Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Development
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 630 745
Rank change year-on-year +143 +115 +155
Permanent jobs citing API Development 960 653 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 792 490 481
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +18.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 150,479 160,844 176,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 119,704 127,010 147,108
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

API Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for API Development in the UK

API Development
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for API Development in the UK

API Development
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing API Development over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for API Development in the UK

API Development
Top 15 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 23 September 2018. 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 +156 916 £55,000 - 131
UK excluding London +200 507 £47,500 +5.56% 68
London +77 440 £70,000 +16.67% 70
South East +147 234 £50,000 -9.09% 19
North of England +11 82 £37,500 -25.00% 16
Midlands +62 60 £40,000 - 9
South West +31 52 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North West -6 48 £36,500 -27.00% 9
East of England +54 45 £54,000 +27.06% 4
West Midlands +49 34 £38,750 +3.33% 3
Yorkshire +46 33 £45,000 +45.16% 6
East Midlands +19 26 £43,750 -2.78% 6
Scotland +7 23 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Wales +3 8 £46,250 +2.78% 4
North East -21 1 £35,000 -26.32% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 533 (55.52%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (50.63%) JavaScript
3 381 (39.69%) C#
4 378 (39.38%) .NET
5 349 (36.35%) HTML
6 317 (33.02%) CSS
7 290 (30.21%) Java
7 290 (30.21%) SQL
8 256 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 255 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
10 244 (25.42%) Finance
11 242 (25.21%) MVC
12 239 (24.90%) Web Services
13 228 (23.75%) REST
13 228 (23.75%) AngularJS
14 224 (23.33%) Node.js
15 211 (21.98%) Git (software)
16 210 (21.88%) SQL Server
17 198 (20.63%) Python
18 194 (20.21%) Software Engineering
19 193 (20.10%) API Design
20 185 (19.27%) TDD
21 183 (19.06%) MySQL
22 182 (18.96%) RESTful
23 180 (18.75%) Linux
24 178 (18.54%) Web Development
25 171 (17.81%) Front End Development
26 164 (17.08%) Microservices
27 163 (16.98%) Test Automation
28 158 (16.46%) Continuous Integration

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 84 (8.75%) Ethereum
2 61 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
3 49 (5.10%) Apache
4 36 (3.75%) Confluence
5 35 (3.65%) Tomcat
6 23 (2.40%) Apache Spark
7 22 (2.29%) CMS
8 18 (1.88%) WordPress
9 13 (1.35%) SharePoint
10 12 (1.25%) GlassFish
10 12 (1.25%) IIS
11 10 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.83%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.73%) nginx
13 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.73%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.42%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.21%) Maya
3 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.10%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 27 (2.81%) Distributed Ledger
2 15 (1.56%) Ripple
3 13 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.42%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 256 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 255 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
3 120 (12.50%) GitHub
4 74 (7.71%) Cloud Computing
4 74 (7.71%) SaaS
5 71 (7.40%) Amazon EC2
6 64 (6.67%) Amazon S3
7 53 (5.52%) PaaS
8 51 (5.31%) Serverless
9 36 (3.75%) IaaS
10 34 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (1.77%) Office 365
12 16 (1.67%) npm
13 15 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (1.56%) Heroku
14 9 (0.94%) Azure Functions
15 8 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
15 8 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
15 8 (0.83%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.83%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.02%) Internet
2 26 (2.71%) HTTP
3 18 (1.88%) SMTP
3 18 (1.88%) SSH
4 16 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.04%) DNS
6 7 (0.73%) Broadband
7 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.21%) IMAP
9 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.10%) SSL
9 1 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 183 (19.06%) MySQL
3 153 (15.94%) NoSQL
4 93 (9.69%) Blockchain
5 90 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
6 85 (8.85%) Redis
7 84 (8.75%) Big Data
8 83 (8.65%) Relational Database
9 47 (4.90%) Hadoop
10 39 (4.06%) MongoDB
11 32 (3.33%) RDBMS
12 30 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (1.15%) Data Mining
18 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 211 (21.98%) Git (software)
2 87 (9.06%) Visual Studio
3 71 (7.40%) Jenkins
4 62 (6.46%) Mocha
5 57 (5.94%) JIRA
6 51 (5.31%) webpack
7 37 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 28 (2.92%) TeamCity
10 25 (2.60%) Gradle
11 23 (2.40%) Bitbucket
12 20 (2.08%) NUnit
13 18 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (1.77%) Maven
15 15 (1.56%) Selenium
16 14 (1.46%) Cucumber
16 14 (1.46%) Subversion
17 13 (1.35%) Appium
17 13 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (1.35%) gulp
General
1 244 (25.42%) Finance
2 109 (11.35%) Banking
3 74 (7.71%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.58%) Retail
5 26 (2.71%) Publishing
6 24 (2.50%) Games
7 23 (2.40%) Marketing
8 20 (2.08%) Back Office
9 16 (1.67%) Front Office
10 12 (1.25%) Advertising
11 9 (0.94%) Law
12 8 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.73%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.63%) Legal
15 5 (0.52%) Automotive
16 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.21%) French Language
18 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 658 (68.54%) Developer
2 164 (17.08%) .NET Developer
3 157 (16.35%) Senior Developer
4 144 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 104 (10.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 101 (10.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 101 (10.52%) Software Engineer
7 91 (9.48%) Software Developer
8 81 (8.44%) Full Stack Developer
9 79 (8.23%) Node.js Developer
10 73 (7.60%) Java Developer
11 67 (6.98%) Blockchain Developer
12 60 (6.25%) Backend Developer
13 59 (6.15%) Lead Developer
14 55 (5.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 52 (5.42%) Java Engineer
16 51 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 50 (5.21%) C# Software Developer
18 49 (5.10%) Angular Developer
19 48 (5.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (39.38%) .NET
2 349 (36.35%) HTML
3 317 (33.02%) CSS
4 239 (24.90%) Web Services
5 228 (23.75%) AngularJS
5 228 (23.75%) REST
6 224 (23.33%) Node.js
7 182 (18.96%) RESTful
8 152 (15.83%) ASP.NET
9 126 (13.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 120 (12.50%) JSON
11 114 (11.88%) SOAP
12 108 (11.25%) jQuery
13 105 (10.94%) HTML5
13 105 (10.94%) React
14 102 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
15 100 (10.42%) XML
16 91 (9.48%) Spring
17 72 (7.50%) Smart Contracts
18 69 (7.19%) Truffle
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.83%) Fintech
2 84 (8.75%) Bitcoin
3 76 (7.92%) Computer Science
4 64 (6.67%) Social Media
4 64 (6.67%) User Experience
5 52 (5.42%) Mobile App
6 50 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (2.71%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.08%) Robotics
10 20 (2.08%) Tandem
11 18 (1.88%) Blog
11 18 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (1.88%) N-Tier
12 17 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
13 15 (1.56%) Equities
13 15 (1.56%) Fixed Income
13 15 (1.56%) Litecoin
Operating Systems
1 180 (18.75%) Linux
2 58 (6.04%) Android
3 51 (5.31%) Apple iOS
4 50 (5.21%) VMS
5 41 (4.27%) Windows
6 32 (3.33%) Unix
7 6 (0.63%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (55.52%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (25.21%) MVC
3 194 (20.21%) Software Engineering
4 193 (20.10%) API Design
5 185 (19.27%) TDD
6 178 (18.54%) Web Development
7 171 (17.81%) Front End Development
8 164 (17.08%) Microservices
9 163 (16.98%) Test Automation
10 158 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
11 140 (14.58%) OO
12 127 (13.23%) DevOps
13 106 (11.04%) Scrum
14 87 (9.06%) SOA
15 82 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
16 78 (8.13%) BDD
17 76 (7.92%) Mobile Development
18 72 (7.50%) Analytics
19 65 (6.77%) Mentoring
20 62 (6.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 486 (50.63%) JavaScript
2 381 (39.69%) C#
3 290 (30.21%) Java
3 290 (30.21%) SQL
4 198 (20.63%) Python
5 116 (12.08%) PHP
6 110 (11.46%) ES6
7 69 (7.19%) Solidity
8 67 (6.98%) Scala
9 57 (5.94%) C
10 52 (5.42%) Apple Swift
10 52 (5.42%) Objective-C
11 48 (5.00%) C++
12 44 (4.58%) Ruby
12 44 (4.58%) TypeScript
13 41 (4.27%) PowerShell
14 37 (3.85%) Go
14 37 (3.85%) Java 8
15 30 (3.13%) Kotlin
16 29 (3.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (10.83%) Degree
2 60 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.46%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.77%) QA
2 9 (0.94%) GDPR
3 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) PSD2
5 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 138 (14.38%) Docker
2 74 (7.71%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.31%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 93 (9.69%) Kubernetes
2 50 (5.21%) Docker Swarm
3 17 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.94%) Ansible
5 6 (0.63%) Puppet
5 6 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.63%) Terraform
6 2 (0.21%) cPanel
6 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.21%) Marathon
Vendors
1 157 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 112 (11.67%) Google
3 26 (2.71%) Tableau
4 25 (2.60%) ServiceNow
5 24 (2.50%) Apple
6 18 (1.88%) Oracle
7 16 (1.67%) MuleSoft
8 13 (1.35%) Apigee
8 13 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.25%) Adobe
9 12 (1.25%) Zend
10 9 (0.94%) Splunk
11 7 (0.73%) Facebook
11 7 (0.73%) Nintex
11 7 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.63%) ATG
12 6 (0.63%) IBM
12 6 (0.63%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.52%) CA
13 5 (0.52%) SAP