Period
to 1 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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

Java Engineer
England > London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 224 278
Rank change year-on-year +18 +54 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 801 402 708
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.77% 1.43% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.52% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 575 374 632
10th Percentile £53,750 £51,625 £46,250
25th Percentile £67,750 £67,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £85,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year - +17.24% +11.54%
75th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £92,500
90th Percentile £126,250 £133,750 £108,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +4.35%

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 40,432 26,449 54,197
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.59% 93.87% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 28,097 21,857 45,025
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,750 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £103,750 £102,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Engineer in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Engineer in London

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 1 August 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 +32 151 £82,500 -2.94% 45
West London -2 31 £65,000 +23.81% 14
East London +12 9 £110,000 +57.14% 8
South London -2 4 £28,750 -36.31% 1
Java Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 801 (100.00%) Java
2 445 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 430 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (50.81%) Microservices
5 375 (46.82%) AWS
6 307 (38.33%) Spring
7 303 (37.83%) Kubernetes
8 284 (35.46%) Docker
9 272 (33.96%) Finance
10 245 (30.59%) SQL
11 230 (28.71%) Python
12 219 (27.34%) TDD
13 188 (23.47%) Test Automation
14 180 (22.47%) DevOps
15 178 (22.22%) Kafka
16 172 (21.47%) Relational Database
17 155 (19.35%) REST
18 145 (18.10%) PostgreSQL
19 141 (17.60%) Banking
20 134 (16.73%) Java 8
21 126 (15.73%) Social Skills
22 122 (15.23%) GCP
22 122 (15.23%) Asset Management
23 121 (15.11%) Jenkins
23 121 (15.11%) Open Source
24 120 (14.98%) Web Services
25 114 (14.23%) Spring Boot
26 113 (14.11%) Retail
27 111 (13.86%) Investment Management
28 109 (13.61%) JavaScript

Java Engineer 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 62 (7.74%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.87%) Apache
3 18 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.87%) Jupyter
5 9 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.75%) Confluence
8 3 (0.37%) nginx
8 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.25%) CICS
9 2 (0.25%) CMS
9 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.12%) GemFire
10 1 (0.12%) Luigi
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 375 (46.82%) AWS
2 122 (15.23%) GCP
3 104 (12.98%) Azure
4 83 (10.36%) Serverless
5 80 (9.99%) AWS Lambda
6 78 (9.74%) Amazon EC2
7 67 (8.36%) Amazon ECS
8 29 (3.62%) SaaS
9 26 (3.25%) OpenShift
10 19 (2.37%) GitHub
11 18 (2.25%) Amazon S3
12 15 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.87%) PaaS
15 6 (0.75%) Cloud Functions
15 6 (0.75%) Dialogflow
15 6 (0.75%) Google App Engine
15 6 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
15 6 (0.75%) WhatsApp
16 5 (0.62%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.49%) HTTP
2 3 (0.37%) Internet
2 3 (0.37%) SMS
3 2 (0.25%) Broadband
4 1 (0.12%) Calico
4 1 (0.12%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (21.47%) Relational Database
2 145 (18.10%) PostgreSQL
3 103 (12.86%) NoSQL
4 82 (10.24%) Big Data
5 76 (9.49%) MySQL
6 74 (9.24%) Amazon Aurora
7 55 (6.87%) Hadoop
8 47 (5.87%) Amazon Athena
9 45 (5.62%) RDBMS
10 36 (4.49%) MongoDB
10 36 (4.49%) SQL Server
11 31 (3.87%) Amazon Redshift
11 31 (3.87%) BigQuery
12 24 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 20 (2.50%) Redis
15 19 (2.37%) Blockchain
16 14 (1.75%) Data Lake
17 10 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (1.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 121 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 84 (10.49%) Git (software)
3 64 (7.99%) JUnit
4 60 (7.49%) Maven
5 50 (6.24%) Cucumber
6 44 (5.49%) Gradle
7 41 (5.12%) GitLab
8 37 (4.62%) JIRA
9 34 (4.24%) Selenium
10 24 (3.00%) JMeter
11 20 (2.50%) SoapUI
12 17 (2.12%) Mockito
13 15 (1.87%) Gatling
14 14 (1.75%) IntelliJ
14 14 (1.75%) TestNG
15 12 (1.50%) GoCD
16 10 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.25%) REST Assured
16 10 (1.25%) WebDriver
17 9 (1.12%) Appium
General
1 272 (33.96%) Finance
2 141 (17.60%) Banking
3 126 (15.73%) Social Skills
4 113 (14.11%) Retail
5 39 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.62%) Front Office
7 21 (2.62%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.50%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.75%) Games
9 14 (1.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 12 (1.50%) Billing
11 11 (1.37%) Law
11 11 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.62%) Publishing
13 4 (0.50%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.37%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Advertising
15 2 (0.25%) Legal
16 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (38.33%) Spring
2 178 (22.22%) Kafka
3 155 (19.35%) REST
4 120 (14.98%) Web Services
5 114 (14.23%) Spring Boot
6 99 (12.36%) gRPC
6 99 (12.36%) React
7 77 (9.61%) RESTful
8 74 (9.24%) AngularJS
9 55 (6.87%) J2EE
10 42 (5.24%) Hibernate
10 42 (5.24%) Node.js
11 37 (4.62%) Java EE
12 36 (4.49%) HTML
13 32 (4.00%) CSS
14 22 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (2.62%) .NET
15 21 (2.62%) SOAP
16 20 (2.50%) XML
17 19 (2.37%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.99%) Hedge funds
2 64 (7.99%) Pricing Data
3 45 (5.62%) Cloud Native
4 44 (5.49%) Algorithms
5 32 (4.00%) User Experience
6 27 (3.37%) Derivative
6 27 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.25%) Mobile Banking
9 16 (2.00%) Equities
9 16 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.87%) Blog
11 14 (1.75%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.75%) iPhone
11 14 (1.75%) SWIFT
12 13 (1.62%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.37%) Clustering
14 10 (1.25%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.25%) Digital Media
14 10 (1.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 102 (12.73%) Linux
2 21 (2.62%) Mac OS X
3 18 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (0.87%) Android
5 6 (0.75%) Windows
6 4 (0.50%) Unix
7 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 430 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (50.81%) Microservices
4 219 (27.34%) TDD
5 188 (23.47%) Test Automation
6 180 (22.47%) DevOps
7 122 (15.23%) Asset Management
8 121 (15.11%) Open Source
9 111 (13.86%) Investment Management
10 109 (13.61%) Scrum
11 105 (13.11%) Fintech
12 92 (11.49%) Computer Science
13 85 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
14 83 (10.36%) Full Stack Development
15 78 (9.74%) Mentoring
16 73 (9.11%) Data Management
17 71 (8.86%) Pair Programming
17 71 (8.86%) SDLC
18 70 (8.74%) BDD
19 69 (8.61%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 801 (100.00%) Java
2 245 (30.59%) SQL
3 230 (28.71%) Python
4 134 (16.73%) Java 8
5 109 (13.61%) JavaScript
6 89 (11.11%) Java 11
7 52 (6.49%) TypeScript
8 46 (5.74%) Scala
9 41 (5.12%) Kotlin
10 37 (4.62%) C#
11 24 (3.00%) C++
12 16 (2.00%) C
12 16 (2.00%) Go
13 15 (1.87%) Groovy
14 14 (1.75%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.87%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.75%) Clojure
16 6 (0.75%) PHP
17 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (10.86%) Degree
2 56 (6.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (2.50%) Master's Degree
4 15 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
4 15 (1.87%) PhD
4 15 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.37%) OSCE
6 3 (0.37%) OSCP
7 2 (0.25%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.25%) MBA
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.12%) OCP
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (11.99%) QA
2 3 (0.37%) GDPR
2 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.37%) NIST
2 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.37%) SOC 1
2 3 (0.37%) SOC 2
3 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
System Software
1 284 (35.46%) Docker
2 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 303 (37.83%) Kubernetes
2 74 (9.24%) Ansible
3 56 (6.99%) Terraform
4 47 (5.87%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (5.49%) Puppet
6 37 (4.62%) Docker Swarm
7 23 (2.87%) Grafana
7 23 (2.87%) Prometheus
8 13 (1.62%) Mesos
9 4 (0.50%) SCOM
10 3 (0.37%) Consul
10 3 (0.37%) Kibana
10 3 (0.37%) linkerd
11 2 (0.25%) Istio
12 1 (0.12%) Control-M
12 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.12%) Oozie
12 1 (0.12%) yum
Vendors
1 82 (10.24%) Oracle
2 34 (4.24%) Sybase
3 28 (3.50%) Google
4 15 (1.87%) Red Hat
5 10 (1.25%) BT
6 9 (1.12%) Adobe
7 7 (0.87%) Splunk
7 7 (0.87%) Talend
8 6 (0.75%) Snapchat
9 5 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.50%) IBM
10 4 (0.50%) Instagram
10 4 (0.50%) New Relic
11 3 (0.37%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.37%) Cadence
12 2 (0.25%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.25%) Compuware
12 2 (0.25%) hybris
12 2 (0.25%) Microsoft
12 2 (0.25%) Zend