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The median annual salary for a Senior Java Engineer was £88,825 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2022.

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
10 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 606 621 631
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10 +147
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Engineer 815 423 157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.41% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 260 274 130
10th Percentile £53,500 £52,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £64,875 £57,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £88,825 £77,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.61% +24.00% -10.71%
75th Percentile £111,250 £97,500 £77,188
90th Percentile £130,000 £120,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 156,374 104,133 61,133
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.18% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83,913 73,786 49,900
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

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 10 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 10 August 2022. 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 +22 762 £90,000 +16.13% 42
London -7 568 £90,000 +5.88% 32
Work from Home -102 324 £72,500 -3.33% 18
UK excluding London -25 193 £60,000 - 10
South East -22 79 £67,500 +12.50% 3
Midlands -35 35 £72,500 +31.82%
North of England -53 33 £52,500 -12.50% 3
West Midlands -37 31 £75,000 +36.36%
Yorkshire -32 19 £52,500 -12.50% 2
East of England -48 19 £76,250 +5.17% 2
South West -37 14 £52,500 -6.67% 2
North West -52 14 - -
Scotland -41 12 £85,000 +47.83%
East Midlands - 4 £57,500 -
Wales - 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2022, Senior Java Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 815 (100.00%) Java
2 535 (65.64%) Agile
3 491 (60.25%) Microservices
4 482 (59.14%) Docker
5 480 (58.90%) AWS
6 448 (54.97%) Kubernetes
7 406 (49.82%) Software Engineering
8 403 (49.45%) CI/CD
9 383 (46.99%) Finance
10 377 (46.26%) TDD
11 374 (45.89%) RESTful
12 358 (43.93%) PostgreSQL
13 333 (40.86%) JavaScript
14 329 (40.37%) Python
15 326 (40.00%) Test Automation
16 319 (39.14%) Spring
17 301 (36.93%) Git (software)
18 298 (36.56%) SQL
19 297 (36.44%) Mentoring
20 294 (36.07%) Azure
21 292 (35.83%) OOP
22 279 (34.23%) Maven
23 276 (33.87%) MySQL
23 276 (33.87%) Gradle
24 269 (33.01%) BDD
25 249 (30.55%) NoSQL
26 239 (29.33%) MongoDB
27 236 (28.96%) OpenShift
28 231 (28.34%) JIRA
29 229 (28.10%) Google

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
1 214 (26.26%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.47%) Confluence
3 8 (0.98%) Apache
4 5 (0.61%) GlassFish
5 3 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.37%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.37%) Jupyter
5 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.12%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.37%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 480 (58.90%) AWS
2 294 (36.07%) Azure
3 236 (28.96%) OpenShift
4 214 (26.26%) AWS Lambda
4 214 (26.26%) Serverless
5 195 (23.93%) Cloud Functions
6 82 (10.06%) GCP
7 48 (5.89%) Amazon EC2
8 33 (4.05%) GitHub
9 19 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (1.47%) Azure Functions
11 7 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.86%) SaaS
12 6 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (0.74%) Datadog
13 5 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (0.61%) Azure DevOps
13 5 (0.61%) WhatsApp
14 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.37%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 201 (24.66%) Internet
2 44 (5.40%) HTTP
3 40 (4.91%) Kerberos
4 19 (2.33%) MQTT
5 16 (1.96%) NFC
6 7 (0.86%) PPP
7 6 (0.74%) DNS
8 3 (0.37%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (43.93%) PostgreSQL
2 276 (33.87%) MySQL
3 249 (30.55%) NoSQL
4 239 (29.33%) MongoDB
5 207 (25.40%) SQL Server
6 197 (24.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 195 (23.93%) Flink
8 147 (18.04%) Relational Database
9 69 (8.47%) Redis
10 48 (5.89%) RDBMS
11 45 (5.52%) Amazon Aurora
12 26 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (1.72%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.10%) Big Data
15 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (0.37%) Aerospike
16 3 (0.37%) Couchbase
16 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.37%) Metadata
16 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 301 (36.93%) Git (software)
2 279 (34.23%) Maven
3 276 (33.87%) Gradle
4 231 (28.34%) JIRA
5 195 (23.93%) Ant
5 195 (23.93%) Subversion
6 153 (18.77%) Jenkins
7 57 (6.99%) GitLab
8 44 (5.40%) JUnit
8 44 (5.40%) Liquibase
9 30 (3.68%) Mockito
10 19 (2.33%) Bitbucket
10 19 (2.33%) GoogleTest
10 19 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
10 19 (2.33%) TestRail
11 17 (2.09%) Cucumber
11 17 (2.09%) Selenium
12 12 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (1.35%) Babel
14 10 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 383 (46.99%) Finance
2 200 (24.54%) Manufacturing
3 193 (23.68%) Social Skills
4 116 (14.23%) Banking
5 89 (10.92%) Front Office
6 71 (8.71%) Retail
7 65 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (6.63%) Games
9 41 (5.03%) Legal
10 30 (3.68%) Investment Banking
10 30 (3.68%) Law
11 25 (3.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 22 (2.70%) Marketing
13 11 (1.35%) Billing
13 11 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.49%) Advertising
15 4 (0.49%) Agriculture
15 4 (0.49%) Aviation
15 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (45.89%) RESTful
2 319 (39.14%) Spring
3 225 (27.61%) Spring Boot
4 205 (25.15%) HTML
5 204 (25.03%) .NET
6 199 (24.42%) CSS
7 195 (23.93%) ASP.NET
7 195 (23.93%) JDBC
8 172 (21.10%) REST
9 148 (18.16%) Kafka
10 122 (14.97%) React
11 75 (9.20%) RabbitMQ
12 66 (8.10%) Web Services
13 51 (6.26%) Hibernate
14 49 (6.01%) gRPC
15 48 (5.89%) Protocol Buffers
16 43 (5.28%) JavaFX
16 43 (5.28%) Swing
17 40 (4.91%) Node.js
18 36 (4.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 204 (25.03%) Data Structures
2 203 (24.91%) Algorithms
3 195 (23.93%) Life Science
3 195 (23.93%) Linux Command Line
4 70 (8.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 55 (6.75%) Fixed Income
6 49 (6.01%) Equities
6 49 (6.01%) Hedge funds
7 36 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (3.31%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.33%) Legacy Systems
10 17 (2.09%) Digital Media
10 17 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.09%) Smartphone
11 16 (1.96%) Legacy Code
11 16 (1.96%) User Experience
12 15 (1.84%) Credit Risk
13 12 (1.47%) Cloud Native
13 12 (1.47%) Social Network
14 9 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 220 (26.99%) Unix
2 87 (10.67%) Linux
3 20 (2.45%) Mac OS X
4 17 (2.09%) Ubuntu
5 11 (1.35%) Android
6 10 (1.23%) Windows
7 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.61%) Debian
8 5 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (65.64%) Agile
2 491 (60.25%) Microservices
3 406 (49.82%) Software Engineering
4 403 (49.45%) CI/CD
5 377 (46.26%) TDD
6 326 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 297 (36.44%) Mentoring
8 292 (35.83%) OOP
9 269 (33.01%) BDD
10 225 (27.61%) High Availability
11 220 (26.99%) Coaching
12 215 (26.38%) Customer-Centricity
12 215 (26.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 214 (26.26%) MVC
14 201 (24.66%) Innovative Thinking
15 199 (24.42%) User Stories
16 195 (23.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 195 (23.93%) Service Design
16 195 (23.93%) Story Points
16 195 (23.93%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 815 (100.00%) Java
2 333 (40.86%) JavaScript
3 329 (40.37%) Python
4 298 (36.56%) SQL
5 216 (26.50%) Shell Script
6 197 (24.17%) Perl
6 197 (24.17%) Ruby
7 195 (23.93%) PHP
7 195 (23.93%) PowerShell
8 73 (8.96%) Kotlin
9 58 (7.12%) TypeScript
10 41 (5.03%) Scala
11 28 (3.44%) Go
12 18 (2.21%) C#
13 8 (0.98%) C++
14 6 (0.74%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.25%) Bash
15 2 (0.25%) Groovy
16 1 (0.12%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (4.05%) Degree
2 23 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.58%) Master's Degree
4 9 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.37%) CFA
5 3 (0.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (15.21%) QA
2 11 (1.35%) Accessibility
System Software
1 482 (59.14%) Docker
2 11 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 448 (54.97%) Kubernetes
2 124 (15.21%) Terraform
3 68 (8.34%) Ansible
4 24 (2.94%) Puppet
5 23 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
5 23 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.37%) Grafana
7 1 (0.12%) Istio
Vendors
1 229 (28.10%) Google
2 198 (24.29%) Microsoft
3 28 (3.44%) Oracle
4 18 (2.21%) BT
5 13 (1.60%) Sun
6 11 (1.35%) Zopa
7 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.86%) Spotify
9 5 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.61%) Guidewire
9 5 (0.61%) Snapchat
10 4 (0.49%) LexisNexis
11 3 (0.37%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.37%) IBM
11 3 (0.37%) NGA Human Resources
11 3 (0.37%) Northgate
11 3 (0.37%) PayPal
11 3 (0.37%) Splunk
12 2 (0.25%) NCR
13 1 (0.12%) Red Hat