Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

API Development
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 700 795
Rank change year-on-year +175 +95 +97
Permanent jobs citing API Development 910 516 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 778 423 463
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £74,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 157,488 156,639 180,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.75% 90.61% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 127,513 150,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +191 859 £57,500 +15.00% 150
UK excluding London +164 491 £45,500 +1.11% 79
London +126 403 £69,000 +15.00% 75
South East +147 246 £50,903 +1.81% 28
North of England +39 87 £35,000 -26.32% 19
North West +20 58 £37,500 -21.05% 14
Midlands +22 57 £40,000 - 10
South West +21 44 £45,000 - 8
West Midlands +35 38 £40,000 +3.23% 6
Scotland +4 34 £34,000 +0.74% 3
Yorkshire +42 27 £35,000 -12.50% 4
East of England +9 22 £50,000 +11.11% 10
East Midlands +8 19 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Wales -3 2 £61,250 +44.12%
North East -16 2 £43,250 -13.50% 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 513 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (49.67%) JavaScript
3 342 (37.58%) C#
4 327 (35.93%) HTML
5 319 (35.05%) .NET
6 305 (33.52%) Java
7 304 (33.41%) TDD
8 288 (31.65%) SQL
9 282 (30.99%) Amazon AWS
10 279 (30.66%) CSS
11 250 (27.47%) Microsoft Azure
12 247 (27.14%) MVC
13 236 (25.93%) Finance
13 236 (25.93%) Node.js
14 232 (25.49%) AngularJS
15 222 (24.40%) REST
16 220 (24.18%) Git (software)
17 213 (23.41%) NoSQL
18 209 (22.97%) Microservices
19 190 (20.88%) Web Services
19 190 (20.88%) Python
20 184 (20.22%) Linux
21 179 (19.67%) Software Engineering
22 171 (18.79%) Test Automation
23 170 (18.68%) MySQL
24 165 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
25 161 (17.69%) API Design
26 159 (17.47%) RESTful
26 159 (17.47%) ASP.NET
27 156 (17.14%) SQL Server

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 74 (8.13%) Ethereum
2 41 (4.51%) Apache
3 33 (3.63%) Confluence
4 27 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (2.09%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.32%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.32%) JBoss
8 11 (1.21%) CMS
8 11 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.88%) nginx
9 8 (0.88%) NServiceBus
9 8 (0.88%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.77%) WordPress
11 6 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
11 6 (0.66%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.66%) IIS
11 6 (0.66%) Mongoose
12 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.55%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 40 (4.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.55%) Ripple
4 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 282 (30.99%) Amazon AWS
2 250 (27.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (10.99%) Cloud Computing
4 83 (9.12%) GitHub
5 69 (7.58%) Serverless
6 62 (6.81%) Amazon EC2
7 57 (6.26%) Amazon S3
8 46 (5.05%) PaaS
9 39 (4.29%) SaaS
10 35 (3.85%) IaaS
11 27 (2.97%) npm
12 22 (2.42%) Office 365
13 21 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (1.43%) Boomi
16 11 (1.21%) Adobe Analytics
16 11 (1.21%) Firebase
17 7 (0.77%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.76%) HTTP
2 15 (1.65%) Internet
3 10 (1.10%) SSH
4 9 (0.99%) SMTP
4 9 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.44%) DNS
7 3 (0.33%) SSL
8 2 (0.22%) DHCP
8 2 (0.22%) IPv4
9 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.11%) Broadband
9 1 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (23.41%) NoSQL
2 170 (18.68%) MySQL
3 156 (17.14%) SQL Server
4 114 (12.53%) Big Data
5 102 (11.21%) PostgreSQL
6 97 (10.66%) Relational Database
7 93 (10.22%) Redis
8 92 (10.11%) Blockchain
9 61 (6.70%) MongoDB
10 39 (4.29%) RDBMS
11 31 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 31 (3.41%) Hadoop
12 23 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (2.53%) Neo4j
13 19 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.77%) VLDB
16 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 220 (24.18%) Git (software)
2 83 (9.12%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.02%) Mocha
4 52 (5.71%) Visual Studio
5 49 (5.38%) JIRA
6 45 (4.95%) Bitbucket
7 29 (3.19%) NUnit
7 29 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (3.19%) webpack
8 26 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (2.75%) Gradle
10 22 (2.42%) Maven
11 21 (2.31%) Babel
11 21 (2.31%) Log4Net
11 21 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
12 16 (1.76%) Selenium
13 15 (1.65%) Appium
14 14 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (1.54%) Subversion
15 12 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 236 (25.93%) Finance
2 120 (13.19%) Banking
3 103 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 40 (4.40%) Retail
5 26 (2.86%) Marketing
6 22 (2.42%) Games
7 19 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.65%) Publishing
9 14 (1.54%) Law
10 12 (1.32%) Advertising
11 9 (0.99%) Automotive
11 9 (0.99%) Back Office
12 6 (0.66%) Front Office
12 6 (0.66%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) iGaming
15 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 656 (72.09%) Developer
2 169 (18.57%) .NET Developer
3 135 (14.84%) C# Developer
4 116 (12.75%) Senior Developer
5 104 (11.43%) Software Developer
6 101 (11.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 93 (10.22%) Node.js Developer
8 91 (10.00%) Java Developer
9 82 (9.01%) Software Engineer
10 74 (8.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 73 (8.02%) Backend Developer
12 68 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 64 (7.03%) Full Stack Developer
14 59 (6.48%) Blockchain Developer
15 53 (5.82%) Lead Developer
16 49 (5.38%) .NET Software Developer
16 49 (5.38%) C# Software Developer
17 44 (4.84%) Java Engineer
18 42 (4.62%) PHP Developer
19 41 (4.51%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (35.93%) HTML
2 319 (35.05%) .NET
3 279 (30.66%) CSS
4 236 (25.93%) Node.js
5 232 (25.49%) AngularJS
6 222 (24.40%) REST
7 190 (20.88%) Web Services
8 159 (17.47%) ASP.NET
8 159 (17.47%) RESTful
9 126 (13.85%) jQuery
10 114 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 110 (12.09%) JSON
12 105 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 104 (11.43%) React
14 98 (10.77%) Spring
15 89 (9.78%) SOAP
16 88 (9.67%) XML
17 82 (9.01%) Enzyme
17 82 (9.01%) Jest
18 80 (8.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.10%) Fintech
2 76 (8.35%) Mobile App
3 75 (8.24%) Bitcoin
4 62 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
5 54 (5.93%) User Experience
6 36 (3.96%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (2.20%) Social Media
10 17 (1.87%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.76%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.65%) Smartphone
13 14 (1.54%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.43%) Robotics
14 13 (1.43%) Tandem
15 10 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.99%) Mainframe
17 7 (0.77%) Blog
17 7 (0.77%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 184 (20.22%) Linux
2 51 (5.60%) VMS
3 42 (4.62%) Windows
4 40 (4.40%) Android
5 38 (4.18%) Unix
6 32 (3.52%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.88%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.22%) Debian
11 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (33.41%) TDD
3 247 (27.14%) MVC
4 209 (22.97%) Microservices
5 179 (19.67%) Software Engineering
6 171 (18.79%) Test Automation
7 165 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
8 161 (17.69%) API Design
9 154 (16.92%) Front End Development
10 141 (15.49%) Scrum
11 127 (13.96%) DevOps
12 124 (13.63%) BDD
13 109 (11.98%) Web Development
14 95 (10.44%) OO
15 93 (10.22%) Data Security
16 89 (9.78%) SOA
17 84 (9.23%) SDLC
18 75 (8.24%) Analytics
19 70 (7.69%) Open Source
20 64 (7.03%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 452 (49.67%) JavaScript
2 342 (37.58%) C#
3 305 (33.52%) Java
4 288 (31.65%) SQL
5 190 (20.88%) Python
6 119 (13.08%) ES6
7 100 (10.99%) PHP
8 98 (10.77%) Scala
9 70 (7.69%) Solidity
10 61 (6.70%) C++
11 54 (5.93%) Go
12 49 (5.38%) Java 8
13 32 (3.52%) Ruby
14 31 (3.41%) PowerShell
15 25 (2.75%) C
16 24 (2.64%) TypeScript
17 23 (2.53%) Apple Swift
17 23 (2.53%) Objective-C
18 19 (2.09%) Bash Shell
18 19 (2.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (7.47%) Degree
2 25 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.77%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.66%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.55%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.07%) QA
2 31 (3.41%) GDPR
3 10 (1.10%) GCP
4 4 (0.44%) PSD2
5 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 149 (16.37%) Docker
2 67 (7.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Firmware
3 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 74 (8.13%) Kubernetes
2 51 (5.60%) Docker Swarm
3 8 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.66%) Ansible
4 6 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.33%) Marathon
5 3 (0.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) cPanel
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
7 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 126 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 92 (10.11%) Google
3 29 (3.19%) Oracle
4 26 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 23 (2.53%) Atlassian
6 21 (2.31%) MuleSoft
6 21 (2.31%) Xamarin
7 19 (2.09%) Tableau
8 17 (1.87%) Zend
9 16 (1.76%) Adobe
10 14 (1.54%) Apigee
11 13 (1.43%) Apple
12 9 (0.99%) ATG
12 9 (0.99%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.77%) IBM
13 7 (0.77%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.66%) SAP
15 5 (0.55%) Cognizant
15 5 (0.55%) Software AG