Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Principal Java Developer was £98,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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

Principal Java Developer
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 949 776 1103
Rank change year-on-year -173 +327 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Java Developer 46 16 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.024% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 44 14 11
10th Percentile £63,750 " "
25th Percentile £75,938 £60,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £98,750 £68,750 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +43.64% -8.33% +15.38%
75th Percentile £102,500 £84,688 £90,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £86,825 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £98,750 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +64.58% +20.00% -20.00%

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 102,996 65,562 138,047
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.01% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,214 53,513 111,578
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Principal Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Principal Java Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Java Developer in the UK

Principal Java Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Principal Java Developer.

Salary trend for Principal Java Developer in the UK

Principal Java Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Principal Java Developer over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Principal Java Developer in the UK

Principal Java Developer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 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 -141 45 £100,000 +33.33% 6
UK excluding London -86 34 £98,750 +64.58% 3
Work from Home - 33 £100,000 - 1
South East -66 24 £100,000 +60.00%
London -126 12 £101,250 +21.99% 3
South West - 8 £67,500 - 1
Midlands -85 1 £72,500 +20.83%
West Midlands - 1 £72,500 -
Scotland - 1 £82,500 -

Principal Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, Principal Java Developer 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 Principal Java Developer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (91.30%) Spring
3 41 (89.13%) Microservices
4 35 (76.09%) DevOps
5 34 (73.91%) RabbitMQ
6 31 (67.39%) Spring Boot
7 30 (65.22%) Kafka
8 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
8 26 (56.52%) Fintech
9 25 (54.35%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (52.17%) Hadoop
10 24 (52.17%) Terraform
10 24 (52.17%) Apache Spark
11 22 (47.83%) People Management
11 22 (47.83%) Ansible
11 22 (47.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 14 (30.43%) Docker
12 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
13 13 (28.26%) React
13 13 (28.26%) Mentoring
13 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
14 12 (26.09%) AWS
14 12 (26.09%) Kubernetes
14 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
15 11 (23.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (23.91%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (21.74%) GCP
16 10 (21.74%) MongoDB
16 10 (21.74%) Azure

Principal Java 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 24 (52.17%) Apache Spark
2 11 (23.91%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) AWS
2 10 (21.74%) Azure
2 10 (21.74%) GCP
3 3 (6.52%) Serverless
4 2 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (4.35%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) Hadoop
2 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
3 11 (23.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (21.74%) MongoDB
5 9 (19.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
6 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 3 (6.52%) Blockchain
7 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
8 2 (4.35%) HBase
8 2 (4.35%) MariaDB
8 2 (4.35%) MySQL
9 1 (2.17%) Big Data
9 1 (2.17%) OLTP
9 1 (2.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.87%) Gradle
3 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) Maven
5 2 (4.35%) Mockito
5 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.17%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Games
3 2 (4.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.17%) Public Speaking
4 1 (2.17%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (91.30%) Spring
2 34 (73.91%) RabbitMQ
3 31 (67.39%) Spring Boot
4 30 (65.22%) Kafka
5 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
6 13 (28.26%) React
7 9 (19.57%) Node.js
7 9 (19.57%) Vue.js
8 6 (13.04%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.35%) CSS
9 2 (4.35%) HTML
9 2 (4.35%) OAuth
9 2 (4.35%) OAuth2
9 2 (4.35%) REST
9 2 (4.35%) RESTful
9 2 (4.35%) SAML
10 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
10 1 (2.17%) Java EE
10 1 (2.17%) JPA
10 1 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Bitcoin
1 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (4.35%) Social Network
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (89.13%) Microservices
2 35 (76.09%) DevOps
3 26 (56.52%) Fintech
4 25 (54.35%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (47.83%) People Management
5 22 (47.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (28.26%) Mentoring
7 10 (21.74%) TDD
8 9 (19.57%) Line Management
8 9 (19.57%) Technical Leadership
9 8 (17.39%) Scrum
10 3 (6.52%) Architectural Design
10 3 (6.52%) BDD
10 3 (6.52%) Cryptocurrency
10 3 (6.52%) Event-Driven
10 3 (6.52%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (4.35%) Full Stack Development
11 2 (4.35%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
3 10 (21.74%) Python
4 5 (10.87%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Java 8
6 3 (6.52%) Go
7 2 (4.35%) Java 11
8 1 (2.17%) ES6
8 1 (2.17%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
1 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (52.17%) Terraform
2 22 (47.83%) Ansible
3 12 (26.09%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.17%) Grafana
4 1 (2.17%) Mesos
4 1 (2.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Google
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft