Java Developer Market in Malta September 2022

The Java market has witnessed a slight increase in salaries from the first quarter of 2022 to the second quarter. The FinTech, Telecom and iGaming markets continue to be the most desirable market for Java developers.

In terms of technologies, most technical leads are looking for candidates that have strong experience with Spring Boot, SQL databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL DB (MongoDB mostly), Docker and Kubernetes along with experience in microservices architecture. Exposure to Agile methodologies continues to be highly important for Java developers.

Developers in general are looking more for work-life balance and wellness benefits. Flexible working hours and a hybrid approach tend to be the most desired benefits. The type of culture within the company has also become more important.

Developers are looking for companies with more of a start-up mentality, flat hierarchy, new projects, international teams and an environment of sharing knowledge.  

From the client perspective, a good cultural fit has become very important post Covid-19 as companies are looking to get back into the office or take a more hybrid approach.

For more information on the current IT job market and the latest salary bands in Malta, please download our IT Salary Survey here.