Period
to 17 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 417 413 435
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 599 679 1,035
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.74% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 511 573 876
10th Percentile £39,000 £40,556 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £91,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £113,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 83,668 91,748 139,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,821 74,597 112,237
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 May 2021. 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 -4 545 £55,000 -15.38% 120
UK excluding London +32 320 £52,500 +5.00% 77
London -18 261 £80,000 - 51
North of England +42 143 £52,500 - 27
Work from Home -75 129 £55,000 -18.52% 50
Yorkshire +27 93 £52,500 - 11
South East +33 51 £55,000 +10.00% 13
South West -38 46 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Scotland -12 39 £46,250 -7.50% 3
North East - 35 £50,000 - 1
Midlands -25 25 £55,000 - 8
West Midlands +13 23 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East of England +13 15 £80,000 +60.00% 10
North West -7 15 £50,000 -4.76% 15
East Midlands -32 2 £57,500 +4.55% 5
Wales +11 1 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 599 (100.00%) Java
2 593 (99.00%) Software Engineering
3 359 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
4 271 (45.24%) Microservices
5 260 (43.41%) AWS
6 228 (38.06%) Spring
7 220 (36.73%) SQL
8 187 (31.22%) DevOps
9 157 (26.21%) Docker
10 138 (23.04%) Finance
11 137 (22.87%) TDD
12 135 (22.54%) Python
13 134 (22.37%) OO
13 134 (22.37%) Spring Boot
14 125 (20.87%) Kubernetes
15 120 (20.03%) NoSQL
16 117 (19.53%) Social Skills
17 106 (17.70%) Web Services
18 102 (17.03%) Git (software)
19 100 (16.69%) Banking
20 99 (16.53%) JavaScript
21 94 (15.69%) Oracle
21 94 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
21 94 (15.69%) Azure
22 92 (15.36%) BDD
23 91 (15.19%) Algorithms
23 91 (15.19%) Degree
24 90 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
25 89 (14.86%) Test Automation
26 87 (14.52%) Java 8

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 41 (6.84%) Apache Spark
2 34 (5.68%) Apache
3 25 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.67%) Jupyter
4 10 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.34%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.00%) Confluence
7 5 (0.83%) nginx
8 4 (0.67%) Tornado
9 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.33%) CICS
10 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.17%) FormScape
11 1 (0.17%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.17%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 260 (43.41%) AWS
2 94 (15.69%) Azure
3 84 (14.02%) GCP
4 70 (11.69%) Serverless
5 54 (9.02%) AWS Lambda
6 52 (8.68%) Amazon ECS
7 36 (6.01%) SaaS
8 34 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (4.01%) Apigee
10 15 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (1.00%) CloudBees
12 6 (1.00%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.00%) WhatsApp
13 5 (0.83%) PaaS
14 4 (0.67%) Cloud Functions
14 4 (0.67%) Dialogflow
14 4 (0.67%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.67%) Google Compute Engine
15 3 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.34%) HTTP
2 2 (0.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (20.03%) NoSQL
2 94 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
3 82 (13.69%) MySQL
4 65 (10.85%) Big Data
5 64 (10.68%) SQL Server
6 63 (10.52%) Relational Database
7 43 (7.18%) Hadoop
8 41 (6.84%) Amazon Redshift
9 37 (6.18%) RDBMS
10 34 (5.68%) Amazon Aurora
11 28 (4.67%) BigQuery
12 25 (4.17%) MongoDB
13 20 (3.34%) Redis
14 11 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (1.17%) Hazelcast
16 5 (0.83%) CockroachDB
17 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
17 4 (0.67%) Cloud Spanner
17 4 (0.67%) DB2
18 2 (0.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 102 (17.03%) Git (software)
2 85 (14.19%) Jenkins
3 67 (11.19%) Maven
4 54 (9.02%) Subversion
5 49 (8.18%) JUnit
6 48 (8.01%) Mercurial
7 32 (5.34%) GitLab
8 24 (4.01%) Gradle
9 20 (3.34%) JIRA
10 18 (3.01%) Artifactory
11 17 (2.84%) Cucumber
12 15 (2.50%) Selenium
13 6 (1.00%) Travis CI
13 6 (1.00%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.83%) JMeter
14 5 (0.83%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.67%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.67%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.67%) Mockito
15 4 (0.67%) NetBeans
General
1 138 (23.04%) Finance
2 117 (19.53%) Social Skills
3 100 (16.69%) Banking
4 54 (9.02%) Retail
5 30 (5.01%) Games
6 17 (2.84%) Law
7 16 (2.67%) Financial Institution
8 15 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 14 (2.34%) Public Sector
10 13 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (2.00%) Manufacturing
11 12 (2.00%) Marketing
11 12 (2.00%) Publishing
12 11 (1.84%) Electronics
12 11 (1.84%) Private Banking
13 6 (1.00%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.50%) Billing
15 3 (0.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (38.06%) Spring
2 134 (22.37%) Spring Boot
3 106 (17.70%) Web Services
4 78 (13.02%) RESTful
5 66 (11.02%) Hibernate
6 62 (10.35%) gRPC
6 62 (10.35%) Kafka
7 61 (10.18%) REST
8 56 (9.35%) React
9 46 (7.68%) AngularJS
10 45 (7.51%) J2EE
11 36 (6.01%) HTML
11 36 (6.01%) Node.js
12 27 (4.51%) CSS
13 23 (3.84%) Swagger
14 18 (3.01%) OAuth
14 18 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (2.67%) Apache Flex
16 12 (2.00%) React Native
17 11 (1.84%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.19%) Algorithms
2 77 (12.85%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (12.35%) Data Structures
4 56 (9.35%) Hedge funds
5 34 (5.68%) Pricing Data
6 22 (3.67%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.84%) Cloud Native
8 12 (2.00%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.84%) Blog
9 11 (1.84%) Robotics
10 9 (1.50%) iPad
10 9 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.17%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.00%) Media Streaming
13 6 (1.00%) Online Games
13 6 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (1.00%) PlayStation
13 6 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 66 (11.02%) Linux
2 17 (2.84%) Unix
3 4 (0.67%) Android
4 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (99.00%) Software Engineering
2 359 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (45.24%) Microservices
4 187 (31.22%) DevOps
5 137 (22.87%) TDD
6 134 (22.37%) OO
7 92 (15.36%) BDD
8 90 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
9 89 (14.86%) Test Automation
10 71 (11.85%) Open Source
11 67 (11.19%) Computer Science
12 62 (10.35%) Asset Management
13 60 (10.02%) Fintech
14 57 (9.52%) Mentoring
15 56 (9.35%) OOP
16 53 (8.85%) Investment Management
17 50 (8.35%) Decision-Making
18 49 (8.18%) Pair Programming
19 43 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (7.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 599 (100.00%) Java
2 220 (36.73%) SQL
3 135 (22.54%) Python
4 99 (16.53%) JavaScript
5 87 (14.52%) Java 8
6 41 (6.84%) Scala
7 34 (5.68%) TypeScript
8 32 (5.34%) Go
9 30 (5.01%) C#
10 29 (4.84%) C++
11 17 (2.84%) Kotlin
12 15 (2.50%) C
13 10 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.17%) Haskell
14 7 (1.17%) PHP
15 3 (0.50%) ES6
16 2 (0.33%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.33%) COBOL
16 2 (0.33%) PL/1
17 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 91 (15.19%) Degree
2 31 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.84%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (1.67%) PhD
7 6 (1.00%) OSCE
7 6 (1.00%) OSCP
8 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) HNC
8 2 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.00%) GDPR
1 6 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (1.00%) NIST
1 6 (1.00%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.00%) SOC 1
1 6 (1.00%) SOC 2
2 4 (0.67%) QA
3 2 (0.33%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.33%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 157 (26.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 125 (20.87%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.67%) Terraform
3 9 (1.50%) Prometheus
4 8 (1.34%) Puppet
5 6 (1.00%) Consul
5 6 (1.00%) linkerd
5 6 (1.00%) Rancher
6 4 (0.67%) Ansible
7 3 (0.50%) Grafana
8 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 94 (15.69%) Oracle
2 42 (7.01%) Google
3 34 (5.68%) Sybase
4 27 (4.51%) Microsoft
5 11 (1.84%) SAP
6 7 (1.17%) IBM
7 6 (1.00%) Snapchat
8 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.33%) Adobe
9 2 (0.33%) Compuware
9 2 (0.33%) Elastic Path
9 2 (0.33%) hybris
9 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.17%) Facebook
10 1 (0.17%) Pinterest
10 1 (0.17%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.17%) WSO2
10 1 (0.17%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.17%) YouTube