Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £66,100 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 60 55
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,943 4,934 7,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.55% 4.34% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 4.56% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,577 4,336 6,213
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,621 £33,750
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,100 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.69% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £101,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 77,171 108,316 142,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.36% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60,815 87,918 115,276
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,529 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 -26 2,611 £67,500 +3.85% 604
London -18 1,497 £80,000 +6.67% 331
UK excluding London -19 1,297 £55,000 +4.76% 334
Work from Home -24 695 £62,500 - 189
South East -32 338 £62,500 +13.64% 67
South West +17 304 £50,000 - 37
North of England -48 239 £52,500 +5.00% 84
Scotland -8 148 £50,000 - 46
Midlands -44 119 £48,750 -7.14% 48
North West -38 117 £57,750 +5.00% 43
East of England +23 84 £58,500 +6.36% 33
West Midlands +17 73 £50,000 -4.76% 44
Yorkshire -55 73 £50,000 +5.26% 27
North East +51 49 £50,000 +11.11% 14
East Midlands -51 46 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Northern Ireland +9 39 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Wales -12 28 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 2,943 (100.00%) Java
2 1,554 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1,386 (47.09%) Spring
4 987 (33.54%) Microservices
5 841 (28.58%) JavaScript
6 750 (25.48%) Spring Boot
7 742 (25.21%) Finance
7 742 (25.21%) TDD
8 730 (24.80%) AWS
9 725 (24.63%) Docker
10 665 (22.60%) SQL
11 637 (21.64%) Java 8
12 630 (21.41%) DevOps
13 589 (20.01%) Kubernetes
14 561 (19.06%) Scrum
15 502 (17.06%) Software Engineering
16 487 (16.55%) AngularJS
17 485 (16.48%) Git (software)
18 447 (15.19%) Jenkins
19 418 (14.20%) React
20 417 (14.17%) Hibernate
21 407 (13.83%) Banking
22 397 (13.49%) Web Services
23 390 (13.25%) REST
24 384 (13.05%) Fintech
24 384 (13.05%) Maven
25 381 (12.95%) Python
26 368 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
27 364 (12.37%) Kafka
28 351 (11.93%) 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
1 139 (4.72%) Tomcat
2 109 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 70 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 70 (2.38%) Confluence
4 62 (2.11%) Apache
5 44 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 36 (1.22%) JBoss
7 21 (0.71%) Red Hat Fuse
8 19 (0.65%) Mule
9 18 (0.61%) CMS
9 18 (0.61%) Mule ESB
10 16 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.41%) Apache TomEE
12 12 (0.41%) nginx
12 12 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.27%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.20%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.20%) Tornado
Applications
1 17 (0.58%) InVision
1 17 (0.58%) Sketch
2 13 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.10%) Figma
5 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.034%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.034%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.14%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.068%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.034%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.034%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.034%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 730 (24.80%) AWS
2 319 (10.84%) Azure
3 224 (7.61%) GCP
4 157 (5.33%) SaaS
5 107 (3.64%) Serverless
6 91 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
7 78 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
8 74 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
9 50 (1.70%) OpenShift
10 41 (1.39%) Apigee
11 37 (1.26%) PaaS
12 31 (1.05%) GitHub
13 27 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
15 23 (0.78%) IaaS
16 21 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
17 17 (0.58%) Amazon S3
18 16 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.54%) Google Play
19 15 (0.51%) Amazon Alexa
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.12%) HTTP
2 20 (0.68%) Internet
3 12 (0.41%) AMQP
4 8 (0.27%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.20%) Broadband
5 6 (0.20%) SNMP
5 6 (0.20%) SSH
6 5 (0.17%) 5G
6 5 (0.17%) FTP
7 3 (0.10%) Firewall
7 3 (0.10%) Network Security
7 3 (0.10%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.068%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.068%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.068%) Multicast
8 2 (0.068%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.068%) VPN
9 1 (0.034%) DNS
9 1 (0.034%) SMS
9 1 (0.034%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 242 (8.22%) MySQL
2 242 (8.22%) NoSQL
3 240 (8.15%) Relational Database
4 222 (7.54%) MongoDB
5 166 (5.64%) SQL Server
6 121 (4.11%) Big Data
7 93 (3.16%) RDBMS
8 83 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 82 (2.79%) Hadoop
10 78 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 53 (1.80%) Redis
12 52 (1.77%) Blockchain
13 38 (1.29%) Hazelcast
14 34 (1.16%) DB2
15 31 (1.05%) KDB
16 29 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
17 27 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
18 26 (0.88%) Apache Hive
19 21 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 485 (16.48%) Git (software)
2 447 (15.19%) Jenkins
3 384 (13.05%) Maven
4 267 (9.07%) JUnit
5 175 (5.95%) JIRA
6 138 (4.69%) Gradle
7 125 (4.25%) Mockito
8 91 (3.09%) Cucumber
