Period
to 18 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 124 81 64
Rank change year-on-year -43 -17 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 3,608 2,364 5,487
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 3.81% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 4.00% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,660 2,098 4,847
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,300
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.54% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £102,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 117,177 59,036 119,937
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.00% 95.11% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 79,660 48,422 97,099
10th Percentile £31,949 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 3,164 £75,000 +11.11% 711
London -23 2,029 £85,000 +9.68% 462
UK excluding London -73 1,310 £55,000 - 300
Work from Home -33 920 £75,000 +25.00% 195
South East -86 324 £60,000 -4.00% 53
North of England -70 307 £57,500 +15.00% 85
South West -59 201 £55,000 +10.00% 38
Midlands -32 193 £52,500 +5.00% 43
North West -32 191 £57,500 - 46
Scotland -12 152 £55,000 +4.76% 46
West Midlands -21 133 £55,000 +10.00% 29
Yorkshire -51 94 £55,000 +15.79% 22
East Midlands -30 60 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Wales -13 55 £50,000 +14.29% 4
East of England -111 52 £52,500 -12.50% 23
Northern Ireland -24 30 £45,000 - 8
North East -40 27 £65,000 +30.00% 17

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 3,608 (100.00%) Java
2 1,904 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,890 (52.38%) Spring
4 1,423 (39.44%) Microservices
5 1,116 (30.93%) Spring Boot
6 1,096 (30.38%) AWS
7 979 (27.13%) TDD
8 940 (26.05%) JavaScript
9 921 (25.53%) Docker
10 895 (24.81%) Finance
11 850 (23.56%) SQL
12 785 (21.76%) Software Engineering
13 740 (20.51%) Kubernetes
14 726 (20.12%) Java 8
15 723 (20.04%) DevOps
16 707 (19.60%) Git (software)
17 691 (19.15%) React
18 658 (18.24%) Full Stack Development
19 636 (17.63%) REST
20 620 (17.18%) Social Skills
21 613 (16.99%) Jenkins
22 605 (16.77%) Azure
23 594 (16.46%) Kafka
24 583 (16.16%) Scrum
25 539 (14.94%) AngularJS
26 526 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
27 481 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
28 458 (12.69%) BDD
29 448 (12.42%) RESTful
30 438 (12.14%) GCP

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
1 169 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (2.63%) Apache
3 93 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 84 (2.33%) Confluence
5 74 (2.05%) Apache Solr
6 66 (1.83%) JBoss
7 63 (1.75%) Apache Spark
8 43 (1.19%) nginx
9 36 (1.00%) Jetty
10 21 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.44%) OnBase
14 15 (0.42%) MQSeries
15 12 (0.33%) GlassFish
16 9 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
17 7 (0.19%) Apache Pulsar
17 7 (0.19%) Camunda
17 7 (0.19%) Mule
18 5 (0.14%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.083%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.028%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.055%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.028%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.028%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.028%) Magento
5 1 (0.028%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.028%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.028%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,096 (30.38%) AWS
2 605 (16.77%) Azure
3 438 (12.14%) GCP
4 229 (6.35%) Serverless
5 133 (3.69%) GitHub
6 132 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
7 121 (3.35%) OpenShift
8 87 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
9 77 (2.13%) SaaS
10 74 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
12 51 (1.41%) Google Play
13 45 (1.25%) Amazon S3
14 35 (0.97%) Apigee
14 35 (0.97%) PaaS
15 28 (0.78%) Azure Functions
16 25 (0.69%) Firebase
17 19 (0.53%) CloudBees
17 19 (0.53%) Slack
18 18 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 99 (2.74%) HTTP
2 40 (1.11%) Broadband
3 22 (0.61%) VoIP
4 20 (0.55%) Internet
5 14 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.36%) AMQP
7 9 (0.25%) 5G
8 8 (0.22%) Firewall
9 7 (0.19%) Network Security
9 7 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.14%) SMS
11 3 (0.083%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.083%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.083%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.083%) VPN
12 2 (0.055%) SMPP
13 1 (0.028%) NFC
13 1 (0.028%) SNMP
13 1 (0.028%) SSL
13 1 (0.028%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (11.81%) NoSQL
2 358 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
3 355 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 349 (9.67%) MongoDB
5 267 (7.40%) MySQL
6 228 (6.32%) Big Data
7 188 (5.21%) SQL Server
8 176 (4.88%) Redis
9 159 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 118 (3.27%) RDBMS
11 107 (2.97%) Hadoop
12 77 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 67 (1.86%) Blockchain
14 61 (1.69%) Hazelcast
15 49 (1.36%) DB2
16 45 (1.25%) Oracle Database
17 36 (1.00%) Amazon Aurora
18 30 (0.83%) Amazon Athena
19 24 (0.67%) KDB
20 20 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 707 (19.60%) Git (software)
2 613 (16.99%) Jenkins
3 413 (11.45%) Maven
4 366 (10.14%) JUnit
5 182 (5.04%) Mockito
6 174 (4.82%) Gradle
7 165 (4.57%) JIRA
8 107 (2.97%) Bitbucket
9 87 (2.41%) Subversion
10 81 (2.25%) Cucumber
11 79 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 74 (2.05%) GitLab
13 57 (1.58%) IntelliJ
14 50 (1.39%) Mercurial
15 41 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
16 40 (1.11%) Selenium
17 37 (1.03%) Artifactory
17 37 (1.03%) TeamCity
18 35 (0.97%) SonarQube
19 32 (0.89%) Ant
General
1 895 (24.81%) Finance
2 620 (17.18%) Social Skills
3 380 (10.53%) Banking
4 206 (5.71%) Front Office
5 184 (5.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 154 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
7 145 (4.02%) Games
8 134 (3.71%) Public Sector
9 127 (3.52%) Investment Banking
10 92 (2.55%) Retail
11 85 (2.36%) Telecoms
12 76 (2.11%) Marketing
13 59 (1.64%) Advertising
13 59 (1.64%) Manufacturing
14 58 (1.61%) Financial Institution
15 40 (1.11%) Back Office
16 31 (0.86%) Law
17 28 (0.78%) Billing
17 28 (0.78%) Electronics
17 28 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,890 (52.38%) Spring
2 1,116 (30.93%) Spring Boot
3 691 (19.15%) React
4 636 (17.63%) REST
5 594 (16.46%) Kafka
6 539 (14.94%) AngularJS
7 448 (12.42%) RESTful
8 432 (11.97%) Hibernate
9 415 (11.50%) HTML
10 383 (10.62%) Web Services
11 342 (9.48%) CSS
12 341 (9.45%) Node.js
13 207 (5.74%) JSON
14 198 (5.49%) XML
15 169 (4.68%) J2EE
16 151 (4.19%) RabbitMQ
17 148 (4.10%) SOAP
18 142 (3.94%) Spring MVC
19 137 (3.80%) HTML5
19 137 (3.80%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 290 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
2 161 (4.46%) Algorithms
3 157 (4.35%) Derivative
4 147 (4.07%) Data Structures
5 141 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
6 139 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 135 (3.74%) Hedge funds
8 116 (3.22%) Fixed Income
9 114 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
10 103 (2.85%) Mobile App
10 103 (2.85%) Social Media
11 90 (2.49%) Equities
12 85 (2.36%) Public Cloud
13 82 (2.27%) Cloud Native
14 77 (2.13%) User Experience
15 42 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 38 (1.05%) Social Network
17 36 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
18 32 (0.89%) Legacy Code
19 31 (0.86%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 327 (9.06%) Linux
2 158 (4.38%) Unix
3 143 (3.96%) Android
4 81 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 70 (1.94%) Windows
6 12 (0.33%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.17%) CentOS
9 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.11%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.083%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.083%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.028%) AIX
