Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 991 965 986
Rank change year-on-year -26 +21 -31
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 208 254 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 189 225 312
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +21.05% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,550 £31,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 71570 73527 82974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.15% 38.97% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59439 63800 70927
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -15 195 £55,000 -4.35% 16
UK excluding London +36 99 £50,000 - 8
London -57 89 £70,000 +12.00% 8
East of England +24 34 £50,000 - 2
North of England +9 21 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Midlands +43 20 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South East +50 18 £65,000 +30.00% 3
North West +8 18 £52,500 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +27 13 £55,000 -
East Midlands +31 7 £43,750 -22.22% 1
Scotland -4 4 £40,000 +45.45%
Yorkshire +21 3 £48,250 +20.63%
South West +10 3 £42,500 -22.73%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Java
2 139 (66.83%) Spring
3 129 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (41.35%) Java EE
5 78 (37.50%) SQL
6 74 (35.58%) Web Services
7 65 (31.25%) TDD
7 65 (31.25%) Software Engineering
8 60 (28.85%) Maven
9 59 (28.37%) Degree
10 54 (25.96%) HTML
11 53 (25.48%) JavaScript
11 53 (25.48%) CSS
11 53 (25.48%) JPA
11 53 (25.48%) Git (software)
12 52 (25.00%) REST
13 51 (24.52%) XML
13 51 (24.52%) Finance
14 46 (22.12%) J2EE
15 45 (21.63%) Microservices
16 42 (20.19%) Hibernate
17 41 (19.71%) Servlets
18 40 (19.23%) Multithreading
19 38 (18.27%) Oracle
20 36 (17.31%) Struts
21 35 (16.83%) Ajax
21 35 (16.83%) HTML5
22 34 (16.35%) JIRA
23 33 (15.87%) Tomcat
23 33 (15.87%) Analytical Skills

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 33 (15.87%) Tomcat
2 28 (13.46%) WebSphere
3 19 (9.13%) Apache
4 16 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (5.29%) JBoss
5 11 (5.29%) MQSeries
5 11 (5.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.44%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.44%) IIS
7 3 (1.44%) WildFly
8 2 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.96%) CMS
8 2 (0.96%) Confluence
8 2 (0.96%) Drupal
8 2 (0.96%) Mule
9 1 (0.48%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.48%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.69%) Serverless
2 8 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.85%) GitHub
2 8 (3.85%) SaaS
3 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.96%) Boomi
4 2 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.48%) Firebase
5 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.50%) HTTP
2 7 (3.37%) Internet
3 4 (1.92%) FTP
3 4 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.44%) BGP
4 3 (1.44%) DNS
4 3 (1.44%) Firewall
4 3 (1.44%) Skype
4 3 (1.44%) SNMP
4 3 (1.44%) VLAN
5 2 (0.96%) AMQP
5 2 (0.96%) SSH
6 1 (0.48%) Intranet
6 1 (0.48%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.48%) SMS
6 1 (0.48%) VPN
6 1 (0.48%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.98%) MySQL
2 23 (11.06%) MongoDB
3 17 (8.17%) DTS
3 17 (8.17%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.29%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.37%) DB2
8 5 (2.40%) OrientDB
8 5 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.44%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.96%) Big Data
10 2 (0.96%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.96%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.48%) KDB
11 1 (0.48%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 60 (28.85%) Maven
2 53 (25.48%) Git (software)
3 34 (16.35%) JIRA
4 28 (13.46%) Eclipse
5 16 (7.69%) JUnit
5 16 (7.69%) Mercurial
6 14 (6.73%) Jenkins
7 12 (5.77%) Mockito
8 8 (3.85%) IntelliJ
9 7 (3.37%) NetBeans
10 5 (2.40%) Ant
10 5 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.40%) Subversion
11 4 (1.92%) git-flow
12 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.44%) Hudson
12 3 (1.44%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.96%) Emacs
13 2 (0.96%) Grunt
13 2 (0.96%) WebStorm
General
1 51 (24.52%) Finance
2 16 (7.69%) Automotive
3 15 (7.21%) Legal
4 13 (6.25%) Banking
5 9 (4.33%) Advertising
5 9 (4.33%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.88%) Retail
7 5 (2.40%) Games
7 5 (2.40%) Music Industry
8 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 164 (78.85%) Developer
2 161 (77.40%) Java Developer
3 49 (23.56%) Senior Developer
3 49 (23.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 33 (15.87%) Java Engineer
5 31 (14.90%) Java Software Developer
6 30 (14.42%) Java Software Engineer
6 30 (14.42%) Software Engineer
7 28 (13.46%) Software Developer
8 17 (8.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 17 (8.17%) J2EE Developer
8 17 (8.17%) Java Programmer
8 17 (8.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 17 (8.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 17 (8.17%) Programmer
9 16 (7.69%) Agile Developer
9 16 (7.69%) J2EE Programmer
9 16 (7.69%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
9 16 (7.69%) JavaScript Engineer
9 16 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (66.83%) Spring
2 86 (41.35%) Java EE
3 74 (35.58%) Web Services
4 54 (25.96%) HTML
5 53 (25.48%) CSS
5 53 (25.48%) JPA
6 52 (25.00%) REST
7 51 (24.52%) XML
8 46 (22.12%) J2EE
9 42 (20.19%) Hibernate
10 41 (19.71%) Servlets
11 36 (17.31%) Struts
12 35 (16.83%) Ajax
12 35 (16.83%) HTML5
13 31 (14.90%) J2SE
14 30 (14.42%) JMS
14 30 (14.42%) Spring Boot
15 27 (12.98%) OSGi
16 26 (12.50%) JSP
17 25 (12.02%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 24 (11.54%) Fintech
4 20 (9.62%) User Experience
5 15 (7.21%) NHS
6 10 (4.81%) Hedge funds
7 8 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.44%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.44%) Clustering
9 3 (1.44%) Contract for Difference
9 3 (1.44%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.44%) Derivative
9 3 (1.44%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.44%) Equities
9 3 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.44%) Replication
10 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.96%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.96%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.90%) Windows
2 24 (11.54%) Linux
2 24 (11.54%) Unix
3 7 (3.37%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) CentOS
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 65 (31.25%) TDD
3 45 (21.63%) Microservices
4 40 (19.23%) Multithreading
5 30 (14.42%) Scrum
6 29 (13.94%) Concurrent Programming
6 29 (13.94%) Unit Testing
7 27 (12.98%) Analytical Thinking
7 27 (12.98%) Low Latency
7 27 (12.98%) MVC
7 27 (12.98%) Open Source
8 25 (12.02%) OO
9 21 (10.10%) SDLC
10 20 (9.62%) OOA/OOD
11 18 (8.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (8.65%) E-Commerce
12 17 (8.17%) Mentoring
12 17 (8.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 208 (100.00%) Java
2 78 (37.50%) SQL
3 53 (25.48%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.10%) C
5 19 (9.13%) PHP
6 17 (8.17%) Perl
7 16 (7.69%) C++
8 6 (2.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.96%) C#
9 2 (0.96%) R
9 2 (0.96%) Ruby
9 2 (0.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) C-shell
10 1 (0.48%) HQL
10 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 59 (28.37%) Degree
2 12 (5.77%) Oracle Certification
3 11 (5.29%) OCMJD
3 11 (5.29%) OCPJP
3 11 (5.29%) OCPJWCD
3 11 (5.29%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) ISO 22301
1 3 (1.44%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.44%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 25 (12.02%) Docker
2 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.96%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.44%) Opsview
1 3 (1.44%) vMotion
1 3 (1.44%) WMI
1 3 (1.44%) WSUS
2 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) Kibana
2 1 (0.48%) logstash
Vendors
1 38 (18.27%) Oracle
2 11 (5.29%) Sun
2 11 (5.29%) TIBCO
3 9 (4.33%) IBM
4 6 (2.88%) BEA
5 5 (2.40%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.40%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.92%) SAP
6 4 (1.92%) Workday
7 3 (1.44%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (1.44%) Google
7 3 (1.44%) Informatica
7 3 (1.44%) Juniper
7 3 (1.44%) VMware
8 2 (0.96%) Adobe
8 2 (0.96%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.96%) Dell
8 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.96%) Software AG