Period
to 14 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Software Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 675 608 660
Rank change year-on-year -67 +52 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 259 273 498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 227 240 420
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,925 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% +4.76%
75th Percentile £102,500 £91,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £132,500 £106,250 £100,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -

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 92,626 79,527 137,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.04% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,351 64,555 110,874
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,375 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Java Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Software Developer over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Software Developer in the UK

Java Software Developer
Top 17 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 14 June 2021. 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 -50 221 £60,000 -11.11% 66
London -18 130 £95,000 +8.57% 41
UK excluding London -94 105 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Work from Home -166 53 £70,000 +70.73% 29
South East -10 39 £55,000 +13.40% 11
South West -71 16 £52,500 +20.00% 3
North of England -55 14 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland -53 9 £42,500 -22.73% 1
East of England +2 8 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Wales -11 7 £40,000 -5.88%
North West -25 7 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Northern Ireland -18 6 £30,000 -25.93%
Midlands -32 6 £52,500 -11.02% 2
West Midlands -38 5 £52,500 -11.02% 2
Yorkshire -48 5 £24,000 -40.00% 1
North East -10 2 - - 1
East Midlands -33 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Java
2 186 (71.81%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (53.28%) Software Engineering
4 107 (41.31%) SQL
5 99 (38.22%) Python
5 99 (38.22%) Microservices
6 95 (36.68%) Finance
7 94 (36.29%) AWS
8 86 (33.20%) JavaScript
9 69 (26.64%) Banking
10 65 (25.10%) Spring
11 64 (24.71%) Web Services
12 57 (22.01%) TDD
13 55 (21.24%) Asset Management
14 54 (20.85%) Relational Database
14 54 (20.85%) Serverless
15 53 (20.46%) AWS Lambda
15 53 (20.46%) DevOps
15 53 (20.46%) MySQL
16 52 (20.08%) Oracle
16 52 (20.08%) Investment Management
17 51 (19.69%) PostgreSQL
18 50 (19.31%) Hedge funds
19 49 (18.92%) Docker
19 49 (18.92%) gRPC
19 49 (18.92%) Project Delivery
20 48 (18.53%) Amazon ECS
21 45 (17.37%) Amazon EC2
21 45 (17.37%) RDBMS
22 44 (16.99%) SQL Server

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 14 (5.41%) Apache
2 13 (5.02%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.93%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) FormScape
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.39%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 94 (36.29%) AWS
2 54 (20.85%) Serverless
3 53 (20.46%) AWS Lambda
4 48 (18.53%) Amazon ECS
5 45 (17.37%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (10.42%) Azure
7 17 (6.56%) GCP
8 12 (4.63%) SaaS
9 6 (2.32%) Apigee
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.77%) GitHub
10 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.16%) SNMP
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.85%) Relational Database
2 53 (20.46%) MySQL
3 51 (19.69%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (17.37%) RDBMS
5 44 (16.99%) Amazon Aurora
5 44 (16.99%) SQL Server
6 20 (7.72%) NoSQL
7 17 (6.56%) Big Data
8 10 (3.86%) Amazon Athena
9 6 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (2.32%) DB2
10 5 (1.93%) CockroachDB
10 5 (1.93%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.54%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.39%) Apache Ignite
13 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (6.56%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.86%) GitLab
3 10 (3.86%) Maven
4 9 (3.47%) JUnit
4 9 (3.47%) Selenium
5 8 (3.09%) Artifactory
6 6 (2.32%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.32%) JIRA
7 4 (1.54%) Subversion
7 4 (1.54%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.77%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.39%) Gradle
9 1 (0.39%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.39%) JMeter
9 1 (0.39%) Mockito
9 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
General
1 95 (36.68%) Finance
2 69 (26.64%) Banking
3 38 (14.67%) Social Skills
4 25 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (7.72%) Public Sector
6 17 (6.56%) Marketing
6 17 (6.56%) Telecoms
7 16 (6.18%) Electronics
7 16 (6.18%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.86%) Retail
9 6 (2.32%) Games
10 5 (1.93%) Front Office
10 5 (1.93%) Law
11 4 (1.54%) Billing
12 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.10%) Spring
2 64 (24.71%) Web Services
3 49 (18.92%) gRPC
4 43 (16.60%) J2EE
5 39 (15.06%) Spring Boot
6 37 (14.29%) React
7 32 (12.36%) Hibernate
8 31 (11.97%) HTML
9 27 (10.42%) AngularJS
9 27 (10.42%) RESTful
10 25 (9.65%) Kafka
11 19 (7.34%) REST
12 16 (6.18%) CSS
13 13 (5.02%) .NET
13 13 (5.02%) Node.js
14 12 (4.63%) HTML5
15 8 (3.09%) JMS
15 8 (3.09%) Vue.js
16 7 (2.70%) Grails
16 7 (2.70%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.31%) Hedge funds
2 42 (16.22%) Pricing Data
3 10 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.09%) Derivative
4 8 (3.09%) NHS
5 6 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.16%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.16%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.77%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.77%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Equities
8 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.13%) Linux
2 12 (4.63%) Unix
3 9 (3.47%) Windows
4 2 (0.77%) Android
4 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (71.81%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (53.28%) Software Engineering
3 99 (38.22%) Microservices
4 57 (22.01%) TDD
5 55 (21.24%) Asset Management
6 53 (20.46%) DevOps
7 52 (20.08%) Investment Management
8 49 (18.92%) Project Delivery
9 42 (16.22%) Data Management
9 42 (16.22%) Enterprise Data Management
10 38 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (13.90%) Scrum
12 33 (12.74%) SDLC
13 30 (11.58%) Fintech
14 23 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (8.49%) OO
16 20 (7.72%) Computer Science
17 19 (7.34%) Test Automation
18 16 (6.18%) Digital Marketing
18 16 (6.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 259 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (41.31%) SQL
3 99 (38.22%) Python
4 86 (33.20%) JavaScript
5 31 (11.97%) Java 8
6 25 (9.65%) C++
7 24 (9.27%) C#
8 20 (7.72%) TypeScript
9 13 (5.02%) Scala
10 12 (4.63%) Kotlin
11 10 (3.86%) ES6
12 9 (3.47%) Groovy
13 7 (2.70%) Go
14 2 (0.77%) C
14 2 (0.77%) Clojure
15 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.39%) Haskell
15 1 (0.39%) PHP
15 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (11.58%) Degree
2 17 (6.56%) SC Cleared
2 17 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.32%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.27%) QA
System Software
1 49 (18.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (12.36%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.16%) Terraform
3 1 (0.39%) Bugsnag
Vendors
1 52 (20.08%) Oracle
2 39 (15.06%) Sybase
3 16 (6.18%) SAP
4 12 (4.63%) Google
5 6 (2.32%) IBM
6 3 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.39%) Facebook
8 1 (0.39%) Reuters
8 1 (0.39%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.39%) YouTube