Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 53 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 8,380 9,408 9,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.03% 5.32% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 5.55% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,155 7,324 8,464
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +7.95%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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 +3 7,820 £57,500 +4.55% 1,228
UK excluding London -4 4,151 £50,000 +11.11% 672
London -4 4,141 £70,000 +7.69% 650
South East +6 1,349 £52,500 +5.00% 191
North of England -11 814 £46,000 +2.22% 150
South West +9 561 £47,500 +5.56% 55
Midlands +10 506 £52,000 +22.35% 96
East of England -12 462 £50,000 +11.11% 86
North West -20 382 £50,000 +5.26% 74
Yorkshire -8 347 £45,000 - 58
Scotland -6 341 £50,000 - 60
West Midlands +10 297 £50,000 +25.00% 57
East Midlands +7 207 £52,500 +16.67% 39
North East +21 84 £47,500 +18.75% 18
Wales +10 83 £40,000 -6.98% 15
Northern Ireland +7 53 £42,500 +6.25% 19

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 8,377 (99.96%) Java
2 4,618 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
3 4,080 (48.69%) Spring
4 2,476 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 2,449 (29.22%) TDD
6 2,425 (28.94%) SQL
7 2,166 (25.85%) Finance
8 2,077 (24.79%) Java 8
9 1,867 (22.28%) Microservices
10 1,730 (20.64%) Hibernate
11 1,681 (20.06%) HTML
12 1,655 (19.75%) Software Engineering
13 1,605 (19.15%) Web Services
14 1,452 (17.33%) CSS
15 1,442 (17.21%) Scrum
16 1,323 (15.79%) Degree
17 1,300 (15.51%) AngularJS
18 1,278 (15.25%) Maven
19 1,268 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
20 1,239 (14.79%) REST
21 1,233 (14.71%) Git (software)
22 1,213 (14.47%) Linux
23 1,202 (14.34%) RESTful
24 1,154 (13.77%) OO
25 1,136 (13.56%) Spring Boot
26 1,125 (13.42%) J2EE
27 1,122 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
28 1,104 (13.17%) Oracle
29 1,064 (12.70%) Docker
30 1,046 (12.48%) DevOps

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
1 571 (6.81%) Tomcat
2 376 (4.49%) JBoss
3 361 (4.31%) Apache
4 338 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
5 242 (2.89%) Apache Spark
6 161 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 157 (1.87%) Confluence
8 152 (1.81%) WebSphere
9 131 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 83 (0.99%) CMS
11 69 (0.82%) Mule
12 67 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 62 (0.74%) WildFly
14 60 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
15 55 (0.66%) Jetty
16 52 (0.62%) Apache Solr
17 44 (0.53%) Ethereum
18 35 (0.42%) IIS
19 33 (0.39%) OpenStack
20 30 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.048%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.048%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.024%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.024%) Weka
Business Applications
1 42 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
2 34 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
3 33 (0.39%) Ripple
4 17 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 15 (0.18%) Magento
6 14 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 7 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.060%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.060%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.024%) Kondor
10 2 (0.024%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.024%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.024%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.012%) Changepoint
11 1 (0.012%) Infor LN
11 1 (0.012%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.012%) R3 Corda
11 1 (0.012%) Ripple XRP
11 1 (0.012%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,268 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
2 352 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (2.23%) GitHub
4 158 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 139 (1.66%) SaaS
6 78 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 76 (0.91%) OpenShift
7 76 (0.91%) PaaS
7 76 (0.91%) Serverless
8 73 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 45 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 39 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
