Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 100 76
Rank change year-on-year -57 -24 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 399 294 952
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.19% 3.26% 3.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 3.38% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 301 285 886
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £31,375
25th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +8.33%

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 16,965 8,698 23,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 96.32% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11,984 7,246 19,880
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,063 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Hampshire -9 168 £60,000 +9.09% 12
Thames Valley -122 97 £65,000 +4.00% 28
Berkshire -74 75 £60,000 -7.69% 14
Surrey -70 62 £70,000 - 7
West Sussex +24 27 £52,500 -8.70% 2
East Sussex -6 26 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Oxfordshire -51 20 £67,500 +3.85% 10
Kent -37 12 £55,750 +11.50%
Home Counties - 5 £100,000 -
Buckinghamshire -82 2 £62,500 +8.70% 4
Java Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 399 (100.00%) Java
2 221 (55.39%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (53.63%) Spring
4 157 (39.35%) JavaScript
5 138 (34.59%) Jenkins
6 135 (33.83%) Microservices
7 119 (29.82%) HTML
8 117 (29.32%) SQL
9 113 (28.32%) TDD
10 111 (27.82%) Scrum
11 101 (25.31%) CSS
12 99 (24.81%) Docker
13 98 (24.56%) AngularJS
14 94 (23.56%) Spring Boot
15 93 (23.31%) REST
16 91 (22.81%) Git (software)
17 90 (22.56%) Full Stack Development
18 84 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
18 84 (21.05%) Kubernetes
19 76 (19.05%) Java 8
19 76 (19.05%) AWS
20 71 (17.79%) Terraform
21 70 (17.54%) BDD
22 68 (17.04%) Hibernate
23 63 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
24 62 (15.54%) MVC
25 60 (15.04%) React
26 58 (14.54%) DevOps
27 57 (14.29%) Kafka
28 55 (13.78%) OO

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 35 (8.77%) Tomcat
2 21 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 21 (5.26%) Confluence
3 19 (4.76%) Apache Spark
4 17 (4.26%) Apache
5 15 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (3.26%) JBoss
6 13 (3.26%) nginx
7 11 (2.76%) Jetty
8 5 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.00%) Liferay
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.00%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.50%) WildFly
11 1 (0.25%) GemFire
11 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 76 (19.05%) AWS
2 41 (10.28%) Azure
3 37 (9.27%) GCP
4 36 (9.02%) GitHub
5 30 (7.52%) Serverless
6 9 (2.26%) Apigee
7 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.25%) PaaS
8 4 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.00%) GitHub Actions
8 4 (1.00%) SaaS
9 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.50%) Azure Pipelines
10 2 (0.50%) Firebase
10 2 (0.50%) Google Play
10 2 (0.50%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.50%) Slack
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.50%) Network Security
3 1 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.03%) NoSQL
2 44 (11.03%) Big Data
3 38 (9.52%) MySQL
4 32 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (6.27%) Relational Database
6 24 (6.02%) Redis
7 23 (5.76%) MongoDB
8 19 (4.76%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (2.51%) SQL Server
10 9 (2.26%) MariaDB
11 7 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.25%) HBase
13 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.75%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 138 (34.59%) Jenkins
2 91 (22.81%) Git (software)
3 48 (12.03%) Maven
4 40 (10.03%) JIRA
5 33 (8.27%) JUnit
6 23 (5.76%) Cucumber
7 20 (5.01%) GitLab
8 19 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 19 (4.76%) Subversion
9 17 (4.26%) Gradle
10 16 (4.01%) Bitbucket
11 15 (3.76%) SonarQube
11 15 (3.76%) Spock
12 11 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (2.76%) Vagrant
13 8 (2.01%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.75%) Mockito
15 5 (1.25%) TeamCity
16 4 (1.00%) FitNesse
16 4 (1.00%) JBehave
General
1 51 (12.78%) Social Skills
2 43 (10.78%) Finance
3 24 (6.02%) Banking
4 17 (4.26%) Marketing
5 16 (4.01%) Back Office
6 7 (1.75%) Electronics
6 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.50%) Retail
8 5 (1.25%) Fire and Rescue
8 5 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.25%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.00%) Games
9 4 (1.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (0.75%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (53.63%) Spring
2 119 (29.82%) HTML
3 101 (25.31%) CSS
4 98 (24.56%) AngularJS
5 94 (23.56%) Spring Boot
6 93 (23.31%) REST
7 68 (17.04%) Hibernate
8 60 (15.04%) React
9 57 (14.29%) Kafka
10 54 (13.53%) RESTful
11 51 (12.78%) Web Services
12 47 (11.78%) RabbitMQ
13 44 (11.03%) J2EE
14 36 (9.02%) HTML5
15 31 (7.77%) Spring MVC
16 29 (7.27%) GraphQL
16 29 (7.27%) JPA
16 29 (7.27%) Middleware
17 28 (7.02%) Java EE
17 28 (7.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.51%) Social Media
4 13 (3.26%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.26%) iPad
6 9 (2.26%) User Experience
7 6 (1.50%) NHS
8 4 (1.00%) Blog
8 4 (1.00%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.75%) Wiki
10 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.50%) iPhone
11 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.25%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.03%) Linux
2 41 (10.28%) Android
3 31 (7.77%) Apple iOS
4 25 (6.27%) Windows
5 14 (3.51%) Unix
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
7 1 (0.25%) Debian
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (55.39%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (33.83%) Microservices
3 113 (28.32%) TDD
4 111 (27.82%) Scrum
5 90 (22.56%) Full Stack Development
6 84 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (17.54%) BDD
8 63 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 62 (15.54%) MVC
10 58 (14.54%) DevOps
11 55 (13.78%) OO
12 53 (13.28%) Software Engineering
13 41 (10.28%) Unit Testing
14 40 (10.03%) Continuous Delivery
15 38 (9.52%) Computer Science
16 35 (8.77%) Multithreading
17 30 (7.52%) Fintech
18 28 (7.02%) Analytics
18 28 (7.02%) Open Source
19 27 (6.77%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 399 (100.00%) Java
2 157 (39.35%) JavaScript
3 117 (29.32%) SQL
4 76 (19.05%) Java 8
5 31 (7.77%) TypeScript
6 25 (6.27%) Kotlin
7 18 (4.51%) Java 11
8 14 (3.51%) C#
9 13 (3.26%) C
10 10 (2.51%) Gremlin
11 8 (2.01%) Groovy
12 7 (1.75%) C++
13 6 (1.50%) Python
14 5 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.00%) C-shell
16 3 (0.75%) Scala
16 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.50%) Perl
17 2 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (13.78%) Degree
2 33 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 28 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 27 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.01%) DBS Check
6 8 (2.01%) PhD
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) OCP
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.01%) QA
2 8 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.75%) PA-DSS
4 4 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 99 (24.81%) Docker
2 11 (2.76%) KVM
2 11 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.25%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) Postfix
4 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (21.05%) Kubernetes
2 71 (17.79%) Terraform
3 31 (7.77%) Ansible
4 11 (2.76%) Consul
4 11 (2.76%) Packer
5 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.25%) Kibana
6 1 (0.25%) logstash
6 1 (0.25%) Puppet
6 1 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (4.51%) Oracle
2 17 (4.26%) Google
3 12 (3.01%) VMware
4 10 (2.51%) Twitter
5 7 (1.75%) Apple
6 6 (1.50%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.00%) Brandwatch
7 4 (1.00%) IBM
7 4 (1.00%) SAP
7 4 (1.00%) Solace
8 3 (0.75%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.50%) Okta
10 1 (0.25%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.25%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.25%) New Relic
10 1 (0.25%) Pega
10 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.25%) Sencha
10 1 (0.25%) Splunk
10 1 (0.25%) WSO2