The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 55 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 4471 5223 5103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.25% 5.02% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 5.21% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3859 4760 4508
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 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 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 28 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 -1 4136 £55,000 +4.76% 672
London -12 1947 £65,000 +8.33% 351
South East +7 640 £47,500 - 71
City of London +4 428 £70,000 +16.66% 98
East of England +20 391 £50,000 +11.11% 43
South West +8 348 £45,000 - 46
North West +4 308 £47,500 +5.55% 72
Manchester +3 227 £50,000 +11.11% 46
Yorkshire -12 226 £50,000 +11.11% 46
Scotland +18 196 £50,250 +5.78% 24
Berkshire +26 171 £52,500 - 13
West Yorkshire +1 148 £50,000 +3.62% 39
Leeds +1 127 £50,000 +3.62% 36
Bristol -5 126 £47,500 +20.25% 17
Hertfordshire +28 124 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Glasgow +11 124 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Cambridgeshire +8 123 £47,000 +10.58% 16
Essex +33 117 £50,000 -13.04% 7
East Midlands +68 116 £41,500 +3.75% 25
West Midlands -31 110 £45,000 - 9
Cambridge +3 98 £46,250 +8.82% 14
Oxfordshire +20 97 £50,000 - 20
Surrey +11 93 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Buckinghamshire -8 89 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Milton Keynes -6 85 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Edinburgh +28 82 £44,000 -2.22% 8
Hampshire +14 80 £47,500 - 15
Wales +28 63 £40,000 - 4
Reading +20 63 £57,500 - 7
Nottinghamshire +35 59 £50,000 +42.85% 14

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 9082 (100.00%) Java
2 5195 (57.20%) Agile Software Development
3 4023 (44.30%) Spring
4 2828 (31.14%) JavaScript
5 2818 (31.03%) SQL
6 2627 (28.93%) TDD
7 2392 (26.34%) Finance
8 2209 (24.32%) Hibernate
9 1984 (21.85%) HTML
10 1698 (18.70%) Scrum
11 1654 (18.21%) J2EE
12 1636 (18.01%) Web Services
13 1627 (17.91%) Degree
14 1612 (17.75%) OO
15 1576 (17.35%) CSS
16 1507 (16.59%) Software Engineering
17 1432 (15.77%) Maven
18 1403 (15.45%) NoSQL
19 1395 (15.36%) Linux
20 1373 (15.12%) REST
21 1278 (14.07%) Oracle
22 1272 (14.01%) XML
23 1244 (13.70%) AngularJS
24 1239 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
25 1234 (13.59%) Git (software)
26 1230 (13.54%) Banking
27 1153 (12.70%) Computer Science
28 1097 (12.08%) Multithreading
29 1096 (12.07%) JUnit
30 1036 (11.41%) 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 (10.65%) Tomcat
2 677 (7.45%) JBoss
3 448 (4.93%) WebSphere
4 376 (4.14%) Apache
5 369 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
6 349 (3.84%) Apache Spark
7 325 (3.58%) WebLogic
8 219 (2.41%) Jetty
9 179 (1.97%) Apache Solr
10 147 (1.62%) CMS
11 137 (1.51%) Mule
12 136 (1.50%) Confluence
12 136 (1.50%) GlassFish
13 103 (1.13%) Mule ESB
14 102 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
15 80 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 66 (0.73%) OpenStack
17 65 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 46 (0.51%) Apache Pig
19 37 (0.41%) Alfresco
Applications
1 35 (0.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.066%) MS Office
3 4 (0.044%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.044%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.044%) Weka
4 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.011%) GIMP
5 1 (0.011%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 72 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 24 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.18%) 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%) 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
10 1 (0.011%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 794 (8.74%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (2.72%) SaaS
3 200 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 138 (1.52%) GitHub
5 114 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 74 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 67 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.25%) Google App Engine
9 21 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (0.21%) OpenShift
11 18 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (0.20%) PaaS
12 16 (0.18%) Heroku
13 14 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
13 14 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.15%) IaaS
14 12 (0.13%) Google Play
15 10 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.077%) Force.com
17 6 (0.066%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 203 (2.24%) HTTP
2 168 (1.85%) Internet
3 48 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 42 (0.46%) FTP
5 41 (0.45%) SSL
6 26 (0.29%) FIX Connectivity
7 20 (0.22%) Intranet
8 17 (0.19%) DNS
8 17 (0.19%) LDAP
8 17 (0.19%) Network Security
9 15 (0.17%) Wireshark
10 13 (0.14%) Firewall
10 13 (0.14%) SNMP
11 11 (0.12%) Multicast
11 11 (0.12%) Skype
12 10 (0.11%) ATM
13 9 (0.099%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.099%) Value-Added Service
14 7 (0.077%) IMAP
15 6 (0.066%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1403 (15.45%) NoSQL
2 905 (9.96%) MySQL
3 851 (9.37%) Relational Database
4 812 (8.94%) MongoDB
5 761 (8.38%) Big Data
6 672 (7.40%) SQL Server
7 545 (6.00%) Hadoop
8 428 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 423 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
10 391 (4.31%) RDBMS
11 220 (2.42%) Redis
12 217 (2.39%) Oracle Database
13 150 (1.65%) Neo4j
14 145 (1.60%) DB2
15 134 (1.48%) HBase
16 111 (1.22%) Couchbase
17 95 (1.05%) Apache Hive
18 94 (1.04%) Riak
19 93 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 67 (0.74%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1432 (15.77%) Maven
2 1234 (13.59%) Git (software)
3 1096 (12.07%) JUnit
4 961 (10.58%) Jenkins
5 562 (6.19%) Subversion
6 436 (4.80%) JIRA
7 434 (4.78%) Gradle
8 397 (4.37%) Eclipse
9 381 (4.20%) Ant
10 350 (3.85%) Selenium
11 294 (3.24%) Mockito
12 246 (2.71%) Cucumber
13 185 (2.04%) IntelliJ
14 133 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 104 (1.15%) Hudson
16 82 (0.90%) Mercurial
17 80 (0.88%) TeamCity
18 71 (0.78%) TestNG
19 57 (0.63%) Jasmine
20 55 (0.61%) NetBeans
General
1 2392 (26.34%) Finance
2 1230 (13.54%) Banking
3 406 (4.47%) Front Office
4 389 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 370 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 366 (4.03%) Retail
7 318 (3.50%) Games
8 203 (2.24%) Advertising
9 202 (2.22%) Marketing
10 102 (1.12%) Publishing
11 97 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 94 (1.04%) Electronics
13 93 (1.02%) Back Office
14 69 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 54 (0.59%) Legal
16 48 (0.53%) Automotive
17 30 (0.33%) Online Betting
18 26 (0.29%) Music Industry
19 20 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
20 17 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4023 (44.30%) Spring
2 2209 (24.32%) Hibernate
3 1984 (21.85%) HTML
4 1654 (18.21%) J2EE
5 1636 (18.01%) Web Services
6 1576 (17.35%) CSS
7 1373 (15.12%) REST
8 1272 (14.01%) XML
9 1244 (13.70%) AngularJS
10 896 (9.87%) RESTful
11 856 (9.43%) SOAP
12 819 (9.02%) Java EE
13 781 (8.60%) JMS
14 644 (7.09%) Node.js
15 631 (6.95%) jQuery
16 630 (6.94%) HTML5
17 544 (5.99%) JSP
18 543 (5.98%) JSON
19 502 (5.53%) React
20 493 (5.43%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1153 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 437 (4.81%) Fintech
3 425 (4.68%) Algorithms
4 356 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 330 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
6 313 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 250 (2.75%) Data Structures
8 248 (2.73%) Mobile App
9 207 (2.28%) Derivative
10 186 (2.05%) User Experience
11 178 (1.96%) Equities
12 146 (1.61%) Client/Server
13 133 (1.46%) Fixed Income
14 122 (1.34%) iPad
15 96 (1.06%) Hedge funds
16 66 (0.73%) Online Games
17 60 (0.66%) N-Tier
18 50 (0.55%) Internet of Things
19 45 (0.50%) Blog
19 45 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1395 (15.36%) Linux
2 636 (7.00%) Unix
3 303 (3.34%) Android
4 279 (3.07%) Windows
5 206 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 46 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 34 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 28 (0.31%) CentOS
10 23 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 22 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 22 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.15%) Solaris
14 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.077%) Amazon Linux
16 6 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.055%) HPUX
18 4 (0.044%) AIX
18 4 (0.044%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5195 (57.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2627 (28.93%) TDD
3 1698 (18.70%) Scrum
4 1612 (17.75%) OO
5 1507 (16.59%) Software Engineering
6 1239 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 1097 (12.08%) Multithreading
8 1036 (11.41%) BDD
9 974 (10.72%) MVC
10 910 (10.02%) Microservices
11 904 (9.95%) SDLC
12 742 (8.17%) E-Commerce
13 652 (7.18%) Unit Testing
14 635 (6.99%) Low Latency
15 609 (6.71%) SOA
16 606 (6.67%) Web Development
17 549 (6.04%) Mentoring
18 548 (6.03%) Open Source
19 535 (5.89%) OOP
20 507 (5.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9082 (100.00%) Java
2 2828 (31.14%) JavaScript
3 2818 (31.03%) SQL
4 1010 (11.12%) Python
5 1004 (11.05%) Scala
6 727 (8.00%) C#
7 538 (5.92%) C++
8 343 (3.78%) Groovy
9 322 (3.55%) PHP
10 303 (3.34%) PL/SQL
11 289 (3.18%) Ruby
12 204 (2.25%) Perl
13 189 (2.08%) Go
14 178 (1.96%) C
15 168 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 136 (1.50%) Shell Script
17 124 (1.37%) Clojure
18 76 (0.84%) T-SQL
19 55 (0.61%) ES6
20 52 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1627 (17.91%) Degree
2 207 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 95 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 76 (0.84%) PhD
5 56 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 23 (0.25%) HND
7 18 (0.20%) Sun Certification
8 12 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.077%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.066%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.066%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.055%) APMG
12 5 (0.055%) OCPJP
12 5 (0.055%) PMP
13 4 (0.044%) OCMJD
14 3 (0.033%) OCP
14 3 (0.033%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.022%) MBA
15 2 (0.022%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (3.57%) QA
2 32 (0.35%) MiFID
3 26 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 26 (0.29%) SDET
4 18 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.15%) EMIR
7 13 (0.14%) SLA
8 4 (0.044%) GDPR
8 4 (0.044%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.044%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.033%) GAAP
10 2 (0.022%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.022%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.022%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.022%) FATCA
10 2 (0.022%) HL7
10 2 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.022%) TickIT
11 1 (0.011%) Basel III
System Software
1 387 (4.26%) Docker
2 54 (0.59%) 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 (0.17%) vSphere
8 13 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.099%) Active Directory
10 8 (0.088%) Varnish
11 6 (0.066%) 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%) LXC
14 2 (0.022%) Xen
Systems Management
1 216 (2.38%) Puppet
2 169 (1.86%) Ansible
3 153 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (0.85%) Kibana
5 75 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 63 (0.69%) logstash
7 57 (0.63%) Salt
8 21 (0.23%) Terraform
9 19 (0.21%) Mesos
10 16 (0.18%) 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%) Nagios
15 6 (0.066%) StatsD
16 4 (0.044%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1278 (14.07%) Oracle
2 199 (2.19%) Google
3 170 (1.87%) TIBCO
4 146 (1.61%) Sybase
5 121 (1.33%) Microsoft
6 106 (1.17%) SAP
7 105 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 94 (1.04%) IBM
9 86 (0.95%) Adobe
10 75 (0.83%) hybris
11 60 (0.66%) Solace
11 60 (0.66%) VMware
12 54 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
13 49 (0.54%) Talend
14 48 (0.53%) Apple
15 45 (0.50%) ATG
16 36 (0.40%) MuleSoft
17 34 (0.37%) ION Trading
18 33 (0.36%) Twitter
19 31 (0.34%) PayPal
Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Rullion
Salary: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus annual bonus plus package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Career Development
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Salary: Up to £33,000 plus pension, bonus and flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Generous bonus scheme + other benefits.
Posted: 17 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + be - pension, flexibens
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Part Remote
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £120000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Generous holidays
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens, flexi time, pension
Posted: Yesterday