The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited REST over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 141 147 176
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +29
Permanent jobs citing REST 80 70 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.28% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.99% 3.49% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 74 68 23
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £49,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
REST
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2007 2007 1903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.15% 36.80% 34.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1820 1714 1695
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 the West Midlands

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

REST
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

REST Salary Trend in the West Midlands

REST
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing REST across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

REST Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

REST
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Warwickshire +23 38 £50,000 +42.85% 7
Staffordshire +6 17 £35,000 -26.31%
Birmingham -3 11 £38,750 +10.71% 9
Coventry -20 6 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Solihull +6 2 £33,750 -
Shropshire - 2 £47,500 -
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £52,500 -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 83 (54.61%) SOAP
2 81 (53.29%) Java
3 76 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (46.05%) Web Services
5 59 (38.82%) CSS
5 59 (38.82%) HTML
6 57 (37.50%) Spring
7 51 (33.55%) JavaScript
8 50 (32.89%) MySQL
9 47 (30.92%) SQL
10 46 (30.26%) TDD
11 45 (29.61%) XML
12 41 (26.97%) Git (software)
13 40 (26.32%) Unit Testing
14 39 (25.66%) jQuery
14 39 (25.66%) Software Engineering
15 38 (25.00%) PHP
15 38 (25.00%) JSON
15 38 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (24.34%) SQL Server
16 37 (24.34%) Hibernate
17 36 (23.68%) Linux
18 34 (22.37%) C#
18 34 (22.37%) Oracle
19 33 (21.71%) .NET
20 32 (21.05%) J2EE
21 30 (19.74%) Scrum
21 30 (19.74%) MVC
22 27 (17.76%) Subversion
23 26 (17.11%) RESTful

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 22 (14.47%) Apache
2 20 (13.16%) Tomcat
3 18 (11.84%) GlassFish
4 17 (11.18%) Mule
4 17 (11.18%) JBoss
5 11 (7.24%) WordPress
6 8 (5.26%) Apache Spark
7 7 (4.61%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (3.29%) Node.js
8 5 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.63%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.63%) CMS
10 3 (1.97%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.97%) Drupal
11 2 (1.32%) nginx
11 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.32%) CICS
12 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.32%) Magento
1 2 (1.32%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.95%) SaaS
3 3 (1.97%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) HTTP
2 6 (3.95%) Internet
3 4 (2.63%) LDAP
4 2 (1.32%) FTP
4 2 (1.32%) Firewall
4 2 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (32.89%) MySQL
2 37 (24.34%) SQL Server
3 26 (17.11%) Hadoop
4 22 (14.47%) MongoDB
4 22 (14.47%) Big Data
5 20 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (10.53%) NoSQL
7 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.32%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 41 (26.97%) Git (software)
2 27 (17.76%) Subversion
3 14 (9.21%) Maven
4 10 (6.58%) JUnit
5 9 (5.92%) JIRA
6 8 (5.26%) PHPUnit
6 8 (5.26%) Hudson
6 8 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.61%) Ant
8 6 (3.95%) Behat
9 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.63%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.66%) Log4j
12 1 (0.66%) NUnit
12 1 (0.66%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.66%) Selenium
12 1 (0.66%) TestNG
12 1 (0.66%) Moq
General
1 16 (10.53%) Retail
2 10 (6.58%) Marketing
3 8 (5.26%) Billing
3 8 (5.26%) Finance
4 7 (4.61%) Back Office
5 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.29%) Games
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 122 (80.26%) Developer
2 39 (25.66%) Java Developer
3 30 (19.74%) Senior Developer
4 26 (17.11%) PHP Developer
5 18 (11.84%) Web Developer
6 17 (11.18%) Software Engineer
6 17 (11.18%) Senior Java Developer
7 14 (9.21%) Software Developer
8 10 (6.58%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.92%) Senior Web Developer
10 8 (5.26%) PHP Web Developer
10 8 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
10 8 (5.26%) Senior PHP Web Developer
10 8 (5.26%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Junior
12 5 (3.29%) Programmer
12 5 (3.29%) WPF Developer
13 4 (2.63%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (54.61%) SOAP
2 70 (46.05%) Web Services
3 59 (38.82%) CSS
3 59 (38.82%) HTML
4 57 (37.50%) Spring
5 45 (29.61%) XML
6 39 (25.66%) jQuery
7 38 (25.00%) JSON
8 37 (24.34%) Hibernate
9 33 (21.71%) .NET
10 32 (21.05%) J2EE
11 26 (17.11%) RESTful
11 26 (17.11%) HTML5
12 23 (15.13%) Ajax
13 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET
14 18 (11.84%) Java EE
14 18 (11.84%) JMS
15 17 (11.18%) CSS3
16 13 (8.55%) .NET Framework
17 11 (7.24%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Mobile App
2 11 (7.24%) User Experience
2 11 (7.24%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.61%) Web 2.0
4 6 (3.95%) W3C
4 6 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.63%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.97%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.32%) DTV
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.66%) PKI
8 1 (0.66%) Blog
8 1 (0.66%) iPhone
8 1 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.68%) Linux
2 15 (9.87%) UNIX
3 8 (5.26%) Android
4 7 (4.61%) HPUX
4 7 (4.61%) Solaris
5 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.32%) Windows
6 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.26%) TDD
3 40 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 39 (25.66%) Software Engineering
5 38 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (19.74%) Scrum
6 30 (19.74%) MVC
7 23 (15.13%) Mentoring
8 20 (13.16%) OOP
9 18 (11.84%) Kanban
9 18 (11.84%) Waterfall
10 16 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (10.53%) OO
10 16 (10.53%) SOA
11 13 (8.55%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.89%) OO PHP
12 12 (7.89%) Mobile Application Development
12 12 (7.89%) Coaching
13 10 (6.58%) Open Source
13 10 (6.58%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 81 (53.29%) Java
2 51 (33.55%) JavaScript
3 47 (30.92%) SQL
4 38 (25.00%) PHP
5 34 (22.37%) C#
6 17 (11.18%) Python
7 12 (7.89%) VB
8 10 (6.58%) VB.NET
8 10 (6.58%) Scala
9 8 (5.26%) Clojure
9 8 (5.26%) Perl
10 6 (3.95%) C++
10 6 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.95%) Ruby
11 4 (2.63%) C
11 4 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.63%) PHP5
12 3 (1.97%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.58%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) Puppet
2 6 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.95%) Nagios
2 6 (3.95%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 34 (22.37%) Oracle
2 8 (5.26%) Zend
3 7 (4.61%) IBM
4 6 (3.95%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.29%) Adobe
6 3 (1.97%) Google
7 2 (1.32%) webMethods
7 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) BEA
8 1 (0.66%) Apple
8 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.66%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.66%) RedPrairie
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