The first table below looks at the demand for Java SE skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 196 201 179
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 1 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.020% 0.020% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% 0.051% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 13
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +14.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1737 1950 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.13% 38.93% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1481 1733 1719
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Java SE
England

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Java SE across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Java SE
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java SE across the West Midlands region.

Java SE Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java SE 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 SE.

1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) EJB
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) OOA/OOD
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) JPA
2 7 (77.78%) EJB 3.0
3 6 (66.67%) Spring
3 6 (66.67%) OO
4 5 (55.56%) JBoss
4 5 (55.56%) JMS
4 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
4 5 (55.56%) Toad
4 5 (55.56%) GlassFish
5 4 (44.44%) Subversion
5 4 (44.44%) JSF
5 4 (44.44%) JSP
5 4 (44.44%) PVCS
6 3 (33.33%) Logistics
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (22.22%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) UNIX
8 1 (11.11%) Windows
8 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
8 1 (11.11%) SOA
8 1 (11.11%) Rational Rose

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Java SE 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 SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) GlassFish
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
1 5 (55.56%) Toad
2 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 4 (44.44%) PVCS
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Rose
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) EJB
1 7 (77.78%) CSS
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) JPA
1 7 (77.78%) EJB 3.0
2 6 (66.67%) Spring
3 5 (55.56%) JMS
4 4 (44.44%) JSF
4 4 (44.44%) JSP
5 2 (22.22%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) OOA/OOD
2 6 (66.67%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Logistics
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) JBoss
3 1 (11.11%) IBM