Period
to 27 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 63 50
Rank change year-on-year -18 -13 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,486 4,972 7,126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.73% 4.38% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 4.59% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,701 4,839 6,685
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £104,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +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 62,504 108,330 134,740
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 95.42% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 50,796 88,509 110,370
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -17 1,361 £80,000 +6.67% 364
South East -20 358 £62,500 +13.64% 83
South West +33 294 £50,000 - 35
North of England -22 237 £50,000 -4.76% 73
North West -20 126 £57,500 +4.55% 34
Midlands -28 121 £50,000 -9.09% 38
East of England +47 90 £65,000 +13.04% 26
West Midlands +28 77 £50,000 -4.76% 27
Yorkshire -42 66 £47,500 -5.00% 29
North East +48 45 £50,000 +11.11% 10
East Midlands -52 44 £47,500 -13.64% 11
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2,485 (99.96%) Java
2 1,315 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1,146 (46.10%) Spring
4 839 (33.75%) Microservices
5 761 (30.61%) JavaScript
6 640 (25.74%) Spring Boot
7 639 (25.70%) Finance
8 628 (25.26%) TDD
9 627 (25.22%) AWS
10 625 (25.14%) Docker
11 565 (22.73%) Java 8
12 564 (22.69%) SQL
13 542 (21.80%) DevOps
14 508 (20.43%) Kubernetes
15 461 (18.54%) Scrum
16 452 (18.18%) AngularJS
17 420 (16.89%) Software Engineering
18 372 (14.96%) Git (software)
19 363 (14.60%) React
20 356 (14.32%) Python
21 329 (13.23%) REST
22 325 (13.07%) Jenkins
23 322 (12.95%) Banking
24 319 (12.83%) PostgreSQL
25 318 (12.79%) Kafka
26 315 (12.67%) Hibernate
27 312 (12.55%) RESTful
28 308 (12.39%) HTML
29 305 (12.27%) Web Services
30 300 (12.07%) Fintech

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
1 121 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
2 89 (3.58%) Tomcat
3 78 (3.14%) Apache
4 75 (3.02%) Confluence
5 64 (2.57%) Apache Spark
6 40 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 22 (0.88%) CMS
8 20 (0.80%) JBoss
9 18 (0.72%) Mule
10 15 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
11 14 (0.56%) Mule ESB
12 11 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.40%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.32%) Tornado
15 7 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
15 7 (0.28%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.24%) Apache TomEE
17 5 (0.20%) Camunda
Applications
1 14 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
2 12 (0.48%) InVision
2 12 (0.48%) Sketch
3 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.12%) Figma
5 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.040%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.040%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.16%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.080%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.040%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 627 (25.22%) AWS
2 258 (10.38%) Azure
3 197 (7.92%) GCP
4 143 (5.75%) SaaS
5 103 (4.14%) Serverless
6 78 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
7 70 (2.82%) Amazon ECS
8 68 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
9 47 (1.89%) Apigee
10 38 (1.53%) GitHub
11 31 (1.25%) PaaS
12 27 (1.09%) OpenShift
13 24 (0.97%) IaaS
14 22 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
15 21 (0.84%) Amazon S3
15 21 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (0.72%) iPaaS
17 16 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.13%) HTTP
2 6 (0.24%) AMQP
2 6 (0.24%) Internet
3 4 (0.16%) FTP
4 3 (0.12%) Network Security
5 2 (0.080%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.080%) InfiniBand
5 2 (0.080%) Multicast
5 2 (0.080%) VPN
6 1 (0.040%) DNS
6 1 (0.040%) DSL
6 1 (0.040%) Firewall
6 1 (0.040%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (12.83%) PostgreSQL
2 208 (8.37%) NoSQL
3 207 (8.33%) MySQL
4 205 (8.25%) Relational Database
5 189 (7.60%) MongoDB
6 141 (5.67%) SQL Server
7 111 (4.47%) Big Data
8 72 (2.90%) Hadoop
9 67 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 64 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 62 (2.49%) RDBMS
12 43 (1.73%) Blockchain
13 35 (1.41%) KDB
14 33 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
14 33 (1.33%) Hazelcast
14 33 (1.33%) Redis
15 24 (0.97%) Apache Hive
16 19 (0.76%) Oracle Database
17 16 (0.64%) Couchbase
17 16 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 372 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 325 (13.07%) Jenkins
3 263 (10.58%) Maven
4 215 (8.65%) JUnit
5 133 (5.35%) Gradle
6 122 (4.91%) JIRA
7 101 (4.06%) Mockito
8 66 (2.65%) IntelliJ
9 52 (2.09%) SonarQube
10 51 (2.05%) Cucumber
11 46 (1.85%) GitLab
12 45 (1.81%) Artifactory
13 38 (1.53%) Ant
14 37 (1.49%) Selenium
15 29 (1.17%) Bitbucket
16 22 (0.88%) DbUnit
17 21 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (0.80%) jMock
19 18 (0.72%) Subversion
20 16 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 639 (25.70%) Finance
2 322 (12.95%) Banking
3 188 (7.56%) Front Office
4 160 (6.44%) Public Sector
5 88 (3.54%) Retail
6 82 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 79 (3.18%) Games
7 79 (3.18%) Marketing
8 69 (2.78%) Electronics
9 67 (2.70%) Telecoms
10 63 (2.53%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.01%) Law
12 20 (0.80%) Back Office
13 18 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.68%) Advertising
15 16 (0.64%) Online Betting
16 9 (0.36%) Automotive
16 9 (0.36%) French Language
17 4 (0.16%) Legal
18 3 (0.12%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,146 (46.10%) Spring
2 640 (25.74%) Spring Boot
3 452 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 363 (14.60%) React
5 329 (13.23%) REST
6 318 (12.79%) Kafka
7 315 (12.67%) Hibernate
8 312 (12.55%) RESTful
9 308 (12.39%) HTML
10 305 (12.27%) Web Services
11 264 (10.62%) CSS
12 224 (9.01%) Node.js
13 130 (5.23%) J2EE
14 117 (4.71%) SOAP
15 108 (4.34%) RabbitMQ
16 103 (4.14%) HTML5
17 101 (4.06%) ActiveMQ
18 99 (3.98%) JSON
19 96 (3.86%) Apache Camel
20 94 (3.78%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 212 (8.53%) Greenfield Project
2 159 (6.40%) Fixed Income
3 129 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 121 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
5 116 (4.67%) Algorithms
6 111 (4.47%) Data Structures
7 86 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
8 75 (3.02%) Mobile App
9 70 (2.82%) Hedge funds
10 63 (2.53%) Equities
10 63 (2.53%) User Experience
11 60 (2.41%) Derivative
12 57 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
13 56 (2.25%) NHS
14 29 (1.17%) Cloud Native
15 24 (0.97%) Online Games
16 23 (0.93%) Bitcoin
17 22 (0.88%) Social Network
18 20 (0.80%) N-Tier
19 18 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 237 (9.53%) Linux
2 84 (3.38%) Unix
3 39 (1.57%) Android
4 36 (1.45%) Windows
5 13 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 8 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.24%) Solaris
8 5 (0.20%) CentOS
9 2 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.080%) VMS
10 1 (0.040%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,315 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
2 839 (33.75%) Microservices
3 628 (25.26%) TDD
4 542 (21.80%) DevOps
5 461 (18.54%) Scrum
6 420 (16.89%) Software Engineering
7 300 (12.07%) Fintech
8 280 (11.26%) Multithreading
9 272 (10.94%) BDD
10 243 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
11 198 (7.96%) Test Automation
12 190 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
13 172 (6.92%) OO
14 166 (6.68%) Computer Science
15 139 (5.59%) Unit Testing
16 138 (5.55%) Mentoring
17 134 (5.39%) Kanban
18 122 (4.91%) Low Latency
18 122 (4.91%) SDLC
19 119 (4.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,485 (99.96%) Java
2 761 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 565 (22.73%) Java 8
4 564 (22.69%) SQL
5 356 (14.32%) Python
6 232 (9.33%) TypeScript
7 167 (6.72%) Scala
8 166 (6.68%) Kotlin
9 111 (4.47%) C#
10 98 (3.94%) C++
11 50 (2.01%) Groovy
12 44 (1.77%) PL/SQL
13 41 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 39 (1.57%) C
15 37 (1.49%) ES6
16 35 (1.41%) Go
17 32 (1.29%) Shell Script
18 24 (0.97%) PHP
19 19 (0.76%) XPath
20 17 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 201 (8.09%) Degree
2 190 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 164 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.48%) SANS
7 9 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.20%) PhD
10 2 (0.080%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.080%) HND
11 1 (0.040%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (2.94%) QA
2 18 (0.72%) NIST
3 12 (0.48%) WCAG
4 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.28%) GDPR
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.080%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.080%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.080%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.080%) NCSC
8 1 (0.040%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.040%) MiFID
8 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.040%) PMO
8 1 (0.040%) SLA
System Software
1 625 (25.14%) Docker
2 18 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.36%) Postfix
4 5 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.20%) vSphere
5 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.080%) Firmware
6 2 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.040%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 508 (20.43%) Kubernetes
2 110 (4.42%) Terraform
3 73 (2.94%) Ansible
4 29 (1.17%) Puppet
5 24 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.68%) Grafana
7 7 (0.28%) Kibana
7 7 (0.28%) Packer
8 6 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.20%) Rancher
10 4 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.12%) Pingdom
11 3 (0.12%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.040%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 215 (8.65%) Oracle
2 128 (5.15%) Google
3 60 (2.41%) SAP
4 43 (1.73%) Microsoft
5 39 (1.57%) Splunk
6 32 (1.29%) IBM
7 28 (1.13%) Solace
8 26 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 24 (0.97%) ION Trading
9 24 (0.97%) MuleSoft
10 22 (0.88%) TIBCO
11 21 (0.84%) Sybase
12 17 (0.68%) Guidewire
13 16 (0.64%) ServiceNow
14 15 (0.60%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.52%) Apple
15 13 (0.52%) WSO2
16 11 (0.44%) Adobe
16 11 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.40%) Pega