Period
to 23 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 53 53
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 6,664 8,587 8,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.63% 5.00% 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 5.18% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5,698 7,388 7,759
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 138,276 165,708 163,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.42% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,719 134,905 135,119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,448 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 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 -7 6,159 £60,000 +9.09% 1,200
UK excluding London -8 3,312 £50,000 - 592
London -3 3,253 £70,000 +3.70% 690
South East +10 1,358 £55,000 +10.00% 170
North of England -33 585 £50,000 +5.26% 145
South West -22 397 £50,000 +6.38% 70
Midlands -22 335 £47,500 -5.00% 66
North West -16 308 £55,000 +15.79% 69
Scotland -4 275 £50,000 - 50
East of England -39 232 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Yorkshire -27 229 £45,000 -4.26% 66
East Midlands +30 201 £50,000 - 25
West Midlands -68 134 £45,000 -5.26% 41
Wales +31 76 £37,500 -11.76% 14
Northern Ireland -4 69 £40,000 +8.84% 16
North East -7 48 £48,750 +6.56% 10
Isle of Man - 3 - -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 6,660 (99.94%) Java
2 3,562 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 3,007 (45.12%) Spring
4 1,723 (25.86%) TDD
5 1,692 (25.39%) JavaScript
6 1,666 (25.00%) SQL
7 1,617 (24.26%) Microservices
8 1,580 (23.71%) Finance
9 1,571 (23.57%) Java 8
10 1,398 (20.98%) Software Engineering
11 1,175 (17.63%) Hibernate
12 1,120 (16.81%) Docker
13 1,085 (16.28%) Spring Boot
14 974 (14.62%) REST
15 941 (14.12%) Git (software)
15 941 (14.12%) HTML
16 923 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
17 913 (13.70%) Maven
18 909 (13.64%) Linux
19 907 (13.61%) Degree
20 904 (13.57%) AngularJS
21 899 (13.49%) Web Services
22 895 (13.43%) RESTful
23 867 (13.01%) Scrum
24 861 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
25 856 (12.85%) OO
26 839 (12.59%) Jenkins
27 812 (12.18%) CSS
28 753 (11.30%) Oracle
29 739 (11.09%) Computer Science

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
1 434 (6.51%) Tomcat
2 278 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 235 (3.53%) JBoss
4 218 (3.27%) Apache
5 217 (3.26%) Apache Spark
6 179 (2.69%) Confluence
7 140 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 116 (1.74%) WebLogic
9 53 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 46 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
11 45 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 43 (0.65%) Jetty
13 37 (0.56%) IIS
14 34 (0.51%) CMS
15 29 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 24 (0.36%) GlassFish
17 22 (0.33%) GeoServer
18 21 (0.32%) WildFly
19 19 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
19 19 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
1 7 (0.11%) Weka
2 3 (0.045%) HipChat
3 1 (0.015%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 35 (0.53%) thinkFolio
2 11 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.15%) Magento
4 9 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.14%) Temenos T24
5 8 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.11%) Fredhopper
6 7 (0.11%) Front Arena
6 7 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.11%) Ripple
7 5 (0.075%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.060%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.015%) Actimize
10 1 (0.015%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.015%) LongView
10 1 (0.015%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.015%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.015%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 923 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 338 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 185 (2.78%) SaaS
4 179 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 172 (2.58%) GitHub
6 105 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 105 (1.58%) Serverless
7 78 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 75 (1.13%) OpenShift
9 65 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 55 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
11 53 (0.80%) PaaS
12 51 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
13 46 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 25 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
15 24 (0.36%) Heroku
16 21 (0.32%) Apigee
17 19 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
18 17 (0.26%) npm
19 14 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 172 (2.58%) HTTP
2 80 (1.20%) Internet
3 32 (0.48%) AMQP
3 32 (0.48%) Bluetooth
3 32 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.26%) SSL
5 14 (0.21%) FTP
6 10 (0.15%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.15%) RFID
7 9 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 9 (0.14%) Network Security
8 7 (0.11%) DNS
9 6 (0.090%) Firewall
9 6 (0.090%) STUN
9 6 (0.090%) VoIP
10 4 (0.060%) SNMP
11 3 (0.045%) SMPP
11 3 (0.045%) SMS
11 3 (0.045%) SSH
12 2 (0.030%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 661 (9.92%) NoSQL
2 527 (7.91%) Relational Database
3 519 (7.79%) Big Data
4 504 (7.56%) MySQL
5 465 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
6 413 (6.20%) MongoDB
7 389 (5.84%) SQL Server
8 265 (3.98%) Hadoop
9 234 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 183 (2.75%) RDBMS
11 170 (2.55%) Redis
12 125 (1.88%) HBase
13 87 (1.31%) Neo4j
14 84 (1.26%) Blockchain
15 74 (1.11%) Oracle Database
16 56 (0.84%) Apache Hive
17 55 (0.83%) DB2
18 51 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
19 45 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
20 41 (0.62%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 941 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 913 (13.70%) Maven
3 839 (12.59%) Jenkins
4 631 (9.47%) JUnit
5 372 (5.58%) Gradle
5 372 (5.58%) JIRA
6 251 (3.77%) Cucumber
6 251 (3.77%) Selenium
7 207 (3.11%) Subversion
8 197 (2.96%) Mockito
9 189 (2.84%) Eclipse
10 153 (2.30%) TeamCity
11 135 (2.03%) Ant
12 123 (1.85%) IntelliJ
13 104 (1.56%) Bitbucket
14 74 (1.11%) JMeter
15 73 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 73 (1.10%) SonarQube
16 49 (0.74%) Bitbucket Server
16 49 (0.74%) NetBeans
General
1 1,580 (23.71%) Finance
2 635 (9.53%) Banking
3 293 (4.40%) Front Office
4 237 (3.56%) Retail
5 205 (3.08%) Games
6 162 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 126 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 114 (1.71%) Marketing
9 93 (1.40%) Law
10 74 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 52 (0.78%) Back Office
12 48 (0.72%) Automotive
12 48 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 42 (0.63%) Electronics
14 35 (0.53%) Advertising
15 32 (0.48%) Legal
16 30 (0.45%) Publishing
17 20 (0.30%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.20%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,007 (45.12%) Spring
2 1,175 (17.63%) Hibernate
3 1,085 (16.28%) Spring Boot
4 974 (14.62%) REST
5 941 (14.12%) HTML
6 904 (13.57%) AngularJS
7 899 (13.49%) Web Services
8 895 (13.43%) RESTful
9 812 (12.18%) CSS
10 607 (9.11%) J2EE
11 558 (8.37%) React
12 481 (7.22%) XML
13 425 (6.38%) Java EE
14 403 (6.05%) Kafka
15 387 (5.81%) SOAP
16 366 (5.49%) Node.js
17 346 (5.19%) JSON
18 304 (4.56%) HTML5
19 276 (4.14%) JMS
20 256 (3.84%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 654 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
2 544 (8.16%) Fintech
3 318 (4.77%) Algorithms
4 242 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
5 216 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 211 (3.17%) Derivative
7 196 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 188 (2.82%) Data Structures
9 185 (2.78%) User Experience
10 176 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 162 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
12 141 (2.12%) Mobile App
13 137 (2.06%) Equities
14 120 (1.80%) Hedge funds
15 72 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 64 (0.96%) Management Information System
17 50 (0.75%) Cloud Native
18 46 (0.69%) Credit Risk
19 41 (0.62%) Public Cloud
20 40 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 909 (13.64%) Linux
2 306 (4.59%) Unix
3 209 (3.14%) Android
4 129 (1.94%) Windows
5 114 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 49 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.29%) CentOS
9 18 (0.27%) CoreOS
10 16 (0.24%) DC/OS
10 16 (0.24%) Mesosphere
11 15 (0.23%) openSUSE
12 13 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.090%) Debian
15 6 (0.090%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.090%) Solaris
15 6 (0.090%) SUSE
15 6 (0.090%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,562 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,723 (25.86%) TDD
3 1,617 (24.26%) Microservices
4 1,398 (20.98%) Software Engineering
5 867 (13.01%) Scrum
6 861 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
7 856 (12.85%) OO
8 739 (11.09%) Computer Science
9 714 (10.71%) DevOps
10 643 (9.65%) BDD
11 589 (8.84%) Test Automation
12 534 (8.01%) Multithreading
13 517 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
14 478 (7.17%) MVC
15 457 (6.86%) Open Source
16 433 (6.50%) Mentoring
17 411 (6.17%) SDLC
18 374 (5.61%) Unit Testing
19 316 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
20 302 (4.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6,660 (99.94%) Java
2 1,692 (25.39%) JavaScript
3 1,666 (25.00%) SQL
4 1,571 (23.57%) Java 8
5 699 (10.49%) Python
6 490 (7.35%) C#
7 417 (6.26%) Scala
8 344 (5.16%) C++
9 193 (2.90%) Kotlin
10 134 (2.01%) TypeScript
11 132 (1.98%) Ruby
12 123 (1.85%) Go
13 122 (1.83%) Groovy
14 119 (1.79%) C
15 117 (1.76%) PHP
16 110 (1.65%) PL/SQL
17 88 (1.32%) Perl
18 82 (1.23%) Java 9
19 69 (1.04%) Bash Shell
20 63 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 907 (13.61%) Degree
2 299 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 271 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 143 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 93 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 59 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
7 30 (0.45%) Master's Degree
8 27 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 25 (0.38%) OCP
10 22 (0.33%) OCA
11 17 (0.26%) PhD
12 10 (0.15%) ISEB
12 10 (0.15%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.14%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.14%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.11%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.045%) HND
16 2 (0.030%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.030%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.030%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (3.99%) QA
2 28 (0.42%) MiFID
3 18 (0.27%) WAI
4 12 (0.18%) GDPR
5 8 (0.12%) EMIR
6 7 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.11%) SEPA
7 5 (0.075%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.060%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.060%) PSD2
9 2 (0.030%) IFRS
9 2 (0.030%) TickIT
10 1 (0.015%) Dublin Core
10 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.015%) SLA
System Software
1 1,120 (16.81%) Docker
2 48 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 47 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 43 (0.65%) HDFS
5 32 (0.48%) vSphere
6 25 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.12%) GridGain
9 7 (0.11%) Firmware
10 6 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.060%) KVM
12 2 (0.030%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.030%) Postfix
13 1 (0.015%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 609 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 206 (3.09%) Ansible
3 157 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 156 (2.34%) Puppet
5 92 (1.38%) Terraform
6 36 (0.54%) Grafana
7 33 (0.50%) Prometheus
8 22 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 22 (0.33%) Rancher
9 21 (0.32%) Salt
10 14 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.15%) Consul
11 10 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.15%) Kibana
12 9 (0.14%) Mesos
13 8 (0.12%) HP Fortify
13 8 (0.12%) Marathon
14 6 (0.090%) Istio
14 6 (0.090%) linkerd
15 5 (0.075%) Graphite
Vendors
1 753 (11.30%) Oracle
2 180 (2.70%) Google
3 100 (1.50%) Microsoft
4 80 (1.20%) IBM
5 78 (1.17%) SAP
6 57 (0.86%) Splunk
7 49 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 49 (0.74%) TIBCO
8 41 (0.62%) Adobe
8 41 (0.62%) Atlassian
9 40 (0.60%) Sybase
10 35 (0.53%) Charles River
11 30 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (0.44%) VMware
13 26 (0.39%) Solace
14 20 (0.30%) SaltStack
15 19 (0.29%) MuleSoft
16 17 (0.26%) ForgeRock
17 15 (0.23%) webMethods
18 14 (0.21%) Samsung