Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

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

Java Developer
UK > England
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 63 61
Rank change year-on-year -28 -2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,634 3,993 6,358
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.35% 4.40% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 4.62% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,283 3,539 5,549
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £35,950
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 72,935 86,490 129,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.62% 95.24% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,133 70,839 104,701
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,101
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.20%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in England.

Salary trend for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in England over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in England

Java Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 12 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 1,536 £82,500 +10.00% 321
South East -39 342 £60,000 +4.35% 86
South West +4 296 £52,500 +5.00% 35
North of England -55 238 £57,500 +15.00% 78
Midlands -49 116 £50,000 -4.76% 43
North West -34 115 £60,000 +9.09% 47
Yorkshire -75 72 £52,500 +5.00% 23
East of England -4 71 £55,000 +4.76% 28
West Midlands -19 71 £50,000 -4.76% 34
North East +40 51 £57,500 +27.78% 8
East Midlands -51 45 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Java Developer
UK

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 England region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 2,634 (100.00%) Java
2 1,412 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,258 (47.76%) Spring
4 962 (36.52%) Microservices
5 746 (28.32%) JavaScript
6 721 (27.37%) Spring Boot
7 702 (26.65%) AWS
8 695 (26.39%) Finance
9 688 (26.12%) TDD
10 684 (25.97%) Docker
11 586 (22.25%) SQL
12 580 (22.02%) DevOps
13 565 (21.45%) Java 8
14 542 (20.58%) Kubernetes
15 490 (18.60%) Software Engineering
16 470 (17.84%) Scrum
17 460 (17.46%) Git (software)
18 427 (16.21%) Jenkins
19 414 (15.72%) AngularJS
19 414 (15.72%) Banking
20 402 (15.26%) Web Services
21 382 (14.50%) REST
22 380 (14.43%) Hibernate
23 370 (14.05%) Fintech
24 364 (13.82%) Maven
25 357 (13.55%) PostgreSQL
26 347 (13.17%) React
27 341 (12.95%) Python
28 340 (12.91%) HTML
29 338 (12.83%) Kafka

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 117 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 110 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
3 76 (2.89%) Apache Spark
4 68 (2.58%) Apache
5 60 (2.28%) Confluence
6 30 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 26 (0.99%) JBoss
8 21 (0.80%) nginx
9 19 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
10 17 (0.65%) Apache Solr
10 17 (0.65%) Apache TomEE
11 15 (0.57%) Mule
12 14 (0.53%) Mule ESB
13 13 (0.49%) CMS
13 13 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.30%) Jetty
16 6 (0.23%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.23%) Tornado
Applications
1 18 (0.68%) InVision
1 18 (0.68%) Sketch
2 16 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.11%) Figma
5 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.038%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.038%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 5 (0.19%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.076%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.038%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.038%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.038%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.038%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 702 (26.65%) AWS
2 287 (10.90%) Azure
3 218 (8.28%) GCP
4 135 (5.13%) SaaS
5 115 (4.37%) Serverless
6 96 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
7 85 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
8 83 (3.15%) Amazon ECS
9 42 (1.59%) GitHub
10 40 (1.52%) Apigee
11 30 (1.14%) OpenShift
11 30 (1.14%) PaaS
12 27 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
13 23 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
14 19 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.65%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.61%) IaaS
17 15 (0.57%) Amazon Alexa
18 14 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.29%) HTTP
2 21 (0.80%) Internet
3 17 (0.65%) AMQP
4 10 (0.38%) Broadband
5 7 (0.27%) SSH
6 5 (0.19%) 5G
6 5 (0.19%) SNMP
7 4 (0.15%) FTP
8 3 (0.11%) Firewall
9 2 (0.076%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.076%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.076%) Multicast
9 2 (0.076%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.076%) VPN
10 1 (0.038%) DNS
10 1 (0.038%) ICMP
10 1 (0.038%) Network Security
10 1 (0.038%) SSL
10 1 (0.038%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (13.55%) PostgreSQL
2 237 (9.00%) NoSQL
3 236 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 230 (8.73%) MySQL
5 221 (8.39%) MongoDB
6 148 (5.62%) SQL Server
7 121 (4.59%) Big Data
8 97 (3.68%) RDBMS
9 87 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 86 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 84 (3.19%) Hadoop
12 54 (2.05%) Redis
13 44 (1.67%) Blockchain
14 37 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
15 36 (1.37%) KDB
16 31 (1.18%) Hazelcast
17 29 (1.10%) DB2
18 27 (1.03%) Couchbase
19 26 (0.99%) Oracle Database
20 24 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 460 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 427 (16.21%) Jenkins
3 364 (13.82%) Maven
4 237 (9.00%) JUnit
5 152 (5.77%) Gradle
6 140 (5.32%) JIRA
7 123 (4.67%) Mockito
8 75 (2.85%) SonarQube
9 74 (2.81%) IntelliJ
10 62 (2.35%) GitLab
11 45 (1.71%) Ant
11 45 (1.71%) Cucumber
12 44 (1.67%) Artifactory
13 42 (1.59%) Bitbucket
14 41 (1.56%) DbUnit
15 40 (1.52%) Selenium
16 39 (1.48%) jMock
17 30 (1.14%) Eclipse
18 24 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 21 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 695 (26.39%) Finance
2 414 (15.72%) Banking
3 334 (12.68%) Social Skills
4 174 (6.61%) Front Office
5 146 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
6 145 (5.50%) Public Sector
7 114 (4.33%) Investment Banking
8 112 (4.25%) Games
9 82 (3.11%) Marketing
10 81 (3.08%) Retail
11 67 (2.54%) Electronics
12 58 (2.20%) Telecoms
13 56 (2.13%) Manufacturing
14 45 (1.71%) Law
15 37 (1.40%) Financial Institution
16 28 (1.06%) Back Office
17 24 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
18 18 (0.68%) Advertising
19 15 (0.57%) Legal
20 10 (0.38%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,258 (47.76%) Spring
2 721 (27.37%) Spring Boot
3 414 (15.72%) AngularJS
4 402 (15.26%) Web Services
5 382 (14.50%) REST
6 380 (14.43%) Hibernate
7 347 (13.17%) React
8 340 (12.91%) HTML
9 338 (12.83%) Kafka
10 324 (12.30%) RESTful
11 253 (9.61%) CSS
12 187 (7.10%) Node.js
13 142 (5.39%) SOAP
14 138 (5.24%) HTML5
15 130 (4.94%) J2EE
16 114 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
17 107 (4.06%) JSON
18 105 (3.99%) JMS
19 100 (3.80%) XML
20 99 (3.76%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 222 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 132 (5.01%) Fixed Income
3 129 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 111 (4.21%) Data Structures
5 108 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 106 (4.02%) Algorithms
7 87 (3.30%) Mobile App
8 83 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 83 (3.15%) Hedge funds
9 77 (2.92%) Equities
10 71 (2.70%) NHS
11 68 (2.58%) Derivative
12 39 (1.48%) User Experience
13 37 (1.40%) iPad
14 35 (1.33%) Pricing Data
15 29 (1.10%) Online Games
16 28 (1.06%) Cloud Native
17 24 (0.91%) Market Risk
17 24 (0.91%) N-Tier
18 22 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 317 (12.03%) Linux
2 124 (4.71%) Unix
3 61 (2.32%) Android
4 45 (1.71%) Windows
5 23 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.23%) Solaris
9 5 (0.19%) CentOS
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.038%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,412 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
2 962 (36.52%) Microservices
3 688 (26.12%) TDD
4 580 (22.02%) DevOps
5 490 (18.60%) Software Engineering
6 470 (17.84%) Scrum
7 370 (14.05%) Fintech
8 312 (11.85%) Multithreading
9 290 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
10 279 (10.59%) BDD
11 235 (8.92%) OO
12 231 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
13 200 (7.59%) Test Automation
14 198 (7.52%) Computer Science
15 152 (5.77%) SDLC
16 146 (5.54%) Mentoring
17 142 (5.39%) Low Latency
18 141 (5.35%) Pair Programming
19 132 (5.01%) MVC
20 123 (4.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,634 (100.00%) Java
2 746 (28.32%) JavaScript
3 586 (22.25%) SQL
4 565 (21.45%) Java 8
5 341 (12.95%) Python
6 209 (7.93%) TypeScript
7 201 (7.63%) Kotlin
8 154 (5.85%) Scala
9 101 (3.83%) C++
10 96 (3.64%) C#
11 57 (2.16%) Groovy
12 50 (1.90%) ES6
13 44 (1.67%) C
14 43 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 40 (1.52%) Bash Shell
16 37 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.14%) Go
18 26 (0.99%) PHP
19 22 (0.84%) Perl
20 18 (0.68%) ES7
Qualifications
1 235 (8.92%) Degree
2 152 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 134 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 76 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.68%) SANS
7 16 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.30%) PhD
11 7 (0.27%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.15%) CFA
12 4 (0.15%) HND
13 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.038%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.038%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.038%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (4.33%) QA
2 18 (0.68%) WCAG
3 12 (0.46%) NIST
4 9 (0.34%) MiFID
5 8 (0.30%) EMIR
6 7 (0.27%) GDPR
6 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.19%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.076%) PMO
9 1 (0.038%) SLA
System Software
1 684 (25.97%) Docker
2 12 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.30%) Postfix
4 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.15%) vSphere
5 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.038%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 542 (20.58%) Kubernetes
2 83 (3.15%) Ansible
3 79 (3.00%) Terraform
4 20 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.61%) Prometheus
5 16 (0.61%) Puppet
6 10 (0.38%) Grafana
7 7 (0.27%) Packer
8 6 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.23%) Kibana
9 5 (0.19%) Rancher
10 4 (0.15%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.11%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.038%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 285 (10.82%) Oracle
2 135 (5.13%) Google
3 63 (2.39%) Microsoft
4 52 (1.97%) SAP
4 52 (1.97%) Sybase
5 45 (1.71%) IBM
6 28 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 21 (0.80%) Solace
7 21 (0.80%) TIBCO
8 20 (0.76%) Splunk
9 19 (0.72%) Guidewire
10 18 (0.68%) MuleSoft
11 17 (0.65%) ION Trading
12 16 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.42%) Adobe
14 10 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.34%) Apple
16 8 (0.30%) Bloomberg
16 8 (0.30%) WSO2
17 7 (0.27%) hybris