Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 973 1007
Rank change year-on-year +154 +34 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 371 215 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 327 184 234
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 13 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 18 January 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 +161 366 £60,000 +9.09% 41
UK excluding London +65 215 £57,500 +4.55% 23
London +90 156 £72,500 +7.41% 19
North of England +37 89 £55,000 -8.33% 7
North West +21 46 £60,000 - 6
South West +8 45 £55,000 +19.57% 3
Yorkshire +54 43 £54,000 -10.00% 1
South East +52 43 £67,500 +17.39% 7
East of England +15 30 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Midlands +11 3 £52,500 +23.53% 3
West Midlands +9 3 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Scotland -36 3 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Northern Ireland -19 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Senior Java Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Java Software Engineer in the job title.

1 371 (100.00%) Java
2 369 (99.46%) Software Engineering
3 188 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (43.67%) Spring
5 123 (33.15%) SQL
6 119 (32.08%) OO
7 111 (29.92%) JavaScript
7 111 (29.92%) NoSQL
8 106 (28.57%) Degree
9 98 (26.42%) TDD
10 86 (23.18%) HTML
11 85 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (22.91%) Algorithms
12 84 (22.64%) Finance
13 82 (22.10%) Mentoring
14 78 (21.02%) Microservices
15 75 (20.22%) Hibernate
16 73 (19.68%) Scrum
17 71 (19.14%) AngularJS
18 68 (18.33%) Git (software)
19 67 (18.06%) J2EE
20 65 (17.52%) CSS
21 62 (16.71%) Java EE
22 60 (16.17%) Data Structures
23 58 (15.63%) Test Automation
23 58 (15.63%) Python
24 56 (15.09%) REST
25 54 (14.56%) Docker
25 54 (14.56%) Unit Testing
26 51 (13.75%) Subversion

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 38 (10.24%) Tomcat
2 27 (7.28%) Apache Spark
3 17 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (4.04%) JBoss
5 13 (3.50%) Apache Solr
6 8 (2.16%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.89%) Apache
8 6 (1.62%) CMS
9 5 (1.35%) SAS
10 4 (1.08%) Confluence
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.81%) IIS
12 2 (0.54%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.27%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.62%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (1.08%) SaaS
6 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.27%) Heroku
7 1 (0.27%) Loggly
7 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.08%) Wireless
3 3 (0.81%) HTTP
3 3 (0.81%) Internet
4 2 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) Skype
5 1 (0.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (29.92%) NoSQL
2 31 (8.36%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.28%) SQL Server
4 26 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (6.47%) Big Data
5 24 (6.47%) MySQL
6 23 (6.20%) Hadoop
7 22 (5.93%) MongoDB
8 17 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.43%) Neo4j
9 9 (2.43%) OrientDB
10 8 (2.16%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.89%) Blockchain
12 6 (1.62%) Amazon Athena
12 6 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.62%) BigQuery
12 6 (1.62%) GIS
13 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.54%) Infinispan
14 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 68 (18.33%) Git (software)
2 51 (13.75%) Subversion
3 45 (12.13%) Mercurial
4 27 (7.28%) JUnit
5 26 (7.01%) Jenkins
6 21 (5.66%) JIRA
6 21 (5.66%) Maven
7 14 (3.77%) Mockito
8 10 (2.70%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.70%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.62%) Gradle
9 6 (1.62%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (1.08%) Hudson
11 3 (0.81%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.81%) Moq
11 3 (0.81%) NUnit
12 2 (0.54%) Selenium
12 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 84 (22.64%) Finance
2 12 (3.23%) Electronics
2 12 (3.23%) Games
3 11 (2.96%) Banking
4 7 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.62%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.62%) Marketing
6 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.81%) Front Office
7 3 (0.81%) Military
8 2 (0.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (43.67%) Spring
2 86 (23.18%) HTML
3 75 (20.22%) Hibernate
4 71 (19.14%) AngularJS
5 67 (18.06%) J2EE
6 65 (17.52%) CSS
7 62 (16.71%) Java EE
8 56 (15.09%) REST
9 50 (13.48%) RESTful
10 49 (13.21%) Spring Boot
11 42 (11.32%) HTML5
12 36 (9.70%) Web Services
13 35 (9.43%) Node.js
14 28 (7.55%) SOAP
15 21 (5.66%) React
16 20 (5.39%) Ember.js
16 20 (5.39%) JSON
17 19 (5.12%) Play Framework
18 17 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 16 (4.31%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 85 (22.91%) Algorithms
2 60 (16.17%) Data Structures
3 50 (13.48%) Computer Science
4 27 (7.28%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (6.20%) Fintech
6 20 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (3.77%) User Experience
8 11 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.96%) Clustering
9 6 (1.62%) Acoustics
10 5 (1.35%) PKI
11 4 (1.08%) IVR
11 4 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.54%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.27%) Life Science
14 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.27%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.59%) Linux
2 14 (3.77%) Android
3 13 (3.50%) Windows
4 9 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.89%) Unix
6 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (99.46%) Software Engineering
2 188 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (32.08%) OO
4 98 (26.42%) TDD
5 85 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (22.10%) Mentoring
7 78 (21.02%) Microservices
8 73 (19.68%) Scrum
9 58 (15.63%) Test Automation
10 54 (14.56%) Unit Testing
11 44 (11.86%) Open Source
12 38 (10.24%) DevOps
13 37 (9.97%) MVC
14 32 (8.63%) BDD
15 27 (7.28%) OOD
16 25 (6.74%) Multithreading
16 25 (6.74%) SOA
17 22 (5.93%) Coaching
17 22 (5.93%) Extreme Programming
17 22 (5.93%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 371 (100.00%) Java
2 123 (33.15%) SQL
3 111 (29.92%) JavaScript
4 58 (15.63%) Python
5 42 (11.32%) Scala
6 38 (10.24%) C++
7 20 (5.39%) C#
8 15 (4.04%) Go
9 14 (3.77%) PHP
10 13 (3.50%) Groovy
11 12 (3.23%) Ruby
12 7 (1.89%) C
13 6 (1.62%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.62%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.35%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.35%) Perl
15 3 (0.81%) Clojure
15 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.54%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 106 (28.57%) Degree
2 44 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.09%) QA
2 6 (1.62%) DO-178B
2 6 (1.62%) MIL-STD-498
3 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.81%) SEPA
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) GCP
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
4 1 (0.27%) PSD2
System Software
1 54 (14.56%) Docker
2 5 (1.35%) Apache Flume
2 5 (1.35%) HDFS
3 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (4.04%) Ansible
2 5 (1.35%) Oozie
3 4 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.81%) Opsview
4 3 (0.81%) Puppet
5 2 (0.54%) Packer
5 2 (0.54%) Terraform
6 1 (0.27%) Kibana
6 1 (0.27%) logstash
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.27%) Salt
6 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (9.97%) Oracle
2 11 (2.96%) Terracotta
3 10 (2.70%) Google
3 10 (2.70%) SAP
3 10 (2.70%) VMware
4 9 (2.43%) Sybase
5 6 (1.62%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.62%) Intel
5 6 (1.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.08%) Pega
6 4 (1.08%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.27%) Apigee
8 1 (0.27%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.27%) New Relic
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.27%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.27%) Splunk
8 1 (0.27%) Sun
8 1 (0.27%) Xamarin