Period
to 19 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for API Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited API Design over the 6 months to 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Design
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 859 993
Rank change year-on-year +41 +134 +80
Permanent jobs citing API Design 372 398 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 307 346 289
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,663 £36,631 £29,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

API Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 159247 172880 193638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.13% 88.28%
Number of salaries quoted 125489 144219 159192
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

API Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing API Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for API Design in the UK

API Design
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing API Design.

Salary trend for API Design in the UK

API Design
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing API Design over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Salary histogram for API Design in the UK

API Design
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing API Design within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 367 £50,000 -9.09% 49
London +49 239 £57,500 -4.17% 28
UK excluding London +4 130 £45,000 - 22
North of England -43 42 £37,500 -6.25% 9
South East +73 37 £62,500 +38.89% 5
North West -9 26 £37,500 -9.09% 5
Midlands +37 24 £47,500 - 4
South West -1 20 £37,500 -28.57% 1
West Midlands +19 17 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire -15 11 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East Midlands +34 7 £40,000 -33.33% 3
North East +12 5 £42,500 -
East of England -14 5 £51,250 -6.82% 2
Scotland -5 2 £45,000 +5.88% 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT jobs citing API Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for API Design.

1 212 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (40.05%) JavaScript
3 134 (36.02%) Java
4 118 (31.72%) REST
5 113 (30.38%) Git (software)
6 109 (29.30%) TDD
7 103 (27.69%) CSS
8 102 (27.42%) HTML
9 95 (25.54%) Python
10 90 (24.19%) API Development
11 89 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
12 86 (23.12%) Degree
13 83 (22.31%) Finance
14 81 (21.77%) Microservices
15 79 (21.24%) Linux
16 78 (20.97%) Scrum
17 77 (20.70%) MySQL
17 77 (20.70%) RESTful
18 68 (18.28%) SQL
19 66 (17.74%) SOA
20 62 (16.67%) Node.js
21 61 (16.40%) PHP
22 58 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
23 54 (14.52%) Test Automation
24 53 (14.25%) Analytics
25 52 (13.98%) Computer Science
25 52 (13.98%) C#
26 50 (13.44%) DevOps
27 49 (13.17%) AngularJS
28 47 (12.63%) OO

API Design
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (9.14%) Confluence
2 31 (8.33%) Apache
3 22 (5.91%) Apache Spark
3 22 (5.91%) Tomcat
4 19 (5.11%) WebSphere
5 14 (3.76%) Mule
6 13 (3.49%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.96%) Anypoint
7 11 (2.96%) GlassFish
7 11 (2.96%) Mule ESB
7 11 (2.96%) nginx
8 9 (2.42%) CloudStack
9 8 (2.15%) WordPress
10 7 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.88%) IIS
11 6 (1.61%) Apache Solr
11 6 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (1.61%) Drupal
11 6 (1.61%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.81%) GemFire
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.61%) WebTrends
2 5 (1.34%) Magento
3 2 (0.54%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (11.56%) SaaS
3 35 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (3.76%) GitHub
6 10 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.88%) PaaS
8 6 (1.61%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.34%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.34%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.81%) Apcera
10 3 (0.81%) npm
11 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.54%) Heroku
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.27%) Firebase
12 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.18%) HTTP
2 18 (4.84%) Internet
3 6 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.08%) DNS
4 4 (1.08%) RS-232
5 3 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.81%) SNMP
5 3 (0.81%) SSH
6 2 (0.54%) Intranet
6 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.54%) WebEx
7 1 (0.27%) NGN
7 1 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.70%) MySQL
2 37 (9.95%) Big Data
3 31 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 30 (8.06%) NoSQL
5 29 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (7.53%) MongoDB
7 26 (6.99%) SQL Server
8 20 (5.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (4.84%) Redis
10 17 (4.57%) RDBMS
11 13 (3.49%) Riak
12 10 (2.69%) HBase
13 8 (2.15%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.61%) EDRMS
15 5 (1.34%) Hadoop
15 5 (1.34%) Impala
16 4 (1.08%) Geospatial Data
17 3 (0.81%) GIS
17 3 (0.81%) OLTP
17 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 113 (30.38%) Git (software)
2 37 (9.95%) JIRA
3 26 (6.99%) Jenkins
4 23 (6.18%) Maven
5 22 (5.91%) Gradle
6 21 (5.65%) JUnit
7 20 (5.38%) gulp
8 19 (5.11%) Subversion
9 18 (4.84%) Bitbucket
10 16 (4.30%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (3.23%) Grunt
13 11 (2.96%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.96%) SoapUI
14 10 (2.69%) Xcode
15 9 (2.42%) Visual Studio
16 6 (1.61%) Ant
16 6 (1.61%) Mocha
17 5 (1.34%) Selenium
18 4 (1.08%) PHPUnit
General
1 83 (22.31%) Finance
2 23 (6.18%) Banking
3 21 (5.65%) Marketing
4 18 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.84%) Retail
5 17 (4.57%) Electronics
6 14 (3.76%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.69%) Games
8 7 (1.88%) Law
9 5 (1.34%) Legal
9 5 (1.34%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.08%) Advertising
11 3 (0.81%) Automotive
12 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.27%) Front Office
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 242 (65.05%) Developer
2 58 (15.59%) Architect
3 46 (12.37%) Senior Developer
4 43 (11.56%) Python Developer
5 33 (8.87%) Software Developer
6 30 (8.06%) PHP Developer
7 26 (6.99%) Full Stack Developer
8 25 (6.72%) Java Developer
9 23 (6.18%) Software Engineer
10 22 (5.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 21 (5.65%) Junior
11 21 (5.65%) Junior Developer
12 20 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (5.11%) Analyst
14 18 (4.84%) iOS Developer
14 18 (4.84%) Node.js Developer
15 17 (4.57%) Software Architect
16 14 (3.76%) Business Analyst
16 14 (3.76%) Lead Software Architect
17 13 (3.49%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (31.72%) REST
2 103 (27.69%) CSS
3 102 (27.42%) HTML
4 77 (20.70%) RESTful
5 62 (16.67%) Node.js
6 49 (13.17%) AngularJS
7 46 (12.37%) HTML5
8 44 (11.83%) .NET
8 44 (11.83%) jQuery
9 43 (11.56%) JSON
9 43 (11.56%) Web Services
10 41 (11.02%) Spring
11 40 (10.75%) CSS3
12 37 (9.95%) XML
13 35 (9.41%) RAML
14 32 (8.60%) React
15 30 (8.06%) OAuth
16 29 (7.80%) SOAP
17 28 (7.53%) Middleware
17 28 (7.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.98%) Computer Science
2 35 (9.41%) User Experience
3 23 (6.18%) Fintech
4 22 (5.91%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.57%) W3C
6 15 (4.03%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.61%) Blog
9 6 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.34%) iPad
10 5 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.81%) Replication
12 2 (0.54%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.54%) DataPower
12 2 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.24%) Linux
2 40 (10.75%) Apple iOS
3 39 (10.48%) Windows
4 22 (5.91%) Android
5 16 (4.30%) Unix
6 3 (0.81%) Mesosphere
6 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (29.30%) TDD
3 90 (24.19%) API Development
4 89 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (21.77%) Microservices
6 78 (20.97%) Scrum
7 66 (17.74%) SOA
8 54 (14.52%) Test Automation
9 53 (14.25%) Analytics
10 50 (13.44%) DevOps
11 47 (12.63%) OO
12 43 (11.56%) MVC
13 41 (11.02%) BDD
13 41 (11.02%) Front End Development
14 39 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
15 38 (10.22%) Software Engineering
16 37 (9.95%) Web Development
17 33 (8.87%) Kanban
18 31 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
19 30 (8.06%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (40.05%) JavaScript
2 134 (36.02%) Java
3 95 (25.54%) Python
4 68 (18.28%) SQL
5 61 (16.40%) PHP
6 52 (13.98%) C#
7 34 (9.14%) Ruby
8 33 (8.87%) Go
9 29 (7.80%) C++
10 20 (5.38%) Apple Swift
11 16 (4.30%) Groovy
12 15 (4.03%) ES6
12 15 (4.03%) Objective-C
13 12 (3.23%) Scala
14 11 (2.96%) XPath
15 9 (2.42%) C
15 9 (2.42%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.88%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (23.12%) Degree
2 29 (7.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.08%) CITP
4 1 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.45%) QA
2 6 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.27%) GCP
3 1 (0.27%) PMO
3 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (10.22%) Docker
2 8 (2.15%) HDFS
3 5 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.08%) Firmware
5 1 (0.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 21 (5.65%) Kubernetes
2 17 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.96%) CloudHub
4 4 (1.08%) Ansible
5 3 (0.81%) Mesos
6 2 (0.54%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.54%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.54%) Terraform
6 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) Packer
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (6.45%) Google
1 24 (6.45%) IBM
2 22 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.30%) SAP
4 15 (4.03%) Oracle
5 14 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.49%) MuleSoft
7 12 (3.23%) Apigee
8 11 (2.96%) CA
9 10 (2.69%) Facebook
10 7 (1.88%) Twitter
11 6 (1.61%) Splunk
12 4 (1.08%) Freescale
13 3 (0.81%) Adobe
13 3 (0.81%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.54%) Altova
14 2 (0.54%) ATG
14 2 (0.54%) ILOG
14 2 (0.54%) webMethods
14 2 (0.54%) Zend