Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 288 288
Rank change year-on-year +38 0 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 801 1,420 1,790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.13% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.18% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 879 1,200 1,568
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,295 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £112,500 £84,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 60,490 120,158 145,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,048 97,321 117,815
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +43 758 £62,500 -3.85% 147
London +32 402 £75,000 -6.25% 73
UK excluding London +47 382 £52,500 +5.00% 87
North of England +111 159 £52,500 -4.55% 32
Work from Home +5 159 £60,000 -7.69% 37
Yorkshire +92 118 £52,500 -4.55% 12
South East +68 97 £55,000 - 16
South West +38 53 £55,000 +15.79% 9
North West +57 33 £65,000 +18.18% 16
East of England +29 22 £58,750 +17.50% 7
Midlands +36 20 £51,250 -6.82% 9
Scotland -8 20 £47,500 +23.38% 8
West Midlands +80 13 £50,000 - 6
North East +9 8 £55,000 +0.81% 4
East Midlands +14 7 £72,500 +31.82% 3
Northern Ireland +14 7 £65,000 -18.75% 1
Wales +26 5 £55,000 +29.41% 5

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 799 (99.75%) Java
2 483 (60.30%) Software Engineering
3 385 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
4 321 (40.07%) Microservices
5 292 (36.45%) AWS
6 291 (36.33%) Spring
7 253 (31.59%) Docker
8 245 (30.59%) SQL
9 236 (29.46%) DevOps
10 211 (26.34%) Kubernetes
11 193 (24.09%) Python
12 183 (22.85%) Spring Boot
13 173 (21.60%) TDD
14 166 (20.72%) JavaScript
15 153 (19.10%) Finance
16 152 (18.98%) NoSQL
17 138 (17.23%) Test Automation
18 135 (16.85%) OO
19 134 (16.73%) Git (software)
20 128 (15.98%) Azure
21 126 (15.73%) BDD
21 126 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
22 124 (15.48%) Kafka
23 111 (13.86%) Greenfield Project
24 110 (13.73%) Degree
25 106 (13.23%) Linux
26 103 (12.86%) Java 8
27 102 (12.73%) Banking
28 101 (12.61%) Web Services
29 97 (12.11%) GCP

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 63 (7.87%) Apache
2 54 (6.74%) Apache Spark
3 38 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.25%) Tornado
5 9 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.37%) Confluence
9 3 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.25%) CMS
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.12%) JBoss
11 1 (0.12%) Jetty
11 1 (0.12%) nginx
11 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 292 (36.45%) AWS
2 128 (15.98%) Azure
3 97 (12.11%) GCP
4 56 (6.99%) Serverless
5 47 (5.87%) AWS Lambda
6 33 (4.12%) Amazon ECS
7 30 (3.75%) Apigee
8 25 (3.12%) SaaS
9 19 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.50%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.75%) GitHub
13 5 (0.62%) Boomi
13 5 (0.62%) CloudBees
13 5 (0.62%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.37%) PaaS
16 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
16 2 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.62%) HTTP
2 2 (0.25%) Bluetooth
2 2 (0.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.12%) AMQP
3 1 (0.12%) LAN
3 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (18.98%) NoSQL
2 81 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
3 78 (9.74%) MySQL
4 65 (8.11%) Big Data
4 65 (8.11%) Hadoop
5 57 (7.12%) SQL Server
6 40 (4.99%) Amazon Redshift
7 32 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 29 (3.62%) Redis
9 28 (3.50%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.75%) Relational Database
11 17 (2.12%) Hazelcast
12 15 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.75%) Couchbase
14 13 (1.62%) BigQuery
15 10 (1.25%) Apache Hive
16 9 (1.12%) Presto
17 8 (1.00%) Apache Ignite
18 7 (0.87%) Bigtable
18 7 (0.87%) Flink
Development Applications
1 134 (16.73%) Git (software)
2 85 (10.61%) Jenkins
3 72 (8.99%) Maven
4 56 (6.99%) Subversion
5 53 (6.62%) Selenium
6 51 (6.37%) Mercurial
7 43 (5.37%) GitLab
8 35 (4.37%) JUnit
9 31 (3.87%) Artifactory
10 26 (3.25%) JIRA
11 25 (3.12%) Cucumber
12 21 (2.62%) Bitbucket
12 21 (2.62%) SoapUI
13 15 (1.87%) WebDriver
14 13 (1.62%) Gradle
15 10 (1.25%) Gerrit
15 10 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.12%) Postman
17 8 (1.00%) Travis CI
General
1 153 (19.10%) Finance
2 102 (12.73%) Banking
3 36 (4.49%) Games
4 33 (4.12%) Front Office
5 31 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.50%) Retail
7 19 (2.37%) Private Banking
8 17 (2.12%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.87%) Public Sector
10 14 (1.75%) Marketing
11 13 (1.62%) Law
12 10 (1.25%) Electronics
12 10 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.12%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.75%) Legal
15 5 (0.62%) Billing
15 5 (0.62%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.50%) Advertising
17 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (36.33%) Spring
2 183 (22.85%) Spring Boot
3 124 (15.48%) Kafka
4 101 (12.61%) Web Services
5 84 (10.49%) REST
6 79 (9.86%) RESTful
7 73 (9.11%) React
8 72 (8.99%) AngularJS
9 70 (8.74%) Hibernate
10 55 (6.87%) Node.js
11 46 (5.74%) HTML
12 43 (5.37%) RabbitMQ
13 41 (5.12%) Swagger
14 40 (4.99%) CSS
15 37 (4.62%) SOAP
16 32 (4.00%) .NET
16 32 (4.00%) gRPC
16 32 (4.00%) J2EE
17 29 (3.62%) Java EE
17 29 (3.62%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 111 (13.86%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (11.74%) Algorithms
3 92 (11.49%) Data Structures
4 48 (5.99%) Hedge funds
5 35 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.50%) Equities
8 19 (2.37%) Cloud Native
9 18 (2.25%) Fixed Income
10 16 (2.00%) Video on Demand
11 13 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.50%) Smartphone
13 11 (1.37%) Derivative
13 11 (1.37%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.87%) User Experience
16 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.75%) Public Cloud
17 5 (0.62%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 106 (13.23%) Linux
2 43 (5.37%) Unix
3 23 (2.87%) Windows
4 15 (1.87%) CoreOS
4 15 (1.87%) zOS
5 12 (1.50%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.12%) Android
7 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.25%) CentOS
8 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (60.30%) Software Engineering
2 385 (48.06%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (40.07%) Microservices
4 236 (29.46%) DevOps
5 173 (21.60%) TDD
6 138 (17.23%) Test Automation
7 135 (16.85%) OO
8 126 (15.73%) BDD
8 126 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (9.61%) Scrum
10 75 (9.36%) Computer Science
11 68 (8.49%) Analytics
12 67 (8.36%) Fintech
13 63 (7.87%) Open Source
14 61 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (7.49%) Mentoring
16 58 (7.24%) Decision-Making
17 52 (6.49%) OOP
18 51 (6.37%) SDLC
19 50 (6.24%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 799 (99.75%) Java
2 245 (30.59%) SQL
3 193 (24.09%) Python
4 166 (20.72%) JavaScript
5 103 (12.86%) Java 8
6 61 (7.62%) C#
6 61 (7.62%) Scala
7 50 (6.24%) Kotlin
8 44 (5.49%) Go
9 34 (4.24%) C++
10 30 (3.75%) TypeScript
11 19 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.25%) Perl
12 10 (1.25%) Ruby
13 9 (1.12%) C
13 9 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.00%) Clojure
15 7 (0.87%) PHP
16 6 (0.75%) Haskell
16 6 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 110 (13.73%) Degree
2 43 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.75%) HNC
5 6 (0.75%) HND
6 3 (0.37%) OSCE
6 3 (0.37%) OSCP
7 2 (0.25%) ISEB
7 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.24%) QA
2 5 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (0.62%) EMIR
2 5 (0.62%) MiFID
3 3 (0.37%) GDPR
3 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.37%) NIST
3 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 253 (31.59%) Docker
2 4 (0.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 211 (26.34%) Kubernetes
2 72 (8.99%) Terraform
3 53 (6.62%) Ansible
4 33 (4.12%) Puppet
5 18 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.62%) Rancher
7 4 (0.50%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.37%) Consul
8 3 (0.37%) linkerd
9 2 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.12%) Grafana
10 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (8.86%) Google
2 63 (7.87%) Oracle
3 28 (3.50%) Microsoft
4 12 (1.50%) MuleSoft
5 8 (1.00%) Atlassian
6 7 (0.87%) SAP
6 7 (0.87%) Talend
6 7 (0.87%) Teradata
6 7 (0.87%) Yahoo!
7 6 (0.75%) IBM
7 6 (0.75%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.62%) webMethods
9 4 (0.50%) VMware
10 3 (0.37%) Solace
10 3 (0.37%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.25%) Apple
11 2 (0.25%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.25%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.25%) Sybase