Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Java 953 961 1,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.13% 9.49% 8.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.81% 18.28% 19.16%
Number of salaries quoted 775 867 927
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,655
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -0.36% -5.21%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 4,370 5,258 5,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.46% 51.90% 43.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,689 4,584 4,571
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Java as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Java in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Java in the West Midlands

Java
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Java in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 +1 442 £48,000 +5.49% 72
Coventry +9 158 £50,000 +22.56% 12
Warwickshire -1 81 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Staffordshire -5 71 £45,000 - 15
Solihull +45 69 £47,500 +17.28% 8
Worcestershire +29 44 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Shropshire +6 44 £57,500 +64.29% 8
Wolverhampton -28 3 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £54,000 - 2
Java
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 462 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (36.10%) JavaScript
3 280 (29.38%) SQL
4 259 (27.18%) Spring
5 211 (22.14%) HTML
6 204 (21.41%) Linux
7 182 (19.10%) Scrum
8 174 (18.26%) Git (software)
9 173 (18.15%) Python
10 172 (18.05%) C#
11 163 (17.10%) CSS
12 157 (16.47%) Degree
13 153 (16.05%) Software Engineering
14 148 (15.53%) Jenkins
15 146 (15.32%) Hibernate
16 143 (15.01%) Web Services
17 138 (14.48%) Docker
18 136 (14.27%) TDD
19 129 (13.54%) Oracle
20 126 (13.22%) XML
20 126 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
21 123 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
22 117 (12.28%) Test Automation
22 117 (12.28%) Microservices
23 115 (12.07%) C++
24 114 (11.96%) OO
25 112 (11.75%) NoSQL
26 110 (11.54%) Mentoring
26 110 (11.54%) Finance
27 107 (11.23%) PHP

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 86 (9.02%) Apache
2 62 (6.51%) Tomcat
3 48 (5.04%) Confluence
4 47 (4.93%) JBoss
5 44 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.99%) nginx
7 15 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.47%) CMS
9 13 (1.36%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.94%) NetWeaver
12 9 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.73%) Anypoint
13 7 (0.73%) IIS
13 7 (0.73%) WildFly
14 5 (0.52%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.52%) SAS
14 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (0.84%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.21%) Blender
4 2 (0.21%) GIMP
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) InVision
Business Applications
1 14 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.31%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.31%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.21%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 123 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (5.77%) SaaS
4 31 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (2.62%) PaaS
6 21 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.36%) GitHub
8 12 (1.26%) Boomi
8 12 (1.26%) CloudFront
9 9 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.84%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.73%) Serverless
12 6 (0.63%) Fastly
12 6 (0.63%) Heroku
12 6 (0.63%) Stackdriver
13 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.42%) BrowserStack
14 4 (0.42%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.83%) HTTP
2 23 (2.41%) SSL
2 23 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.31%) DNS
4 17 (1.78%) Internet
5 16 (1.68%) Firewall
6 11 (1.15%) VPN
7 9 (0.94%) SMS
8 4 (0.42%) FTP
9 3 (0.31%) ATM
9 3 (0.31%) Broadband
9 3 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.31%) Intranet
9 3 (0.31%) Network Security
9 3 (0.31%) SSH
10 2 (0.21%) AMQP
10 2 (0.21%) LAN
10 2 (0.21%) RFID
10 2 (0.21%) SNMP
10 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.75%) NoSQL
2 105 (11.02%) MySQL
3 93 (9.76%) SQL Server
4 76 (7.97%) Relational Database
5 74 (7.76%) MongoDB
6 64 (6.72%) Big Data
7 47 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 26 (2.73%) Hazelcast
10 24 (2.52%) RDBMS
11 21 (2.20%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.68%) DB2
14 15 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (1.57%) Bigtable
14 15 (1.57%) Redis
15 13 (1.36%) BigQuery
16 11 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
16 11 (1.15%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 174 (18.26%) Git (software)
2 148 (15.53%) Jenkins
3 99 (10.39%) Maven
4 81 (8.50%) Subversion
5 77 (8.08%) JIRA
6 58 (6.09%) JUnit
7 56 (5.88%) Selenium
8 47 (4.93%) Cucumber
9 41 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 38 (3.99%) WebDriver
11 31 (3.25%) GoCD
12 30 (3.15%) Bitbucket
13 26 (2.73%) JBehave
13 26 (2.73%) Vagrant
14 23 (2.41%) Visual Studio
15 21 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (1.99%) Eclipse
17 16 (1.68%) SpecFlow
17 16 (1.68%) TeamCity
18 13 (1.36%) Mockito
General
1 110 (11.54%) Finance
2 68 (7.14%) Retail
3 45 (4.72%) Advertising
4 38 (3.99%) Games
5 27 (2.83%) Marketing
6 23 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.99%) Banking
8 17 (1.78%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.36%) Automotive
10 9 (0.94%) Legal
10 9 (0.94%) Publishing
11 8 (0.84%) Electronics
11 8 (0.84%) Front Office
12 7 (0.73%) German Language
13 6 (0.63%) Back Office
14 3 (0.31%) Law
14 3 (0.31%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.10%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 559 (58.66%) Developer
2 357 (37.46%) Java Developer
3 137 (14.38%) Senior Developer
4 105 (11.02%) Senior Java Developer
5 77 (8.08%) Software Developer
6 71 (7.45%) Architect
7 66 (6.93%) Software Engineer
8 65 (6.82%) Graduate
9 60 (6.30%) Graduate Developer
10 55 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
11 45 (4.72%) Java Engineer
12 44 (4.62%) Java Software Developer
12 44 (4.62%) Lead Developer
13 40 (4.20%) Analyst
14 38 (3.99%) Consultant
15 36 (3.78%) Junior
16 32 (3.36%) Junior Developer
17 31 (3.25%) Lead Java Developer
18 28 (2.94%) .NET Developer
19 27 (2.83%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (27.18%) Spring
2 211 (22.14%) HTML
3 163 (17.10%) CSS
4 146 (15.32%) Hibernate
5 143 (15.01%) Web Services
6 126 (13.22%) XML
7 105 (11.02%) .NET
8 102 (10.70%) AngularJS
8 102 (10.70%) REST
9 88 (9.23%) J2EE
10 80 (8.39%) RESTful
11 71 (7.45%) JSON
12 66 (6.93%) Java EE
13 64 (6.72%) jQuery
14 62 (6.51%) Node.js
15 60 (6.30%) HTML5
15 60 (6.30%) JMS
16 57 (5.98%) Ajax
17 53 (5.56%) React
18 42 (4.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.55%) Computer Science
2 65 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.46%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (4.62%) Mobile App
5 40 (4.20%) Fintech
6 38 (3.99%) User Experience
7 37 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.89%) Smart Meter
10 15 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.26%) Social Media
12 10 (1.05%) Augmented Reality
12 10 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (0.94%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.84%) NHS
15 7 (0.73%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.73%) Industry 4.0
15 7 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 204 (21.41%) Linux
2 65 (6.82%) Unix
2 65 (6.82%) Windows
3 34 (3.57%) Android
4 33 (3.46%) Windows Server
5 28 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.10%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (19.10%) Scrum
3 153 (16.05%) Software Engineering
4 136 (14.27%) TDD
5 126 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
6 117 (12.28%) Microservices
6 117 (12.28%) Test Automation
7 114 (11.96%) OO
8 110 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 96 (10.07%) BDD
9 96 (10.07%) Open Source
10 95 (9.97%) DevOps
11 87 (9.13%) Web Development
12 86 (9.02%) SDLC
13 84 (8.81%) Analytics
14 74 (7.76%) OOP
15 64 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (6.30%) MVC
17 55 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
17 55 (5.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 344 (36.10%) JavaScript
2 280 (29.38%) SQL
3 173 (18.15%) Python
4 172 (18.05%) C#
5 115 (12.07%) C++
6 107 (11.23%) PHP
7 102 (10.70%) Java 8
8 91 (9.55%) Ruby
9 65 (6.82%) Scala
10 45 (4.72%) Go
11 44 (4.62%) C
12 41 (4.30%) Perl
13 35 (3.67%) Bash Shell
14 30 (3.15%) Shell Script
15 23 (2.41%) Groovy
16 20 (2.10%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.68%) ABAP
17 16 (1.68%) PHP 5
18 12 (1.26%) Jython
18 12 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (16.47%) Degree
2 67 (7.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (5.14%) PhD
4 42 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.31%) Master's Degree
6 19 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.57%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.47%) ISEB
9 10 (1.05%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.42%) RHCE
11 4 (0.42%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.42%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.31%) MCSA
12 3 (0.31%) MCSD
12 3 (0.31%) MCSE
12 3 (0.31%) MCTS
13 2 (0.21%) HND
13 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.61%) QA
2 10 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.21%) MISRA
5 1 (0.10%) GCP
5 1 (0.10%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) PMO
5 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 138 (14.48%) Docker
2 14 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.26%) Xen
4 5 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.42%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.21%) HDFS
6 2 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 67 (7.03%) Ansible
2 63 (6.61%) Kubernetes
3 56 (5.88%) Puppet
4 43 (4.51%) Terraform
5 30 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (2.41%) Nagios
7 22 (2.31%) Graphite
8 21 (2.20%) Marathon
9 15 (1.57%) logstash
10 12 (1.26%) Kibana
10 12 (1.26%) Salt
11 10 (1.05%) Opsview
12 9 (0.94%) Packer
13 8 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.73%) Consul
14 7 (0.73%) Grafana
14 7 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.73%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
15 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 129 (13.54%) Oracle
2 48 (5.04%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.83%) Google
4 27 (2.83%) Atlassian
5 22 (2.31%) VMware
6 19 (1.99%) SAP
7 16 (1.68%) Adobe
7 16 (1.68%) MuleSoft
8 15 (1.57%) Informatica
8 15 (1.57%) Twitter
8 15 (1.57%) webMethods
9 13 (1.36%) Apple
9 13 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.26%) Tableau
11 11 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.84%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.63%) IBM
14 6 (0.63%) Rackspace
14 6 (0.63%) Sybase