Period
to 13 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 393 442 448
Rank change year-on-year +49 +6 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 986 1,092 1,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 749 871 989
UK median annual salary £67,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.73% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +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 127,172 152,686 173,101
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.86% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 101,835 122,433 139,234
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +47 900 £70,000 +27.27% 137
London +167 513 £87,500 +29.63% 82
UK excluding London -69 472 £50,000 +5.26% 64
North of England -16 117 £55,000 +15.79% 13
South East -24 85 £44,000 -16.19% 16
East of England +60 79 £47,500 - 10
South West -66 74 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Scotland -6 64 £38,500 -23.00% 3
Yorkshire +27 54 £55,000 +15.79% 8
North West -31 46 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Midlands +20 32 £55,000 +10.00% 7
East Midlands +16 23 £60,000 +18.23% 2
North East +31 17 £54,559 +14.86%
Wales +6 13 £47,500 +35.71% 5
West Midlands +33 9 £50,000 +8.11% 5
Northern Ireland +9 8 £80,000 +201.89% 1

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 986 (100.00%) Java
2 973 (98.68%) Software Engineering
3 563 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
4 447 (45.33%) Microservices
5 415 (42.09%) AWS
6 352 (35.70%) Spring
7 323 (32.76%) SQL
8 318 (32.25%) Finance
9 279 (28.30%) TDD
10 271 (27.48%) Web Services
11 269 (27.28%) JavaScript
12 249 (25.25%) Docker
13 231 (23.43%) Git (software)
14 203 (20.59%) J2EE
14 203 (20.59%) DevOps
15 200 (20.28%) Python
16 199 (20.18%) Kubernetes
17 187 (18.97%) RESTful
18 185 (18.76%) Oracle
19 181 (18.36%) Asset Management
20 178 (18.05%) Java 8
21 177 (17.95%) Linux
22 171 (17.34%) Jenkins
23 165 (16.73%) Spring Boot
24 158 (16.02%) Scrum
25 157 (15.92%) MySQL
26 142 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
27 138 (14.00%) Big Data
28 135 (13.69%) Banking
29 126 (12.78%) C++

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 (6.80%) Confluence
2 36 (3.65%) JBoss
2 36 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.74%) Apache Spark
4 26 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.23%) CMS
6 21 (2.13%) Apache
7 20 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 20 (2.03%) Headless CMS
8 17 (1.72%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.91%) Jetty
9 9 (0.91%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.91%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.41%) Mule
12 3 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.30%) WildFly
13 1 (0.10%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (3.55%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.81%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.81%) thinkFolio
4 6 (0.61%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 415 (42.09%) AWS
2 69 (7.00%) Azure
3 68 (6.90%) GCP
4 39 (3.96%) Sage Pay
5 38 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
6 35 (3.55%) OpenShift
7 34 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
8 32 (3.25%) Serverless
9 30 (3.04%) Amazon S3
10 29 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (2.74%) AWS Fargate
12 26 (2.64%) GitHub
13 21 (2.13%) Apigee
14 20 (2.03%) Boomi
15 14 (1.42%) SaaS
16 9 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
17 8 (0.81%) PaaS
18 3 (0.30%) IaaS
19 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
19 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.81%) Internet
2 5 (0.51%) Broadband
2 5 (0.51%) xDSL
3 4 (0.41%) Tactical Data Link
4 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.10%) ATM
5 1 (0.10%) DNS
5 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.10%) Network Security
5 1 (0.10%) Skype
5 1 (0.10%) SSL
5 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (15.92%) MySQL
2 138 (14.00%) Big Data
3 116 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 104 (10.55%) Relational Database
5 103 (10.45%) NoSQL
6 93 (9.43%) RDBMS
7 91 (9.23%) SQL Server
8 68 (6.90%) Amazon Aurora
9 61 (6.19%) MongoDB
10 56 (5.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 39 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
12 38 (3.85%) GIS
12 38 (3.85%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.93%) Redis
14 17 (1.72%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (1.42%) HBase
16 10 (1.01%) Blockchain
16 10 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
16 10 (1.01%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 231 (23.43%) Git (software)
2 171 (17.34%) Jenkins
3 91 (9.23%) JIRA
4 77 (7.81%) JUnit
5 53 (5.38%) IntelliJ
6 39 (3.96%) GitLab
7 36 (3.65%) Maven
7 36 (3.65%) TeamCity
8 34 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 31 (3.14%) NetBeans
10 29 (2.94%) Mockito
11 25 (2.54%) Visual Studio
12 24 (2.43%) Eclipse
13 22 (2.23%) Gradle
13 22 (2.23%) Spock
14 19 (1.93%) Vagrant
15 17 (1.72%) Bitbucket
16 16 (1.62%) Cucumber
17 15 (1.52%) Ant
17 15 (1.52%) JMeter
General
1 318 (32.25%) Finance
2 135 (13.69%) Banking
3 73 (7.40%) Front Office
4 34 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 25 (2.54%) Retail
6 23 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.93%) Electronics
8 16 (1.62%) Games
8 16 (1.62%) Military
9 15 (1.52%) Automotive
10 12 (1.22%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.01%) Aerospace
11 10 (1.01%) Law
12 8 (0.81%) Back Office
12 8 (0.81%) Dutch Language
12 8 (0.81%) French Language
12 8 (0.81%) German Language
12 8 (0.81%) Italian Language
12 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (35.70%) Spring
2 271 (27.48%) Web Services
3 203 (20.59%) J2EE
4 187 (18.97%) RESTful
5 165 (16.73%) Spring Boot
6 102 (10.34%) React
7 100 (10.14%) Kafka
8 99 (10.04%) AngularJS
9 93 (9.43%) J2SE
10 81 (8.22%) Hibernate
10 81 (8.22%) REST
11 80 (8.11%) Dropwizard
12 76 (7.71%) gRPC
12 76 (7.71%) HTML
13 74 (7.51%) Node.js
14 65 (6.59%) CSS
15 52 (5.27%) .NET
16 42 (4.26%) Play Framework
17 40 (4.06%) Java EE
17 40 (4.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (7.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 68 (6.90%) Pricing Data
4 63 (6.39%) Fixed Income
5 60 (6.09%) Equities
6 45 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (4.26%) Hedge funds
8 38 (3.85%) Cloud Native
9 37 (3.75%) Algorithms
10 34 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
12 30 (3.04%) Derivative
13 27 (2.74%) Reference Data
14 26 (2.64%) Robotics
15 24 (2.43%) Virtual Team
16 22 (2.23%) User Experience
17 21 (2.13%) iPad
18 19 (1.93%) Data Structures
19 11 (1.12%) Public Cloud
20 10 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 177 (17.95%) Linux
2 71 (7.20%) Windows
3 39 (3.96%) Android
3 39 (3.96%) Apple iOS
4 38 (3.85%) Mac OS X
4 38 (3.85%) Unix
5 19 (1.93%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.41%) CentOS
8 3 (0.30%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 973 (98.68%) Software Engineering
2 563 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (45.33%) Microservices
4 279 (28.30%) TDD
5 203 (20.59%) DevOps
6 181 (18.36%) Asset Management
7 158 (16.02%) Scrum
8 142 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
9 116 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 108 (10.95%) Test Automation
11 103 (10.45%) E-Commerce
11 103 (10.45%) Open Source
12 101 (10.24%) Computer Science
13 97 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 95 (9.63%) Mentoring
14 95 (9.63%) OO
15 85 (8.62%) Analytics
16 77 (7.81%) Fintech
16 77 (7.81%) Machine Learning
16 77 (7.81%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 986 (100.00%) Java
2 323 (32.76%) SQL
3 269 (27.28%) JavaScript
4 200 (20.28%) Python
5 178 (18.05%) Java 8
6 126 (12.78%) C++
7 112 (11.36%) C#
8 87 (8.82%) Scala
9 84 (8.52%) C
10 80 (8.11%) Kotlin
11 79 (8.01%) R
12 69 (7.00%) Ruby
13 35 (3.55%) Go
14 34 (3.45%) Groovy
14 34 (3.45%) PHP
15 25 (2.54%) Apple Swift
16 19 (1.93%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.22%) ES6
18 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (11.87%) Degree
2 48 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 25 (2.54%) Numerate Degree
5 19 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.71%) CISMP
7 7 (0.71%) CISSP
8 5 (0.51%) PhD
9 4 (0.41%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.41%) HNC
9 4 (0.41%) HND
10 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.87%) QA
2 12 (1.22%) PSD2
3 1 (0.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 249 (25.25%) Docker
2 10 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.51%) Firmware
4 1 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 199 (20.18%) Kubernetes
2 79 (8.01%) Ansible
3 77 (7.81%) Terraform
4 35 (3.55%) Marathon
4 35 (3.55%) Mesos
5 30 (3.04%) Puppet
6 24 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.13%) Kibana
8 20 (2.03%) Istio
8 20 (2.03%) Knative
9 19 (1.93%) Salt
10 6 (0.61%) Oozie
11 5 (0.51%) SELinux
12 2 (0.20%) Cloudify
13 1 (0.10%) Consul
13 1 (0.10%) Control-M
13 1 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.10%) logstash
13 1 (0.10%) Packer
Vendors
1 185 (18.76%) Oracle
2 70 (7.10%) WorldPay
3 66 (6.69%) Sybase
4 63 (6.39%) Google
5 39 (3.96%) Sage
6 35 (3.55%) IBM
7 30 (3.04%) Adobe
7 30 (3.04%) FIS
8 26 (2.64%) SAP
9 25 (2.54%) Microsoft
10 23 (2.33%) Dell
10 23 (2.33%) Splunk
11 21 (2.13%) Atlassian
11 21 (2.13%) MuleSoft
11 21 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.93%) Dynatrace
12 19 (1.93%) New Relic
13 9 (0.91%) Apple
14 8 (0.81%) Charles River
14 8 (0.81%) SimCorp