Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 34 39
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 340 264 668
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.77% 6.94% 6.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 7.43% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 316 236 630
10th Percentile £56,875 £51,875 £50,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £108,125 £97,500 £91,250
90th Percentile £117,500 £111,250 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +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 5,502 3,552 9,660
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 93.40% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,893 3,081 8,592
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
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 25 September 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 25 September 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.

1 340 (100.00%) Java
2 157 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (40.88%) Finance
4 113 (33.24%) Fintech
5 109 (32.06%) Microservices
6 107 (31.47%) Spring
7 82 (24.12%) Banking
8 80 (23.53%) Multithreading
9 77 (22.65%) Java 8
10 72 (21.18%) Spring Boot
11 67 (19.71%) Kubernetes
12 65 (19.12%) Front Office
13 60 (17.65%) TDD
14 57 (16.76%) Kafka
15 56 (16.47%) AWS
16 53 (15.59%) Big Data
17 52 (15.29%) Hadoop
18 50 (14.71%) DevOps
19 49 (14.41%) Docker
19 49 (14.41%) Algorithms
20 48 (14.12%) Git (software)
21 44 (12.94%) JavaScript
22 41 (12.06%) OO
22 41 (12.06%) Electronic Trading
22 41 (12.06%) Data Structures
23 39 (11.47%) MongoDB
24 35 (10.29%) Kotlin
25 34 (10.00%) React
25 34 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
25 34 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 16 (4.71%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.47%) Apache
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.29%) GemFire
5 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) Jetty
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.59%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.29%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 56 (16.47%) AWS
2 30 (8.82%) Azure
3 23 (6.76%) GCP
4 10 (2.94%) Serverless
5 9 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
5 9 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (2.35%) SaaS
7 6 (1.76%) Amazon EKS
8 5 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.47%) PaaS
9 4 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.18%) Snowflake
10 3 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.29%) Apigee
11 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.29%) GitHub
11 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.59%) Big Data
2 52 (15.29%) Hadoop
3 39 (11.47%) MongoDB
4 32 (9.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (6.47%) NoSQL
5 22 (6.47%) Relational Database
6 20 (5.88%) Flink
7 12 (3.53%) Redis
8 11 (3.24%) MySQL
9 9 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.65%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.47%) KDB
12 4 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.59%) Apache Ignite
13 2 (0.59%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.59%) DB2
13 2 (0.59%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 48 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.71%) Jenkins
2 33 (9.71%) Maven
3 9 (2.65%) JIRA
4 7 (2.06%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.76%) JUnit
6 5 (1.47%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.47%) Gradle
7 4 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.18%) Mockito
7 4 (1.18%) Selenium
7 4 (1.18%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.88%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.59%) GitLab
10 1 (0.29%) Ant
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Archiva
10 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
General
1 139 (40.88%) Finance
2 82 (24.12%) Banking
3 65 (19.12%) Front Office
4 30 (8.82%) Social Skills
5 12 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.24%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.65%) Advertising
9 8 (2.35%) Games
10 5 (1.47%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.59%) Public Speaking
11 2 (0.59%) Retail
11 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (31.47%) Spring
2 72 (21.18%) Spring Boot
3 57 (16.76%) Kafka
4 34 (10.00%) React
5 30 (8.82%) AngularJS
6 29 (8.53%) FIX Protocol
7 25 (7.35%) Web Services
8 24 (7.06%) JMS
9 23 (6.76%) HTML
9 23 (6.76%) RESTful
10 19 (5.59%) ActiveMQ
10 19 (5.59%) Hibernate
10 19 (5.59%) HTML5
11 17 (5.00%) REST
12 13 (3.82%) CSS
13 12 (3.53%) Middleware
14 10 (2.94%) Apache Camel
15 9 (2.65%) Java EE
16 8 (2.35%) Vue.js
16 8 (2.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.41%) Algorithms
2 41 (12.06%) Data Structures
3 34 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (8.82%) Fixed Income
4 30 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (8.24%) Derivative
5 28 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (6.18%) Legacy Systems
7 18 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (5.00%) Hedge funds
9 14 (4.12%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (2.35%) Pricing Data
11 7 (2.06%) Clustering
12 6 (1.76%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.76%) Social Media
12 6 (1.76%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (0.59%) Media Streaming
13 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.59%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.82%) Linux
2 14 (4.12%) Unix
3 6 (1.76%) Windows
4 4 (1.18%) Android
4 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (33.24%) Fintech
3 109 (32.06%) Microservices
4 80 (23.53%) Multithreading
5 60 (17.65%) TDD
6 50 (14.71%) DevOps
7 41 (12.06%) Electronic Trading
7 41 (12.06%) OO
8 34 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (9.41%) Software Engineering
10 30 (8.82%) Concurrent Programming
11 29 (8.53%) Full Stack Development
12 26 (7.65%) Clean Code
13 22 (6.47%) SDLC
14 19 (5.59%) BDD
15 18 (5.29%) Test Automation
16 16 (4.71%) Migration
16 16 (4.71%) OOD
17 15 (4.41%) Event-Driven
18 14 (4.12%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 340 (100.00%) Java
2 77 (22.65%) Java 8
3 44 (12.94%) JavaScript
4 35 (10.29%) Kotlin
5 31 (9.12%) SQL
6 30 (8.82%) Python
7 16 (4.71%) Go
8 14 (4.12%) Scala
9 9 (2.65%) C++
10 7 (2.06%) C#
10 7 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.18%) ES6
11 4 (1.18%) Java 11
11 4 (1.18%) PHP
12 3 (0.88%) R
13 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.59%) C
13 2 (0.59%) Groovy
13 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 10 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.65%) Degree
3 4 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.29%) SEPA
System Software
1 49 (14.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 67 (19.71%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.06%) Prometheus
3 6 (1.76%) Terraform
4 2 (0.59%) Ansible
4 2 (0.59%) Grafana
5 1 (0.29%) Mesos
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (6.18%) Google
2 16 (4.71%) Oracle
3 9 (2.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.18%) Greenplum
4 4 (1.18%) IBM
5 3 (0.88%) Solace
5 3 (0.88%) Sybase
6 2 (0.59%) Murex
6 2 (0.59%) SmartStream
6 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.29%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.29%) Reuters
7 1 (0.29%) Splunk