Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Design
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 778 805 956
Rank change year-on-year +27 +151 +133
Permanent jobs citing API Design 446 447 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 355 380 309
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £39,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,250 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £49,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -18.37% +22.50% -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 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +32 442 £52,500 -4.55% 49
London +37 274 £62,500 +4.17% 27
UK excluding London +8 170 £40,000 -18.37% 23
North of England +20 68 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South East +56 46 £55,000 +15.79% 8
North West +15 32 £30,000 -33.33% 2
South West +18 30 £38,750 -18.42% 2
North East +20 20 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +3 16 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Midlands +19 15 £40,000 -15.79% 5
East Midlands +47 9 £42,500 -29.17% 3
East of England -12 9 £46,250 -22.92% 3
West Midlands -9 6 £35,000 -26.32% 2
Scotland -22 2 £45,000 -8.16% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 275 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (45.07%) JavaScript
3 168 (37.67%) Java
4 163 (36.55%) HTML
5 162 (36.32%) CSS
6 158 (35.43%) REST
7 155 (34.75%) TDD
8 148 (33.18%) Git (software)
9 120 (26.91%) Finance
9 120 (26.91%) Scrum
10 116 (26.01%) API Development
11 98 (21.97%) Python
11 98 (21.97%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (20.63%) Linux
12 92 (20.63%) Microservices
13 91 (20.40%) SOA
14 90 (20.18%) RESTful
15 89 (19.96%) SQL
16 88 (19.73%) C#
17 87 (19.51%) jQuery
17 87 (19.51%) Degree
18 83 (18.61%) Node.js
19 79 (17.71%) HTML5
20 77 (17.26%) AngularJS
20 77 (17.26%) .NET
21 76 (17.04%) MySQL
22 73 (16.37%) Apple iOS
23 71 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
24 70 (15.70%) Spring
25 64 (14.35%) Web Services

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 39 (8.74%) Confluence
2 28 (6.28%) Apache
3 22 (4.93%) JBoss
4 20 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (3.81%) Apache Spark
5 17 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (3.81%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.59%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.91%) WebLogic
8 12 (2.69%) Mule
8 12 (2.69%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.24%) Anypoint
9 10 (2.24%) GlassFish
9 10 (2.24%) IIS
9 10 (2.24%) Mule ESB
9 10 (2.24%) nginx
10 7 (1.57%) Apache Pig
10 7 (1.57%) WordPress
11 6 (1.35%) Drupal
12 5 (1.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 71 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (8.74%) SaaS
4 19 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (4.04%) GitHub
6 8 (1.79%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.35%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.12%) Dialogflow
8 5 (1.12%) Wit.ai
9 4 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.90%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.90%) npm
9 4 (0.90%) Office 365
10 3 (0.67%) Firebase
10 3 (0.67%) Heroku
11 2 (0.45%) DigitalOcean
11 2 (0.45%) PaaS
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.73%) HTTP
2 21 (4.71%) Internet
3 10 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.57%) Firewall
4 7 (1.57%) SSL
5 4 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.90%) SNMP
6 2 (0.45%) DNS
6 2 (0.45%) Intranet
6 2 (0.45%) SSH
7 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.22%) NGN
7 1 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.04%) MySQL
2 53 (11.88%) Relational Database
3 52 (11.66%) Big Data
4 44 (9.87%) NoSQL
5 39 (8.74%) SQL Server
6 38 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (8.07%) MongoDB
8 25 (5.61%) RDBMS
9 24 (5.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (3.14%) Redis
11 12 (2.69%) Apache Hive
12 10 (2.24%) HBase
13 8 (1.79%) EDRMS
13 8 (1.79%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.57%) Riak
15 6 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (1.35%) Blockchain
15 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (1.12%) Impala
Development Applications
1 148 (33.18%) Git (software)
2 55 (12.33%) JIRA
3 42 (9.42%) Bitbucket
4 35 (7.85%) Jenkins
5 31 (6.95%) Maven
6 29 (6.50%) Subversion
7 25 (5.61%) gulp
8 21 (4.71%) Grunt
9 18 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (4.04%) Xcode
10 17 (3.81%) JUnit
11 15 (3.36%) Gradle
12 14 (3.14%) Mocha
12 14 (3.14%) Selenium
12 14 (3.14%) Visual Studio
13 13 (2.91%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.91%) Eclipse
14 12 (2.69%) Ant
15 10 (2.24%) SoapUI
16 8 (1.79%) webpack
General
1 120 (26.91%) Finance
2 26 (5.83%) Banking
3 21 (4.71%) Marketing
4 15 (3.36%) Retail
5 12 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.47%) Electronics
6 11 (2.47%) Games
7 8 (1.79%) Law
8 6 (1.35%) Legal
9 5 (1.12%) Advertising
10 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.67%) Automotive
11 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.45%) Front Office
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (67.71%) Developer
2 57 (12.78%) Architect
3 47 (10.54%) Full Stack Developer
4 46 (10.31%) Python Developer
5 43 (9.64%) JavaScript Developer
6 40 (8.97%) Software Developer
7 36 (8.07%) Java Developer
7 36 (8.07%) Senior Developer
8 34 (7.62%) .NET Developer
9 26 (5.83%) iOS Developer
9 26 (5.83%) PHP Developer
10 25 (5.61%) Software Engineer
11 24 (5.38%) C# Developer
12 20 (4.48%) Angular Developer
12 20 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 20 (4.48%) Junior
12 20 (4.48%) Junior Developer
12 20 (4.48%) Node.js Developer
13 19 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (3.81%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (36.55%) HTML
2 162 (36.32%) CSS
3 158 (35.43%) REST
4 90 (20.18%) RESTful
5 87 (19.51%) jQuery
6 83 (18.61%) Node.js
7 79 (17.71%) HTML5
8 77 (17.26%) .NET
8 77 (17.26%) AngularJS
9 70 (15.70%) Spring
10 64 (14.35%) Web Services
11 60 (13.45%) CSS3
12 47 (10.54%) JSON
13 46 (10.31%) Hibernate
13 46 (10.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 42 (9.42%) XML
15 41 (9.19%) OAuth
16 37 (8.30%) React
17 36 (8.07%) Sass
17 36 (8.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.21%) Computer Science
1 50 (11.21%) User Experience
2 47 (10.54%) Fintech
3 30 (6.73%) W3C
4 26 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 18 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.59%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.47%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.02%) Blog
10 5 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.12%) EPoS
10 5 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.90%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.67%) Contactless
12 3 (0.67%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.67%) Life Science
12 3 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 92 (20.63%) Linux
2 73 (16.37%) Apple iOS
3 56 (12.56%) Windows
4 51 (11.43%) Android
5 14 (3.14%) Unix
6 8 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.57%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (34.75%) TDD
3 120 (26.91%) Scrum
4 116 (26.01%) API Development
5 98 (21.97%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (20.63%) Microservices
7 91 (20.40%) SOA
8 58 (13.00%) Test Automation
9 55 (12.33%) MVC
10 54 (12.11%) OO
11 53 (11.88%) DevOps
12 52 (11.66%) iOS Development
13 51 (11.43%) Web Development
14 48 (10.76%) Front End Development
15 46 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
16 45 (10.09%) BDD
17 44 (9.87%) Analytics
18 43 (9.64%) Software Engineering
19 38 (8.52%) Kanban
20 35 (7.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 201 (45.07%) JavaScript
2 168 (37.67%) Java
3 98 (21.97%) Python
4 89 (19.96%) SQL
5 88 (19.73%) C#
6 56 (12.56%) C++
7 48 (10.76%) PHP
8 35 (7.85%) C
9 33 (7.40%) Objective-C
10 31 (6.95%) Scala
11 27 (6.05%) ES6
12 26 (5.83%) Apple Swift
13 25 (5.61%) Bash Shell
14 24 (5.38%) Go
15 22 (4.93%) Ruby
16 18 (4.04%) Groovy
16 18 (4.04%) Korn
17 16 (3.59%) PowerShell
18 14 (3.14%) TypeScript
19 10 (2.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (19.51%) Degree
2 29 (6.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.69%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.57%) DBS Check
5 6 (1.35%) CCNA
5 6 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.35%) CISSP
5 6 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (1.35%) GIAC
5 6 (1.35%) Linux+ Certification
5 6 (1.35%) MCSE
5 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (1.35%) SANS
5 6 (1.35%) Security+ Certification
5 6 (1.35%) SSCP
6 5 (1.12%) CITP
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) MBA
7 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.59%) QA
2 8 (1.79%) GDPR
2 8 (1.79%) PSD2
3 3 (0.67%) ISO 13485
3 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.67%) WCAG
4 2 (0.45%) GCP
System Software
1 57 (12.78%) Docker
2 7 (1.57%) vSphere
3 5 (1.12%) HDFS
4 4 (0.90%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) LXC
6 1 (0.22%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 20 (4.48%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.24%) CloudHub
4 9 (2.02%) Puppet
5 7 (1.57%) Salt
6 4 (0.90%) Ansible
6 4 (0.90%) Terraform
7 2 (0.45%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.22%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (8.52%) Oracle
2 34 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.83%) Google
4 22 (4.93%) IBM
5 13 (2.91%) SAP
6 12 (2.69%) MuleSoft
7 10 (2.24%) Apigee
8 9 (2.02%) CA
8 9 (2.02%) Twitter
9 8 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.12%) Splunk
11 4 (0.90%) Telerik
11 4 (0.90%) webMethods
11 4 (0.90%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.90%) Zend
12 3 (0.67%) Altova
12 3 (0.67%) Facebook
12 3 (0.67%) ILOG
13 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.45%) Sitecore