Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 293 281
Rank change year-on-year +49 -12 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,614 1,763 2,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.17% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.22% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,593 1,721
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 118,710 144,433 167,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95,152 115,588 137,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +47 1,524 £70,000 +3.70% 201
London +44 880 £80,000 +6.67% 110
UK excluding London +8 719 £57,500 - 108
South East +3 279 £60,000 - 25
North of England +81 160 £57,500 +4.55% 24
North West +69 108 £60,000 -7.69% 11
Midlands +6 79 £57,500 -2.13% 18
South West -50 68 £52,500 - 13
East of England +46 57 £62,500 +4.17% 11
Yorkshire +16 51 £50,000 -9.09% 12
East Midlands +10 47 £72,500 +20.83% 8
Scotland +16 35 £58,750 +23.68% 13
West Midlands +18 32 £52,500 - 10
Wales +24 26 £45,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +23 16 £50,000 -
North East +10 1 £37,500 -32.74% 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 1,614 (100.00%) Java
2 855 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
3 837 (51.86%) Spring
4 569 (35.25%) Microservices
5 420 (26.02%) JavaScript
6 410 (25.40%) TDD
7 402 (24.91%) Spring Boot
7 402 (24.91%) Java 8
8 366 (22.68%) AWS
9 362 (22.43%) Finance
10 322 (19.95%) SQL
11 310 (19.21%) Docker
12 307 (19.02%) Web Services
13 275 (17.04%) Hibernate
13 275 (17.04%) Software Engineering
14 266 (16.48%) AngularJS
15 255 (15.80%) DevOps
16 241 (14.93%) OO
17 231 (14.31%) Maven
18 226 (14.00%) RESTful
19 218 (13.51%) J2EE
20 217 (13.44%) BDD
21 213 (13.20%) Jenkins
22 211 (13.07%) HTML
23 202 (12.52%) CSS
24 197 (12.21%) Kubernetes
25 194 (12.02%) React
26 192 (11.90%) Scrum
27 188 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
28 186 (11.52%) Git (software)

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 97 (6.01%) Tomcat
2 77 (4.77%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.92%) Apache
3 31 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 27 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.43%) JBoss
6 22 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 20 (1.24%) Confluence
8 12 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (0.62%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.56%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.56%) Mule
10 9 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.43%) Mule ESB
12 6 (0.37%) CMS
12 6 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.062%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 366 (22.68%) AWS
2 78 (4.83%) GCP
3 62 (3.84%) Azure
4 57 (3.53%) Serverless
5 44 (2.73%) SaaS
6 40 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (2.23%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.18%) OpenShift
9 14 (0.87%) GitHub
10 13 (0.81%) AWS IoT
11 12 (0.74%) Amazon ECS
11 12 (0.74%) Slack
12 10 (0.62%) Amazon Cognito
13 9 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
14 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.37%) Heroku
15 6 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.12%) HTTP
2 17 (1.05%) Internet
3 13 (0.81%) RFID
4 8 (0.50%) SSL
5 6 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.25%) Multicast
7 3 (0.19%) X.509
8 2 (0.12%) Skype
9 1 (0.062%) AMQP
9 1 (0.062%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.062%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.062%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (9.42%) NoSQL
2 135 (8.36%) MySQL
3 111 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
4 94 (5.82%) Big Data
5 86 (5.33%) Relational Database
6 70 (4.34%) Hadoop
6 70 (4.34%) SQL Server
7 61 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 57 (3.53%) MongoDB
9 38 (2.35%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.86%) HBase
11 29 (1.80%) Apache Hive
12 27 (1.67%) Impala
13 23 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.87%) Redis
15 13 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
17 10 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (0.62%) KDB
18 8 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 231 (14.31%) Maven
2 213 (13.20%) Jenkins
3 186 (11.52%) Git (software)
4 135 (8.36%) JUnit
5 119 (7.37%) Gradle
6 81 (5.02%) Eclipse
7 63 (3.90%) JIRA
8 47 (2.91%) Subversion
9 45 (2.79%) Cucumber
10 41 (2.54%) RStudio
11 39 (2.42%) Selenium
12 38 (2.35%) Ant
12 38 (2.35%) Mockito
13 37 (2.29%) SonarQube
14 28 (1.73%) NetBeans
15 21 (1.30%) Bitbucket
16 18 (1.12%) GitLab
17 15 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.93%) Gatling
18 13 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 362 (22.43%) Finance
2 139 (8.61%) Front Office
3 106 (6.57%) Retail
4 102 (6.32%) Banking
5 71 (4.40%) Public Sector
6 51 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 49 (3.04%) Games
8 38 (2.35%) Back Office
9 30 (1.86%) Marketing
10 28 (1.73%) Law
11 23 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.36%) Advertising
12 22 (1.36%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.24%) Electronics
14 19 (1.18%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.43%) French Language
16 6 (0.37%) Automotive
17 5 (0.31%) Billing
18 3 (0.19%) Dutch Language
18 3 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 837 (51.86%) Spring
2 402 (24.91%) Spring Boot
3 307 (19.02%) Web Services
4 275 (17.04%) Hibernate
5 266 (16.48%) AngularJS
6 226 (14.00%) RESTful
7 218 (13.51%) J2EE
8 211 (13.07%) HTML
9 202 (12.52%) CSS
10 194 (12.02%) React
11 185 (11.46%) REST
12 119 (7.37%) Node.js
13 111 (6.88%) XML
14 108 (6.69%) Kafka
15 104 (6.44%) JPA
16 93 (5.76%) JSP
17 92 (5.70%) SOAP
18 83 (5.14%) JDBC
19 78 (4.83%) Java EE
20 77 (4.77%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
2 101 (6.26%) Fixed Income
3 89 (5.51%) Equities
4 80 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 79 (4.89%) Derivative
6 65 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (2.35%) Mobile App
9 37 (2.29%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.67%) Public Cloud
11 26 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (1.55%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.18%) User Experience
14 18 (1.12%) Video on Demand
15 17 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
15 17 (1.05%) iPad
16 16 (0.99%) Online Games
17 14 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
18 11 (0.68%) Online Gambling
19 10 (0.62%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 149 (9.23%) Linux
2 77 (4.77%) Unix
3 75 (4.65%) Android
4 58 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.73%) CentOS
6 27 (1.67%) Windows
7 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.37%) Debian
9 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.062%) Solaris
11 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.062%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (35.25%) Microservices
3 410 (25.40%) TDD
4 275 (17.04%) Software Engineering
5 255 (15.80%) DevOps
6 241 (14.93%) OO
7 217 (13.44%) BDD
8 192 (11.90%) Scrum
9 188 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
10 159 (9.85%) Mentoring
11 157 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
12 151 (9.36%) Computer Science
13 150 (9.29%) Fintech
14 142 (8.80%) Multithreading
15 137 (8.49%) Analytics
16 130 (8.05%) E-Commerce
17 127 (7.87%) Web Development
18 104 (6.44%) OOD
19 98 (6.07%) SDLC
20 92 (5.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,614 (100.00%) Java
2 420 (26.02%) JavaScript
3 402 (24.91%) Java 8
4 322 (19.95%) SQL
5 167 (10.35%) Python
6 88 (5.45%) Scala
7 48 (2.97%) C#
7 48 (2.97%) PHP
8 41 (2.54%) R
9 39 (2.42%) Ruby
10 34 (2.11%) Kotlin
11 33 (2.04%) Go
11 33 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 27 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.12%) Java 9
15 14 (0.87%) C++
16 13 (0.81%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.74%) Groovy
18 11 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 177 (10.97%) Degree
2 65 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 46 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 16 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.12%) PhD
11 1 (0.062%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.062%) HND
11 1 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.062%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.23%) QA
2 2 (0.12%) SEPA
2 2 (0.12%) WAI
3 1 (0.062%) PSD2
System Software
1 310 (19.21%) Docker
2 24 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.74%) HDFS
4 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.062%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.062%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.062%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.062%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 197 (12.21%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.11%) Ansible
3 31 (1.92%) Terraform
4 14 (0.87%) Kibana
4 14 (0.87%) logstash
4 14 (0.87%) Puppet
5 11 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.12%) Control-M
8 1 (0.062%) Consul
8 1 (0.062%) Grafana
8 1 (0.062%) MOM
8 1 (0.062%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 178 (11.03%) Oracle
2 40 (2.48%) Google
2 40 (2.48%) SAP
3 27 (1.67%) Red Hat
4 24 (1.49%) IBM
5 22 (1.36%) Adobe
6 20 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.18%) TIBCO
8 17 (1.05%) hybris
9 16 (0.99%) Demandware
10 14 (0.87%) Splunk
11 13 (0.81%) Microsoft
12 11 (0.68%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.43%) ION Trading
14 5 (0.31%) Solace
15 4 (0.25%) Atlassian
16 3 (0.19%) Facebook
16 3 (0.19%) NEC
16 3 (0.19%) Northgate
16 3 (0.19%) Plumtree