Period
to 24 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 290 287 258
Rank change year-on-year -3 -29 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,364 1,773 2,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.19% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.24% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,112 1,488 1,894
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £111,125 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

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 117,190 143,118 168,818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.95% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93,919 114,561 138,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +8 1,287 £65,000 +18.18% 205
London +58 752 £80,000 +18.52% 110
UK excluding London -60 609 £51,500 +3.00% 106
South East -52 164 £55,000 +12.24% 22
North of England -58 119 £55,000 +10.00% 25
Midlands +42 92 £52,500 -4.55% 10
East of England +9 82 £50,000 +5.26% 12
South West -25 80 £49,500 +4.21% 26
East Midlands +36 66 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +12 58 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Scotland -9 55 £38,500 -18.95% 5
North West -65 55 £56,053 +6.77% 15
West Midlands +28 26 £51,250 - 7
Wales -10 17 £42,500 +6.25% 3
North East +13 6 £45,500 +30.00%
Northern Ireland +3 2 £80,000 +88.24% 3

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,364 (100.00%) Java
2 994 (72.87%) Software Engineering
3 808 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
4 525 (38.49%) Microservices
5 514 (37.68%) AWS
6 470 (34.46%) Spring
7 453 (33.21%) Finance
8 401 (29.40%) TDD
9 376 (27.57%) Docker
10 341 (25.00%) SQL
11 326 (23.90%) JavaScript
12 287 (21.04%) Kubernetes
13 284 (20.82%) DevOps
14 274 (20.09%) Git (software)
14 274 (20.09%) Web Services
15 257 (18.84%) RESTful
15 257 (18.84%) Java 8
16 256 (18.77%) Python
17 254 (18.62%) Linux
18 230 (16.86%) Banking
19 215 (15.76%) Spring Boot
20 214 (15.69%) Test Automation
21 212 (15.54%) Jenkins
22 207 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
23 201 (14.74%) J2EE
24 188 (13.78%) Scrum
25 177 (12.98%) Oracle
26 167 (12.24%) Asset Management
27 166 (12.17%) Open Source
28 160 (11.73%) PostgreSQL

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 55 (4.03%) Apache Spark
2 44 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (2.93%) Confluence
4 36 (2.64%) Apache
4 36 (2.64%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.27%) JBoss
6 28 (2.05%) CMS
7 25 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 19 (1.39%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.10%) Headless CMS
9 15 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.66%) Jetty
11 6 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.37%) Mule
13 4 (0.29%) CICS
13 4 (0.29%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.22%) Luigi
15 2 (0.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 23 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 22 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (1.76%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.073%) PolarLake
2 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.073%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 514 (37.68%) AWS
2 132 (9.68%) Azure
3 92 (6.74%) GCP
4 39 (2.86%) Amazon S3
5 37 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (2.71%) Serverless
6 32 (2.35%) Amazon ECS
6 32 (2.35%) GitHub
7 31 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
8 27 (1.98%) OpenShift
8 27 (1.98%) SaaS
9 24 (1.76%) AWS Fargate
10 16 (1.17%) Apigee
10 16 (1.17%) Sage Pay
11 15 (1.10%) Boomi
12 13 (0.95%) PaaS
13 9 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.44%) Amazon Cognito
16 5 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.25%) Internet
2 11 (0.81%) SNA
3 7 (0.51%) HTTP
4 5 (0.37%) Tactical Data Link
5 3 (0.22%) Broadband
5 3 (0.22%) Multicast
6 2 (0.15%) Network Security
6 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.073%) CDMA
7 1 (0.073%) DNS
7 1 (0.073%) GSM
7 1 (0.073%) LAN
7 1 (0.073%) LTE
7 1 (0.073%) MQTT
7 1 (0.073%) Skype
7 1 (0.073%) SSL
7 1 (0.073%) UMTS
7 1 (0.073%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.73%) PostgreSQL
2 159 (11.66%) Big Data
3 158 (11.58%) NoSQL
4 155 (11.36%) MySQL
5 100 (7.33%) Relational Database
6 89 (6.52%) MongoDB
6 89 (6.52%) SQL Server
7 80 (5.87%) RDBMS
8 54 (3.96%) Hadoop
9 47 (3.45%) Amazon Aurora
9 47 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 32 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (1.61%) Redis
12 21 (1.54%) GIS
13 17 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.25%) Apache Hive
14 16 (1.17%) HBase
15 15 (1.10%) Flink
16 11 (0.81%) Data Mining
17 9 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 274 (20.09%) Git (software)
2 212 (15.54%) Jenkins
3 111 (8.14%) Maven
4 101 (7.40%) JUnit
5 91 (6.67%) JIRA
6 71 (5.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 66 (4.84%) Selenium
8 63 (4.62%) Eclipse
9 48 (3.52%) NetBeans
10 37 (2.71%) Gradle
10 37 (2.71%) IntelliJ
11 35 (2.57%) GitLab
11 35 (2.57%) JMeter
12 30 (2.20%) Cucumber
13 29 (2.13%) TeamCity
14 28 (2.05%) Mockito
15 24 (1.76%) Subversion
15 24 (1.76%) WebDriver
16 20 (1.47%) SonarQube
16 20 (1.47%) Travis CI
General
1 453 (33.21%) Finance
2 230 (16.86%) Banking
3 109 (7.99%) Front Office
4 70 (5.13%) Public Sector
5 49 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 33 (2.42%) Retail
7 29 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.05%) Electronics
9 25 (1.83%) Law
10 21 (1.54%) Games
11 17 (1.25%) Marketing
11 17 (1.25%) Military
12 16 (1.17%) Automotive
12 16 (1.17%) Telecoms
13 13 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.88%) Back Office
15 7 (0.51%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.22%) Advertising
17 2 (0.15%) Publishing
17 2 (0.15%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (34.46%) Spring
2 274 (20.09%) Web Services
3 257 (18.84%) RESTful
4 215 (15.76%) Spring Boot
5 201 (14.74%) J2EE
6 147 (10.78%) AngularJS
7 143 (10.48%) React
8 140 (10.26%) Node.js
9 139 (10.19%) Kafka
10 115 (8.43%) HTML
11 113 (8.28%) REST
12 96 (7.04%) CSS
12 96 (7.04%) Hibernate
13 71 (5.21%) J2SE
14 61 (4.47%) Dropwizard
15 56 (4.11%) gRPC
16 54 (3.96%) Middleware
17 52 (3.81%) .NET
18 44 (3.23%) JSP
19 43 (3.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.40%) Greenfield Project
2 68 (4.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 66 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.84%) Fixed Income
4 62 (4.55%) Equities
5 47 (3.45%) Pricing Data
6 45 (3.30%) Cloud Native
7 44 (3.23%) Hedge funds
8 39 (2.86%) Derivative
9 36 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (2.27%) Data Structures
11 30 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 26 (1.91%) Algorithms
13 25 (1.83%) Reference Data
14 22 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
15 19 (1.39%) User Experience
15 19 (1.39%) Virtual Team
16 17 (1.25%) Client/Server
16 17 (1.25%) Management Information System
16 17 (1.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 254 (18.62%) Linux
2 79 (5.79%) Android
2 79 (5.79%) Unix
3 78 (5.72%) Mac OS X
4 76 (5.57%) Windows
5 74 (5.43%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.37%) Solaris
8 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.22%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.15%) CentOS
10 1 (0.073%) AIX
10 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (72.87%) Software Engineering
2 808 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (38.49%) Microservices
4 401 (29.40%) TDD
5 284 (20.82%) DevOps
6 214 (15.69%) Test Automation
7 207 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
8 188 (13.78%) Scrum
9 167 (12.24%) Asset Management
10 166 (12.17%) Open Source
11 155 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
12 151 (11.07%) Fintech
13 150 (11.00%) BDD
14 143 (10.48%) Mentoring
15 139 (10.19%) Computer Science
16 135 (9.90%) OO
17 114 (8.36%) Analytics
18 105 (7.70%) Continuous Delivery
19 97 (7.11%) Machine Learning
20 85 (6.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,364 (100.00%) Java
2 341 (25.00%) SQL
3 326 (23.90%) JavaScript
4 257 (18.84%) Java 8
5 256 (18.77%) Python
6 142 (10.41%) C++
7 114 (8.36%) C#
8 108 (7.92%) Kotlin
9 100 (7.33%) Scala
10 83 (6.09%) C
11 74 (5.43%) Ruby
12 60 (4.40%) R
13 57 (4.18%) Go
14 45 (3.30%) PHP
15 39 (2.86%) Apple Swift
16 33 (2.42%) Groovy
17 24 (1.76%) TypeScript
18 14 (1.03%) ES6
19 10 (0.73%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (10.34%) Degree
2 56 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 25 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.51%) ISEB
8 7 (0.51%) PhD
9 6 (0.44%) CISMP
9 6 (0.44%) CISSP
10 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.65%) QA
2 7 (0.51%) ISO 15022
2 7 (0.51%) ISO 20022
3 6 (0.44%) PSD2
4 1 (0.073%) GDPR
System Software
1 376 (27.57%) Docker
2 23 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 287 (21.04%) Kubernetes
2 90 (6.60%) Terraform
3 71 (5.21%) Ansible
4 41 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (2.79%) Marathon
5 38 (2.79%) Mesos
6 28 (2.05%) Kibana
7 27 (1.98%) Puppet
8 15 (1.10%) Istio
8 15 (1.10%) Knative
9 14 (1.03%) Salt
10 13 (0.95%) logstash
11 9 (0.66%) Oozie
12 5 (0.37%) SELinux
13 3 (0.22%) Grafana
14 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
15 1 (0.073%) Cloudify
15 1 (0.073%) Control-M
Vendors
1 177 (12.98%) Oracle
2 78 (5.72%) Google
3 62 (4.55%) WorldPay
4 48 (3.52%) Sybase
5 42 (3.08%) FIS
6 32 (2.35%) IBM
7 31 (2.27%) SAP
8 30 (2.20%) Adobe
9 27 (1.98%) Microsoft
10 24 (1.76%) MuleSoft
11 18 (1.32%) Dell
11 18 (1.32%) Splunk
12 17 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 16 (1.17%) Sage
14 15 (1.10%) Dynatrace
14 15 (1.10%) New Relic
15 10 (0.73%) Apple
16 4 (0.29%) Solace
16 4 (0.29%) Tableau