Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 848 876 736
Rank change year-on-year +28 -140 +135
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 341 307 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.44% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 322 296 548
UK median annual salary £62,500 £72,500 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.79% +9.43% +26.19%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £117,375 £98,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -13.46% +9.47%

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 70,861 70,360 78,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 40.70% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 59,170 59,526 67,461
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 June 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 22 June 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 +37 339 £62,500 -13.79% 51
London +5 238 £71,250 -5.00% 34
UK excluding London +27 103 £52,500 +16.67% 17
South East +83 87 £52,500 +16.67% 10
East of England -6 7 £51,250 +2.50% 3
East Midlands +11 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Midlands -1 4 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North of England -2 3 £32,500 -18.75% 3
North West -1 2 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Scotland - 2 - -
Yorkshire +23 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 340 (99.71%) Java
2 250 (73.31%) Software Engineering
3 242 (70.97%) J2EE
4 227 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (64.22%) Web Services
6 210 (61.58%) Finance
7 206 (60.41%) Amazon AWS
8 162 (47.51%) Microservices
9 149 (43.70%) Continuous Integration
10 148 (43.40%) DevOps
11 139 (40.76%) Docker
12 121 (35.48%) Asset Management
13 119 (34.90%) Python
13 119 (34.90%) AngularJS
14 116 (34.02%) React
15 101 (29.62%) Terraform
15 101 (29.62%) Front Office
16 97 (28.45%) Spring
17 96 (28.15%) Multithreading
18 77 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
19 71 (20.82%) Jenkins
20 70 (20.53%) Vagrant
21 69 (20.23%) Pair Programming
22 68 (19.94%) RESTful
23 67 (19.65%) Linux
24 65 (19.06%) Concurrent Programming
25 64 (18.77%) Java 8
25 64 (18.77%) Oracle
25 64 (18.77%) Scrum
26 63 (18.48%) Hedge funds

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 30 (8.80%) Ethereum
2 28 (8.21%) JBoss
3 23 (6.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (2.64%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.59%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) nginx
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (6.16%) Ripple
2 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.59%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 206 (60.41%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (4.99%) Amazon S3
5 16 (4.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 16 (4.69%) SaaS
6 15 (4.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 14 (4.11%) Force.com
8 8 (2.35%) PaaS
9 6 (1.76%) GitHub
10 3 (0.88%) Slack
11 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.88%) HTTP
1 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.29%) IPv6
2 1 (0.29%) Modbus
2 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.14%) Relational Database
2 33 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 30 (8.80%) Blockchain
4 29 (8.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 26 (7.62%) MongoDB
5 26 (7.62%) SQL Server
6 25 (7.33%) NoSQL
7 23 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.47%) MySQL
8 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.17%) GIS
9 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.88%) Big Data
11 2 (0.59%) Apache Accumulo
11 2 (0.59%) DB2
12 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 71 (20.82%) Jenkins
2 70 (20.53%) Vagrant
3 52 (15.25%) Maven
4 42 (12.32%) Selenium
5 32 (9.38%) Gradle
6 30 (8.80%) JUnit
7 25 (7.33%) Ant
8 16 (4.69%) Cucumber
9 15 (4.40%) Eclipse
10 13 (3.81%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.64%) Git (software)
12 8 (2.35%) IntelliJ
12 8 (2.35%) PhantomJS
12 8 (2.35%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.76%) Karma Test Runner
14 5 (1.47%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.47%) JIRA
14 5 (1.47%) Subversion
14 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 210 (61.58%) Finance
2 101 (29.62%) Front Office
3 20 (5.87%) Banking
4 16 (4.69%) Retail
5 15 (4.40%) Marketing
6 9 (2.64%) Back Office
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
1 246 (72.14%) Developer
2 231 (67.74%) Java Developer
3 108 (31.67%) AWS Developer
4 101 (29.62%) Software Engineer
5 86 (25.22%) Java Engineer
6 84 (24.63%) Java Software Engineer
7 76 (22.29%) Java Software Developer
8 74 (21.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 63 (18.48%) J2EE Developer
9 63 (18.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 46 (13.49%) J2EE Software Engineer
10 46 (13.49%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
11 40 (11.73%) Agile Developer
11 40 (11.73%) Agile Java Developer
11 40 (11.73%) Python Developer
12 38 (11.14%) Graduate
13 37 (10.85%) Lead Developer
13 37 (10.85%) Lead Java Developer
14 35 (10.26%) Software Developer
15 32 (9.38%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (70.97%) J2EE
2 219 (64.22%) Web Services
3 119 (34.90%) AngularJS
4 116 (34.02%) React
5 97 (28.45%) Spring
6 68 (19.94%) RESTful
7 58 (17.01%) HTML
8 49 (14.37%) CSS
9 40 (11.73%) REST
10 34 (9.97%) HTML5
11 33 (9.68%) SOAP
12 28 (8.21%) D3.js
13 26 (7.62%) Java EE
14 25 (7.33%) Hibernate
14 25 (7.33%) JMS
14 25 (7.33%) XML
15 24 (7.04%) JSP
16 23 (6.74%) Apache Flex
17 20 (5.87%) JSF
18 16 (4.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.48%) Hedge funds
2 50 (14.66%) Fintech
3 47 (13.78%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (7.33%) Computer Science
5 25 (7.33%) Digital Currency
6 21 (6.16%) Bitcoin
7 16 (4.69%) Fixed Income
8 15 (4.40%) Derivative
8 15 (4.40%) Mobile App
9 12 (3.52%) Equities
10 10 (2.93%) User Experience
11 9 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (2.35%) Contactless
12 8 (2.35%) EMV
13 5 (1.47%) Litecoin
14 4 (1.17%) Contract for Difference
14 4 (1.17%) Cybercrime
14 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.65%) Linux
2 19 (5.57%) Windows
3 18 (5.28%) Solaris
4 9 (2.64%) Unix
5 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (73.31%) Software Engineering
2 227 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (47.51%) Microservices
4 149 (43.70%) Continuous Integration
5 148 (43.40%) DevOps
6 121 (35.48%) Asset Management
7 96 (28.15%) Multithreading
8 77 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
9 69 (20.23%) Pair Programming
10 65 (19.06%) Concurrent Programming
11 64 (18.77%) Scrum
12 61 (17.89%) Configuration Management
13 59 (17.30%) SDLC
14 54 (15.84%) Portfolio Management
15 50 (14.66%) TDD
16 49 (14.37%) Enterprise Architecture
17 44 (12.90%) Front End Development
18 40 (11.73%) Mentoring
19 37 (10.85%) Open Source
20 34 (9.97%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 340 (99.71%) Java
2 119 (34.90%) Python
3 64 (18.77%) Java 8
4 61 (17.89%) JavaScript
5 45 (13.20%) SQL
6 31 (9.09%) R
7 29 (8.50%) C
7 29 (8.50%) C++
8 23 (6.74%) Scala
9 19 (5.57%) C#
10 15 (4.40%) Apex Code
10 15 (4.40%) Clojure
10 15 (4.40%) Kotlin
10 15 (4.40%) SOQL
10 15 (4.40%) SOSL
11 12 (3.52%) Groovy
12 11 (3.23%) Perl
13 9 (2.64%) Ruby
14 8 (2.35%) Korn
14 8 (2.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (11.73%) Degree
2 13 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.93%) Master's Degree
4 9 (2.64%) Sun Certification
5 8 (2.35%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.17%) PhD
7 2 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.35%) PSD2
2 2 (0.59%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.29%) JTAG
3 1 (0.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 139 (40.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 101 (29.62%) Terraform
2 21 (6.16%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.40%) Prometheus
4 11 (3.23%) Ansible
5 3 (0.88%) Puppet
5 3 (0.88%) SCOM
6 2 (0.59%) Kibana
6 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.29%) Grafana
7 1 (0.29%) logstash
7 1 (0.29%) Nagios
7 1 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 64 (18.77%) Oracle
2 41 (12.02%) Google
3 18 (5.28%) StreamBase
3 18 (5.28%) TIBCO
4 15 (4.40%) Pardot
4 15 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.93%) Sun
6 9 (2.64%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.35%) Apple
7 8 (2.35%) PayPal
8 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.88%) WorldPay
10 2 (0.59%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.59%) Splunk
10 2 (0.59%) Sybase
11 1 (0.29%) Adobe
11 1 (0.29%) Perforce
11 1 (0.29%) Talend
11 1 (0.29%) VMware
11 1 (0.29%) webMethods