Period
to 25 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 282 309
Rank change year-on-year +2 +27 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,229 907 1,588
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.13% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.19% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 946 792 1,360
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £90,313 £75,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £113,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 96,914 76,199 138,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.78% 95.13% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 69,141 61,954 111,508
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -3 1,140 £70,000 +3.70% 192
London +32 706 £82,500 +3.13% 126
UK excluding London -37 478 £52,500 - 73
Work from Home -22 281 £65,000 -10.34% 58
North of England -38 153 £50,000 -4.76% 27
South East -19 134 £57,500 +4.55% 15
Yorkshire -16 98 £52,500 - 10
South West -50 65 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Scotland -27 53 £47,500 +5.56% 4
North East +18 38 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Midlands -69 38 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East of England +1 33 £72,500 +45.00% 8
West Midlands -51 28 £55,000 +4.76% 3
North West -72 17 £50,000 -9.09% 14
East Midlands -53 10 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Wales -14 1 £45,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,500 - 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1,229 (100.00%) Java
2 800 (65.09%) Software Engineering
3 646 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
4 511 (41.58%) Microservices
5 498 (40.52%) AWS
6 497 (40.44%) Spring
7 391 (31.81%) Docker
8 375 (30.51%) SQL
9 343 (27.91%) Kubernetes
10 307 (24.98%) DevOps
11 295 (24.00%) TDD
12 294 (23.92%) Finance
13 245 (19.93%) Python
14 233 (18.96%) Spring Boot
15 227 (18.47%) Test Automation
16 220 (17.90%) Social Skills
17 216 (17.58%) REST
18 197 (16.03%) JavaScript
19 191 (15.54%) NoSQL
20 189 (15.38%) Java 8
21 183 (14.89%) Kafka
22 173 (14.08%) Relational Database
23 171 (13.91%) PostgreSQL
24 168 (13.67%) OO
25 167 (13.59%) Jenkins
26 165 (13.43%) RESTful
27 163 (13.26%) Git (software)
27 163 (13.26%) Linux
28 157 (12.77%) Azure
29 153 (12.45%) Web Services

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 67 (5.45%) Apache Spark
2 39 (3.17%) Apache
3 29 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.22%) Confluence
4 15 (1.22%) Jupyter
5 14 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
8 9 (0.73%) nginx
9 7 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.24%) CICS
10 3 (0.24%) CMS
10 3 (0.24%) JBoss
10 3 (0.24%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.081%) FormScape
12 1 (0.081%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.081%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.081%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.081%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 498 (40.52%) AWS
2 157 (12.77%) Azure
3 134 (10.90%) GCP
4 89 (7.24%) Serverless
5 72 (5.86%) AWS Lambda
6 67 (5.45%) SaaS
7 64 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
8 57 (4.64%) Amazon ECS
9 31 (2.52%) GitHub
10 26 (2.12%) OpenShift
11 25 (2.03%) Amazon Kinesis
12 20 (1.63%) Amazon S3
13 15 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.98%) PaaS
15 10 (0.81%) Apigee
16 7 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.57%) Datadog
17 6 (0.49%) npm
17 6 (0.49%) WhatsApp
18 5 (0.41%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.39%) HTTP
2 3 (0.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.16%) DSL
3 2 (0.16%) Firewall
3 2 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.081%) Calico
4 1 (0.081%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.081%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.081%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (15.54%) NoSQL
2 173 (14.08%) Relational Database
3 171 (13.91%) PostgreSQL
4 123 (10.01%) Big Data
5 122 (9.93%) MySQL
6 63 (5.13%) Hadoop
7 61 (4.96%) Amazon Aurora
8 60 (4.88%) SQL Server
9 54 (4.39%) RDBMS
10 48 (3.91%) MongoDB
11 38 (3.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 38 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
12 32 (2.60%) Redis
13 31 (2.52%) BigQuery
14 26 (2.12%) Amazon Athena
15 25 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 20 (1.63%) Blockchain
17 14 (1.14%) Data Lake
18 13 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
19 9 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 167 (13.59%) Jenkins
2 163 (13.26%) Git (software)
3 109 (8.87%) Maven
4 96 (7.81%) JUnit
5 70 (5.70%) Cucumber
6 68 (5.53%) Selenium
7 63 (5.13%) JIRA
8 57 (4.64%) Subversion
9 56 (4.56%) GitLab
10 49 (3.99%) Gradle
10 49 (3.99%) Mercurial
11 28 (2.28%) JMeter
12 22 (1.79%) Bitbucket
13 21 (1.71%) SoapUI
14 20 (1.63%) IntelliJ
15 16 (1.30%) WebDriver
16 15 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (1.14%) Eclipse
18 13 (1.06%) Mockito
18 13 (1.06%) REST Assured
General
1 294 (23.92%) Finance
2 220 (17.90%) Social Skills
3 142 (11.55%) Banking
4 120 (9.76%) Retail
5 40 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 32 (2.60%) Front Office
7 32 (2.60%) Law
8 21 (1.71%) Games
9 18 (1.46%) Public Sector
10 17 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 14 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.14%) Publishing
12 13 (1.06%) Billing
13 12 (0.98%) Electronics
13 12 (0.98%) Marketing
14 4 (0.33%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (40.44%) Spring
2 233 (18.96%) Spring Boot
3 216 (17.58%) REST
4 183 (14.89%) Kafka
5 165 (13.43%) RESTful
6 153 (12.45%) Web Services
7 126 (10.25%) React
8 118 (9.60%) AngularJS
9 114 (9.28%) Hibernate
10 84 (6.83%) gRPC
11 79 (6.43%) Node.js
12 77 (6.27%) J2EE
13 65 (5.29%) HTML
14 56 (4.56%) CSS
15 38 (3.09%) SOAP
16 37 (3.01%) XML
17 35 (2.85%) Java EE
18 32 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
19 24 (1.95%) .NET
20 22 (1.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.79%) Algorithms
2 71 (5.78%) Data Structures
3 70 (5.70%) Greenfield Project
4 63 (5.13%) Hedge funds
5 50 (4.07%) Pricing Data
6 37 (3.01%) Cloud Native
6 37 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 27 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.20%) Robotics
8 24 (1.95%) User Experience
9 22 (1.79%) Derivative
10 19 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
10 19 (1.55%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.55%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.46%) Equities
12 16 (1.30%) Blog
12 16 (1.30%) Fixed Income
13 13 (1.06%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.98%) iPad
15 10 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 163 (13.26%) Linux
2 25 (2.03%) Unix
3 16 (1.30%) Mac OS X
4 14 (1.14%) Ubuntu
5 13 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.90%) Android
7 8 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.65%) Windows
8 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.081%) AIX
10 1 (0.081%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (65.09%) Software Engineering
2 646 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
3 511 (41.58%) Microservices
4 307 (24.98%) DevOps
5 295 (24.00%) TDD
6 227 (18.47%) Test Automation
7 168 (13.67%) OO
8 149 (12.12%) Fintech
9 144 (11.72%) Open Source
9 144 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
10 138 (11.23%) BDD
11 137 (11.15%) Scrum
12 128 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
13 116 (9.44%) Computer Science
14 112 (9.11%) Mentoring
15 91 (7.40%) Asset Management
16 88 (7.16%) Investment Management
16 88 (7.16%) Pair Programming
16 88 (7.16%) SDLC
17 87 (7.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,229 (100.00%) Java
2 375 (30.51%) SQL
3 245 (19.93%) Python
4 197 (16.03%) JavaScript
5 189 (15.38%) Java 8
6 73 (5.94%) TypeScript
7 63 (5.13%) Scala
8 55 (4.48%) C#
9 49 (3.99%) C++
9 49 (3.99%) Kotlin
10 31 (2.52%) C
11 29 (2.36%) Go
12 26 (2.12%) Groovy
13 19 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.81%) PHP
16 7 (0.57%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.49%) Clojure
18 5 (0.41%) Haskell
18 5 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 151 (12.29%) Degree
2 54 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 51 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 49 (3.99%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.38%) Master's Degree
7 15 (1.22%) PhD
8 4 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.33%) OSCE
8 4 (0.33%) OSCP
9 3 (0.24%) MBA
10 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.081%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.081%) ISEB
11 1 (0.081%) OCP
11 1 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.67%) QA
2 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.33%) GDPR
3 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.33%) NIST
3 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.33%) SOC 1
3 4 (0.33%) SOC 2
4 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 391 (31.81%) Docker
2 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.081%) Firmware
4 1 (0.081%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.081%) KVM
Systems Management
1 343 (27.91%) Kubernetes
2 62 (5.04%) Ansible
2 62 (5.04%) Terraform
3 37 (3.01%) Puppet
4 34 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
6 20 (1.63%) Prometheus
7 19 (1.55%) Grafana
8 11 (0.90%) Mesos
9 7 (0.57%) Kibana
10 5 (0.41%) Rancher
11 4 (0.33%) Consul
11 4 (0.33%) linkerd
11 4 (0.33%) SCOM
12 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.16%) Istio
12 2 (0.16%) Marathon
12 2 (0.16%) yum
13 1 (0.081%) Bugsnag
Vendors
1 120 (9.76%) Oracle
2 48 (3.91%) Google
3 40 (3.25%) Sybase
4 23 (1.87%) Microsoft
5 15 (1.22%) IBM
6 13 (1.06%) SAP
7 11 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 10 (0.81%) Adobe
9 7 (0.57%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.57%) Talend
10 6 (0.49%) BT
10 6 (0.49%) Snapchat
11 5 (0.41%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.41%) New Relic
11 5 (0.41%) Splunk
12 4 (0.33%) Instagram
13 3 (0.24%) Compuware
14 2 (0.16%) hybris
14 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com