 48029 53146 50718
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 £65,000 £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 4 May 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 May 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 13815 £50,000 - 1767
London -1 7092 £60,000 +4.34% 942
South East +1 2478 £47,500 +5.55% 235
City of London -1 1624 £60,000 - 317
East of England -2 941 £45,000 +0.55% 124
South West -2 917 £40,000 - 129
Yorkshire -3 852 £42,500 +6.25% 104
Surrey +1 633 £52,500 +9.94% 52
North West +1 625 £42,500 +6.25% 131
Scotland 0 543 £45,000 +5.88% 80
West Yorkshire -4 507 £45,000 +12.50% 66
Berkshire +1 498 £55,000 +15.78% 59
Leeds +1 452 £45,000 +12.50% 59
West Midlands 0 451 £42,500 +4.93% 53
Manchester 0 368 £40,000 - 76
Bristol +3 366 £40,000 -5.88% 64
East Midlands +3 360 £40,000 +5.96% 29
Hertfordshire -8 331 £47,500 - 31
Hampshire -1 324 £40,500 -4.70% 38
Cambridgeshire -9 294 £45,000 +12.50% 63
Cambridge -3 274 £45,000 +12.50% 54
Reading +17 238 £52,500 +9.94% 37
East Sussex +2 236 £48,000 +20.00% 10
West Sussex +6 232 £40,500 -10.00% 9
Glasgow -5 231 £47,500 +1.60% 32
Edinburgh +5 211 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Buckinghamshire 0 200 £42,500 +10.38% 16
Brighton +3 191 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Gloucestershire -1 188 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Birmingham +2 181 £42,500 - 15

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 11947 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9187 (32.13%) SQL
3 7393 (25.85%) JavaScript
4 6965 (24.36%) Finance
5 6671 (23.33%) Spring
6 6436 (22.51%) Oracle
7 6344 (22.18%) HTML
8 6233 (21.80%) Linux
9 5495 (19.22%) Degree
10 5311 (18.57%) C#
11 4912 (17.18%) Web Services
12 4860 (16.99%) TDD
13 4727 (16.53%) Software Engineering
14 4716 (16.49%) XML
15 4711 (16.47%) .NET
16 4622 (16.16%) J2EE
17 4541 (15.88%) OO
18 4434 (15.51%) CSS
19 4104 (14.35%) Scrum
20 4020 (14.06%) C++
21 3826 (13.38%) Hibernate
22 3783 (13.23%) UNIX
23 3338 (11.67%) Computer Science
24 3266 (11.42%) SQL Server
25 3246 (11.35%) Python
26 3024 (10.57%) MySQL
27 2995 (10.47%) E-Commerce
28 2972 (10.39%) Windows
29 2780 (9.72%) Tomcat
30 2598 (9.08%) Continuous Integration

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2780 (9.72%) Tomcat
2 2010 (7.03%) Apache
3 1689 (5.91%) JBoss
4 1613 (5.64%) WebSphere
5 1175 (4.11%) WebLogic
6 848 (2.97%) Node.js
7 544 (1.90%) IIS
8 497 (1.74%) CMS
9 468 (1.64%) Apache Solr
10 403 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
11 368 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
12 310 (1.08%) SharePoint
13 281 (0.98%) GlassFish
14 245 (0.86%) Confluence
15 242 (0.85%) OpenStack
16 240 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
17 236 (0.83%) Apache Spark
18 228 (0.80%) Drupal
19 217 (0.76%) MQSeries
20 213 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1005 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 262 (0.92%) MS Office
3 109 (0.38%) SPSS
4 95 (0.33%) MS Project
5 83 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 82 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 79 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 25 (0.087%) Weka
9 22 (0.077%) Mathematica
10 20 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (0.063%) Mingle
12 15 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 13 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
14 10 (0.035%) CPLEX
14 10 (0.035%) FrameMaker
15 8 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
16 7 (0.024%) GNU Octave
16 7 (0.024%) RoboHelp
17 6 (0.021%) 3ds Max
17 6 (0.021%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 178 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 99 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 83 (0.29%) RMDS
4 76 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 66 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 66 (0.23%) Magento
6 65 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 55 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 46 (0.16%) Summit
9 43 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 35 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
11 32 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
12 30 (0.10%) SAP SRM
13 28 (0.098%) Sophis RISQUE
14 27 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
15 26 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
15 26 (0.091%) Fredhopper
16 20 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
17 17 (0.059%) Oracle Cash Management
17 17 (0.059%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1309 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 703 (2.46%) SaaS
3 283 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 262 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 252 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 164 (0.57%) GitHub
7 161 (0.56%) PaaS
8 100 (0.35%) Force.com
8 100 (0.35%) IaaS
