Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 50 53
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 6,000 8,380 9,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.31% 5.03% 5.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.50% 5.24% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,245 7,155 7,324
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 133,226 159,922 169,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,023 128,869 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 -13 5,532 £65,000 +13.04% 947
London -3 3,045 £75,000 +7.14% 574
UK excluding London -16 2,888 £50,000 - 446
South East -6 1,096 £55,000 +4.76% 143
North of England -23 599 £50,000 +8.70% 91
North West +15 391 £55,000 +10.00% 42
Midlands -37 311 £47,500 -8.65% 47
South West -47 309 £47,500 - 48
Scotland -10 256 £50,000 - 57
Yorkshire -70 180 £45,000 - 34
East Midlands +1 174 £50,000 -4.76% 15
East of England -59 168 £55,000 +10.00% 44
West Midlands -59 135 £47,500 -5.00% 32
Wales +22 109 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Northern Ireland -3 47 £52,500 +23.53% 2
North East -26 28 £47,500 - 15

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5,997 (99.95%) Java
2 3,232 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
3 2,835 (47.25%) Spring
4 1,758 (29.30%) Microservices
5 1,521 (25.35%) Java 8
6 1,513 (25.22%) SQL
7 1,457 (24.28%) TDD
8 1,411 (23.52%) JavaScript
9 1,395 (23.25%) Finance
10 1,229 (20.48%) Software Engineering
11 1,205 (20.08%) Spring Boot
12 1,046 (17.43%) AWS
13 996 (16.60%) Hibernate
14 972 (16.20%) Docker
15 891 (14.85%) Web Services
16 879 (14.65%) Git (software)
17 823 (13.72%) AngularJS
18 813 (13.55%) Scrum
18 813 (13.55%) Maven
19 764 (12.73%) RESTful
20 761 (12.68%) Jenkins
21 755 (12.58%) REST
22 750 (12.50%) HTML
23 726 (12.10%) Linux
24 725 (12.08%) OO
25 719 (11.98%) DevOps
26 706 (11.77%) J2EE
27 702 (11.70%) Python
28 670 (11.17%) Oracle
29 664 (11.07%) CSS

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
1 329 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 251 (4.18%) Apache Spark
3 184 (3.07%) Apache
4 178 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
5 171 (2.85%) Confluence
6 138 (2.30%) JBoss
7 115 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 71 (1.18%) WebLogic
9 46 (0.77%) Apache Solr
10 39 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 30 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
12 24 (0.40%) Jetty
13 21 (0.35%) CMS
14 20 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
15 19 (0.32%) GeoServer
16 18 (0.30%) Mule
17 17 (0.28%) nginx
18 14 (0.23%) WildFly
19 12 (0.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.033%) InDesign
4 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
2 14 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 13 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 13 (0.22%) Magento
3 13 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 12 (0.20%) Front Arena
5 6 (0.10%) Fredhopper
5 6 (0.10%) PolarLake
6 5 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.083%) FINCAD Analytics
6 5 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.067%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.050%) RMDS
8 3 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.017%) Actimize
9 1 (0.017%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.017%) LongView
9 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.017%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,046 (17.43%) AWS
2 306 (5.10%) Azure
3 213 (3.55%) GCP
4 189 (3.15%) SaaS
5 173 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
6 165 (2.75%) Serverless
7 145 (2.42%) Amazon S3
8 122 (2.03%) GitHub
9 105 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
10 80 (1.33%) OpenShift
11 55 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
12 52 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
13 48 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
14 45 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (0.45%) PaaS
16 26 (0.43%) Power Platform
17 25 (0.42%) Heroku
18 24 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 24 (0.40%) AWS Fargate
19 14 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 88 (1.47%) HTTP
2 47 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 45 (0.75%) Internet
4 19 (0.32%) HTTPS
5 17 (0.28%) AMQP
6 15 (0.25%) SSL
7 10 (0.17%) Bluetooth
8 8 (0.13%) FTP
9 7 (0.12%) RFID
10 6 (0.10%) Broadband
10 6 (0.10%) DNS
10 6 (0.10%) Firewall
10 6 (0.10%) STUN
10 6 (0.10%) VoIP
10 6 (0.10%) xDSL
11 4 (0.067%) ATM
11 4 (0.067%) FIX Connectivity
11 4 (0.067%) SSH
12 3 (0.050%) 5G
12 3 (0.050%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (8.75%) Big Data
2 486 (8.10%) NoSQL
3 473 (7.88%) MySQL
4 441 (7.35%) Relational Database
5 399 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
6 344 (5.73%) SQL Server
7 301 (5.02%) MongoDB
8 219 (3.65%) Hadoop
9 180 (3.00%) RDBMS
10 170 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 121 (2.02%) Redis
12 102 (1.70%) Oracle Database
13 92 (1.53%) Apache Hive
14 78 (1.30%) HBase
15 65 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
16 62 (1.03%) Blockchain
16 62 (1.03%) DB2
17 49 (0.82%) Neo4j
18 47 (0.78%) Impala
19 42 (0.70%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 879 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 813 (13.55%) Maven
3 761 (12.68%) Jenkins
4 635 (10.58%) JUnit
5 344 (5.73%) JIRA
6 313 (5.22%) Gradle
7 216 (3.60%) Selenium
8 198 (3.30%) Eclipse
9 185 (3.08%) Cucumber
9 185 (3.08%) Mockito
10 155 (2.58%) Subversion
11 128 (2.13%) TeamCity
12 126 (2.10%) Bitbucket
13 103 (1.72%) Ant
14 102 (1.70%) SonarQube
15 101 (1.68%) IntelliJ
16 75 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 66 (1.10%) JMeter
18 60 (1.00%) RStudio
19 59 (0.98%) NetBeans
General
1 1,395 (23.25%) Finance
2 527 (8.78%) Banking
3 376 (6.27%) Front Office
4 326 (5.43%) Retail
5 161 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 130 (2.17%) Public Sector
7 122 (2.03%) Games
8 111 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 96 (1.60%) Law
10 93 (1.55%) Marketing
11 87 (1.45%) Back Office
12 63 (1.05%) Automotive
13 58 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 51 (0.85%) Manufacturing
15 33 (0.55%) Electronics
16 29 (0.48%) Advertising
17 27 (0.45%) Legal
18 19 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
19 18 (0.30%) French Language
20 17 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,835 (47.25%) Spring
2 1,205 (20.08%) Spring Boot
3 996 (16.60%) Hibernate
4 891 (14.85%) Web Services
5 823 (13.72%) AngularJS
6 764 (12.73%) RESTful
7 755 (12.58%) REST
8 750 (12.50%) HTML
9 706 (11.77%) J2EE
10 664 (11.07%) CSS
11 515 (8.58%) React
12 442 (7.37%) XML
13 374 (6.23%) Kafka
14 371 (6.18%) SOAP
15 340 (5.67%) JSON
16 327 (5.45%) Node.js
17 313 (5.22%) Java EE
18 255 (4.25%) jQuery
19 251 (4.18%) JPA
20 232 (3.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 574 (9.57%) Greenfield Project
2 253 (4.22%) Algorithms
3 244 (4.07%) Fixed Income
4 237 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 235 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 220 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 196 (3.27%) Equities
8 195 (3.25%) Derivative
9 173 (2.88%) Data Structures
10 167 (2.78%) User Experience
11 140 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
12 116 (1.93%) Mobile App
13 86 (1.43%) iPad
14 85 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 60 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
16 56 (0.93%) Credit Risk
17 52 (0.87%) Cloud Native
18 40 (0.67%) Client/Server
19 30 (0.50%) Robotics
20 29 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 726 (12.10%) Linux
2 256 (4.27%) Unix
3 168 (2.80%) Android
4 107 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 106 (1.77%) Windows
6 28 (0.47%) CentOS
7 20 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.13%) AIX
9 8 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.13%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.12%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.083%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.083%) SUSE
11 5 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.067%) Debian
