Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 311 350
Rank change year-on-year +22 +39 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,919 1,894 1,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.07% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.11% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,565 1,567 1,547
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +10.53%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,650 £81,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

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 160,740 170,518 186,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,501 136,544 156,426
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java Engineer.

Salary trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java Engineer over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Top 15 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 26 September 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 -2 1,704 £57,500 +4.55% 248
UK excluding London +9 1,082 £50,000 +5.26% 160
London +32 823 £65,000 - 107
North of England -4 243 £47,500 -5.00% 49
South East -33 217 £57,500 +9.52% 31
South West +2 184 £45,000 +8.43% 26
Scotland +78 159 £50,000 +25.00% 13
North West +5 149 £48,250 +7.22% 25
East of England +18 127 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Midlands +40 111 £54,000 +8.00% 24
Yorkshire +3 94 £47,500 -9.52% 24
East Midlands +15 64 £53,250 +25.29% 7
West Midlands +31 47 £54,500 +9.00% 17
Wales +27 29 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Northern Ireland +10 13 £45,000 +30.43% 2

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 1,918 (99.95%) Java
2 1,261 (65.71%) Software Engineering
3 1,168 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 690 (35.96%) Spring
5 529 (27.57%) JavaScript
6 508 (26.47%) Microservices
7 504 (26.26%) TDD
8 481 (25.07%) SQL
9 468 (24.39%) Scrum
10 466 (24.28%) Java 8
11 443 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
12 437 (22.77%) Python
13 436 (22.72%) DevOps
14 423 (22.04%) Docker
15 413 (21.52%) Finance
16 410 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
17 402 (20.95%) Test Automation
18 379 (19.75%) Linux
19 376 (19.59%) Web Services
20 349 (18.19%) Jenkins
21 317 (16.52%) Git (software)
21 317 (16.52%) C#
22 316 (16.47%) REST
23 309 (16.10%) HTML
24 302 (15.74%) AngularJS
25 298 (15.53%) C++
26 296 (15.42%) OO
27 293 (15.27%) BDD
28 284 (14.80%) Degree
29 274 (14.28%) Spring Boot

