Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 290 283
Rank change year-on-year -31 -7 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 438 1,560 1,985
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.11% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.16% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 431 1,486 1,865
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £98,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -

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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 17 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 26 September 2020. 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 -23 409 £70,000 - 107
London +16 249 £77,500 -3.13% 50
UK excluding London -18 187 £55,000 -8.33% 63
North of England +82 58 £55,000 -4.35% 18
South East +2 57 £70,000 +12.00% 20
Work from Home -26 47 £60,000 -14.29% 18
Yorkshire +129 27 £52,500 +10.53% 3
North West +38 25 £60,000 - 12
South West +100 21 £52,500 - 10
Wales +53 15 £43,440 -3.47% 2
Scotland +50 13 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Midlands +83 12 £50,000 -9.09% 7
East of England +106 10 £52,500 -8.70% 2
West Midlands +77 9 £50,000 -4.76% 7
North East +29 5 £52,500 +40.00% 3
East Midlands +67 3 £55,000 -8.33%
Northern Ireland +1 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 438 (100.00%) Java
2 240 (54.79%) Spring
3 224 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (34.02%) Spring Boot
5 141 (32.19%) Microservices
6 120 (27.40%) Docker
6 120 (27.40%) TDD
7 116 (26.48%) JavaScript
8 106 (24.20%) AWS
9 104 (23.74%) SQL
10 96 (21.92%) DevOps
11 94 (21.46%) REST
12 89 (20.32%) Kubernetes
13 88 (20.09%) Java 8
14 83 (18.95%) AngularJS
15 77 (17.58%) Finance
16 74 (16.89%) Software Engineering
17 69 (15.75%) Web Services
17 69 (15.75%) Node.js
18 66 (15.07%) Git (software)
19 64 (14.61%) BDD
20 63 (14.38%) NoSQL
20 63 (14.38%) Jenkins
21 61 (13.93%) React
22 55 (12.56%) Scrum
23 54 (12.33%) Hibernate
24 50 (11.42%) JUnit
24 50 (11.42%) Maven
24 50 (11.42%) Greenfield Project
25 49 (11.19%) 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 28 (6.39%) Tomcat
2 18 (4.11%) Apache Spark
2 18 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (3.65%) Apache
4 7 (1.60%) Confluence
4 7 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.91%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.23%) Camunda
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
Business Applications
1 9 (2.05%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (1.37%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 106 (24.20%) AWS
2 36 (8.22%) Azure
3 33 (7.53%) SaaS
4 28 (6.39%) GCP
5 17 (3.88%) Serverless
6 15 (3.42%) GitHub
7 14 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.28%) OpenShift
8 10 (2.28%) Stackdriver
9 7 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.37%) iPaaS
10 6 (1.37%) Slack
11 5 (1.14%) Google Play
12 3 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.23%) Amazon EKS
14 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.51%) HTTP
2 7 (1.60%) Internet
3 5 (1.14%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.68%) AMQP
4 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.38%) NoSQL
2 25 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (4.57%) Big Data
5 19 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.65%) SQL Server
7 12 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.28%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (1.83%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.60%) MySQL
10 7 (1.60%) Redis
11 4 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.91%) KDB
11 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.68%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 63 (14.38%) Jenkins
3 50 (11.42%) JUnit
3 50 (11.42%) Maven
4 25 (5.71%) Gradle
5 20 (4.57%) Mockito
6 14 (3.20%) IntelliJ
6 14 (3.20%) JIRA
7 11 (2.51%) Selenium
8 10 (2.28%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.05%) Subversion
10 8 (1.83%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.83%) jMock
10 8 (1.83%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.60%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.60%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.37%) Ant
13 5 (1.14%) DbUnit
14 4 (0.91%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.91%) Mocha
General
1 77 (17.58%) Finance
2 48 (10.96%) Banking
3 29 (6.62%) Front Office
4 24 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 22 (5.02%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.42%) Retail
7 7 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.91%) Law
9 3 (0.68%) Advertising
9 3 (0.68%) Back Office
10 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 2 (0.46%) Games
10 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (54.79%) Spring
2 149 (34.02%) Spring Boot
3 94 (21.46%) REST
4 83 (18.95%) AngularJS
5 69 (15.75%) Node.js
5 69 (15.75%) Web Services
6 61 (13.93%) React
7 54 (12.33%) Hibernate
8 49 (11.19%) J2EE
9 47 (10.73%) HTML
10 46 (10.50%) RESTful
11 45 (10.27%) CSS
12 42 (9.59%) Kafka
13 33 (7.53%) SOAP
14 32 (7.31%) JMS
15 28 (6.39%) XML
16 27 (6.16%) ActiveMQ
16 27 (6.16%) Java EE
17 26 (5.94%) Apache Camel
18 21 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.42%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.94%) Fixed Income
3 24 (5.48%) Derivative
4 16 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.65%) Virtual Team
5 12 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.28%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.05%) Market Risk
8 9 (2.05%) User Experience
9 8 (1.83%) Equities
10 7 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.60%) STB
11 6 (1.37%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.14%) Social Media
13 4 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.73%) Linux
2 26 (5.94%) Unix
3 14 (3.20%) Android
4 13 (2.97%) Windows
5 12 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.46%) Android TV
7 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.46%) tvOS
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Debian
8 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (32.19%) Microservices
3 120 (27.40%) TDD
4 96 (21.92%) DevOps
5 74 (16.89%) Software Engineering
6 64 (14.61%) BDD
7 55 (12.56%) Scrum
8 49 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (10.96%) Mentoring
10 44 (10.05%) Fintech
11 40 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (8.90%) SDLC
13 34 (7.76%) OO
14 33 (7.53%) Computer Science
15 32 (7.31%) Test Automation
16 31 (7.08%) MVC
17 28 (6.39%) Front End Development
18 25 (5.71%) Unit Testing
19 23 (5.25%) Web Development
20 21 (4.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 438 (100.00%) Java
2 116 (26.48%) JavaScript
3 104 (23.74%) SQL
4 88 (20.09%) Java 8
5 45 (10.27%) Python
6 43 (9.82%) Kotlin
7 29 (6.62%) TypeScript
8 27 (6.16%) Scala
9 18 (4.11%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.97%) C#
11 8 (1.83%) Go
11 8 (1.83%) Groovy
12 7 (1.60%) C++
12 7 (1.60%) Ruby
13 5 (1.14%) Java 9
13 5 (1.14%) PHP
13 5 (1.14%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.91%) XPath
15 3 (0.68%) Perl
15 3 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (10.27%) Degree
2 29 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.51%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.91%) PhD
7 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) MOS
8 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.28%) QA
2 6 (1.37%) NIST
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 120 (27.40%) Docker
2 6 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.46%) Postfix
3 2 (0.46%) Squid
3 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 89 (20.32%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.62%) Terraform
3 10 (2.28%) Ansible
3 10 (2.28%) Grafana
3 10 (2.28%) Puppet
4 3 (0.68%) logstash
4 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.46%) Kibana
6 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.23%) Istio
Vendors
1 37 (8.45%) Google
2 23 (5.25%) Oracle
3 21 (4.79%) Splunk
4 10 (2.28%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.83%) Apple
5 8 (1.83%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.91%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.91%) MuleSoft
6 4 (0.91%) Solace
7 3 (0.68%) BT
7 3 (0.68%) Facebook
7 3 (0.68%) IBM
7 3 (0.68%) ION Trading
7 3 (0.68%) Twitter
8 2 (0.46%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.46%) Instagram
8 2 (0.46%) Sybase
8 2 (0.46%) VMware
9 1 (0.23%) Talend
9 1 (0.23%) YouTube