Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 468 525
Rank change year-on-year +38 +57 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1,116 1,100 986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.66% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 913 885 855
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +17.65%

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 158,047 167,700 184,728
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,340 134,271 154,809
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 15 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 19 October 2018. 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 +11 985 £55,000 - 126
UK excluding London +42 716 £47,500 +5.56% 97
London +27 396 £67,500 +3.85% 42
North of England +6 188 £47,500 -7.77% 27
South West +4 163 £45,000 +12.50% 21
North West +9 117 £47,500 - 11
South East +14 116 £55,000 - 15
Scotland +53 111 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Yorkshire +10 71 £47,500 -9.52% 14
East of England -7 67 £47,500 - 14
Midlands +11 56 £54,000 +20.00% 7
West Midlands +39 28 £66,500 +33.00% 5
East Midlands -14 28 £50,000 +14.29% 2
Wales +8 12 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Northern Ireland +10 4 £75,000 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 1,116 (100.00%) Java
2 1,068 (95.70%) Software Engineering
3 721 (64.61%) Agile Software Development
4 417 (37.37%) Spring
5 333 (29.84%) JavaScript
6 314 (28.14%) Scrum
7 301 (26.97%) Microservices
8 292 (26.16%) Java 8
9 281 (25.18%) TDD
10 274 (24.55%) Docker
11 265 (23.75%) DevOps
12 262 (23.48%) SQL
13 261 (23.39%) Linux
14 258 (23.12%) Python
15 249 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
16 242 (21.68%) C++
17 225 (20.16%) OO
18 221 (19.80%) Open Source
19 217 (19.44%) C#
20 214 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
21 208 (18.64%) Degree
22 196 (17.56%) Git (software)
22 196 (17.56%) Finance
22 196 (17.56%) Jenkins
23 194 (17.38%) Web Services
24 190 (17.03%) RESTful
25 178 (15.95%) REST
26 175 (15.68%) AngularJS
27 174 (15.59%) Spring Boot
28 171 (15.32%) HTML

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 72 (6.45%) Apache
2 71 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (4.66%) Confluence
4 45 (4.03%) Tomcat
5 38 (3.41%) Apache Pig
6 29 (2.60%) IIS
7 27 (2.42%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.88%) JBoss
9 18 (1.61%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.99%) CMS
11 10 (0.90%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.81%) Amazon Alexa
13 7 (0.63%) Jetty
13 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.36%) GemFire
15 4 (0.36%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.27%) Snapchat
3 1 (0.090%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.090%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 249 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.58%) SaaS
4 37 (3.32%) PaaS
5 35 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (2.51%) GitHub
7 22 (1.97%) Serverless
8 16 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (1.25%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.72%) Akamai
11 8 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.72%) IaaS
12 6 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.54%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.36%) npm
14 3 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.66%) HTTP
2 40 (3.58%) Firewall
3 39 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 38 (3.41%) SSL
5 17 (1.52%) Internet
6 13 (1.16%) AMQP
7 6 (0.54%) SMS
8 5 (0.45%) DNS
9 4 (0.36%) ATM
9 4 (0.36%) Network Security
9 4 (0.36%) VoIP
10 3 (0.27%) SNMP
11 1 (0.090%) 3G
11 1 (0.090%) 4G
11 1 (0.090%) Broadband
11 1 (0.090%) MQTT
11 1 (0.090%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.83%) Big Data
2 124 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 115 (10.30%) MySQL
4 95 (8.51%) SQL Server
5 85 (7.62%) Hadoop
5 85 (7.62%) Relational Database
6 73 (6.54%) MongoDB
7 70 (6.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 44 (3.94%) Apache Hive
9 32 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (2.60%) GIS
11 21 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.61%) Blockchain
14 14 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (1.25%) DB2
14 14 (1.25%) Neo4j
15 12 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.63%) HBase
Development Applications
1 196 (17.56%) Git (software)
1 196 (17.56%) Jenkins
2 122 (10.93%) JIRA
3 113 (10.13%) JUnit
4 98 (8.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 88 (7.89%) Bitbucket
6 85 (7.62%) Maven
7 84 (7.53%) Cucumber
7 84 (7.53%) Selenium
8 47 (4.21%) EasyMock
9 45 (4.03%) Subversion
10 44 (3.94%) git-flow
11 39 (3.49%) Robot Framework
12 38 (3.41%) CodeSonar
13 37 (3.32%) Vagrant
14 35 (3.14%) Gradle
14 35 (3.14%) SpecFlow
15 31 (2.78%) TeamCity
16 30 (2.69%) NUnit
17 29 (2.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 196 (17.56%) Finance
2 57 (5.11%) Retail
3 55 (4.93%) Games
4 36 (3.23%) Banking
5 29 (2.60%) Front Office
6 27 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.08%) Marketing
9 11 (0.99%) Automotive
9 11 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.72%) Publishing
12 7 (0.63%) Advertising
12 7 (0.63%) Back Office
12 7 (0.63%) Military
13 6 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.45%) Electronics
15 2 (0.18%) Law
16 1 (0.090%) Legal
16 1 (0.090%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (37.37%) Spring
2 194 (17.38%) Web Services
3 190 (17.03%) RESTful
4 178 (15.95%) REST
5 175 (15.68%) AngularJS
6 174 (15.59%) Spring Boot
7 171 (15.32%) HTML
8 166 (14.87%) .NET
9 146 (13.08%) Hibernate
10 133 (11.92%) Java EE
11 124 (11.11%) Node.js
12 114 (10.22%) CSS
13 108 (9.68%) J2EE
14 103 (9.23%) React
15 94 (8.42%) SOAP
16 88 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
17 80 (7.17%) XML
18 70 (6.27%) HTML5
18 70 (6.27%) JSON
19 56 (5.02%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 168 (15.05%) Greenfield Project
2 101 (9.05%) Computer Science
3 67 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
4 45 (4.03%) Wiki
5 43 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 39 (3.49%) Fintech
7 33 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (2.87%) Algorithms
8 32 (2.87%) Robotics
9 26 (2.33%) Hedge funds
10 25 (2.24%) Data Structures
11 24 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (1.79%) Xbox
13 17 (1.52%) Fixed Income
14 13 (1.16%) Cloud Native
14 13 (1.16%) Online Games
15 11 (0.99%) Blog
15 11 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.90%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 261 (23.39%) Linux
2 138 (12.37%) Windows
3 71 (6.36%) Android
4 64 (5.73%) Apple iOS
5 49 (4.39%) Mac OS X
6 45 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (3.85%) CentOS
8 29 (2.60%) Unix
9 1 (0.090%) Debian
9 1 (0.090%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.090%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,068 (95.70%) Software Engineering
2 721 (64.61%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (28.14%) Scrum
4 301 (26.97%) Microservices
5 281 (25.18%) TDD
6 265 (23.75%) DevOps
7 225 (20.16%) OO
8 221 (19.80%) Open Source
9 214 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
10 161 (14.43%) Test Automation
11 139 (12.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 130 (11.65%) BDD
13 124 (11.11%) Mentoring
14 102 (9.14%) User Stories
15 96 (8.60%) Multithreading
16 89 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
17 88 (7.89%) OOD
18 82 (7.35%) MVC
19 80 (7.17%) Pair Programming
19 80 (7.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,116 (100.00%) Java
2 333 (29.84%) JavaScript
3 292 (26.16%) Java 8
4 262 (23.48%) SQL
5 258 (23.12%) Python
6 242 (21.68%) C++
7 217 (19.44%) C#
8 120 (10.75%) C
9 101 (9.05%) Scala
10 88 (7.89%) PHP
11 69 (6.18%) PowerShell
12 60 (5.38%) Java 9
13 44 (3.94%) Objective-C
14 42 (3.76%) Bash Shell
15 38 (3.41%) Ruby
16 20 (1.79%) R
17 16 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.43%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.34%) Go
18 15 (1.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 208 (18.64%) Degree
2 101 (9.05%) Security Cleared
3 70 (6.27%) DV Cleared
4 52 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (3.41%) CCNA
5 38 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (3.41%) CISSP
5 38 (3.41%) CompTIA Security+
5 38 (3.41%) GIAC
5 38 (3.41%) Linux+ Certification
5 38 (3.41%) MCSE
5 38 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (3.41%) Network+ Certification
5 38 (3.41%) SANS
5 38 (3.41%) SSCP
6 34 (3.05%) PhD
7 28 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
8 27 (2.42%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.81%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.45%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.94%) QA
2 13 (1.16%) ECSS
3 4 (0.36%) MISRA
4 3 (0.27%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.090%) GDPR
System Software
1 274 (24.55%) Docker
2 38 (3.41%) vSphere
3 29 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.27%) HDFS
4 3 (0.27%) Varnish
4 3 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.090%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (5.38%) Terraform
2 58 (5.20%) Kubernetes
3 54 (4.84%) Puppet
4 43 (3.85%) Ansible
5 39 (3.49%) Salt
6 12 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.27%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.18%) Consul
8 2 (0.18%) Kibana
8 2 (0.18%) Packer
9 1 (0.090%) Marathon
9 1 (0.090%) Mesos
Vendors
1 100 (8.96%) Oracle
2 54 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.75%) Google
4 45 (4.03%) Red Hat
5 13 (1.16%) WorldPay
6 12 (1.08%) Facebook
7 8 (0.72%) IBM
7 8 (0.72%) VMware
8 6 (0.54%) Apple
8 6 (0.54%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.54%) SAP
9 5 (0.45%) Adobe
9 5 (0.45%) Sybase
9 5 (0.45%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.36%) Birst
10 4 (0.36%) JDA
10 4 (0.36%) Zend
11 3 (0.27%) New Relic
11 3 (0.27%) PagerDuty
11 3 (0.27%) Yahoo!