11 1 (0.028%) Debian
11 1 (0.028%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.028%) HPUX
11 1 (0.028%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,904 (52.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,423 (39.44%) Microservices
3 979 (27.13%) TDD
4 785 (21.76%) Software Engineering
5 723 (20.04%) DevOps
6 658 (18.24%) Full Stack Development
7 583 (16.16%) Scrum
8 526 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
9 481 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 458 (12.69%) BDD
11 343 (9.51%) Test Automation
12 336 (9.31%) OO
13 335 (9.28%) Fintech
14 299 (8.29%) Multithreading
15 288 (7.98%) Unit Testing
16 285 (7.90%) Open Source
17 263 (7.29%) Mentoring
18 255 (7.07%) Computer Science
19 240 (6.65%) Analytics
20 234 (6.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,608 (100.00%) Java
2 940 (26.05%) JavaScript
3 850 (23.56%) SQL
4 726 (20.12%) Java 8
5 404 (11.20%) Python
6 309 (8.56%) Kotlin
7 263 (7.29%) Java 11
8 212 (5.88%) TypeScript
9 140 (3.88%) Scala
10 134 (3.71%) C#
11 87 (2.41%) Go
12 86 (2.38%) Groovy
13 76 (2.11%) C++
14 60 (1.66%) C
15 57 (1.58%) Bash
16 52 (1.44%) PHP
17 33 (0.91%) PL/SQL
17 33 (0.91%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.61%) Perl
19 21 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 384 (10.64%) Degree
2 190 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 165 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 155 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.69%) Master's Degree
6 22 (0.61%) HND
7 17 (0.47%) DBS Check
8 15 (0.42%) HNC
9 8 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.22%) SAFe Agilist
10 6 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.17%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.083%) OCP
11 3 (0.083%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.083%) PhD
12 2 (0.055%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.055%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.055%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.028%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.028%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (7.62%) QA
2 20 (0.55%) MiFID
3 14 (0.39%) EMIR
4 7 (0.19%) Accessibility
5 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.083%) GDPR
8 2 (0.055%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.055%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.055%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.055%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.055%) PSD2
8 2 (0.055%) WCAG
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 15022
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.028%) SEPA
9 1 (0.028%) SLA
System Software
1 921 (25.53%) Docker
2 33 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 20 (0.55%) Postfix
4 16 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.39%) KVM
6 6 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.083%) vSphere
8 2 (0.055%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.055%) Firmware
8 2 (0.055%) GridGain
8 2 (0.055%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 740 (20.51%) Kubernetes
2 320 (8.87%) Terraform
3 125 (3.46%) Ansible
4 47 (1.30%) Prometheus
5 40 (1.11%) Puppet
6 38 (1.05%) Kibana
7 35 (0.97%) Grafana
8 25 (0.69%) logstash
9 22 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (0.47%) Amdocs OSS
10 17 (0.47%) Consul
10 17 (0.47%) Packer
10 17 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.33%) Rancher
12 4 (0.11%) Rundeck
13 3 (0.083%) Cisco UCCE
14 2 (0.055%) Control-M
14 2 (0.055%) Istio
14 2 (0.055%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 2 (0.055%) Oozie
Vendors
1 383 (10.62%) Oracle
2 173 (4.79%) Google
3 170 (4.71%) Microsoft
4 42 (1.16%) Twitter
5 40 (1.11%) Atlassian
6 30 (0.83%) IBM
7 28 (0.78%) Sybase
8 26 (0.72%) Guidewire
9 24 (0.67%) MuleSoft
10 22 (0.61%) Solace
11 20 (0.55%) SAP
12 19 (0.53%) Splunk
13 18 (0.50%) Apple
13 18 (0.50%) TIBCO
14 17 (0.47%) Amdocs
14 17 (0.47%) VMware
15 16 (0.44%) Hyland
16 14 (0.39%) Snapchat
17 13 (0.36%) Bloomberg
18 12 (0.33%) Cisco