Period
to 20 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 73 64
Rank change year-on-year -30 -9 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,889 2,051 6,095
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 4.18% 4.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 4.40% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,853 1,757 5,362
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,383 £36,250
25th Percentile £49,375 £49,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £81,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 110,654 46,569 135,380
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.40% 94.80% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 76,947 38,517 109,051
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -28 3,452 £70,000 +3.70% 736
London -28 2,065 £82,500 +10.00% 477
UK excluding London -32 1,598 £55,000 +4.76% 309
Work from Home -21 923 £65,000 +8.33% 197
South East -45 462 £60,000 -7.69% 63
North of England -22 380 £57,500 +15.00% 80
South West -33 238 £55,000 +10.00% 29
North West -2 226 £55,000 - 48
Midlands -2 191 £52,500 +5.00% 45
Scotland -22 154 £50,000 +5.26% 42
West Midlands -3 135 £55,000 +10.00% 39
Yorkshire -74 110 £57,500 +21.05% 22
Wales +2 102 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East Midlands -34 56 £47,500 -5.47% 6
East of England -85 52 £51,250 +7.89% 37
North East -11 45 £65,000 +36.84% 10
Northern Ireland -49 21 £70,000 +40.00% 7

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 3,889 (100.00%) Java
2 2,225 (57.21%) Agile Software Development
3 2,042 (52.51%) Spring
4 1,532 (39.39%) Microservices
5 1,124 (28.90%) TDD
6 1,115 (28.67%) Spring Boot
7 1,056 (27.15%) AWS
8 1,055 (27.13%) JavaScript
9 1,003 (25.79%) Docker
10 957 (24.61%) Finance
11 945 (24.30%) SQL
12 941 (24.20%) Java 8
13 858 (22.06%) Jenkins
14 794 (20.42%) Social Skills
15 764 (19.65%) REST
16 763 (19.62%) Software Engineering
17 743 (19.11%) Scrum
18 714 (18.36%) Kubernetes
19 704 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
20 690 (17.74%) DevOps
21 683 (17.56%) React
22 668 (17.18%) Git (software)
23 631 (16.23%) Hibernate
24 603 (15.51%) Web Services
25 593 (15.25%) Azure
26 588 (15.12%) AngularJS
27 574 (14.76%) BDD
28 573 (14.73%) Full Stack Development
29 545 (14.01%) RESTful
30 527 (13.55%) 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
1 130 (3.34%) Tomcat
2 118 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 110 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
4 98 (2.52%) Apache
5 80 (2.06%) Confluence
6 50 (1.29%) nginx
7 38 (0.98%) JBoss
8 30 (0.77%) Apache Solr
9 23 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
9 23 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 22 (0.57%) Apache TomEE
11 17 (0.44%) Jetty
12 16 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 16 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.33%) MQSeries
14 12 (0.31%) OnBase
15 11 (0.28%) DataSynapse
15 11 (0.28%) ThingWorx
16 10 (0.26%) Camunda
16 10 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
2 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.13%) InVision
3 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.13%) Sketch
4 1 (0.026%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.026%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.026%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.026%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.077%) Magento
4 3 (0.077%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.051%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.051%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.051%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 1 (0.026%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.026%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.026%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.026%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.026%) PlanetPress Connect
6 1 (0.026%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.026%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.026%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.026%) Shopify
6 1 (0.026%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1,056 (27.15%) AWS
2 593 (15.25%) Azure
3 377 (9.69%) GCP
4 358 (9.21%) Serverless
5 269 (6.92%) GitHub
6 154 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
7 133 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
8 125 (3.21%) SaaS
9 118 (3.03%) OpenShift
10 76 (1.95%) Amazon ECS
11 53 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (0.93%) Amazon S3
12 36 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
12 36 (0.93%) Apigee
13 34 (0.87%) PaaS
14 27 (0.69%) Google Play
15 23 (0.59%) Azure Functions
16 18 (0.46%) Amazon EKS
16 18 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
16 18 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.03%) HTTP
2 68 (1.75%) AMQP
3 42 (1.08%) Internet
4 34 (0.87%) Broadband
5 14 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.21%) SSH
7 7 (0.18%) Firewall
8 6 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (0.15%) SWIFTNet
9 5 (0.13%) Network Security
10 4 (0.10%) SNMP
11 3 (0.077%) 5G
11 3 (0.077%) Intelligent Network
12 2 (0.051%) ICMP
12 2 (0.051%) SMPP
13 1 (0.026%) CTI
13 1 (0.026%) FTP
13 1 (0.026%) LAN
13 1 (0.026%) SMS
13 1 (0.026%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (11.37%) NoSQL
2 369 (9.49%) Relational Database
3 351 (9.03%) MongoDB
4 349 (8.97%) Big Data
5 337 (8.67%) PostgreSQL
6 297 (7.64%) MySQL
7 179 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 179 (4.60%) Hadoop
8 175 (4.50%) SQL Server
9 161 (4.14%) Redis
10 128 (3.29%) RDBMS
11 76 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 68 (1.75%) Amazon Aurora
13 65 (1.67%) DB2
14 60 (1.54%) Hazelcast
15 53 (1.36%) Oracle Database
16 50 (1.29%) Amazon Athena
17 45 (1.16%) Apache Accumulo
18 44 (1.13%) KDB
19 43 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 858 (22.06%) Jenkins
2 668 (17.18%) Git (software)
3 508 (13.06%) Maven
4 382 (9.82%) JUnit
5 228 (5.86%) Gradle
6 193 (4.96%) JIRA
7 184 (4.73%) Mockito
8 124 (3.19%) Eclipse
9 119 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 114 (2.93%) IntelliJ
11 97 (2.49%) Subversion
12 81 (2.08%) Bitbucket
12 81 (2.08%) Selenium
13 63 (1.62%) TeamCity
14 57 (1.47%) GitLab
14 57 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
15 48 (1.23%) SonarQube
16 47 (1.21%) Bitbucket Server
17 43 (1.11%) Mercurial
18 40 (1.03%) JMeter
General
1 957 (24.61%) Finance
2 794 (20.42%) Social Skills
3 465 (11.96%) Banking
4 212 (5.45%) Front Office
5 181 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 153 (3.93%) Games
7 137 (3.52%) Public Sector
8 131 (3.37%) Investment Banking
9 128 (3.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 81 (2.08%) Retail
11 74 (1.90%) Advertising
12 72 (1.85%) Financial Institution
13 70 (1.80%) Back Office
14 58 (1.49%) Marketing
15 53 (1.36%) Manufacturing
16 47 (1.21%) Law
17 42 (1.08%) Telecoms
18 31 (0.80%) Legal
19 29 (0.75%) Electronics
20 28 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,042 (52.51%) Spring
2 1,115 (28.67%) Spring Boot
3 764 (19.65%) REST
4 683 (17.56%) React
5 631 (16.23%) Hibernate
6 603 (15.51%) Web Services
7 588 (15.12%) AngularJS
8 545 (14.01%) RESTful
9 527 (13.55%) Kafka
10 468 (12.03%) HTML
11 341 (8.77%) CSS
12 318 (8.18%) Node.js
13 243 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
14 235 (6.04%) Middleware
15 200 (5.14%) GraphQL
16 195 (5.01%) SOAP
17 194 (4.99%) J2EE
18 186 (4.78%) HTML5
19 173 (4.45%) Java EE
19 173 (4.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 271 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
2 172 (4.42%) Derivative
3 144 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 142 (3.65%) Data Structures
5 129 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
6 114 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 110 (2.83%) Fixed Income
8 107 (2.75%) Hedge funds
9 98 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
10 81 (2.08%) Mobile App
11 61 (1.57%) Equities
11 61 (1.57%) Pricing Data
12 59 (1.52%) Cloud Native
13 55 (1.41%) NHS
14 51 (1.31%) Social Media
15 42 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
16 38 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
16 38 (0.98%) User Experience
17 36 (0.93%) Market Risk
17 36 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 418 (10.75%) Linux
2 193 (4.96%) Unix
3 134 (3.45%) Windows
4 122 (3.14%) Android
5 68 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (0.62%) CentOS
8 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.13%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.051%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.026%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,225 (57.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,532 (39.39%) Microservices
3 1,124 (28.90%) TDD
4 763 (19.62%) Software Engineering
5 743 (19.11%) Scrum
6 704 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
7 690 (17.74%) DevOps
8 574 (14.76%) BDD
9 573 (14.73%) Full Stack Development
10 512 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
11 458 (11.78%) Open Source
12 418 (10.75%) OO
13 401 (10.31%) Fintech
14 380 (9.77%) Multithreading
15 325 (8.36%) Test Automation
16 289 (7.43%) SDLC
17 278 (7.15%) Analytics
18 251 (6.45%) Coaching
19 238 (6.12%) Mentoring
20 227 (5.84%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,889 (100.00%) Java
2 1,055 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 945 (24.30%) SQL
4 941 (24.20%) Java 8
5 470 (12.09%) Python
6 238 (6.12%) Kotlin
7 235 (6.04%) Java 11
8 192 (4.94%) TypeScript
9 144 (3.70%) Scala
10 129 (3.32%) C#
11 102 (2.62%) Groovy
12 83 (2.13%) Go
13 74 (1.90%) C++
14 58 (1.49%) C
15 54 (1.39%) PHP
16 47 (1.21%) Shell Script
17 46 (1.18%) PL/SQL
18 37 (0.95%) ES6
19 35 (0.90%) Bash Shell
20 24 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 350 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 326 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 309 (7.95%) Degree
4 137 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 22 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 18 (0.46%) PhD
8 16 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (0.39%) MCSD
9 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.28%) HND
11 10 (0.26%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.23%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.21%) HNC
14 7 (0.18%) SAFe Agilist
15 5 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.13%) SANS
16 4 (0.10%) CFA
16 4 (0.10%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (5.91%) QA
2 26 (0.67%) MiFID
3 25 (0.64%) EMIR
4 17 (0.44%) SLA
5 14 (0.36%) PMO
6 10 (0.26%) Accessibility
7 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.21%) ISO 20022
9 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.18%) PA-DSS
9 7 (0.18%) WCAG
10 6 (0.15%) ISO 15022
11 2 (0.051%) PSD2
12 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.026%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.026%) NCSC
12 1 (0.026%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,003 (25.79%) Docker
2 22 (0.57%) Postfix
3 18 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.077%) vSphere
5 2 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.026%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.026%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.026%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 714 (18.36%) Kubernetes
2 405 (10.41%) Terraform
3 205 (5.27%) Ansible
4 74 (1.90%) Puppet
5 47 (1.21%) Prometheus
6 38 (0.98%) Grafana
7 22 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.41%) HAProxy
10 11 (0.28%) Kibana
11 7 (0.18%) logstash
12 3 (0.077%) Control-M
12 3 (0.077%) Packer
13 2 (0.051%) Oozie
14 1 (0.026%) Ambari
14 1 (0.026%) Argo
14 1 (0.026%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.026%) Istio
14 1 (0.026%) Mesos
14 1 (0.026%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 505 (12.99%) Oracle
2 166 (4.27%) Microsoft
3 158 (4.06%) Google
4 78 (2.01%) Sybase
5 56 (1.44%) Atlassian
6 47 (1.21%) Solace
6 47 (1.21%) Splunk
7 40 (1.03%) IBM
8 35 (0.90%) TIBCO
9 33 (0.85%) SAP
10 24 (0.62%) MuleSoft
11 19 (0.49%) Guidewire
12 18 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.41%) Greenplum
14 13 (0.33%) Talend
15 12 (0.31%) Hyland
16 11 (0.28%) Bloomberg
17 10 (0.26%) Apple
18 9 (0.23%) Sencha
19 8 (0.21%) Reuters