Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 323 287 255
Rank change year-on-year -36 -32 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 1,451 2,075 2,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.19% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.23% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,274 1,788 1,990
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,950 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £54,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.50% +3.81% +5.00%

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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Developer in the UK

Senior Java Developer
Top 15 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 June 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 -39 1,372 £70,000 +7.69% 290
UK excluding London -47 757 £57,500 +5.50% 145
London -21 678 £80,000 +6.67% 162
South East -8 342 £60,000 +9.09% 59
North of England -8 131 £55,000 +10.00% 31
South West 0 119 £52,500 - 17
North West +62 96 £62,500 +19.05% 14
Midlands -49 70 £57,500 +4.55% 10
Scotland -49 44 £55,000 +4.76% 13
East of England +19 40 £60,000 +4.35% 11
East Midlands +27 39 £60,000 +4.35% 3
Yorkshire -44 35 £45,000 -2.17% 12
West Midlands -35 31 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Northern Ireland -12 15 £55,000 -26.67% 3
Wales +10 4 £47,500 +5.56% 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1,451 (100.00%) Java
2 823 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
3 714 (49.21%) Spring
4 403 (27.77%) TDD
5 402 (27.71%) Microservices
6 391 (26.95%) Java 8
7 324 (22.33%) Spring Boot
8 321 (22.12%) JavaScript
9 317 (21.85%) Finance
10 305 (21.02%) SQL
10 305 (21.02%) Docker
11 265 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
12 256 (17.64%) Maven
13 244 (16.82%) Hibernate
14 243 (16.75%) Scrum
15 238 (16.40%) Software Engineering
16 237 (16.33%) Git (software)
17 232 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
18 223 (15.37%) Web Services
19 222 (15.30%) Mentoring
19 222 (15.30%) AngularJS
20 200 (13.78%) BDD
21 198 (13.65%) RESTful
21 198 (13.65%) Jenkins
22 186 (12.82%) HTML
23 185 (12.75%) NoSQL
24 179 (12.34%) Linux
25 176 (12.13%) DevOps
26 174 (11.99%) Kubernetes
27 169 (11.65%) Greenfield Project

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 84 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 62 (4.27%) Apache Spark
4 42 (2.89%) Apache
5 39 (2.69%) JBoss
6 37 (2.55%) Confluence
7 31 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 28 (1.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 20 (1.38%) Apache Solr
10 11 (0.76%) Apache Pig
10 11 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.69%) nginx
12 9 (0.62%) CoreMedia CMS
13 7 (0.48%) Apache TomEE
13 7 (0.48%) WildFly
14 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.28%) Jetty
15 4 (0.28%) MQSeries
16 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
16 2 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.62%) Magento
3 7 (0.48%) Fredhopper
4 6 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.14%) Ripple
7 1 (0.069%) Actimize
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.069%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 265 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 61 (4.20%) SaaS
5 48 (3.31%) Serverless
6 38 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 31 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (2.00%) GitHub
10 28 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.83%) npm
12 11 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
13 10 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.55%) Heroku
16 7 (0.48%) Algolia
16 7 (0.48%) Apigee
16 7 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.17%) HTTP
2 19 (1.31%) Bluetooth
3 15 (1.03%) Internet
4 12 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.41%) DNS
5 6 (0.41%) Firewall
5 6 (0.41%) STUN
5 6 (0.41%) VoIP
6 4 (0.28%) Network Security
7 3 (0.21%) SSL
8 2 (0.14%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.14%) SMPP
8 2 (0.14%) SMS
9 1 (0.069%) AMQP
9 1 (0.069%) SSH
9 1 (0.069%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.069%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (12.75%) NoSQL
2 105 (7.24%) MongoDB
3 99 (6.82%) Big Data
4 93 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (5.03%) MySQL
6 72 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 63 (4.34%) SQL Server
8 56 (3.86%) Hadoop
9 51 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 42 (2.89%) HBase
11 41 (2.83%) Redis
12 36 (2.48%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.96%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.96%) Impala
13 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.90%) Blockchain
14 13 (0.90%) Hazelcast
15 12 (0.83%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 256 (17.64%) Maven
2 237 (16.33%) Git (software)
3 198 (13.65%) Jenkins
4 151 (10.41%) JUnit
5 132 (9.10%) Gradle
6 92 (6.34%) JIRA
7 83 (5.72%) Cucumber
8 74 (5.10%) Selenium
9 56 (3.86%) Mockito
10 54 (3.72%) Subversion
11 53 (3.65%) Eclipse
12 50 (3.45%) IntelliJ
13 31 (2.14%) TeamCity
14 30 (2.07%) Ant
14 30 (2.07%) NetBeans
15 29 (2.00%) gulp
16 24 (1.65%) Spock
17 22 (1.52%) Jasmine
18 20 (1.38%) Karma Test Runner
19 19 (1.31%) Grunt
General
1 317 (21.85%) Finance
2 124 (8.55%) Banking
3 93 (6.41%) Retail
4 48 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.10%) Law
6 37 (2.55%) Front Office
7 34 (2.34%) Back Office
8 25 (1.72%) Games
9 17 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.96%) Advertising
11 13 (0.90%) Marketing
12 12 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.69%) Automotive
13 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.55%) Electronics
14 8 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.48%) Legal
16 2 (0.14%) Publishing
17 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.069%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 714 (49.21%) Spring
2 324 (22.33%) Spring Boot
3 244 (16.82%) Hibernate
4 223 (15.37%) Web Services
5 222 (15.30%) AngularJS
6 198 (13.65%) RESTful
7 186 (12.82%) HTML
8 165 (11.37%) CSS
9 162 (11.16%) REST
10 138 (9.51%) React
11 112 (7.72%) J2EE
12 105 (7.24%) Kafka
13 103 (7.10%) SOAP
14 95 (6.55%) Java EE
15 94 (6.48%) XML
16 89 (6.13%) Node.js
17 86 (5.93%) JMS
18 73 (5.03%) JSON
19 68 (4.69%) JPA
20 66 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 169 (11.65%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 58 (4.00%) User Experience
4 57 (3.93%) Algorithms
5 56 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (2.76%) Data Structures
7 31 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.31%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.17%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (0.90%) Equities
12 13 (0.90%) iPad
12 13 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 13 (0.90%) Smartphone
13 12 (0.83%) Derivative
13 12 (0.83%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.76%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.62%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 179 (12.34%) Linux
2 55 (3.79%) Android
3 34 (2.34%) Unix
4 29 (2.00%) Windows
5 9 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.41%) CoreOS
6 6 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.28%) DC/OS
8 4 (0.28%) Mesosphere
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.069%) CentOS
10 1 (0.069%) Debian
10 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.069%) Solaris
10 1 (0.069%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 823 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (27.77%) TDD
3 402 (27.71%) Microservices
4 243 (16.75%) Scrum
5 238 (16.40%) Software Engineering
6 232 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
7 222 (15.30%) Mentoring
8 200 (13.78%) BDD
9 176 (12.13%) DevOps
10 159 (10.96%) OO
11 145 (9.99%) Fintech
12 141 (9.72%) Test Automation
13 120 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
14 109 (7.51%) E-Commerce
15 97 (6.69%) Computer Science
15 97 (6.69%) SDLC
16 95 (6.55%) Analytics
17 89 (6.13%) OOP
18 78 (5.38%) Multithreading
19 73 (5.03%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,451 (100.00%) Java
2 391 (26.95%) Java 8
3 321 (22.12%) JavaScript
4 305 (21.02%) SQL
5 145 (9.99%) Python
6 110 (7.58%) C#
7 94 (6.48%) Scala
8 65 (4.48%) Kotlin
9 53 (3.65%) C++
10 44 (3.03%) Go
11 39 (2.69%) Ruby
11 39 (2.69%) TypeScript
12 28 (1.93%) Objective-C
13 23 (1.59%) Perl
14 22 (1.52%) PHP
15 20 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.24%) Groovy
17 17 (1.17%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.10%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 160 (11.03%) Degree
2 68 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.90%) ISEB
5 13 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.55%) PhD
8 6 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.069%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.069%) HNC
9 1 (0.069%) HND
9 1 (0.069%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.069%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.62%) QA
2 18 (1.24%) WAI
3 6 (0.41%) SEPA
4 2 (0.14%) MiFID
4 2 (0.14%) TickIT
5 1 (0.069%) GDPR
5 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 305 (21.02%) Docker
2 15 (1.03%) HDFS
3 8 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.34%) Firmware
4 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.34%) vSphere
5 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 174 (11.99%) Kubernetes
2 65 (4.48%) Ansible
3 53 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (3.65%) Puppet
4 21 (1.45%) Terraform
5 18 (1.24%) Grafana
5 18 (1.24%) Prometheus
6 17 (1.17%) Rancher
7 13 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.41%) Consul
10 6 (0.41%) linkerd
11 4 (0.28%) Kibana
12 3 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 98 (6.75%) Oracle
2 64 (4.41%) Google
3 30 (2.07%) IBM
4 27 (1.86%) Adobe
5 25 (1.72%) Splunk
6 22 (1.52%) SAP
7 15 (1.03%) Microsoft
8 13 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.76%) hybris
11 10 (0.69%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.62%) Elastic Path
13 6 (0.41%) Sybase
14 5 (0.34%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.34%) ION Trading
14 5 (0.34%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.34%) VMware
15 4 (0.28%) Greenplum
15 4 (0.28%) Twitter
16 3 (0.21%) New Relic