11 32 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
12 30 (0.36%) npm
13 28 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 26 (0.31%) IaaS
15 24 (0.29%) Slack
16 17 (0.20%) Heroku
17 16 (0.19%) CloudFront
18 14 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (1.48%) HTTP
2 108 (1.29%) Internet
3 87 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 33 (0.39%) SMS
5 28 (0.33%) SSL
6 25 (0.30%) AMQP
7 22 (0.26%) IPv6
8 17 (0.20%) Intranet
9 16 (0.19%) IPv4
10 15 (0.18%) DNS
11 10 (0.12%) SMPP
12 8 (0.095%) Skype
13 7 (0.084%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.084%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.072%) Network Security
15 5 (0.060%) ATM
15 5 (0.060%) RTP
15 5 (0.060%) SMTP
16 4 (0.048%) Firewall
16 4 (0.048%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,009 (12.04%) NoSQL
2 788 (9.40%) MySQL
3 687 (8.20%) Relational Database
4 658 (7.85%) Big Data
5 645 (7.70%) MongoDB
6 466 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 385 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
8 318 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 245 (2.92%) RDBMS
10 234 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 183 (2.18%) Blockchain
12 133 (1.59%) Redis
13 116 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 109 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 94 (1.12%) Neo4j
16 87 (1.04%) DB2
17 69 (0.82%) Apache Hive
18 63 (0.75%) Hazelcast
19 55 (0.66%) HBase
20 32 (0.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1,278 (15.25%) Maven
2 1,233 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 1,043 (12.45%) Jenkins
4 910 (10.86%) JUnit
5 492 (5.87%) Gradle
6 488 (5.82%) JIRA
7 407 (4.86%) Subversion
8 404 (4.82%) Eclipse
9 321 (3.83%) Selenium
10 300 (3.58%) Cucumber
11 210 (2.51%) Mockito
12 167 (1.99%) Ant
13 148 (1.77%) IntelliJ
14 146 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 133 (1.59%) TeamCity
16 120 (1.43%) Vagrant
17 98 (1.17%) Bitbucket
18 88 (1.05%) Protractor
19 84 (1.00%) TestNG
20 69 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,166 (25.85%) Finance
2 859 (10.25%) Banking
3 448 (5.35%) Front Office
4 373 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 329 (3.93%) Retail
6 277 (3.31%) Games
7 246 (2.94%) Advertising
8 213 (2.54%) Financial Institution
9 146 (1.74%) Marketing
10 143 (1.71%) Telecoms
11 95 (1.13%) Electronics
12 89 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 86 (1.03%) Back Office
14 79 (0.94%) Law
15 47 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 46 (0.55%) Automotive
17 35 (0.42%) Publishing
18 16 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.14%) Legal
20 9 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,080 (48.69%) Spring
2 1,730 (20.64%) Hibernate
3 1,681 (20.06%) HTML
4 1,605 (19.15%) Web Services
5 1,452 (17.33%) CSS
6 1,300 (15.51%) AngularJS
7 1,239 (14.79%) REST
8 1,202 (14.34%) RESTful
9 1,136 (13.56%) Spring Boot
10 1,125 (13.42%) J2EE
11 816 (9.74%) React
12 749 (8.94%) XML
13 729 (8.70%) Java EE
14 583 (6.96%) HTML5
15 552 (6.59%) Node.js
16 517 (6.17%) SOAP
17 445 (5.31%) Spring MVC
18 433 (5.17%) jQuery
19 428 (5.11%) JSON
20 373 (4.45%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 956 (11.41%) Computer Science
2 828 (9.88%) Greenfield Project
3 725 (8.65%) Fintech
4 351 (4.19%) Algorithms
5 346 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 331 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
7 217 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 213 (2.54%) User Experience
9 193 (2.30%) Derivative
9 193 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 192 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 191 (2.28%) Fixed Income
12 189 (2.26%) Data Structures
13 187 (2.23%) Equities
14 180 (2.15%) Hedge funds
15 108 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
16 65 (0.78%) Bitcoin
17 63 (0.75%) Robotics
18 51 (0.61%) Virtual Team
19 47 (0.56%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1,213 (14.47%) Linux
2 422 (5.04%) Unix
3 236 (2.82%) Windows
4 217 (2.59%) Android
5 121 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 44 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (0.43%) CentOS
8 30 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 27 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.24%) Solaris
11 19 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.19%) AIX
12 16 (0.19%) FreeBSD
13 14 (0.17%) openSUSE
14 11 (0.13%) Windows Server
15 9 (0.11%) Debian
16 4 (0.048%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.036%) MVS
18 2 (0.024%) HPUX
19 1 (0.012%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,618 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2,449 (29.22%) TDD
3 1,867 (22.28%) Microservices
4 1,655 (19.75%) Software Engineering
5 1,442 (17.21%) Scrum
6 1,154 (13.77%) OO
7 1,122 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
8 1,046 (12.48%) DevOps
9 900 (10.74%) MVC
10 850 (10.14%) BDD
11 827 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
12 824 (9.83%) Multithreading
13 783 (9.34%) Test Automation
14 653 (7.79%) SDLC
15 543 (6.48%) Open Source
16 514 (6.13%) Web Development
17 503 (6.00%) Unit Testing
18 499 (5.95%) SOA
19 494 (5.89%) Low Latency
20 488 (5.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8,377 (99.96%) Java
2 2,476 (29.55%) JavaScript
3 2,425 (28.94%) SQL
4 2,077 (24.79%) Java 8
5 898 (10.72%) Python
6 757 (9.03%) Scala
7 603 (7.20%) C#
8 404 (4.82%) C++
9 393 (4.69%) PHP
10 281 (3.35%) PL/SQL
11 265 (3.16%) Groovy
12 215 (2.57%) C
13 197 (2.35%) Kotlin
14 166 (1.98%) Ruby
15 142 (1.69%) TypeScript
16 125 (1.49%) Shell Script
17 113 (1.35%) Java 9
18 111 (1.32%) Go
19 103 (1.23%) Bash Shell
20 100 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,323 (15.79%) Degree
2 446 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 191 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 95 (1.13%) SC Cleared
5 73 (0.87%) Master's Degree
5 73 (0.87%) PhD
6 62 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 55 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.16%) Sun Certification
9 11 (0.13%) OCPJP
10 9 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.11%) ISEB
11 8 (0.095%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.095%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.084%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.084%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.072%) CISSP
14 4 (0.048%) CSSLP
14 4 (0.048%) MBA
15 3 (0.036%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (4.06%) QA
2 23 (0.27%) SLA
3 15 (0.18%) GDPR
4 13 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.12%) DICOM
6 7 (0.084%) MiFID
7 6 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.060%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.060%) PSD2
9 4 (0.048%) PMO
10 2 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.024%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,064 (12.70%) Docker
2 36 (0.43%) HDFS
3 29 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.30%) GridGain
4 25 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 13 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.072%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.036%) OpenDJ
7 3 (0.036%) OpenIDM
7 3 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.024%) Firmware
8 2 (0.024%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.012%) LXC
9 1 (0.012%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 366 (4.37%) Kubernetes
2 272 (3.25%) Ansible
3 214 (2.55%) Terraform
4 166 (1.98%) Puppet
5 143 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.31%) Salt
7 25 (0.30%) Prometheus
8 24 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
9 18 (0.21%) Kibana
10 16 (0.19%) Icinga
11 13 (0.16%) logstash
12 10 (0.12%) Mesos
13 9 (0.11%) Marathon
14 7 (0.084%) Cobbler
14 7 (0.084%) Graphite
14 7 (0.084%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.072%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.072%) Nagios
15 6 (0.072%) Packer
16 5 (0.060%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,104 (13.17%) Oracle
2 269 (3.21%) Google
3 179 (2.14%) Sybase
4 130 (1.55%) SAP
5 122 (1.46%) Microsoft
6 103 (1.23%) IBM
7 101 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 75 (0.89%) TIBCO
9 58 (0.69%) Adobe
10 57 (0.68%) hybris
11 54 (0.64%) Atlassian
12 42 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (0.50%) Splunk
13 39 (0.47%) Facebook
14 34 (0.41%) Apple
15 31 (0.37%) MuleSoft
16 30 (0.36%) VMware
16 30 (0.36%) WorldPay
17 25 (0.30%) Solace
17 25 (0.30%) Twitter