Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 938 828
Rank change year-on-year +42 -110 -19
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 256 263 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.38% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 245 227 374
UK median annual salary £70,000 £78,500 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.83% +14.18% +16.53%
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,410 £41,400
90th Percentile £130,000 £97,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% +18.18% +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 65,407 70,019 74,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.99% 40.19% 39.02%
Number of salaries quoted 54,084 57,920 64,590
UK median annual salary £51,200 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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 +39 256 £70,000 -12.50% 38
London +17 182 £90,000 +12.50% 28
UK excluding London +42 74 £50,000 -23.08% 11
South East +33 47 £51,250 -26.79% 4
Midlands +35 11 £42,500 - 3
East of England +25 10 £47,500 -40.63% 1
West Midlands +35 9 £42,500 - 2
North of England +46 6 £37,500 -37.50% 2
North West +11 5 £37,500 -37.50% 1
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Java
2 186 (72.66%) J2EE
3 184 (71.88%) Software Engineering
4 161 (62.89%) Finance
5 142 (55.47%) Web Services
6 138 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
7 137 (53.52%) Amazon AWS
8 113 (44.14%) Microservices
9 101 (39.45%) Docker
10 100 (39.06%) Python
11 97 (37.89%) Front Office
12 91 (35.55%) Continuous Integration
13 89 (34.77%) DevOps
14 85 (33.20%) Asset Management
15 84 (32.81%) Multithreading
16 71 (27.73%) Spring
17 70 (27.34%) Concurrent Programming
18 67 (26.17%) SDLC
18 67 (26.17%) Jenkins
19 65 (25.39%) Fintech
20 62 (24.22%) React
21 54 (21.09%) Scrum
21 54 (21.09%) Mathematics
22 52 (20.31%) Terraform
23 50 (19.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 48 (18.75%) Hedge funds
25 46 (17.97%) Vagrant
26 45 (17.58%) Cryptocurrency
27 44 (17.19%) Blockchain
27 44 (17.19%) Ethereum

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 (17.19%) Ethereum
2 13 (5.08%) JBoss
3 12 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (3.91%) Apache
5 9 (3.52%) CMS
6 7 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.95%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (9.77%) Ripple
2 2 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 137 (53.52%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.56%) SaaS
5 3 (1.17%) GitHub
6 2 (0.78%) Slack
7 1 (0.39%) Apple Pay
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.34%) IPv6
2 4 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.19%) Blockchain
2 20 (7.81%) MongoDB
2 20 (7.81%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (5.86%) SQL Server
5 13 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.17%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
9 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 67 (26.17%) Jenkins
2 46 (17.97%) Vagrant
3 38 (14.84%) Maven
4 28 (10.94%) Selenium
5 26 (10.16%) Gradle
6 19 (7.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (7.42%) Eclipse
7 16 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 16 (6.25%) JUnit
8 13 (5.08%) IntelliJ
9 10 (3.91%) Hudson
10 9 (3.52%) Subversion
10 9 (3.52%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.17%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.78%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.78%) JIRA
12 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 161 (62.89%) Finance
2 97 (37.89%) Front Office
3 22 (8.59%) Back Office
4 9 (3.52%) Marketing
5 3 (1.17%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.39%) French Language
7 1 (0.39%) German Language
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 204 (79.69%) Developer
2 203 (79.30%) Java Developer
3 76 (29.69%) AWS Developer
4 58 (22.66%) Software Engineer
5 42 (16.41%) Senior Developer
5 42 (16.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 40 (15.63%) J2EE Developer
6 40 (15.63%) Java Engineer
6 40 (15.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 39 (15.23%) Java Software Engineer
8 38 (14.84%) Java Software Developer
9 36 (14.06%) Python Developer
10 35 (13.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 27 (10.55%) Lead Developer
11 27 (10.55%) Lead Java Developer
12 23 (8.98%) Java Developer - Fintech
13 22 (8.59%) Agile Developer
13 22 (8.59%) Agile Java Developer
13 22 (8.59%) Lead Software Engineer
14 20 (7.81%) Senior J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (72.66%) J2EE
2 142 (55.47%) Web Services
3 71 (27.73%) Spring
4 62 (24.22%) React
5 41 (16.02%) RESTful
6 37 (14.45%) AngularJS
7 28 (10.94%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (8.59%) HTML
9 20 (7.81%) HTML5
9 20 (7.81%) REST
10 19 (7.42%) Hibernate
10 19 (7.42%) Spring Boot
11 17 (6.64%) Redux
12 13 (5.08%) CSS
13 12 (4.69%) Java SE
13 12 (4.69%) JMS
14 10 (3.91%) D3.js
14 10 (3.91%) JSP
14 10 (3.91%) SOAP
14 10 (3.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (25.39%) Fintech
2 50 (19.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 48 (18.75%) Hedge funds
4 38 (14.84%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (14.45%) Fixed Income
6 36 (14.06%) Computer Science
7 31 (12.11%) Digital Currency
8 25 (9.77%) Bitcoin
9 23 (8.98%) Equities
10 18 (7.03%) Mobile App
11 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (6.64%) Derivative
12 13 (5.08%) Litecoin
13 4 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (1.17%) Blog
14 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
15 1 (0.39%) Market Risk
15 1 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
15 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.63%) Linux
2 14 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (3.13%) Unix
4 7 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.56%) Windows
6 2 (0.78%) Android
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (71.88%) Software Engineering
2 138 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (44.14%) Microservices
4 91 (35.55%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (34.77%) DevOps
6 85 (33.20%) Asset Management
7 84 (32.81%) Multithreading
8 70 (27.34%) Concurrent Programming
9 67 (26.17%) SDLC
10 54 (21.09%) Mathematics
10 54 (21.09%) Scrum
11 45 (17.58%) Cryptocurrency
12 44 (17.19%) Mentoring
12 44 (17.19%) Pair Programming
13 35 (13.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 34 (13.28%) Portfolio Management
15 33 (12.89%) Deployment Automation
16 32 (12.50%) OOP
16 32 (12.50%) Open Source
17 31 (12.11%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 256 (100.00%) Java
2 100 (39.06%) Python
3 41 (16.02%) Scala
4 40 (15.63%) Java 8
5 30 (11.72%) SQL
6 26 (10.16%) C#
7 23 (8.98%) JavaScript
8 21 (8.20%) C
9 18 (7.03%) C++
9 18 (7.03%) Clojure
9 18 (7.03%) Kotlin
10 17 (6.64%) Groovy
11 13 (5.08%) Go
12 12 (4.69%) R
13 9 (3.52%) Solidity
14 8 (3.13%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.39%) Perl
15 1 (0.39%) VBA
15 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (17.19%) Degree
2 29 (11.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (10.55%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.78%) PhD
5 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 101 (39.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (20.31%) Terraform
2 17 (6.64%) Prometheus
3 14 (5.47%) Kubernetes
4 13 (5.08%) Puppet
5 6 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (12.50%) Google
2 24 (9.38%) StreamBase
2 24 (9.38%) Sun
2 24 (9.38%) TIBCO
3 21 (8.20%) Oracle
4 14 (5.47%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.73%) webMethods
6 6 (2.34%) SaltStack
7 2 (0.78%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.39%) Adyen
8 1 (0.39%) Gemalto
8 1 (0.39%) PayPal
8 1 (0.39%) Sybase