Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Software Engineer was £60,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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

Senior Software Engineer - Java
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 848 939 1009
Rank change year-on-year +91 +70 +153
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 340 228 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 293 198 215
UK median annual salary £60,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.83% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £42,700 £38,375 £40,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £74,125 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +6.38%

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Senior Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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 +101 333 £60,500 +0.83% 43
UK excluding London -40 177 £55,000 -8.33% 30
London +111 163 £70,000 +3.70% 19
North of England -31 65 £50,000 -16.67% 5
South East +15 53 £60,500 -13.57% 13
North West +19 44 £52,500 -12.50% 4
South West -20 34 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Yorkshire -15 21 £50,000 -16.67% 1
East of England -23 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Midlands +21 8 £70,000 +60.00% 3
West Midlands +17 8 £70,000 +60.00% 3
Scotland -28 7 £34,500 -27.37% 3

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, Senior Java Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 340 (100.00%) Java
2 339 (99.71%) Software Engineering
3 227 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
4 167 (49.12%) Spring
5 107 (31.47%) JavaScript
6 106 (31.18%) Mentoring
7 99 (29.12%) OO
8 98 (28.82%) SQL
9 96 (28.24%) Scrum
10 95 (27.94%) Degree
11 94 (27.65%) TDD
12 91 (26.76%) Java 8
13 90 (26.47%) AngularJS
14 89 (26.18%) Finance
15 81 (23.82%) Microservices
15 81 (23.82%) Docker
16 80 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (23.24%) HTML
18 75 (22.06%) J2EE
19 71 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
20 68 (20.00%) RESTful
21 65 (19.12%) Hibernate
22 62 (18.24%) Oracle
23 61 (17.94%) NoSQL
24 58 (17.06%) Linux
25 57 (16.76%) Git (software)
26 55 (16.18%) Jenkins
27 54 (15.88%) CSS
28 52 (15.29%) Python
29 51 (15.00%) Java EE

Senior Java Software 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 33 (9.71%) Tomcat
2 32 (9.41%) CMS
3 26 (7.65%) JBoss
4 24 (7.06%) Apache Spark
5 22 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (5.29%) Apache Solr
7 16 (4.71%) Apache
8 8 (2.35%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.76%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.76%) SAS
10 5 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.18%) Confluence
12 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.59%) WildFly
14 1 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
14 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 71 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.88%) GitHub
3 12 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.94%) SaaS
5 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.88%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.59%) PaaS
8 1 (0.29%) G Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Heroku
8 1 (0.29%) Office 365
8 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.35%) Internet
2 3 (0.88%) AMQP
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (17.94%) NoSQL
2 51 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 48 (14.12%) MySQL
4 42 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (11.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 37 (10.88%) MongoDB
7 33 (9.71%) SQL Server
8 31 (9.12%) Big Data
9 22 (6.47%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.06%) Blockchain
11 7 (2.06%) GIS
12 6 (1.76%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (1.18%) Hazelcast
15 3 (0.88%) Amazon QuickSight
15 3 (0.88%) BigQuery
15 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (16.76%) Git (software)
2 55 (16.18%) Jenkins
3 37 (10.88%) Maven
4 32 (9.41%) JUnit
5 27 (7.94%) Subversion
6 26 (7.65%) Selenium
7 22 (6.47%) Mercurial
8 21 (6.18%) JMeter
9 18 (5.29%) Jasmine
9 18 (5.29%) Mocha
10 14 (4.12%) JIRA
11 10 (2.94%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.94%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (2.35%) Gradle
13 5 (1.47%) git-flow
13 5 (1.47%) Hudson
14 4 (1.18%) Artifactory
14 4 (1.18%) CA Release Automation
14 4 (1.18%) NetBeans
General
1 89 (26.18%) Finance
2 24 (7.06%) Games
3 13 (3.82%) Electronics
4 10 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.65%) Banking
6 4 (1.18%) Retail
6 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.88%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (49.12%) Spring
2 90 (26.47%) AngularJS
3 79 (23.24%) HTML
4 75 (22.06%) J2EE
5 68 (20.00%) RESTful
6 65 (19.12%) Hibernate
7 54 (15.88%) CSS
8 51 (15.00%) Java EE
9 50 (14.71%) Spring Boot
10 49 (14.41%) REST
10 49 (14.41%) Web Services
11 48 (14.12%) HTML5
12 34 (10.00%) React
13 31 (9.12%) Spring MVC
14 29 (8.53%) SOAP
15 28 (8.24%) Node.js
16 27 (7.94%) JPA
17 26 (7.65%) XML
18 17 (5.00%) Lucene
18 17 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.24%) Computer Science
2 36 (10.59%) Algorithms
3 29 (8.53%) Data Structures
4 28 (8.24%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (5.88%) Fintech
7 15 (4.41%) User Experience
8 9 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.18%) IVR
10 4 (1.18%) Online Gambling
10 4 (1.18%) Robotics
11 2 (0.59%) Clustering
11 2 (0.59%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.29%) Bitcoin
12 1 (0.29%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.29%) Derivative
12 1 (0.29%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.06%) Linux
2 16 (4.71%) Windows
3 13 (3.82%) Unix
4 8 (2.35%) Solaris
5 2 (0.59%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (99.71%) Software Engineering
2 227 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (31.18%) Mentoring
4 99 (29.12%) OO
5 96 (28.24%) Scrum
6 94 (27.65%) TDD
7 81 (23.82%) Microservices
8 80 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (13.82%) MVC
10 45 (13.24%) E-Commerce
11 42 (12.35%) Test Automation
12 39 (11.47%) SDLC
12 39 (11.47%) Unit Testing
13 35 (10.29%) SOA
14 34 (10.00%) Coaching
14 34 (10.00%) DevOps
15 32 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (8.24%) Open Source
17 23 (6.76%) BDD
17 23 (6.76%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 340 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (31.47%) JavaScript
3 98 (28.82%) SQL
4 91 (26.76%) Java 8
5 52 (15.29%) Python
6 43 (12.65%) Scala
7 26 (7.65%) C++
8 18 (5.29%) PHP
9 17 (5.00%) XPath
10 16 (4.71%) C#
11 9 (2.65%) Go
11 9 (2.65%) Groovy
12 5 (1.47%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.18%) C
14 3 (0.88%) R
14 3 (0.88%) Ruby
15 2 (0.59%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 95 (27.94%) Degree
2 36 (10.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.65%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.82%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (23.82%) Docker
2 6 (1.76%) Apache Flume
2 6 (1.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (7.94%) Ansible
2 7 (2.06%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.76%) Oozie
3 6 (1.76%) Terraform
4 2 (0.59%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 62 (18.24%) Oracle
2 20 (5.88%) Google
3 9 (2.65%) SAP
4 7 (2.06%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.76%) Sybase
6 4 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.18%) Pega
6 4 (1.18%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.88%) Birst
8 1 (0.29%) Perforce
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat