The median annual salary for a Java/J2EE Developer was £50,750 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 J2EE Developer
UK
Rank 702 694 620
Rank change year-on-year -8 -74  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 156 255 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 138 239 305
Median salary £50,750 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.84% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,250 £46,000
% change year-on-year +18.34% -8.15%  

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/J2EE Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java/J2EE Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer.

Salary trend for Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Java/J2EE Developer in the UK

Java/J2EE Developer
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/J2EE Developer 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 +8 154 £52,000 +9.47% 13
London -9 50 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East of England +34 33 £52,500 -16.00% 1
South East +28 31 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Essex +20 17 £55,000 -12.00% 1
North West -5 15 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Colchester 0 13 £67,500 +8.00%
West Midlands +17 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Cheshire +16 11 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Chester +12 9 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £60,000 +26.31%
Milton Keynes -11 9 £60,000 +26.31%
City of London +52 8 £61,250 +10.85% 3
Coventry +7 8 £45,000 -10.00%
Berkshire +40 7 £45,000 -30.76%
Hertfordshire +15 7 £65,000 +30.00%
Watford -6 7 £65,000 +30.00%
Bracknell - 7 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire +19 6 £45,000 -6.73%
Middlesex +13 6 £37,500 -
East Midlands +1 6 £41,250 +3.12%
Surrey - 6 £57,500 - 2
Northampton +21 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Northamptonshire +19 5 £37,500 -6.25%
West Sussex +8 5 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Peterborough +3 5 £45,000 -3.22%
Yorkshire +19 3 £57,500 +27.77%
Brighton +15 3 £55,000 +30.95%
South West +9 3 £55,000 +144.44%
East Sussex +4 3 £55,000 +30.95%

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Java/J2EE Developer 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/J2EE Developer in the job title.

1 304 (100.00%) Java
1 304 (100.00%) J2EE
2 198 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (59.21%) Spring
4 130 (42.76%) JavaScript
5 126 (41.45%) Hibernate
6 120 (39.47%) HTML
7 105 (34.54%) SQL
8 98 (32.24%) TDD
9 92 (30.26%) XML
10 91 (29.93%) CSS
11 77 (25.33%) JSP
12 71 (23.36%) SDLC
13 70 (23.03%) OO
14 67 (22.04%) Oracle
15 65 (21.38%) E-Commerce
16 64 (21.05%) Web Services
17 63 (20.72%) Maven
17 63 (20.72%) Software Engineering
18 62 (20.39%) Scrum
19 60 (19.74%) JUnit
20 57 (18.75%) JDBC
21 51 (16.78%) Relational Database
22 49 (16.12%) JBoss
23 48 (15.79%) SOAP
24 46 (15.13%) Tomcat
24 46 (15.13%) NoSQL
25 45 (14.80%) REST
26 43 (14.14%) Servlets
26 43 (14.14%) WebSphere

Java/J2EE Developer 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 49 (16.12%) JBoss
2 46 (15.13%) Tomcat
3 43 (14.14%) WebSphere
4 37 (12.17%) WebLogic
5 18 (5.92%) Apache
6 15 (4.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (3.29%) GlassFish
8 9 (2.96%) Confluence
9 6 (1.97%) CMS
10 4 (1.32%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.99%) Apache Geronimo
11 3 (0.99%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.99%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.99%) IIS
11 3 (0.99%) Jetty
11 3 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.66%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.66%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.99%) GitHub
4 3 (0.99%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.32%) Internet
2 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.66%) IMAP
2 2 (0.66%) LDAP
2 2 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.78%) Relational Database
2 46 (15.13%) NoSQL
3 33 (10.86%) SQL Server
4 31 (10.20%) RDBMS
5 30 (9.87%) MySQL
6 29 (9.54%) MongoDB
7 24 (7.89%) Oracle Database
8 22 (7.24%) Neo4j
9 13 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (3.62%) Data Mining
11 8 (2.63%) Big Data
12 5 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.32%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.32%) CouchDB
13 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.32%) Jackrabbit
14 3 (0.99%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.99%) Mahout
14 3 (0.99%) Sqoop
15 2 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 63 (20.72%) Maven
2 60 (19.74%) JUnit
3 38 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 27 (8.88%) Subversion
5 25 (8.22%) Ant
6 20 (6.58%) Eclipse
6 20 (6.58%) JIRA
7 17 (5.59%) Gradle
8 13 (4.28%) TestNG
9 12 (3.95%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.95%) Selenium
10 10 (3.29%) Mockito
11 9 (2.96%) Cucumber
12 7 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.32%) Log4j
13 4 (1.32%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
14 3 (0.99%) jMock
14 3 (0.99%) Protractor
15 2 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
General
1 40 (13.16%) Finance
2 32 (10.53%) Banking
3 23 (7.57%) Retail
4 20 (6.58%) Back Office
4 20 (6.58%) Front Office
4 20 (6.58%) Music Industry
5 7 (2.30%) Marketing
6 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.32%) Games
7 4 (1.32%) Publishing
8 3 (0.99%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.66%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (100.00%) J2EE
2 180 (59.21%) Spring
3 126 (41.45%) Hibernate
4 120 (39.47%) HTML
5 92 (30.26%) XML
6 91 (29.93%) CSS
7 77 (25.33%) JSP
8 64 (21.05%) Web Services
9 57 (18.75%) JDBC
10 48 (15.79%) SOAP
11 45 (14.80%) REST
12 43 (14.14%) AngularJS
12 43 (14.14%) Servlets
13 39 (12.83%) JMS
14 35 (11.51%) XSLT
15 34 (11.18%) Swing
16 30 (9.87%) Java EE
16 30 (9.87%) JPA
17 27 (8.88%) RESTful
18 26 (8.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.51%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.62%) Online Banking
4 10 (3.29%) N-Tier
5 9 (2.96%) Fintech
5 9 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.64%) User Experience
8 3 (0.99%) Bitcoin
8 3 (0.99%) Smart Energy
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.66%) Blog
9 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.33%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.33%) FMCG
10 1 (0.33%) Online Games
10 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.24%) Linux
2 16 (5.26%) Unix
3 5 (1.64%) Windows
3 5 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.32%) HPUX
4 4 (1.32%) Solaris
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.24%) TDD
3 71 (23.36%) SDLC
4 70 (23.03%) OO
5 65 (21.38%) E-Commerce
6 63 (20.72%) Software Engineering
7 62 (20.39%) Scrum
8 36 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (11.84%) OOP
9 33 (10.86%) Unit Testing
10 28 (9.21%) Web Development
11 26 (8.55%) BDD
12 24 (7.89%) MVC
13 22 (7.24%) Integration Testing
14 21 (6.91%) Mentoring
15 20 (6.58%) Coaching
16 19 (6.25%) Microservices
17 15 (4.93%) Open Source
18 14 (4.61%) OOA/OOD
19 13 (4.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 304 (100.00%) Java
2 130 (42.76%) JavaScript
3 105 (34.54%) SQL
4 25 (8.22%) PL/SQL
5 13 (4.28%) PHP
6 12 (3.95%) C#
7 10 (3.29%) Scala
8 8 (2.63%) Groovy
9 6 (1.97%) Python
10 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.99%) Jython
12 2 (0.66%) Clojure
12 2 (0.66%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (1.64%) Sun Certification
3 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.99%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.22%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (0.99%) Docker
1 3 (0.99%) HDFS
2 2 (0.66%) Dovecot
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) Packer
1 3 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (22.04%) Oracle
2 11 (3.62%) Adobe
3 7 (2.30%) hybris
4 6 (1.97%) ATG
4 6 (1.97%) Sybase
5 5 (1.64%) IBM
6 4 (1.32%) Blue Martini
6 4 (1.32%) Talend
7 3 (0.99%) Alteryx
7 3 (0.99%) BEA
7 3 (0.99%) Tableau
8 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.66%) PayPal
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.66%) SAP
8 2 (0.66%) Twitter
8 2 (0.66%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.33%) Google
9 1 (0.33%) New Relic
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
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Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
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Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 per annum + full benefits (incl bupa, gym etc)
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Stockport
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
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