Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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

Senior Java Developer
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 253 279
Rank change year-on-year -32 +26 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,972 2,488 2,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.41% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.46% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,706 1,879 2,179
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,700 £42,200
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 163,095 170,091 191,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131,470 137,314 161,223
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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 -22 1,876 £65,000 +8.33% 224
UK excluding London -31 1,016 £55,000 +2.80% 142
London -36 944 £75,000 +7.14% 108
South East -2 388 £55,000 - 37
North of England -81 158 £50,000 -9.09% 18
Midlands +73 145 £55,000 +4.76% 12
South West -35 134 £55,000 +4.76% 15
East of England -22 103 £55,000 +10.00% 34
West Midlands +94 100 £55,000 +2.33% 9
Yorkshire -6 81 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Scotland -55 75 £52,500 +5.00% 20
North West -80 67 £52,500 -12.50% 12
East Midlands +5 45 £60,000 +20.00% 3
North East -21 10 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Wales -7 7 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Northern Ireland -3 6 £63,000 +26.00% 3

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Senior 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 Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 1,972 (100.00%) Java
2 1,164 (59.03%) Spring
3 1,139 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
4 702 (35.60%) TDD
5 662 (33.57%) JavaScript
6 607 (30.78%) Java 8
7 583 (29.56%) SQL
8 562 (28.50%) Finance
9 492 (24.95%) Hibernate
10 485 (24.59%) Microservices
11 484 (24.54%) Software Engineering
12 482 (24.44%) Web Services
13 442 (22.41%) HTML
14 433 (21.96%) Scrum
15 392 (19.88%) CSS
16 383 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
17 379 (19.22%) Git (software)
17 379 (19.22%) RESTful
18 377 (19.12%) AngularJS
19 366 (18.56%) REST
20 323 (16.38%) J2EE
21 319 (16.18%) Maven
22 318 (16.13%) Degree
22 318 (16.13%) Docker
23 315 (15.97%) Jenkins
24 305 (15.47%) Spring Boot
25 289 (14.66%) Linux
26 281 (14.25%) OO
27 278 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
28 277 (14.05%) DevOps

