Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 274 252
Rank change year-on-year -8 -22 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,889 2,259 2,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.26% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.31% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,676 1,736 2,265
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -9 1,796 £67,500 +8.00% 250
London -12 957 £72,500 +3.57% 138
UK excluding London 0 913 £55,000 - 127
South East +11 372 £60,000 +4.35% 43
North of England -14 147 £55,000 +10.00% 25
South West +28 137 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Midlands +38 113 £55,750 +6.19% 16
East of England 0 86 £60,000 +9.09% 16
Yorkshire +30 78 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Scotland -37 68 £47,500 -9.52% 10
North West -42 66 £63,750 +21.43% 12
West Midlands +43 61 £53,000 -3.64% 7
East Midlands +28 52 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Wales +7 8 £50,000 +2.56% 4
Northern Ireland +1 7 £50,000 - 1
North East -1 3 £50,000 +8.11% 4

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 1,889 (100.00%) Java
2 1,148 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,006 (53.26%) Spring
4 639 (33.83%) Microservices
5 567 (30.02%) TDD
6 529 (28.00%) Finance
7 510 (27.00%) SQL
8 508 (26.89%) Java 8
9 505 (26.73%) JavaScript
10 489 (25.89%) Software Engineering
11 417 (22.08%) Web Services
12 389 (20.59%) Spring Boot
13 375 (19.85%) Docker
13 375 (19.85%) Scrum
14 355 (18.79%) Hibernate
15 328 (17.36%) Amazon AWS
16 324 (17.15%) HTML
17 321 (16.99%) REST
18 305 (16.15%) DevOps
19 302 (15.99%) RESTful
20 291 (15.40%) AngularJS
21 290 (15.35%) Git (software)
22 276 (14.61%) Maven
23 271 (14.35%) CSS
24 254 (13.45%) Jenkins
25 253 (13.39%) Degree
26 249 (13.18%) Linux
27 246 (13.02%) J2EE
28 242 (12.81%) BDD
29 241 (12.76%) Oracle

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
1 163 (8.63%) Tomcat
2 105 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 80 (4.24%) JBoss
4 75 (3.97%) Apache
5 53 (2.81%) Apache Spark
6 41 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 34 (1.80%) Jetty
8 26 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.06%) Confluence
9 20 (1.06%) WildFly
10 18 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 15 (0.79%) Ethereum
11 15 (0.79%) Mule
12 12 (0.64%) Anypoint
13 9 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.42%) nginx
15 7 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.37%) Apache TomEE
16 6 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.79%) Ripple
2 8 (0.42%) thinkFolio
3 6 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.053%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 328 (17.36%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.70%) SaaS
4 41 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 37 (1.96%) Serverless
6 31 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.27%) GitHub
8 23 (1.22%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.16%) PaaS
10 19 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 18 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 14 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.42%) Apigee
16 7 (0.37%) Route 53
16 7 (0.37%) Slack
17 6 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (0.32%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.86%) HTTP
2 35 (1.85%) Internet
3 17 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.48%) SSL
5 3 (0.16%) Skype
6 2 (0.11%) AMQP
6 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.11%) Wireless
7 1 (0.053%) ATM
7 1 (0.053%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.053%) DNS
7 1 (0.053%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.053%) RTMP
7 1 (0.053%) SMPP
7 1 (0.053%) SMS
7 1 (0.053%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (9.11%) MySQL
2 168 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 147 (7.78%) NoSQL
4 107 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
5 97 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 91 (4.82%) MongoDB
7 78 (4.13%) Big Data
8 71 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 57 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 52 (2.75%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.85%) HBase
12 30 (1.59%) Blockchain
13 29 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
13 29 (1.54%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.27%) Redis
15 19 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (0.85%) Neo4j
17 15 (0.79%) Apache Hive
18 13 (0.69%) Couchbase
19 12 (0.64%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 290 (15.35%) Git (software)
2 276 (14.61%) Maven
3 254 (13.45%) Jenkins
4 162 (8.58%) JUnit
5 125 (6.62%) Eclipse
6 111 (5.88%) Gradle
7 90 (4.76%) JIRA
8 86 (4.55%) Cucumber
9 67 (3.55%) Subversion
10 63 (3.34%) Selenium
11 59 (3.12%) Mockito
12 45 (2.38%) IntelliJ
13 34 (1.80%) Ant
14 33 (1.75%) NetBeans
15 30 (1.59%) Vagrant
16 23 (1.22%) SoapUI
17 18 (0.95%) TeamCity
18 17 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (0.90%) SonarQube
19 14 (0.74%) Hudson
General
1 529 (28.00%) Finance
2 138 (7.31%) Retail
3 134 (7.09%) Banking
4 71 (3.76%) Marketing
5 69 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 67 (3.55%) Games
7 66 (3.49%) Advertising
8 49 (2.59%) Manufacturing
9 48 (2.54%) Front Office
10 47 (2.49%) Electronics
11 39 (2.06%) Law
12 25 (1.32%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.79%) Back Office
14 13 (0.69%) Publishing
15 11 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.53%) Automotive
17 9 (0.48%) Billing
18 5 (0.26%) International Banking
18 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,006 (53.26%) Spring
2 417 (22.08%) Web Services
3 389 (20.59%) Spring Boot
4 355 (18.79%) Hibernate
5 324 (17.15%) HTML
6 321 (16.99%) REST
7 302 (15.99%) RESTful
8 291 (15.40%) AngularJS
9 271 (14.35%) CSS
10 246 (13.02%) J2EE
11 164 (8.68%) React
12 162 (8.58%) XML
13 141 (7.46%) Java EE
14 134 (7.09%) SOAP
15 133 (7.04%) HTML5
16 112 (5.93%) Node.js
17 107 (5.66%) Spring MVC
18 101 (5.35%) Apache Camel
18 101 (5.35%) Kafka
19 99 (5.24%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 226 (11.96%) Fintech
2 163 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (2.75%) Algorithms
6 51 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 40 (2.12%) Derivative
9 36 (1.91%) Equities
10 35 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (1.43%) Fixed Income
12 24 (1.27%) User Experience
13 22 (1.16%) Data Structures
14 19 (1.01%) Xbox
15 14 (0.74%) Bitcoin
16 13 (0.69%) Litecoin
17 12 (0.64%) Hedge funds
17 12 (0.64%) Market Risk
18 10 (0.53%) Reinsurance
19 9 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 249 (13.18%) Linux
2 72 (3.81%) Unix
3 42 (2.22%) Android
4 28 (1.48%) Windows
5 15 (0.79%) Ubuntu
6 14 (0.74%) Solaris
7 11 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.48%) DC/OS
8 9 (0.48%) Mesosphere
9 8 (0.42%) Debian
9 8 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.32%) CentOS
11 4 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,148 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
2 639 (33.83%) Microservices
3 567 (30.02%) TDD
4 489 (25.89%) Software Engineering
5 375 (19.85%) Scrum
6 305 (16.15%) DevOps
7 242 (12.81%) BDD
8 227 (12.02%) OO
9 213 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
10 203 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
11 182 (9.63%) MVC
12 181 (9.58%) Mentoring
13 159 (8.42%) Computer Science
14 157 (8.31%) SOA
15 149 (7.89%) SDLC
16 133 (7.04%) E-Commerce
17 131 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
17 131 (6.93%) Multithreading
18 124 (6.56%) Test Automation
19 104 (5.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,889 (100.00%) Java
2 510 (27.00%) SQL
3 508 (26.89%) Java 8
4 505 (26.73%) JavaScript
5 192 (10.16%) Python
6 141 (7.46%) Scala
7 87 (4.61%) Groovy
8 82 (4.34%) PHP
9 78 (4.13%) C#
10 57 (3.02%) Go
11 54 (2.86%) C++
12 46 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 46 (2.44%) Ruby
13 43 (2.28%) TypeScript
14 39 (2.06%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.80%) Kotlin
16 33 (1.75%) Perl
17 26 (1.38%) C
18 19 (1.01%) Java 9
19 15 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 253 (13.39%) Degree
2 80 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 23 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
5 21 (1.11%) PhD
5 21 (1.11%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.053%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.053%) ISEB
10 1 (0.053%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.71%) QA
2 13 (0.69%) GDPR
3 4 (0.21%) PSD2
4 3 (0.16%) DICOM
5 1 (0.053%) MiFID
5 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.053%) SEPA
5 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 375 (19.85%) Docker
2 19 (1.01%) GridGain
2 19 (1.01%) HDFS
3 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.053%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.053%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 153 (8.10%) Kubernetes
2 60 (3.18%) Puppet
3 51 (2.70%) Ansible
4 48 (2.54%) Terraform
5 42 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (0.32%) Marathon
8 5 (0.26%) Grafana
8 5 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.16%) Mesos
9 3 (0.16%) Rancher
10 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.053%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.053%) Salt
11 1 (0.053%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 241 (12.76%) Oracle
2 66 (3.49%) Google
3 51 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 46 (2.44%) SAP
5 27 (1.43%) IBM
6 21 (1.11%) Atlassian
7 16 (0.85%) Apple
8 15 (0.79%) Microsoft
9 14 (0.74%) SaltStack
10 11 (0.58%) Sybase
11 10 (0.53%) Rakuten
12 9 (0.48%) Charles River
13 8 (0.42%) Facebook
13 8 (0.42%) Splunk
14 7 (0.37%) Adobe
14 7 (0.37%) ATG
14 7 (0.37%) TIBCO
15 6 (0.32%) MuleSoft
16 5 (0.26%) Twitter
17 4 (0.21%) Siebel