Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 278 250
Rank change year-on-year -7 -28 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,754 2,059 2,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.18% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.22% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,585 1,732 2,220
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +2 1,677 £67,500 +8.00% 258
London -5 867 £75,000 +7.14% 135
UK excluding London -9 867 £57,500 +4.55% 135
South East +52 385 £60,000 +9.09% 40
South West +30 149 £52,500 - 16
North of England -16 131 £55,000 +10.00% 34
Midlands +28 106 £58,750 +6.82% 15
East of England +4 69 £60,000 +4.35% 18
North West -5 66 £65,000 +23.81% 21
Yorkshire +42 63 £55,000 +10.00% 10
East Midlands +28 60 £60,000 +14.29% 10
Scotland -47 52 £47,500 -9.52% 6
West Midlands +12 46 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Wales +12 7 £45,000 -7.69% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 - 2
North East +4 2 £55,750 +39.38% 3

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 1,754 (100.00%) Java
2 1,048 (59.75%) Agile Software Development
3 912 (52.00%) Spring
4 592 (33.75%) Microservices
5 506 (28.85%) TDD
6 477 (27.19%) Finance
7 447 (25.48%) Java 8
8 418 (23.83%) JavaScript
9 414 (23.60%) Software Engineering
10 402 (22.92%) SQL
11 392 (22.35%) Spring Boot
12 378 (21.55%) Docker
13 325 (18.53%) Web Services
14 307 (17.50%) Hibernate
15 305 (17.39%) Scrum
16 288 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
17 263 (14.99%) DevOps
17 263 (14.99%) AngularJS
18 256 (14.60%) Git (software)
19 253 (14.42%) RESTful
20 249 (14.20%) Maven
21 248 (14.14%) HTML
22 233 (13.28%) Degree
23 232 (13.23%) REST
24 221 (12.60%) Linux
25 207 (11.80%) OO
26 205 (11.69%) CSS
27 203 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
28 202 (11.52%) Jenkins
29 200 (11.40%) Continuous Integration

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
1 137 (7.81%) Tomcat
2 121 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
3 74 (4.22%) JBoss
4 58 (3.31%) Apache Spark
5 50 (2.85%) Apache
6 32 (1.82%) Jetty
6 32 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 32 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.48%) Apache Solr
8 21 (1.20%) Confluence
9 13 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (0.74%) WildFly
10 12 (0.68%) Anypoint
11 11 (0.63%) Mule
12 10 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.57%) nginx
13 7 (0.40%) Apache TomEE
13 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) thinkFolio
2 8 (0.46%) Ripple
3 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 288 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (2.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 50 (2.85%) SaaS
4 43 (2.45%) Serverless
5 31 (1.77%) GitHub
6 28 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (0.97%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.86%) Apigee
10 15 (0.86%) PaaS
11 13 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.74%) OpenShift
12 11 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 10 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.40%) Slack
15 5 (0.29%) Route 53
16 4 (0.23%) Oracle CX
16 4 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.91%) HTTP
2 31 (1.77%) Internet
3 14 (0.80%) Bluetooth
4 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.40%) SSL
6 3 (0.17%) Network Security
7 2 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.11%) SMPP
7 2 (0.11%) SMS
7 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.11%) Wireless
8 1 (0.057%) AMQP
8 1 (0.057%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.057%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.057%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.15%) Relational Database
2 137 (7.81%) NoSQL
3 135 (7.70%) MySQL
4 93 (5.30%) MongoDB
5 85 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
6 77 (4.39%) SQL Server
7 65 (3.71%) Big Data
7 65 (3.71%) RDBMS
8 57 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 51 (2.91%) Hadoop
10 45 (2.57%) HBase
11 31 (1.77%) Oracle Database
12 28 (1.60%) Redis
13 27 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (1.03%) Blockchain
14 18 (1.03%) CouchDB
15 13 (0.74%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.63%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 256 (14.60%) Git (software)
2 249 (14.20%) Maven
3 202 (11.52%) Jenkins
4 141 (8.04%) JUnit
5 108 (6.16%) Gradle
6 82 (4.68%) Cucumber
7 81 (4.62%) Eclipse
8 63 (3.59%) Selenium
8 63 (3.59%) Subversion
9 61 (3.48%) JIRA
10 50 (2.85%) IntelliJ
10 50 (2.85%) Mockito
11 34 (1.94%) Ant
11 34 (1.94%) NetBeans
12 17 (0.97%) SonarQube
12 17 (0.97%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.74%) Gitweb
13 13 (0.74%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.68%) Grunt
14 12 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 477 (27.19%) Finance
2 144 (8.21%) Banking
3 112 (6.39%) Retail