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
1 153 (7.97%) Elasticsearch
2 103 (5.37%) Apache
3 82 (4.27%) Apache Spark
4 72 (3.75%) Confluence
5 70 (3.65%) Tomcat
6 38 (1.98%) JBoss
7 37 (1.93%) Apache Pig
7 37 (1.93%) CMS
8 29 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 28 (1.46%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.41%) WebLogic
11 26 (1.35%) IIS
12 25 (1.30%) Apache Solr
12 25 (1.30%) MQSeries
13 19 (0.99%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.68%) Jetty
15 11 (0.57%) Mule
16 10 (0.52%) Amazon Alexa
17 9 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
18 7 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (0.36%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.21%) Snapchat
3 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.16%) Simulink
4 1 (0.052%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.052%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Front Arena
1 9 (0.47%) Markit EDM
1 9 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
1 9 (0.47%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.052%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.052%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 443 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (4.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 61 (3.18%) SaaS
5 54 (2.81%) PaaS
6 48 (2.50%) GitHub
7 39 (2.03%) Serverless
8 28 (1.46%) IaaS
9 27 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (0.99%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.78%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.57%) Google App Engine
15 11 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
16 10 (0.52%) npm
17 9 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
18 8 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.54%) HTTP
2 40 (2.08%) Firewall
3 39 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 37 (1.93%) SSL
5 30 (1.56%) Internet
6 13 (0.68%) AMQP
7 11 (0.57%) SMS
8 6 (0.31%) DNS
9 5 (0.26%) SNMP
10 4 (0.21%) IPv6
10 4 (0.21%) Network Security
10 4 (0.21%) VoIP
11 3 (0.16%) ATM
11 3 (0.16%) WebEx
12 1 (0.052%) 4G
12 1 (0.052%) Broadband
12 1 (0.052%) Intranet
12 1 (0.052%) MQTT
12 1 (0.052%) Skype
12 1 (0.052%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (12.92%) NoSQL
2 212 (11.05%) Big Data
3 202 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 192 (10.01%) MySQL
5 159 (8.29%) Hadoop
6 145 (7.56%) MongoDB
7 134 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 119 (6.20%) SQL Server
9 118 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (3.07%) RDBMS
11 57 (2.97%) Apache Hive
12 34 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 33 (1.72%) Blockchain
13 33 (1.72%) Redis
14 29 (1.51%) GIS
14 29 (1.51%) Oracle Database
15 26 (1.35%) HBase
16 23 (1.20%) DB2
17 22 (1.15%) Neo4j
18 17 (0.89%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 349 (18.19%) Jenkins
2 317 (16.52%) Git (software)
3 272 (14.17%) Selenium
4 221 (11.52%) JUnit
5 209 (10.89%) Cucumber
6 208 (10.84%) Maven
7 191 (9.95%) JIRA
8 132 (6.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 99 (5.16%) Bitbucket
10 97 (5.05%) Gradle
11 60 (3.13%) SpecFlow
12 57 (2.97%) Vagrant
13 56 (2.92%) Subversion
14 55 (2.87%) JMeter
15 52 (2.71%) TeamCity
16 51 (2.66%) Ant
17 46 (2.40%) git-flow
17 46 (2.40%) Mockito
18 45 (2.34%) EasyMock
18 45 (2.34%) Eclipse
General
1 413 (21.52%) Finance
2 100 (5.21%) Retail
3 90 (4.69%) Games
4 80 (4.17%) Banking
5 65 (3.39%) Front Office
6 34 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.41%) Marketing
9 23 (1.20%) Advertising
10 21 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.73%) Automotive
12 13 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.57%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.57%) Electronics
13 11 (0.57%) Publishing
14 10 (0.52%) Back Office
15 8 (0.42%) Law
15 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 690 (35.96%) Spring
2 376 (19.59%) Web Services
3 316 (16.47%) REST
4 309 (16.10%) HTML
5 302 (15.74%) AngularJS
6 274 (14.28%) Spring Boot
7 253 (13.18%) RESTful
8 236 (12.30%) CSS
9 230 (11.99%) Hibernate
10 212 (11.05%) React
11 206 (10.73%) J2EE
12 185 (9.64%) .NET
13 178 (9.28%) Node.js
14 175 (9.12%) Java EE
15 169 (8.81%) XML
16 168 (8.75%) SOAP
17 102 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
18 100 (5.21%) JSON
19 93 (4.85%) Kafka
20 90 (4.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 244 (12.71%) Greenfield Project
2 178 (9.28%) Computer Science
3 109 (5.68%) Fintech
4 93 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
5 74 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (3.02%) Algorithms
7 56 (2.92%) Public Cloud
8 52 (2.71%) Hedge funds
9 51 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
10 42 (2.19%) Data Structures
11 41 (2.14%) User Experience
12 39 (2.03%) Wiki
13 36 (1.88%) Fixed Income
14 35 (1.82%) Robotics
15 30 (1.56%) Smartphone
15 30 (1.56%) Virtual Team
16 29 (1.51%) Derivative
16 29 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 23 (1.20%) Equities
17 23 (1.20%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 379 (19.75%) Linux
2 138 (7.19%) Windows
3 79 (4.12%) Android
4 73 (3.80%) Unix
5 69 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 54 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (2.66%) CentOS
8 49 (2.55%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.36%) AIX
10 4 (0.21%) Debian
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.052%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,261 (65.71%) Software Engineering
2 1,168 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 508 (26.47%) Microservices
4 504 (26.26%) TDD
5 468 (24.39%) Scrum
6 436 (22.72%) DevOps
7 410 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
8 402 (20.95%) Test Automation
9 296 (15.42%) OO
10 293 (15.27%) BDD
11 267 (13.91%) Open Source
12 196 (10.21%) Mentoring
13 179 (9.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 172 (8.96%) Multithreading
15 141 (7.35%) Pair Programming
16 139 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
16 139 (7.24%) Unit Testing
17 128 (6.67%) E-Commerce
18 115 (5.99%) Kanban
19 114 (5.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,918 (99.95%) Java
2 529 (27.57%) JavaScript
3 481 (25.07%) SQL
4 466 (24.28%) Java 8
5 437 (22.77%) Python
6 317 (16.52%) C#
7 298 (15.53%) C++
8 194 (10.11%) Scala
9 145 (7.56%) C
10 112 (5.84%) PHP
11 100 (5.21%) Ruby
12 68 (3.54%) PowerShell
13 63 (3.28%) Java 9
14 61 (3.18%) Bash Shell
15 54 (2.81%) Kotlin
16 44 (2.29%) Objective-C
17 38 (1.98%) R
18 36 (1.88%) Go
19 35 (1.82%) PL/SQL
20 31 (1.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 284 (14.80%) Degree
2 116 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 102 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 79 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.98%) CISSP
5 38 (1.98%) PhD
6 37 (1.93%) CCNA
6 37 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (1.93%) CompTIA Security+
6 37 (1.93%) GIAC
6 37 (1.93%) Linux+ Certification
6 37 (1.93%) MCSE
6 37 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (1.93%) Network+ Certification
6 37 (1.93%) SANS
6 37 (1.93%) SSCP
7 31 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
7 31 (1.62%) SC Cleared
8 30 (1.56%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.31%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (9.12%) QA
2 13 (0.68%) ECSS
3 7 (0.36%) MISRA
4 3 (0.16%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.16%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.16%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.052%) GDPR
System Software
1 423 (22.04%) Docker
2 37 (1.93%) vSphere
3 26 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.99%) HDFS
5 6 (0.31%) Firmware
6 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.16%) Varnish
8 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.052%) LXC
9 1 (0.052%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.052%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 113 (5.89%) Terraform
2 106 (5.52%) Ansible
3 92 (4.79%) Kubernetes
4 89 (4.64%) Puppet
5 60 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (1.98%) Salt
7 13 (0.68%) Prometheus
8 12 (0.63%) Kibana
9 11 (0.57%) Grafana
9 11 (0.57%) logstash
10 7 (0.36%) Cobbler
11 5 (0.26%) Rancher
12 4 (0.21%) Mesos
13 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.052%) Ganglia
14 1 (0.052%) Marathon
14 1 (0.052%) Nagios
14 1 (0.052%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 189 (9.85%) Oracle
2 110 (5.73%) Google
3 68 (3.54%) Microsoft
4 56 (2.92%) Red Hat
5 26 (1.35%) Adobe
5 26 (1.35%) IBM
5 26 (1.35%) Splunk
6 21 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 17 (0.89%) Sybase
8 16 (0.83%) SAP
9 15 (0.78%) WorldPay
10 14 (0.73%) Facebook
11 12 (0.63%) Hortonworks
12 11 (0.57%) Rackspace
13 10 (0.52%) TIBCO
13 10 (0.52%) VMware
14 9 (0.47%) Apple
14 9 (0.47%) Calypso
14 9 (0.47%) Charles River
14 9 (0.47%) SimCorp