Period
to 3 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 414 393 420
Rank change year-on-year -21 +27 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 486 908 1,087
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.78% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 512 776 983
Median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £112,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 70,984 116,630 143,307
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,610 94,492 116,127
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Java Software Engineer in the UK

Java Software Engineer
Top 17 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 3 March 2021. 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 +5 451 £55,000 -18.89% 104
UK excluding London +30 265 £52,500 +5.00% 54
London -23 208 £80,000 - 55
North of England +100 134 £52,500 -4.55% 20
Work from Home -60 96 £58,000 -14.07% 40
Yorkshire +73 92 £52,500 -4.55% 10
South West +22 49 £55,000 +12.24% 5
South East +81 33 £43,000 -4.44% 14
North West +37 23 £65,000 +20.93% 8
Scotland +4 20 £47,500 +23.38% 4
North East +30 19 £55,000 +20.88% 2
Midlands +14 14 £50,000 -9.09% 6
West Midlands +50 12 £50,000 +2.56% 5
East of England +24 11 £70,000 +47.37% 4
Northern Ireland +13 4 £75,000 -6.25%
East Midlands -6 2 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Wales +19 1 £55,000 +29.41% 1

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 486 (100.00%) Java
2 484 (99.59%) Software Engineering
3 302 (62.14%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (45.88%) Microservices
5 198 (40.74%) AWS
6 177 (36.42%) SQL
7 162 (33.33%) Spring
8 155 (31.89%) DevOps
9 140 (28.81%) Docker
10 134 (27.57%) Python
11 119 (24.49%) Kubernetes
12 114 (23.46%) Finance
13 111 (22.84%) OO
13 111 (22.84%) Git (software)
13 111 (22.84%) NoSQL
14 108 (22.22%) Spring Boot
15 104 (21.40%) TDD
16 95 (19.55%) Web Services
17 84 (17.28%) Azure
18 83 (17.08%) Test Automation
19 82 (16.87%) JavaScript
19 82 (16.87%) Algorithms
20 81 (16.67%) Degree
21 80 (16.46%) Banking
22 79 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
22 79 (16.26%) BDD
23 78 (16.05%) GCP
23 78 (16.05%) Greenfield Project
24 77 (15.84%) Data Structures
25 74 (15.23%) 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 48 (9.88%) Apache
2 30 (6.17%) Apache Spark
2 30 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.06%) Tornado
4 8 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.03%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.62%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.62%) nginx
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) Confluence
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 198 (40.74%) AWS
2 84 (17.28%) Azure
3 78 (16.05%) GCP
4 66 (13.58%) Serverless
5 52 (10.70%) AWS Lambda
6 44 (9.05%) Amazon ECS
7 29 (5.97%) Apigee
8 22 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (3.50%) SaaS
11 8 (1.65%) Amazon S3
12 6 (1.23%) CloudBees
13 5 (1.03%) PaaS
14 2 (0.41%) GitHub
14 2 (0.41%) IaaS
14 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.41%) WhatsApp
15 1 (0.21%) Amazon EKS
15 1 (0.21%) npm
15 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.62%) HTTP
2 2 (0.41%) Internet
3 1 (0.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (22.84%) NoSQL
2 74 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (11.52%) MySQL
4 53 (10.91%) SQL Server
5 43 (8.85%) Amazon Redshift
6 41 (8.44%) Big Data
7 31 (6.38%) Hadoop
8 28 (5.76%) Relational Database
9 20 (4.12%) MongoDB
9 20 (4.12%) Redis
10 15 (3.09%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.88%) Amazon Aurora
11 14 (2.88%) BigQuery
12 11 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.65%) Apache Ignite
15 6 (1.23%) Hazelcast
16 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.41%) Flink
17 1 (0.21%) Riak
Development Applications
1 111 (22.84%) Git (software)
2 74 (15.23%) Jenkins
3 60 (12.35%) Maven
4 53 (10.91%) Subversion
5 50 (10.29%) Mercurial
6 31 (6.38%) GitLab
6 31 (6.38%) JUnit
7 29 (5.97%) Artifactory
8 16 (3.29%) Gradle
9 12 (2.47%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.85%) JIRA
11 7 (1.44%) Selenium
11 7 (1.44%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.44%) Travis CI
