Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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

Java Developer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 63 60
Rank change year-on-year -20 -3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,805 4,063 4,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.56% 4.40% 4.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 4.55% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,412 3,486 3,751
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £31,775 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 75,789 89,216 93,120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 96.57% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 59,799 71,617 76,326
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,625 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java Developer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the UK excluding London

Java Developer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
South East -6 1,071 £55,000 +4.76% 134
North of England -23 576 £50,500 +8.60% 102
North West +22 389 £55,000 +10.00% 55
South West -40 309 £47,500 -5.00% 39
Midlands -39 293 £50,000 - 49
Scotland -10 249 £50,000 - 59
Yorkshire -82 166 £46,500 +3.33% 39
East of England -63 164 £55,000 +10.00% 44
East Midlands -9 163 £50,000 -4.76% 25
West Midlands -70 128 £50,000 - 24
Wales +17 110 £43,750 +9.38% 10
Northern Ireland -10 43 £55,000 +22.22% 5
North East -37 21 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Java Developer
UK

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 2,804 (99.96%) Java
2 1,551 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1,533 (54.65%) Spring
4 784 (27.95%) JavaScript
5 764 (27.24%) SQL
6 657 (23.42%) Microservices
7 638 (22.75%) Hibernate
8 634 (22.60%) Java 8
9 616 (21.96%) TDD
10 534 (19.04%) Maven
11 523 (18.65%) Git (software)
12 490 (17.47%) Spring Boot
13 486 (17.33%) AngularJS
14 481 (17.15%) HTML
15 466 (16.61%) Software Engineering
16 446 (15.90%) CSS
17 435 (15.51%) Web Services
18 409 (14.58%) Jenkins
19 401 (14.30%) AWS
20 392 (13.98%) RESTful
21 386 (13.76%) JUnit
22 367 (13.08%) OO
23 362 (12.91%) Scrum
24 355 (12.66%) REST
24 355 (12.66%) DevOps
25 342 (12.19%) Docker
26 340 (12.12%) J2EE
27 329 (11.73%) Linux
28 327 (11.66%) Oracle
29 301 (10.73%) Degree

