Period
to 29 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 37 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 260 654 972
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 6.96% 6.55% 8.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.45% 6.86% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 292 661 937
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £51,375 £50,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 3,491 9,535 10,538
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 95.55% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,013 8,382 9,419
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £61,625
% change year-on-year +7.69% +5.48% +2.71%

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020, 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.

1 260 (100.00%) Java
2 133 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (40.38%) Microservices
4 92 (35.38%) Java 8
5 86 (33.08%) TDD
6 73 (28.08%) Finance
7 66 (25.38%) Docker
8 61 (23.46%) Software Engineering
9 60 (23.08%) Kubernetes
10 59 (22.69%) Kafka
11 56 (21.54%) JavaScript
12 55 (21.15%) Spring
12 55 (21.15%) Big Data
13 50 (19.23%) Kotlin
14 45 (17.31%) Multithreading
15 44 (16.92%) RESTful
16 40 (15.38%) AWS
16 40 (15.38%) DevOps
17 37 (14.23%) NoSQL
18 34 (13.08%) MongoDB
18 34 (13.08%) Spring Boot
19 33 (12.69%) Hadoop
19 33 (12.69%) Open Source
19 33 (12.69%) Python
19 33 (12.69%) JMS
20 32 (12.31%) Scala
20 32 (12.31%) Apache Cassandra
21 31 (11.92%) Git (software)
22 29 (11.15%) React
22 29 (11.15%) Fintech

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 28 (10.77%) Apache Spark
2 15 (5.77%) Apache
3 14 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.92%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.15%) Confluence
5 3 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.38%) Camunda
6 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.38%) AWS
2 18 (6.92%) GCP
3 17 (6.54%) Azure
4 7 (2.69%) GitHub
5 5 (1.92%) SaaS
6 3 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.15%) Serverless
7 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.15%) AMQP
2 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (21.15%) Big Data
2 37 (14.23%) NoSQL
3 34 (13.08%) MongoDB
4 33 (12.69%) Hadoop
5 32 (12.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.00%) MySQL
7 10 (3.85%) SQL Server
8 9 (3.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.31%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.31%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.92%) Bigtable
10 5 (1.92%) Presto
10 5 (1.92%) Redis
11 3 (1.15%) KDB
11 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.77%) HBase
12 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.38%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.38%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 31 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.46%) Jenkins
2 22 (8.46%) Maven
3 14 (5.38%) Gradle
4 7 (2.69%) IntelliJ
4 7 (2.69%) JUnit
5 6 (2.31%) Mockito
6 5 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.15%) JIRA
7 3 (1.15%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.77%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.77%) Gatling
9 1 (0.38%) Ant
9 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.38%) Spock
General
1 73 (28.08%) Finance
2 28 (10.77%) Banking
3 17 (6.54%) Front Office
4 15 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.85%) Advertising
6 9 (3.46%) Marketing
7 6 (2.31%) Games
8 5 (1.92%) Back Office
9 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.15%) Law
10 3 (1.15%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.77%) French Language
11 2 (0.77%) Retail
11 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Billing
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (22.69%) Kafka
2 55 (21.15%) Spring
3 44 (16.92%) RESTful
4 34 (13.08%) Spring Boot
5 33 (12.69%) JMS
6 29 (11.15%) React
7 28 (10.77%) AngularJS
8 24 (9.23%) ActiveMQ
8 24 (9.23%) REST
9 20 (7.69%) Node.js
10 19 (7.31%) HTML
11 14 (5.38%) CSS
11 14 (5.38%) HTML5
12 11 (4.23%) Apache Camel
12 11 (4.23%) Hibernate
12 11 (4.23%) Web Services
13 9 (3.46%) Spring Integration
14 8 (3.08%) Protocol Buffers
14 8 (3.08%) Vert.x
14 8 (3.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.77%) Greenfield Project
1 28 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 12 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.46%) Derivative
6 9 (3.46%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (2.69%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.69%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.31%) User Experience
9 5 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.54%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.54%) Social Media
11 3 (1.15%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.77%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.77%) Equities
13 1 (0.38%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.38%) Linux
2 6 (2.31%) Unix
3 4 (1.54%) Windows
4 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (40.38%) Microservices
3 86 (33.08%) TDD
4 61 (23.46%) Software Engineering
5 45 (17.31%) Multithreading
6 40 (15.38%) DevOps
7 33 (12.69%) Open Source
8 29 (11.15%) Fintech
9 28 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (10.77%) OO
10 20 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
11 18 (6.92%) Analytics
11 18 (6.92%) BDD
12 17 (6.54%) Computer Science
13 14 (5.38%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (5.00%) OOP
14 13 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (4.62%) Data Analytics
15 12 (4.62%) Pair Programming
16 11 (4.23%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 260 (100.00%) Java
2 92 (35.38%) Java 8
3 56 (21.54%) JavaScript
4 50 (19.23%) Kotlin
5 33 (12.69%) Python
6 32 (12.31%) Scala
7 26 (10.00%) SQL
8 18 (6.92%) C#
9 14 (5.38%) ES6
10 13 (5.00%) TypeScript
11 11 (4.23%) PHP
12 7 (2.69%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.69%) Ruby
13 3 (1.15%) C++
13 3 (1.15%) R
13 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.77%) Go
15 1 (0.38%) AWK
15 1 (0.38%) C
15 1 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (7.69%) Degree
2 13 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.15%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.38%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.77%) MiFID
2 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 66 (25.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 60 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.38%) Terraform
3 7 (2.69%) Kibana
3 7 (2.69%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (5.00%) Oracle
2 8 (3.08%) Google
3 4 (1.54%) ION Trading
4 3 (1.15%) Solace
5 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.77%) Talend
6 1 (0.38%) Foundry
6 1 (0.38%) Murex