Period
to 22 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Java Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 418 409 487
Rank change year-on-year -9 +78 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1,023 1,278 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.74% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.77% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 868 1,068 795
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,296
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.42% -9.41%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,073 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 138,564 165,582 163,071
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.42% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 109,968 134,850 134,942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,463 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 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 -10 914 £55,000 -4.35% 168
UK excluding London +40 709 £47,500 -5.00% 108
London -73 309 £70,000 +3.70% 74
North of England +38 224 £52,500 +10.53% 36
South East +52 218 £47,500 -5.00% 22
North West -1 115 £55,000 +12.24% 15
Yorkshire +29 104 £48,750 +2.63% 18
Scotland +14 85 £40,000 -23.81% 10
South West +24 84 £45,000 -2.70% 13
East of England +46 60 £45,000 -16.28% 6
Midlands +5 20 £55,000 +10.00% 17
West Midlands +24 13 £52,500 -25.00% 9
Wales +21 11 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Northern Ireland -19 8 £26,500 - 2
East Midlands +10 7 £55,000 +10.00% 8
North East +23 5 £35,000 +44.33% 3

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, Java Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 1,023 (100.00%) Java
2 968 (94.62%) Software Engineering
3 575 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
4 347 (33.92%) Spring
5 296 (28.93%) JavaScript
6 293 (28.64%) TDD
7 282 (27.57%) DevOps
8 271 (26.49%) Microservices
9 270 (26.39%) SQL
10 243 (23.75%) Degree
11 234 (22.87%) Amazon AWS
12 225 (21.99%) Java 8
13 220 (21.51%) Docker
14 199 (19.45%) Git (software)
15 198 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
16 193 (18.87%) Jenkins
17 187 (18.28%) Linux
18 181 (17.69%) Python
19 168 (16.42%) C++
20 166 (16.23%) Web Services
21 163 (15.93%) RESTful
22 159 (15.54%) Scrum
23 158 (15.44%) C#
24 157 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery
25 155 (15.15%) OO
26 154 (15.05%) Test Automation
27 145 (14.17%) Kubernetes
28 140 (13.69%) Finance
29 138 (13.49%) Computer Science
30 136 (13.29%) Spring Boot

Java Software Engineer 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 67 (6.55%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (6.16%) Tomcat
3 52 (5.08%) Apache Spark
4 44 (4.30%) Apache
5 38 (3.71%) JBoss
6 30 (2.93%) Confluence
6 30 (2.93%) IIS
7 10 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.59%) Jetty
11 4 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.29%) Apache TomEE
12 3 (0.29%) CMS
12 3 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.20%) nginx
14 1 (0.098%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.098%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 28 (2.74%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.29%) Front Arena
2 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.29%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 234 (22.87%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.32%) OpenShift
4 30 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (2.93%) Amazon S3
5 29 (2.83%) SaaS
5 29 (2.83%) Serverless
6 27 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (2.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 22 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (1.47%) GitHub
11 12 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.17%) IBM Cloud
12 9 (0.88%) PaaS
13 8 (0.78%) Apigee
14 4 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.20%) npm
16 1 (0.098%) Amazon SageMaker
16 1 (0.098%) Coveralls
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.88%) AMQP
2 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.098%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.098%) Firewall
4 1 (0.098%) HTTP
4 1 (0.098%) NFC
4 1 (0.098%) SSL
4 1 (0.098%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (12.12%) MySQL
2 111 (10.85%) Big Data
3 107 (10.46%) NoSQL
4 77 (7.53%) MongoDB
5 75 (7.33%) Hadoop
6 74 (7.23%) SQL Server
7 67 (6.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 62 (6.06%) Amazon Redshift
9 53 (5.18%) Amazon RDS
10 47 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
11 36 (3.52%) Relational Database
12 34 (3.32%) GIS
13 22 (2.15%) Redis
14 17 (1.66%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.47%) Riak
16 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.98%) KDB
17 10 (0.98%) Kdb+
17 10 (0.98%) Tick Data
18 8 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 199 (19.45%) Git (software)
2 193 (18.87%) Jenkins
3 132 (12.90%) Maven
4 94 (9.19%) JUnit
5 75 (7.33%) JIRA
6 56 (5.47%) Bitbucket Server
7 53 (5.18%) Subversion
8 49 (4.79%) Gradle
9 44 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 44 (4.30%) Cucumber
10 41 (4.01%) Eclipse
11 39 (3.81%) Selenium
12 38 (3.71%) TeamCity
13 34 (3.32%) Bitbucket
14 31 (3.03%) SpecFlow
15 30 (2.93%) NUnit
16 27 (2.64%) Mercurial
17 22 (2.15%) Ant
17 22 (2.15%) NetBeans
17 22 (2.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 140 (13.69%) Finance
2 59 (5.77%) Banking
3 44 (4.30%) Games
4 34 (3.32%) Publishing
5 31 (3.03%) Military
6 26 (2.54%) Marketing
7 25 (2.44%) Front Office
8 16 (1.56%) Retail
9 11 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.68%) Advertising
11 6 (0.59%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.59%) Avionics
11 6 (0.59%) Electronics
11 6 (0.59%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.39%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Back Office
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (33.92%) Spring
2 166 (16.23%) Web Services
3 163 (15.93%) RESTful
4 136 (13.29%) Spring Boot
5 119 (11.63%) Hibernate
6 115 (11.24%) Kafka
7 113 (11.05%) HTML
8 106 (10.36%) AngularJS
9 98 (9.58%) .NET
10 97 (9.48%) REST
11 90 (8.80%) CSS
12 82 (8.02%) JSON
13 80 (7.82%) XML
14 71 (6.94%) React
15 63 (6.16%) Node.js
16 56 (5.47%) J2EE
16 56 (5.47%) JSF
17 40 (3.91%) jQuery
18 38 (3.71%) Akka
18 38 (3.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (8.60%) Algorithms
3 58 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (4.89%) Data Structures
5 49 (4.79%) Fintech
6 31 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
7 29 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (2.35%) Robotics
10 18 (1.76%) Derivative
11 17 (1.66%) User Experience
11 17 (1.66%) Wiki
12 15 (1.47%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.08%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.08%) Xbox
14 9 (0.88%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 187 (18.28%) Linux
2 96 (9.38%) Windows
3 34 (3.32%) Android
4 32 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.05%) Unix
6 18 (1.76%) CentOS
7 15 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.20%) pSOS
11 1 (0.098%) Debian
11 1 (0.098%) Fedora
11 1 (0.098%) Solaris
11 1 (0.098%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 968 (94.62%) Software Engineering
2 575 (56.21%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (28.64%) TDD
4 282 (27.57%) DevOps
5 271 (26.49%) Microservices
6 198 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
7 159 (15.54%) Scrum
8 157 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 155 (15.15%) OO
10 154 (15.05%) Test Automation
11 138 (13.49%) Computer Science
12 123 (12.02%) SDLC
13 121 (11.83%) Open Source
14 104 (10.17%) BDD
15 102 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
16 91 (8.90%) Unit Testing
17 80 (7.82%) Mathematics
18 66 (6.45%) Software Testing
19 63 (6.16%) Kanban
19 63 (6.16%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,023 (100.00%) Java
2 296 (28.93%) JavaScript
3 270 (26.39%) SQL
4 225 (21.99%) Java 8
5 181 (17.69%) Python
6 168 (16.42%) C++
7 158 (15.44%) C#
8 116 (11.34%) C
9 102 (9.97%) Scala
10 52 (5.08%) Java 9
11 36 (3.52%) PHP
12 35 (3.42%) Kotlin
13 31 (3.03%) PowerShell
14 30 (2.93%) Ruby
15 24 (2.35%) Groovy
16 20 (1.96%) Go
17 19 (1.86%) Bash Shell
18 18 (1.76%) TypeScript
19 17 (1.66%) ES6
20 13 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 243 (23.75%) Degree
2 74 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 62 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 56 (5.47%) DV Cleared
4 56 (5.47%) Numerate Degree
5 37 (3.62%) SC Cleared
6 31 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (1.96%) PhD
8 8 (0.78%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.098%) CCNA
10 1 (0.098%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.098%) CISSP
10 1 (0.098%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.098%) GIAC
10 1 (0.098%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.098%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.098%) SANS
10 1 (0.098%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.59%) QA
2 17 (1.66%) PSD2
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.098%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 220 (21.51%) Docker
2 35 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.098%) GridGain
6 1 (0.098%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 145 (14.17%) Kubernetes
2 111 (10.85%) Terraform
3 70 (6.84%) Ansible
4 30 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.35%) Puppet
6 6 (0.59%) Kibana
6 6 (0.59%) Marathon
6 6 (0.59%) Mesos
7 2 (0.20%) Salt
8 1 (0.098%) Cloudify
8 1 (0.098%) Grafana
Vendors
1 108 (10.56%) Oracle
2 50 (4.89%) WorldPay
3 20 (1.96%) Google
4 17 (1.66%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.37%) SaltStack
6 12 (1.17%) Adobe
6 12 (1.17%) IBM
6 12 (1.17%) Microsoft
7 11 (1.08%) TIBCO
8 10 (0.98%) ION Trading
9 8 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.68%) VMware
11 6 (0.59%) SAP
12 4 (0.39%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.39%) Apple
12 4 (0.39%) Charles River
12 4 (0.39%) Splunk
13 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.29%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.29%) Sybase