Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 55 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 7,765 8,799 9,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.14% 5.07% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 5.27% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6,765 7,245 8,004
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 144,895 166,820 170,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,811 135,425 141,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.28%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java Developer.

Salary trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Top 16 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 16 January 2019. 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 +6 7,184 £60,000 +9.09% 1,223
UK excluding London +6 3,839 £50,000 +5.26% 682
London -3 3,817 £67,500 +3.85% 629
South East +31 1,426 £52,500 +5.00% 209
North of England -10 641 £47,500 - 172
South West +5 531 £50,000 +21.95% 76
Midlands -1 432 £50,000 +11.11% 75
East of England -19 380 £55,000 +10.00% 62
Scotland -5 319 £50,000 - 57
North West -33 292 £55,000 +15.79% 68
Yorkshire 0 264 £45,000 -5.26% 85
East Midlands +27 241 £50,000 +5.26% 35
West Midlands -27 190 £50,000 +11.11% 40
Wales +33 92 £37,367 -9.41% 21
North East +38 85 £47,500 +14.46% 19
Northern Ireland +17 75 £41,250 +13.01% 10

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 7,763 (99.97%) Java
2 4,287 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
3 3,553 (45.76%) Spring
4 2,274 (29.29%) TDD
5 2,015 (25.95%) JavaScript
6 2,002 (25.78%) Microservices
7 1,969 (25.36%) Java 8
8 1,932 (24.88%) SQL
9 1,821 (23.45%) Finance
10 1,669 (21.49%) Software Engineering
11 1,399 (18.02%) Hibernate
12 1,248 (16.07%) Degree
13 1,247 (16.06%) HTML
14 1,209 (15.57%) Spring Boot
15 1,169 (15.05%) REST
16 1,157 (14.90%) Web Services
17 1,121 (14.44%) Linux
18 1,105 (14.23%) Scrum
19 1,098 (14.14%) AngularJS
20 1,093 (14.08%) Docker
21 1,065 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
21 1,065 (13.72%) RESTful
22 1,056 (13.60%) Git (software)
23 1,045 (13.46%) CSS
24 1,043 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
24 1,043 (13.43%) Computer Science
25 952 (12.26%) Maven
26 921 (11.86%) Jenkins
27 911 (11.73%) Oracle
28 909 (11.71%) 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
1 428 (5.51%) Tomcat
2 327 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
3 289 (3.72%) JBoss
4 274 (3.53%) Apache
5 212 (2.73%) Apache Spark
6 143 (1.84%) Confluence
7 118 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 101 (1.30%) WebLogic
9 66 (0.85%) Jetty
10 65 (0.84%) CMS
11 58 (0.75%) Apache Solr
12 57 (0.73%) IIS
12 57 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 46 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 45 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
15 40 (0.52%) WildFly
16 30 (0.39%) Ethereum
16 30 (0.39%) GlassFish
17 29 (0.37%) WordPress
18 26 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (0.15%) Weka
2 4 (0.052%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.026%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.026%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.026%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.026%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.013%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 38 (0.49%) thinkFolio
2 18 (0.23%) Ripple
3 13 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.077%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.064%) Changepoint
8 4 (0.052%) Front Arena
8 4 (0.052%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.052%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.039%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.026%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.026%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.026%) Kondor
10 2 (0.026%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.013%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.013%) Magento
11 1 (0.013%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,043 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 402 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 153 (1.97%) GitHub
5 134 (1.73%) SaaS
6 89 (1.15%) OpenShift
7 80 (1.03%) Serverless
8 71 (0.91%) PaaS
