Period
to 11 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 287 295 304
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,469 1,826 2,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.14% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.19% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,183 1,478 1,662
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,050 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 127,641 153,114 172,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.87% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 102,290 122,906 138,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +20 1,371 £67,500 +22.73% 202
London +61 784 £80,000 +18.52% 126
UK excluding London -36 679 £50,000 - 90
South East -5 178 £55,000 +4.76% 23
North of England -25 158 £55,000 +15.79% 21
East of England +26 95 £50,750 +6.84% 10
South West -70 87 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Yorkshire +19 76 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Scotland -35 71 £38,500 -18.95% 4
Midlands +4 70 £50,000 - 10
North West -47 65 £54,559 +9.12% 10
East Midlands -2 48 £50,000 -9.09% 4
West Midlands +21 22 £50,000 +5.26% 6
North East +34 17 £54,559 +14.86%
Wales -8 14 £47,500 -11.63% 7
Northern Ireland -6 8 £80,000 +88.24% 3

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 1,469 (100.00%) Java
2 1,061 (72.23%) Software Engineering
3 847 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
4 580 (39.48%) Microservices
5 529 (36.01%) AWS
6 476 (32.40%) Spring
7 424 (28.86%) Finance
8 419 (28.52%) SQL
9 404 (27.50%) TDD
10 364 (24.78%) Docker
11 354 (24.10%) JavaScript
12 320 (21.78%) Web Services
13 292 (19.88%) Git (software)
14 282 (19.20%) Python
15 279 (18.99%) DevOps
16 265 (18.04%) Kubernetes
17 251 (17.09%) Spring Boot
18 240 (16.34%) Java 8
19 237 (16.13%) Linux
20 233 (15.86%) Jenkins
21 230 (15.66%) RESTful
22 227 (15.45%) J2EE
23 226 (15.38%) Oracle
24 222 (15.11%) Banking
25 216 (14.70%) Test Automation
26 214 (14.57%) Scrum
27 195 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
28 189 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
29 187 (12.73%) MySQL
30 185 (12.59%) Asset Management

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 76 (5.17%) Confluence
2 55 (3.74%) Apache Spark
3 49 (3.34%) Tomcat
4 47 (3.20%) JBoss
5 42 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (2.79%) Apache
7 27 (1.84%) CMS
8 22 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 21 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.36%) Headless CMS
11 16 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.61%) Jetty
12 9 (0.61%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.48%) Mule
15 5 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.34%) WildFly
16 4 (0.27%) Drupal
16 4 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.68%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.54%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.54%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.48%) PolarLake
5 5 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.068%) Magento
6 1 (0.068%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 529 (36.01%) AWS
2 104 (7.08%) Azure
3 89 (6.06%) GCP
4 43 (2.93%) Serverless
5 40 (2.72%) Amazon ECS
6 39 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (2.65%) Amazon S3
6 39 (2.65%) Sage Pay
7 38 (2.59%) OpenShift
8 35 (2.38%) GitHub
9 33 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
9 33 (2.25%) SaaS
10 27 (1.84%) AWS Fargate
11 21 (1.43%) Apigee
12 20 (1.36%) Boomi
13 19 (1.29%) PaaS
14 9 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.16%) Internet
2 10 (0.68%) HTTP
3 7 (0.48%) SNA
4 6 (0.41%) Broadband
4 6 (0.41%) xDSL
5 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.27%) Network Security
6 4 (0.27%) Tactical Data Link
7 3 (0.20%) Multicast
8 1 (0.068%) ATM
8 1 (0.068%) DNS
8 1 (0.068%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.068%) Skype
8 1 (0.068%) SSL
8 1 (0.068%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.068%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (12.73%) MySQL
2 177 (12.05%) Big Data
3 167 (11.37%) PostgreSQL
4 161 (10.96%) NoSQL
5 115 (7.83%) Relational Database
6 112 (7.62%) SQL Server
7 96 (6.54%) RDBMS
8 92 (6.26%) MongoDB
9 68 (4.63%) Amazon Aurora
10 67 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 64 (4.36%) Hadoop
12 45 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
13 38 (2.59%) GIS
14 28 (1.91%) Redis
15 24 (1.63%) Blockchain
16 18 (1.23%) Apache Hive
17 17 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 14 (0.95%) HBase
19 13 (0.88%) Flink
20 10 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 292 (19.88%) Git (software)
2 233 (15.86%) Jenkins
3 129 (8.78%) JIRA
4 116 (7.90%) Maven
5 105 (7.15%) JUnit
6 75 (5.11%) Selenium
7 59 (4.02%) IntelliJ
8 53 (3.61%) Eclipse
9 49 (3.34%) Cucumber
9 49 (3.34%) NetBeans
10 47 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (2.93%) GitLab
11 43 (2.93%) TeamCity
12 39 (2.65%) Gradle
13 37 (2.52%) Mockito
14 36 (2.45%) JMeter
15 26 (1.77%) Visual Studio
16 24 (1.63%) WebDriver
17 22 (1.50%) Spock
18 21 (1.43%) Postman
General
1 424 (28.86%) Finance
2 222 (15.11%) Banking
3 126 (8.58%) Front Office
4 47 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 44 (3.00%) Retail
6 43 (2.93%) Public Sector
7 30 (2.04%) Games
8 28 (1.91%) Electronics
9 24 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.50%) Telecoms
11 20 (1.36%) Marketing
12 19 (1.29%) Law
13 18 (1.23%) Automotive
14 16 (1.09%) Military
15 13 (0.88%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.75%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.54%) Back Office
17 8 (0.54%) Dutch Language
17 8 (0.54%) French Language
17 8 (0.54%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (32.40%) Spring
2 320 (21.78%) Web Services
3 251 (17.09%) Spring Boot
4 230 (15.66%) RESTful
5 227 (15.45%) J2EE
6 137 (9.33%) AngularJS
7 125 (8.51%) Kafka
8 124 (8.44%) React
8 124 (8.44%) REST
9 122 (8.30%) Hibernate
10 120 (8.17%) HTML
11 105 (7.15%) Node.js
12 93 (6.33%) CSS
12 93 (6.33%) J2SE
13 80 (5.45%) Dropwizard
14 76 (5.17%) gRPC
15 60 (4.08%) .NET
16 54 (3.68%) XML
17 51 (3.47%) JSON
18 49 (3.34%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (5.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 68 (4.63%) Pricing Data
4 67 (4.56%) Fixed Income
5 66 (4.49%) Equities
6 48 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 44 (3.00%) Hedge funds
9 43 (2.93%) Cloud Native
10 42 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
12 34 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 33 (2.25%) Derivative
14 29 (1.97%) Data Structures
15 28 (1.91%) Reference Data
16 27 (1.84%) User Experience
17 26 (1.77%) Robotics
17 26 (1.77%) Virtual Team
18 24 (1.63%) iPad
19 21 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 237 (16.13%) Linux
2 83 (5.65%) Android
3 80 (5.45%) Windows
4 79 (5.38%) Apple iOS
5 62 (4.22%) Unix
6 36 (2.45%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.34%) CentOS
11 3 (0.20%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,061 (72.23%) Software Engineering
2 847 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
3 580 (39.48%) Microservices
4 404 (27.50%) TDD
5 279 (18.99%) DevOps
6 216 (14.70%) Test Automation
7 214 (14.57%) Scrum
8 195 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
9 189 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
10 185 (12.59%) Asset Management
11 150 (10.21%) Mentoring
12 141 (9.60%) Fintech
13 139 (9.46%) Computer Science
14 130 (8.85%) OO
15 127 (8.65%) Continuous Delivery
16 125 (8.51%) Analytics
17 123 (8.37%) Machine Learning
18 121 (8.24%) E-Commerce
19 112 (7.62%) Artificial Intelligence
20 111 (7.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,469 (100.00%) Java
2 419 (28.52%) SQL
3 354 (24.10%) JavaScript
4 282 (19.20%) Python
5 240 (16.34%) Java 8
6 140 (9.53%) C++
7 137 (9.33%) C#
8 127 (8.65%) Scala
9 97 (6.60%) Kotlin
10 90 (6.13%) C
11 81 (5.51%) R
12 75 (5.11%) Ruby
13 51 (3.47%) PHP
14 46 (3.13%) Groovy
15 45 (3.06%) Go
16 23 (1.57%) Apple Swift
17 21 (1.43%) TypeScript
18 18 (1.23%) ES6
19 15 (1.02%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (11.10%) Degree
2 61 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 30 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.82%) ISEB
9 9 (0.61%) CISSP
10 7 (0.48%) CISMP
10 7 (0.48%) PhD
11 4 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.27%) HNC
11 4 (0.27%) HND
11 4 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.14%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.068%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.81%) QA
2 13 (0.88%) PSD2
3 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 364 (24.78%) Docker
2 18 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.41%) Firmware
6 1 (0.068%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 265 (18.04%) Kubernetes
2 95 (6.47%) Ansible
2 95 (6.47%) Terraform
3 34 (2.31%) Mesos
4 33 (2.25%) Marathon
4 33 (2.25%) Puppet
5 32 (2.18%) Kibana
5 32 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.36%) Istio
6 20 (1.36%) Knative
7 19 (1.29%) Salt
8 10 (0.68%) logstash
9 6 (0.41%) Oozie
10 5 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.34%) SELinux
11 2 (0.14%) Cloudify
11 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.14%) Rancher
12 1 (0.068%) Consul
Vendors
1 226 (15.38%) Oracle
2 76 (5.17%) Google
3 70 (4.77%) Sybase
3 70 (4.77%) WorldPay
4 39 (2.65%) Sage
5 37 (2.52%) IBM
6 36 (2.45%) SAP
7 32 (2.18%) Adobe
8 30 (2.04%) FIS
9 26 (1.77%) MuleSoft
9 26 (1.77%) Splunk
10 25 (1.70%) Microsoft
11 23 (1.57%) Atlassian
11 23 (1.57%) Dell
12 22 (1.50%) New Relic
13 21 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.36%) Dynatrace
15 12 (0.82%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.68%) Apple
17 8 (0.54%) Charles River