Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 456 505
Rank change year-on-year +35 +49 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1,099 1,211 1,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.70% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 881 986 854
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +7.95%

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 151,510 172,360 178,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,415 138,723 149,394
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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 +14 984 £55,000 -4.35% 145
UK excluding London +48 742 £47,500 -5.00% 108
London -31 353 £67,500 - 53
North of England +9 188 £47,500 -7.77% 20
South West +30 169 £45,000 -5.26% 14
South East +55 156 £52,500 -4.55% 35
North West +21 119 £50,000 - 9
Scotland +44 92 £50,000 +33.33% 11
East of England +7 79 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Yorkshire +16 68 £47,500 -9.52% 11
Midlands +8 39 £50,000 - 10
East Midlands -11 23 £50,750 +6.84% 4
West Midlands +45 16 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Wales +3 11 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Northern Ireland -1 8 £26,500 - 1
North East - 1 £47,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 1,099 (100.00%) Java
2 1,038 (94.45%) Software Engineering
3 646 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
4 343 (31.21%) Spring
5 297 (27.02%) JavaScript
6 260 (23.66%) DevOps
7 252 (22.93%) TDD
8 249 (22.66%) SQL
9 248 (22.57%) Docker
10 242 (22.02%) Java 8
11 239 (21.75%) Microservices
12 232 (21.11%) Python
13 226 (20.56%) OO
14 221 (20.11%) Scrum
15 216 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
16 202 (18.38%) Linux
17 199 (18.11%) C++
18 193 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
19 192 (17.47%) Jenkins
20 190 (17.29%) Degree
20 190 (17.29%) Open Source
21 187 (17.02%) Web Services
22 185 (16.83%) Git (software)
23 178 (16.20%) C#
24 165 (15.01%) Test Automation
25 164 (14.92%) Finance
26 160 (14.56%) Greenfield Project
27 158 (14.38%) RESTful
28 156 (14.19%) Spring Boot
29 149 (13.56%) HTML

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 63 (5.73%) Apache
2 59 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (4.19%) Confluence
4 38 (3.46%) IIS
5 33 (3.00%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.46%) JBoss
7 24 (2.18%) Apache Pig
8 23 (2.09%) Apache Spark
9 14 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.64%) CMS
12 6 (0.55%) Jetty
13 5 (0.45%) Apache TomEE
13 5 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.36%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.36%) WordPress
15 3 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.18%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 22 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.18%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.091%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 216 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (2.37%) OpenShift
5 25 (2.27%) SaaS
6 21 (1.91%) GitHub
6 21 (1.91%) PaaS
6 21 (1.91%) Serverless
7 14 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.73%) IaaS
10 7 (0.64%) Akamai
10 7 (0.64%) Amazon Alexa
10 7 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.55%) npm
12 5 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.27%) Apigee
13 3 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.91%) HTTP
2 25 (2.27%) Firewall
3 24 (2.18%) SSL
3 24 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.09%) AMQP
4 12 (1.09%) Internet
5 6 (0.55%) ATM
6 5 (0.45%) DNS
6 5 (0.45%) SMS
7 4 (0.36%) Network Security
8 1 (0.091%) 3G
8 1 (0.091%) 4G
8 1 (0.091%) Broadband
8 1 (0.091%) SNMP
8 1 (0.091%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.091%) VoIP
8 1 (0.091%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.37%) MySQL
2 103 (9.37%) NoSQL
3 94 (8.55%) Big Data
4 84 (7.64%) SQL Server
5 75 (6.82%) Hadoop
6 70 (6.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 64 (5.82%) Relational Database
8 57 (5.19%) MongoDB
9 40 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (2.82%) Apache Hive
11 26 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
11 26 (2.37%) RDBMS
12 22 (2.00%) GIS
13 21 (1.91%) Oracle Database
14 20 (1.82%) DB2
15 12 (1.09%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.82%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.82%) Riak
17 8 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
17 8 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 192 (17.47%) Jenkins
2 185 (16.83%) Git (software)
3 122 (11.10%) JUnit
4 113 (10.28%) Maven
5 97 (8.83%) JIRA
6 91 (8.28%) Cucumber
7 80 (7.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 71 (6.46%) Selenium
9 68 (6.19%) Bitbucket
10 49 (4.46%) Gradle
11 48 (4.37%) Subversion
12 41 (3.73%) EasyMock
13 40 (3.64%) SpecFlow
14 39 (3.55%) TeamCity
15 38 (3.46%) NUnit
16 30 (2.73%) git-flow
17 26 (2.37%) Vagrant
18 24 (2.18%) CodeSonar
18 24 (2.18%) Eclipse
18 24 (2.18%) Robot Framework
General
1 164 (14.92%) Finance
2 45 (4.09%) Retail
3 44 (4.00%) Banking
4 29 (2.64%) Front Office
5 27 (2.46%) Games
6 16 (1.46%) Automotive
7 11 (1.00%) Marketing
7 11 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.91%) Advertising
8 10 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.55%) Back Office
11 5 (0.45%) Publishing
12 4 (0.36%) Military
13 3 (0.27%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.18%) Law
15 1 (0.091%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.091%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (31.21%) Spring
2 187 (17.02%) Web Services
3 158 (14.38%) RESTful
4 156 (14.19%) Spring Boot
5 149 (13.56%) HTML
6 148 (13.47%) REST
7 131 (11.92%) AngularJS
8 130 (11.83%) .NET
9 117 (10.65%) Hibernate
10 97 (8.83%) Node.js
11 96 (8.74%) CSS
12 95 (8.64%) Java EE
13 91 (8.28%) J2EE
14 84 (7.64%) XML
15 75 (6.82%) JSON
16 70 (6.37%) RabbitMQ
17 63 (5.73%) SOAP
18 62 (5.64%) React
19 47 (4.28%) Gherkin
20 46 (4.19%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 160 (14.56%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.55%) Fintech
4 38 (3.46%) Wiki
5 37 (3.37%) Algorithms
6 31 (2.82%) Data Structures
7 25 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (2.18%) Fixed Income
8 24 (2.18%) Public Cloud
9 22 (2.00%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.82%) Robotics
11 20 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.73%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.46%) Xbox
14 11 (1.00%) Equities
14 11 (1.00%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.82%) Blog
15 9 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.82%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 202 (18.38%) Linux
2 123 (11.19%) Windows
3 58 (5.28%) Android
4 51 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 37 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (3.28%) CentOS
7 30 (2.73%) Mac OS X
8 23 (2.09%) Unix
9 5 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.45%) pSOS
10 2 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.091%) Debian
11 1 (0.091%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,038 (94.45%) Software Engineering
2 646 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (23.66%) DevOps
4 252 (22.93%) TDD
5 239 (21.75%) Microservices
6 226 (20.56%) OO
7 221 (20.11%) Scrum
8 193 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
9 190 (17.29%) Open Source
10 165 (15.01%) Test Automation
11 133 (12.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 122 (11.10%) BDD
13 101 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
14 88 (8.01%) Customer Requirements
15 86 (7.83%) SDLC
16 84 (7.64%) User Stories
17 79 (7.19%) Computer Science
18 78 (7.10%) Unit Testing
19 75 (6.82%) OOD
20 73 (6.64%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,099 (100.00%) Java
2 297 (27.02%) JavaScript
3 249 (22.66%) SQL
4 242 (22.02%) Java 8
5 232 (21.11%) Python
6 199 (18.11%) C++
7 178 (16.20%) C#
8 107 (9.74%) C
9 70 (6.37%) Scala
10 65 (5.91%) PowerShell
11 63 (5.73%) PHP
12 51 (4.64%) Java 9
13 38 (3.46%) Ruby
14 29 (2.64%) Bash Shell
15 28 (2.55%) Objective-C
16 20 (1.82%) Go
17 17 (1.55%) TypeScript
18 15 (1.36%) Groovy
19 14 (1.27%) PL/SQL
20 11 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (17.29%) Degree
2 85 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.28%) DV Cleared
4 40 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 28 (2.55%) PhD
7 24 (2.18%) CCNA
7 24 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.18%) CISSP
7 24 (2.18%) CompTIA Security+
7 24 (2.18%) GIAC
7 24 (2.18%) Linux+ Certification
7 24 (2.18%) MCSE
7 24 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.18%) Network+ Certification
7 24 (2.18%) SANS
7 24 (2.18%) SSCP
8 22 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.27%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.55%) QA
2 7 (0.64%) ECSS
3 4 (0.36%) PSD2
4 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.091%) GDPR
System Software
1 248 (22.57%) Docker
2 41 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.18%) vSphere
4 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.18%) Varnish
7 1 (0.091%) Firmware
7 1 (0.091%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 80 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 65 (5.91%) Terraform
3 53 (4.82%) Ansible
4 39 (3.55%) Puppet
5 25 (2.27%) Salt
6 15 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.18%) Consul
7 2 (0.18%) Kibana
7 2 (0.18%) Packer
7 2 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 96 (8.74%) Oracle
2 43 (3.91%) Google
3 41 (3.73%) Microsoft
4 38 (3.46%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.55%) WorldPay
6 9 (0.82%) Adobe
7 7 (0.64%) Facebook
7 7 (0.64%) TIBCO
8 6 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.55%) VMware
9 5 (0.45%) Civica
9 5 (0.45%) IBM
9 5 (0.45%) Sybase
10 4 (0.36%) JDA
10 4 (0.36%) SaltStack
10 4 (0.36%) SAP
11 3 (0.27%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.27%) Zend
12 2 (0.18%) Advent
12 2 (0.18%) SimCorp