Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 50 56
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 5,319 7,731 8,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.32% 5.11% 5.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.52% 5.32% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4,707 6,726 7,577
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £88,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 117,547 145,213 169,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 95.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,215 116,338 138,908
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 -13 4,986 £65,000 +8.33% 878
London -2 3,053 £75,000 +10.29% 495
UK excluding London -32 2,222 £52,500 +5.00% 460
South East -28 839 £55,000 +4.76% 96
North of England -9 442 £52,500 +10.53% 92
South West -38 274 £50,000 - 80
North West +26 267 £55,000 - 41
Midlands -36 254 £55,000 +10.00% 65
Scotland -20 187 £50,000 - 52
Yorkshire -17 167 £50,000 +11.11% 40
East Midlands -14 157 £55,000 +10.00% 24
East of England -47 139 £57,500 +4.55% 52
West Midlands -29 97 £55,000 +10.00% 41
Wales -11 82 £42,500 +13.74% 14
Northern Ireland -17 29 £50,000 +25.00% 11
North East -47 8 £45,000 -5.26% 11

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 5,319 (100.00%) Java
2 2,753 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2,398 (45.08%) Spring
4 1,714 (32.22%) Microservices
5 1,361 (25.59%) Finance
6 1,327 (24.95%) JavaScript
7 1,306 (24.55%) TDD
8 1,274 (23.95%) SQL
9 1,251 (23.52%) Java 8
10 1,122 (21.09%) Spring Boot
11 1,111 (20.89%) AWS
12 1,014 (19.06%) Software Engineering
13 915 (17.20%) Docker
14 901 (16.94%) Web Services
15 845 (15.89%) AngularJS
16 773 (14.53%) Hibernate
17 743 (13.97%) Git (software)
18 702 (13.20%) Scrum
19 698 (13.12%) DevOps
20 692 (13.01%) RESTful
21 683 (12.84%) Jenkins
22 665 (12.50%) Maven
23 660 (12.41%) React
24 659 (12.39%) HTML
25 647 (12.16%) OO
26 645 (12.13%) Python
27 618 (11.62%) CSS
28 613 (11.52%) BDD
29 601 (11.30%) J2EE
30 584 (10.98%) Continuous Integration

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
1 275 (5.17%) Tomcat
2 208 (3.91%) Apache Spark
3 109 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 101 (1.90%) Apache
5 83 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 70 (1.32%) JBoss
7 65 (1.22%) Confluence
8 48 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 34 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 30 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 29 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
12 27 (0.51%) CMS
13 26 (0.49%) Apache Solr
14 25 (0.47%) Mule
15 23 (0.43%) ArcGIS
15 23 (0.43%) Oracle Spatial
16 21 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 20 (0.38%) WildFly
18 17 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 14 (0.26%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.056%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.019%) InDesign
5 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
3 4 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.056%) Magento
4 3 (0.056%) OpenText MBPM
4 3 (0.056%) StreamServe
5 2 (0.038%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.019%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.019%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.019%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.019%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 1,111 (20.89%) AWS
2 254 (4.78%) Azure
3 181 (3.40%) GCP
4 144 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
5 141 (2.65%) SaaS
6 133 (2.50%) Amazon S3
7 120 (2.26%) Serverless
8 87 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
9 73 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 69 (1.30%) GitHub
11 65 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
12 60 (1.13%) OpenShift
13 36 (0.68%) AWS Fargate
14 31 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (0.58%) PaaS
15 24 (0.45%) Amazon Cognito
15 24 (0.45%) Slack
16 13 (0.24%) AWS IoT
17 12 (0.23%) IaaS
18 11 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.22%) HTTP
2 50 (0.94%) Internet
3 23 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.41%) SSL
5 13 (0.24%) RFID
6 11 (0.21%) DNS
6 11 (0.21%) SNA
7 10 (0.19%) AMQP
7 10 (0.19%) Broadband
8 9 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (0.075%) 3GPP
9 4 (0.075%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.075%) Multicast
9 4 (0.075%) X.509
10 3 (0.056%) ATM
11 2 (0.038%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.038%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.038%) SAN
11 2 (0.038%) WebEx
12 1 (0.019%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (8.18%) Big Data
2 431 (8.10%) Relational Database
3 420 (7.90%) NoSQL
4 404 (7.60%) MySQL
5 358 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
6 293 (5.51%) SQL Server
7 191 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 190 (3.57%) MongoDB
9 165 (3.10%) RDBMS
10 128 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 83 (1.56%) Apache Hive
12 80 (1.50%) Redis
13 60 (1.13%) HBase
14 58 (1.09%) Oracle Database
15 57 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
15 57 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
16 55 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
17 47 (0.88%) Impala
18 46 (0.86%) Blockchain
19 40 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 743 (13.97%) Git (software)
2 683 (12.84%) Jenkins
3 665 (12.50%) Maven
4 482 (9.06%) JUnit
5 245 (4.61%) Gradle
6 217 (4.08%) JIRA
7 187 (3.52%) Eclipse
8 168 (3.16%) Subversion
9 158 (2.97%) Cucumber
10 145 (2.73%) Selenium
11 120 (2.26%) Mockito
12 95 (1.79%) SonarQube
13 92 (1.73%) Ant
14 86 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 73 (1.37%) TeamCity
16 68 (1.28%) Bitbucket
17 56 (1.05%) GitLab
18 49 (0.92%) IntelliJ
19 45 (0.85%) DbUnit
20 43 (0.81%) NetBeans
General
1 1,361 (25.59%) Finance
2 499 (9.38%) Banking
3 371 (6.97%) Front Office
4 247 (4.64%) Retail
5 155 (2.91%) Games
6 152 (2.86%) Public Sector
7 143 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 135 (2.54%) Marketing
9 103 (1.94%) Back Office
10 93 (1.75%) Telecoms
11 66 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 59 (1.11%) Manufacturing
13 54 (1.02%) Advertising
14 52 (0.98%) Law
15 44 (0.83%) Electronics
16 23 (0.43%) Automotive
17 9 (0.17%) Billing
18 8 (0.15%) French Language
19 7 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,398 (45.08%) Spring
2 1,122 (21.09%) Spring Boot
3 901 (16.94%) Web Services
4 845 (15.89%) AngularJS
5 773 (14.53%) Hibernate
6 692 (13.01%) RESTful
7 660 (12.41%) React
8 659 (12.39%) HTML
9 618 (11.62%) CSS
10 601 (11.30%) J2EE
11 581 (10.92%) REST
12 394 (7.41%) Node.js
13 338 (6.35%) Kafka
14 297 (5.58%) XML
15 261 (4.91%) JPA
16 258 (4.85%) SOAP
17 255 (4.79%) JSON
18 229 (4.31%) HTML5
19 217 (4.08%) Java EE
20 211 (3.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 399 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 253 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 247 (4.64%) Derivative
4 226 (4.25%) Fixed Income
5 212 (3.99%) Algorithms
6 195 (3.67%) Equities
7 193 (3.63%) Data Structures
8 191 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
9 171 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
10 169 (3.18%) User Experience
11 145 (2.73%) Hedge funds
12 127 (2.39%) Mobile App
13 121 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
14 61 (1.15%) Public Cloud
15 52 (0.98%) iPad
16 47 (0.88%) Pricing Data
17 41 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
18 39 (0.73%) Cloud Native
18 39 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
19 36 (0.68%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 483 (9.08%) Linux
2 222 (4.17%) Unix
3 189 (3.55%) Android
4 114 (2.14%) Windows
5 109 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 50 (0.94%) CentOS
7 15 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 13 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.19%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.17%) Debian
11 8 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.094%) Solaris
14 2 (0.038%) AIX
14 2 (0.038%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.038%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.019%) VMS
15 1 (0.019%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,753 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,714 (32.22%) Microservices
3 1,306 (24.55%) TDD
4 1,014 (19.06%) Software Engineering
5 702 (13.20%) Scrum
6 698 (13.12%) DevOps
7 647 (12.16%) OO
8 613 (11.52%) BDD
9 584 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
10 521 (9.80%) Fintech
11 497 (9.34%) Computer Science
12 437 (8.22%) Multithreading
13 398 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
14 339 (6.37%) Test Automation
15 331 (6.22%) E-Commerce
16 329 (6.19%) Mentoring
17 304 (5.72%) Analytics
18 303 (5.70%) Web Development
19 300 (5.64%) Continuous Delivery
20 270 (5.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,319 (100.00%) Java
2 1,327 (24.95%) JavaScript
3 1,274 (23.95%) SQL
4 1,251 (23.52%) Java 8
5 645 (12.13%) Python
6 362 (6.81%) C#
7 284 (5.34%) Scala
8 210 (3.95%) Kotlin
9 200 (3.76%) C++
10 162 (3.05%) R
11 125 (2.35%) PHP
12 122 (2.29%) TypeScript
13 95 (1.79%) Groovy
14 83 (1.56%) Ruby
15 76 (1.43%) PL/SQL
16 71 (1.33%) C
17 69 (1.30%) Shell Script
18 62 (1.17%) Go
19 44 (0.83%) Java 9
20 39 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 579 (10.89%) Degree
2 228 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 185 (3.48%) Security Cleared
4 104 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 47 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 45 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 28 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
8 23 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.21%) PhD
10 10 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (0.19%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.11%) CISMP
11 6 (0.11%) CISSP
11 6 (0.11%) HND
12 4 (0.075%) OCA
12 4 (0.075%) OCP
12 4 (0.075%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.075%) SAFe Agilist
13 3 (0.056%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.038%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (2.22%) QA
2 10 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.075%) SEPA
4 3 (0.056%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.056%) PMO
5 2 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.038%) SLA
5 2 (0.038%) TickIT
5 2 (0.038%) WAI
6 1 (0.019%) GDPR
6 1 (0.019%) PSD2
System Software
1 915 (17.20%) Docker
2 26 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.32%) Postfix
4 16 (0.30%) HDFS
5 14 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (0.24%) vSphere
7 7 (0.13%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.038%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.038%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.019%) Varnish
9 1 (0.019%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 572 (10.75%) Kubernetes
2 111 (2.09%) Ansible
3 86 (1.62%) Terraform
4 56 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (0.96%) Puppet
6 25 (0.47%) Kibana
7 16 (0.30%) logstash
8 14 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (0.23%) Grafana
10 11 (0.21%) Istio
10 11 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.17%) Rancher
12 5 (0.094%) Control-M
12 5 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.056%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.038%) MOM
14 2 (0.038%) Salt
15 1 (0.019%) BladeLogic
15 1 (0.019%) Mesos
15 1 (0.019%) Oozie
Vendors
1 565 (10.62%) Oracle
2 138 (2.59%) Google
3 86 (1.62%) SAP
4 73 (1.37%) Microsoft
5 62 (1.17%) Sybase
6 61 (1.15%) MuleSoft
7 58 (1.09%) IBM
8 55 (1.03%) Adobe
9 46 (0.86%) Splunk
10 43 (0.81%) Red Hat
10 43 (0.81%) TIBCO
11 36 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 31 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.45%) ESRI
14 23 (0.43%) hybris
15 16 (0.30%) VMware
16 14 (0.26%) Demandware
17 13 (0.24%) Dell
18 12 (0.23%) Facebook
18 12 (0.23%) Talend