Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1011 979 999
Rank change year-on-year -32 +20 -10
Permanent jobs citing Java SE 148 211 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 115 188 219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £34,000 £35,000 £38,700
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%

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 65,720 70,346 74,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.96% 40.17% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 54,337 58,196 64,845
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -3 143 £52,500 -12.50% 21
UK excluding London +24 98 £45,000 -10.00% 19
London -5 50 £65,000 -10.34% 6
South East +13 39 £50,000 -23.08% 3
East of England +42 31 £65,000 +30.00% 4
Midlands +24 16 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +25 13 £42,500 -22.73% 3
North of England +8 7 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North West -6 4 £42,500 -19.05% 2
Wales - 4 £33,375 - 2
Yorkshire +19 3 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands -4 3 £37,500 -14.29% 1
Scotland -2 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Java
2 80 (54.05%) Spring
3 65 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (37.16%) TDD
5 52 (35.14%) Software Engineering
5 52 (35.14%) SOA
5 52 (35.14%) Java EE
6 50 (33.78%) Oracle
7 47 (31.76%) Eclipse
8 45 (30.41%) Web Services
8 45 (30.41%) Degree
9 43 (29.05%) OO
9 43 (29.05%) JMS
10 41 (27.70%) Linux
10 41 (27.70%) Maven
11 40 (27.03%) JBoss
11 40 (27.03%) Unix
11 40 (27.03%) Java 8
12 34 (22.97%) WebSphere
13 33 (22.30%) NetBeans
14 32 (21.62%) Multithreading
15 31 (20.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 31 (20.95%) Hibernate
15 31 (20.95%) SQL
15 31 (20.95%) Internet
16 30 (20.27%) XML
17 29 (19.59%) Tomcat
17 29 (19.59%) Finance
18 28 (18.92%) IBM
18 28 (18.92%) Git (software)

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 40 (27.03%) JBoss
2 34 (22.97%) WebSphere
3 31 (20.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 29 (19.59%) Tomcat
5 24 (16.22%) WebLogic
6 20 (13.51%) GlassFish
7 16 (10.81%) MQSeries
8 15 (10.14%) OpenStack
9 12 (8.11%) CMS
10 9 (6.08%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (2.03%) Apache
11 3 (2.03%) Confluence
11 3 (2.03%) IIS
12 2 (1.35%) Jetty
12 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.68%) Hyperledger
13 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.49%) IaaS
2 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (8.78%) PaaS
4 13 (8.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.95%) Internet
2 19 (12.84%) HTTP
3 16 (10.81%) FTP
3 16 (10.81%) SAN
3 16 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 15 (10.14%) DNS
4 15 (10.14%) Reverse Proxy
4 15 (10.14%) VPN
5 13 (8.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) Relational Database
2 21 (14.19%) RDBMS
3 20 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 16 (10.81%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.76%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.76%) MySQL
6 9 (6.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (6.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (4.05%) GIS
8 4 (2.70%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (31.76%) Eclipse
2 41 (27.70%) Maven
3 33 (22.30%) NetBeans
4 28 (18.92%) Git (software)
5 16 (10.81%) IntelliJ
6 15 (10.14%) Subversion
7 14 (9.46%) Jenkins
8 12 (8.11%) Gradle
9 10 (6.76%) Cucumber
10 8 (5.41%) JUnit
11 5 (3.38%) JIRA
11 5 (3.38%) Selenium
12 3 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.03%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.03%) JMeter
12 3 (2.03%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.03%) Robot Framework
12 3 (2.03%) Toad
12 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (19.59%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) French Language
2 13 (8.78%) German Language
2 13 (8.78%) Swedish Language
3 10 (6.76%) Advertising
4 9 (6.08%) Marketing
5 8 (5.41%) Games
6 7 (4.73%) Automotive
7 3 (2.03%) Banking
8 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 108 (72.97%) Developer
2 101 (68.24%) Java Developer
3 46 (31.08%) Senior Developer
4 45 (30.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (11.49%) Architect
6 16 (10.81%) Integration Engineer
6 16 (10.81%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 16 (10.81%) Senior Support Engineer
6 16 (10.81%) Support Engineer
7 15 (10.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (9.46%) Software Developer
9 12 (8.11%) Java Software Developer
10 9 (6.08%) AWS Developer
10 9 (6.08%) Lead Architect
10 9 (6.08%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (6.08%) Linux Developer
10 9 (6.08%) NoSQL Developer
11 8 (5.41%) Junior
11 8 (5.41%) Junior Developer
11 8 (5.41%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (54.05%) Spring
2 52 (35.14%) Java EE
3 45 (30.41%) Web Services
4 43 (29.05%) JMS
5 31 (20.95%) Hibernate
6 30 (20.27%) XML
7 28 (18.92%) Java ME
8 27 (18.24%) REST
9 23 (15.54%) Servlets
10 22 (14.86%) J2EE
11 21 (14.19%) EJB
11 21 (14.19%) SOAP
12 20 (13.51%) JSP
13 17 (11.49%) AWT
13 17 (11.49%) CSS
13 17 (11.49%) Spring Boot
13 17 (11.49%) WebSphere MQ
14 16 (10.81%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (10.81%) HornetQ
14 16 (10.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (12.84%) Computer Science
3 16 (10.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (10.14%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (10.14%) Replication
5 14 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (4.05%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (4.05%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.70%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.03%) Robotics
9 3 (2.03%) User Experience
10 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.35%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.70%) Linux
2 40 (27.03%) Unix
3 24 (16.22%) Android
4 18 (12.16%) Windows
5 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.16%) TDD
3 52 (35.14%) SOA
3 52 (35.14%) Software Engineering
4 43 (29.05%) OO
5 32 (21.62%) Multithreading
6 25 (16.89%) Scrum
7 22 (14.86%) MVC
8 21 (14.19%) BDD
9 20 (13.51%) OOD
10 18 (12.16%) Open Source
11 17 (11.49%) Deployment Automation
12 16 (10.81%) API Integration
12 16 (10.81%) Customer Engagement
12 16 (10.81%) Migration
13 14 (9.46%) OOA/OOD
13 14 (9.46%) Security Architecture
14 13 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (8.11%) Presales
15 12 (8.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 148 (100.00%) Java
2 40 (27.03%) Java 8
3 31 (20.95%) SQL
4 22 (14.86%) Python
5 17 (11.49%) Bash Shell
5 17 (11.49%) Shell Script
6 16 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 14 (9.46%) AWK
8 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
8 13 (8.78%) Scala
9 8 (5.41%) C#
9 8 (5.41%) C++
10 4 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (30.41%) Degree
2 18 (12.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (8.78%) Master's Degree
4 10 (6.76%) AWS Certification
5 8 (5.41%) PhD
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (2.03%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.35%) OCP
7 2 (1.35%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.68%) OCA
8 1 (0.68%) OCAJ
8 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) Hyper-V
1 11 (7.43%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.03%) Docker
2 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (11.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (33.78%) Oracle
2 28 (18.92%) IBM
3 16 (10.81%) BEA
3 16 (10.81%) TIBCO
4 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.43%) VMware
5 3 (2.03%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.35%) Facebook
6 2 (1.35%) Google
6 2 (1.35%) VocaLink
6 2 (1.35%) Zend
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat