Period
to 25 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 62 49
Rank change year-on-year -19 -13 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 1,909 5,863 8,342
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.91% 4.31% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 4.50% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,954 5,498 7,462
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.04% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,250 £37,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 46,391 130,232 157,705
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.65% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 38,367 103,938 126,942
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 25 October 2020.

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 25 October 2020. 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 1,767 £65,000 - 461
London -6 993 £75,000 - 243
UK excluding London -10 880 £55,000 +10.00% 259
Work from Home +2 321 £65,000 -3.70% 110
South East -12 280 £65,000 +18.18% 65
North of England 0 209 £50,000 - 78
South West +34 171 £47,500 -5.00% 19
North West -27 97 £56,250 +2.27% 38
Yorkshire +59 79 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Scotland -11 57 £52,500 +5.00% 29
Midlands -33 53 £48,750 -2.50% 37
East of England +48 44 £50,000 -9.09% 18
West Midlands +25 38 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Wales -7 34 £42,500 - 5
North East +42 32 £47,500 - 19
Northern Ireland +11 32 £50,000 - 8
East Midlands -21 15 £50,500 +1.00% 12

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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 1,908 (99.95%) Java
2 905 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
3 901 (47.20%) Spring
4 624 (32.69%) Microservices
5 597 (31.27%) JavaScript
6 473 (24.78%) TDD
7 457 (23.94%) Java 8
8 448 (23.47%) Spring Boot
9 412 (21.58%) SQL
10 411 (21.53%) Finance
11 398 (20.85%) Docker
12 388 (20.32%) AWS
13 352 (18.44%) Software Engineering
14 319 (16.71%) Kubernetes
15 318 (16.66%) React
16 302 (15.82%) REST
17 301 (15.77%) AngularJS
18 295 (15.45%) DevOps
19 288 (15.09%) RESTful
20 275 (14.41%) Git (software)
21 248 (12.99%) Python
22 244 (12.78%) Scrum
23 238 (12.47%) NoSQL
24 233 (12.21%) Web Services
25 226 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
26 218 (11.42%) Jenkins
27 217 (11.37%) Node.js
27 217 (11.37%) JUnit
28 203 (10.63%) Security Cleared
29 202 (10.58%) Kafka

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 88 (4.61%) Tomcat
2 86 (4.50%) Apache
3 82 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
4 73 (3.82%) Apache Spark
5 49 (2.57%) Confluence
6 34 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 18 (0.94%) JBoss
8 15 (0.79%) GlassFish
9 9 (0.47%) CMS
10 7 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.26%) Mule
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
13 4 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.21%) WildFly
14 3 (0.16%) Camunda
14 3 (0.16%) Drupal
14 3 (0.16%) Mule ESB
15 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.42%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 388 (20.32%) AWS
2 157 (8.22%) Azure
3 107 (5.61%) GCP
4 77 (4.03%) SaaS
5 54 (2.83%) GitHub
6 51 (2.67%) Serverless
7 45 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (1.41%) Stackdriver
9 24 (1.26%) OpenShift
10 23 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
13 13 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.52%) Slack
15 9 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.47%) iPaaS
16 8 (0.42%) Apigee
17 7 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
18 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.47%) HTTP
2 22 (1.15%) Internet
3 9 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.31%) WebEx
5 5 (0.26%) AMQP
5 5 (0.26%) Bluetooth
5 5 (0.26%) Broadband
5 5 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.10%) Network Security
6 2 (0.10%) Skype
7 1 (0.052%) DSL
7 1 (0.052%) SMS
7 1 (0.052%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (12.47%) NoSQL
2 151 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
3 143 (7.49%) Big Data
4 119 (6.23%) Relational Database
5 111 (5.81%) MySQL
6 105 (5.50%) MongoDB
7 97 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 82 (4.30%) SQL Server
9 71 (3.72%) Hadoop
10 30 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 18 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (0.94%) HBase
14 15 (0.79%) Redis
15 14 (0.73%) Blockchain
16 13 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
17 12 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.63%) KDB
18 11 (0.58%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 275 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 218 (11.42%) Jenkins
3 217 (11.37%) JUnit
4 181 (9.48%) Maven
5 112 (5.87%) Mockito
6 79 (4.14%) JIRA
7 74 (3.88%) Gradle
8 57 (2.99%) Cucumber
9 43 (2.25%) IntelliJ
10 36 (1.89%) Subversion
11 33 (1.73%) Selenium
12 30 (1.57%) jMock
12 30 (1.57%) SonarQube
13 27 (1.41%) DbUnit
14 25 (1.31%) Ant
14 25 (1.31%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.26%) Bitbucket
16 22 (1.15%) GitLab
16 22 (1.15%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 411 (21.53%) Finance
2 171 (8.96%) Banking
3 104 (5.45%) Front Office
4 96 (5.03%) Public Sector
5 61 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.41%) Retail
7 30 (1.57%) Games
7 30 (1.57%) Marketing
8 23 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.00%) Advertising
12 17 (0.89%) Electronics
13 15 (0.79%) Law
14 9 (0.47%) Back Office
14 9 (0.47%) French Language
15 5 (0.26%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.21%) Publishing
17 3 (0.16%) German Language
17 3 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 901 (47.20%) Spring
2 448 (23.47%) Spring Boot
3 318 (16.66%) React
4 302 (15.82%) REST
5 301 (15.77%) AngularJS
6 288 (15.09%) RESTful
7 233 (12.21%) Web Services
8 217 (11.37%) Node.js
9 202 (10.58%) Kafka
10 196 (10.27%) Hibernate
11 194 (10.16%) HTML
12 189 (9.90%) CSS
13 148 (7.75%) JMS
14 133 (6.97%) J2EE
15 117 (6.13%) Apache Camel
16 115 (6.02%) SOAP
17 94 (4.92%) Java EE
18 93 (4.87%) XML
19 91 (4.77%) ActiveMQ
20 83 (4.35%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 146 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
2 107 (5.61%) Fixed Income
3 79 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 76 (3.98%) Algorithms
5 64 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (2.88%) Data Structures
8 53 (2.78%) Derivative
9 46 (2.41%) User Experience
10 40 (2.10%) Hedge funds
11 38 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.57%) Equities
13 27 (1.41%) NHS
13 27 (1.41%) Virtual Team
14 25 (1.31%) Mobile App
15 24 (1.26%) Market Risk
16 17 (0.89%) Social Media
17 16 (0.84%) Cloud Native
18 12 (0.63%) Blog
19 11 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 183 (9.59%) Linux
2 72 (3.77%) Unix
3 41 (2.15%) Windows
4 25 (1.31%) Android
5 13 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.68%) VMS
6 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.26%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.16%) CentOS
9 2 (0.10%) Android TV
9 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) tvOS
9 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (32.69%) Microservices
3 473 (24.78%) TDD
4 352 (18.44%) Software Engineering
5 295 (15.45%) DevOps
6 244 (12.78%) Scrum
7 226 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
8 200 (10.48%) BDD
9 199 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 194 (10.16%) Multithreading
11 182 (9.53%) Fintech
12 155 (8.12%) Computer Science
13 152 (7.96%) OO
14 139 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
15 134 (7.02%) MVC
16 122 (6.39%) Open Source
17 113 (5.92%) Unit Testing
18 106 (5.55%) Mentoring
19 104 (5.45%) SDLC
20 94 (4.92%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,908 (99.95%) Java
2 597 (31.27%) JavaScript
3 457 (23.94%) Java 8
4 412 (21.58%) SQL
5 248 (12.99%) Python
6 142 (7.44%) Kotlin
7 140 (7.33%) TypeScript
8 132 (6.91%) Scala
9 113 (5.92%) C#
10 70 (3.67%) C++
11 47 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 32 (1.68%) Go
13 23 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.10%) C
15 18 (0.94%) Perl
15 18 (0.94%) PHP
15 18 (0.94%) Ruby
16 17 (0.89%) R
17 16 (0.84%) ES6
Qualifications
1 203 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 197 (10.32%) Degree
3 170 (8.91%) SC Cleared
4 73 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (2.51%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.05%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.37%) PhD
8 3 (0.16%) ISEB
8 3 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.052%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.052%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.052%) MOS
9 1 (0.052%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.88%) QA
2 9 (0.47%) NIST
3 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.10%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.10%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.10%) MiFID
4 2 (0.10%) NCSC
4 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 398 (20.85%) Docker
2 18 (0.94%) vSphere
3 15 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (0.58%) Postfix
5 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.10%) Firmware
7 1 (0.052%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 319 (16.71%) Kubernetes
2 94 (4.92%) Terraform
3 39 (2.04%) Ansible
4 31 (1.62%) Puppet
5 29 (1.52%) Grafana
6 18 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.63%) Kibana
8 10 (0.52%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 5 (0.26%) Pingdom
9 5 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.21%) logstash
11 3 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 3 (0.16%) vRealize
12 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.10%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.052%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.052%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 113 (5.92%) Oracle
2 93 (4.87%) Google
3 48 (2.51%) Splunk
4 43 (2.25%) Microsoft
5 30 (1.57%) ServiceNow
6 24 (1.26%) Solace
7 19 (1.00%) SAP
8 17 (0.89%) Atlassian
9 16 (0.84%) IBM
10 15 (0.79%) MuleSoft
10 15 (0.79%) VMware
11 13 (0.68%) Apple
11 13 (0.68%) TIBCO
12 11 (0.58%) ION Trading
12 11 (0.58%) NetIQ
13 10 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.52%) Sybase
14 7 (0.37%) Talend
15 5 (0.26%) ForgeRock
16 4 (0.21%) CyberArk