Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 8,725 9,648 9,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.01% 5.43% 4.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.21% 5.64% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,419 7,916 9,076
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.27%

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 167,485 170,923 196,281
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,503 139,507 164,804
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 0 8,210 £57,500 +4.55% 1,165
UK excluding London -10 4,342 £50,000 +8.70% 645
London +3 4,312 £67,500 +3.85% 611
South East +2 1,384 £52,500 +10.53% 161
North of England -20 886 £47,000 +2.17% 164
Midlands +4 569 £50,000 +17.65% 87
South West -9 559 £47,500 +5.56% 57
East of England -28 493 £50,000 +5.26% 85
North West -29 437 £47,500 - 88
Yorkshire -17 367 £45,000 -5.26% 67
West Midlands +26 355 £50,000 +25.00% 56
Scotland -12 336 £50,000 - 59
East Midlands +3 212 £50,000 +17.65% 30
North East -6 81 £45,000 +7.78% 9
Wales -3 78 £42,500 - 18
Northern Ireland -7 48 £40,000 -11.11% 13

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 8,722 (99.97%) Java
2 4,788 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
3 4,275 (49.00%) Spring
4 2,790 (31.98%) JavaScript
5 2,621 (30.04%) SQL
6 2,581 (29.58%) TDD
7 2,482 (28.45%) Finance
8 2,008 (23.01%) Java 8
9 1,976 (22.65%) Hibernate
10 1,896 (21.73%) HTML
11 1,809 (20.73%) Web Services
12 1,776 (20.36%) Microservices
13 1,740 (19.94%) Software Engineering
14 1,592 (18.25%) CSS
15 1,498 (17.17%) Scrum
16 1,489 (17.07%) AngularJS
17 1,481 (16.97%) Degree
18 1,414 (16.21%) Maven
19 1,347 (15.44%) Git (software)
20 1,317 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
21 1,295 (14.84%) J2EE
22 1,293 (14.82%) REST
23 1,291 (14.80%) OO
24 1,269 (14.54%) RESTful
25 1,261 (14.45%) Linux
26 1,227 (14.06%) Oracle
27 1,162 (13.32%) NoSQL
28 1,126 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
29 1,102 (12.63%) Docker
30 1,043 (11.95%) DevOps

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
1 706 (8.09%) Tomcat
2 463 (5.31%) JBoss
3 394 (4.52%) Apache
4 336 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 254 (2.91%) Apache Spark
6 193 (2.21%) WebLogic
7 188 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 174 (1.99%) Confluence
9 143 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 104 (1.19%) CMS
11 93 (1.07%) WildFly
12 87 (1.00%) Mule
13 75 (0.86%) Jetty
14 72 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 66 (0.76%) Apache Solr
16 49 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
17 39 (0.45%) Ethereum
17 39 (0.45%) Mule ESB
18 36 (0.41%) OpenStack
18 36 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.069%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.046%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.034%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.023%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.023%) Weka
6 1 (0.011%) GIMP
6 1 (0.011%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 39 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
3 26 (0.30%) Ripple
4 21 (0.24%) Magento
5 14 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.092%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.069%) Infor M3
9 5 (0.057%) LatentZero
9 5 (0.057%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.034%) Quorum
11 3 (0.034%) Ripple XRP
12 2 (0.023%) Fredhopper
12 2 (0.023%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.023%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.023%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 1 (0.011%) BASE24
13 1 (0.011%) JDE OneWorld
13 1 (0.011%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,317 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 326 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 217 (2.49%) GitHub
4 171 (1.96%) SaaS
5 165 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 96 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 91 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
8 77 (0.88%) OpenShift
9 73 (0.84%) Serverless
10 72 (0.83%) PaaS
11 55 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 37 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 37 (0.42%) IaaS
13 36 (0.41%) npm
14 27 (0.31%) Slack
15 25 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
16 24 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 24 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 20 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
18 18 (0.21%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 138 (1.58%) Internet
2 132 (1.51%) HTTP
3 89 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 31 (0.36%) SMS
5 28 (0.32%) AMQP
6 20 (0.23%) IPv6
6 20 (0.23%) SSL
6 20 (0.23%) Value-Added Service
7 17 (0.19%) SMPP
8 16 (0.18%) DNS
9 15 (0.17%) IPv4
10 14 (0.16%) Intranet
11 12 (0.14%) FIX Connectivity
11 12 (0.14%) SMTP
12 11 (0.13%) VPN
13 8 (0.092%) Network Security
13 8 (0.092%) Skype
14 7 (0.080%) SSH
15 6 (0.069%) Unified Communications
16 5 (0.057%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,162 (13.32%) NoSQL
2 872 (9.99%) MySQL
3 733 (8.40%) Relational Database
4 707 (8.10%) MongoDB
5 641 (7.35%) Big Data
6 500 (5.73%) SQL Server
7 377 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
8 369 (4.23%) Hadoop
9 330 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 258 (2.96%) RDBMS
11 227 (2.60%) Blockchain
12 159 (1.82%) Oracle Database
13 151 (1.73%) Redis
14 115 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 110 (1.26%) DB2
16 104 (1.19%) Neo4j
17 71 (0.81%) HBase
18 69 (0.79%) Hazelcast
19 59 (0.68%) Apache Hive
20 51 (0.58%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1,414 (16.21%) Maven
2 1,347 (15.44%) Git (software)
3 1,036 (11.87%) Jenkins
4 984 (11.28%) JUnit
5 507 (5.81%) JIRA
6 502 (5.75%) Subversion
7 481 (5.51%) Gradle
8 423 (4.85%) Selenium
9 388 (4.45%) Eclipse
10 348 (3.99%) Cucumber
11 224 (2.57%) Mockito
12 215 (2.46%) Ant
13 148 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 145 (1.66%) Vagrant
15 131 (1.50%) IntelliJ
16 121 (1.39%) TeamCity
17 113 (1.30%) TestNG
18 98 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
19 85 (0.97%) Bitbucket
20 82 (0.94%) Protractor
General
1 2,482 (28.45%) Finance
2 984 (11.28%) Banking
3 468 (5.36%) Front Office
4 413 (4.73%) Investment Banking
5 349 (4.00%) Retail
6 323 (3.70%) Games
7 321 (3.68%) Advertising
8 212 (2.43%) Financial Institution
9 170 (1.95%) Telecoms
10 150 (1.72%) Marketing
11 97 (1.11%) Law
12 90 (1.03%) Electronics
13 83 (0.95%) Manufacturing
14 82 (0.94%) Back Office
15 74 (0.85%) Retail Banking
16 46 (0.53%) Publishing
17 36 (0.41%) Automotive
18 27 (0.31%) Legal
19 21 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 20 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,275 (49.00%) Spring
2 1,976 (22.65%) Hibernate
3 1,896 (21.73%) HTML
4 1,809 (20.73%) Web Services
5 1,592 (18.25%) CSS
6 1,489 (17.07%) AngularJS
7 1,295 (14.84%) J2EE
8 1,293 (14.82%) REST
9 1,269 (14.54%) RESTful
10 994 (11.39%) Spring Boot
11 874 (10.02%) XML
12 867 (9.94%) Java EE
13 797 (9.13%) React
14 632 (7.24%) HTML5
15 563 (6.45%) SOAP
16 560 (6.42%) Node.js
17 520 (5.96%) jQuery
18 468 (5.36%) JSON
19 421 (4.83%) Spring MVC
20 412 (4.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1,034 (11.85%) Computer Science
2 802 (9.19%) Greenfield Project
3 768 (8.80%) Fintech
4 398 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 363 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
6 333 (3.82%) Algorithms
7 260 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
8 252 (2.89%) User Experience
9 223 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 208 (2.38%) Mobile App
11 195 (2.23%) Equities
12 191 (2.19%) Data Structures
13 171 (1.96%) Derivative
14 169 (1.94%) Hedge funds
15 166 (1.90%) Fixed Income
16 123 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
17 78 (0.89%) Online Games
18 67 (0.77%) Bitcoin
19 57 (0.65%) Virtual Team
20 54 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,261 (14.45%) Linux
2 441 (5.05%) Unix
3 242 (2.77%) Android
4 238 (2.73%) Windows
5 142 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 43 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 33 (0.38%) CentOS
8 32 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.33%) AIX
10 24 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 20 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.18%) Solaris
12 16 (0.18%) Windows Server
13 15 (0.17%) FreeBSD
13 15 (0.17%) openSUSE
14 10 (0.11%) HPUX
15 5 (0.057%) Debian
16 4 (0.046%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.034%) Fedora
17 3 (0.034%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,788 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2,581 (29.58%) TDD
3 1,776 (20.36%) Microservices
4 1,740 (19.94%) Software Engineering
5 1,498 (17.17%) Scrum
6 1,291 (14.80%) OO
7 1,126 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
8 1,043 (11.95%) DevOps
9 932 (10.68%) BDD
10 920 (10.54%) MVC
11 915 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
12 868 (9.95%) Multithreading
13 854 (9.79%) Test Automation
14 780 (8.94%) SDLC
15 600 (6.88%) Mentoring
16 582 (6.67%) Web Development
17 575 (6.59%) Open Source
18 568 (6.51%) SOA
19 538 (6.17%) Unit Testing
20 526 (6.03%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 8,722 (99.97%) Java
2 2,790 (31.98%) JavaScript
3 2,621 (30.04%) SQL
4 2,008 (23.01%) Java 8
5 904 (10.36%) Python
6 800 (9.17%) Scala
7 622 (7.13%) C#
8 524 (6.01%) PHP
9 425 (4.87%) C++
10 291 (3.34%) PL/SQL
11 257 (2.95%) Groovy
12 245 (2.81%) C
13 228 (2.61%) Ruby
14 212 (2.43%) Kotlin
15 133 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 133 (1.52%) TypeScript
16 120 (1.38%) Bash Shell
17 115 (1.32%) Java 9
18 112 (1.28%) Go
19 108 (1.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,481 (16.97%) Degree
2 524 (6.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 206 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 100 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 89 (1.02%) Master's Degree
6 65 (0.74%) PhD
7 60 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
8 56 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.31%) Sun Certification
10 15 (0.17%) HND
11 13 (0.15%) AWS Certification
12 11 (0.13%) CISSP
12 11 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.10%) CSSLP
14 7 (0.080%) OCPJP
15 5 (0.057%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.046%) ISEB
17 3 (0.034%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.034%) CFA
17 3 (0.034%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (4.31%) QA
2 32 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 25 (0.29%) GCP
4 20 (0.23%) SLA
5 19 (0.22%) GDPR
6 15 (0.17%) MiFID
7 14 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.069%) SEPA
9 5 (0.057%) EMIR
10 4 (0.046%) DICOM
10 4 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.046%) PMO
10 4 (0.046%) PSD2
11 3 (0.034%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1,102 (12.63%) Docker
2 34 (0.39%) HDFS
3 28 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (0.31%) GridGain
5 11 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.046%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.034%) OpenDJ
9 3 (0.034%) OpenIDM
9 3 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.023%) Firmware
10 2 (0.023%) LXC
11 1 (0.011%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.011%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 316 (3.62%) Ansible
2 309 (3.54%) Kubernetes
3 228 (2.61%) Terraform
4 198 (2.27%) Puppet
5 166 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (0.34%) Salt
7 24 (0.28%) Prometheus
8 20 (0.23%) logstash
9 15 (0.17%) Icinga
9 15 (0.17%) Kibana
10 14 (0.16%) Cobbler
11 12 (0.14%) Marathon
11 12 (0.14%) Mesos
12 9 (0.10%) Nagios
13 8 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.080%) Graphite
15 6 (0.069%) Ambari
15 6 (0.069%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.069%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,227 (14.06%) Oracle
2 303 (3.47%) Google
3 197 (2.26%) Sybase
4 117 (1.34%) SAP
5 115 (1.32%) Microsoft
6 106 (1.21%) IBM
7 94 (1.08%) TIBCO
8 77 (0.88%) Capita
9 70 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 66 (0.76%) hybris
11 63 (0.72%) Red Hat
12 55 (0.63%) Atlassian
13 53 (0.61%) Adobe
14 46 (0.53%) Splunk
15 45 (0.52%) WorldPay
16 40 (0.46%) Twitter
16 40 (0.46%) VMware
17 33 (0.38%) Facebook
17 33 (0.38%) Solace
18 32 (0.37%) Apple