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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for API Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited API Development over the 6 months to 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Development
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 476 362 410
Rank change year-on-year -114 +48 +100
Permanent jobs citing API Development 1,193 1,006 445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.93% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 573 684 366
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,938
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

API Development 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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +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 Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for API Development in the UK

API Development
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for API Development in the UK

API Development
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing API Development over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for API Development in the UK

API Development
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 Development within the UK over the 6 months to 15 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 -106 949 £60,000 +9.09% 97
Work from Home -109 663 £55,000 - 47
London -80 566 £68,000 +0.74% 64
UK excluding London -119 436 £55,000 +4.76% 39
North of England -90 122 £55,000 +10.00% 6
South East -82 111 £61,250 +11.36% 6
North West -59 74 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Scotland -1 51 £55,000 +15.79% 5
Midlands -50 49 £55,000 - 13
South West -50 47 £60,000 +26.98% 5
West Midlands -47 39 £55,000 - 8
Yorkshire -23 38 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England -76 36 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Wales 0 17 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -27 10 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North East -44 10 £55,000 +46.67% 1
Northern Ireland -10 3 £36,000 -15.29%

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, IT jobs citing API Development 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 Development.

1 793 (66.47%) Agile
2 474 (39.73%) AWS
3 417 (34.95%) Software Engineering
4 413 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 413 (34.62%) Microservices
5 403 (33.78%) REST
6 395 (33.11%) Docker
7 393 (32.94%) CI/CD
8 386 (32.36%) Azure
9 344 (28.83%) Finance
10 328 (27.49%) Kubernetes
11 325 (27.24%) Java
12 324 (27.16%) DevOps
13 320 (26.82%) C#
14 316 (26.49%) .NET
15 302 (25.31%) React
16 301 (25.23%) Full Stack Development
17 296 (24.81%) Git (software)
18 289 (24.22%) TDD
19 287 (24.06%) Python
20 280 (23.47%) SQL
21 238 (19.95%) Node.js
22 232 (19.45%) NoSQL
23 229 (19.20%) RESTful
24 222 (18.61%) Social Skills
25 218 (18.27%) Scrum
26 206 (17.27%) Kafka
27 198 (16.60%) Test Automation
28 193 (16.18%) GCP
28 193 (16.18%) Greenfield Project

API Development
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 41 (3.44%) CMS
2 22 (1.84%) Confluence
3 18 (1.51%) Apache
4 15 (1.26%) IIS
4 15 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (0.84%) Headless CMS
5 10 (0.84%) WordPress
6 9 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.50%) ColdFusion
9 6 (0.50%) Drupal
9 6 (0.50%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.34%) nginx
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
10 4 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.42%) Maya
2 5 (0.42%) NUKE
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (1.93%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (1.51%) Shopify
3 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.17%) BambooHR
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 474 (39.73%) AWS
2 386 (32.36%) Azure
3 193 (16.18%) GCP
4 145 (12.15%) SaaS
5 132 (11.06%) GitHub
6 80 (6.71%) Serverless
7 60 (5.03%) Azure DevOps
7 60 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
8 52 (4.36%) OpenShift
9 44 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (2.85%) PaaS
11 24 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
12 21 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (1.51%) Amazon S3
14 17 (1.42%) npm
15 16 (1.34%) Boomi
16 15 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
16 15 (1.26%) Slack
17 14 (1.17%) Kontent
18 12 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.04%) HTTP
2 42 (3.52%) Internet
3 16 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.09%) DNS
4 13 (1.09%) SSL
5 10 (0.84%) Firewall
6 6 (0.50%) PPP
6 6 (0.50%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.34%) 5G
7 4 (0.34%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 3 (0.25%) LAN
8 3 (0.25%) WAN
9 2 (0.17%) Broadband
9 2 (0.17%) Network Security
9 2 (0.17%) VPN
9 2 (0.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (19.45%) NoSQL
2 183 (15.34%) SQL Server
3 124 (10.39%) MySQL
4 122 (10.23%) Relational Database
5 109 (9.14%) MongoDB
6 99 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (6.62%) Elasticsearch
8 56 (4.69%) Big Data
9 40 (3.35%) Hadoop
10 36 (3.02%) HBase
11 34 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (2.77%) ArangoDB
13 25 (2.10%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
14 23 (1.93%) DynamoDB
15 22 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (1.59%) Metadata
17 17 (1.42%) BigQuery
18 12 (1.01%) Metadata Repository
19 11 (0.92%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 296 (24.81%) Git (software)
2 104 (8.72%) Jenkins
3 54 (4.53%) JIRA
4 49 (4.11%) Maven
5 21 (1.76%) Cucumber
5 21 (1.76%) GitLab
6 18 (1.51%) Gradle
7 17 (1.42%) NUnit
8 16 (1.34%) CircleCI
9 14 (1.17%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.09%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.84%) PHPUnit
11 10 (0.84%) Robotium
12 9 (0.75%) Postman
13 8 (0.67%) JUnit
14 6 (0.50%) MSTest
15 5 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.42%) Mockito
15 5 (0.42%) Subversion
15 5 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 344 (28.83%) Finance
2 222 (18.61%) Social Skills
3 118 (9.89%) Banking
4 98 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (7.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 73 (6.12%) Retail
7 62 (5.20%) Games
7 62 (5.20%) Organisational Skills
8 58 (4.86%) Telecoms
9 43 (3.60%) Marketing
10 37 (3.10%) Law
11 29 (2.43%) Public Sector
12 27 (2.26%) Publishing
13 12 (1.01%) Legal
14 10 (0.84%) Automotive
15 9 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.67%) Advertising
16 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.59%) Back Office
18 5 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 745 (62.45%) Developer
2 231 (19.36%) Senior Developer
3 182 (15.26%) Full Stack Developer
4 174 (14.59%) Software Engineer
5 113 (9.47%) Java Developer
6 107 (8.97%) React Developer
7 85 (7.12%) Senior Software Engineer
8 82 (6.87%) .NET Developer
9 80 (6.71%) Software Developer
10 65 (5.45%) Python Developer
11 60 (5.03%) Lead Developer
12 55 (4.61%) .NET Software Engineer
13 53 (4.44%) Architect
14 47 (3.94%) Backend Developer
15 43 (3.60%) PHP Developer
16 42 (3.52%) Java Engineer
16 42 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
17 39 (3.27%) Node.js Developer
18 36 (3.02%) Senior Full Stack Developer
19 35 (2.93%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (33.78%) REST
2 316 (26.49%) .NET
3 302 (25.31%) React
4 238 (19.95%) Node.js
5 229 (19.20%) RESTful
6 206 (17.27%) Kafka
7 183 (15.34%) Spring
8 155 (12.99%) .NET Core
9 138 (11.57%) Spring Boot
10 130 (10.90%) Laravel
11 125 (10.48%) React Native
12 122 (10.23%) AngularJS
13 121 (10.14%) .NET Framework
14 117 (9.81%) HTML
15 113 (9.47%) CSS
16 101 (8.47%) ASP.NET
17 100 (8.38%) GraphQL
18 87 (7.29%) Vue.js
19 79 (6.62%) Web Services
20 78 (6.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 193 (16.18%) Greenfield Project
2 102 (8.55%) Mobile App
3 89 (7.46%) User Experience
4 87 (7.29%) Cloud Native
5 45 (3.77%) Social Network
6 36 (3.02%) Algorithms
6 36 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.93%) Data Structures
7 35 (2.93%) Social Media
8 23 (1.93%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.42%) Hackathon
12 16 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.17%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.01%) PlayStation
14 12 (1.01%) Xbox
15 11 (0.92%) Blockchain
15 11 (0.92%) Low-Code
Operating Systems
1 140 (11.74%) Android
2 123 (10.31%) Apple iOS
3 65 (5.45%) Linux
4 24 (2.01%) Windows
5 20 (1.68%) Unix
6 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.17%) VMS
7 1 (0.084%) CentOS
7 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.084%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (66.47%) Agile
2 417 (34.95%) Software Engineering
3 413 (34.62%) Microservices
4 393 (32.94%) CI/CD
5 324 (27.16%) DevOps
6 301 (25.23%) Full Stack Development
7 289 (24.22%) TDD
8 218 (18.27%) Scrum
9 198 (16.60%) Test Automation
10 182 (15.26%) API Design
11 181 (15.17%) Mentoring
12 178 (14.92%) MVC
13 175 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
14 159 (13.33%) BDD
15 152 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
15 152 (12.74%) Front End Development
16 144 (12.07%) Event-Driven
17 117 (9.81%) Mobile Development
18 114 (9.56%) Android Development
18 114 (9.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 413 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 325 (27.24%) Java
3 320 (26.82%) C#
4 287 (24.06%) Python
5 280 (23.47%) SQL
6 166 (13.91%) PHP
7 152 (12.74%) TypeScript
8 80 (6.71%) Go
9 74 (6.20%) C++
10 40 (3.35%) Scala
11 39 (3.27%) PowerShell
12 36 (3.02%) Kotlin
13 33 (2.77%) Ruby
14 29 (2.43%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.76%) Groovy
16 17 (1.42%) Bash
17 15 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.84%) ES6
19 9 (0.75%) Apple Swift
20 8 (0.67%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 133 (11.15%) Degree
2 40 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.19%) Master's Degree
4 34 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.42%) CISM
8 5 (0.42%) CISSP
9 3 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (8.38%) QA
2 25 (2.10%) Accessibility
3 14 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.25%) SLA
7 2 (0.17%) GDPR
7 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.084%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.084%) WCAG
System Software
1 395 (33.11%) Docker
2 58 (4.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.25%) HDFS
5 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 328 (27.49%) Kubernetes
2 73 (6.12%) Terraform
3 69 (5.78%) Ansible
4 45 (3.77%) Prometheus
5 28 (2.35%) Grafana
6 23 (1.93%) Istio
7 21 (1.76%) Puppet
8 13 (1.09%) Packer
9 7 (0.59%) linkerd
10 5 (0.42%) CASB
10 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.25%) Kibana
11 3 (0.25%) MIIS
11 3 (0.25%) Rancher
12 2 (0.17%) Kubeflow
13 1 (0.084%) Consul
13 1 (0.084%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.084%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.084%) Opsview
13 1 (0.084%) Podman
Vendors
1 87 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 72 (6.04%) Google
3 46 (3.86%) Oracle
4 40 (3.35%) Splunk
5 36 (3.02%) Cisco
6 26 (2.18%) IBM
6 26 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.51%) FIS
7 18 (1.51%) Sitecore
8 17 (1.42%) MuleSoft
9 16 (1.34%) Dell
10 15 (1.26%) Adobe
11 14 (1.17%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.75%) Optimizely
12 9 (0.75%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.67%) Apple
13 8 (0.67%) Okta
13 8 (0.67%) WSO2
14 6 (0.50%) Sencha
14 6 (0.50%) ServiceNow