Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 919 792 848
Rank change year-on-year -127 +56 -163
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 268 478 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.63% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 241 438 414
UK median annual salary £75,000 £71,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +23.91% +9.52%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -11.82% +15.79% +5.56%

J2SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 71287 76414 82607
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.49% 38.78% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 59236 66374 70455
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 11 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 August 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 -110 258 £75,000 +3.45% 28
London -93 218 £80,000 +6.67% 23
UK excluding London -15 49 £48,500 -11.82% 6
South East +76 23 £48,750 -6.25% 3
Scotland +8 9 £26,500 -62.14% 1
East of England -34 9 £45,000 -40.00%
Midlands +27 6 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands +14 5 - -
North of England -29 2 £48,500 +4.86%
North West -39 2 £48,500 +4.86%
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 268 (100.00%) Java
2 167 (62.31%) Finance
3 137 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (50.37%) J2EE
5 108 (40.30%) Spring
6 104 (38.81%) Low Latency
7 102 (38.06%) Multithreading
8 99 (36.94%) Fintech
9 81 (30.22%) SQL
10 69 (25.75%) Hibernate
10 69 (25.75%) Concurrent Programming
11 67 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 59 (22.01%) Maven
13 54 (20.15%) SDLC
14 53 (19.78%) Microservices
15 51 (19.03%) Degree
16 48 (17.91%) Java SE
17 46 (17.16%) Front Office
18 41 (15.30%) OOP
19 40 (14.93%) JIRA
20 39 (14.55%) Oracle
20 39 (14.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 38 (14.18%) XML
22 36 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
23 35 (13.06%) Cryptocurrency
24 34 (12.69%) Blockchain
24 34 (12.69%) Digital Currency
24 34 (12.69%) StreamBase
24 34 (12.69%) Tomcat
24 34 (12.69%) OOD

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 34 (12.69%) Tomcat
2 22 (8.21%) WebLogic
3 19 (7.09%) JBoss
3 19 (7.09%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.97%) Apache Geronimo
4 16 (5.97%) WildFly
5 13 (4.85%) CMS
6 7 (2.61%) Apache
7 6 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.12%) Ethereum
8 3 (1.12%) Jetty
8 3 (1.12%) MediaWiki
8 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.75%) GitHub
3 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) Internet
2 3 (1.12%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.69%) Blockchain
2 28 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 19 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.60%) Big Data
5 14 (5.22%) DB2
6 12 (4.48%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.36%) InterSystems Cache
8 8 (2.99%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.24%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.49%) MySQL
11 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.12%) KNIME
11 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.75%) OLAP
12 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.37%) KDB
Development Applications
1 59 (22.01%) Maven
2 40 (14.93%) JIRA
3 33 (12.31%) JUnit
4 29 (10.82%) Gradle
5 17 (6.34%) Eclipse
6 16 (5.97%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.99%) Ant
7 8 (2.99%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.61%) Mockito
8 7 (2.61%) Subversion
9 6 (2.24%) Hudson
9 6 (2.24%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.49%) jMock
10 4 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.12%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.12%) FindBugs
11 3 (1.12%) Log4j
11 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.12%) NetBeans
11 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 167 (62.31%) Finance
2 46 (17.16%) Front Office
3 30 (11.19%) Banking
4 24 (8.96%) Financial Institution
5 19 (7.09%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.36%) Retail
7 8 (2.99%) Games
8 4 (1.49%) Publishing
9 2 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.75%) Marketing
9 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 198 (73.88%) Developer
2 195 (72.76%) Java Developer
3 44 (16.42%) Architect
4 39 (14.55%) Core Java Developer
5 32 (11.94%) Senior Developer
5 32 (11.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 28 (10.45%) Java Architect
7 22 (8.21%) Java Engineer
8 21 (7.84%) Blockchain Developer
9 19 (7.09%) Lead Architect
10 16 (5.97%) Front Office Developer
10 16 (5.97%) Java Pricing Developer
10 16 (5.97%) Senior Architect
11 15 (5.60%) J2EE Architect
11 15 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (4.85%) Java/J2EE Architect
13 10 (3.73%) Java Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
14 9 (3.36%) Senior Java Architect
15 8 (2.99%) Senior J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (50.37%) J2EE
2 108 (40.30%) Spring
3 69 (25.75%) Hibernate
4 48 (17.91%) Java SE
5 38 (14.18%) XML
6 31 (11.57%) HTML
7 23 (8.58%) CSS
8 22 (8.21%) Web Services
9 20 (7.46%) JSON
10 17 (6.34%) FIX Protocol
10 17 (6.34%) JMS
10 17 (6.34%) Servlets
11 16 (5.97%) Ajax
11 16 (5.97%) AngularJS
12 14 (5.22%) HTML5
12 14 (5.22%) Java EE
13 12 (4.48%) .NET
13 12 (4.48%) CSS3
13 12 (4.48%) Swing
13 12 (4.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 99 (36.94%) Fintech
2 39 (14.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (12.69%) Digital Currency
4 33 (12.31%) Computer Science
4 33 (12.31%) Greenfield Project
5 31 (11.57%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (10.45%) Bitcoin
7 23 (8.58%) Hedge funds
8 12 (4.48%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.99%) Equities
10 6 (2.24%) User Experience
11 5 (1.87%) Clustering
12 4 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.49%) Derivative
13 3 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (1.12%) Grid Computing
13 3 (1.12%) Life Science
14 2 (0.75%) Contract for Difference
14 2 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.45%) Linux
2 20 (7.46%) Unix
3 9 (3.36%) Android
3 9 (3.36%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.87%) Windows
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (38.81%) Low Latency
3 102 (38.06%) Multithreading
4 69 (25.75%) Concurrent Programming
5 67 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 54 (20.15%) SDLC
7 53 (19.78%) Microservices
8 41 (15.30%) OOP
9 36 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (13.06%) Cryptocurrency
11 34 (12.69%) OOD
12 30 (11.19%) TDD
13 29 (10.82%) SOA
14 28 (10.45%) OO
15 25 (9.33%) DevOps
16 24 (8.96%) UML
17 23 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (8.21%) Analytics
18 22 (8.21%) Continuous Delivery
18 22 (8.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 268 (100.00%) Java
2 81 (30.22%) SQL
3 32 (11.94%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.46%) Scala
5 13 (4.85%) Python
6 12 (4.48%) Kotlin
7 10 (3.73%) Groovy
7 10 (3.73%) Haskell
8 9 (3.36%) Erlang
9 8 (2.99%) C++
10 6 (2.24%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.49%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.12%) ECMAScript
12 3 (1.12%) Perl
12 3 (1.12%) XPath
13 2 (0.75%) C
13 2 (0.75%) C#
13 2 (0.75%) PHP
13 2 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (19.03%) Degree
2 5 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.12%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.75%) MiFID
1 2 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Ansible
2 1 (0.37%) Control-M
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (14.55%) Oracle
2 34 (12.69%) StreamBase
3 25 (9.33%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.61%) Google
5 5 (1.87%) Sybase
6 4 (1.49%) F5
6 4 (1.49%) Sun
7 3 (1.12%) BEA
7 3 (1.12%) IBM
7 3 (1.12%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.12%) webMethods
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.75%) Tableau
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe
9 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.37%) HP
9 1 (0.37%) Reuters