Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 492 550
Rank change year-on-year +79 +58 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1,256 1,002 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.59% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 838 892
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,350 £33,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £84,750 £72,500 £76,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%

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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 15 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 16 January 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 +56 1,164 £57,000 +14.00% 163
UK excluding London +42 750 £50,000 +5.26% 112
London +125 493 £67,500 +12.50% 60
North of England +48 215 £50,000 -9.09% 29
South West +13 140 £48,500 +7.78% 19
South East +1 128 £55,000 +10.00% 36
North West +42 125 £49,000 -6.67% 18
East of England -23 118 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Yorkshire +32 90 £50,750 -7.73% 11
Midlands +55 70 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Scotland -6 62 £33,750 -32.50% 7
East Midlands +72 58 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wales +18 13 £45,000 -43.75% 1
West Midlands -9 12 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Northern Ireland -20 4 - -

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Java Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Java Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1,256 (100.00%) Java
2 1,246 (99.20%) Software Engineering
3 686 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
4 502 (39.97%) Spring
5 398 (31.69%) JavaScript
6 374 (29.78%) TDD
7 330 (26.27%) SQL
8 327 (26.04%) OO
9 294 (23.41%) Degree
10 260 (20.70%) Microservices
11 246 (19.59%) C++
12 239 (19.03%) Scrum
13 234 (18.63%) Linux
14 232 (18.47%) Python
15 230 (18.31%) HTML
16 229 (18.23%) Git (software)
17 224 (17.83%) Finance
17 224 (17.83%) AngularJS
18 222 (17.68%) RESTful
19 220 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
20 206 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
21 205 (16.32%) Hibernate
22 198 (15.76%) Web Services
22 198 (15.76%) Computer Science
23 196 (15.61%) NoSQL
24 186 (14.81%) DevOps
25 184 (14.65%) CSS
26 181 (14.41%) J2EE
27 171 (13.61%) Mentoring
28 168 (13.38%) REST