9 65 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 29 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
13 27 (0.35%) Apigee
13 27 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
14 23 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 22 (0.28%) Slack
16 15 (0.19%) IaaS
17 14 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 12 (0.15%) Route 53
19 10 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 139 (1.79%) HTTP
2 129 (1.66%) Internet
3 39 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 34 (0.44%) AMQP
5 27 (0.35%) SSL
6 10 (0.13%) SMS
7 8 (0.10%) Network Security
8 7 (0.090%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.090%) FTP
8 7 (0.090%) Intranet
9 6 (0.077%) ATM
9 6 (0.077%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.064%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.052%) Broadband
11 4 (0.052%) IPv6
11 4 (0.052%) Skype
12 3 (0.039%) DNS
12 3 (0.039%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.039%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.039%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 756 (9.74%) NoSQL
2 642 (8.27%) MySQL
3 640 (8.24%) Big Data
4 613 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 485 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 443 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
7 413 (5.32%) SQL Server
8 261 (3.36%) RDBMS
9 260 (3.35%) Hadoop
10 209 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 129 (1.66%) Redis
12 123 (1.58%) Blockchain
13 94 (1.21%) HBase
14 82 (1.06%) Oracle Database
15 60 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 60 (0.77%) Apache Hive
16 54 (0.70%) Neo4j
17 41 (0.53%) DB2
18 38 (0.49%) Couchbase
19 33 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,056 (13.60%) Git (software)
2 952 (12.26%) Maven
3 921 (11.86%) Jenkins
4 723 (9.31%) JUnit
5 442 (5.69%) Gradle
6 341 (4.39%) JIRA
7 320 (4.12%) Cucumber
8 281 (3.62%) Eclipse
9 269 (3.46%) Subversion
10 246 (3.17%) Selenium
11 180 (2.32%) Mockito
12 164 (2.11%) TeamCity
13 134 (1.73%) IntelliJ
14 127 (1.64%) Ant
15 115 (1.48%) Bitbucket
16 79 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 77 (0.99%) SonarQube
18 60 (0.77%) GitLab
19 52 (0.67%) NetBeans
20 51 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 1,821 (23.45%) Finance
2 667 (8.59%) Banking
3 312 (4.02%) Front Office
4 278 (3.58%) Retail
5 269 (3.46%) Games
6 218 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 172 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 164 (2.11%) Marketing
9 138 (1.78%) Advertising
10 96 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 94 (1.21%) Electronics
11 94 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 91 (1.17%) Law
13 51 (0.66%) Automotive
14 45 (0.58%) Back Office
15 30 (0.39%) Publishing
15 30 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.17%) Legal
17 12 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,553 (45.76%) Spring
2 1,399 (18.02%) Hibernate
3 1,247 (16.06%) HTML
4 1,209 (15.57%) Spring Boot
5 1,169 (15.05%) REST
6 1,157 (14.90%) Web Services
7 1,098 (14.14%) AngularJS
8 1,065 (13.72%) RESTful
9 1,045 (13.46%) CSS
10 770 (9.92%) J2EE
11 663 (8.54%) React
12 531 (6.84%) Node.js
13 517 (6.66%) XML
14 516 (6.65%) Java EE
15 470 (6.05%) HTML5
16 467 (6.01%) Spring MVC
17 428 (5.51%) SOAP
18 406 (5.23%) Kafka
19 343 (4.42%) JSON
20 330 (4.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 749 (9.65%) Greenfield Project
2 673 (8.67%) Fintech
3 390 (5.02%) Algorithms
4 256 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 231 (2.97%) Derivative
6 224 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
6 224 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 200 (2.58%) Data Structures
7 200 (2.58%) Fixed Income
8 179 (2.31%) User Experience
9 175 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 149 (1.92%) Equities
11 128 (1.65%) Hedge funds
12 107 (1.38%) Mobile App
13 69 (0.89%) Management Information System
14 68 (0.88%) Robotics
15 52 (0.67%) Cloud Native
16 50 (0.64%) Virtual Team
17 41 (0.53%) Public Cloud
18 32 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,121 (14.44%) Linux
2 375 (4.83%) Unix
3 191 (2.46%) Android
4 183 (2.36%) Windows
5 93 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 50 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 34 (0.44%) CentOS
9 26 (0.33%) Solaris
10 23 (0.30%) openSUSE
11 21 (0.27%) Debian
12 17 (0.22%) DC/OS
12 17 (0.22%) Mesosphere
13 13 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.12%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.064%) AIX
17 2 (0.026%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.026%) VMS
17 2 (0.026%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,287 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 2,274 (29.29%) TDD
3 2,002 (25.78%) Microservices
4 1,669 (21.49%) Software Engineering
5 1,105 (14.23%) Scrum
6 1,065 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
7 1,043 (13.43%) Computer Science
8 909 (11.71%) OO
9 852 (10.97%) DevOps
10 808 (10.41%) MVC
11 752 (9.68%) BDD
12 626 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
13 622 (8.01%) Test Automation
14 620 (7.98%) Multithreading
15 529 (6.81%) SDLC
16 487 (6.27%) Open Source
17 432 (5.56%) Unit Testing
18 410 (5.28%) Web Development
19 398 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
20 396 (5.10%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 7,763 (99.97%) Java
2 2,015 (25.95%) JavaScript
3 1,969 (25.36%) Java 8
4 1,932 (24.88%) SQL
5 833 (10.73%) Python
6 516 (6.65%) Scala
7 499 (6.43%) C#
8 367 (4.73%) C++
9 238 (3.07%) PHP
10 190 (2.45%) Groovy
11 177 (2.28%) PL/SQL
12 164 (2.11%) Kotlin
13 143 (1.84%) C
13 143 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 125 (1.61%) Perl
15 120 (1.55%) Go
16 108 (1.39%) Java 9
17 106 (1.37%) Ruby
18 94 (1.21%) R
19 86 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,248 (16.07%) Degree
2 434 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 190 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 111 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 79 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
6 63 (0.81%) PhD
7 50 (0.64%) Master's Degree
8 32 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.077%) ISEB
11 6 (0.077%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.064%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.064%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.026%) CISA
13 2 (0.026%) CISM
13 2 (0.026%) CISSP
13 2 (0.026%) OCP
13 2 (0.026%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.026%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (3.63%) QA
2 25 (0.32%) GDPR
3 19 (0.24%) MiFID
4 13 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.077%) DICOM
5 6 (0.077%) PSD2
6 5 (0.064%) SLA
7 3 (0.039%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.026%) IFRS
9 1 (0.013%) SEPA
9 1 (0.013%) WAI
System Software
1 1,093 (14.08%) Docker
2 74 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 61 (0.79%) HDFS
4 39 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 23 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.19%) vSphere
8 14 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.026%) GridGain
10 2 (0.026%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.026%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.013%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.013%) Firmware
11 1 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.013%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 503 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 199 (2.56%) Ansible
3 186 (2.40%) Puppet
4 135 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 107 (1.38%) Terraform
6 40 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
7 35 (0.45%) Prometheus
8 28 (0.36%) Salt
9 27 (0.35%) Kibana
10 18 (0.23%) Grafana
11 14 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
12 12 (0.15%) logstash
12 12 (0.15%) Marathon
13 10 (0.13%) Mesos
14 9 (0.12%) Rancher
15 5 (0.064%) Control-M
15 5 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (0.039%) Packer
16 3 (0.039%) Single Sign-On
16 3 (0.039%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 911 (11.73%) Oracle
2 186 (2.40%) Google
3 119 (1.53%) Microsoft
4 111 (1.43%) SAP
5 106 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 87 (1.12%) IBM
7 72 (0.93%) Sybase
8 55 (0.71%) Splunk
9 46 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 46 (0.59%) TIBCO
10 41 (0.53%) Charles River
11 39 (0.50%) Adobe
12 31 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.31%) VMware
14 23 (0.30%) Apple
14 23 (0.30%) ForgeRock
14 23 (0.30%) Solace
15 22 (0.28%) Tableau
16 20 (0.26%) MuleSoft
16 20 (0.26%) StreamBase