Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Software Developer
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 549 552
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 820 767 1,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.46% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 727 701 948
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,750 £32,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,644 168,402 203,675
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 137,716 139,840 170,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java Software Developer.

Salary trend for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Developer over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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 +20 770 £52,500 +7.14% 157
UK excluding London -51 450 £45,000 - 85
London +114 355 £62,500 - 79
South East -14 128 £47,500 +11.76% 24
South West +23 85 £31,250 -26.47% 10
North of England -35 81 £52,500 +3.96% 16
East of England -49 73 £45,000 - 14
North West -46 57 £52,500 - 11
Midlands +17 48 £45,000 +9.09% 14
East Midlands +21 30 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Scotland -25 23 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire +20 22 £55,000 +27.91% 5
West Midlands -2 18 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Northern Ireland -16 8 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Wales +1 4 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North East -20 2 £40,000 -11.11%

Java Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Java Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Java Software Developer in the job title.

1 818 (99.76%) Java
2 526 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (55.73%) Software Engineering
4 341 (41.59%) JavaScript
5 327 (39.88%) Spring
6 271 (33.05%) TDD
7 234 (28.54%) SQL
8 229 (27.93%) Web Services
9 195 (23.78%) Degree
10 194 (23.66%) HTML
11 188 (22.93%) Scrum
12 186 (22.68%) Microservices
13 180 (21.95%) Finance
14 177 (21.59%) RESTful
15 176 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
16 170 (20.73%) J2EE
17 157 (19.15%) Hibernate
17 157 (19.15%) AngularJS
18 155 (18.90%) Oracle
19 153 (18.66%) CSS
20 152 (18.54%) Computer Science
21 149 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
22 139 (16.95%) Java EE
23 138 (16.83%) DevOps
24 137 (16.71%) OO
25 133 (16.22%) Git (software)
26 128 (15.61%) Maven
27 125 (15.24%) XML
28 122 (14.88%) Open Source
29 117 (14.27%) Linux

Java Software Developer Skill Set
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 61 (7.44%) Tomcat
2 51 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (4.27%) JBoss
4 29 (3.54%) Apache
5 23 (2.80%) Apache Spark
6 17 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.46%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.34%) WildFly
10 10 (1.22%) Jetty
11 7 (0.85%) Confluence
12 6 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.61%) CMS
14 4 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.49%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.49%) Mule
14 4 (0.49%) nginx
15 3 (0.37%) OpenEdge
16 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.37%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 149 (18.17%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (6.71%) SaaS
4 29 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.20%) GitHub
6 18 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.83%) Serverless
8 14 (1.71%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.24%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.24%) IaaS
11 2 (0.24%) Route 53
11 2 (0.24%) Slack
11 2 (0.24%) Trello
12 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.88%) Internet
2 21 (2.56%) ATM
2 21 (2.56%) HTTP
3 7 (0.85%) SSH
4 2 (0.24%) AMQP
4 2 (0.24%) SMS
4 2 (0.24%) SNMP
5 1 (0.12%) FTP
5 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.12%) Skype
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 86 (10.49%) MySQL
3 74 (9.02%) Relational Database
4 73 (8.90%) NoSQL
5 54 (6.59%) Big Data
6 43 (5.24%) MongoDB
6 43 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 30 (3.66%) Oracle Database
9 25 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (2.44%) Hadoop
11 18 (2.20%) Blockchain
12 12 (1.46%) Redis
13 11 (1.34%) GIS
13 11 (1.34%) Infinispan
14 9 (1.10%) HBase
15 7 (0.85%) Hazelcast
16 6 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.73%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.61%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 133 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 128 (15.61%) Maven
3 76 (9.27%) Jenkins
4 66 (8.05%) JUnit
5 62 (7.56%) Subversion
6 53 (6.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 42 (5.12%) Hudson
8 40 (4.88%) Selenium
8 40 (4.88%) Travis CI
9 32 (3.90%) Cucumber
10 31 (3.78%) Eclipse
11 26 (3.17%) JIRA
12 21 (2.56%) Gradle
13 15 (1.83%) Ant
14 13 (1.59%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.59%) Mercurial
15 12 (1.46%) WebDriver
16 11 (1.34%) TeamCity
17 8 (0.98%) JMeter
17 8 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 180 (21.95%) Finance
2 51 (6.22%) Retail
3 45 (5.49%) Banking
4 16 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.71%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.71%) Games
6 12 (1.46%) Electronics
7 9 (1.10%) Advertising
7 9 (1.10%) Front Office
8 7 (0.85%) Legal
9 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.49%) Marketing
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Law
14 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (39.88%) Spring
2 229 (27.93%) Web Services
3 194 (23.66%) HTML
4 177 (21.59%) RESTful
5 170 (20.73%) J2EE
6 157 (19.15%) AngularJS
6 157 (19.15%) Hibernate
7 153 (18.66%) CSS
8 139 (16.95%) Java EE
9 125 (15.24%) XML
10 99 (12.07%) REST
11 84 (10.24%) HTML5
12 82 (10.00%) .NET
13 67 (8.17%) React
14 60 (7.32%) Spring Boot
15 56 (6.83%) SOAP
16 54 (6.59%) J2SE
16 54 (6.59%) jQuery
16 54 (6.59%) Node.js
17 52 (6.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 152 (18.54%) Computer Science
2 58 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (5.37%) Fintech
4 43 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (5.24%) User Experience
5 32 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.54%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.56%) EFT
8 20 (2.44%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.59%) RIA
10 10 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.98%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.73%) Robotics
14 4 (0.49%) Bitcoin
14 4 (0.49%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.49%) PKI
15 3 (0.37%) Derivative
15 3 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (14.27%) Linux
2 47 (5.73%) Unix
3 37 (4.51%) Windows
4 22 (2.68%) Android
5 18 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.10%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.98%) Nucleus RTOS
8 4 (0.49%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (55.73%) Software Engineering
3 271 (33.05%) TDD
4 188 (22.93%) Scrum
5 186 (22.68%) Microservices
6 176 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
7 138 (16.83%) DevOps
8 137 (16.71%) OO
9 122 (14.88%) Open Source
10 116 (14.15%) Mentoring
11 86 (10.49%) Test Automation
12 83 (10.12%) OOP
13 78 (9.51%) MVC
14 70 (8.54%) BDD
15 68 (8.29%) Unit Testing
16 66 (8.05%) SDLC
17 63 (7.68%) CQRS
17 63 (7.68%) Mathematics
17 63 (7.68%) Web Development
18 54 (6.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 818 (99.76%) Java
2 341 (41.59%) JavaScript
3 234 (28.54%) SQL
4 110 (13.41%) Python
5 99 (12.07%) C++
6 94 (11.46%) C#
7 87 (10.61%) Scala
8 50 (6.10%) C
9 32 (3.90%) PHP
10 29 (3.54%) Perl
11 22 (2.68%) Go
12 21 (2.56%) Ruby
13 18 (2.20%) Groovy
13 18 (2.20%) Objective-C
14 17 (2.07%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.71%) Kotlin
16 12 (1.46%) Apple Swift
16 12 (1.46%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.22%) Bash Shell
18 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 195 (23.78%) Degree
2 45 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (3.41%) Oracle Certification
5 20 (2.44%) Sun Certification
6 15 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.73%) PhD
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.12%) OCA
10 1 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (13.41%) Docker
2 9 (1.10%) KVM
2 9 (1.10%) VirtualBox
3 7 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 24 (2.93%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.95%) Terraform
3 12 (1.46%) Puppet
4 11 (1.34%) Ansible
4 11 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.49%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.37%) Graphite
7 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.12%) Consul
7 1 (0.12%) Control-M
7 1 (0.12%) linkerd
7 1 (0.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 155 (18.90%) Oracle
2 105 (12.80%) Google
3 67 (8.17%) Microsoft
4 27 (3.29%) Sun
5 13 (1.59%) Perforce
6 9 (1.10%) Sophos
7 7 (0.85%) ATG
7 7 (0.85%) Teradata
7 7 (0.85%) Terracotta
8 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.49%) Adobe
9 4 (0.49%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.49%) Misys
9 4 (0.49%) New Relic
9 4 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.37%) Capita
10 3 (0.37%) Splunk
11 2 (0.24%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.24%) Facebook
11 2 (0.24%) Pega