Period
to 19 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Software Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 641 584 536
Rank change year-on-year -57 -48 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Developer 516 742 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.46% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 452 616 795
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £90,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -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 135,927 162,519 170,259
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.16% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 108,370 130,878 137,491
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,088 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,000
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -54 463 £60,000 +9.09% 112
UK excluding London -65 256 £47,500 - 47
London +28 251 £80,000 +28.00% 75
North of England +49 87 £47,500 - 15
South East -7 59 £55,000 - 9
Yorkshire +19 43 £39,000 -2.50% 7
South West -83 34 £47,500 +5.56% 5
North West +11 31 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Scotland +21 27 £50,000 +17.65% 6
East of England +58 16 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Midlands -4 16 £50,000 -23.08% 4
North East +35 13 £47,500 - 2
West Midlands -3 11 £50,000 -23.08% 2
Northern Ireland -16 10 £80,000 +44.14% 1
Wales +12 7 £41,500 +10.67% 3
East Midlands +19 5 £47,500 -5.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 515 (99.81%) Java
2 271 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (51.36%) Software Engineering
4 186 (36.05%) Finance
5 158 (30.62%) SQL
6 150 (29.07%) JavaScript
7 130 (25.19%) Spring
8 128 (24.81%) Linux
9 123 (23.84%) Amazon AWS
10 121 (23.45%) Python
11 116 (22.48%) Microservices
12 110 (21.32%) C#
13 108 (20.93%) Web Services
14 107 (20.74%) C++
15 103 (19.96%) Oracle
15 103 (19.96%) J2EE
16 89 (17.25%) TDD
16 89 (17.25%) Test Automation
17 84 (16.28%) Scrum
18 83 (16.09%) Asset Management
19 82 (15.89%) OO
20 81 (15.70%) AngularJS
21 80 (15.50%) Docker
22 76 (14.73%) Jenkins
23 75 (14.53%) DevOps
24 72 (13.95%) Degree
24 72 (13.95%) SQL Server
25 69 (13.37%) CSS
26 68 (13.18%) Hibernate
27 65 (12.60%) C

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 40 (7.75%) Tomcat
2 28 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (5.04%) Apache
3 26 (5.04%) Confluence
4 25 (4.84%) JBoss
5 12 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (1.74%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.55%) IIS
8 7 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.39%) CMS
10 2 (0.39%) Drupal
10 2 (0.39%) FileNet
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.39%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) nginx
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 14 (2.71%) Markit EDM
2 12 (2.33%) Front Arena
2 12 (2.33%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.16%) PolarLake
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.39%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 123 (23.84%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.78%) Amazon EC2
2 35 (6.78%) Amazon S3
3 33 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (5.04%) SaaS
5 24 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (4.65%) Serverless
6 23 (4.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (3.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 16 (3.10%) G Suite
8 16 (3.10%) Office 365
9 15 (2.91%) Amazon ECS
10 14 (2.71%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (2.71%) IBM Cloud
11 13 (2.52%) OpenShift
12 12 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.94%) npm
14 7 (1.36%) GitHub
15 5 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.16%) Broadband
1 6 (1.16%) xDSL
2 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.58%) HTTP
4 1 (0.19%) ATM
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 62 (12.02%) MySQL
3 59 (11.43%) Relational Database
4 45 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (8.72%) RDBMS
5 33 (6.40%) Amazon Redshift
6 28 (5.43%) NoSQL
7 26 (5.04%) Big Data
7 26 (5.04%) MongoDB
8 23 (4.46%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (3.88%) Amazon Aurora
10 18 (3.49%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.94%) Redis
12 7 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.36%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.36%) GIS
13 6 (1.16%) Spatial Data
14 4 (0.78%) KDB
15 3 (0.58%) Data Lake
15 3 (0.58%) HBase
Development Applications
1 76 (14.73%) Jenkins
2 50 (9.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 49 (9.50%) Git (software)
4 34 (6.59%) Cucumber
5 32 (6.20%) JIRA
5 32 (6.20%) JUnit
6 30 (5.81%) Selenium
7 29 (5.62%) Bitbucket Server
8 26 (5.04%) Maven
9 24 (4.65%) Bitbucket
10 22 (4.26%) WebDriver
11 21 (4.07%) SoapUI
12 18 (3.49%) Artifactory
12 18 (3.49%) EasyMock
13 16 (3.10%) Appium
13 16 (3.10%) Buildbot
13 16 (3.10%) Gatling
13 16 (3.10%) NeoLoad
13 16 (3.10%) Ranorex
13 16 (3.10%) WebLOAD
General
1 186 (36.05%) Finance
2 44 (8.53%) Front Office
3 38 (7.36%) Games
4 20 (3.88%) Retail
5 18 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.52%) Public Sector
7 12 (2.33%) Dutch Language
7 12 (2.33%) French Language
7 12 (2.33%) German Language
7 12 (2.33%) Italian Language
7 12 (2.33%) Marketing
7 12 (2.33%) Spanish Language
8 11 (2.13%) Back Office
8 11 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.94%) Banking
10 8 (1.55%) Military
11 6 (1.16%) Automotive
11 6 (1.16%) Electronics
12 4 (0.78%) Law
12 4 (0.78%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (25.19%) Spring
2 108 (20.93%) Web Services
3 103 (19.96%) J2EE
4 81 (15.70%) AngularJS
5 69 (13.37%) CSS
6 68 (13.18%) Hibernate
7 63 (12.21%) HTML
8 58 (11.24%) .NET
9 50 (9.69%) XML
10 44 (8.53%) J2SE
10 44 (8.53%) REST
11 43 (8.33%) React
12 40 (7.75%) Node.js
12 40 (7.75%) RESTful
13 35 (6.78%) Spring Boot
14 31 (6.01%) Java EE
15 28 (5.43%) JSON
16 25 (4.84%) JSF
17 24 (4.65%) EJB
17 24 (4.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.14%) Algorithms
2 40 (7.75%) Fixed Income
3 36 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
5 31 (6.01%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (5.04%) Derivative
6 26 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (4.46%) Equities
8 20 (3.88%) Pricing Data
8 20 (3.88%) Wiki
9 16 (3.10%) Hedge funds
10 11 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (2.13%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.16%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.16%) Lidar
13 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.97%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.78%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 128 (24.81%) Linux
2 24 (4.65%) CentOS
3 21 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (3.29%) Windows
5 12 (2.33%) Android
6 9 (1.74%) Unix
7 8 (1.55%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.78%) Debian
8 4 (0.78%) Fedora
8 4 (0.78%) SUSE
8 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (51.36%) Software Engineering
3 116 (22.48%) Microservices
4 89 (17.25%) TDD
4 89 (17.25%) Test Automation
5 84 (16.28%) Scrum
6 83 (16.09%) Asset Management
7 82 (15.89%) OO
8 75 (14.53%) DevOps
9 65 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (8.91%) BDD
10 46 (8.91%) Computer Science
11 40 (7.75%) Multithreading
12 39 (7.56%) Open Source
13 38 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (7.36%) Unit Testing
14 35 (6.78%) SDET
15 34 (6.59%) Low Latency
16 33 (6.40%) Software Testing
17 30 (5.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 515 (99.81%) Java
2 158 (30.62%) SQL
3 150 (29.07%) JavaScript
4 121 (23.45%) Python
5 110 (21.32%) C#
6 107 (20.74%) C++
7 65 (12.60%) C
8 41 (7.95%) PHP
9 31 (6.01%) R
9 31 (6.01%) Scala
10 28 (5.43%) Java 8
11 27 (5.23%) Ruby
12 20 (3.88%) Go
13 14 (2.71%) Groovy
14 13 (2.52%) TypeScript
15 12 (2.33%) Objective-C
16 11 (2.13%) Bash Shell
17 9 (1.74%) Kotlin
18 8 (1.55%) PowerShell
19 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (13.95%) Degree
2 28 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.10%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.55%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.97%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.29%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Dublin Core
2 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 80 (15.50%) Docker
2 10 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 35 (6.78%) Terraform
3 22 (4.26%) Puppet
4 21 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (3.88%) Ansible
6 4 (0.78%) Salt
7 1 (0.19%) Consul
7 1 (0.19%) linkerd
Vendors
1 103 (19.96%) Oracle
2 40 (7.75%) Google
3 25 (4.84%) Red Hat
4 18 (3.49%) IBM
4 18 (3.49%) Sybase
5 15 (2.91%) Microsoft
5 15 (2.91%) Solace
5 15 (2.91%) TIBCO
6 12 (2.33%) Calypso
6 12 (2.33%) Charles River
6 12 (2.33%) SimCorp
7 8 (1.55%) Bloomberg
8 7 (1.36%) SAP
9 6 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.16%) ESRI
9 6 (1.16%) Luciad
10 3 (0.58%) Adobe
11 2 (0.39%) BT
11 2 (0.39%) Cognos
11 2 (0.39%) Netezza