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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 15434 16621 15306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.09% 14.21% 14.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.46% 27.57% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12919 13816 12946
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 £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
56197 60288 57126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.32% 51.53% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47850 51125 49034
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 14314 £50,000 - 2078
London 0 7454 £60,000 +4.34% 982
South East +1 2237 £45,000 - 314
City of London -1 1773 £62,500 +8.69% 309
South West -5 1060 £40,000 - 169
East of England 0 989 £45,000 +5.88% 125
Yorkshire -1 889 £43,596 +8.98% 143
North West +1 706 £40,500 -4.70% 176
West Yorkshire -1 617 £46,500 +9.41% 103
Scotland 0 568 £42,500 - 78
Leeds -1 533 £47,500 +11.76% 94
Surrey -3 526 £50,000 +11.11% 63
Bristol 0 485 £45,000 +12.50% 60
Berkshire +3 471 £50,000 - 88
West Midlands +6 457 £42,500 +6.25% 54
East Midlands +3 385 £42,500 +13.33% 65
Cambridgeshire +1 373 £45,000 +12.50% 61
Manchester 0 371 £40,000 -5.88% 91
Cambridge 0 310 £42,750 +6.87% 50
Hampshire -1 308 £45,000 +8.43% 42
Hertfordshire -1 306 £51,000 +2.00% 26
Glasgow 0 258 £47,500 +11.76% 30
Edinburgh 0 238 £40,000 - 39
Wales +2 225 £36,000 +5.88% 42
Reading +8 223 £47,500 -5.00% 37
Oxfordshire +9 222 £39,250 -7.64% 52
Cheshire +12 212 £42,500 - 53
Buckinghamshire +4 212 £42,500 +13.33% 21
South Wales -1 198 £36,000 +5.88% 40
Birmingham +8 194 £45,000 +12.50% 16

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13284 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 9836 (32.22%) SQL
3 7994 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 7732 (25.33%) Finance
5 7128 (23.35%) Spring
6 7006 (22.95%) HTML
7 6865 (22.49%) Oracle
8 6614 (21.67%) Linux
9 6329 (20.73%) Degree
10 5744 (18.82%) C#
11 5432 (17.79%) TDD
12 5376 (17.61%) Software Engineering
13 5225 (17.12%) Web Services
14 4916 (16.10%) .NET
15 4882 (15.99%) XML
16 4745 (15.54%) CSS
17 4697 (15.39%) OO
18 4555 (14.92%) J2EE
19 4512 (14.78%) C++
20 4443 (14.55%) Scrum
21 4049 (13.26%) Hibernate
22 4040 (13.23%) Computer Science
23 4014 (13.15%) Python
24 3932 (12.88%) UNIX
25 3546 (11.62%) SQL Server
26 3231 (10.58%) Windows
27 3138 (10.28%) MySQL
28 3038 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
29 2997 (9.82%) SDLC
30 2908 (9.53%) E-Commerce

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2874 (9.41%) Tomcat
2 1994 (6.53%) Apache
3 1721 (5.64%) JBoss
4 1613 (5.28%) WebSphere
5 1079 (3.53%) WebLogic
6 988 (3.24%) Node.js
7 608 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
8 579 (1.90%) Apache Solr
9 547 (1.79%) IIS
10 458 (1.50%) CMS
11 381 (1.25%) Apache Spark
12 358 (1.17%) SharePoint
13 341 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
14 264 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 259 (0.85%) Confluence
16 255 (0.84%) Apache Pig
17 251 (0.82%) GlassFish
18 230 (0.75%) nginx
19 224 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 224 (0.73%) Mule
Applications
1 1010 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 253 (0.83%) MS Office
3 105 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 99 (0.32%) SPSS
5 90 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 89 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 89 (0.29%) MS Project
7 26 (0.085%) Mathematica
8 21 (0.069%) FrameMaker
9 20 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.066%) Mingle
9 20 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 19 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
10 19 (0.062%) RoboHelp
11 16 (0.052%) FastStats
12 13 (0.043%) PowerPivot
12 13 (0.043%) GNU Octave
13 11 (0.036%) Weka
14 9 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
15 7 (0.023%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 161 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 132 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 115 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 103 (0.34%) RMDS
5 101 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 98 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 92 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 77 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 71 (0.23%) Magento
10 49 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
11 48 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
12 46 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
13 43 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
14 41 (0.13%) SAP SRM
14 41 (0.13%) Summit
15 36 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
16 34 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
17 32 (0.10%) Fredhopper
18 29 (0.095%) Temenos T24
18 29 (0.095%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1648 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
2 879 (2.88%) SaaS
3 308 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 307 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 292 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 219 (0.72%) PaaS
7 164 (0.54%) IaaS
8 161 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 144 (0.47%) GitHub
10 85 (0.28%) Force.com
11 83 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 71 (0.23%) Google App Engine
