Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 304 355
Rank change year-on-year +34 +51 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 2,088 1,821 1,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.03% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.07% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,732 1,589 1,741
UK median annual salary £56,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%

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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 +38 1,966 £57,500 +4.55% 317
UK excluding London +21 1,109 £50,000 +5.26% 191
London +52 952 £65,000 +4.00% 137
North of England +58 308 £50,000 -9.09% 57
South East +9 251 £52,500 +5.00% 52
North West +61 189 £47,500 - 34
East of England -10 184 £50,000 +11.11% 27
South West -24 177 £48,500 +12.79% 24
Yorkshire +12 115 £50,000 -9.09% 22
Midlands +75 96 £48,750 +14.71% 20
East Midlands +98 83 £48,750 +8.33% 8
Scotland -15 75 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Wales +5 14 £45,000 -14.29%
West Midlands -1 13 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Northern Ireland -16 6 £26,500 -62.14%
North East - 4 £27,000 - 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Java Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Java Engineer in the job title.

1 2,088 (100.00%) Java
2 1,439 (68.92%) Software Engineering
3 1,233 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
4 720 (34.48%) Spring
5 663 (31.75%) TDD
6 578 (27.68%) JavaScript
7 533 (25.53%) SQL
8 439 (21.02%) Scrum
9 434 (20.79%) OO
10 426 (20.40%) Linux
11 419 (20.07%) Finance
12 411 (19.68%) Python
13 406 (19.44%) Microservices
14 399 (19.11%) Test Automation
15 393 (18.82%) Degree
16 392 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
17 372 (17.82%) Git (software)
18 359 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
19 355 (17.00%) HTML
20 347 (16.62%) DevOps
21 337 (16.14%) REST
22 333 (15.95%) Web Services
23 331 (15.85%) BDD
24 297 (14.22%) C++
25 294 (14.08%) J2EE
26 292 (13.98%) AngularJS
27 291 (13.94%) RESTful
28 289 (13.84%) Jenkins
29 287 (13.75%) Hibernate
30 283 (13.55%) CSS

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
1 133 (6.37%) Tomcat
2 101 (4.84%) Apache Spark
3 80 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
4 69 (3.30%) Apache
5 52 (2.49%) WebSphere
6 43 (2.06%) JBoss
7 37 (1.77%) Confluence
8 35 (1.68%) WebLogic
9 33 (1.58%) Apache Solr
10 23 (1.10%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.67%) CMS
12 12 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 12 (0.57%) SAS
13 11 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.48%) WebSphere Portal
15 8 (0.38%) Jetty
15 8 (0.38%) nginx
16 7 (0.34%) MQSeries
16 7 (0.34%) Mule
Business Applications
1 12 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.14%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.096%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.048%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 359 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.35%) SaaS
4 42 (2.01%) OpenShift
5 38 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (1.72%) GitHub
7 29 (1.39%) Serverless
8 28 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (1.20%) IaaS
10 19 (0.91%) PaaS
11 16 (0.77%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.29%) npm
16 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.19%) Heroku
17 3 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.45%) Internet
2 41 (1.96%) HTTP
3 30 (1.44%) ATM
4 14 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.43%) AMQP
6 7 (0.34%) Firewall
6 7 (0.34%) OpenVPN
7 6 (0.29%) Wireless
8 5 (0.24%) NAS
9 4 (0.19%) DNS
9 4 (0.19%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.19%) FTP
9 4 (0.19%) SSH
9 4 (0.19%) SSL
10 3 (0.14%) DHCP
10 3 (0.14%) LTE
11 2 (0.096%) 3G
11 2 (0.096%) Intranet
11 2 (0.096%) SMS
11 2 (0.096%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (13.31%) NoSQL
2 173 (8.29%) MySQL
3 159 (7.61%) Big Data
4 145 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 143 (6.85%) MongoDB
6 139 (6.66%) Hadoop
7 118 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 112 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
9 111 (5.32%) SQL Server
10 48 (2.30%) GIS
11 45 (2.16%) RDBMS
12 41 (1.96%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.63%) Apache Hive
14 26 (1.25%) Blockchain
14 26 (1.25%) Redis
15 23 (1.10%) HBase
16 20 (0.96%) MariaDB
17 18 (0.86%) Neo4j
18 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
19 10 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 372 (17.82%) Git (software)
2 289 (13.84%) Jenkins
3 283 (13.55%) Maven
4 224 (10.73%) JUnit
5 218 (10.44%) Selenium
6 191 (9.15%) Cucumber
7 167 (8.00%) JIRA
8 146 (6.99%) Subversion
9 104 (4.98%) WebDriver
10 87 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 85 (4.07%) Gradle
12 67 (3.21%) Mercurial
13 59 (2.83%) TeamCity
14 55 (2.63%) Eclipse
15 51 (2.44%) Hudson
15 51 (2.44%) Mockito
16 44 (2.11%) Visual Studio
17 37 (1.77%) Ant
17 37 (1.77%) Travis CI
18 32 (1.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 419 (20.07%) Finance
2 143 (6.85%) Banking
3 130 (6.23%) Retail
4 92 (4.41%) Games
5 42 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.15%) Electronics
6 24 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 19 (0.91%) Marketing
8 18 (0.86%) Advertising
9 17 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.57%) Front Office
12 9 (0.43%) French Language
13 7 (0.34%) Automotive
13 7 (0.34%) Law
13 7 (0.34%) Legal
13 7 (0.34%) Publishing
14 5 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.24%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 720 (34.48%) Spring
2 355 (17.00%) HTML
3 337 (16.14%) REST
4 333 (15.95%) Web Services
5 294 (14.08%) J2EE
6 292 (13.98%) AngularJS
7 291 (13.94%) RESTful
8 287 (13.75%) Hibernate
9 283 (13.55%) CSS
10 215 (10.30%) XML
11 203 (9.72%) Java EE
12 177 (8.48%) Node.js
13 171 (8.19%) SOAP
14 170 (8.14%) HTML5
15 152 (7.28%) Spring Boot
16 141 (6.75%) React
17 99 (4.74%) .NET
18 97 (4.65%) jQuery
19 92 (4.41%) Kafka
20 89 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 283 (13.55%) Computer Science
2 152 (7.28%) Algorithms
3 138 (6.61%) Fintech
4 134 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
5 107 (5.12%) Data Structures
6 97 (4.65%) User Experience
7 74 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (2.25%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (1.44%) EFT
12 23 (1.10%) Robotics
13 22 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (0.86%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.77%) RIA
16 14 (0.67%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.62%) Private Cloud
18 12 (0.57%) Equities
18 12 (0.57%) PKI
18 12 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 426 (20.40%) Linux
2 152 (7.28%) Unix
3 145 (6.94%) Windows
4 97 (4.65%) Android
5 61 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.77%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 12 (0.57%) CentOS
9 10 (0.48%) AIX
10 8 (0.38%) Solaris
11 4 (0.19%) Debian
11 4 (0.19%) HPUX
12 2 (0.096%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.096%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.048%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.048%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.048%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,439 (68.92%) Software Engineering
2 1,233 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
3 663 (31.75%) TDD
4 439 (21.02%) Scrum
5 434 (20.79%) OO
6 406 (19.44%) Microservices
7 399 (19.11%) Test Automation
8 392 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
9 347 (16.62%) DevOps
10 331 (15.85%) BDD
11 227 (10.87%) Mentoring
12 206 (9.87%) Open Source
13 164 (7.85%) Unit Testing
14 158 (7.57%) Multithreading
15 153 (7.33%) E-Commerce
16 145 (6.94%) MVC
17 141 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
18 123 (5.89%) SDLC
19 117 (5.60%) Kanban
20 111 (5.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,088 (100.00%) Java
2 578 (27.68%) JavaScript
3 533 (25.53%) SQL
4 411 (19.68%) Python
5 297 (14.22%) C++
6 222 (10.63%) Scala
7 174 (8.33%) C#
8 120 (5.75%) C
9 105 (5.03%) Ruby
10 76 (3.64%) Groovy
11 75 (3.59%) PHP
12 56 (2.68%) Perl
13 53 (2.54%) Go
14 37 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.53%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.25%) Kotlin
17 21 (1.01%) Apex Code
17 21 (1.01%) Clojure
17 21 (1.01%) R
18 17 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 393 (18.82%) Degree
2 143 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 106 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
7 25 (1.20%) Sun Certification
8 19 (0.91%) PhD
9 12 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.43%) ISEB
11 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.14%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.048%) MCITP
14 1 (0.048%) MCP
14 1 (0.048%) OCA
14 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.048%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (13.22%) QA
2 9 (0.43%) MISRA
3 6 (0.29%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.29%) MIL-STD-498
4 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.24%) SEPA
5 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.14%) ECSS
5 3 (0.14%) GCP
5 3 (0.14%) HL7
5 3 (0.14%) MiFID
6 2 (0.096%) PSD2
7 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.048%) EMIR
7 1 (0.048%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.048%) SLA
System Software
1 246 (11.78%) Docker
2 18 (0.86%) Apache Flume
3 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.34%) HDFS
6 4 (0.19%) NFS
6 4 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.19%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.14%) Firmware
7 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.096%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.096%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (4.26%) Ansible
2 74 (3.54%) Puppet
3 63 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (2.92%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.67%) Terraform
6 10 (0.48%) Kibana
6 10 (0.48%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
7 8 (0.38%) OpenNebula
8 6 (0.29%) Oozie
9 5 (0.24%) Opsview
9 5 (0.24%) rkt
10 4 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.19%) Marathon
10 4 (0.19%) Mesos
10 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.19%) Salt
10 4 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 3 (0.14%) Graphite
11 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 281 (13.46%) Oracle
2 136 (6.51%) Google
3 60 (2.87%) Microsoft
4 41 (1.96%) WorldPay
5 34 (1.63%) Splunk
6 26 (1.25%) AppDynamics
6 26 (1.25%) SAP
7 25 (1.20%) Atlassian
8 24 (1.15%) Cloudera
8 24 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (0.96%) VMware
10 16 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.72%) Sybase
11 15 (0.72%) Terracotta
12 13 (0.62%) Capita
12 13 (0.62%) HP
13 10 (0.48%) Fujitsu
14 9 (0.43%) Facebook
14 9 (0.43%) MuleSoft
14 9 (0.43%) TIBCO