Period
to 20 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Software Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 575 617 533
Rank change year-on-year +42 -84 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 566 635 943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.41% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 528 531 800
UK median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £37,320 £32,500 £25,475
90th Percentile £122,500 £86,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 130,415 156,401 172,724
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 95.87% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 104,392 125,963 138,601
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 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 +47 516 £72,500 +31.82% 101
London +167 327 £87,500 +29.63% 52
UK excluding London -82 232 £47,500 - 55
North of England +42 53 £50,000 +8.70% 12
South East +37 53 £48,000 -12.73% 11
South West -60 47 £47,500 +5.56% 8
North West +52 28 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Midlands +13 23 £50,000 -4.76% 12
Yorkshire +19 21 £46,250 +15.63% 5
Scotland -3 21 £45,000 -25.00% 3
West Midlands +27 19 £50,000 -23.08% 9
East of England +33 13 £42,500 -10.53% 6
Northern Ireland +5 11 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Wales -3 11 £47,500 +35.71% 2
North East +7 4 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands +6 4 £37,500 -18.92% 3

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 566 (100.00%) Java
2 343 (60.60%) Software Engineering
3 340 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
4 243 (42.93%) Finance
5 229 (40.46%) Microservices
6 214 (37.81%) AWS
7 210 (37.10%) Web Services
8 195 (34.45%) J2EE
9 194 (34.28%) SQL
10 178 (31.45%) Asset Management
11 147 (25.97%) Python
12 142 (25.09%) Spring
13 141 (24.91%) Oracle
14 123 (21.73%) JavaScript
15 112 (19.79%) MySQL
15 112 (19.79%) J2SE
15 112 (19.79%) TDD
16 111 (19.61%) SQL Server
16 111 (19.61%) Relational Database
17 104 (18.37%) Docker
18 101 (17.84%) R
19 91 (16.08%) OO
19 91 (16.08%) RDBMS
20 84 (14.84%) PostgreSQL
20 84 (14.84%) DevOps
21 80 (14.13%) Linux
22 79 (13.96%) Big Data
23 77 (13.60%) Analytics
24 76 (13.43%) Scrum
25 75 (13.25%) AngularJS

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 26 (4.59%) Tomcat
2 24 (4.24%) JBoss
3 23 (4.06%) Apache
4 18 (3.18%) Confluence
5 14 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.12%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (1.77%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (1.24%) FileNet
10 5 (0.88%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.35%) IIS
12 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.18%) Appian
13 1 (0.18%) Drupal
13 1 (0.18%) Jetty
13 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.18%) InDesign
2 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.30%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.94%) Front Arena
2 11 (1.94%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.06%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 214 (37.81%) AWS
2 51 (9.01%) Amazon S3
3 49 (8.66%) Amazon EC2
3 49 (8.66%) Amazon ECS
3 49 (8.66%) Amazon SQS
4 29 (5.12%) Serverless
5 27 (4.77%) AWS Fargate
6 23 (4.06%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (3.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (3.89%) OpenShift
8 21 (3.71%) Azure
9 12 (2.12%) GCP
10 9 (1.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (1.06%) CloudBees
11 6 (1.06%) SaaS
12 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.35%) G Suite
13 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.35%) npm
13 2 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.12%) Broadband
2 6 (1.06%) xDSL
3 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.18%) SAN
5 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (19.79%) MySQL
2 111 (19.61%) Relational Database
2 111 (19.61%) SQL Server
3 91 (16.08%) RDBMS
4 84 (14.84%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (13.96%) Big Data
6 65 (11.48%) Amazon Aurora
7 34 (6.01%) NoSQL
8 22 (3.89%) Amazon RDS
9 21 (3.71%) Amazon Redshift
10 20 (3.53%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.59%) Redis
13 8 (1.41%) GIS
13 8 (1.41%) Riak
14 7 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
14 7 (1.24%) Infinispan
14 7 (1.24%) JasperReports
15 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 71 (12.54%) Jenkins
2 44 (7.77%) JUnit
3 40 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 32 (5.65%) JIRA
5 26 (4.59%) GitLab
6 24 (4.24%) Bitbucket
7 21 (3.71%) Artifactory
7 21 (3.71%) RStudio
8 20 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (3.53%) Eclipse
