Period
to 25 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 416 415 392
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 975 412 986
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.65% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 685 381 753
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £55,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.73% -18.52% +22.73%
75th Percentile £102,500 £80,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £128,750 £97,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -

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 119,629 60,698 119,437
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.16% 95.15% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 80,263 49,706 96,683
10th Percentile £31,891 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -9 896 £67,500 +22.73% 119
UK excluding London -36 470 £55,000 +4.76% 51
London -10 444 £95,000 +18.75% 73
North of England -21 287 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Work from Home -60 241 £87,500 +66.67% 35
Yorkshire -25 180 £55,000 +4.76% 5
North West -16 100 £60,000 +14.29% 9
South East -66 81 £65,000 +62.50% 9
Scotland -48 32 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East of England -74 25 £55,000 -15.38% 7
Midlands -85 19 £47,500 -5.94% 5
East Midlands -47 16 £47,500 -17.39% 3
South West -69 16 £50,000 -4.76% 11
North East -31 7 £50,000 -
Wales -42 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -80 3 £65,000 +34.02% 2

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 975 (100.00%) Java
2 949 (97.33%) Software Engineering
3 595 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
4 413 (42.36%) AWS
5 404 (41.44%) Microservices
6 377 (38.67%) Spring
7 310 (31.79%) SQL
8 303 (31.08%) Docker
9 292 (29.95%) DevOps
10 278 (28.51%) Azure
11 268 (27.49%) CI/CD
12 252 (25.85%) Finance
13 246 (25.23%) GCP
14 245 (25.13%) Python
15 241 (24.72%) NoSQL
16 233 (23.90%) Kubernetes
17 227 (23.28%) Spring Boot
18 226 (23.18%) Test Automation
18 226 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
19 191 (19.59%) JavaScript
20 188 (19.28%) OO
21 186 (19.08%) Social Skills
22 184 (18.87%) Asset Management
23 181 (18.56%) Analytics
24 180 (18.46%) Git (software)
24 180 (18.46%) TDD
25 173 (17.74%) Scrum
26 169 (17.33%) QA
27 164 (16.82%) Full Stack Development
28 162 (16.62%) Degree

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 70 (7.18%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (1.44%) JBoss
3 13 (1.33%) Confluence
4 12 (1.23%) Apache
5 10 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.72%) IIS
8 6 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.41%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.31%) CICS
11 3 (0.31%) CMS
11 3 (0.31%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.21%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.21%) Tornado
13 1 (0.10%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 413 (42.36%) AWS
2 278 (28.51%) Azure
3 246 (25.23%) GCP
4 117 (12.00%) Serverless
5 70 (7.18%) AWS Lambda
6 59 (6.05%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (3.69%) Amazon ECS
8 33 (3.38%) GitHub
9 27 (2.77%) Amazon S3
10 22 (2.26%) OpenShift
11 20 (2.05%) Datadog
11 20 (2.05%) SaaS
12 13 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (0.72%) PaaS
14 6 (0.62%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.51%) AWS Fargate
15 5 (0.51%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.46%) HTTP
2 8 (0.82%) MQTT
2 8 (0.82%) PPP
3 5 (0.51%) Broadband
3 5 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.51%) SSL
4 4 (0.41%) RIP
5 3 (0.31%) Internet
6 2 (0.21%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.21%) Firewall
6 2 (0.21%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (24.72%) NoSQL
2 154 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
3 85 (8.72%) Redis
4 81 (8.31%) MySQL
5 66 (6.77%) MongoDB
6 62 (6.36%) Relational Database
7 52 (5.33%) Amazon Aurora
8 36 (3.69%) Amazon Athena
9 34 (3.49%) Big Data
10 33 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 20 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.64%) Blockchain
14 15 (1.54%) SQL Server
15 13 (1.33%) Metadata
16 5 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.51%) Flink
16 5 (0.51%) Neo4j
17 4 (0.41%) Hadoop
18 3 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 180 (18.46%) Git (software)
2 117 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 99 (10.15%) Subversion
4 83 (8.51%) Mercurial
5 65 (6.67%) JUnit
6 61 (6.26%) Maven
7 42 (4.31%) JIRA
8 36 (3.69%) GitLab
9 34 (3.49%) Mockito
10 31 (3.18%) Cucumber
10 31 (3.18%) Gradle
11 26 (2.67%) Bitbucket
12 20 (2.05%) Arquillian
13 16 (1.64%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.54%) Selenium
15 13 (1.33%) RSpec
16 11 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (0.82%) GoogleTest
17 8 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
17 8 (0.82%) Valgrind
General
1 252 (25.85%) Finance
2 186 (19.08%) Social Skills
3 95 (9.74%) Banking
4 49 (5.03%) Front Office
4 49 (5.03%) Retail
5 24 (2.46%) Games
6 20 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (1.74%) Fire and Rescue
8 16 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.03%) Public Sector
11 9 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.72%) Publishing
14 6 (0.62%) Advertising
14 6 (0.62%) Billing
14 6 (0.62%) Law
14 6 (0.62%) Marketing
14 6 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
15 5 (0.51%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (38.67%) Spring
2 227 (23.28%) Spring Boot
3 161 (16.51%) Kafka
4 144 (14.77%) React
5 128 (13.13%) gRPC
6 122 (12.51%) REST
7 102 (10.46%) RESTful
8 89 (9.13%) AngularJS
9 83 (8.51%) Node.js
10 80 (8.21%) Web Services
11 73 (7.49%) CSS
12 68 (6.97%) HTML
13 67 (6.87%) RabbitMQ
14 52 (5.33%) JSON
15 50 (5.13%) GraphQL
16 48 (4.92%) CSS3
17 46 (4.72%) HTML5
17 46 (4.72%) Protocol Buffers
18 44 (4.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 42 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 124 (12.72%) Algorithms
2 118 (12.10%) Greenfield Project
3 96 (9.85%) Data Structures
4 94 (9.64%) Hedge funds
5 70 (7.18%) Derivative
6 60 (6.15%) Cloud Native
7 55 (5.64%) Equities
8 53 (5.44%) User Experience
9 48 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 46 (4.72%) Fixed Income
11 36 (3.69%) Pricing Data
12 23 (2.36%) Public Cloud
13 20 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.74%) NHS
15 15 (1.54%) Data Centre
16 14 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
17 13 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
18 12 (1.23%) Digital Media
19 11 (1.13%) iPad
20 10 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 98 (10.05%) Linux
2 43 (4.41%) Unix
3 35 (3.59%) Android
4 21 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.64%) Windows
6 8 (0.82%) Debian
6 8 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.51%) OpenWrt
9 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (97.33%) Software Engineering
2 595 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (41.44%) Microservices
4 292 (29.95%) DevOps
5 268 (27.49%) CI/CD
6 226 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
6 226 (23.18%) Test Automation
7 188 (19.28%) OO
8 184 (18.87%) Asset Management
9 181 (18.56%) Analytics
10 180 (18.46%) TDD
11 173 (17.74%) Scrum
12 164 (16.82%) Full Stack Development
13 153 (15.69%) Investment Management
14 117 (12.00%) BDD
15 106 (10.87%) Computer Science
16 105 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
17 100 (10.26%) Open Source
18 96 (9.85%) Data Science
19 89 (9.13%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 975 (100.00%) Java
2 310 (31.79%) SQL
3 245 (25.13%) Python
4 191 (19.59%) JavaScript
5 98 (10.05%) TypeScript
6 96 (9.85%) Java 8
7 83 (8.51%) Kotlin
8 45 (4.62%) Scala
9 39 (4.00%) Java 11
10 34 (3.49%) C#
11 31 (3.18%) C++
12 18 (1.85%) Go
13 15 (1.54%) Perl
13 15 (1.54%) Rust
14 12 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.92%) C
15 9 (0.92%) Groovy
16 6 (0.62%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.51%) Bash
17 5 (0.51%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 162 (16.62%) Degree
2 61 (6.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 35 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.23%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.62%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.31%) ISEB
9 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.21%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.10%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (17.33%) QA
2 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.51%) NCSC
4 3 (0.31%) DICOM
System Software
1 303 (31.08%) Docker
2 22 (2.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 233 (23.90%) Kubernetes
2 100 (10.26%) Terraform
3 68 (6.97%) Prometheus
4 25 (2.56%) Grafana
5 15 (1.54%) Puppet
6 14 (1.44%) Ansible
7 7 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 46 (4.72%) Oracle
2 32 (3.28%) Google
3 17 (1.74%) Apple
4 13 (1.33%) Spotify
4 13 (1.33%) Sybase
5 9 (0.92%) Microsoft
6 8 (0.82%) BT
6 8 (0.82%) VMware
7 6 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.62%) IBM
7 6 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.62%) Virgin Media
8 5 (0.51%) Splunk
9 4 (0.41%) LexisNexis
9 4 (0.41%) New Relic
9 4 (0.41%) Twitter
10 3 (0.31%) Compuware
11 2 (0.21%) Citrix
11 2 (0.21%) F5
11 2 (0.21%) Sitecore