Period
to

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Engineer
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 287 291 288
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 2,313 1,337 729
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.17% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.29% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,034 964 650
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.24% +7.41% +17.39%
75th Percentile £112,500 £92,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £131,250 £119,625 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 157,044 103,898 61,800
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,149 73,476 50,466
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Engineer over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 8 August 2022. 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 +5 2,046 £85,000 +13.33% 172
London +16 1,569 £90,000 +5.88% 114
Work from Home -5 1,160 £77,500 +3.33% 80
UK excluding London -96 469 £60,000 +9.09% 65
South East -14 183 £60,000 - 12
North of England -134 81 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Midlands -19 77 £56,250 +2.27% 8
West Midlands -21 64 £55,000 - 5
East of England -54 47 £60,000 -17.24% 6
Yorkshire -83 42 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Scotland -49 40 £80,000 +77.78% 5
North West -38 37 £57,500 -4.17% 11
South West -37 28 £52,500 - 12
East Midlands -12 13 £68,750 +5.77% 3
Wales -12 9 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £90,000 - 3
North East -43 2 £40,000 -20.00% 2

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, Java Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Java Engineer in the job title.

1 2,313 (100.00%) Java
2 1,503 (64.98%) Agile
3 1,324 (57.24%) AWS
4 1,318 (56.98%) Microservices
5 1,257 (54.35%) Software Engineering
6 1,105 (47.77%) Spring
7 1,046 (45.22%) Finance
8 944 (40.81%) Docker
9 869 (37.57%) Kubernetes
10 743 (32.12%) TDD
11 739 (31.95%) Azure
12 709 (30.65%) CI/CD
13 688 (29.74%) RESTful
14 681 (29.44%) JavaScript
15 676 (29.23%) Spring Boot
16 643 (27.80%) Git (software)
17 601 (25.98%) Mentoring
18 591 (25.55%) Kafka
19 590 (25.51%) Maven
20 568 (24.56%) Test Automation
21 558 (24.12%) Python
22 557 (24.08%) DevOps
23 539 (23.30%) GCP
24 531 (22.96%) Serverless
25 504 (21.79%) Scrum
26 500 (21.62%) Gradle
27 495 (21.40%) PostgreSQL
28 484 (20.93%) SQL
28 484 (20.93%) BDD
29 475 (20.54%) React

Java Engineer 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
1 247 (10.68%) Apache Spark
2 48 (2.08%) CMS
3 40 (1.73%) Confluence
4 20 (0.86%) Camunda
4 20 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 16 (0.69%) nginx
6 11 (0.48%) Apache
7 9 (0.39%) ColdFusion
7 9 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.17%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.13%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.13%) JBoss
11 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.086%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.086%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.086%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.043%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,324 (57.24%) AWS
2 739 (31.95%) Azure
3 539 (23.30%) GCP
4 531 (22.96%) Serverless
5 347 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
6 270 (11.67%) OpenShift
7 197 (8.52%) Cloud Functions
8 172 (7.44%) PaaS
9 126 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
10 100 (4.32%) GitHub
11 98 (4.24%) Amazon S3
12 82 (3.55%) Azure DevOps
13 66 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
14 65 (2.81%) Amazon EKS
15 47 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
16 45 (1.95%) Datadog
17 31 (1.34%) SaaS
18 28 (1.21%) Azure Functions
19 18 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
20 17 (0.73%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 205 (8.86%) Internet
2 60 (2.59%) HTTP
3 40 (1.73%) Kerberos
4 29 (1.25%) NFC
5 19 (0.82%) MQTT
6 8 (0.35%) PPP
7 7 (0.30%) Bluetooth
7 7 (0.30%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.26%) DNS
8 6 (0.26%) VoIP
9 5 (0.22%) SMTP
9 5 (0.22%) SSL
10 3 (0.13%) Firewall
10 3 (0.13%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.086%) AMQP
12 1 (0.043%) Broadband
12 1 (0.043%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.043%) FIX Connectivity
12 1 (0.043%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (21.40%) PostgreSQL
2 411 (17.77%) NoSQL
3 391 (16.90%) Relational Database
4 372 (16.08%) MongoDB
5 363 (15.69%) MySQL
6 238 (10.29%) SQL Server
7 218 (9.42%) Flink
8 204 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 125 (5.40%) Elasticsearch
10 118 (5.10%) Redis
11 78 (3.37%) RDBMS
12 56 (2.42%) Amazon Aurora
13 49 (2.12%) Hadoop
14 43 (1.86%) Big Data
15 36 (1.56%) DynamoDB
16 31 (1.34%) Apache Hive
17 25 (1.08%) Hazelcast
18 20 (0.86%) BigQuery
19 15 (0.65%) Oracle Database
20 14 (0.61%) Presto
Development Applications
1 643 (27.80%) Git (software)
2 590 (25.51%) Maven
3 500 (21.62%) Gradle
4 470 (20.32%) Jenkins
5 313 (13.53%) JUnit
6 294 (12.71%) JIRA
7 235 (10.16%) Mockito
8 222 (9.60%) Subversion
9 196 (8.47%) Ant
10 110 (4.76%) Cucumber
11 83 (3.59%) GitLab
12 79 (3.42%) Selenium
13 52 (2.25%) SonarQube
14 48 (2.08%) Bitbucket
14 48 (2.08%) WebDriver
15 44 (1.90%) Liquibase
16 43 (1.86%) RSpec
17 29 (1.25%) Postman
18 27 (1.17%) JMeter
19 23 (0.99%) Eclipse
General
1 1,046 (45.22%) Finance
2 414 (17.90%) Social Skills
3 380 (16.43%) Manufacturing
4 360 (15.56%) Banking
5 240 (10.38%) Front Office
6 158 (6.83%) Games
7 142 (6.14%) Retail
8 119 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
9 106 (4.58%) Law
10 82 (3.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 47 (2.03%) Marketing
12 45 (1.95%) Legal
13 37 (1.60%) Investment Banking
14 26 (1.12%) Financial Institution
15 24 (1.04%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.82%) Advertising
17 17 (0.73%) Esports
17 17 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.69%) Billing
19 13 (0.56%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,105 (47.77%) Spring
2 688 (29.74%) RESTful
3 676 (29.23%) Spring Boot
4 591 (25.55%) Kafka
5 475 (20.54%) React
6 316 (13.66%) REST
7 308 (13.32%) Hibernate
8 274 (11.85%) CSS
9 262 (11.33%) HTML
10 235 (10.16%) .NET
11 214 (9.25%) JDBC
12 195 (8.43%) ASP.NET
13 193 (8.34%) JSON
14 181 (7.83%) gRPC
15 166 (7.18%) JPA
16 157 (6.79%) AngularJS
17 151 (6.53%) RabbitMQ
18 139 (6.01%) Web Services
19 135 (5.84%) GraphQL
20 123 (5.32%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 375 (16.21%) Life Science
2 266 (11.50%) Algorithms
3 220 (9.51%) Data Structures
4 205 (8.86%) Hedge funds
5 200 (8.65%) Linux Command Line
6 134 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
7 133 (5.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 129 (5.58%) Fixed Income
9 111 (4.80%) Equities
10 96 (4.15%) Cloud Native
11 79 (3.42%) Public Cloud
12 71 (3.07%) Derivative
13 70 (3.03%) User Experience
14 58 (2.51%) Mobile App
15 43 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
16 38 (1.64%) Data Centre
17 36 (1.56%) Virtual Team
18 35 (1.51%) Legacy Code
19 34 (1.47%) Online Games
20 33 (1.43%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 240 (10.38%) Unix
2 171 (7.39%) Linux
3 42 (1.82%) Windows
4 39 (1.69%) Mac OS X
5 31 (1.34%) Android
6 17 (0.73%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (0.39%) OpenVMS
9 6 (0.26%) Debian
10 5 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.043%) CentOS
13 1 (0.043%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,503 (64.98%) Agile
2 1,318 (56.98%) Microservices
3 1,257 (54.35%) Software Engineering
4 743 (32.12%) TDD
5 709 (30.65%) CI/CD
6 601 (25.98%) Mentoring
7 568 (24.56%) Test Automation
8 557 (24.08%) DevOps
9 504 (21.79%) Scrum
10 484 (20.93%) BDD
11 464 (20.06%) Coaching
12 423 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
13 422 (18.24%) Innovative Thinking
14 375 (16.21%) OOP
15 319 (13.79%) User Stories
16 300 (12.97%) SDLC
17 282 (12.19%) Investment Management
18 272 (11.76%) Fintech
19 255 (11.02%) MVC
20 246 (10.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,313 (100.00%) Java
2 681 (29.44%) JavaScript
3 558 (24.12%) Python
4 484 (20.93%) SQL
5 256 (11.07%) TypeScript
6 229 (9.90%) Shell Script
7 224 (9.68%) Kotlin
8 212 (9.17%) Perl
9 197 (8.52%) PowerShell
9 197 (8.52%) Ruby
10 195 (8.43%) PHP
11 126 (5.45%) Scala
12 86 (3.72%) Go
13 77 (3.33%) C#
14 51 (2.20%) C++
15 12 (0.52%) Rust
16 10 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.39%) Pascal
18 7 (0.30%) Lua
19 6 (0.26%) Bash
Qualifications
1 196 (8.47%) Degree
2 67 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 48 (2.08%) Master's Degree
5 44 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
7 9 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.35%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.22%) ISEB
9 5 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.13%) CFA
11 1 (0.043%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (13.71%) QA
2 22 (0.95%) Accessibility
3 9 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.086%) SLA
System Software
1 944 (40.81%) Docker
2 39 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 12 (0.52%) HDFS
4 5 (0.22%) etcd
5 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 869 (37.57%) Kubernetes
2 234 (10.12%) Terraform
3 137 (5.92%) Ansible
4 49 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
6 38 (1.64%) Puppet
7 21 (0.91%) Istio
8 17 (0.73%) Argo
8 17 (0.73%) Kubeflow
9 15 (0.65%) Grafana
10 12 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (0.52%) Oozie
11 11 (0.48%) Kibana
12 4 (0.17%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.043%) Opsview
13 1 (0.043%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 443 (19.15%) Google
2 422 (18.24%) Microsoft
3 99 (4.28%) Oracle
4 48 (2.08%) Confluent
5 43 (1.86%) Spotify
6 21 (0.91%) Atlassian
7 18 (0.78%) BT
8 15 (0.65%) FIS
9 14 (0.61%) Sun
10 12 (0.52%) Marin
11 11 (0.48%) Zopa
12 10 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.39%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.35%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.30%) Splunk
16 6 (0.26%) IBM
16 6 (0.26%) Sybase
17 5 (0.22%) Guidewire
17 5 (0.22%) Solace
17 5 (0.22%) TIBCO