Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Java Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 393 457 444
Rank change year-on-year +64 -13 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 351 912 1,165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.67% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 366 758 971
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +6.93%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £101,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 47,898 135,627 161,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.78% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,052 107,966 129,893
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +84 338 £60,000 - 64
UK excluding London +69 179 £50,000 - 32
London +94 172 £90,000 +12.50% 33
North of England +135 109 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Yorkshire +130 84 £52,500 - 6
Work from Home +10 30 £50,000 -25.93% 12
South West +87 27 £46,250 -2.63% 7
South East +113 23 £52,500 -4.55% 9
North West +96 17 £50,000 -8.36% 3
Scotland +35 10 £45,000 +16.88% 1
North East +20 8 £45,000 -17.52%
Midlands +124 4 £72,500 +45.00% 3
East Midlands +88 3 £72,500 +41.46% 3
East of England +88 3 £60,000 +29.73% 3
Wales +44 3 £45,000 -5.26%
West Midlands +102 1 £42,500 -15.00%

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 351 (100.00%) Java
2 350 (99.72%) Software Engineering
3 174 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (36.47%) Finance
5 126 (35.90%) Microservices
6 118 (33.62%) AWS
7 110 (31.34%) JavaScript
7 110 (31.34%) SQL
8 108 (30.77%) Python
9 103 (29.34%) Kubernetes
10 100 (28.49%) Docker
11 92 (26.21%) Spring
12 80 (22.79%) DevOps
13 76 (21.65%) Test Automation
14 72 (20.51%) Git (software)
14 72 (20.51%) Degree
15 71 (20.23%) NoSQL
16 66 (18.80%) Web Services
17 63 (17.95%) JUnit
18 62 (17.66%) Asset Management
19 61 (17.38%) Data Structures
19 61 (17.38%) Algorithms
19 61 (17.38%) Fintech
20 59 (16.81%) Computer Science
21 58 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
21 58 (16.52%) Spring Boot
21 58 (16.52%) Greenfield Project
22 55 (15.67%) RESTful
23 54 (15.38%) OO
24 52 (14.81%) 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 21 (5.98%) Apache
2 10 (2.85%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.56%) Confluence
4 4 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.57%) CMS
6 2 (0.57%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 118 (33.62%) AWS
2 37 (10.54%) Azure
3 34 (9.69%) OpenShift
4 24 (6.84%) GCP
5 21 (5.98%) Serverless
6 19 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (4.27%) Amazon ECS
7 15 (4.27%) Apigee
8 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.57%) npm
10 2 (0.57%) SaaS
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.28%) HTTP
1 1 (0.28%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (20.23%) NoSQL
2 26 (7.41%) MySQL
2 26 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.56%) Amazon Redshift
5 13 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.42%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.85%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.71%) Big Data
9 4 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.14%) Flink
9 4 (1.14%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.85%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Ignite
11 2 (0.57%) GIS
11 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.57%) Redis
12 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.28%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 72 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 63 (17.95%) JUnit
3 40 (11.40%) Jenkins
4 36 (10.26%) Maven
4 36 (10.26%) Subversion
5 30 (8.55%) Cucumber
6 29 (8.26%) Mercurial
7 27 (7.69%) Mocha
8 18 (5.13%) GitLab
9 15 (4.27%) Artifactory
10 11 (3.13%) JIRA
11 8 (2.28%) Mockito
12 6 (1.71%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.14%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.14%) SonarQube
14 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket Server
14 3 (0.85%) Cypress.io
14 3 (0.85%) EasyMock
14 3 (0.85%) jMock
General
1 128 (36.47%) Finance
2 33 (9.40%) Banking
3 23 (6.55%) Front Office
4 10 (2.85%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.14%) Back Office
6 3 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.85%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.57%) Games
7 2 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (26.21%) Spring
2 66 (18.80%) Web Services
3 58 (16.52%) Spring Boot
4 55 (15.67%) RESTful
5 46 (13.11%) AngularJS
6 32 (9.12%) Node.js
7 28 (7.98%) Kafka
8 27 (7.69%) Jest
9 23 (6.55%) React
10 22 (6.27%) HTML
10 22 (6.27%) REST
11 19 (5.41%) CSS
12 16 (4.56%) J2EE
12 16 (4.56%) Swagger
13 15 (4.27%) gRPC
13 15 (4.27%) Java EE
13 15 (4.27%) OAuth
14 14 (3.99%) Hibernate
14 14 (3.99%) JSF
14 14 (3.99%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.38%) Algorithms
1 61 (17.38%) Data Structures
2 58 (16.52%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (11.68%) Hedge funds
4 23 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.56%) Fixed Income
6 15 (4.27%) Equities
7 10 (2.85%) Derivative
8 7 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Wiki
12 2 (0.57%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.57%) iPad
12 2 (0.57%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.28%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.28%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.96%) Linux
2 11 (3.13%) Unix
3 6 (1.71%) CentOS
3 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.28%) Android
5 1 (0.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (99.72%) Software Engineering
2 174 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (35.90%) Microservices
4 80 (22.79%) DevOps
5 76 (21.65%) Test Automation
6 62 (17.66%) Asset Management
7 61 (17.38%) Fintech
8 59 (16.81%) Computer Science
9 58 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (15.38%) OO
11 51 (14.53%) Open Source
12 46 (13.11%) TDD
13 41 (11.68%) Decision-Making
14 40 (11.40%) Machine Learning
14 40 (11.40%) Multithreading
15 38 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (10.83%) SDLC
16 35 (9.97%) Artificial Intelligence
17 34 (9.69%) Mentoring
18 31 (8.83%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 351 (100.00%) Java
2 110 (31.34%) JavaScript
2 110 (31.34%) SQL
3 108 (30.77%) Python
4 27 (7.69%) Java 8
4 27 (7.69%) Kotlin
5 25 (7.12%) Go
6 23 (6.55%) C++
7 22 (6.27%) Scala
8 15 (4.27%) C#
9 7 (1.99%) C
10 5 (1.42%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.14%) PHP
11 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.14%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.85%) R
13 2 (0.57%) Clojure
13 2 (0.57%) ES6
13 2 (0.57%) Ruby
13 2 (0.57%) Rust
Qualifications
1 72 (20.51%) Degree
2 21 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.42%) Master's Degree
5 11 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.85%) HNC
6 3 (0.85%) HND
6 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.85%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 100 (28.49%) Docker
2 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 103 (29.34%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.42%) Ansible
2 5 (1.42%) Terraform
3 2 (0.57%) Grafana
3 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (14.81%) Oracle
2 19 (5.41%) Google
3 6 (1.71%) Red Hat
4 3 (0.85%) Perforce
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.57%) NetIQ
5 2 (0.57%) VMware
6 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.28%) Talend