Average Java Developer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Java Developer in United Kingdom is £35,260.
MEDIAN £35,260
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£24k - £54k
£306 - £6k
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£605 - £33k
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£24k - £56k

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Job Description for Java Developer

Java Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Popular Employer Salaries for Java Developer

The top respondents for the job title Java Developer are from the companies CGI Group Inc., Salmon Ltd and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is £37,340. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Salmon Ltd, earning around £36,000. CDL Systems Ltd. pays the lowest at around £28,000. CGI Group Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £30,876.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Java Developer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Java Developer
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Popular Skills for Java Developer

Skills in Spring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hibernate, SQL, Java/J2EE and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Java Developer

An entry-level Java Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £24,817 based on 38 salaries. An early career Java Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £32,963 based on 459 salaries. A mid-career Java Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,957 based on 197 salaries. An experienced Java Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £47,506 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £47,000.
Employees with Java Developer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Leeds, England: Leeds (8.7% more) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Crawley, England: West Sussex (35.6% less), Birmingham, England: West Midlands (21.8% less) and Brighton, England: East Sussex (10.9% less).

Years of Experience

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