Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 367 321 276
Rank change year-on-year -46 -45 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,148 528 1,666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.94% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.99% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 946 466 1,486
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £98,750 £79,938 £85,000
90th Percentile £121,250 £94,375 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +9.09%

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 116,921 53,399 129,886
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.41% 95.14% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 81,819 44,915 105,389
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Java Developer over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 17 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 4 December 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 -27 1,022 £80,000 +14.29% 189
London +6 718 £90,000 +20.00% 114
UK excluding London -122 360 £60,750 +1.25% 83
Work from Home -48 317 £75,000 +20.00% 40
North of England -82 102 £65,000 +13.04% 31
South East -120 89 £70,000 +0.90% 11
Midlands -62 64 £52,500 -4.55% 15
North West -62 56 £63,750 +2.00% 20
Scotland -62 35 £55,000 -4.35% 6
West Midlands -69 34 £52,500 - 11
South West -79 32 £70,000 +27.27% 10
Wales -32 30 £55,000 +25.71% 1
East Midlands -40 30 £52,500 -16.33% 3
Yorkshire -73 29 £63,750 +27.50% 5
North East -10 17 £65,000 +26.83% 6
East of England -116 7 £70,000 +7.69% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 £67,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 1,148 (100.00%) Java
2 657 (57.23%) Spring
3 601 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
4 478 (41.64%) Microservices
5 386 (33.62%) AWS
6 368 (32.06%) Spring Boot
7 316 (27.53%) Software Engineering
8 304 (26.48%) Finance
9 293 (25.52%) JavaScript
10 291 (25.35%) Azure
11 276 (24.04%) Docker
12 275 (23.95%) Kubernetes
13 266 (23.17%) TDD
14 261 (22.74%) DevOps
15 237 (20.64%) SQL
16 228 (19.86%) Git (software)
17 226 (19.69%) GCP
18 223 (19.43%) Kafka
19 211 (18.38%) Jenkins
20 201 (17.51%) Social Skills
21 191 (16.64%) Scrum
22 190 (16.55%) Web Services
23 187 (16.29%) REST
24 186 (16.20%) Java 8
24 186 (16.20%) Full Stack Development
25 175 (15.24%) Maven
26 162 (14.11%) React
27 161 (14.02%) RESTful
28 151 (13.15%) Python
29 142 (12.37%) NoSQL

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 50 (4.36%) Apache Solr
2 31 (2.70%) Confluence
3 27 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 25 (2.18%) Apache
4 25 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 24 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.48%) OnBase
7 15 (1.31%) JBoss
8 13 (1.13%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.61%) Apache Pulsar
9 7 (0.61%) nginx
9 7 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.52%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.44%) Jetty
12 3 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
12 3 (0.26%) CMS
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.17%) Magnolia
14 1 (0.087%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.17%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 386 (33.62%) AWS
2 291 (25.35%) Azure
3 226 (19.69%) GCP
4 38 (3.31%) OpenShift
4 38 (3.31%) Serverless
5 36 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (2.61%) SaaS
7 27 (2.35%) Google Play
8 20 (1.74%) GitHub
9 18 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.31%) Akamai
11 11 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.96%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.96%) Azure Functions
12 10 (0.87%) PaaS
13 7 (0.61%) Snowflake
14 6 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.52%) Amazon Cognito
14 6 (0.52%) AWS Fargate
14 6 (0.52%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.22%) HTTP
2 18 (1.57%) Internet
3 10 (0.87%) Broadband
4 7 (0.61%) Firewall
5 6 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (0.52%) SWIFTNet
6 5 (0.44%) SMS
7 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.17%) SMPP
9 1 (0.087%) 5G
9 1 (0.087%) AMQP
9 1 (0.087%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.087%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.087%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (12.37%) NoSQL
2 123 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 109 (9.49%) Relational Database
4 104 (9.06%) Big Data
5 68 (5.92%) MongoDB
6 65 (5.66%) Redis
7 61 (5.31%) MySQL
8 57 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 50 (4.36%) SQL Server
10 38 (3.31%) Hadoop
11 28 (2.44%) Hazelcast
12 24 (2.09%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.83%) KDB
14 18 (1.57%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.31%) Flink
16 12 (1.05%) DB2
17 9 (0.78%) Amazon Aurora
18 8 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 8 (0.70%) MariaDB
19 6 (0.52%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 228 (19.86%) Git (software)
2 211 (18.38%) Jenkins
3 175 (15.24%) Maven
4 140 (12.20%) JUnit
5 73 (6.36%) Mockito
6 52 (4.53%) Bitbucket
6 52 (4.53%) Gradle
7 49 (4.27%) JIRA
8 34 (2.96%) TeamCity
9 30 (2.61%) Cucumber
10 28 (2.44%) IntelliJ
11 27 (2.35%) Eclipse
11 27 (2.35%) Mercurial
12 25 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 17 (1.48%) GitLab
14 13 (1.13%) Ant
15 12 (1.05%) Selenium
15 12 (1.05%) Subversion
16 10 (0.87%) Bitbucket Server
17 9 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 304 (26.48%) Finance
2 201 (17.51%) Social Skills
3 114 (9.93%) Banking
4 68 (5.92%) Games
5 63 (5.49%) Front Office
6 50 (4.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 44 (3.83%) Investment Banking
8 39 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (2.44%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.74%) Advertising
10 20 (1.74%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.66%) Retail
12 17 (1.48%) Back Office
12 17 (1.48%) Public Sector
13 12 (1.05%) Billing
14 11 (0.96%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.87%) Legal
16 8 (0.70%) Online Betting
17 7 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
17 7 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 657 (57.23%) Spring
2 368 (32.06%) Spring Boot
3 223 (19.43%) Kafka
4 190 (16.55%) Web Services
5 187 (16.29%) REST
6 162 (14.11%) React
7 161 (14.02%) RESTful
8 131 (11.41%) AngularJS
9 111 (9.67%) HTML
10 95 (8.28%) Hibernate
11 87 (7.58%) Node.js
12 73 (6.36%) CSS
13 60 (5.23%) JSON
14 57 (4.97%) Java EE
15 50 (4.36%) HTML5
16 49 (4.27%) XML
17 42 (3.66%) SOAP
18 37 (3.22%) RabbitMQ
19 33 (2.87%) JMS
20 32 (2.79%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.97%) Derivative
2 89 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (4.44%) Social Media
4 42 (3.66%) Fixed Income
5 41 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 39 (3.40%) Data Structures
7 31 (2.70%) Equities
8 28 (2.44%) Algorithms
8 28 (2.44%) Hedge funds
9 24 (2.09%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.57%) SWIFT
11 16 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.31%) Social Network
13 13 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.05%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
15 11 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (0.78%) Market Risk
17 8 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 119 (10.37%) Linux
2 52 (4.53%) Unix
3 38 (3.31%) Android
4 33 (2.87%) Windows
5 11 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.17%) CentOS
6 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.087%) Debian
7 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.087%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.087%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (41.64%) Microservices
3 316 (27.53%) Software Engineering
4 266 (23.17%) TDD
5 261 (22.74%) DevOps
6 191 (16.64%) Scrum
7 186 (16.20%) Full Stack Development
8 137 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
8 137 (11.93%) Fintech
9 133 (11.59%) Asset Management
10 129 (11.24%) OO
11 124 (10.80%) BDD
12 108 (9.41%) Mentoring
13 99 (8.62%) Unit Testing
14 98 (8.54%) Analytics
15 97 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
16 92 (8.01%) OOP
17 91 (7.93%) Multithreading
18 89 (7.75%) Test Automation
19 88 (7.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,148 (100.00%) Java
2 293 (25.52%) JavaScript
3 237 (20.64%) SQL
4 186 (16.20%) Java 8
5 151 (13.15%) Python
6 104 (9.06%) Kotlin
7 97 (8.45%) Java 11
8 57 (4.97%) TypeScript
9 23 (2.00%) Go
10 22 (1.92%) C#
11 20 (1.74%) Groovy
12 17 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.31%) C
13 15 (1.31%) C++
14 13 (1.13%) Scala
15 9 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.61%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.61%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.44%) C-shell
17 5 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (4.79%) Degree
2 18 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.78%) SAFe Agilist
5 7 (0.61%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.61%) PhD
6 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.26%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (7.67%) QA
2 6 (0.52%) ISO 15022
2 6 (0.52%) ISO 20022
2 6 (0.52%) PMO
3 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.087%) GDPR
3 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 276 (24.04%) Docker
2 15 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.087%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 275 (23.95%) Kubernetes
2 78 (6.79%) Terraform
3 37 (3.22%) Grafana
3 37 (3.22%) Prometheus
4 36 (3.14%) Ansible
5 8 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.26%) Consul
7 3 (0.26%) Puppet
8 2 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.087%) Argo
9 1 (0.087%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.087%) logstash
9 1 (0.087%) vRealize
Vendors
1 114 (9.93%) Oracle
2 85 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 72 (6.27%) Google
4 35 (3.05%) Twitter
5 26 (2.26%) Guidewire
6 23 (2.00%) Splunk
7 20 (1.74%) Atlassian
8 17 (1.48%) Hyland
8 17 (1.48%) Solace
9 13 (1.13%) IBM
10 9 (0.78%) Sybase
11 8 (0.70%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.52%) Greenplum
13 5 (0.44%) Sage
14 4 (0.35%) Brandwatch
14 4 (0.35%) Cisco
14 4 (0.35%) SAP
14 4 (0.35%) Sony
14 4 (0.35%) Spotify
15 3 (0.26%) Red Hat