8 20 (3.53%) Maven
9 16 (2.83%) Ant
9 16 (2.83%) Bitbucket Server
9 16 (2.83%) Selenium
10 14 (2.47%) EasyMock
11 12 (2.12%) Gradle
12 11 (1.94%) Hudson
13 10 (1.77%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.59%) WebDriver
15 8 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 243 (42.93%) Finance
2 62 (10.95%) Front Office
3 40 (7.07%) Banking
4 33 (5.83%) Games
5 15 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.12%) Marketing
7 11 (1.94%) Dutch Language
7 11 (1.94%) French Language
7 11 (1.94%) German Language
7 11 (1.94%) Italian Language
7 11 (1.94%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.94%) Retail
7 11 (1.94%) Spanish Language
8 10 (1.77%) Automotive
8 10 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.06%) Back Office
10 5 (0.88%) Advertising
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
11 4 (0.71%) Local Government
12 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (37.10%) Web Services
2 195 (34.45%) J2EE
3 142 (25.09%) Spring
4 112 (19.79%) J2SE
5 75 (13.25%) AngularJS
6 74 (13.07%) CSS
7 71 (12.54%) Dropwizard
8 66 (11.66%) HTML
9 65 (11.48%) gRPC
10 64 (11.31%) Hibernate
11 57 (10.07%) React
12 51 (9.01%) REST
13 42 (7.42%) XML
14 41 (7.24%) .NET
14 41 (7.24%) Node.js
15 37 (6.54%) RESTful
15 37 (6.54%) Spring Boot
16 31 (5.48%) jQuery
17 30 (5.30%) Java EE
18 27 (4.77%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.48%) Pricing Data
2 63 (11.13%) Fixed Income
3 47 (8.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 38 (6.71%) Equities
5 37 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (4.77%) Reference Data
8 24 (4.24%) Algorithms
9 18 (3.18%) Data Structures
10 16 (2.83%) Derivative
10 16 (2.83%) Wiki
11 14 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.94%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.94%) User Experience
13 7 (1.24%) DataPower
13 7 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.06%) Device Driver
14 6 (1.06%) PlayStation
15 5 (0.88%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 80 (14.13%) Linux
2 17 (3.00%) CentOS
2 17 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (2.47%) Android
4 12 (2.12%) Windows
5 11 (1.94%) Unix
6 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.18%) Debian
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (60.60%) Software Engineering
2 340 (60.07%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (40.46%) Microservices
4 178 (31.45%) Asset Management
5 112 (19.79%) TDD
6 91 (16.08%) OO
7 84 (14.84%) DevOps
8 77 (13.60%) Analytics
9 76 (13.43%) Scrum
10 66 (11.66%) Data Analytics
11 65 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (11.48%) Data Management
11 65 (11.48%) Enterprise Data Management
12 57 (10.07%) Machine Learning
13 55 (9.72%) Artificial Intelligence
14 52 (9.19%) Test Automation
15 46 (8.13%) BDD
16 43 (7.60%) Open Source
17 39 (6.89%) Big Data Analytics
18 37 (6.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 566 (100.00%) Java
2 194 (34.28%) SQL
3 147 (25.97%) Python
4 123 (21.73%) JavaScript
5 101 (17.84%) R
6 58 (10.25%) C++
7 45 (7.95%) C#
8 43 (7.60%) Java 8
9 33 (5.83%) C
10 28 (4.95%) Groovy
11 26 (4.59%) PHP
12 25 (4.42%) Go
13 18 (3.18%) Scala
14 16 (2.83%) Ruby
15 10 (1.77%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 7 (1.24%) RPG
17 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.24%) TypeScript
18 6 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 62 (10.95%) Degree
2 17 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.24%) CISMP
4 7 (1.24%) CISSP
4 7 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.35%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.30%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 104 (18.37%) Docker
2 8 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 56 (9.89%) Kubernetes
2 23 (4.06%) Puppet
3 21 (3.71%) Terraform
4 17 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.65%) Ansible
6 6 (1.06%) Rancher
7 5 (0.88%) Salt
8 3 (0.53%) Istio
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 141 (24.91%) Oracle
2 63 (11.13%) Sybase
3 19 (3.36%) Google
4 18 (3.18%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.18%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.65%) Adobe
6 14 (2.47%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.12%) IBM
8 11 (1.94%) Calypso
8 11 (1.94%) Charles River
8 11 (1.94%) SimCorp
9 8 (1.41%) Solace
9 8 (1.41%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.24%) Cognos
10 7 (1.24%) Netezza
11 6 (1.06%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.88%) SAP
13 3 (0.53%) Dell
13 3 (0.53%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com