Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 531 538
Rank change year-on-year +77 +7 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1106 974 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.53% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 892 843 1001
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 +57 1031 £55,000 +4.76% 60
UK excluding London +74 693 £45,000 -10.00% 44
London +31 401 £65,000 +8.33% 21
North of England +91 208 £50,750 -7.73% 9
South West +43 165 £40,000 -13.04% 3
North West +66 117 £46,750 -1.58% 3
East of England -1 99 £47,500 +5.56% 10
South East -32 99 £58,750 +17.50% 14
Yorkshire +31 88 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Midlands +73 60 £45,000 - 3
Scotland 0 53 £40,000 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +75 38 £43,750 -22.22% 2
West Midlands +20 22 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Wales +14 8 £45,000 -43.75% 2
North East - 3 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland -24 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1106 (100.00%) Java
2 1097 (99.19%) Software Engineering
3 535 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
4 451 (40.78%) Spring
5 402 (36.35%) JavaScript
6 348 (31.46%) OO
7 339 (30.65%) SQL
8 302 (27.31%) Degree
9 297 (26.85%) TDD
10 269 (24.32%) C++
11 257 (23.24%) Linux
12 248 (22.42%) HTML
13 233 (21.07%) Hibernate
14 226 (20.43%) Finance
15 221 (19.98%) Git (software)
16 215 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
17 202 (18.26%) Scrum
17 202 (18.26%) Python
18 200 (18.08%) CSS
19 194 (17.54%) Computer Science
20 183 (16.55%) AngularJS
21 179 (16.18%) REST
22 173 (15.64%) NoSQL
23 158 (14.29%) Web Services
24 156 (14.10%) J2EE
25 153 (13.83%) RESTful
25 153 (13.83%) Microservices
26 148 (13.38%) Oracle
27 147 (13.29%) JUnit
28 146 (13.20%) Test Automation

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 90 (8.14%) Tomcat
2 71 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (5.52%) Apache
4 30 (2.71%) Apache Spark
5 28 (2.53%) JBoss
6 25 (2.26%) Confluence
7 20 (1.81%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.99%) IIS
11 11 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.63%) Jetty
13 4 (0.36%) CMS
13 4 (0.36%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.36%) nginx
14 3 (0.27%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.27%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.27%) Mule
15 2 (0.18%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.27%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.090%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 120 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (5.61%) SaaS
3 24 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.99%) GitHub
5 19 (1.72%) Serverless
6 15 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.54%) Heroku
11 5 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.36%) Force.com
13 2 (0.18%) IaaS
13 2 (0.18%) PaaS
14 1 (0.090%) Loggly
14 1 (0.090%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.44%) Internet
2 33 (2.98%) HTTP
3 23 (2.08%) ATM
4 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.45%) Wireless
5 4 (0.36%) Broadband
5 4 (0.36%) DNS
6 2 (0.18%) AMQP
6 2 (0.18%) Intranet
6 2 (0.18%) SMS
6 2 (0.18%) SSL
7 1 (0.090%) CDMA
7 1 (0.090%) GSM
7 1 (0.090%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.090%) IPv6
7 1 (0.090%) LTE
7 1 (0.090%) PPP
7 1 (0.090%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (15.64%) NoSQL
2 107 (9.67%) MongoDB
3 103 (9.31%) MySQL
4 89 (8.05%) SQL Server
5 68 (6.15%) Big Data
6 64 (5.79%) Relational Database
7 56 (5.06%) Hadoop
7 56 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (4.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.90%) Neo4j
10 18 (1.63%) Blockchain
10 18 (1.63%) GIS
11 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.08%) OrientDB
12 8 (0.72%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.63%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.45%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.45%) DB2
16 4 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 221 (19.98%) Git (software)
2 147 (13.29%) JUnit
3 144 (13.02%) Maven
4 116 (10.49%) Jenkins
5 110 (9.95%) Subversion
6 71 (6.42%) Mercurial
7 68 (6.15%) Eclipse
8 64 (5.79%) JIRA
9 51 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 45 (4.07%) Gradle
11 37 (3.35%) Ant
12 33 (2.98%) Bitbucket
13 32 (2.89%) EasyMock
14 31 (2.80%) Mockito
15 30 (2.71%) Cucumber
15 30 (2.71%) Visual Studio
16 22 (1.99%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.81%) NetBeans
18 15 (1.36%) Selenium
18 15 (1.36%) Spock
General
1 226 (20.43%) Finance
2 80 (7.23%) Banking
3 55 (4.97%) Retail
4 33 (2.98%) Marketing
5 28 (2.53%) Electronics
5 28 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.26%) Retail Banking
7 23 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.63%) Games
9 16 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.08%) Legal
11 11 (0.99%) Publishing
12 8 (0.72%) Advertising
12 8 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.63%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.45%) Automotive
14 5 (0.45%) Front Office
15 4 (0.36%) Billing
15 4 (0.36%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (40.78%) Spring
2 248 (22.42%) HTML
3 233 (21.07%) Hibernate
4 200 (18.08%) CSS
5 183 (16.55%) AngularJS
6 179 (16.18%) REST
7 158 (14.29%) Web Services
8 156 (14.10%) J2EE
9 153 (13.83%) RESTful
10 134 (12.12%) Java EE
11 120 (10.85%) XML
12 119 (10.76%) HTML5
13 98 (8.86%) Node.js
14 84 (7.59%) SOAP
15 77 (6.96%) .NET
15 77 (6.96%) Spring Boot
16 75 (6.78%) jQuery
17 72 (6.51%) JSON
18 69 (6.24%) React
19 68 (6.15%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 194 (17.54%) Computer Science
2 122 (11.03%) Algorithms
3 105 (9.49%) Data Structures
4 67 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
5 62 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (5.52%) User Experience
7 51 (4.61%) Fintech
8 38 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (2.08%) EFT
10 20 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.54%) Wiki
12 13 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.99%) Robotics
14 10 (0.90%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.81%) Social Media
16 8 (0.72%) Bitcoin
16 8 (0.72%) Credit Risk
17 7 (0.63%) PKI
17 7 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 257 (23.24%) Linux
2 99 (8.95%) Windows
3 86 (7.78%) Android
4 73 (6.60%) Unix
5 52 (4.70%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.63%) CentOS
6 18 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 9 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.72%) AIX
9 8 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.090%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.090%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1097 (99.19%) Software Engineering
2 535 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (31.46%) OO
4 297 (26.85%) TDD
5 215 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
6 202 (18.26%) Scrum
7 153 (13.83%) Microservices
8 146 (13.20%) Test Automation
9 139 (12.57%) DevOps
10 119 (10.76%) BDD
11 115 (10.40%) Mentoring
11 115 (10.40%) Unit Testing
12 104 (9.40%) Open Source
13 94 (8.50%) Multithreading
14 92 (8.32%) OOD
15 89 (8.05%) MVC
16 84 (7.59%) Web Development
17 82 (7.41%) Mathematics
18 67 (6.06%) SDLC
19 62 (5.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1106 (100.00%) Java
2 402 (36.35%) JavaScript
3 339 (30.65%) SQL
4 269 (24.32%) C++
5 202 (18.26%) Python
6 133 (12.03%) C#
7 110 (9.95%) Scala
8 104 (9.40%) C
9 43 (3.89%) Go
9 43 (3.89%) PL/SQL
9 43 (3.89%) Ruby
10 40 (3.62%) Perl
11 33 (2.98%) Groovy
12 28 (2.53%) PHP
13 26 (2.35%) Clojure
14 22 (1.99%) Kotlin
15 19 (1.72%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.18%) Objective-C
17 12 (1.08%) Erlang
18 11 (0.99%) F#
Qualifications
1 302 (27.31%) Degree
2 115 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 104 (9.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (3.16%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 22 (1.99%) PhD
7 14 (1.27%) Sun Certification
8 12 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.63%) MCP
9 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.27%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.090%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.090%) OCP
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.33%) QA
2 12 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.63%) SEPA
4 5 (0.45%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.45%) MIL-STD-498
5 2 (0.18%) ECSS
6 1 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) GCP
6 1 (0.090%) HL7
6 1 (0.090%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.090%) PSD2
System Software
1 113 (10.22%) Docker
2 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (3.25%) Puppet
2 35 (3.16%) Ansible
3 20 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.63%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.81%) Kibana
6 8 (0.72%) Terraform
7 7 (0.63%) Opsview
8 5 (0.45%) Packer
9 4 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.27%) logstash
11 1 (0.090%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.090%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.090%) Marathon
11 1 (0.090%) Mesos
11 1 (0.090%) Nagios
11 1 (0.090%) Salt
11 1 (0.090%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 148 (13.38%) Oracle
2 50 (4.52%) Google
3 21 (1.90%) Microsoft
3 21 (1.90%) Red Hat
3 21 (1.90%) SAP
4 14 (1.27%) VMware
5 11 (0.99%) Terracotta
6 9 (0.81%) DevExpress
6 9 (0.81%) Sun
7 7 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.63%) Cloudera
7 7 (0.63%) PayPal
7 7 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.54%) Sophos
9 5 (0.45%) Intel
9 5 (0.45%) Sybase
10 4 (0.36%) Facebook
10 4 (0.36%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.27%) Splunk
11 3 (0.27%) Twitter