Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 267 272
Rank change year-on-year -18 +5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,979 2,374 2,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.36% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.42% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,742 1,774 2,167
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £43,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £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% - +6.25%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -16 1,875 £65,000 +4.00% 284
London -30 992 £72,500 +3.57% 161
UK excluding London -12 964 £55,000 - 140
South East -12 351 £57,500 - 51
North of England -53 153 £52,500 - 28
Midlands +68 149 £55,000 +4.76% 17
South West +2 138 £55,000 +4.76% 11
East of England +6 96 £60,000 +14.29% 16
West Midlands +75 95 £53,150 -3.36% 6
Yorkshire +13 79 £46,250 -7.50% 12
Scotland -42 75 £50,000 - 11
North West -48 71 £55,000 - 15
East Midlands -7 54 £60,000 +20.00% 11
Northern Ireland +19 9 £51,000 +20.00% 3
Wales -14 6 £55,000 +15.79% 3
North East -21 3 £50,000 +8.11% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1,979 (100.00%) Java
2 1,181 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 1,132 (57.20%) Spring
4 634 (32.04%) TDD
5 609 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 595 (30.07%) Microservices
7 585 (29.56%) Java 8
8 581 (29.36%) SQL
9 543 (27.44%) Finance
10 484 (24.46%) Web Services
11 463 (23.40%) Software Engineering
12 431 (21.78%) Hibernate
13 412 (20.82%) Scrum
14 401 (20.26%) HTML
15 381 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
16 375 (18.95%) Spring Boot
17 373 (18.85%) Docker
18 364 (18.39%) REST
19 362 (18.29%) RESTful
20 346 (17.48%) CSS
21 332 (16.78%) AngularJS
22 312 (15.77%) Git (software)
23 308 (15.56%) J2EE
24 307 (15.51%) Maven
25 298 (15.06%) DevOps
26 285 (14.40%) Jenkins
27 278 (14.05%) Degree
28 275 (13.90%) Linux
29 271 (13.69%) BDD
30 262 (13.24%) OO

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
1 181 (9.15%) Tomcat
2 103 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
3 101 (5.10%) Apache
4 84 (4.24%) JBoss
5 61 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 58 (2.93%) Apache Spark
7 25 (1.26%) Confluence
7 25 (1.26%) Mule
8 24 (1.21%) Jetty
8 24 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.16%) WildFly
10 19 (0.96%) Ethereum
11 18 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 14 (0.71%) nginx
13 10 (0.51%) Anypoint
13 10 (0.51%) CMS
14 9 (0.45%) Mule ESB
15 8 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) Ripple
2 14 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.10%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.051%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.051%) Magento
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.051%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 381 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.63%) SaaS
4 35 (1.77%) GitHub
5 30 (1.52%) Serverless
6 28 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (1.16%) PaaS
9 21 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 21 (1.06%) OpenShift
10 17 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.76%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.45%) Slack
13 8 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.35%) IaaS
15 5 (0.25%) CloudBees
16 4 (0.20%) DigitalOcean
16 4 (0.20%) Fastly
16 4 (0.20%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.53%) HTTP
2 28 (1.41%) Internet
3 22 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.40%) SSL
5 4 (0.20%) AMQP
6 3 (0.15%) PPP
6 3 (0.15%) Skype
7 2 (0.10%) DNS
7 2 (0.10%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.051%) ATM
8 1 (0.051%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.051%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.051%) SNMP
8 1 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.051%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (10.56%) NoSQL
2 207 (10.46%) MySQL
3 181 (9.15%) Relational Database
4 122 (6.16%) MongoDB
5 107 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 104 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 94 (4.75%) Big Data
8 81 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 42 (2.12%) RDBMS
11 39 (1.97%) Blockchain
12 27 (1.36%) Redis
13 26 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 26 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.26%) HBase
15 17 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (0.81%) Neo4j
17 14 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (0.61%) Apache Hive
18 12 (0.61%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 312 (15.77%) Git (software)
2 307 (15.51%) Maven
3 285 (14.40%) Jenkins
4 207 (10.46%) JUnit
5 139 (7.02%) Eclipse
6 121 (6.11%) Gradle
7 115 (5.81%) JIRA
8 90 (4.55%) Cucumber
9 83 (4.19%) Subversion
10 81 (4.09%) Mockito
11 68 (3.44%) Selenium
12 46 (2.32%) IntelliJ
13 44 (2.22%) Vagrant
14 40 (2.02%) Ant
15 32 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 24 (1.21%) TeamCity
17 23 (1.16%) NetBeans
18 21 (1.06%) SoapUI
