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The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 409 365 275
Rank change year-on-year -44 -90 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,387 777 1,118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.84% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.91% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 904 673 965
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +25.93% -3.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £100,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,750 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +19.57% - -

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 151,982 85,295 87,912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 92.50% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82,544 65,076 71,375
10th Percentile £32,456 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -35 1,212 £85,000 +21.43% 152
London -43 775 £90,000 +12.50% 100
Work from Home -64 691 £82,500 +26.92% 66
UK excluding London -107 447 £68,750 +19.57% 56
North of England -64 129 £75,000 +20.00% 23
Midlands +8 125 £60,000 +20.00% 12
South East -88 109 £77,500 +24.00% 5
North West -59 63 £80,000 +28.00% 13
West Midlands -31 62 £65,000 +18.18% 10
Yorkshire -15 60 £67,500 +17.39% 10
East Midlands +9 52 £52,500 +10.53% 1
South West -44 51 £75,000 +36.36% 8
Scotland -71 26 £58,750 +6.82% 5
North East -32 6 £53,750 -17.31%
East of England -97 4 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Wales -48 3 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, Senior Java Developer job roles required the following 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 1,387 (100.00%) Java
2 863 (62.22%) Spring
3 790 (56.96%) Agile
4 576 (41.53%) Microservices
5 515 (37.13%) AWS
6 484 (34.90%) Spring Boot
7 474 (34.17%) Docker
8 472 (34.03%) Kubernetes
8 472 (34.03%) TDD
9 373 (26.89%) CI/CD
10 365 (26.32%) Kafka
11 345 (24.87%) Software Engineering
12 336 (24.22%) Git (software)
13 297 (21.41%) DevOps
14 295 (21.27%) Finance
15 275 (19.83%) SQL
16 272 (19.61%) REST
17 264 (19.03%) Jenkins
18 253 (18.24%) JavaScript
19 247 (17.81%) Azure
20 239 (17.23%) Scrum
21 232 (16.73%) PostgreSQL
22 217 (15.65%) Maven
22 217 (15.65%) NoSQL
22 217 (15.65%) React
22 217 (15.65%) Full Stack Development
23 215 (15.50%) Mentoring
24 202 (14.56%) Big Data
25 201 (14.49%) Linux
26 191 (13.77%) BDD

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
1 122 (8.80%) Apache Solr
2 67 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
3 63 (4.54%) Confluence
4 30 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 29 (2.09%) Jetty
6 20 (1.44%) JBoss
7 18 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.23%) nginx
8 17 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.15%) Apache
10 14 (1.01%) GlassFish
11 13 (0.94%) MQSeries
12 12 (0.87%) Ethereum
12 12 (0.87%) Hedera
13 6 (0.43%) Apache Pulsar
13 6 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.22%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.14%) CMS
15 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.14%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 21 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.01%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.072%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 515 (37.13%) AWS
2 247 (17.81%) Azure
3 181 (13.05%) GCP
4 71 (5.12%) Serverless
5 67 (4.83%) OpenShift
6 59 (4.25%) AWS Lambda
7 55 (3.97%) GitHub
8 41 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (2.16%) SaaS
10 28 (2.02%) Slack
11 26 (1.87%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.80%) Google Play
13 24 (1.73%) Amazon ECS
14 23 (1.66%) Azure Functions
15 19 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
16 17 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (1.08%) Datadog
18 13 (0.94%) GitHub Actions
18 13 (0.94%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.52%) HTTP
2 31 (2.24%) Broadband
3 18 (1.30%) Internet
4 7 (0.50%) 5G
5 6 (0.43%) AMQP
5 6 (0.43%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.14%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.072%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.072%) FCAPS
8 1 (0.072%) Firewall
8 1 (0.072%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.072%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.072%) VPN
8 1 (0.072%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (16.73%) PostgreSQL
2 217 (15.65%) NoSQL
3 202 (14.56%) Big Data
4 180 (12.98%) Redis
5 148 (10.67%) MongoDB
6 146 (10.53%) MySQL
7 83 (5.98%) Relational Database
8 76 (5.48%) SQL Server
9 55 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 44 (3.17%) Hadoop
11 37 (2.67%) Hazelcast
12 32 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 30 (2.16%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.51%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.30%) ArangoDB
15 18 (1.30%) HBase
16 17 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (1.15%) BigQuery
18 13 (0.94%) MaxDB
19 8 (0.58%) Flink
Development Applications
1 336 (24.22%) Git (software)
2 264 (19.03%) Jenkins
3 217 (15.65%) Maven
4 162 (11.68%) JUnit
5 115 (8.29%) Mockito
6 112 (8.07%) JIRA
7 82 (5.91%) Gradle
8 81 (5.84%) Bitbucket
9 44 (3.17%) GitLab
10 30 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 29 (2.09%) Mercurial
12 28 (2.02%) Ant
12 28 (2.02%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 24 (1.73%) Apache Ivy
14 24 (1.73%) Concordion
14 24 (1.73%) IntelliJ
15 21 (1.51%) Jasmine
16 19 (1.37%) CircleCI
16 19 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 295 (21.27%) Finance
2 174 (12.55%) Social Skills
3 87 (6.27%) Banking
4 75 (5.41%) Front Office
4 75 (5.41%) Games
5 57 (4.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 54 (3.89%) Retail
7 33 (2.38%) Advertising
8 30 (2.16%) Financial Institution
8 30 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 29 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.09%) Public Sector
10 28 (2.02%) Investment Banking
11 27 (1.95%) Marketing
12 21 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (1.44%) Legal
14 15 (1.08%) Back Office
15 11 (0.79%) Electronics
16 7 (0.50%) Law
16 7 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 863 (62.22%) Spring
2 484 (34.90%) Spring Boot
3 365 (26.32%) Kafka
4 272 (19.61%) REST
5 217 (15.65%) React
6 169 (12.18%) RESTful
7 131 (9.44%) Hibernate
8 123 (8.87%) Node.js
9 116 (8.36%) Web Services
10 108 (7.79%) AngularJS
11 103 (7.43%) HTML
12 76 (5.48%) XML
13 75 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
14 73 (5.26%) JPA
15 67 (4.83%) Java EE
16 64 (4.61%) JMS
17 62 (4.47%) JDBC
17 62 (4.47%) Protocol Buffers
18 61 (4.40%) JSON
19 57 (4.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 169 (12.18%) Social Media
2 81 (5.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 81 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (4.25%) Data Structures
3 59 (4.25%) Derivative
3 59 (4.25%) Fixed Income
3 59 (4.25%) Hedge funds
4 57 (4.11%) Equities
5 54 (3.89%) Algorithms
6 50 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (3.53%) Blockchain
7 49 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.67%) Social Network
9 27 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.95%) User Experience
10 23 (1.66%) Equity Derivative
11 22 (1.59%) Video\Live Streaming
12 21 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
12 21 (1.51%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.30%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 201 (14.49%) Linux
2 73 (5.26%) Unix
3 51 (3.68%) Android
4 25 (1.80%) Mac OS X
5 24 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 17 (1.23%) Windows
8 13 (0.94%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.072%) AIX
9 1 (0.072%) HPUX
9 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 790 (56.96%) Agile
2 576 (41.53%) Microservices
3 472 (34.03%) TDD
4 373 (26.89%) CI/CD
5 345 (24.87%) Software Engineering
6 297 (21.41%) DevOps
7 239 (17.23%) Scrum
8 217 (15.65%) Full Stack Development
9 215 (15.50%) Mentoring
10 191 (13.77%) BDD
11 162 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
12 154 (11.10%) OO
13 145 (10.45%) Pair Programming
14 137 (9.88%) Multithreading
15 131 (9.44%) Test Automation
16 115 (8.29%) Collaborative Working
17 114 (8.22%) Unit Testing
18 113 (8.15%) Asset Management
19 111 (8.00%) Analytics
19 111 (8.00%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 1,387 (100.00%) Java
2 275 (19.83%) SQL
3 253 (18.24%) JavaScript
4 125 (9.01%) Python
5 111 (8.00%) Kotlin
6 76 (5.48%) TypeScript
7 48 (3.46%) Scala
8 28 (2.02%) Go
9 23 (1.66%) Groovy
10 18 (1.30%) AspectJ
11 17 (1.23%) C++
12 16 (1.15%) C#
13 15 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 13 (0.94%) JPQL
15 12 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.43%) C
17 4 (0.29%) Bash
18 3 (0.22%) ANSI C
18 3 (0.22%) PHP
19 2 (0.14%) ES6
Qualifications
1 131 (9.44%) Degree
2 51 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (0.94%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.14%) HND
7 1 (0.072%) CCNA
7 1 (0.072%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.072%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (10.02%) QA
2 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 474 (34.17%) Docker
2 34 (2.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.14%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 472 (34.03%) Kubernetes
2 91 (6.56%) Terraform
3 38 (2.74%) Ansible
4 27 (1.95%) Grafana
4 27 (1.95%) Kibana
5 22 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.08%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.22%) Puppet
8 1 (0.072%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.072%) Istio
Vendors
1 107 (7.71%) Twitter
2 97 (6.99%) Oracle
3 58 (4.18%) Google
4 45 (3.24%) Microsoft
5 29 (2.09%) Atlassian
6 26 (1.87%) Sybase
7 19 (1.37%) Cisco
8 18 (1.30%) Splunk
9 13 (0.94%) Brandwatch
9 13 (0.94%) Datto
10 11 (0.79%) SAP
11 10 (0.72%) Apple
11 10 (0.72%) Guidewire
11 10 (0.72%) IBM
12 8 (0.58%) Solace
12 8 (0.58%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.36%) Bloomberg
14 4 (0.29%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.29%) VMware
15 2 (0.14%) Confluent