Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 280 287 266
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,592 1,968 2,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.20% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.25% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,387 1,732 1,770
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +6 1,490 £70,000 +7.69% 225
UK excluding London +9 821 £60,000 +9.09% 100
London +9 756 £80,000 +10.34% 131
South East +25 350 £62,500 +8.70% 40
North of England +37 181 £57,500 +9.52% 24
North West +95 133 £60,000 +9.09% 17
Midlands -39 78 £55,000 - 12
South West -46 71 £52,500 -4.55% 4
Scotland +1 63 £60,000 +20.00% 5
East of England +21 53 £58,750 -2.08% 14
Yorkshire -29 46 £47,500 +2.70% 6
West Midlands -25 42 £52,500 -1.22% 8
East Midlands +10 33 £72,500 +20.83% 4
Northern Ireland -2 19 £70,000 +37.25% 1
Wales +6 6 £43,750 -20.45%
North East +18 2 £37,500 -25.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,591 (99.94%) Java
2 935 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
3 816 (51.26%) Spring
4 576 (36.18%) Microservices
5 457 (28.71%) Java 8
6 438 (27.51%) TDD
7 413 (25.94%) JavaScript
8 397 (24.94%) Spring Boot
9 337 (21.17%) SQL
10 323 (20.29%) AWS
11 297 (18.66%) Web Services
12 289 (18.15%) Finance
13 288 (18.09%) Software Engineering
14 275 (17.27%) Hibernate
15 270 (16.96%) Docker
16 267 (16.77%) Maven
17 247 (15.52%) Scrum
18 241 (15.14%) AngularJS
19 234 (14.70%) RESTful
20 224 (14.07%) J2EE
21 221 (13.88%) Jenkins
22 214 (13.44%) Git (software)
23 211 (13.25%) HTML
24 210 (13.19%) BDD
25 209 (13.13%) Mentoring
26 202 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
27 201 (12.63%) REST
28 198 (12.44%) OO
28 198 (12.44%) Python
29 185 (11.62%) CSS

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 89 (5.59%) Tomcat
2 71 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 49 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (2.70%) Apache
5 42 (2.64%) Confluence
6 32 (2.01%) JBoss
7 23 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
10 14 (0.88%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.57%) nginx
12 7 (0.44%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.31%) WildFly
15 4 (0.25%) CoreMedia CMS
16 3 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.19%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.19%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.44%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.38%) Magento
3 4 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
5 2 (0.13%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.063%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 323 (20.29%) AWS
2 75 (4.71%) Azure
2 75 (4.71%) GCP
3 71 (4.46%) Serverless
4 66 (4.15%) SaaS
5 61 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
6 54 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
7 53 (3.33%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.32%) GitHub
9 19 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
10 14 (0.88%) Heroku
11 11 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
12 9 (0.57%) PaaS
13 5 (0.31%) npm
14 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle CX
14 3 (0.19%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.95%) HTTP
2 14 (0.88%) Internet
3 8 (0.50%) SSL
3 8 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.25%) AMQP
4 4 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.19%) X.509
6 2 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.063%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.063%) SAN
7 1 (0.063%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (10.74%) NoSQL
2 124 (7.79%) MySQL
3 116 (7.29%) PostgreSQL
4 111 (6.97%) Big Data
5 91 (5.72%) MongoDB
6 87 (5.46%) SQL Server
7 80 (5.03%) Relational Database
8 63 (3.96%) Hadoop
9 60 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 33 (2.07%) Redis
11 28 (1.76%) Oracle Database
11 28 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.57%) HBase
13 18 (1.13%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.07%) Hazelcast
14 17 (1.07%) Impala
15 14 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
16 12 (0.75%) DB2
17 9 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.57%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 267 (16.77%) Maven
2 221 (13.88%) Jenkins
3 214 (13.44%) Git (software)
4 166 (10.43%) JUnit
5 141 (8.86%) Gradle
6 103 (6.47%) JIRA
7 76 (4.77%) Eclipse
8 65 (4.08%) Selenium
9 58 (3.64%) Cucumber
10 49 (3.08%) Subversion
11 47 (2.95%) RStudio
12 46 (2.89%) Mockito
13 35 (2.20%) Ant
14 34 (2.14%) NetBeans
15 28 (1.76%) IntelliJ
15 28 (1.76%) SonarQube
15 28 (1.76%) Spock
16 17 (1.07%) TeamCity
17 16 (1.01%) JMeter
18 14 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 289 (18.15%) Finance
2 129 (8.10%) Retail
3 102 (6.41%) Front Office
4 96 (6.03%) Banking
5 52 (3.27%) Back Office
6 44 (2.76%) Law
7 43 (2.70%) Public Sector
7 43 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.01%) Games
9 23 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.32%) Marketing
11 20 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.88%) Automotive
13 11 (0.69%) Advertising
13 11 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.63%) Electronics
15 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Publishing
17 2 (0.13%) Legal
17 2 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (51.26%) Spring
2 397 (24.94%) Spring Boot
3 297 (18.66%) Web Services
4 275 (17.27%) Hibernate
5 241 (15.14%) AngularJS
6 234 (14.70%) RESTful
7 224 (14.07%) J2EE
8 211 (13.25%) HTML
9 201 (12.63%) REST
10 185 (11.62%) CSS
11 162 (10.18%) React
12 136 (8.54%) XML
13 129 (8.10%) Kafka
14 120 (7.54%) SOAP
15 112 (7.04%) Node.js
16 93 (5.84%) JPA
17 91 (5.72%) JSON
18 77 (4.84%) Java EE
19 72 (4.52%) jQuery
20 71 (4.46%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (5.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 74 (4.65%) Equities
4 73 (4.59%) Fixed Income
5 68 (4.27%) Derivative
6 56 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (2.76%) User Experience
9 35 (2.20%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.88%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.63%) iPad
12 25 (1.57%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.26%) Video on Demand
14 15 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
15 14 (0.88%) Online Gambling
16 13 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.82%) Credit Risk
16 13 (0.82%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.75%) Smartphone
18 11 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 164 (10.30%) Linux
2 61 (3.83%) Unix
3 53 (3.33%) Android
4 33 (2.07%) Apple iOS
4 33 (2.07%) Windows
5 8 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.31%) CentOS
7 2 (0.13%) Debian
8 1 (0.063%) Fedora
8 1 (0.063%) Solaris
8 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.063%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 935 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (36.18%) Microservices
3 438 (27.51%) TDD
4 288 (18.09%) Software Engineering
5 247 (15.52%) Scrum
6 210 (13.19%) BDD
7 209 (13.13%) Mentoring
8 202 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
9 198 (12.44%) OO
10 181 (11.37%) DevOps
11 146 (9.17%) E-Commerce
12 132 (8.29%) Analytics
13 131 (8.23%) Fintech
14 125 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
15 116 (7.29%) Test Automation
16 115 (7.22%) Web Development
17 108 (6.78%) Kanban
18 106 (6.66%) Computer Science
18 106 (6.66%) Continuous Delivery
19 105 (6.60%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,591 (99.94%) Java
2 457 (28.71%) Java 8
3 413 (25.94%) JavaScript
4 337 (21.17%) SQL
5 198 (12.44%) Python
6 91 (5.72%) Scala
7 79 (4.96%) C#
8 61 (3.83%) Kotlin
9 47 (2.95%) PHP
9 47 (2.95%) R
9 47 (2.95%) Ruby
10 37 (2.32%) TypeScript
11 31 (1.95%) C++
12 30 (1.88%) Go
13 26 (1.63%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.38%) Java 9
15 18 (1.13%) C
16 16 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.94%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (9.74%) Degree
2 59 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.76%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.01%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.69%) ISEB
8 5 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.13%) PhD
11 1 (0.063%) HNC
11 1 (0.063%) HND
11 1 (0.063%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.063%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.20%) QA
2 4 (0.25%) WAI
3 2 (0.13%) TickIT
4 1 (0.063%) GDPR
System Software
1 270 (16.96%) Docker
2 13 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.57%) vSphere
4 8 (0.50%) HDFS
5 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.13%) vCloud
7 1 (0.063%) Firmware
7 1 (0.063%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.063%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.063%) Varnish
7 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 152 (9.55%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.88%) Ansible
3 22 (1.38%) Terraform
4 18 (1.13%) Puppet
5 17 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.82%) Kibana
7 11 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.57%) logstash
9 8 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.50%) Grafana
9 8 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.50%) Rancher
10 7 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 154 (9.67%) Oracle
2 42 (2.64%) Google
3 39 (2.45%) SAP
4 31 (1.95%) Splunk
5 28 (1.76%) hybris
6 26 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.51%) Adobe
7 24 (1.51%) IBM
8 19 (1.19%) Demandware
8 19 (1.19%) Microsoft
9 12 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.69%) VMware
11 7 (0.44%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.38%) Elastic Path
12 6 (0.38%) Facebook
13 5 (0.31%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.25%) Greenplum
14 4 (0.25%) MuleSoft
14 4 (0.25%) Sybase
15 3 (0.19%) Atlassian