Period
to 1 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 December 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 313 261 295
Rank change year-on-year -52 +34 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,408 674 1,475
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.22% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.28% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 629 1,197
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £37,800
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +18.18%
75th Percentile £102,500 £83,750 £88,750
90th Percentile £128,750 £102,750 £110,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 117,947 52,535 127,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 95.12% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 82,204 44,215 103,461
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,148 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 1 December 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 1 December 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 -46 1,300 £75,000 +15.38% 195
London -16 846 £90,000 +12.50% 109
UK excluding London -110 476 £55,000 +4.76% 96
Work from Home -87 323 £77,500 +29.17% 53
North of England -59 233 £55,000 +4.76% 28
Yorkshire -48 158 £55,000 +4.76% 6
South East -123 109 £65,000 +13.04% 21
North West -63 60 £60,000 -7.69% 22
Midlands -97 38 £65,000 +18.18% 8
Scotland -51 34 £50,000 +25.00% 6
South West -76 28 £60,000 +20.00% 20
East Midlands -51 20 £65,000 - 2
East of England -100 20 £57,500 -4.17% 8
West Midlands -103 17 £55,000 - 6
North East -18 15 £50,000 +11.11%
Wales -38 13 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Northern Ireland -50 1 £67,500 -10.00% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 December 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 1,408 (100.00%) Java
2 1,015 (72.09%) Software Engineering
3 806 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
4 641 (45.53%) Microservices
5 616 (43.75%) AWS
6 556 (39.49%) Spring
7 437 (31.04%) Docker
8 425 (30.18%) SQL
9 398 (28.27%) Kubernetes
10 392 (27.84%) DevOps
11 346 (24.57%) Python
12 342 (24.29%) Finance
13 326 (23.15%) Test Automation
14 315 (22.37%) Spring Boot
15 271 (19.25%) JavaScript
16 268 (19.03%) Azure
17 267 (18.96%) TDD
18 259 (18.39%) GCP
19 258 (18.32%) Kafka
20 236 (16.76%) Social Skills
21 235 (16.69%) Full Stack Development
22 231 (16.41%) NoSQL
23 218 (15.48%) Web Services
24 213 (15.13%) Git (software)
25 211 (14.99%) Degree
25 211 (14.99%) React
26 203 (14.42%) Asset Management
27 201 (14.28%) REST
27 201 (14.28%) Jenkins
28 187 (13.28%) QA

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 64 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 57 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (1.63%) Apache
4 22 (1.56%) Confluence
5 21 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.99%) JBoss
7 7 (0.50%) IIS
7 7 (0.50%) Jupyter
7 7 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.36%) nginx
9 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.28%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.21%) CICS
11 3 (0.21%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.21%) Tornado
12 2 (0.14%) CMS
12 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.071%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 616 (43.75%) AWS
2 268 (19.03%) Azure
3 259 (18.39%) GCP
4 109 (7.74%) Serverless
5 97 (6.89%) AWS Lambda
6 82 (5.82%) Amazon EC2
7 67 (4.76%) Amazon ECS
8 58 (4.12%) GitHub
9 37 (2.63%) SaaS
10 32 (2.27%) OpenShift
11 27 (1.92%) Amazon S3
12 23 (1.63%) Datadog
13 14 (0.99%) BrowserStack
14 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.78%) PaaS
15 8 (0.57%) Amazon EKS
16 7 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.50%) npm
17 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.78%) HTTP
2 10 (0.71%) SSL
3 8 (0.57%) Internet
4 7 (0.50%) Broadband
5 6 (0.43%) SMS
6 5 (0.36%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.28%) RIP
8 2 (0.14%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.14%) Firewall
8 2 (0.14%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.14%) VPN
9 1 (0.071%) DNS
9 1 (0.071%) MQTT
9 1 (0.071%) PPP
9 1 (0.071%) SMTP
9 1 (0.071%) SNMP
9 1 (0.071%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (16.41%) NoSQL
2 148 (10.51%) PostgreSQL
3 120 (8.52%) Relational Database
4 77 (5.47%) Amazon Athena
5 75 (5.33%) Amazon Aurora
6 68 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 66 (4.69%) Big Data
7 66 (4.69%) MySQL
8 57 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 44 (3.13%) Blockchain
10 40 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 36 (2.56%) Redis
12 30 (2.13%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.35%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.35%) SQL Server
14 13 (0.92%) Apache Hive
14 13 (0.92%) Couchbase
14 13 (0.92%) Metadata
15 12 (0.85%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 213 (15.13%) Git (software)
2 201 (14.28%) Jenkins
3 92 (6.53%) Maven
4 89 (6.32%) JUnit
5 81 (5.75%) Subversion
6 75 (5.33%) Mercurial
7 65 (4.62%) Gradle
8 60 (4.26%) GitLab
9 59 (4.19%) JIRA
10 54 (3.84%) Cucumber
11 47 (3.34%) Selenium
12 32 (2.27%) Mockito
13 31 (2.20%) JMeter
14 21 (1.49%) SoapUI
15 19 (1.35%) Postman
16 18 (1.28%) Gatling
17 17 (1.21%) Eclipse
18 16 (1.14%) Appium
19 12 (0.85%) IntelliJ
19 12 (0.85%) TestNG
General
1 342 (24.29%) Finance
2 236 (16.76%) Social Skills
3 153 (10.87%) Banking
4 110 (7.81%) Retail
5 42 (2.98%) Front Office
6 41 (2.91%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.56%) Public Sector
10 18 (1.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 18 (1.28%) Marketing
11 16 (1.14%) Games
12 15 (1.07%) Law
13 13 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.64%) Fire and Rescue
14 9 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
15 8 (0.57%) Electronics
16 7 (0.50%) Police
17 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (39.49%) Spring
2 315 (22.37%) Spring Boot
3 258 (18.32%) Kafka
4 218 (15.48%) Web Services
5 211 (14.99%) React
6 201 (14.28%) REST
7 154 (10.94%) RESTful
8 137 (9.73%) AngularJS
9 125 (8.88%) gRPC
10 87 (6.18%) Node.js
11 72 (5.11%) Hibernate
12 68 (4.83%) CSS
13 59 (4.19%) HTML
14 54 (3.84%) JSON
15 51 (3.62%) Java EE
15 51 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
16 45 (3.20%) XML
17 39 (2.77%) Spring Cloud
18 37 (2.63%) J2EE
19 36 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.95%) Algorithms
2 118 (8.38%) Greenfield Project
3 101 (7.17%) Hedge funds
4 92 (6.53%) Data Structures
5 75 (5.33%) Cloud Native
6 71 (5.04%) User Experience
7 69 (4.90%) Derivative
8 64 (4.55%) Pricing Data
9 46 (3.27%) Equities
10 40 (2.84%) Fixed Income
11 38 (2.70%) Virtual Team
12 36 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 32 (2.27%) Public Cloud
15 23 (1.63%) Data Centre
15 23 (1.63%) iPad
16 22 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
17 21 (1.49%) iPhone
17 21 (1.49%) SWIFT
18 17 (1.21%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 180 (12.78%) Linux
2 51 (3.62%) Unix
3 44 (3.13%) Android
4 26 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.56%) Windows
7 13 (0.92%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.43%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.071%) AIX
12 1 (0.071%) CentOS
12 1 (0.071%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.071%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,015 (72.09%) Software Engineering
2 806 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
3 641 (45.53%) Microservices
4 392 (27.84%) DevOps
5 326 (23.15%) Test Automation
6 267 (18.96%) TDD
7 235 (16.69%) Full Stack Development
8 203 (14.42%) Asset Management
9 176 (12.50%) OO
10 175 (12.43%) Scrum
11 171 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
12 166 (11.79%) Investment Management
12 166 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
13 164 (11.65%) Fintech
14 158 (11.22%) Computer Science
15 152 (10.80%) Open Source
16 146 (10.37%) Analytics
17 114 (8.10%) Artificial Intelligence
18 108 (7.67%) Data Science
19 99 (7.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,408 (100.00%) Java
2 425 (30.18%) SQL
3 346 (24.57%) Python
4 271 (19.25%) JavaScript
5 185 (13.14%) Java 8
6 141 (10.01%) TypeScript
7 122 (8.66%) Kotlin
8 104 (7.39%) Java 11
9 85 (6.04%) Scala
10 52 (3.69%) C#
11 34 (2.41%) Go
12 25 (1.78%) C++
13 22 (1.56%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.35%) Perl
15 18 (1.28%) Groovy
15 18 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.28%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.07%) PHP
17 14 (0.99%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.92%) Rust
Qualifications
1 211 (14.99%) Degree
2 91 (6.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.21%) Master's Degree
5 15 (1.07%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.28%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.28%) ISEB
6 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.28%) PhD
7 3 (0.21%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) HND
8 2 (0.14%) MBA
8 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.071%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.071%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.071%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (13.28%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) NCSC
3 3 (0.21%) DICOM
4 2 (0.14%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.071%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.071%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.071%) SLA
System Software
1 437 (31.04%) Docker
2 10 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.43%) HDFS
5 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.071%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 398 (28.27%) Kubernetes
2 102 (7.24%) Terraform
3 74 (5.26%) Ansible
4 46 (3.27%) Prometheus
4 46 (3.27%) Puppet
5 45 (3.20%) Grafana
6 39 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
8 14 (0.99%) Mesos
9 12 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.36%) Kibana
11 2 (0.14%) Control-M
11 2 (0.14%) Istio
11 2 (0.14%) Marathon
11 2 (0.14%) Oozie
12 1 (0.071%) Bugsnag
12 1 (0.071%) Galera Cluster
12 1 (0.071%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.071%) logstash
Vendors
1 108 (7.67%) Oracle
2 70 (4.97%) Google
3 35 (2.49%) Red Hat
4 18 (1.28%) Sybase
5 16 (1.14%) Microsoft
5 16 (1.14%) Splunk
6 13 (0.92%) BT
7 10 (0.71%) IBM
7 10 (0.71%) VMware
8 9 (0.64%) Apple
9 8 (0.57%) New Relic
10 7 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.50%) Spotify
10 7 (0.50%) Talend
11 5 (0.36%) SAP
12 4 (0.28%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.28%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.28%) Twitter
13 3 (0.21%) Cadence
13 3 (0.21%) Virgin Media