Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 305 354
Rank change year-on-year +27 +49 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 2,098 1,805 1,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.03% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.07% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,740 1,577 1,721
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,425 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +8.75%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +35 1,977 £57,500 +4.55% 302
UK excluding London +21 1,117 £50,000 +5.26% 185
London +44 954 £65,000 +4.00% 128
North of England +57 311 £50,000 -9.09% 53
South East -3 251 £52,500 +5.00% 51
North West +69 193 £47,500 - 31
East of England -15 187 £50,000 +11.11% 26
South West -32 177 £48,500 +12.79% 24
Yorkshire +28 114 £50,000 -9.09% 21
Midlands +62 99 £48,750 +14.71% 20
East Midlands +85 86 £48,750 +8.33% 8
Scotland -16 74 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Wales -1 14 £45,000 -14.29%
West Midlands -14 13 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Northern Ireland -17 6 £26,500 -62.14%
North East - 4 £27,000 - 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Java Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Java Engineer in the job title.

1 2,098 (100.00%) Java
2 1,444 (68.83%) Software Engineering
3 1,237 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
4 725 (34.56%) Spring
5 667 (31.79%) TDD
6 578 (27.55%) JavaScript
7 539 (25.69%) SQL
8 442 (21.07%) Scrum
9 436 (20.78%) OO
10 427 (20.35%) Linux
10 427 (20.35%) Finance
11 409 (19.49%) Microservices
12 407 (19.40%) Python
13 401 (19.11%) Test Automation
14 394 (18.78%) Degree
15 393 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
16 376 (17.92%) Git (software)
17 360 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
18 355 (16.92%) HTML
19 346 (16.49%) DevOps
20 335 (15.97%) REST
21 333 (15.87%) Web Services
22 330 (15.73%) BDD
23 299 (14.25%) C++
24 298 (14.20%) J2EE
25 293 (13.97%) AngularJS
26 292 (13.92%) RESTful
27 290 (13.82%) Oracle
28 287 (13.68%) Jenkins
29 285 (13.58%) Hibernate

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
1 134 (6.39%) Tomcat
2 102 (4.86%) Apache Spark
3 81 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
4 69 (3.29%) Apache
5 56 (2.67%) WebSphere
6 45 (2.14%) JBoss
7 37 (1.76%) Confluence
8 36 (1.72%) WebLogic
9 34 (1.62%) Apache Solr
10 23 (1.10%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.71%) CMS
12 12 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 12 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.57%) SAS
13 11 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.48%) WebSphere Portal
15 8 (0.38%) Jetty
16 7 (0.33%) MQSeries
16 7 (0.33%) Mule
16 7 (0.33%) nginx
Business Applications
1 12 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.14%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.048%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 360 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.34%) SaaS
4 43 (2.05%) OpenShift
5 37 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 34 (1.62%) GitHub
7 29 (1.38%) Serverless
8 28 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (1.14%) IaaS
10 20 (0.95%) PaaS
11 16 (0.76%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.29%) npm
16 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.19%) Heroku
17 3 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.43%) Internet
2 41 (1.95%) HTTP
3 30 (1.43%) ATM
4 15 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.48%) AMQP
6 7 (0.33%) Firewall
6 7 (0.33%) OpenVPN
6 7 (0.33%) Wireless
7 6 (0.29%) NAS
8 5 (0.24%) DNS
9 4 (0.19%) DHCP
9 4 (0.19%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.19%) FTP
9 4 (0.19%) LTE
9 4 (0.19%) SSH
9 4 (0.19%) SSL
10 3 (0.14%) SNMP
10 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.095%) 3G
11 2 (0.095%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (13.39%) NoSQL
2 175 (8.34%) MySQL
3 161 (7.67%) Big Data
4 147 (7.01%) MongoDB
5 145 (6.91%) Relational Database
6 140 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 123 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 115 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
9 110 (5.24%) SQL Server
10 48 (2.29%) GIS
11 46 (2.19%) RDBMS
12 44 (2.10%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.62%) Apache Hive
14 27 (1.29%) Redis
15 26 (1.24%) Blockchain
16 22 (1.05%) HBase
17 20 (0.95%) MariaDB
18 18 (0.86%) Neo4j
19 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
20 10 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 376 (17.92%) Git (software)
2 287 (13.68%) Jenkins
3 283 (13.49%) Maven
4 223 (10.63%) JUnit
5 219 (10.44%) Selenium
6 190 (9.06%) Cucumber
7 169 (8.06%) JIRA
8 146 (6.96%) Subversion
9 105 (5.00%) WebDriver
10 86 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 85 (4.05%) Gradle
12 67 (3.19%) Mercurial
13 59 (2.81%) TeamCity
14 57 (2.72%) Eclipse
15 52 (2.48%) Mockito
16 51 (2.43%) Hudson
17 44 (2.10%) Visual Studio
18 37 (1.76%) Travis CI
19 36 (1.72%) Ant
20 30 (1.43%) JMeter
General
1 427 (20.35%) Finance
2 143 (6.82%) Banking
3 131 (6.24%) Retail
4 91 (4.34%) Games
5 42 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.19%) Electronics
7 24 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.00%) Advertising
9 18 (0.86%) Marketing
10 17 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.57%) Front Office
13 9 (0.43%) French Language
14 7 (0.33%) Automotive
14 7 (0.33%) Law
14 7 (0.33%) Legal
14 7 (0.33%) Publishing
