Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1037 897 1011
Rank change year-on-year -140 +114 +24
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 146 299 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 128 248 239
UK median annual salary £58,750 £55,000 £55,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% -0.45% +16.32%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £38,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,269 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.93% -13.77% +20.00%

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 71,459 72,134 79,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.60% 40.63% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 59,524 60,599 68,614
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Java SE in the UK

Java SE
Top 12 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 16 July 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 -102 140 £60,000 - 11
UK excluding London -70 73 £47,500 +4.93% 9
London -65 69 £65,000 -10.34% 2
South East -17 38 £52,500 +2.44% 2
East of England -3 21 £50,000 - 3
Midlands 0 7 £37,500 -31.82% 2
North of England +18 5 £50,000 +14.29% 1
West Midlands +16 4 £43,750 -20.45% 2
Yorkshire +19 3 £50,000 +14.29% 1
East Midlands -5 3 £37,500 -31.82%
North West +1 2 £33,750 -25.00%
Scotland -35 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Java
2 100 (68.49%) Spring
3 86 (58.90%) Java EE
4 77 (52.74%) Software Engineering
5 67 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (45.89%) Degree
5 67 (45.89%) Web Services
6 63 (43.15%) Maven
7 59 (40.41%) TDD
7 59 (40.41%) Oracle
7 59 (40.41%) Eclipse
8 56 (38.36%) Tomcat
9 53 (36.30%) XML
10 51 (34.93%) JMS
11 49 (33.56%) REST
12 47 (32.19%) JBoss
13 45 (30.82%) OO
13 45 (30.82%) SOA
14 44 (30.14%) SOAP
14 44 (30.14%) NetBeans
14 44 (30.14%) Enterprise Software
15 43 (29.45%) WebSphere
16 42 (28.77%) IBM
17 41 (28.08%) Internet
17 41 (28.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 41 (28.08%) Open Source
18 40 (27.40%) HTTP
19 39 (26.71%) IntelliJ
19 39 (26.71%) FTP
19 39 (26.71%) TIBCO

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 56 (38.36%) Tomcat
2 47 (32.19%) JBoss
3 43 (29.45%) WebSphere
4 41 (28.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (7.53%) WebLogic
6 9 (6.16%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (3.42%) CMS
8 4 (2.74%) Apache
8 4 (2.74%) Confluence
9 3 (2.05%) GlassFish
9 3 (2.05%) IIS
10 2 (1.37%) Jetty
10 2 (1.37%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.37%) WildFly
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Chatbot
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) SaaS
2 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.74%) IaaS
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.05%) PaaS
5 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.08%) Internet
2 40 (27.40%) HTTP
3 39 (26.71%) FTP
4 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.37%) DNS
5 2 (1.37%) Firewall
5 2 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.37%) SAN
5 2 (1.37%) SSH
5 2 (1.37%) VPN
6 1 (0.68%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.70%) Relational Database
2 19 (13.01%) MySQL
3 15 (10.27%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.48%) Blockchain
5 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.11%) GIS
7 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.37%) Big Data
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.68%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.68%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (43.15%) Maven
2 59 (40.41%) Eclipse
3 44 (30.14%) NetBeans
4 39 (26.71%) IntelliJ
5 25 (17.12%) Git (software)
6 12 (8.22%) Subversion
7 11 (7.53%) JUnit
8 8 (5.48%) Gradle
8 8 (5.48%) Jenkins
8 8 (5.48%) JIRA
9 7 (4.79%) Ant
9 7 (4.79%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.11%) Selenium
11 5 (3.42%) JMeter
11 5 (3.42%) LoadRunner
11 5 (3.42%) Robot Framework
11 5 (3.42%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (2.05%) TestNG
14 2 (1.37%) Mockito
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Banking
2 13 (8.90%) Games
3 9 (6.16%) Advertising
4 7 (4.79%) Marketing
5 5 (3.42%) Automotive
6 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.37%) French Language
7 2 (1.37%) Front Office
7 2 (1.37%) German Language
7 2 (1.37%) Swedish Language
7 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (65.75%) Developer
2 89 (60.96%) Java Developer
3 39 (26.71%) Integration Engineer
3 39 (26.71%) Support Engineer
4 28 (19.18%) Senior Developer
5 27 (18.49%) Senior Java Developer
6 24 (16.44%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 24 (16.44%) Senior Support Engineer
7 21 (14.38%) Technical Engineer
7 21 (14.38%) Technical Support
7 21 (14.38%) Technical Support Engineer
8 13 (8.90%) Java Software Developer
8 13 (8.90%) Software Developer
9 10 (6.85%) Java Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Agile Developer
10 8 (5.48%) Agile Java Developer
10 8 (5.48%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Java Software Engineer
12 6 (4.11%) J2EE Developer
12 6 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (68.49%) Spring
2 86 (58.90%) Java EE
3 67 (45.89%) Web Services
4 53 (36.30%) XML
5 51 (34.93%) JMS
6 49 (33.56%) REST
7 44 (30.14%) SOAP
8 35 (23.97%) Hibernate
9 31 (21.23%) HTML
10 28 (19.18%) CSS
11 24 (16.44%) J2EE
12 22 (15.07%) JPA
13 20 (13.70%) AWT
13 20 (13.70%) Servlets
14 18 (12.33%) Ajax
15 17 (11.64%) Java ME
15 17 (11.64%) JSON
15 17 (11.64%) JSP
15 17 (11.64%) Struts
16 15 (10.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (30.14%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (15.07%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.27%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.79%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.11%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (3.42%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.37%) Derivative
8 2 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.37%) Replication
8 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.68%) Fintech
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.01%) Linux
2 17 (11.64%) Unix
3 6 (4.11%) Windows
4 4 (2.74%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (52.74%) Software Engineering
2 67 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (40.41%) TDD
4 45 (30.82%) OO
4 45 (30.82%) SOA
5 41 (28.08%) Open Source
6 30 (20.55%) Customer Engagement
7 29 (19.86%) Scrum
8 21 (14.38%) OOD
9 18 (12.33%) API Integration
10 17 (11.64%) MVC
11 16 (10.96%) BDD
12 11 (7.53%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (6.85%) Multithreading
13 10 (6.85%) SDLC
14 9 (6.16%) Mentoring
14 9 (6.16%) OOP
14 9 (6.16%) Pair Programming
14 9 (6.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 146 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (23.97%) SQL
3 33 (22.60%) Java 8
4 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.53%) PHP
6 10 (6.85%) C#
6 10 (6.85%) C++
7 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.05%) Scala
9 2 (1.37%) AWK
9 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.37%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) Clojure
10 1 (0.68%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 67 (45.89%) Degree
2 18 (12.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.85%) PhD
4 7 (4.79%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (3.42%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.05%) OCP
6 3 (2.05%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.37%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.37%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.68%) OCA
8 1 (0.68%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.42%) Puppet
3 4 (2.74%) Ansible
4 3 (2.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (2.05%) MOM
5 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.68%) Rancher
Vendors
1 59 (40.41%) Oracle
2 42 (28.77%) IBM
3 39 (26.71%) BEA
3 39 (26.71%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.74%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.37%) Zend
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) Splunk