Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 54 49
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 9322 9502 11385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.17% 5.01% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 5.19% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7315 8437 10152
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £86,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +6.67%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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 0 8758 £55,000 - 747
London -6 4772 £65,000 - 430
UK excluding London +3 4453 £47,500 - 349
South East -3 1277 £50,000 - 88
North of England -5 922 £47,500 +5.56% 100
East of England -11 613 £46,750 -6.50% 50
Midlands +53 589 £45,000 - 41
South West -9 565 £41,000 -13.68% 36
North West -10 526 £47,500 - 52
Scotland -1 387 £50,000 +9.89% 26
West Midlands +45 369 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Yorkshire +21 348 £45,000 - 41
East Midlands +64 220 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Wales -30 66 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North East -11 48 £41,500 +6.41% 7
Northern Ireland -10 44 £36,500 -27.00% 4

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Java Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 9318 (99.96%) Java
2 5464 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
3 4275 (45.86%) Spring
4 2890 (31.00%) JavaScript
5 2882 (30.92%) Finance
6 2659 (28.52%) TDD
7 2624 (28.15%) SQL
8 2360 (25.32%) Hibernate
9 1981 (21.25%) HTML
10 1885 (20.22%) Web Services
11 1681 (18.03%) Scrum
12 1643 (17.62%) Banking
13 1556 (16.69%) REST
14 1532 (16.43%) Oracle
15 1521 (16.32%) Degree
16 1488 (15.96%) Git (software)
17 1465 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
18 1425 (15.29%) CSS
19 1420 (15.23%) Software Engineering
20 1406 (15.08%) AngularJS
21 1389 (14.90%) OO
22 1381 (14.81%) Linux
23 1373 (14.73%) J2EE
24 1371 (14.71%) Maven
25 1304 (13.99%) RESTful
26 1254 (13.45%) BDD
27 1252 (13.43%) Microservices
28 1188 (12.74%) NoSQL
29 1185 (12.71%) Multithreading
30 1158 (12.42%) Amazon AWS

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
1 866 (9.29%) Tomcat
2 596 (6.39%) JBoss
3 416 (4.46%) Apache
4 377 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
5 304 (3.26%) WebSphere
6 303 (3.25%) Apache Spark
7 239 (2.56%) Confluence
8 196 (2.10%) WebLogic
9 125 (1.34%) Apache Solr
10 121 (1.30%) CMS
11 107 (1.15%) Jetty
12 96 (1.03%) Mule
13 82 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 66 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
15 61 (0.65%) Mule ESB
16 58 (0.62%) OpenStack
16 58 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
17 46 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 39 (0.42%) Liferay
19 36 (0.39%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 25 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.064%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.032%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.032%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.032%) Pipeline Pilot
4 2 (0.021%) HipChat
5 1 (0.011%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 63 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
2 39 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 34 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 20 (0.21%) Magento
5 19 (0.20%) ION MarketView
6 17 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.054%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.054%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.054%) Oracle TCA
8 3 (0.032%) Endur
8 3 (0.032%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.032%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.032%) Odoo
8 3 (0.032%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.021%) Actimize
9 2 (0.021%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.021%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.021%) Kondor
9 2 (0.021%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1158 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
2 296 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 215 (2.31%) SaaS
4 158 (1.69%) GitHub
5 112 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 101 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 97 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
8 56 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
9 48 (0.51%) Serverless
10 37 (0.40%) OpenShift
11 30 (0.32%) IaaS
12 28 (0.30%) PaaS
13 25 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
15 15 (0.16%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.14%) npm
17 12 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 11 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 11 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
19 9 (0.097%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 223 (2.39%) HTTP
2 221 (2.37%) Internet
3 66 (0.71%) AMQP
4 40 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.35%) SMS
6 27 (0.29%) ATM
7 18 (0.19%) SSL
8 16 (0.17%) FTP
9 15 (0.16%) SMPP
10 14 (0.15%) Broadband
11 11 (0.12%) LDAP
12 10 (0.11%) Skype
12 10 (0.11%) SSH
13 8 (0.086%) IMAP
14 7 (0.075%) Intranet
15 6 (0.064%) SS7
16 5 (0.054%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.054%) PPP
16 5 (0.054%) VoIP
16 5 (0.054%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1188 (12.74%) NoSQL
2 929 (9.97%) MySQL
3 813 (8.72%) Relational Database
4 681 (7.31%) SQL Server
5 663 (7.11%) MongoDB
6 651 (6.98%) Big Data
7 522 (5.60%) Hadoop
8 413 (4.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 404 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
10 325 (3.49%) RDBMS
11 236 (2.53%) Oracle Database
12 233 (2.50%) Redis
13 156 (1.67%) HBase
14 150 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 139 (1.49%) Blockchain
16 93 (1.00%) Neo4j
17 91 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
18 88 (0.94%) DB2
19 61 (0.65%) Riak
20 58 (0.62%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1488 (15.96%) Git (software)
2 1371 (14.71%) Maven
3 1125 (12.07%) JUnit
4 988 (10.60%) Jenkins
5 654 (7.02%) JIRA
6 605 (6.49%) Subversion
7 437 (4.69%) Selenium
8 375 (4.02%) Eclipse
9 334 (3.58%) Cucumber
10 320 (3.43%) Gradle
11 305 (3.27%) Mockito
12 219 (2.35%) TeamCity
13 209 (2.24%) Ant
14 196 (2.10%) IntelliJ
15 143 (1.53%) jMock
16 122 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 107 (1.15%) Bitbucket
17 107 (1.15%) Hudson
18 100 (1.07%) Mercurial
19 97 (1.04%) EasyMock
General
1 2882 (30.92%) Finance
2 1643 (17.62%) Banking
3 996 (10.68%) Investment Banking
4 675 (7.24%) Retail Banking
5 525 (5.63%) Front Office
6 460 (4.93%) Retail
7 380 (4.08%) Marketing
8 301 (3.23%) Games
9 288 (3.09%) Telecoms
10 210 (2.25%) Advertising
11 180 (1.93%) Manufacturing
12 167 (1.79%) Electronics
13 138 (1.48%) Financial Institution
14 116 (1.24%) Publishing
15 93 (1.00%) Back Office
16 57 (0.61%) Law
17 54 (0.58%) Legal
18 43 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 40 (0.43%) Automotive
20 30 (0.32%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4275 (45.86%) Spring
2 2360 (25.32%) Hibernate
3 1981 (21.25%) HTML
4 1885 (20.22%) Web Services
5 1556 (16.69%) REST
6 1425 (15.29%) CSS
7 1406 (15.08%) AngularJS
8 1373 (14.73%) J2EE
9 1304 (13.99%) RESTful
10 1077 (11.55%) XML
11 844 (9.05%) Java EE
12 801 (8.59%) SOAP
13 698 (7.49%) JSON
14 676 (7.25%) HTML5
15 652 (6.99%) Spring MVC
16 648 (6.95%) Spring Boot
17 570 (6.11%) React
18 540 (5.79%) jQuery
19 537 (5.76%) JMS
20 516 (5.54%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1131 (12.13%) Computer Science
2 774 (8.30%) Greenfield Project
3 564 (6.05%) Fintech
4 396 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 381 (4.09%) Equities
6 370 (3.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 335 (3.59%) User Experience
8 321 (3.44%) Derivative
9 312 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
10 281 (3.01%) Data Structures
11 251 (2.69%) Algorithms
12 227 (2.44%) Fixed Income
13 203 (2.18%) Mobile App
14 127 (1.36%) Client/Server
15 114 (1.22%) iPad
16 103 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
17 93 (1.00%) Hedge funds
18 81 (0.87%) Credit Risk
19 79 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
20 73 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1381 (14.81%) Linux
2 656 (7.04%) Unix
3 306 (3.28%) Windows
4 242 (2.60%) Android
5 146 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 40 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 39 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 32 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.23%) Solaris
11 16 (0.17%) Windows Server
12 13 (0.14%) CentOS
13 10 (0.11%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.075%) AIX
14 7 (0.075%) Debian
15 4 (0.043%) HPUX
15 4 (0.043%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.032%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.032%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.032%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5464 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2659 (28.52%) TDD
3 1681 (18.03%) Scrum
4 1465 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
5 1420 (15.23%) Software Engineering
6 1389 (14.90%) OO
7 1254 (13.45%) BDD
8 1252 (13.43%) Microservices
9 1185 (12.71%) Multithreading
10 1143 (12.26%) MVC
11 949 (10.18%) SDLC
12 944 (10.13%) Test Automation
13 822 (8.82%) Unit Testing
14 727 (7.80%) Asset Management
15 708 (7.59%) E-Commerce
16 701 (7.52%) Wealth Management
17 685 (7.35%) DevOps
18 590 (6.33%) Web Development
19 570 (6.11%) Low Latency
20 551 (5.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9318 (99.96%) Java
2 2890 (31.00%) JavaScript
3 2624 (28.15%) SQL
4 978 (10.49%) Python
5 698 (7.49%) Scala
6 594 (6.37%) C#
7 466 (5.00%) C++
8 422 (4.53%) PHP
9 315 (3.38%) Groovy
10 305 (3.27%) PL/SQL
11 235 (2.52%) Ruby
12 225 (2.41%) C
13 211 (2.26%) Bash Shell
14 160 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 153 (1.64%) Perl
16 124 (1.33%) Go
17 71 (0.76%) T-SQL
18 68 (0.73%) Clojure
19 66 (0.71%) Objective-C
20 64 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1521 (16.32%) Degree
2 605 (6.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 246 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 117 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 58 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
6 47 (0.50%) PhD
7 45 (0.48%) Sun Certification
8 44 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
9 35 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 16 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.14%) OCMJD
11 13 (0.14%) OCPJP
12 12 (0.13%) OCP
12 12 (0.13%) OCPJWCD
13 6 (0.064%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.054%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.043%) HND
15 4 (0.043%) OCA
15 4 (0.043%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.032%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (7.02%) QA
2 20 (0.21%) SLA
3 19 (0.20%) MiFID
4 17 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.15%) SEPA
6 11 (0.12%) GCP
7 7 (0.075%) EMIR
8 6 (0.064%) HL7
9 5 (0.054%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.032%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.021%) GDPR
13 1 (0.011%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.011%) ECSS
13 1 (0.011%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.011%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.011%) PMO
13 1 (0.011%) PSD2
System Software
1 654 (7.02%) Docker
2 44 (0.47%) HDFS
3 16 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.086%) GridGain
6 7 (0.075%) Dovecot
7 6 (0.064%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.064%) vSphere
8 4 (0.043%) KVM
9 2 (0.021%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.021%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.021%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.011%) Active Directory
10 1 (0.011%) etcd
10 1 (0.011%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.011%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.011%) RACF
10 1 (0.011%) vCloud
10 1 (0.011%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 203 (2.18%) Puppet
2 178 (1.91%) Ansible
3 124 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 43 (0.46%) Terraform
6 25 (0.27%) Kibana
7 18 (0.19%) logstash
7 18 (0.19%) Nagios
7 18 (0.19%) Salt
8 15 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (0.11%) Cobbler
9 10 (0.11%) Opsview
10 9 (0.097%) Rancher
10 9 (0.097%) TeamSite
11 6 (0.064%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.064%) Grafana
11 6 (0.064%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.054%) Consul
12 5 (0.054%) Packer
12 5 (0.054%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1532 (16.43%) Oracle
2 278 (2.98%) Google
3 242 (2.60%) Sybase
4 233 (2.50%) SAP
5 166 (1.78%) Microsoft
6 163 (1.75%) IBM
7 151 (1.62%) hybris
8 142 (1.52%) TIBCO
9 115 (1.23%) ION Trading
10 73 (0.78%) Apple
11 58 (0.62%) Perforce
12 51 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 48 (0.51%) Adobe
13 48 (0.51%) Tableau
14 43 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
14 43 (0.46%) Sun
15 42 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
16 39 (0.42%) Solace
17 37 (0.40%) HP
18 33 (0.35%) MuleSoft