Period
to 18 November 2019

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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1000 1004 999
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 63 157 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 48 124 186
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £44,450 £33,625 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,375 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -

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 51,591 64,013 71,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.98% 39.81% 40.13%
Number of salaries quoted 42,598 52,860 59,681
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Top 10 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 November 2019. 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 -1 63 £55,000 +4.76% 12
UK excluding London -14 39 £55,000 +22.22% 9
South East +5 25 £55,000 +10.00% 2
London +74 24 £67,500 +3.85% 4
North West +51 7 £60,000 +26.32%
North of England +32 7 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Midlands +12 4 £52,500 +23.53% 2
West Midlands +8 4 £52,500 +23.53% 2
South West - 2 £45,500 - 1
East of England +36 1 £82,500 +10.00% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, IT jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Java SE.

1 63 (100.00%) Java
2 36 (57.14%) Eclipse
3 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (36.51%) NetBeans
5 22 (34.92%) Java ME
5 22 (34.92%) OO
6 18 (28.57%) JSP
7 17 (26.98%) Web Services
7 17 (26.98%) AWT
8 16 (25.40%) Oracle
8 16 (25.40%) Software Engineering
9 15 (23.81%) Scrum
9 15 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (22.22%) Java 8
10 14 (22.22%) OOD
11 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
12 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
13 11 (17.46%) Finance
13 11 (17.46%) HTML
13 11 (17.46%) Linux
14 10 (15.87%) CSS
14 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
14 10 (15.87%) JUnit
14 10 (15.87%) IntelliJ
14 10 (15.87%) Spring
14 10 (15.87%) Scala
14 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
15 9 (14.29%) Play Framework
15 9 (14.29%) Confluence
15 9 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra

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 9 (14.29%) Apache Spark
1 9 (14.29%) Confluence
2 5 (7.94%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.35%) GlassFish
3 4 (6.35%) JBoss
3 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.17%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.59%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) GitHub
2 2 (3.17%) AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.59%) Azure
3 1 (1.59%) IaaS
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) DNS
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.59%) SAN
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (57.14%) Eclipse
2 23 (36.51%) NetBeans
3 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 10 (15.87%) IntelliJ
4 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
4 10 (15.87%) JUnit
5 9 (14.29%) JIRA
5 9 (14.29%) TestNG
6 6 (9.52%) Maven
7 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio Code
8 3 (4.76%) Gradle
8 3 (4.76%) Toad
9 2 (3.17%) Fiddler
9 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.59%) Ant
10 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Games
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Front Office
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (73.02%) Developer
2 38 (60.32%) Java Developer
3 23 (36.51%) Senior Developer
3 23 (36.51%) Senior Java Developer
4 19 (30.16%) Java Engineer
5 15 (23.81%) Backend Developer
5 15 (23.81%) Senior Backend Developer
5 15 (23.81%) Senior Java Engineer
6 12 (19.05%) Software Developer
6 12 (19.05%) Software Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) Python Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Trainee
7 7 (11.11%) Trainee Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Trainee Software Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Embedded Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) Java ME
2 18 (28.57%) JSP
3 17 (26.98%) AWT
3 17 (26.98%) Web Services
4 11 (17.46%) HTML
5 10 (15.87%) CSS
5 10 (15.87%) Spring
6 9 (14.29%) Play Framework
7 8 (12.70%) Java EE
7 8 (12.70%) JMS
8 7 (11.11%) CSS3
8 7 (11.11%) HTML5
8 7 (11.11%) Servlets
9 6 (9.52%) EJB
9 6 (9.52%) React
10 5 (7.94%) Jest
10 5 (7.94%) Redux
10 5 (7.94%) XML
11 4 (6.35%) EJB 3.0
11 4 (6.35%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.59%) Derivative
2 1 (1.59%) Equities
2 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.59%) Life Science
2 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.59%) Replication
2 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Linux
2 9 (14.29%) Unix
3 7 (11.11%) Android
4 4 (6.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) OO
3 16 (25.40%) Software Engineering
4 15 (23.81%) Scrum
5 14 (22.22%) OOD
6 9 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 8 (12.70%) SOA
8 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
8 5 (7.94%) Microservices
9 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.35%) TDD
10 3 (4.76%) Logistics
10 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.76%) Migration
10 3 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.17%) Performance Engineering
11 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (22.22%) Java 8
3 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.87%) Scala
4 9 (14.29%) C#
5 8 (12.70%) Python
6 5 (7.94%) SQL
7 4 (6.35%) C++
7 4 (6.35%) Kotlin
8 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.17%) C
8 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.17%) XPath
8 2 (3.17%) XQuery
9 1 (1.59%) AWK
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) CIW
1 7 (11.11%) Degree
1 7 (11.11%) OCA
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.59%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Ansible
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.59%) StreamBase
5 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.59%) VMware