The median annual salary for a Java/J2EE Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Java J2EE Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 703 700 613
Rank change year-on-year -3 -87  
Permanent jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 149 253 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 133 236 323
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.64% -5.55%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 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 30 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 -19 148 £52,500 +10.52% 11
London -14 47 £55,000 - 3
East of England +45 32 £52,500 -16.00%
South East +25 29 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Essex +19 17 £55,000 -12.00%
North West -3 16 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Colchester -3 13 £67,500 +8.00%
West Midlands +20 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Cheshire +16 12 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Chester +14 10 £47,500 +58.33%
City of London +35 8 £61,250 +16.38% 1
Coventry +9 8 £45,000 -10.00%
Berkshire +43 7 £45,000 -30.76% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £60,000 +26.31%
Milton Keynes -9 7 £60,000 +26.31%
Bracknell - 7 £45,000 -
Surrey +53 6 £57,500 +31.42% 3
Cambridgeshire +18 6 £45,000 -3.22%
Hertfordshire +18 6 £65,000 -7.14%
Middlesex +12 6 £37,500 -
East Midlands +7 6 £41,250 +3.12%
Watford -4 6 £65,000 -
Northampton +20 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Northamptonshire +18 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Peterborough +11 5 £45,000 -3.22%
West Sussex +1 5 £57,500 +43.75% 1
South West +26 3 £55,000 +144.44%
East Sussex +6 3 £55,000 +30.95%
Brighton +2 3 £55,000 +30.95%
Manchester -23 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1

Java/J2EE Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 296 (100.00%) Java
1 296 (100.00%) J2EE
2 191 (64.53%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (58.45%) Spring
4 127 (42.91%) JavaScript
5 122 (41.22%) Hibernate
6 119 (40.20%) HTML
7 103 (34.80%) SQL
8 92 (31.08%) TDD
9 90 (30.41%) XML
10 89 (30.07%) CSS
11 77 (26.01%) JSP
12 70 (23.65%) OO
13 68 (22.97%) SDLC
14 67 (22.64%) Oracle
15 65 (21.96%) E-Commerce
16 63 (21.28%) Maven
17 60 (20.27%) Software Engineering
18 59 (19.93%) JUnit
18 59 (19.93%) Web Services
18 59 (19.93%) Scrum
19 57 (19.26%) JDBC
20 51 (17.23%) Relational Database
21 50 (16.89%) JBoss
22 47 (15.88%) NoSQL
23 46 (15.54%) SOAP
24 44 (14.86%) Tomcat
25 43 (14.53%) Servlets
25 43 (14.53%) WebSphere
25 43 (14.53%) REST

Java/J2EE Developer 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 50 (16.89%) JBoss
2 44 (14.86%) Tomcat
3 43 (14.53%) WebSphere
4 37 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 17 (5.74%) Apache
6 13 (4.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (3.38%) GlassFish
8 9 (3.04%) Confluence
9 5 (1.69%) CMS
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Geronimo
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.01%) IIS
10 3 (1.01%) Jetty
10 3 (1.01%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.68%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.01%) SaaS
4 2 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) Internet
2 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.68%) IMAP
2 2 (0.68%) LDAP
2 2 (0.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.23%) Relational Database
2 47 (15.88%) NoSQL
3 33 (11.15%) SQL Server
4 31 (10.47%) RDBMS
5 28 (9.46%) MongoDB
6 27 (9.12%) MySQL
7 23 (7.77%) Oracle Database
8 22 (7.43%) Neo4j
9 12 (4.05%) Data Mining
9 12 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (2.70%) Big Data
11 4 (1.35%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.35%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.01%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.01%) Jackrabbit
12 3 (1.01%) Mahout
12 3 (1.01%) Sqoop
13 2 (0.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 63 (21.28%) Maven
2 59 (19.93%) JUnit
3 37 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 26 (8.78%) Ant
5 24 (8.11%) Subversion
6 20 (6.76%) JIRA
7 19 (6.42%) Eclipse
8 18 (6.08%) Gradle
9 13 (4.39%) TestNG
10 11 (3.72%) Jenkins
10 11 (3.72%) Selenium
11 8 (2.70%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.70%) Mockito
12 7 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.35%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.01%) jMock
14 3 (1.01%) Log4j
14 3 (1.01%) Protractor
14 3 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
15 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (12.84%) Finance
2 30 (10.14%) Banking
3 23 (7.77%) Retail
4 20 (6.76%) Back Office
4 20 (6.76%) Front Office
4 20 (6.76%) Music Industry
5 7 (2.36%) Marketing
6 4 (1.35%) Publishing
6 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.01%) Advertising
7 3 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (100.00%) J2EE
2 173 (58.45%) Spring
3 122 (41.22%) Hibernate
4 119 (40.20%) HTML
5 90 (30.41%) XML
6 89 (30.07%) CSS
7 77 (26.01%) JSP
8 59 (19.93%) Web Services
9 57 (19.26%) JDBC
10 46 (15.54%) SOAP
11 43 (14.53%) REST
11 43 (14.53%) Servlets
12 41 (13.85%) AngularJS
13 38 (12.84%) JMS
14 35 (11.82%) Swing
15 34 (11.49%) XSLT
16 30 (10.14%) JPA
17 28 (9.46%) Java EE
18 25 (8.45%) Ajax
19 24 (8.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.82%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.38%) N-Tier
3 10 (3.38%) Online Banking
4 9 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.70%) Fintech
6 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.69%) User Experience
8 3 (1.01%) Bitcoin
8 3 (1.01%) Smart Energy
9 2 (0.68%) Blog
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.34%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.34%) FMCG
10 1 (0.34%) Online Games
10 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.09%) Linux
2 15 (5.07%) Unix
3 5 (1.69%) Windows
3 5 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.01%) HPUX
4 3 (1.01%) Solaris
5 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (64.53%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (31.08%) TDD
3 70 (23.65%) OO
4 68 (22.97%) SDLC
5 65 (21.96%) E-Commerce
6 60 (20.27%) Software Engineering
7 59 (19.93%) Scrum
8 37 (12.50%) OOP
9 35 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (10.14%) Unit Testing
11 27 (9.12%) Web Development
12 25 (8.45%) BDD
12 25 (8.45%) MVC
13 22 (7.43%) Integration Testing
14 21 (7.09%) Mentoring
15 20 (6.76%) Coaching
16 19 (6.42%) Microservices
17 14 (4.73%) Open Source
18 13 (4.39%) Automated Testing
18 13 (4.39%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 296 (100.00%) Java
2 127 (42.91%) JavaScript
3 103 (34.80%) SQL
4 25 (8.45%) PL/SQL
5 13 (4.39%) PHP
6 11 (3.72%) C#
7 10 (3.38%) Scala
8 8 (2.70%) Groovy
9 6 (2.03%) Python
10 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.01%) Jython
12 2 (0.68%) Clojure
12 2 (0.68%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (12.84%) Degree
2 4 (1.35%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.45%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.01%) HDFS
2 2 (0.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Dovecot
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) Packer
1 2 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (22.64%) Oracle
2 10 (3.38%) Adobe
3 7 (2.36%) hybris
4 6 (2.03%) Sybase
5 5 (1.69%) ATG
6 4 (1.35%) IBM
7 3 (1.01%) Alteryx
7 3 (1.01%) Blue Martini
7 3 (1.01%) Tableau
7 3 (1.01%) Talend
8 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.68%) BEA
8 2 (0.68%) PayPal
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.68%) SAP
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter
8 2 (0.68%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft
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