Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 939 811 770
Rank change year-on-year -128 -41 +6
Permanent jobs citing J2SE 268 441 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.60% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 229 392 478
UK median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% +14.58% +12.94%

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 72598 73664 82620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.13% 39.00% 38.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60360 63976 70627
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for J2SE in the UK

J2SE
Top 10 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 November 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 -126 257 £75,000 +11.11% 25
London -97 197 £75,000 +11.11% 18
UK excluding London -9 71 £70,000 +27.27% 8
South East +62 30 £75,000 +36.36% 3
East of England -19 16 £80,000 +23.08% 1
Scotland -23 11 £26,500 -62.14% 1
North of England +3 9 £60,000 +21.83% 2
North West -5 9 £60,000 +23.71% 2
Midlands +36 5 - - 1
West Midlands +14 5 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 267 (99.63%) Java
2 166 (61.94%) J2EE
3 157 (58.58%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (46.27%) Finance
5 118 (44.03%) Spring
6 95 (35.45%) SQL
7 81 (30.22%) Software Engineering
8 80 (29.85%) Microservices
9 78 (29.10%) Fintech
10 77 (28.73%) Multithreading
11 66 (24.63%) Hibernate
12 62 (23.13%) Low Latency
13 61 (22.76%) SDLC
14 59 (22.01%) Maven
15 50 (18.66%) Concurrent Programming
16 49 (18.28%) Linux
17 47 (17.54%) SOA
17 47 (17.54%) Banking
17 47 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
18 46 (17.16%) Open Source
18 46 (17.16%) HTML
19 45 (16.79%) TDD
20 44 (16.42%) JavaScript
20 44 (16.42%) Tomcat
21 42 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
22 40 (14.93%) Oracle
22 40 (14.93%) Web Services
22 40 (14.93%) DevOps
23 39 (14.55%) Greenfield Project
23 39 (14.55%) XML

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 (16.42%) Tomcat
2 34 (12.69%) WebLogic
3 27 (10.07%) WebSphere
4 26 (9.70%) JBoss
5 19 (7.09%) Apache Geronimo
5 19 (7.09%) WildFly
6 16 (5.97%) CMS
7 15 (5.60%) Apache
8 8 (2.99%) Ethereum
9 5 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (1.12%) Jetty
10 3 (1.12%) MediaWiki
10 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.75%) Confluence
12 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.10%) Internet
2 6 (2.24%) HTTP
3 2 (0.75%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.46%) Blockchain
3 19 (7.09%) Big Data
4 16 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.10%) DB2
5 11 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.73%) InterSystems Cache
7 9 (3.36%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.49%) MySQL
9 4 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.12%) KNIME
11 2 (0.75%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.75%) OLAP
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 59 (22.01%) Maven
2 34 (12.69%) JIRA
3 30 (11.19%) JUnit
4 28 (10.45%) Jenkins
5 27 (10.07%) Git (software)
6 21 (7.84%) Eclipse
7 19 (7.09%) Gradle
8 14 (5.22%) Hudson
9 12 (4.48%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.36%) IntelliJ
10 9 (3.36%) Subversion
11 8 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.99%) Travis CI
12 7 (2.61%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (2.61%) Mockito
12 7 (2.61%) PhantomJS
13 6 (2.24%) Grunt
13 6 (2.24%) gulp
13 6 (2.24%) Selenium
14 4 (1.49%) jMock
General
1 124 (46.27%) Finance
2 47 (17.54%) Banking
3 22 (8.21%) Front Office
4 16 (5.97%) Games
5 14 (5.22%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.36%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.99%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (2.61%) Retail
9 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 170 (63.43%) Developer
2 167 (62.31%) Java Developer
3 67 (25.00%) Architect
4 35 (13.06%) Java Architect
5 25 (9.33%) Core Java Developer
5 25 (9.33%) Lead Architect
5 25 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (8.58%) J2EE Developer
6 23 (8.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 22 (8.21%) J2EE Architect
7 22 (8.21%) Software Engineer
8 21 (7.84%) Senior Architect
9 20 (7.46%) Java Engineer
9 20 (7.46%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 18 (6.72%) Java Software Developer
10 18 (6.72%) Senior Developer
10 18 (6.72%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (6.34%) Java Software Engineer
12 16 (5.97%) Blockchain Developer
13 13 (4.85%) Senior Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (61.94%) J2EE
2 118 (44.03%) Spring
3 66 (24.63%) Hibernate
4 46 (17.16%) HTML
5 40 (14.93%) Web Services
6 39 (14.55%) XML
7 37 (13.81%) CSS
8 33 (12.31%) RESTful
9 31 (11.57%) Java SE
10 28 (10.45%) JSON
11 20 (7.46%) AngularJS
12 19 (7.09%) HTML5
13 16 (5.97%) CSS3
13 16 (5.97%) Java EE
14 15 (5.60%) Ajax
14 15 (5.60%) JMS
14 15 (5.60%) REST
14 15 (5.60%) Servlets
15 13 (4.85%) XSLT
16 12 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 78 (29.10%) Fintech
2 39 (14.55%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (14.18%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (7.46%) Digital Currency
4 20 (7.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (7.09%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.60%) Mobile App
7 14 (5.22%) Equities
8 13 (4.85%) Bitcoin
9 12 (4.48%) Hedge funds
10 11 (4.10%) User Experience
11 10 (3.73%) Clustering
11 10 (3.73%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.49%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.49%) Life Science
13 3 (1.12%) Contract for Difference
13 3 (1.12%) Derivative
13 3 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.28%) Linux
2 35 (13.06%) Unix
3 9 (3.36%) Windows
4 8 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (2.99%) Solaris
5 6 (2.24%) Android
5 6 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.75%) CentOS
7 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (58.58%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (30.22%) Software Engineering
3 80 (29.85%) Microservices
4 77 (28.73%) Multithreading
5 62 (23.13%) Low Latency
6 61 (22.76%) SDLC
7 50 (18.66%) Concurrent Programming
8 47 (17.54%) SOA
9 46 (17.16%) Open Source
10 45 (16.79%) TDD
11 42 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (14.93%) DevOps
13 34 (12.69%) UML
14 28 (10.45%) OOP
15 25 (9.33%) Scrum
16 23 (8.58%) Analytics
16 23 (8.58%) Validation
17 22 (8.21%) Cryptocurrency
17 22 (8.21%) Dependency Injection
17 22 (8.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 267 (99.63%) Java
2 95 (35.45%) SQL
3 44 (16.42%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.34%) Python
5 15 (5.60%) Scala
6 13 (4.85%) C++
7 8 (2.99%) Groovy
8 6 (2.24%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.24%) XPath
9 4 (1.49%) Kotlin
9 4 (1.49%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.12%) C#
10 3 (1.12%) Perl
10 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.75%) R
11 2 (0.75%) VB
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) Clojure
12 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (11.19%) Degree
2 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.12%) Postgraduate
2 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.75%) MiFID
1 2 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Puppet
2 3 (1.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 40 (14.93%) Oracle
2 20 (7.46%) Google
2 20 (7.46%) StreamBase
3 18 (6.72%) TIBCO
4 8 (2.99%) F5
4 8 (2.99%) Sun
5 7 (2.61%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.61%) webMethods
6 6 (2.24%) Sybase
7 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.49%) Misys
9 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.75%) Caplin
9 2 (0.75%) Tableau
9 2 (0.75%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.37%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.37%) Reuters
10 1 (0.37%) Solace
10 1 (0.37%) Splunk