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 78 (6.21%) Tomcat
2 64 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (4.30%) Apache Spark
4 50 (3.98%) Apache
5 23 (1.83%) JBoss
6 22 (1.75%) Apache Solr
7 19 (1.51%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.43%) Confluence
9 13 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.72%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.56%) CMS
12 7 (0.56%) Jetty
12 7 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.48%) Joomla!
13 6 (0.48%) Mule
13 6 (0.48%) SAS
14 5 (0.40%) Alfresco
14 5 (0.40%) IIS
15 3 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.080%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.24%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 206 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.94%) SaaS
4 22 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.51%) GitHub
6 18 (1.43%) Serverless
7 17 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (1.11%) OpenShift
9 11 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
10 10 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.40%) Heroku
13 4 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.32%) Force.com
14 3 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.24%) IaaS
15 2 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
16 1 (0.080%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.080%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.50%) Internet
2 36 (2.87%) HTTP
3 31 (2.47%) ATM
4 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.32%) AMQP
5 4 (0.32%) Wireless
6 2 (0.16%) FTP
6 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 2 (0.16%) SSL
7 1 (0.080%) DSL
7 1 (0.080%) Skype
7 1 (0.080%) SMS
7 1 (0.080%) SNMP
7 1 (0.080%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.080%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (15.61%) NoSQL
2 121 (9.63%) MySQL
3 104 (8.28%) MongoDB
4 96 (7.64%) Big Data
5 80 (6.37%) SQL Server
6 78 (6.21%) Hadoop
6 78 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (5.65%) Relational Database
8 63 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 37 (2.95%) GIS
10 21 (1.67%) Apache Hive
11 14 (1.11%) Blockchain
12 11 (0.88%) Neo4j
12 11 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.80%) MariaDB
14 9 (0.72%) OrientDB
15 7 (0.56%) BigQuery
16 6 (0.48%) Amazon Athena
16 6 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 229 (18.23%) Git (software)
2 143 (11.39%) Maven
3 128 (10.19%) Jenkins
4 123 (9.79%) JUnit
5 116 (9.24%) Subversion
6 69 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 66 (5.25%) Mercurial
8 61 (4.86%) JIRA
9 49 (3.90%) Eclipse
10 43 (3.42%) Gradle
10 43 (3.42%) Visual Studio
11 40 (3.18%) Hudson
12 34 (2.71%) Travis CI
13 33 (2.63%) Cucumber
14 29 (2.31%) Ant
15 28 (2.23%) Mockito
16 23 (1.83%) NetBeans
17 22 (1.75%) Selenium
18 19 (1.51%) EasyMock
19 17 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 224 (17.83%) Finance
2 81 (6.45%) Retail
3 44 (3.50%) Games
4 42 (3.34%) Banking
5 20 (1.59%) Electronics
6 14 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.96%) Marketing
8 11 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.72%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.56%) Advertising
12 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.40%) Legal
13 5 (0.40%) Military
14 4 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.32%) French Language
14 4 (0.32%) Front Office
15 3 (0.24%) German Language
15 3 (0.24%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (39.97%) Spring
2 230 (18.31%) HTML
3 224 (17.83%) AngularJS
4 222 (17.68%) RESTful
5 205 (16.32%) Hibernate
6 198 (15.76%) Web Services
7 184 (14.65%) CSS
8 181 (14.41%) J2EE
9 168 (13.38%) REST
10 132 (10.51%) Java EE
11 116 (9.24%) XML
12 112 (8.92%) Node.js
12 112 (8.92%) Spring Boot
13 107 (8.52%) HTML5
14 99 (7.88%) React
15 85 (6.77%) SOAP
16 71 (5.65%) .NET
17 63 (5.02%) jQuery
18 60 (4.78%) GWT
19 59 (4.70%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 198 (15.76%) Computer Science
2 121 (9.63%) Algorithms
3 92 (7.32%) Data Structures
4 82 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
5 57 (4.54%) User Experience
6 49 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (3.82%) Fintech
8 37 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (2.47%) EFT
10 22 (1.75%) Robotics
11 19 (1.51%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.96%) Clustering
13 11 (0.88%) Social Media
14 10 (0.80%) PKI
15 9 (0.72%) Wiki
16 8 (0.64%) Tandem
17 7 (0.56%) Virtual Team
18 6 (0.48%) Acoustics
18 6 (0.48%) Cloud Native
18 6 (0.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 234 (18.63%) Linux
2 103 (8.20%) Windows
3 70 (5.57%) Android
4 58 (4.62%) Unix
5 45 (3.58%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 10 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.72%) CentOS
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.080%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.080%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,246 (99.20%) Software Engineering
2 686 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (29.78%) TDD
4 327 (26.04%) OO
5 260 (20.70%) Microservices
6 239 (19.03%) Scrum
7 220 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
8 186 (14.81%) DevOps
9 171 (13.61%) Mentoring
10 143 (11.39%) Open Source
11 140 (11.15%) Test Automation
12 123 (9.79%) Unit Testing
13 121 (9.63%) BDD
14 110 (8.76%) Multithreading
15 93 (7.40%) MVC
16 82 (6.53%) E-Commerce
17 77 (6.13%) Web Development
18 76 (6.05%) OOD
19 75 (5.97%) Mathematics
20 74 (5.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,256 (100.00%) Java
2 398 (31.69%) JavaScript
3 330 (26.27%) SQL
4 246 (19.59%) C++
5 232 (18.47%) Python
6 140 (11.15%) Scala
7 106 (8.44%) C#
8 81 (6.45%) C
9 53 (4.22%) Ruby
10 45 (3.58%) PHP
11 41 (3.26%) Go
11 41 (3.26%) Perl
12 30 (2.39%) Groovy
13 25 (1.99%) Kotlin
14 19 (1.51%) Clojure
15 15 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.88%) R
18 10 (0.80%) GraphQL
18 10 (0.80%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 294 (23.41%) Degree
2 94 (7.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 87 (6.93%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.95%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.99%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (1.75%) Sun Certification
7 21 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.11%) PhD
9 4 (0.32%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.080%) MCP
11 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.080%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (7.80%) QA
2 9 (0.72%) MISRA
3 6 (0.48%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.48%) MIL-STD-498
4 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.40%) SEPA
5 3 (0.24%) ECSS
6 2 (0.16%) GCP
6 2 (0.16%) PSD2
7 1 (0.080%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.080%) HL7
7 1 (0.080%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.080%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 140 (11.15%) Docker
2 13 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.48%) HDFS
4 5 (0.40%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.080%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 34 (2.71%) Ansible
2 30 (2.39%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.67%) Puppet
4 10 (0.80%) Kibana
4 10 (0.80%) Prometheus
5 9 (0.72%) Terraform
6 5 (0.40%) Oozie
6 5 (0.40%) Opsview
7 4 (0.32%) Marathon
7 4 (0.32%) Mesos
8 3 (0.24%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.24%) Graphite
9 2 (0.16%) Packer
10 1 (0.080%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.080%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.080%) logstash
10 1 (0.080%) Nagios
10 1 (0.080%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 151 (12.02%) Oracle
2 98 (7.80%) Google
3 30 (2.39%) Microsoft
4 20 (1.59%) VMware
5 14 (1.11%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.11%) SAP
6 13 (1.04%) Sybase
7 12 (0.96%) Terracotta
8 11 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.80%) Cloudera
9 10 (0.80%) WorldPay
10 6 (0.48%) ATG
10 6 (0.48%) Facebook
10 6 (0.48%) Intel
10 6 (0.48%) Sophos
10 6 (0.48%) Sun
10 6 (0.48%) Teradata
10 6 (0.48%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.40%) IBM
11 5 (0.40%) Pega