The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 140 181 121
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -60
Permanent jobs citing REST 58 21 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.42% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.34% 1.08% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 56 14 71
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,800 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1737 1950 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.13% 38.93% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1481 1733 1719
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
REST
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +17 19 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Birmingham +13 15 £52,500 +118.75%
Staffordshire +9 13 £20,000 -50.00% 1
Wolverhampton -9 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Worcestershire - 1 £29,000 -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 67 (70.53%) Java
2 57 (60.00%) SOAP
3 52 (54.74%) PHP
4 49 (51.58%) JavaScript
4 49 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (43.16%) .NET
6 40 (42.11%) Web Services
7 37 (38.95%) CSS
7 37 (38.95%) Git (software)
8 36 (37.89%) jQuery
8 36 (37.89%) C#
9 35 (36.84%) HTML
10 34 (35.79%) OOP
11 33 (34.74%) Degree
12 32 (33.68%) XML
13 29 (30.53%) Oracle
13 29 (30.53%) TDD
14 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
14 27 (28.42%) MySQL
14 27 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (26.32%) Selenium
15 25 (26.32%) Linux
16 24 (25.26%) C++
17 22 (23.16%) PostgreSQL
17 22 (23.16%) TeamCity
18 21 (22.11%) Tomcat
19 20 (21.05%) J2EE
19 20 (21.05%) Spring
19 20 (21.05%) JSON
20 19 (20.00%) Unit Testing

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (22.11%) Tomcat
2 9 (9.47%) Apache Solr
3 8 (8.42%) CMS
4 7 (7.37%) WordPress
5 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.21%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (4.21%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (4.21%) IBM Connections
6 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.16%) Apache
6 3 (3.16%) Node.js
6 3 (3.16%) GlassFish
6 3 (3.16%) Joomla!
6 3 (3.16%) Drupal
7 2 (2.11%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) Intranet
2 6 (6.32%) Internet
3 4 (4.21%) Extranet
4 3 (3.16%) Wireless
5 1 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
1 27 (28.42%) MySQL
2 22 (23.16%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 37 (38.95%) Git (software)
2 25 (26.32%) Selenium
3 22 (23.16%) TeamCity
4 16 (16.84%) Hudson
4 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
5 13 (13.68%) Maven
6 12 (12.63%) JBehave
6 12 (12.63%) Cucumber
7 9 (9.47%) Visual Studio
7 9 (9.47%) NUnit
7 9 (9.47%) ReSharper
7 9 (9.47%) Moq
8 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.16%) Subversion
9 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.11%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (2.11%) PhoneGap
10 2 (2.11%) JUnit
General
1 6 (6.32%) Games
2 4 (4.21%) Billing
3 3 (3.16%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (73.68%) Developer
2 25 (26.32%) PHP Developer
3 21 (22.11%) Java Developer
4 20 (21.05%) Graduate
5 14 (14.74%) Junior PHP Developer
5 14 (14.74%) Graduate PHP Developer
5 14 (14.74%) Junior Developer
5 14 (14.74%) Graduate Developer
5 14 (14.74%) Junior
6 12 (12.63%) Test Engineer
7 11 (11.58%) Software Developer
8 9 (9.47%) J2EE Developer
8 9 (9.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 8 (8.42%) Agile Test Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (8.42%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Test Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (60.00%) SOAP
2 41 (43.16%) .NET
3 40 (42.11%) Web Services
4 37 (38.95%) CSS
5 36 (37.89%) jQuery
6 35 (36.84%) HTML
7 32 (33.68%) XML
8 20 (21.05%) J2EE
8 20 (21.05%) Spring
8 20 (21.05%) JSON
9 19 (20.00%) Ajax
10 16 (16.84%) .NET Framework
11 15 (15.79%) Symfony
12 14 (14.74%) WCF
12 14 (14.74%) HTML5
12 14 (14.74%) LAMP
13 13 (13.68%) CSS3
14 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET
14 12 (12.63%) Hibernate
15 10 (10.53%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Mathematics
2 11 (11.58%) Social Media
3 4 (4.21%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.16%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.05%) iPhone
6 1 (1.05%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) Linux
2 10 (10.53%) UNIX
3 3 (3.16%) Windows
3 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.16%) Android
4 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.79%) OOP
3 29 (30.53%) TDD
4 27 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 19 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 19 (20.00%) MVC
6 18 (18.95%) Scrum
7 16 (16.84%) Software Engineering
8 13 (13.68%) OO
9 12 (12.63%) System Testing
9 12 (12.63%) B2B
9 12 (12.63%) B2C
10 9 (9.47%) SOA
10 9 (9.47%) CRM
10 9 (9.47%) Software Testing
10 9 (9.47%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (6.32%) Multithreading
11 6 (6.32%) UML
12 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 67 (70.53%) Java
2 52 (54.74%) PHP
3 49 (51.58%) JavaScript
4 36 (37.89%) C#
5 24 (25.26%) C++
6 18 (18.95%) Ruby
7 16 (16.84%) Python
8 13 (13.68%) SQL
8 13 (13.68%) Groovy
9 10 (10.53%) VB
9 10 (10.53%) C
10 9 (9.47%) Shell Script
11 7 (7.37%) ActionScript
12 6 (6.32%) PHP5
13 4 (4.21%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (2.11%) VB6
14 2 (2.11%) VBA
14 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
15 1 (1.05%) ABAP
15 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (34.74%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (30.53%) Oracle
2 8 (8.42%) JBoss
3 6 (6.32%) IBM
4 5 (5.26%) Zend
5 3 (3.16%) Facebook
5 3 (3.16%) Twitter
6 2 (2.11%) Sencha
6 2 (2.11%) Kofax
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.05%) Sun
7 1 (1.05%) SAP
7 1 (1.05%) Alterian
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
JM
Salary: £23000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
networx
Salary: £35,704 to £37,586 (pay award pending)
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Warwick
CPS Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago