The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £45,269 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Engineer
UK
Rank 445 489 569
Rank change year-on-year +44 +80  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 484 542 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.55% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 389 453 386
Median salary £45,269 £47,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.69% +15.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 444 £50,000 - 52
South West +44 113 £40,000 -5.88% 11
London -25 88 £65,000 +8.33% 15
East of England +37 63 £45,000 -10.00% 4
South East +3 60 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire +42 54 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Manchester +19 50 £57,500 +15.00% 5
North West +17 50 £57,500 +27.77% 8
Cambridgeshire +35 43 £45,000 -8.62% 3
Cambridge +28 41 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Gloucestershire +19 39 £45,000 -10.00% 5
West Yorkshire +26 35 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Somerset +17 32 £40,500 +19.11% 1
Leeds +15 31 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Bristol -11 26 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Berkshire +40 23 £62,500 +25.00% 3
Scotland +26 23 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Hampshire +21 18 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Sheffield +22 17 £60,000 +36.36%
South Yorkshire +16 17 £60,000 +36.36% 1
Reading +29 16 £68,750 +37.50% 1
Edinburgh +5 16 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Cheltenham +22 15 £45,269 -22.94% 1
Wales +16 15 £45,269 +0.59% 2
Glasgow +34 12 £40,000 -18.36%
South Wales +20 12 £45,269 +0.59% 2
City of London +31 11 £86,250 +43.75% 3
Essex +21 11 £24,000 -49.47%
Bath +10 11 £39,000 -17.89%
East Midlands -10 10 £40,000 +14.28% 1

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 980 (100.00%) Java
2 948 (96.73%) Software Engineering
3 478 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
4 304 (31.02%) JavaScript
5 296 (30.20%) SQL
6 283 (28.88%) Spring
7 258 (26.33%) OO
8 246 (25.10%) Degree
9 231 (23.57%) Linux
10 230 (23.47%) TDD
11 227 (23.16%) HTML
11 227 (23.16%) C++
12 207 (21.12%) Python
13 193 (19.69%) Continuous Integration
14 188 (19.18%) NoSQL
15 186 (18.98%) Computer Science
16 175 (17.86%) Scrum
17 172 (17.55%) Git (software)
18 163 (16.63%) C#
19 159 (16.22%) Hibernate
20 154 (15.71%) Maven
21 152 (15.51%) Finance
22 148 (15.10%) Web Services
23 138 (14.08%) Open Source
23 138 (14.08%) Security Cleared
24 137 (13.98%) CSS
25 130 (13.27%) REST
25 130 (13.27%) Algorithms
26 128 (13.06%) Big Data
27 123 (12.55%) MongoDB

Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 89 (9.08%) Tomcat
2 64 (6.53%) Apache Spark
3 62 (6.33%) Elasticsearch
4 59 (6.02%) WebSphere
5 57 (5.82%) JBoss
6 51 (5.20%) Apache
7 32 (3.27%) WebLogic
8 29 (2.96%) IIS
9 26 (2.65%) Confluence
10 21 (2.14%) Apache Pig
11 15 (1.53%) Jetty
12 12 (1.22%) nginx
13 10 (1.02%) GlassFish
14 9 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
16 6 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.61%) WildFly
17 3 (0.31%) CloudStack
Applications
1 7 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (4.59%) GitHub
3 38 (3.88%) SaaS
4 26 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.41%) PaaS
8 3 (0.31%) Slack
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.10%) Force.com
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.86%) Internet
2 14 (1.43%) Bluetooth
2 14 (1.43%) HTTP
3 13 (1.33%) 802.11
3 13 (1.33%) Wireless
4 12 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.61%) DNS
5 6 (0.61%) Firewall
5 6 (0.61%) SSL
6 5 (0.51%) ATM
7 4 (0.41%) LDAP
7 4 (0.41%) SMTP
7 4 (0.41%) VoIP
8 3 (0.31%) AMQP
9 2 (0.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.20%) SSH
10 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.10%) IPv6
10 1 (0.10%) SNMP
10 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (19.18%) NoSQL
2 128 (13.06%) Big Data
3 123 (12.55%) MongoDB
4 89 (9.08%) SQL Server
5 85 (8.67%) MySQL
6 73 (7.45%) Hadoop
7 70 (7.14%) Relational Database
8 58 (5.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 38 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (3.16%) Apache Hive
11 24 (2.45%) HBase
11 24 (2.45%) Neo4j
11 24 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 23 (2.35%) Oracle Database
13 20 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.63%) Redis
15 10 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
15 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.02%) OrientDB
16 9 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 172 (17.55%) Git (software)
2 154 (15.71%) Maven
3 119 (12.14%) Subversion
4 111 (11.33%) Jenkins
4 111 (11.33%) JUnit
5 73 (7.45%) Eclipse
6 71 (7.24%) Mercurial
7 62 (6.33%) Ant
8 57 (5.82%) JIRA
9 49 (5.00%) Selenium
10 47 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 32 (3.27%) Gradle
12 31 (3.16%) Visual Studio
13 30 (3.06%) Cucumber
14 27 (2.76%) Bitbucket
15 23 (2.35%) Mockito
16 20 (2.04%) Hudson
17 18 (1.84%) EasyMock
18 17 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (1.53%) IntelliJ
General
1 152 (15.51%) Finance
2 42 (4.29%) Banking
3 40 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.16%) Games
5 26 (2.65%) Electronics
6 25 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.84%) Military
8 17 (1.73%) Marketing
9 13 (1.33%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.12%) Advertising
10 11 (1.12%) Prime Brokerage
10 11 (1.12%) Retail
11 10 (1.02%) Front Office
12 9 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.51%) Automotive
13 5 (0.51%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.51%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (28.88%) Spring
2 227 (23.16%) HTML
3 159 (16.22%) Hibernate
4 148 (15.10%) Web Services
5 137 (13.98%) CSS
6 130 (13.27%) REST
7 121 (12.35%) RESTful
8 109 (11.12%) J2EE
9 106 (10.82%) AngularJS
10 99 (10.10%) XML
11 96 (9.80%) Java EE
12 83 (8.47%) SOAP
13 76 (7.76%) HTML5
14 72 (7.35%) .NET
15 58 (5.92%) Node.js
16 56 (5.71%) JSON
17 51 (5.20%) JPA
17 51 (5.20%) JSF
18 47 (4.80%) JMS
19 46 (4.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 186 (18.98%) Computer Science
2 130 (13.27%) Algorithms
3 88 (8.98%) Data Structures
4 43 (4.39%) User Experience
5 41 (4.18%) Fintech
6 30 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.04%) Wiki
8 18 (1.84%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.22%) Internet of Things
13 10 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (1.02%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.92%) PKI
15 8 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
15 8 (0.82%) Online Games
16 7 (0.71%) Social Media
17 6 (0.61%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 231 (23.57%) Linux
2 80 (8.16%) Unix
3 65 (6.63%) Windows
4 42 (4.29%) Android
5 25 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 25 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.53%) CentOS
7 11 (1.12%) AIX
8 10 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.92%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 948 (96.73%) Software Engineering
2 478 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (26.33%) OO
4 230 (23.47%) TDD
5 193 (19.69%) Continuous Integration
6 175 (17.86%) Scrum
7 138 (14.08%) Open Source
8 120 (12.24%) Microservices
9 111 (11.33%) SDLC
10 109 (11.12%) Automated Testing
11 98 (10.00%) DevOps
12 92 (9.39%) BDD
13 90 (9.18%) MVC
14 88 (8.98%) Unit Testing
15 84 (8.57%) OOP
16 71 (7.24%) Mathematics
17 63 (6.43%) OOD
18 58 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
19 56 (5.71%) Kanban
20 52 (5.31%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 980 (100.00%) Java
2 304 (31.02%) JavaScript
3 296 (30.20%) SQL
4 227 (23.16%) C++
5 207 (21.12%) Python
6 163 (16.63%) C#
7 110 (11.22%) C
8 81 (8.27%) Scala
9 56 (5.71%) Perl
10 48 (4.90%) Groovy
11 42 (4.29%) Ruby
12 34 (3.47%) Bash Shell
13 31 (3.16%) Go
14 27 (2.76%) PHP
15 22 (2.24%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.73%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.33%) Clojure
17 13 (1.33%) MATLAB
18 12 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 246 (25.10%) Degree
2 138 (14.08%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.92%) DV Cleared
4 48 (4.90%) PhD
5 37 (3.78%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.31%) CCNA
7 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.31%) CISSP
7 3 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (0.31%) GIAC
7 3 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
7 3 (0.31%) MCSE
7 3 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.31%) SANS
7 3 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (0.31%) SSCP
8 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.90%) QA
2 18 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 18 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.10%) MiFID
3 1 (0.10%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.10%) SDET
System Software
1 58 (5.92%) Docker
2 23 (2.35%) HDFS
3 11 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (2.35%) Ansible
2 22 (2.24%) Puppet
3 16 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.61%) Nagios
6 4 (0.41%) Salt
7 3 (0.31%) Grafana
7 3 (0.31%) Graphite
7 3 (0.31%) Oozie
7 3 (0.31%) Packer
7 3 (0.31%) Terraform
7 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.10%) Kibana
9 1 (0.10%) logstash
9 1 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 105 (10.71%) Oracle
2 35 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 26 (2.65%) IBM
4 25 (2.55%) Microsoft
5 24 (2.45%) VMware
6 14 (1.43%) Google
6 14 (1.43%) SAP
7 12 (1.22%) Talend
8 10 (1.02%) Fiorano
8 10 (1.02%) ILOG
8 10 (1.02%) Splunk
8 10 (1.02%) WSO2
9 9 (0.92%) Altova
9 9 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.82%) Hortonworks
11 7 (0.71%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.71%) Sun
12 6 (0.61%) Adobe
13 3 (0.31%) Facebook
14 2 (0.20%) F5
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 60,000 plsu benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £5,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + superb benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago