Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Java
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 36 18
Rank change year-on-year +11 -18 0
Permanent jobs citing Java 268 415 734
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.61% 6.13% 9.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.77% 14.01% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 270 397 644
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,400 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.47% -3.20% +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,350 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £73,750
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 1,814 2,962 3,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.53% 43.78% 41.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,475 2,605 2,641
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,850 £25,750
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +2 127 £57,500 +15.00% 37
Warwickshire +27 39 £70,000 +33.33% 5
Coventry -4 30 £50,000 +4.28% 6
Shropshire +10 20 £45,000 -35.71% 3
Worcestershire +1 17 £52,500 +22.81% 9
Staffordshire +31 9 £27,500 -25.68% 6
Walsall +12 6 £26,000 -42.22% 1
Wolverhampton -5 5 - - 1
Solihull +16 4 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Java
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 126 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (43.28%) Python
3 87 (32.46%) JavaScript
4 79 (29.48%) SQL
5 71 (26.49%) Spring
6 67 (25.00%) C#
7 64 (23.88%) Microservices
8 54 (20.15%) Docker
8 54 (20.15%) DevOps
8 54 (20.15%) AWS
9 53 (19.78%) REST
9 53 (19.78%) TDD
10 52 (19.40%) Test Automation
11 51 (19.03%) Azure
11 51 (19.03%) Perl
11 51 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (18.66%) Linux
13 49 (18.28%) Software Engineering
13 49 (18.28%) AngularJS
14 44 (16.42%) Node.js
15 43 (16.04%) C++
16 42 (15.67%) Git (software)
16 42 (15.67%) Spring Boot
17 41 (15.30%) Cybersecurity
17 41 (15.30%) CSS
18 40 (14.93%) Windows
19 39 (14.55%) Unix
19 39 (14.55%) HTML
19 39 (14.55%) Degree
20 38 (14.18%) Jenkins

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 20 (7.46%) Confluence
2 8 (2.99%) JBoss
3 7 (2.61%) GlassFish
3 7 (2.61%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.75%) Mule
6 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) nginx
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.75%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.75%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 54 (20.15%) AWS
2 51 (19.03%) Azure
3 21 (7.84%) GitHub
3 21 (7.84%) SaaS
4 19 (7.09%) GCP
5 12 (4.48%) OpenShift
6 11 (4.10%) PaaS
7 9 (3.36%) IaaS
8 6 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.87%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.49%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.12%) Serverless
12 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.75%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.75%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.75%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.34%) Firewall
2 11 (4.10%) AMQP
2 11 (4.10%) HTTP
3 7 (2.61%) DNS
4 5 (1.87%) DHCP
4 5 (1.87%) Internet
4 5 (1.87%) SSH
4 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.49%) Broadband
5 4 (1.49%) Network Security
5 4 (1.49%) SMTP
5 4 (1.49%) SNMP
6 3 (1.12%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.31%) NoSQL
1 33 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.45%) MySQL
3 26 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (5.97%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.60%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.36%) Redis
7 5 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.49%) Big Data
8 4 (1.49%) Cloud Spanner
8 4 (1.49%) DB2
8 4 (1.49%) Power BI
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.12%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.12%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.12%) Bigtable
10 2 (0.75%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 38 (14.18%) Jenkins
3 26 (9.70%) Selenium
4 25 (9.33%) JIRA
5 21 (7.84%) Bitbucket
6 16 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (5.60%) JUnit
8 13 (4.85%) TeamCity
9 12 (4.48%) Gradle
9 12 (4.48%) JMeter
9 12 (4.48%) Mockito
10 11 (4.10%) GitLab
10 11 (4.10%) Maven
11 9 (3.36%) Artifactory
12 8 (2.99%) Postman
12 8 (2.99%) WebDriver
13 7 (2.61%) Apache Archiva
13 7 (2.61%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (2.61%) TestNG
General
1 21 (7.84%) Finance
2 17 (6.34%) Retail
3 13 (4.85%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.85%) Publishing
4 9 (3.36%) Marketing
5 8 (2.99%) Automotive
5 8 (2.99%) Multimedia
6 7 (2.61%) Law
7 6 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.87%) Electronics
8 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.75%) Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 123 (45.90%) Developer
2 81 (30.22%) Java Developer
3 30 (11.19%) Senior Developer
4 25 (9.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 23 (8.58%) Software Engineer
6 21 (7.84%) Analyst
7 19 (7.09%) Architect
7 19 (7.09%) Full Stack Developer
8 17 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.34%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 15 (5.60%) Lead Developer
10 14 (5.22%) Java Engineer
10 14 (5.22%) Lead Java Developer
10 14 (5.22%) Platform Engineer
10 14 (5.22%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.48%) C# Developer
11 12 (4.48%) Junior
11 12 (4.48%) Junior Developer
11 12 (4.48%) Senior Platform Engineer
12 11 (4.10%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (26.49%) Spring
2 53 (19.78%) REST
3 49 (18.28%) AngularJS
4 44 (16.42%) Node.js
5 42 (15.67%) Spring Boot
6 41 (15.30%) CSS
7 39 (14.55%) HTML
8 38 (14.18%) React
9 32 (11.94%) .NET
10 30 (11.19%) Hibernate
11 25 (9.33%) SOAP
12 20 (7.46%) Kafka
13 19 (7.09%) Java EE
14 17 (6.34%) .NET Framework
15 16 (5.97%) RESTful
15 16 (5.97%) Vue.js
16 14 (5.22%) Apache Camel
17 13 (4.85%) JMS
18 12 (4.48%) JAX-RS
18 12 (4.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.82%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (4.85%) Cloud Native
6 11 (4.10%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.73%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.99%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.49%) AS400
10 4 (1.49%) Blog
10 4 (1.49%) Smart Home
10 4 (1.49%) Social Media
10 4 (1.49%) User Experience
10 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.12%) iSeries
12 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.37%) RIA
12 1 (0.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.66%) Linux
2 40 (14.93%) Windows
3 39 (14.55%) Unix
4 6 (2.24%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.49%) Android
5 4 (1.49%) CentOS
6 2 (0.75%) AIX
6 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Debian
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.88%) Microservices
3 54 (20.15%) DevOps
4 53 (19.78%) TDD
5 52 (19.40%) Test Automation
6 51 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
7 49 (18.28%) Software Engineering
8 41 (15.30%) Cybersecurity
9 37 (13.81%) SDLC
10 34 (12.69%) Analytics
11 33 (12.31%) MVC
12 31 (11.57%) Information Security
13 30 (11.19%) Computer Science
13 30 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (8.96%) OO
15 23 (8.58%) Scrum
16 22 (8.21%) Configuration Management
16 22 (8.21%) Open Source
16 22 (8.21%) Secure Coding
17 21 (7.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 116 (43.28%) Python
2 87 (32.46%) JavaScript
3 79 (29.48%) SQL
4 67 (25.00%) C#
5 51 (19.03%) Perl
6 43 (16.04%) C++
7 30 (11.19%) Go
8 24 (8.96%) Java 8
9 23 (8.58%) PowerShell
10 22 (8.21%) PHP
11 18 (6.72%) C
12 14 (5.22%) Bash Shell
13 10 (3.73%) TypeScript
14 9 (3.36%) Ruby
15 8 (2.99%) Scala
16 6 (2.24%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.87%) F#
17 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
18 4 (1.49%) R
18 4 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (14.55%) Degree
2 30 (11.19%) Security Cleared
3 28 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.10%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.49%) ISEB
7 4 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.37%) CIW
8 1 (0.37%) OCA
8 1 (0.37%) OCP
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.60%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 5 (1.87%) NCSC
3 2 (0.75%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (20.15%) Docker
2 13 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.85%) BitLocker
2 13 (4.85%) Firmware
3 4 (1.49%) LXC
3 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (11.57%) Kubernetes
2 25 (9.33%) Ansible
2 25 (9.33%) Terraform
3 17 (6.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (4.85%) SCCM
5 12 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (2.61%) Puppet
8 4 (1.49%) Consul
8 4 (1.49%) CSIRT
8 4 (1.49%) Nagios
8 4 (1.49%) Packer
9 3 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.37%) Rancher
Vendors
1 35 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.82%) Oracle
3 20 (7.46%) IBM
4 17 (6.34%) FireEye
4 17 (6.34%) McAfee
4 17 (6.34%) Symantec
4 17 (6.34%) Tanium
4 17 (6.34%) TOWER Software
5 14 (5.22%) Red Hat
6 13 (4.85%) Google
7 8 (2.99%) CrowdStrike
7 8 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.61%) SAP
9 6 (2.24%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.49%) New Relic
10 4 (1.49%) Sophos
10 4 (1.49%) VMware
11 3 (1.12%) Apple
11 3 (1.12%) Broadcom
11 3 (1.12%) Guidewire