The average salary for a Java Developer in United Kingdom is £35,260.
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Job Description for Java Developer
Java developers create complex web-based applications. Some examples include animated drop-down menus, images that change as a mouse moves over them, and sounds that play when clicked. Java is used extensively on e-commerce sites to collect data and validate user information. It is the job of Java developers to use this scripting language to modify the design and functionality of websites as requested by their clients. Java developers may write programs themselves or revise existing applications…Read more
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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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