Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 398 474 427
Rank change year-on-year +76 -47 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 487 913 1,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.65% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 471 850 1,110
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - +15.79%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £95,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 71,770 139,927 171,592
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.85% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57,799 111,663 138,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +73 460 £65,000 +18.18% 52
UK excluding London +10 244 £50,000 - 33
London +118 243 £82,500 +13.79% 22
North of England +59 102 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Yorkshire +69 63 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South East +45 46 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South West +69 40 £47,500 +5.56% 11
North West +45 33 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Midlands +110 27 £55,000 +7.32% 2
Work from Home -5 27 £72,500 +18.37% 18
Scotland +30 22 £45,000 +16.88% 1
East Midlands +78 20 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands +88 7 £48,750 -2.50%
North East +21 6 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Wales +24 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East of England +52 4 £47,500 +5.56% 1

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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.

1 487 (100.00%) Java
2 486 (99.79%) Software Engineering
3 271 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (41.48%) Microservices
5 181 (37.17%) Spring
5 181 (37.17%) AWS
6 175 (35.93%) Docker
7 169 (34.70%) Finance
8 151 (31.01%) Kubernetes
9 147 (30.18%) JavaScript
10 143 (29.36%) SQL
11 124 (25.46%) Python
11 124 (25.46%) TDD
12 122 (25.05%) DevOps
13 116 (23.82%) RESTful
14 103 (21.15%) Git (software)
15 102 (20.94%) NoSQL
16 96 (19.71%) Test Automation
17 95 (19.51%) Fintech
18 94 (19.30%) Spring Boot
19 92 (18.89%) Open Source
20 88 (18.07%) Web Services
21 87 (17.86%) JUnit
21 87 (17.86%) Java 8
22 81 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
23 78 (16.02%) Linux
24 74 (15.20%) OO
25 72 (14.78%) Node.js
26 68 (13.96%) Oracle
27 67 (13.76%) Jenkins

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 22 (4.52%) Apache
2 19 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.29%) Confluence
4 12 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.05%) CMS
6 9 (1.85%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.62%) JBoss
9 2 (0.41%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 181 (37.17%) AWS
2 66 (13.55%) Azure
3 39 (8.01%) OpenShift
4 30 (6.16%) GCP
5 20 (4.11%) Serverless
6 17 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (3.08%) Amazon ECS
7 15 (3.08%) Apigee
8 8 (1.64%) SaaS
9 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.41%) GitHub
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.82%) HTTP
2 2 (0.41%) Internet
2 2 (0.41%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (0.21%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (20.94%) NoSQL
2 57 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (11.50%) MySQL
4 40 (8.21%) MongoDB
5 28 (5.75%) Relational Database
6 23 (4.72%) RDBMS
7 21 (4.31%) SQL Server
8 16 (3.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 14 (2.87%) Big Data
10 12 (2.46%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.44%) Flink
12 6 (1.23%) Neo4j
12 6 (1.23%) Redis
13 5 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.82%) Blockchain
15 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.62%) HBase
15 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 103 (21.15%) Git (software)
2 87 (17.86%) JUnit
3 67 (13.76%) Jenkins
4 57 (11.70%) Maven
5 35 (7.19%) Cucumber
6 27 (5.54%) Mocha
6 27 (5.54%) Subversion
7 24 (4.93%) JIRA
8 16 (3.29%) GitLab
8 16 (3.29%) Mercurial
9 15 (3.08%) Artifactory
9 15 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (2.87%) Eclipse
10 14 (2.87%) Gradle
11 12 (2.46%) Selenium
12 9 (1.85%) IntelliJ
13 8 (1.64%) Mockito
14 7 (1.44%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (1.44%) webpack
General
1 169 (34.70%) Finance
2 50 (10.27%) Banking
3 27 (5.54%) Public Sector
4 20 (4.11%) Front Office
5 7 (1.44%) Games
6 6 (1.23%) Back Office
6 6 (1.23%) Retail
7 5 (1.03%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Advertising
9 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (37.17%) Spring
2 116 (23.82%) RESTful
3 94 (19.30%) Spring Boot
4 88 (18.07%) Web Services
5 72 (14.78%) Node.js
6 58 (11.91%) AngularJS
7 50 (10.27%) React
8 45 (9.24%) Kafka
9 37 (7.60%) HTML
10 30 (6.16%) REST
11 29 (5.95%) CSS
12 27 (5.54%) Hibernate
12 27 (5.54%) Jest
13 22 (4.52%) J2EE
14 20 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (3.90%) Swagger
16 17 (3.49%) JPA
17 16 (3.29%) Java EE
17 16 (3.29%) Vue.js
17 16 (3.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.32%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (8.01%) Hedge funds
3 38 (7.80%) Algorithms
4 35 (7.19%) Data Structures
5 20 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.70%) Equities
7 15 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.46%) Fixed Income
9 11 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.85%) Derivative
11 8 (1.64%) Wiki
12 7 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.44%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.44%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.23%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.23%) iPad
14 5 (1.03%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.82%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 78 (16.02%) Linux
2 34 (6.98%) Mac OS X
3 28 (5.75%) Unix
4 12 (2.46%) Android
5 11 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.44%) Windows
7 5 (1.03%) CentOS
7 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (99.79%) Software Engineering
2 271 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (41.48%) Microservices
4 124 (25.46%) TDD
5 122 (25.05%) DevOps
6 96 (19.71%) Test Automation
7 95 (19.51%) Fintech
8 92 (18.89%) Open Source
9 81 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
10 74 (15.20%) OO
11 66 (13.55%) BDD
12 64 (13.14%) Asset Management
13 63 (12.94%) Computer Science
14 54 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
15 49 (10.06%) Machine Learning
16 48 (9.86%) Mentoring
17 42 (8.62%) Continuous Deployment
17 42 (8.62%) Multithreading
17 42 (8.62%) SDLC
18 36 (7.39%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 487 (100.00%) Java
2 147 (30.18%) JavaScript
3 143 (29.36%) SQL
4 124 (25.46%) Python
5 87 (17.86%) Java 8
6 43 (8.83%) Kotlin
7 36 (7.39%) C++
8 26 (5.34%) Scala
9 24 (4.93%) Go
10 18 (3.70%) PHP
11 17 (3.49%) C#
12 13 (2.67%) C
12 13 (2.67%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.46%) Ruby
14 10 (2.05%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.64%) Groovy
16 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.41%) ES6
19 1 (0.21%) Rust
Qualifications
1 63 (12.94%) Degree
2 24 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.67%) Master's Degree
5 11 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.82%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.21%) QA
2 7 (1.44%) ISO 15022
2 7 (1.44%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 175 (35.93%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 151 (31.01%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.11%) Terraform
3 9 (1.85%) Ansible
4 8 (1.64%) Marathon
4 8 (1.64%) Mesos
5 6 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.62%) Puppet
7 1 (0.21%) Grafana
7 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 68 (13.96%) Oracle
2 25 (5.13%) Google
3 6 (1.23%) Red Hat
4 4 (0.82%) Perforce
5 2 (0.41%) NetIQ
5 2 (0.41%) VMware
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.21%) Xamarin