Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Development
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 722 847
Rank change year-on-year +140 +125 +137
Permanent jobs citing API Development 769 540 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 600 480 427
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,000 £76,375 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

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 160239 164447 190907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.48% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 127110 136354 157956
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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 +122 736 £56,000 +1.82% 83
London +81 406 £60,000 - 40
UK excluding London +133 348 £50,000 +11.11% 45
South East +65 131 £60,000 +20.00% 10
North of England +83 113 £50,000 +25.00% 16
North West +46 74 £50,000 +25.00% 7
South West +29 35 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire +39 31 £30,500 -21.29% 9
Midlands +25 26 £37,500 -11.76% 8
East of England +10 20 £60,000 +21.21% 7
West Midlands -11 17 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Scotland -6 11 £37,500 -31.82% 2
East Midlands +14 9 £47,500 +35.71% 7
North East +1 8 £45,000 +5.88%
Wales +13 7 £45,000 -25.00%
Northern Ireland - 5 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing API Development 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 Development.

1 503 (65.41%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (51.11%) JavaScript
3 341 (44.34%) TDD
4 290 (37.71%) HTML
5 253 (32.90%) Finance
6 250 (32.51%) .NET
7 246 (31.99%) REST
8 236 (30.69%) C#
9 227 (29.52%) MVC
10 223 (29.00%) CSS
11 221 (28.74%) Java
12 209 (27.18%) SQL
13 200 (26.01%) AngularJS
14 190 (24.71%) RESTful
15 184 (23.93%) SQL Server
16 180 (23.41%) Git (software)
17 164 (21.33%) Software Engineering
18 158 (20.55%) HTML5
19 156 (20.29%) Microservices
19 156 (20.29%) Microsoft Azure
19 156 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
20 155 (20.16%) Scrum
21 149 (19.38%) ASP.NET
22 136 (17.69%) Microsoft
23 128 (16.64%) Continuous Integration
24 127 (16.51%) API Design
25 126 (16.38%) Python
26 117 (15.21%) PHP
26 117 (15.21%) ASP.NET Web API
27 112 (14.56%) MySQL

