API Development
UK

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 22 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 433 495 388
Rank change year-on-year +62 -107 -49
Permanent jobs citing API Development 455 647 1,232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.58% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.61% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 350 439 676
10th Percentile £37,200 £46,000 £33,958
25th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,659 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.24% - +9.09%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,307 105,961 132,235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.74% 95.51% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,598 64,543 81,525
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.11% +6.98%

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 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for API Development in the UK

API Development
Top 16 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 22 February 2024. 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 +83 383 £61,250 -12.50% 122
UK excluding London +159 305 £55,659 -7.24% 92
Work from Home +69 212 £60,000 -7.69% 78
London -5 127 £77,500 +1.64% 41
North of England +117 67 £60,000 -13.60% 31
Midlands +97 60 £50,000 - 22
West Midlands +104 54 £50,000 - 14
South West +48 50 £57,500 - 8
Scotland +9 46 £32,500 -48.00% 10
South East +75 43 £60,000 -4.00% 14
North West +60 40 £60,000 -13.60% 21
East of England +49 28 £45,000 -30.77% 5
Yorkshire +113 27 £61,250 -3.50% 9
East Midlands +12 6 £50,000 -25.93% 8
Wales +2 6 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Northern Ireland +3 5 £57,500 +15.00% 1

API Development
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 32 (7.03%) IIS
2 15 (3.30%) Apache
3 13 (2.86%) Confluence
4 7 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.54%) CMS
5 3 (0.66%) Anypoint
5 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.22%) Drupal
7 1 (0.22%) Mule
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.96%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.88%) Salesforce CRM
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 193 (42.42%) Azure
2 180 (39.56%) AWS
3 62 (13.63%) GCP
4 41 (9.01%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (6.15%) GitHub
6 18 (3.96%) SaaS
6 18 (3.96%) Serverless
7 16 (3.52%) Power Platform
8 15 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (3.30%) Azure Service Bus
9 14 (3.08%) Azure DevOps
10 11 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.98%) Boomi
11 9 (1.98%) ChatGPT
12 7 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.54%) iPaaS
13 5 (1.10%) Miro
14 4 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
14 4 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.03%) WAN
2 4 (0.88%) AMQP
2 4 (0.88%) Internet
2 4 (0.88%) MQTT
3 3 (0.66%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) HTTP
4 1 (0.22%) RNC
4 1 (0.22%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (16.26%) PostgreSQL
2 68 (14.95%) MySQL
3 63 (13.85%) MongoDB
3 63 (13.85%) SQL Server
4 37 (8.13%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.76%) GIS
6 7 (1.54%) Big Data
6 7 (1.54%) Power BI
6 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.32%) Text Mining
8 5 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.88%) Cloudera CDH
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.44%) DynamoDB
11 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 83 (18.24%) Git
2 24 (5.27%) Visual Studio
3 22 (4.84%) JIRA
4 17 (3.74%) Maven
5 16 (3.52%) Jenkins
6 14 (3.08%) GitLab
7 5 (1.10%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.10%) JUnit
8 2 (0.44%) Moq
8 2 (0.44%) NUnit
8 2 (0.44%) Snyk
8 2 (0.44%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.44%) Sourcetree
9 1 (0.22%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.22%) git-flow
9 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 144 (31.65%) Finance
2 85 (18.68%) Social Skills
3 54 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (11.21%) Banking
5 49 (10.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 47 (10.33%) Law
7 32 (7.03%) Retail
8 24 (5.27%) Marketing
9 19 (4.18%) Public Sector
10 13 (2.86%) Tech for Good
11 10 (2.20%) Legal
11 10 (2.20%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.76%) Publishing
13 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
14 6 (1.32%) Electronics
15 5 (1.10%) Aerospace
15 5 (1.10%) Police
16 3 (0.66%) Games
17 1 (0.22%) Advertising
