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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Java 14809 15278 17657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.16% 14.23% 15.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.00% 26.82% 28.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12184 12884 15069
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
56963 56968 62310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.61% 53.06% 53.53%
Number of salaries quoted 47778 49109 54496
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -1 13734 £50,000 - 1716
London -1 7019 £55,000 -4.34% 834
South East 0 2229 £45,000 - 269
City of London 0 1943 £60,000 - 308
East of England +1 1006 £42,500 +6.25% 145
South West 0 940 £38,750 +3.33% 103
Yorkshire +4 887 £38,500 - 117
North West -3 713 £42,500 +13.33% 130
Scotland -2 613 £40,500 -4.70% 68
West Yorkshire +3 583 £40,000 - 64
Surrey +3 564 £47,500 - 58
Berkshire -10 494 £50,000 - 82
Leeds -1 482 £40,000 - 51
Cambridgeshire +3 433 £40,000 -3.61% 74
Manchester -2 419 £42,500 +16.43% 86
West Midlands -3 412 £40,000 - 51
East Midlands -4 408 £37,500 -3.84% 34
Hampshire -3 364 £42,500 -5.55% 47
Cambridge +1 357 £40,000 - 63
Glasgow -1 337 £41,250 -8.33% 21
Hertfordshire 0 312 £47,500 +18.75% 41
Bristol +8 301 £38,750 +3.33% 38
Birmingham -1 204 £50,000 +17.64% 12
Nottinghamshire +5 194 £37,500 +4.16% 11
Edinburgh 0 194 £40,250 +0.62% 31
East Sussex +7 189 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 181 £42,500 -3.40% 24
North Yorkshire -5 180 £37,500 - 34
Wiltshire -3 178 £37,500 +2.73% 17
Cheshire -2 176 £45,000 +10.42% 25

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12519 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10090 (31.31%) SQL
3 8222 (25.51%) JavaScript
4 7563 (23.46%) HTML
5 7277 (22.58%) Linux
6 7186 (22.30%) Finance
7 7120 (22.09%) Oracle
8 7033 (21.82%) Spring
9 6653 (20.64%) Degree
10 6067 (18.82%) OO
11 5990 (18.58%) C#
12 5555 (17.23%) XML
13 5390 (16.72%) Software Engineering
14 5310 (16.47%) J2EE
15 5306 (16.46%) .NET
16 5293 (16.42%) CSS
17 5141 (15.95%) C++
18 4830 (14.99%) TDD
19 4813 (14.93%) Web Services
20 4624 (14.35%) UNIX
21 4563 (14.16%) Computer Science
22 4449 (13.80%) Scrum
23 4240 (13.16%) Hibernate
24 3868 (12.00%) SQL Server
25 3722 (11.55%) Python
26 3440 (10.67%) MySQL
27 3351 (10.40%) Windows
28 3331 (10.33%) E-Commerce
29 3305 (10.25%) Tomcat
30 2962 (9.19%) Banking

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3305 (10.25%) Tomcat
2 2399 (7.44%) Apache
3 1584 (4.91%) WebSphere
4 1348 (4.18%) WebLogic
5 822 (2.55%) IIS
6 782 (2.43%) Node.js
7 710 (2.20%) CMS
8 471 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 416 (1.29%) Apache Solr
10 382 (1.19%) SharePoint
11 292 (0.91%) GlassFish
12 267 (0.83%) Drupal
13 261 (0.81%) Confluence
14 259 (0.80%) Jetty
15 248 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
16 236 (0.73%) nginx
17 231 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
18 223 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
19 210 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 205 (0.64%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1280 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 318 (0.99%) MS Office
3 194 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 116 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 93 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 84 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 80 (0.25%) SPSS
8 54 (0.17%) MS Project
9 30 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
10 19 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 17 (0.053%) 3ds Max
12 15 (0.047%) Weka
13 14 (0.043%) CPLEX
13 14 (0.043%) Mathematica
14 12 (0.037%) NASTRAN
14 12 (0.037%) Fireworks
15 11 (0.034%) Maya
16 10 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
17 9 (0.028%) InfoPath
17 9 (0.028%) Blender
Business Applications
1 209 (0.65%) Magento
2 129 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 113 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
4 107 (0.33%) Fredhopper
5 96 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 75 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 69 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 64 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 64 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
9 55 (0.17%) RMDS
10 52 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 44 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 39 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
13 38 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
14 37 (0.11%) Maximo
15 30 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
15 30 (0.093%) WebTrends
16 28 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
17 27 (0.084%) Summit
18 23 (0.071%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 734 (2.28%) SaaS
2 649 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 316 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 202 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
5 144 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 138 (0.43%) GitHub
7 115 (0.36%) IaaS
8 114 (0.35%) Force.com
9 113 (0.35%) PaaS
10 67 (0.21%) Google Apps
11 64 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 49 (0.15%) Joyent
13 42 (0.13%) Google App Engine
14 36 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
15 30 (0.093%) Basecamp
15 30 (0.093%) Heroku
16 29 (0.090%) ElastiCache
16 29 (0.090%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 28 (0.087%) Google Compute Engine
18 19 (0.059%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1341 (4.16%) HTTP
2 1305 (4.05%) Internet
3 887 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 427 (1.32%) DNS
5 422 (1.31%) Firewall
6 308 (0.96%) LDAP
7 258 (0.80%) SAN
8 253 (0.78%) SSL
9 196 (0.61%) FTP
10 172 (0.53%) SMTP
11 147 (0.46%) WAN
12 129 (0.40%) Intranet
13 127 (0.39%) DHCP
14 123 (0.38%) LAN
15 119 (0.37%) VPN
16 115 (0.36%) VoIP
17 109 (0.34%) Wireless
18 103 (0.32%) SSH
19 98 (0.30%) SNMP
20 93 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3868 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3440 (10.67%) MySQL
3 2668 (8.28%) Relational Database
4 1963 (6.09%) Big Data
5 1698 (5.27%) NoSQL
6 1486 (4.61%) Hadoop
7 1315 (4.08%) Oracle Database
8 1310 (4.06%) RDBMS
9 1201 (3.73%) MongoDB
10 808 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 661 (2.05%) DB2
12 555 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 545 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
14 504 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 369 (1.14%) Apache Hive
16 366 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
17 347 (1.08%) HBase
18 341 (1.06%) Redis
19 316 (0.98%) Data Mining
20 286 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2633 (8.17%) Maven
2 2357 (7.31%) JUnit
3 2338 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 2147 (6.66%) Subversion
5 2075 (6.44%) Selenium
6 1866 (5.79%) Eclipse
7 1793 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 1199 (3.72%) Ant
9 1113 (3.45%) JIRA
10 926 (2.87%) Cucumber
11 742 (2.30%) WebDriver
12 679 (2.11%) Hudson
13 526 (1.63%) Visual Studio
14 365 (1.13%) Mockito
15 293 (0.91%) JMeter
16 274 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
17 267 (0.83%) SoapUI
18 263 (0.82%) TeamCity
19 250 (0.78%) Xcode
20 244 (0.76%) TestNG
General
1 7186 (22.30%) Finance
2 2962 (9.19%) Banking
3 1618 (5.02%) Retail
4 1444 (4.48%) Front Office
5 1204 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 1198 (3.72%) Games
7 1159 (3.60%) Investment Banking
8 1009 (3.13%) Marketing
9 493 (1.53%) Publishing
10 489 (1.52%) Advertising
11 437 (1.36%) Financial Institution
12 415 (1.29%) Back Office
13 340 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 241 (0.75%) Legal
15 186 (0.58%) Automotive
16 173 (0.54%) Electronics
17 158 (0.49%) French Language
18 154 (0.48%) Law
19 145 (0.45%) Billing
20 111 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17807 (55.25%) Developer
2 9855 (30.58%) Java Developer
3 3335 (10.35%) Senior Developer
4 2683 (8.32%) Analyst
5 2251 (6.98%) Software Engineer
6 2191 (6.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 2126 (6.60%) Architect
8 1780 (5.52%) Software Developer
9 1418 (4.40%) Consultant
10 1064 (3.30%) Web Developer
11 1007 (3.12%) Graduate
12 975 (3.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 930 (2.89%) Programmer
14 916 (2.84%) Junior
15 872 (2.71%) Applications Support
16 768 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
17 730 (2.26%) Lead Developer
18 726 (2.25%) Support Analyst
19 693 (2.15%) Tester
20 679 (2.11%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7563 (23.46%) HTML
2 7033 (21.82%) Spring
3 5555 (17.23%) XML
4 5310 (16.47%) J2EE
5 5306 (16.46%) .NET
6 5293 (16.42%) CSS
7 4813 (14.93%) Web Services
8 4240 (13.16%) Hibernate
9 2917 (9.05%) jQuery
10 2565 (7.96%) HTML5
11 2203 (6.84%) SOAP
12 2034 (6.31%) JSP
13 1933 (6.00%) Java EE
14 1802 (5.59%) REST
15 1682 (5.22%) Ajax
16 1523 (4.73%) JSON
17 1376 (4.27%) RESTful
18 1273 (3.95%) JMS
19 1260 (3.91%) ASP.NET
20 1240 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4563 (14.16%) Computer Science
2 2268 (7.04%) Open Source
3 2159 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1801 (5.59%) Mathematics
5 1608 (4.99%) Algorithms
6 1271 (3.94%) Mobile App
7 1198 (3.72%) User Experience
8 1140 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
9 1008 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 721 (2.24%) Derivative
11 678 (2.10%) Physics
12 672 (2.08%) Data Structures
13 543 (1.68%) Equities
14 466 (1.45%) Client/Server
15 434 (1.35%) Fixed Income
16 410 (1.27%) Visualisation
17 401 (1.24%) Social Media
18 399 (1.24%) Hedge funds
19 395 (1.23%) Management Information System
20 373 (1.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7277 (22.58%) Linux
2 4624 (14.35%) UNIX
3 3351 (10.40%) Windows
4 2221 (6.89%) Android
5 1589 (4.93%) Apple iOS
6 732 (2.27%) Solaris
7 546 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 314 (0.97%) CentOS
9 292 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 240 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 233 (0.72%) AIX
12 215 (0.67%) Debian
