Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 36 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 -20 +2
Permanent jobs citing Java 145 452 886
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.68% 6.02% 10.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.94% 13.49% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 109 369 810
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £31,700 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £66,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.60% +8.70% +4.55%

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 1,326 3,350 3,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.90% 44.64% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 2,812 3,295
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +2.04%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 -6 60 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Warwickshire +25 24 £55,000 +18.92% 6
Solihull +39 15 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Shropshire -7 13 £45,000 -21.74% 4
Coventry -13 13 £53,250 +12.11% 16
Worcestershire +9 9 £52,500 +2.44% 10
Staffordshire +14 6 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Walsall +6 4 £50,000 -13.04%
Java
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (40.69%) Python
3 54 (37.24%) JavaScript
4 49 (33.79%) SQL
4 49 (33.79%) Linux
5 45 (31.03%) Azure
6 39 (26.90%) AWS
7 38 (26.21%) C++
8 36 (24.83%) Unix
9 32 (22.07%) Spring
9 32 (22.07%) Windows
9 32 (22.07%) REST
10 31 (21.38%) C#
10 31 (21.38%) .NET
11 30 (20.69%) SQL Server
12 28 (19.31%) Software Engineering
12 28 (19.31%) Git (software)
13 27 (18.62%) Degree
14 26 (17.93%) TDD
14 26 (17.93%) Test Automation
14 26 (17.93%) Jenkins
15 25 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (17.24%) Docker
15 25 (17.24%) Node.js
15 25 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (17.24%) MVC
16 24 (16.55%) DevOps
17 23 (15.86%) Analytics
17 23 (15.86%) Perl
17 23 (15.86%) 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 9 (6.21%) Confluence
2 8 (5.52%) JBoss
2 8 (5.52%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.83%) GlassFish
4 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.07%) Apache
5 3 (2.07%) SAS
6 2 (1.38%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.38%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.69%) Appian
7 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.69%) FileNet
7 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.69%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 45 (31.03%) Azure
2 39 (26.90%) AWS
3 15 (10.34%) GitHub
4 13 (8.97%) PaaS
5 11 (7.59%) IaaS
6 9 (6.21%) SaaS
7 6 (4.14%) OpenShift
8 5 (3.45%) Power Platform
9 4 (2.76%) GCP
10 2 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.38%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (1.38%) Serverless
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) AMQP
2 3 (2.07%) Firewall
2 3 (2.07%) FTP
3 2 (1.38%) Broadband
3 2 (1.38%) HTTP
3 2 (1.38%) Internet
3 2 (1.38%) SMTP
3 2 (1.38%) SNMP
3 2 (1.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.48%) NoSQL
3 15 (10.34%) MySQL
4 13 (8.97%) Data Lake
5 12 (8.28%) Big Data
6 6 (4.14%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.45%) Power BI
7 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.76%) DB2
8 4 (2.76%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.07%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.07%) Impala
9 3 (2.07%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (2.07%) Pentaho
9 3 (2.07%) Redis
10 2 (1.38%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (19.31%) Git (software)
2 26 (17.93%) Jenkins
3 15 (10.34%) JUnit
4 14 (9.66%) JIRA
5 12 (8.28%) Mockito
6 10 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (6.90%) Bitbucket
6 10 (6.90%) GitLab
7 9 (6.21%) Selenium
8 8 (5.52%) Maven
9 7 (4.83%) Apache Archiva
9 7 (4.83%) Artifactory
9 7 (4.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (4.83%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.45%) JMeter
11 4 (2.76%) Gradle
12 3 (2.07%) Postman
12 3 (2.07%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (11.03%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Digital Economy
3 6 (4.14%) Games
3 6 (4.14%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.45%) Retail
5 4 (2.76%) Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (39.31%) Developer
2 34 (23.45%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 14 (9.66%) Java Engineer
4 14 (9.66%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.97%) Lead Developer
6 12 (8.28%) Consultant
7 11 (7.59%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 11 (7.59%) SAP Consultant
8 10 (6.90%) Lead Java Developer
8 10 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (6.90%) Software Developer
9 9 (6.21%) Python Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Security Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.83%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.07%) REST
1 32 (22.07%) Spring
2 31 (21.38%) .NET
3 25 (17.24%) Node.js
4 22 (15.17%) HTML
5 21 (14.48%) AngularJS
6 20 (13.79%) React
6 20 (13.79%) RESTful
7 18 (12.41%) CSS
8 16 (11.03%) Hibernate
9 15 (10.34%) Java EE
9 15 (10.34%) Spring Boot
10 13 (8.97%) JMS
11 12 (8.28%) Apache Camel
11 12 (8.28%) JAX-RS
11 12 (8.28%) Spring Integration
12 11 (7.59%) jQuery
12 11 (7.59%) SAP Basis
12 11 (7.59%) SOAP
13 10 (6.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.66%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.52%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.83%) Cloud Native
4 7 (4.83%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (4.14%) AS400
5 6 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.45%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.76%) Blog
7 4 (2.76%) iSeries
7 4 (2.76%) Social Media
8 3 (2.07%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.69%) SCADA
10 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 49 (33.79%) Linux
2 36 (24.83%) Unix
3 32 (22.07%) Windows
4 11 (7.59%) AIX
5 9 (6.21%) Android
6 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
7 6 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.31%) Software Engineering
3 26 (17.93%) TDD
3 26 (17.93%) Test Automation
4 25 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (17.24%) MVC
4 25 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (16.55%) DevOps
6 23 (15.86%) Analytics
7 20 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (13.79%) Microservices
8 18 (12.41%) Change Management
9 17 (11.72%) Open Source
10 15 (10.34%) Data Science
10 15 (10.34%) Scrum
11 14 (9.66%) Use Case
12 13 (8.97%) Threat Management
13 12 (8.28%) Dependency Injection
13 12 (8.28%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (8.28%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 59 (40.69%) Python
2 54 (37.24%) JavaScript
3 49 (33.79%) SQL
4 38 (26.21%) C++
5 31 (21.38%) C#
6 23 (15.86%) Perl
7 17 (11.72%) Java 8
7 17 (11.72%) PowerShell
8 16 (11.03%) R
9 12 (8.28%) PHP
10 11 (7.59%) ABAP
11 10 (6.90%) Go
12 7 (4.83%) Scala
13 6 (4.14%) Kotlin
14 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
15 4 (2.76%) C
15 4 (2.76%) TypeScript
16 3 (2.07%) HiveQL
16 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
16 3 (2.07%) RPG
Qualifications
1 27 (18.62%) Degree
2 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
3 20 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.76%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.38%) PhD
7 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.97%) NIST
2 7 (4.83%) GDPR
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (17.24%) Docker
2 9 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.83%) vSphere
4 4 (2.76%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.76%) Firmware
5 3 (2.07%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.07%) HDFS
5 3 (2.07%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.90%) Data Guard
2 10 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (6.21%) Terraform
4 8 (5.52%) Ansible
4 8 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.07%) Packer
6 3 (2.07%) SCCM
7 1 (0.69%) Consul
7 1 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (15.86%) Oracle
2 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.28%) SAP
4 11 (7.59%) IBM
4 11 (7.59%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.90%) VMware
6 7 (4.83%) Splunk
7 5 (3.45%) FireEye
7 5 (3.45%) McAfee
7 5 (3.45%) Symantec
7 5 (3.45%) Tanium
8 4 (2.76%) Talend
8 4 (2.76%) TOWER Software
9 3 (2.07%) Apple
9 3 (2.07%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.07%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.07%) IFS
9 3 (2.07%) Informatica
9 3 (2.07%) MuleSoft
9 3 (2.07%) Xamarin