The median annual salary for a Senior Java Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer - Java
UK
Rank 742 820 921
Rank change year-on-year +78 +101  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 118 136 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 96 118 40
Median salary £60,000 £56,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.19% +25.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +17.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Java Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +100 117 £60,000 +3.44% 9
Yorkshire +44 37 £60,000 +36.36% 1
South West +29 22 £43,750 -7.89% 1
London +50 21 £62,500 -3.84% 3
West Yorkshire +43 20 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Leeds +36 20 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South Yorkshire +24 16 £60,000 +36.36%
Sheffield +22 16 £60,000 +36.36%
North West -4 14 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Manchester -8 14 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South East +52 11 £70,000 +40.00% 2
East of England +9 10 £45,000 -23.72% 1
Berkshire +30 7 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Somerset +1 7 £33,000 -30.52%
Cambridgeshire +15 6 £45,000 -17.43%
Reading +34 5 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Wiltshire +24 5 - -
Cambridge +17 5 £45,000 -23.72%
Hampshire +34 4 £60,000 +9.09%
Essex +13 4 - -
Dorset - 4 £40,000 -
Bournemouth - 4 £40,000 -
Swindon - 4 - -
West Midlands +37 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Devon - 3 £57,500 - 1
Coventry +17 2 £43,750 -12.50%
Bristol +3 2 £48,750 +30.00%
Gloucestershire +5 1 £57,500 -8.00%
Bath -1 1 £49,000 +3.15%
Belfast - 1 £70,000 -

Senior Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 230 (100.00%) Java
2 226 (98.26%) Software Engineering
3 109 (47.39%) SQL
4 107 (46.52%) OO
5 98 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (41.74%) NoSQL
7 95 (41.30%) Degree
8 85 (36.96%) Git (software)
9 83 (36.09%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (31.30%) Algorithms
11 70 (30.43%) Automated Testing
12 67 (29.13%) Spring
13 65 (28.26%) Subversion
13 65 (28.26%) Data Structures
14 62 (26.96%) JavaScript
15 61 (26.52%) TDD
16 57 (24.78%) Mercurial
17 54 (23.48%) Scrum
18 53 (23.04%) HTML
19 51 (22.17%) Hibernate
20 47 (20.43%) Python
21 46 (20.00%) C++
22 45 (19.57%) Linux
23 38 (16.52%) REST
23 38 (16.52%) CSS
24 35 (15.22%) Windows
25 33 (14.35%) Maven
25 33 (14.35%) Microservices
26 31 (13.48%) Tomcat
26 31 (13.48%) Finance

Senior Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 31 (13.48%) Tomcat
2 22 (9.57%) JBoss
3 17 (7.39%) Apache Spark
4 13 (5.65%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (4.78%) Apache
6 8 (3.48%) Jetty
7 7 (3.04%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (3.04%) nginx
7 7 (3.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (3.04%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.04%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.17%) IIS
9 3 (1.30%) Confluence
10 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.87%) SAS
11 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.61%) SaaS
4 4 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.43%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.09%) Bluetooth
2 13 (5.65%) 802.11
2 13 (5.65%) Wireless
3 7 (3.04%) Internet
4 5 (2.17%) DNS
5 3 (1.30%) SMTP
6 2 (0.87%) Firewall
7 1 (0.43%) Network Security
7 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (41.74%) NoSQL
2 30 (13.04%) MySQL
3 28 (12.17%) MongoDB
3 28 (12.17%) Relational Database
4 21 (9.13%) Big Data
5 17 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (7.39%) SQL Server
6 15 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (6.09%) Hadoop
8 11 (4.78%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.48%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.04%) HBase
10 7 (3.04%) InterSystems Cache
10 7 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (3.04%) Sqoop
11 6 (2.61%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (2.61%) GIS
11 6 (2.61%) JasperReports
11 6 (2.61%) Redis
12 4 (1.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 85 (36.96%) Git (software)
2 65 (28.26%) Subversion
3 57 (24.78%) Mercurial
4 33 (14.35%) Maven
5 30 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 26 (11.30%) JUnit
7 23 (10.00%) Ant
8 18 (7.83%) Eclipse
8 18 (7.83%) Selenium
9 17 (7.39%) JIRA
10 13 (5.65%) Hudson
11 10 (4.35%) IntelliJ
11 10 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (3.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (3.04%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (2.61%) CruiseControl
13 6 (2.61%) Gradle
13 6 (2.61%) Mockito
13 6 (2.61%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (13.48%) Finance
2 16 (6.96%) Electronics
3 6 (2.61%) Marketing
3 6 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.74%) Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.87%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (29.13%) Spring
2 53 (23.04%) HTML
3 51 (22.17%) Hibernate
4 38 (16.52%) CSS
4 38 (16.52%) REST
5 29 (12.61%) AngularJS
5 29 (12.61%) Web Services
6 28 (12.17%) RESTful
7 25 (10.87%) J2EE
8 20 (8.70%) JPA
9 19 (8.26%) Java EE
9 19 (8.26%) JMS
10 18 (7.83%) XML
11 17 (7.39%) Ajax
12 16 (6.96%) JSON
13 15 (6.52%) .NET
13 15 (6.52%) JSF
13 15 (6.52%) JSP
13 15 (6.52%) SOAP
14 13 (5.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 72 (31.30%) Algorithms
2 65 (28.26%) Data Structures
3 29 (12.61%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.52%) Fintech
5 10 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.17%) Semantic Web
7 5 (2.17%) User Experience
8 4 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.74%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.74%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.30%) Social Network
10 2 (0.87%) iPad
10 2 (0.87%) Social Media
11 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.57%) Linux
2 35 (15.22%) Windows
3 20 (8.70%) Android
4 11 (4.78%) Unix
5 6 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (98.26%) Software Engineering
2 107 (46.52%) OO
3 98 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (36.09%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (30.43%) Automated Testing
6 61 (26.52%) TDD
7 54 (23.48%) Scrum
8 33 (14.35%) Microservices
9 27 (11.74%) Unit Testing
10 26 (11.30%) Open Source
11 22 (9.57%) BDD
11 22 (9.57%) UML
12 21 (9.13%) MVC
13 19 (8.26%) OOD
14 18 (7.83%) ETL
15 17 (7.39%) Pair Programming
16 16 (6.96%) Mathematics
16 16 (6.96%) Mentoring
16 16 (6.96%) OOP
16 16 (6.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 230 (100.00%) Java
2 109 (47.39%) SQL
3 62 (26.96%) JavaScript
4 47 (20.43%) Python
5 46 (20.00%) C++
6 19 (8.26%) Perl
7 16 (6.96%) C
7 16 (6.96%) C#
8 14 (6.09%) Scala
9 11 (4.78%) Groovy
9 11 (4.78%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.35%) PHP
11 8 (3.48%) Go
11 8 (3.48%) Ruby
12 6 (2.61%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.17%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (1.74%) Delphi
15 3 (1.30%) SPARQL
16 1 (0.43%) F#
16 1 (0.43%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 95 (41.30%) Degree
2 16 (6.96%) SC Cleared
2 16 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.83%) QA
System Software
1 13 (5.65%) HDFS
2 9 (3.91%) Docker
3 8 (3.48%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.87%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.17%) Puppet
2 4 (1.74%) Ansible
3 2 (0.87%) Oozie
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (12.17%) Oracle
2 8 (3.48%) Atlassian
3 7 (3.04%) Altova
3 7 (3.04%) Cloudera
3 7 (3.04%) Fiorano
3 7 (3.04%) Hortonworks
3 7 (3.04%) ILOG
3 7 (3.04%) Splunk
3 7 (3.04%) Talend
3 7 (3.04%) WSO2
4 6 (2.61%) Adobe
4 6 (2.61%) Google
5 5 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.17%) SAP
5 5 (2.17%) VMware
6 3 (1.30%) IBM
7 2 (0.87%) F5
7 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.43%) Facebook
Manchester
ECOM
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield
Ocado Technology
Salary: competitive salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum +Excellent Benefits including Flexible Working Hours
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago