Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 996 932 957
Rank change year-on-year -64 +25 +1
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 183 257 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 173 229 310
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +21.05% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £79,750 £77,500 £67,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%

Java SE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 70,282 69,416 78,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.41% 39.15% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 58,912 60,033 67,780
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,986
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Java SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java SE over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -82 164 £52,500 -8.70% 43
UK excluding London +10 95 £50,000 - 33
London -111 61 £60,000 -7.69% 13
East of England +27 38 £50,000 -23.08% 12
South East +36 21 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North of England +13 21 £52,500 +23.53% 7
North West +9 18 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Midlands +9 8 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East Midlands +14 4 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands +7 4 £51,250 -6.82% 3
Scotland -33 4 £37,500 +4.90% 3
Yorkshire +42 3 £37,500 -25.00% 4
South West -29 3 £42,500 -22.73% 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Java SE.

1 183 (100.00%) Java
2 117 (63.93%) Spring
3 106 (57.92%) Java EE
4 101 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (43.72%) Web Services
6 70 (38.25%) TDD
7 69 (37.70%) SQL
8 65 (35.52%) HTML
8 65 (35.52%) CSS
9 64 (34.97%) JavaScript
10 59 (32.24%) Software Engineering
11 55 (30.05%) JPA
12 54 (29.51%) Servlets
13 49 (26.78%) Hibernate
14 44 (24.04%) Finance
14 44 (24.04%) OO
15 43 (23.50%) Ajax
16 42 (22.95%) REST
16 42 (22.95%) J2EE
17 41 (22.40%) Maven
18 39 (21.31%) XML
18 39 (21.31%) Struts
19 38 (20.77%) JSP
19 38 (20.77%) Oracle
19 38 (20.77%) Git (software)
20 37 (20.22%) Degree
20 37 (20.22%) Tomcat
20 37 (20.22%) Eclipse
21 34 (18.58%) Scrum
22 32 (17.49%) Multithreading

Java SE
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 37 (20.22%) Tomcat
2 29 (15.85%) WebSphere
3 15 (8.20%) Apache
4 12 (6.56%) MQSeries
4 12 (6.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.73%) JBoss
8 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.64%) Confluence
10 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.55%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.55%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.56%) Serverless
2 7 (3.83%) GitHub
2 7 (3.83%) SaaS
3 3 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) Boomi
4 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.38%) HTTP
2 5 (2.73%) Skype
3 3 (1.64%) Internet
4 2 (1.09%) AMQP
4 2 (1.09%) FTP
5 1 (0.55%) Intranet
5 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.55%) SMS
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.55%) VPN
5 1 (0.55%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.94%) MySQL
2 19 (10.38%) MongoDB
3 18 (9.84%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.28%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.73%) OrientDB
5 5 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.19%) DB2
6 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.64%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.09%) DTS
8 2 (1.09%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (22.40%) Maven
2 38 (20.77%) Git (software)
3 37 (20.22%) Eclipse
4 28 (15.30%) JIRA
5 17 (9.29%) Jenkins
6 15 (8.20%) JUnit
7 13 (7.10%) Mockito
8 12 (6.56%) Mercurial
8 12 (6.56%) Subversion
9 9 (4.92%) Ant
10 7 (3.83%) IntelliJ
11 5 (2.73%) NetBeans
12 4 (2.19%) Hudson
12 4 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (1.64%) JMeter
13 3 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.64%) WebStorm
14 2 (1.09%) git-flow
14 2 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 44 (24.04%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Legal
3 14 (7.65%) Banking
4 12 (6.56%) Automotive
5 11 (6.01%) Advertising
6 8 (4.37%) Games
7 7 (3.83%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Front Office
8 2 (1.09%) Music Industry
8 2 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 148 (80.87%) Developer
2 144 (78.69%) Java Developer
3 47 (25.68%) Senior Developer
4 46 (25.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 30 (16.39%) Java Software Developer
6 28 (15.30%) Software Developer
7 24 (13.11%) Java Engineer
8 21 (11.48%) Java Software Engineer
8 21 (11.48%) Software Engineer
9 16 (8.74%) Agile Developer
9 16 (8.74%) Agile Java Developer
10 15 (8.20%) Lead Developer
10 15 (8.20%) Lead Java Developer
11 13 (7.10%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 13 (7.10%) Senior Agile Developer
11 13 (7.10%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 12 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
13 11 (6.01%) Java Programmer
13 11 (6.01%) JavaScript Engineer
13 11 (6.01%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (63.93%) Spring
2 106 (57.92%) Java EE
3 80 (43.72%) Web Services
4 65 (35.52%) CSS
4 65 (35.52%) HTML
5 55 (30.05%) JPA
6 54 (29.51%) Servlets
7 49 (26.78%) Hibernate
8 43 (23.50%) Ajax
9 42 (22.95%) J2EE
9 42 (22.95%) REST
10 39 (21.31%) Struts
10 39 (21.31%) XML
11 38 (20.77%) JSP
12 31 (16.94%) HTML5
13 29 (15.85%) JSON
14 28 (15.30%) JMS
15 27 (14.75%) EJB
16 20 (10.93%) J2SE
17 19 (10.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.93%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (10.38%) Computer Science
4 15 (8.20%) Fintech
5 14 (7.65%) User Experience
6 9 (4.92%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.19%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.19%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.19%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.09%) Equities
8 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.09%) NHS
9 1 (0.55%) Contract for Difference
9 1 (0.55%) Derivative
9 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.55%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.93%) Linux
2 14 (7.65%) Unix
3 12 (6.56%) Windows
4 4 (2.19%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.55%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (38.25%) TDD
3 59 (32.24%) Software Engineering
4 44 (24.04%) OO
5 34 (18.58%) Scrum
6 32 (17.49%) Multithreading
7 29 (15.85%) Unit Testing
8 26 (14.21%) MVC
9 24 (13.11%) Analytical Thinking
10 23 (12.57%) Mentoring
11 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
12 19 (10.38%) Concurrent Programming
13 18 (9.84%) Microservices
14 17 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (9.29%) DevOps
14 17 (9.29%) Low Latency
14 17 (9.29%) OOD
14 17 (9.29%) Open Source
15 16 (8.74%) SDLC
16 14 (7.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 183 (100.00%) Java
2 69 (37.70%) SQL
3 64 (34.97%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.48%) C
5 17 (9.29%) PHP
6 12 (6.56%) Perl
7 10 (5.46%) C++
8 4 (2.19%) R
9 3 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.09%) Python
11 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.55%) C-shell
11 1 (0.55%) Erlang
11 1 (0.55%) Groovy
11 1 (0.55%) HQL
11 1 (0.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (20.22%) Degree
2 13 (7.10%) Oracle Certification
3 12 (6.56%) OCMJD
3 12 (6.56%) OCPJP
3 12 (6.56%) OCPJWCD
3 12 (6.56%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.55%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.55%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.46%) Docker
2 2 (1.09%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (1.64%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.64%) MOM
2 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) Kibana
2 1 (0.55%) logstash
Vendors
1 38 (20.77%) Oracle
2 12 (6.56%) Sun
3 10 (5.46%) IBM
4 9 (4.92%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.73%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.19%) BEA
6 4 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.19%) SAP
6 4 (2.19%) Workday
7 3 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.64%) Informatica
8 2 (1.09%) Apigee
8 2 (1.09%) Dell
8 2 (1.09%) Facebook
8 2 (1.09%) Google
8 2 (1.09%) Software AG
8 2 (1.09%) StreamBase
8 2 (1.09%) Twitter
9 1 (0.55%) ESRI
9 1 (0.55%) Solace