Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Java 471 656 1,050
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 17.96% 15.86% 20.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.60% 27.22% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 345 408 718
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £32,463
90th Percentile £74,500 £71,250 £70,000
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 1,647 2,410 2,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 62.81% 58.28% 57.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,563 1,962
Median annual salary £47,575 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.72% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Glasgow +8 231 £55,000 +10.00% 30
Edinburgh -4 175 £50,000 - 55
Dundee 0 29 £51,000 +27.50% 3
Aberdeen +10 8 £65,000 +92.59% 4
West Lothian -5 5 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Fife +1 4 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £31,500 - 4
Highlands - 2 £42,500 -
Stirling +1 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 226 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (32.70%) JavaScript
3 147 (31.21%) C#
4 146 (31.00%) Software Engineering
5 140 (29.72%) Finance
6 117 (24.84%) TDD
6 117 (24.84%) OO
6 117 (24.84%) Python
7 115 (24.42%) C++
7 115 (24.42%) Spring
8 113 (23.99%) SQL
9 96 (20.38%) AWS
10 94 (19.96%) Scrum
11 90 (19.11%) Linux
12 89 (18.90%) Microservices
13 86 (18.26%) .NET
14 83 (17.62%) SDLC
15 79 (16.77%) AngularJS
16 73 (15.50%) React
17 72 (15.29%) SaaS
17 72 (15.29%) HTML
18 70 (14.86%) DevOps
19 68 (14.44%) Data Structures
20 65 (13.80%) Algorithms
21 62 (13.16%) Git (software)
22 61 (12.95%) Banking
23 60 (12.74%) BDD
24 58 (12.31%) Azure
25 56 (11.89%) Mentoring
26 55 (11.68%) Artificial Intelligence

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 15 (3.18%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.76%) Apache
2 13 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.91%) Confluence
4 8 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.06%) JBoss
6 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.42%) CMS
8 2 (0.42%) Luigi
8 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Actimize
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 96 (20.38%) AWS
2 72 (15.29%) SaaS
3 58 (12.31%) Azure
4 42 (8.92%) GCP
5 8 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.27%) PaaS
7 4 (0.85%) Serverless
8 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.64%) IaaS
8 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.42%) Apigee
9 2 (0.42%) AWS CodeCommit
9 2 (0.42%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.42%) GitHub
9 2 (0.42%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.21%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 1 (0.21%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.49%) Wireless
2 6 (1.27%) Firewall
3 3 (0.64%) DNS
3 3 (0.64%) HTTP
3 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.42%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.42%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.42%) SSL
4 2 (0.42%) VPN
5 1 (0.21%) Intelligent Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.94%) Big Data
1 28 (5.94%) Relational Database
2 26 (5.52%) Hadoop
3 25 (5.31%) SQL Server
4 24 (5.10%) MySQL
5 21 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 21 (4.46%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.49%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.49%) HBase
10 5 (1.06%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.85%) DB2
11 4 (0.85%) Impala
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.42%) Azkaban
12 2 (0.42%) Flink
12 2 (0.42%) OLAP
12 2 (0.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 62 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 36 (7.64%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.46%) Maven
4 19 (4.03%) JUnit
5 17 (3.61%) JIRA
5 17 (3.61%) JMeter
6 16 (3.40%) Cucumber
6 16 (3.40%) Gradle
7 15 (3.18%) FitNesse
7 15 (3.18%) SpecFlow
8 14 (2.97%) Selenium
9 12 (2.55%) Subversion
10 10 (2.12%) IntelliJ
11 9 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.70%) Cypress.io
12 8 (1.70%) Mockito
13 7 (1.49%) WebDriver
14 6 (1.27%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.27%) Jasmine
14 6 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 140 (29.72%) Finance
2 61 (12.95%) Banking
3 13 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.55%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.91%) Law
6 6 (1.27%) Automotive
6 6 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.85%) Advertising
8 3 (0.64%) Back Office
8 3 (0.64%) Electronics
8 3 (0.64%) Front Office
8 3 (0.64%) Legal
