Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Programmer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1006 920 937
Rank change year-on-year -86 +17 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Programmer 171 241 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 159 219 320
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,050 £34,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +8.24%

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 165,738 164,565 194,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,928 136,254 163,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Java Programmer in the UK

Java Programmer
Top 11 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 20 May 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 -66 164 £52,500 - 14
UK excluding London -7 108 £47,500 +5.56% 9
London -78 63 £60,000 +4.35% 7
South East +2 48 £55,000 +18.92% 3
East of England -10 48 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Scotland - 6 £42,500 - 2
North of England -2 3 £36,250 -27.50% 1
South West -15 2 £41,250 -8.33%
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
North West -11 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Wales - 1 £20,500 -

Java Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, Java Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 171 (100.00%) Java
2 106 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 68 (39.77%) Spring
5 64 (37.43%) SQL
6 62 (36.26%) Software Engineering
7 39 (22.81%) HTML
8 38 (22.22%) Scala
9 37 (21.64%) Web Services
10 36 (21.05%) CSS
10 36 (21.05%) TDD
10 36 (21.05%) AngularJS
10 36 (21.05%) Java 8
11 33 (19.30%) Microservices
12 32 (18.71%) REST
12 32 (18.71%) Scrum
13 31 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
14 30 (17.54%) Computer Science
14 30 (17.54%) Linux
15 29 (16.96%) XML
15 29 (16.96%) Oracle
15 29 (16.96%) Degree
16 27 (15.79%) Hibernate
16 27 (15.79%) Relational Database
16 27 (15.79%) SDLC
17 26 (15.20%) Docker
18 25 (14.62%) Finance
19 24 (14.04%) OO
19 24 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
20 22 (12.87%) NoSQL

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 12 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (4.09%) OpenStack
2 7 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.51%) JBoss
4 4 (2.34%) Confluence
4 4 (2.34%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.34%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.75%) Apache
5 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.17%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Jetty
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (5.85%) SaaS
4 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.34%) GitHub
6 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.17%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.58%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.43%) Internet
2 6 (3.51%) HTTP
3 5 (2.92%) ATM
4 2 (1.17%) Firewall
5 1 (0.58%) SMPP
5 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 22 (12.87%) NoSQL
3 16 (9.36%) MySQL
4 9 (5.26%) DB2
5 8 (4.68%) Big Data
5 8 (4.68%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (4.68%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.34%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.34%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.17%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.17%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.17%) HBase
9 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.58%) Impala
10 1 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (12.87%) Jenkins
2 20 (11.70%) Maven
3 18 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.53%) Gradle
4 12 (7.02%) Eclipse
5 9 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (4.68%) JIRA
6 8 (4.68%) Vagrant
7 7 (4.09%) Subversion
8 6 (3.51%) JUnit
9 4 (2.34%) Ant
9 4 (2.34%) Bower
9 4 (2.34%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.34%) Grunt
9 4 (2.34%) gulp
9 4 (2.34%) Hudson
9 4 (2.34%) webpack
10 2 (1.17%) Android Studio
10 2 (1.17%) Selenium
10 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (14.62%) Finance
2 13 (7.60%) Retail
3 10 (5.85%) Banking
4 8 (4.68%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.51%) Billing
5 6 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.92%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.75%) Games
8 2 (1.17%) Advertising
8 2 (1.17%) Law
8 2 (1.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.58%) Front Office
9 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (39.77%) Spring
2 39 (22.81%) HTML
3 37 (21.64%) Web Services
4 36 (21.05%) AngularJS
4 36 (21.05%) CSS
5 32 (18.71%) REST
6 29 (16.96%) XML
7 27 (15.79%) Hibernate
8 15 (8.77%) Node.js
9 14 (8.19%) CSS3
9 14 (8.19%) RESTful
9 14 (8.19%) Spring Boot
10 13 (7.60%) Java EE
11 12 (7.02%) HTML5
11 12 (7.02%) JSP
11 12 (7.02%) Play Framework
11 12 (7.02%) SOAP
12 10 (5.85%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (5.85%) jQuery
12 10 (5.85%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.54%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (5.85%) User Experience
3 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.09%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.92%) EFT
4 5 (2.92%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.34%) Fintech
5 4 (2.34%) IVR
5 4 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.75%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.75%) Derivative
6 3 (1.75%) Equities
7 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.17%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.17%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.17%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.54%) Linux
2 8 (4.68%) Unix
3 7 (4.09%) Android
3 7 (4.09%) Windows
4 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.26%) Software Engineering
3 36 (21.05%) TDD
4 33 (19.30%) Microservices
5 32 (18.71%) Scrum
6 27 (15.79%) SDLC
7 24 (14.04%) OO
7 24 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 19 (11.11%) Multithreading
9 18 (10.53%) Web Development
10 14 (8.19%) Unit Testing
11 13 (7.60%) SOA
12 12 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (7.02%) Machine Learning
13 11 (6.43%) ERP
13 11 (6.43%) MVC
14 10 (5.85%) Coaching
15 9 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 171 (100.00%) Java
2 81 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 64 (37.43%) SQL
4 38 (22.22%) Scala
5 36 (21.05%) Java 8
6 22 (12.87%) PL/SQL
7 18 (10.53%) Python
8 11 (6.43%) C
9 8 (4.68%) C#
9 8 (4.68%) C++
9 8 (4.68%) PHP
10 7 (4.09%) COBOL
11 6 (3.51%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.92%) Ruby
13 4 (2.34%) Go
13 4 (2.34%) Haskell
13 4 (2.34%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.75%) Groovy
14 3 (1.75%) VB
15 2 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (16.96%) Degree
2 15 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) Dodd-Frank
1 4 (2.34%) EMIR
2 3 (1.75%) MiFID
2 3 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 26 (15.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.58%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (16.96%) Oracle
2 7 (4.09%) Google
3 5 (2.92%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.34%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.34%) Pega
5 2 (1.17%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.17%) Perforce
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.58%) VMware
6 1 (0.58%) webMethods