Senior Java Developer
UK

The median Senior Java Developer salary in the UK is £82,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 639 565 436
Rank change year-on-year -74 -129 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 281 446 1,410
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.46% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.50% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 228 400 903
10th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
25th Percentile £65,938 £67,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £83,750 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.49% -1.47% +25.93%
75th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £100,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £116,625 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - - +21.74%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,915 88,821 160,028
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 91.42% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 69,754 56,171 84,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -38 258 £82,500 -2.94% 50
London +10 156 £100,000 +2.56% 29
Work from Home -28 135 £85,000 +9.68% 23
UK excluding London -59 117 £70,000 - 22
South East +15 57 £70,000 - 7
North of England +30 23 £60,000 -14.29% 8
North West +2 17 £65,500 -27.22% 7
South West -29 15 £60,500 -13.57% 2
Scotland -83 11 £61,000 -15.86% 1
Yorkshire +77 4 £52,500 -14.29%
Wales +6 4 £50,000 +19.05%
East of England -4 4 £58,750 -30.88%
Midlands -36 3 £68,750 +14.58% 3
North East -5 2 £57,500 -17.86% 1
West Midlands -19 2 £68,750 +14.58% 1
East Midlands -27 1 - - 2

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Senior Java Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 281 (100.00%) Java
2 143 (50.89%) AWS
3 129 (45.91%) Spring
4 111 (39.50%) Finance
5 87 (30.96%) Microservices
5 87 (30.96%) Kubernetes
6 86 (30.60%) Docker
6 86 (30.60%) Agile
7 83 (29.54%) JavaScript
8 75 (26.69%) Spring Boot
9 73 (25.98%) SQL
10 68 (24.20%) AngularJS
11 62 (22.06%) Hibernate
12 60 (21.35%) Full Stack Development
13 52 (18.51%) TDD
13 52 (18.51%) Software Engineering
14 48 (17.08%) React
15 45 (16.01%) Banking
16 43 (15.30%) DevOps
17 42 (14.95%) Social Skills
17 42 (14.95%) Fintech
18 41 (14.59%) Kafka
19 40 (14.23%) CI/CD
20 39 (13.88%) Low Latency
21 38 (13.52%) Mentoring
22 37 (13.17%) Git
23 35 (12.46%) Azure
24 33 (11.74%) SDLC
24 33 (11.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 30 (10.68%) REST

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.98%) Confluence
2 12 (4.27%) Apache
3 8 (2.85%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.14%) JBoss
4 6 (2.14%) Red Hat Fuse
5 5 (1.78%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) GemFire
8 1 (0.36%) Jetty
8 1 (0.36%) Mule
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 143 (50.89%) AWS
2 35 (12.46%) Azure
3 23 (8.19%) Serverless
4 17 (6.05%) SaaS
5 13 (4.63%) GCP
6 12 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (3.20%) Amazon ECS
8 8 (2.85%) Amazon EKS
9 6 (2.14%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.78%) GitHub
11 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.71%) dbt
12 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.36%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.78%) Internet
2 3 (1.07%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.25%) Relational Database
2 24 (8.54%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.83%) MySQL
3 22 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (6.05%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.20%) DynamoDB
6 5 (1.78%) Flink
7 4 (1.42%) Big Data
7 4 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.42%) Tick Data
8 3 (1.07%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.07%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Arrow
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Ignite
9 2 (0.71%) Dremio
10 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (13.17%) Git
2 24 (8.54%) Jenkins
2 24 (8.54%) JUnit
3 18 (6.41%) JIRA
4 11 (3.91%) Selenium
5 9 (3.20%) Maven
6 5 (1.78%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.07%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.07%) GitLab
7 3 (1.07%) JHipster
7 3 (1.07%) Mockito
8 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.71%) Gradle
9 1 (0.36%) Cypress.io
General
1 111 (39.50%) Finance
2 45 (16.01%) Banking
3 42 (14.95%) Social Skills
4 21 (7.47%) Front Office
5 16 (5.69%) Investment Banking
6 13 (4.63%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.20%) Tech for Good
8 8 (2.85%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.49%) Retail Banking
10 6 (2.14%) Marketing
10 6 (2.14%) Police
11 4 (1.42%) Games
11 4 (1.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.71%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.71%) Retail
13 1 (0.36%) Automotive
13 1 (0.36%) International Banking
13 1 (0.36%) Law
13 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (45.91%) Spring
2 75 (26.69%) Spring Boot
3 68 (24.20%) AngularJS
4 62 (22.06%) Hibernate
5 48 (17.08%) React
6 41 (14.59%) Kafka
7 30 (10.68%) REST
8 22 (7.83%) RESTful
9 19 (6.76%) Web Services
10 17 (6.05%) CSS
10 17 (6.05%) HTML
10 17 (6.05%) Node.js
11 16 (5.69%) JSON
12 14 (4.98%) JMS
13 11 (3.91%) SOAP
14 8 (2.85%) Apache Camel
14 8 (2.85%) GWT
14 8 (2.85%) JPA
14 8 (2.85%) jQuery
14 8 (2.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (9.96%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (6.05%) Distributed Systems
4 15 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.63%) Equities
6 10 (3.56%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.85%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.14%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.42%) Derivative
9 4 (1.42%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.42%) Product Ownership
9 4 (1.42%) PropTech
9 4 (1.42%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.42%) Wiki
10 3 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.07%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.07%) Kindle
10 3 (1.07%) NHS
10 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (30.96%) Microservices
2 86 (30.60%) Agile
3 60 (21.35%) Full Stack Development
4 52 (18.51%) Software Engineering
4 52 (18.51%) TDD
5 43 (15.30%) DevOps
6 42 (14.95%) Fintech
7 40 (14.23%) CI/CD
8 39 (13.88%) Low Latency
9 38 (13.52%) Mentoring
10 33 (11.74%) SDLC
11 29 (10.32%) Computer Science
11 29 (10.32%) Multithreading
12 27 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (8.90%) Integration Testing
14 24 (8.54%) Scrum
15 19 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (6.05%) OOD
17 16 (5.69%) OO
17 16 (5.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 281 (100.00%) Java
2 83 (29.54%) JavaScript
3 73 (25.98%) SQL
4 24 (8.54%) Python
5 15 (5.34%) TypeScript
6 13 (4.63%) Kotlin
7 6 (2.14%) Perl
8 5 (1.78%) C#
9 4 (1.42%) Groovy
10 2 (0.71%) Go
10 2 (0.71%) Ruby
10 2 (0.71%) Scala
11 1 (0.36%) Bicep
11 1 (0.36%) C++
11 1 (0.36%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) Rust
Qualifications
1 24 (8.54%) Degree
2 19 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.05%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.71%) PhD
6 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.27%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Accessibility
System Software
1 86 (30.60%) Docker
2 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 87 (30.96%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.69%) Ansible
3 6 (2.14%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) Grafana
4 1 (0.36%) Istio
4 1 (0.36%) Kibana
4 1 (0.36%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (6.41%) Google
2 16 (5.69%) Oracle
3 8 (2.85%) WSO2
4 6 (2.14%) Sybase
5 4 (1.42%) Facebook
5 4 (1.42%) ForgeRock
5 4 (1.42%) Vertica
6 3 (1.07%) Apple
6 3 (1.07%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.36%) SAP