The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 53 56
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 4516 5269 5077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.28% 5.04% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 5.23% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3895 4794 4487
Median salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.79% +3.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,825
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% +2.27%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 4178 £55,000 +4.76% 645
London -11 1979 £65,000 +8.33% 340
South East +7 645 £47,500 - 67
City of London +5 438 £70,000 +16.66% 95
East of England +20 393 £50,000 +11.11% 37
South West +8 356 £45,000 +4.65% 40
North West +6 306 £47,500 +5.55% 69
Yorkshire -12 226 £50,000 +11.11% 44
Manchester +1 225 £48,750 +8.33% 45
Scotland +18 198 £50,250 +5.78% 26
Berkshire +29 174 £52,500 - 12
West Yorkshire -2 148 £50,000 +5.26% 38
Hertfordshire +28 127 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Leeds +2 127 £50,000 +5.26% 33
Bristol -2 127 £47,500 +20.25% 10
Glasgow +10 125 £57,500 +15.00% 15
Cambridgeshire +8 123 £47,000 +10.58% 12
Essex +38 118 £50,000 -13.04% 6
East Midlands +72 116 £42,500 +6.25% 25
West Midlands -43 108 £45,000 - 15
Oxfordshire +18 100 £50,000 - 14
Cambridge +1 99 £47,500 +11.76% 11
Surrey +6 93 £47,500 -9.52% 17
Buckinghamshire -4 89 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Milton Keynes -6 85 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Edinburgh +27 84 £44,000 -2.22% 11
Hampshire +15 80 £47,500 - 12
Reading +21 66 £57,500 +2.22% 6
Wales +21 64 £40,000 - 6
Nottinghamshire +37 60 £48,750 +39.28% 14

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9091 (100.00%) Java
2 5197 (57.17%) Agile Software Development
3 4026 (44.29%) Spring
4 2828 (31.11%) JavaScript
5 2823 (31.05%) SQL
6 2635 (28.98%) TDD
7 2390 (26.29%) Finance
8 2208 (24.29%) Hibernate
9 1993 (21.92%) HTML
10 1701 (18.71%) Scrum
11 1639 (18.03%) J2EE
12 1629 (17.92%) Web Services
13 1626 (17.89%) Degree
14 1615 (17.76%) OO
15 1586 (17.45%) CSS
16 1504 (16.54%) Software Engineering
17 1435 (15.78%) Maven
18 1408 (15.49%) NoSQL
19 1401 (15.41%) Linux
20 1384 (15.22%) REST
21 1277 (14.05%) Oracle
22 1266 (13.93%) XML
23 1242 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
23 1242 (13.66%) AngularJS
24 1240 (13.64%) Git (software)
25 1229 (13.52%) Banking
26 1149 (12.64%) Computer Science
27 1104 (12.14%) JUnit
28 1096 (12.06%) Multithreading
29 1040 (11.44%) BDD

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
1 967 (10.64%) Tomcat
2 676 (7.44%) JBoss
3 442 (4.86%) WebSphere
4 375 (4.12%) Apache
5 369 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
6 348 (3.83%) Apache Spark
7 318 (3.50%) WebLogic
8 215 (2.36%) Jetty
9 180 (1.98%) Apache Solr
10 147 (1.62%) CMS
11 138 (1.52%) Mule
12 136 (1.50%) GlassFish
13 135 (1.48%) Confluence
14 103 (1.13%) Mule ESB
15 100 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
16 82 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 66 (0.73%) OpenStack
18 64 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 45 (0.49%) Apache Pig
20 37 (0.41%) Alfresco
Applications
1 34 (0.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.066%) MS Office
3 4 (0.044%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.044%) Weka
4 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.022%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.011%) GIMP
5 1 (0.011%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 73 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 24 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.16%) Magento
5 10 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 8 (0.088%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.044%) MetaTrader
7 4 (0.044%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.044%) Odoo
7 4 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.033%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.022%) BASE24
9 2 (0.022%) BondVision
9 2 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.022%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.022%) Postilion
9 2 (0.022%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.022%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.022%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 795 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (2.72%) SaaS
3 198 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 136 (1.50%) GitHub
5 114 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 75 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 67 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.25%) Google App Engine
9 21 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 18 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 17 (0.19%) PaaS
13 15 (0.16%) Heroku
14 14 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
14 14 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.15%) IaaS
15 13 (0.14%) Google Play
16 10 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.077%) Force.com
18 6 (0.066%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 200 (2.20%) HTTP
2 165 (1.81%) Internet
3 46 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 43 (0.47%) FTP
5 41 (0.45%) SSL
6 26 (0.29%) FIX Connectivity
7 18 (0.20%) Intranet
7 18 (0.20%) LDAP
8 17 (0.19%) DNS
9 16 (0.18%) Network Security
10 14 (0.15%) Wireshark
11 13 (0.14%) Firewall
12 12 (0.13%) SNMP
13 11 (0.12%) Skype
14 10 (0.11%) ATM
14 10 (0.11%) Multicast
15 9 (0.099%) HTTPS
15 9 (0.099%) Value-Added Service
16 7 (0.077%) IMAP
17 6 (0.066%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1408 (15.49%) NoSQL
2 910 (10.01%) MySQL
3 862 (9.48%) Relational Database
4 822 (9.04%) MongoDB
5 762 (8.38%) Big Data
6 673 (7.40%) SQL Server
7 544 (5.98%) Hadoop
8 430 (4.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 427 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
10 395 (4.34%) RDBMS
11 222 (2.44%) Redis
12 219 (2.41%) Oracle Database
13 150 (1.65%) Neo4j
14 144 (1.58%) DB2
15 134 (1.47%) HBase
16 111 (1.22%) Couchbase
17 94 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 94 (1.03%) Apache Hive
17 94 (1.03%) Riak
18 69 (0.76%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1435 (15.78%) Maven
2 1240 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 1104 (12.14%) JUnit
4 966 (10.63%) Jenkins
5 562 (6.18%) Subversion
6 441 (4.85%) JIRA
7 430 (4.73%) Gradle
8 401 (4.41%) Eclipse
9 382 (4.20%) Ant
10 350 (3.85%) Selenium
11 298 (3.28%) Mockito
12 245 (2.69%) Cucumber
13 187 (2.06%) IntelliJ
14 137 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 107 (1.18%) Hudson
16 85 (0.93%) TeamCity
17 84 (0.92%) Mercurial
18 71 (0.78%) TestNG
19 60 (0.66%) Jasmine
20 56 (0.62%) NetBeans
General
1 2390 (26.29%) Finance
2 1229 (13.52%) Banking
3 410 (4.51%) Front Office
4 393 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 371 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 368 (4.05%) Retail
7 315 (3.46%) Games
8 205 (2.25%) Marketing
9 202 (2.22%) Advertising
10 101 (1.11%) Publishing
11 98 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 97 (1.07%) Electronics
13 91 (1.00%) Back Office
14 68 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 53 (0.58%) Legal
16 48 (0.53%) Automotive
17 29 (0.32%) Online Betting
18 26 (0.29%) Music Industry
19 20 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
20 17 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4026 (44.29%) Spring
2 2208 (24.29%) Hibernate
3 1993 (21.92%) HTML
4 1639 (18.03%) J2EE
5 1629 (17.92%) Web Services
6 1586 (17.45%) CSS
7 1384 (15.22%) REST
8 1266 (13.93%) XML
9 1242 (13.66%) AngularJS
10 891 (9.80%) RESTful
11 847 (9.32%) SOAP
12 821 (9.03%) Java EE
13 775 (8.52%) JMS
14 648 (7.13%) Node.js
15 636 (7.00%) HTML5
16 625 (6.87%) jQuery
17 538 (5.92%) JSON
17 538 (5.92%) JSP
18 502 (5.52%) React
19 495 (5.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1149 (12.64%) Computer Science
2 443 (4.87%) Fintech
3 425 (4.67%) Algorithms
4 355 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 333 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
6 313 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
7 250 (2.75%) Data Structures
7 250 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 208 (2.29%) Derivative
9 184 (2.02%) User Experience
10 176 (1.94%) Equities
11 142 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 132 (1.45%) Fixed Income
13 122 (1.34%) iPad
14 96 (1.06%) Hedge funds
15 65 (0.71%) Online Games
16 61 (0.67%) N-Tier
17 50 (0.55%) Internet of Things
18 45 (0.49%) Blog
18 45 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1401 (15.41%) Linux
2 632 (6.95%) Unix
3 303 (3.33%) Android
4 279 (3.07%) Windows
5 209 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 46 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 35 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 26 (0.29%) CentOS
10 22 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 22 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.14%) Solaris
13 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.077%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.044%) AIX
16 4 (0.044%) Debian
16 4 (0.044%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5197 (57.17%) Agile Software Development
2 2635 (28.98%) TDD
3 1701 (18.71%) Scrum
4 1615 (17.76%) OO
5 1504 (16.54%) Software Engineering
6 1242 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
7 1096 (12.06%) Multithreading
8 1040 (11.44%) BDD
9 974 (10.71%) MVC
10 919 (10.11%) Microservices
11 899 (9.89%) SDLC
12 744 (8.18%) E-Commerce
13 654 (7.19%) Unit Testing
14 635 (6.98%) Low Latency
15 611 (6.72%) SOA
16 605 (6.65%) Web Development
17 552 (6.07%) Open Source
18 550 (6.05%) Mentoring
19 537 (5.91%) OOP
20 510 (5.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9091 (100.00%) Java
2 2828 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 2823 (31.05%) SQL
4 1006 (11.07%) Python
5 995 (10.94%) Scala
6 731 (8.04%) C#
7 533 (5.86%) C++
8 345 (3.79%) Groovy
9 328 (3.61%) PHP
10 304 (3.34%) PL/SQL
11 291 (3.20%) Ruby
12 205 (2.25%) Perl
13 189 (2.08%) Go
14 177 (1.95%) C
15 169 (1.86%) Bash Shell
16 137 (1.51%) Shell Script
17 125 (1.37%) Clojure
18 77 (0.85%) T-SQL
19 55 (0.60%) ES6
20 52 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1626 (17.89%) Degree
2 207 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 95 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 76 (0.84%) PhD
5 55 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 21 (0.23%) HND
7 17 (0.19%) Sun Certification
8 12 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.066%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.066%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.066%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.055%) APMG
11 5 (0.055%) OCPJP
11 5 (0.055%) PMP
12 4 (0.044%) OCMJD
13 3 (0.033%) OCP
13 3 (0.033%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.022%) MBA
14 2 (0.022%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 319 (3.51%) QA
2 34 (0.37%) MiFID
3 27 (0.30%) SDET
4 26 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 15 (0.16%) EMIR
8 11 (0.12%) SLA
9 4 (0.044%) GDPR
9 4 (0.044%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.044%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.022%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.022%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.022%) FATCA
10 2 (0.022%) GAAP
10 2 (0.022%) HL7
10 2 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.022%) TickIT
11 1 (0.011%) Basel II
11 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 388 (4.27%) Docker
2 55 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 42 (0.46%) HDFS
4 38 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.16%) vSphere
8 13 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.099%) Active Directory
10 8 (0.088%) Varnish
11 7 (0.077%) Dovecot
12 4 (0.044%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.044%) Firmware
13 3 (0.033%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.022%) KVM
14 2 (0.022%) Xen
15 1 (0.011%) LXC
Systems Management
1 215 (2.36%) Puppet
2 171 (1.88%) Ansible
3 153 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (0.85%) Kibana
5 76 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 63 (0.69%) logstash
7 57 (0.63%) Salt
8 21 (0.23%) Terraform
9 18 (0.20%) Mesos
10 15 (0.16%) Packer
11 12 (0.13%) Grafana
12 10 (0.11%) Control-M
13 9 (0.099%) Oozie
14 8 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
14 8 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.066%) Capistrano
15 6 (0.066%) Marathon
15 6 (0.066%) StatsD
16 5 (0.055%) Nagios
17 4 (0.044%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1277 (14.05%) Oracle
2 200 (2.20%) Google
3 166 (1.83%) TIBCO
4 144 (1.58%) Sybase
5 122 (1.34%) Microsoft
6 107 (1.18%) SAP
7 105 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 91 (1.00%) IBM
9 86 (0.95%) Adobe
10 74 (0.81%) hybris
11 61 (0.67%) Solace
11 61 (0.67%) VMware
12 56 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
13 50 (0.55%) Talend
14 48 (0.53%) Apple
15 43 (0.47%) ATG
16 36 (0.40%) MuleSoft
17 34 (0.37%) ION Trading
18 33 (0.36%) Twitter
19 31 (0.34%) PayPal
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £70000 Per Annum Up to £70,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + great benefits and flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: €45000 - €65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago