Period
to 15 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 62 61
Rank change year-on-year -42 -1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,261 3,628 6,461
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.23% 4.33% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 4.55% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,619 3,143 5,585
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 92,921 79,746 137,846
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.03% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,444 64,759 110,878
10th Percentile £31,627 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 15 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Top 18 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 15 June 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 -41 2,886 £70,000 +7.69% 697
London -28 1,685 £80,000 +6.67% 402
UK excluding London -40 1,412 £52,500 - 358
Work from Home -26 793 £65,000 +4.00% 202
South East -34 407 £60,000 - 86
North of England -46 284 £57,500 +15.00% 100
South West -16 280 £52,500 +5.00% 38
Scotland -16 159 £50,000 +2.56% 45
North West -25 147 £60,000 +9.09% 55
Midlands -46 133 £50,000 -4.76% 35
Yorkshire -88 83 £52,500 +5.00% 31
West Midlands -22 81 £52,500 - 29
Wales -1 57 £42,000 -1.18% 13
East of England -35 57 £55,000 +15.79% 33
North East +24 54 £65,000 +44.44% 14
East Midlands -52 52 £47,500 -13.64% 6
Northern Ireland -7 38 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 3,261 (100.00%) Java
2 1,822 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,607 (49.28%) Spring
4 1,157 (35.48%) Microservices
5 890 (27.29%) JavaScript
6 872 (26.74%) TDD
7 838 (25.70%) Spring Boot
8 816 (25.02%) AWS
9 798 (24.47%) Finance
10 780 (23.92%) Docker
11 737 (22.60%) SQL
12 727 (22.29%) Java 8
13 637 (19.53%) Software Engineering
14 618 (18.95%) DevOps
15 607 (18.61%) Scrum
16 605 (18.55%) Kubernetes
17 584 (17.91%) Jenkins
18 576 (17.66%) REST
19 568 (17.42%) Git (software)
20 527 (16.16%) Social Skills
21 520 (15.95%) AngularJS
22 514 (15.76%) Hibernate
23 470 (14.41%) Web Services
24 451 (13.83%) Maven
25 448 (13.74%) React
26 446 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
27 436 (13.37%) Banking
28 434 (13.31%) Fintech
29 427 (13.09%) Python
30 424 (13.00%) HTML

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
1 160 (4.91%) Tomcat
2 102 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 96 (2.94%) Apache Spark
4 74 (2.27%) Confluence
5 73 (2.24%) Apache
6 43 (1.32%) JBoss
7 32 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 31 (0.95%) nginx
9 24 (0.74%) Apache Solr
10 22 (0.67%) Apache TomEE
11 16 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
11 16 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
12 15 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.40%) CMS
13 13 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.34%) Jetty
14 11 (0.34%) Mule ESB
14 11 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (0.43%) InVision
1 14 (0.43%) Sketch
2 12 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.092%) Figma
6 1 (0.031%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.031%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.031%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.092%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.092%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.031%) INSURE/90
5 1 (0.031%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.031%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.031%) PlanetPress Connect
5 1 (0.031%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.031%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.031%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 816 (25.02%) AWS
2 368 (11.28%) Azure
3 238 (7.30%) GCP
4 165 (5.06%) Serverless
5 155 (4.75%) SaaS
6 124 (3.80%) GitHub
7 111 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
8 88 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
9 78 (2.39%) Amazon ECS
10 65 (1.99%) OpenShift
11 32 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
12 30 (0.92%) PaaS
13 26 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
14 23 (0.71%) Amazon EKS
15 20 (0.61%) Apigee
16 18 (0.55%) IaaS
17 17 (0.52%) Amazon S3
17 17 (0.52%) Google Play
18 15 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
19 14 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.47%) HTTP
2 38 (1.17%) AMQP
3 33 (1.01%) Internet
4 20 (0.61%) Broadband
5 8 (0.25%) SSH
6 7 (0.21%) Firewall
6 7 (0.21%) SNMP
7 5 (0.15%) 5G
7 5 (0.15%) FTP
7 5 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.092%) Intelligent Network
9 2 (0.061%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.061%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.061%) ICMP
9 2 (0.061%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.061%) Multicast
9 2 (0.061%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.031%) DNS
10 1 (0.031%) LAN
10 1 (0.031%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (10.30%) PostgreSQL
2 319 (9.78%) NoSQL
3 307 (9.41%) Relational Database
4 267 (8.19%) MySQL
5 265 (8.13%) MongoDB
6 195 (5.98%) Big Data
7 153 (4.69%) SQL Server
8 125 (3.83%) RDBMS
9 120 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 112 (3.43%) Hadoop
11 92 (2.82%) Redis
12 86 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 56 (1.72%) DB2
14 49 (1.50%) Amazon Aurora
15 44 (1.35%) Hazelcast
16 43 (1.32%) KDB
16 43 (1.32%) Oracle Database
17 38 (1.17%) Blockchain
18 32 (0.98%) Couchbase
19 27 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 584 (17.91%) Jenkins
2 568 (17.42%) Git (software)
3 451 (13.83%) Maven
4 310 (9.51%) JUnit
5 195 (5.98%) Gradle
6 189 (5.80%) JIRA
7 143 (4.39%) Mockito
8 102 (3.13%) IntelliJ
9 98 (3.01%) Cucumber
10 76 (2.33%) Subversion
11 70 (2.15%) SonarQube
12 67 (2.05%) Eclipse
13 62 (1.90%) Bitbucket
14 57 (1.75%) GitLab
15 55 (1.69%) Selenium
16 49 (1.50%) Ant
17 45 (1.38%) TeamCity
18 38 (1.17%) DbUnit
19 36 (1.10%) jMock
20 32 (0.98%) Artifactory
General
1 798 (24.47%) Finance
2 527 (16.16%) Social Skills
3 436 (13.37%) Banking
4 182 (5.58%) Front Office
5 160 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
6 149 (4.57%) Public Sector
7 133 (4.08%) Games
8 118 (3.62%) Investment Banking
9 82 (2.51%) Marketing
10 73 (2.24%) Manufacturing
11 69 (2.12%) Retail
12 66 (2.02%) Electronics
13 61 (1.87%) Financial Institution
14 60 (1.84%) Back Office
15 57 (1.75%) Law
15 57 (1.75%) Telecoms
16 51 (1.56%) Advertising
17 27 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
18 21 (0.64%) Legal
19 18 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,607 (49.28%) Spring
2 838 (25.70%) Spring Boot
3 576 (17.66%) REST
4 520 (15.95%) AngularJS
5 514 (15.76%) Hibernate
6 470 (14.41%) Web Services
7 448 (13.74%) React
8 424 (13.00%) HTML
9 408 (12.51%) RESTful
10 407 (12.48%) Kafka
11 294 (9.02%) CSS
12 219 (6.72%) Node.js
13 197 (6.04%) HTML5
14 169 (5.18%) J2EE
15 166 (5.09%) SOAP
16 147 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
17 131 (4.02%) JSON
18 127 (3.89%) Java EE
19 126 (3.86%) JPA
20 116 (3.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 262 (8.03%) Greenfield Project
2 126 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 126 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
3 114 (3.50%) Data Structures
4 111 (3.40%) Algorithms
5 108 (3.31%) Fixed Income
6 103 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 93 (2.85%) Derivative
8 87 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 78 (2.39%) Hedge funds
10 71 (2.18%) NHS
11 70 (2.15%) Equities
12 46 (1.41%) Pricing Data
13 39 (1.20%) iPad
14 35 (1.07%) User Experience
15 30 (0.92%) Online Games
16 27 (0.83%) Social Media
17 25 (0.77%) Market Risk
18 21 (0.64%) Cloud Native
18 21 (0.64%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 399 (12.24%) Linux
2 166 (5.09%) Unix
3 95 (2.91%) Windows
4 77 (2.36%) Android
5 33 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 20 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 14 (0.43%) CentOS
7 14 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.18%) Solaris
9 4 (0.12%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.092%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,822 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,157 (35.48%) Microservices
3 872 (26.74%) TDD
4 637 (19.53%) Software Engineering
5 618 (18.95%) DevOps
6 607 (18.61%) Scrum
7 446 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
8 434 (13.31%) Fintech
9 399 (12.24%) BDD
10 359 (11.01%) Multithreading
11 353 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
12 312 (9.57%) OO
13 271 (8.31%) Test Automation
14 237 (7.27%) Open Source
15 232 (7.11%) Computer Science
16 222 (6.81%) SDLC
17 209 (6.41%) Mentoring
18 170 (5.21%) MVC
19 169 (5.18%) Low Latency
20 166 (5.09%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3,261 (100.00%) Java
2 890 (27.29%) JavaScript
3 737 (22.60%) SQL
4 727 (22.29%) Java 8
5 427 (13.09%) Python
6 227 (6.96%) TypeScript
7 209 (6.41%) Kotlin
8 157 (4.81%) Scala
9 127 (3.89%) C#
10 111 (3.40%) C++
11 74 (2.27%) Groovy
12 66 (2.02%) ES6
13 54 (1.66%) PL/SQL
13 54 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 50 (1.53%) C
14 50 (1.53%) Go
15 45 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 36 (1.10%) PHP
17 25 (0.77%) Perl
18 15 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 284 (8.71%) Degree
2 215 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 201 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 111 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.58%) MCSD
6 19 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (0.43%) PhD
8 14 (0.43%) SANS
9 11 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.18%) HND
12 6 (0.18%) OCP
13 4 (0.12%) CFA
14 3 (0.092%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.061%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (4.69%) QA
2 21 (0.64%) SLA
3 18 (0.55%) MiFID
4 17 (0.52%) EMIR
5 15 (0.46%) PMO
6 14 (0.43%) WCAG
7 6 (0.18%) Accessibility
7 6 (0.18%) GDPR
7 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.15%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.031%) NCSC
System Software
1 780 (23.92%) Docker
2 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (0.21%) Postfix
3 3 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.061%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.061%) vSphere
5 1 (0.031%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 605 (18.55%) Kubernetes
2 153 (4.69%) Terraform
3 123 (3.77%) Ansible
4 40 (1.23%) Puppet
5 31 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.61%) Prometheus
7 11 (0.34%) Grafana
8 10 (0.31%) HAProxy
9 8 (0.25%) Kibana
10 7 (0.21%) Packer
11 5 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.092%) TeamSite
13 2 (0.061%) logstash
14 1 (0.031%) Ambari
14 1 (0.031%) Bugsnag
14 1 (0.031%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.031%) Istio
14 1 (0.031%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 371 (11.38%) Oracle
2 152 (4.66%) Google
3 87 (2.67%) Microsoft
4 73 (2.24%) Sybase
5 59 (1.81%) IBM
6 55 (1.69%) SAP
7 41 (1.26%) Solace
8 40 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 33 (1.01%) Splunk
10 27 (0.83%) TIBCO
11 21 (0.64%) Guidewire
12 19 (0.58%) MuleSoft
13 17 (0.52%) ION Trading
14 15 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.43%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.34%) Adobe
16 11 (0.34%) Apple
17 10 (0.31%) Greenplum
18 8 (0.25%) Bloomberg
19 7 (0.21%) Pega