Period
to 24 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 48 36
Rank change year-on-year -11 -12 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 298 237 610
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.82% 5.56% 6.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.12% 5.96% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 287 221 574
10th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £50,000
25th Percentile £77,500 £66,250 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £95,000 £85,000 £73,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +15.65% +5.00%
75th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £87,188
90th Percentile £117,500 £117,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £95,000 £82,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +15.15% +13.79% +3.57%

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 5,815 3,975 8,723
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.05% 93.31% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,130 3,488 7,634
10th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £103,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022, 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (33.22%) Microservices
4 94 (31.54%) Spring
5 89 (29.87%) Fintech
6 86 (28.86%) Finance
7 72 (24.16%) Spring Boot
8 68 (22.82%) Banking
9 65 (21.81%) Multithreading
10 64 (21.48%) Kubernetes
11 61 (20.47%) DevOps
12 58 (19.46%) Java 8
13 54 (18.12%) Docker
13 54 (18.12%) Kafka
14 50 (16.78%) Front Office
15 48 (16.11%) SQL
16 47 (15.77%) TDD
17 40 (13.42%) AWS
17 40 (13.42%) React
17 40 (13.42%) CI/CD
18 38 (12.75%) Algorithms
19 37 (12.42%) Full Stack Development
20 35 (11.74%) Big Data
21 34 (11.41%) Fixed Income
22 33 (11.07%) JMS
22 33 (11.07%) Git (software)
22 33 (11.07%) Kotlin
23 30 (10.07%) REST
23 30 (10.07%) FIX Protocol
24 29 (9.73%) Maven

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 13 (4.36%) Jetty
2 8 (2.68%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.42%) AWS
2 24 (8.05%) GCP
3 19 (6.38%) Azure
4 6 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.01%) Datadog
5 3 (1.01%) Serverless
5 3 (1.01%) Snowflake
6 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.34%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.34%) HTTP
1 1 (0.34%) Internet
1 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.74%) Big Data
2 27 (9.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 26 (8.72%) Hadoop
3 26 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.05%) MySQL
5 17 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.36%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.36%) Redis
8 9 (3.02%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.35%) Flink
9 7 (2.35%) KDB
10 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.34%) DB2
12 3 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.67%) OLAP
14 1 (0.34%) ArangoDB
14 1 (0.34%) HBase
14 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 29 (9.73%) Maven
3 17 (5.70%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.37%) JUnit
5 14 (4.70%) Gradle
6 13 (4.36%) Ant
6 13 (4.36%) Apache Ivy
6 13 (4.36%) Bitbucket
6 13 (4.36%) Concordion
6 13 (4.36%) Cucumber
6 13 (4.36%) Mockito
7 4 (1.34%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.01%) JIRA
9 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.34%) GitLab
General
1 86 (28.86%) Finance
2 68 (22.82%) Banking
3 50 (16.78%) Front Office
4 20 (6.71%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.03%) Social Skills
6 9 (3.02%) Advertising
7 7 (2.35%) Games
7 7 (2.35%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.68%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.34%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.34%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.34%) Retail
11 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.34%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (31.54%) Spring
2 72 (24.16%) Spring Boot
3 54 (18.12%) Kafka
4 40 (13.42%) React
5 33 (11.07%) JMS
6 30 (10.07%) FIX Protocol
6 30 (10.07%) REST
7 25 (8.39%) RESTful
8 22 (7.38%) Web Services
9 20 (6.71%) AngularJS
9 20 (6.71%) JSON
10 19 (6.38%) XML
11 17 (5.70%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (4.36%) JAX-RS
12 13 (4.36%) JDBC
12 13 (4.36%) JPA
12 13 (4.36%) Swagger
13 12 (4.03%) HTML
14 10 (3.36%) Ratpack
14 10 (3.36%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.75%) Algorithms
2 34 (11.41%) Fixed Income
3 27 (9.06%) Derivative
3 27 (9.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (8.72%) Data Structures
5 22 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (6.71%) Hedge funds
8 10 (3.36%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.34%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.01%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.01%) Social Media
11 3 (1.01%) User Experience
11 3 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.67%) Data Fabric
12 2 (0.67%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.67%) Media Streaming
12 2 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.05%) Linux
2 18 (6.04%) Unix
3 5 (1.68%) Android
4 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (33.22%) Microservices
3 89 (29.87%) Fintech
4 65 (21.81%) Multithreading
5 61 (20.47%) DevOps
6 47 (15.77%) TDD
7 40 (13.42%) CI/CD
8 37 (12.42%) Full Stack Development
9 27 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (7.05%) Clean Code
11 20 (6.71%) BDD
11 20 (6.71%) SDLC
12 19 (6.38%) Low Latency
13 18 (6.04%) Electronic Trading
14 17 (5.70%) Concurrent Programming
14 17 (5.70%) Scrum
15 16 (5.37%) OO
16 15 (5.03%) API Design
17 13 (4.36%) Risk Management
18 12 (4.03%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 298 (100.00%) Java
2 58 (19.46%) Java 8
3 48 (16.11%) SQL
4 33 (11.07%) Kotlin
5 20 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.38%) Python
7 11 (3.69%) Java 11
8 10 (3.36%) C#
8 10 (3.36%) Go
9 9 (3.02%) C++
10 7 (2.35%) Scala
11 6 (2.01%) C
12 2 (0.67%) Rust
13 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (3.36%) Degree
2 5 (1.68%) Master's Degree
2 5 (1.68%) SC Cleared
2 5 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.68%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 54 (18.12%) Docker
2 3 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 64 (21.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.68%) Terraform
3 4 (1.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 25 (8.39%) Google
2 8 (2.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.34%) Oracle
4 2 (0.67%) Sybase
4 2 (0.67%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.34%) IBM
5 1 (0.34%) SmartStream
5 1 (0.34%) Solace
5 1 (0.34%) Splunk