Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 51 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 8,838 8,953 11,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.07% 5.13% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.27% 5.31% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,528 7,930 10,030
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £86,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 -2 8,311 £55,000 - 1,235
UK excluding London -3 4,499 £47,500 - 647
London 0 4,241 £65,000 - 654
South East +7 1,406 £50,000 - 184
North of England -4 909 £47,500 - 155
East of England -16 612 £50,000 - 92
Midlands +34 576 £47,500 +5.56% 79
South West -13 535 £41,000 -18.00% 70
North West -12 517 £47,500 - 96
Scotland -9 368 £50,000 +5.26% 38
West Midlands +33 343 £45,000 - 43
Yorkshire +18 330 £47,500 -0.52% 51
East Midlands +38 233 £47,500 +18.75% 35
Wales -33 66 £42,500 -3.41% 18
North East -30 62 £41,500 +8.50% 8
Northern Ireland -30 31 £31,000 -17.33% 11

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 8,836 (99.98%) Java
2 5,080 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
3 4,175 (47.24%) Spring
4 2,869 (32.46%) JavaScript
5 2,678 (30.30%) TDD
6 2,523 (28.55%) SQL
7 2,400 (27.16%) Finance
8 2,160 (24.44%) Hibernate
9 1,964 (22.22%) HTML
10 1,780 (20.14%) Web Services
11 1,666 (18.85%) Software Engineering
12 1,557 (17.62%) Degree
13 1,536 (17.38%) Scrum
14 1,503 (17.01%) AngularJS
15 1,431 (16.19%) CSS
16 1,421 (16.08%) J2EE
17 1,419 (16.06%) REST
18 1,365 (15.44%) Microservices
19 1,268 (14.35%) OO
20 1,260 (14.26%) Oracle
21 1,244 (14.08%) Maven
22 1,216 (13.76%) Linux
23 1,212 (13.71%) Git (software)
24 1,210 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
25 1,189 (13.45%) RESTful
26 1,187 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
27 1,130 (12.79%) BDD
28 1,119 (12.66%) NoSQL
29 1,105 (12.50%) Banking
30 1,094 (12.38%) 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
1 714 (8.08%) Tomcat
2 540 (6.11%) JBoss
3 343 (3.88%) Apache
4 337 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
5 248 (2.81%) Apache Spark
6 232 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 205 (2.32%) Confluence
8 181 (2.05%) WebLogic
9 110 (1.24%) Jetty
10 96 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 93 (1.05%) CMS
12 87 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 84 (0.95%) Mule
14 68 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
15 54 (0.61%) WildFly
16 51 (0.58%) OpenStack
17 43 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 43 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
18 42 (0.48%) GlassFish
19 37 (0.42%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 14 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.079%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.068%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.057%) Weka
6 2 (0.023%) HipChat
7 1 (0.011%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 63 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
2 54 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.15%) Magento
5 10 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.091%) Ripple
7 7 (0.079%) Infor M3
7 7 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.079%) Ripple XRP
8 6 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
9 5 (0.057%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.045%) BASE24
10 4 (0.045%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.034%) Oracle TCA
11 3 (0.034%) R3 Corda
12 2 (0.023%) Kondor
12 2 (0.023%) Quorum
13 1 (0.011%) Actimize
13 1 (0.011%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,210 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
2 307 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (2.23%) SaaS
4 178 (2.01%) GitHub
5 138 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 108 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 89 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
8 63 (0.71%) Serverless
9 60 (0.68%) OpenShift
10 36 (0.41%) IaaS
11 33 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
12 31 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 31 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 28 (0.32%) PaaS
15 15 (0.17%) Bluemix
15 15 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
15 15 (0.17%) npm
16 12 (0.14%) Slack
17 10 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 187 (2.12%) Internet
2 183 (2.07%) HTTP
3 48 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 41 (0.46%) AMQP
5 31 (0.35%) SMS
6 26 (0.29%) ATM
7 22 (0.25%) SSH
8 17 (0.19%) SSL
9 15 (0.17%) FTP
9 15 (0.17%) SMPP
9 15 (0.17%) VPN
10 14 (0.16%) SNMP
11 12 (0.14%) Broadband
12 9 (0.10%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.10%) Skype
13 7 (0.079%) Firewall
14 6 (0.068%) FIX Connectivity
14 6 (0.068%) PPP
14 6 (0.068%) Value-Added Service
15 5 (0.057%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,119 (12.66%) NoSQL
2 908 (10.27%) MySQL
3 672 (7.60%) Relational Database
4 655 (7.41%) Big Data
5 629 (7.12%) MongoDB
6 537 (6.08%) SQL Server
7 438 (4.96%) Hadoop
8 400 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
9 357 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 287 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 236 (2.67%) Blockchain
12 185 (2.09%) Oracle Database
13 159 (1.80%) HBase
14 149 (1.69%) Redis
15 108 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 86 (0.97%) DB2
17 68 (0.77%) Neo4j
18 51 (0.58%) Riak
19 47 (0.53%) Couchbase
20 41 (0.46%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1,244 (14.08%) Maven
2 1,212 (13.71%) Git (software)
3 886 (10.02%) Jenkins
4 884 (10.00%) JUnit
5 573 (6.48%) Subversion
6 498 (5.63%) JIRA
7 449 (5.08%) Selenium
8 395 (4.47%) Cucumber
9 314 (3.55%) Gradle
10 307 (3.47%) Eclipse
11 204 (2.31%) Mockito
12 178 (2.01%) Ant
13 168 (1.90%) TeamCity
14 150 (1.70%) IntelliJ
15 141 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 98 (1.11%) WebDriver
17 93 (1.05%) Bitbucket
18 88 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
19 79 (0.89%) Hudson
20 69 (0.78%) TestNG
General
1 2,400 (27.16%) Finance
2 1,105 (12.50%) Banking
3 501 (5.67%) Investment Banking
4 423 (4.79%) Front Office
5 383 (4.33%) Retail
6 322 (3.64%) Advertising
7 320 (3.62%) Games
8 195 (2.21%) Marketing
8 195 (2.21%) Retail Banking
9 166 (1.88%) Telecoms
10 115 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 79 (0.89%) Back Office
12 77 (0.87%) Publishing
13 71 (0.80%) Electronics
14 66 (0.75%) Legal
15 64 (0.72%) Law
16 61 (0.69%) Manufacturing
17 46 (0.52%) Automotive
18 30 (0.34%) Online Betting
19 17 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,175 (47.24%) Spring
2 2,160 (24.44%) Hibernate
3 1,964 (22.22%) HTML
4 1,780 (20.14%) Web Services
5 1,503 (17.01%) AngularJS
6 1,431 (16.19%) CSS
7 1,421 (16.08%) J2EE
8 1,419 (16.06%) REST
9 1,189 (13.45%) RESTful
10 951 (10.76%) Java EE
11 857 (9.70%) XML
12 743 (8.41%) Spring Boot
13 679 (7.68%) SOAP
14 678 (7.67%) HTML5
15 648 (7.33%) React
16 569 (6.44%) Node.js
17 549 (6.21%) JSON
18 508 (5.75%) jQuery
18 508 (5.75%) Spring MVC
19 464 (5.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1,094 (12.38%) Computer Science
2 709 (8.02%) Greenfield Project
3 690 (7.81%) Fintech
4 402 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 335 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 267 (3.02%) User Experience
7 266 (3.01%) Algorithms
8 255 (2.89%) Equities
9 228 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 214 (2.42%) Data Structures
11 193 (2.18%) Derivative
12 173 (1.96%) Mobile App
13 169 (1.91%) Fixed Income
14 109 (1.23%) Client/Server
15 108 (1.22%) Hedge funds
16 76 (0.86%) Online Games
17 69 (0.78%) iPad
18 68 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
19 67 (0.76%) Bitcoin
20 55 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,216 (13.76%) Linux
2 547 (6.19%) Unix
3 238 (2.69%) Windows
4 221 (2.50%) Android
5 149 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 48 (0.54%) Mac OS
7 45 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 41 (0.46%) AIX
9 36 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 35 (0.40%) Solaris
11 32 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.28%) Windows Server
13 16 (0.18%) CentOS
13 16 (0.18%) CoreOS
14 15 (0.17%) Debian
15 9 (0.10%) HPUX
15 9 (0.10%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.091%) Nucleus RTOS
17 6 (0.068%) openSUSE
18 4 (0.045%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,080 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 2,678 (30.30%) TDD
3 1,666 (18.85%) Software Engineering
4 1,536 (17.38%) Scrum
5 1,365 (15.44%) Microservices
6 1,268 (14.35%) OO
7 1,187 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
8 1,130 (12.79%) BDD
9 1,014 (11.47%) MVC
10 893 (10.10%) Multithreading
11 879 (9.95%) SDLC
12 866 (9.80%) Test Automation
13 746 (8.44%) DevOps
14 652 (7.38%) Mentoring
15 640 (7.24%) Unit Testing
16 598 (6.77%) E-Commerce
17 567 (6.42%) Open Source
18 525 (5.94%) Web Development
19 468 (5.30%) OOP
20 422 (4.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8,836 (99.98%) Java
2 2,869 (32.46%) JavaScript
3 2,523 (28.55%) SQL
4 931 (10.53%) Python
5 805 (9.11%) Scala
6 617 (6.98%) C#
7 601 (6.80%) PHP
8 413 (4.67%) C++
9 272 (3.08%) Ruby
10 267 (3.02%) Groovy
11 203 (2.30%) C
11 203 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 154 (1.74%) Bash Shell
13 130 (1.47%) Go
14 114 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 102 (1.15%) Kotlin
16 95 (1.07%) Perl
17 94 (1.06%) TypeScript
18 63 (0.71%) Objective-C
19 60 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,557 (17.62%) Degree
2 567 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 249 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 137 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 89 (1.01%) Master's Degree
6 79 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
7 59 (0.67%) Sun Certification
8 53 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
9 48 (0.54%) PhD
10 17 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.12%) OCPJP
12 10 (0.11%) OCMJD
12 10 (0.11%) OCP
12 10 (0.11%) OCPJWCD
13 5 (0.057%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.045%) CISSP
14 4 (0.045%) CSSLP
14 4 (0.045%) HND
15 3 (0.034%) OCA
16 1 (0.011%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (5.27%) QA
2 26 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 24 (0.27%) GCP
4 16 (0.18%) MiFID
5 14 (0.16%) SLA
6 12 (0.14%) GDPR
7 7 (0.079%) HL7
7 7 (0.079%) SEPA
8 6 (0.068%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.057%) PSD2
10 3 (0.034%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.023%) EMIR
12 1 (0.011%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.011%) ECSS
12 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.011%) PMO
System Software
1 844 (9.55%) Docker
2 47 (0.53%) HDFS
3 16 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (0.17%) VirtualBox
5 14 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.11%) KVM
8 9 (0.10%) GridGain
9 5 (0.057%) vSphere
10 3 (0.034%) Active Directory
10 3 (0.034%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.023%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.023%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.011%) LXC
12 1 (0.011%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.011%) RACF
12 1 (0.011%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 245 (2.77%) Puppet
2 242 (2.74%) Ansible
3 155 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 153 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 72 (0.81%) Terraform
6 20 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
7 18 (0.20%) Cobbler
8 17 (0.19%) Kibana
9 14 (0.16%) Salt
10 9 (0.10%) logstash
10 9 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.079%) Consul
11 7 (0.079%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.068%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.068%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.068%) Rancher
13 5 (0.057%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 5 (0.057%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.057%) linkerd
13 5 (0.057%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,260 (14.26%) Oracle
2 313 (3.54%) Google
3 153 (1.73%) Microsoft
4 138 (1.56%) IBM
5 124 (1.40%) SAP
6 115 (1.30%) Sybase
7 109 (1.23%) hybris
8 93 (1.05%) TIBCO
9 74 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 73 (0.83%) Capita
11 63 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 54 (0.61%) Sun
13 45 (0.51%) Solace
14 41 (0.46%) Apple
15 40 (0.45%) ION Trading
16 39 (0.44%) Facebook
16 39 (0.44%) MuleSoft
16 39 (0.44%) Twitter
17 37 (0.42%) VMware
18 36 (0.41%) webMethods