Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 565 601 1,120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 16.11% 16.16% 20.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.14% 27.52% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 405 379 733
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 2,008 2,184 3,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 57.24% 58.73% 58.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,474 1,433 2,102
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,851
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 14 April 2021.

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 14 April 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
Edinburgh -2 248 £50,000 -9.09% 54
Glasgow +4 239 £52,000 +7.82% 34
Dundee -1 28 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Aberdeen -6 13 £52,500 +40.00% 3
West Lothian +10 12 £42,500 -20.93% 4
Fife -3 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Highlands - 3 £42,500 -
Scottish Borders - 3 £31,500 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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.

1 233 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (38.41%) JavaScript
3 216 (38.23%) Software Engineering
4 169 (29.91%) Spring
5 165 (29.20%) Python
6 145 (25.66%) C#
7 144 (25.49%) SQL
8 126 (22.30%) OO
9 120 (21.24%) TDD
10 119 (21.06%) HTML
11 112 (19.82%) React
12 111 (19.65%) Finance
13 103 (18.23%) CSS
14 101 (17.88%) AWS
15 96 (16.99%) AngularJS
16 89 (15.75%) Microservices
16 89 (15.75%) Java 8
17 85 (15.04%) SDLC
18 81 (14.34%) DevOps
19 76 (13.45%) Data Structures
19 76 (13.45%) C++
19 76 (13.45%) Oracle
20 74 (13.10%) Linux
21 72 (12.74%) Scrum
22 70 (12.39%) Git (software)
23 66 (11.68%) HTML5
24 65 (11.50%) Docker
25 63 (11.15%) Azure
26 61 (10.80%) Node.js
27 58 (10.27%) SaaS

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 21 (3.72%) Apache
2 20 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.77%) Confluence
6 9 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.06%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.06%) JBoss
8 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.71%) Luigi
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.18%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 101 (17.88%) AWS
2 63 (11.15%) Azure
3 58 (10.27%) SaaS
4 45 (7.96%) GCP
5 8 (1.42%) Serverless
6 7 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.24%) GitHub
7 6 (1.06%) npm
7 6 (1.06%) PaaS
8 4 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.53%) IaaS
9 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.35%) Apigee
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CodeCommit
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.35%) Google Play
10 2 (0.35%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.12%) Internet
2 5 (0.88%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.71%) Firewall
4 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.35%) DNS
4 2 (0.35%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.35%) SNMP
4 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.35%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) Broadband
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) Intelligent Network
5 1 (0.18%) Modbus
5 1 (0.18%) SMS
5 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.08%) MySQL
2 39 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 33 (5.84%) SQL Server
4 31 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 30 (5.31%) MongoDB
6 26 (4.60%) Big Data
7 19 (3.36%) Hadoop
7 19 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.95%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.42%) Flink
11 6 (1.06%) HBase
11 6 (1.06%) Redis
12 5 (0.88%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.71%) Azkaban
13 4 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.71%) DB2
13 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.71%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 70 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 39 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 25 (4.42%) Cucumber
3 25 (4.42%) JUnit
4 24 (4.25%) Subversion
5 20 (3.54%) IntelliJ
5 20 (3.54%) JIRA
5 20 (3.54%) Maven
5 20 (3.54%) Selenium
6 17 (3.01%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.65%) Gradle
8 11 (1.95%) WebDriver
9 10 (1.77%) Cypress.io
9 10 (1.77%) JMeter
10 9 (1.59%) Mockito
11 8 (1.42%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (1.24%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.06%) webpack
14 5 (0.88%) Postman
General
1 111 (19.65%) Finance
2 55 (9.73%) Banking
3 36 (6.37%) Games
4 20 (3.54%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.77%) Multimedia
7 9 (1.59%) Automotive
8 8 (1.42%) Retail
9 7 (1.24%) Publishing
10 6 (1.06%) Law
11 4 (0.71%) Advertising
12 3 (0.53%) Electronics
12 3 (0.53%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) Marketing
13 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 289 (51.15%) Developer
2 152 (26.90%) Java Developer
3 123 (21.77%) Software Engineer
4 89 (15.75%) Senior Developer
5 54 (9.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 51 (9.03%) Software Developer
7 48 (8.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 44 (7.79%) Java Engineer
9 33 (5.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 33 (5.84%) Java Software Engineer
10 31 (5.49%) Tester
11 24 (4.25%) Games Tester
11 24 (4.25%) Software Tester
11 24 (4.25%) Trainee
11 24 (4.25%) Trainee Software Tester
11 24 (4.25%) Trainee Tester
12 18 (3.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 17 (3.01%) Android Developer
14 16 (2.83%) Senior Java Engineer
15 15 (2.65%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (29.91%) Spring
2 119 (21.06%) HTML
3 112 (19.82%) React
4 103 (18.23%) CSS
5 96 (16.99%) AngularJS
6 66 (11.68%) HTML5
7 61 (10.80%) Node.js
8 55 (9.73%) .NET
9 54 (9.56%) CSS3
10 53 (9.38%) Kafka
11 52 (9.20%) Spring Boot
12 51 (9.03%) REST
13 50 (8.85%) Hibernate
14 46 (8.14%) RESTful
15 39 (6.90%) Web Services
16 34 (6.02%) J2EE
17 26 (4.60%) XML
18 25 (4.42%) Java SE
19 23 (4.07%) Entity Framework
20 22 (3.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.45%) Data Structures
2 52 (9.20%) Algorithms
3 32 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.12%) Renewable Energy
8 11 (1.95%) LIMS
9 10 (1.77%) User Experience
10 9 (1.59%) Life Science
11 8 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.88%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.71%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.71%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.53%) Smart City
16 2 (0.35%) DataPower
16 2 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
16 2 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.10%) Linux
2 28 (4.96%) Android
3 27 (4.78%) Unix
4 20 (3.54%) Windows
5 8 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (38.23%) Software Engineering
3 126 (22.30%) OO
4 120 (21.24%) TDD
5 89 (15.75%) Microservices
6 85 (15.04%) SDLC
7 81 (14.34%) DevOps
8 72 (12.74%) Scrum
9 54 (9.56%) Mentoring
10 52 (9.20%) BDD
11 50 (8.85%) Test Automation
12 49 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (8.67%) Software Testing
13 45 (7.96%) OOP
14 39 (6.90%) Computer Science
15 33 (5.84%) Artificial Intelligence
16 30 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (5.31%) Fintech
17 29 (5.13%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 217 (38.41%) JavaScript
2 165 (29.20%) Python
3 145 (25.66%) C#
4 144 (25.49%) SQL
5 89 (15.75%) Java 8
6 76 (13.45%) C++
7 45 (7.96%) TypeScript
8 44 (7.79%) PHP
9 39 (6.90%) Scala
10 24 (4.25%) C
11 23 (4.07%) Ruby
12 22 (3.89%) Kotlin
13 11 (1.95%) Go
13 11 (1.95%) VB
14 9 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.42%) ES6
16 7 (1.24%) MATLAB
16 7 (1.24%) R
17 6 (1.06%) Perl
18 4 (0.71%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 38 (6.73%) Degree
2 24 (4.25%) CIW
2 24 (4.25%) OCA
2 24 (4.25%) OCP
2 24 (4.25%) Oracle Certification
3 13 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.71%) PhD
7 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.18%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (0.18%) CISM
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.18%) HND
9 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.37%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) IEC 61131
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.18%) NIST
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (11.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (8.14%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.48%) Ansible
3 10 (1.77%) Terraform
4 9 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.71%) Grafana
6 4 (0.71%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.35%) Puppet
7 2 (0.35%) Salt
7 2 (0.35%) vRealize
8 1 (0.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 76 (13.45%) Oracle
2 49 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.96%) Google
4 18 (3.19%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.59%) Ceridian
5 9 (1.59%) Solace
6 7 (1.24%) IBM
7 6 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.06%) Sybase
8 5 (0.88%) Databricks
9 4 (0.71%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.53%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.53%) Pega
11 2 (0.35%) CA
11 2 (0.35%) Citrix
11 2 (0.35%) F5
11 2 (0.35%) Splunk
11 2 (0.35%) Talend
11 2 (0.35%) VMware
12 1 (0.18%) Apple