Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 793 1006 1052
Rank change year-on-year +213 +46 -142
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 53 109 149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.074% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 48 74 131
Median annual salary £55,000 £42,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.65% -25.65% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,754 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £102,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,365 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.15% -10.53% +4.93%

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 30,905 55,821 71,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.05% 37.91% 40.40%
Number of salaries quoted 25,521 45,978 59,689
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java SE.

Salary trend for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java SE over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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
UK excluding London +214 44 £49,365 +16.15% 2
England +221 36 £55,000 +15.79% 6
South East +136 18 £55,000 +32.53% 1
Wales +32 16 £40,361 +17.16%
London +160 9 £65,000 -18.75% 4
Midlands +108 5 £52,500 +23.53%
West Midlands +65 5 £52,500 +23.53%
East of England +94 3 £52,500 -16.00%
South West +99 1 £42,500 -12.82%
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 53 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (41.51%) JavaScript
4 21 (39.62%) REST
5 20 (37.74%) CSS
5 20 (37.74%) JSP
5 20 (37.74%) SOAP
5 20 (37.74%) HTML
5 20 (37.74%) Spring
5 20 (37.74%) DevOps
6 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
7 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
8 17 (32.08%) Docker
8 17 (32.08%) Web Services
9 16 (30.19%) Scala
10 15 (28.30%) SQL
11 14 (26.42%) MVC
11 14 (26.42%) Unit Testing
11 14 (26.42%) Multithreading
12 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
12 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
13 12 (22.64%) Azure
13 12 (22.64%) NetBeans
13 12 (22.64%) Eclipse
13 12 (22.64%) Performance Optimisation
14 11 (20.75%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (20.75%) Continuous Deployment
14 11 (20.75%) IBM
14 11 (20.75%) AWT
14 11 (20.75%) Tomcat

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 11 (20.75%) Tomcat
1 11 (20.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.64%) Azure
2 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (16.98%) MySQL
4 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
5 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.89%) DB2
7 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Eclipse
1 12 (22.64%) NetBeans
2 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.21%) JUnit
3 6 (11.32%) Gradle
3 6 (11.32%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) Ant
4 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.89%) Maven
4 1 (1.89%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.89%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 5 (9.43%) Automotive
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Front Office
3 2 (3.77%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (96.23%) Developer
2 43 (81.13%) Java Developer
3 24 (45.28%) Senior Developer
4 23 (43.40%) Senior Java Developer
5 19 (35.85%) Java Engineer
6 15 (28.30%) Senior Java Engineer
7 12 (22.64%) Java Software Developer
7 12 (22.64%) Software Developer
8 11 (20.75%) Backend Developer
8 11 (20.75%) Senior Backend Developer
9 9 (16.98%) Software Engineer
10 8 (15.09%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (13.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 7 (13.21%) Digital Developer
12 6 (11.32%) Creative Developer
12 6 (11.32%) Creative Web Developer
12 6 (11.32%) Java Web Developer
12 6 (11.32%) Web Developer
13 5 (9.43%) Java Programmer
13 5 (9.43%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) REST
2 20 (37.74%) CSS
2 20 (37.74%) HTML
2 20 (37.74%) JSP
2 20 (37.74%) SOAP
2 20 (37.74%) Spring
3 17 (32.08%) Web Services
4 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
5 11 (20.75%) AWT
5 11 (20.75%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (20.75%) Java ME
5 11 (20.75%) Play Framework
6 8 (15.09%) Java EE
7 7 (13.21%) J2EE
7 7 (13.21%) JSF
7 7 (13.21%) Servlets
7 7 (13.21%) Spring Boot
7 7 (13.21%) Struts
8 6 (11.32%) CSS3
8 6 (11.32%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) User Experience
2 1 (1.89%) Derivative
2 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.89%) Equities
2 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) DevOps
3 14 (26.42%) Multithreading
3 14 (26.42%) MVC
3 14 (26.42%) Unit Testing
4 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
5 12 (22.64%) Performance Optimisation
6 11 (20.75%) Continuous Deployment
7 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.09%) Microservices
8 8 (15.09%) Scrum
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.21%) High Availability
9 7 (13.21%) Multithreaded Programming
9 7 (13.21%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Sprint Backlog
9 7 (13.21%) Sprint Review
9 7 (13.21%) Web Application Development
10 6 (11.32%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (41.51%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.19%) Scala
4 15 (28.30%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) Java 8
5 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) C++
6 1 (1.89%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Docker
2 11 (20.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) IBM
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) TIBCO