Period
to 24 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 52 53
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 6,734 8,579 8,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.64% 4.98% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.83% 5.16% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,765 7,375 7,777
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 £83,750
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 139,433 166,210 163,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.39% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 110,726 135,180 135,273
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £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 24 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 24 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 6,227 £60,000 +9.09% 1,215
UK excluding London -7 3,361 £50,000 - 605
London -3 3,274 £70,000 +3.70% 691
South East +11 1,374 £55,000 +10.00% 181
North of England -29 596 £50,000 +5.26% 145
South West -24 410 £50,000 +5.26% 66
Midlands -22 338 £47,500 -5.00% 69
North West -14 312 £55,000 +15.79% 68
Scotland -3 277 £50,000 - 47
East of England -37 236 £55,000 +10.00% 63
Yorkshire -36 234 £45,000 -2.17% 65
East Midlands +34 203 £49,000 -2.00% 29
West Midlands -80 135 £45,000 -5.26% 40
Wales +26 76 £37,500 -10.71% 14
Northern Ireland -4 69 £40,000 +11.11% 18
North East -1 50 £47,500 +3.83% 12
Isle of Man - 3 - -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 6,730 (99.94%) Java
2 3,595 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
3 3,034 (45.05%) Spring
4 1,736 (25.78%) TDD
5 1,709 (25.38%) JavaScript
6 1,682 (24.98%) SQL
7 1,637 (24.31%) Microservices
8 1,590 (23.61%) Finance
9 1,583 (23.51%) Java 8
10 1,410 (20.94%) Software Engineering
11 1,183 (17.57%) Hibernate
12 1,132 (16.81%) Docker
13 1,099 (16.32%) Spring Boot
14 978 (14.52%) REST
15 951 (14.12%) Git (software)
16 949 (14.09%) HTML
17 929 (13.80%) Amazon AWS
18 922 (13.69%) Maven
19 916 (13.60%) AngularJS
20 915 (13.59%) Degree
20 915 (13.59%) Linux
21 905 (13.44%) RESTful
22 901 (13.38%) Web Services
23 872 (12.95%) Scrum
24 865 (12.85%) OO
25 863 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
26 849 (12.61%) Jenkins
27 820 (12.18%) CSS
28 761 (11.30%) Oracle
29 747 (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
1 436 (6.47%) Tomcat
2 279 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
3 237 (3.52%) JBoss
4 221 (3.28%) Apache
5 217 (3.22%) Apache Spark
6 184 (2.73%) Confluence
7 142 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 117 (1.74%) WebLogic
9 54 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 46 (0.68%) Apache Solr
10 46 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
11 44 (0.65%) Jetty
12 37 (0.55%) IIS
13 34 (0.50%) CMS
14 29 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.36%) GlassFish
16 23 (0.34%) GeoServer
17 21 (0.31%) WildFly
18 19 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
18 19 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
1 7 (0.10%) Weka
2 3 (0.045%) HipChat
3 1 (0.015%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 35 (0.52%) thinkFolio
2 11 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.16%) Magento
3 9 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (0.13%) Temenos T24
4 8 (0.12%) Fredhopper
5 7 (0.10%) Front Arena
5 7 (0.10%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.10%) Ripple
6 5 (0.074%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.059%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.015%) Actimize
9 1 (0.015%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.015%) LongView
9 1 (0.015%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.015%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.015%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 929 (13.80%) Amazon AWS
2 341 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 188 (2.79%) SaaS
4 183 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 172 (2.55%) GitHub
6 107 (1.59%) Serverless
7 105 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
8 78 (1.16%) Amazon S3
9 76 (1.13%) OpenShift
10 67 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 55 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 53 (0.79%) PaaS
13 51 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 46 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 26 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
16 24 (0.36%) Heroku
17 21 (0.31%) Apigee
18 19 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
19 18 (0.27%) npm
20 14 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 171 (2.54%) HTTP
2 81 (1.20%) Internet
3 33 (0.49%) Bluetooth
3 33 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 32 (0.48%) AMQP
5 17 (0.25%) SSL
6 14 (0.21%) FTP
7 11 (0.16%) RFID
8 10 (0.15%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.13%) Ethernet
9 9 (0.13%) Network Security
10 7 (0.10%) DNS
11 6 (0.089%) Firewall
11 6 (0.089%) STUN
11 6 (0.089%) VoIP
12 4 (0.059%) SNMP
13 3 (0.045%) SMPP
13 3 (0.045%) SMS
13 3 (0.045%) SSH
14 2 (0.030%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (9.86%) NoSQL
2 535 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 522 (7.75%) Big Data
4 507 (7.53%) MySQL
5 471 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
6 416 (6.18%) MongoDB
7 393 (5.84%) SQL Server
8 266 (3.95%) Hadoop
9 234 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 187 (2.78%) RDBMS
11 171 (2.54%) Redis
12 124 (1.84%) HBase
13 88 (1.31%) Neo4j
14 84 (1.25%) Blockchain
15 76 (1.13%) Oracle Database
16 56 (0.83%) Apache Hive
17 55 (0.82%) DB2
18 51 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
19 45 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
20 41 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 951 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 922 (13.69%) Maven
3 849 (12.61%) Jenkins
4 643 (9.55%) JUnit
5 377 (5.60%) JIRA
6 373 (5.54%) Gradle
7 253 (3.76%) Cucumber
7 253 (3.76%) Selenium
8 210 (3.12%) Subversion
9 199 (2.96%) Mockito
10 193 (2.87%) Eclipse
11 154 (2.29%) TeamCity
12 136 (2.02%) Ant
13 123 (1.83%) IntelliJ
14 108 (1.60%) Bitbucket
15 76 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 75 (1.11%) JMeter
17 73 (1.08%) SonarQube
18 51 (0.76%) Bitbucket Server
19 50 (0.74%) NetBeans
General
1 1,590 (23.61%) Finance
2 636 (9.44%) Banking
3 298 (4.43%) Front Office
4 239 (3.55%) Retail
5 206 (3.06%) Games
6 163 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 127 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 115 (1.71%) Marketing
9 102 (1.51%) Law
10 75 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 52 (0.77%) Back Office
12 48 (0.71%) Automotive
12 48 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 42 (0.62%) Electronics
14 35 (0.52%) Advertising
15 33 (0.49%) Legal
16 30 (0.45%) Publishing
17 20 (0.30%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.19%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,034 (45.05%) Spring
2 1,183 (17.57%) Hibernate
3 1,099 (16.32%) Spring Boot
4 978 (14.52%) REST
5 949 (14.09%) HTML
6 916 (13.60%) AngularJS
7 905 (13.44%) RESTful
8 901 (13.38%) Web Services
9 820 (12.18%) CSS
10 610 (9.06%) J2EE
11 564 (8.38%) React
12 487 (7.23%) XML
13 432 (6.42%) Java EE
14 405 (6.01%) Kafka
15 391 (5.81%) SOAP
16 370 (5.49%) Node.js
17 352 (5.23%) JSON
18 306 (4.54%) HTML5
19 279 (4.14%) JMS
20 259 (3.85%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 661 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
2 550 (8.17%) Fintech
3 320 (4.75%) Algorithms
4 244 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
5 218 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 211 (3.13%) Derivative
7 196 (2.91%) Fixed Income
8 189 (2.81%) Data Structures
9 186 (2.76%) User Experience
10 178 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 163 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
12 143 (2.12%) Mobile App
13 138 (2.05%) Equities
14 120 (1.78%) Hedge funds
15 73 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 64 (0.95%) Management Information System
17 50 (0.74%) Cloud Native
18 47 (0.70%) Credit Risk
19 41 (0.61%) Public Cloud
20 40 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 915 (13.59%) Linux
2 307 (4.56%) Unix
3 211 (3.13%) Android
4 129 (1.92%) Windows
5 115 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 49 (0.73%) Ubuntu
7 23 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (0.31%) CentOS
9 18 (0.27%) CoreOS
10 16 (0.24%) DC/OS
10 16 (0.24%) Mesosphere
11 15 (0.22%) openSUSE
12 13 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.089%) Debian
15 6 (0.089%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.089%) Solaris
15 6 (0.089%) SUSE
15 6 (0.089%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,595 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,736 (25.78%) TDD
3 1,637 (24.31%) Microservices
4 1,410 (20.94%) Software Engineering
5 872 (12.95%) Scrum
6 865 (12.85%) OO
7 863 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 747 (11.09%) Computer Science
9 720 (10.69%) DevOps
10 647 (9.61%) BDD
11 592 (8.79%) Test Automation
12 541 (8.03%) Multithreading
13 521 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
14 480 (7.13%) MVC
15 459 (6.82%) Open Source
16 436 (6.47%) Mentoring
17 416 (6.18%) SDLC
18 378 (5.61%) Unit Testing
19 317 (4.71%) Continuous Delivery
20 306 (4.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6,730 (99.94%) Java
2 1,709 (25.38%) JavaScript
3 1,682 (24.98%) SQL
4 1,583 (23.51%) Java 8
5 705 (10.47%) Python
6 493 (7.32%) C#
7 418 (6.21%) Scala
8 347 (5.15%) C++
9 194 (2.88%) Kotlin
10 135 (2.00%) TypeScript
11 132 (1.96%) Ruby
12 123 (1.83%) C
12 123 (1.83%) Go
13 122 (1.81%) Groovy
14 117 (1.74%) PHP
15 112 (1.66%) PL/SQL
16 88 (1.31%) Perl
17 82 (1.22%) Java 9
18 69 (1.02%) Bash Shell
19 63 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 915 (13.59%) Degree
2 303 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 274 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 144 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 95 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 59 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
7 31 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 27 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
9 25 (0.37%) OCP
10 22 (0.33%) OCA
11 17 (0.25%) PhD
12 10 (0.15%) ISEB
12 10 (0.15%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.13%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.10%) 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
1 267 (3.96%) QA
2 28 (0.42%) MiFID
3 18 (0.27%) WAI
4 12 (0.18%) GDPR
5 8 (0.12%) EMIR
6 7 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.10%) SEPA
7 5 (0.074%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.059%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.059%) 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 1,132 (16.81%) Docker
2 49 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 48 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 43 (0.64%) HDFS
5 32 (0.48%) vSphere
6 25 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.12%) GridGain
9 7 (0.10%) Firmware
10 6 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.059%) KVM
12 2 (0.030%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.030%) Postfix
13 1 (0.015%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 611 (9.07%) Kubernetes
2 210 (3.12%) Ansible
3 158 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
4 157 (2.33%) Puppet
5 93 (1.38%) Terraform
6 36 (0.53%) Grafana
7 33 (0.49%) Prometheus
8 22 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 22 (0.33%) Rancher
9 21 (0.31%) 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 (0.13%) Mesos
13 8 (0.12%) HP Fortify
13 8 (0.12%) Marathon
14 6 (0.089%) Istio
14 6 (0.089%) linkerd
15 5 (0.074%) Graphite
Vendors
1 761 (11.30%) Oracle
2 185 (2.75%) Google
3 102 (1.51%) Microsoft
4 84 (1.25%) IBM
5 79 (1.17%) SAP
6 59 (0.88%) Splunk
7 51 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 49 (0.73%) TIBCO
9 42 (0.62%) Adobe
9 42 (0.62%) Atlassian
10 40 (0.59%) Sybase
11 35 (0.52%) Charles River
12 31 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 29 (0.43%) VMware
14 26 (0.39%) Solace
15 20 (0.30%) SaltStack
16 19 (0.28%) MuleSoft
17 17 (0.25%) ForgeRock
18 15 (0.22%) webMethods
19 14 (0.21%) Samsung