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

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

Java Programmer
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 760 768 772
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Programmer 101 194 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 95 170 163
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 £40,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £66,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.60% +2.22%  

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 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Top 29 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 April 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 +6 101 £52,500 +5.00% 10
London +28 52 £58,750 +2.17% 7
South East +59 26 £40,000 -23.80% 1
East of England -28 16 £40,000 -13.04% 2
Essex -6 12 £40,000 -36.00%
Chiswick - 10 £57,500 -
Oxford - 9 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 9 £35,000 -
Colchester -15 7 £35,000 -44.00%
South West +17 6 £45,000 -14.28%
Reading - 6 £80,000 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £80,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £40,000 -
Surrey +31 5 £47,500 +5.55%
Wiltshire +18 5 £45,000 -14.28%
Swindon - 5 £45,000 -
City of London +38 2 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Hertfordshire +5 2 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cambridge -17 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Chelmsford - 2 £24,000 -
Stevenage +3 1 £45,000 -
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 £31,000 -14.48% 1
West Sussex -2 1 £50,000 -9.09%
North West -19 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Manchester - 1 £52,500 -
Devon - 1 £52,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £90,000 -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Java
2 144 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (45.08%) JavaScript
4 100 (40.98%) Software Engineering
5 95 (38.93%) Spring
6 91 (37.30%) SQL
7 85 (34.84%) HTML
8 84 (34.43%) Degree
9 81 (33.20%) Computer Science
10 75 (30.74%) CSS
11 68 (27.87%) Hibernate
12 66 (27.05%) OO
13 63 (25.82%) TDD
14 61 (25.00%) Web Services
15 57 (23.36%) MySQL
16 55 (22.54%) Oracle
17 54 (22.13%) Linux
18 52 (21.31%) Finance
19 47 (19.26%) REST
20 45 (18.44%) Relational Database
21 42 (17.21%) Python
22 41 (16.80%) E-Commerce
23 40 (16.39%) Scrum
23 40 (16.39%) Microservices
23 40 (16.39%) RESTful
24 38 (15.57%) Mobile App
25 36 (14.75%) NoSQL
25 36 (14.75%) J2EE
26 35 (14.34%) JBoss
27 34 (13.93%) Tomcat

Java Programmer 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 35 (14.34%) JBoss
2 34 (13.93%) Tomcat
3 21 (8.61%) WebSphere
4 18 (7.38%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.10%) Apache
6 9 (3.69%) Drupal
6 9 (3.69%) WordPress
7 7 (2.87%) Apache Spark
8 5 (2.05%) CMS
9 4 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.82%) Confluence
10 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.82%) IIS
10 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.61%) SaaS
2 7 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) GitHub
3 2 (0.82%) Google Play
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.69%) Internet
2 7 (2.87%) DNS
3 4 (1.64%) Broadband
3 4 (1.64%) Skype
4 1 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (23.36%) MySQL
2 45 (18.44%) Relational Database
3 36 (14.75%) NoSQL
4 28 (11.48%) MongoDB
5 27 (11.07%) Hadoop
6 26 (10.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (10.66%) Big Data
7 24 (9.84%) SQL Server
8 20 (8.20%) Redis
9 18 (7.38%) Oracle Database
10 9 (3.69%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.82%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.82%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (11.89%) Maven
2 25 (10.25%) Gradle
3 21 (8.61%) Git (software)
4 17 (6.97%) JUnit
5 15 (6.15%) Jenkins
6 14 (5.74%) Ant
7 10 (4.10%) Mockito
7 10 (4.10%) Selenium
8 9 (3.69%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.28%) JMeter
10 7 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.87%) JIRA
11 6 (2.46%) Subversion
12 5 (2.05%) Android Studio
12 5 (2.05%) Codeship
12 5 (2.05%) IntelliJ
12 5 (2.05%) Liquibase
12 5 (2.05%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (2.05%) Protractor
12 5 (2.05%) Robot Framework
General
1 52 (21.31%) Finance
2 25 (10.25%) Banking
3 13 (5.33%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.51%) Retail
5 10 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.87%) Front Office
7 5 (2.05%) Marketing
8 4 (1.64%) Billing
9 3 (1.23%) Games
10 2 (0.82%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.82%) Publishing
11 1 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (38.93%) Spring
2 85 (34.84%) HTML
3 75 (30.74%) CSS
4 68 (27.87%) Hibernate
5 61 (25.00%) Web Services
6 47 (19.26%) REST
7 40 (16.39%) RESTful
8 36 (14.75%) J2EE
9 33 (13.52%) JSP
10 23 (9.43%) AngularJS
10 23 (9.43%) Java EE
11 22 (9.02%) Swing
12 20 (8.20%) HTML5
13 16 (6.56%) Ajax
14 15 (6.15%) XML
15 14 (5.74%) jQuery
15 14 (5.74%) Spring MVC
16 13 (5.33%) .NET
17 12 (4.92%) JPA
17 12 (4.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (33.20%) Computer Science
2 38 (15.57%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.74%) Equities
3 14 (5.74%) User Experience
4 12 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.51%) Fintech
6 10 (4.10%) Derivative
6 10 (4.10%) Fixed Income
7 9 (3.69%) Internet of Things
8 7 (2.87%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.46%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.82%) Semantic Web
11 2 (0.82%) Social Media
12 1 (0.41%) AS400
12 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.13%) Linux
2 30 (12.30%) Android
3 25 (10.25%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.74%) Unix
5 2 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (40.98%) Software Engineering
3 66 (27.05%) OO
4 63 (25.82%) TDD
5 41 (16.80%) E-Commerce
6 40 (16.39%) Microservices
6 40 (16.39%) Scrum
7 32 (13.11%) OOP
8 31 (12.70%) MVC
9 30 (12.30%) Kanban
9 30 (12.30%) Multithreading
10 28 (11.48%) Android Development
10 28 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (10.66%) BDD
12 25 (10.25%) SOA
12 25 (10.25%) Unit Testing
13 17 (6.97%) iOS Development
14 15 (6.15%) Front End Development
15 14 (5.74%) SDLC
16 13 (5.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 244 (100.00%) Java
2 110 (45.08%) JavaScript
3 91 (37.30%) SQL
4 42 (17.21%) Python
5 23 (9.43%) C++
6 20 (8.20%) C
7 18 (7.38%) Scala
8 13 (5.33%) Perl
9 12 (4.92%) PHP
10 11 (4.51%) Assembly Language
11 10 (4.10%) C#
11 10 (4.10%) PL/SQL
11 10 (4.10%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.28%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.23%) Go
14 2 (0.82%) Ruby
15 1 (0.41%) COBOL
15 1 (0.41%) RPG
15 1 (0.41%) VB
15 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 84 (34.43%) Degree
2 1 (0.41%) PhD
2 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.64%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) SDET
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (5.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.46%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) Control-M
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (22.54%) Oracle
2 11 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.28%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.87%) ATG
4 7 (2.87%) VMware
5 4 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.64%) Sun
6 3 (1.23%) IBM
6 3 (1.23%) Sybase
7 2 (0.82%) Google
7 2 (0.82%) Solace
7 2 (0.82%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) Facebook
8 1 (0.41%) Splunk
8 1 (0.41%) Terracotta
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