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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 14521 17027 15182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.59% 14.50% 13.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.41% 27.52% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12170 14246 12798
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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
54977 61879 57818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.46% 52.70% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46773 52797 49726
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 £68,000 £63,125 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 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 22 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 0 13493 £50,000 - 1981
London 0 7098 £60,000 +4.34% 1012
South East 0 2367 £46,500 +3.33% 295
City of London -1 1628 £60,000 - 323
East of England -2 903 £45,000 - 137
South West -2 893 £40,000 - 145
Yorkshire -3 769 £42,500 +6.25% 106
North West +1 611 £42,500 +6.25% 150
Surrey -1 581 £50,000 +5.26% 64
Scotland 0 493 £44,750 - 90
West Yorkshire -4 473 £45,000 +10.42% 67
Berkshire +3 433 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Leeds -2 427 £45,000 +5.88% 50
West Midlands -2 417 £45,000 +12.50% 57
Bristol +1 358 £40,000 -11.11% 66
Manchester -1 358 £42,500 +11.11% 74
East Midlands +2 341 £40,000 +6.66% 43
Hampshire -4 313 £42,500 - 32
Hertfordshire -8 296 £50,000 +5.26% 36
Cambridgeshire -7 292 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Cambridge -4 271 £45,000 +12.50% 59
East Sussex +2 230 £50,000 +25.00% 23
Buckinghamshire 0 221 £42,500 +11.84% 23
Reading +16 211 £52,500 +5.00% 30
West Sussex +6 211 £44,000 -2.22% 12
Glasgow -4 206 £47,500 - 19
Oxfordshire -3 195 £40,000 -11.11% 51
Milton Keynes +4 194 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Edinburgh +3 189 £42,500 +2.40% 47
Wales -1 189 £37,000 +3.40% 18

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 12028 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9179 (32.27%) SQL
3 7414 (26.07%) JavaScript
4 7000 (24.61%) Finance
5 6561 (23.07%) Spring
6 6407 (22.53%) HTML
7 6397 (22.49%) Oracle
8 6263 (22.02%) Linux
9 5551 (19.52%) Degree
10 5305 (18.65%) C#
11 4961 (17.44%) TDD
12 4935 (17.35%) Web Services
13 4757 (16.73%) Software Engineering
14 4724 (16.61%) .NET
15 4623 (16.26%) XML
16 4494 (15.80%) J2EE
17 4476 (15.74%) OO
18 4394 (15.45%) CSS
19 4163 (14.64%) Scrum
20 4076 (14.33%) C++
21 3767 (13.25%) Hibernate
22 3750 (13.19%) UNIX
23 3429 (12.06%) Computer Science
24 3333 (11.72%) SQL Server
25 3322 (11.68%) Python
26 3024 (10.63%) Windows
27 2991 (10.52%) MySQL
28 2918 (10.26%) E-Commerce
29 2739 (9.63%) Tomcat
30 2628 (9.24%) Continuous Integration

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 2739 (9.63%) Tomcat
2 1960 (6.89%) Apache
3 1639 (5.76%) JBoss
4 1610 (5.66%) WebSphere
5 1109 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 865 (3.04%) Node.js
7 538 (1.89%) IIS
8 479 (1.68%) Apache Solr
9 476 (1.67%) CMS
10 463 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
11 369 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
12 322 (1.13%) SharePoint
13 262 (0.92%) GlassFish
14 261 (0.92%) Apache Spark
15 255 (0.90%) OpenStack
16 241 (0.85%) Confluence
17 229 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
18 226 (0.79%) Drupal
19 219 (0.77%) Apache Pig
20 213 (0.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1002 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 250 (0.88%) MS Office
3 103 (0.36%) SPSS
4 97 (0.34%) MS Project
5 87 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 84 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 70 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 22 (0.077%) Mathematica
9 21 (0.074%) Weka
10 20 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 18 (0.063%) Mingle
11 18 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
12 14 (0.049%) FrameMaker
13 11 (0.039%) RoboHelp
14 10 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
15 9 (0.032%) PowerPivot
16 8 (0.028%) GNU Octave
16 8 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
16 8 (0.028%) CPLEX
17 6 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 183 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 98 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 98 (0.34%) RMDS
3 87 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 78 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 78 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 60 (0.21%) Magento
5 60 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 52 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 43 (0.15%) Summit
8 34 (0.12%) SAP SRM
8 34 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 33 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 32 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
11 28 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
11 28 (0.098%) Sophis RISQUE
12 27 (0.095%) Fredhopper
13 25 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
14 23 (0.081%) Oracle Assets
15 22 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1388 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 722 (2.54%) SaaS
3 289 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
4 281 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 260 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 169 (0.59%) PaaS
7 149 (0.52%) GitHub
8 106 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 103 (0.36%) IaaS
10 94 (0.33%) Force.com
11 79 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 55 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 55 (0.19%) Google Apps
13 42 (0.15%) Google App Engine
14 41 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
15 39 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (0.11%) Heroku
17 28 (0.098%) SoftLayer
18 27 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 23 (0.081%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1065 (3.74%) HTTP
2 914 (3.21%) Internet
3 593 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 326 (1.15%) DNS
5 307 (1.08%) Firewall
6 269 (0.95%) SAN
7 226 (0.79%) WAN
8 225 (0.79%) LDAP
9 221 (0.78%) LAN
10 187 (0.66%) SSL
11 126 (0.44%) VPN
12 121 (0.43%) NAS
13 115 (0.40%) Multicast
14 108 (0.38%) FTP
15 103 (0.36%) Wireless
15 103 (0.36%) Network Security
16 97 (0.34%) DHCP
16 97 (0.34%) SMTP
17 94 (0.33%) SNMP
18 93 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3333 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 2991 (10.52%) MySQL
3 2196 (7.72%) Relational Database
4 1789 (6.29%) NoSQL
5 1587 (5.58%) Big Data
6 1362 (4.79%) MongoDB
7 1318 (4.63%) Hadoop
8 1216 (4.28%) Oracle Database
9 1138 (4.00%) RDBMS
10 890 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
11 649 (2.28%) DB2
12 622 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
13 463 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 447 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
15 395 (1.39%) Apache Hive
16 339 (1.19%) HBase
17 332 (1.17%) Redis
18 288 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
19 277 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
20 258 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2449 (8.61%) Maven
2 2402 (8.45%) Git (software)
3 1967 (6.92%) JUnit
4 1947 (6.85%) Selenium
5 1794 (6.31%) Jenkins
6 1715 (6.03%) Eclipse
7 1711 (6.02%) Subversion
8 1149 (4.04%) JIRA
9 985 (3.46%) Ant
10 955 (3.36%) Cucumber
11 900 (3.16%) WebDriver
12 513 (1.80%) Visual Studio
13 391 (1.37%) Mockito
14 371 (1.30%) Hudson
15 347 (1.22%) JMeter
16 331 (1.16%) TestNG
17 268 (0.94%) Gradle
18 256 (0.90%) SoapUI
19 253 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
20 248 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7000 (24.61%) Finance
2 2507 (8.82%) Banking
3 1749 (6.15%) Retail
4 1241 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 942 (3.31%) Games
6 927 (3.26%) Front Office
7 715 (2.51%) Marketing
8 671 (2.36%) Investment Banking
9 418 (1.47%) Advertising
10 371 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 325 (1.14%) Back Office
12 324 (1.14%) Publishing
13 246 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 234 (0.82%) Legal
15 221 (0.78%) Electronics
16 210 (0.74%) Automotive
17 205 (0.72%) Law
18 154 (0.54%) Billing
19 124 (0.44%) Online Betting
20 99 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15260 (53.66%) Developer
2 8465 (29.76%) Java Developer
3 3010 (10.58%) Senior Developer
4 2218 (7.80%) Architect
5 2200 (7.74%) Software Engineer
6 2025 (7.12%) Analyst
7 1982 (6.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 1636 (5.75%) Software Developer
9 1183 (4.16%) Consultant
10 909 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
11 906 (3.19%) Junior
12 815 (2.87%) Web Developer
13 779 (2.74%) Tester
14 718 (2.52%) Graduate
14 718 (2.52%) Applications Support
15 680 (2.39%) Programmer
16 670 (2.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 638 (2.24%) Junior Developer
18 588 (2.07%) C# Developer
19 581 (2.04%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6561 (23.07%) Spring
2 6407 (22.53%) HTML
3 4935 (17.35%) Web Services
4 4724 (16.61%) .NET
5 4623 (16.26%) XML
6 4494 (15.80%) J2EE
7 4394 (15.45%) CSS
8 3767 (13.25%) Hibernate
9 2371 (8.34%) jQuery
10 2106 (7.41%) REST
11 2072 (7.29%) HTML5
12 1946 (6.84%) SOAP
13 1707 (6.00%) Java EE
14 1586 (5.58%) JSP
15 1554 (5.46%) JSON
16 1454 (5.11%) RESTful
17 1287 (4.53%) Ajax
18 1283 (4.51%) Middleware
19 1236 (4.35%) JMS
20 1083 (3.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3429 (12.06%) Computer Science
2 2216 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2022 (7.11%) Open Source
4 1156 (4.06%) Mobile App
5 1067 (3.75%) Mathematics
6 1028 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
7 873 (3.07%) User Experience
8 738 (2.59%) Algorithms
9 640 (2.25%) Data Structures
10 614 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 506 (1.78%) Derivative
12 489 (1.72%) Client/Server
13 477 (1.68%) Equities
14 435 (1.53%) Management Information System
15 350 (1.23%) Physics
16 327 (1.15%) Fixed Income
17 300 (1.05%) Hedge funds
18 291 (1.02%) Social Media
19 285 (1.00%) Visualisation
20 249 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6263 (22.02%) Linux
2 3750 (13.19%) UNIX
3 3024 (10.63%) Windows
4 1973 (6.94%) Android
5 1290 (4.54%) Apple iOS
6 510 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 430 (1.51%) Solaris
8 319 (1.12%) CentOS
9 271 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 201 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 177 (0.62%) AIX
12 141 (0.50%) Debian
13 122 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 110 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 107 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 101 (0.36%) Windows 7
17 82 (0.29%) Windows Phone
18 60 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
19 59 (0.21%) Windows XP
20 46 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12028 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4961 (17.44%) TDD
3 4757 (16.73%) Software Engineering
4 4476 (15.74%) OO
5 4163 (14.64%) Scrum
6 2918 (10.26%) E-Commerce
7 2628 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
8 2466 (8.67%) MVC
9 1952 (6.86%) BDD
10 1938 (6.81%) SOA
11 1921 (6.75%) Multithreading
12 1528 (5.37%) Unit Testing
12 1528 (5.37%) Mentoring
13 1388 (4.88%) Web Development
14 1348 (4.74%) DevOps
15 1300 (4.57%) OOP
16 1179 (4.15%) UML
17 1152 (4.05%) Project Management
18 1151 (4.05%) Test Automation
19 1137 (4.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9179 (32.27%) SQL
2 7414 (26.07%) JavaScript
3 5305 (18.65%) C#
4 4076 (14.33%) C++
5 3322 (11.68%) Python
6 2284 (8.03%) PHP
7 1851 (6.51%) Ruby
8 1639 (5.76%) C
9 1637 (5.76%) Perl
10 1379 (4.85%) Scala
11 1351 (4.75%) PL/SQL
12 947 (3.33%) Bash Shell
13 796 (2.80%) Shell Script
14 618 (2.17%) Objective-C
15 567 (1.99%) VB
16 538 (1.89%) Groovy
17 430 (1.51%) T-SQL
18 372 (1.31%) VB.NET
19 254 (0.89%) Clojure
20 249 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 5551 (19.52%) Degree
2 635 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 439 (1.54%) ISEB
4 366 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 343 (1.21%) PhD
6 235 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 201 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 144 (0.51%) Sun Certification
9 129 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 102 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 98 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 63 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 58 (0.20%) HND
14 49 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 44 (0.15%) PMP
15 44 (0.15%) OCPJP
16 42 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
17 38 (0.13%) CISSP
18 33 (0.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2254 (7.93%) QA
2 262 (0.92%) SLA
3 107 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 99 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 56 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (0.16%) EMIR
7 41 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 37 (0.13%) HL7
9 33 (0.12%) ISO 8583
10 24 (0.084%) Data Quality
11 22 (0.077%) MiFID
12 18 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (0.060%) Basel III
14 15 (0.053%) COBIT
14 15 (0.053%) WCAG
15 12 (0.042%) RosettaNet
16 9 (0.032%) Section 508
17 7 (0.025%) Basel II
17 7 (0.025%) ISO 14001
17 7 (0.025%) PMBOK
System Software
1 436 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 187 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 183 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
4 170 (0.60%) Docker
5 116 (0.41%) HDFS
6 113 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 95 (0.33%) KVM
8 94 (0.33%) Xen
9 89 (0.31%) NFS
10 87 (0.31%) Firmware
11 72 (0.25%) SRDF
12 58 (0.20%) Varnish
13 52 (0.18%) Squid
14 51 (0.18%) vSphere
15 50 (0.18%) Apache Flume
16 49 (0.17%) XenServer
17 48 (0.17%) VMware ESX
18 46 (0.16%) iptables
19 28 (0.098%) Postfix
20 27 (0.095%) LXC
Systems Management
1 996 (3.50%) Puppet
2 795 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 329 (1.16%) Nagios
4 256 (0.90%) Ansible
5 129 (0.45%) Salt
6 108 (0.38%) ZABBIX
7 104 (0.37%) Vagrant
8 103 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 100 (0.35%) Graphite
10 84 (0.30%) logstash
11 76 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 67 (0.24%) Data Guard
13 59 (0.21%) Kibana
14 38 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
15 37 (0.13%) Zenoss
16 35 (0.12%) TeamSite
16 35 (0.12%) Icinga
17 33 (0.12%) SCCM
17 33 (0.12%) HAProxy
17 33 (0.12%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6397 (22.49%) Oracle
2 1896 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1086 (3.82%) IBM
4 698 (2.45%) Red Hat
5 622 (2.19%) Google
6 596 (2.10%) VMware
7 577 (2.03%) Sybase
8 574 (2.02%) hybris
9 525 (1.85%) SAP
10 495 (1.74%) TIBCO
11 355 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 336 (1.18%) HP
13 313 (1.10%) Cisco
14 306 (1.08%) Adobe
15 304 (1.07%) ATG
16 227 (0.80%) Sun
17 202 (0.71%) Informatica
18 199 (0.70%) Business Objects
19 190 (0.67%) Demandware
20 166 (0.58%) Endeca
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus bens and bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits and relocation
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Gold Group
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + 10% bonus and bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Benifit, Bonus, Car Allowance
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £120000 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Package + Pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus (50% - 100%)
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago