The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 59 57
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 4622 4765 4978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.40% 4.85% 4.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 5.03% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3834 4285 4369
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

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 82227 94730 104443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.13% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67796 79678 85639
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
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 £42,092 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% +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 May 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 May 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 +5 4277 £52,500 -2.77% 617
London -4 2029 £65,000 +8.33% 344
South East +14 637 £47,500 -5.00% 70
City of London +1 399 £67,500 +8.00% 67
East of England +20 371 £47,500 - 37
North West -2 322 £47,500 - 40
South West -9 305 £45,000 - 33
Yorkshire +18 304 £47,500 +15.85% 46
Manchester -2 242 £47,500 -5.00% 28
Scotland +9 231 £55,000 +22.22% 10
West Yorkshire +20 177 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Glasgow +13 170 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Berkshire +32 167 £52,500 -4.54% 15
Leeds +17 154 £50,000 +1.01% 21
West Midlands -7 153 £40,000 -11.11% 18
East Midlands +78 127 £42,500 -8.10% 18
Hertfordshire +18 114 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Surrey +9 109 £50,000 - 12
Bristol -7 108 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Cambridgeshire -17 107 £45,000 - 19
Essex +42 106 £50,000 -13.04% 6
Buckinghamshire +20 98 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Milton Keynes +12 90 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Cambridge -17 88 £47,500 +5.55% 15
Reading +23 82 £55,000 - 6
Edinburgh +10 80 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Oxfordshire +10 80 £47,500 -9.52% 17
Birmingham +16 71 £50,000 +17.64% 9
West Sussex +6 71 £43,500 +2.35% 6
Nottinghamshire +45 63 £42,500 +6.25% 11

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 8969 (99.99%) Java
2 5181 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4042 (45.06%) Spring
4 2816 (31.39%) JavaScript
5 2732 (30.46%) SQL
6 2633 (29.35%) TDD
7 2501 (27.88%) Finance
8 2332 (26.00%) Hibernate
9 1952 (21.76%) HTML
10 1801 (20.08%) Scrum
11 1718 (19.15%) Web Services
12 1638 (18.26%) OO
13 1563 (17.42%) CSS
14 1532 (17.08%) Degree
15 1501 (16.73%) J2EE
16 1472 (16.41%) Maven
17 1408 (15.70%) REST
18 1401 (15.62%) Linux
19 1396 (15.56%) Software Engineering
20 1389 (15.48%) Git (software)
21 1351 (15.06%) XML
22 1322 (14.74%) NoSQL
23 1313 (14.64%) Oracle
24 1289 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
25 1222 (13.62%) AngularJS
26 1171 (13.05%) Banking
27 1165 (12.99%) JUnit
28 1160 (12.93%) Computer Science
29 1108 (12.35%) BDD
30 1100 (12.26%) Multithreading

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
1 939 (10.47%) Tomcat
2 619 (6.90%) JBoss
3 400 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 357 (3.98%) Apache Spark
5 339 (3.78%) Apache
6 334 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
7 276 (3.08%) WebLogic
8 168 (1.87%) Jetty
9 160 (1.78%) Confluence
10 147 (1.64%) Apache Solr
11 134 (1.49%) Mule
12 130 (1.45%) CMS
13 104 (1.16%) Mule ESB
14 102 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 98 (1.09%) GlassFish
16 87 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
17 64 (0.71%) OpenStack
18 46 (0.51%) Apache Pig
19 38 (0.42%) nginx
20 35 (0.39%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 10 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.045%) Weka
4 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.011%) GIMP
5 1 (0.011%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 105 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.10%) ION MarketView
6 8 (0.089%) Magento
7 6 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.067%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.045%) MetaTrader
8 4 (0.045%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.045%) Odoo
9 3 (0.033%) Endur
9 3 (0.033%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.033%) Pega PRPC
10 2 (0.022%) BondVision
10 2 (0.022%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.022%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.022%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.011%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 801 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (2.69%) SaaS
3 191 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 129 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 124 (1.38%) GitHub
6 75 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 73 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 35 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
9 27 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 22 (0.25%) PaaS
11 18 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.16%) IaaS
14 13 (0.14%) Force.com
15 12 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (0.13%) Google App Engine
16 11 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (0.12%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.12%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 205 (2.29%) HTTP
2 139 (1.55%) Internet
3 47 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.41%) FTP
5 27 (0.30%) SSL
6 25 (0.28%) Intranet
7 21 (0.23%) LDAP
8 19 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
9 15 (0.17%) Skype
10 13 (0.14%) AMQP
11 12 (0.13%) Wireless
12 11 (0.12%) Firewall
13 10 (0.11%) ATM
13 10 (0.11%) Broadband
13 10 (0.11%) Network Security
13 10 (0.11%) Wireshark
14 8 (0.089%) SNMP
15 7 (0.078%) IMAP
15 7 (0.078%) SSH
15 7 (0.078%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1322 (14.74%) NoSQL
2 963 (10.74%) MySQL
3 920 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 814 (9.07%) MongoDB
5 727 (8.10%) Big Data
6 699 (7.79%) SQL Server
7 495 (5.52%) Hadoop
8 433 (4.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 429 (4.78%) RDBMS
10 402 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
11 248 (2.76%) Redis
12 234 (2.61%) Oracle Database
13 131 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 130 (1.45%) HBase
14 130 (1.45%) Neo4j
15 115 (1.28%) DB2
16 99 (1.10%) Riak
17 94 (1.05%) Couchbase
18 87 (0.97%) Apache Hive
19 81 (0.90%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1472 (16.41%) Maven
2 1389 (15.48%) Git (software)
3 1165 (12.99%) JUnit
4 1017 (11.34%) Jenkins
5 552 (6.15%) Subversion
6 548 (6.11%) JIRA
7 436 (4.86%) Gradle
8 403 (4.49%) Eclipse
9 400 (4.46%) Selenium
10 397 (4.43%) Ant
11 265 (2.95%) Mockito
12 263 (2.93%) Cucumber
13 210 (2.34%) IntelliJ
14 139 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 136 (1.52%) Hudson
16 107 (1.19%) TeamCity
17 101 (1.13%) Mercurial
18 65 (0.72%) jMock
18 65 (0.72%) SonarQube
18 65 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 2501 (27.88%) Finance
2 1171 (13.05%) Banking
3 477 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 422 (4.70%) Retail
5 385 (4.29%) Front Office
6 321 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 293 (3.27%) Games
8 262 (2.92%) Marketing
9 174 (1.94%) Advertising
10 128 (1.43%) Electronics
11 115 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 99 (1.10%) Publishing
13 97 (1.08%) Retail Banking
14 92 (1.03%) Back Office
15 89 (0.99%) Financial Institution
16 71 (0.79%) Legal
17 44 (0.49%) Automotive
18 27 (0.30%) Law
19 24 (0.27%) Online Betting
20 20 (0.22%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4042 (45.06%) Spring
2 2332 (26.00%) Hibernate
3 1952 (21.76%) HTML
4 1718 (19.15%) Web Services
5 1563 (17.42%) CSS
6 1501 (16.73%) J2EE
7 1408 (15.70%) REST
8 1351 (15.06%) XML
9 1222 (13.62%) AngularJS
10 911 (10.16%) RESTful
11 887 (9.89%) Java EE
12 877 (9.78%) SOAP
13 698 (7.78%) JMS
14 642 (7.16%) JSON
15 616 (6.87%) HTML5
16 614 (6.85%) Node.js
17 598 (6.67%) jQuery
18 508 (5.66%) Spring Boot
19 494 (5.51%) Spring MVC
20 476 (5.31%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1160 (12.93%) Computer Science
2 809 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
3 464 (5.17%) Fintech
4 377 (4.20%) Algorithms
5 355 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
6 346 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 308 (3.43%) Mobile App
8 304 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
9 252 (2.81%) Data Structures
10 219 (2.44%) User Experience
11 205 (2.29%) Derivative
12 168 (1.87%) iPad
13 146 (1.63%) Equities
14 128 (1.43%) Fixed Income
15 103 (1.15%) Hedge funds
16 78 (0.87%) Client/Server
17 67 (0.75%) N-Tier
18 61 (0.68%) Virtual Team
19 58 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
20 57 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1401 (15.62%) Linux
2 614 (6.85%) Unix
3 360 (4.01%) Android
4 276 (3.08%) Windows
5 227 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 59 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 43 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 32 (0.36%) Windows Server
10 26 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 23 (0.26%) CentOS
12 15 (0.17%) Solaris
12 15 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.078%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.045%) AIX
16 4 (0.045%) Debian
17 3 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.022%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5181 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2633 (29.35%) TDD
3 1801 (20.08%) Scrum
4 1638 (18.26%) OO
5 1396 (15.56%) Software Engineering
6 1289 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
7 1108 (12.35%) BDD
8 1100 (12.26%) Multithreading
9 980 (10.93%) MVC
10 952 (10.61%) Microservices
11 929 (10.36%) Test Automation
12 860 (9.59%) SDLC
13 771 (8.60%) Unit Testing
14 714 (7.96%) E-Commerce
15 606 (6.76%) SOA
16 588 (6.56%) OOP
17 565 (6.30%) Low Latency
18 541 (6.03%) DevOps
19 527 (5.88%) Mentoring
19 527 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8969 (99.99%) Java
2 2816 (31.39%) JavaScript
3 2732 (30.46%) SQL
4 961 (10.71%) Python
5 834 (9.30%) Scala
6 696 (7.76%) C#
7 513 (5.72%) C++
8 341 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 309 (3.44%) Groovy
10 304 (3.39%) Ruby
11 298 (3.32%) PHP
12 199 (2.22%) Perl
13 182 (2.03%) C
14 145 (1.62%) Bash Shell
15 141 (1.57%) Go
16 134 (1.49%) Shell Script
17 90 (1.00%) Clojure
18 76 (0.85%) T-SQL
19 63 (0.70%) Objective-C
20 56 (0.62%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1532 (17.08%) Degree
2 598 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 182 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 96 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 80 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
6 68 (0.76%) PhD
7 36 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 34 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 34 (0.38%) Sun Certification
9 17 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 14 (0.16%) HND
11 12 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.067%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.067%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.067%) OCPJP
12 6 (0.067%) PMP
13 5 (0.056%) APMG
13 5 (0.056%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.045%) OCMJD
15 3 (0.033%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (4.16%) QA
2 43 (0.48%) MiFID
3 24 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.20%) EMIR
5 17 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.12%) SLA
7 10 (0.11%) GCP
8 9 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.045%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.022%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.022%) GDPR
10 2 (0.022%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.022%) TickIT
11 1 (0.011%) Basel II
11 1 (0.011%) Basel III
11 1 (0.011%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.011%) SEPA
System Software
1 401 (4.47%) Docker
2 31 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 28 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.30%) HDFS
5 17 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.14%) Dovecot
7 8 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.089%) vSphere
8 5 (0.056%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.022%) KVM
9 2 (0.022%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.022%) Xen
10 1 (0.011%) LXC
10 1 (0.011%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 199 (2.22%) Puppet
2 162 (1.81%) Ansible
3 119 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (0.86%) Kibana
5 71 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 59 (0.66%) logstash
7 36 (0.40%) Salt
8 25 (0.28%) Terraform
9 14 (0.16%) Mesos
10 12 (0.13%) Grafana
11 11 (0.12%) Packer
12 10 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.10%) StatsD
14 8 (0.089%) Nagios
15 7 (0.078%) Marathon
16 6 (0.067%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 5 (0.056%) Control-M
17 5 (0.056%) Hadoop YARN
17 5 (0.056%) MOM
17 5 (0.056%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1313 (14.64%) Oracle
2 175 (1.95%) Google
3 162 (1.81%) Sybase
4 153 (1.71%) SAP
5 132 (1.47%) TIBCO
6 131 (1.46%) Microsoft
7 116 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 83 (0.93%) IBM
9 69 (0.77%) Apple
9 69 (0.77%) hybris
10 55 (0.61%) Adobe
10 55 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (0.54%) Solace
12 44 (0.49%) Perforce
12 44 (0.49%) VMware
13 40 (0.45%) Talend
14 38 (0.42%) StreamBase
15 31 (0.35%) ATG
15 31 (0.35%) ION Trading
16 28 (0.31%) Twitter
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
North West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + shares, Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bens, flexi time, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + shares
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £21500 - £24000 per annum + be - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + be - shares, trips, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £58000 - £68000 per annum + be - bonus, travel + more
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000 per annum + Bonus, Pens, Health etc
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago