Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 304 352
Rank change year-on-year +40 +48 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 2,213 1,865 1,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.10% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.14% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,837 1,635 1,662
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £84,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 166,181 163,317 193,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,160 135,214 162,871
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,748
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +37 2,086 £57,500 +9.52% 284
UK excluding London +12 1,207 £50,000 +11.11% 187
London +71 995 £65,000 - 127
South East +32 357 £52,500 +0.96% 58
North of England +14 298 £47,500 -5.47% 35
East of England -3 201 £50,000 +11.11% 23
North West +34 189 £47,500 +3.26% 17
South West -69 153 £45,000 +7.14% 23
Scotland +23 107 £52,500 +31.25% 15
Yorkshire +5 107 £47,500 -13.64% 15
Midlands +4 82 £50,000 - 18
East Midlands +21 63 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -16 19 £57,500 +15.00% 12
Wales 0 5 £47,500 +4.93% 4
Northern Ireland +10 4 £34,000 -51.43% 11
North East -28 2 £24,250 -39.38% 3

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 2,213 (100.00%) Java
2 1,482 (66.97%) Software Engineering
3 1,459 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
4 822 (37.14%) Spring
5 678 (30.64%) TDD
6 599 (27.07%) JavaScript
7 576 (26.03%) Microservices
8 560 (25.31%) SQL
9 557 (25.17%) Scrum
10 471 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
11 465 (21.01%) Linux
12 459 (20.74%) DevOps
13 458 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
14 455 (20.56%) Finance
15 452 (20.42%) Java 8
16 427 (19.30%) Python
17 425 (19.20%) Test Automation
18 412 (18.62%) Docker
19 381 (17.22%) Web Services
20 373 (16.85%) AngularJS
21 367 (16.58%) J2EE
22 358 (16.18%) Oracle
23 357 (16.13%) Git (software)
24 338 (15.27%) OO
25 330 (14.91%) Jenkins
26 326 (14.73%) HTML
27 325 (14.69%) Degree
28 302 (13.65%) NoSQL
29 298 (13.47%) RESTful
30 293 (13.24%) BDD

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
1 176 (7.95%) Tomcat
2 103 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 99 (4.47%) Apache
3 99 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
4 92 (4.16%) WebSphere
5 77 (3.48%) JBoss
6 65 (2.94%) CMS
7 49 (2.21%) Confluence
7 49 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 45 (2.03%) Apache Solr
9 32 (1.45%) OpenStack
10 22 (0.99%) MQSeries
11 20 (0.90%) Jetty
12 17 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 16 (0.72%) Apache Pig
13 16 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.63%) Mule
14 14 (0.63%) WebSphere Portal
15 13 (0.59%) nginx
16 7 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.045%) AquaLogic BPM
3 1 (0.045%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 471 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 57 (2.58%) SaaS
5 52 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (2.17%) GitHub
7 40 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 39 (1.76%) OpenShift
9 35 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 23 (1.04%) Serverless
12 19 (0.86%) IaaS
13 17 (0.77%) PaaS
14 11 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
15 7 (0.32%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.27%) G Suite
16 6 (0.27%) Office 365
17 5 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.67%) Internet
2 40 (1.81%) HTTP
3 21 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.81%) AMQP
5 9 (0.41%) DNS
5 9 (0.41%) Firewall
5 9 (0.41%) SSL
6 7 (0.32%) DHCP
6 7 (0.32%) IPv6
6 7 (0.32%) LTE
7 6 (0.27%) OpenVPN
7 6 (0.27%) SNMP
8 5 (0.23%) 3GPP
8 5 (0.23%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.23%) IPv4
8 5 (0.23%) NAS
8 5 (0.23%) WCDMA
8 5 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.23%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (13.65%) NoSQL
2 221 (9.99%) Relational Database
3 206 (9.31%) MySQL
4 181 (8.18%) Hadoop
5 174 (7.86%) Big Data
6 171 (7.73%) MongoDB
7 157 (7.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 133 (6.01%) SQL Server
9 129 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
10 60 (2.71%) RDBMS
11 56 (2.53%) Redis
12 44 (1.99%) Oracle Database
13 41 (1.85%) Apache Hive
13 41 (1.85%) Blockchain
14 32 (1.45%) GIS
15 30 (1.36%) Couchbase
16 26 (1.17%) Neo4j
17 22 (0.99%) HBase
18 17 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
19 16 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 357 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 330 (14.91%) Jenkins
3 269 (12.16%) Maven
4 257 (11.61%) Selenium
5 229 (10.35%) JUnit
6 202 (9.13%) JIRA
7 186 (8.40%) Cucumber
8 107 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 107 (4.84%) Gradle
9 94 (4.25%) Subversion
10 72 (3.25%) Vagrant
11 67 (3.03%) WebDriver
12 57 (2.58%) Ant
13 48 (2.17%) JMeter
14 45 (2.03%) TeamCity
15 43 (1.94%) Hudson
15 43 (1.94%) Mercurial
16 41 (1.85%) Eclipse
17 39 (1.76%) Bitbucket
18 35 (1.58%) SoapUI
General
1 455 (20.56%) Finance
2 142 (6.42%) Retail
3 131 (5.92%) Banking
4 127 (5.74%) Games
5 56 (2.53%) Front Office
6 51 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.36%) Advertising
8 24 (1.08%) French Language
8 24 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.95%) Electronics
10 20 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.86%) Legal
12 18 (0.81%) Marketing
13 15 (0.68%) Back Office
14 13 (0.59%) German Language
15 12 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.50%) Automotive
16 11 (0.50%) Online Betting
17 10 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 822 (37.14%) Spring
2 381 (17.22%) Web Services
3 373 (16.85%) AngularJS
4 367 (16.58%) J2EE
5 326 (14.73%) HTML
6 298 (13.47%) RESTful
7 277 (12.52%) REST
8 276 (12.47%) Hibernate
9 266 (12.02%) CSS
10 241 (10.89%) Spring Boot
11 227 (10.26%) React
12 211 (9.53%) Java EE
13 204 (9.22%) XML
14 191 (8.63%) Node.js
15 149 (6.73%) SOAP
16 148 (6.69%) HTML5
17 111 (5.02%) Kafka
17 111 (5.02%) Spring MVC
18 102 (4.61%) RabbitMQ
19 90 (4.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 246 (11.12%) Computer Science
2 201 (9.08%) Greenfield Project
3 110 (4.97%) Fintech
4 103 (4.65%) Algorithms
5 94 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (3.34%) Data Structures
7 72 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
8 69 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
9 52 (2.35%) User Experience
10 37 (1.67%) Hedge funds
11 26 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 25 (1.13%) Derivative
12 25 (1.13%) Online Games
13 24 (1.08%) Xbox
14 21 (0.95%) Equities
14 21 (0.95%) Robotics
15 16 (0.72%) Photography
16 15 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
17 14 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 465 (21.01%) Linux
2 117 (5.29%) Windows
3 98 (4.43%) Unix
4 43 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 42 (1.90%) Android
6 34 (1.54%) CentOS
6 34 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.31%) AIX
8 23 (1.04%) Solaris
9 20 (0.90%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.45%) HPUX
12 8 (0.36%) Debian
13 5 (0.23%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.090%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.045%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,482 (66.97%) Software Engineering
2 1,459 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
3 678 (30.64%) TDD
4 576 (26.03%) Microservices
5 557 (25.17%) Scrum
6 459 (20.74%) DevOps
7 458 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
8 425 (19.20%) Test Automation
9 338 (15.27%) OO
10 293 (13.24%) BDD
11 264 (11.93%) Mentoring
12 243 (10.98%) E-Commerce
13 237 (10.71%) Open Source
14 204 (9.22%) Kanban
15 182 (8.22%) MVC
16 174 (7.86%) SDLC
17 154 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
18 151 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
19 141 (6.37%) Pair Programming
20 138 (6.24%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2,213 (100.00%) Java
2 599 (27.07%) JavaScript
3 560 (25.31%) SQL
4 452 (20.42%) Java 8
5 427 (19.30%) Python
6 240 (10.85%) C++
7 228 (10.30%) Scala
8 163 (7.37%) C#
9 154 (6.96%) C
10 130 (5.87%) PHP
11 90 (4.07%) Ruby
12 56 (2.53%) R
13 49 (2.21%) Groovy
14 48 (2.17%) Java 9
15 45 (2.03%) Go
16 43 (1.94%) Perl
17 37 (1.67%) Bash Shell
18 31 (1.40%) Apex Code
19 29 (1.31%) Kotlin
20 28 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 325 (14.69%) Degree
2 140 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 61 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 42 (1.90%) PhD
6 35 (1.58%) Master's Degree
7 33 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 17 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (0.54%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.41%) CCNA
11 9 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.41%) CISSP
11 9 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (0.41%) GIAC
11 9 (0.41%) ISEB
11 9 (0.41%) Linux+ Certification
11 9 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (0.41%) SANS
11 9 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (11.16%) QA
2 7 (0.32%) MISRA
3 6 (0.27%) GCP
3 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.18%) EMIR
5 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) MiFID
5 3 (0.14%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.045%) ECSS
6 1 (0.045%) PSD2
System Software
1 412 (18.62%) Docker
2 23 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.99%) HDFS
4 20 (0.90%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.59%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.41%) vSphere
7 5 (0.23%) Firmware
7 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.090%) LXC
11 1 (0.045%) KVM
11 1 (0.045%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 132 (5.96%) Ansible
2 111 (5.02%) Puppet
3 98 (4.43%) Kubernetes
4 96 (4.34%) Opscode Chef
5 95 (4.29%) Terraform
6 12 (0.54%) Cobbler
7 10 (0.45%) Salt
8 7 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.27%) Marathon
9 6 (0.27%) Oozie
10 5 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.23%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.23%) Kibana
10 5 (0.23%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.14%) logstash
12 3 (0.14%) Mesos
13 2 (0.090%) Galera Cluster
13 2 (0.090%) HP ALM
13 2 (0.090%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 358 (16.18%) Oracle
2 142 (6.42%) Google
3 76 (3.43%) WorldPay
4 75 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 41 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.54%) SAP
6 34 (1.54%) VMware
7 33 (1.49%) Sybase
8 31 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.17%) Atlassian
9 26 (1.17%) Cloudera
10 22 (0.99%) Capita
11 19 (0.86%) Concur
12 18 (0.81%) Splunk
13 13 (0.59%) Adobe
13 13 (0.59%) Fujitsu
13 13 (0.59%) MuleSoft
14 11 (0.50%) IBM
15 10 (0.45%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.32%) Facebook