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 37 (4.81%) CMS
1 37 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (4.68%) Confluence
3 26 (3.38%) CoreMedia CMS
4 19 (2.47%) Apache
4 19 (2.47%) IIS
5 14 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.04%) Ethereum
8 8 (1.04%) JBoss
9 7 (0.91%) Jetty
10 5 (0.65%) Drupal
10 5 (0.65%) nginx
10 5 (0.65%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.52%) Mule
11 4 (0.52%) WordPress
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.39%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.52%) HipChat
2 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 11 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 156 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
1 156 (20.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (5.07%) GitHub
2 39 (5.07%) SaaS
3 37 (4.81%) Serverless
4 23 (2.99%) PaaS
5 16 (2.08%) OpenShift
6 15 (1.95%) IaaS
7 14 (1.82%) Heroku
7 14 (1.82%) npm
8 13 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.91%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.65%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.65%) Force.com
12 5 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.65%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.73%) Internet
2 10 (1.30%) HTTP
3 5 (0.65%) Firewall
4 4 (0.52%) SMTP
5 3 (0.39%) DNS
5 3 (0.39%) IMAP
5 3 (0.39%) Network Security
5 3 (0.39%) VPN
5 3 (0.39%) Wireless
6 2 (0.26%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) H.323
7 1 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.13%) SMS
7 1 (0.13%) SSL
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 112 (14.56%) MySQL
3 88 (11.44%) NoSQL
4 70 (9.10%) Big Data
5 63 (8.19%) Relational Database
6 52 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (5.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 33 (4.29%) MongoDB
9 32 (4.16%) Redis
10 31 (4.03%) RDBMS
11 30 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.56%) Blockchain
14 12 (1.56%) Hadoop
15 11 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
17 5 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 180 (23.41%) Git (software)
2 68 (8.84%) JIRA
3 63 (8.19%) Jenkins
4 55 (7.15%) Bitbucket
5 52 (6.76%) Maven
5 52 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (6.11%) NUnit
7 37 (4.81%) Selenium
8 34 (4.42%) Visual Studio
9 28 (3.64%) WebDriver
10 27 (3.51%) JUnit
11 25 (3.25%) Selenium IDE
12 24 (3.12%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
14 19 (2.47%) Xcode
15 17 (2.21%) PHPUnit
16 15 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (1.82%) Vagrant
18 13 (1.69%) GitLab
18 13 (1.69%) gulp
General
1 253 (32.90%) Finance
2 107 (13.91%) Banking
3 42 (5.46%) Investment Banking
4 40 (5.20%) Retail Banking
5 31 (4.03%) Marketing
6 30 (3.90%) Retail
7 28 (3.64%) Law
8 26 (3.38%) Telecoms
9 22 (2.86%) Games
10 10 (1.30%) Electronics
11 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.39%) Automotive
14 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.26%) Advertising
15 2 (0.26%) Front Office
15 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.13%) Legal
16 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 539 (70.09%) Developer
2 149 (19.38%) .NET Developer
3 100 (13.00%) Senior Developer
4 94 (12.22%) Java Developer
5 91 (11.83%) PHP Developer
6 82 (10.66%) C# Developer
7 74 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 58 (7.54%) Full Stack Developer
9 51 (6.63%) Software Developer
10 50 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
11 49 (6.37%) Software Engineer
12 44 (5.72%) ASP.NET Developer
13 41 (5.33%) Agile Developer
13 41 (5.33%) Web Developer
14 40 (5.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 40 (5.20%) Python Developer
15 37 (4.81%) Architect
15 37 (4.81%) Technical Leader
16 33 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
17 32 (4.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (37.71%) HTML
2 250 (32.51%) .NET
3 246 (31.99%) REST
4 223 (29.00%) CSS
5 200 (26.01%) AngularJS
6 190 (24.71%) RESTful
7 158 (20.55%) HTML5
8 149 (19.38%) ASP.NET
9 117 (15.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 107 (13.91%) jQuery
10 107 (13.91%) Web Services
11 104 (13.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 99 (12.87%) .NET Framework
13 98 (12.74%) Node.js
13 98 (12.74%) Spring
14 95 (12.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 82 (10.66%) React
15 82 (10.66%) SOAP
16 80 (10.40%) CSS3
17 73 (9.49%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.10%) Greenfield Project
2 65 (8.45%) User Experience
3 58 (7.54%) Fintech
4 40 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (4.81%) Mobile App
6 32 (4.16%) Computer Science
7 30 (3.90%) W3C
8 21 (2.73%) Social Media
9 15 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (1.30%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.17%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.04%) Bitcoin
12 8 (1.04%) NHS
13 7 (0.91%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.91%) PKI
14 6 (0.78%) Device Driver
14 6 (0.78%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.65%) CMDB
15 5 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 87 (11.31%) Linux
2 61 (7.93%) Apple iOS
3 43 (5.59%) Android
4 27 (3.51%) Unix
5 22 (2.86%) Windows
6 14 (1.82%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.30%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.78%) VMS
9 3 (0.39%) CentOS
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (65.41%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (44.34%) TDD
3 227 (29.52%) MVC
4 164 (21.33%) Software Engineering
5 156 (20.29%) Microservices
6 155 (20.16%) Scrum
7 128 (16.64%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (16.51%) API Design
9 110 (14.30%) SOA
10 109 (14.17%) Unit Testing
11 108 (14.04%) Web Development
12 100 (13.00%) BDD
13 89 (11.57%) Pair Programming
14 88 (11.44%) DevOps
15 74 (9.62%) Test Automation
16 73 (9.49%) Front End Development
17 66 (8.58%) Open Source
18 60 (7.80%) OO
19 56 (7.28%) Analytics
20 55 (7.15%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 393 (51.11%) JavaScript
2 236 (30.69%) C#
3 221 (28.74%) Java
4 209 (27.18%) SQL
5 126 (16.38%) Python
6 117 (15.21%) PHP
7 62 (8.06%) T-SQL
8 41 (5.33%) Ruby
9 33 (4.29%) Scala
10 29 (3.77%) C++
11 24 (3.12%) ES6
12 23 (2.99%) Apple Swift
12 23 (2.99%) Objective-C
13 19 (2.47%) VB.NET
14 17 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 16 (2.08%) PHP 7
16 14 (1.82%) C
17 13 (1.69%) Go
18 10 (1.30%) Groovy
18 10 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (5.85%) Degree
2 22 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.17%) MCITP
4 9 (1.17%) MCTS
5 2 (0.26%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) MBA
6 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.63%) QA
2 6 (0.78%) GDPR
2 6 (0.78%) PSD2
3 3 (0.39%) GCP
3 3 (0.39%) PMO
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 103 (13.39%) Docker
2 7 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.39%) Firmware
3 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.26%) HDFS
4 2 (0.26%) Varnish
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.04%) Kibana
4 5 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (0.65%) Puppet
4 5 (0.65%) Terraform
5 4 (0.52%) Ansible
6 2 (0.26%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.26%) logstash
7 1 (0.13%) Grafana
7 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 136 (17.69%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.59%) Zend
3 39 (5.07%) Google
4 27 (3.51%) Oracle
5 22 (2.86%) IBM
6 13 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.56%) Apigee
8 9 (1.17%) SAP
9 8 (1.04%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.91%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.65%) Birst
11 5 (0.65%) Tableau
11 5 (0.65%) Twitter
12 4 (0.52%) CA
12 4 (0.52%) ION Trading
12 4 (0.52%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.52%) Telerik
13 3 (0.39%) Caplin
13 3 (0.39%) Misys
13 3 (0.39%) TIBCO