Period
to 18 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 53 55
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 8,253 9,322 9,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.13% 5.21% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 5.43% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7,136 7,313 8,359
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.95%

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 154,176 171,832 183,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 124,076 137,811 153,535
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +7 7,644 £60,000 +9.09% 1,273
London 0 4,090 £68,000 +4.62% 702
UK excluding London 0 4,047 £50,000 +5.26% 667
South East +12 1,326 £52,500 +5.00% 204
North of England -3 786 £47,500 +2.15% 134
South West +3 515 £47,500 +15.85% 67
Midlands +5 514 £50,000 +11.11% 90
East of England -6 448 £52,500 +16.67% 76
Yorkshire +10 357 £45,000 - 32
Scotland -6 351 £50,000 - 55
North West -31 338 £50,000 +5.26% 84
West Midlands -10 267 £50,000 +17.65% 52
East Midlands +14 245 £52,500 +16.67% 38
Wales +31 94 £40,000 - 21
North East +25 90 £46,250 +11.45% 18
Northern Ireland +9 63 £45,000 +23.29% 20

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 8,249 (99.95%) Java
2 4,565 (55.31%) Agile Software Development
3 3,976 (48.18%) Spring
4 2,407 (29.17%) TDD
5 2,315 (28.05%) JavaScript
6 2,246 (27.21%) SQL
7 2,098 (25.42%) Java 8
8 2,051 (24.85%) Finance
9 2,008 (24.33%) Microservices
10 1,677 (20.32%) Software Engineering
11 1,574 (19.07%) Hibernate
12 1,528 (18.51%) HTML
13 1,466 (17.76%) Web Services
14 1,328 (16.09%) Scrum
15 1,289 (15.62%) CSS
16 1,279 (15.50%) Degree
17 1,271 (15.40%) Spring Boot
18 1,251 (15.16%) REST
19 1,209 (14.65%) AngularJS
20 1,196 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
21 1,190 (14.42%) Linux
22 1,167 (14.14%) Git (software)
23 1,154 (13.98%) RESTful
24 1,151 (13.95%) Maven
25 1,101 (13.34%) Docker
26 1,093 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
27 1,042 (12.63%) Jenkins
28 1,019 (12.35%) Oracle
29 1,005 (12.18%) DevOps
30 993 (12.03%) OO

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
1 479 (5.80%) Tomcat
2 347 (4.20%) Apache
3 334 (4.05%) JBoss
4 322 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
5 211 (2.56%) Apache Spark
6 139 (1.68%) Confluence
7 136 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 127 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 91 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 80 (0.97%) CMS
11 56 (0.68%) Jetty
12 55 (0.67%) Apache Solr
12 55 (0.67%) WildFly
13 54 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 53 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 44 (0.53%) IIS
15 44 (0.53%) Mule
16 43 (0.52%) Ethereum
17 30 (0.36%) WordPress
18 26 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (0.085%) Weka
2 5 (0.061%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.061%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.048%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.024%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.024%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.024%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.012%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 25 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
1 25 (0.30%) Ripple
2 13 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
2 13 (0.16%) thinkFolio
3 11 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.11%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.073%) Magento
7 5 (0.061%) Changepoint
7 5 (0.061%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.024%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.024%) Kondor
8 2 (0.024%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.012%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.012%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.012%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.012%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.012%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.012%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,196 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
2 390 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 140 (1.70%) GitHub
5 138 (1.67%) SaaS
6 94 (1.14%) OpenShift
7 84 (1.02%) Serverless
8 78 (0.95%) PaaS
9 68 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 53 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 33 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
13 26 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 22 (0.27%) Slack
15 20 (0.24%) Apigee
15 20 (0.24%) npm
16 17 (0.21%) IaaS
17 13 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 119 (1.44%) Internet
2 109 (1.32%) HTTP
3 54 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.35%) SSL
5 27 (0.33%) AMQP
6 23 (0.28%) SMS
7 12 (0.15%) Intranet
8 11 (0.13%) IPv6
9 7 (0.085%) ATM
9 7 (0.085%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.085%) Skype
10 6 (0.073%) DNS
10 6 (0.073%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.061%) IPv4
12 4 (0.048%) FTP
12 4 (0.048%) Network Security
13 3 (0.036%) PuTTY
13 3 (0.036%) SMTP
13 3 (0.036%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.036%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 859 (10.41%) NoSQL
2 720 (8.72%) MySQL
3 694 (8.41%) Relational Database
4 659 (7.98%) Big Data
5 568 (6.88%) MongoDB
6 443 (5.37%) SQL Server
7 427 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
8 276 (3.34%) RDBMS
9 243 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 206 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 152 (1.84%) Blockchain
12 111 (1.34%) Redis
13 95 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 86 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 69 (0.84%) Neo4j
16 64 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 60 (0.73%) HBase
18 56 (0.68%) DB2
19 51 (0.62%) Hazelcast
20 35 (0.42%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,167 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 1,151 (13.95%) Maven
3 1,042 (12.63%) Jenkins
4 830 (10.06%) JUnit
5 481 (5.83%) Gradle
6 414 (5.02%) JIRA
7 366 (4.43%) Eclipse
8 365 (4.42%) Subversion
9 320 (3.88%) Cucumber
10 270 (3.27%) Selenium
11 203 (2.46%) Mockito
12 154 (1.87%) TeamCity
13 144 (1.74%) Ant
14 139 (1.68%) IntelliJ
15 134 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 122 (1.48%) Bitbucket
17 81 (0.98%) Vagrant
18 64 (0.78%) SonarQube
19 59 (0.71%) TestNG
20 58 (0.70%) Protractor
General
1 2,051 (24.85%) Finance
2 726 (8.80%) Banking
3 375 (4.54%) Front Office
4 319 (3.87%) Retail
5 311 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 243 (2.94%) Games
7 201 (2.44%) Advertising
8 175 (2.12%) Marketing
9 167 (2.02%) Financial Institution
10 153 (1.85%) Telecoms
11 101 (1.22%) Electronics
11 101 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 83 (1.01%) Law
13 70 (0.85%) Back Office
14 51 (0.62%) Automotive
15 35 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 26 (0.32%) Publishing
17 15 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.11%) Legal
19 8 (0.097%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,976 (48.18%) Spring
2 1,574 (19.07%) Hibernate
3 1,528 (18.51%) HTML
4 1,466 (17.76%) Web Services
5 1,289 (15.62%) CSS
6 1,271 (15.40%) Spring Boot
7 1,251 (15.16%) REST
8 1,209 (14.65%) AngularJS
9 1,154 (13.98%) RESTful
10 982 (11.90%) J2EE
11 740 (8.97%) React
12 640 (7.75%) XML
13 609 (7.38%) Java EE
14 585 (7.09%) Node.js
15 572 (6.93%) HTML5
16 520 (6.30%) Spring MVC
17 495 (6.00%) SOAP
18 407 (4.93%) jQuery
19 375 (4.54%) JSON
20 371 (4.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 988 (11.97%) Computer Science
2 819 (9.92%) Greenfield Project
3 715 (8.66%) Fintech
4 372 (4.51%) Algorithms
5 309 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
6 294 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
7 226 (2.74%) Derivative
7 226 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
8 205 (2.48%) User Experience
9 191 (2.31%) Data Structures
10 183 (2.22%) Fixed Income
11 181 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 161 (1.95%) Equities
13 156 (1.89%) Mobile App
14 154 (1.87%) Hedge funds
15 68 (0.82%) Robotics
16 52 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
16 52 (0.63%) Public Cloud
17 51 (0.62%) Cloud Native
18 50 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,190 (14.42%) Linux
2 416 (5.04%) Unix
3 220 (2.67%) Windows
4 194 (2.35%) Android
5 96 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 56 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (0.50%) CentOS
8 35 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.28%) Solaris
10 21 (0.25%) openSUSE
11 18 (0.22%) Debian
12 17 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.085%) AIX
14 7 (0.085%) Windows Server
15 6 (0.073%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.036%) MVS
17 2 (0.024%) CoreOS
18 1 (0.012%) DC/OS
18 1 (0.012%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,565 (55.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2,407 (29.17%) TDD
3 2,008 (24.33%) Microservices
4 1,677 (20.32%) Software Engineering
5 1,328 (16.09%) Scrum
6 1,093 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
7 1,005 (12.18%) DevOps
8 993 (12.03%) OO
9 901 (10.92%) MVC
10 855 (10.36%) BDD
11 747 (9.05%) Multithreading
12 737 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
13 663 (8.03%) Test Automation
14 594 (7.20%) SDLC
15 519 (6.29%) Open Source
16 507 (6.14%) Unit Testing
17 482 (5.84%) Web Development
18 458 (5.55%) Continuous Delivery
19 452 (5.48%) Mentoring
20 417 (5.05%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 8,249 (99.95%) Java
2 2,315 (28.05%) JavaScript
3 2,246 (27.21%) SQL
4 2,098 (25.42%) Java 8
5 890 (10.78%) Python
6 635 (7.69%) Scala
7 537 (6.51%) C#
8 395 (4.79%) C++
9 319 (3.87%) PHP
10 242 (2.93%) PL/SQL
11 234 (2.84%) Groovy
12 185 (2.24%) Kotlin
13 181 (2.19%) C
14 146 (1.77%) TypeScript
15 137 (1.66%) Ruby
16 123 (1.49%) Go
17 108 (1.31%) Java 9
18 106 (1.28%) Shell Script
19 104 (1.26%) Perl
20 96 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1,279 (15.50%) Degree
2 450 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 206 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 124 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 67 (0.81%) PhD
6 65 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 63 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
8 47 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 12 (0.15%) Sun Certification
11 11 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.097%) ISEB
12 8 (0.097%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.097%) OCPJP
13 5 (0.061%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.048%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.048%) MPhil
15 3 (0.036%) CISSP
16 2 (0.024%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (3.47%) QA
2 21 (0.25%) GDPR
3 14 (0.17%) SLA
4 12 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.12%) DICOM
6 7 (0.085%) MiFID
7 4 (0.048%) PSD2
8 3 (0.036%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.036%) PMO
9 1 (0.012%) WAI
System Software
1 1,101 (13.34%) Docker
2 51 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 41 (0.50%) HDFS
4 25 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 24 (0.29%) GridGain
6 23 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.097%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.036%) OpenDJ
9 3 (0.036%) OpenIDM
9 3 (0.036%) vSphere
10 2 (0.024%) Firmware
10 2 (0.024%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.012%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.012%) LXC
11 1 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.012%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 438 (5.31%) Kubernetes
2 244 (2.96%) Ansible
3 179 (2.17%) Puppet
4 165 (2.00%) Terraform
5 144 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
7 33 (0.40%) Prometheus
8 29 (0.35%) Salt
9 24 (0.29%) Kibana
10 16 (0.19%) logstash
11 11 (0.13%) Grafana
12 9 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.11%) Marathon
13 7 (0.085%) Graphite
13 7 (0.085%) Mesos
13 7 (0.085%) Rancher
13 7 (0.085%) TeamSite
14 5 (0.061%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.061%) Icinga
14 5 (0.061%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,019 (12.35%) Oracle
2 250 (3.03%) Google
3 141 (1.71%) Sybase
4 120 (1.45%) Red Hat
4 120 (1.45%) SAP
5 115 (1.39%) Microsoft
6 104 (1.26%) IBM
7 64 (0.78%) TIBCO
8 48 (0.58%) Adobe
8 48 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 43 (0.52%) Splunk
10 40 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 33 (0.40%) Solace
12 30 (0.36%) Apple
12 30 (0.36%) Facebook
13 29 (0.35%) MuleSoft
14 28 (0.34%) hybris
15 26 (0.32%) StreamBase
16 25 (0.30%) VMware
17 20 (0.24%) Charles River