Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for J2SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited J2SE over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 907 808 815
Rank change year-on-year -99 +7 -99
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 259 426 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.57% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 223 374 451
UK median annual salary £78,500 £68,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.18% +19.57% +9.52%
10th Percentile £39,070 £41,975 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% +15.79% +5.56%

J2SE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 70110 74466 82596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.14% 38.85% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58031 64578 70646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing J2SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing J2SE.

Salary trend for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing J2SE over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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
England -71 247 £80,000 +18.52% 33
London -109 197 £80,000 +10.34% 28
UK excluding London +21 61 £62,500 +13.64% 6
South East +79 28 £70,000 +34.62% 3
Scotland -11 11 £26,500 -62.14% 1
East of England -17 10 £80,000 +23.08%
North of England +4 7 £60,000 +23.71% 1
North West -14 7 £60,000 +23.71% 1
Midlands +32 5 - - 1
West Midlands +20 5 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for J2SE.

1 258 (99.61%) Java
2 150 (57.92%) J2EE
3 141 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (47.49%) Finance
5 122 (47.10%) Spring
6 94 (36.29%) SQL
7 86 (33.20%) Fintech
8 80 (30.89%) Multithreading
9 74 (28.57%) Hibernate
10 73 (28.19%) Low Latency
11 67 (25.87%) Microservices
12 61 (23.55%) Software Engineering
12 61 (23.55%) SDLC
13 56 (21.62%) Maven
14 55 (21.24%) Concurrent Programming
15 46 (17.76%) Oracle
15 46 (17.76%) SOA
16 44 (16.99%) Tomcat
17 42 (16.22%) XML
18 41 (15.83%) Linux
19 40 (15.44%) Banking
19 40 (15.44%) Enterprise Software
20 38 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (14.29%) JavaScript
21 37 (14.29%) Open Source
22 36 (13.90%) HTML
22 36 (13.90%) Java SE
22 36 (13.90%) TDD
23 35 (13.51%) Degree
23 35 (13.51%) JUnit

J2SE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (16.99%) Tomcat
2 32 (12.36%) WebLogic
3 26 (10.04%) JBoss
4 25 (9.65%) WebSphere
5 19 (7.34%) Apache Geronimo
5 19 (7.34%) WildFly
6 16 (6.18%) CMS
7 14 (5.41%) Apache
8 6 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.93%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (1.16%) Ethereum
10 3 (1.16%) Jetty
10 3 (1.16%) MediaWiki
10 3 (1.16%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.39%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.70%) Internet
2 3 (1.16%) BIG-IP
2 3 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.88%) Blockchain
3 20 (7.72%) Relational Database
4 18 (6.95%) Big Data
5 12 (4.63%) RDBMS
6 11 (4.25%) DB2
6 11 (4.25%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.86%) InterSystems Cache
8 6 (2.32%) MySQL
9 5 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.54%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.16%) KNIME
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.77%) OLAP
13 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 56 (21.62%) Maven
2 35 (13.51%) JUnit
3 34 (13.13%) JIRA
4 23 (8.88%) Gradle
4 23 (8.88%) Jenkins
5 21 (8.11%) Eclipse
5 21 (8.11%) Git (software)
6 10 (3.86%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.47%) IntelliJ
8 7 (2.70%) Subversion
9 6 (2.32%) Grunt
9 6 (2.32%) gulp
9 6 (2.32%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (2.32%) Mockito
9 6 (2.32%) PhantomJS
10 5 (1.93%) Selenium
11 4 (1.54%) Hudson
12 3 (1.16%) FindBugs
12 3 (1.16%) jMock
12 3 (1.16%) SCons
General
1 123 (47.49%) Finance
2 40 (15.44%) Banking
3 32 (12.36%) Front Office
4 20 (7.72%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 14 (5.41%) Games
6 7 (2.70%) Retail
7 4 (1.54%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 163 (62.93%) Developer
2 160 (61.78%) Java Developer
3 65 (25.10%) Architect
4 38 (14.67%) Java Architect
5 26 (10.04%) Core Java Developer
6 25 (9.65%) Lead Architect
7 23 (8.88%) Senior Developer
7 23 (8.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (8.88%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (8.49%) J2EE Architect
9 21 (8.11%) Senior Architect
10 20 (7.72%) Java/J2EE Architect
11 18 (6.95%) Blockchain Developer
12 13 (5.02%) Java Solutions Architect
12 13 (5.02%) Senior Java Architect
13 11 (4.25%) Angular Developer
13 11 (4.25%) Java Engineer
13 11 (4.25%) Technical Architect
13 11 (4.25%) Technical Leader
14 10 (3.86%) Senior J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (57.92%) J2EE
2 122 (47.10%) Spring
3 74 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 42 (16.22%) XML
5 36 (13.90%) HTML
5 36 (13.90%) Java SE
6 29 (11.20%) CSS
7 28 (10.81%) JSON
8 27 (10.42%) Web Services
9 20 (7.72%) Ajax
10 18 (6.95%) Servlets
11 17 (6.56%) AngularJS
11 17 (6.56%) HTML5
12 16 (6.18%) JMS
13 15 (5.79%) CSS3
13 15 (5.79%) XSLT
14 14 (5.41%) REST
14 14 (5.41%) RESTful
15 13 (5.02%) Java EE
16 11 (4.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 86 (33.20%) Fintech
2 40 (15.44%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (12.36%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (10.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (8.88%) Computer Science
5 23 (8.88%) Digital Currency
6 16 (6.18%) Bitcoin
7 15 (5.79%) Equities
7 15 (5.79%) Mobile App
8 14 (5.41%) Hedge funds
9 10 (3.86%) User Experience
10 8 (3.09%) Clustering
11 7 (2.70%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.54%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.54%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.54%) Life Science
13 3 (1.16%) Contract for Difference
13 3 (1.16%) Derivative
13 3 (1.16%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.83%) Linux
2 31 (11.97%) Unix
3 9 (3.47%) Android
3 9 (3.47%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.70%) Windows
5 6 (2.32%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (2.32%) Solaris
6 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (30.89%) Multithreading
3 73 (28.19%) Low Latency
4 67 (25.87%) Microservices
5 61 (23.55%) SDLC
5 61 (23.55%) Software Engineering
6 55 (21.24%) Concurrent Programming
7 46 (17.76%) SOA
8 38 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (14.29%) Open Source
10 36 (13.90%) TDD
11 33 (12.74%) UML
12 32 (12.36%) DevOps
12 32 (12.36%) OOP
13 26 (10.04%) Scrum
14 25 (9.65%) Cryptocurrency
15 23 (8.88%) Analytics
15 23 (8.88%) Validation
16 22 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (8.49%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 258 (99.61%) Java
2 94 (36.29%) SQL
3 37 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.56%) Scala
5 15 (5.79%) Python
6 10 (3.86%) C++
6 10 (3.86%) Groovy
7 7 (2.70%) Kotlin
7 7 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.32%) XPath
9 4 (1.54%) Erlang
9 4 (1.54%) Haskell
9 4 (1.54%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.16%) C#
10 3 (1.16%) ECMAScript
10 3 (1.16%) Perl
10 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.77%) C
11 2 (0.77%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (1.16%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.77%) MiFID
2 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.93%) Puppet
2 3 (1.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 46 (17.76%) Oracle
2 29 (11.20%) StreamBase
3 26 (10.04%) TIBCO
4 10 (3.86%) Google
5 8 (3.09%) F5
6 7 (2.70%) Sun
6 7 (2.70%) webMethods
7 6 (2.32%) Sybase
8 3 (1.16%) BEA
8 3 (1.16%) IBM
8 3 (1.16%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.77%) Tableau
10 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.39%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.39%) Misys
10 1 (0.39%) Reuters
10 1 (0.39%) Solace