Period
to 30 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 290 264
Rank change year-on-year +14 -26 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1,022 1,633 2,223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.14% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.18% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 922 1,522 1,942
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - +5.77%
10th Percentile £42,129 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £113,750 £89,875 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 85,421 137,911 166,308
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.98% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 68,544 109,531 135,147
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Engineer.

Salary trend for Java Engineer in the UK

Java Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Engineer over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020. 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 +26 973 £67,500 +22.73% 70
London +50 560 £80,000 +14.29% 38
UK excluding London -19 457 £55,000 +10.00% 32
South East -7 139 £57,500 +9.52% 7
North of England +33 130 £52,500 - 12
Midlands +87 69 £52,500 -4.55% 4
Yorkshire +58 66 £52,500 +10.53% 6
North West +15 61 £55,000 - 5
South West +43 55 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Work from Home -27 53 £72,500 +20.83% 13
East Midlands +55 46 £55,000 -
Scotland 0 31 £45,000 -1.64%
West Midlands +82 23 £50,000 -2.44% 4
East of England +17 22 £50,000 +2.56%
Wales +2 13 £42,500 -
North East +14 3 £52,500 +31.25% 1

Java Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 1,022 (100.00%) Java
2 722 (70.65%) Software Engineering
3 585 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
4 385 (37.67%) AWS
5 374 (36.59%) Microservices
6 367 (35.91%) Finance
7 337 (32.97%) Docker
8 335 (32.78%) Spring
9 297 (29.06%) TDD
10 294 (28.77%) JavaScript
10 294 (28.77%) Kubernetes
11 292 (28.57%) DevOps
12 221 (21.62%) Python
13 215 (21.04%) SQL
14 198 (19.37%) RESTful
14 198 (19.37%) Java 8
15 192 (18.79%) Web Services
16 186 (18.20%) Linux
17 181 (17.71%) Banking
18 173 (16.93%) Test Automation
19 169 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
20 166 (16.24%) Git (software)
21 164 (16.05%) Spring Boot
22 163 (15.95%) Open Source
23 161 (15.75%) Azure
24 156 (15.26%) NoSQL
24 156 (15.26%) Jenkins
25 148 (14.48%) React
26 146 (14.29%) Fintech
26 146 (14.29%) BDD

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 43 (4.21%) Apache
2 34 (3.33%) Confluence
3 29 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.76%) CMS
7 11 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.39%) CICS
9 4 (0.39%) JBoss
9 4 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.29%) Luigi
11 2 (0.20%) Drupal
12 1 (0.098%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.098%) Hyperledger
12 1 (0.098%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (0.68%) MS Visio
1 7 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.098%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.098%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.098%) Ripple
2 1 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.098%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 385 (37.67%) AWS
2 161 (15.75%) Azure
3 101 (9.88%) GCP
4 45 (4.40%) OpenShift
5 39 (3.82%) Serverless
6 31 (3.03%) SaaS
7 29 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (2.05%) Amazon ECS
8 21 (2.05%) Apigee
8 21 (2.05%) GitHub
9 11 (1.08%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.59%) Amazon Cognito
11 6 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.49%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 4 (0.39%) BlazeMeter
14 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.66%) HTTP
2 14 (1.37%) Internet
3 6 (0.59%) Broadband
4 5 (0.49%) SNA
5 3 (0.29%) DNS
5 3 (0.29%) Multicast
6 2 (0.20%) Firewall
6 2 (0.20%) Tactical Data Link
7 1 (0.098%) CDMA
7 1 (0.098%) FTP
7 1 (0.098%) GSM
7 1 (0.098%) LAN
7 1 (0.098%) LTE
7 1 (0.098%) MQTT
7 1 (0.098%) Skype
7 1 (0.098%) UMTS
7 1 (0.098%) WAN
7 1 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (15.26%) NoSQL
2 112 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
3 95 (9.30%) MySQL
4 80 (7.83%) MongoDB
5 63 (6.16%) Relational Database
6 59 (5.77%) SQL Server
7 57 (5.58%) Big Data
8 32 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 29 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 28 (2.74%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.86%) Redis
13 15 (1.47%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.98%) Flink
16 8 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.59%) Apache Hive
17 6 (0.59%) KDB
18 5 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
18 5 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 166 (16.24%) Git (software)
2 156 (15.26%) Jenkins
3 111 (10.86%) JUnit
4 104 (10.18%) Maven
5 58 (5.68%) JIRA
6 50 (4.89%) Cucumber
7 46 (4.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 44 (4.31%) Eclipse
9 42 (4.11%) Selenium
10 27 (2.64%) Mocha
11 23 (2.25%) Artifactory
11 23 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 23 (2.25%) Subversion
12 22 (2.15%) Gradle
13 21 (2.05%) GitLab
13 21 (2.05%) Travis CI
14 20 (1.96%) JMeter
14 20 (1.96%) NetBeans
15 18 (1.76%) SonarQube
16 17 (1.66%) IntelliJ
General
1 367 (35.91%) Finance
2 181 (17.71%) Banking
3 90 (8.81%) Front Office
4 70 (6.85%) Investment Banking
5 52 (5.09%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.35%) Retail
7 21 (2.05%) Games
8 19 (1.86%) Law
9 14 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.78%) Back Office
10 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.29%) Marketing
12 3 (0.29%) Publishing
12 3 (0.29%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.098%) Automotive
14 1 (0.098%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (32.78%) Spring
2 198 (19.37%) RESTful
3 192 (18.79%) Web Services
4 164 (16.05%) Spring Boot
5 148 (14.48%) React
6 137 (13.41%) AngularJS
7 125 (12.23%) Node.js
8 104 (10.18%) Kafka
9 99 (9.69%) REST
10 93 (9.10%) J2EE
11 90 (8.81%) HTML
12 74 (7.24%) CSS
13 69 (6.75%) Hibernate
14 52 (5.09%) Vue.js
15 36 (3.52%) Java EE
16 34 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
17 33 (3.23%) XML
18 30 (2.94%) JSP
19 29 (2.84%) Middleware
20 28 (2.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.00%) Hedge funds
2 91 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (6.75%) Fixed Income
4 63 (6.16%) Derivative
5 60 (5.87%) Equities
6 47 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (2.64%) Data Structures
8 26 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (2.45%) Cloud Native
10 23 (2.25%) Algorithms
11 22 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.57%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.47%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.17%) IVR
15 11 (1.08%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (0.78%) Management Information System
17 8 (0.78%) N-Tier
18 7 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 186 (18.20%) Linux
2 75 (7.34%) Unix
3 68 (6.65%) Mac OS X
4 36 (3.52%) Android
5 31 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.25%) Windows
7 8 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.49%) Debian
8 5 (0.49%) Solaris
9 4 (0.39%) CentOS
9 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.098%) AIX
10 1 (0.098%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (70.65%) Software Engineering
2 585 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (36.59%) Microservices
4 297 (29.06%) TDD
5 292 (28.57%) DevOps
6 173 (16.93%) Test Automation
7 169 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
8 163 (15.95%) Open Source
9 146 (14.29%) BDD
9 146 (14.29%) Fintech
10 132 (12.92%) Asset Management
11 113 (11.06%) Mentoring
12 105 (10.27%) Computer Science
13 103 (10.08%) Scrum
14 97 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
14 97 (9.49%) OO
15 87 (8.51%) Investment Management
16 83 (8.12%) SDLC
17 77 (7.53%) Coaching
18 75 (7.34%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,022 (100.00%) Java
2 294 (28.77%) JavaScript
3 221 (21.62%) Python
4 215 (21.04%) SQL
5 198 (19.37%) Java 8
6 83 (8.12%) Kotlin
7 75 (7.34%) Scala
8 71 (6.95%) C++
9 45 (4.40%) C#
10 39 (3.82%) Go
11 34 (3.33%) C
12 30 (2.94%) Ruby
13 26 (2.54%) Apple Swift
14 23 (2.25%) PHP
15 18 (1.76%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.57%) Groovy
17 15 (1.47%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.08%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.68%) Shell Script
20 5 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 82 (8.02%) Degree
2 33 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 9 (0.88%) Master's Degree
5 8 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.59%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.49%) ISEB
8 4 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.29%) PhD
10 2 (0.20%) SANS
11 1 (0.098%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.65%) QA
2 7 (0.68%) ISO 15022
2 7 (0.68%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.098%) NIST
System Software
1 337 (32.97%) Docker
2 16 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.49%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 294 (28.77%) Kubernetes
2 53 (5.19%) Terraform
3 29 (2.84%) Ansible
4 24 (2.35%) Marathon
4 24 (2.35%) Mesos
5 21 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.78%) Grafana
6 8 (0.78%) Puppet
7 6 (0.59%) Kibana
7 6 (0.59%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.49%) logstash
9 4 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.29%) Oozie
11 2 (0.20%) Galera Cluster
11 2 (0.20%) OpenNebula
12 1 (0.098%) SELinux
Vendors
1 138 (13.50%) Oracle
2 78 (7.63%) Google
3 18 (1.76%) FIS
3 18 (1.76%) WorldPay
4 12 (1.17%) Microsoft
5 11 (1.08%) Veracode
6 9 (0.88%) Adobe
7 6 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.49%) Cognizant
9 4 (0.39%) Calypso
9 4 (0.39%) Compuware
9 4 (0.39%) IBM
9 4 (0.39%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.39%) Perforce
10 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.29%) Solace
10 3 (0.29%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.20%) NetIQ
11 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.20%) SAP