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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Java 15239 14948 17832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.34% 14.22% 15.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.26% 26.87% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12535 12616 15281
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £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
58023 55631 62152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.78% 52.91% 53.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48664 47968 54494
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 £27,500 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 14109 £50,000 - 1753
London 0 7313 £55,000 -4.34% 858
South East -2 2272 £45,000 - 262
City of London 0 2011 £57,500 -4.16% 314
East of England +2 1008 £42,500 +6.25% 145
South West +1 1000 £40,000 +6.66% 108
Yorkshire +5 860 £40,000 +6.66% 121
North West -3 724 £42,500 +13.33% 146
Scotland -3 642 £41,000 -2.95% 73
Surrey +3 583 £47,500 - 64
West Yorkshire +3 580 £40,000 - 67
Berkshire -10 500 £50,000 +3.09% 66
Leeds -1 479 £40,000 - 48
Cambridgeshire +3 435 £40,000 -1.23% 82
West Midlands -3 423 £40,000 - 41
Manchester -3 415 £42,500 +17.24% 89
Hampshire -4 396 £42,500 -5.55% 50
East Midlands -2 394 £38,500 +0.65% 39
Cambridge +2 360 £40,000 -1.23% 67
Glasgow -1 346 £41,500 -7.77% 32
Bristol +9 321 £39,590 +5.57% 37
Hertfordshire 0 316 £47,500 +11.76% 39
Birmingham +2 217 £49,000 +15.29% 11
Edinburgh 0 208 £40,000 - 27
Wiltshire +1 204 £39,500 +8.21% 24
Wales +5 195 £35,000 -2.77% 47
East Sussex +3 185 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Reading -8 183 £52,500 +16.66% 15
South Wales +4 182 £35,000 -6.66% 34
Cheshire -2 179 £45,000 +7.14% 27

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12687 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 10289 (31.46%) SQL
3 8409 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 7767 (23.75%) HTML
5 7389 (22.59%) Linux
6 7260 (22.20%) Finance
7 7191 (21.99%) Oracle
8 7159 (21.89%) Spring
9 6846 (20.93%) Degree
10 6173 (18.87%) OO
11 6092 (18.63%) C#
12 5726 (17.51%) XML
13 5488 (16.78%) Software Engineering
14 5433 (16.61%) CSS
15 5419 (16.57%) .NET
16 5417 (16.56%) J2EE
17 5251 (16.05%) C++
18 4932 (15.08%) TDD
19 4927 (15.06%) Web Services
20 4734 (14.47%) UNIX
21 4702 (14.38%) Computer Science
22 4561 (13.95%) Scrum
23 4343 (13.28%) Hibernate
24 3902 (11.93%) SQL Server
25 3795 (11.60%) Python
26 3507 (10.72%) MySQL
27 3398 (10.39%) Tomcat
28 3370 (10.30%) E-Commerce
29 3369 (10.30%) Windows
30 2993 (9.15%) jQuery

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3398 (10.39%) Tomcat
2 2440 (7.46%) Apache
3 1595 (4.88%) WebSphere
4 1352 (4.13%) WebLogic
5 814 (2.49%) IIS
6 788 (2.41%) Node.js
7 739 (2.26%) CMS
8 486 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 422 (1.29%) Apache Solr
10 384 (1.17%) SharePoint
11 296 (0.91%) GlassFish
12 269 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
13 267 (0.82%) Drupal
14 261 (0.80%) Confluence
15 259 (0.79%) Jetty
16 233 (0.71%) nginx
17 226 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
18 214 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
19 204 (0.62%) MQSeries
20 201 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1286 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 313 (0.96%) MS Office
3 200 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 123 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 91 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 89 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 82 (0.25%) SPSS
8 46 (0.14%) MS Project
9 38 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 17 (0.052%) 3ds Max
11 14 (0.043%) Fireworks
12 13 (0.040%) Weka
13 12 (0.037%) CPLEX
13 12 (0.037%) NASTRAN
13 12 (0.037%) Mathematica
14 11 (0.034%) Maya
15 10 (0.031%) FastStats
15 10 (0.031%) Blender
15 10 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
15 10 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 243 (0.74%) Magento
2 143 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
3 131 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 109 (0.33%) Fredhopper
5 104 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 79 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 71 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 69 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 68 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 55 (0.17%) RMDS
11 54 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
12 42 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
13 41 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
14 38 (0.12%) Maximo
15 37 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
16 30 (0.092%) Oracle Retail
16 30 (0.092%) WebTrends
17 29 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
18 26 (0.079%) SAP BPC
19 22 (0.067%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 729 (2.23%) SaaS
2 633 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 322 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 208 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 148 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 136 (0.42%) GitHub
7 110 (0.34%) IaaS
8 108 (0.33%) PaaS
9 105 (0.32%) Force.com
10 66 (0.20%) Google Apps
11 61 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 55 (0.17%) Joyent
13 45 (0.14%) Google App Engine
14 37 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
15 31 (0.095%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 31 (0.095%) ElastiCache
16 30 (0.092%) Basecamp
17 27 (0.083%) Heroku
18 26 (0.079%) Google Compute Engine
19 17 (0.052%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1387 (4.24%) HTTP
2 1342 (4.10%) Internet
3 906 (2.77%) TCP/IP
4 444 (1.36%) Firewall
5 442 (1.35%) DNS
6 315 (0.96%) LDAP
7 268 (0.82%) SSL
8 260 (0.79%) SAN
9 197 (0.60%) FTP
10 172 (0.53%) SMTP
11 147 (0.45%) WAN
12 136 (0.42%) Intranet
13 135 (0.41%) DHCP
14 130 (0.40%) VPN
15 124 (0.38%) LAN
16 115 (0.35%) Wireless
17 113 (0.35%) VoIP
18 108 (0.33%) SSH
19 106 (0.32%) SNMP
20 96 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3902 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 3507 (10.72%) MySQL
3 2743 (8.39%) Relational Database
4 2007 (6.14%) Big Data
5 1681 (5.14%) NoSQL
6 1511 (4.62%) Hadoop
7 1351 (4.13%) RDBMS
8 1349 (4.12%) Oracle Database
9 1218 (3.72%) MongoDB
10 840 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
11 681 (2.08%) DB2
12 576 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
13 566 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 517 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
15 393 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
16 385 (1.18%) Apache Hive
17 350 (1.07%) HBase
18 338 (1.03%) Redis
19 326 (1.00%) Data Mining
20 294 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2669 (8.16%) Maven
2 2432 (7.44%) JUnit
3 2346 (7.17%) Git (software)
4 2215 (6.77%) Subversion
5 2124 (6.49%) Selenium
6 1906 (5.83%) Eclipse
7 1789 (5.47%) Jenkins
8 1237 (3.78%) Ant
9 1115 (3.41%) JIRA
10 934 (2.86%) Cucumber
11 770 (2.35%) WebDriver
12 682 (2.09%) Hudson
13 550 (1.68%) Visual Studio
14 366 (1.12%) Mockito
15 298 (0.91%) JMeter
16 280 (0.86%) SoapUI
17 274 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
18 259 (0.79%) TeamCity
19 257 (0.79%) Xcode
20 249 (0.76%) TestNG
General
1 7260 (22.20%) Finance
2 2982 (9.12%) Banking
3 1607 (4.91%) Retail
4 1465 (4.48%) Front Office
5 1237 (3.78%) Games
6 1196 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 1159 (3.54%) Investment Banking
8 1061 (3.24%) Marketing
9 517 (1.58%) Publishing
10 509 (1.56%) Advertising
11 450 (1.38%) Financial Institution
12 424 (1.30%) Back Office
13 349 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 244 (0.75%) Legal
15 189 (0.58%) Automotive
16 172 (0.53%) Electronics
17 164 (0.50%) French Language
18 160 (0.49%) Law
19 155 (0.47%) Billing
20 116 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18119 (55.40%) Developer
2 10009 (30.60%) Java Developer
3 3434 (10.50%) Senior Developer
4 2738 (8.37%) Analyst
5 2291 (7.00%) Software Engineer
6 2269 (6.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 2161 (6.61%) Architect
8 1834 (5.61%) Software Developer
9 1458 (4.46%) Consultant
10 1060 (3.24%) Web Developer
11 1041 (3.18%) Graduate
12 1006 (3.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 976 (2.98%) Programmer
14 951 (2.91%) Junior
15 857 (2.62%) Applications Support
16 744 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
17 733 (2.24%) Lead Developer
18 725 (2.22%) Support Analyst
19 715 (2.19%) Tester
20 709 (2.17%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7767 (23.75%) HTML
2 7159 (21.89%) Spring
3 5726 (17.51%) XML
4 5433 (16.61%) CSS
5 5419 (16.57%) .NET
6 5417 (16.56%) J2EE
7 4927 (15.06%) Web Services
8 4343 (13.28%) Hibernate
9 2993 (9.15%) jQuery
10 2595 (7.93%) HTML5
11 2239 (6.85%) SOAP
12 2105 (6.44%) JSP
13 1893 (5.79%) Java EE
14 1862 (5.69%) REST
15 1735 (5.30%) Ajax
16 1565 (4.78%) JSON
17 1384 (4.23%) RESTful
18 1307 (4.00%) JMS
19 1295 (3.96%) ASP.NET
20 1268 (3.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4702 (14.38%) Computer Science
2 2317 (7.08%) Open Source
3 2198 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1877 (5.74%) Mathematics
5 1319 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 1206 (3.69%) User Experience
7 1146 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1027 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 747 (2.28%) Derivative
10 716 (2.19%) Physics
11 566 (1.73%) Equities
12 486 (1.49%) Client/Server
13 445 (1.36%) Fixed Income
14 425 (1.30%) Visualisation
15 413 (1.26%) Hedge funds
15 413 (1.26%) Social Media
16 387 (1.18%) Management Information System
17 380 (1.16%) Clustering
18 353 (1.08%) iPhone
19 345 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7389 (22.59%) Linux
2 4734 (14.47%) UNIX
3 3369 (10.30%) Windows
4 2320 (7.09%) Android
5 1664 (5.09%) Apple iOS
6 748 (2.29%) Solaris
7 540 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 316 (0.97%) CentOS
9 299 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 250 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 237 (0.72%) AIX
12 211 (0.65%) Debian
13 176 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 145 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 145 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 83 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 79 (0.24%) HPUX
17 68 (0.21%) Windows XP
18 60 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 12687 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 6173 (18.87%) OO
3 5488 (16.78%) Software Engineering
4 4932 (15.08%) TDD
5 4561 (13.95%) Scrum
6 3370 (10.30%) E-Commerce
7 2758 (8.43%) MVC
8 2563 (7.84%) Multithreading
9 2548 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
10 2115 (6.47%) SOA
11 1915 (5.86%) Mentoring
12 1901 (5.81%) BDD
13 1878 (5.74%) OOP
14 1721 (5.26%) Unit Testing
15 1617 (4.94%) Web Development
16 1511 (4.62%) Project Management
17 1415 (4.33%) UML
18 1260 (3.85%) OOD
19 1246 (3.81%) Analytics
20 1240 (3.79%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 10289 (31.46%) SQL
2 8409 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 6092 (18.63%) C#
4 5251 (16.05%) C++
5 3795 (11.60%) Python
6 2974 (9.09%) PHP
7 2211 (6.76%) C
8 2130 (6.51%) Ruby
9 2060 (6.30%) Perl
10 1289 (3.94%) PL/SQL
10 1289 (3.94%) Scala
11 1053 (3.22%) Shell Script
12 945 (2.89%) Bash Shell
13 836 (2.56%) Objective-C
14 729 (2.23%) VB
15 617 (1.89%) Groovy
16 506 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 471 (1.44%) VB.NET
18 377 (1.15%) R
19 367 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6846 (20.93%) Degree
2 958 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 570 (1.74%) PhD
4 521 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 396 (1.21%) ISEB
6 236 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 221 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 176 (0.54%) Sun Certification
9 124 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 114 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 80 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 69 (0.21%) CISSP
13 68 (0.21%) HND
14 64 (0.20%) PMI Certification
15 54 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
16 52 (0.16%) OCPJP
16 52 (0.16%) Postgraduate
17 51 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
18 49 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 46 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2600 (7.95%) QA
2 243 (0.74%) SLA
3 214 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 195 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 62 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 53 (0.16%) ISO 8583
7 38 (0.12%) HL7
8 32 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (0.095%) COBIT
10 23 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.046%) EMIR
11 15 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
12 14 (0.043%) WAI
13 13 (0.040%) ISO 9000
13 13 (0.040%) ISO 14001
13 13 (0.040%) TickIT
14 10 (0.031%) WCAG
15 9 (0.028%) Solvency II
16 8 (0.024%) Basel III
16 8 (0.024%) DO-178B
System Software
1 466 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 186 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 111 (0.34%) HDFS
4 105 (0.32%) NFS
5 95 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 86 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 85 (0.26%) Varnish
8 80 (0.24%) vSphere
8 80 (0.24%) KVM
9 72 (0.22%) Xen
10 66 (0.20%) VMware ESX
11 64 (0.20%) Hyper-V
12 35 (0.11%) Samba
12 35 (0.11%) Docker
13 30 (0.092%) vCloud
13 30 (0.092%) Apache Flume
14 29 (0.089%) XenApp
15 28 (0.086%) Postfix
16 20 (0.061%) SRDF
17 17 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 960 (2.94%) Puppet
2 733 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 334 (1.02%) Nagios
4 131 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 130 (0.40%) Ansible
6 98 (0.30%) ZABBIX
7 95 (0.29%) Vagrant
8 93 (0.28%) logstash
9 70 (0.21%) Opsview
10 49 (0.15%) Salt
10 49 (0.15%) Munin
11 48 (0.15%) Zenoss
12 47 (0.14%) HAProxy
13 42 (0.13%) Control-M
14 40 (0.12%) Ganglia
15 35 (0.11%) CFEngine
16 34 (0.10%) Cacti
16 34 (0.10%) StatsD
17 30 (0.092%) NetBackup
18 29 (0.089%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7191 (21.99%) Oracle
2 2104 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 1801 (5.51%) JBoss
4 1009 (3.08%) Google
5 957 (2.93%) IBM
6 820 (2.51%) Red Hat
7 816 (2.49%) SAP
8 731 (2.23%) Sybase
9 678 (2.07%) VMware
10 575 (1.76%) hybris
11 566 (1.73%) Adobe
12 557 (1.70%) TIBCO
13 345 (1.05%) HP
14 332 (1.02%) Sun
15 325 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
16 316 (0.97%) Facebook
17 294 (0.90%) Cisco
18 229 (0.70%) Zend
19 228 (0.70%) JD Edwards
20 215 (0.66%) ATG
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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