Period
to 14 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 April 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 330 254 305
Rank change year-on-year -76 +51 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 768 1,435 1,601
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.27% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.33% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 675 1,255 1,443
10th Percentile £47,200 £46,250 £45,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +12.50%
75th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
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 77,560 107,892 143,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,019 87,607 115,290
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 18 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 14 April 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 -78 677 £67,500 -3.57% 126
UK excluding London -7 405 £57,500 - 72
London -73 328 £80,000 - 66
Work from Home -79 180 £65,000 -10.34% 28
South East -10 106 £65,000 +8.33% 19
North of England -15 97 £60,000 +14.29% 18
South West +28 76 £55,000 - 10
Midlands +18 49 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Scotland +23 48 £55,000 - 8
North West -1 44 £62,500 +4.17% 10
Yorkshire -29 32 £52,500 +5.00% 3
West Midlands +30 31 £55,000 +4.76% 4
North East +32 21 £65,000 +73.33% 5
East Midlands -1 18 £47,500 -34.48% 1
East of England +34 14 £65,000 +13.04% 8
Wales +21 11 £42,000 -6.67% 1
Northern Ireland -6 3 £77,500 +55.00% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 768 (100.00%) Java
2 391 (50.91%) Spring
3 374 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
4 281 (36.59%) Microservices
5 240 (31.25%) Spring Boot
6 207 (26.95%) JavaScript
7 196 (25.52%) DevOps
8 193 (25.13%) TDD
9 178 (23.18%) SQL
10 177 (23.05%) AWS
11 172 (22.40%) Docker
12 162 (21.09%) Finance
13 151 (19.66%) Kubernetes
14 133 (17.32%) Jenkins
15 131 (17.06%) Java 8
16 129 (16.80%) Scrum
17 127 (16.54%) Maven
17 127 (16.54%) Git (software)
18 116 (15.10%) Fintech
19 110 (14.32%) RESTful
20 108 (14.06%) AngularJS
21 104 (13.54%) HTML
22 102 (13.28%) Web Services
22 102 (13.28%) REST
23 101 (13.15%) Hibernate
24 100 (13.02%) Software Engineering
25 96 (12.50%) JUnit
25 96 (12.50%) Kafka
26 88 (11.46%) CSS
27 86 (11.20%) PostgreSQL

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 35 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.73%) Confluence
3 16 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.17%) Apache Solr
6 7 (0.91%) Apache
7 5 (0.65%) CMS
7 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.52%) JBoss
9 3 (0.39%) Appian
9 3 (0.39%) Camunda
9 3 (0.39%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.39%) Jetty
9 3 (0.39%) Tornado
10 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) CoreMedia CMS
11 1 (0.13%) MTS
11 1 (0.13%) Mule
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Figma
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 3 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 177 (23.05%) AWS
2 74 (9.64%) Azure
3 44 (5.73%) SaaS
4 43 (5.60%) GCP
5 25 (3.26%) OpenShift
6 22 (2.86%) Serverless
7 17 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (2.08%) Google Play
9 14 (1.82%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.69%) GitHub
11 12 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.65%) Firebase
12 5 (0.65%) PaaS
13 4 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.34%) HTTP
2 8 (1.04%) Bluetooth
3 6 (0.78%) Internet
4 5 (0.65%) FTP
5 2 (0.26%) SSH
5 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (11.20%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (8.07%) NoSQL
3 59 (7.68%) MongoDB
4 51 (6.64%) MySQL
5 37 (4.82%) Relational Database
6 30 (3.91%) SQL Server
7 27 (3.52%) Big Data
8 16 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.69%) Redis
11 12 (1.56%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.30%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.04%) SQLite
14 7 (0.91%) Hazelcast
15 6 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.65%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.65%) Flink
17 4 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 133 (17.32%) Jenkins
2 127 (16.54%) Git (software)
2 127 (16.54%) Maven
3 96 (12.50%) JUnit
4 58 (7.55%) Gradle
5 44 (5.73%) JIRA
5 44 (5.73%) Mockito
6 31 (4.04%) SonarQube
7 22 (2.86%) DbUnit
8 20 (2.60%) jMock
9 18 (2.34%) Eclipse
10 17 (2.21%) IntelliJ
11 15 (1.95%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.69%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.04%) gulp
13 8 (1.04%) Subversion
14 7 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 162 (21.09%) Finance
2 78 (10.16%) Banking
3 61 (7.94%) Public Sector
4 31 (4.04%) Games
5 28 (3.65%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.26%) Front Office
7 22 (2.86%) Retail
8 18 (2.34%) Marketing
9 17 (2.21%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.08%) Electronics
11 14 (1.82%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.69%) Advertising
13 8 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.04%) Law
14 7 (0.91%) Automotive
14 7 (0.91%) Back Office
15 2 (0.26%) Legal
16 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.13%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (50.91%) Spring
2 240 (31.25%) Spring Boot
3 110 (14.32%) RESTful
4 108 (14.06%) AngularJS
5 104 (13.54%) HTML
6 102 (13.28%) REST
6 102 (13.28%) Web Services
7 101 (13.15%) Hibernate
8 96 (12.50%) Kafka
9 88 (11.46%) CSS
10 76 (9.90%) React
11 47 (6.12%) Node.js
11 47 (6.12%) SOAP
12 44 (5.73%) ActiveMQ
13 38 (4.95%) J2EE
14 36 (4.69%) HTML5
15 34 (4.43%) JMS
16 31 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
17 29 (3.78%) JPA
18 28 (3.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (3.78%) NHS
3 28 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.52%) Equities
5 21 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.34%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.21%) Derivative
9 15 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.56%) User Experience
11 11 (1.43%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.43%) Fixed Income
12 10 (1.30%) Online Games
13 9 (1.17%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.04%) Reference Data
14 8 (1.04%) Social Media
15 5 (0.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 4 (0.52%) Virtual Team
17 3 (0.39%) Cloud Native
17 3 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 83 (10.81%) Linux
2 35 (4.56%) Android
3 31 (4.04%) Unix
4 13 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.39%) Windows
7 2 (0.26%) CentOS
7 2 (0.26%) Debian
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (36.59%) Microservices
3 196 (25.52%) DevOps
4 193 (25.13%) TDD
5 129 (16.80%) Scrum
6 116 (15.10%) Fintech
7 100 (13.02%) Software Engineering
8 86 (11.20%) BDD
9 78 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
10 77 (10.03%) Mentoring
11 71 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (7.42%) Multithreading
13 56 (7.29%) OO
14 48 (6.25%) Test Automation
15 43 (5.60%) Kanban
16 41 (5.34%) Pair Programming
17 38 (4.95%) Low Latency
18 37 (4.82%) Open Source
19 36 (4.69%) Computer Science
20 34 (4.43%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 768 (100.00%) Java
2 207 (26.95%) JavaScript
3 178 (23.18%) SQL
4 131 (17.06%) Java 8
5 56 (7.29%) Python
5 56 (7.29%) TypeScript
6 48 (6.25%) Kotlin
7 28 (3.65%) C#
8 23 (2.99%) C++
8 23 (2.99%) Scala
9 18 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.43%) C
12 9 (1.17%) Go
13 7 (0.91%) Groovy
14 6 (0.78%) XPath
15 5 (0.65%) ES6
15 5 (0.65%) PHP
16 3 (0.39%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.26%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (7.29%) Degree
2 26 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.30%) MCSD
5 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.13%) OCP
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.21%) QA
2 10 (1.30%) SLA
3 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 172 (22.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 151 (19.66%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.60%) Ansible
3 13 (1.69%) Terraform
4 11 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.17%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.78%) Puppet
7 4 (0.52%) Grafana
8 3 (0.39%) Rancher
9 2 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 68 (8.85%) Oracle
2 31 (4.04%) Google
3 25 (3.26%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.21%) SAP
5 14 (1.82%) Solace
6 8 (1.04%) IBM
6 8 (1.04%) Splunk
6 8 (1.04%) Twitter
7 6 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.78%) Facebook
8 5 (0.65%) BT
8 5 (0.65%) Instagram
9 4 (0.52%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.39%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.39%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.26%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.26%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.26%) Murex
11 2 (0.26%) Sage
11 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com