Period
to 17 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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

Senior Java Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 624 625 740
Rank change year-on-year +1 +115 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 268 306 375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 226 234 305
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £82,000 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £96,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 83,668 91,748 139,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,821 74,597 112,237
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

Senior Java Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Java Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Java Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Java Engineer over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 May 2021. 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 +15 244 £67,500 - 37
UK excluding London +9 137 £57,500 - 23
London +29 127 £75,000 - 20
Work from Home -121 74 £75,000 - 9
South East +36 55 £60,000 +4.35% 6
Scotland -18 22 £52,000 - 2
South West -21 20 £65,000 -18.75% 2
Midlands -6 19 £55,000 +4.76% 4
North of England -28 15 £60,000 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -1 14 £55,000 +7.32% 2
North West +8 11 £65,000 +4.00% 3
East of England +21 6 £80,000 - 2
East Midlands +1 5 £72,500 +23.40% 2
Yorkshire -30 4 £45,000 -35.71%

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, Senior Java Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 268 (100.00%) Java
2 143 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (49.25%) Software Engineering
4 126 (47.01%) Spring
5 104 (38.81%) Microservices
6 99 (36.94%) TDD
7 91 (33.96%) Docker
8 90 (33.58%) AWS
9 83 (30.97%) Kubernetes
10 76 (28.36%) JavaScript
11 61 (22.76%) DevOps
12 60 (22.39%) REST
13 57 (21.27%) BDD
14 55 (20.52%) Finance
14 55 (20.52%) Kafka
15 53 (19.78%) SQL
16 48 (17.91%) NoSQL
16 48 (17.91%) Spring Boot
16 48 (17.91%) Java 8
17 46 (17.16%) Test Automation
18 45 (16.79%) Hibernate
19 43 (16.04%) Python
19 43 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (16.04%) Social Skills
20 41 (15.30%) Mentoring
21 40 (14.93%) Scrum
22 38 (14.18%) Computer Science
22 38 (14.18%) Relational Database
23 36 (13.43%) Git (software)
24 35 (13.06%) Linux

Senior Java Engineer 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 15 (5.60%) Apache Spark
1 15 (5.60%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.99%) Apache
3 6 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.87%) nginx
5 4 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.75%) Tornado
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) GemFire
8 1 (0.37%) Luigi
Cloud Services
1 90 (33.58%) AWS
2 26 (9.70%) Azure
3 18 (6.72%) GCP
4 14 (5.22%) SaaS
5 7 (2.61%) PaaS
6 6 (2.24%) GitHub
6 6 (2.24%) Serverless
7 4 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.75%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.75%) Route 53
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.46%) HTTP
2 3 (1.12%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.37%) Calico
3 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.91%) NoSQL
2 38 (14.18%) Relational Database
3 28 (10.45%) Big Data
4 24 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (7.09%) MySQL
6 17 (6.34%) Hadoop
7 15 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (5.22%) MongoDB
8 14 (5.22%) Redis
9 10 (3.73%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.87%) Blockchain
10 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.87%) SQLite
11 4 (1.49%) HBase
12 3 (1.12%) Flink
13 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.75%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 29 (10.82%) Jenkins
3 24 (8.96%) Cucumber
4 16 (5.97%) Selenium
5 13 (4.85%) JUnit
6 11 (4.10%) Maven
7 9 (3.36%) JIRA
8 8 (2.99%) Gradle
9 7 (2.61%) REST Assured
10 4 (1.49%) Appium
10 4 (1.49%) JMeter
10 4 (1.49%) Protractor
10 4 (1.49%) Subversion
11 3 (1.12%) ClearQuest
11 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.12%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.75%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.75%) TestNG
General
1 55 (20.52%) Finance
2 43 (16.04%) Social Skills
3 19 (7.09%) Retail
4 15 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.73%) Law
6 9 (3.36%) Banking
6 9 (3.36%) Publishing
7 7 (2.61%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.49%) Front Office
8 4 (1.49%) Games
9 2 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (47.01%) Spring
2 60 (22.39%) REST
3 55 (20.52%) Kafka
4 48 (17.91%) Spring Boot
5 45 (16.79%) Hibernate
6 31 (11.57%) RESTful
7 25 (9.33%) Node.js
7 25 (9.33%) Web Services
8 21 (7.84%) React
9 20 (7.46%) CSS
9 20 (7.46%) HTML
10 16 (5.97%) AngularJS
10 16 (5.97%) J2EE
11 15 (5.60%) Java EE
12 14 (5.22%) Ajax
13 13 (4.85%) XML
14 12 (4.48%) SOAP
14 12 (4.48%) Spring Cloud
15 10 (3.73%) Middleware
16 9 (3.36%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.46%) Algorithms
2 16 (5.97%) Data Structures
3 13 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.10%) Smartphone
6 10 (3.73%) Cloud Native
6 10 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.73%) Virtual Team
7 9 (3.36%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.87%) Equities
9 4 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.12%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.75%) Derivative
11 2 (0.75%) Life Science
11 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.06%) Linux
2 11 (4.10%) Ubuntu
3 9 (3.36%) Unix
4 4 (1.49%) Android
5 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.12%) Windows
6 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (49.25%) Software Engineering
3 104 (38.81%) Microservices
4 99 (36.94%) TDD
5 61 (22.76%) DevOps
6 57 (21.27%) BDD
7 46 (17.16%) Test Automation
8 43 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (15.30%) Mentoring
10 40 (14.93%) Scrum
11 38 (14.18%) Computer Science
12 28 (10.45%) Multithreading
13 24 (8.96%) Analytics
14 23 (8.58%) Open Source
15 22 (8.21%) API Development
15 22 (8.21%) OO
16 20 (7.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 18 (6.72%) Coaching
17 18 (6.72%) SDLC
18 17 (6.34%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 268 (100.00%) Java
2 76 (28.36%) JavaScript
3 53 (19.78%) SQL
4 48 (17.91%) Java 8
5 43 (16.04%) Python
6 17 (6.34%) Scala
7 13 (4.85%) C#
8 11 (4.10%) C++
8 11 (4.10%) Go
8 11 (4.10%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.73%) C
10 9 (3.36%) Kotlin
11 8 (2.99%) PHP
12 5 (1.87%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.12%) ES6
13 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.75%) Perl
14 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (9.33%) Degree
2 10 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.24%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) OCP
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 91 (33.96%) Docker
2 3 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 83 (30.97%) Kubernetes
2 17 (6.34%) Ansible
3 9 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.36%) Puppet
4 8 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (2.99%) Terraform
5 2 (0.75%) Grafana
5 2 (0.75%) Kibana
6 1 (0.37%) Mesos
6 1 (0.37%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (2.99%) Google
2 6 (2.24%) Oracle
3 3 (1.12%) IBM
4 2 (0.75%) hybris
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.75%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.37%) Facebook
5 1 (0.37%) Pinterest
5 1 (0.37%) YouTube