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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 14 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Java 13674 15294 16281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 14.74% 14.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.75% 27.67% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 11397 12542 13864
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%

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
53094 55281 60743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.38% 53.28% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45600 46454 53396
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -2 12635 £50,000 - 1929
London -3 6350 £60,000 +4.34% 885
South East +1 2316 £45,000 - 343
City of London -2 1594 £60,000 - 322
East of England -1 987 £45,000 +5.88% 169
Yorkshire -4 850 £42,500 +6.25% 109
South West -5 776 £37,500 - 142
North West -4 646 £42,500 +6.25% 147
Surrey +4 601 £47,500 +5.55% 84
West Yorkshire -6 546 £45,000 +12.50% 69
Scotland -3 535 £43,500 +2.35% 87
Berkshire -6 491 £50,000 - 92
Leeds -2 457 £45,000 +7.14% 50
Hampshire +4 443 £40,000 -5.88% 52
Hertfordshire +7 373 £49,000 +8.88% 46
Bristol +8 351 £40,000 -4.19% 56
Manchester -8 334 £40,000 - 85
Cambridgeshire -9 327 £44,750 +11.87% 73
West Midlands -9 316 £40,000 - 50
East Midlands +3 304 £40,000 +5.26% 56
Glasgow -1 259 £43,500 -1.13% 34
Cambridge -14 252 £40,000 +3.89% 63
Edinburgh -3 192 £45,000 +12.50% 33
Cheshire -3 176 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Reading -7 176 £52,500 +10.52% 29
Kent +51 161 £47,500 +10.46% 16
Oxfordshire -6 157 £40,000 -11.11% 44
Wales -4 152 £37,500 -13.79% 45
North Yorkshire -2 144 £40,000 +6.66% 22
East Sussex -2 144 £40,000 +6.66% 15

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11334 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8913 (31.32%) SQL
3 7198 (25.29%) JavaScript
4 6481 (22.77%) Oracle
5 6455 (22.68%) Spring
6 6399 (22.48%) HTML
7 6300 (22.14%) Finance
8 6194 (21.76%) Linux
9 5636 (19.80%) Degree
10 5349 (18.79%) C#
11 4889 (17.18%) OO
12 4823 (16.95%) XML
13 4772 (16.77%) J2EE
14 4731 (16.62%) Software Engineering
15 4551 (15.99%) CSS
16 4502 (15.82%) TDD
17 4486 (15.76%) .NET
18 4418 (15.52%) Web Services
19 4184 (14.70%) C++
20 4063 (14.28%) UNIX
21 3824 (13.44%) Scrum
22 3731 (13.11%) Hibernate
23 3576 (12.56%) Computer Science
24 3259 (11.45%) SQL Server
25 3134 (11.01%) Python
26 3061 (10.76%) E-Commerce
27 2974 (10.45%) MySQL
28 2894 (10.17%) Windows
29 2745 (9.64%) Tomcat
30 2672 (9.39%) Banking

Java
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2745 (9.64%) Tomcat
2 2058 (7.23%) Apache
3 1569 (5.51%) JBoss
4 1513 (5.32%) WebSphere
5 1327 (4.66%) WebLogic
6 683 (2.40%) Node.js
7 607 (2.13%) IIS
8 537 (1.89%) CMS
9 403 (1.42%) Apache Solr
10 390 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 315 (1.11%) SharePoint
12 282 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
13 278 (0.98%) GlassFish
14 277 (0.97%) nginx
15 262 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
15 262 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 251 (0.88%) Confluence
17 250 (0.88%) MQSeries
18 239 (0.84%) OpenStack
19 203 (0.71%) Drupal
Applications
1 1067 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 319 (1.12%) MS Office
3 107 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 97 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 90 (0.32%) MS Project
6 78 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 75 (0.26%) SPSS
8 46 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 33 (0.12%) Weka
10 23 (0.081%) Mathematica
11 18 (0.063%) 3ds Max
12 15 (0.053%) CPLEX
12 15 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
13 13 (0.046%) Mingle
14 10 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 10 (0.035%) Maya
15 9 (0.032%) Blender
16 8 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
16 8 (0.028%) Doxygen
17 6 (0.021%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 142 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 79 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 71 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 71 (0.25%) Magento
4 70 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 59 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 53 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 49 (0.17%) Summit
8 43 (0.15%) RMDS
8 43 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
9 39 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 39 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
10 37 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
11 28 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
12 26 (0.091%) TIBCO iProcess
13 25 (0.088%) Temenos T24
13 25 (0.088%) Sophis RISQUE
14 23 (0.081%) Fredhopper
15 21 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
15 21 (0.074%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 657 (2.31%) SaaS
2 630 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 263 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 226 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 225 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 187 (0.66%) GitHub
