Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 500 564
Rank change year-on-year +79 +64 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 1,204 999 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.57% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.59% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 976 828 803
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £34,375 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% +7.65%

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 162,478 169,340 190,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130,921 136,473 160,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +64 1,088 £55,000 +10.00% 139
UK excluding London +16 728 £48,000 +6.67% 96
London +128 474 £67,500 +3.85% 55
North of England +37 203 £47,500 -9.52% 20
South East +47 166 £57,500 +17.95% 22
South West -32 129 £45,000 +12.50% 19
North West +39 127 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Scotland +46 105 £52,500 +31.25% 8
Yorkshire +26 76 £47,500 -20.83% 9
East of England +10 68 £50,000 - 16
Midlands +6 49 £54,000 +27.06% 7
West Midlands +33 25 £70,000 +100.00% 6
East Midlands -4 24 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Wales -3 5 £35,000 -22.68% 2
Northern Ireland +3 4 £75,000 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,204 (100.00%) Java
2 1,170 (97.18%) Software Engineering
3 818 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
4 489 (40.61%) Spring
5 397 (32.97%) Microservices
6 392 (32.56%) Scrum
7 351 (29.15%) JavaScript
8 349 (28.99%) TDD
9 332 (27.57%) Java 8
10 308 (25.58%) Docker
11 295 (24.50%) SQL
12 292 (24.25%) Amazon AWS
13 285 (23.67%) DevOps
14 279 (23.17%) Python
15 276 (22.92%) Linux
16 273 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
17 261 (21.68%) AngularJS
18 251 (20.85%) Finance
19 244 (20.27%) C++
20 230 (19.10%) Degree
21 224 (18.60%) Open Source
22 219 (18.19%) OO
23 217 (18.02%) RESTful
24 216 (17.94%) Web Services
25 197 (16.36%) Git (software)
26 192 (15.95%) C#
26 192 (15.95%) Jenkins
27 185 (15.37%) Spring Boot
28 180 (14.95%) HTML
28 180 (14.95%) 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 71 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (5.56%) Apache
3 54 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 50 (4.15%) Confluence
5 36 (2.99%) Apache Pig
6 32 (2.66%) CMS
7 24 (1.99%) OpenStack
8 23 (1.91%) Apache Spark
9 17 (1.41%) JBoss
10 12 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (1.00%) IIS
11 10 (0.83%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.75%) Amazon Alexa
13 5 (0.42%) Jetty
13 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.33%) GemFire
14 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.33%) WordPress
15 3 (0.25%) nginx
15 3 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.083%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.083%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 292 (24.25%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 43 (3.57%) SaaS
5 40 (3.32%) GitHub
6 31 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (2.57%) PaaS
7 29 (2.41%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.58%) Serverless
9 17 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 15 (1.25%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.50%) CloudFront
13 6 (0.50%) IaaS
14 4 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.33%) npm
15 3 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.90%) HTTP
2 37 (3.07%) Firewall
2 37 (3.07%) TCP/IP
3 35 (2.91%) SSL
4 22 (1.83%) Internet
5 17 (1.41%) AMQP
6 6 (0.50%) SMS
7 4 (0.33%) Network Security
8 3 (0.25%) VoIP
9 2 (0.17%) SNMP
10 1 (0.083%) Broadband
10 1 (0.083%) DNS
10 1 (0.083%) MQTT
10 1 (0.083%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (12.54%) NoSQL
2 145 (12.04%) MySQL
3 138 (11.46%) Big Data
4 125 (10.38%) Relational Database
5 112 (9.30%) MongoDB
6 90 (7.48%) Hadoop
7 83 (6.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 79 (6.56%) SQL Server
9 52 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (3.57%) Apache Hive
11 29 (2.41%) GIS
12 27 (2.24%) Blockchain
13 25 (2.08%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.83%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 14 (1.16%) Neo4j
17 11 (0.91%) DB2
18 9 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
19 8 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 197 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 192 (15.95%) Jenkins
3 137 (11.38%) JUnit
4 120 (9.97%) JIRA
5 110 (9.14%) Maven
6 108 (8.97%) Selenium
7 97 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 78 (6.48%) Cucumber
9 77 (6.40%) Bitbucket
10 59 (4.90%) Vagrant
11 51 (4.24%) Subversion
12 45 (3.74%) git-flow
12 45 (3.74%) Gradle
13 41 (3.41%) EasyMock
14 36 (2.99%) Robot Framework
15 35 (2.91%) CodeSonar
16 33 (2.74%) Eclipse
17 30 (2.49%) SpecFlow
18 29 (2.41%) JMeter
19 26 (2.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 251 (20.85%) Finance
2 66 (5.48%) Games
3 59 (4.90%) Retail
4 57 (4.73%) Front Office
5 46 (3.82%) Banking
6 34 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.41%) Marketing
10 16 (1.33%) Back Office
11 12 (1.00%) Electronics
11 12 (1.00%) Legal
12 11 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.75%) Publishing
14 8 (0.66%) Advertising
15 7 (0.58%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.58%) Military
16 5 (0.42%) Automotive
17 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.25%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (40.61%) Spring
2 261 (21.68%) AngularJS
3 217 (18.02%) RESTful
4 216 (17.94%) Web Services
5 185 (15.37%) Spring Boot
6 180 (14.95%) HTML
7 176 (14.62%) REST
8 173 (14.37%) Hibernate
9 171 (14.20%) J2EE
10 168 (13.95%) React
11 145 (12.04%) Java EE
12 142 (11.79%) CSS
13 139 (11.54%) .NET
14 135 (11.21%) Node.js
15 102 (8.47%) SOAP
16 94 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
17 79 (6.56%) XML
18 76 (6.31%) HTML5
19 69 (5.73%) J2SE
20 66 (5.48%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 175 (14.53%) Greenfield Project
2 134 (11.13%) Computer Science
3 85 (7.06%) Enterprise Software
4 56 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (3.82%) Fintech
5 46 (3.82%) Hedge funds
6 43 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 43 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 36 (2.99%) Wiki
8 34 (2.82%) Robotics
9 31 (2.57%) Data Structures
10 25 (2.08%) User Experience
10 25 (2.08%) Xbox
11 20 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.41%) Derivative
13 16 (1.33%) Fixed Income
14 15 (1.25%) Equities
14 15 (1.25%) Online Games
15 14 (1.16%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 276 (22.92%) Linux
2 109 (9.05%) Windows
3 60 (4.98%) Android
4 57 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.82%) Mac OS X
6 44 (3.65%) Unix
7 36 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (2.82%) CentOS
9 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.083%) Solaris
10 1 (0.083%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,170 (97.18%) Software Engineering
2 818 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (32.97%) Microservices
4 392 (32.56%) Scrum
5 349 (28.99%) TDD
6 285 (23.67%) DevOps
7 273 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
8 224 (18.60%) Open Source
9 219 (18.19%) OO
10 180 (14.95%) Test Automation
11 166 (13.79%) Mentoring
12 133 (11.05%) Continuous Delivery
13 128 (10.63%) BDD
14 123 (10.22%) Pair Programming
15 114 (9.47%) E-Commerce
16 105 (8.72%) Multithreading
17 99 (8.22%) Kanban
18 92 (7.64%) Unit Testing
19 88 (7.31%) MVC
20 85 (7.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1,204 (100.00%) Java
2 351 (29.15%) JavaScript
3 332 (27.57%) Java 8
4 295 (24.50%) SQL
5 279 (23.17%) Python
6 244 (20.27%) C++
7 192 (15.95%) C#
8 130 (10.80%) Scala
9 123 (10.22%) C
10 104 (8.64%) PHP
11 65 (5.40%) Java 9
12 49 (4.07%) PowerShell
13 48 (3.99%) R
14 40 (3.32%) Objective-C
15 39 (3.24%) Bash Shell
16 33 (2.74%) Ruby
17 16 (1.33%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.25%) Go
19 14 (1.16%) Shell Script
20 12 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 230 (19.10%) Degree
2 111 (9.22%) Security Cleared
3 75 (6.23%) DV Cleared
4 67 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (3.49%) PhD
6 35 (2.91%) CCNA
6 35 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.91%) CISSP
6 35 (2.91%) CompTIA Security+
6 35 (2.91%) GIAC
6 35 (2.91%) Linux+ Certification
6 35 (2.91%) MCSE
6 35 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (2.91%) Network+ Certification
6 35 (2.91%) SANS
6 35 (2.91%) SSCP
7 30 (2.49%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (1.74%) SC Cleared
9 18 (1.50%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.17%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.99%) QA
2 13 (1.08%) ECSS
3 8 (0.66%) GCP
4 4 (0.33%) MISRA
5 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.25%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
System Software
1 308 (25.58%) Docker
2 35 (2.91%) vSphere
3 12 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.66%) HDFS
5 6 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.25%) Firmware
6 3 (0.25%) Varnish
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 92 (7.64%) Terraform
2 60 (4.98%) Kubernetes
3 57 (4.73%) Puppet
4 42 (3.49%) Ansible
5 35 (2.91%) Salt
6 16 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.17%) logstash
7 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.083%) Control-M
8 1 (0.083%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.083%) Marathon
8 1 (0.083%) Mesos
Vendors
1 132 (10.96%) Oracle
2 71 (5.90%) Google
3 43 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 36 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 18 (1.50%) Sybase
5 18 (1.50%) WorldPay
6 13 (1.08%) VMware
7 12 (1.00%) Facebook
8 11 (0.91%) Adobe
9 9 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 9 (0.75%) SAP
10 6 (0.50%) Apple
10 6 (0.50%) Birst
10 6 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.42%) IBM
12 4 (0.33%) Zend
13 3 (0.25%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.25%) New Relic
13 3 (0.25%) PagerDuty
13 3 (0.25%) Yahoo!