Period
to 14 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Java 355 437 690
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.29% 7.40% 8.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.32% 16.19% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 285 382 473
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,063 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £79,500 £68,625 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,317 2,700 3,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.57% 45.72% 43.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,927 2,367 2,748
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £33,633 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £53,281
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Java as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Java in the West Midlands

Java
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Java in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Java in the West Midlands

Java
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Java in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Java in the West Midlands

Java
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 April 2021. 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
Birmingham -1 176 £57,500 +15.00% 72
Warwickshire +29 34 £70,000 +34.62% 4
Coventry -17 30 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Shropshire +7 25 £45,000 -35.71% 9
Worcestershire -1 23 £52,500 +13.51% 12
Staffordshire +14 16 £45,000 +2.86% 8
Wolverhampton -1 16 £45,000 - 2
Walsall +4 6 £27,500 -38.89%
Solihull +8 5 £66,000 +1.54% 1
Halesowen - 2 £25,000 -
Java
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, IT jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Java.

1 156 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (41.69%) Python
3 117 (32.96%) JavaScript
4 106 (29.86%) SQL
5 96 (27.04%) C#
6 84 (23.66%) DevOps
7 83 (23.38%) Spring
8 82 (23.10%) HTML
9 79 (22.25%) CSS
10 78 (21.97%) AWS
11 77 (21.69%) Azure
12 64 (18.03%) Docker
12 64 (18.03%) Microservices
13 62 (17.46%) Software Engineering
14 59 (16.62%) Microsoft
15 57 (16.06%) TDD
16 52 (14.65%) SDLC
17 51 (14.37%) Linux
17 51 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
18 49 (13.80%) PHP
19 48 (13.52%) REST
20 47 (13.24%) Scrum
21 46 (12.96%) .NET
22 45 (12.68%) Degree
23 43 (12.11%) Test Automation
23 43 (12.11%) Jenkins
24 40 (11.27%) Spring Boot
24 40 (11.27%) Git (software)
24 40 (11.27%) Unix
25 39 (10.99%) Oracle

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (2.82%) Confluence
2 6 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.13%) CMS
5 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.85%) nginx
6 2 (0.56%) Apache
6 2 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) Mule
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Figma
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (1.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 78 (21.97%) AWS
2 77 (21.69%) Azure
3 27 (7.61%) GCP
3 27 (7.61%) SaaS
4 17 (4.79%) GitHub
5 12 (3.38%) PaaS
6 11 (3.10%) IaaS
7 10 (2.82%) OpenShift
7 10 (2.82%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.13%) Serverless
11 3 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.85%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.85%) Cloud Functions
11 3 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.56%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.51%) Firewall
2 10 (2.82%) AMQP
3 9 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.97%) DNS
4 7 (1.97%) HTTP
5 5 (1.41%) DHCP
5 5 (1.41%) SSH
6 4 (1.13%) Broadband
7 3 (0.85%) Network Security
8 2 (0.56%) Internet
9 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.14%) MySQL
2 30 (8.45%) NoSQL
3 27 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (6.20%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.79%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.82%) Power BI
8 8 (2.25%) Redis
9 5 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.41%) Big Data
9 5 (1.41%) Cloud Spanner
9 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.13%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.13%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.56%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.56%) Bigtable
12 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.56%) HBase
12 2 (0.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 43 (12.11%) Jenkins
2 40 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 29 (8.17%) Selenium
4 17 (4.79%) Maven
5 16 (4.51%) Gradle
6 15 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (4.23%) JIRA
7 14 (3.94%) JMeter
8 12 (3.38%) Bitbucket
9 11 (3.10%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.82%) Postman
11 9 (2.54%) Hudson
12 8 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (2.25%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.97%) Vagrant
14 6 (1.69%) GitLab
15 5 (1.41%) TestNG
16 4 (1.13%) Appium
16 4 (1.13%) JUnit
16 4 (1.13%) NUnit
General
1 22 (6.20%) Multimedia
2 21 (5.92%) Finance
3 20 (5.63%) Law
4 19 (5.35%) Manufacturing
5 18 (5.07%) Publishing
6 17 (4.79%) Retail
7 14 (3.94%) Marketing
7 14 (3.94%) Public Sector
8 11 (3.10%) Automotive
9 10 (2.82%) Games
10 8 (2.25%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.69%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 154 (43.38%) Developer
2 75 (21.13%) Java Developer
3 43 (12.11%) Software Engineer
4 34 (9.58%) Senior Developer
5 33 (9.30%) Web Developer
6 31 (8.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 28 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
8 26 (7.32%) Java Engineer
9 25 (7.04%) Architect
10 22 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (6.20%) Java Software Engineer
10 22 (6.20%) Trainee Developer
10 22 (6.20%) Trainee Web Developer
11 21 (5.92%) Senior Software Engineer
12 19 (5.35%) Analyst
13 18 (5.07%) Azure Engineer
14 15 (4.23%) Senior Java Engineer
15 14 (3.94%) Junior
16 13 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
17 12 (3.38%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (23.38%) Spring
2 82 (23.10%) HTML
3 79 (22.25%) CSS
4 48 (13.52%) REST
5 46 (12.96%) .NET
6 40 (11.27%) Spring Boot
7 37 (10.42%) AngularJS
8 36 (10.14%) Hibernate
9 33 (9.30%) React
10 32 (9.01%) HTML5
11 31 (8.73%) CSS3
11 31 (8.73%) Node.js
12 24 (6.76%) SOAP
13 18 (5.07%) Kafka
14 16 (4.51%) ASP.NET
15 13 (3.66%) Java SE
15 13 (3.66%) JPA
15 13 (3.66%) Vue.js
15 13 (3.66%) Web Services
16 12 (3.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.04%) Data Structures
3 22 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 19 (5.35%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.07%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.66%) Cloud Native
6 13 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.82%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.41%) User Experience
10 4 (1.13%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.56%) iPad
13 1 (0.28%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.28%) NHS
13 1 (0.28%) RIA
13 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.37%) Linux
2 40 (11.27%) Unix
3 26 (7.32%) Windows
4 4 (1.13%) Android
4 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.85%) CentOS
5 3 (0.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.28%) Alpine Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (23.66%) DevOps
3 64 (18.03%) Microservices
4 62 (17.46%) Software Engineering
5 57 (16.06%) TDD
6 52 (14.65%) SDLC
7 51 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (13.24%) Scrum
9 43 (12.11%) Test Automation
10 39 (10.99%) Software Testing
11 37 (10.42%) Web Development
12 36 (10.14%) Computer Science
13 35 (9.86%) Analytics
14 34 (9.58%) OO
15 31 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
15 31 (8.73%) Information Security
16 30 (8.45%) OOP
17 27 (7.61%) BDD
18 26 (7.32%) Mentoring
19 21 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 148 (41.69%) Python
2 117 (32.96%) JavaScript
3 106 (29.86%) SQL
4 96 (27.04%) C#
5 49 (13.80%) PHP
6 39 (10.99%) Perl
7 29 (8.17%) C++
8 25 (7.04%) Go
8 25 (7.04%) Ruby
9 22 (6.20%) C
10 16 (4.51%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.94%) Java 8
12 11 (3.10%) Bash Shell
12 11 (3.10%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.25%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.69%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.41%) F#
15 5 (1.41%) Scala
16 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.85%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 45 (12.68%) Degree
2 15 (4.23%) ISTQB
3 13 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.25%) CIW
5 8 (2.25%) OCA
5 8 (2.25%) OCP
5 8 (2.25%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.35%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 6 (1.69%) NCSC
3 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (18.03%) Docker
2 9 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.54%) BitLocker
2 9 (2.54%) Firmware
3 3 (0.85%) LXC
4 2 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 30 (8.45%) Terraform
3 26 (7.32%) Ansible
4 11 (3.10%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.54%) SCCM
6 7 (1.97%) Consul
6 7 (1.97%) Nagios
6 7 (1.97%) Packer
7 6 (1.69%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.85%) Puppet
9 2 (0.56%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 59 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.99%) Oracle
3 23 (6.48%) Google
4 15 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (3.94%) TOWER Software
6 10 (2.82%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.54%) FireEye
7 9 (2.54%) IBM
7 9 (2.54%) McAfee
7 9 (2.54%) Symantec
7 9 (2.54%) Tanium
8 8 (2.25%) SAP
9 7 (1.97%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.41%) Databricks
10 5 (1.41%) New Relic
10 5 (1.41%) Sparx
11 4 (1.13%) CrowdStrike
11 4 (1.13%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.56%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.56%) Pega