Period
to

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 161 99 65
Rank change year-on-year -62 -34 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 4,454 3,552 3,368
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 3.37% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 3.67% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,608 2,713 2,917
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £97,500 £88,750 £81,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 163,328 96,745 75,365
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.13% 91.66% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,736 69,398 61,337
10th Percentile £32,385 £31,875 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,160 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.60% - +5.56%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Developer.

Salary trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -58 3,806 £80,000 +14.29% 480
London -54 2,512 £90,000 +12.50% 268
Work from Home -42 2,273 £75,000 +20.00% 281
UK excluding London -75 1,450 £60,000 +14.29% 234
North of England -35 386 £57,500 - 91
South East -89 356 £65,000 +8.33% 42
Midlands -1 254 £60,000 +20.00% 36
North West -39 206 £60,000 - 45
South West -74 183 £65,000 +23.81% 28
Scotland -47 180 £65,000 +30.00% 15
West Midlands +14 172 £60,000 +14.29% 26
Yorkshire +28 163 £57,500 +9.52% 28
East Midlands -24 68 £52,500 +10.53% 10
East of England -79 52 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Northern Ireland -38 22 £40,500 -16.92% 5
Wales -78 20 £45,000 +7.14% 5
North East -61 17 £50,000 -23.08% 19

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, Java Developer job roles required the following 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 4,454 (100.00%) Java
2 2,531 (56.83%) Agile
3 2,325 (52.20%) Spring
4 1,672 (37.54%) Microservices
5 1,567 (35.18%) AWS
6 1,406 (31.57%) Spring Boot
7 1,363 (30.60%) Docker
8 1,309 (29.39%) TDD
9 1,234 (27.71%) Software Engineering
10 1,196 (26.85%) Finance
11 1,172 (26.31%) Kubernetes
12 1,048 (23.53%) JavaScript
13 1,004 (22.54%) CI/CD
14 997 (22.38%) Git (software)
15 961 (21.58%) Kafka
16 943 (21.17%) SQL
17 863 (19.38%) React
18 788 (17.69%) REST
19 754 (16.93%) DevOps
20 724 (16.26%) Jenkins
21 681 (15.29%) RESTful
22 668 (15.00%) Scrum
23 661 (14.84%) Social Skills
24 654 (14.68%) Azure
25 636 (14.28%) NoSQL
26 620 (13.92%) Full Stack Development
27 579 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
28 569 (12.78%) Python
29 555 (12.46%) Maven
29 555 (12.46%) AngularJS

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
1 162 (3.64%) Apache Solr
2 109 (2.45%) Confluence
3 55 (1.23%) nginx
4 52 (1.17%) Apache
5 51 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 43 (0.97%) Jetty
7 37 (0.83%) JBoss
8 36 (0.81%) Apache Spark
9 29 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 25 (0.56%) Ethereum
11 21 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
12 18 (0.40%) CMS
12 18 (0.40%) WildFly
13 17 (0.38%) Jupyter
14 13 (0.29%) GlassFish
14 13 (0.29%) MQSeries
15 12 (0.27%) Hedera
16 11 (0.25%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
18 9 (0.20%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 3 (0.067%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.022%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.022%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.022%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 23 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
3 22 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.29%) Ripple
4 13 (0.29%) Ripple XRP
5 6 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.067%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.022%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.022%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.022%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.022%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,567 (35.18%) AWS
2 654 (14.68%) Azure
3 539 (12.10%) GCP
4 280 (6.29%) Serverless
