Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 460 445 485
Rank change year-on-year -15 +40 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 894 1,154 1,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.69% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.72% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 678 940 857
UK median annual salary £60,000 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,250 £33,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 133,226 159,922 169,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,023 128,869 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 September 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 September 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 -13 793 £60,000 +9.09% 121
UK excluding London -34 521 £50,000 +5.26% 55
London +53 370 £80,000 +18.52% 72
North of England -14 164 £52,500 +10.53% 18
South East -2 112 £55,000 - 7
Yorkshire +19 92 £52,500 +10.53% 6
Scotland -9 81 £38,500 -26.67% 6
South West -64 72 £46,250 +2.78% 11
North West -41 56 £54,780 +15.33% 12
East of England +59 55 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Midlands -10 20 £50,000 -7.41% 3
North East - 16 £54,559 -
West Midlands +21 15 £50,000 -29.33% 1
Wales +6 9 £47,500 +35.71%
Northern Ireland -1 8 £80,000 +6.67%
East Midlands -2 5 £47,500 -5.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 894 (100.00%) Java
2 873 (97.65%) Software Engineering
3 491 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
4 348 (38.93%) Microservices
5 336 (37.58%) Spring
6 296 (33.11%) TDD
7 284 (31.77%) SQL
8 282 (31.54%) AWS
9 252 (28.19%) JavaScript
10 220 (24.61%) Web Services
11 198 (22.15%) Finance
11 198 (22.15%) DevOps
12 197 (22.04%) Docker
13 185 (20.69%) Git (software)
14 170 (19.02%) RESTful
15 167 (18.68%) Spring Boot
16 160 (17.90%) Jenkins
17 158 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
18 157 (17.56%) Degree
19 155 (17.34%) Java 8
20 154 (17.23%) Kubernetes
21 152 (17.00%) Python
22 147 (16.44%) Scrum
23 145 (16.22%) Oracle
24 136 (15.21%) Linux
25 123 (13.76%) MySQL
25 123 (13.76%) Continuous Delivery
26 120 (13.42%) Big Data
27 112 (12.53%) Hibernate
28 109 (12.19%) J2EE

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 (7.49%) Confluence
2 53 (5.93%) Tomcat
3 40 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (3.47%) JBoss
5 28 (3.13%) Apache Spark
6 22 (2.46%) Apache
7 12 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 12 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.23%) CMS
9 10 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (1.01%) Headless CMS
11 5 (0.56%) Jetty
12 4 (0.45%) IIS
13 3 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.34%) WildFly
14 2 (0.22%) Mule
14 2 (0.22%) nginx
15 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
1 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 40 (4.47%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (1.57%) Markit EDM
3 12 (1.34%) Front Arena
3 12 (1.34%) thinkFolio
4 6 (0.67%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 282 (31.54%) AWS
2 41 (4.59%) OpenShift
3 39 (4.36%) Sage Pay
4 33 (3.69%) GCP
5 30 (3.36%) Azure
6 28 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
7 23 (2.57%) Serverless
8 22 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (2.24%) Amazon S3
10 18 (2.01%) GitHub
10 18 (2.01%) SaaS
11 17 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (1.68%) AWS Fargate
13 11 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (1.01%) Apigee
14 9 (1.01%) Boomi
15 7 (0.78%) PaaS
16 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
18 2 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.89%) Internet
1 8 (0.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.67%) Broadband
2 6 (0.67%) xDSL
3 1 (0.11%) AMQP
3 1 (0.11%) ATM
3 1 (0.11%) HTTP
3 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (13.76%) MySQL
2 120 (13.42%) Big Data
3 80 (8.95%) PostgreSQL
4 76 (8.50%) NoSQL
4 76 (8.50%) SQL Server
5 70 (7.83%) MongoDB
6 68 (7.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 66 (7.38%) Relational Database
8 48 (5.37%) RDBMS
9 47 (5.26%) GIS
10 40 (4.47%) Amazon RDS
11 34 (3.80%) Hadoop
12 30 (3.36%) Amazon Aurora
13 16 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (1.57%) Redis
15 13 (1.45%) Geospatial Data
16 11 (1.23%) Blockchain
16 11 (1.23%) Neo4j
17 10 (1.12%) BigQuery
18 9 (1.01%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 185 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 160 (17.90%) Jenkins
3 86 (9.62%) JIRA
4 70 (7.83%) JUnit
5 50 (5.59%) IntelliJ
6 44 (4.92%) Maven
7 30 (3.36%) NetBeans
7 30 (3.36%) Visual Studio
8 29 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (3.13%) TeamCity
10 26 (2.91%) Cucumber
10 26 (2.91%) Gradle
11 23 (2.57%) Eclipse
12 18 (2.01%) Ant
12 18 (2.01%) GitLab
13 16 (1.79%) Spock
14 15 (1.68%) Selenium
15 14 (1.57%) JMeter
15 14 (1.57%) Mockito
16 12 (1.34%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 198 (22.15%) Finance
2 69 (7.72%) Banking
3 46 (5.15%) Games
4 41 (4.59%) Front Office
5 27 (3.02%) Retail
6 18 (2.01%) Public Sector
7 15 (1.68%) Publishing
8 14 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.45%) Military
10 12 (1.34%) Dutch Language
10 12 (1.34%) French Language
10 12 (1.34%) German Language
10 12 (1.34%) Italian Language
10 12 (1.34%) Spanish Language
11 11 (1.23%) Telecoms
12 10 (1.12%) Aerospace
12 10 (1.12%) Electronics
13 8 (0.89%) Automotive
13 8 (0.89%) Marketing
14 7 (0.78%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (37.58%) Spring
2 220 (24.61%) Web Services
3 170 (19.02%) RESTful
4 167 (18.68%) Spring Boot
5 112 (12.53%) Hibernate
6 109 (12.19%) J2EE
7 88 (9.84%) Kafka
8 85 (9.51%) React
9 83 (9.28%) HTML
10 82 (9.17%) AngularJS
11 77 (8.61%) REST
12 62 (6.94%) .NET
13 57 (6.38%) CSS
14 54 (6.04%) Play Framework
15 50 (5.59%) Node.js
15 50 (5.59%) XML
16 49 (5.48%) Akka
16 49 (5.48%) JSON
17 45 (5.03%) Swing
18 42 (4.70%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.95%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
3 58 (6.49%) Algorithms
4 40 (4.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 40 (4.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 34 (3.80%) Fixed Income
5 34 (3.80%) Robotics
6 32 (3.58%) Equities
7 29 (3.24%) Hedge funds
7 29 (3.24%) Pricing Data
8 28 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (2.91%) User Experience
10 25 (2.80%) Data Structures
11 22 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (2.13%) Cloud Native
13 17 (1.90%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.68%) Reference Data
15 14 (1.57%) Derivative
16 10 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 136 (15.21%) Linux
2 72 (8.05%) Windows
3 22 (2.46%) Android
3 22 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 18 (2.01%) Unix
5 8 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.67%) CentOS
6 6 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (97.65%) Software Engineering
2 491 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (38.93%) Microservices
4 296 (33.11%) TDD
5 198 (22.15%) DevOps
6 158 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
7 147 (16.44%) Scrum
8 123 (13.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 109 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
10 107 (11.97%) Computer Science
11 96 (10.74%) E-Commerce
12 95 (10.63%) Test Automation
13 90 (10.07%) OO
14 89 (9.96%) Asset Management
15 82 (9.17%) Mentoring
16 77 (8.61%) Technical Leadership
17 74 (8.28%) Multithreading
18 72 (8.05%) Open Source
19 70 (7.83%) Unit Testing
20 69 (7.72%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 894 (100.00%) Java
2 284 (31.77%) SQL
3 252 (28.19%) JavaScript
4 155 (17.34%) Java 8
5 152 (17.00%) Python
6 107 (11.97%) C++
7 100 (11.19%) C#
8 95 (10.63%) Scala
9 77 (8.61%) C
10 54 (6.04%) Kotlin
11 46 (5.15%) R
12 43 (4.81%) Ruby
13 29 (3.24%) Groovy
14 23 (2.57%) Go
15 22 (2.46%) PHP
16 18 (2.01%) Java 9
17 15 (1.68%) TypeScript
18 10 (1.12%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.89%) PL/SQL
20 7 (0.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 157 (17.56%) Degree
2 47 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (5.15%) Numerate Degree
4 41 (4.59%) Security Cleared
5 32 (3.58%) DV Cleared
6 27 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.89%) HNC
7 8 (0.89%) HND
8 7 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.78%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.45%) CISMP
9 4 (0.45%) CISSP
10 3 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.04%) QA
2 22 (2.46%) PSD2
3 1 (0.11%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 197 (22.04%) Docker
2 13 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.67%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 154 (17.23%) Kubernetes
2 94 (10.51%) Terraform
3 78 (8.72%) Ansible
4 15 (1.68%) Marathon
4 15 (1.68%) Mesos
4 15 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.57%) Puppet
6 11 (1.23%) Kibana
7 10 (1.12%) Salt
8 9 (1.01%) Istio
8 9 (1.01%) Knative
9 4 (0.45%) Cloudify
10 1 (0.11%) Consul
10 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.11%) Grafana
10 1 (0.11%) logstash
10 1 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 145 (16.22%) Oracle
2 60 (6.71%) WorldPay
3 39 (4.36%) Sage
4 27 (3.02%) Sybase
5 25 (2.80%) Google
6 21 (2.35%) IBM
7 17 (1.90%) Adobe
7 17 (1.90%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.90%) Microsoft
8 13 (1.45%) SAP
9 12 (1.34%) Calypso
9 12 (1.34%) Charles River
9 12 (1.34%) SimCorp
10 11 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.23%) Splunk
11 9 (1.01%) Dell
11 9 (1.01%) Dynatrace
11 9 (1.01%) MuleSoft
11 9 (1.01%) New Relic
12 8 (0.89%) Red Hat