Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 89 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 -29 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,149 2,336 3,836
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.22% 3.32% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 3.45% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,286 2,162 3,575
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +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 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 34,413 67,640 81,231
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.16% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27,662 54,457 65,063
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 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
South East -17 324 £62,500 +13.64% 55
South West +43 259 £50,000 - 33
North of England -17 226 £50,000 - 89
North West -34 113 £57,500 +4.55% 54
Midlands -2 112 £50,000 -4.76% 35
Scotland -18 90 £52,500 +5.00% 29
West Midlands +58 80 £50,000 -4.76% 27
East of England +56 79 £60,000 +4.35% 19
Yorkshire -39 68 £47,500 - 22
North East +56 44 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Wales -6 34 £45,000 +5.88% 12
East Midlands -30 32 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Northern Ireland +8 28 £42,500 -15.00% 13
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 UK excluding London region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 1,149 (100.00%) Java
2 648 (56.40%) Spring
3 592 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
4 444 (38.64%) JavaScript
5 362 (31.51%) Microservices
6 318 (27.68%) SQL
7 303 (26.37%) Spring Boot
8 297 (25.85%) AngularJS
9 252 (21.93%) DevOps
10 246 (21.41%) Scrum
11 241 (20.97%) AWS
12 230 (20.02%) TDD
13 229 (19.93%) Docker
14 209 (18.19%) Java 8
15 202 (17.58%) Kubernetes
16 192 (16.71%) Git (software)
17 178 (15.49%) CSS
18 176 (15.32%) HTML
19 172 (14.97%) RESTful
19 172 (14.97%) REST
20 171 (14.88%) Software Engineering
21 170 (14.80%) Jenkins
22 165 (14.36%) React
23 162 (14.10%) Hibernate
24 156 (13.58%) JUnit
25 148 (12.88%) Finance
25 148 (12.88%) PostgreSQL
26 141 (12.27%) Security Cleared
27 139 (12.10%) Maven
28 136 (11.84%) Python

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 74 (6.44%) Elasticsearch
2 60 (5.22%) Tomcat
3 44 (3.83%) Confluence
4 38 (3.31%) Apache
5 33 (2.87%) Apache Spark
6 26 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 23 (2.00%) JBoss
8 14 (1.22%) Mule
9 12 (1.04%) Mule ESB
9 12 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.04%) Red Hat Fuse
10 8 (0.70%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.17%) Camunda
12 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.087%) SAS
13 1 (0.087%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 7 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 241 (20.97%) AWS
2 131 (11.40%) Azure
3 91 (7.92%) SaaS
4 78 (6.79%) GCP
5 39 (3.39%) GitHub
6 35 (3.05%) Serverless
7 33 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (2.35%) Stackdriver
9 21 (1.83%) Amazon ECS
10 18 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (1.57%) PaaS
11 16 (1.39%) Amazon EKS
11 16 (1.39%) IaaS
12 13 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.96%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.96%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.52%) Firebase
16 6 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.04%) HTTP
2 3 (0.26%) FTP
2 3 (0.26%) Network Security
2 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.087%) DNS
3 1 (0.087%) DSL
3 1 (0.087%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (12.88%) PostgreSQL
2 122 (10.62%) MySQL
3 94 (8.18%) Relational Database
4 86 (7.48%) NoSQL
5 78 (6.79%) MongoDB
6 66 (5.74%) SQL Server
7 49 (4.26%) Big Data
8 30 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.13%) DB2
10 13 (1.13%) SQLite
11 12 (1.04%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.61%) HBase
13 5 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.44%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.44%) GIS
13 5 (0.44%) Neo4j
14 4 (0.35%) Redis
15 3 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 192 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 170 (14.80%) Jenkins
3 156 (13.58%) JUnit
4 139 (12.10%) Maven
5 82 (7.14%) Gradle
6 75 (6.53%) JIRA
7 56 (4.87%) Mockito
8 45 (3.92%) IntelliJ
9 28 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 24 (2.09%) Ant
11 20 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (1.22%) Subversion
13 13 (1.13%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.04%) GitLab
15 10 (0.87%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.87%) Mercurial
16 9 (0.78%) SonarQube
17 8 (0.70%) DbUnit
17 8 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 148 (12.88%) Finance
2 123 (10.70%) Public Sector
3 39 (3.39%) Electronics
4 37 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.13%) Marketing
6 35 (3.05%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.00%) Banking
8 21 (1.83%) Law
9 20 (1.74%) Retail
10 11 (0.96%) Games
11 8 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.61%) Automotive
13 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.35%) Advertising
14 4 (0.35%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.087%) Legal
16 1 (0.087%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (56.40%) Spring
2 303 (26.37%) Spring Boot
3 297 (25.85%) AngularJS
4 178 (15.49%) CSS
5 176 (15.32%) HTML
6 172 (14.97%) REST
6 172 (14.97%) RESTful
7 165 (14.36%) React
8 162 (14.10%) Hibernate
9 121 (10.53%) Node.js
10 120 (10.44%) Web Services
11 92 (8.01%) J2EE
12 83 (7.22%) Apache Camel
13 73 (6.35%) SOAP
14 70 (6.09%) Java EE
14 70 (6.09%) RabbitMQ
15 67 (5.83%) Kafka
16 64 (5.57%) ActiveMQ
17 63 (5.48%) JSON
18 61 (5.31%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (3.22%) NHS
3 30 (2.61%) Data Structures
4 27 (2.35%) Algorithms
4 27 (2.35%) User Experience
5 26 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 10 (0.87%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.52%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (0.44%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.44%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.44%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.35%) Blog
12 4 (0.35%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.35%) Social Media
13 3 (0.26%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 124 (10.79%) Linux
2 42 (3.66%) Unix
3 23 (2.00%) Android
4 19 (1.65%) Windows
5 7 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.17%) CentOS
8 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.087%) Debian
9 1 (0.087%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (31.51%) Microservices
3 252 (21.93%) DevOps
4 246 (21.41%) Scrum
5 230 (20.02%) TDD
6 171 (14.88%) Software Engineering
7 119 (10.36%) BDD
8 112 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
9 102 (8.88%) MVC
10 97 (8.44%) Kanban
11 90 (7.83%) Test Automation
12 89 (7.75%) Unit Testing
13 88 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
14 84 (7.31%) Multithreading
15 77 (6.70%) OO
16 69 (6.01%) Fintech
17 64 (5.57%) Computer Science
18 58 (5.05%) SDLC
19 51 (4.44%) Pair Programming
20 43 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,149 (100.00%) Java
2 444 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 318 (27.68%) SQL
4 209 (18.19%) Java 8
5 136 (11.84%) Python
6 125 (10.88%) TypeScript
7 77 (6.70%) C#
8 49 (4.26%) C++
9 46 (4.00%) Scala
10 28 (2.44%) Kotlin
11 27 (2.35%) Go
12 22 (1.91%) C
13 19 (1.65%) XPath
14 15 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.04%) Groovy
15 12 (1.04%) Perl
16 10 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.78%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.61%) PowerShell
18 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 121 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 107 (9.31%) Degree
4 34 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.61%) PhD
7 4 (0.35%) MCSD
7 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.087%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.087%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.96%) QA
2 4 (0.35%) GDPR
2 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.17%) IEC 62304
3 2 (0.17%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.17%) NCSC
3 2 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 229 (19.93%) Docker
2 6 (0.52%) vSphere
3 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 202 (17.58%) Kubernetes
2 68 (5.92%) Terraform
3 48 (4.18%) Ansible
4 28 (2.44%) Grafana
5 26 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.91%) Puppet
7 6 (0.52%) Packer
8 4 (0.35%) Kibana
9 2 (0.17%) Rancher
10 1 (0.087%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.087%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.087%) logstash
10 1 (0.087%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 1 (0.087%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.087%) vRealize
Vendors
1 77 (6.70%) Oracle
2 54 (4.70%) Google
3 49 (4.26%) Splunk
4 37 (3.22%) SAP
5 30 (2.61%) Microsoft
6 27 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 20 (1.74%) IBM
8 16 (1.39%) Solace
9 14 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.22%) WSO2
10 13 (1.13%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.96%) Pega
12 10 (0.87%) Apple
13 8 (0.70%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.44%) Aquila
15 5 (0.44%) VMware
16 4 (0.35%) Adobe
16 4 (0.35%) Guidewire
17 3 (0.26%) Dell