Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 289 544 838
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.89% 6.66% 8.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 7.03% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 275 501 780
10th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £42,475
25th Percentile £70,000 £58,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £110,000 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £115,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +24.14% - +6.23%

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 4,566 7,742 9,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.78% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4,036 6,779 8,736
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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.

1 289 (100.00%) Java
2 146 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (33.56%) Microservices
4 96 (33.22%) Fintech
5 90 (31.14%) Finance
6 85 (29.41%) Java 8
7 82 (28.37%) AWS
8 76 (26.30%) TDD
9 75 (25.95%) Banking
10 72 (24.91%) DevOps
11 66 (22.84%) Multithreading
12 62 (21.45%) Kafka
13 60 (20.76%) Kubernetes
14 53 (18.34%) Spring
15 48 (16.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 48 (16.61%) Big Data
15 48 (16.61%) Electronic Trading
16 45 (15.57%) Hadoop
16 45 (15.57%) JavaScript
17 44 (15.22%) Kotlin
18 43 (14.88%) Front Office
18 43 (14.88%) Docker
19 42 (14.53%) Python
20 41 (14.19%) OO
20 41 (14.19%) Spring Boot
21 40 (13.84%) SQL
22 39 (13.49%) NoSQL
23 36 (12.46%) Apache Cassandra
24 35 (12.11%) MongoDB
24 35 (12.11%) Data Structures

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 (9.00%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.77%) Apache
3 3 (1.04%) Appian
3 3 (1.04%) Camunda
3 3 (1.04%) Confluence
3 3 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.04%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.04%) JBoss
3 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Fuse
3 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.35%) Mule
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) R3 Corda
2 3 (1.04%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 82 (28.37%) AWS
2 28 (9.69%) Azure
3 14 (4.84%) GCP
4 8 (2.77%) PaaS
4 8 (2.77%) SaaS
5 5 (1.73%) GitHub
6 3 (1.04%) Apple Pay
6 3 (1.04%) Google Pay
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Storage
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.61%) Big Data
2 45 (15.57%) Hadoop
3 39 (13.49%) NoSQL
4 36 (12.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (12.11%) MongoDB
6 16 (5.54%) Apache Hive
7 13 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 12 (4.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (3.46%) KDB
10 8 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.42%) MySQL
11 7 (2.42%) SQL Server
12 6 (2.08%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
15 1 (0.35%) Apache Ignite
15 1 (0.35%) HBase
15 1 (0.35%) Kdb+
15 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.92%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.50%) Maven
4 10 (3.46%) JIRA
5 8 (2.77%) JUnit
6 6 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.08%) Bitbucket
6 6 (2.08%) Mockito
6 6 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.73%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.73%) Selenium
7 5 (1.73%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.04%) Apache Archiva
8 3 (1.04%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.04%) GitLab
8 3 (1.04%) Gradle
8 3 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.35%) Babel
9 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.35%) TestCafe
General
1 90 (31.14%) Finance
2 75 (25.95%) Banking
3 43 (14.88%) Front Office
4 11 (3.81%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.42%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.38%) Back Office
7 3 (1.04%) Advertising
8 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.45%) Kafka
2 53 (18.34%) Spring
3 41 (14.19%) Spring Boot
4 32 (11.07%) JMS
4 32 (11.07%) React
5 29 (10.03%) ActiveMQ
5 29 (10.03%) AngularJS
6 26 (9.00%) REST
7 25 (8.65%) Node.js
7 25 (8.65%) Web Services
8 24 (8.30%) RESTful
9 23 (7.96%) HTML
10 22 (7.61%) HTML5
11 21 (7.27%) CSS
12 13 (4.50%) Hibernate
13 11 (3.81%) Apache Camel
14 10 (3.46%) FIX Protocol
15 7 (2.42%) Java EE
15 7 (2.42%) JPA
16 6 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (12.11%) Algorithms
2 35 (12.11%) Data Structures
3 32 (11.07%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (10.38%) Fixed Income
5 27 (9.34%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (5.88%) Video\Live Streaming
7 12 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.46%) Derivative
9 9 (3.11%) Equities
10 6 (2.08%) Clustering
11 4 (1.38%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.38%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.04%) Blog
12 3 (1.04%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.04%) Exotic Derivative
12 3 (1.04%) Social Media
13 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.23%) Linux
2 15 (5.19%) Unix
3 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (33.56%) Microservices
3 96 (33.22%) Fintech
4 76 (26.30%) TDD
5 72 (24.91%) DevOps
6 66 (22.84%) Multithreading
7 48 (16.61%) Electronic Trading
8 41 (14.19%) OO
9 30 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (9.69%) Low Latency
11 27 (9.34%) Computer Science
12 21 (7.27%) Open Source
13 18 (6.23%) Artificial Intelligence
13 18 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (6.23%) Test Automation
14 16 (5.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (5.54%) Project Delivery
15 15 (5.19%) Mentoring
16 14 (4.84%) SDLC
17 13 (4.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 289 (100.00%) Java
2 85 (29.41%) Java 8
3 45 (15.57%) JavaScript
4 44 (15.22%) Kotlin
5 42 (14.53%) Python
6 40 (13.84%) SQL
7 30 (10.38%) Scala
8 21 (7.27%) TypeScript
9 17 (5.88%) C#
9 17 (5.88%) ES6
10 15 (5.19%) PHP
11 8 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.08%) C++
13 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.69%) Haskell
14 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.35%) Clojure
15 1 (0.35%) Lisp
15 1 (0.35%) Ruby
15 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (7.96%) Degree
2 17 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 43 (14.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 60 (20.76%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.04%) Rancher
3 2 (0.69%) Terraform
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) Kibana
4 1 (0.35%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 14 (4.84%) Oracle
2 5 (1.73%) IBM
3 4 (1.38%) Solace
3 4 (1.38%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.04%) Databricks
4 3 (1.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.04%) Sybase
5 1 (0.35%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.35%) Google
5 1 (0.35%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.35%) Murex
5 1 (0.35%) Reuters
5 1 (0.35%) Talend