Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 289 279 313
Rank change year-on-year -10 +34 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,763 2,088 1,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.21% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.25% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,732 1,589
UK median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% +5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £78,750
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 143,426 166,518 170,931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,631 135,294 142,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -23 1,580 £55,000 -4.35% 280
UK excluding London +26 1,075 £50,000 - 173
London -42 668 £67,500 +3.85% 127
South East +36 265 £50,000 -4.76% 49
North of England -4 241 £50,000 - 37
South West +7 170 £47,500 -2.06% 35
North West +13 169 £52,500 +10.53% 23
East of England -2 142 £47,500 -5.00% 18
Scotland +48 121 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Midlands +20 96 £53,750 +10.26% 14
Yorkshire -6 70 £47,500 -5.00% 12
East Midlands +2 63 £55,000 +12.82% 9
West Midlands +53 33 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Wales +26 28 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Northern Ireland -3 14 £42,500 +60.38% 1
North East +12 2 £46,250 +71.30% 2

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,762 (99.94%) Java
2 1,150 (65.23%) Software Engineering
3 938 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
4 520 (29.50%) Spring
5 449 (25.47%) TDD
6 430 (24.39%) SQL
7 419 (23.77%) JavaScript
8 374 (21.21%) DevOps
9 366 (20.76%) Python
10 360 (20.42%) Test Automation
11 358 (20.31%) Java 8
12 350 (19.85%) Finance
13 344 (19.51%) Microservices
14 339 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
15 331 (18.77%) OO
15 331 (18.77%) Git (software)
16 318 (18.04%) Linux
17 317 (17.98%) Scrum
18 313 (17.75%) Docker
19 306 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
20 305 (17.30%) C#
20 305 (17.30%) Jenkins
21 269 (15.26%) Web Services
22 254 (14.41%) Degree
23 249 (14.12%) C++
24 235 (13.33%) BDD
25 233 (13.22%) Spring Boot
26 231 (13.10%) RESTful
27 215 (12.20%) Maven
28 211 (11.97%) Open Source

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 99 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
2 87 (4.93%) Apache
3 76 (4.31%) Apache Spark
4 63 (3.57%) Confluence
5 50 (2.84%) JBoss
6 49 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 47 (2.67%) IIS
8 38 (2.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 22 (1.25%) MQSeries
10 18 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.91%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 14 (0.79%) Apache Pig
15 12 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.57%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.45%) CMS
17 8 (0.45%) GlassFish
18 6 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
18 6 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.11%) Snapchat
3 1 (0.057%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 25 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
2 20 (1.13%) Front Arena
2 20 (1.13%) Markit EDM
2 20 (1.13%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.057%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.057%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.057%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 339 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 46 (2.61%) SaaS
5 39 (2.21%) GitHub
6 36 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (1.99%) Serverless
8 34 (1.93%) OpenShift
9 30 (1.70%) PaaS
10 27 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.85%) IaaS
13 13 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
15 11 (0.62%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.57%) Slack
17 7 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
18 6 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.34%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.95%) HTTP
2 18 (1.02%) Internet
3 16 (0.91%) SSL
4 15 (0.85%) Firewall
5 14 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.62%) AMQP
7 7 (0.40%) ATM
8 5 (0.28%) DNS
8 5 (0.28%) WebEx
9 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.11%) Network Security
10 2 (0.11%) SMS
10 2 (0.11%) SNMP
11 1 (0.057%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.057%) Broadband
11 1 (0.057%) Intranet
11 1 (0.057%) IPv6
11 1 (0.057%) NFC
11 1 (0.057%) SAN
11 1 (0.057%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (10.49%) NoSQL
2 155 (8.79%) MySQL
3 140 (7.94%) Big Data
4 133 (7.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 128 (7.26%) Relational Database
6 124 (7.03%) Hadoop
7 112 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
8 110 (6.24%) SQL Server
9 101 (5.73%) MongoDB
10 45 (2.55%) RDBMS
11 39 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.82%) Apache Hive
13 31 (1.76%) Redis
14 27 (1.53%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.25%) DB2
15 22 (1.25%) GIS
16 21 (1.19%) Bigtable
17 20 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
18 18 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 17 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 331 (18.77%) Git (software)
2 305 (17.30%) Jenkins
3 215 (12.20%) Maven
4 195 (11.06%) JUnit
5 171 (9.70%) Cucumber
5 171 (9.70%) Selenium
6 162 (9.19%) JIRA
7 116 (6.58%) Gradle
8 77 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 77 (4.37%) Subversion
9 72 (4.08%) TeamCity
10 70 (3.97%) Bitbucket
11 62 (3.52%) JMeter
12 59 (3.35%) SpecFlow
13 58 (3.29%) Ant
13 58 (3.29%) Mockito
14 52 (2.95%) WebDriver
15 47 (2.67%) NUnit
16 41 (2.33%) Eclipse
16 41 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 350 (19.85%) Finance
2 116 (6.58%) Banking
3 76 (4.31%) Front Office
4 59 (3.35%) Retail
5 39 (2.21%) Games
6 28 (1.59%) Marketing
7 26 (1.47%) Advertising
8 17 (0.96%) Back Office
9 15 (0.85%) Automotive
10 12 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 11 (0.62%) Military
12 9 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.45%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.40%) Law
15 6 (0.34%) Electronics
15 6 (0.34%) Publishing
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.17%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (29.50%) Spring
2 269 (15.26%) Web Services
3 233 (13.22%) Spring Boot
4 231 (13.10%) RESTful
5 206 (11.68%) REST
6 205 (11.63%) HTML
7 200 (11.34%) XML
8 192 (10.89%) Hibernate
9 179 (10.15%) AngularJS
10 170 (9.64%) .NET
11 146 (8.28%) CSS
12 125 (7.09%) Java EE
13 122 (6.92%) J2EE
14 120 (6.81%) Node.js
15 105 (5.96%) JSON
15 105 (5.96%) React
16 85 (4.82%) Kafka
17 73 (4.14%) SOAP
18 71 (4.03%) Gherkin
19 64 (3.63%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 192 (10.89%) Greenfield Project
2 121 (6.86%) Fintech
3 71 (4.03%) Algorithms
4 61 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 58 (3.29%) Hedge funds
7 57 (3.23%) Fixed Income
8 56 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
10 49 (2.78%) Equities
11 47 (2.67%) Derivative
12 39 (2.21%) Data Structures
13 35 (1.99%) Virtual Team
13 35 (1.99%) Wiki
14 28 (1.59%) Public Cloud
15 25 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (1.36%) Cloud Native
16 24 (1.36%) User Experience
17 19 (1.08%) Mobile App
18 16 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 318 (18.04%) Linux
2 132 (7.49%) Windows
3 60 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 53 (3.01%) Android
5 50 (2.84%) Unix
6 46 (2.61%) CentOS
7 44 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.51%) Debian
9 9 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
10 5 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.28%) pSOS
10 5 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,150 (65.23%) Software Engineering
2 938 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
3 449 (25.47%) TDD
4 374 (21.21%) DevOps
5 360 (20.42%) Test Automation
6 344 (19.51%) Microservices
7 331 (18.77%) OO
8 317 (17.98%) Scrum
9 306 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
10 235 (13.33%) BDD
11 211 (11.97%) Open Source
12 206 (11.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 154 (8.74%) SDLC
14 150 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
15 145 (8.22%) Unit Testing
16 133 (7.54%) Computer Science
17 112 (6.35%) Customer Requirements
18 107 (6.07%) User Stories
19 102 (5.79%) Multithreading
20 93 (5.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,762 (99.94%) Java
2 430 (24.39%) SQL
3 419 (23.77%) JavaScript
4 366 (20.76%) Python
5 358 (20.31%) Java 8
6 305 (17.30%) C#
7 249 (14.12%) C++
8 129 (7.32%) Scala
9 116 (6.58%) C
10 87 (4.93%) PowerShell
11 69 (3.91%) Ruby
12 61 (3.46%) PHP
13 44 (2.50%) Java 9
14 42 (2.38%) Kotlin
15 39 (2.21%) XPath
16 36 (2.04%) Bash Shell
17 35 (1.99%) Go
18 33 (1.87%) TypeScript
19 30 (1.70%) Perl
20 27 (1.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 254 (14.41%) Degree
2 82 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 69 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 51 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 29 (1.64%) PhD
7 22 (1.25%) CISSP
8 21 (1.19%) Master's Degree
8 21 (1.19%) SANS
9 18 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.74%) CCNA
10 13 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (0.74%) GIAC
10 13 (0.74%) Linux+ Certification
10 13 (0.74%) MCSE
10 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
10 13 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
10 13 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (7.83%) QA
2 26 (1.47%) PSD2
3 9 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.17%) GDPR
5 2 (0.11%) ECSS
6 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
System Software
1 313 (17.75%) Docker
2 58 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.74%) vSphere
4 9 (0.51%) HDFS
5 7 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.057%) Firmware
8 1 (0.057%) LXC
8 1 (0.057%) NFS
8 1 (0.057%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 111 (6.30%) Kubernetes
2 105 (5.96%) Ansible
3 81 (4.59%) Terraform
4 48 (2.72%) Puppet
5 35 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.91%) Kibana
7 14 (0.79%) Salt
8 12 (0.68%) Grafana
8 12 (0.68%) logstash
9 8 (0.45%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.17%) Packer
10 3 (0.17%) SCOM
11 2 (0.11%) Consul
11 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.057%) FlexNet
12 1 (0.057%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.057%) Mesos
12 1 (0.057%) Oozie
12 1 (0.057%) Rancher
Vendors
1 190 (10.78%) Oracle
2 63 (3.57%) Google
3 60 (3.40%) WorldPay
4 54 (3.06%) Microsoft
5 48 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 20 (1.13%) Adobe
6 20 (1.13%) Calypso
6 20 (1.13%) Charles River
6 20 (1.13%) SimCorp
7 17 (0.96%) IBM
7 17 (0.96%) TIBCO
8 13 (0.74%) Splunk
9 11 (0.62%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.62%) Solace
9 11 (0.62%) Sybase
10 9 (0.51%) SAP
11 8 (0.45%) Hortonworks
11 8 (0.45%) Reuters
12 6 (0.34%) Rackspace
12 6 (0.34%) SaltStack