15 5 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.24%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 725 (34.56%) Spring
2 355 (16.92%) HTML
3 335 (15.97%) REST
4 333 (15.87%) Web Services
5 298 (14.20%) J2EE
6 293 (13.97%) AngularJS
7 292 (13.92%) RESTful
8 285 (13.58%) Hibernate
9 283 (13.49%) CSS
10 216 (10.30%) XML
11 206 (9.82%) Java EE
12 178 (8.48%) Node.js
13 170 (8.10%) HTML5
14 169 (8.06%) SOAP
15 153 (7.29%) Spring Boot
16 141 (6.72%) React
17 98 (4.67%) .NET
18 95 (4.53%) jQuery
19 94 (4.48%) Kafka
20 91 (4.34%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 283 (13.49%) Computer Science
2 153 (7.29%) Algorithms
3 138 (6.58%) Fintech
4 133 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
5 108 (5.15%) Data Structures
6 95 (4.53%) User Experience
7 73 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
8 58 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (2.19%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (1.43%) EFT
12 23 (1.10%) Robotics
13 22 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (0.86%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.76%) RIA
16 14 (0.67%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.62%) Private Cloud
18 12 (0.57%) Photography
18 12 (0.57%) PKI
18 12 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 427 (20.35%) Linux
2 154 (7.34%) Unix
3 146 (6.96%) Windows
4 96 (4.58%) Android
5 60 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 13 (0.62%) AIX
9 12 (0.57%) CentOS
9 12 (0.57%) Solaris
10 7 (0.33%) HPUX
11 4 (0.19%) Debian
12 2 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.095%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.095%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.048%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.048%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,444 (68.83%) Software Engineering
2 1,237 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
3 667 (31.79%) TDD
4 442 (21.07%) Scrum
5 436 (20.78%) OO
6 409 (19.49%) Microservices
7 401 (19.11%) Test Automation
8 393 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
9 346 (16.49%) DevOps
10 330 (15.73%) BDD
11 227 (10.82%) Mentoring
12 205 (9.77%) Open Source
13 165 (7.86%) Unit Testing
14 157 (7.48%) Multithreading
15 156 (7.44%) E-Commerce
16 147 (7.01%) MVC
17 141 (6.72%) Continuous Delivery
18 124 (5.91%) SDLC
19 120 (5.72%) Kanban
20 109 (5.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,098 (100.00%) Java
2 578 (27.55%) JavaScript
3 539 (25.69%) SQL
4 407 (19.40%) Python
5 299 (14.25%) C++
6 224 (10.68%) Scala
7 175 (8.34%) C#
8 122 (5.82%) C
9 103 (4.91%) Ruby
10 76 (3.62%) Groovy
11 75 (3.57%) PHP
12 57 (2.72%) Perl
13 52 (2.48%) Go
14 36 (1.72%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.53%) PL/SQL
16 28 (1.33%) Kotlin
17 21 (1.00%) Apex Code
17 21 (1.00%) Clojure
17 21 (1.00%) R
18 17 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 394 (18.78%) Degree
2 145 (6.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 106 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
7 25 (1.19%) Sun Certification
8 18 (0.86%) PhD
9 12 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.43%) ISEB
11 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.14%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.095%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.048%) MCITP
14 1 (0.048%) MCP
14 1 (0.048%) OCA
14 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.048%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (13.16%) QA
2 9 (0.43%) MISRA
3 6 (0.29%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.29%) MIL-STD-498
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.19%) SEPA
5 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) ECSS
5 3 (0.14%) GCP
5 3 (0.14%) HL7
6 2 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.095%) MiFID
6 2 (0.095%) PSD2
7 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.048%) EMIR
7 1 (0.048%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.048%) SLA
System Software
1 248 (11.82%) Docker
2 18 (0.86%) Apache Flume
3 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.33%) HDFS
6 4 (0.19%) NFS
6 4 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.19%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.14%) Firmware
7 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.095%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.095%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (4.24%) Ansible
2 72 (3.43%) Puppet
3 63 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.71%) Terraform
6 10 (0.48%) Kibana
6 10 (0.48%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
7 8 (0.38%) OpenNebula
8 6 (0.29%) Oozie
9 4 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.19%) Marathon
9 4 (0.19%) Mesos
9 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.19%) Opsview
9 4 (0.19%) rkt
9 4 (0.19%) Salt
9 4 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 3 (0.14%) Graphite
10 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 290 (13.82%) Oracle
2 134 (6.39%) Google
3 62 (2.96%) Microsoft
4 42 (2.00%) WorldPay
5 34 (1.62%) Splunk
6 26 (1.24%) AppDynamics
6 26 (1.24%) SAP
7 25 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 24 (1.14%) Cloudera
8 24 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (1.00%) VMware
10 16 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.76%) Sybase
11 15 (0.71%) HP
11 15 (0.71%) Terracotta
12 13 (0.62%) Capita
13 11 (0.52%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.48%) Fujitsu
15 9 (0.43%) Facebook
15 9 (0.43%) TIBCO