Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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

Java Developer
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 52 45
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,119 990 3,082
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.21% 5.11% 5.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 5.47% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,515 845 2,786
10th Percentile £53,000 £52,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £103,750 £95,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £108,750 £115,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 45,031 18,104 51,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.47% 93.51% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30,951 15,348 42,772
10th Percentile £41,222 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in London

Java Developer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Central London -13 354 £90,000 +20.00% 172
West London -40 64 £60,000 -11.11% 66
South London -8 44 £72,500 +7.41% 4
East London - 11 £100,000 - 33
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 2,119 (100.00%) Java
2 1,089 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
3 970 (45.78%) Spring
4 873 (41.20%) Microservices
5 788 (37.19%) Finance
6 630 (29.73%) AWS
7 619 (29.21%) Spring Boot
8 592 (27.94%) TDD
9 500 (23.60%) Docker
10 476 (22.46%) Java 8
11 445 (21.00%) Software Engineering
12 437 (20.62%) JavaScript
13 425 (20.06%) SQL
14 418 (19.73%) Social Skills
15 414 (19.54%) Banking
16 407 (19.21%) Kubernetes
17 383 (18.07%) Git (software)
18 366 (17.27%) Python
19 365 (17.23%) Jenkins
20 356 (16.80%) DevOps
21 348 (16.42%) REST
22 338 (15.95%) React
23 317 (14.96%) Full Stack Development
24 309 (14.58%) Azure
25 306 (14.44%) Web Services
26 304 (14.35%) Kafka
27 299 (14.11%) Multithreading
28 279 (13.17%) Scrum
29 276 (13.03%) Fintech
30 275 (12.98%) Continuous Integration

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 55 (2.60%) Apache
1 55 (2.60%) Apache Spark
2 46 (2.17%) Confluence
3 41 (1.93%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (0.90%) nginx
5 19 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
6 18 (0.85%) Apache TomEE
7 14 (0.66%) MQSeries
8 13 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.47%) Camunda
11 9 (0.42%) DataSynapse
12 8 (0.38%) Jetty
12 8 (0.38%) Jupyter
13 6 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.24%) Alfresco
14 5 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
14 5 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.14%) InVision
4 3 (0.14%) Sketch
5 2 (0.094%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.047%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.094%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.094%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.094%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.094%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.047%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.047%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 630 (29.73%) AWS
2 309 (14.58%) Azure
3 245 (11.56%) GCP
4 183 (8.64%) Serverless
5 133 (6.28%) AWS Lambda
6 112 (5.29%) Amazon EC2
7 98 (4.62%) GitHub
8 79 (3.73%) Amazon ECS
9 68 (3.21%) SaaS
10 37 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (1.75%) OpenShift
11 28 (1.32%) Google Play
11 28 (1.32%) PaaS
12 24 (1.13%) Azure Functions
13 23 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (0.80%) Akamai
14 17 (0.80%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.80%) Apigee
14 17 (0.80%) Snowflake
15 16 (0.76%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.63%) HTTP
2 41 (1.93%) AMQP
3 21 (0.99%) Broadband
4 20 (0.94%) Internet
5 8 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.28%) SWIFTNet
7 2 (0.094%) SMPP
7 2 (0.094%) SSH
8 1 (0.047%) LAN
8 1 (0.047%) SMS
8 1 (0.047%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (11.85%) Relational Database
2 210 (9.91%) NoSQL
3 192 (9.06%) PostgreSQL
4 181 (8.54%) MongoDB
5 153 (7.22%) Big Data
6 121 (5.71%) MySQL
7 111 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 100 (4.72%) Redis
9 91 (4.29%) RDBMS
10 79 (3.73%) Hadoop
11 68 (3.21%) SQL Server
12 66 (3.11%) Amazon Aurora
13 60 (2.83%) Amazon Athena
14 53 (2.50%) DB2
15 43 (2.03%) KDB
16 42 (1.98%) Blockchain
17 40 (1.89%) Hazelcast
18 30 (1.42%) Oracle Database
19 23 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
20 22 (1.04%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 383 (18.07%) Git (software)
2 365 (17.23%) Jenkins
3 266 (12.55%) Maven
4 179 (8.45%) JUnit
5 163 (7.69%) Gradle
6 127 (5.99%) Mockito
7 89 (4.20%) JIRA
8 82 (3.87%) IntelliJ
9 65 (3.07%) Bitbucket
9 65 (3.07%) Eclipse
10 43 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
11 42 (1.98%) TeamCity
12 41 (1.93%) Bitbucket Server
13 40 (1.89%) Cucumber
14 29 (1.37%) Mercurial
15 28 (1.32%) GitLab
16 23 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (0.99%) SonarQube
18 20 (0.94%) DbUnit
18 20 (0.94%) jMock
General
1 788 (37.19%) Finance
2 418 (19.73%) Social Skills
3 414 (19.54%) Banking
4 219 (10.34%) Front Office
5 128 (6.04%) Investment Banking
6 112 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
7 110 (5.19%) Games
8 67 (3.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 60 (2.83%) Public Sector
10 56 (2.64%) Retail
11 53 (2.50%) Financial Institution
12 40 (1.89%) Advertising
13 36 (1.70%) Back Office
14 31 (1.46%) Manufacturing
15 18 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
16 17 (0.80%) Retail Banking
16 17 (0.80%) Telecoms
17 14 (0.66%) Billing
17 14 (0.66%) Legal
18 13 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 970 (45.78%) Spring
2 619 (29.21%) Spring Boot
3 348 (16.42%) REST
4 338 (15.95%) React
5 306 (14.44%) Web Services
6 304 (14.35%) Kafka
7 252 (11.89%) RESTful
8 239 (11.28%) Hibernate
9 237 (11.18%) AngularJS
10 173 (8.16%) HTML
11 143 (6.75%) Node.js
12 120 (5.66%) CSS
13 101 (4.77%) JSON
14 97 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
15 86 (4.06%) J2EE
16 85 (4.01%) JMS
17 81 (3.82%) FIX Protocol
18 80 (3.78%) Middleware
19 78 (3.68%) XML
20 76 (3.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 181 (8.54%) Derivative
2 158 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
3 139 (6.56%) Algorithms
4 136 (6.42%) Data Structures
5 119 (5.62%) Hedge funds
6 113 (5.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 105 (4.96%) Fixed Income
8 91 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
9 63 (2.97%) Pricing Data
10 55 (2.60%) Equities
11 53 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
12 48 (2.27%) Mobile App
13 47 (2.22%) Cloud Native
14 32 (1.51%) Social Media
14 32 (1.51%) Social Network
15 30 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
16 28 (1.32%) Contract for Difference
16 28 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
16 28 (1.32%) Online Games
17 25 (1.18%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 162 (7.65%) Linux
2 115 (5.43%) Unix
3 80 (3.78%) Windows
4 39 (1.84%) Android
5 12 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.094%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.094%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,089 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 873 (41.20%) Microservices
3 592 (27.94%) TDD
4 445 (21.00%) Software Engineering
5 356 (16.80%) DevOps
6 317 (14.96%) Full Stack Development
7 299 (14.11%) Multithreading
8 279 (13.17%) Scrum
9 276 (13.03%) Fintech
10 275 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
11 245 (11.56%) BDD
12 242 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
13 217 (10.24%) OO
14 211 (9.96%) Test Automation
15 196 (9.25%) Asset Management
16 168 (7.93%) Open Source
17 156 (7.36%) OOP
18 150 (7.08%) SDLC
19 144 (6.80%) Low Latency
20 138 (6.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,119 (100.00%) Java
2 476 (22.46%) Java 8
3 437 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 425 (20.06%) SQL
5 366 (17.27%) Python
6 171 (8.07%) Kotlin
7 149 (7.03%) Java 11
8 110 (5.19%) Scala
9 80 (3.78%) TypeScript
10 69 (3.26%) C#
11 68 (3.21%) Groovy
12 49 (2.31%) C++
13 41 (1.93%) C
14 36 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.65%) Go
16 33 (1.56%) Bash Shell
17 23 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.76%) Perl
19 14 (0.66%) Clojure
20 12 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 148 (6.98%) Degree
2 74 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.19%) CFA
6 4 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.14%) SANS
8 2 (0.094%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.094%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.047%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.047%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.047%) OCP
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.047%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (8.97%) QA
2 25 (1.18%) MiFID
3 23 (1.09%) EMIR
4 10 (0.47%) PMO
5 7 (0.33%) ISO 20022
6 6 (0.28%) ISO 15022
7 3 (0.14%) WCAG
8 2 (0.094%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.094%) SLA
9 1 (0.047%) SEPA
System Software
1 500 (23.60%) Docker
2 23 (1.09%) Postfix
3 14 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.047%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.047%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 407 (19.21%) Kubernetes
2 172 (8.12%) Terraform
3 67 (3.16%) Ansible
4 47 (2.22%) Prometheus
5 44 (2.08%) Puppet
6 42 (1.98%) Grafana
7 15 (0.71%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.33%) Kibana
9 5 (0.24%) logstash
9 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.094%) Control-M
11 2 (0.094%) Oozie
12 1 (0.047%) Ambari
12 1 (0.047%) Argo
12 1 (0.047%) collectd
12 1 (0.047%) Fluentd
12 1 (0.047%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.047%) Mesos
Vendors
1 211 (9.96%) Oracle
2 108 (5.10%) Google
3 63 (2.97%) Sybase
4 55 (2.60%) Microsoft
5 43 (2.03%) Solace
6 41 (1.93%) Splunk
7 31 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 23 (1.09%) TIBCO
9 16 (0.76%) Greenplum
9 16 (0.76%) MuleSoft
10 13 (0.61%) IBM
11 10 (0.47%) Bloomberg
12 9 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.38%) Cisco
14 7 (0.33%) Reuters
14 7 (0.33%) Snapchat
15 6 (0.28%) SAP
15 6 (0.28%) Sencha
16 5 (0.24%) Murex
17 4 (0.19%) Apple