Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 444 506 551
Rank change year-on-year +62 +45 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1181 996 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.55% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 960 864 959
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +10.00%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +60 1094 £55,000 +4.76% 87
UK excluding London +55 726 £50,000 +2.04% 63
London +49 442 £65,000 +8.33% 26
North of England +81 212 £50,750 -7.73% 21
South West +27 157 £43,000 -6.52% 9
North West +60 122 £48,750 - 10
East of England -14 109 £52,500 +16.67% 8
South East -23 108 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Yorkshire +20 89 £52,500 -4.55% 11
Midlands +51 67 £47,500 +7.95% 4
Scotland +6 60 £40,000 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +66 47 £45,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +7 20 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Wales +12 12 £45,000 -43.75%
Northern Ireland -28 2 - -
North East - 1 £37,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1181 (100.00%) Java
2 1173 (99.32%) Software Engineering
3 594 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
4 474 (40.14%) Spring
5 413 (34.97%) JavaScript
6 345 (29.21%) OO
7 339 (28.70%) SQL
8 336 (28.45%) TDD
9 318 (26.93%) Degree
10 264 (22.35%) Linux
11 262 (22.18%) C++
12 248 (21.00%) HTML
13 235 (19.90%) Git (software)
14 231 (19.56%) Hibernate
15 227 (19.22%) Finance
16 218 (18.46%) Python
16 218 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
17 214 (18.12%) Scrum
18 205 (17.36%) AngularJS
19 198 (16.77%) Computer Science
20 196 (16.60%) CSS
21 191 (16.17%) Microservices
22 186 (15.75%) RESTful
23 182 (15.41%) Web Services
24 180 (15.24%) REST
25 171 (14.48%) J2EE
25 171 (14.48%) NoSQL
26 166 (14.06%) Maven
27 154 (13.04%) DevOps
28 152 (12.87%) Oracle

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 88 (7.45%) Tomcat
2 75 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (4.57%) Apache
4 42 (3.56%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.03%) JBoss
6 22 (1.86%) Confluence
7 20 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.85%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (0.85%) Jetty
11 6 (0.51%) IIS
12 5 (0.42%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.42%) Mule
13 4 (0.34%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.34%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.25%) CMS
14 3 (0.25%) Ethereum
15 2 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.25%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 138 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (5.00%) SaaS
3 42 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (2.37%) GitHub
5 22 (1.86%) Serverless
6 11 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.76%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.42%) Heroku
11 4 (0.34%) Force.com
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.25%) IaaS
13 2 (0.17%) PaaS
14 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.085%) Route 53
14 1 (0.085%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.22%) Internet
2 35 (2.96%) HTTP
3 27 (2.29%) ATM
4 6 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.42%) Wireless
6 2 (0.17%) Broadband
6 2 (0.17%) DNS
6 2 (0.17%) FTP
6 2 (0.17%) Intranet
6 2 (0.17%) SMS
6 2 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.085%) AMQP
7 1 (0.085%) CDMA
7 1 (0.085%) GSM
7 1 (0.085%) LTE
7 1 (0.085%) PPP
7 1 (0.085%) Skype
7 1 (0.085%) UMTS
7 1 (0.085%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.085%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (14.48%) NoSQL
2 103 (8.72%) MongoDB
2 103 (8.72%) MySQL
3 89 (7.54%) SQL Server
4 78 (6.60%) Big Data
5 63 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
6 62 (5.25%) Hadoop
7 61 (5.17%) Relational Database
8 50 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (2.54%) GIS
10 17 (1.44%) Neo4j
11 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.02%) Blockchain
13 11 (0.93%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.93%) OrientDB
14 8 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.42%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.42%) DB2
16 4 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 235 (19.90%) Git (software)
2 166 (14.06%) Maven
3 136 (11.52%) JUnit
4 123 (10.41%) Jenkins
5 116 (9.82%) Subversion
6 70 (5.93%) Eclipse
7 69 (5.84%) JIRA
8 68 (5.76%) Mercurial
9 59 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 51 (4.32%) Gradle
11 41 (3.47%) Visual Studio
12 40 (3.39%) Ant
13 31 (2.62%) Mockito
14 30 (2.54%) Bitbucket
14 30 (2.54%) Cucumber
15 25 (2.12%) TeamCity
16 24 (2.03%) EasyMock
17 23 (1.95%) Hudson
18 22 (1.86%) NetBeans
19 20 (1.69%) Travis CI
General
1 227 (19.22%) Finance
2 69 (5.84%) Banking
3 62 (5.25%) Retail
4 22 (1.86%) Games
5 19 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 18 (1.52%) Electronics
7 17 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.27%) Marketing
9 13 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.93%) Legal
10 11 (0.93%) Publishing
11 10 (0.85%) Advertising
11 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.59%) Music Industry
13 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.42%) Military
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.34%) Front Office
14 4 (0.34%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (40.14%) Spring
2 248 (21.00%) HTML
3 231 (19.56%) Hibernate
4 205 (17.36%) AngularJS
5 196 (16.60%) CSS
6 186 (15.75%) RESTful
7 182 (15.41%) Web Services
8 180 (15.24%) REST
9 171 (14.48%) J2EE
10 140 (11.85%) Java EE
11 127 (10.75%) XML
12 118 (9.99%) HTML5
13 102 (8.64%) Node.js
14 91 (7.71%) SOAP
15 86 (7.28%) Spring Boot
16 81 (6.86%) .NET
17 80 (6.77%) React
18 74 (6.27%) jQuery
19 67 (5.67%) GWT
20 65 (5.50%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 198 (16.77%) Computer Science
2 131 (11.09%) Algorithms
3 109 (9.23%) Data Structures
4 65 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
5 63 (5.33%) User Experience
6 62 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (4.49%) Fintech
8 35 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.29%) EFT
10 17 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.44%) Robotics
11 12 (1.02%) Wiki
12 11 (0.93%) Social Media
13 10 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.76%) PKI
14 9 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.68%) Clustering
15 8 (0.68%) Tandem
16 7 (0.59%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 264 (22.35%) Linux
2 109 (9.23%) Windows
3 87 (7.37%) Android
4 74 (6.27%) Unix
5 57 (4.83%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 14 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.10%) CentOS
9 5 (0.42%) AIX
9 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.34%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.085%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.085%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1173 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 594 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
3 345 (29.21%) OO
4 336 (28.45%) TDD
5 218 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
6 214 (18.12%) Scrum
7 191 (16.17%) Microservices
8 154 (13.04%) DevOps
9 139 (11.77%) Test Automation
10 131 (11.09%) Mentoring
11 130 (11.01%) Unit Testing
12 123 (10.41%) BDD
13 114 (9.65%) Open Source
14 107 (9.06%) Multithreading
15 89 (7.54%) MVC
15 89 (7.54%) OOD
16 88 (7.45%) Mathematics
17 81 (6.86%) Web Development
18 75 (6.35%) SDLC
19 60 (5.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1181 (100.00%) Java
2 413 (34.97%) JavaScript
3 339 (28.70%) SQL
4 262 (22.18%) C++
5 218 (18.46%) Python
6 138 (11.69%) Scala
7 129 (10.92%) C#
8 102 (8.64%) C
9 50 (4.23%) Ruby
10 44 (3.73%) Perl
11 43 (3.64%) Go
12 34 (2.88%) PL/SQL
13 31 (2.62%) Groovy
13 31 (2.62%) PHP
14 27 (2.29%) Clojure
15 23 (1.95%) Kotlin
16 19 (1.61%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.93%) R
18 10 (0.85%) F#
18 10 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 318 (26.93%) Degree
2 110 (9.31%) Security Cleared
3 103 (8.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (3.05%) DV Cleared
5 24 (2.03%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
6 21 (1.78%) Sun Certification
7 17 (1.44%) PhD
8 4 (0.34%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.25%) MCP
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.86%) QA
2 7 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.59%) SEPA
3 6 (0.51%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.51%) MIL-STD-498
4 3 (0.25%) ECSS
4 3 (0.25%) MISRA
5 1 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.085%) GCP
5 1 (0.085%) HL7
5 1 (0.085%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.085%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.085%) PSD2
System Software
1 123 (10.41%) Docker
2 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.085%) Firmware
4 1 (0.085%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (2.71%) Ansible
2 30 (2.54%) Puppet
3 23 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.59%) Kibana
5 7 (0.59%) Opsview
5 7 (0.59%) Terraform
6 6 (0.51%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.42%) Packer
8 4 (0.34%) Marathon
8 4 (0.34%) Mesos
9 3 (0.25%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.17%) Graphite
10 2 (0.17%) logstash
11 1 (0.085%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.085%) Nagios
11 1 (0.085%) Salt
11 1 (0.085%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 152 (12.87%) Oracle
2 68 (5.76%) Google
3 26 (2.20%) Microsoft
4 16 (1.35%) Red Hat
4 16 (1.35%) VMware
5 13 (1.10%) Terracotta
6 11 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 11 (0.93%) Cloudera
7 10 (0.85%) SAP
7 10 (0.85%) Sun
8 8 (0.68%) DevExpress
9 7 (0.59%) PayPal
9 7 (0.59%) Sybase
10 6 (0.51%) Intel
10 6 (0.51%) Sophos
11 5 (0.42%) Facebook
11 5 (0.42%) IBM
11 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.42%) Splunk
12 3 (0.25%) Xamarin