Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 939 818
Rank change year-on-year +108 -121 +32
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 340 269 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.38% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 324 243 440
UK median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +26.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £37,325
90th Percentile £130,000 £97,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +15.79%

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 68,890 71,608 77,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.45% 40.62% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 57,136 59,582 66,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 12 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 17 August 2018. 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 +88 339 £70,000 -6.67% 31
London +63 249 £90,000 +12.50% 23
UK excluding London +64 91 £50,000 +5.26% 8
South East +58 68 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Midlands +21 11 £42,500 -15.00% 1
West Midlands +34 7 £42,500 - 1
East of England +12 7 £55,000 +22.22%
North of England +24 4 £42,500 -12.37% 1
East Midlands +10 4 £55,000 +10.00%
North West -1 3 £42,500 -12.37% 1
Scotland -15 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT jobs citing J2SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for J2SE.

1 339 (99.71%) Java
2 256 (75.29%) Software Engineering
3 255 (75.00%) J2EE
4 227 (66.76%) Finance
5 216 (63.53%) Web Services
6 212 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
6 212 (62.35%) Amazon AWS
7 166 (48.82%) Microservices
8 158 (46.47%) Continuous Integration
9 154 (45.29%) Docker
10 146 (42.94%) DevOps
11 143 (42.06%) Python
12 136 (40.00%) Asset Management
13 132 (38.82%) Front Office
14 115 (33.82%) React
15 110 (32.35%) Multithreading
16 105 (30.88%) Terraform
17 98 (28.82%) AngularJS
18 91 (26.76%) Spring
19 86 (25.29%) Jenkins
19 86 (25.29%) Vagrant
20 85 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
20 85 (25.00%) Pair Programming
21 82 (24.12%) Hedge funds
22 80 (23.53%) Deployment Automation
23 73 (21.47%) Scrum
24 69 (20.29%) Configuration Management
24 69 (20.29%) Fintech
25 68 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
26 65 (19.12%) SDLC

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 45 (13.24%) Ethereum
2 22 (6.47%) JBoss
3 21 (6.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (2.35%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (2.06%) Apache
5 7 (2.06%) CMS
6 5 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 31 (9.12%) Ripple
2 4 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.29%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 212 (62.35%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.94%) Force.com
4 10 (2.94%) SaaS
4 10 (2.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 8 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.35%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (1.47%) GitHub
7 4 (1.18%) PaaS
8 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.59%) Slack
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.76%) IPv6
2 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) Modbus
2 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.24%) Blockchain
2 34 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.94%) MongoDB
4 25 (7.35%) RDBMS
5 24 (7.06%) SQL Server
6 22 (6.47%) NoSQL
7 21 (6.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 21 (6.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.18%) MySQL
9 3 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.59%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.59%) Big Data
10 2 (0.59%) GIS
11 1 (0.29%) DB2
11 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 86 (25.29%) Jenkins
1 86 (25.29%) Vagrant
2 48 (14.12%) Maven
3 44 (12.94%) Selenium
4 28 (8.24%) JUnit
5 26 (7.65%) Gradle
6 20 (5.88%) Eclipse
7 18 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (4.71%) Git (software)
9 15 (4.41%) Cucumber
10 14 (4.12%) Ant
11 13 (3.82%) SpecFlow
12 12 (3.53%) IntelliJ
13 9 (2.65%) Hudson
13 9 (2.65%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (2.35%) Subversion
15 5 (1.47%) JIRA
16 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
17 2 (0.59%) PhantomJS
General
1 227 (66.76%) Finance
2 132 (38.82%) Front Office
3 22 (6.47%) Back Office
4 17 (5.00%) Marketing
5 12 (3.53%) Banking
6 9 (2.65%) Retail
7 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (75.00%) Developer
2 247 (72.65%) Java Developer
3 117 (34.41%) AWS Developer
4 92 (27.06%) Software Engineer
5 76 (22.35%) Java Engineer
6 74 (21.76%) Java Software Engineer
7 68 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
8 65 (19.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 58 (17.06%) J2EE Developer
9 58 (17.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 56 (16.47%) Python Developer
11 44 (12.94%) Lead Developer
11 44 (12.94%) Lead Java Developer
12 40 (11.76%) Python Engineer
12 40 (11.76%) Python Software Engineer
13 39 (11.47%) AWS Engineer
13 39 (11.47%) AWS Software Engineer
14 38 (11.18%) Senior Developer
14 38 (11.18%) Senior Java Developer
15 36 (10.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (75.00%) J2EE
2 216 (63.53%) Web Services
3 115 (33.82%) React
4 98 (28.82%) AngularJS
5 91 (26.76%) Spring
6 53 (15.59%) RESTful
7 44 (12.94%) HTML
8 36 (10.59%) REST
9 35 (10.29%) CSS
10 30 (8.82%) HTML5
11 27 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
12 26 (7.65%) Hibernate
13 25 (7.35%) SOAP
14 21 (6.18%) Redux
14 21 (6.18%) Spring Boot
15 20 (5.88%) JMS
15 20 (5.88%) XML
16 19 (5.59%) JSP
17 18 (5.29%) D3.js
18 17 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 82 (24.12%) Hedge funds
2 69 (20.29%) Fintech
3 56 (16.47%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (14.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 38 (11.18%) Computer Science
5 38 (11.18%) Fixed Income
6 32 (9.41%) Digital Currency
7 31 (9.12%) Bitcoin
8 24 (7.06%) Equities
9 19 (5.59%) Derivative
10 18 (5.29%) Mobile App
11 16 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (3.82%) Litecoin
13 5 (1.47%) User Experience
14 4 (1.18%) Contactless
14 4 (1.18%) EMV
14 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.88%) Blog
15 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.88%) Linux
2 13 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (2.65%) Windows
4 8 (2.35%) Solaris
5 7 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.06%) Unix
6 2 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (75.29%) Software Engineering
2 212 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (48.82%) Microservices
4 158 (46.47%) Continuous Integration
5 146 (42.94%) DevOps
6 136 (40.00%) Asset Management
7 110 (32.35%) Multithreading
8 85 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
8 85 (25.00%) Pair Programming
9 80 (23.53%) Deployment Automation
10 73 (21.47%) Scrum
11 69 (20.29%) Configuration Management
12 68 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
13 65 (19.12%) SDLC
14 49 (14.41%) Enterprise Architecture
15 47 (13.82%) Mathematics
15 47 (13.82%) Mentoring
16 45 (13.24%) Cryptocurrency
17 42 (12.35%) TDD
18 39 (11.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 339 (99.71%) Java
2 143 (42.06%) Python
3 56 (16.47%) Java 8
4 48 (14.12%) JavaScript
5 43 (12.65%) SQL
6 41 (12.06%) Scala
7 32 (9.41%) R
8 31 (9.12%) C
9 26 (7.65%) C#
10 25 (7.35%) C++
11 20 (5.88%) Clojure
11 20 (5.88%) Kotlin
12 18 (5.29%) Groovy
13 13 (3.82%) Go
14 10 (2.94%) Apex Code
14 10 (2.94%) SOQL
14 10 (2.94%) SOSL
15 7 (2.06%) Perl
15 7 (2.06%) Solidity
15 7 (2.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 47 (13.82%) Degree
2 28 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (7.65%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.76%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.18%) PhD
6 2 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.18%) PSD2
2 2 (0.59%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.29%) JTAG
3 1 (0.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 154 (45.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 105 (30.88%) Terraform
2 21 (6.18%) Kubernetes
3 20 (5.88%) Prometheus
4 8 (2.35%) Ansible
5 7 (2.06%) Puppet
6 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (12.35%) Oracle
2 35 (10.29%) Google
3 21 (6.18%) StreamBase
3 21 (6.18%) TIBCO
4 14 (4.12%) Sun
5 13 (3.82%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.94%) Pardot
6 10 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.47%) webMethods
8 4 (1.18%) Apple
8 4 (1.18%) PayPal
9 2 (0.59%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.29%) Perforce
10 1 (0.29%) Sybase
10 1 (0.29%) WorldPay