Period
to 27 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Java 323 834 1,166
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 18.96% 17.55% 21.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.34% 29.69% 38.17%
Number of salaries quoted 212 476 793
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,100 £31,250 £32,375
90th Percentile £78,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,101 2,809 3,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 64.61% 59.11% 57.46%
Number of salaries quoted 812 1,747 2,048
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Java as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Scotland

Java
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Java in Scotland

Java
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Java in Scotland

Java
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
Glasgow +4 190 £47,500 -5.00% 45
Edinburgh -6 103 £53,750 +23.56% 47
Dundee -1 18 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Scottish Borders - 2 £31,500 -
Aberdeen +10 1 £42,500 +2.41% 1
Fife +7 1 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Stirling -1 1 £40,000 -
Highlands - 1 £42,500 - 2
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Java.

1 154 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (34.98%) Finance
3 102 (31.58%) C#
4 90 (27.86%) Python
5 89 (27.55%) C++
5 89 (27.55%) JavaScript
6 82 (25.39%) TDD
6 82 (25.39%) Software Engineering
7 80 (24.77%) OO
8 74 (22.91%) SQL
8 74 (22.91%) Microservices
9 70 (21.67%) AWS
10 68 (21.05%) Linux
11 67 (20.74%) .NET
12 63 (19.50%) Scrum
13 61 (18.89%) DevOps
14 55 (17.03%) Spring
15 51 (15.79%) Banking
16 47 (14.55%) Mentoring
17 45 (13.93%) SDLC
18 44 (13.62%) Azure
19 42 (13.00%) SaaS
20 40 (12.38%) React
21 39 (12.07%) Scala
22 38 (11.76%) Git (software)
23 37 (11.46%) Algorithms
23 37 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
24 36 (11.15%) QA
24 36 (11.15%) Artificial Intelligence
24 36 (11.15%) Microsoft

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 17 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.55%) Apache
2 5 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.93%) GlassFish
3 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) Luigi
5 1 (0.31%) Mule
5 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Actimize
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 70 (21.67%) AWS
2 44 (13.62%) Azure
3 42 (13.00%) SaaS
4 30 (9.29%) GCP
5 9 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.24%) Serverless
8 3 (0.93%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.93%) PaaS
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.62%) IaaS
9 2 (0.62%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.31%) AWS CodeBuild
10 1 (0.31%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 1 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.31%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.17%) Wireless
2 4 (1.24%) SSL
3 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.62%) Firewall
4 2 (0.62%) HTTP
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) Intelligent Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.36%) Hadoop
2 23 (7.12%) Big Data
2 23 (7.12%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.50%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (3.72%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.41%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.86%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.86%) MySQL
9 5 (1.55%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.55%) Impala
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.62%) OLAP
11 2 (0.62%) Power BI
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 38 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 36 (11.15%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.64%) JMeter
4 13 (4.02%) FitNesse
4 13 (4.02%) SpecFlow
5 12 (3.72%) Cucumber
5 12 (3.72%) Selenium
6 9 (2.79%) Maven
6 9 (2.79%) Travis CI
7 8 (2.48%) IBM UrbanCode
7 8 (2.48%) JUnit
7 8 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.48%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.17%) JIRA
9 4 (1.24%) Gatling
9 4 (1.24%) Gradle
10 3 (0.93%) Subversion
10 3 (0.93%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.62%) NUnit
General
1 113 (34.98%) Finance
2 51 (15.79%) Banking
3 8 (2.48%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.17%) Law
4 7 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.86%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.93%) Back Office
6 3 (0.93%) Front Office
6 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.62%) Games
7 2 (0.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (43.65%) Developer
2 57 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 53 (16.41%) Software Engineer
4 31 (9.60%) Senior Developer
5 28 (8.67%) Software Developer
6 20 (6.19%) Android Developer
7 18 (5.57%) Architect
7 18 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (4.95%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (4.95%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (3.72%) Analyst
9 12 (3.72%) Java Engineer
10 11 (3.41%) Technical Leader
11 10 (3.10%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.48%) Consultant
13 7 (2.17%) C# Developer
13 7 (2.17%) Data Engineer
13 7 (2.17%) Scala Developer
13 7 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (20.74%) .NET
2 55 (17.03%) Spring
3 40 (12.38%) React
4 36 (11.15%) AngularJS
5 31 (9.60%) .NET Framework
6 29 (8.98%) RESTful
7 26 (8.05%) HTML
8 25 (7.74%) Web Services
9 24 (7.43%) J2EE
10 19 (5.88%) HTML5
11 18 (5.57%) Backbone.js
11 18 (5.57%) Spring Boot
12 14 (4.33%) Express
12 14 (4.33%) Node.js
13 13 (4.02%) SOAP
14 12 (3.72%) jQuery
15 11 (3.41%) Hibernate
15 11 (3.41%) Kafka
16 10 (3.10%) Dojo
16 10 (3.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.46%) Algorithms
2 31 (9.60%) Data Structures
2 31 (9.60%) Mobile App
3 17 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.17%) LIMS
6 7 (2.17%) User Experience
7 4 (1.24%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.93%) Equities
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.62%) PKI
9 2 (0.62%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.05%) Linux
2 29 (8.98%) Android
3 24 (7.43%) Unix
4 21 (6.50%) Windows
5 12 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.48%) Mesosphere
7 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.93%) CentOS
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.31%) Debian
10 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (25.39%) Software Engineering
2 82 (25.39%) TDD
3 80 (24.77%) OO
4 74 (22.91%) Microservices
5 63 (19.50%) Scrum
6 61 (18.89%) DevOps
7 47 (14.55%) Mentoring
8 45 (13.93%) SDLC
9 37 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (11.15%) Artificial Intelligence
10 36 (11.15%) Test Automation
11 29 (8.98%) Sprint Retrospective
12 28 (8.67%) BDD
12 28 (8.67%) Multithreading
13 26 (8.05%) Android Development
14 23 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (6.50%) Open Source
16 19 (5.88%) Computer Science
17 18 (5.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 102 (31.58%) C#
2 90 (27.86%) Python
3 89 (27.55%) C++
3 89 (27.55%) JavaScript
4 74 (22.91%) SQL
5 39 (12.07%) Scala
6 28 (8.67%) Java 8
7 22 (6.81%) C
8 16 (4.95%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.02%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.41%) Go
10 11 (3.41%) Kotlin
10 11 (3.41%) Perl
11 10 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.48%) PHP
12 8 (2.48%) Ruby
12 8 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.48%) VB
13 7 (2.17%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.86%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 26 (8.05%) Degree
2 8 (2.48%) CISM
2 8 (2.48%) CISSP
2 8 (2.48%) CSSLP
3 4 (1.24%) PhD
4 3 (0.93%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.15%) QA
2 14 (4.33%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.48%) NIST
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (10.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (7.74%) Kubernetes
2 18 (5.57%) Ansible
3 16 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.72%) Terraform
5 11 (3.41%) Puppet
6 9 (2.79%) Prometheus
7 8 (2.48%) Automic
7 8 (2.48%) Consul
8 2 (0.62%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.05%) Ceridian
3 17 (5.26%) Oracle
4 15 (4.64%) Atlassian
5 11 (3.41%) Google
6 9 (2.79%) Splunk
7 6 (1.86%) Solace
8 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.24%) Sybase
10 3 (0.93%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.62%) Adobe
11 2 (0.62%) Apple
11 2 (0.62%) Databricks
11 2 (0.62%) Facebook
11 2 (0.62%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.62%) Informatica
11 2 (0.62%) VMware
12 1 (0.31%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.31%) Talend
12 1 (0.31%) TIBCO