Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 314 362
Rank change year-on-year +47 +48 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 2,182 1,881 1,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.06% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.10% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,788 1,629 1,634
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%

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 167,485 170,923 196,281
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,503 139,507 164,804
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +33 2,017 £57,500 +9.52% 241
UK excluding London +10 1,203 £50,000 +11.11% 151
London +73 972 £62,500 -3.85% 106
South East +30 347 £57,500 +10.58% 42
North of England +10 289 £47,500 -5.00% 40
North West +33 168 £47,500 +5.56% 21
East of England +11 160 £50,000 +11.11% 16
South West -46 156 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Scotland +57 132 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Yorkshire +13 120 £47,500 -13.64% 18
Midlands +13 94 £55,000 +29.41% 19
East Midlands +14 49 £50,000 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +7 45 £57,500 +15.00% 11
Northern Ireland +13 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wales +6 13 £65,000 +43.59% 3
North East -21 1 £21,500 -46.25% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 2,182 (100.00%) Java
2 1,443 (66.13%) Software Engineering
3 1,419 (65.03%) Agile Software Development
4 837 (38.36%) Spring
5 635 (29.10%) TDD
6 623 (28.55%) JavaScript
7 589 (26.99%) Microservices
8 581 (26.63%) SQL
9 561 (25.71%) Scrum
10 500 (22.91%) Java 8
11 479 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
12 476 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
13 474 (21.72%) Finance
14 468 (21.45%) Docker
14 468 (21.45%) DevOps
15 460 (21.08%) Linux
16 454 (20.81%) Test Automation
17 440 (20.16%) Python
18 406 (18.61%) Web Services
19 380 (17.42%) AngularJS
20 364 (16.68%) Jenkins
20 364 (16.68%) Git (software)
21 349 (15.99%) HTML
22 324 (14.85%) REST
23 321 (14.71%) Degree
24 317 (14.53%) NoSQL
25 316 (14.48%) J2EE
26 304 (13.93%) BDD
27 296 (13.57%) Oracle
28 293 (13.43%) OO

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
1 149 (6.83%) Tomcat
2 131 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
3 115 (5.27%) Apache
4 87 (3.99%) Apache Spark
5 73 (3.35%) Confluence
6 68 (3.12%) JBoss
7 66 (3.02%) CMS
8 65 (2.98%) WebSphere
9 46 (2.11%) WebLogic
10 33 (1.51%) Apache Solr
11 29 (1.33%) Apache Pig
11 29 (1.33%) OpenStack
12 26 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 22 (1.01%) MQSeries
14 21 (0.96%) Jetty
15 13 (0.60%) Mule
16 12 (0.55%) nginx
16 12 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.41%) IIS
18 7 (0.32%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
1 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.14%) Simulink
3 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.046%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 476 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (3.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 77 (3.53%) SaaS
5 57 (2.61%) GitHub
6 48 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (1.88%) PaaS
8 40 (1.83%) Amazon S3
9 37 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (1.37%) Serverless
11 22 (1.01%) IaaS
11 22 (1.01%) OpenShift
12 20 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 15 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.37%) Google App Engine
17 7 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
17 7 (0.32%) npm
18 6 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.70%) HTTP
2 47 (2.15%) Internet
3 34 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.33%) Firewall
5 27 (1.24%) SSL
6 21 (0.96%) AMQP
7 12 (0.55%) DNS
8 9 (0.41%) SMS
9 7 (0.32%) IPv6
9 7 (0.32%) SNMP
10 4 (0.18%) 802.11
10 4 (0.18%) HSPA
10 4 (0.18%) IPsec
10 4 (0.18%) IPv4
10 4 (0.18%) LTE
10 4 (0.18%) NAS
10 4 (0.18%) Network Security
10 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.18%) Wireless
10 4 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (14.53%) NoSQL
2 242 (11.09%) Relational Database
3 222 (10.17%) MySQL
4 203 (9.30%) Big Data
5 181 (8.30%) MongoDB
6 172 (7.88%) Hadoop
7 152 (6.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 127 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
9 126 (5.77%) SQL Server
10 64 (2.93%) RDBMS
11 56 (2.57%) Redis
12 48 (2.20%) Apache Hive
13 47 (2.15%) Blockchain
14 40 (1.83%) Oracle Database
15 33 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 30 (1.37%) Neo4j
17 28 (1.28%) Couchbase
18 27 (1.24%) GIS
19 21 (0.96%) HBase
20 19 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 364 (16.68%) Git (software)
1 364 (16.68%) Jenkins
2 289 (13.24%) Selenium
3 261 (11.96%) Maven
4 251 (11.50%) JUnit
5 215 (9.85%) JIRA
6 200 (9.17%) Cucumber
7 130 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 101 (4.63%) Gradle
9 85 (3.90%) Subversion
10 78 (3.57%) Vagrant
11 77 (3.53%) Bitbucket
12 61 (2.80%) JMeter
13 60 (2.75%) Ant
14 50 (2.29%) Eclipse
15 46 (2.11%) WebDriver
16 41 (1.88%) git-flow
17 39 (1.79%) SpecFlow
18 38 (1.74%) TeamCity
19 36 (1.65%) SoapUI
General
1 474 (21.72%) Finance
2 126 (5.77%) Retail
3 111 (5.09%) Banking
4 110 (5.04%) Games
5 68 (3.12%) Front Office
6 50 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.37%) Advertising
9 28 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.28%) Marketing
10 24 (1.10%) Electronics
11 21 (0.96%) Legal
12 18 (0.82%) French Language
13 17 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.64%) Automotive
14 14 (0.64%) Back Office
14 14 (0.64%) Publishing
15 13 (0.60%) German Language
16 12 (0.55%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 837 (38.36%) Spring
2 406 (18.61%) Web Services
3 380 (17.42%) AngularJS
4 349 (15.99%) HTML
5 324 (14.85%) REST
6 316 (14.48%) J2EE
7 292 (13.38%) RESTful
8 285 (13.06%) CSS
8 285 (13.06%) Hibernate
9 273 (12.51%) Spring Boot
10 239 (10.95%) React
11 213 (9.76%) Node.js
12 210 (9.62%) Java EE
13 187 (8.57%) XML
14 179 (8.20%) SOAP
15 140 (6.42%) .NET
16 124 (5.68%) HTML5
17 120 (5.50%) RabbitMQ
18 116 (5.32%) Spring MVC
19 114 (5.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 241 (11.04%) Greenfield Project
2 234 (10.72%) Computer Science
3 103 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 93 (4.26%) Fintech
5 90 (4.12%) Algorithms
6 64 (2.93%) Data Structures
7 56 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
8 48 (2.20%) Hedge funds
9 45 (2.06%) Public Cloud
10 44 (2.02%) User Experience
11 31 (1.42%) Derivative
12 29 (1.33%) Wiki
13 28 (1.28%) Robotics
13 28 (1.28%) Xbox
14 26 (1.19%) Online Games
15 23 (1.05%) Equities
15 23 (1.05%) Mobile App
15 23 (1.05%) Smartphone
16 18 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 460 (21.08%) Linux
2 119 (5.45%) Windows
3 94 (4.31%) Unix
4 67 (3.07%) Android
5 64 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 49 (2.25%) CentOS
7 48 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.65%) Mac OS X
9 20 (0.92%) AIX
10 18 (0.82%) Solaris
11 9 (0.41%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.32%) Debian
13 6 (0.27%) HPUX
14 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.18%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,443 (66.13%) Software Engineering
2 1,419 (65.03%) Agile Software Development
3 635 (29.10%) TDD
4 589 (26.99%) Microservices
5 561 (25.71%) Scrum
6 479 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
7 468 (21.45%) DevOps
8 454 (20.81%) Test Automation
9 304 (13.93%) BDD
10 293 (13.43%) OO
11 248 (11.37%) Open Source
12 239 (10.95%) Mentoring
13 216 (9.90%) E-Commerce
14 182 (8.34%) Continuous Delivery
15 180 (8.25%) Kanban
16 169 (7.75%) MVC
16 169 (7.75%) SDLC
17 165 (7.56%) Pair Programming
18 162 (7.42%) Multithreading
19 147 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2,182 (100.00%) Java
2 623 (28.55%) JavaScript
3 581 (26.63%) SQL
4 500 (22.91%) Java 8
5 440 (20.16%) Python
6 273 (12.51%) C++
7 239 (10.95%) C#
8 227 (10.40%) Scala
9 156 (7.15%) C
10 138 (6.32%) PHP
11 103 (4.72%) Ruby
12 68 (3.12%) Java 9
13 59 (2.70%) R
14 52 (2.38%) Bash Shell
15 48 (2.20%) Shell Script
16 44 (2.02%) Kotlin
17 41 (1.88%) Go
17 41 (1.88%) PowerShell
18 38 (1.74%) Groovy
19 36 (1.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 321 (14.71%) Degree
2 139 (6.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 121 (5.55%) Security Cleared
4 72 (3.30%) DV Cleared
5 46 (2.11%) PhD
6 40 (1.83%) Master's Degree
7 28 (1.28%) CISSP
7 28 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 27 (1.24%) CCNA
8 27 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (1.24%) CompTIA Security+
8 27 (1.24%) GIAC
8 27 (1.24%) Linux+ Certification
8 27 (1.24%) MCSE
8 27 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
8 27 (1.24%) SANS
8 27 (1.24%) SSCP
9 26 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (10.04%) QA
2 20 (0.92%) GCP
3 11 (0.50%) ECSS
4 8 (0.37%) MISRA
5 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.18%) EMIR
7 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.14%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.14%) MiFID
7 3 (0.14%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 468 (21.45%) Docker
2 27 (1.24%) vSphere
3 22 (1.01%) HDFS
4 16 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.55%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.32%) Firmware
7 6 (0.27%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.14%) Varnish
10 2 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.092%) LXC
11 1 (0.046%) KVM
Systems Management
1 120 (5.50%) Terraform
2 117 (5.36%) Ansible
2 117 (5.36%) Kubernetes
3 115 (5.27%) Puppet
4 87 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (1.28%) Salt
6 13 (0.60%) Cobbler
7 7 (0.32%) logstash
7 7 (0.32%) Marathon
7 7 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.23%) Kibana
8 5 (0.23%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.18%) Grafana
9 4 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.18%) Mesos
9 4 (0.18%) Rancher
10 3 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.14%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.046%) linkerd
Vendors
1 296 (13.57%) Oracle
2 126 (5.77%) Google
3 69 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 48 (2.20%) Red Hat
5 47 (2.15%) WorldPay
6 32 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (1.47%) SAP
6 32 (1.47%) Sybase
7 31 (1.42%) Capita
8 30 (1.37%) VMware
9 29 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 24 (1.10%) IBM
11 23 (1.05%) Adobe
12 21 (0.96%) Splunk
13 18 (0.82%) Concur
14 17 (0.78%) Cloudera
15 12 (0.55%) MuleSoft
16 11 (0.50%) Facebook
17 8 (0.37%) Hortonworks
17 8 (0.37%) hybris