Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 316 254 301
Rank change year-on-year -62 +47 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 616 1,601 1,721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.28% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.34% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 655 1,550 1,716
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,850 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £91,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 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 -74 552 £67,500 -3.57% 118
UK excluding London -5 334 £57,500 - 70
London -54 265 £75,000 -9.09% 63
Work from Home -79 118 £63,750 -12.07% 20
South East +1 100 £67,500 +12.50% 16
North of England +6 74 £57,500 - 28
South West +72 57 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Scotland +24 36 £57,500 -4.17% 11
North West +7 36 £62,500 +4.17% 21
Midlands +42 35 £55,000 - 4
Yorkshire +27 26 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Midlands +65 25 £57,500 +9.52% 3
East of England +66 17 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Wales +42 15 £43,750 -2.78% 3
North East +27 11 £53,750 +43.33% 3
East Midlands +34 10 £47,500 -34.48% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 616 (100.00%) Java
2 322 (52.27%) Spring
3 311 (50.49%) Agile Software Development
4 199 (32.31%) Spring Boot
5 196 (31.82%) Microservices
6 173 (28.08%) TDD
6 173 (28.08%) JavaScript
7 155 (25.16%) AWS
8 140 (22.73%) SQL
9 135 (21.92%) Docker
10 120 (19.48%) Finance
11 109 (17.69%) DevOps
12 108 (17.53%) Kubernetes
13 107 (17.37%) Java 8
14 104 (16.88%) AngularJS
15 95 (15.42%) Scrum
16 89 (14.45%) BDD
17 87 (14.12%) Hibernate
17 87 (14.12%) CSS
18 84 (13.64%) Fintech
19 83 (13.47%) HTML
20 79 (12.82%) Software Engineering
21 76 (12.34%) REST
22 75 (12.18%) Kafka
23 74 (12.01%) Maven
24 73 (11.85%) JUnit
25 71 (11.53%) Git (software)
26 66 (10.71%) Web Services
27 64 (10.39%) TypeScript
27 64 (10.39%) Mentoring

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 37 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (4.06%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.73%) Apache Spark
4 19 (3.08%) Apache
5 17 (2.76%) Confluence
6 10 (1.62%) CMS
7 4 (0.65%) Tornado
7 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.49%) Camunda
9 2 (0.32%) Appian
9 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.32%) Mule
9 2 (0.32%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.16%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.16%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 155 (25.16%) AWS
2 47 (7.63%) SaaS
3 45 (7.31%) GCP
4 43 (6.98%) Azure
5 24 (3.90%) Serverless
6 19 (3.08%) GitHub
7 12 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (1.95%) Stackdriver
8 11 (1.79%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.62%) Google Play
10 8 (1.30%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (0.81%) Slack
13 4 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.49%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.95%) HTTP
2 9 (1.46%) Internet
3 8 (1.30%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.49%) FTP
4 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
2 42 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 41 (6.66%) MongoDB
4 40 (6.49%) MySQL
5 38 (6.17%) Relational Database
6 28 (4.55%) Big Data
7 14 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.95%) Redis
9 10 (1.62%) SQL Server
10 9 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.14%) Jackrabbit
11 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.14%) SQLite
12 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.81%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.81%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.81%) KDB
14 4 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.65%) Flink
Development Applications
1 74 (12.01%) Maven
2 73 (11.85%) JUnit
3 71 (11.53%) Git (software)
4 55 (8.93%) Jenkins
5 43 (6.98%) Gradle
6 33 (5.36%) JIRA
7 19 (3.08%) Mockito
8 16 (2.60%) Eclipse
9 15 (2.44%) IntelliJ
10 9 (1.46%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.14%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.14%) Subversion
12 5 (0.81%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.81%) gulp
12 5 (0.81%) Selenium
12 5 (0.81%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.65%) DbUnit
13 4 (0.65%) Grunt
13 4 (0.65%) webpack
14 3 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 120 (19.48%) Finance
2 49 (7.95%) Banking
3 46 (7.47%) Public Sector
4 28 (4.55%) Front Office
5 17 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.76%) Retail
6 16 (2.60%) Games
7 12 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.79%) Marketing
9 10 (1.62%) Electronics
10 8 (1.30%) Back Office
10 8 (1.30%) Law
10 8 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.14%) Automotive
12 4 (0.65%) Advertising
12 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (52.27%) Spring
2 199 (32.31%) Spring Boot
3 104 (16.88%) AngularJS
4 87 (14.12%) CSS
4 87 (14.12%) Hibernate
5 83 (13.47%) HTML
6 76 (12.34%) REST
7 75 (12.18%) Kafka
8 66 (10.71%) Web Services
9 63 (10.23%) Node.js
10 57 (9.25%) J2EE
11 53 (8.60%) RESTful
12 47 (7.63%) React
13 42 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
14 38 (6.17%) ActiveMQ
15 30 (4.87%) JPA
15 30 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (4.22%) Apache Camel
17 25 (4.06%) JMS
17 25 (4.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (4.22%) Fixed Income
3 22 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 20 (3.25%) Derivative
5 19 (3.08%) User Experience
6 18 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.76%) Virtual Team
8 16 (2.60%) Data Structures
8 16 (2.60%) Equities
9 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.30%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.14%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.81%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.81%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.81%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.81%) NHS
12 5 (0.81%) Social Media
13 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.12%) Linux
2 23 (3.73%) Unix
3 19 (3.08%) Android
4 9 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.97%) Windows
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (50.49%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (31.82%) Microservices
3 173 (28.08%) TDD
4 109 (17.69%) DevOps
5 95 (15.42%) Scrum
6 89 (14.45%) BDD
7 84 (13.64%) Fintech
8 79 (12.82%) Software Engineering
9 64 (10.39%) Mentoring
10 53 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (7.31%) Multithreading
12 43 (6.98%) SDLC
13 39 (6.33%) Test Automation
14 38 (6.17%) Kanban
15 36 (5.84%) OOD
16 35 (5.68%) OO
17 32 (5.19%) Computer Science
18 31 (5.03%) Pair Programming
19 30 (4.87%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 616 (100.00%) Java
2 173 (28.08%) JavaScript
3 140 (22.73%) SQL
4 107 (17.37%) Java 8
5 64 (10.39%) TypeScript
6 58 (9.42%) Python
7 42 (6.82%) Kotlin
8 22 (3.57%) Scala
9 15 (2.44%) C#
10 12 (1.95%) C++
10 12 (1.95%) XPath
11 11 (1.79%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.30%) C
13 7 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.81%) Groovy
15 4 (0.65%) Go
16 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.32%) ANSI SQL
17 2 (0.32%) ES6
17 2 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (7.14%) Degree
2 32 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.97%) PhD
6 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.32%) MCSD
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) MOS
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.06%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 135 (21.92%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 108 (17.53%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.73%) Terraform
3 14 (2.27%) Ansible
4 13 (2.11%) Grafana
5 11 (1.79%) Puppet
6 7 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.49%) Rancher
8 2 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.16%) Kibana
9 1 (0.16%) logstash
9 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 37 (6.01%) Google
2 30 (4.87%) Oracle
3 29 (4.71%) Splunk
4 14 (2.27%) Solace
5 12 (1.95%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.46%) SAP
7 6 (0.97%) IBM
8 5 (0.81%) BT
8 5 (0.81%) Facebook
8 5 (0.81%) Instagram
8 5 (0.81%) ION Trading
8 5 (0.81%) Twitter
9 4 (0.65%) Guidewire
9 4 (0.65%) Microsoft
10 3 (0.49%) Apple
11 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.32%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.32%) WSO2
12 1 (0.16%) ForgeRock