Period
to 5 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 61 51
Rank change year-on-year -10 -10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,686 6,221 8,493
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.07% 4.35% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.28% 4.54% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,614 5,735 7,509
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +11.11%

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 62,714 137,053 164,896
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,478 109,497 133,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -11 2,502 £65,000 +4.00% 331
London +3 1,540 £75,000 +3.45% 193
UK excluding London -14 1,120 £52,500 +2.94% 160
South East -25 380 £62,500 +13.64% 37
Work from Home +16 308 £65,000 +8.33% 70
North of England -6 250 £50,000 - 42
South West +24 180 £50,000 - 24
Yorkshire +42 119 £48,500 +7.78% 12
North West -28 114 £55,000 - 25
Scotland +1 103 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Midlands -37 81 £50,000 +5.26% 22
East of England -3 62 £47,500 -13.64% 11
West Midlands +7 47 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Wales -8 37 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East Midlands -43 34 £53,750 +13.16% 9
Northern Ireland +4 31 £50,000 +25.00% 8
North East +5 17 £47,500 - 5

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2,686 (100.00%) Java
2 1,357 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,276 (47.51%) Spring
4 823 (30.64%) Microservices
5 705 (26.25%) JavaScript
6 698 (25.99%) TDD
7 688 (25.61%) Spring Boot
8 630 (23.45%) Java 8
9 615 (22.90%) Docker
10 603 (22.45%) Finance
11 561 (20.89%) AWS
12 543 (20.22%) SQL
13 531 (19.77%) Software Engineering
14 458 (17.05%) Kubernetes
15 448 (16.68%) AngularJS
16 434 (16.16%) React
17 418 (15.56%) Web Services
18 414 (15.41%) DevOps
19 380 (14.15%) REST
20 355 (13.22%) RESTful
21 349 (12.99%) Git (software)
22 338 (12.58%) Scrum
23 335 (12.47%) Jenkins
24 333 (12.40%) BDD
25 324 (12.06%) Python
26 318 (11.84%) Hibernate
27 294 (10.95%) Fintech
28 285 (10.61%) Maven
29 281 (10.46%) NoSQL
30 277 (10.31%) 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
1 155 (5.77%) Tomcat
2 89 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
3 79 (2.94%) Apache
4 69 (2.57%) Apache Spark
5 43 (1.60%) WebSphere
6 41 (1.53%) Confluence
7 19 (0.71%) JBoss
8 13 (0.48%) GlassFish
9 9 (0.34%) WildFly
10 6 (0.22%) CMS
11 5 (0.19%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.19%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.15%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.15%) Jetty
12 4 (0.15%) Mule
12 4 (0.15%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (0.52%) R3 Corda
2 12 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.074%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.074%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.074%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 561 (20.89%) AWS
2 195 (7.26%) Azure
3 115 (4.28%) GCP
4 106 (3.95%) SaaS
5 70 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
6 59 (2.20%) OpenShift
7 54 (2.01%) Serverless
8 38 (1.41%) Amazon S3
9 33 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (1.01%) GitHub
11 25 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
13 17 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.56%) Apigee
16 12 (0.45%) PaaS
17 10 (0.37%) Boomi
17 10 (0.37%) Slack
18 9 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
18 9 (0.34%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.82%) HTTP
2 28 (1.04%) Internet
3 11 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.34%) Broadband
5 7 (0.26%) Skype
5 7 (0.26%) WebEx
6 6 (0.22%) 3GPP
7 5 (0.19%) AMQP
7 5 (0.19%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
7 5 (0.19%) Network Security
8 2 (0.074%) FTP
9 1 (0.037%) RFID
9 1 (0.037%) SMS
9 1 (0.037%) SSL
9 1 (0.037%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (10.46%) NoSQL
2 170 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 152 (5.66%) Big Data
4 147 (5.47%) SQL Server
5 145 (5.40%) MySQL
6 130 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 123 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 119 (4.43%) MongoDB
9 100 (3.72%) Hadoop
10 53 (1.97%) RDBMS
11 43 (1.60%) Redis
12 34 (1.27%) Oracle Database
13 33 (1.23%) Blockchain
14 31 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 19 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
18 18 (0.67%) HBase
19 16 (0.60%) Text Mining
20 15 (0.56%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 349 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 335 (12.47%) Jenkins
3 285 (10.61%) Maven
4 253 (9.42%) JUnit
5 95 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 93 (3.46%) JIRA
7 92 (3.43%) Mockito
8 74 (2.76%) Gradle
9 70 (2.61%) Selenium
10 51 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 48 (1.79%) SonarQube
12 46 (1.71%) Subversion
13 42 (1.56%) IntelliJ
13 42 (1.56%) jMock
14 40 (1.49%) DbUnit
15 34 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (1.15%) GitLab
17 30 (1.12%) Mocha
18 29 (1.08%) Bitbucket
19 25 (0.93%) Ant
General
1 603 (22.45%) Finance
2 264 (9.83%) Banking
3 152 (5.66%) Front Office
4 126 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 91 (3.39%) Retail
6 75 (2.79%) Public Sector
7 65 (2.42%) Games
8 44 (1.64%) Marketing
9 41 (1.53%) Back Office
10 36 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.86%) Advertising
12 20 (0.74%) Law
13 15 (0.56%) Telecoms
14 10 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.34%) Electronics
16 8 (0.30%) Publishing
17 7 (0.26%) Billing
18 6 (0.22%) Automotive
18 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,276 (47.51%) Spring
2 688 (25.61%) Spring Boot
3 448 (16.68%) AngularJS
4 434 (16.16%) React
5 418 (15.56%) Web Services
6 380 (14.15%) REST
7 355 (13.22%) RESTful
8 318 (11.84%) Hibernate
9 267 (9.94%) HTML
10 255 (9.49%) Node.js
11 229 (8.53%) CSS
12 212 (7.89%) Kafka
13 202 (7.52%) J2EE
14 162 (6.03%) SOAP
15 135 (5.03%) XML
16 118 (4.39%) JMS
17 103 (3.83%) HTML5
18 97 (3.61%) Vue.js
19 96 (3.57%) Apache Camel
20 90 (3.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 245 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 135 (5.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 129 (4.80%) Derivative
4 115 (4.28%) Fixed Income
5 108 (4.02%) Algorithms
6 107 (3.98%) Hedge funds
7 83 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 82 (3.05%) Data Structures
9 76 (2.83%) Equities
10 75 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
11 72 (2.68%) User Experience
12 71 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
13 52 (1.94%) Mobile App
14 29 (1.08%) Market Risk
15 27 (1.01%) Life Science
16 24 (0.89%) Social Media
17 22 (0.82%) Cloud Native
18 17 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
18 17 (0.63%) Online Games
19 16 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 263 (9.79%) Linux
2 107 (3.98%) Unix
3 63 (2.35%) Android
4 51 (1.90%) Windows
5 35 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.45%) CentOS
7 11 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.37%) VMS
9 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.074%) Android TV
12 2 (0.074%) tvOS
13 1 (0.037%) AIX
13 1 (0.037%) Debian
13 1 (0.037%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,357 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (30.64%) Microservices
3 698 (25.99%) TDD
4 531 (19.77%) Software Engineering
5 414 (15.41%) DevOps
6 338 (12.58%) Scrum
7 333 (12.40%) BDD
8 294 (10.95%) Fintech
9 277 (10.31%) OO
10 263 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
11 255 (9.49%) Test Automation
12 249 (9.27%) Multithreading
13 244 (9.08%) Computer Science
14 192 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
15 156 (5.81%) Mentoring
16 147 (5.47%) SDLC
17 143 (5.32%) Artificial Intelligence
18 136 (5.06%) MVC
19 128 (4.77%) Continuous Delivery
19 128 (4.77%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2,686 (100.00%) Java
2 705 (26.25%) JavaScript
3 630 (23.45%) Java 8
4 543 (20.22%) SQL
5 324 (12.06%) Python
6 176 (6.55%) Kotlin
7 166 (6.18%) C#
8 132 (4.91%) Scala
9 109 (4.06%) C++
10 104 (3.87%) TypeScript
11 41 (1.53%) PHP
12 39 (1.45%) Go
13 36 (1.34%) Groovy
13 36 (1.34%) R
14 33 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 23 (0.86%) Java 9
16 23 (0.86%) Ruby
17 17 (0.63%) ES6
18 15 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 272 (10.13%) Degree
2 143 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 139 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 93 (3.46%) SC Cleared
5 37 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 34 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 17 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.15%) PhD
9 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.11%) ISEB
9 3 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.037%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.037%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.037%) HND
10 1 (0.037%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.037%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.037%) SAFe Agilist
10 1 (0.037%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.13%) QA
2 9 (0.34%) NIST
3 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.074%) MiFID
5 2 (0.074%) SLA
6 1 (0.037%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 615 (22.90%) Docker
2 30 (1.12%) vSphere
3 27 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.34%) Postfix
6 8 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.15%) HDFS
8 3 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 458 (17.05%) Kubernetes
2 76 (2.83%) Terraform
3 49 (1.82%) Ansible
4 31 (1.15%) Puppet
5 22 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.63%) Kibana
7 13 (0.48%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 12 (0.45%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.34%) Istio
9 9 (0.34%) logstash
10 6 (0.22%) Pingdom
11 4 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 3 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.11%) Grafana
12 3 (0.11%) vRealize
13 2 (0.074%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.074%) MOM
14 1 (0.037%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.037%) Control-M
Vendors
1 217 (8.08%) Oracle
2 118 (4.39%) Google
3 35 (1.30%) Microsoft
4 28 (1.04%) MuleSoft
5 27 (1.01%) Atlassian
5 27 (1.01%) VMware
6 21 (0.78%) TIBCO
7 16 (0.60%) SAP
8 15 (0.56%) IBM
9 14 (0.52%) NetIQ
10 13 (0.48%) Apple
10 13 (0.48%) Talend
11 11 (0.41%) Dell
12 10 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.34%) Splunk
14 7 (0.26%) Calypso
15 6 (0.22%) WSO2
16 5 (0.19%) ForgeRock
16 5 (0.19%) Solace
16 5 (0.19%) Sybase