Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 46 54
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,714 8,138 9,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.30% 5.12% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.50% 5.34% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5,020 7,086 7,366
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +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 127,118 152,345 172,729
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.88% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 101,804 122,402 138,872
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -16 5,300 £65,000 +8.33% 1,008
London -6 3,139 £75,000 +10.29% 600
UK excluding London -26 2,527 £50,500 +1.00% 488
South East -21 932 £55,000 +4.76% 104
North of England -8 514 £52,500 +10.53% 125
North West +37 366 £55,000 +4.76% 72
South West -40 292 £50,000 - 51
Midlands -54 261 £50,000 - 77
Scotland -12 239 £50,000 - 55
East of England -64 158 £56,000 +1.82% 49
East Midlands -24 157 £52,500 - 31
Yorkshire -65 139 £47,500 +5.56% 42
West Midlands -61 102 £50,000 - 46
Wales +9 101 £42,500 +13.33% 24
Northern Ireland -11 40 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North East -51 9 £46,250 -2.63% 11

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 5,713 (99.98%) Java
2 3,099 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
3 2,623 (45.90%) Spring
4 1,915 (33.51%) Microservices
5 1,439 (25.18%) Finance
6 1,425 (24.94%) Java 8
7 1,399 (24.48%) SQL
8 1,392 (24.36%) TDD
9 1,366 (23.91%) JavaScript
10 1,194 (20.90%) Software Engineering
11 1,168 (20.44%) Spring Boot
12 1,142 (19.99%) AWS
13 959 (16.78%) Web Services
14 925 (16.19%) Docker
15 881 (15.42%) Hibernate
16 846 (14.81%) AngularJS
17 821 (14.37%) Git (software)
18 753 (13.18%) Scrum
19 736 (12.88%) OO
20 728 (12.74%) RESTful
21 721 (12.62%) Maven
22 716 (12.53%) J2EE
23 706 (12.36%) Jenkins
24 693 (12.13%) REST
25 679 (11.88%) DevOps
26 677 (11.85%) HTML
27 672 (11.76%) Python
28 638 (11.17%) Oracle
29 603 (10.55%) CSS
30 598 (10.47%) React

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
1 277 (4.85%) Tomcat
2 247 (4.32%) Apache Spark
3 124 (2.17%) Apache
3 124 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 117 (2.05%) JBoss
5 107 (1.87%) Confluence
6 82 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 50 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 49 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 41 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
10 32 (0.56%) Mule
11 31 (0.54%) Apache Solr
12 29 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
13 24 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 18 (0.32%) GlassFish
14 18 (0.32%) WildFly
15 17 (0.30%) Jetty
16 15 (0.26%) CMS
16 15 (0.26%) nginx
17 13 (0.23%) Anypoint
Applications
1 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.035%) InDesign
4 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
2 11 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.16%) Front Arena
3 9 (0.16%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.16%) thinkFolio
4 8 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
5 7 (0.12%) Magento
5 7 (0.12%) PolarLake
6 3 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.053%) RMDS
7 2 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.018%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.018%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.018%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.018%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.018%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,142 (19.99%) AWS
2 273 (4.78%) Azure
3 196 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
4 189 (3.31%) GCP
5 172 (3.01%) Serverless
6 171 (2.99%) Amazon S3
7 156 (2.73%) SaaS
8 113 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
9 91 (1.59%) GitHub
10 77 (1.35%) OpenShift
11 75 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
12 69 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
13 43 (0.75%) AWS Fargate
14 39 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (0.56%) PaaS
16 23 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (0.39%) Power Platform
18 21 (0.37%) Slack
19 19 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 15 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.12%) HTTP
2 57 (1.00%) Internet
3 36 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.35%) SSL
5 17 (0.30%) AMQP
5 17 (0.30%) HTTPS
6 12 (0.21%) Broadband
7 7 (0.12%) ATM
7 7 (0.12%) SNA
8 6 (0.11%) xDSL
9 5 (0.088%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.070%) DNS
10 4 (0.070%) FIX Connectivity
10 4 (0.070%) X.509
11 3 (0.053%) Multicast
11 3 (0.053%) RFID
12 2 (0.035%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.035%) SAN
12 2 (0.035%) Skype
12 2 (0.035%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (9.54%) Big Data
2 467 (8.17%) Relational Database
3 458 (8.02%) MySQL
4 448 (7.84%) NoSQL
5 363 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
6 332 (5.81%) SQL Server
7 251 (4.39%) MongoDB
8 211 (3.69%) Hadoop
9 204 (3.57%) RDBMS
10 159 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 97 (1.70%) Apache Hive
12 95 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 85 (1.49%) Redis
14 81 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
15 78 (1.37%) Amazon Aurora
16 65 (1.14%) HBase
17 62 (1.09%) DB2
18 60 (1.05%) Blockchain
19 54 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
20 50 (0.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 821 (14.37%) Git (software)
2 721 (12.62%) Maven
3 706 (12.36%) Jenkins
4 566 (9.91%) JUnit
5 309 (5.41%) Gradle
6 269 (4.71%) JIRA
7 204 (3.57%) Eclipse
8 182 (3.19%) Subversion
9 175 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 167 (2.92%) Selenium
11 150 (2.63%) Mockito
12 114 (2.00%) Ant
13 102 (1.79%) TeamCity
14 98 (1.72%) Bitbucket
15 83 (1.45%) SonarQube
16 80 (1.40%) RStudio
17 75 (1.31%) IntelliJ
18 72 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 59 (1.03%) NetBeans
20 51 (0.89%) GitLab
General
1 1,439 (25.18%) Finance
2 533 (9.33%) Banking
3 400 (7.00%) Front Office
4 311 (5.44%) Retail
5 181 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 130 (2.28%) Public Sector
7 127 (2.22%) Games
8 116 (2.03%) Marketing
9 100 (1.75%) Back Office
10 95 (1.66%) Telecoms
11 68 (1.19%) Law
12 64 (1.12%) Manufacturing
13 57 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.88%) Automotive
15 42 (0.74%) Electronics
16 39 (0.68%) Advertising
17 18 (0.32%) French Language
18 15 (0.26%) Dutch Language
18 15 (0.26%) German Language
18 15 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,623 (45.90%) Spring
2 1,168 (20.44%) Spring Boot
3 959 (16.78%) Web Services
4 881 (15.42%) Hibernate
5 846 (14.81%) AngularJS
6 728 (12.74%) RESTful
7 716 (12.53%) J2EE
8 693 (12.13%) REST
9 677 (11.85%) HTML
10 603 (10.55%) CSS
11 598 (10.47%) React
12 383 (6.70%) XML
13 364 (6.37%) Kafka
14 363 (6.35%) Node.js
15 329 (5.76%) JSON
16 290 (5.08%) SOAP
17 270 (4.73%) Java EE
18 265 (4.64%) jQuery
19 248 (4.34%) JPA
20 200 (3.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 498 (8.72%) Greenfield Project
2 282 (4.94%) Fixed Income
3 275 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 245 (4.29%) Equities
5 242 (4.24%) Derivative
6 227 (3.97%) Algorithms
7 203 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
8 202 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
9 183 (3.20%) Data Structures
10 176 (3.08%) User Experience
11 138 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
12 112 (1.96%) Mobile App
13 100 (1.75%) Hedge funds
14 98 (1.72%) iPad
15 68 (1.19%) Pricing Data
16 55 (0.96%) Cloud Native
17 48 (0.84%) Credit Risk
18 41 (0.72%) Public Cloud
19 36 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
20 35 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 574 (10.05%) Linux
2 231 (4.04%) Unix
3 185 (3.24%) Android
4 112 (1.96%) Windows
5 103 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 36 (0.63%) CentOS
7 20 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.14%) Debian
9 8 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.088%) AIX
11 5 (0.088%) Solaris
11 5 (0.088%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.035%) SUSE
12 2 (0.035%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.035%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.018%) Fedora
13 1 (0.018%) VMS
13 1 (0.018%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,099 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,915 (33.51%) Microservices
3 1,392 (24.36%) TDD
4 1,194 (20.90%) Software Engineering
5 753 (13.18%) Scrum
6 736 (12.88%) OO
7 679 (11.88%) DevOps
8 596 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
9 555 (9.71%) BDD
10 551 (9.64%) Fintech
11 532 (9.31%) Computer Science
12 406 (7.11%) E-Commerce
13 405 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
14 399 (6.98%) Mentoring
15 386 (6.76%) Multithreading
16 359 (6.28%) Analytics
17 333 (5.83%) Test Automation
18 321 (5.62%) Asset Management
19 319 (5.58%) Web Development
20 310 (5.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,713 (99.98%) Java
2 1,425 (24.94%) Java 8
3 1,399 (24.48%) SQL
4 1,366 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 672 (11.76%) Python
6 323 (5.65%) C#
7 321 (5.62%) Scala
8 222 (3.89%) R
9 217 (3.80%) Kotlin
10 205 (3.59%) C++
11 118 (2.07%) PHP
12 104 (1.82%) Groovy
13 91 (1.59%) Ruby
14 86 (1.51%) C
15 79 (1.38%) TypeScript
16 68 (1.19%) PL/SQL
17 58 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 54 (0.95%) Java 9
19 46 (0.81%) Bash Shell
20 44 (0.77%) Go
Qualifications
1 596 (10.43%) Degree
2 235 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 196 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 81 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 65 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 46 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.26%) AWS Certification
7 15 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.18%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.14%) CISMP
10 8 (0.14%) CISSP
11 7 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.12%) PhD
12 6 (0.11%) OCA
12 6 (0.11%) OCP
13 5 (0.088%) ISEB
14 4 (0.070%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.070%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (2.15%) QA
2 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.070%) GDPR
3 4 (0.070%) TickIT
4 3 (0.053%) SLA
5 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.018%) EMIR
6 1 (0.018%) NIST
6 1 (0.018%) PSD2
6 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 925 (16.19%) Docker
2 22 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.21%) HDFS
5 11 (0.19%) vSphere
6 9 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.12%) Firmware
8 6 (0.11%) Postfix
9 3 (0.053%) vCloud
10 2 (0.035%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.035%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.018%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.018%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 559 (9.78%) Kubernetes
2 120 (2.10%) Ansible
3 75 (1.31%) Terraform
4 59 (1.03%) Puppet
5 42 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.44%) Kibana
7 19 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 18 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 16 (0.28%) logstash
10 13 (0.23%) Grafana
11 12 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.21%) Rancher
12 11 (0.19%) Istio
13 5 (0.088%) Salt
14 4 (0.070%) Control-M
14 4 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (0.018%) Mesos
15 1 (0.018%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 1 (0.018%) PingFederate
15 1 (0.018%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 638 (11.17%) Oracle
2 143 (2.50%) Google
3 122 (2.14%) Microsoft
4 100 (1.75%) SAP
4 100 (1.75%) Sybase
5 62 (1.09%) Adobe
6 61 (1.07%) TIBCO
7 56 (0.98%) MuleSoft
8 55 (0.96%) IBM
9 53 (0.93%) Splunk
10 49 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (0.81%) Red Hat
12 35 (0.61%) Atlassian
13 34 (0.60%) Facebook
13 34 (0.60%) hybris
14 25 (0.44%) Demandware
15 18 (0.32%) VMware
16 17 (0.30%) Hortonworks
17 16 (0.28%) Dell
18 15 (0.26%) Talend