The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited REST over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 128 88 148
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +60
Permanent jobs citing REST 37 81 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 2.20% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 5.86% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22 56 8
Average salary £39,500 £42,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.95% +6.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
REST
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1183 1382 1111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 35.77% 37.56% 36.65%
Number of salaries quoted 724 907 768
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing REST across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

REST
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing REST across the Scotland region.

REST Salary Trend in Scotland

REST
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing REST across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

REST Salary Histogram in Scotland

REST
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -12 25 £38,750 -5.48% 7
Dundee - 5 £43,750 -
Edinburgh -19 4 £40,750 +8.66% 3
Stirling +1 1 - -
West Lothian -3 1 £27,500 -26.66%
Fife - 1 £34,000 - 1
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) Java
3 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (48.15%) HTML
5 25 (46.30%) CSS
6 23 (42.59%) Web Services
7 22 (40.74%) SQL
7 22 (40.74%) Spring
8 19 (35.19%) XML
8 19 (35.19%) SOAP
9 17 (31.48%) TDD
10 13 (24.07%) Hibernate
10 13 (24.07%) J2EE
11 12 (22.22%) Linux
11 12 (22.22%) MVC
11 12 (22.22%) JSON
12 11 (20.37%) Scrum
13 10 (18.52%) Degree
13 10 (18.52%) C#
13 10 (18.52%) Tomcat
14 9 (16.67%) MySQL
14 9 (16.67%) OO
14 9 (16.67%) Maven
14 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
15 8 (14.81%) jQuery
15 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
15 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
15 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
15 8 (14.81%) JBoss
15 8 (14.81%) Apache

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.81%) JBoss
2 8 (14.81%) Apache
3 5 (9.26%) CMS
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.85%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.85%) WordPress
5 1 (1.85%) nginx
5 1 (1.85%) Node.js
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) HTTP
2 3 (5.56%) Wireless
3 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.70%) DLNA
3 2 (3.70%) DHCP
3 2 (3.70%) SNMP
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.70%) ICMP
4 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) MySQL
2 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Maven
1 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.96%) Subversion
2 7 (12.96%) JUnit
3 6 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.26%) QUnit
4 5 (9.26%) FitNesse
5 3 (5.56%) Jasmine
5 3 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.70%) Mockito
6 2 (3.70%) Mocha
7 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.85%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.85%) TestNG
7 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (9.26%) Back Office
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (64.81%) Developer
2 14 (25.93%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.26%) AWS Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Java Technical Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Java Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Automated Test Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) HTML
2 25 (46.30%) CSS
3 23 (42.59%) Web Services
4 22 (40.74%) Spring
5 19 (35.19%) SOAP
5 19 (35.19%) XML
6 13 (24.07%) J2EE
6 13 (24.07%) Hibernate
7 12 (22.22%) JSON
8 8 (14.81%) jQuery
9 7 (12.96%) Drools
9 7 (12.96%) HTML5
9 7 (12.96%) CSS3
9 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
10 6 (11.11%) .NET
10 6 (11.11%) JMS
11 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
11 5 (9.26%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (7.41%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.56%) Physics
2 3 (5.56%) W3C
3 2 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) UNIX
3 4 (7.41%) Android
3 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.56%) Windows
5 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) TDD
3 12 (22.22%) MVC
4 11 (20.37%) Scrum
5 9 (16.67%) OO
6 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.96%) ERP
8 6 (11.11%) CRM
8 6 (11.11%) Open Source
8 6 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (11.11%) Logistics
9 5 (9.26%) OOD
9 5 (9.26%) Project Management
10 4 (7.41%) BDD
10 4 (7.41%) User Stories
10 4 (7.41%) Mobile Development
10 4 (7.41%) SDLC
11 3 (5.56%) Active Record
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) Java
2 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (40.74%) SQL
4 10 (18.52%) C#
5 7 (12.96%) PHP
6 5 (9.26%) Python
7 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.56%) PHP5
9 2 (3.70%) Ruby
9 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.70%) Tcl
9 2 (3.70%) C++
10 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Clojure
10 1 (1.85%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) HNC
2 3 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) WAI
1 3 (5.56%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Iperf
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle
1 6 (11.11%) NetSuite
2 3 (5.56%) PayPal
2 3 (5.56%) WorldPay
3 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.85%) Zend
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