Period
to 14 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Software Developer was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 582 646 582
Rank change year-on-year +64 -64 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 197 516 741
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 186 509 643
Median annual salary £59,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 58,931 136,292 163,123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.85% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 47,535 108,765 131,436
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 August 2020.

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 August 2020. 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 +80 175 £60,000 - 45
UK excluding London +150 109 £47,500 - 20
London +64 87 £90,000 +24.14% 25
South West +112 31 £35,000 -24.32% 5
North of England +105 21 £47,500 - 8
South East +155 17 £45,500 -17.27% 2
Work from Home +17 14 £47,500 -29.63% 12
Midlands +118 12 £59,000 +18.00% 1
Yorkshire +107 12 £52,500 +34.62% 3
Northern Ireland +24 8 £46,000 -16.36%
East of England +110 7 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Scotland +77 7 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands +89 6 £59,000 +18.00% 1
East Midlands +83 6 £60,000 +26.32%
Wales +36 6 £40,782 -1.73%
North West +103 5 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North East +14 4 £45,000 -5.26% 1

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Java
2 116 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (54.31%) Software Engineering
4 100 (50.76%) JavaScript
5 86 (43.65%) AWS
6 79 (40.10%) Finance
7 78 (39.59%) Python
8 70 (35.53%) Kubernetes
9 68 (34.52%) Docker
9 68 (34.52%) Web Services
10 59 (29.95%) SQL
11 56 (28.43%) Microservices
12 54 (27.41%) Asset Management
13 51 (25.89%) Test Automation
14 47 (23.86%) Spring
14 47 (23.86%) JUnit
15 46 (23.35%) Fintech
16 37 (18.78%) AngularJS
17 36 (18.27%) Machine Learning
18 35 (17.77%) React
19 34 (17.26%) DevOps
20 33 (16.75%) Greenfield Project
20 33 (16.75%) Azure
20 33 (16.75%) Artificial Intelligence
21 32 (16.24%) QA
21 32 (16.24%) SDET
22 31 (15.74%) QA Automation
22 31 (15.74%) OpenShift
22 31 (15.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
22 31 (15.74%) Cucumber

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 17 (8.63%) Apache
2 12 (6.09%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 86 (43.65%) AWS
2 33 (16.75%) Azure
3 31 (15.74%) OpenShift
4 20 (10.15%) GCP
5 14 (7.11%) Amazon ECS
5 14 (7.11%) Apigee
5 14 (7.11%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (7.11%) Serverless
6 9 (4.57%) SaaS
7 5 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.03%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.03%) Asana
8 4 (2.03%) Office 365
9 3 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.51%) Heroku
11 1 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.03%) Internet
2 3 (1.52%) Broadband
3 2 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.17%) MySQL
3 21 (10.66%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (7.11%) Amazon Redshift
5 11 (5.58%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.08%) Big Data
7 7 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.03%) GIS
9 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.02%) ArangoDB
11 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.51%) DB2
12 1 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (23.86%) JUnit
2 31 (15.74%) Cucumber
3 30 (15.23%) Jenkins
3 30 (15.23%) Mocha
4 16 (8.12%) GitLab
4 16 (8.12%) Maven
4 16 (8.12%) Selenium
5 14 (7.11%) Artifactory
6 11 (5.58%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.55%) JIRA
8 6 (3.05%) Ant
8 6 (3.05%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.52%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.52%) Mockito
10 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.02%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.02%) Subversion
10 2 (1.02%) Travis CI
General
1 79 (40.10%) Finance
2 15 (7.61%) Banking
3 10 (5.08%) Front Office
4 6 (3.05%) Law
5 5 (2.54%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.02%) Marketing
7 2 (1.02%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (34.52%) Web Services
2 47 (23.86%) Spring
3 37 (18.78%) AngularJS
4 35 (17.77%) React
5 30 (15.23%) Jest
6 26 (13.20%) RESTful
7 23 (11.68%) HTML
8 22 (11.17%) CSS
9 19 (9.64%) REST
10 17 (8.63%) Spring Boot
11 15 (7.61%) Node.js
12 14 (7.11%) gRPC
12 14 (7.11%) J2EE
12 14 (7.11%) OAuth
12 14 (7.11%) Swagger
13 11 (5.58%) Java SE
13 11 (5.58%) Vue.js
14 10 (5.08%) Java EE
15 9 (4.57%) Hibernate
16 8 (4.06%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.75%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (12.18%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.57%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.06%) Derivative
5 5 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.03%) Cybercrime
6 4 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.52%) iPhone
7 3 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.02%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) Social Media
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.51%) Equities
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.17%) Linux
2 9 (4.57%) Unix
3 8 (4.06%) Windows
4 6 (3.05%) Android
4 6 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (2.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (54.31%) Software Engineering
3 56 (28.43%) Microservices
4 54 (27.41%) Asset Management
5 51 (25.89%) Test Automation
6 46 (23.35%) Fintech
7 36 (18.27%) Machine Learning
8 34 (17.26%) DevOps
9 33 (16.75%) Artificial Intelligence
10 32 (16.24%) SDET
11 31 (15.74%) QA Automation
11 31 (15.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 22 (11.17%) Investment Management
12 22 (11.17%) TDD
13 19 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (8.12%) OO
15 13 (6.60%) Computer Science
15 13 (6.60%) Mentoring
15 13 (6.60%) MVC
16 12 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 197 (100.00%) Java
2 100 (50.76%) JavaScript
3 78 (39.59%) Python
4 59 (29.95%) SQL
5 22 (11.17%) C#
6 21 (10.66%) C++
7 10 (5.08%) Kotlin
8 9 (4.57%) Java 8
8 9 (4.57%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.55%) Scala
10 5 (2.54%) Go
11 4 (2.03%) Groovy
11 4 (2.03%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.52%) PHP
12 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.02%) Rust
14 1 (0.51%) Perl
14 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (12.18%) Degree
2 6 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) ISEB
4 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.24%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (34.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 70 (35.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (14.72%) Oracle
2 19 (9.64%) Google
3 11 (5.58%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.03%) IBM
5 2 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.51%) SAP
6 1 (0.51%) Talend