Senior Java Software Engineer Jobs

Senior Software Engineer - Java
UK

The median Senior Software Engineer - Java salary in the UK is £72,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

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

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 697 886 807
Rank change year-on-year +189 -79 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 125 115 360
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 25 70 208
10th Percentile £56,000 - £59,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £46,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £91,355
Median % change year-on-year - -20.64% +40.55%
75th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £128,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £69,250 £52,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +31.90% -25.00% +27.27%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,082 103,887 134,218
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.09% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,664 65,135 83,672
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,475 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Senior Java Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior Java Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Java Software 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 Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2024. 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
UK excluding London +146 106 £69,250 +31.90% 23
England +171 61 £72,500 - 28
Scotland +22 49 - - 6
North of England +97 24 £71,250 +35.71% 7
North West +61 17 £72,500 +7.41% 5
London +136 15 £100,000 +11.11% 13
Work from Home +99 12 £76,250 +32.61% 26
South East +73 11 £68,500 +9.60% 3
Yorkshire +96 7 £60,000 +14.29% 1
South West +21 6 £65,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 6 - - 2
Midlands +61 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2024, Senior Java Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Java
1 125 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 111 (88.80%) Agile
3 105 (84.00%) Problem-Solving
4 71 (56.80%) Spring
5 67 (53.60%) XML
6 65 (52.00%) Web Services
6 65 (52.00%) Mentoring
7 64 (51.20%) AngularJS
7 64 (51.20%) SC Cleared
7 64 (51.20%) Security Cleared
7 64 (51.20%) Public Sector
8 63 (50.40%) JPA
8 63 (50.40%) Hibernate
8 63 (50.40%) REST
8 63 (50.40%) Actionable Insight
9 62 (49.60%) User Experience
9 62 (49.60%) UX Design
9 62 (49.60%) JSON
9 62 (49.60%) SOAP
10 61 (48.80%) XSD
10 61 (48.80%) JBoss
10 61 (48.80%) IntelliJ
10 61 (48.80%) Collaborative Working
10 61 (48.80%) Front End Development
10 61 (48.80%) Red Hat Fuse
10 61 (48.80%) Data Design
11 50 (40.00%) RESTful
11 50 (40.00%) Java EE
12 41 (32.80%) Machine Learning

Senior Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (48.80%) JBoss
1 61 (48.80%) Red Hat Fuse
2 25 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.80%) AWS
2 15 (12.00%) Azure
3 12 (9.60%) GCP
4 2 (1.60%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.80%) NoSQL
2 25 (20.00%) Big Data
3 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) Redis
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.80%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 61 (48.80%) IntelliJ
2 2 (1.60%) Git
2 2 (1.60%) Maven
3 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
General
1 64 (51.20%) Public Sector
2 39 (31.20%) Finance
3 38 (30.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 37 (29.60%) Law
4 37 (29.60%) Marketing
5 25 (20.00%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (3.20%) Aviation
7 2 (1.60%) Banking
7 2 (1.60%) Tech for Good
8 1 (0.80%) Aeronautics
8 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.80%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (56.80%) Spring
2 67 (53.60%) XML
3 65 (52.00%) Web Services
4 64 (51.20%) AngularJS
5 63 (50.40%) Hibernate
5 63 (50.40%) JPA
5 63 (50.40%) REST
6 62 (49.60%) JSON
6 62 (49.60%) SOAP
7 61 (48.80%) XSD
8 50 (40.00%) Java EE
8 50 (40.00%) RESTful
9 7 (5.60%) Kafka
10 4 (3.20%) CSS
10 4 (3.20%) HTML
10 4 (3.20%) React
11 2 (1.60%) J2EE
11 2 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.60%) Spring Boot
11 2 (1.60%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) Public Cloud
2 4 (3.20%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.60%) Product Ownership
4 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.60%) Linux
1 2 (1.60%) Windows
2 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 111 (88.80%) Agile
3 105 (84.00%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (52.00%) Mentoring
5 63 (50.40%) Actionable Insight
6 62 (49.60%) User Experience
6 62 (49.60%) UX Design
7 61 (48.80%) Collaborative Working
7 61 (48.80%) Data Design
7 61 (48.80%) Front End Development
8 41 (32.80%) Machine Learning
9 39 (31.20%) SDLC
10 37 (29.60%) Artificial Intelligence
10 37 (29.60%) Operational Stability
10 37 (29.60%) Tech Ops
11 25 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (12.00%) API Development
13 14 (11.20%) Microservices
14 12 (9.60%) Decision-Making
14 12 (9.60%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 30 (24.00%) SQL
3 25 (20.00%) Scala
4 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.20%) Python
6 3 (2.40%) C#
7 2 (1.60%) Kotlin
7 2 (1.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (51.20%) SC Cleared
1 64 (51.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.60%) Degree
3 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) Terraform
2 11 (8.80%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.80%) Grafana
3 1 (0.80%) Istio
3 1 (0.80%) Kibana
3 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle
2 1 (0.80%) Xamarin