7 147 (0.52%) PaaS
8 96 (0.34%) Force.com
9 85 (0.30%) IaaS
10 82 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 75 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 65 (0.23%) Google Apps
13 35 (0.12%) Heroku
14 34 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
15 29 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 29 (0.10%) SoftLayer
16 26 (0.091%) Google Compute Engine
17 25 (0.088%) OpenShift
18 24 (0.084%) Route 53
19 19 (0.067%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1094 (3.84%) HTTP
2 921 (3.24%) Internet
3 665 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 335 (1.18%) Firewall
5 327 (1.15%) DNS
6 242 (0.85%) LDAP
7 235 (0.83%) SAN
8 193 (0.68%) SSL
9 188 (0.66%) FTP
10 166 (0.58%) LAN
11 165 (0.58%) WAN
12 122 (0.43%) VPN
13 98 (0.34%) SMTP
13 98 (0.34%) Network Security
14 97 (0.34%) Wireless
15 92 (0.32%) DHCP
16 87 (0.31%) SNMP
17 84 (0.30%) Intranet
18 82 (0.29%) NAS
19 79 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3259 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 2974 (10.45%) MySQL
3 2143 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 1682 (5.91%) NoSQL
5 1634 (5.74%) Big Data
6 1207 (4.24%) Hadoop
7 1118 (3.93%) MongoDB
8 1114 (3.91%) RDBMS
9 1104 (3.88%) Oracle Database
10 705 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
11 608 (2.14%) DB2
12 459 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
13 449 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 406 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
15 327 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
16 313 (1.10%) Apache Hive
17 285 (1.00%) Redis
18 258 (0.91%) HBase
19 253 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
20 215 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2344 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 2343 (8.23%) Maven
3 2045 (7.19%) JUnit
4 1848 (6.49%) Subversion
5 1781 (6.26%) Selenium
6 1739 (6.11%) Jenkins
7 1719 (6.04%) Eclipse
8 1264 (4.44%) JIRA
9 1031 (3.62%) Ant
10 802 (2.82%) Cucumber
11 734 (2.58%) WebDriver
12 593 (2.08%) Hudson
13 413 (1.45%) Visual Studio
14 374 (1.31%) Mockito
15 303 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
16 292 (1.03%) TeamCity
17 253 (0.89%) NUnit
18 236 (0.83%) TestNG
19 235 (0.83%) JMeter
20 214 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 6300 (22.14%) Finance
2 2672 (9.39%) Banking
3 1596 (5.61%) Retail
4 1128 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 1096 (3.85%) Front Office
6 915 (3.21%) Games
7 903 (3.17%) Investment Banking
8 799 (2.81%) Marketing
9 464 (1.63%) Advertising
10 338 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 325 (1.14%) Publishing
12 301 (1.06%) Back Office
13 212 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 199 (0.70%) Legal
15 184 (0.65%) Automotive
16 150 (0.53%) Law
17 143 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 136 (0.48%) Electronics
19 134 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
20 131 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 15347 (53.92%) Developer
2 8703 (30.58%) Java Developer
3 2853 (10.02%) Senior Developer
4 2152 (7.56%) Architect
5 2147 (7.54%) Analyst
6 2090 (7.34%) Software Engineer
7 1849 (6.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 1631 (5.73%) Software Developer
9 1205 (4.23%) Consultant
10 949 (3.33%) Web Developer
11 879 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
12 811 (2.85%) Applications Support
13 803 (2.82%) Junior
14 775 (2.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 749 (2.63%) Support Analyst
16 734 (2.58%) Graduate
17 724 (2.54%) Programmer
18 597 (2.10%) Tester
19 594 (2.09%) Junior Developer
20 590 (2.07%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6455 (22.68%) Spring
2 6399 (22.48%) HTML
3 4823 (16.95%) XML
4 4772 (16.77%) J2EE
5 4551 (15.99%) CSS
6 4486 (15.76%) .NET
7 4418 (15.52%) Web Services
8 3731 (13.11%) Hibernate
9 2513 (8.83%) jQuery
10 2149 (7.55%) HTML5
11 2002 (7.03%) SOAP
12 1921 (6.75%) Java EE
13 1802 (6.33%) JSP
14 1686 (5.92%) REST
15 1451 (5.10%) JSON
16 1411 (4.96%) Ajax
17 1371 (4.82%) RESTful
18 1187 (4.17%) Middleware
19 1174 (4.12%) JMS
20 1077 (3.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3576 (12.56%) Computer Science
2 2024 (7.11%) Open Source
3 1972 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 1218 (4.28%) Mobile App
5 1197 (4.21%) Mathematics
6 1007 (3.54%) User Experience
7 975 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
8 884 (3.11%) Algorithms
9 735 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 543 (1.91%) Derivative
11 450 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 406 (1.43%) Equities
13 396 (1.39%) Management Information System
14 385 (1.35%) Fixed Income
15 384 (1.35%) Client/Server
15 384 (1.35%) Physics
16 320 (1.12%) Data Integration
17 296 (1.04%) iPhone
18 292 (1.03%) Social Media
18 292 (1.03%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6194 (21.76%) Linux
2 4063 (14.28%) UNIX
3 2894 (10.17%) Windows
4 1936 (6.80%) Android
5 1284 (4.51%) Apple iOS
6 548 (1.93%) Solaris
7 491 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 251 (0.88%) CentOS
9 201 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 200 (0.70%) AIX
11 197 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 153 (0.54%) Debian
13 126 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 113 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 108 (0.38%) Windows Phone
16 77 (0.27%) Windows 7
17 72 (0.25%) HPUX
18 66 (0.23%) Windows XP
19 61 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 59 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11334 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4889 (17.18%) OO
3 4731 (16.62%) Software Engineering
4 4502 (15.82%) TDD
5 3824 (13.44%) Scrum
6 3061 (10.76%) E-Commerce
7 2474 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
8 2460 (8.64%) MVC
9 2051 (7.21%) Multithreading
10 1943 (6.83%) SOA
11 1782 (6.26%) BDD
12 1593 (5.60%) Mentoring
13 1525 (5.36%) OOP
14 1419 (4.99%) Unit Testing
15 1378 (4.84%) Web Development
16 1259 (4.42%) UML
17 1224 (4.30%) DevOps
18 1200 (4.22%) Project Management
19 1103 (3.88%) Analytics
20 1090 (3.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8913 (31.32%) SQL
2 7198 (25.29%) JavaScript
3 5349 (18.79%) C#
4 4184 (14.70%) C++
5 3134 (11.01%) Python
6 2163 (7.60%) PHP
7 1820 (6.39%) Ruby
8 1663 (5.84%) Perl
9 1645 (5.78%) C
10 1267 (4.45%) PL/SQL
11 1060 (3.72%) Scala
12 888 (3.12%) Shell Script
13 860 (3.02%) Bash Shell
14 711 (2.50%) Objective-C
15 518 (1.82%) VB
16 446 (1.57%) Groovy
17 397 (1.39%) T-SQL
18 350 (1.23%) VB.NET
19 317 (1.11%) PowerShell
20 289 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5636 (19.80%) Degree
2 836 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 545 (1.91%) SC Cleared
4 348 (1.22%) ISEB
5 334 (1.17%) PhD
6 179 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 179 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 178 (0.63%) Sun Certification
8 104 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 77 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 73 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 69 (0.24%) HND
12 64 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 62 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 60 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
15 56 (0.20%) OCPJP
16 40 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
17 38 (0.13%) PMP
18 35 (0.12%) CCNA
19 33 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2028 (7.13%) QA
2 308 (1.08%) SLA
3 154 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 126 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 48 (0.17%) ISO 8583
6 41 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 39 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 37 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 26 (0.091%) EMIR
10 22 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
10 22 (0.077%) COBIT
11 20 (0.070%) ISO 14001
11 20 (0.070%) HL7
12 17 (0.060%) Basel III
13 14 (0.049%) Basel II
14 10 (0.035%) MiFID
15 8 (0.028%) TickIT
15 8 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 12207
15 8 (0.028%) Solvency II
15 8 (0.028%) WAI
System Software
1 466 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 192 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 109 (0.38%) HDFS
4 90 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 79 (0.28%) Varnish
6 69 (0.24%) NFS
6 69 (0.24%) Docker
7 68 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 67 (0.24%) vSphere
9 59 (0.21%) KVM
10 58 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 54 (0.19%) Firmware
12 52 (0.18%) Xen
13 42 (0.15%) Squid
14 41 (0.14%) Samba
15 35 (0.12%) XenServer
16 33 (0.12%) VMware ESX
17 31 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 26 (0.091%) SRDF
19 25 (0.088%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 921 (3.24%) Puppet
2 719 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 326 (1.15%) Nagios
4 192 (0.67%) Ansible
5 136 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 119 (0.42%) Salt
7 118 (0.41%) Graphite
8 110 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 102 (0.36%) ZABBIX
10 86 (0.30%) logstash
11 56 (0.20%) Tivoli
12 45 (0.16%) StatsD
13 44 (0.15%) HAProxy
14 43 (0.15%) collectd
14 43 (0.15%) Cacti
15 38 (0.13%) Ganglia
16 35 (0.12%) Kibana
16 35 (0.12%) Opsview
17 34 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
18 32 (0.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 6481 (22.77%) Oracle
2 1775 (6.24%) Microsoft
3 987 (3.47%) IBM
4 657 (2.31%) Google
5 648 (2.28%) VMware
6 647 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 629 (2.21%) Sybase
8 608 (2.14%) SAP
9 578 (2.03%) TIBCO
10 497 (1.75%) hybris
11 315 (1.11%) Adobe
12 313 (1.10%) HP
13 308 (1.08%) Sun
14 254 (0.89%) Informatica
15 249 (0.87%) ATG
16 243 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
17 233 (0.82%) Cisco
18 188 (0.66%) Business Objects
19 186 (0.65%) Zend
20 141 (0.50%) Twitter
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