9 94 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 80 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 65 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 50 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 43 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 35 (0.12%) Google App Engine
15 34 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
16 30 (0.10%) Heroku
16 30 (0.10%) SoftLayer
17 26 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 24 (0.084%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1065 (3.72%) HTTP
2 912 (3.19%) Internet
3 589 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 313 (1.09%) Firewall
5 310 (1.08%) DNS
6 260 (0.91%) SAN
7 212 (0.74%) WAN
8 211 (0.74%) LDAP
9 207 (0.72%) LAN
10 197 (0.69%) SSL
11 132 (0.46%) VPN
12 114 (0.40%) NAS
13 112 (0.39%) FTP
14 103 (0.36%) Network Security
15 99 (0.35%) Wireless
16 98 (0.34%) Multicast
17 96 (0.34%) SNMP
18 92 (0.32%) DHCP
19 91 (0.32%) SMTP
20 85 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3266 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 3024 (10.57%) MySQL
3 2164 (7.57%) Relational Database
4 1772 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 1549 (5.42%) Big Data
6 1305 (4.56%) MongoDB
7 1288 (4.50%) Hadoop
8 1193 (4.17%) Oracle Database
9 1166 (4.08%) RDBMS
10 865 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
11 631 (2.21%) DB2
12 568 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 469 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
14 434 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 376 (1.31%) Apache Hive
16 326 (1.14%) Redis
17 305 (1.07%) HBase
18 292 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
19 257 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
20 247 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2461 (8.61%) Maven
2 2428 (8.49%) Git (software)
3 1988 (6.95%) JUnit
4 1922 (6.72%) Selenium
5 1768 (6.18%) Subversion
6 1758 (6.15%) Eclipse
7 1753 (6.13%) Jenkins
8 1187 (4.15%) JIRA
9 1016 (3.55%) Ant
10 927 (3.24%) Cucumber
11 903 (3.16%) WebDriver
12 497 (1.74%) Visual Studio
13 406 (1.42%) Hudson
14 389 (1.36%) Mockito
15 343 (1.20%) JMeter
16 321 (1.12%) TestNG
17 252 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
17 252 (0.88%) TeamCity
18 250 (0.87%) SoapUI
19 248 (0.87%) Gradle
General
1 6965 (24.36%) Finance
2 2542 (8.89%) Banking
3 1753 (6.13%) Retail
4 1211 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 969 (3.39%) Front Office
6 939 (3.28%) Games
7 737 (2.58%) Marketing
8 713 (2.49%) Investment Banking
9 446 (1.56%) Advertising
10 374 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 301 (1.05%) Back Office
12 297 (1.04%) Publishing
13 226 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 215 (0.75%) Legal
15 214 (0.75%) Automotive
16 205 (0.72%) Electronics
17 195 (0.68%) Law
18 152 (0.53%) Billing
19 125 (0.44%) Online Betting
20 111 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15348 (53.67%) Developer
2 8604 (30.09%) Java Developer
3 3015 (10.54%) Senior Developer
4 2261 (7.91%) Architect
5 2156 (7.54%) Software Engineer
6 2068 (7.23%) Analyst
7 1984 (6.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 1676 (5.86%) Software Developer
9 1205 (4.21%) Consultant
10 925 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
11 910 (3.18%) Junior
12 843 (2.95%) Web Developer
13 755 (2.64%) Tester
14 741 (2.59%) Applications Support
15 709 (2.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 691 (2.42%) Graduate
17 690 (2.41%) Programmer
18 652 (2.28%) Junior Developer
19 614 (2.15%) Support Analyst
20 598 (2.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6671 (23.33%) Spring
2 6344 (22.18%) HTML
3 4912 (17.18%) Web Services
4 4716 (16.49%) XML
5 4711 (16.47%) .NET
6 4622 (16.16%) J2EE
7 4434 (15.51%) CSS
8 3826 (13.38%) Hibernate
9 2390 (8.36%) jQuery
10 2042 (7.14%) REST
11 2041 (7.14%) HTML5
12 1978 (6.92%) SOAP
13 1751 (6.12%) Java EE
14 1622 (5.67%) JSP
15 1569 (5.49%) JSON
16 1441 (5.04%) RESTful
17 1340 (4.69%) Ajax
18 1282 (4.48%) Middleware
19 1262 (4.41%) JMS
20 1065 (3.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3338 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 2172 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2082 (7.28%) Open Source
4 1189 (4.16%) Mobile App
5 1061 (3.71%) Mathematics
6 1042 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 878 (3.07%) User Experience
8 743 (2.60%) Algorithms
9 624 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 607 (2.12%) Data Structures
11 525 (1.84%) Derivative
12 491 (1.72%) Equities
13 478 (1.67%) Client/Server
14 432 (1.51%) Management Information System
15 346 (1.21%) Fixed Income
16 344 (1.20%) Physics
17 300 (1.05%) Social Media
18 297 (1.04%) Hedge funds
19 274 (0.96%) Visualisation
20 258 (0.90%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6233 (21.80%) Linux
2 3783 (13.23%) UNIX
3 2972 (10.39%) Windows
4 1968 (6.88%) Android
5 1298 (4.54%) Apple iOS
6 491 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 455 (1.59%) Solaris
8 318 (1.11%) CentOS
9 260 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 211 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 168 (0.59%) AIX
12 137 (0.48%) Debian
13 127 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 111 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 101 (0.35%) Windows 7
16 99 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 90 (0.31%) Windows Phone
18 61 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 51 (0.18%) HPUX
19 51 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11947 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4860 (16.99%) TDD
3 4727 (16.53%) Software Engineering
4 4541 (15.88%) OO
5 4104 (14.35%) Scrum
6 2995 (10.47%) E-Commerce
7 2598 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2468 (8.63%) MVC
9 1988 (6.95%) Multithreading
10 1977 (6.91%) SOA
11 1920 (6.71%) BDD
12 1531 (5.35%) Mentoring
13 1475 (5.16%) Unit Testing
14 1381 (4.83%) Web Development
15 1319 (4.61%) OOP
16 1281 (4.48%) DevOps
17 1174 (4.11%) UML
18 1157 (4.05%) Project Management
19 1135 (3.97%) Analytics
20 1124 (3.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9187 (32.13%) SQL
2 7393 (25.85%) JavaScript
3 5311 (18.57%) C#
4 4020 (14.06%) C++
5 3246 (11.35%) Python
6 2287 (8.00%) PHP
7 1853 (6.48%) Ruby
8 1606 (5.62%) Perl
9 1566 (5.48%) C
10 1360 (4.76%) PL/SQL
11 1330 (4.65%) Scala
12 913 (3.19%) Bash Shell
13 796 (2.78%) Shell Script
14 628 (2.20%) Objective-C
15 551 (1.93%) VB
16 528 (1.85%) Groovy
17 426 (1.49%) T-SQL
18 367 (1.28%) VB.NET
19 250 (0.87%) VBA
20 244 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5495 (19.22%) Degree
2 669 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 421 (1.47%) ISEB
4 390 (1.36%) SC Cleared
5 346 (1.21%) PhD
6 228 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 203 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 148 (0.52%) Sun Certification
9 120 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 96 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 96 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 63 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 58 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
12 58 (0.20%) HND
13 56 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 47 (0.16%) OCPJP
15 44 (0.15%) PMP
16 41 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
17 39 (0.14%) CISSP
18 32 (0.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2244 (7.85%) QA
2 252 (0.88%) SLA
3 116 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 110 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 55 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.14%) EMIR
7 38 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 35 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 31 (0.11%) HL7
10 24 (0.084%) Data Quality
11 21 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (0.063%) MiFID
13 17 (0.059%) Basel III
14 15 (0.052%) COBIT
14 15 (0.052%) WCAG
15 11 (0.038%) RosettaNet
16 10 (0.035%) ISO 14001
17 9 (0.031%) Section 508
17 9 (0.031%) Basel II
18 7 (0.024%) PMBOK
System Software
1 434 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 189 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 159 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 152 (0.53%) Docker
5 121 (0.42%) HDFS
6 95 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 89 (0.31%) KVM
8 84 (0.29%) Xen
9 80 (0.28%) Firmware
10 79 (0.28%) NFS
11 64 (0.22%) Varnish
12 62 (0.22%) SRDF
13 58 (0.20%) vSphere
14 55 (0.19%) Squid
15 48 (0.17%) XenServer
16 42 (0.15%) VMware ESX
16 42 (0.15%) iptables
16 42 (0.15%) Apache Flume
17 26 (0.091%) Postfix
18 25 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 954 (3.34%) Puppet
2 771 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 338 (1.18%) Nagios
4 230 (0.80%) Ansible
5 133 (0.47%) Salt
6 113 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 108 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 106 (0.37%) Vagrant
9 100 (0.35%) Graphite
10 84 (0.29%) logstash
11 80 (0.28%) Tivoli
12 62 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 54 (0.19%) Kibana
14 40 (0.14%) Cacti
15 39 (0.14%) Zenoss
16 38 (0.13%) Icinga
17 37 (0.13%) HAProxy
18 36 (0.13%) WSUS
19 35 (0.12%) SELinux
19 35 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6436 (22.51%) Oracle
2 1904 (6.66%) Microsoft
3 1085 (3.79%) IBM
4 692 (2.42%) Red Hat
5 640 (2.24%) Google
6 593 (2.07%) VMware
7 589 (2.06%) Sybase
8 583 (2.04%) hybris
9 537 (1.88%) SAP
10 527 (1.84%) TIBCO
11 347 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 338 (1.18%) HP
13 311 (1.09%) ATG
14 294 (1.03%) Cisco
15 292 (1.02%) Adobe
16 237 (0.83%) Sun
17 216 (0.76%) Informatica
18 195 (0.68%) Business Objects
19 181 (0.63%) Demandware
20 170 (0.59%) Endeca
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
Posted: 40 minutes ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits and Training and Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £140000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago