Period
to 16 September 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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 53 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Java 56 45 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.79% 4.32% 4.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.20% 7.69% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 54 41 52
Kent median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £19,575 £21,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £53,750
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 549 585 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 56.71% 56.20% 54.39%
Number of salaries quoted 490 506 628
Kent median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,125 £60,625 £56,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 September 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 September 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
Maidstone +9 19 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Sevenoaks - 6 £22,000 -
Folkestone - 5 £37,500 -
Canterbury -9 4 £34,205 -19.52%
Tonbridge +8 3 £35,000 -30.00%
Rochester - 3 £37,500 -
West Malling - 2 £37,500 - 3
Dartford -2 1 £60,000 +79.10%
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Sittingbourne - 1 £22,500 - 2
Java
South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
3 22 (39.29%) C#
3 22 (39.29%) SQL
4 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 17 (30.36%) Azure
5 17 (30.36%) Spring Boot
6 16 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (21.43%) Spring
8 12 (21.43%) AWS
9 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (19.64%) Docker
9 11 (19.64%) Node.js
9 11 (19.64%) NoSQL
10 10 (17.86%) TeamCity
10 10 (17.86%) Data Structures
10 10 (17.86%) Algorithms
10 10 (17.86%) Kubernetes
10 10 (17.86%) React
10 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 10 (17.86%) JSON
10 10 (17.86%) XML
11 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.07%) Degree
11 9 (16.07%) DevOps
11 9 (16.07%) RESTful
12 8 (14.29%) SDLC
12 8 (14.29%) Active Directory

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) nginx
3 1 (1.79%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) Azure
2 12 (21.43%) AWS
3 4 (7.14%) Serverless
4 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Firewall
1 7 (12.50%) Internet
1 7 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (3.57%) FTP
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) DTS
3 1 (1.79%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (17.86%) TeamCity
5 7 (12.50%) Selenium
6 5 (8.93%) JIRA
7 4 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.14%) JUnit
8 3 (5.36%) Maven
9 2 (3.57%) NUnit
9 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.79%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.79%) MSTest
10 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.79%) Subversion
10 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Service Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Junior
6 4 (7.14%) Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) JIRA Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Java Web Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) Spring Boot
2 12 (21.43%) Spring
3 11 (19.64%) Node.js
4 10 (17.86%) JSON
4 10 (17.86%) React
4 10 (17.86%) XML
5 9 (16.07%) RESTful
6 8 (14.29%) .NET
7 6 (10.71%) CSS
7 6 (10.71%) HTML
8 4 (7.14%) SOAP
8 4 (7.14%) Spring MVC
8 4 (7.14%) Web Services
9 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.36%) J2EE
9 3 (5.36%) jQuery
10 2 (3.57%) Apache Flex
10 2 (3.57%) Java EE
10 2 (3.57%) XSD
11 1 (1.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Algorithms
1 10 (17.86%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.07%) DevOps
6 8 (14.29%) SDLC
7 6 (10.71%) MVC
7 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Management
8 5 (8.93%) Scrum
8 5 (8.93%) TDD
8 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.14%) ETL
9 4 (7.14%) Fintech
9 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.14%) SOA
9 4 (7.14%) Task Automation
9 4 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
2 22 (39.29%) C#
2 22 (39.29%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.36%) C++
5 2 (3.57%) Java 8
6 1 (1.79%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.79%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.79%) Delphi
6 1 (1.79%) ES6
6 1 (1.79%) Groovy
6 1 (1.79%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) R
6 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Docker
2 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Adobe
2 7 (12.50%) Sage
3 4 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.79%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.79%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) webMethods