Period
to 15 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 530 545
Rank change year-on-year -33 +15 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 796 908 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 682 808 969
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%

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 169,324 171,953 196,516
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,028 140,672 165,014
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -36 752 £55,000 +22.22% 109
UK excluding London -111 411 £50,000 +17.65% 67
London +96 369 £62,500 - 45
South East -77 115 £55,000 +22.22% 20
South West -1 107 £45,000 +15.38% 7
North of England -105 70 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Midlands -2 58 £65,000 +62.50% 7
North West -53 46 £47,500 - 5
West Midlands +30 44 £65,000 +62.50% 6
East of England -35 33 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Yorkshire -10 20 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Scotland -27 20 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -2 14 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland -6 7 £45,000 +32.35%
North East -23 4 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Wales +6 2 £57,500 +43.75% 1

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 796 (100.00%) Java
2 530 (66.58%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (50.75%) Software Engineering
4 280 (35.18%) JavaScript
5 271 (34.05%) Spring
6 270 (33.92%) Finance
7 251 (31.53%) TDD
8 229 (28.77%) SQL
9 200 (25.13%) Web Services
10 194 (24.37%) DevOps
11 193 (24.25%) Microservices
12 192 (24.12%) AngularJS
13 190 (23.87%) Amazon AWS
14 184 (23.12%) Scrum
15 181 (22.74%) J2EE
15 181 (22.74%) Continuous Integration
16 161 (20.23%) RESTful
17 154 (19.35%) Hibernate
18 152 (19.10%) C#
19 149 (18.72%) HTML
20 147 (18.47%) Docker
21 139 (17.46%) CSS
21 139 (17.46%) OO
22 129 (16.21%) Linux
22 129 (16.21%) Python
23 124 (15.58%) React
24 115 (14.45%) .NET
25 112 (14.07%) Git (software)
25 112 (14.07%) Open Source
25 112 (14.07%) Java 8

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 72 (9.05%) Tomcat
2 66 (8.29%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (5.40%) Apache
4 22 (2.76%) Apache Spark
5 20 (2.51%) JBoss
6 19 (2.39%) Mule
6 19 (2.39%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.14%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.76%) Confluence
8 14 (1.76%) Mule ESB
9 11 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.13%) Jetty
10 9 (1.13%) WildFly
11 8 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.88%) IIS
13 5 (0.63%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.63%) CMS
14 3 (0.38%) nginx
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 190 (23.87%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.66%) SaaS
4 36 (4.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 30 (3.77%) Amazon S3
6 27 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (2.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 15 (1.88%) PaaS
9 7 (0.88%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.88%) Serverless
10 6 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.75%) GitHub
11 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.63%) npm
12 3 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.25%) Slack
14 1 (0.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.14%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.88%) Internet
2 15 (1.88%) IPv4
2 15 (1.88%) IPv6
3 12 (1.51%) AMQP
4 10 (1.26%) HTTP
5 6 (0.75%) SSH
6 5 (0.63%) Intranet
7 4 (0.50%) Skype
8 3 (0.38%) NAS
8 3 (0.38%) SAN
8 3 (0.38%) SMS
9 1 (0.13%) DNS
9 1 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.13%) FTP
9 1 (0.13%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (12.06%) MySQL
2 86 (10.80%) NoSQL
3 85 (10.68%) Relational Database
4 62 (7.79%) SQL Server
5 60 (7.54%) MongoDB
6 49 (6.16%) Big Data
7 40 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (4.15%) Oracle Database
9 33 (4.15%) RDBMS
10 30 (3.77%) Neo4j
11 21 (2.64%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.88%) InfluxDB
13 12 (1.51%) GIS
13 12 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.26%) Hazelcast
15 9 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.13%) Redis
16 8 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 112 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 105 (13.19%) Jenkins
3 102 (12.81%) Maven
4 85 (10.68%) JUnit
5 63 (7.91%) Cucumber
6 51 (6.41%) Subversion
7 46 (5.78%) Vagrant
8 42 (5.28%) JIRA
9 41 (5.15%) Selenium
10 38 (4.77%) Eclipse
11 33 (4.15%) Gradle
12 27 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (3.14%) SpecFlow
14 21 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (2.51%) WebDriver
16 19 (2.39%) NetBeans
17 17 (2.14%) JMeter
17 17 (2.14%) Spock
18 16 (2.01%) Appium
18 16 (2.01%) Protractor
General
1 270 (33.92%) Finance
2 53 (6.66%) Telecoms
3 43 (5.40%) Banking
4 40 (5.03%) Front Office
5 39 (4.90%) Manufacturing
6 34 (4.27%) Electronics
7 32 (4.02%) Games
7 32 (4.02%) Marketing
8 24 (3.02%) Retail
9 5 (0.63%) Automotive
10 4 (0.50%) Advertising
10 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Law
11 3 (0.38%) Military
11 3 (0.38%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (34.05%) Spring
2 200 (25.13%) Web Services
3 192 (24.12%) AngularJS
4 181 (22.74%) J2EE
5 161 (20.23%) RESTful
6 154 (19.35%) Hibernate
7 149 (18.72%) HTML
8 139 (17.46%) CSS
9 124 (15.58%) React
10 115 (14.45%) .NET
11 94 (11.81%) Java EE
12 92 (11.56%) XML
13 86 (10.80%) REST
14 74 (9.30%) J2SE
15 63 (7.91%) HTML5
16 58 (7.29%) Node.js
17 46 (5.78%) Spring Boot
18 43 (5.40%) JPA
19 36 (4.52%) JSF
19 36 (4.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.17%) Computer Science
2 63 (7.91%) Enterprise Software
3 40 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (5.03%) Hedge funds
4 33 (4.15%) Fintech
5 32 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (3.02%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.76%) User Experience
9 12 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.13%) Online Games
11 8 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.88%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.88%) iPad
12 7 (0.88%) RIA
13 6 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.75%) Wiki
14 5 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 129 (16.21%) Linux
2 36 (4.52%) Unix
3 34 (4.27%) Windows
4 15 (1.88%) FreeBSD
5 14 (1.76%) Android
6 8 (1.01%) CentOS
7 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (66.58%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (50.75%) Software Engineering
3 251 (31.53%) TDD
4 194 (24.37%) DevOps
5 193 (24.25%) Microservices
6 184 (23.12%) Scrum
7 181 (22.74%) Continuous Integration
8 139 (17.46%) OO
9 112 (14.07%) Open Source
10 100 (12.56%) Mentoring
11 90 (11.31%) Test Automation
12 88 (11.06%) Pair Programming
13 79 (9.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 72 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
14 72 (9.05%) Unit Testing
15 66 (8.29%) BDD
16 55 (6.91%) MVC
17 53 (6.66%) E-Commerce
18 50 (6.28%) SDLC
19 45 (5.65%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 796 (100.00%) Java
2 280 (35.18%) JavaScript
3 229 (28.77%) SQL
4 152 (19.10%) C#
5 129 (16.21%) Python
6 112 (14.07%) Java 8
7 97 (12.19%) C++
8 93 (11.68%) Scala
9 44 (5.53%) Groovy
10 36 (4.52%) C
11 33 (4.15%) R
12 28 (3.52%) PHP
13 23 (2.89%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.26%) Perl
15 16 (2.01%) Clojure
16 15 (1.88%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.76%) Apple Swift
17 14 (1.76%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.63%) Ruby
18 13 (1.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 106 (13.32%) Degree
2 55 (6.91%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.51%) PhD
6 11 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.26%) Sun Certification
8 9 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.50%) ISEB
10 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.40%) QA
2 7 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 147 (18.47%) Docker
2 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) KVM
4 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (10.18%) Terraform
2 45 (5.65%) Kubernetes
3 37 (4.65%) Ansible
4 15 (1.88%) Icinga
5 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.75%) Puppet
7 3 (0.38%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.25%) Consul
9 1 (0.13%) Kibana
9 1 (0.13%) Marathon
Vendors
1 106 (13.32%) Oracle
2 70 (8.79%) Google
3 33 (4.15%) Microsoft
4 27 (3.39%) SAP
5 11 (1.38%) VMware
6 8 (1.01%) Adobe
6 8 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 7 (0.88%) WorldPay
8 6 (0.75%) Birst
8 6 (0.75%) MuleSoft
8 6 (0.75%) Sybase
9 5 (0.63%) Splunk
10 4 (0.50%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.50%) ATG
10 4 (0.50%) Cisco
10 4 (0.50%) Perforce
10 4 (0.50%) Teradata
11 3 (0.38%) Dell
11 3 (0.38%) Sun