The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £45,648 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Engineer
UK
Rank 450 491 572
Rank change year-on-year +41 +81  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 479 543 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.55% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 382 453 390
Median salary £45,648 £47,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.89% +15.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 441 £50,000 +3.09% 59
South West +35 111 £40,000 -5.88% 12
London -25 88 £65,000 +8.33% 19
East of England +40 64 £45,000 -10.00% 4
South East -4 58 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire +51 52 £60,000 +9.09% 6
Manchester +13 51 £56,250 +12.50% 5
North West +10 51 £56,250 +25.00% 7
Cambridgeshire +31 43 £45,000 -8.62% 3
Cambridge +30 41 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Gloucestershire +23 39 £45,000 -10.00% 5
West Yorkshire +27 33 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Somerset +19 31 £42,000 +23.52% 1
Leeds +26 29 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Bristol -10 26 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Berkshire +40 22 £62,500 +25.00% 4
Scotland +19 22 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Hampshire +19 18 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Sheffield +18 17 £60,000 +36.36%
South Yorkshire +15 17 £60,000 +36.36% 1
Reading +35 15 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Cheltenham +18 15 £45,269 -17.69% 2
Edinburgh +12 15 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Wales +24 14 £45,269 +0.59% 10
Glasgow +28 11 £40,000 -18.36%
South Wales +23 11 £45,269 +0.59% 9
Essex +18 11 £24,000 -49.47%
Bath +7 11 £39,000 -17.89%
East Midlands -9 11 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Nottingham +7 10 £40,000 +14.28% 1

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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.

1 978 (100.00%) Java
2 946 (96.73%) Software Engineering
3 478 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
4 304 (31.08%) JavaScript
5 294 (30.06%) SQL
6 280 (28.63%) Spring
7 256 (26.18%) OO
8 250 (25.56%) Degree
9 230 (23.52%) Linux
10 229 (23.42%) TDD
11 226 (23.11%) HTML
12 224 (22.90%) C++
13 208 (21.27%) Python
14 193 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
15 190 (19.43%) NoSQL
16 189 (19.33%) Computer Science
17 172 (17.59%) Git (software)
17 172 (17.59%) Scrum
18 160 (16.36%) C#
19 157 (16.05%) Hibernate
20 152 (15.54%) Finance
20 152 (15.54%) Maven
21 148 (15.13%) Web Services
22 138 (14.11%) Open Source
23 137 (14.01%) Security Cleared
24 136 (13.91%) CSS
25 132 (13.50%) Algorithms
26 130 (13.29%) Big Data
27 129 (13.19%) REST
28 121 (12.37%) MongoDB

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 87 (8.90%) Tomcat
2 65 (6.65%) Apache Spark
3 63 (6.44%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (5.93%) WebSphere
5 57 (5.83%) JBoss
6 50 (5.11%) Apache
7 32 (3.27%) WebLogic
8 27 (2.76%) IIS
9 26 (2.66%) Confluence
10 21 (2.15%) Apache Pig
11 15 (1.53%) Jetty
12 12 (1.23%) nginx
13 10 (1.02%) GlassFish
14 9 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.72%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
16 6 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.61%) WildFly
17 3 (0.31%) CloudStack
Applications
1 7 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (4.60%) GitHub
3 38 (3.89%) SaaS
4 26 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.41%) PaaS
8 3 (0.31%) Slack
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.10%) Force.com
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.76%) Internet
2 14 (1.43%) Bluetooth
2 14 (1.43%) HTTP
3 13 (1.33%) 802.11
3 13 (1.33%) Wireless
4 12 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.61%) DNS
5 6 (0.61%) Firewall
5 6 (0.61%) SSL
6 5 (0.51%) VoIP
7 4 (0.41%) ATM
7 4 (0.41%) LDAP
8 3 (0.31%) AMQP
8 3 (0.31%) SMTP
9 2 (0.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.20%) SSH
10 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.10%) IPv6
10 1 (0.10%) SNMP
10 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (19.43%) NoSQL
2 130 (13.29%) Big Data
3 121 (12.37%) MongoDB
4 86 (8.79%) SQL Server
5 84 (8.59%) MySQL
6 73 (7.46%) Hadoop
7 71 (7.26%) Relational Database
8 59 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 38 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (3.17%) Apache Hive
11 24 (2.45%) HBase
11 24 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 23 (2.35%) Neo4j
12 23 (2.35%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.64%) Redis
15 10 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
15 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.02%) OrientDB
16 9 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 172 (17.59%) Git (software)
2 152 (15.54%) Maven
3 118 (12.07%) Subversion
4 110 (11.25%) Jenkins
5 109 (11.15%) JUnit
6 72 (7.36%) Eclipse
6 72 (7.36%) Mercurial
7 62 (6.34%) Ant
8 57 (5.83%) JIRA
9 49 (5.01%) Selenium
10 46 (4.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 31 (3.17%) Gradle
12 30 (3.07%) Cucumber
12 30 (3.07%) Visual Studio
13 27 (2.76%) Bitbucket
14 23 (2.35%) Mockito
15 20 (2.04%) Hudson
16 18 (1.84%) EasyMock
17 16 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (1.53%) IntelliJ
General
1 152 (15.54%) Finance
2 41 (4.19%) Banking
2 41 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.17%) Games
4 26 (2.66%) Electronics
5 25 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.84%) Military
7 17 (1.74%) Marketing
8 14 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.12%) Advertising
11 11 (1.12%) Prime Brokerage
11 11 (1.12%) Retail
12 9 (0.92%) Front Office
12 9 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.61%) Publishing
14 5 (0.51%) Automotive
14 5 (0.51%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (28.63%) Spring
2 226 (23.11%) HTML
3 157 (16.05%) Hibernate
4 148 (15.13%) Web Services
5 136 (13.91%) CSS
6 129 (13.19%) REST
7 120 (12.27%) RESTful
8 108 (11.04%) J2EE
9 105 (10.74%) AngularJS
10 98 (10.02%) Java EE
10 98 (10.02%) XML
11 83 (8.49%) SOAP
12 77 (7.87%) HTML5
13 71 (7.26%) .NET
14 58 (5.93%) Node.js
15 56 (5.73%) JSON
16 52 (5.32%) JSF
17 51 (5.21%) JPA
18 48 (4.91%) JMS
19 46 (4.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 189 (19.33%) Computer Science
2 132 (13.50%) Algorithms
3 89 (9.10%) Data Structures
4 42 (4.29%) Fintech
4 42 (4.29%) User Experience
5 29 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.04%) Wiki
7 17 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 17 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.23%) Internet of Things
11 10 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.92%) PKI
13 8 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (0.82%) Online Games
14 7 (0.72%) Social Media
15 6 (0.61%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 230 (23.52%) Linux
2 80 (8.18%) Unix
3 63 (6.44%) Windows
4 41 (4.19%) Android
5 25 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 25 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.53%) CentOS
7 11 (1.12%) AIX
8 10 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.82%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 946 (96.73%) Software Engineering
2 478 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (26.18%) OO
4 229 (23.42%) TDD
5 193 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
6 172 (17.59%) Scrum
7 138 (14.11%) Open Source
8 120 (12.27%) Microservices
9 109 (11.15%) Automated Testing
9 109 (11.15%) SDLC
10 98 (10.02%) DevOps
11 92 (9.41%) BDD
12 89 (9.10%) MVC
13 84 (8.59%) Unit Testing
14 81 (8.28%) OOP
15 70 (7.16%) Mathematics
16 63 (6.44%) OOD
17 59 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
18 56 (5.73%) Kanban
19 53 (5.42%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 978 (100.00%) Java
2 304 (31.08%) JavaScript
3 294 (30.06%) SQL
4 224 (22.90%) C++
5 208 (21.27%) Python
6 160 (16.36%) C#
7 108 (11.04%) C
8 81 (8.28%) Scala
9 56 (5.73%) Perl
10 47 (4.81%) Groovy
11 43 (4.40%) Ruby
12 34 (3.48%) Bash Shell
13 31 (3.17%) Go
14 27 (2.76%) PHP
15 22 (2.25%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.74%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.64%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.33%) MATLAB
19 12 (1.23%) Clojure
19 12 (1.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 250 (25.56%) Degree
2 137 (14.01%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 48 (4.91%) PhD
5 36 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.31%) CCNA
7 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.31%) CISSP
7 3 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (0.31%) GIAC
7 3 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
7 3 (0.31%) MCSE
7 3 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.31%) SANS
7 3 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (0.31%) SSCP
8 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.91%) QA
2 17 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 17 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.20%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) MiFID
4 1 (0.10%) SDET
System Software
1 58 (5.93%) Docker
2 23 (2.35%) HDFS
3 11 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (2.35%) Ansible
2 22 (2.25%) Puppet
3 16 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.61%) Nagios
6 4 (0.41%) Salt
7 3 (0.31%) Grafana
7 3 (0.31%) Graphite
7 3 (0.31%) Oozie
7 3 (0.31%) Packer
7 3 (0.31%) Terraform
7 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.10%) Kibana
9 1 (0.10%) logstash
9 1 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 104 (10.63%) Oracle
2 35 (3.58%) Red Hat
3 25 (2.56%) IBM
3 25 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 24 (2.45%) VMware
5 14 (1.43%) Google
5 14 (1.43%) SAP
6 12 (1.23%) Talend
7 10 (1.02%) Fiorano
7 10 (1.02%) ILOG
7 10 (1.02%) Splunk
7 10 (1.02%) WSO2
8 9 (0.92%) Altova
8 9 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.82%) Hortonworks
10 7 (0.72%) Cloudera
10 7 (0.72%) Sun
11 6 (0.61%) Adobe
12 3 (0.31%) Facebook
13 2 (0.20%) F5
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Wales
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + comprehendsive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + flexi working,pen,26 hols
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Top Prospects, Benefits and Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum +Excellent Benefits including Flexible Working Hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adteq
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Adteq
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits + Relocation
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago