Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 48 46
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -23
Permanent jobs citing Java 43 64 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.08% 4.84% 5.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.21% 8.95% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 39 53 87
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £21,700 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £53,750 £57,500
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 596 715 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 56.55% 54.04% 47.29%
Number of salaries quoted 517 623 783
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,600 £26,250 £23,100
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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
Maidstone -7 10 £43,500 +16.00% 3
Whitstable -3 6 £31,000 -22.50%
Swanley - 6 £35,000 - 1
Chatham +3 2 £32,250 +7.50%
Dartford -3 2 £33,500 -25.56% 1
Canterbury +11 1 £42,500 - 3
Tunbridge Wells +7 1 £23,500 -14.55% 1
Tonbridge -9 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Westerham - 1 £75,000 - 1
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
4 15 (34.88%) CSS
4 15 (34.88%) XML
5 14 (32.56%) HTML
6 13 (30.23%) JIRA
7 12 (27.91%) Finance
8 10 (23.26%) Python
8 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.93%) Kanban
9 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
9 9 (20.93%) Linux
9 9 (20.93%) Scrum
9 9 (20.93%) Spring
10 8 (18.60%) Selenium
11 7 (16.28%) MVC
11 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (16.28%) jQuery
11 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (13.95%) CentOS
12 6 (13.95%) LTE
12 6 (13.95%) REST
12 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
12 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
12 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
12 6 (13.95%) XSL
12 6 (13.95%) MySQL
12 6 (13.95%) ISEB

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 2 (4.65%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) Drupal
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) SaaS
3 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Serverless
3 1 (2.33%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) CDMA
1 6 (13.95%) GSM
1 6 (13.95%) LTE
1 6 (13.95%) UMTS
2 2 (4.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.65%) Redis
4 2 (4.65%) RethinkDB
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) JIRA
2 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
3 8 (18.60%) Selenium
4 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.30%) Subversion
6 3 (6.98%) Maven
6 3 (6.98%) NetBeans
7 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.65%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.33%) Ant
8 1 (2.33%) AppScan
8 1 (2.33%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) JUnit
8 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) NUnit
8 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.33%) Xcode
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Java Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Senior Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Software Tester
5 6 (13.95%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
6 5 (11.63%) DBA
6 5 (11.63%) Developer in Test
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (11.63%) SQL DBA
6 5 (11.63%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Junior
8 2 (4.65%) Site Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) CSS
1 15 (34.88%) XML
2 14 (32.56%) HTML
3 9 (20.93%) Spring
4 7 (16.28%) jQuery
5 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
5 6 (13.95%) REST
5 6 (13.95%) XSL
6 5 (11.63%) JSON
6 5 (11.63%) Web Services
7 4 (9.30%) Spring MVC
8 3 (6.98%) HTML5
8 3 (6.98%) RESTful
8 3 (6.98%) SOAP
9 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.65%) CSS3
9 2 (4.65%) J2EE
9 2 (4.65%) Middleware
9 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
9 2 (4.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) Fintech
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Spread Betting
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) CentOS
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows
5 2 (4.65%) Android
5 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
3 9 (20.93%) Kanban
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
4 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (16.28%) MVC
5 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.63%) SDET
6 5 (11.63%) TDD
7 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.30%) OO
7 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Web Development
8 3 (6.98%) BDD
8 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.98%) DevOps
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.98%) Microservices
9 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (4.65%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.26%) Python
4 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
5 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
5 5 (11.63%) Groovy
6 4 (9.30%) C#
7 3 (6.98%) Go
7 3 (6.98%) Java 8
8 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.33%) C++
9 1 (2.33%) Perl
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) Scala
9 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) ISEB
1 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Sybase