8 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.64%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.64%) Publishing
8 3 (0.64%) Retail
9 2 (0.42%) Games
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 244 (51.80%) Developer
2 95 (20.17%) Software Engineer
3 91 (19.32%) Java Developer
4 78 (16.56%) Senior Developer
5 53 (11.25%) Software Developer
6 45 (9.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 36 (7.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 25 (5.31%) Android Developer
9 24 (5.10%) Architect
10 23 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (4.46%) Java Engineer
12 17 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 16 (3.40%) Senior Software Developer
14 15 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.97%) Java Software Engineer
15 14 (2.97%) Technical Leader
16 11 (2.34%) Senior Full Stack Developer
17 10 (2.12%) Analyst
18 9 (1.91%) Developer in Test
18 9 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (24.42%) Spring
2 86 (18.26%) .NET
3 79 (16.77%) AngularJS
4 73 (15.50%) React
5 72 (15.29%) HTML
6 48 (10.19%) RESTful
7 45 (9.55%) CSS
8 41 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 41 (8.70%) HTML5
9 39 (8.28%) J2EE
10 38 (8.07%) Web Services
11 32 (6.79%) Node.js
12 31 (6.58%) Spring Boot
13 28 (5.94%) Hibernate
14 27 (5.73%) Backbone.js
15 23 (4.88%) SOAP
16 22 (4.67%) jQuery
16 22 (4.67%) Kafka
17 19 (4.03%) REST
18 18 (3.82%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.44%) Data Structures
2 65 (13.80%) Algorithms
3 31 (6.58%) Mobile App
4 28 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.97%) LIMS
8 6 (1.27%) Augmented Reality
8 6 (1.27%) Life Science
8 6 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (1.06%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.06%) User Experience
10 4 (0.85%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.85%) PKI
11 2 (0.42%) Clustering
11 2 (0.42%) DataPower
11 2 (0.42%) Equities
11 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.42%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 90 (19.11%) Linux
2 34 (7.22%) Android
3 28 (5.94%) Unix
4 19 (4.03%) Windows
5 11 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.64%) CentOS
7 3 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.42%) Mesosphere
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (31.00%) Software Engineering
3 117 (24.84%) OO
3 117 (24.84%) TDD
4 94 (19.96%) Scrum
5 89 (18.90%) Microservices
6 83 (17.62%) SDLC
7 70 (14.86%) DevOps
8 60 (12.74%) BDD
9 56 (11.89%) Mentoring
10 55 (11.68%) Artificial Intelligence
11 49 (10.40%) Test Automation
12 44 (9.34%) Multithreading
13 36 (7.64%) Sprint Retrospective
14 33 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (6.37%) Android Development
15 30 (6.37%) Computer Science
16 29 (6.16%) Fintech
17 28 (5.94%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 154 (32.70%) JavaScript
2 147 (31.21%) C#
3 117 (24.84%) Python
4 115 (24.42%) C++
5 113 (23.99%) SQL
6 45 (9.55%) Java 8
7 42 (8.92%) Scala
8 35 (7.43%) C
9 34 (7.22%) TypeScript
10 27 (5.73%) PHP
11 23 (4.88%) Kotlin
12 20 (4.25%) Ruby
13 15 (3.18%) VB
14 12 (2.55%) Perl
15 11 (2.34%) Shell Script
16 10 (2.12%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
18 5 (1.06%) Go
18 5 (1.06%) Groovy
18 5 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (7.64%) Degree
2 8 (1.70%) CISM
2 8 (1.70%) CISSP
2 8 (1.70%) CSSLP
3 5 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.42%) CIW
6 2 (0.42%) OCA
6 2 (0.42%) OCP
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PhD
7 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.55%) QA
2 11 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.70%) NIST
4 4 (0.85%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 41 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (6.58%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.97%) Ansible
3 10 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.49%) Terraform
5 6 (1.27%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.06%) Puppet
7 4 (0.85%) Grafana
8 2 (0.42%) Automic
8 2 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.42%) Consul
8 2 (0.42%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.42%) vRealize
9 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 45 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.64%) Oracle
3 31 (6.58%) Ceridian
4 26 (5.52%) Atlassian
5 18 (3.82%) Google
6 12 (2.55%) Solace
7 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.85%) IBM
8 4 (0.85%) Sybase
9 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.42%) Adobe
10 2 (0.42%) CA
10 2 (0.42%) Citrix
10 2 (0.42%) F5
10 2 (0.42%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.42%) Splunk
10 2 (0.42%) VMware
11 1 (0.21%) Apple
11 1 (0.21%) Facebook
11 1 (0.21%) Intel