Senior 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
1 187 (9.48%) Tomcat
2 113 (5.73%) Apache
3 112 (5.68%) JBoss
4 81 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 41 (2.08%) Apache Spark
7 40 (2.03%) Mule
8 37 (1.88%) Confluence
9 31 (1.57%) WildFly
10 30 (1.52%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.96%) Apache Solr
12 18 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
12 18 (0.91%) Ethereum
12 18 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.81%) Jetty
14 14 (0.71%) CMS
14 14 (0.71%) Mule ESB
14 14 (0.71%) nginx
15 11 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.61%) Ripple
3 9 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.10%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.051%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.051%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.051%) Magento
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.051%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.051%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 383 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (4.01%) GitHub
4 57 (2.89%) SaaS
5 34 (1.72%) PaaS
6 30 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (1.52%) OpenShift
7 25 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 24 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (1.01%) Slack
10 17 (0.86%) IaaS
11 14 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.71%) Serverless
12 13 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.46%) CloudBees
15 5 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.25%) Zapier
16 4 (0.20%) Fastly
16 4 (0.20%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.54%) HTTP
2 32 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.52%) Internet
4 10 (0.51%) SSL
5 9 (0.46%) AMQP
6 5 (0.25%) Network Security
7 4 (0.20%) DNS
7 4 (0.20%) Value-Added Service
8 3 (0.15%) PPP
8 3 (0.15%) Skype
8 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.10%) Wireless
10 1 (0.051%) ATM
10 1 (0.051%) DSL
10 1 (0.051%) Firewall
10 1 (0.051%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.051%) RTP
10 1 (0.051%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (13.64%) NoSQL
2 209 (10.60%) MySQL
3 167 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 147 (7.45%) MongoDB
5 115 (5.83%) Big Data
6 111 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 104 (5.27%) SQL Server
8 83 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
9 49 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 45 (2.28%) Redis
11 35 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 35 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 34 (1.72%) Blockchain
13 24 (1.22%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.86%) Hazelcast
15 16 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
16 15 (0.76%) HBase
17 13 (0.66%) CouchDB
18 10 (0.51%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 379 (19.22%) Git (software)
2 319 (16.18%) Maven
3 315 (15.97%) Jenkins
4 250 (12.68%) JUnit
5 146 (7.40%) JIRA
6 131 (6.64%) Eclipse
7 115 (5.83%) Cucumber
7 115 (5.83%) Gradle
8 103 (5.22%) Subversion
9 101 (5.12%) Selenium
10 78 (3.96%) Mockito
11 48 (2.43%) IntelliJ
12 47 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
13 44 (2.23%) Ant
13 44 (2.23%) Vagrant
14 38 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 31 (1.57%) TeamCity
16 21 (1.06%) Hudson
17 17 (0.86%) Mocha
17 17 (0.86%) NetBeans
General
1 562 (28.50%) Finance
2 166 (8.42%) Banking
3 125 (6.34%) Retail
4 107 (5.43%) Games
5 69 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 60 (3.04%) Advertising
7 58 (2.94%) Front Office
8 51 (2.59%) Marketing
9 41 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 40 (2.03%) Electronics
11 32 (1.62%) Investment Banking
12 30 (1.52%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.06%) Publishing
14 19 (0.96%) Law
15 11 (0.56%) Back Office
16 10 (0.51%) Automotive
17 7 (0.35%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
19 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,164 (59.03%) Spring
2 492 (24.95%) Hibernate
3 482 (24.44%) Web Services
4 442 (22.41%) HTML
5 392 (19.88%) CSS
6 379 (19.22%) RESTful
7 377 (19.12%) AngularJS
8 366 (18.56%) REST
9 323 (16.38%) J2EE
10 305 (15.47%) Spring Boot
11 194 (9.84%) Java EE
12 188 (9.53%) XML
13 186 (9.43%) React
14 152 (7.71%) Node.js
15 150 (7.61%) HTML5
16 138 (7.00%) JSON
17 134 (6.80%) JMS
18 130 (6.59%) JPA
19 125 (6.34%) Spring MVC
20 122 (6.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 234 (11.87%) Fintech
2 209 (10.60%) Computer Science
3 146 (7.40%) Greenfield Project
4 94 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 50 (2.54%) User Experience
8 41 (2.08%) Derivative
9 39 (1.98%) Online Games
10 38 (1.93%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
12 32 (1.62%) Equities
13 29 (1.47%) Fixed Income
13 29 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 24 (1.22%) Public Cloud
16 23 (1.17%) Data Structures
16 23 (1.17%) Private Cloud
17 18 (0.91%) Hedge funds
18 16 (0.81%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 289 (14.66%) Linux
2 67 (3.40%) Unix
3 61 (3.09%) Android
4 50 (2.54%) Windows
5 33 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.86%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.25%) Solaris
9 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.15%) CentOS
11 2 (0.10%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.10%) Debian
11 2 (0.10%) Fedora
12 1 (0.051%) HPUX
12 1 (0.051%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,139 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 702 (35.60%) TDD
3 485 (24.59%) Microservices
4 484 (24.54%) Software Engineering
5 433 (21.96%) Scrum
6 281 (14.25%) OO
7 278 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
8 277 (14.05%) DevOps
9 267 (13.54%) BDD
10 262 (13.29%) MVC
11 237 (12.02%) Mentoring
12 200 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
13 180 (9.13%) Test Automation
14 176 (8.92%) SDLC
15 175 (8.87%) SOA
16 163 (8.27%) E-Commerce
17 156 (7.91%) Multithreading
18 149 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
19 126 (6.39%) Kanban
20 123 (6.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,972 (100.00%) Java
2 662 (33.57%) JavaScript
3 607 (30.78%) Java 8
4 583 (29.56%) SQL
5 227 (11.51%) Scala
6 210 (10.65%) Python
7 108 (5.48%) PHP
8 98 (4.97%) C#
9 95 (4.82%) Groovy
10 70 (3.55%) Ruby
11 66 (3.35%) C++
12 54 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 53 (2.69%) Kotlin
14 48 (2.43%) C
15 40 (2.03%) Go
16 34 (1.72%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.57%) Java 9
18 18 (0.91%) TypeScript
19 17 (0.86%) ES6
20 14 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 318 (16.13%) Degree
2 117 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 21 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.25%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.25%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.20%) PhD
8 3 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.051%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.72%) QA
2 27 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.51%) GDPR
4 9 (0.46%) GCP
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.15%) SEPA
5 3 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.10%) MiFID
6 2 (0.10%) PSD2
7 1 (0.051%) DICOM
System Software
1 318 (16.13%) Docker
2 22 (1.12%) GridGain
3 12 (0.61%) HDFS
4 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.051%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 89 (4.51%) Kubernetes
2 68 (3.45%) Ansible
3 47 (2.38%) Puppet
3 47 (2.38%) Terraform
4 25 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (0.56%) Marathon
6 9 (0.46%) Mesos
7 6 (0.30%) logstash
8 5 (0.25%) Kibana
9 3 (0.15%) Rancher
10 2 (0.10%) Ambari
10 2 (0.10%) Consul
11 1 (0.051%) Apache Shiro
11 1 (0.051%) Nagios
11 1 (0.051%) rkt
11 1 (0.051%) Salt
11 1 (0.051%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 241 (12.22%) Oracle
2 60 (3.04%) Google
3 46 (2.33%) SAP
4 35 (1.77%) IBM
5 34 (1.72%) WorldPay
6 23 (1.17%) Red Hat
7 22 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.06%) Apple
9 16 (0.81%) Sybase
10 15 (0.76%) Microsoft
11 14 (0.71%) AppDynamics
11 14 (0.71%) Capita
11 14 (0.71%) Splunk
12 11 (0.56%) hybris
13 9 (0.46%) Adobe
14 7 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.35%) TIBCO
15 6 (0.30%) ATG
15 6 (0.30%) Xamarin
16 5 (0.25%) Birst