Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 957 925 763
Rank change year-on-year -32 -162 -25
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 161 257 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.37% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 154 219 417
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% - +8.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £70,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year -28.57% +30.23% +7.50%

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 60,105 70,230 68,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 40.49% 39.30%
Number of salaries quoted 49,208 59,004 59,288
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 9 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 22 January 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
England -3 161 £70,000 +3.70% 34
London -9 115 £77,500 +14.81% 23
UK excluding London +16 46 £50,000 -28.57% 11
South East +28 22 £50,000 -33.33% 5
Midlands +56 12 £42,500 - 3
West Midlands +54 12 £42,500 - 2
East of England +21 9 £67,500 -25.00% 2
North of England +31 3 £37,500 -37.50% 1
North West +21 3 £37,500 -37.50% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 155 (96.27%) Java
2 115 (71.43%) J2EE
3 106 (65.84%) Software Engineering
4 103 (63.98%) Finance
5 88 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (47.20%) Web Services
7 65 (40.37%) Asset Management
8 64 (39.75%) Front Office
9 60 (37.27%) Microservices
10 59 (36.65%) Amazon AWS
11 51 (31.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (29.19%) Docker
12 47 (29.19%) DevOps
13 42 (26.09%) Spring
14 41 (25.47%) XML
15 40 (24.84%) SQL
16 37 (22.98%) Jenkins
16 37 (22.98%) SDLC
16 37 (22.98%) Scrum
17 36 (22.36%) Fixed Income
18 35 (21.74%) Hedge funds
18 35 (21.74%) Multithreading
19 33 (20.50%) Concurrent Programming
19 33 (20.50%) Mentoring
20 32 (19.88%) Equities
20 32 (19.88%) React
20 32 (19.88%) Fintech
20 32 (19.88%) AngularJS
21 31 (19.25%) Maven
22 30 (18.63%) Python

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 24 (14.91%) Oracle Workflow
2 22 (13.66%) Ethereum
3 11 (6.83%) CMS
3 11 (6.83%) JBoss
4 9 (5.59%) Apache
5 6 (3.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (3.73%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.62%) Liferay
7 1 (0.62%) Magnolia
Business Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Ripple
2 2 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 59 (36.65%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.42%) AWS CloudFormation
2 20 (12.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 20 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.83%) AWS Lambda
3 11 (6.83%) Serverless
4 10 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (6.21%) Amazon S3
4 10 (6.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (3.73%) SaaS
6 5 (3.11%) Apigee
7 1 (0.62%) Apple Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.66%) Blockchain
2 10 (6.21%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (6.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (3.73%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.62%) DB2
8 1 (0.62%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (22.98%) Jenkins
2 31 (19.25%) Maven
3 27 (16.77%) Selenium
4 18 (11.18%) Gradle
5 10 (6.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (6.21%) Hudson
5 10 (6.21%) JUnit
6 9 (5.59%) Eclipse
6 9 (5.59%) Subversion
6 9 (5.59%) Vagrant
7 8 (4.97%) Git (software)
7 8 (4.97%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.24%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.62%) Mockito
General
1 103 (63.98%) Finance
2 64 (39.75%) Front Office
3 26 (16.15%) Banking
4 12 (7.45%) Marketing
5 11 (6.83%) Back Office
6 4 (2.48%) Retail
7 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 140 (86.96%) Developer
2 129 (80.12%) Java Developer
3 46 (28.57%) J2EE Developer
3 46 (28.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 40 (24.84%) Java Engineer
5 33 (20.50%) Software Engineer
6 28 (17.39%) AWS Developer
7 24 (14.91%) SQL Developer
8 22 (13.66%) Java Software Engineer
8 22 (13.66%) Senior Developer
8 22 (13.66%) Senior Java Developer
9 21 (13.04%) Lead Developer
9 21 (13.04%) Lead Java Developer
10 20 (12.42%) Agile Developer
10 20 (12.42%) Agile Java Developer
10 20 (12.42%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 17 (10.56%) Java Developer - Fintech
11 17 (10.56%) Java Software Developer
11 17 (10.56%) Senior J2EE Developer
11 17 (10.56%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (71.43%) J2EE
2 76 (47.20%) Web Services
3 42 (26.09%) Spring
4 41 (25.47%) XML
5 32 (19.88%) AngularJS
5 32 (19.88%) React
6 18 (11.18%) HTML
7 17 (10.56%) SOAP
8 15 (9.32%) REST
8 15 (9.32%) RESTful
9 13 (8.07%) J2ME
9 13 (8.07%) JSON
9 13 (8.07%) Spring MVC
10 12 (7.45%) Hibernate
10 12 (7.45%) Java SE
11 11 (6.83%) JSP
12 9 (5.59%) .NET
12 9 (5.59%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET
13 8 (4.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (31.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 36 (22.36%) Fixed Income
3 35 (21.74%) Hedge funds
4 32 (19.88%) Equities
4 32 (19.88%) Fintech
5 24 (14.91%) Derivative
6 22 (13.66%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (13.66%) Mobile App
7 18 (11.18%) Digital Currency
8 9 (5.59%) Bitcoin
9 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.48%) Litecoin
11 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) Linux
2 7 (4.35%) Unix
3 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (3.11%) Windows
4 2 (1.24%) Android
4 2 (1.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (65.84%) Software Engineering
2 88 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (40.37%) Asset Management
4 60 (37.27%) Microservices
5 47 (29.19%) DevOps
6 37 (22.98%) Scrum
6 37 (22.98%) SDLC
7 35 (21.74%) Multithreading
8 33 (20.50%) Concurrent Programming
8 33 (20.50%) Mentoring
9 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (14.91%) Investment Management
10 24 (14.91%) Workflow
11 23 (14.29%) Cryptocurrency
12 22 (13.66%) Mathematics
13 19 (11.80%) Low Latency
13 19 (11.80%) OOP
14 18 (11.18%) Thought Leadership
15 17 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (10.56%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 155 (96.27%) Java
2 40 (24.84%) SQL
3 30 (18.63%) Python
4 21 (13.04%) Java 8
5 20 (12.42%) TypeScript
6 19 (11.80%) Scala
7 17 (10.56%) C#
8 15 (9.32%) JavaScript
9 12 (7.45%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.97%) Clojure
10 8 (4.97%) Groovy
10 8 (4.97%) Kotlin
11 5 (3.11%) C++
11 5 (3.11%) Solidity
12 4 (2.48%) C
12 4 (2.48%) Go
12 4 (2.48%) XPath
13 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (10.56%) Degree
2 9 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (5.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (29.19%) Docker
2 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (18.01%) Terraform
2 26 (16.15%) Puppet
3 20 (12.42%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.35%) Prometheus
5 5 (3.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 29 (18.01%) Oracle
2 25 (15.53%) Google
3 20 (12.42%) SaltStack
4 17 (10.56%) StreamBase
4 17 (10.56%) TIBCO
5 13 (8.07%) Sun
6 6 (3.73%) webMethods
7 5 (3.11%) Adobe
7 5 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.62%) Adyen
8 1 (0.62%) Gemalto
8 1 (0.62%) PayPal
8 1 (0.62%) Sybase
8 1 (0.62%) WorldPay