Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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

Java Programmer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 958 883 869
Rank change year-on-year -75 -14 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Programmer 200 290 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 185 254 419
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,325 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Java Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Top 12 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 6 months to 17 January 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 -85 190 £57,500 +9.52% 14
London -11 110 £65,000 +18.18% 3
UK excluding London -51 81 £45,000 - 12
South East -1 28 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East of England -31 27 £47,500 - 6
Midlands +24 10 £43,750 +49.57%
East Midlands +33 9 £42,500 +97.67%
Yorkshire +31 8 £37,500 -3.23%
North of England +10 8 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South West +6 7 £42,500 -2.86%
West Midlands +7 1 £45,000 +21.62%
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Java
2 147 (73.50%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (46.50%) Spring
4 84 (42.00%) JavaScript
5 78 (39.00%) TDD
6 71 (35.50%) SQL
7 66 (33.00%) Software Engineering
8 61 (30.50%) HTML
8 61 (30.50%) XML
9 54 (27.00%) Degree
10 53 (26.50%) Computer Science
11 50 (25.00%) AngularJS
12 49 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (24.50%) Scrum
13 46 (23.00%) Hibernate
13 46 (23.00%) Microservices
14 45 (22.50%) Web Services
15 44 (22.00%) REST
16 38 (19.00%) CSS
17 37 (18.50%) Unix
18 36 (18.00%) J2EE
18 36 (18.00%) NoSQL
19 35 (17.50%) Docker
20 34 (17.00%) HTML5
20 34 (17.00%) Linux
20 34 (17.00%) Finance
21 33 (16.50%) Oracle
22 32 (16.00%) Test Automation
22 32 (16.00%) Scala
23 29 (14.50%) RESTful

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 14 (7.00%) Apache
1 14 (7.00%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (5.50%) Apache Spark
3 10 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.00%) IIS
5 4 (2.00%) JBoss
6 3 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.00%) Jetty
7 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.00%) Serverless
3 10 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (5.00%) SaaS
4 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.50%) GitHub
7 1 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.50%) Internet
2 16 (8.00%) HTTP
3 13 (6.50%) ATM
4 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.00%) NoSQL
2 25 (12.50%) Big Data
3 21 (10.50%) MongoDB
3 21 (10.50%) Relational Database
4 20 (10.00%) MySQL
5 13 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (6.00%) Hadoop
6 12 (6.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (4.50%) Infinispan
8 8 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 8 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.00%) DB2
10 4 (2.00%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.50%) Redis
12 2 (1.00%) CouchDB
12 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.00%) HBase
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 25 (12.50%) JUnit
2 19 (9.50%) Maven
3 16 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.00%) Mercurial
5 10 (5.00%) Gradle
6 9 (4.50%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (3.00%) JIRA
9 5 (2.50%) Subversion
9 5 (2.50%) webpack
10 4 (2.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.00%) Hudson
10 4 (2.00%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.50%) Mockito
11 3 (1.50%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.00%) Android Studio
12 2 (1.00%) Hamcrest
12 2 (1.00%) jMock
12 2 (1.00%) TestNG
General
1 34 (17.00%) Finance
2 29 (14.50%) Retail
3 20 (10.00%) Banking
4 19 (9.50%) Games
5 12 (6.00%) Investment Banking
6 8 (4.00%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.00%) Front Office
7 4 (2.00%) Music Industry
8 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (46.50%) Spring
2 61 (30.50%) HTML
2 61 (30.50%) XML
3 50 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 46 (23.00%) Hibernate
5 45 (22.50%) Web Services
6 44 (22.00%) REST
7 38 (19.00%) CSS
8 36 (18.00%) J2EE
9 34 (17.00%) HTML5
10 29 (14.50%) RESTful
11 26 (13.00%) Java EE
12 25 (12.50%) .NET
12 25 (12.50%) JSP
13 20 (10.00%) JMS
14 18 (9.00%) GWT
15 17 (8.50%) JSON
15 17 (8.50%) Node.js
15 17 (8.50%) Swing
15 17 (8.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (26.50%) Computer Science
2 26 (13.00%) User Experience
3 15 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.50%) EFT
5 12 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (5.00%) Fintech
7 7 (3.50%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.50%) Derivative
7 7 (3.50%) SCADA
8 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (3.00%) Hedge funds
8 6 (3.00%) Mainframe
8 6 (3.00%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.50%) Equities
10 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.50%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.50%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.50%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.50%) Unix
2 34 (17.00%) Linux
3 12 (6.00%) Windows
4 7 (3.50%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.00%) Android
6 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (73.50%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (39.00%) TDD
3 66 (33.00%) Software Engineering
4 49 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (24.50%) Scrum
5 46 (23.00%) Microservices
6 32 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 29 (14.50%) OO
8 28 (14.00%) Multithreading
9 27 (13.50%) Web Development
10 23 (11.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (11.00%) DevOps
12 19 (9.50%) Unit Testing
13 18 (9.00%) BDD
14 17 (8.50%) SDLC
15 15 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
16 13 (6.50%) Fraud Detection
16 13 (6.50%) Refactoring
17 12 (6.00%) Analytical Thinking
17 12 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 200 (100.00%) Java
2 84 (42.00%) JavaScript
3 71 (35.50%) SQL
4 32 (16.00%) Scala
5 24 (12.00%) C++
6 21 (10.50%) Python
7 18 (9.00%) C
8 17 (8.50%) C#
9 16 (8.00%) PHP
10 13 (6.50%) Perl
11 9 (4.50%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.00%) Assembly Language
12 6 (3.00%) COBOL
12 6 (3.00%) Go
12 6 (3.00%) Ruby
13 5 (2.50%) Haskell
14 3 (1.50%) VBA
15 2 (1.00%) Groovy
15 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (27.00%) Degree
2 8 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.50%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.50%) EMIR
2 3 (1.50%) MiFID
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (17.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (16.50%) Oracle
2 24 (12.00%) Google
3 10 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.50%) AppDynamics
4 5 (2.50%) Splunk
5 3 (1.50%) IBM
5 3 (1.50%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.00%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.00%) webMethods
7 1 (0.50%) Capita
7 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.50%) Pega