9 84 (2.85%) IntelliJ
10 77 (2.62%) SonarQube
11 61 (2.07%) Subversion
12 54 (1.83%) GitLab
13 48 (1.63%) Selenium
14 47 (1.60%) Ant
15 46 (1.56%) Artifactory
16 41 (1.39%) DbUnit
17 39 (1.33%) jMock
18 35 (1.19%) Bitbucket
19 32 (1.09%) Eclipse
20 20 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 742 (25.21%) Finance
2 407 (13.83%) Banking
3 188 (6.39%) Front Office
4 180 (6.12%) Public Sector
5 112 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 108 (3.67%) Games
7 91 (3.09%) Retail
8 90 (3.06%) Marketing
9 75 (2.55%) Electronics
10 67 (2.28%) Telecoms
11 66 (2.24%) Manufacturing
12 51 (1.73%) Back Office
13 39 (1.33%) Law
14 36 (1.22%) Financial Institution
15 28 (0.95%) Advertising
16 14 (0.48%) Online Betting
17 11 (0.37%) Automotive
18 9 (0.31%) Legal
19 4 (0.14%) French Language
19 4 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,386 (47.09%) Spring
2 750 (25.48%) Spring Boot
3 487 (16.55%) AngularJS
4 418 (14.20%) React
5 417 (14.17%) Hibernate
6 397 (13.49%) Web Services
7 390 (13.25%) REST
8 364 (12.37%) Kafka
9 351 (11.93%) HTML
9 351 (11.93%) RESTful
10 277 (9.41%) CSS
11 214 (7.27%) Node.js
12 164 (5.57%) SOAP
13 141 (4.79%) J2EE
14 136 (4.62%) HTML5
15 129 (4.38%) JPA
16 124 (4.21%) JSON
17 121 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
18 117 (3.98%) ActiveMQ
19 104 (3.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 235 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
2 139 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (4.72%) Fixed Income
3 133 (4.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 117 (3.98%) Data Structures
5 116 (3.94%) Algorithms
6 115 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
7 94 (3.19%) Mobile App
8 91 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
9 74 (2.51%) Hedge funds
10 73 (2.48%) Equities
11 71 (2.41%) NHS
12 56 (1.90%) User Experience
13 55 (1.87%) Derivative
14 30 (1.02%) Online Games
15 28 (0.95%) iPad
16 26 (0.88%) Cloud Native
17 24 (0.82%) N-Tier
17 24 (0.82%) Pricing Data
18 21 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 322 (10.94%) Linux
2 119 (4.04%) Unix
3 68 (2.31%) Android
4 40 (1.36%) Windows
5 28 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.27%) CentOS
8 8 (0.27%) Solaris
9 6 (0.20%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.10%) Debian
11 1 (0.034%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,554 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
2 987 (33.54%) Microservices
3 742 (25.21%) TDD
4 630 (21.41%) DevOps
5 561 (19.06%) Scrum
6 502 (17.06%) Software Engineering
7 384 (13.05%) Fintech
8 333 (11.31%) Multithreading
9 328 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
10 321 (10.91%) BDD
11 253 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
12 235 (7.99%) OO
13 222 (7.54%) Computer Science
14 208 (7.07%) Test Automation
15 184 (6.25%) Mentoring
16 160 (5.44%) Low Latency
17 159 (5.40%) Unit Testing
18 153 (5.20%) SDLC
19 148 (5.03%) Kanban
20 124 (4.21%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2,943 (100.00%) Java
2 841 (28.58%) JavaScript
3 665 (22.60%) SQL
4 637 (21.64%) Java 8
5 381 (12.95%) Python
6 237 (8.05%) TypeScript
7 195 (6.63%) Kotlin
8 172 (5.84%) Scala
9 132 (4.49%) C#
10 105 (3.57%) C++
11 67 (2.28%) ES6
12 56 (1.90%) Groovy
13 54 (1.83%) Bash Shell
13 54 (1.83%) Go
14 52 (1.77%) PL/SQL
15 46 (1.56%) C
16 38 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 26 (0.88%) PHP
18 23 (0.78%) Perl
19 17 (0.58%) ES7
Qualifications
1 263 (8.94%) Degree
2 169 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 148 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 93 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.58%) SANS
7 13 (0.44%) MCSD
7 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.17%) OCP
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.17%) PhD
12 4 (0.14%) HND
13 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.068%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.034%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.034%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.43%) QA
2 17 (0.58%) WCAG
3 15 (0.51%) NIST
4 12 (0.41%) SLA
5 7 (0.24%) GDPR
5 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.14%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.10%) MiFID
8 2 (0.068%) EMIR
8 2 (0.068%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.034%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.034%) NCSC
9 1 (0.034%) PMO
System Software
1 725 (24.63%) Docker
2 15 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.31%) Postfix
4 5 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.17%) vSphere
5 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.034%) Firmware
7 1 (0.034%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 589 (20.01%) Kubernetes
2 86 (2.92%) Terraform
3 85 (2.89%) Ansible
4 29 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (0.88%) Puppet
6 12 (0.41%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.27%) Packer
8 7 (0.24%) Grafana
9 6 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.17%) Rancher
11 4 (0.14%) Kibana
12 3 (0.10%) TeamSite
13 1 (0.034%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.034%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 1 (0.034%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 293 (9.96%) Oracle
2 153 (5.20%) Google
3 61 (2.07%) SAP
4 57 (1.94%) Microsoft
5 55 (1.87%) IBM
6 41 (1.39%) Sybase
7 34 (1.16%) Solace
8 28 (0.95%) Atlassian
9 25 (0.85%) TIBCO
10 24 (0.82%) MuleSoft
10 24 (0.82%) Splunk
11 19 (0.65%) Guidewire
11 19 (0.65%) ION Trading
12 17 (0.58%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.41%) Adobe
13 12 (0.41%) Apple
13 12 (0.41%) Pega
14 11 (0.37%) WSO2
15 10 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.27%) Twitter