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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Java 14859 15456 17173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.03% 14.29% 14.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.88% 26.70% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12270 13040 14639
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,783 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.95%

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
57412 57896 61721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.35% 53.51% 53.58%
Number of salaries quoted 48330 49912 53952
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 20 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 20 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 13775 £50,000 - 1814
London -2 6953 £55,000 -4.34% 865
South East -1 2258 £45,000 - 296
City of London 0 1871 £57,500 -4.16% 317
East of England +3 1086 £42,500 +6.25% 132
Yorkshire +4 922 £37,500 - 116
South West -1 886 £38,500 +2.66% 118
North West -1 735 £40,000 +6.66% 163
West Yorkshire +2 591 £40,000 - 58
Surrey +2 576 £47,500 - 71
Scotland -2 569 £40,500 -4.70% 60
Berkshire -10 491 £50,000 - 64
Leeds 0 488 £40,000 - 49
Cambridgeshire 0 476 £41,500 +3.75% 61
Manchester 0 432 £42,500 +13.33% 85
West Midlands -2 421 £42,500 +6.25% 51
Cambridge 0 390 £42,500 +6.25% 45
East Midlands -1 378 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Hampshire -4 350 £42,500 - 49
Hertfordshire -1 318 £47,500 +11.76% 44
Bristol +6 300 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Glasgow -2 295 £41,250 -8.33% 20
Buckinghamshire +1 208 £43,000 -0.57% 30
Birmingham +1 199 £50,000 +17.64% 16
Edinburgh +4 193 £40,000 -3.03% 25
Wales +8 183 £37,500 -2.59% 17
North Yorkshire -5 182 £35,000 -6.66% 41
Oxfordshire +2 180 £45,000 - 34
East Sussex +7 177 £38,250 -4.37% 6
Cheshire -3 177 £42,500 - 49

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 12344 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 9914 (31.39%) SQL
3 8096 (25.63%) JavaScript
4 7363 (23.31%) HTML
5 7066 (22.37%) Linux
6 7013 (22.20%) Oracle
7 6979 (22.10%) Finance
8 6899 (21.84%) Spring
9 6521 (20.65%) Degree
10 5822 (18.43%) OO
11 5799 (18.36%) C#
12 5470 (17.32%) XML
13 5261 (16.66%) Software Engineering
14 5241 (16.59%) J2EE
15 5229 (16.56%) CSS
16 5097 (16.14%) .NET
17 4955 (15.69%) C++
18 4818 (15.26%) TDD
19 4724 (14.96%) Web Services
20 4545 (14.39%) UNIX
21 4451 (14.09%) Computer Science
22 4290 (13.58%) Scrum
23 4078 (12.91%) Hibernate
24 3764 (11.92%) SQL Server
25 3676 (11.64%) Python
26 3335 (10.56%) E-Commerce
27 3329 (10.54%) MySQL
28 3321 (10.52%) Windows
29 3164 (10.02%) Tomcat
30 2966 (9.39%) Banking

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 3164 (10.02%) Tomcat
2 2342 (7.42%) Apache
3 1717 (5.44%) JBoss
4 1571 (4.97%) WebSphere
5 1351 (4.28%) WebLogic
6 776 (2.46%) IIS
7 753 (2.38%) Node.js
8 689 (2.18%) CMS
9 453 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 413 (1.31%) Apache Solr
11 363 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 279 (0.88%) GlassFish
13 261 (0.83%) Confluence
14 259 (0.82%) Drupal
15 251 (0.79%) nginx
16 248 (0.79%) Jetty
17 245 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
18 242 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 220 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
20 218 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1254 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 325 (1.03%) MS Office
3 168 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 113 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 82 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 75 (0.24%) SPSS
7 72 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 60 (0.19%) MS Project
9 31 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
10 21 (0.066%) 3ds Max
11 20 (0.063%) Weka
12 16 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 16 (0.051%) CPLEX
13 15 (0.047%) Mathematica
14 13 (0.041%) Maya
15 11 (0.035%) NASTRAN
16 10 (0.032%) InfoPath
16 10 (0.032%) Blender
17 9 (0.028%) Mingle
17 9 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 158 (0.50%) Magento
2 126 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 112 (0.35%) Fredhopper
4 95 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 66 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
6 63 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 61 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 60 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 58 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 56 (0.18%) RMDS
11 54 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
11 54 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
12 44 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
13 37 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
14 35 (0.11%) Maximo
15 33 (0.10%) Summit
15 33 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
16 23 (0.073%) BASE24
17 22 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
17 22 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 726 (2.30%) SaaS
2 666 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 318 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 217 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 147 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 139 (0.44%) GitHub
7 124 (0.39%) PaaS
8 122 (0.39%) IaaS
9 101 (0.32%) Force.com
10 75 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 69 (0.22%) Google Apps
12 47 (0.15%) Joyent
13 40 (0.13%) Google App Engine
14 36 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
15 32 (0.10%) Heroku
16 29 (0.092%) Google Compute Engine
17 28 (0.089%) Basecamp
18 27 (0.085%) ElastiCache
18 27 (0.085%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 27 (0.085%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1302 (4.12%) HTTP
2 1265 (4.01%) Internet
3 847 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 414 (1.31%) DNS
5 380 (1.20%) Firewall
6 296 (0.94%) LDAP
7 245 (0.78%) SAN
8 240 (0.76%) SSL
9 191 (0.60%) FTP
10 166 (0.53%) SMTP
11 146 (0.46%) WAN
12 128 (0.41%) LAN
13 127 (0.40%) Intranet
14 119 (0.38%) DHCP
15 110 (0.35%) SSH
16 108 (0.34%) VPN
17 99 (0.31%) VoIP
18 97 (0.31%) SNMP
19 94 (0.30%) Wireless
20 87 (0.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3764 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 3329 (10.54%) MySQL
3 2532 (8.02%) Relational Database
4 1906 (6.03%) Big Data
5 1688 (5.34%) NoSQL
6 1425 (4.51%) Hadoop
7 1319 (4.18%) Oracle Database
8 1219 (3.86%) RDBMS
9 1185 (3.75%) MongoDB
10 757 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
11 655 (2.07%) DB2
12 537 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 516 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
14 502 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
15 360 (1.14%) Apache Hive
16 356 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
17 341 (1.08%) HBase
18 331 (1.05%) Redis
19 296 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
20 293 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2594 (8.21%) Maven
2 2359 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 2344 (7.42%) JUnit
4 2089 (6.61%) Subversion
5 2064 (6.54%) Selenium
6 1810 (5.73%) Jenkins
7 1804 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 1187 (3.76%) Ant
9 1168 (3.70%) JIRA
10 915 (2.90%) Cucumber
11 727 (2.30%) WebDriver
12 656 (2.08%) Hudson
13 501 (1.59%) Visual Studio
14 372 (1.18%) Mockito
15 291 (0.92%) JMeter
16 266 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
16 266 (0.84%) TeamCity
17 258 (0.82%) SoapUI
18 242 (0.77%) Xcode
19 239 (0.76%) TestNG
General
1 6979 (22.10%) Finance
2 2966 (9.39%) Banking
3 1625 (5.15%) Retail
4 1369 (4.33%) Front Office
5 1178 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 1142 (3.62%) Games
7 1140 (3.61%) Investment Banking
8 921 (2.92%) Marketing
9 470 (1.49%) Publishing
10 451 (1.43%) Advertising
11 408 (1.29%) Back Office
11 408 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 323 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 237 (0.75%) Legal
14 176 (0.56%) Automotive
15 158 (0.50%) Electronics
16 149 (0.47%) Law
17 147 (0.47%) French Language
18 125 (0.40%) Billing
19 118 (0.37%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17358 (54.96%) Developer
2 9705 (30.73%) Java Developer
3 3257 (10.31%) Senior Developer
4 2607 (8.25%) Analyst
5 2186 (6.92%) Software Engineer
6 2167 (6.86%) Senior Java Developer
7 2132 (6.75%) Architect
8 1712 (5.42%) Software Developer
9 1380 (4.37%) Consultant
10 1061 (3.36%) Web Developer
11 994 (3.15%) Graduate
12 933 (2.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 899 (2.85%) Junior
14 892 (2.82%) Programmer
15 885 (2.80%) Applications Support
16 807 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
17 754 (2.39%) Support Analyst
18 710 (2.25%) Lead Developer
19 667 (2.11%) Tester
20 664 (2.10%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7363 (23.31%) HTML
2 6899 (21.84%) Spring
3 5470 (17.32%) XML
4 5241 (16.59%) J2EE
5 5229 (16.56%) CSS
6 5097 (16.14%) .NET
7 4724 (14.96%) Web Services
8 4078 (12.91%) Hibernate
9 2883 (9.13%) jQuery
10 2522 (7.99%) HTML5
11 2144 (6.79%) SOAP
12 1984 (6.28%) JSP
13 1951 (6.18%) Java EE
14 1724 (5.46%) REST
15 1595 (5.05%) Ajax
16 1494 (4.73%) JSON
17 1364 (4.32%) RESTful
18 1243 (3.94%) JMS
19 1212 (3.84%) Middleware
20 1205 (3.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4451 (14.09%) Computer Science
2 2216 (7.02%) Open Source
3 2106 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1685 (5.34%) Mathematics
5 1462 (4.63%) Algorithms
6 1249 (3.95%) Mobile App
7 1168 (3.70%) User Experience
8 1080 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
9 955 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 669 (2.12%) Derivative
11 600 (1.90%) Physics
11 600 (1.90%) Data Structures
12 529 (1.67%) Equities
13 449 (1.42%) Client/Server
14 412 (1.30%) Fixed Income
15 408 (1.29%) Management Information System
16 397 (1.26%) Visualisation
17 368 (1.17%) Social Media
18 365 (1.16%) Hedge funds
19 362 (1.15%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7066 (22.37%) Linux
2 4545 (14.39%) UNIX
3 3321 (10.52%) Windows
4 2179 (6.90%) Android
5 1535 (4.86%) Apple iOS
6 720 (2.28%) Solaris
7 562 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 306 (0.97%) CentOS