5 189 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
5 189 (4.24%) GitHub
6 169 (3.79%) OpenShift
7 140 (3.14%) SaaS
8 137 (3.08%) Amazon S3
9 122 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
10 80 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
11 76 (1.71%) WhatsApp
12 66 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
13 63 (1.41%) Slack
14 58 (1.30%) Azure Functions
14 58 (1.30%) Google Play
15 49 (1.10%) GitHub Actions
16 42 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
16 42 (0.94%) Firebase
17 40 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 139 (3.12%) HTTP
2 66 (1.48%) Internet
3 49 (1.10%) Broadband
4 43 (0.97%) VoIP
5 37 (0.83%) Kerberos
6 32 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.25%) AMQP
8 9 (0.20%) 5G
9 6 (0.13%) NFC
9 6 (0.13%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.11%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.090%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.090%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.090%) SSL
12 3 (0.067%) Network Security
12 3 (0.067%) SMS
13 2 (0.045%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.045%) SD-WAN
13 2 (0.045%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.045%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 636 (14.28%) NoSQL
2 579 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
3 492 (11.05%) MongoDB
4 427 (9.59%) MySQL
5 378 (8.49%) Relational Database
6 363 (8.15%) Big Data
7 320 (7.18%) Redis
8 234 (5.25%) Elasticsearch
9 178 (4.00%) SQL Server
10 146 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 124 (2.78%) Hadoop
12 113 (2.54%) RDBMS
13 105 (2.36%) DynamoDB
14 78 (1.75%) Hazelcast
15 58 (1.30%) DB2
16 53 (1.19%) BigQuery
17 50 (1.12%) KDB
18 43 (0.97%) HBase
18 43 (0.97%) Oracle Database
19 41 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 997 (22.38%) Git (software)
2 724 (16.26%) Jenkins
3 555 (12.46%) Maven
4 448 (10.06%) JUnit
5 261 (5.86%) Mockito
6 221 (4.96%) Gradle
7 210 (4.71%) JIRA
8 148 (3.32%) Bitbucket
9 127 (2.85%) GitLab
10 86 (1.93%) Eclipse
11 81 (1.82%) IntelliJ
12 80 (1.80%) Cucumber
13 57 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
14 49 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 48 (1.08%) Ant
15 48 (1.08%) Subversion
16 40 (0.90%) Selenium
17 38 (0.85%) Android Studio
18 36 (0.81%) TestNG
19 34 (0.76%) Artifactory
General
1 1,196 (26.85%) Finance
2 661 (14.84%) Social Skills
3 418 (9.38%) Banking
4 297 (6.67%) Front Office
5 215 (4.83%) Games
6 203 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
7 190 (4.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 168 (3.77%) Telecoms
9 141 (3.17%) Public Sector
10 120 (2.69%) Retail
11 114 (2.56%) Investment Banking
12 107 (2.40%) Marketing
13 106 (2.38%) Advertising
14 83 (1.86%) Financial Institution
15 80 (1.80%) Legal
16 77 (1.73%) Manufacturing
17 65 (1.46%) Automotive
17 65 (1.46%) Law
18 26 (0.58%) Electronics
19 22 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,325 (52.20%) Spring
2 1,406 (31.57%) Spring Boot
3 961 (21.58%) Kafka
4 863 (19.38%) React
5 788 (17.69%) REST
6 681 (15.29%) RESTful
7 555 (12.46%) AngularJS
8 411 (9.23%) Web Services
9 402 (9.03%) Hibernate
10 381 (8.55%) HTML
10 381 (8.55%) Node.js
11 272 (6.11%) CSS
12 214 (4.80%) JSON
13 202 (4.54%) XML
14 180 (4.04%) SOAP
15 179 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
16 172 (3.86%) JPA
17 167 (3.75%) gRPC
18 161 (3.61%) Apache Camel
19 146 (3.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 301 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
2 242 (5.43%) Social Media
3 221 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 203 (4.56%) Hedge funds
5 179 (4.02%) Fixed Income
6 174 (3.91%) Derivative
7 138 (3.10%) Equities
8 132 (2.96%) User Experience
9 127 (2.85%) Algorithms
10 122 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
11 119 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
12 116 (2.60%) Public Cloud
13 115 (2.58%) Data Structures
14 114 (2.56%) Blockchain
15 111 (2.49%) Social Network
16 106 (2.38%) Mobile App
17 100 (2.25%) Video\Live Streaming
18 85 (1.91%) Cloud Native
19 80 (1.80%) Blog
20 57 (1.28%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 508 (11.41%) Linux
2 236 (5.30%) Unix
3 176 (3.95%) Android
4 100 (2.25%) Windows
5 97 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 30 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 23 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 21 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 14 (0.31%) CentOS
10 8 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.045%) VMS
12 1 (0.022%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,531 (56.83%) Agile
2 1,672 (37.54%) Microservices
3 1,309 (29.39%) TDD
4 1,234 (27.71%) Software Engineering
5 1,004 (22.54%) CI/CD
6 754 (16.93%) DevOps
7 668 (15.00%) Scrum
8 620 (13.92%) Full Stack Development
9 553 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
10 538 (12.08%) OO
11 520 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
12 489 (10.98%) Mentoring
13 467 (10.48%) Multithreading
14 439 (9.86%) Test Automation
15 426 (9.56%) BDD
16 380 (8.53%) Unit Testing
17 322 (7.23%) Fintech
18 319 (7.16%) Low Latency
19 295 (6.62%) Event-Driven
19 295 (6.62%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 4,454 (100.00%) Java
2 1,048 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 943 (21.17%) SQL
4 569 (12.78%) Python
5 426 (9.56%) Kotlin
6 333 (7.48%) TypeScript
7 215 (4.83%) Go
8 169 (3.79%) Scala
9 152 (3.41%) C#
10 93 (2.09%) Groovy
11 78 (1.75%) C++
12 70 (1.57%) C
13 67 (1.50%) Ruby
14 61 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 44 (0.99%) Bash
16 40 (0.90%) PHP
17 39 (0.88%) Perl
18 30 (0.67%) R
19 25 (0.56%) PL/SQL
20 23 (0.52%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 393 (8.82%) Degree
2 148 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 127 (2.85%) Security Cleared
4 97 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 26 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (0.31%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.25%) HND
8 2 (0.045%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.045%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.045%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.022%) CCNA
9 1 (0.022%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.022%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.022%) PhD
9 1 (0.022%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (8.04%) QA
2 25 (0.56%) EMIR
3 24 (0.54%) MiFID
4 10 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 3 (0.067%) HL7
8 2 (0.045%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.045%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.045%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.022%) PSD2
9 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,363 (30.60%) Docker
2 79 (1.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (0.20%) GridGain
3 9 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.16%) Firmware
5 6 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.067%) Postfix
7 1 (0.022%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1,172 (26.31%) Kubernetes
2 327 (7.34%) Terraform
3 153 (3.44%) Ansible
4 65 (1.46%) Puppet
5 38 (0.85%) Kibana
6 36 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (0.74%) Prometheus
8 31 (0.70%) Grafana
9 25 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.31%) Rancher
12 10 (0.22%) Istio
13 2 (0.045%) Cisco UCCE
13 2 (0.045%) logstash
13 2 (0.045%) Packer
13 2 (0.045%) Rundeck
14 1 (0.022%) Consul
14 1 (0.022%) HP Fortify
14 1 (0.022%) Nagios
Vendors
1 281 (6.31%) Oracle
2 247 (5.55%) Google
3 166 (3.73%) Microsoft
4 114 (2.56%) Twitter
5 71 (1.59%) Snapchat
6 52 (1.17%) Sybase
7 49 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 49 (1.10%) Splunk
8 41 (0.92%) Cisco
9 32 (0.72%) Brandwatch
10 26 (0.58%) Apple
10 26 (0.58%) IBM
10 26 (0.58%) MuleSoft
10 26 (0.58%) SAP
11 23 (0.52%) Sun
12 22 (0.49%) Civica
13 17 (0.38%) Datto
13 17 (0.38%) Solace
14 14 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.29%) Hitachi