The median annual salary for a Java Programmer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Programmer
UK
Rank 744 767 760
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Programmer 116 189 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 104 169 166
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Java Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java Programmer.

Salary trend for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java Programmer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 116 £52,500 +5.00% 12
London +51 57 £57,500 - 7
South East +52 26 £47,500 - 2
East of England -5 24 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Essex +11 18 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Chiswick - 9 £57,500 -
South West +28 8 £45,000 +20.00%
Colchester -10 8 £52,500 -16.00%
Swindon - 7 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 7 £45,000 -
City of London +51 6 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Reading +46 6 £80,000 +39.13%
Berkshire +40 6 £80,000 +39.13%
Surrey +31 6 £47,500 +5.55%
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Oxfordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Chelmsford - 5 £24,000 - 1
Oxford - 5 £35,000 -
Cambridge +6 4 £35,000 -22.22%
Milton Keynes - 4 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £40,000 -
West Sussex +1 3 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Hampshire - 3 £80,000 - 1
Crawley -5 2 £62,500 +25.00%
Hertfordshire +11 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Stevenage -5 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Saffron Walden -5 1 £40,000 -15.78%
North West -15 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Devon - 1 £52,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £80,000 -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Java Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 253 (100.00%) Java
2 144 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (46.64%) JavaScript
4 101 (39.92%) Spring
5 100 (39.53%) SQL
6 99 (39.13%) Software Engineering
7 98 (38.74%) HTML
8 96 (37.94%) Degree
9 88 (34.78%) Computer Science
10 87 (34.39%) CSS
11 76 (30.04%) Hibernate
12 67 (26.48%) OO
13 64 (25.30%) Web Services
14 62 (24.51%) Oracle
14 62 (24.51%) TDD
15 53 (20.95%) Linux
16 50 (19.76%) Finance
16 50 (19.76%) Relational Database
17 49 (19.37%) MySQL
18 44 (17.39%) J2EE
19 42 (16.60%) E-Commerce
20 41 (16.21%) JBoss
20 41 (16.21%) RESTful
20 41 (16.21%) REST
21 38 (15.02%) Tomcat
21 38 (15.02%) JSP
21 38 (15.02%) Scrum
22 37 (14.62%) NoSQL
22 37 (14.62%) Microservices
23 36 (14.23%) Multithreading

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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 41 (16.21%) JBoss
2 38 (15.02%) Tomcat
3 27 (10.67%) WebSphere
4 24 (9.49%) WebLogic
5 13 (5.14%) Apache
6 7 (2.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.37%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.98%) CMS
8 5 (1.98%) Drupal
8 5 (1.98%) WordPress
9 4 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.19%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.79%) Confluence
11 2 (0.79%) IIS
11 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.70%) SaaS
2 6 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) GitHub
3 2 (0.79%) Google Play
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.35%) Internet
2 5 (1.98%) DNS
3 4 (1.58%) Skype
4 3 (1.19%) FTP
5 2 (0.79%) SMTP
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (19.76%) Relational Database
2 49 (19.37%) MySQL
3 37 (14.62%) NoSQL
4 29 (11.46%) Big Data
5 26 (10.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (10.28%) Hadoop
5 26 (10.28%) MongoDB
6 23 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 19 (7.51%) Redis
8 18 (7.11%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.16%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.40%) DB2
11 1 (0.40%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.40%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (12.65%) Maven
2 28 (11.07%) Git (software)
3 27 (10.67%) JUnit
4 23 (9.09%) Gradle
5 20 (7.91%) Jenkins
6 17 (6.72%) Ant
7 15 (5.93%) Mockito
8 11 (4.35%) Selenium
9 9 (3.56%) Codeship
9 9 (3.56%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.56%) JMeter
9 9 (3.56%) Protractor
9 9 (3.56%) Subversion
10 7 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.77%) JIRA
11 5 (1.98%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.98%) Liquibase
11 5 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (1.98%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.58%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (19.76%) Finance
2 35 (13.83%) Banking
3 19 (7.51%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.35%) Retail
5 8 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.58%) Front Office
7 3 (1.19%) Back Office
7 3 (1.19%) Games
7 3 (1.19%) Publishing
8 2 (0.79%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (39.92%) Spring
2 98 (38.74%) HTML
3 87 (34.39%) CSS
4 76 (30.04%) Hibernate
5 64 (25.30%) Web Services
6 44 (17.39%) J2EE
7 41 (16.21%) REST
7 41 (16.21%) RESTful
8 38 (15.02%) JSP
9 24 (9.49%) AngularJS
10 23 (9.09%) Ajax
11 22 (8.70%) Swing
12 21 (8.30%) HTML5
12 21 (8.30%) XML
13 20 (7.91%) Java EE
14 17 (6.72%) XHTML
15 15 (5.93%) JPA
15 15 (5.93%) React
16 14 (5.53%) JSF
17 12 (4.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 32 (12.65%) Mobile App
3 16 (6.32%) Equities
4 15 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (5.53%) Derivative
5 14 (5.53%) Fixed Income
6 12 (4.74%) Client/Server
7 11 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (3.95%) Internet of Things
9 9 (3.56%) User Experience
10 7 (2.77%) Fintech
10 7 (2.77%) OTC Derivatives
11 6 (2.37%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (0.79%) AS400
13 2 (0.79%) Social Media
14 1 (0.40%) mHealth
14 1 (0.40%) New Media
14 1 (0.40%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 53 (20.95%) Linux
2 26 (10.28%) Android
3 22 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 19 (7.51%) Unix
5 3 (1.19%) Windows
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 67 (26.48%) OO
4 62 (24.51%) TDD
5 42 (16.60%) E-Commerce
6 38 (15.02%) Scrum
7 37 (14.62%) Microservices
8 36 (14.23%) Multithreading
9 35 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (12.25%) OOP
11 29 (11.46%) Kanban
12 28 (11.07%) Unit Testing
13 26 (10.28%) MVC
14 24 (9.49%) Android Development
14 24 (9.49%) BDD
14 24 (9.49%) SOA
15 18 (7.11%) iOS Development
15 18 (7.11%) SDLC
16 17 (6.72%) Mathematics
17 15 (5.93%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 253 (100.00%) Java
2 118 (46.64%) JavaScript
3 100 (39.53%) SQL
4 35 (13.83%) Python
5 27 (10.67%) C++
6 21 (8.30%) C
7 18 (7.11%) Scala
8 14 (5.53%) Assembly Language
8 14 (5.53%) Perl
9 13 (5.14%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.35%) PHP
10 11 (4.35%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.77%) C#
12 6 (2.37%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.58%) Ruby
13 4 (1.58%) XPath
14 2 (0.79%) ECMAScript
14 2 (0.79%) Fortran
14 2 (0.79%) Go
14 2 (0.79%) RPG
Qualifications
1 96 (37.94%) Degree
2 3 (1.19%) PhD
3 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.19%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) SDET
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.95%) Ansible
2 3 (1.19%) Control-M
3 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (24.51%) Oracle
2 10 (3.95%) TIBCO
3 7 (2.77%) ATG
3 7 (2.77%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.98%) VMware
5 4 (1.58%) IBM
5 4 (1.58%) Sun
5 4 (1.58%) Sybase
6 2 (0.79%) Adobe
6 2 (0.79%) Google
6 2 (0.79%) Solace
6 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.40%) Facebook
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.40%) Splunk
7 1 (0.40%) Terracotta
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