13 67 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
14 49 (0.16%) Google Apps
15 47 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 35 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (0.098%) Heroku
18 29 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 27 (0.088%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 27 (0.088%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1060 (3.47%) HTTP
2 997 (3.27%) Internet
3 692 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 355 (1.16%) Firewall
5 347 (1.14%) DNS
6 253 (0.83%) LDAP
7 243 (0.80%) SAN
8 233 (0.76%) WAN
9 223 (0.73%) LAN
10 193 (0.63%) SSL
11 140 (0.46%) Network Security
12 135 (0.44%) Multicast
13 128 (0.42%) NAS
14 121 (0.40%) VPN
15 113 (0.37%) SMTP
16 111 (0.36%) Wireless
17 106 (0.35%) Intranet
18 95 (0.31%) ATM
19 92 (0.30%) DHCP
19 92 (0.30%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3546 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 3138 (10.28%) MySQL
3 2461 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 1932 (6.33%) NoSQL
5 1782 (5.84%) Big Data
6 1600 (5.24%) MongoDB
7 1414 (4.63%) Hadoop
8 1396 (4.57%) Oracle Database
9 1183 (3.88%) RDBMS
10 969 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
11 752 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 656 (2.15%) DB2
13 543 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 496 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
15 444 (1.45%) Apache Hive
16 394 (1.29%) HBase
17 358 (1.17%) Redis
18 327 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 318 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
20 292 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2716 (8.90%) Git (software)
2 2690 (8.81%) Maven
3 2273 (7.45%) Selenium
4 2238 (7.33%) JUnit
5 2114 (6.93%) Jenkins
6 1800 (5.90%) Subversion
7 1640 (5.37%) Eclipse
8 1280 (4.19%) JIRA
9 1141 (3.74%) Cucumber
10 1036 (3.39%) Ant
11 983 (3.22%) WebDriver
12 497 (1.63%) Mockito
13 479 (1.57%) Visual Studio
14 423 (1.39%) Hudson
15 392 (1.28%) JMeter
16 348 (1.14%) Gradle
17 320 (1.05%) TestNG
18 296 (0.97%) HP UFT
19 295 (0.97%) SoapUI
20 247 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7732 (25.33%) Finance
2 2839 (9.30%) Banking
3 1808 (5.92%) Retail
4 1428 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 1090 (3.57%) Games
6 1067 (3.50%) Front Office
7 771 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 732 (2.40%) Marketing
9 421 (1.38%) Back Office
10 371 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 370 (1.21%) Advertising
12 347 (1.14%) Publishing
13 311 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 274 (0.90%) Legal
15 264 (0.86%) Law
16 260 (0.85%) Electronics
17 211 (0.69%) Automotive
18 147 (0.48%) Billing
19 116 (0.38%) Online Betting
20 101 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16434 (53.83%) Developer
2 8981 (29.42%) Java Developer
3 3289 (10.77%) Senior Developer
4 2436 (7.98%) Software Engineer
5 2175 (7.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 2159 (7.07%) Analyst
7 2130 (6.98%) Architect
8 1669 (5.47%) Software Developer
9 1218 (3.99%) Consultant
10 1073 (3.51%) Junior
11 990 (3.24%) Graduate
12 892 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
13 851 (2.79%) Tester
14 810 (2.65%) Web Developer
15 762 (2.50%) Junior Developer
16 747 (2.45%) Applications Support
17 658 (2.16%) Programmer
18 634 (2.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
19 608 (1.99%) Lead Developer
20 587 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7128 (23.35%) Spring
2 7006 (22.95%) HTML
3 5225 (17.12%) Web Services
4 4916 (16.10%) .NET
5 4882 (15.99%) XML
6 4745 (15.54%) CSS
7 4555 (14.92%) J2EE
8 4049 (13.26%) Hibernate
9 2656 (8.70%) jQuery
10 2526 (8.27%) REST
11 2334 (7.65%) HTML5
12 2018 (6.61%) SOAP
13 1784 (5.84%) Java EE
14 1674 (5.48%) JSON
15 1667 (5.46%) RESTful
16 1645 (5.39%) JSP
17 1470 (4.82%) AngularJS
18 1289 (4.22%) Middleware
19 1213 (3.97%) JMS
20 1148 (3.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4040 (13.23%) Computer Science
2 2391 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 1343 (4.40%) Mathematics
4 1160 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 1027 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 925 (3.03%) User Experience
7 880 (2.88%) Algorithms
8 700 (2.29%) Data Structures
9 694 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 631 (2.07%) Derivative
11 605 (1.98%) Equities
12 521 (1.71%) Management Information System
13 484 (1.59%) Client/Server
14 433 (1.42%) Physics
15 390 (1.28%) Fixed Income
16 354 (1.16%) Visualisation
17 342 (1.12%) Hedge funds
18 321 (1.05%) Statistics
19 307 (1.01%) Online Games
20 287 (0.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6614 (21.67%) Linux
2 3932 (12.88%) UNIX
3 3231 (10.58%) Windows
4 1999 (6.55%) Android
5 1351 (4.43%) Apple iOS
6 525 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 452 (1.48%) Solaris
8 353 (1.16%) CentOS
9 280 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 192 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 183 (0.60%) AIX
12 172 (0.56%) Debian
13 131 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 120 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 114 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 101 (0.33%) Windows 7
17 83 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
18 69 (0.23%) Windows Phone
19 66 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
20 65 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13284 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5432 (17.79%) TDD
3 5376 (17.61%) Software Engineering
4 4697 (15.39%) OO
5 4443 (14.55%) Scrum
6 3038 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
7 2997 (9.82%) SDLC
8 2908 (9.53%) E-Commerce
9 2540 (8.32%) MVC
10 2287 (7.49%) BDD
11 2152 (7.05%) Open Source
12 2066 (6.77%) SOA
13 1984 (6.50%) Multithreading
14 1833 (6.00%) Mentoring
15 1690 (5.54%) Unit Testing
16 1548 (5.07%) DevOps
17 1412 (4.63%) Web Development
18 1327 (4.35%) OOP
19 1321 (4.33%) Test Automation
20 1320 (4.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9836 (32.22%) SQL
2 7994 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 5744 (18.82%) C#
4 4512 (14.78%) C++
5 4014 (13.15%) Python
6 2427 (7.95%) PHP
7 2037 (6.67%) Ruby
8 1856 (6.08%) C
9 1797 (5.89%) Perl
10 1720 (5.63%) Scala
11 1470 (4.82%) PL/SQL
12 1010 (3.31%) Bash Shell
13 915 (3.00%) Shell Script
14 725 (2.37%) Groovy
15 593 (1.94%) Objective-C
16 571 (1.87%) VB
17 454 (1.49%) T-SQL
18 385 (1.26%) VB.NET
19 325 (1.06%) R
20 319 (1.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6329 (20.73%) Degree
2 662 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 479 (1.57%) ISEB
4 378 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 376 (1.23%) PhD
6 311 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 204 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 146 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 145 (0.47%) Sun Certification
10 114 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 91 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 75 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
13 63 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 59 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 51 (0.17%) HND
16 47 (0.15%) CISSP
17 41 (0.13%) MCP
18 39 (0.13%) PMP
19 36 (0.12%) Postgraduate
20 33 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2555 (8.37%) QA
2 248 (0.81%) SLA
3 99 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 95 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 63 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (0.17%) HL7
7 45 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 42 (0.14%) EMIR
9 30 (0.098%) Data Quality
10 27 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.069%) MiFID
12 20 (0.066%) ISO 8583
13 16 (0.052%) COBIT
14 15 (0.049%) ISO 14001
15 14 (0.046%) WCAG
16 10 (0.033%) Basel III
17 9 (0.029%) RosettaNet
18 7 (0.023%) GCP
19 6 (0.020%) TickIT
19 6 (0.020%) Section 508
System Software
1 513 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 273 (0.89%) Docker
3 204 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
4 196 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 143 (0.47%) Xen
6 137 (0.45%) KVM
7 115 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 112 (0.37%) HDFS
9 91 (0.30%) NFS
10 77 (0.25%) SRDF
11 75 (0.25%) Varnish
12 65 (0.21%) Firmware
13 63 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 59 (0.19%) VirtualBox
15 55 (0.18%) VMware ESX
16 53 (0.17%) XenServer
16 53 (0.17%) LXC
17 52 (0.17%) iptables
18 44 (0.14%) vSphere
19 41 (0.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1172 (3.84%) Puppet
2 918 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 380 (1.24%) Ansible
4 324 (1.06%) Nagios
5 142 (0.47%) Vagrant
6 127 (0.42%) Salt
7 126 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 121 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 97 (0.32%) Graphite
10 74 (0.24%) Tivoli
11 73 (0.24%) logstash
12 70 (0.23%) Data Guard
13 67 (0.22%) Kibana
14 57 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 55 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
16 33 (0.11%) TeamSite
16 33 (0.11%) Cacti
16 33 (0.11%) HAProxy
17 30 (0.098%) Mesos
17 30 (0.098%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6865 (22.49%) Oracle
2 1884 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 1140 (3.73%) IBM
4 733 (2.40%) Red Hat
5 731 (2.39%) VMware
6 707 (2.32%) Google
7 658 (2.16%) Sybase
8 620 (2.03%) SAP
9 551 (1.80%) hybris
10 427 (1.40%) TIBCO
11 378 (1.24%) HP
12 366 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
13 343 (1.12%) Cisco
14 339 (1.11%) Adobe
15 271 (0.89%) ATG
16 230 (0.75%) Sun
17 198 (0.65%) Informatica
18 185 (0.61%) Splunk
19 169 (0.55%) Facebook
20 157 (0.51%) Demandware
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol
OHO Group
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent culture, bonus + benefi
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Salary: £28000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent culture, bonus + benefi
Posted: 2 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
OHO Group
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent benefits and career pro
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
OHO Group
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent culture and big bonuses
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Real Staffing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Real Staffing
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Real Staffing
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + car allowance
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Real Staffing
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago