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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Design
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 408 511 485
Rank change year-on-year +103 -26 +67
Permanent jobs citing API Design 1,458 624 329
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 384 308 271
10th Percentile £45,375 £40,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% - -
75th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £58,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.13% +17.50% -

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 161,721 107,622 58,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.75% 94.06% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 84,129 73,141 47,812
10th Percentile £34,207 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,600 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +1.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

API Design
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for API Design in the UK

API Design
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing API Design.

Salary trend for API Design in the UK

API Design
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing API Design over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for API Design in the UK

API Design
Top 17 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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +55 1,178 £82,500 +26.92% 61
London +48 931 £90,000 +28.57% 43
Work from Home +53 722 £82,500 +26.92% 32
UK excluding London -43 246 £60,000 +2.13% 20
East of England -25 64 £58,750 -21.67% 3
Midlands -62 64 £60,000 +33.33% 6
South East -41 53 £85,000 +36.00%
North of England -69 51 £41,749 -29.83% 4
West Midlands -65 35 £60,000 +39.53% 5
North West -51 30 £41,749 -23.75% 4
East Midlands -21 29 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Yorkshire -55 19 £75,250 +11.48%
Scotland - 6 £60,000 - 3
South West -35 5 £70,000 +27.27% 4
Wales -19 4 - -
North East -6 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £69,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT jobs citing API Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for API Design.

1 885 (60.70%) Agile
2 772 (52.95%) Software Engineering
3 752 (51.58%) AWS
4 569 (39.03%) Microservices
5 532 (36.49%) Docker
6 528 (36.21%) CI/CD
7 527 (36.15%) Kubernetes
7 527 (36.15%) Java
8 525 (36.01%) REST
9 438 (30.04%) Finance
10 435 (29.84%) Node.js
11 425 (29.15%) TDD
12 409 (28.05%) DevOps
13 408 (27.98%) RESTful
14 398 (27.30%) SQL
15 390 (26.75%) React
16 388 (26.61%) JavaScript
17 380 (26.06%) Social Skills
18 376 (25.79%) Full Stack Development
19 373 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
20 356 (24.42%) TypeScript
21 333 (22.84%) Python
22 309 (21.19%) .NET
23 297 (20.37%) Azure
24 282 (19.34%) Git (software)
25 274 (18.79%) Degree
26 270 (18.52%) Computer Science
27 255 (17.49%) User Experience
28 250 (17.15%) Test Automation
29 248 (17.01%) Fintech

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 43 (2.95%) OpenStack
2 30 (2.06%) Confluence
2 30 (2.06%) Jetty
3 29 (1.99%) CMS
4 13 (0.89%) Headless CMS
5 12 (0.82%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.48%) Drupal
7 7 (0.48%) WordPress
8 6 (0.41%) Apache
8 6 (0.41%) Pachyderm
9 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.34%) FileNet
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.14%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.14%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.14%) Hyperledger
11 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.55%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.27%) Magento
2 4 (0.27%) Shopify
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 752 (51.58%) AWS
2 297 (20.37%) Azure
3 211 (14.47%) GCP
4 136 (9.33%) Serverless
5 120 (8.23%) SaaS
6 81 (5.56%) GitHub
7 70 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
8 66 (4.53%) AWS Lambda
9 59 (4.05%) Amazon S3
10 43 (2.95%) Azure DevOps
11 28 (1.92%) npm
11 28 (1.92%) PaaS
12 27 (1.85%) Amazon Cognito
12 27 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
12 27 (1.85%) Stripe
13 24 (1.65%) Firebase
14 22 (1.51%) Google Kubernetes Engine
15 20 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
16 19 (1.30%) WhatsApp
17 17 (1.17%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 107 (7.34%) HTTP
2 24 (1.65%) Broadband
2 24 (1.65%) Internet
3 10 (0.69%) DNS
3 10 (0.69%) Firewall
4 8 (0.55%) Wireless
5 4 (0.27%) Intelligent Network
6 3 (0.21%) VoIP
7 2 (0.14%) AMQP
7 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.14%) MQTT
8 1 (0.069%) CTI
8 1 (0.069%) LAN
8 1 (0.069%) NGN
8 1 (0.069%) RFID
8 1 (0.069%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (0.069%) WAN
8 1 (0.069%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (16.05%) NoSQL
2 192 (13.17%) PostgreSQL
3 188 (12.89%) Relational Database
4 137 (9.40%) MySQL
5 131 (8.98%) SQL Server
6 123 (8.44%) Amazon RDS
7 84 (5.76%) Redis
8 65 (4.46%) Big Data
9 52 (3.57%) RDBMS
10 46 (3.16%) MongoDB
11 33 (2.26%) Hazelcast
12 28 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (1.23%) Spork
14 17 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.03%) DynamoDB
16 12 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
16 12 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
16 12 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.75%) Hadoop
18 9 (0.62%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 282 (19.34%) Git (software)
2 130 (8.92%) Jenkins
3 82 (5.62%) Bitbucket
4 74 (5.08%) JUnit
5 73 (5.01%) JIRA
6 72 (4.94%) Gradle
7 66 (4.53%) Mockito
8 65 (4.46%) GitLab
9 54 (3.70%) Cucumber
10 53 (3.64%) Maven
11 48 (3.29%) Liquibase
12 35 (2.40%) Ant
13 33 (2.26%) CircleCI
14 30 (2.06%) Apache Ivy
14 30 (2.06%) Concordion
15 27 (1.85%) Postman
16 21 (1.44%) Cypress.io
17 15 (1.03%) Lerna
18 14 (0.96%) NUnit
18 14 (0.96%) RSpec
General
1 438 (30.04%) Finance
2 380 (26.06%) Social Skills
3 245 (16.80%) Banking
4 218 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
5 135 (9.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 128 (8.78%) Games
7 122 (8.37%) Legal
8 87 (5.97%) Marketing
9 72 (4.94%) Organisational Skills
10 64 (4.39%) Public Sector
11 52 (3.57%) Publishing
12 50 (3.43%) Retail
13 45 (3.09%) Financial Institution
14 37 (2.54%) Manufacturing
15 34 (2.33%) Back Office
16 31 (2.13%) Local Government
17 16 (1.10%) Telecoms
18 14 (0.96%) Front Office
19 13 (0.89%) Billing
20 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 583 (39.99%) Developer
2 390 (26.75%) Software Engineer
3 183 (12.55%) Senior Developer
4 159 (10.91%) Senior Software Engineer
5 134 (9.19%) Architect
6 101 (6.93%) Full Stack Developer
7 98 (6.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 91 (6.24%) Java Developer
9 87 (5.97%) Java Engineer
10 82 (5.62%) Lead Developer
11 78 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
12 67 (4.60%) Python Developer
13 55 (3.77%) Backend Developer
14 54 (3.70%) Software Developer
15 44 (3.02%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 41 (2.81%) Senior Java Engineer
17 39 (2.67%) Analyst
17 39 (2.67%) Java Software Engineer
17 39 (2.67%) Technical Leader
18 38 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 525 (36.01%) REST
2 435 (29.84%) Node.js
3 408 (27.98%) RESTful
4 390 (26.75%) React
5 309 (21.19%) .NET
6 230 (15.78%) AngularJS
7 216 (14.81%) Spring
8 215 (14.75%) HTML
9 208 (14.27%) CSS
10 185 (12.69%) Spring Boot
11 164 (11.25%) Web Services
12 158 (10.84%) Swagger
13 141 (9.67%) Kafka
14 138 (9.47%) JSON
15 115 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
16 101 (6.93%) Django
17 99 (6.79%) Velocity
18 95 (6.52%) Hibernate
18 95 (6.52%) Redux
19 90 (6.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 255 (17.49%) User Experience
2 128 (8.78%) Algorithms
3 127 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
4 126 (8.64%) Self-Motivation
5 99 (6.79%) Data Structures
6 94 (6.45%) Mobile App
7 55 (3.77%) Data Centre
8 43 (2.95%) Virtual Team
9 31 (2.13%) Cloud Native
10 28 (1.92%) Hackathon
11 25 (1.71%) Fixed Income
11 25 (1.71%) Sports Betting
12 23 (1.58%) Blockchain
13 19 (1.30%) Animation
13 19 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
14 18 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.17%) Blog
15 17 (1.17%) PlayStation
16 15 (1.03%) Digital Media
16 15 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 109 (7.48%) Linux
2 94 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 81 (5.56%) Android
4 30 (2.06%) Windows
5 24 (1.65%) Unix
6 15 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 15 (1.03%) tvOS
7 1 (0.069%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (60.70%) Agile
2 772 (52.95%) Software Engineering
3 569 (39.03%) Microservices
4 528 (36.21%) CI/CD
5 425 (29.15%) TDD
6 409 (28.05%) DevOps
7 376 (25.79%) Full Stack Development
8 373 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
9 270 (18.52%) Computer Science
10 250 (17.15%) Test Automation
11 248 (17.01%) Fintech
12 225 (15.43%) Open Source
13 222 (15.23%) Scrum
14 201 (13.79%) Mentoring
15 195 (13.37%) Front End Development
16 190 (13.03%) Unit Testing
17 186 (12.76%) API Development
17 186 (12.76%) OO
18 178 (12.21%) BDD
19 165 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 527 (36.15%) Java
2 398 (27.30%) SQL
3 388 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 356 (24.42%) TypeScript
5 333 (22.84%) Python
6 217 (14.88%) C#
7 140 (9.60%) Ruby
8 134 (9.19%) Go
9 90 (6.17%) PHP
10 60 (4.12%) C++
11 44 (3.02%) ES6
12 33 (2.26%) Objective-C
13 32 (2.19%) Rust
13 32 (2.19%) Scala
14 31 (2.13%) C
15 30 (2.06%) Elixir
16 28 (1.92%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.71%) Apple Swift
18 18 (1.23%) Kotlin
19 16 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 274 (18.79%) Degree
2 229 (15.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.96%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
5 9 (0.62%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.27%) LPIC
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.069%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.069%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.069%) MCSA
11 1 (0.069%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.56%) QA
2 31 (2.13%) GRC
2 31 (2.13%) SLA
3 6 (0.41%) Accessibility
3 6 (0.41%) SEPA
4 4 (0.27%) GDPR
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 532 (36.49%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 527 (36.15%) Kubernetes
2 162 (11.11%) Terraform
3 53 (3.64%) Grafana
4 47 (3.22%) Prometheus
5 31 (2.13%) Ansible
6 28 (1.92%) Argo
7 23 (1.58%) Kubeflow
8 10 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.21%) Rancher
10 2 (0.14%) Istio
10 2 (0.14%) Puppet
10 2 (0.14%) Salt
11 1 (0.069%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.069%) SCCM
Vendors
1 135 (9.26%) Google
2 114 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 100 (6.86%) MuleSoft
4 43 (2.95%) TrueLayer
5 39 (2.67%) Oracle
6 27 (1.85%) IBM
6 27 (1.85%) Revolut
6 27 (1.85%) Tencent
7 26 (1.78%) Samsung
8 19 (1.30%) Snapchat
9 15 (1.03%) BT
9 15 (1.03%) Roku
10 12 (0.82%) Intel
11 10 (0.69%) Apple
11 10 (0.69%) Databricks
12 9 (0.62%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.48%) Cadence
13 7 (0.48%) LexisNexis
14 6 (0.41%) Zend