Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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

Java Software Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 249 285
Rank change year-on-year +64 +36 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 38 51 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.60% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.64% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 38 48 43
10th Percentile £64,375 £57,625 £62,750
25th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £92,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.51% +32.14% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £112,500 £82,500
90th Percentile " £114,125 £104,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £85,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% +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 4,491 8,020 9,800
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.10% 94.78% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,952 7,027 8,803
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £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 Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in the City of London

Java Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Java Software Engineer in the City of London

Java Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Software Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, Java Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Java
1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (52.63%) GCP
3 19 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 19 (50.00%) Open Source
3 19 (50.00%) Big Data
3 19 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 18 (47.37%) Analytics
4 18 (47.37%) Amazon Redshift
4 18 (47.37%) BigQuery
4 18 (47.37%) Data Engineering
5 16 (42.11%) Spring Boot
5 16 (42.11%) Microservices
5 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (42.11%) Spring
6 15 (39.47%) Banking
6 15 (39.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 14 (36.84%) Java 8
8 13 (34.21%) Kubernetes
8 13 (34.21%) BDD
8 13 (34.21%) Private Banking
8 13 (34.21%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (31.58%) AWS
10 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
10 10 (26.32%) Docker
11 9 (23.68%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (7.89%) DevOps
12 3 (7.89%) Kafka
13 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
13 2 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager

Java Software Engineer 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 19 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 20 (52.63%) GCP
2 13 (34.21%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (31.58%) AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) Big Data
1 19 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 18 (47.37%) Amazon Redshift
2 18 (47.37%) BigQuery
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (39.47%) Banking
2 13 (34.21%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) Spring
1 16 (42.11%) Spring Boot
2 3 (7.89%) Kafka
3 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) HTML5
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) React
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (50.00%) Open Source
3 18 (47.37%) Analytics
3 18 (47.37%) Data Engineering
4 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (42.11%) Microservices
5 15 (39.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 13 (34.21%) BDD
7 3 (7.89%) DevOps
8 2 (5.26%) Fintech
8 2 (5.26%) TDD
9 1 (2.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.63%) OO
9 1 (2.63%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) Java 8
3 2 (5.26%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) ES6
4 1 (2.63%) Go
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Kotlin
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Scala
4 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Adobe