Period
to 23 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 263 304
Rank change year-on-year -20 +41 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,664 2,219 1,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.29% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.34% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,416 1,847 1,638
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 138,276 165,708 163,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.42% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,719 134,905 135,119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,448 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 -27 1,522 £55,000 -4.35% 269
UK excluding London -2 966 £50,000 - 145
London -44 687 £70,000 +7.69% 142
South East +5 302 £50,000 -4.76% 32
North of England -5 262 £52,500 +10.53% 49
North West -5 142 £55,000 +15.79% 22
Yorkshire +17 113 £47,500 - 24
Scotland +14 108 £45,000 -14.29% 14
South West -13 105 £47,500 +2.70% 17
East of England -11 94 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Midlands +21 71 £55,000 +10.00% 17
East Midlands +12 51 £55,000 +10.00% 8
West Midlands +23 20 £51,250 -10.87% 9
Wales +27 13 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Northern Ireland -16 12 £42,500 +25.00% 2
North East +21 7 £35,000 +44.33% 3

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 1,664 (100.00%) Java
2 1,088 (65.38%) Software Engineering
3 933 (56.07%) Agile Software Development
4 513 (30.83%) Spring
5 481 (28.91%) SQL
6 447 (26.86%) TDD
7 421 (25.30%) DevOps
8 406 (24.40%) JavaScript
9 403 (24.22%) Microservices
10 376 (22.60%) Amazon AWS
11 349 (20.97%) Docker
12 337 (20.25%) Linux
13 334 (20.07%) Java 8
14 331 (19.89%) Python
15 317 (19.05%) Degree
16 313 (18.81%) Finance
17 307 (18.45%) Test Automation
18 298 (17.91%) Git (software)
19 289 (17.37%) Jenkins
20 275 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
21 259 (15.56%) Scrum
22 254 (15.26%) C#
22 254 (15.26%) RESTful
23 237 (14.24%) C++
24 233 (14.00%) Spring Boot
25 227 (13.64%) Web Services
26 223 (13.40%) OO
27 220 (13.22%) Kubernetes
28 204 (12.26%) Maven
29 199 (11.96%) Oracle

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 93 (5.59%) Tomcat
2 90 (5.41%) Apache Spark
3 82 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
4 75 (4.51%) Apache
5 69 (4.15%) JBoss
6 50 (3.00%) Confluence
7 37 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 30 (1.80%) IIS
9 25 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.36%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.36%) CMS
12 6 (0.36%) Jetty
13 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.24%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.060%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 29 (1.74%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.36%) Front Arena
2 6 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.36%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.12%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.060%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 376 (22.60%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (3.79%) SaaS
4 55 (3.31%) Serverless
5 53 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 49 (2.94%) OpenShift
7 42 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (2.10%) Amazon S3
10 30 (1.80%) GitHub
11 28 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (1.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 21 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
15 11 (0.66%) Apigee
16 10 (0.60%) PaaS
17 6 (0.36%) IaaS
17 6 (0.36%) npm
18 4 (0.24%) CloudFront
18 4 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.68%) HTTP
2 10 (0.60%) AMQP
3 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.36%) SSL
3 6 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.24%) Firewall
4 4 (0.24%) Internet
4 4 (0.24%) SSH
5 3 (0.18%) DNS
5 3 (0.18%) WebEx
6 2 (0.12%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.060%) NAS
7 1 (0.060%) Network Security
7 1 (0.060%) NFC
7 1 (0.060%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.060%) SAN
7 1 (0.060%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (10.94%) NoSQL
2 176 (10.58%) Big Data
3 171 (10.28%) MySQL
4 121 (7.27%) Hadoop
5 117 (7.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 103 (6.19%) MongoDB
7 96 (5.77%) SQL Server
8 80 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
9 77 (4.63%) Relational Database
10 64 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
10 64 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
11 57 (3.43%) Redis
12 39 (2.34%) GIS
13 30 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 27 (1.62%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.56%) Oracle Database
16 19 (1.14%) Neo4j
17 17 (1.02%) Blockchain
18 15 (0.90%) Riak
19 11 (0.66%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 298 (17.91%) Git (software)
2 289 (17.37%) Jenkins
3 204 (12.26%) Maven
4 147 (8.83%) JIRA
5 128 (7.69%) JUnit
6 103 (6.19%) Selenium
7 85 (5.11%) Cucumber
8 82 (4.93%) Subversion
9 81 (4.87%) Gradle
10 60 (3.61%) Bitbucket Server
11 53 (3.19%) Eclipse
11 53 (3.19%) TeamCity
12 49 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 47 (2.82%) Bitbucket
14 44 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
15 41 (2.46%) JMeter
16 37 (2.22%) SpecFlow
17 33 (1.98%) Mockito
18 32 (1.92%) Ant
19 30 (1.80%) NUnit
General
1 313 (18.81%) Finance
2 158 (9.50%) Banking
3 80 (4.81%) Front Office
4 57 (3.43%) Games
5 34 (2.04%) Publishing
5 34 (2.04%) Retail
6 31 (1.86%) Military
7 30 (1.80%) Marketing
8 24 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 16 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.78%) Electronics
10 13 (0.78%) Law
11 12 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.60%) Automotive
12 10 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.48%) Advertising
15 7 (0.42%) Back Office
16 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.36%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (30.83%) Spring
2 254 (15.26%) RESTful
3 233 (14.00%) Spring Boot
4 227 (13.64%) Web Services
5 173 (10.40%) Hibernate
6 168 (10.10%) Kafka
7 158 (9.50%) HTML
8 156 (9.38%) AngularJS
8 156 (9.38%) XML
9 151 (9.07%) REST
10 131 (7.87%) CSS
11 120 (7.21%) .NET
12 118 (7.09%) J2EE
13 107 (6.43%) React
14 100 (6.01%) JSON
15 94 (5.65%) Java EE
16 86 (5.17%) Node.js
17 62 (3.73%) JSF
18 58 (3.49%) SOAP
19 54 (3.25%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 171 (10.28%) Greenfield Project
2 112 (6.73%) Algorithms
3 111 (6.67%) Fintech
4 70 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 63 (3.79%) Data Structures
6 58 (3.49%) Derivative
7 57 (3.43%) Linux Command Line
8 52 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 48 (2.88%) Fixed Income
11 47 (2.82%) Hedge funds
12 43 (2.58%) Equities
13 30 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (1.80%) User Experience
14 25 (1.50%) Mobile App
15 24 (1.44%) Robotics
16 22 (1.32%) Cloud Native
17 19 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
17 19 (1.14%) Wiki
18 13 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 337 (20.25%) Linux
2 109 (6.55%) Windows
3 61 (3.67%) Unix
4 39 (2.34%) Android
5 37 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.86%) CentOS
7 30 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.42%) Debian
9 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.060%) Fedora
11 1 (0.060%) pSOS
11 1 (0.060%) Solaris
11 1 (0.060%) SUSE
11 1 (0.060%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,088 (65.38%) Software Engineering
2 933 (56.07%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (26.86%) TDD
4 421 (25.30%) DevOps
5 403 (24.22%) Microservices
6 307 (18.45%) Test Automation
7 275 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
8 259 (15.56%) Scrum
9 223 (13.40%) OO
10 197 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 194 (11.66%) Computer Science
12 191 (11.48%) SDLC
13 179 (10.76%) BDD
14 154 (9.25%) Open Source
15 144 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
16 143 (8.59%) Unit Testing
17 117 (7.03%) Machine Learning
18 115 (6.91%) Artificial Intelligence
19 110 (6.61%) Mathematics
20 103 (6.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,664 (100.00%) Java
2 481 (28.91%) SQL
3 406 (24.40%) JavaScript
4 334 (20.07%) Java 8
5 331 (19.89%) Python
6 254 (15.26%) C#
7 237 (14.24%) C++
8 140 (8.41%) Scala
9 134 (8.05%) C
10 58 (3.49%) Java 9
11 50 (3.00%) Kotlin
12 47 (2.82%) Ruby
13 45 (2.70%) Go
14 41 (2.46%) Bash Shell
14 41 (2.46%) PHP
15 40 (2.40%) PowerShell
16 32 (1.92%) Groovy
17 28 (1.68%) TypeScript
18 26 (1.56%) PL/SQL
19 22 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 317 (19.05%) Degree
2 91 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 60 (3.61%) Numerate Degree
5 58 (3.49%) DV Cleared
6 46 (2.76%) SC Cleared
7 32 (1.92%) PhD
8 31 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (1.26%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.84%) ISEB
11 12 (0.72%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.48%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.24%) CISSP
16 3 (0.18%) SANS
17 2 (0.12%) CEH
17 2 (0.12%) CISM
17 2 (0.12%) GSEC
18 1 (0.060%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (8.29%) QA
2 27 (1.62%) PSD2
3 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.18%) GDPR
4 3 (0.18%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.12%) MiFID
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.060%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 349 (20.97%) Docker
2 39 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.12%) GridGain
5 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 220 (13.22%) Kubernetes
2 136 (8.17%) Terraform
3 125 (7.51%) Ansible
4 61 (3.67%) Puppet
5 45 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.60%) Kibana
8 9 (0.54%) Grafana
9 8 (0.48%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.36%) Marathon
10 6 (0.36%) Mesos
11 3 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.18%) logstash
12 2 (0.12%) Control-M
12 2 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.12%) Salt
13 1 (0.060%) Cloudify
13 1 (0.060%) FlexNet
13 1 (0.060%) Packer
13 1 (0.060%) Rancher
Vendors
1 199 (11.96%) Oracle
2 65 (3.91%) WorldPay
3 43 (2.58%) Google
4 26 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 21 (1.26%) Microsoft
6 18 (1.08%) IBM
7 14 (0.84%) SaltStack
8 13 (0.78%) Adobe
8 13 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 11 (0.66%) Splunk
9 11 (0.66%) Tableau
10 10 (0.60%) ION Trading
11 9 (0.54%) SAP
12 8 (0.48%) MapR
12 8 (0.48%) VMware
13 7 (0.42%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.42%) Charles River
13 7 (0.42%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.42%) HP