13 179 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 141 (0.44%) Windows Phone
15 133 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 87 (0.27%) Windows 7
17 80 (0.25%) HPUX
18 69 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 59 (0.18%) Fedora
20 54 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12519 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6067 (18.82%) OO
3 5390 (16.72%) Software Engineering
4 4830 (14.99%) TDD
5 4449 (13.80%) Scrum
6 3331 (10.33%) E-Commerce
7 2688 (8.34%) MVC
8 2540 (7.88%) Multithreading
9 2502 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
10 2075 (6.44%) SOA
11 1880 (5.83%) Mentoring
12 1871 (5.80%) BDD
13 1865 (5.79%) OOP
14 1696 (5.26%) Unit Testing
15 1608 (4.99%) Web Development
16 1459 (4.53%) Project Management
17 1413 (4.38%) UML
18 1238 (3.84%) DevOps
19 1234 (3.83%) OOD
20 1225 (3.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10090 (31.31%) SQL
2 8222 (25.51%) JavaScript
3 5990 (18.58%) C#
4 5141 (15.95%) C++
5 3722 (11.55%) Python
6 2859 (8.87%) PHP
7 2146 (6.66%) C
8 2083 (6.46%) Ruby
9 2017 (6.26%) Perl
10 1297 (4.02%) PL/SQL
11 1219 (3.78%) Scala
12 1046 (3.25%) Shell Script
13 951 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 825 (2.56%) Objective-C
15 721 (2.24%) VB
16 588 (1.82%) Groovy
17 490 (1.52%) T-SQL
18 460 (1.43%) VB.NET
19 370 (1.15%) R
20 358 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6653 (20.64%) Degree
2 954 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 553 (1.72%) PhD
4 543 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 382 (1.19%) ISEB
6 237 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 214 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 177 (0.55%) Sun Certification
9 115 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 109 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 81 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 69 (0.21%) CISSP
13 67 (0.21%) HND
14 60 (0.19%) PMI Certification
15 57 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
16 54 (0.17%) OCPJP
17 53 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
18 52 (0.16%) Postgraduate
19 46 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
20 45 (0.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2513 (7.80%) QA
2 257 (0.80%) SLA
3 211 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 197 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 54 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 51 (0.16%) ISO 8583
7 37 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (0.096%) COBIT
9 26 (0.081%) HL7
10 18 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.053%) EMIR
11 17 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
12 16 (0.050%) ISO 14001
13 14 (0.043%) TickIT
14 13 (0.040%) ISO 9000
14 13 (0.040%) WAI
15 10 (0.031%) DO-178B
15 10 (0.031%) Basel III
15 10 (0.031%) WCAG
16 7 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 457 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 114 (0.35%) HDFS
4 106 (0.33%) NFS
5 96 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 86 (0.27%) Varnish
8 81 (0.25%) KVM
9 78 (0.24%) vSphere
10 71 (0.22%) Xen
11 60 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 59 (0.18%) Hyper-V
13 43 (0.13%) Firmware
14 39 (0.12%) Docker
15 36 (0.11%) Samba
16 31 (0.096%) Apache Flume
17 29 (0.090%) vCloud
18 26 (0.081%) XenApp
18 26 (0.081%) Postfix
19 21 (0.065%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 969 (3.01%) Puppet
2 733 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 326 (1.01%) Nagios
4 148 (0.46%) Ansible
5 135 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 100 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 98 (0.30%) ZABBIX
8 93 (0.29%) logstash
9 72 (0.22%) Opsview
10 54 (0.17%) Salt
11 49 (0.15%) HAProxy
12 47 (0.15%) Zenoss
13 46 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
14 43 (0.13%) Munin
15 42 (0.13%) Control-M
16 39 (0.12%) Ganglia
17 38 (0.12%) StatsD
18 34 (0.11%) CFEngine
19 32 (0.099%) Cacti
20 31 (0.096%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7120 (22.09%) Oracle
2 2057 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 1761 (5.46%) JBoss
4 969 (3.01%) Google
5 948 (2.94%) IBM
6 805 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 754 (2.34%) SAP
8 730 (2.26%) Sybase
9 673 (2.09%) VMware
10 546 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 545 (1.69%) hybris
12 543 (1.68%) Adobe
13 348 (1.08%) HP
14 339 (1.05%) Sun
15 324 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
16 297 (0.92%) Facebook
17 288 (0.89%) Cisco
18 235 (0.73%) Zend
19 204 (0.63%) Informatica
20 199 (0.62%) ATG
West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
SBC Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + + massive bonus potential + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + on-call + overtime + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £53000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
hibu
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lymm, Cheshire
KDR
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + training + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago