Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 50 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 8,873 9,061 10,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.00% 5.29% 5.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.18% 5.48% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7,656 7,954 9,606
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 171,248 165,387 197,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.55% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 140,052 137,335 165,754
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -1 8,358 £55,000 - 1,157
UK excluding London -10 4,636 £47,500 - 607
London -1 4,143 £65,000 - 619
South East +6 1,517 £50,000 - 175
North of England -16 949 £47,500 - 154
East of England -18 608 £50,000 - 76
South West -20 580 £45,000 -5.26% 64
Midlands +21 531 £47,500 +11.76% 69
North West -21 518 £47,500 - 80
Scotland -14 358 £50,000 - 44
Yorkshire -10 356 £47,000 -5.05% 63
West Midlands +41 331 £47,500 +5.56% 41
East Midlands +5 200 £49,000 +15.29% 28
North East -26 75 £50,000 +23.46% 11
Wales -36 64 £40,000 -10.11% 13
Northern Ireland -15 32 £34,000 -20.00% 12

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 8,873 (100.00%) Java
2 5,061 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
3 4,241 (47.80%) Spring
4 2,900 (32.68%) JavaScript
5 2,722 (30.68%) TDD
6 2,545 (28.68%) SQL
7 2,376 (26.78%) Finance
8 2,163 (24.38%) Hibernate
9 1,989 (22.42%) HTML
10 1,878 (21.17%) Web Services
11 1,846 (20.80%) Java 8
12 1,802 (20.31%) Software Engineering
13 1,616 (18.21%) AngularJS
14 1,555 (17.53%) Degree
15 1,553 (17.50%) CSS
16 1,535 (17.30%) Microservices
17 1,534 (17.29%) Scrum
18 1,447 (16.31%) J2EE
19 1,353 (15.25%) REST
20 1,328 (14.97%) Maven
21 1,302 (14.67%) OO
22 1,288 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
23 1,274 (14.36%) RESTful
24 1,220 (13.75%) Oracle
25 1,216 (13.70%) Git (software)
26 1,201 (13.54%) Linux
27 1,169 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
28 1,120 (12.62%) NoSQL
29 1,088 (12.26%) Computer Science
30 1,075 (12.12%) BDD

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
1 768 (8.66%) Tomcat
2 565 (6.37%) JBoss
3 366 (4.12%) Apache
4 323 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 239 (2.69%) Apache Spark
6 214 (2.41%) WebSphere
7 212 (2.39%) WebLogic
8 203 (2.29%) Confluence
9 120 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 110 (1.24%) CMS
11 102 (1.15%) Jetty
11 102 (1.15%) Mule
12 85 (0.96%) Apache Solr
13 79 (0.89%) WildFly
14 52 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 48 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
16 42 (0.47%) Mule ESB
17 39 (0.44%) GlassFish
17 39 (0.44%) OpenStack
18 34 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.10%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.056%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.056%) Weka
4 3 (0.034%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.011%) GIMP
5 1 (0.011%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
2 55 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (0.19%) Ripple
4 14 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 13 (0.15%) Magento
6 10 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.090%) Infor M3
7 8 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.090%) Ripple XRP
8 5 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.045%) BASE24
10 3 (0.034%) Quorum
11 2 (0.023%) Fredhopper
12 1 (0.011%) Eloqua
12 1 (0.011%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 1 (0.011%) Kondor
12 1 (0.011%) Oracle Cash Management
12 1 (0.011%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.011%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,288 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 321 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (2.54%) GitHub
4 208 (2.34%) SaaS
5 150 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 106 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 97 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
8 70 (0.79%) Serverless
9 69 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 51 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 44 (0.50%) IaaS
12 36 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 36 (0.41%) PaaS
13 34 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (0.27%) Slack
16 17 (0.19%) npm
17 15 (0.17%) Bluemix
17 15 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
18 13 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 177 (1.99%) Internet
2 159 (1.79%) HTTP
3 78 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.42%) AMQP
5 25 (0.28%) SMS
6 22 (0.25%) VPN
7 20 (0.23%) SSH
8 17 (0.19%) SMPP
9 16 (0.18%) Value-Added Service
10 15 (0.17%) SSL
11 14 (0.16%) SNMP
12 11 (0.12%) ATM
12 11 (0.12%) DNS
12 11 (0.12%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.11%) FTP
14 9 (0.10%) FIX Connectivity
15 8 (0.090%) IPv4
15 8 (0.090%) IPv6
15 8 (0.090%) Network Security
15 8 (0.090%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,120 (12.62%) NoSQL
2 960 (10.82%) MySQL
3 661 (7.45%) Big Data
4 652 (7.35%) Relational Database
5 636 (7.17%) MongoDB
6 540 (6.09%) SQL Server
7 445 (5.02%) Hadoop
8 382 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 376 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
10 257 (2.90%) RDBMS
11 251 (2.83%) Blockchain
12 180 (2.03%) Oracle Database
13 141 (1.59%) HBase
14 134 (1.51%) Redis
15 120 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 85 (0.96%) DB2
17 82 (0.92%) Neo4j
18 52 (0.59%) Riak
19 48 (0.54%) Apache Hive
20 46 (0.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,328 (14.97%) Maven
2 1,216 (13.70%) Git (software)
3 909 (10.24%) Jenkins
4 870 (9.81%) JUnit
5 562 (6.33%) Subversion
6 469 (5.29%) Selenium
7 465 (5.24%) JIRA
8 415 (4.68%) Cucumber
9 358 (4.03%) Gradle
10 324 (3.65%) Eclipse
11 201 (2.27%) Ant
12 195 (2.20%) Mockito
13 138 (1.56%) TeamCity
14 132 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 122 (1.37%) IntelliJ
16 112 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
17 100 (1.13%) Vagrant
18 93 (1.05%) WebDriver
19 90 (1.01%) Bitbucket
20 79 (0.89%) Hudson
General
1 2,376 (26.78%) Finance
2 933 (10.52%) Banking
3 403 (4.54%) Front Office
4 395 (4.45%) Retail
5 391 (4.41%) Advertising
6 372 (4.19%) Games
7 313 (3.53%) Investment Banking
8 187 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 171 (1.93%) Marketing
10 103 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 78 (0.88%) Publishing
12 77 (0.87%) Law
13 76 (0.86%) Electronics
14 71 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 64 (0.72%) Legal
15 64 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 61 (0.69%) Back Office
17 40 (0.45%) Automotive
18 31 (0.35%) Online Betting
19 17 (0.19%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,241 (47.80%) Spring
2 2,163 (24.38%) Hibernate
3 1,989 (22.42%) HTML
4 1,878 (21.17%) Web Services
5 1,616 (18.21%) AngularJS
6 1,553 (17.50%) CSS
7 1,447 (16.31%) J2EE
8 1,353 (15.25%) REST
9 1,274 (14.36%) RESTful
10 1,025 (11.55%) Java EE
11 846 (9.53%) XML
12 791 (8.91%) Spring Boot
13 702 (7.91%) React
14 655 (7.38%) HTML5
15 640 (7.21%) SOAP
16 566 (6.38%) Node.js
17 544 (6.13%) jQuery
18 496 (5.59%) JSON
19 443 (4.99%) JMS
20 418 (4.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,088 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 754 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
3 751 (8.46%) Fintech
4 414 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
5 349 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
6 331 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
7 293 (3.30%) Algorithms
8 246 (2.77%) User Experience
9 204 (2.30%) Data Structures
10 185 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 171 (1.93%) Mobile App
12 163 (1.84%) Equities
13 152 (1.71%) Fixed Income
14 151 (1.70%) Derivative
15 120 (1.35%) Hedge funds
16 106 (1.19%) Online Games
17 82 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
18 74 (0.83%) Client/Server
19 71 (0.80%) Bitcoin
20 63 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,201 (13.54%) Linux
2 486 (5.48%) Unix
3 247 (2.78%) Windows
4 235 (2.65%) Android
5 161 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 55 (0.62%) Mac OS
7 49 (0.55%) AIX
8 47 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 32 (0.36%) Solaris
10 28 (0.32%) Windows Server
11 24 (0.27%) CentOS
11 24 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.16%) CoreOS
14 13 (0.15%) Debian
15 12 (0.14%) HPUX
16 9 (0.10%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.090%) FreeBSD
17 8 (0.090%) Nucleus RTOS
17 8 (0.090%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,061 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2,722 (30.68%) TDD
3 1,802 (20.31%) Software Engineering
4 1,535 (17.30%) Microservices
5 1,534 (17.29%) Scrum
6 1,302 (14.67%) OO
7 1,169 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1,075 (12.12%) BDD
9 999 (11.26%) MVC
10 882 (9.94%) DevOps
11 861 (9.70%) SDLC
12 850 (9.58%) Test Automation
13 830 (9.35%) Multithreading
14 807 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
15 664 (7.48%) Mentoring
16 616 (6.94%) E-Commerce
17 609 (6.86%) Web Development
18 572 (6.45%) Unit Testing
19 568 (6.40%) Open Source
20 506 (5.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8,873 (100.00%) Java
2 2,900 (32.68%) JavaScript
3 2,545 (28.68%) SQL
4 1,846 (20.80%) Java 8
5 952 (10.73%) Python
6 837 (9.43%) Scala
7 694 (7.82%) PHP
8 626 (7.06%) C#
9 417 (4.70%) C++
10 288 (3.25%) Ruby
11 271 (3.05%) Groovy
12 215 (2.42%) C
13 207 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 146 (1.65%) Kotlin
15 123 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 119 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 118 (1.33%) TypeScript
18 114 (1.28%) Go
19 98 (1.10%) Perl
20 83 (0.94%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 1,555 (17.53%) Degree
2 574 (6.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 236 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 118 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 104 (1.17%) Master's Degree
6 86 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
7 59 (0.66%) PhD
8 40 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
9 36 (0.41%) Sun Certification
10 33 (0.37%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.16%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.15%) HND
13 7 (0.079%) CISSP
13 7 (0.079%) CSSLP
14 5 (0.056%) OCPJP
15 3 (0.034%) OCMJD
15 3 (0.034%) OCPJWCD
16 2 (0.023%) OCA
16 2 (0.023%) OCP
17 1 (0.011%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (4.49%) QA
2 46 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 32 (0.36%) GCP
4 20 (0.23%) GDPR
5 16 (0.18%) MiFID
6 12 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.12%) SLA
8 8 (0.090%) SEPA
9 5 (0.056%) EMIR
9 5 (0.056%) HL7
10 4 (0.045%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.045%) PSD2
11 2 (0.023%) PMO
12 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 981 (11.06%) Docker
2 42 (0.47%) HDFS
3 20 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.18%) VirtualBox
5 12 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.10%) GridGain
6 9 (0.10%) KVM
7 4 (0.045%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.034%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.011%) DRBD
9 1 (0.011%) LXC
9 1 (0.011%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.011%) vCloud
9 1 (0.011%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 273 (3.08%) Ansible
2 235 (2.65%) Puppet
3 208 (2.34%) Kubernetes
4 148 (1.67%) Terraform
5 136 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.20%) Cobbler
7 15 (0.17%) Salt
8 14 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (0.16%) Kibana
9 13 (0.15%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.14%) logstash
11 9 (0.10%) HP ALM
11 9 (0.10%) Icinga
12 8 (0.090%) Ambari
13 7 (0.079%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.079%) Nagios
14 6 (0.068%) Consul
14 6 (0.068%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.068%) Marathon
15 5 (0.056%) linkerd
Vendors
1 1,220 (13.75%) Oracle
2 316 (3.56%) Google
3 142 (1.60%) Microsoft
4 131 (1.48%) SAP
5 111 (1.25%) Sybase
6 108 (1.22%) IBM
7 99 (1.12%) TIBCO
8 95 (1.07%) hybris
9 92 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 90 (1.01%) Capita
11 60 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 54 (0.61%) Twitter
13 48 (0.54%) WorldPay
14 47 (0.53%) Sun
15 46 (0.52%) VMware
16 41 (0.46%) Splunk
17 40 (0.45%) Atlassian
18 38 (0.43%) Apple
18 38 (0.43%) webMethods
19 37 (0.42%) Facebook