Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 63 48
Rank change year-on-year -18 -15 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 2,440 5,490 7,768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.84% 4.37% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 4.57% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,620 5,264 7,197
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £101,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 60,490 120,158 145,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,048 97,321 117,815
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Developer.

Salary trend for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Developer over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Developer in the UK

Java Developer
Top 17 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 24 January 2021. 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 -15 2,211 £65,000 - 524
London -10 1,177 £77,500 +3.33% 309
UK excluding London -2 1,161 £55,000 +4.76% 261
Work from Home -16 511 £62,500 -7.41% 116
South East -13 326 £62,500 +13.64% 63
South West +41 265 £50,000 - 34
North of England -16 226 £50,000 -1.48% 71
North West -36 114 £57,500 +4.55% 42
Midlands -4 112 £50,000 -4.76% 29
Scotland -21 91 £52,500 +5.00% 35
West Midlands +64 81 £50,000 -4.76% 20
East of England +52 80 £62,000 +7.83% 16
Yorkshire -20 68 £47,500 - 18
North East +50 43 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Wales -4 34 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East Midlands -33 31 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Northern Ireland +9 30 £40,000 -20.00% 9

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 2,439 (99.96%) Java
2 1,261 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
3 1,175 (48.16%) Spring
4 791 (32.42%) Microservices
5 778 (31.89%) JavaScript
6 632 (25.90%) TDD
7 619 (25.37%) Spring Boot
8 582 (23.85%) Finance
9 575 (23.57%) SQL
10 569 (23.32%) AWS
11 567 (23.24%) Docker
12 541 (22.17%) Java 8
13 487 (19.96%) DevOps
14 478 (19.59%) Kubernetes
15 446 (18.28%) Scrum
16 437 (17.91%) AngularJS
17 393 (16.11%) Software Engineering
18 387 (15.86%) React
19 360 (14.75%) Git (software)
20 347 (14.22%) Python
21 319 (13.07%) Jenkins
22 316 (12.95%) RESTful
23 311 (12.75%) REST
24 301 (12.34%) PostgreSQL
25 300 (12.30%) Hibernate
26 286 (11.72%) Kafka
27 282 (11.56%) Banking
28 279 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
29 276 (11.31%) Web Services
30 261 (10.70%) HTML

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
1 131 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (3.89%) Apache
3 89 (3.65%) Tomcat
4 77 (3.16%) Apache Spark
5 66 (2.70%) Confluence
6 48 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 25 (1.02%) JBoss
8 16 (0.66%) CMS
8 16 (0.66%) Mule
8 16 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 13 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
10 12 (0.49%) Mule ESB
11 8 (0.33%) GlassFish
11 8 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.33%) Tornado
12 7 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.20%) Camunda
14 5 (0.20%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 13 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (0.33%) InVision
2 8 (0.33%) Sketch
3 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.12%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 569 (23.32%) AWS
2 257 (10.53%) Azure
3 192 (7.87%) GCP
4 122 (5.00%) SaaS
5 99 (4.06%) Serverless
6 59 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
6 59 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
7 58 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
8 52 (2.13%) GitHub
9 47 (1.93%) Apigee
10 27 (1.11%) Stackdriver
11 23 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
12 21 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 21 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 21 (0.86%) PaaS
13 18 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.74%) IaaS
13 18 (0.74%) iPaaS
14 14 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.02%) HTTP
2 13 (0.53%) Internet
3 8 (0.33%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.12%) FTP
4 3 (0.12%) Network Security
4 3 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.082%) AMQP
5 2 (0.082%) VPN
6 1 (0.041%) DNS
6 1 (0.041%) DSL
6 1 (0.041%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (12.34%) PostgreSQL
2 221 (9.06%) NoSQL
3 197 (8.07%) MySQL
4 174 (7.13%) Relational Database
5 168 (6.89%) MongoDB
6 142 (5.82%) SQL Server
7 128 (5.25%) Big Data
8 74 (3.03%) Hadoop
9 71 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 47 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 43 (1.76%) Blockchain
11 43 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 33 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 27 (1.11%) DB2
14 25 (1.02%) KDB
15 23 (0.94%) Redis
16 21 (0.86%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.82%) Hazelcast
18 16 (0.66%) Oracle Database
19 15 (0.61%) HBase
Development Applications
1 360 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 319 (13.07%) Jenkins
3 246 (10.08%) Maven
4 241 (9.88%) JUnit
5 126 (5.16%) JIRA
6 120 (4.92%) Gradle
7 115 (4.71%) Mockito
8 69 (2.83%) IntelliJ
9 62 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 44 (1.80%) Subversion
11 43 (1.76%) GitLab
12 41 (1.68%) Artifactory
13 36 (1.48%) Selenium
14 31 (1.27%) Ant
14 31 (1.27%) SonarQube
15 28 (1.15%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.86%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (0.82%) DbUnit
17 20 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 582 (23.85%) Finance
2 282 (11.56%) Banking
3 162 (6.64%) Public Sector
4 159 (6.52%) Front Office
5 78 (3.20%) Retail
6 67 (2.75%) Games
6 67 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 61 (2.50%) Marketing
8 54 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 52 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 51 (2.09%) Electronics
11 31 (1.27%) Law
12 30 (1.23%) Back Office
13 19 (0.78%) Advertising
14 15 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.61%) Online Betting
15 10 (0.41%) French Language
16 8 (0.33%) Automotive
17 4 (0.16%) Legal
18 3 (0.12%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,175 (48.16%) Spring
2 619 (25.37%) Spring Boot
3 437 (17.91%) AngularJS
4 387 (15.86%) React
5 316 (12.95%) RESTful
6 311 (12.75%) REST
7 300 (12.30%) Hibernate
8 286 (11.72%) Kafka
9 276 (11.31%) Web Services
10 261 (10.70%) HTML
11 254 (10.41%) Node.js
12 243 (9.96%) CSS
13 129 (5.29%) J2EE
14 126 (5.16%) JMS
15 116 (4.75%) Apache Camel
16 114 (4.67%) RabbitMQ
17 107 (4.39%) ActiveMQ
18 105 (4.30%) SOAP
19 99 (4.06%) Java EE
20 89 (3.65%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 205 (8.40%) Greenfield Project
2 150 (6.15%) Fixed Income
3 107 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (4.34%) Algorithms
4 106 (4.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 98 (4.02%) Data Structures
6 86 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 59 (2.42%) User Experience
8 57 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 55 (2.25%) Hedge funds
10 53 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 52 (2.13%) Derivative
12 48 (1.97%) Equities
13 43 (1.76%) NHS
14 25 (1.02%) Cloud Native
15 23 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 21 (0.86%) Bitcoin
17 18 (0.74%) Social Network
18 17 (0.70%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 229 (9.39%) Linux
2 88 (3.61%) Unix
3 44 (1.80%) Windows
4 38 (1.56%) Android
5 17 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.29%) VMS
7 6 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.12%) CentOS
8 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.12%) Solaris
9 2 (0.082%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.041%) Debian
10 1 (0.041%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,261 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (32.42%) Microservices
3 632 (25.90%) TDD
4 487 (19.96%) DevOps
5 446 (18.28%) Scrum
6 393 (16.11%) Software Engineering
7 279 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 260 (10.66%) Multithreading
9 259 (10.61%) BDD
10 249 (10.20%) Fintech
11 214 (8.77%) Test Automation
12 190 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
13 165 (6.76%) Unit Testing
14 158 (6.48%) Computer Science
15 152 (6.23%) OO
16 144 (5.90%) MVC
17 132 (5.41%) Mentoring
18 128 (5.25%) SDLC
19 126 (5.16%) Kanban
20 119 (4.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2,439 (99.96%) Java
2 778 (31.89%) JavaScript
3 575 (23.57%) SQL
4 541 (22.17%) Java 8
5 347 (14.22%) Python
6 218 (8.93%) TypeScript
7 156 (6.39%) Kotlin
8 153 (6.27%) Scala
9 122 (5.00%) C#
10 85 (3.48%) C++
11 39 (1.60%) C
11 39 (1.60%) Go
12 37 (1.52%) ES6
13 36 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 33 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 31 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 28 (1.15%) Groovy
17 22 (0.90%) T-SQL
18 20 (0.82%) Perl
18 20 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 234 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 208 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 195 (7.99%) Degree
4 68 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (1.93%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.33%) SANS
8 7 (0.29%) PhD
9 5 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.16%) MCSD
10 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.12%) OCP
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.082%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.082%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.041%) MOS
13 1 (0.041%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.041%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.42%) QA
2 18 (0.74%) NIST
3 8 (0.33%) WCAG
4 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.20%) GDPR
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.12%) SLA
7 2 (0.082%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.082%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.082%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.082%) NCSC
7 2 (0.082%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.041%) PMO
System Software
1 567 (23.24%) Docker
2 18 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.41%) Postfix
4 6 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.20%) vSphere
6 2 (0.082%) Firmware
7 1 (0.041%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 478 (19.59%) Kubernetes
2 123 (5.04%) Terraform
3 72 (2.95%) Ansible
4 38 (1.56%) Puppet
5 34 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.31%) Grafana
7 9 (0.37%) Kibana
8 8 (0.33%) Packer
9 5 (0.20%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.20%) Rancher
10 4 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.12%) logstash
11 3 (0.12%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.041%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.041%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 175 (7.17%) Oracle
2 130 (5.33%) Google
3 51 (2.09%) Splunk
4 47 (1.93%) SAP
5 42 (1.72%) Microsoft
6 37 (1.52%) IBM
7 35 (1.43%) Solace
8 30 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 22 (0.90%) MuleSoft
10 21 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 20 (0.82%) TIBCO
12 15 (0.61%) Guidewire
12 15 (0.61%) WSO2
13 14 (0.57%) ION Trading
13 14 (0.57%) Sybase
14 13 (0.53%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.49%) Apple
15 12 (0.49%) Pega
15 12 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (0.37%) Talend