4 74 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 64 (3.65%) Marketing
6 57 (3.25%) Games
7 44 (2.51%) Electronics
7 44 (2.51%) Law
7 44 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 37 (2.11%) Front Office
9 36 (2.05%) Advertising
10 22 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.86%) Back Office
12 13 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.63%) Automotive
14 9 (0.51%) Billing
15 8 (0.46%) Publishing
16 5 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.29%) International Banking
16 5 (0.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 912 (52.00%) Spring
2 392 (22.35%) Spring Boot
3 325 (18.53%) Web Services
4 307 (17.50%) Hibernate
5 263 (14.99%) AngularJS
6 253 (14.42%) RESTful
7 248 (14.14%) HTML
8 232 (13.23%) REST
9 205 (11.69%) CSS
10 170 (9.69%) J2EE
11 145 (8.27%) React
12 133 (7.58%) XML
13 122 (6.96%) SOAP
14 111 (6.33%) Java EE
15 109 (6.21%) Kafka
16 108 (6.16%) HTML5
17 97 (5.53%) Node.js
18 88 (5.02%) JMS
19 78 (4.45%) Spring MVC
20 73 (4.16%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 198 (11.29%) Greenfield Project
2 179 (10.21%) Fintech
3 65 (3.71%) Algorithms
4 63 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (2.11%) Data Structures
8 33 (1.88%) User Experience
9 32 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 30 (1.71%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.54%) Derivative
12 26 (1.48%) Equities
13 24 (1.37%) Xbox
14 18 (1.03%) Fixed Income
15 13 (0.74%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.63%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.63%) Robotics
17 9 (0.51%) Management Information System
18 8 (0.46%) Clustering
18 8 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 221 (12.60%) Linux
2 65 (3.71%) Unix
3 50 (2.85%) Android
4 26 (1.48%) Windows
5 17 (0.97%) DC/OS
5 17 (0.97%) Mesosphere
6 16 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 12 (0.68%) CoreOS
8 11 (0.63%) Solaris
9 9 (0.51%) Debian
10 6 (0.34%) CentOS
11 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.057%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,048 (59.75%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (33.75%) Microservices
3 506 (28.85%) TDD
4 414 (23.60%) Software Engineering
5 305 (17.39%) Scrum
6 263 (14.99%) DevOps
7 207 (11.80%) OO
8 203 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
9 200 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
10 196 (11.17%) BDD
11 192 (10.95%) Mentoring
12 159 (9.06%) Computer Science
13 147 (8.38%) SDLC
14 122 (6.96%) E-Commerce
15 119 (6.78%) MVC
16 116 (6.61%) Customer Requirements
17 111 (6.33%) Test Automation
18 108 (6.16%) SOA
19 107 (6.10%) Open Source
20 97 (5.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,754 (100.00%) Java
2 447 (25.48%) Java 8
3 418 (23.83%) JavaScript
4 402 (22.92%) SQL
5 168 (9.58%) Python
6 98 (5.59%) Scala
7 88 (5.02%) C#
8 64 (3.65%) Groovy
9 59 (3.36%) Go
10 56 (3.19%) TypeScript
11 55 (3.14%) C++
12 48 (2.74%) PHP
13 44 (2.51%) Kotlin
14 43 (2.45%) Perl
15 38 (2.17%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.94%) Ruby
17 33 (1.88%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.14%) Bash Shell
18 20 (1.14%) Java 9
19 17 (0.97%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 233 (13.28%) Degree
2 77 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.77%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 26 (1.48%) PhD
6 24 (1.37%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.057%) ISEB
9 1 (0.057%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.057%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.65%) QA
2 12 (0.68%) GDPR
3 8 (0.46%) WAI
4 6 (0.34%) SEPA
5 4 (0.23%) MiFID
5 4 (0.23%) PSD2
6 2 (0.11%) DICOM
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 378 (21.55%) Docker
2 23 (1.31%) HDFS
3 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.23%) Firmware
6 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.057%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 181 (10.32%) Kubernetes
2 71 (4.05%) Puppet
3 60 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (3.14%) Ansible
5 46 (2.62%) Terraform
6 28 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (0.63%) Grafana
7 11 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
7 11 (0.63%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.29%) Consul
8 5 (0.29%) linkerd
9 4 (0.23%) Rancher
9 4 (0.23%) Salt
10 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.057%) Marathon
11 1 (0.057%) Mesos
Vendors
1 197 (11.23%) Oracle
2 59 (3.36%) Google
3 43 (2.45%) SAP
4 37 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 19 (1.08%) SaltStack
6 17 (0.97%) Splunk
7 15 (0.86%) Microsoft
8 13 (0.74%) Adobe
8 13 (0.74%) IBM
8 13 (0.74%) TIBCO
9 12 (0.68%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.63%) Apple
11 9 (0.51%) Charles River
11 9 (0.51%) Sybase
11 9 (0.51%) Twitter
12 8 (0.46%) Facebook
13 6 (0.34%) Rakuten
14 4 (0.23%) ATG
14 4 (0.23%) NVIDIA
14 4 (0.23%) StreamBase