Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 56 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 9294 9305 11011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.31% 4.85% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 5.03% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7219 8278 9835
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% +3.53%

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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 +4 8696 £55,000 - 878
London -1 4756 £65,000 - 490
UK excluding London +9 4451 £45,000 -5.26% 425
South East +4 1233 £50,000 - 111
North of England 0 957 £45,000 - 124
East of England -12 598 £45,000 -10.00% 51
South West -9 579 £42,500 -5.56% 46
Midlands +62 564 £42,500 -5.56% 54
North West -17 520 £47,500 - 56
Scotland +2 412 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Yorkshire +24 398 £45,000 +9.76% 59
West Midlands +40 351 £40,000 -11.11% 33
East Midlands +77 217 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Wales -13 72 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Northern Ireland -5 52 £37,500 -16.67% 4
North East -5 39 £40,000 - 9

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Java Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 9290 (99.96%) Java
2 5416 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
3 4217 (45.37%) Spring
4 3034 (32.64%) Finance
5 2840 (30.56%) JavaScript
6 2620 (28.19%) SQL
7 2618 (28.17%) TDD
8 2394 (25.76%) Hibernate
9 1949 (20.97%) HTML
10 1881 (20.24%) Web Services
11 1782 (19.17%) Scrum
12 1711 (18.41%) Banking
13 1586 (17.06%) Git (software)
14 1564 (16.83%) REST
15 1547 (16.65%) Oracle
16 1502 (16.16%) OO
17 1496 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
18 1457 (15.68%) Degree
19 1436 (15.45%) Maven
20 1429 (15.38%) Linux
21 1400 (15.06%) CSS
22 1364 (14.68%) Software Engineering
23 1355 (14.58%) J2EE
24 1301 (14.00%) AngularJS
25 1265 (13.61%) BDD
26 1241 (13.35%) RESTful
27 1238 (13.32%) NoSQL
28 1226 (13.19%) XML
29 1221 (13.14%) Multithreading
30 1189 (12.79%) JUnit

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
1 945 (10.17%) Tomcat
2 621 (6.68%) JBoss
3 418 (4.50%) Apache
4 373 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
5 352 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 333 (3.58%) Apache Spark
7 235 (2.53%) Confluence
8 219 (2.36%) WebLogic
9 128 (1.38%) Apache Solr
10 118 (1.27%) Jetty
11 117 (1.26%) CMS
12 103 (1.11%) Mule
13 92 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 78 (0.84%) Mule ESB
15 63 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 62 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
17 55 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
18 43 (0.46%) CoreMedia CMS
19 41 (0.44%) GlassFish
19 41 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 24 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.043%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.043%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.032%) Pipeline Pilot
4 2 (0.022%) HipChat
4 2 (0.022%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.011%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 48 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
2 39 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 33 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (0.22%) Magento
5 17 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.054%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.054%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.054%) Oracle TCA
8 4 (0.043%) Endur
9 3 (0.032%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.032%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.032%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.032%) Odoo
9 3 (0.032%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.032%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.022%) Actimize
10 2 (0.022%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.022%) Kondor
10 2 (0.022%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1083 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 264 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 215 (2.31%) SaaS
4 129 (1.39%) GitHub
5 118 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 103 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 96 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 59 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
9 36 (0.39%) Serverless
10 30 (0.32%) PaaS
11 29 (0.31%) OpenShift
12 28 (0.30%) IaaS
13 20 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
15 15 (0.16%) npm
16 13 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 12 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
18 11 (0.12%) Amazon S3
19 10 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 8 (0.086%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 223 (2.40%) HTTP
2 197 (2.12%) Internet
3 56 (0.60%) AMQP
4 46 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 28 (0.30%) SMS
6 21 (0.23%) ATM
7 16 (0.17%) SSL
8 15 (0.16%) Intranet
8 15 (0.16%) SMPP
9 14 (0.15%) LDAP
10 13 (0.14%) FTP
10 13 (0.14%) Skype
11 12 (0.13%) Broadband
11 12 (0.13%) Wireless
12 11 (0.12%) SSH
13 9 (0.097%) IMAP
14 7 (0.075%) SS7
14 7 (0.075%) VoIP
15 5 (0.054%) SMTP
16 4 (0.043%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1238 (13.32%) NoSQL
2 935 (10.06%) MySQL
3 905 (9.74%) Relational Database
4 714 (7.68%) MongoDB
5 697 (7.50%) SQL Server
6 631 (6.79%) Big Data
7 512 (5.51%) Hadoop
8 450 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 416 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
10 396 (4.26%) RDBMS
11 268 (2.88%) Redis
12 246 (2.65%) Oracle Database
13 172 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 147 (1.58%) HBase
15 116 (1.25%) Blockchain
16 108 (1.16%) Neo4j
17 94 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
18 76 (0.82%) DB2
19 71 (0.76%) Riak
20 69 (0.74%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1586 (17.06%) Git (software)
2 1436 (15.45%) Maven
3 1189 (12.79%) JUnit
4 1050 (11.30%) Jenkins
5 704 (7.57%) JIRA
6 559 (6.01%) Subversion
7 455 (4.90%) Selenium
8 386 (4.15%) Eclipse
9 346 (3.72%) Gradle
10 339 (3.65%) Cucumber
11 298 (3.21%) Mockito
12 258 (2.78%) Ant
13 211 (2.27%) TeamCity
14 204 (2.19%) IntelliJ
15 157 (1.69%) jMock
16 117 (1.26%) Mercurial
17 116 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 114 (1.23%) EasyMock
19 110 (1.18%) Hudson
20 97 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 3034 (32.64%) Finance
2 1711 (18.41%) Banking
3 1137 (12.23%) Retail
4 1071 (11.52%) Investment Banking
5 727 (7.82%) Retail Banking
6 536 (5.77%) Front Office
7 407 (4.38%) Marketing
8 307 (3.30%) Telecoms
9 284 (3.06%) Games
10 199 (2.14%) Manufacturing
11 183 (1.97%) Electronics
12 147 (1.58%) Advertising
13 143 (1.54%) Financial Institution
14 113 (1.22%) Publishing
15 106 (1.14%) Back Office
16 57 (0.61%) Law
17 53 (0.57%) Legal
18 46 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 31 (0.33%) Automotive
19 31 (0.33%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4217 (45.37%) Spring
2 2394 (25.76%) Hibernate
3 1949 (20.97%) HTML
4 1881 (20.24%) Web Services
5 1564 (16.83%) REST
6 1400 (15.06%) CSS
7 1355 (14.58%) J2EE
8 1301 (14.00%) AngularJS
9 1241 (13.35%) RESTful
10 1226 (13.19%) XML
11 847 (9.11%) SOAP
12 841 (9.05%) Java EE
13 785 (8.45%) JSON
14 669 (7.20%) HTML5
15 652 (7.02%) Spring MVC
16 646 (6.95%) Spring Boot
17 544 (5.85%) jQuery
18 537 (5.78%) JMS
19 533 (5.73%) JPA
20 521 (5.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1157 (12.45%) Computer Science
2 770 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
3 533 (5.73%) Fintech
4 425 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 413 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
6 374 (4.02%) Equities
7 344 (3.70%) User Experience
8 343 (3.69%) Derivative
9 306 (3.29%) Data Structures
10 294 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
11 277 (2.98%) Algorithms
12 232 (2.50%) Mobile App
13 216 (2.32%) Fixed Income
14 145 (1.56%) iPad
15 112 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
16 104 (1.12%) Credit Risk
17 93 (1.00%) Hedge funds
17 93 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
18 83 (0.89%) Client/Server
19 73 (0.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1429 (15.38%) Linux
2 699 (7.52%) Unix
3 298 (3.21%) Windows
4 278 (2.99%) Android
5 148 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 53 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 39 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 26 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.20%) Windows Server
11 18 (0.19%) Solaris
12 13 (0.14%) CentOS
13 5 (0.054%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.043%) AIX
14 4 (0.043%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.032%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.032%) Debian
15 3 (0.032%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.022%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.022%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5416 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2618 (28.17%) TDD
3 1782 (19.17%) Scrum
4 1502 (16.16%) OO
5 1496 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
6 1364 (14.68%) Software Engineering
7 1265 (13.61%) BDD
8 1221 (13.14%) Multithreading
9 1184 (12.74%) Microservices
10 1143 (12.30%) MVC
11 964 (10.37%) Test Automation
12 932 (10.03%) SDLC
13 878 (9.45%) Unit Testing
14 784 (8.44%) Asset Management
15 768 (8.26%) Wealth Management
16 687 (7.39%) E-Commerce
17 644 (6.93%) DevOps
18 577 (6.21%) Kanban
19 558 (6.00%) Web Development
20 549 (5.91%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 9290 (99.96%) Java
2 2840 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 2620 (28.19%) SQL
4 971 (10.45%) Python
5 688 (7.40%) Scala
6 576 (6.20%) C#
7 471 (5.07%) C++
8 340 (3.66%) PL/SQL
9 316 (3.40%) PHP
10 309 (3.32%) Groovy
11 252 (2.71%) Ruby
12 224 (2.41%) C
13 209 (2.25%) Bash Shell
14 178 (1.92%) Perl
14 178 (1.92%) Shell Script
15 132 (1.42%) Go
16 72 (0.77%) Clojure
17 71 (0.76%) Objective-C
18 69 (0.74%) T-SQL
19 62 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1457 (15.68%) Degree
2 603 (6.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 226 (2.43%) Security Cleared
4 111 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 54 (0.58%) PhD
6 46 (0.49%) Sun Certification
7 43 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 27 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 22 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
10 19 (0.20%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.14%) OCP
11 13 (0.14%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.097%) OCMJD
13 8 (0.086%) OCPJWCD
13 8 (0.086%) Postgraduate
14 6 (0.065%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.065%) HND
15 5 (0.054%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.054%) OCA
15 5 (0.054%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 656 (7.06%) QA
2 30 (0.32%) MiFID
3 20 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.18%) SLA
5 12 (0.13%) SEPA
6 11 (0.12%) EMIR
7 8 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.086%) GCP
8 6 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.043%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.011%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.011%) ECSS
11 1 (0.011%) HL7
11 1 (0.011%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.011%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.011%) PSD2
System Software
1 572 (6.15%) Docker
2 39 (0.42%) HDFS
3 15 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (0.12%) Dovecot
5 10 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.086%) vSphere
7 4 (0.043%) GridGain
8 2 (0.022%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.022%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.011%) etcd
9 1 (0.011%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.011%) RACF
9 1 (0.011%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 200 (2.15%) Puppet
2 162 (1.74%) Ansible
3 111 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 34 (0.37%) Kibana
6 31 (0.33%) Terraform
7 25 (0.27%) logstash
8 21 (0.23%) Salt
9 20 (0.22%) Nagios
10 13 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (0.12%) Rancher
12 10 (0.11%) Cobbler
12 10 (0.11%) Opsview
13 9 (0.097%) Grafana
14 7 (0.075%) Control-M
15 6 (0.065%) ITRS Geneos
15 6 (0.065%) Packer
15 6 (0.065%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.065%) TeamSite
16 5 (0.054%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 1547 (16.65%) Oracle
2 274 (2.95%) Sybase
3 239 (2.57%) SAP
4 221 (2.38%) Google
5 157 (1.69%) TIBCO
6 152 (1.64%) IBM
7 150 (1.61%) Microsoft
8 136 (1.46%) hybris
9 120 (1.29%) ION Trading
10 85 (0.91%) Apple
11 71 (0.76%) Perforce
12 58 (0.62%) Red Hat
13 55 (0.59%) Tableau
14 51 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
15 44 (0.47%) Adobe
16 35 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
17 31 (0.33%) Apigee
18 30 (0.32%) Cognizant
19 29 (0.31%) Splunk
19 29 (0.31%) StreamBase