Java Developer Jobs

Java Developer
UK

The median Java Developer salary in the UK is £75,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 16 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
16 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 325 188 169
Rank change year-on-year -137 -19 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Developer 854 1,630 4,553
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.92% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 2.10% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 690 1,322 2,637
10th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £45,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
75th Percentile £100,000 £108,750 £97,500
90th Percentile £142,500 £130,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +19.05%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,221 77,630 172,276
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.62% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 66,169 53,196 89,143
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,439 £44,192 £43,263
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,125
% change year-on-year -5.66% +3.67% +7.63%

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 16 July 2024.

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 16 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -135 716 £80,000 -3.03% 87
London -68 443 £92,500 - 37
UK excluding London -157 372 £60,000 -7.69% 61
Work from Home -140 310 £85,000 +13.33% 57
South East -80 110 £70,000 +7.69% 16
North of England -35 70 £60,000 -14.29% 14
Scotland -81 66 £60,000 -10.45% 7
North West -20 61 £62,500 -16.67% 11
South West -82 53 £58,750 -6.75% 10
Midlands -75 29 £47,500 -20.83% 6
Wales +25 22 £43,500 -13.00% 1
West Midlands -39 15 £50,000 -16.67% 6
East of England -29 14 £52,500 -25.00% 7
East Midlands -35 13 £42,500 -50.00%
Northern Ireland -12 8 £58,750 +17.50% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £55,000 -12.00% 3
North East -23 4 £57,500 -17.86%

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 16 July 2024, Java Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 852 (99.77%) Java
2 420 (49.18%) AWS
3 345 (40.40%) Spring
4 291 (34.07%) Agile
5 284 (33.26%) Spring Boot
6 265 (31.03%) Finance
7 228 (26.70%) JavaScript
8 212 (24.82%) Microservices
9 211 (24.71%) Docker
10 207 (24.24%) Kubernetes
11 184 (21.55%) SQL
12 168 (19.67%) Software Engineering
13 152 (17.80%) Banking
14 151 (17.68%) TDD
15 138 (16.16%) Full Stack Development
16 136 (15.93%) Python
17 129 (15.11%) Social Skills
18 125 (14.64%) REST
19 122 (14.29%) Fintech
20 120 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
21 115 (13.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 113 (13.23%) AngularJS
22 113 (13.23%) CI/CD
23 112 (13.11%) Front Office
24 111 (13.00%) Hibernate
25 110 (12.88%) Low Latency
25 110 (12.88%) SDLC
26 106 (12.41%) TypeScript
26 106 (12.41%) Kafka
26 106 (12.41%) PostgreSQL

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 77 (9.02%) Apache
2 55 (6.44%) Apache Airflow
3 15 (1.76%) OpenStack
4 13 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.41%) Confluence
6 11 (1.29%) JBoss
7 8 (0.94%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.70%) nginx
8 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Fuse
8 6 (0.70%) WildFly
9 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.12%) CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Documentum
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) GemFire
9 1 (0.12%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 420 (49.18%) AWS
2 97 (11.36%) GCP
3 95 (11.12%) Azure
4 55 (6.44%) dbt
5 51 (5.97%) Snowflake
6 47 (5.50%) Serverless
7 46 (5.39%) Amazon ECS
8 42 (4.92%) Amazon EKS
9 25 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (2.93%) SaaS
10 18 (2.11%) OpenShift
11 17 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (1.64%) GitHub
13 10 (1.17%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.82%) Azure DevOps
15 5 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.23%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.47%) Internet
3 3 (0.35%) FTP
3 3 (0.35%) HTTP
3 3 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (12.41%) PostgreSQL
2 60 (7.03%) NoSQL
3 56 (6.56%) Apache Ignite
4 55 (6.44%) Amazon Athena
4 55 (6.44%) Apache Arrow
4 55 (6.44%) Dremio
4 55 (6.44%) Relational Database
5 51 (5.97%) Data Lake
6 37 (4.33%) MySQL
7 32 (3.75%) MongoDB
8 28 (3.28%) SQL Server
9 15 (1.76%) DB2
10 13 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.41%) Big Data
11 12 (1.41%) Redis
12 10 (1.17%) DynamoDB
13 8 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.94%) CouchDB
14 7 (0.82%) Flink
14 7 (0.82%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 97 (11.36%) Git
2 92 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 58 (6.79%) JUnit
4 41 (4.80%) Maven
5 31 (3.63%) Selenium
6 26 (3.04%) JIRA
7 25 (2.93%) GitLab
8 20 (2.34%) Mockito
9 17 (1.99%) IntelliJ
10 12 (1.41%) Gradle
11 11 (1.29%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.17%) Bitbucket
13 9 (1.05%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.82%) CircleCI
15 6 (0.70%) JMeter
16 5 (0.59%) SonarQube
17 3 (0.35%) Artifactory
17 3 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 3 (0.35%) TestNG
18 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 265 (31.03%) Finance
2 152 (17.80%) Banking
3 129 (15.11%) Social Skills
4 112 (13.11%) Front Office
5 101 (11.83%) Investment Banking
6 39 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (3.86%) Games
8 20 (2.34%) Public Sector
9 19 (2.22%) Tech for Good
10 14 (1.64%) Marketing
11 13 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 10 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 10 (1.17%) Turkish Language
13 7 (0.82%) Law
13 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.70%) Police
15 5 (0.59%) Electronics
16 4 (0.47%) Advertising
17 3 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (40.40%) Spring
2 284 (33.26%) Spring Boot
3 125 (14.64%) REST
4 113 (13.23%) AngularJS
5 111 (13.00%) Hibernate
6 106 (12.41%) Kafka
7 105 (12.30%) React
8 84 (9.84%) HTML
9 75 (8.78%) CSS
10 61 (7.14%) gRPC
10 61 (7.14%) Web Services
11 58 (6.79%) NumPy
11 58 (6.79%) Pandas
12 55 (6.44%) Protocol Buffers
12 55 (6.44%) SciPy
13 36 (4.22%) RESTful
14 35 (4.10%) JSON
14 35 (4.10%) XML
15 34 (3.98%) Node.js
16 30 (3.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (13.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 77 (9.02%) Fixed Income
3 70 (8.20%) Equities
3 70 (8.20%) Hedge funds
4 56 (6.56%) Derivative
5 45 (5.27%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (3.98%) Distributed Systems
8 26 (3.04%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.87%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.64%) Product Ownership
11 13 (1.52%) Onboarding
12 8 (0.94%) Distributed Computing
12 8 (0.94%) FPGA
12 8 (0.94%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.94%) PropTech
12 8 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 55 (6.44%) Linux
2 17 (1.99%) Unix
3 3 (0.35%) Windows
4 1 (0.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (34.07%) Agile
2 212 (24.82%) Microservices
3 168 (19.67%) Software Engineering
4 151 (17.68%) TDD
5 138 (16.16%) Full Stack Development
6 122 (14.29%) Fintech
7 120 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
8 113 (13.23%) CI/CD
9 110 (12.88%) Low Latency
9 110 (12.88%) SDLC
10 92 (10.77%) Mentoring
11 91 (10.66%) DevOps
12 71 (8.31%) Scrum
13 67 (7.85%) Asset Management
14 66 (7.73%) Multithreading
15 59 (6.91%) Line Management
16 52 (6.09%) Containerisation
17 50 (5.85%) Computer Science
18 48 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (5.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 852 (99.77%) Java
2 228 (26.70%) JavaScript
3 184 (21.55%) SQL
4 136 (15.93%) Python
5 106 (12.41%) TypeScript
6 51 (5.97%) Kotlin
7 19 (2.22%) C++
8 17 (1.99%) C#
9 13 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.41%) Scala
11 11 (1.29%) Go
12 8 (0.94%) C
13 7 (0.82%) Groovy
14 6 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.70%) Perl
14 6 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.59%) PHP
15 5 (0.59%) Ruby
16 4 (0.47%) Clojure
17 3 (0.35%) Bash
Qualifications
1 82 (9.60%) Degree
2 48 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 35 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.76%) Master's Degree
6 12 (1.41%) PhD
7 11 (1.29%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.94%) AWS Certified Developer
8 8 (0.94%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Certification
11 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.40%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) MiFID
3 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
System Software
1 211 (24.71%) Docker
2 9 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.12%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 207 (24.24%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.92%) Terraform
3 31 (3.63%) Ansible
4 10 (1.17%) Kibana
5 6 (0.70%) Grafana
6 3 (0.35%) Kustomize
6 3 (0.35%) Packer
7 2 (0.23%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.12%) Consul
8 1 (0.12%) Istio
8 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (6.21%) Oracle
2 19 (2.22%) Google
3 18 (2.11%) Bloomberg
3 18 (2.11%) Reuters
4 15 (1.76%) WSO2
5 9 (1.05%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.05%) Sybase
6 6 (0.70%) Red Hat
6 6 (0.70%) Splunk
7 5 (0.59%) ForgeRock
7 5 (0.59%) SAP
7 5 (0.59%) Sony
8 4 (0.47%) Dynatrace
8 4 (0.47%) Facebook
8 4 (0.47%) Vertica
9 3 (0.35%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.23%) Confluent
10 2 (0.23%) Solace
10 2 (0.23%) StreamBase
11 1 (0.12%) CyberTech