The table below looks at the statistics for the Java/J2EE Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 581 456 447
Rank change year-on-year
-125 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 344 618 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 305 511 484
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Java/J2EE Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java/J2EE Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer within the UK.

Java/J2EE Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 within the UK.

Java/J2EE Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
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/J2EE Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
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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 -106 332 £47,500 +5.55% 33
London -48 109 £50,000 -9.09% 13
South East +6 106 £50,000 +6.95% 6
East of England +31 51 £46,000 +6.97% 3
North West -53 28 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Berkshire +7 25 £43,500 -13.00% 2
Manchester -29 22 £35,000 -12.50% 4
City of London +25 21 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Hertfordshire +7 20 £46,250 -
Kent +34 19 £55,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +3 19 £46,000 -12.38% 1
Yorkshire -86 17 £45,000 +28.57%
Milton Keynes -9 16 £46,000 -12.38% 1
Reading -1 14 £48,625 -2.75% 2
West Sussex -1 14 £50,000 +11.11%
Tonbridge - 13 £55,000 -
Cambridge +21 12 £48,750 +30.00%
Cambridgeshire +17 12 £47,500 +26.66%
Essex +1 12 £37,250 -12.35% 3
East Sussex +2 11 £36,000 -28.00%
South West -11 11 £55,000 +43.79% 1
North Yorkshire -10 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Bracknell - 10 £43,500 -
Middlesbrough - 10 £50,000 -
Wales 0 9 £32,500 -13.33%
East Midlands -2 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Surrey -22 9 £51,250 +10.81%
Somerset +18 8 £55,000 +4.76%
South Wales +1 8 £33,750 -10.00%
Brighton -11 8 £36,000 -28.00%

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title 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 with Java/J2EE Developer in their job title.

1 713 (100.00%) Java
1 713 (100.00%) J2EE
2 403 (56.52%) Spring
3 316 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (44.04%) SQL
5 312 (43.76%) Hibernate
6 283 (39.69%) JavaScript
7 243 (34.08%) Web Services
8 217 (30.43%) HTML
9 216 (30.29%) XML
10 197 (27.63%) Linux
11 195 (27.35%) Oracle
12 190 (26.65%) CSS
13 173 (24.26%) JSP
14 172 (24.12%) Eclipse
15 162 (22.72%) Maven
16 158 (22.16%) SOAP
17 156 (21.88%) Ant
18 143 (20.06%) JUnit
19 141 (19.78%) Tomcat
20 135 (18.93%) MVC
21 131 (18.37%) MySQL
22 126 (17.67%) Degree
22 126 (17.67%) OO
23 124 (17.39%) TDD
24 123 (17.25%) JBoss
25 119 (16.69%) Subversion
26 114 (15.99%) Software Engineering
27 113 (15.85%) Scrum
27 113 (15.85%) Struts

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title 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 with Java/J2EE Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 141 (19.78%) Tomcat
2 123 (17.25%) JBoss
3 110 (15.43%) Apache
4 74 (10.38%) WebLogic
5 65 (9.12%) WebSphere
6 27 (3.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 25 (3.51%) Node.js
8 21 (2.95%) Cloud Foundry
9 20 (2.81%) Apache Solr
10 17 (2.38%) GlassFish
11 9 (1.26%) Liferay
11 9 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (1.12%) CMS
12 8 (1.12%) Alfresco
12 8 (1.12%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.98%) Jetty
13 7 (0.98%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
14 5 (0.70%) LiveCycle
14 5 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Mathematica
2 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Staffware
1 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) AWD
2 1 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.49%) SaaS
2 22 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (8.56%) HTTP
2 34 (4.77%) Internet
3 10 (1.40%) SSH
3 10 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.56%) SSL
5 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.28%) Broadband
6 1 (0.14%) LDAP
6 1 (0.14%) SNMP
6 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (18.37%) MySQL
2 86 (12.06%) SQL Server
3 60 (8.42%) Relational Database
4 42 (5.89%) RDBMS
5 35 (4.91%) NoSQL
6 34 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (3.93%) Oracle Database
8 27 (3.79%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.82%) DB2
10 12 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.84%) Big Data
12 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.42%) JasperReports
13 3 (0.42%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.42%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.28%) HBase
14 2 (0.28%) SQLite
15 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
15 1 (0.14%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 172 (24.12%) Eclipse
2 162 (22.72%) Maven
3 156 (21.88%) Ant
4 143 (20.06%) JUnit
5 119 (16.69%) Subversion
6 89 (12.48%) Git (software)
7 53 (7.43%) JIRA
8 41 (5.75%) TestNG
8 41 (5.75%) Jenkins
9 39 (5.47%) SoapUI
10 26 (3.65%) Hudson
11 24 (3.37%) Selenium
12 12 (1.68%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.40%) Mockito
13 10 (1.40%) Emacs
14 9 (1.26%) Log4j
15 7 (0.98%) jMock
15 7 (0.98%) Gradle
16 6 (0.84%) MagicDraw
16 6 (0.84%) IntelliJ
General
1 102 (14.31%) Finance
2 58 (8.13%) Retail
3 37 (5.19%) Banking
3 37 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.81%) Games
5 18 (2.52%) Publishing
6 13 (1.82%) Marketing
7 12 (1.68%) Law
8 11 (1.54%) Automotive
9 10 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.40%) Back Office
9 10 (1.40%) iGaming
10 9 (1.26%) Front Office
11 8 (1.12%) Music Industry
12 7 (0.98%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.98%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.70%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Legal
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 713 (100.00%) J2EE
2 403 (56.52%) Spring
3 312 (43.76%) Hibernate
4 243 (34.08%) Web Services
5 217 (30.43%) HTML
6 216 (30.29%) XML
7 190 (26.65%) CSS
8 173 (24.26%) JSP
9 158 (22.16%) SOAP
10 113 (15.85%) Struts
11 105 (14.73%) jQuery
12 99 (13.88%) Spring MVC
13 96 (13.46%) Java EE
14 92 (12.90%) Servlets
15 88 (12.34%) REST
16 86 (12.06%) JDBC
17 84 (11.78%) Ajax
18 73 (10.24%) RESTful
19 70 (9.82%) JMS
20 69 (9.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.63%) Open Source
3 32 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 14 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.54%) Social Media
6 11 (1.54%) Mobile Payment
7 10 (1.40%) Mobile Games
8 8 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.12%) Spread Betting
9 7 (0.98%) RIA
9 7 (0.98%) Online Games
9 7 (0.98%) Economics
10 6 (0.84%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.84%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.70%) iSeries
12 4 (0.56%) Web 2.0
13 3 (0.42%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 197 (27.63%) Linux
2 89 (12.48%) UNIX
3 63 (8.84%) Windows
4 13 (1.82%) Android
4 13 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.70%) Solaris
5 5 (0.70%) CentOS
5 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.56%) AIX
6 4 (0.56%) HPUX
6 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (18.93%) MVC
3 126 (17.67%) OO
4 124 (17.39%) TDD
5 114 (15.99%) Software Engineering
6 113 (15.85%) Scrum
7 97 (13.60%) E-Commerce
8 74 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (9.82%) OOP
10 64 (8.98%) Unit Testing
11 63 (8.84%) Multithreading
12 52 (7.29%) UML
13 44 (6.17%) SOA
14 41 (5.75%) Web Development
15 40 (5.61%) Integration Testing
16 37 (5.19%) OOD
17 35 (4.91%) Mentoring
18 31 (4.35%) BDD
19 29 (4.07%) RUP
20 28 (3.93%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 713 (100.00%) Java
2 314 (44.04%) SQL
3 283 (39.69%) JavaScript
4 46 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 28 (3.93%) Scala
6 27 (3.79%) XPath
7 23 (3.23%) C++
8 22 (3.09%) Python
9 21 (2.95%) AspectJ
10 18 (2.52%) XQuery
11 17 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.38%) Groovy
12 16 (2.24%) Perl
13 15 (2.10%) Ruby
13 15 (2.10%) HQL
14 13 (1.82%) C#
15 10 (1.40%) PHP
16 9 (1.26%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 126 (17.67%) Degree
2 25 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.95%) OCPJP
4 18 (2.52%) Sun Certification
5 16 (2.24%) Oracle Certification
6 15 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.84%) OCMJD
9 4 (0.56%) OCPJWCD
10 2 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.52%) QA
2 3 (0.42%) SLA
2 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.42%) Puppet
3 2 (0.28%) Ansible
4 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 195 (27.35%) Oracle
2 45 (6.31%) IBM
3 28 (3.93%) Sun
4 25 (3.51%) Microsoft
5 24 (3.37%) hybris
6 15 (2.10%) Endeca
7 12 (1.68%) Adobe
8 10 (1.40%) VMware
9 9 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.98%) Sybase
11 6 (0.84%) ATG
11 6 (0.84%) Terracotta
12 5 (0.70%) SAP
12 5 (0.70%) Google
12 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.56%) OpenLink
13 4 (0.56%) BT
13 4 (0.56%) Interwoven
14 3 (0.42%) Hitachi
15 2 (0.28%) BEA
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