12 4 (0.067%) Fedora
13 2 (0.033%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.033%) Solaris
14 1 (0.017%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,232 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,758 (29.30%) Microservices
3 1,457 (24.28%) TDD
4 1,229 (20.48%) Software Engineering
5 813 (13.55%) Scrum
6 725 (12.08%) OO
7 719 (11.98%) DevOps
8 635 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
9 583 (9.72%) BDD
10 538 (8.97%) Fintech
11 491 (8.18%) Computer Science
12 445 (7.42%) Mentoring
13 439 (7.32%) Test Automation
14 432 (7.20%) Multithreading
15 430 (7.17%) E-Commerce
16 417 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
17 361 (6.02%) SDLC
18 349 (5.82%) Analytics
19 337 (5.62%) Unit Testing
20 308 (5.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5,997 (99.95%) Java
2 1,521 (25.35%) Java 8
3 1,513 (25.22%) SQL
4 1,411 (23.52%) JavaScript
5 702 (11.70%) Python
6 359 (5.98%) Scala
7 354 (5.90%) C#
8 250 (4.17%) C++
9 199 (3.32%) Kotlin
10 168 (2.80%) R
11 116 (1.93%) Ruby
12 107 (1.78%) Groovy
13 94 (1.57%) TypeScript
14 93 (1.55%) PHP
15 91 (1.52%) C
16 87 (1.45%) PL/SQL
17 73 (1.22%) Go
18 49 (0.82%) Shell Script
19 43 (0.72%) Bash Shell
19 43 (0.72%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 617 (10.28%) Degree
2 249 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 242 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 106 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 93 (1.55%) SC Cleared
6 34 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 17 (0.28%) ISEB
7 17 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
9 14 (0.23%) OCA
9 14 (0.23%) OCP
10 13 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
11 12 (0.20%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.13%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.083%) CISMP
13 5 (0.083%) CISSP
13 5 (0.083%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.067%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.067%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.033%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (2.53%) QA
2 7 (0.12%) EMIR
3 6 (0.10%) MiFID
3 6 (0.10%) TickIT
3 6 (0.10%) WAI
4 5 (0.083%) ISO 8583
5 4 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.067%) GDPR
6 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.033%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.017%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.017%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.017%) NIST
7 1 (0.017%) PSD2
7 1 (0.017%) SLA
System Software
1 972 (16.20%) Docker
2 31 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 30 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.45%) vSphere
5 16 (0.27%) HDFS
6 12 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.17%) Active Directory
8 8 (0.13%) Firmware
8 8 (0.13%) GridGain
9 4 (0.067%) KVM
9 4 (0.067%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.050%) Postfix
10 3 (0.050%) vCloud
11 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 555 (9.25%) Kubernetes
2 173 (2.88%) Ansible
3 75 (1.25%) Puppet
4 72 (1.20%) Terraform
5 70 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 26 (0.43%) Kibana
8 25 (0.42%) Grafana
9 23 (0.38%) Prometheus
10 17 (0.28%) Rancher
11 16 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.25%) logstash
13 14 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (0.20%) Istio
15 8 (0.13%) HP Fortify
16 5 (0.083%) Salt
17 4 (0.067%) Consul
17 4 (0.067%) Packer
18 2 (0.033%) Mesos
19 1 (0.017%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 670 (11.17%) Oracle
2 192 (3.20%) Google
3 119 (1.98%) Microsoft
4 100 (1.67%) SAP
5 84 (1.40%) IBM
6 70 (1.17%) Sybase
7 62 (1.03%) Splunk
8 54 (0.90%) TIBCO
9 52 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (0.80%) Atlassian
11 46 (0.77%) Adobe
12 43 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 39 (0.65%) MuleSoft
14 35 (0.58%) Facebook
15 32 (0.53%) VMware
16 31 (0.52%) hybris
17 26 (0.43%) Hortonworks
18 21 (0.35%) Solace
19 17 (0.28%) Demandware
20 16 (0.27%) YouTube