17 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 206 (45.27%) Developer
2 101 (22.20%) Senior
3 96 (21.10%) Software Engineer
4 52 (11.43%) Full Stack Engineer
5 47 (10.33%) Senior Developer
6 45 (9.89%) C# Developer
7 42 (9.23%) Lead
8 39 (8.57%) .NET Developer
9 38 (8.35%) Java Developer
10 35 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
11 33 (7.25%) Full Stack Software Engineer
12 32 (7.03%) Systems Engineer
13 28 (6.15%) Java Engineer
14 26 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
15 25 (5.49%) Architect
15 25 (5.49%) PHP Developer
16 23 (5.05%) Full-Stack C# Developer
17 22 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
17 22 (4.84%) Senior Java Engineer
18 21 (4.62%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (29.89%) RESTful
2 111 (24.40%) .NET
3 105 (23.08%) CSS
4 96 (21.10%) HTML
5 80 (17.58%) AngularJS
5 80 (17.58%) React
6 54 (11.87%) Node.js
7 45 (9.89%) JSON
8 43 (9.45%) Express.js
9 42 (9.23%) REST
10 41 (9.01%) Spring
11 40 (8.79%) Laravel
12 39 (8.57%) MEAN Stack
12 39 (8.57%) MERN Stack
13 38 (8.35%) Spring Boot
14 28 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (5.71%) .NET Core
16 25 (5.49%) .NET Framework
17 22 (4.84%) Hibernate
17 22 (4.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.99%) Public Cloud
2 40 (8.79%) Distributed Systems
3 32 (7.03%) Clustering
4 25 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (5.49%) Product Ownership
5 13 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.42%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.10%) IoT
9 5 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.88%) PropTech
11 3 (0.66%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.66%) Onboarding
11 3 (0.66%) Solar Energy
12 2 (0.44%) Distributed Applications
12 2 (0.44%) Educational Technology
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.27%) Linux
2 13 (2.86%) Android
3 9 (1.98%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.32%) Windows
5 5 (1.10%) Unix
6 4 (0.88%) CentOS
6 4 (0.88%) Debian
6 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (44.18%) Agile
2 148 (32.53%) Software Engineering
3 128 (28.13%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (25.93%) Microservices
5 112 (24.62%) Full Stack Development
6 100 (21.98%) API Design
7 94 (20.66%) CI/CD
8 88 (19.34%) DevOps
9 68 (14.95%) TDD
10 60 (13.19%) Mentoring
11 52 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (10.77%) Test Automation
13 47 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 47 (10.33%) Machine Learning
13 47 (10.33%) Software Testing
14 46 (10.11%) Design Patterns
15 43 (9.45%) Artificial Intelligence
16 42 (9.23%) Architectural Patterns
16 42 (9.23%) Containerisation
16 42 (9.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 138 (30.33%) C#
2 135 (29.67%) Java
3 133 (29.23%) SQL
4 87 (19.12%) JavaScript
5 72 (15.82%) Python
6 51 (11.21%) PHP
7 44 (9.67%) TypeScript
8 15 (3.30%) C
9 14 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.64%) Go
11 11 (2.42%) Bicep
12 9 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.76%) VBA
14 7 (1.54%) Kusto Query Language
15 6 (1.32%) Ada
15 6 (1.32%) Apex Code
16 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.66%) C++
17 3 (0.66%) Scala
17 3 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (10.55%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.69%) Degree
3 20 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (3.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.32%) Azure Certification
6 5 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.88%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.66%) QA
3 2 (0.44%) SEPA
4 1 (0.22%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 97 (21.32%) Docker
2 32 (7.03%) VMware NSX
3 7 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 84 (18.46%) Kubernetes
2 31 (6.81%) Terraform
3 5 (1.10%) Ansible
4 4 (0.88%) Puppet
5 3 (0.66%) logstash
6 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.22%) Grafana
7 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 58 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.47%) VMware
3 31 (6.81%) Google
4 13 (2.86%) Xamarin
5 9 (1.98%) Talend
6 8 (1.76%) Salesforce
7 7 (1.54%) Jitterbit
7 7 (1.54%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.32%) SAP
9 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.88%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.66%) CrowdStrike
10 3 (0.66%) Okta
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle
10 3 (0.66%) Telerik
10 3 (0.66%) webMethods
11 2 (0.44%) Adobe
11 2 (0.44%) Dell
11 2 (0.44%) OpenAI
11 2 (0.44%) Veeam