9 267 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 224 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 220 (0.70%) AIX
12 214 (0.68%) Debian
13 179 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 136 (0.43%) Windows Phone
15 120 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 83 (0.26%) Windows 7
17 76 (0.24%) Windows XP
17 76 (0.24%) HPUX
18 61 (0.19%) Windows 8
19 55 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 12344 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5822 (18.43%) OO
3 5261 (16.66%) Software Engineering
4 4818 (15.26%) TDD
5 4290 (13.58%) Scrum
6 3335 (10.56%) E-Commerce
7 2652 (8.40%) MVC
8 2514 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
9 2431 (7.70%) Multithreading
10 2037 (6.45%) SOA
11 1903 (6.03%) BDD
12 1836 (5.81%) Mentoring
13 1808 (5.72%) OOP
14 1664 (5.27%) Unit Testing
15 1573 (4.98%) Web Development
16 1431 (4.53%) UML
17 1417 (4.49%) Project Management
18 1258 (3.98%) DevOps
19 1188 (3.76%) OOD
20 1166 (3.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9914 (31.39%) SQL
2 8096 (25.63%) JavaScript
3 5799 (18.36%) C#
4 4955 (15.69%) C++
5 3676 (11.64%) Python
6 2741 (8.68%) PHP
7 2064 (6.54%) Ruby
8 2040 (6.46%) C
9 1960 (6.21%) Perl
10 1338 (4.24%) PL/SQL
11 1139 (3.61%) Scala
12 1041 (3.30%) Shell Script
13 939 (2.97%) Bash Shell
14 817 (2.59%) Objective-C
15 685 (2.17%) VB
16 550 (1.74%) Groovy
17 501 (1.59%) T-SQL
18 442 (1.40%) VB.NET
19 341 (1.08%) VBA
20 331 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 6521 (20.65%) Degree
2 957 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 583 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 518 (1.64%) PhD
5 374 (1.18%) ISEB
6 223 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 220 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 174 (0.55%) Sun Certification
9 111 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 100 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 82 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 68 (0.22%) HND
13 67 (0.21%) CISSP
14 64 (0.20%) PMI Certification
15 55 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
15 55 (0.17%) Postgraduate
16 54 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
16 54 (0.17%) OCPJP
17 52 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 45 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2421 (7.67%) QA
2 278 (0.88%) SLA
3 216 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 188 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 55 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 53 (0.17%) ISO 8583
7 38 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (0.098%) COBIT
9 20 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
9 20 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.060%) ISO 14001
10 19 (0.060%) EMIR
11 17 (0.054%) HL7
11 17 (0.054%) ISO 9000
12 13 (0.041%) TickIT
12 13 (0.041%) WAI
13 11 (0.035%) DO-178B
14 10 (0.032%) Basel III
15 9 (0.028%) WCAG
16 8 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 444 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 165 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 116 (0.37%) HDFS
4 103 (0.33%) NFS
5 90 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 90 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (0.28%) Varnish
7 84 (0.27%) KVM
8 69 (0.22%) vSphere
9 68 (0.22%) Xen
10 55 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 53 (0.17%) VMware ESX
12 49 (0.16%) Docker
13 46 (0.15%) Firmware
14 43 (0.14%) Samba
15 38 (0.12%) Apache Flume
16 28 (0.089%) vCloud
17 25 (0.079%) XenApp
18 22 (0.070%) Postfix
18 22 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1004 (3.18%) Puppet
2 752 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 314 (0.99%) Nagios
4 159 (0.50%) Ansible
5 138 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 114 (0.36%) Vagrant
7 105 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 91 (0.29%) logstash
9 66 (0.21%) Opsview
10 61 (0.19%) Salt
11 49 (0.16%) HAProxy
11 49 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
12 42 (0.13%) Zenoss
13 41 (0.13%) StatsD
14 40 (0.13%) Munin
15 38 (0.12%) Ganglia
16 36 (0.11%) Control-M
17 35 (0.11%) CFEngine
18 34 (0.11%) Cacti
19 31 (0.098%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7013 (22.20%) Oracle
2 2002 (6.34%) Microsoft
3 932 (2.95%) IBM
4 904 (2.86%) Google
5 782 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 720 (2.28%) Sybase
7 696 (2.20%) SAP
8 669 (2.12%) VMware
9 537 (1.70%) hybris
10 530 (1.68%) TIBCO
11 490 (1.55%) Adobe
12 340 (1.08%) HP
13 327 (1.04%) Sun
14 294 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
15 278 (0.88%) Cisco
16 265 (0.84%) Facebook
17 246 (0.78%) Zend
18 210 (0.66%) Informatica
19 204 (0.65%) ATG
20 189 (0.60%) Business Objects
London
Client Server
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 10 minutes ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 minutes ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 minutes ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 41 minutes ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 57 minutes ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits, training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago