Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 282 282
Rank change year-on-year +13 0 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,003 1,256 1,748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.11% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.16% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 878 1,052 1,489
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,556 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -4.35%
75th Percentile £82,250 £89,063 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £112,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 77,171 108,316 142,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.36% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60,815 87,918 115,276
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,529 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 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 +24 926 £65,000 - 156
London +35 512 £75,000 -6.25% 84
UK excluding London +47 454 £52,500 - 76
Work from Home +4 232 £60,000 -20.00% 55
North of England +50 158 £52,500 - 36
South East +62 124 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Yorkshire +50 99 £52,500 - 20
South West -12 65 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Scotland +14 43 £48,750 -4.88% 4
Midlands -22 32 £55,000 +4.76% 10
North West -5 30 £61,250 +13.95% 14
North East +38 29 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands +38 25 £52,500 +5.00% 8
East of England +35 24 £57,500 +15.00% 8
East Midlands -41 7 £72,500 +31.82% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £58,750 -
Wales +16 3 £50,000 +18.09% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 1,001 (99.80%) Java
2 640 (63.81%) Software Engineering
3 515 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
4 414 (41.28%) Microservices
5 381 (37.99%) Spring
6 380 (37.89%) AWS
7 337 (33.60%) Docker
8 284 (28.32%) DevOps
9 283 (28.22%) SQL
10 281 (28.02%) Kubernetes
11 242 (24.13%) TDD
12 219 (21.83%) Spring Boot
13 214 (21.34%) Python
14 202 (20.14%) Finance
15 191 (19.04%) JavaScript
16 170 (16.95%) Test Automation
16 170 (16.95%) NoSQL
17 155 (15.45%) OO
18 153 (15.25%) BDD
19 147 (14.66%) Azure
20 143 (14.26%) PostgreSQL
21 141 (14.06%) Kafka
22 137 (13.66%) Java 8
23 135 (13.46%) Git (software)
23 135 (13.46%) Banking
24 127 (12.66%) Web Services
25 124 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
25 124 (12.36%) Jenkins
26 122 (12.16%) Linux
27 121 (12.06%) REST

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 60 (5.98%) Apache Spark
2 54 (5.38%) Apache
3 44 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.80%) Confluence
5 8 (0.80%) Tornado
5 8 (0.80%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.70%) Jupyter
6 7 (0.70%) nginx
7 5 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.40%) JBoss
8 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.20%) CMS
10 1 (0.100%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.100%) FormScape
10 1 (0.100%) Jetty
10 1 (0.100%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.100%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.100%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.100%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.100%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.100%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 380 (37.89%) AWS
2 147 (14.66%) Azure
3 121 (12.06%) GCP
4 73 (7.28%) Serverless
5 58 (5.78%) AWS Lambda
6 51 (5.08%) Amazon ECS
6 51 (5.08%) SaaS
7 29 (2.89%) Apigee
8 28 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.60%) OpenShift
11 12 (1.20%) GitHub
12 9 (0.90%) PaaS
13 6 (0.60%) CloudBees
13 6 (0.60%) WhatsApp
14 5 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.40%) Boomi
15 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.09%) HTTP
2 3 (0.30%) Bluetooth
2 3 (0.30%) Internet
3 2 (0.20%) DSL
3 2 (0.20%) Firewall
3 2 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.100%) AMQP
4 1 (0.100%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.100%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.100%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (16.95%) NoSQL
2 143 (14.26%) PostgreSQL
3 115 (11.47%) MySQL
4 93 (9.27%) Big Data
5 75 (7.48%) SQL Server
6 74 (7.38%) Relational Database
7 67 (6.68%) Hadoop
8 46 (4.59%) Amazon Redshift
9 35 (3.49%) RDBMS
9 35 (3.49%) Redis
10 33 (3.29%) MongoDB
11 28 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 27 (2.69%) Amazon Aurora
13 25 (2.49%) BigQuery
14 16 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.10%) Hazelcast
16 8 (0.80%) Blockchain
16 8 (0.80%) Flink
17 7 (0.70%) Apache Hive
18 6 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 135 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 124 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 92 (9.17%) Maven
4 62 (6.18%) Subversion
5 60 (5.98%) Selenium
6 49 (4.89%) JUnit
6 49 (4.89%) Mercurial
7 44 (4.39%) GitLab
8 40 (3.99%) Cucumber
9 39 (3.89%) JIRA
10 34 (3.39%) Gradle
11 30 (2.99%) Artifactory
12 26 (2.59%) Bitbucket
13 20 (1.99%) SoapUI
14 16 (1.60%) WebDriver
15 12 (1.20%) IntelliJ
16 11 (1.10%) Eclipse
16 11 (1.10%) SonarQube
17 10 (1.00%) Postman
17 10 (1.00%) Travis CI
General
1 202 (20.14%) Finance
2 135 (13.46%) Banking
3 57 (5.68%) Retail
4 45 (4.49%) Games
5 38 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.89%) Law
7 21 (2.09%) Front Office
8 17 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.60%) Public Sector
10 15 (1.50%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.40%) Private Banking
12 12 (1.20%) Electronics
13 11 (1.10%) Billing
13 11 (1.10%) Marketing
14 10 (1.00%) Publishing
15 6 (0.60%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.30%) Legal
16 3 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (37.99%) Spring
2 219 (21.83%) Spring Boot
3 141 (14.06%) Kafka
4 127 (12.66%) Web Services
5 121 (12.06%) REST
6 107 (10.67%) RESTful
7 102 (10.17%) Hibernate
8 89 (8.87%) React
9 74 (7.38%) AngularJS
10 70 (6.98%) Node.js
11 62 (6.18%) gRPC
12 61 (6.08%) HTML
13 54 (5.38%) J2EE
14 53 (5.28%) CSS
15 43 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
16 38 (3.79%) Swagger
17 32 (3.19%) SOAP
18 28 (2.79%) OAuth
19 26 (2.59%) .NET
20 24 (2.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.47%) Algorithms
1 95 (9.47%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (7.98%) Data Structures
3 54 (5.38%) Hedge funds
4 33 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 25 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.49%) Cloud Native
6 24 (2.39%) Pricing Data
7 17 (1.69%) Equities
7 17 (1.69%) Smartphone
7 17 (1.69%) Video on Demand
8 12 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.20%) User Experience
9 11 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
10 9 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.80%) Blog
11 8 (0.80%) Derivative
11 8 (0.80%) iPad
11 8 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 122 (12.16%) Linux
2 37 (3.69%) Unix
3 21 (2.09%) Windows
4 16 (1.60%) Ubuntu
5 11 (1.10%) Android
6 10 (1.00%) CoreOS
6 10 (1.00%) zOS
7 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.20%) CentOS
8 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.100%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (63.81%) Software Engineering
2 515 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 414 (41.28%) Microservices
4 284 (28.32%) DevOps
5 242 (24.13%) TDD
6 170 (16.95%) Test Automation
7 155 (15.45%) OO
8 153 (15.25%) BDD
9 124 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
10 107 (10.67%) Fintech
11 93 (9.27%) Scrum
12 92 (9.17%) Open Source
13 83 (8.28%) Computer Science
14 82 (8.18%) Mentoring
15 79 (7.88%) Analytics
16 72 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
17 68 (6.78%) OOP
18 63 (6.28%) Asset Management
19 57 (5.68%) Decision-Making
19 57 (5.68%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,001 (99.80%) Java
2 283 (28.22%) SQL
3 214 (21.34%) Python
4 191 (19.04%) JavaScript
5 137 (13.66%) Java 8
6 55 (5.48%) C#
7 53 (5.28%) Scala
8 46 (4.59%) Go
9 43 (4.29%) TypeScript
10 38 (3.79%) Kotlin
11 34 (3.39%) C++
12 25 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.60%) Groovy
14 13 (1.30%) C
15 12 (1.20%) PHP
16 8 (0.80%) Ruby
17 7 (0.70%) Haskell
18 6 (0.60%) Perl
19 5 (0.50%) PowerShell
20 4 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (10.87%) Degree
2 63 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 60 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (0.70%) OSCE
5 7 (0.70%) OSCP
5 7 (0.70%) PhD
6 5 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.20%) HNC
8 2 (0.20%) HND
8 2 (0.20%) ISEB
8 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.100%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.38%) QA
2 7 (0.70%) GDPR
2 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.70%) NIST
2 7 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.70%) SOC 1
2 7 (0.70%) SOC 2
3 5 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.50%) EMIR
3 5 (0.50%) MiFID
4 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 337 (33.60%) Docker
2 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.100%) KVM
Systems Management
1 281 (28.02%) Kubernetes
2 76 (7.58%) Terraform
3 57 (5.68%) Ansible
4 34 (3.39%) Puppet
5 23 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (0.90%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.70%) Consul
7 7 (0.70%) linkerd
8 6 (0.60%) Grafana
8 6 (0.60%) Rancher
9 4 (0.40%) SCOM
10 3 (0.30%) Kibana
11 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.20%) yum
12 1 (0.100%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.100%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 99 (9.87%) Oracle
2 76 (7.58%) Google
3 36 (3.59%) Microsoft
4 25 (2.49%) Sybase
5 10 (1.00%) SAP
6 7 (0.70%) IBM
6 7 (0.70%) MuleSoft
6 7 (0.70%) ServiceNow
7 6 (0.60%) Snapchat
7 6 (0.60%) Teradata
7 6 (0.60%) Yahoo!
8 5 (0.50%) Adobe
8 5 (0.50%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.40%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.40%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.40%) Talend
9 4 (0.40%) VMware
9 4 (0.40%) webMethods
10 3 (0.30%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com