Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 915 735 702
Rank change year-on-year -180 -33 +183
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 273 462 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.67% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 240 429 601
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +23.76%
10th Percentile £36,125 £44,150 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 71,640 68,477 81,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 39.48% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 60,401 59,002 69,676
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 8 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 19 February 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 -170 268 £62,500 -7.41% 60
London -155 176 £67,500 - 39
UK excluding London -6 96 £55,000 +10.00% 21
South East +57 60 £55,000 - 10
East of England -13 20 £90,000 +50.00% 7
North of England -18 12 £60,000 +41.18%
North West -18 12 £60,000 +50.00%
Scotland -39 4 £26,500 -60.00%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 272 (99.63%) Java
2 193 (70.70%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (65.20%) J2EE
4 137 (50.18%) Software Engineering
5 128 (46.89%) Finance
6 110 (40.29%) Amazon AWS
7 108 (39.56%) Web Services
8 102 (37.36%) Microservices
9 96 (35.16%) Spring
10 80 (29.30%) DevOps
11 76 (27.84%) Multithreading
12 72 (26.37%) RESTful
13 70 (25.64%) Linux
14 64 (23.44%) SQL
15 63 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (23.08%) Maven
16 61 (22.34%) Fintech
17 60 (21.98%) TDD
18 57 (20.88%) Open Source
19 55 (20.15%) Oracle
19 55 (20.15%) HTML
20 51 (18.68%) JavaScript
20 51 (18.68%) AngularJS
21 47 (17.22%) Banking
22 46 (16.85%) CSS
22 46 (16.85%) Docker
23 43 (15.75%) Concurrent Programming
24 41 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
24 41 (15.02%) Google
25 40 (14.65%) React

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 25 (9.16%) JBoss
2 21 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.23%) Apache
4 16 (5.86%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.40%) Ethereum
6 8 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.93%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (1.10%) Apache Geronimo
8 3 (1.10%) CMS
8 3 (1.10%) Confluence
8 3 (1.10%) WildFly
9 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.73%) Drupal
9 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.37%) DNN
10 1 (0.37%) nginx
Business Applications
1 11 (4.03%) Ripple
2 10 (3.66%) Ripple XRP
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (40.29%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (4.03%) Amazon S3
4 10 (3.66%) SaaS
5 9 (3.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 9 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (1.83%) Force.com
7 5 (1.83%) PaaS
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.73%) Slack
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.30%) Internet
2 8 (2.93%) HTTP
3 3 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.33%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 18 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.49%) RDBMS
5 14 (5.13%) Blockchain
5 14 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 12 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.93%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.56%) MySQL
9 6 (2.20%) Big Data
10 4 (1.47%) DB2
11 3 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.10%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.73%) GIS
13 1 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
13 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (23.08%) Maven
2 37 (13.55%) Jenkins
3 28 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 27 (9.89%) Gradle
4 27 (9.89%) JUnit
5 20 (7.33%) Eclipse
6 19 (6.96%) JIRA
7 17 (6.23%) IntelliJ
8 16 (5.86%) Hudson
9 15 (5.49%) Selenium
10 14 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
10 14 (5.13%) PhantomJS
10 14 (5.13%) TeamCity
11 13 (4.76%) Ant
11 13 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (4.76%) Travis CI
12 9 (3.30%) Jasmine
12 9 (3.30%) Vagrant
13 6 (2.20%) Subversion
14 5 (1.83%) Grunt
General
1 128 (46.89%) Finance
2 47 (17.22%) Banking
3 23 (8.42%) Front Office
4 10 (3.66%) Retail
5 9 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.93%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (2.93%) Games
7 6 (2.20%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 183 (67.03%) Developer
2 174 (63.74%) Java Developer
3 66 (24.18%) Software Engineer
4 59 (21.61%) Java Engineer
4 59 (21.61%) Java Software Engineer
5 52 (19.05%) Java Software Developer
6 51 (18.68%) J2EE Developer
6 51 (18.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 45 (16.48%) Agile Developer
7 45 (16.48%) Agile Java Developer
8 44 (16.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 38 (13.92%) Architect
9 38 (13.92%) J2EE Software Engineer
9 38 (13.92%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
10 26 (9.52%) AWS Developer
11 25 (9.16%) Graduate
12 22 (8.06%) Graduate Developer
12 22 (8.06%) Graduate Java Developer
13 21 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (6.23%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (65.20%) J2EE
2 108 (39.56%) Web Services
3 96 (35.16%) Spring
4 72 (26.37%) RESTful
5 55 (20.15%) HTML
6 51 (18.68%) AngularJS
7 46 (16.85%) CSS
8 40 (14.65%) React
9 34 (12.45%) Hibernate
10 32 (11.72%) Java EE
11 31 (11.36%) HTML5
11 31 (11.36%) REST
12 25 (9.16%) XML
13 24 (8.79%) SOAP
14 20 (7.33%) CSS3
15 19 (6.96%) JMS
16 18 (6.59%) JSP
17 16 (5.86%) D3.js
17 16 (5.86%) JSON
18 14 (5.13%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.34%) Fintech
2 36 (13.19%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (6.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (5.13%) Digital Currency
4 14 (5.13%) User Experience
5 12 (4.40%) Bitcoin
5 12 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (4.03%) Equities
7 10 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 10 (3.66%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.56%) Clustering
8 7 (2.56%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.83%) Contactless
9 5 (1.83%) EMV
10 4 (1.47%) Contract for Difference
10 4 (1.47%) Derivative
10 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.47%) Spread Betting
11 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.10%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.64%) Linux
2 32 (11.72%) Unix
3 18 (6.59%) Solaris
4 17 (6.23%) Windows
5 8 (2.93%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.20%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.47%) CentOS
9 2 (0.73%) Android
9 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (70.70%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (50.18%) Software Engineering
3 102 (37.36%) Microservices
4 80 (29.30%) DevOps
5 76 (27.84%) Multithreading
6 63 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (21.98%) TDD
8 57 (20.88%) Open Source
9 43 (15.75%) Concurrent Programming
10 38 (13.92%) CQRS
11 36 (13.19%) Scrum
12 34 (12.45%) Low Latency
13 30 (10.99%) SDLC
14 29 (10.62%) API Development
14 29 (10.62%) Asset Management
14 29 (10.62%) Machine Learning
14 29 (10.62%) SOA
15 27 (9.89%) Front End Development
16 25 (9.16%) OOP
17 23 (8.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 272 (99.63%) Java
2 64 (23.44%) SQL
3 51 (18.68%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.19%) Python
5 21 (7.69%) C++
6 15 (5.49%) Scala
7 9 (3.30%) C
8 8 (2.93%) XPath
9 6 (2.20%) Apex Code
9 6 (2.20%) SOQL
9 6 (2.20%) SOSL
10 4 (1.47%) C#
10 4 (1.47%) Clojure
10 4 (1.47%) Kotlin
10 4 (1.47%) Perl
10 4 (1.47%) R
11 3 (1.10%) Groovy
11 3 (1.10%) Ruby
12 2 (0.73%) Korn
12 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (10.62%) Degree
2 9 (3.30%) Sun Certification
3 5 (1.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.83%) PSD2
2 2 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 46 (16.85%) Docker
2 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (7.33%) Terraform
2 9 (3.30%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.20%) Puppet
4 4 (1.47%) Ansible
4 4 (1.47%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.10%) Kibana
6 2 (0.73%) logstash
6 2 (0.73%) Nagios
6 2 (0.73%) Packer
7 1 (0.37%) Grafana
7 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (20.15%) Oracle
2 41 (15.02%) Google
3 19 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.23%) StreamBase
4 17 (6.23%) TIBCO
5 10 (3.66%) WorldPay
6 7 (2.56%) Sun
7 6 (2.20%) Pardot
7 6 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.20%) webMethods
8 5 (1.83%) Apple
8 5 (1.83%) PayPal
8 5 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.47%) F5
9 4 (1.47%) Misys
10 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.10%) Splunk
10 3 (1.10%) Sybase
11 2 (0.73%) Caplin
11 2 (0.73%) VMware