Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 71 37
Rank change year-on-year +31 -34 -12
Permanent jobs citing Java 44 45 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.05% 3.51% 6.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.73% 6.22% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 88
Kent median annual salary £34,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% - -5.03%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £45,750 £52,750 £58,750
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 504 724 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 57.86% 56.47% 52.52%
Number of salaries quoted 438 627 705
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,375 £57,500 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Kent

Java
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java in Kent.

Salary trend for Java in Kent

Java
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Kent over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Java in Kent

Java
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Kent region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. 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
Tonbridge -5 11 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Whitstable - 8 £31,000 -
Sevenoaks +1 6 £24,500 -42.35%
West Malling +9 4 £38,750 +2.65%
Canterbury - 4 £42,500 -
Rochester - 3 £60,000 -
Maidstone -10 2 £33,750 -15.63% 4
Folkestone +4 1 £20,000 -65.22% 1
Chatham -1 1 £33,500 +11.67%
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Java.

1 23 (52.27%) C#
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 14 (31.82%) OO
3 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 12 (27.27%) Selenium
4 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (25.00%) Android
5 11 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
7 9 (20.45%) Scrum
7 9 (20.45%) Retail
8 8 (18.18%) Logistics
8 8 (18.18%) Manufacturing
8 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 8 (18.18%) Go
9 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
9 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Management
9 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
9 7 (15.91%) Python
9 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
9 7 (15.91%) Adobe
9 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
9 7 (15.91%) VPN
9 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (15.91%) Linux

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
1 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (4.55%) Serverless
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Firewall
1 7 (15.91%) Internet
1 7 (15.91%) VPN
2 6 (13.64%) CDMA
2 6 (13.64%) GSM
2 6 (13.64%) LTE
2 6 (13.64%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Hazelcast
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Selenium
2 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.64%) JIRA
3 6 (13.64%) Protractor
3 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.55%) JMeter
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) Xcode
General
1 9 (20.45%) Retail
2 8 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Software Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 8 (18.18%) Engineering Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Software Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Developer in Test
5 5 (11.36%) Software Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation Developer
6 4 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Spring
2 5 (11.36%) Spring Boot
3 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 4 (9.09%) J2EE
3 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (6.82%) React Native
5 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (4.55%) Java EE
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 2 (4.55%) XML
6 1 (2.27%) Grails
6 1 (2.27%) HTML5
6 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Android
1 11 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 6 (13.64%) CentOS
3 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) OO
1 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
2 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 9 (20.45%) Scrum
6 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 8 (18.18%) Logistics
6 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 7 (15.91%) Data Security
7 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Management
8 6 (13.64%) Kanban
8 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.36%) SDET
10 4 (9.09%) BDD
10 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.09%) Microservices
10 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) C#
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 8 (18.18%) Go
4 7 (15.91%) Groovy
4 7 (15.91%) Python
5 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
5 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.82%) Java 8
7 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.55%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.64%) ISEB
2 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Adobe
2 7 (15.91%) Sage
3 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.27%) SAP