Period
to 23 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

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

Java Developer
England > South East
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 79 43
Rank change year-on-year -42 -36 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 334 695 1,434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.62% 3.56% 5.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 3.72% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 316 631 1,315
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £44,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.36% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £66,875 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 12,011 18,669 25,711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.54% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,497 15,380 21,402
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Developer in the South East.

Salary trend for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the South East

Java Developer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Thames Valley -29 158 £57,500 -4.17% 31
Surrey +50 114 £65,000 +8.33% 16
Berkshire -43 70 £63,750 +6.25% 19
Oxfordshire +6 62 £52,500 -8.70% 7
Hampshire -50 35 £55,000 - 23
Buckinghamshire -11 26 £57,500 -4.17% 5
West Sussex -37 16 £80,000 +60.00% 2
East Sussex +2 3 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Home Counties - 3 £90,000 -
Sussex -7 2 £55,000 -
Java Developer
England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, Java Developer 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 South East region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 334 (100.00%) Java
2 169 (50.60%) Spring
3 117 (35.03%) Microservices
4 92 (27.54%) JavaScript
5 89 (26.65%) Docker
6 85 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (22.75%) Spring Boot
8 65 (19.46%) Kubernetes
9 63 (18.86%) AngularJS
10 61 (18.26%) SQL
11 54 (16.17%) HTML
12 52 (15.57%) MySQL
12 52 (15.57%) AWS
13 46 (13.77%) REST
13 46 (13.77%) CSS
14 43 (12.87%) Hibernate
15 40 (11.98%) Scrum
16 39 (11.68%) RabbitMQ
16 39 (11.68%) Multithreading
17 37 (11.08%) SaaS
18 36 (10.78%) TDD
18 36 (10.78%) Software Engineering
18 36 (10.78%) React
19 35 (10.48%) Finance
20 33 (9.88%) Linux
20 33 (9.88%) Fintech
21 32 (9.58%) Kafka
22 31 (9.28%) TypeScript
22 31 (9.28%) Degree
23 30 (8.98%) Jenkins

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (5.69%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.10%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.50%) Confluence
4 4 (1.20%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.60%) Apache
5 2 (0.60%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.60%) nginx
5 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) Jetty
6 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.57%) AWS
2 37 (11.08%) SaaS
3 8 (2.40%) Azure
3 8 (2.40%) GCP
4 7 (2.10%) GitHub
5 5 (1.50%) Serverless
6 4 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.60%) Heroku
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.10%) HTTP
2 5 (1.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.57%) MySQL
2 22 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.99%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.79%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.69%) Big Data
5 9 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.10%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.90%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.60%) Redis
9 2 (0.60%) SQLite
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 30 (8.98%) Jenkins
2 29 (8.68%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.49%) JIRA
4 18 (5.39%) Maven
5 13 (3.89%) JUnit
6 10 (2.99%) Gradle
7 6 (1.80%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.50%) Ant
8 5 (1.50%) Subversion
9 4 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.20%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.20%) Hudson
10 3 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.90%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.90%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.90%) Mockito
10 3 (0.90%) Protractor
11 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.60%) GitLab
General
1 35 (10.48%) Finance
2 9 (2.69%) Marketing
3 7 (2.10%) Games
3 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.80%) Electronics
4 6 (1.80%) Retail
5 4 (1.20%) Law
5 4 (1.20%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.60%) Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (50.60%) Spring
2 76 (22.75%) Spring Boot
3 63 (18.86%) AngularJS
4 54 (16.17%) HTML
5 46 (13.77%) CSS
5 46 (13.77%) REST
6 43 (12.87%) Hibernate
7 39 (11.68%) RabbitMQ
8 36 (10.78%) React
9 32 (9.58%) Kafka
10 25 (7.49%) RESTful
11 23 (6.89%) JSON
12 21 (6.29%) Web Services
13 18 (5.39%) Node.js
14 17 (5.09%) XML
15 15 (4.49%) .NET
15 15 (4.49%) ActiveMQ
16 14 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (3.89%) J2EE
17 13 (3.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.08%) NHS
2 23 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.10%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.10%) Derivative
4 7 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.80%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.20%) iPad
6 4 (1.20%) User Experience
7 3 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.60%) iPhone
8 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.30%) Equities
9 1 (0.30%) Online Games
9 1 (0.30%) PKI
9 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Smart City
9 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.88%) Linux
2 13 (3.89%) Unix
3 10 (2.99%) Android
4 7 (2.10%) Ubuntu
4 7 (2.10%) Windows
5 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (35.03%) Microservices
2 85 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (11.98%) Scrum
4 39 (11.68%) Multithreading
5 36 (10.78%) Software Engineering
5 36 (10.78%) TDD
6 33 (9.88%) Fintech
7 30 (8.98%) BDD
8 26 (7.78%) DevOps
9 25 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (7.19%) OO
11 23 (6.89%) Computer Science
12 22 (6.59%) Kanban
13 19 (5.69%) SDLC
14 18 (5.39%) Mentoring
15 17 (5.09%) Front End Development
16 12 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (3.29%) B2B
17 11 (3.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 334 (100.00%) Java
2 92 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 61 (18.26%) SQL
4 31 (9.28%) TypeScript
5 30 (8.98%) Java 8
6 25 (7.49%) C#
7 21 (6.29%) Scala
8 15 (4.49%) C++
9 14 (4.19%) Python
10 9 (2.69%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.50%) Groovy
11 5 (1.50%) XPath
12 4 (1.20%) ES6
12 4 (1.20%) PHP
13 2 (0.60%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (0.60%) C
13 2 (0.60%) Go
14 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (9.28%) Degree
2 10 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.80%) PhD
5 5 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.69%) QA
System Software
1 89 (26.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 65 (19.46%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.29%) Terraform
3 7 (2.10%) Ansible
4 2 (0.60%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (2.40%) Google
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle
2 4 (1.20%) Splunk
3 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.60%) SAP
4 1 (0.30%) IBM
4 1 (0.30%) Pega
4 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.30%) WSO2