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The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 518 449 417
Rank change year-on-year -69 -32 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1,016 774 409
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 626 580 385
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £62,500 £46,250 £42,719
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £70,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +21.74% +4.55%
75th Percentile £112,500 £102,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £132,500 £126,250 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +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 151,882 105,886 57,689
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 91.61% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 82,840 74,171 47,147
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 18 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 17 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 18 August 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 -83 845 £87,500 +25.00% 78
Work from Home -8 663 £80,294 +23.53% 48
London -18 641 £90,427 +0.47% 50
UK excluding London -187 215 £60,000 +14.29% 31
South East -42 86 £65,000 +1.96% 5
North of England -174 40 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Midlands -44 39 £51,250 -6.82% 6
West Midlands -37 37 £50,244 -8.65% 4
Yorkshire -100 27 £52,500 - 3
Scotland -68 17 £80,000 +77.78% 2
South West -23 15 £55,000 +18.28% 6
North West -51 11 £61,250 +2.08% 4
Wales - 8 £70,000 -
East of England -85 6 £67,500 +3.85% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £90,000 - 1
East Midlands -22 2 £51,250 -21.15% 2
North East -33 2 £70,000 +40.00%

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, Java Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 1,016 (100.00%) Java
2 1,012 (99.61%) Software Engineering
3 693 (68.21%) Agile
4 611 (60.14%) AWS
5 464 (45.67%) Finance
6 442 (43.50%) Microservices
7 394 (38.78%) Spring
8 384 (37.80%) React
9 374 (36.81%) JavaScript
10 330 (32.48%) Docker
11 313 (30.81%) CI/CD
12 302 (29.72%) Spring Boot
13 265 (26.08%) Kafka
14 259 (25.49%) Investment Management
15 258 (25.39%) TDD
16 245 (24.11%) GCP
17 241 (23.72%) TypeScript
18 226 (22.24%) Python
19 223 (21.95%) Kubernetes
20 216 (21.26%) Azure
21 210 (20.67%) Hedge funds
22 204 (20.08%) Asset Management
22 204 (20.08%) Front Office
23 196 (19.29%) Test Automation
24 184 (18.11%) Social Skills
25 181 (17.81%) Scrum
26 178 (17.52%) DevOps
27 175 (17.22%) Mentoring
27 175 (17.22%) QA
28 169 (16.63%) Banking

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 25 (2.46%) Confluence
2 20 (1.97%) CMS
3 8 (0.79%) ColdFusion
3 8 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (0.59%) Apache
5 4 (0.39%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.098%) JBoss
7 1 (0.098%) Tornado
7 1 (0.098%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 611 (60.14%) AWS
2 245 (24.11%) GCP
3 216 (21.26%) Azure
4 77 (7.58%) Amazon S3
5 75 (7.38%) Serverless
6 70 (6.89%) AWS Lambda
7 68 (6.69%) GitHub
8 62 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
9 40 (3.94%) Amazon SQS
10 34 (3.35%) Amazon EKS
10 34 (3.35%) Datadog
11 21 (2.07%) SaaS
12 16 (1.57%) Miro
13 15 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 8 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
18 5 (0.49%) WhatsApp
19 3 (0.30%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.63%) HTTP
2 26 (2.56%) NFC
3 19 (1.87%) MQTT
4 4 (0.39%) Internet
4 4 (0.39%) PPP
5 1 (0.098%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (15.65%) PostgreSQL
2 112 (11.02%) NoSQL
3 95 (9.35%) MongoDB
4 94 (9.25%) Elasticsearch
5 84 (8.27%) Relational Database
6 83 (8.17%) MySQL
7 58 (5.71%) Redis
8 46 (4.53%) Amazon Aurora
9 24 (2.36%) SQL Server
10 14 (1.38%) Amazon Athena
10 14 (1.38%) DynamoDB
11 13 (1.28%) Big Data
12 11 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.98%) Text Mining
14 8 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.79%) Hazelcast
15 7 (0.69%) GIS
15 7 (0.69%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.59%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 120 (11.81%) Jenkins
2 118 (11.61%) JUnit
3 78 (7.68%) Git (software)
4 58 (5.71%) GitLab
5 53 (5.22%) Cucumber
6 49 (4.82%) Maven
7 44 (4.33%) JIRA
8 39 (3.84%) Gradle
9 37 (3.64%) Bitbucket
10 34 (3.35%) RSpec
11 33 (3.25%) Mockito
12 19 (1.87%) GoogleTest
12 19 (1.87%) Rational DOORS
12 19 (1.87%) TestRail
13 16 (1.57%) Postman
14 13 (1.28%) Artifactory
15 10 (0.98%) Babel
15 10 (0.98%) Subversion
16 6 (0.59%) IntelliJ
17 5 (0.49%) Selenium
General
1 464 (45.67%) Finance
2 204 (20.08%) Front Office
3 184 (18.11%) Social Skills
4 169 (16.63%) Banking
5 109 (10.73%) Games
6 95 (9.35%) Law
7 83 (8.17%) Retail
8 58 (5.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 41 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (3.74%) Marketing
11 24 (2.36%) Investment Banking
11 24 (2.36%) Retail Banking
12 15 (1.48%) Billing
13 7 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.49%) Public Sector
15 4 (0.39%) Agriculture
15 4 (0.39%) Automotive
15 4 (0.39%) Aviation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (38.78%) Spring
2 384 (37.80%) React
3 302 (29.72%) Spring Boot
4 265 (26.08%) Kafka
5 164 (16.14%) gRPC
6 135 (13.29%) RESTful
7 99 (9.74%) RabbitMQ
8 82 (8.07%) REST
9 80 (7.87%) GraphQL
10 76 (7.48%) Apache Camel
10 76 (7.48%) Web Services
11 73 (7.19%) AngularJS
12 68 (6.69%) Vue.js
13 62 (6.10%) Protocol Buffers
14 52 (5.12%) Node.js
15 50 (4.92%) Swagger
16 37 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
17 35 (3.44%) CSS
18 34 (3.35%) .NET
18 34 (3.35%) OpenAPI
Miscellaneous
1 210 (20.67%) Hedge funds
2 128 (12.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 124 (12.20%) Fixed Income
4 110 (10.83%) Equities
5 62 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
6 52 (5.12%) Derivative
7 44 (4.33%) Cloud Native
8 42 (4.13%) Public Cloud
9 34 (3.35%) User Experience
10 31 (3.05%) Data Centre
11 29 (2.85%) Legacy Code
12 26 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (2.56%) Mobile App
13 25 (2.46%) Virtual Team
14 18 (1.77%) Legacy Systems
14 18 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (1.67%) Smartphone
16 16 (1.57%) Digital Media
17 15 (1.48%) Life Science
18 14 (1.38%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 90 (8.86%) Linux
2 32 (3.15%) Windows
3 26 (2.56%) Unix
4 17 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 9 (0.89%) OpenVMS
6 6 (0.59%) Android
6 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.39%) Debian
8 1 (0.098%) CentOS
8 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.098%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,012 (99.61%) Software Engineering
2 693 (68.21%) Agile
3 442 (43.50%) Microservices
4 313 (30.81%) CI/CD
5 259 (25.49%) Investment Management
6 258 (25.39%) TDD
7 204 (20.08%) Asset Management
8 196 (19.29%) Test Automation
9 181 (17.81%) Scrum
10 178 (17.52%) DevOps
11 175 (17.22%) Mentoring
12 153 (15.06%) Analytics
13 142 (13.98%) Full Stack Development
14 136 (13.39%) Clean Code
15 134 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
16 120 (11.81%) OO
17 111 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
18 97 (9.55%) Kanban
19 95 (9.35%) Deployment Automation
20 94 (9.25%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,016 (100.00%) Java
2 374 (36.81%) JavaScript
3 241 (23.72%) TypeScript
4 226 (22.24%) Python
5 147 (14.47%) SQL
6 134 (13.19%) Kotlin
7 50 (4.92%) C#
8 44 (4.33%) Go
9 39 (3.84%) C++
10 22 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.67%) Scala
12 10 (0.98%) Lua
12 10 (0.98%) Perl
13 9 (0.89%) Pascal
13 9 (0.89%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.59%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.39%) ES6
15 4 (0.39%) Rust
16 3 (0.30%) Groovy
17 2 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 131 (12.89%) Degree
2 57 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (4.23%) Master's Degree
4 37 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 27 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.08%) Postgraduate
7 9 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (17.22%) QA
2 18 (1.77%) Accessibility
3 8 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 330 (32.48%) Docker
2 21 (2.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 223 (21.95%) Kubernetes
2 131 (12.89%) Terraform
3 41 (4.04%) Ansible
4 16 (1.57%) Argo
4 16 (1.57%) Kubeflow
5 14 (1.38%) Grafana
6 10 (0.98%) Kibana
7 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.098%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.098%) Opsview
Vendors
1 34 (3.35%) Spotify
2 26 (2.56%) Google
2 26 (2.56%) Oracle
3 23 (2.26%) Microsoft
4 15 (1.48%) BT
5 13 (1.28%) Sun
6 10 (0.98%) Zopa
7 8 (0.79%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.49%) Guidewire
8 5 (0.49%) Snapchat
9 4 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.39%) LexisNexis
9 4 (0.39%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.30%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.30%) Splunk
11 2 (0.20%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.20%) IBM
11 2 (0.20%) Software AG
11 2 (0.20%) webMethods
12 1 (0.098%) Pega