Period
to 25 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 418 413 443
Rank change year-on-year -5 +30 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 326 962 1,097
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.71% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.75% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 363 771 923
Median annual salary £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.52% +22.73% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £113,750 £81,250
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 52,132 128,964 153,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,454 103,194 123,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020. 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 +7 315 £55,000 -18.52% 86
UK excluding London +62 197 £52,500 +5.00% 44
London -14 128 £85,000 - 49
North of England +139 127 £52,500 -4.55% 20
Yorkshire +136 103 £52,500 -4.55% 10
Work from Home -10 52 £52,500 -22.22% 31
South East +125 23 £52,500 +7.69% 6
South West +68 23 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North West +80 16 £65,000 +19.14% 9
North East +10 8 £45,000 -17.52% 1
Midlands +82 7 £50,500 +1.00% 3
East of England +73 7 £60,000 +26.32% 4
Scotland +11 7 £40,000 +3.90% 6
West Midlands +87 6 £48,500 -3.00% 1
Northern Ireland +18 3 £75,000 -6.25%
East Midlands +65 1 £57,500 -4.17% 2

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Java
2 325 (99.69%) Software Engineering
3 147 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (40.80%) Microservices
5 114 (34.97%) SQL
6 100 (30.67%) AWS
7 98 (30.06%) Git (software)
8 94 (28.83%) Spring
9 88 (26.99%) Degree
10 87 (26.69%) Python
11 86 (26.38%) Data Structures
12 85 (26.07%) Algorithms
13 81 (24.85%) Docker
14 80 (24.54%) NoSQL
15 79 (24.23%) Kubernetes
16 76 (23.31%) DevOps
17 74 (22.70%) Finance
18 72 (22.09%) JavaScript
19 70 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
20 68 (20.86%) Test Automation
20 68 (20.86%) OO
21 62 (19.02%) Spring Boot
22 60 (18.40%) Greenfield Project
23 56 (17.18%) Subversion
24 55 (16.87%) Decision-Making
25 49 (15.03%) Mercurial
25 49 (15.03%) Computer Science
26 47 (14.42%) Open Source
27 46 (14.11%) RESTful
28 43 (13.19%) Web Services

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 28 (8.59%) Apache
2 18 (5.52%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (3.99%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.45%) Tornado
5 4 (1.23%) Confluence
6 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.61%) CMS
6 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 100 (30.67%) AWS
2 38 (11.66%) Azure
3 37 (11.35%) GCP
4 27 (8.28%) Serverless
5 24 (7.36%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (4.60%) Amazon ECS
7 14 (4.29%) Apigee
8 13 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (2.45%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.15%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.92%) SaaS
12 2 (0.61%) IaaS
12 2 (0.61%) npm
12 2 (0.61%) PaaS
13 1 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (24.54%) NoSQL
2 29 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (6.13%) SQL Server
4 19 (5.83%) Hadoop
4 19 (5.83%) MySQL
5 18 (5.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 14 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.68%) Big Data
7 12 (3.68%) Redis
8 11 (3.37%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.45%) Apache Ignite
11 4 (1.23%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.92%) Flink
13 2 (0.61%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.61%) GIS
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.31%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 98 (30.06%) Git (software)
2 56 (17.18%) Subversion
3 49 (15.03%) Mercurial
4 34 (10.43%) Maven
5 32 (9.82%) Jenkins
6 28 (8.59%) JUnit
7 14 (4.29%) Artifactory
7 14 (4.29%) GitLab
8 8 (2.45%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.15%) JIRA
10 6 (1.84%) Mocha
11 5 (1.53%) Cypress.io
11 5 (1.53%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.53%) Mockito
12 4 (1.23%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.23%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.92%) Bitbucket Server
13 3 (0.92%) EasyMock
13 3 (0.92%) Travis CI
General
1 74 (22.70%) Finance
2 36 (11.04%) Banking
3 16 (4.91%) Front Office
4 13 (3.99%) Games
5 11 (3.37%) Private Banking
6 9 (2.76%) Retail
7 8 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.15%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.61%) Billing
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.61%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (28.83%) Spring
2 62 (19.02%) Spring Boot
3 46 (14.11%) RESTful
4 43 (13.19%) Web Services
5 39 (11.96%) AngularJS
6 35 (10.74%) Kafka
7 28 (8.59%) Node.js
7 28 (8.59%) React
8 21 (6.44%) REST
9 19 (5.83%) HTML
10 18 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (5.21%) CSS
12 15 (4.60%) Spring Cloud
13 14 (4.29%) gRPC
14 13 (3.99%) .NET
15 12 (3.68%) Hibernate
15 12 (3.68%) OAuth
15 12 (3.68%) Swagger
16 9 (2.76%) Java EE
16 9 (2.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 86 (26.38%) Data Structures
2 85 (26.07%) Algorithms
3 60 (18.40%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (9.20%) Hedge funds
5 16 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.60%) Equities
7 14 (4.29%) Fixed Income
8 12 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (3.07%) Cloud Native
10 8 (2.45%) Derivative
11 7 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.84%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.53%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.92%) Wiki
15 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
15 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
16 1 (0.31%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.88%) Linux
2 11 (3.37%) Unix
3 3 (0.92%) CentOS
3 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (99.69%) Software Engineering
2 147 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (40.80%) Microservices
4 76 (23.31%) DevOps
5 70 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (20.86%) OO
6 68 (20.86%) Test Automation
7 55 (16.87%) Decision-Making
8 49 (15.03%) Computer Science
9 47 (14.42%) Open Source
10 36 (11.04%) TDD
11 35 (10.74%) Scrum
12 31 (9.51%) Asset Management
12 31 (9.51%) Unit Testing
13 27 (8.28%) Mentoring
13 27 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (7.98%) BDD
14 26 (7.98%) SDLC
15 25 (7.67%) Fintech
16 19 (5.83%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 326 (100.00%) Java
2 114 (34.97%) SQL
3 87 (26.69%) Python
4 72 (22.09%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.90%) Go
5 29 (8.90%) Scala
6 26 (7.98%) C#
7 20 (6.13%) Java 8
7 20 (6.13%) Kotlin
8 16 (4.91%) C++
9 13 (3.99%) TypeScript
10 11 (3.37%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.45%) Clojure
12 6 (1.84%) PHP
13 4 (1.23%) R
14 3 (0.92%) C
14 3 (0.92%) ES6
14 3 (0.92%) Perl
14 3 (0.92%) Rust
15 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (26.99%) Degree
2 17 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.53%) HNC
3 5 (1.53%) HND
4 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.23%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) OSCE
5 3 (0.92%) OSCP
6 2 (0.61%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.91%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) GDPR
2 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.92%) NIST
2 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (24.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 79 (24.23%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.84%) Terraform
3 5 (1.53%) Ansible
3 5 (1.53%) Prometheus
4 3 (0.92%) Consul
4 3 (0.92%) linkerd
5 2 (0.61%) Grafana
5 2 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 27 (8.28%) Oracle
2 24 (7.36%) Google
3 5 (1.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.23%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.61%) Talend
6 2 (0.61%) Teradata
6 2 (0.61%) Yahoo!