Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 301 340
Rank change year-on-year +5 +39 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,848 1,999 1,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.11% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.16% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,501 1,645 1,579
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%

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 155,234 173,013 183,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 124,965 138,802 153,718
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Top 15 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 17 November 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 -3 1,638 £55,000 - 215
UK excluding London +21 1,079 £50,000 - 140
London -9 750 £67,500 +3.85% 90
North of England -2 245 £47,500 -5.00% 31
South East -15 215 £55,000 - 48
South West +1 196 £47,500 +11.76% 21
North West +4 161 £50,000 +3.09% 23
Scotland +55 145 £47,500 +18.75% 7
East of England +9 120 £48,500 +2.11% 15
Midlands +44 115 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Yorkshire -14 84 £47,500 -9.52% 8
East Midlands +19 65 £55,000 +22.22% 4
West Midlands +55 50 £50,750 +1.50% 6
Wales +20 31 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Northern Ireland +9 15 £45,000 +30.43% 5

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1,847 (99.95%) Java
2 1,195 (64.66%) Software Engineering
3 1,037 (56.11%) Agile Software Development
4 611 (33.06%) Spring
5 475 (25.70%) JavaScript
6 467 (25.27%) TDD
7 445 (24.08%) SQL
8 411 (22.24%) DevOps
9 409 (22.13%) Scrum
10 408 (22.08%) Python
11 405 (21.92%) Microservices
12 400 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
12 400 (21.65%) Finance
12 400 (21.65%) Java 8
13 392 (21.21%) Test Automation
14 371 (20.08%) Continuous Integration
15 363 (19.64%) Linux
16 362 (19.59%) Docker
17 344 (18.61%) Jenkins
18 343 (18.56%) C#
19 332 (17.97%) Git (software)
20 330 (17.86%) OO
21 324 (17.53%) Web Services
22 296 (16.02%) C++
23 288 (15.58%) BDD
24 286 (15.48%) REST
25 272 (14.72%) HTML
26 258 (13.96%) Open Source
27 256 (13.85%) Degree
28 255 (13.80%) Spring Boot

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
1 125 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
2 112 (6.06%) Apache
3 87 (4.71%) Confluence
4 79 (4.27%) Apache Spark
5 50 (2.71%) Tomcat
6 37 (2.00%) IIS
7 32 (1.73%) JBoss
8 31 (1.68%) Apache Pig
9 27 (1.46%) Apache Solr
10 25 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 25 (1.35%) MQSeries
11 20 (1.08%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.92%) CMS
13 16 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
14 14 (0.76%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.70%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.38%) Jetty
17 7 (0.38%) nginx
18 6 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (0.38%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.27%) Snapchat
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.16%) Simulink
4 1 (0.054%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.054%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.87%) Front Arena
1 16 (0.87%) Markit EDM
1 16 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
1 16 (0.87%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.054%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.054%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 400 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 66 (3.57%) SaaS
5 56 (3.03%) PaaS
6 45 (2.44%) GitHub
7 39 (2.11%) Serverless
8 33 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (1.41%) IaaS
11 19 (1.03%) OpenShift
12 18 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.60%) Amazon Alexa
13 11 (0.60%) npm
14 10 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
14 10 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.52%) HTTP
2 34 (1.84%) Firewall
3 31 (1.68%) SSL
3 31 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.24%) Internet
5 12 (0.65%) AMQP
6 11 (0.60%) DNS
7 10 (0.54%) SMS
8 7 (0.38%) ATM
9 5 (0.27%) SNMP
10 4 (0.22%) Network Security
10 4 (0.22%) WebEx
11 3 (0.16%) IPv6
12 1 (0.054%) 3G
12 1 (0.054%) Broadband
12 1 (0.054%) Intranet
12 1 (0.054%) MQTT
12 1 (0.054%) Skype
12 1 (0.054%) Software-Defined Networking
12 1 (0.054%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (11.74%) NoSQL
2 192 (10.39%) Big Data
3 179 (9.69%) MySQL
4 177 (9.58%) Relational Database
5 139 (7.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 130 (7.03%) Hadoop
7 128 (6.93%) MongoDB
8 122 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
9 119 (6.44%) SQL Server
10 54 (2.92%) RDBMS
11 50 (2.71%) Apache Hive
12 34 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 30 (1.62%) Oracle Database
14 27 (1.46%) Redis
15 26 (1.41%) GIS
16 25 (1.35%) DB2
17 24 (1.30%) Bigtable
18 22 (1.19%) HBase
19 20 (1.08%) Blockchain
20 17 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 344 (18.61%) Jenkins
2 332 (17.97%) Git (software)
3 232 (12.55%) Selenium
4 218 (11.80%) JUnit
5 216 (11.69%) Maven
6 193 (10.44%) Cucumber
7 186 (10.06%) JIRA
8 119 (6.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 103 (5.57%) Bitbucket
10 102 (5.52%) Gradle
11 73 (3.95%) Subversion
12 67 (3.63%) TeamCity
13 64 (3.46%) JMeter
14 60 (3.25%) Mockito
15 55 (2.98%) WebDriver
16 53 (2.87%) Ant
16 53 (2.87%) EasyMock
17 52 (2.81%) SpecFlow
18 42 (2.27%) SoapUI
19 39 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 400 (21.65%) Finance
2 92 (4.98%) Retail
3 80 (4.33%) Banking
4 58 (3.14%) Front Office
5 56 (3.03%) Games
6 29 (1.57%) Marketing
7 28 (1.52%) Advertising
8 23 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.92%) Automotive
11 15 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.76%) Publishing
12 14 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.70%) Back Office
14 12 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.49%) Electronics
16 8 (0.43%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.43%) Military
17 7 (0.38%) Law
18 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 611 (33.06%) Spring
2 324 (17.53%) Web Services
3 286 (15.48%) REST
4 272 (14.72%) HTML
5 255 (13.80%) Spring Boot
6 248 (13.42%) RESTful
7 241 (13.04%) AngularJS
8 210 (11.36%) .NET
8 210 (11.36%) Hibernate
9 203 (10.98%) CSS
10 168 (9.09%) Node.js
11 165 (8.93%) XML
12 154 (8.33%) React
13 148 (8.01%) Java EE
14 136 (7.36%) J2EE
15 131 (7.09%) SOAP
16 95 (5.14%) JSON
17 86 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
18 82 (4.44%) Kafka
19 63 (3.41%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 232 (12.55%) Greenfield Project
2 144 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 127 (6.87%) Fintech
4 81 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
5 65 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (2.81%) Algorithms
8 50 (2.71%) Public Cloud
9 49 (2.65%) Wiki
10 46 (2.49%) Hedge funds
11 44 (2.38%) Fixed Income
12 42 (2.27%) Virtual Team
13 38 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 37 (2.00%) User Experience
15 34 (1.84%) Data Structures
16 28 (1.52%) Derivative
16 28 (1.52%) Equities
17 25 (1.35%) Robotics
17 25 (1.35%) Smartphone
18 20 (1.08%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 363 (19.64%) Linux
2 147 (7.95%) Windows
3 75 (4.06%) Android
4 70 (3.79%) Unix
5 69 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 57 (3.08%) CentOS
8 38 (2.06%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.38%) Debian
11 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.16%) pSOS
14 1 (0.054%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,195 (64.66%) Software Engineering
2 1,037 (56.11%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (25.27%) TDD
4 411 (22.24%) DevOps
5 409 (22.13%) Scrum
6 405 (21.92%) Microservices
7 392 (21.21%) Test Automation
8 371 (20.08%) Continuous Integration
9 330 (17.86%) OO
10 288 (15.58%) BDD
11 258 (13.96%) Open Source
12 194 (10.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 158 (8.55%) Unit Testing
14 152 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
15 142 (7.68%) Multithreading
16 140 (7.58%) Mentoring
17 126 (6.82%) SDLC
18 112 (6.06%) User Stories
19 101 (5.47%) SOA
20 100 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,847 (99.95%) Java
2 475 (25.70%) JavaScript
3 445 (24.08%) SQL
4 408 (22.08%) Python
5 400 (21.65%) Java 8
6 343 (18.56%) C#
7 296 (16.02%) C++
8 166 (8.98%) Scala
9 125 (6.76%) C
10 103 (5.57%) Ruby
11 92 (4.98%) PowerShell
12 83 (4.49%) PHP
13 59 (3.19%) Java 9
14 52 (2.81%) Bash Shell
14 52 (2.81%) Kotlin
15 38 (2.06%) XPath
16 36 (1.95%) Go
17 35 (1.89%) Objective-C
18 33 (1.79%) Shell Script
19 32 (1.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 256 (13.85%) Degree
2 109 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 85 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 70 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.95%) CISSP
6 35 (1.89%) SANS
6 35 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.62%) CCNA
7 30 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (1.62%) CompTIA Security+
7 30 (1.62%) GIAC
7 30 (1.62%) Linux+ Certification
7 30 (1.62%) MCSE
7 30 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (1.62%) Network+ Certification
7 30 (1.62%) PhD
7 30 (1.62%) SSCP
8 27 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
9 23 (1.24%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (8.71%) QA
2 13 (0.70%) ECSS
3 7 (0.38%) MISRA
4 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.27%) PSD2
6 3 (0.16%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.16%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.16%) GDPR
7 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
System Software
1 362 (19.59%) Docker
2 42 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.62%) vSphere
4 13 (0.70%) HDFS
5 4 (0.22%) Firmware
6 3 (0.16%) Varnish
6 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.054%) LXC
8 1 (0.054%) NFS
8 1 (0.054%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 104 (5.63%) Kubernetes
2 97 (5.25%) Ansible
3 83 (4.49%) Terraform
4 61 (3.30%) Puppet
5 35 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.68%) Salt
7 16 (0.87%) Grafana
7 16 (0.87%) Kibana
7 16 (0.87%) logstash
8 12 (0.65%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.27%) Rancher
10 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.16%) SCOM
11 2 (0.11%) Consul
11 2 (0.11%) Mesos
11 2 (0.11%) Nagios
11 2 (0.11%) Packer
11 2 (0.11%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.054%) Marathon
Vendors
1 159 (8.60%) Oracle
2 87 (4.71%) Google
3 71 (3.84%) Microsoft
4 63 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 27 (1.46%) IBM
6 25 (1.35%) Adobe
7 22 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.14%) WorldPay
9 20 (1.08%) Splunk
10 16 (0.87%) Calypso
10 16 (0.87%) Charles River
10 16 (0.87%) SimCorp
11 14 (0.76%) Facebook
11 14 (0.76%) TIBCO
12 11 (0.60%) Hortonworks
12 11 (0.60%) SAP
12 11 (0.60%) Sybase
13 9 (0.49%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.43%) Apple
14 8 (0.43%) Solace