Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 248 289
Rank change year-on-year -37 +41 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 2,002 2,355 2,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.39% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.44% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,715 2,020 2,160
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
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 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 15 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 23 May 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 -35 1,886 £62,500 +4.17% 263
UK excluding London -37 1,075 £52,500 - 122
London -37 914 £72,500 +3.57% 157
South East +23 405 £55,000 - 46
North of England -88 187 £50,000 -9.09% 21
South West -29 141 £55,000 - 14
Midlands +51 128 £55,000 +4.76% 14
East of England -61 108 £57,500 +15.00% 11
Scotland -44 99 £52,500 -4.55% 9
West Midlands +60 88 £55,000 - 10
Yorkshire -16 87 £46,000 -8.00% 7
North West -92 84 £52,500 -12.50% 14
East Midlands +1 40 £58,750 +11.90% 4
North East -12 16 £50,000 +29.87%
Wales -13 7 £47,500 -5.00% 3

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 2,002 (100.00%) Java
2 1,227 (61.29%) Spring
3 1,187 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
4 732 (36.56%) TDD
5 702 (35.06%) JavaScript
6 630 (31.47%) SQL
7 593 (29.62%) Java 8
8 574 (28.67%) Finance
9 533 (26.62%) Hibernate
10 489 (24.43%) Software Engineering
11 469 (23.43%) HTML
12 464 (23.18%) Web Services
13 436 (21.78%) Scrum
14 433 (21.63%) Microservices
15 425 (21.23%) AngularJS
16 391 (19.53%) CSS
17 366 (18.28%) RESTful
18 361 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
18 361 (18.03%) J2EE
19 360 (17.98%) Degree
20 343 (17.13%) REST
21 323 (16.13%) OO
22 317 (15.83%) Git (software)
23 312 (15.58%) NoSQL
24 306 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
25 303 (15.13%) Linux
26 290 (14.49%) Jenkins
27 275 (13.74%) Docker
28 267 (13.34%) Spring Boot
29 266 (13.29%) Maven

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
1 199 (9.94%) Tomcat
2 157 (7.84%) JBoss
3 87 (4.35%) Apache
4 83 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
5 65 (3.25%) WebSphere
6 56 (2.80%) Apache Spark
7 54 (2.70%) Mule
8 50 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 39 (1.95%) Confluence
10 36 (1.80%) Apache Solr
11 28 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 26 (1.30%) WildFly
13 19 (0.95%) Jetty
13 19 (0.95%) Mule ESB
13 19 (0.95%) nginx
14 17 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (0.70%) CMS
16 12 (0.60%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
18 10 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.100%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.050%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (1.50%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.100%) Magento
7 1 (0.050%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.050%) Ripple
7 1 (0.050%) Ripple XRP
7 1 (0.050%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 361 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (5.64%) GitHub
3 47 (2.35%) SaaS
4 46 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (2.20%) OpenShift
6 28 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.95%) PaaS
9 18 (0.90%) Serverless
10 17 (0.85%) IaaS
10 17 (0.85%) Slack
11 14 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 13 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.35%) CloudBees
14 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.25%) Zapier
16 3 (0.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.75%) HTTP
2 35 (1.75%) Internet
3 31 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.55%) AMQP
5 8 (0.40%) Network Security
5 8 (0.40%) SSL
6 5 (0.25%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (0.15%) Skype
8 2 (0.100%) Broadband
8 2 (0.100%) DNS
8 2 (0.100%) PPP
8 2 (0.100%) SMS
9 1 (0.050%) ATM
9 1 (0.050%) DSL
9 1 (0.050%) Firewall
9 1 (0.050%) RTP
9 1 (0.050%) SSH
9 1 (0.050%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.050%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.050%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (15.58%) NoSQL
2 196 (9.79%) MySQL
3 167 (8.34%) Relational Database
4 160 (7.99%) Big Data
5 144 (7.19%) MongoDB
6 127 (6.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 102 (5.09%) SQL Server
8 74 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 66 (3.30%) Hadoop
10 60 (3.00%) RDBMS
11 43 (2.15%) Redis
12 34 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (1.60%) HBase
14 24 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 23 (1.15%) Blockchain
16 21 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.80%) CouchDB
18 11 (0.55%) Hazelcast
19 10 (0.50%) Couchbase
20 9 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 317 (15.83%) Git (software)
2 290 (14.49%) Jenkins
3 266 (13.29%) Maven
4 242 (12.09%) JUnit
5 134 (6.69%) Cucumber
6 125 (6.24%) Subversion
7 122 (6.09%) JIRA
8 113 (5.64%) Selenium
9 94 (4.70%) Eclipse
10 88 (4.40%) Gradle
11 61 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
12 60 (3.00%) Mockito
13 50 (2.50%) Ant
14 34 (1.70%) IntelliJ
15 25 (1.25%) TeamCity
16 22 (1.10%) Hudson
17 18 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (0.85%) Bitbucket
18 17 (0.85%) SonarQube
18 17 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 574 (28.67%) Finance
2 203 (10.14%) Banking
3 135 (6.74%) Games
4 104 (5.19%) Retail
5 76 (3.80%) Advertising
6 73 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 43 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 39 (1.95%) Electronics
8 39 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.95%) Marketing
9 37 (1.85%) Front Office
10 31 (1.55%) Back Office
11 25 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 24 (1.20%) Publishing
13 16 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.75%) Law
15 6 (0.30%) Automotive
15 6 (0.30%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
17 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,227 (61.29%) Spring
2 533 (26.62%) Hibernate
3 469 (23.43%) HTML
4 464 (23.18%) Web Services
5 425 (21.23%) AngularJS
6 391 (19.53%) CSS
7 366 (18.28%) RESTful
8 361 (18.03%) J2EE
9 343 (17.13%) REST
10 267 (13.34%) Spring Boot
11 229 (11.44%) Java EE
12 207 (10.34%) XML
13 187 (9.34%) Node.js
14 173 (8.64%) HTML5
15 167 (8.34%) React
16 154 (7.69%) JSON
17 140 (6.99%) JMS
18 119 (5.94%) .NET
18 119 (5.94%) SOAP
19 118 (5.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 257 (12.84%) Computer Science
2 222 (11.09%) Fintech
3 168 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
4 106 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
5 87 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (3.10%) User Experience
7 58 (2.90%) Online Games
8 45 (2.25%) Algorithms
9 43 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 42 (2.10%) Mobile App
11 41 (2.05%) Private Cloud
12 35 (1.75%) Data Structures
13 34 (1.70%) Derivative
13 34 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
14 28 (1.40%) Equities
15 25 (1.25%) Fixed Income
16 24 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (0.85%) Public Cloud
18 13 (0.65%) Online Gambling
18 13 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 303 (15.13%) Linux
2 103 (5.14%) Unix
3 76 (3.80%) Android
4 59 (2.95%) Windows
5 58 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.10%) Mac OS
7 14 (0.70%) Solaris
8 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.30%) CentOS
12 5 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
12 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.15%) Debian
13 3 (0.15%) Fedora
13 3 (0.15%) HPUX
13 3 (0.15%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.050%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,187 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
2 732 (36.56%) TDD
3 489 (24.43%) Software Engineering
4 436 (21.78%) Scrum
5 433 (21.63%) Microservices
6 323 (16.13%) OO
7 306 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
8 261 (13.04%) Mentoring
9 251 (12.54%) MVC
10 237 (11.84%) BDD
11 229 (11.44%) DevOps
12 226 (11.29%) SDLC
13 208 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
14 184 (9.19%) E-Commerce
15 171 (8.54%) Test Automation
16 158 (7.89%) Multithreading
17 157 (7.84%) SOA
18 147 (7.34%) Open Source
19 145 (7.24%) Web Development
20 132 (6.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2,002 (100.00%) Java
2 702 (35.06%) JavaScript
3 630 (31.47%) SQL
4 593 (29.62%) Java 8
5 221 (11.04%) Scala
6 200 (9.99%) Python
7 149 (7.44%) PHP
8 104 (5.19%) C#
9 93 (4.65%) Ruby
10 83 (4.15%) Groovy
11 73 (3.65%) C++
12 53 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 51 (2.55%) C
14 50 (2.50%) Kotlin
15 40 (2.00%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.50%) Java 9
17 23 (1.15%) Go
18 21 (1.05%) TypeScript
19 19 (0.95%) ActionScript
20 18 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 360 (17.98%) Degree
2 131 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 15 (0.75%) Master's Degree
5 11 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.35%) PhD
8 2 (0.100%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.100%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.100%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.050%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.00%) QA
2 45 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.30%) SEPA
4 5 (0.25%) GDPR
5 4 (0.20%) PSD2
6 3 (0.15%) SLA
7 2 (0.100%) GCP
8 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 275 (13.74%) Docker
2 20 (1.00%) HDFS
3 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.100%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 66 (3.30%) Ansible
2 58 (2.90%) Puppet
3 55 (2.75%) Kubernetes
4 28 (1.40%) Terraform
5 27 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.30%) Marathon
6 6 (0.30%) Mesos
6 6 (0.30%) Salt
7 5 (0.25%) logstash
8 4 (0.20%) Ambari
9 3 (0.15%) Kibana
9 3 (0.15%) Packer
10 2 (0.100%) Consul
11 1 (0.050%) Rancher
11 1 (0.050%) rkt
Vendors
1 253 (12.64%) Oracle
2 50 (2.50%) WorldPay
3 49 (2.45%) Google
4 42 (2.10%) SAP
5 29 (1.45%) IBM
6 25 (1.25%) Microsoft
7 17 (0.85%) Capita
7 17 (0.85%) hybris
8 16 (0.80%) Apple
8 16 (0.80%) TIBCO
9 14 (0.70%) AppDynamics
9 14 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (0.70%) Splunk
10 13 (0.65%) Sybase
11 10 (0.50%) Sun
12 9 (0.45%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.35%) Adobe
13 7 (0.35%) Talend
14 6 (0.30%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.25%) Tableau