19 20 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
20 19 (0.96%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 543 (27.44%) Finance
2 147 (7.43%) Banking
3 144 (7.28%) Retail
4 79 (3.99%) Games
5 72 (3.64%) Marketing
6 71 (3.59%) Telecoms
7 70 (3.54%) Advertising
8 64 (3.23%) Front Office
9 50 (2.53%) Manufacturing
10 49 (2.48%) Electronics
11 34 (1.72%) Investment Banking
12 24 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 24 (1.21%) Law
13 15 (0.76%) Publishing
14 13 (0.66%) Back Office
15 11 (0.56%) Automotive
16 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.20%) International Banking
17 4 (0.20%) Local Government
17 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,132 (57.20%) Spring
2 484 (24.46%) Web Services
3 431 (21.78%) Hibernate
4 401 (20.26%) HTML
5 375 (18.95%) Spring Boot
6 364 (18.39%) REST
7 362 (18.29%) RESTful
8 346 (17.48%) CSS
9 332 (16.78%) AngularJS
10 308 (15.56%) J2EE
11 191 (9.65%) React
12 190 (9.60%) XML
13 168 (8.49%) Java EE
14 160 (8.08%) HTML5
15 139 (7.02%) SOAP
16 132 (6.67%) Node.js
17 129 (6.52%) Spring MVC
18 121 (6.11%) JMS
19 118 (5.96%) jQuery
20 110 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 208 (10.51%) Fintech
2 178 (8.99%) Computer Science
3 163 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
4 89 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (2.48%) Algorithms
8 48 (2.43%) Mobile App
9 41 (2.07%) Equities
10 38 (1.92%) Derivative
11 34 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (1.62%) User Experience
13 28 (1.41%) Fixed Income
14 26 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.06%) Hedge funds
16 20 (1.01%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.91%) Bitcoin
18 16 (0.81%) Litecoin
19 15 (0.76%) Online Games
20 14 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 275 (13.90%) Linux
2 67 (3.39%) Unix
3 45 (2.27%) Windows
4 41 (2.07%) Android
5 11 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.56%) Solaris
6 10 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.25%) CentOS
10 3 (0.15%) Debian
11 1 (0.051%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.051%) HPUX
11 1 (0.051%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,181 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (32.04%) TDD
3 595 (30.07%) Microservices
4 463 (23.40%) Software Engineering
5 412 (20.82%) Scrum
6 298 (15.06%) DevOps
7 271 (13.69%) BDD
8 262 (13.24%) OO
9 239 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
10 231 (11.67%) MVC
11 220 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
12 203 (10.26%) Mentoring
13 187 (9.45%) SOA
14 172 (8.69%) SDLC
15 159 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 152 (7.68%) E-Commerce
17 151 (7.63%) Test Automation
18 140 (7.07%) Multithreading
19 118 (5.96%) Unit Testing
20 112 (5.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,979 (100.00%) Java
2 609 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 585 (29.56%) Java 8
4 581 (29.36%) SQL
5 215 (10.86%) Python
6 201 (10.16%) Scala
7 100 (5.05%) Groovy
8 97 (4.90%) C#
9 95 (4.80%) PHP
10 65 (3.28%) C++
11 59 (2.98%) Go
12 53 (2.68%) Kotlin
12 53 (2.68%) Ruby
13 49 (2.48%) PL/SQL
14 45 (2.27%) C
15 35 (1.77%) TypeScript
16 31 (1.57%) Shell Script
17 27 (1.36%) Java 9
18 25 (1.26%) Perl
19 14 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 278 (14.05%) Degree
2 94 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.77%) Master's Degree
4 23 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (0.66%) PhD
5 13 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.25%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.051%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.75%) QA
2 8 (0.40%) GDPR
3 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.15%) DICOM
4 3 (0.15%) MiFID
4 3 (0.15%) PSD2
5 1 (0.051%) SLA
System Software
1 373 (18.85%) Docker
2 22 (1.11%) GridGain
3 16 (0.81%) HDFS
4 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.051%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.051%) Firmware
7 1 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 136 (6.87%) Kubernetes
2 67 (3.39%) Ansible
3 56 (2.83%) Puppet
4 52 (2.63%) Terraform
5 40 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.35%) Mesos
8 6 (0.30%) Marathon
9 3 (0.15%) Grafana
9 3 (0.15%) Kibana
9 3 (0.15%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.15%) Rancher
10 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.10%) logstash
11 1 (0.051%) Apache Shiro
11 1 (0.051%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.051%) Nagios
11 1 (0.051%) rkt
11 1 (0.051%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 252 (12.73%) Oracle
2 71 (3.59%) Google
3 53 (2.68%) SAP
4 46 (2.32%) Red Hat
5 38 (1.92%) IBM
6 23 (1.16%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.06%) Apple
8 18 (0.91%) Microsoft
9 15 (0.76%) Sybase
10 11 (0.56%) WorldPay
11 9 (0.45%) Rakuten
12 8 (0.40%) Facebook
13 7 (0.35%) Adobe
13 7 (0.35%) hybris
13 7 (0.35%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.30%) ATG
14 6 (0.30%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.30%) Xamarin
15 5 (0.25%) MuleSoft
16 4 (0.20%) Splunk