12 6 (1.23%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.03%) Cypress.io
14 4 (0.82%) Mockito
14 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.62%) Ant
15 3 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (23.46%) Finance
2 80 (16.46%) Banking
3 31 (6.38%) Retail
4 26 (5.35%) Games
5 20 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.91%) Private Banking
7 17 (3.50%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.47%) Electronics
9 11 (2.26%) Marketing
10 10 (2.06%) Financial Institution
10 10 (2.06%) Front Office
10 10 (2.06%) Manufacturing
10 10 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.65%) Law
12 6 (1.23%) Online Betting
13 5 (1.03%) Billing
14 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.21%) French Language
15 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (33.33%) Spring
2 108 (22.22%) Spring Boot
3 95 (19.55%) Web Services
4 72 (14.81%) RESTful
5 51 (10.49%) Kafka
6 46 (9.47%) React
7 45 (9.26%) AngularJS
8 43 (8.85%) gRPC
9 41 (8.44%) Hibernate
10 32 (6.58%) Swagger
11 31 (6.38%) HTML
11 31 (6.38%) Node.js
11 31 (6.38%) REST
12 27 (5.56%) OAuth
13 25 (5.14%) J2EE
14 23 (4.73%) RabbitMQ
15 22 (4.53%) CSS
16 15 (3.09%) Apache Flex
17 13 (2.67%) Spring Cloud
18 9 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 82 (16.87%) Algorithms
2 78 (16.05%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (15.84%) Data Structures
4 53 (10.91%) Hedge funds
5 15 (3.09%) Cloud Native
6 14 (2.88%) Pricing Data
7 12 (2.47%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (2.06%) Derivative
8 10 (2.06%) Equities
9 8 (1.65%) iPad
9 8 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.23%) Media Streaming
11 6 (1.23%) Online Games
11 6 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.23%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.93%) Linux
2 16 (3.29%) Unix
3 2 (0.41%) Android
4 1 (0.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (99.59%) Software Engineering
2 302 (62.14%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (45.88%) Microservices
4 155 (31.89%) DevOps
5 111 (22.84%) OO
6 104 (21.40%) TDD
7 83 (17.08%) Test Automation
8 79 (16.26%) BDD
8 79 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (12.76%) Open Source
10 53 (10.91%) Decision-Making
11 52 (10.70%) Computer Science
12 50 (10.29%) Asset Management
13 47 (9.67%) Mentoring
14 44 (9.05%) OOP
15 41 (8.44%) Investment Management
16 40 (8.23%) Fintech
17 36 (7.41%) Scrum
18 29 (5.97%) Pair Programming
19 27 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 486 (100.00%) Java
2 177 (36.42%) SQL
3 134 (27.57%) Python
4 82 (16.87%) JavaScript
5 49 (10.08%) Java 8
6 47 (9.67%) Scala
7 37 (7.61%) TypeScript
8 35 (7.20%) Go
9 31 (6.38%) C#
10 25 (5.14%) C++
11 22 (4.53%) Kotlin
12 17 (3.50%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.65%) Clojure
13 8 (1.65%) PHP
14 7 (1.44%) C
14 7 (1.44%) Haskell
15 2 (0.41%) ES6
15 2 (0.41%) Perl
15 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (16.67%) Degree
2 23 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.44%) OSCE
5 7 (1.44%) OSCP
6 5 (1.03%) HNC
6 5 (1.03%) HND
7 3 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.62%) PhD
8 2 (0.41%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.44%) GDPR
1 7 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (1.44%) NIST
1 7 (1.44%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 140 (28.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 119 (24.49%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.29%) Terraform
3 9 (1.85%) Prometheus
4 7 (1.44%) Consul
4 7 (1.44%) linkerd
4 7 (1.44%) Puppet
5 6 (1.23%) Ansible
5 6 (1.23%) Rancher
6 2 (0.41%) Grafana
6 2 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (14.20%) Oracle
2 43 (8.85%) Google
3 26 (5.35%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.88%) Sybase
5 10 (2.06%) SAP
6 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.41%) Elastic Path
7 2 (0.41%) Snapchat
7 2 (0.41%) Teradata
7 2 (0.41%) Yahoo!
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe
8 1 (0.21%) Facebook
8 1 (0.21%) IBM
8 1 (0.21%) Pinterest
8 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.21%) Talend
8 1 (0.21%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.21%) Twitter
8 1 (0.21%) YouTube