Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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

Java Software Engineer
England > London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 466 388
Rank change year-on-year +145 -78 +206
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 348 311 537
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.91% 0.53% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 315 345 463
Median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £105,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - +15.79%

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 36,276 55,974 66,903
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 95.42% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29,533 45,706 54,719
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in London

Java Software Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Java Software Engineer in London

Java Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in London

Java Software 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 Software Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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 +64 52 £85,000 +13.33% 8
West London +37 9 £52,500 -19.23% 5
East London +16 3 £70,000 +27.27%
South London +4 1 £112,500 +91.49%
Java Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, Java Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 348 (100.00%) Java
2 347 (99.71%) Software Engineering
3 240 (68.97%) AWS
4 207 (59.48%) Finance
5 206 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (51.72%) Microservices
7 168 (48.28%) Docker
8 159 (45.69%) Kubernetes
9 143 (41.09%) JavaScript
10 118 (33.91%) Java 8
11 117 (33.62%) TDD
12 111 (31.90%) RESTful
13 107 (30.75%) Spring
14 102 (29.31%) Web Services
15 101 (29.02%) Fintech
16 99 (28.45%) SQL
17 98 (28.16%) Git (software)
18 97 (27.87%) Open Source
19 96 (27.59%) Asset Management
20 90 (25.86%) Azure
21 89 (25.57%) Linux
22 88 (25.29%) DevOps
23 83 (23.85%) Python
24 82 (23.56%) Node.js
25 79 (22.70%) Test Automation
26 76 (21.84%) Mac OS X
27 74 (21.26%) PostgreSQL
28 71 (20.40%) NoSQL
29 70 (20.11%) MySQL
30 66 (18.97%) React

Java Software 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 16 (4.60%) Apache
2 12 (3.45%) CMS
3 9 (2.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.86%) JBoss
5 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.57%) Drupal
6 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Jetty
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.29%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 240 (68.97%) AWS
2 90 (25.86%) Azure
3 41 (11.78%) GCP
4 30 (8.62%) OpenShift
5 18 (5.17%) Serverless
6 16 (4.60%) Apigee
6 16 (4.60%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (4.31%) Amazon ECS
8 7 (2.01%) GitHub
9 5 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.57%) SaaS
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.29%) Boomi
11 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (21.26%) PostgreSQL
2 71 (20.40%) NoSQL
3 70 (20.11%) MySQL
4 53 (15.23%) MongoDB
5 21 (6.03%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.46%) Relational Database
7 17 (4.89%) Amazon Redshift
8 16 (4.60%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.72%) Big Data
10 6 (1.72%) Redis
11 4 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.86%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.57%) Flink
14 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 98 (28.16%) Git (software)
2 48 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 32 (9.20%) JUnit
4 24 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.03%) Maven
5 21 (6.03%) Mocha
6 20 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (5.46%) Travis CI
8 15 (4.31%) Artifactory
8 15 (4.31%) GitLab
9 9 (2.59%) JIRA
10 5 (1.44%) Gradle
10 5 (1.44%) Mockito
11 4 (1.15%) Selenium
11 4 (1.15%) Spock
12 3 (0.86%) Gatling
13 2 (0.57%) DbUnit
13 2 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.57%) Protractor
13 2 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 207 (59.48%) Finance
2 65 (18.68%) Banking
3 49 (14.08%) Public Sector
4 40 (11.49%) Front Office
5 22 (6.32%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.30%) Retail
7 3 (0.86%) Back Office
8 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.57%) Games
8 2 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (31.90%) RESTful
2 107 (30.75%) Spring
3 102 (29.31%) Web Services
4 82 (23.56%) Node.js
5 66 (18.97%) React
6 46 (13.22%) Kafka
7 45 (12.93%) J2EE
8 38 (10.92%) Spring Boot
9 34 (9.77%) AngularJS
9 34 (9.77%) REST
10 26 (7.47%) HTML
11 25 (7.18%) CSS
12 21 (6.03%) Jest
12 21 (6.03%) Vue.js
13 18 (5.17%) gRPC
14 17 (4.89%) Swagger
15 15 (4.31%) OAuth
16 8 (2.30%) JMS
17 7 (2.01%) Dropwizard
18 4 (1.15%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.09%) Hedge funds
2 38 (10.92%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (9.48%) Equities
4 31 (8.91%) Fixed Income
5 29 (8.33%) Derivative
6 24 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (4.60%) Algorithms
8 14 (4.02%) Cloud Native
9 11 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (3.16%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.86%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.57%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.57%) Online Games
12 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 89 (25.57%) Linux
2 76 (21.84%) Mac OS X
3 51 (14.66%) Unix
4 31 (8.91%) Android
4 31 (8.91%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) AIX
5 1 (0.29%) CentOS
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (99.71%) Software Engineering
2 206 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (51.72%) Microservices
4 117 (33.62%) TDD
5 101 (29.02%) Fintech
6 97 (27.87%) Open Source
7 96 (27.59%) Asset Management
8 88 (25.29%) DevOps
9 79 (22.70%) Test Automation
10 65 (18.68%) Mentoring
10 65 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (17.53%) BDD
12 53 (15.23%) Coaching
12 53 (15.23%) Continuous Deployment
13 52 (14.94%) Computer Science
14 48 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 48 (13.79%) Progressive Enhancement
14 48 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
14 48 (13.79%) Web Design
15 46 (13.22%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (100.00%) Java
2 143 (41.09%) JavaScript
3 118 (33.91%) Java 8
4 99 (28.45%) SQL
5 83 (23.85%) Python
6 57 (16.38%) Kotlin
7 27 (7.76%) Apple Swift
7 27 (7.76%) Ruby
8 21 (6.03%) Scala
9 16 (4.60%) PHP
10 12 (3.45%) C++
11 9 (2.59%) C#
12 5 (1.44%) C
13 4 (1.15%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.57%) ES6
14 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.29%) F#
15 1 (0.29%) Groovy
15 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (5.75%) Degree
2 14 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.59%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.57%) PhD
5 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.48%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 15022
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 168 (48.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 159 (45.69%) Kubernetes
2 26 (7.47%) Marathon
2 26 (7.47%) Mesos
3 20 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.45%) Ansible
4 12 (3.45%) Terraform
5 1 (0.29%) Istio
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) Knative
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (10.06%) Google
2 26 (7.47%) Oracle
3 9 (2.59%) Adobe
4 4 (1.15%) FIS
4 4 (1.15%) WorldPay
5 3 (0.86%) Sybase
6 2 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.29%) Apple
7 1 (0.29%) Dell
7 1 (0.29%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.29%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.29%) IBM
7 1 (0.29%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.29%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.29%) New Relic
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.29%) SAP
7 1 (0.29%) Splunk
7 1 (0.29%) VMware