Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 33 19
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 241 620 1,089
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.62% 6.77% 10.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 7.10% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 270 668 1,060
Median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £57,325 £50,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £113,000 £110,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,005 8,732 9,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 95.34% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3,477 7,657 8,850
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,985 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the City of London

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, Java Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 241 (100.00%) Java
2 116 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (35.27%) Microservices
4 77 (31.95%) Java 8
5 65 (26.97%) Finance
6 64 (26.56%) TDD
7 55 (22.82%) Kafka
7 55 (22.82%) AWS
7 55 (22.82%) Fintech
8 53 (21.99%) JavaScript
9 51 (21.16%) Big Data
10 48 (19.92%) DevOps
11 47 (19.50%) Kubernetes
12 45 (18.67%) Spring
13 44 (18.26%) Multithreading
14 42 (17.43%) Docker
15 41 (17.01%) RESTful
16 40 (16.60%) Python
16 40 (16.60%) Spring Boot
17 35 (14.52%) React
18 34 (14.11%) Hadoop
19 33 (13.69%) Banking
19 33 (13.69%) Software Engineering
20 32 (13.28%) JMS
20 32 (13.28%) Kotlin
21 31 (12.86%) NoSQL
22 30 (12.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 30 (12.45%) SQL
23 29 (12.03%) Electronic Trading
24 28 (11.62%) Scala

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (10.79%) Apache Spark
2 17 (7.05%) Apache
3 10 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.90%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.24%) Camunda
6 2 (0.83%) Appian
6 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.41%) Mule
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 13 (5.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 55 (22.82%) AWS
2 27 (11.20%) Azure
3 17 (7.05%) GCP
4 5 (2.07%) GitHub
5 3 (1.24%) Apple Pay
5 3 (1.24%) Google Pay
6 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.16%) Big Data
2 34 (14.11%) Hadoop
3 31 (12.86%) NoSQL
4 26 (10.79%) MongoDB
5 25 (10.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.39%) KDB
7 12 (4.98%) MySQL
8 11 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (4.15%) Relational Database
10 9 (3.73%) Apache Hive
11 8 (3.32%) SQL Server
12 7 (2.90%) Bigtable
12 7 (2.90%) Presto
13 6 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.83%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
16 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
16 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (8.71%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.98%) JUnit
4 10 (4.15%) Maven
4 10 (4.15%) Mockito
5 6 (2.49%) JIRA
6 4 (1.66%) Gradle
7 3 (1.24%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.24%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.24%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.83%) Gatling
9 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.41%) JMeter
9 1 (0.41%) Selenium
9 1 (0.41%) TestCafe
9 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (26.97%) Finance
2 33 (13.69%) Banking
3 28 (11.62%) Front Office
4 11 (4.56%) Advertising
5 10 (4.15%) Marketing
6 7 (2.90%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.66%) Back Office
9 3 (1.24%) Games
10 2 (0.83%) French Language
10 2 (0.83%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.82%) Kafka
2 45 (18.67%) Spring
3 41 (17.01%) RESTful
4 40 (16.60%) Spring Boot
5 35 (14.52%) React
6 32 (13.28%) JMS
7 28 (11.62%) REST
8 25 (10.37%) ActiveMQ
8 25 (10.37%) AngularJS
8 25 (10.37%) Node.js
9 20 (8.30%) HTML
10 17 (7.05%) CSS
10 17 (7.05%) Web Services
11 14 (5.81%) HTML5
12 13 (5.39%) Apache Camel
13 7 (2.90%) Apache Beam
13 7 (2.90%) Protocol Buffers
14 5 (2.07%) JAX-RS
14 5 (2.07%) JPA
14 5 (2.07%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (9.96%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (9.54%) Algorithms
4 21 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (8.30%) Data Structures
6 19 (7.88%) Fixed Income
7 12 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.73%) Video\Live Streaming
9 7 (2.90%) Equities
10 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (2.07%) Derivative
12 4 (1.66%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.66%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.24%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.83%) Exotic Derivative
14 2 (0.83%) User Experience
15 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
15 1 (0.41%) Media Streaming
15 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.64%) Linux
2 11 (4.56%) Unix
3 3 (1.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (35.27%) Microservices
3 64 (26.56%) TDD
4 55 (22.82%) Fintech
5 48 (19.92%) DevOps
6 44 (18.26%) Multithreading
7 33 (13.69%) Software Engineering
8 29 (12.03%) Electronic Trading
9 26 (10.79%) Open Source
10 20 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (8.30%) OO
11 19 (7.88%) SDLC
12 16 (6.64%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (6.22%) Test Automation
14 14 (5.81%) Computer Science
14 14 (5.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (5.81%) OOP
15 12 (4.98%) Mentoring
16 11 (4.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 241 (100.00%) Java
2 77 (31.95%) Java 8
3 53 (21.99%) JavaScript
4 40 (16.60%) Python
5 32 (13.28%) Kotlin
6 30 (12.45%) SQL
7 28 (11.62%) Scala
8 17 (7.05%) TypeScript
9 16 (6.64%) C#
10 13 (5.39%) ES6
11 9 (3.73%) Ruby
12 8 (3.32%) PHP
13 2 (0.83%) C++
13 2 (0.83%) Go
13 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.41%) Clojure
14 1 (0.41%) ES7
14 1 (0.41%) Haskell
14 1 (0.41%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 15 (6.22%) Degree
2 11 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.41%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.66%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 42 (17.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 47 (19.50%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.98%) Terraform
3 3 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (1.24%) Kibana
3 3 (1.24%) Pingdom
3 3 (1.24%) Rancher
4 2 (0.83%) Ansible
4 2 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (3.73%) Oracle
2 7 (2.90%) Google
3 5 (2.07%) ION Trading
3 5 (2.07%) Solace
4 3 (1.24%) Databricks
4 3 (1.24%) Talend
5 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.83%) Sybase
5 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.41%) Guidewire