Period
to 10 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 July 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 326 288
Rank change year-on-year +46 -38 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 848 1,485 2,120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.01% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.06% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 794 1,440 1,930
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,025 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -4.55%

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 73,416 140,757 170,634
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.88% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59,114 112,373 138,268
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +42 795 £70,000 - 79
London +45 470 £75,000 -6.25% 47
UK excluding London +26 376 £55,000 -8.33% 34
South East -8 126 £65,000 +4.00% 13
North of England +93 99 £52,500 -4.55% 13
Work from Home -7 66 £68,750 -1.79% 7
Yorkshire +114 51 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West +52 46 £60,000 -4.00% 5
South West +42 42 £60,000 +14.29%
Midlands +86 35 £52,500 -8.70% 3
Scotland +66 27 £55,000 - 1
East of England +78 24 £55,000 -8.33% 3
West Midlands +74 20 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Wales +40 18 £44,379 -6.57%
East Midlands +47 15 £58,750 -2.08% 1
Northern Ireland +16 6 - - 1
North East - 2 £45,000 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 848 (100.00%) Java
2 469 (55.31%) Spring
3 443 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
4 275 (32.43%) Microservices
5 261 (30.78%) Spring Boot
6 249 (29.36%) Docker
7 246 (29.01%) TDD
8 206 (24.29%) AWS
9 203 (23.94%) Java 8
10 195 (23.00%) SQL
11 182 (21.46%) Finance
12 181 (21.34%) JavaScript
13 171 (20.17%) Kubernetes
14 163 (19.22%) DevOps
15 155 (18.28%) AngularJS
16 152 (17.92%) Web Services
17 144 (16.98%) BDD
18 143 (16.86%) Software Engineering
19 136 (16.04%) React
20 126 (14.86%) Hibernate
21 118 (13.92%) RESTful
22 116 (13.68%) REST
23 115 (13.56%) Jenkins
24 109 (12.85%) OO
25 108 (12.74%) Linux
25 108 (12.74%) NoSQL
26 106 (12.50%) Git (software)
27 105 (12.38%) Maven
28 100 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
29 97 (11.44%) Scrum

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 48 (5.66%) Tomcat
2 30 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.48%) Apache
4 19 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.83%) Confluence
7 6 (0.71%) Mule
7 6 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.59%) CMS
8 5 (0.59%) JBoss
8 5 (0.59%) Mule ESB
9 4 (0.47%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.59%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 206 (24.29%) AWS
2 66 (7.78%) Azure
3 47 (5.54%) GCP
4 42 (4.95%) SaaS
5 27 (3.18%) Serverless
6 22 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (2.59%) OpenShift
7 20 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.65%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.83%) PaaS
11 6 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.59%) AWS IoT
12 5 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.59%) GitHub
12 5 (0.59%) Google Play
12 5 (0.59%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.35%) AWS Fargate
14 3 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.71%) HTTP
2 6 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.59%) Bluetooth
3 5 (0.59%) Internet
3 5 (0.59%) RFID
4 3 (0.35%) AMQP
5 1 (0.12%) Multicast
5 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.12%) SMS
5 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (12.74%) NoSQL
2 48 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 41 (4.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 36 (4.25%) Big Data
4 36 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (4.13%) MongoDB
6 32 (3.77%) Hadoop
7 30 (3.54%) SQL Server
8 29 (3.42%) MySQL
9 23 (2.71%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.65%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.30%) HBase
11 11 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.83%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.83%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.83%) Impala
12 7 (0.83%) Redis
13 6 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.71%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 115 (13.56%) Jenkins
2 106 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 105 (12.38%) Maven
4 55 (6.49%) JUnit
5 45 (5.31%) Gradle
6 25 (2.95%) Eclipse
7 24 (2.83%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.36%) Mockito
8 20 (2.36%) Selenium
9 16 (1.89%) JIRA
9 16 (1.89%) SonarQube
10 15 (1.77%) Ant
11 11 (1.30%) NetBeans
12 10 (1.18%) IntelliJ
13 9 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.06%) Subversion
14 8 (0.94%) jMock
15 6 (0.71%) DbUnit
15 6 (0.71%) GoCD
15 6 (0.71%) JBehave
General
1 182 (21.46%) Finance
2 85 (10.02%) Banking
3 44 (5.19%) Front Office
3 44 (5.19%) Retail
4 34 (4.01%) Public Sector
5 31 (3.66%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.24%) Back Office
8 16 (1.89%) Games
9 13 (1.53%) Advertising
10 11 (1.30%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.94%) Marketing
12 5 (0.59%) Electronics
12 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.47%) Automotive
13 4 (0.47%) Law
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 469 (55.31%) Spring
2 261 (30.78%) Spring Boot
3 155 (18.28%) AngularJS
4 152 (17.92%) Web Services
5 136 (16.04%) React
6 126 (14.86%) Hibernate
7 118 (13.92%) RESTful
8 116 (13.68%) REST
9 96 (11.32%) Node.js
10 78 (9.20%) J2EE
11 76 (8.96%) HTML
12 69 (8.14%) CSS
13 59 (6.96%) Kafka
14 54 (6.37%) SOAP
15 48 (5.66%) XML
16 43 (5.07%) JMS
17 34 (4.01%) jQuery
18 33 (3.89%) Java EE
18 33 (3.89%) JSON
18 33 (3.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.02%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (4.01%) Derivative
3 30 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (3.42%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.65%) Equities
9 12 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.30%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.18%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.18%) Online Games
12 9 (1.06%) BBC
13 7 (0.83%) User Experience
14 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.71%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.71%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.59%) STB
Operating Systems
1 108 (12.74%) Linux
2 44 (5.19%) Unix
3 42 (4.95%) Android
4 34 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.12%) CentOS
6 17 (2.00%) Windows
7 8 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (32.43%) Microservices
3 246 (29.01%) TDD
4 163 (19.22%) DevOps
5 144 (16.98%) BDD
6 143 (16.86%) Software Engineering
7 109 (12.85%) OO
8 100 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (11.44%) Scrum
10 94 (11.08%) Fintech
10 94 (11.08%) Mentoring
11 93 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (8.37%) Test Automation
13 70 (8.25%) Multithreading
14 65 (7.67%) SDLC
15 58 (6.84%) MVC
16 55 (6.49%) Computer Science
17 53 (6.25%) E-Commerce
18 45 (5.31%) Continuous Delivery
19 42 (4.95%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 848 (100.00%) Java
2 203 (23.94%) Java 8
3 195 (23.00%) SQL
4 181 (21.34%) JavaScript
5 72 (8.49%) Python
6 41 (4.83%) Scala
7 34 (4.01%) Kotlin
8 33 (3.89%) TypeScript
9 24 (2.83%) Go
9 24 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.89%) Ruby
11 15 (1.77%) PHP
12 13 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.30%) C#
14 10 (1.18%) C++
14 10 (1.18%) Groovy
15 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.59%) Java 9
16 4 (0.47%) XPath
17 3 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 88 (10.38%) Degree
2 50 (5.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.65%) Master's Degree
6 12 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (1.06%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) HND
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.12%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) NIST
3 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 249 (29.36%) Docker
2 11 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.71%) HDFS
4 5 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.35%) Squid
6 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 171 (20.17%) Kubernetes
2 37 (4.36%) Terraform
3 35 (4.13%) Ansible
4 20 (2.36%) Puppet
5 12 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.83%) logstash
7 6 (0.71%) Kibana
8 4 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.35%) Istio
10 2 (0.24%) Consul
10 2 (0.24%) Grafana
10 2 (0.24%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 63 (7.43%) Oracle
2 38 (4.48%) Google
3 11 (1.30%) MuleSoft
4 10 (1.18%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.06%) TIBCO
6 8 (0.94%) IBM
7 7 (0.83%) SAP
8 5 (0.59%) Adobe
8 5 (0.59%) Apple
8 5 (0.59%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.59%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.47%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.47%) Splunk
10 3 (0.35%) BT
10 3 (0.35%) Facebook
10 3 (0.35%) Solace
10 3 (0.35%) Twitter
11 2 (0.24%) VMware
11 2 (0.24%) YouTube
12 1 (0.12%) ION Trading