The Java market witnessed a stable increase in salaries in 2020. This is a result of many new, well-funded companies becoming established in Malta, who have Java as their core technology and who are looking to attract the top Java Engineers in the market. The Java space enjoys a diverse market with companies coming from Fintech, Mobility, Telecom and the iGaming industries.

Experience in large scale complex systems or high transactional systems are in strong demand and experience with Spring Boot and its ecosystem is requested by most technical managers in the market. We frequently see many organisations searching for Java Engineers with experience in parallel programming and cloud computing.

These types of industries require candidates with experience in high transactional systems and multi-threaded development. Most Java candidates are keen to join top organisations and newly established teams in which they can grow within the company structure and have the opportunity to work with the company’s modern technologies.

During the COVID-19 period, similar to other sectors, candidates located in Malta are ideal but not always achievable. Benefit schemes and relocation packages are arranged to attract top candidates from abroad.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic and most countries in lockdown, remote working has become the primary benefit with health insurance, flexible working hours and company allowances following in its footsteps.


For current IT job market salary rates, please download our Salary Survey here.