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 225 (8.02%) Tomcat
2 104 (3.71%) JBoss
3 94 (3.35%) Apache
4 92 (3.28%) Apache Spark
5 84 (2.99%) Confluence
6 72 (2.57%) WebSphere
7 68 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 23 (0.82%) Apache Solr
10 22 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 20 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
12 19 (0.68%) Jetty
13 15 (0.53%) CMS
14 14 (0.50%) nginx
15 13 (0.46%) GlassFish
15 13 (0.46%) Mule
16 12 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 11 (0.39%) GeoServer
18 9 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
18 9 (0.32%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.071%) InDesign
2 2 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.21%) Magento
1 6 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.071%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.036%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.036%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.036%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 401 (14.30%) AWS
2 135 (4.81%) Azure
3 123 (4.39%) SaaS
4 96 (3.42%) Serverless
5 83 (2.96%) GCP
6 74 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
7 70 (2.50%) Amazon S3
8 58 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
9 49 (1.75%) GitHub
10 24 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.57%) Heroku
12 15 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 14 (0.50%) PaaS
14 13 (0.46%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (0.46%) OpenShift
15 12 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.93%) HTTP
2 32 (1.14%) Internet
3 23 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.68%) SSL
5 13 (0.46%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.25%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.21%) Broadband
7 6 (0.21%) xDSL
8 5 (0.18%) RFID
9 4 (0.14%) AMQP
10 3 (0.11%) 5G
10 3 (0.11%) SSH
10 3 (0.11%) X.509
11 2 (0.071%) IPv6
11 2 (0.071%) RS-232
11 2 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.036%) FTP
12 1 (0.036%) SAN
12 1 (0.036%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (9.45%) MySQL
2 221 (7.88%) Relational Database
3 211 (7.52%) Big Data
3 211 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
4 195 (6.95%) NoSQL
5 180 (6.42%) SQL Server
6 161 (5.74%) MongoDB
7 104 (3.71%) Hadoop
8 63 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 59 (2.10%) HBase
10 56 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 54 (1.93%) Apache Hive
12 49 (1.75%) Impala
13 48 (1.71%) Redis
14 45 (1.60%) Oracle Database
15 42 (1.50%) DB2
16 21 (0.75%) GIS
17 19 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 17 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
19 16 (0.57%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 534 (19.04%) Maven
2 523 (18.65%) Git (software)
3 409 (14.58%) Jenkins
4 386 (13.76%) JUnit
5 192 (6.84%) Gradle
6 185 (6.60%) JIRA
7 165 (5.88%) Eclipse
8 135 (4.81%) Selenium
9 97 (3.46%) Subversion
10 78 (2.78%) Cucumber
11 72 (2.57%) Ant
12 67 (2.39%) IntelliJ
13 66 (2.35%) TeamCity
14 65 (2.32%) Bitbucket
15 62 (2.21%) Mockito
16 55 (1.96%) NetBeans
17 52 (1.85%) SonarQube
18 46 (1.64%) JMeter
19 45 (1.60%) Spock
20 30 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 282 (10.05%) Finance
2 123 (4.39%) Retail
3 94 (3.35%) Public Sector
4 74 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.42%) Law
6 56 (2.00%) Marketing
7 55 (1.96%) Banking
8 47 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.43%) Automotive
10 37 (1.32%) Back Office
11 32 (1.14%) Electronics
12 31 (1.11%) Games
13 17 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.25%) Advertising
16 6 (0.21%) Military
16 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.18%) Housing Association
17 5 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,533 (54.65%) Spring
2 638 (22.75%) Hibernate
3 490 (17.47%) Spring Boot
4 486 (17.33%) AngularJS
5 481 (17.15%) HTML
6 446 (15.90%) CSS
7 435 (15.51%) Web Services
8 392 (13.98%) RESTful
9 355 (12.66%) REST
10 340 (12.12%) J2EE
11 300 (10.70%) XML
12 263 (9.38%) React
13 245 (8.73%) SOAP
14 227 (8.09%) JSON
15 203 (7.24%) Java EE
16 174 (6.20%) jQuery
17 155 (5.53%) JPA
18 146 (5.20%) Node.js
19 126 (4.49%) JMS
20 123 (4.39%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 241 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
2 106 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
4 93 (3.32%) User Experience
5 70 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 70 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 51 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 42 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (1.11%) Robotics
9 30 (1.07%) Derivative
10 29 (1.03%) Hedge funds
11 20 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.68%) Smartphone
12 19 (0.68%) Video on Demand
13 16 (0.57%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.57%) iPad
14 15 (0.53%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
16 12 (0.43%) RIA
16 12 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 329 (11.73%) Linux
2 117 (4.17%) Unix
3 115 (4.10%) Android
4 70 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 61 (2.17%) Windows
6 16 (0.57%) CentOS
7 9 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.18%) AIX
9 4 (0.14%) Debian
9 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.071%) SUSE
11 1 (0.036%) Fedora
11 1 (0.036%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.036%) Solaris
11 1 (0.036%) VMS
11 1 (0.036%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.036%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,551 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (23.42%) Microservices
3 616 (21.96%) TDD
4 466 (16.61%) Software Engineering
5 367 (13.08%) OO
6 362 (12.91%) Scrum
7 355 (12.66%) DevOps
8 262 (9.34%) Mentoring
9 256 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
10 237 (8.45%) Computer Science
11 233 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
12 223 (7.95%) BDD
13 207 (7.38%) Test Automation
14 205 (7.31%) Unit Testing
15 187 (6.67%) SDLC
16 173 (6.17%) MVC
17 169 (6.02%) Web Development
18 166 (5.92%) E-Commerce
19 161 (5.74%) Fintech
20 124 (4.42%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2,804 (99.96%) Java
2 784 (27.95%) JavaScript
3 764 (27.24%) SQL
4 634 (22.60%) Java 8
5 243 (8.66%) Python
6 137 (4.88%) C#
7 132 (4.71%) C++
8 98 (3.49%) Scala
9 76 (2.71%) PHP
10 71 (2.53%) Kotlin
11 67 (2.39%) PL/SQL
12 60 (2.14%) C
13 59 (2.10%) Ruby
14 51 (1.82%) TypeScript
15 41 (1.46%) Groovy
16 40 (1.43%) Go
17 32 (1.14%) R
18 27 (0.96%) Shell Script
19 26 (0.93%) T-SQL
20 17 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 301 (10.73%) Degree
2 147 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 112 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 71 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 45 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 13 (0.46%) ISEB
6 13 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.29%) CISMP
7 8 (0.29%) CISSP
8 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.14%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.071%) OCA
11 2 (0.071%) OCP
11 2 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.071%) SAFe Agilist
12 1 (0.036%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.17%) QA
2 5 (0.18%) GDPR
2 5 (0.18%) WAI
3 2 (0.071%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.071%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.071%) SLA
3 2 (0.071%) TickIT
4 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 342 (12.19%) Docker
2 14 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.29%) Firmware
3 8 (0.29%) HDFS
4 7 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.14%) KVM
6 3 (0.11%) vCloud
7 2 (0.071%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.071%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.071%) vSphere
8 1 (0.036%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.036%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 160 (5.70%) Kubernetes
2 65 (2.32%) Ansible
3 28 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.96%) Terraform
5 23 (0.82%) Puppet
6 14 (0.50%) Kibana
7 12 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.43%) logstash
8 8 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.21%) Salt
10 4 (0.14%) Consul
10 4 (0.14%) Packer
11 1 (0.036%) Grafana
11 1 (0.036%) Mesos
11 1 (0.036%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.036%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.036%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 327 (11.66%) Oracle
2 90 (3.21%) Microsoft
3 70 (2.50%) Google
4 63 (2.25%) IBM
5 58 (2.07%) Splunk
6 56 (2.00%) SAP
7 31 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 24 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (0.82%) MuleSoft
10 17 (0.61%) Adobe
11 15 (0.53%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.43%) hybris
13 9 (0.32%) VMware
14 8 (0.29%) Elastic Path
14 8 (0.29%) Twitter
14 8 (0.29%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.25%) ForgeRock
16 6 (0.21%) Apple
17 5 (0.18%) IBM Sterling
17 5 (0.18%) Luciad