Period
to 15 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

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
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 275 312 283
Rank change year-on-year +37 -29 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 716 1,479 2,054
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.04% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.09% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 674 1,348 1,739
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £95,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 58,901 135,959 163,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.84% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 47,514 108,472 131,486
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 2020. 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 +48 687 £65,000 +8.33% 103
London +42 367 £85,000 +17.24% 59
UK excluding London +55 344 £52,500 +5.00% 45
North of England +109 150 £52,500 - 20
South East +72 89 £55,000 - 13
Yorkshire +100 88 £50,000 -3.85% 15
North West +83 50 £55,000 +4.76% 4
South West +63 39 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Work from Home +4 39 £53,750 -20.37% 22
Midlands +95 38 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Scotland +18 20 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Midlands +95 19 £53,750 +7.50%
East Midlands +57 19 £55,000 +10.00% 2
North East +25 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England +56 4 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Wales +32 4 £45,000 -18.18%

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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.

1 716 (100.00%) Java
2 487 (68.02%) Software Engineering
3 381 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (35.34%) Microservices
5 249 (34.78%) AWS
6 232 (32.40%) Docker
7 228 (31.84%) Finance
8 222 (31.01%) DevOps
9 215 (30.03%) Spring
10 211 (29.47%) JavaScript
11 208 (29.05%) Python
11 208 (29.05%) Kubernetes
12 173 (24.16%) SQL
13 157 (21.93%) TDD
14 134 (18.72%) NoSQL
15 124 (17.32%) Spring Boot
16 116 (16.20%) Linux
17 115 (16.06%) Web Services
18 114 (15.92%) Test Automation
19 113 (15.78%) Git (software)
20 110 (15.36%) Oracle
21 105 (14.66%) RESTful
21 105 (14.66%) Java 8
22 104 (14.53%) Azure
23 103 (14.39%) JUnit
24 102 (14.25%) Banking
25 99 (13.83%) Asset Management
26 98 (13.69%) Jenkins
27 95 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
28 93 (12.99%) Open Source

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 45 (6.28%) Apache
2 26 (3.63%) Confluence
3 22 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.84%) CMS
7 3 (0.42%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.14%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.14%) Luigi
8 1 (0.14%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.14%) R3 Corda
1 1 (0.14%) Ripple
1 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 249 (34.78%) AWS
2 104 (14.53%) Azure
3 68 (9.50%) GCP
4 43 (6.01%) OpenShift
5 32 (4.47%) Serverless
6 27 (3.77%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (3.63%) SaaS
8 25 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
9 23 (3.21%) Apigee
10 12 (1.68%) GitHub
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
12 3 (0.42%) npm
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.93%) HTTP
2 9 (1.26%) Internet
3 4 (0.56%) Broadband
4 3 (0.42%) DNS
5 2 (0.28%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) FTP
6 1 (0.14%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (18.72%) NoSQL
2 58 (8.10%) MySQL
3 55 (7.68%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (6.28%) SQL Server
5 41 (5.73%) Big Data
6 37 (5.17%) Relational Database
7 36 (5.03%) MongoDB
8 24 (3.35%) Amazon Redshift
9 22 (3.07%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.23%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.82%) Redis
12 10 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.98%) Data Lake
15 6 (0.84%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.84%) Flink
16 5 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.70%) Neo4j
17 4 (0.56%) KDB
Development Applications
1 113 (15.78%) Git (software)
2 103 (14.39%) JUnit
3 98 (13.69%) Jenkins
4 89 (12.43%) Maven
5 53 (7.40%) Cucumber
6 42 (5.87%) JIRA
7 36 (5.03%) Subversion
8 29 (4.05%) GitLab
8 29 (4.05%) Mocha
9 24 (3.35%) Selenium
10 23 (3.21%) Artifactory
10 23 (3.21%) Mercurial
11 18 (2.51%) Eclipse
12 16 (2.23%) Mockito
13 13 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.82%) SonarQube
13 13 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (1.54%) EasyMock
14 11 (1.54%) Gradle
15 8 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 228 (31.84%) Finance
2 102 (14.25%) Banking
3 59 (8.24%) Front Office
4 43 (6.01%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.07%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.54%) Games
6 11 (1.54%) Law
6 11 (1.54%) Retail
7 7 (0.98%) Marketing
8 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.70%) Advertising
9 5 (0.70%) Back Office
10 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (30.03%) Spring
2 124 (17.32%) Spring Boot
3 115 (16.06%) Web Services
4 105 (14.66%) RESTful
5 86 (12.01%) AngularJS
6 68 (9.50%) React
7 65 (9.08%) REST
8 59 (8.24%) Kafka
9 57 (7.96%) Node.js
10 51 (7.12%) Hibernate
11 46 (6.42%) HTML
12 40 (5.59%) CSS
13 39 (5.45%) J2EE
14 34 (4.75%) Java EE
15 31 (4.33%) Vue.js
16 30 (4.19%) Jest
17 25 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
18 23 (3.21%) Swagger
19 22 (3.07%) SOAP
20 21 (2.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (11.17%) Greenfield Project
2 72 (10.06%) Hedge funds
3 54 (7.54%) Algorithms
4 53 (7.40%) Data Structures
5 48 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (6.42%) Fixed Income
7 44 (6.15%) Equities
8 35 (4.89%) Derivative
9 25 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (2.23%) Cloud Native
11 14 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.68%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.68%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.26%) IVR
13 9 (1.26%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.12%) Wiki
15 7 (0.98%) iPad
16 5 (0.70%) RIA
17 4 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 116 (16.20%) Linux
2 51 (7.12%) Unix
3 21 (2.93%) Windows
4 13 (1.82%) Mac OS X
5 12 (1.68%) Ubuntu
6 7 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.84%) CentOS
8 5 (0.70%) Android
8 5 (0.70%) Debian
9 4 (0.56%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.56%) zOS
10 3 (0.42%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (68.02%) Software Engineering
2 381 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (35.34%) Microservices
4 222 (31.01%) DevOps
5 157 (21.93%) TDD
6 114 (15.92%) Test Automation
7 99 (13.83%) Asset Management
8 95 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
9 93 (12.99%) Open Source
10 91 (12.71%) Fintech
11 90 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
12 82 (11.45%) OO
13 78 (10.89%) Computer Science
14 72 (10.06%) Scrum
15 70 (9.78%) BDD
16 65 (9.08%) Multithreading
16 65 (9.08%) SDLC
17 57 (7.96%) Investment Management
18 56 (7.82%) Decision-Making
19 54 (7.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 716 (100.00%) Java
2 211 (29.47%) JavaScript
3 208 (29.05%) Python
4 173 (24.16%) SQL
5 105 (14.66%) Java 8
6 53 (7.40%) Scala
7 44 (6.15%) C++
8 42 (5.87%) Kotlin
9 36 (5.03%) C#
10 26 (3.63%) Go
11 19 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.96%) C
12 14 (1.96%) PHP
13 11 (1.54%) Groovy
13 11 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.40%) R
15 8 (1.12%) Perl
15 8 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.12%) Ruby
16 6 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (11.73%) Degree
2 26 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.68%) DV Cleared
4 12 (1.68%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.98%) ISEB
7 5 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.56%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.28%) HNC
9 2 (0.28%) HND
9 2 (0.28%) PhD
9 2 (0.28%) SANS
10 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.24%) QA
2 7 (0.98%) NIST
3 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 232 (32.40%) Docker
2 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.42%) vSphere
4 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 208 (29.05%) Kubernetes
2 31 (4.33%) Terraform
3 19 (2.65%) Ansible
4 11 (1.54%) Puppet
5 8 (1.12%) Grafana
6 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.84%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.42%) logstash
8 2 (0.28%) Galera Cluster
8 2 (0.28%) Kibana
8 2 (0.28%) OpenNebula
9 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 110 (15.36%) Oracle
2 60 (8.38%) Google
3 8 (1.12%) Splunk
3 8 (1.12%) Veracode
4 7 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 5 (0.70%) Cognizant
5 5 (0.70%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.56%) Perforce
7 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.28%) Calypso
7 2 (0.28%) Databricks
7 2 (0.28%) NetIQ
7 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.28%) Talend
7 2 (0.28%) Terracotta
7 2 (0.28%) VMware
8 1 (0.14%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.14%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.14%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.14%) Xamarin