Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 260 295 307
Rank change year-on-year +35 +12 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 599 1,491 1,845
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.09% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.14% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 630 1,271 1,559
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £109,000 £107,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% +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 47,256 130,751 157,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.64% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39,119 104,632 126,580
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 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 +43 579 £62,500 -7.41% 121
UK excluding London +58 300 £52,500 +1.45% 55
London +31 296 £80,000 - 75
North of England +128 138 £52,500 -4.55% 17
Yorkshire +129 108 £52,500 -4.55% 9
Work from Home +16 88 £56,250 -16.67% 37
South East +106 81 £60,000 +9.09% 9
South West +76 34 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North West +76 21 £65,000 +18.66% 7
Midlands +86 19 £52,500 +5.00% 5
West Midlands +100 17 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Scotland +20 12 £40,000 +3.90% 9
East of England +57 10 £62,500 +25.00% 7
North East +14 9 £45,000 -17.52% 1
Wales +43 3 £55,000 +15.79%
Northern Ireland +11 3 £85,000 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +47 2 - - 3

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 599 (100.00%) Java
2 369 (61.60%) Software Engineering
3 247 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
4 215 (35.89%) Microservices
5 193 (32.22%) AWS
6 183 (30.55%) Spring
7 173 (28.88%) Python
8 162 (27.05%) SQL
8 162 (27.05%) Docker
9 158 (26.38%) DevOps
10 141 (23.54%) JavaScript
10 141 (23.54%) Finance
11 136 (22.70%) Kubernetes
12 118 (19.70%) TDD
13 114 (19.03%) NoSQL
14 107 (17.86%) Degree
14 107 (17.86%) Linux
15 106 (17.70%) Git (software)
15 106 (17.70%) Test Automation
16 103 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
17 97 (16.19%) Spring Boot
18 91 (15.19%) OO
19 82 (13.69%) Data Structures
20 81 (13.52%) Algorithms
21 76 (12.69%) Azure
21 76 (12.69%) Kafka
22 73 (12.19%) Java 8
22 73 (12.19%) Greenfield Project
23 72 (12.02%) Computer Science
24 70 (11.69%) RESTful

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 35 (5.84%) Apache
2 26 (4.34%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (1.17%) Confluence
6 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.33%) CMS
8 2 (0.33%) Tornado
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 193 (32.22%) AWS
2 76 (12.69%) Azure
3 42 (7.01%) GCP
4 30 (5.01%) Serverless
5 25 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (2.67%) OpenShift
7 13 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.84%) Amazon ECS
8 11 (1.84%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.84%) SaaS
9 9 (1.50%) Apigee
10 8 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.67%) Boomi
12 4 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
13 3 (0.50%) GitHub
13 3 (0.50%) npm
14 2 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.34%) HTTP
2 2 (0.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) LAN
3 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (19.03%) NoSQL
2 34 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (5.51%) Big Data
3 33 (5.51%) Hadoop
4 32 (5.34%) MySQL
5 27 (4.51%) SQL Server
6 20 (3.34%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.01%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (2.34%) Redis
9 11 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.50%) Presto
12 8 (1.34%) Apache Ignite
12 8 (1.34%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.17%) Apache Hive
13 7 (1.17%) Bigtable
13 7 (1.17%) Couchbase
14 6 (1.00%) Hazelcast
15 5 (0.83%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 106 (17.70%) Git (software)
2 52 (8.68%) Jenkins
3 50 (8.35%) Maven
4 49 (8.18%) Subversion
5 48 (8.01%) JUnit
6 41 (6.84%) Mercurial
7 35 (5.84%) Cucumber
8 29 (4.84%) Selenium
9 25 (4.17%) JIRA
10 17 (2.84%) GitLab
11 15 (2.50%) Bitbucket
11 15 (2.50%) SoapUI
12 12 (2.00%) Mocha
12 12 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.50%) Mockito
14 8 (1.34%) Gerrit
14 8 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (1.17%) Artifactory
15 7 (1.17%) Eclipse
16 6 (1.00%) Cypress.io
General
1 141 (23.54%) Finance
2 45 (7.51%) Banking
3 33 (5.51%) Front Office
4 14 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.84%) Retail
6 8 (1.34%) Games
6 8 (1.34%) Marketing
7 7 (1.17%) Law
7 7 (1.17%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.00%) Private Banking
9 4 (0.67%) Advertising
9 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.50%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (30.55%) Spring
2 97 (16.19%) Spring Boot
3 76 (12.69%) Kafka
4 70 (11.69%) RESTful
5 61 (10.18%) Web Services
6 59 (9.85%) AngularJS
7 54 (9.02%) REST
8 37 (6.18%) React
9 36 (6.01%) Hibernate
9 36 (6.01%) Node.js
10 33 (5.51%) CSS
10 33 (5.51%) HTML
11 28 (4.67%) Java EE
11 28 (4.67%) SOAP
12 27 (4.51%) .NET
13 24 (4.01%) J2EE
14 22 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
15 20 (3.34%) Java SE
16 18 (3.01%) Vue.js
17 14 (2.34%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.69%) Data Structures
2 81 (13.52%) Algorithms
3 73 (12.19%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.84%) Equities
5 29 (4.84%) Hedge funds
6 20 (3.34%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.00%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.84%) Derivative
9 10 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.67%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (0.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 107 (17.86%) Linux
2 42 (7.01%) Unix
3 21 (3.51%) Windows
4 10 (1.67%) CoreOS
4 10 (1.67%) Ubuntu
4 10 (1.67%) zOS
5 6 (1.00%) CentOS
5 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (61.60%) Software Engineering
2 247 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (35.89%) Microservices
4 158 (26.38%) DevOps
5 118 (19.70%) TDD
6 106 (17.70%) Test Automation
7 103 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (15.19%) OO
9 72 (12.02%) Computer Science
10 67 (11.19%) BDD
11 64 (10.68%) Fintech
12 58 (9.68%) Scrum
13 57 (9.52%) Open Source
14 56 (9.35%) Multithreading
15 55 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (9.18%) SDLC
16 52 (8.68%) Decision-Making
17 42 (7.01%) Low Latency
18 38 (6.34%) Asset Management
18 38 (6.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 599 (100.00%) Java
2 173 (28.88%) Python
3 162 (27.05%) SQL
4 141 (23.54%) JavaScript
5 73 (12.19%) Java 8
6 49 (8.18%) Scala
7 46 (7.68%) C#
8 38 (6.34%) Kotlin
9 37 (6.18%) C++
9 37 (6.18%) Go
10 17 (2.84%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.17%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.17%) Perl
11 13 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.00%) R
13 8 (1.34%) Clojure
13 8 (1.34%) Ruby
14 7 (1.17%) C
14 7 (1.17%) PHP
15 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (17.86%) Degree
2 25 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.84%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.83%) HNC
7 5 (0.83%) HND
7 5 (0.83%) ISEB
7 5 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.18%) QA
2 7 (1.17%) NIST
3 3 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.33%) EMIR
4 2 (0.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 162 (27.05%) Docker
2 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 136 (22.70%) Kubernetes
2 47 (7.85%) Terraform
3 35 (5.84%) Ansible
4 22 (3.67%) Puppet
5 12 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.67%) Grafana
6 4 (0.67%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.33%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 39 (6.51%) Oracle
2 26 (4.34%) Google
3 9 (1.50%) MuleSoft
4 8 (1.34%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.17%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.17%) Splunk
6 6 (1.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.00%) Talend
7 4 (0.67%) IBM
7 4 (0.67%) TIBCO
7 4 (0.67%) webMethods
8 3 (0.50%) Databricks
9 2 (0.33%) Automation Anywhere
9 2 (0.33%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.33%) Solace
9 2 (0.33%) Teradata
9 2 (0.33%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.33%) UiPath
9 2 (0.33%) Yahoo!