Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Developer
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 60 53
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 4,053 6,721 8,670
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.39% 4.63% 4.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 4.82% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,870 6,123 7,769
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £34,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 87,830 139,330 167,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 96.02% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70,479 110,697 136,265
Median annual salary £52,600 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.20% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Developer.

Salary trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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 +1 3,767 £65,000 +8.33% 271
London +2 2,297 £75,000 +7.14% 163
UK excluding London -11 1,723 £52,500 - 127
South East -28 611 £60,000 +9.09% 29
Work from Home +17 367 £62,500 +4.17% 26
North of England +15 363 £50,000 - 42
South West +2 233 £50,000 - 23
Midlands +8 181 £55,000 +15.79% 7
North West +1 179 £55,000 - 24
Yorkshire +41 171 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Scotland 0 153 £50,000 - 5
East Midlands -12 102 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England -16 95 £50,000 -13.04% 7
West Midlands +28 79 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Wales +4 75 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Northern Ireland -6 33 £50,000 +25.00% 7
North East -18 13 £45,000 -5.26% 6

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, Java Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 4,053 (100.00%) Java
2 2,035 (50.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1,872 (46.19%) Spring
4 1,195 (29.48%) Microservices
5 1,042 (25.71%) JavaScript
6 1,010 (24.92%) Finance
7 994 (24.53%) TDD
8 951 (23.46%) Spring Boot
8 951 (23.46%) Java 8
9 886 (21.86%) SQL
10 861 (21.24%) AWS
11 801 (19.76%) Docker
12 759 (18.73%) Software Engineering
13 704 (17.37%) AngularJS
14 641 (15.82%) Web Services
15 597 (14.73%) DevOps
16 587 (14.48%) React
17 564 (13.92%) Kubernetes
18 545 (13.45%) Jenkins
19 529 (13.05%) Hibernate
20 521 (12.85%) Scrum
21 517 (12.76%) Python
22 513 (12.66%) RESTful
23 511 (12.61%) Git (software)
24 489 (12.07%) BDD
25 482 (11.89%) HTML
26 464 (11.45%) REST
27 457 (11.28%) Fintech
28 455 (11.23%) Maven
29 449 (11.08%) OO

Java Developer Skill Set
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
1 226 (5.58%) Tomcat
2 128 (3.16%) Apache Spark
3 111 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 93 (2.29%) Apache
5 64 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 45 (1.11%) Confluence
7 34 (0.84%) JBoss
8 24 (0.59%) CMS
9 21 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 21 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
9 21 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (0.47%) WildFly
11 18 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.30%) MQSeries
15 12 (0.30%) Mule
16 9 (0.22%) GlassFish
16 9 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.099%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.099%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.15%) R3 Corda
3 4 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.099%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.099%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 861 (21.24%) AWS
2 252 (6.22%) Azure
3 178 (4.39%) GCP
4 131 (3.23%) SaaS
5 89 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
6 79 (1.95%) Serverless
7 70 (1.73%) OpenShift
8 66 (1.63%) Amazon S3
9 56 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
10 53 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
11 47 (1.16%) GitHub
12 35 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
13 23 (0.57%) PaaS
14 21 (0.52%) Amazon Cognito
15 20 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.42%) Slack
18 15 (0.37%) Apigee
19 12 (0.30%) AWS IoT
20 9 (0.22%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 69 (1.70%) HTTP
2 37 (0.91%) Internet
3 14 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.30%) RFID
5 9 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
5 9 (0.22%) SSL
6 8 (0.20%) DNS
7 7 (0.17%) 3GPP
7 7 (0.17%) Broadband
7 7 (0.17%) Skype
7 7 (0.17%) WebEx
8 6 (0.15%) Network Security
8 6 (0.15%) SNA
9 5 (0.12%) AMQP
10 3 (0.074%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.074%) Multicast
11 2 (0.049%) FTP
11 2 (0.049%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.025%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.025%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (8.81%) NoSQL
2 296 (7.30%) Relational Database
3 264 (6.51%) MySQL
4 237 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
5 227 (5.60%) Big Data
6 211 (5.21%) SQL Server
7 157 (3.87%) Hadoop
8 152 (3.75%) MongoDB
9 132 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 100 (2.47%) RDBMS
11 69 (1.70%) Redis
12 46 (1.13%) Blockchain
12 46 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
13 41 (1.01%) HBase
14 40 (0.99%) Oracle Database
15 39 (0.96%) Apache Hive
16 36 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
17 32 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
18 27 (0.67%) GIS
19 21 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 545 (13.45%) Jenkins
2 511 (12.61%) Git (software)
3 455 (11.23%) Maven
4 364 (8.98%) JUnit
5 143 (3.53%) JIRA
6 126 (3.11%) Cucumber
7 124 (3.06%) Gradle
8 109 (2.69%) Selenium
9 103 (2.54%) Eclipse
10 97 (2.39%) Mockito
11 86 (2.12%) Subversion
12 80 (1.97%) SonarQube
13 61 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 54 (1.33%) DbUnit
15 49 (1.21%) jMock
16 41 (1.01%) Ant
17 37 (0.91%) Bitbucket
17 37 (0.91%) GitLab
18 32 (0.79%) IntelliJ
19 31 (0.76%) NetBeans
General
1 1,010 (24.92%) Finance
2 423 (10.44%) Banking
3 262 (6.46%) Front Office
4 166 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 153 (3.77%) Retail
6 128 (3.16%) Games
7 121 (2.99%) Public Sector
8 84 (2.07%) Marketing
9 76 (1.88%) Back Office
10 51 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 47 (1.16%) Telecoms
12 46 (1.13%) Advertising
13 34 (0.84%) Law
14 31 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 21 (0.52%) Electronics
16 9 (0.22%) Automotive
17 8 (0.20%) Billing
17 8 (0.20%) Publishing
17 8 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,872 (46.19%) Spring
2 951 (23.46%) Spring Boot
3 704 (17.37%) AngularJS
4 641 (15.82%) Web Services
5 587 (14.48%) React
6 529 (13.05%) Hibernate
7 513 (12.66%) RESTful
8 482 (11.89%) HTML
9 464 (11.45%) REST
10 445 (10.98%) CSS
11 385 (9.50%) J2EE
12 334 (8.24%) Node.js
13 280 (6.91%) Kafka
14 219 (5.40%) SOAP
15 191 (4.71%) XML
16 177 (4.37%) HTML5
17 167 (4.12%) JPA
18 149 (3.68%) JSON
19 141 (3.48%) Java EE
20 131 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 343 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 211 (5.21%) Derivative
3 190 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 179 (4.42%) Hedge funds
5 170 (4.19%) Algorithms
6 154 (3.80%) Fixed Income
7 140 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 139 (3.43%) Data Structures
9 127 (3.13%) Equities
10 123 (3.03%) User Experience
11 122 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
12 94 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
13 85 (2.10%) Mobile App
14 45 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
15 31 (0.76%) Online Games
16 30 (0.74%) Public Cloud
17 26 (0.64%) Life Science
18 24 (0.59%) Cloud Native
19 23 (0.57%) Social Media
20 20 (0.49%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 401 (9.89%) Linux
2 175 (4.32%) Unix
3 106 (2.62%) Android
4 86 (2.12%) Windows
5 59 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 35 (0.86%) CentOS
7 17 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.12%) VMS
12 2 (0.049%) AIX
12 2 (0.049%) Debian
12 2 (0.049%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,035 (50.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,195 (29.48%) Microservices
3 994 (24.53%) TDD
4 759 (18.73%) Software Engineering
5 597 (14.73%) DevOps
6 521 (12.85%) Scrum
7 489 (12.07%) BDD
8 457 (11.28%) Fintech
9 449 (11.08%) OO
10 428 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
11 384 (9.47%) Multithreading
12 359 (8.86%) Test Automation
13 356 (8.78%) Computer Science
14 298 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
15 244 (6.02%) Mentoring
16 223 (5.50%) Kanban
17 221 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
18 219 (5.40%) SDLC
19 205 (5.06%) E-Commerce
20 197 (4.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 4,053 (100.00%) Java
2 1,042 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 951 (23.46%) Java 8
4 886 (21.86%) SQL
5 517 (12.76%) Python
6 287 (7.08%) C#
7 201 (4.96%) Scala
8 189 (4.66%) Kotlin
9 181 (4.47%) C++
10 122 (3.01%) TypeScript
11 77 (1.90%) PHP
12 70 (1.73%) Groovy
13 64 (1.58%) Go
14 60 (1.48%) R
15 58 (1.43%) PL/SQL
16 43 (1.06%) Ruby
16 43 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 41 (1.01%) C
18 34 (0.84%) Java 9
19 23 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 429 (10.58%) Degree
2 194 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 163 (4.02%) Security Cleared
4 102 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 43 (1.06%) Master's Degree
6 38 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 27 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (0.44%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.15%) HND
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.12%) PhD
11 3 (0.074%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.074%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.049%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.049%) SAFe Agilist
12 2 (0.049%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.025%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.025%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (2.69%) QA
2 4 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.099%) SEPA
3 3 (0.074%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.074%) PMO
4 2 (0.049%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.049%) SLA
5 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.025%) WAI
System Software
1 801 (19.76%) Docker
2 30 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 25 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.62%) vSphere
4 17 (0.42%) Postfix
4 17 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.37%) HDFS
6 3 (0.074%) Squid
7 1 (0.025%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 564 (13.92%) Kubernetes
2 92 (2.27%) Ansible
2 92 (2.27%) Terraform
3 43 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (0.81%) Puppet
5 17 (0.42%) Kibana
6 14 (0.35%) Prometheus
7 12 (0.30%) Istio
8 8 (0.20%) logstash
9 6 (0.15%) Grafana
9 6 (0.15%) Pingdom
10 5 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 4 (0.099%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.099%) MOM
11 4 (0.099%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.074%) Rancher
13 2 (0.049%) Consul
13 2 (0.049%) Control-M
14 1 (0.025%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.025%) Oozie
Vendors
1 388 (9.57%) Oracle
2 166 (4.10%) Google
3 44 (1.09%) Microsoft
4 40 (0.99%) MuleSoft
5 39 (0.96%) Atlassian
6 37 (0.91%) IBM
7 36 (0.89%) SAP
8 33 (0.81%) Splunk
9 29 (0.72%) TIBCO
10 25 (0.62%) VMware
11 21 (0.52%) ESRI
12 19 (0.47%) Red Hat
13 18 (0.44%) Adobe
14 14 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.32%) Sybase
16 11 (0.27%) Talend
17 10 (0.25%) Apple
17 10 (0.25%) Dell
17 10 (0.25%) hybris
18 9 (0.22%) Bloomberg