Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Java Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 1028 1059
Rank change year-on-year +162 +31 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 336 190 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 297 167 210
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 £37,425
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,750 £51,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +16.59% -2.38% +10.53%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +191 330 £60,000 +9.09% 17
UK excluding London +103 201 £59,750 +16.59% 10
London +85 135 £70,000 - 7
North of England +60 84 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +60 49 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East +54 39 £70,000 +27.27% 4
South West +30 35 £50,000 +8.70% 1
North West +20 35 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East of England +33 30 £55,000 +19.57% 1
Midlands +41 7 £55,000 +29.41%
West Midlands +23 7 £55,000 +29.41%
Scotland -7 4 £51,250 +13.89%
Northern Ireland -24 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 336 (100.00%) Java
2 334 (99.40%) Software Engineering
3 155 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (44.35%) Spring
5 123 (36.61%) SQL
6 113 (33.63%) OO
7 111 (33.04%) JavaScript
7 111 (33.04%) Degree
8 108 (32.14%) NoSQL
9 87 (25.89%) TDD
10 86 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (25.00%) Algorithms
12 83 (24.70%) Hibernate
13 80 (23.81%) HTML
14 74 (22.02%) Finance
15 72 (21.43%) AngularJS
16 68 (20.24%) Data Structures
17 65 (19.35%) Java EE
18 64 (19.05%) Scrum
19 63 (18.75%) Microservices
20 62 (18.45%) Git (software)
21 61 (18.15%) Test Automation
21 61 (18.15%) Mentoring
21 61 (18.15%) CSS
22 57 (16.96%) REST
23 53 (15.77%) J2EE
24 50 (14.88%) Python
25 49 (14.58%) Subversion
26 48 (14.29%) Computer Science
27 46 (13.69%) Mercurial

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 37 (11.01%) Tomcat
2 16 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (4.46%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.68%) JBoss
5 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.89%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.89%) IIS
7 2 (0.60%) Apache
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.60%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) Jetty
8 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.30%) Mule
8 1 (0.30%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.19%) SaaS
6 3 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.89%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.30%) Heroku
7 1 (0.30%) Loggly
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.49%) Wireless
3 3 (0.89%) Internet
4 2 (0.60%) DNS
4 2 (0.60%) Intranet
4 2 (0.60%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) PPP
5 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (32.14%) NoSQL
2 23 (6.85%) MongoDB
3 22 (6.55%) MySQL
4 18 (5.36%) Big Data
5 16 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.98%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.08%) Neo4j
10 7 (2.08%) OrientDB
11 5 (1.49%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.19%) GIS
13 3 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.89%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.89%) BigQuery
14 2 (0.60%) Infinispan
15 1 (0.30%) HBase
15 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (18.45%) Git (software)
2 49 (14.58%) Subversion
3 46 (13.69%) Mercurial
4 35 (10.42%) JUnit
5 26 (7.74%) Maven
6 24 (7.14%) Mockito
7 14 (4.17%) JIRA
8 12 (3.57%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.98%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.68%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (1.19%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.19%) Gradle
12 4 (1.19%) Moq
12 4 (1.19%) NUnit
13 3 (0.89%) Hudson
13 3 (0.89%) Selenium
14 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
15 1 (0.30%) Grunt
General
1 74 (22.02%) Finance
2 18 (5.36%) Banking
3 12 (3.57%) Electronics
4 9 (2.68%) Marketing
4 9 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.19%) Publishing
7 3 (0.89%) Advertising
7 3 (0.89%) Military
7 3 (0.89%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (44.35%) Spring
2 83 (24.70%) Hibernate
3 80 (23.81%) HTML
4 72 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 65 (19.35%) Java EE
6 61 (18.15%) CSS
7 57 (16.96%) REST
8 53 (15.77%) J2EE
9 46 (13.69%) RESTful
10 35 (10.42%) Web Services
11 33 (9.82%) HTML5
12 31 (9.23%) Spring Boot
13 29 (8.63%) Node.js
13 29 (8.63%) SOAP
14 23 (6.85%) jQuery
15 22 (6.55%) Ember.js
15 22 (6.55%) JSON
16 21 (6.25%) .NET
17 20 (5.95%) React
18 18 (5.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 68 (20.24%) Data Structures
3 48 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 24 (7.14%) Fintech
5 23 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.38%) Clustering
8 8 (2.38%) User Experience
9 6 (1.79%) Acoustics
10 4 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.19%) PKI
11 2 (0.60%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.30%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.30%) Life Science
12 1 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.30%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.01%) Linux
2 22 (6.55%) Android
3 18 (5.36%) Windows
4 16 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.68%) Unix
6 5 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (99.40%) Software Engineering
2 155 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (33.63%) OO
4 87 (25.89%) TDD
5 86 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (19.05%) Scrum
7 63 (18.75%) Microservices
8 61 (18.15%) Mentoring
8 61 (18.15%) Test Automation
9 42 (12.50%) Open Source
10 41 (12.20%) Unit Testing
11 31 (9.23%) MVC
12 27 (8.04%) BDD
13 26 (7.74%) Multithreading
14 22 (6.55%) OOD
15 21 (6.25%) DevOps
15 21 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
15 21 (6.25%) Pair Programming
16 20 (5.95%) High Availability
17 19 (5.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 336 (100.00%) Java
2 123 (36.61%) SQL
3 111 (33.04%) JavaScript
4 50 (14.88%) Python
5 46 (13.69%) Scala
6 45 (13.39%) C++
7 30 (8.93%) C#
8 16 (4.76%) Ruby
9 13 (3.87%) Go
10 10 (2.98%) Groovy
10 10 (2.98%) PHP
11 9 (2.68%) C
12 7 (2.08%) Clojure
13 6 (1.79%) Erlang
13 6 (1.79%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.79%) Perl
14 5 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.49%) F#
15 4 (1.19%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (33.04%) Degree
2 40 (11.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.25%) QA
2 6 (1.79%) DO-178B
2 6 (1.79%) MIL-STD-498
3 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.19%) SEPA
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GCP
4 1 (0.30%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 36 (10.71%) Docker
2 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.49%) Ansible
1 5 (1.49%) Packer
1 5 (1.49%) Terraform
2 4 (1.19%) Opsview
2 4 (1.19%) Puppet
3 3 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
4 1 (0.30%) logstash
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.30%) Salt
4 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (5.95%) Oracle
2 16 (4.76%) VMware
3 13 (3.87%) Terracotta
4 8 (2.38%) Google
5 7 (2.08%) SAP
5 7 (2.08%) Sybase
6 6 (1.79%) Intel
7 4 (1.19%) Microsoft
8 3 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) Splunk
9 2 (0.60%) Sun
10 1 (0.30%) New Relic
10 1 (0.30%) Pega
10 1 (0.30%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.30%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.30%) Xamarin