Period
to 14 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GraphQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GraphQL over the 6 months to 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GraphQL
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 239 433 752
Rank change year-on-year +194 +319 +293
Permanent jobs citing GraphQL 1,145 740 386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 0.65% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 1.66% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 836 618 296
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,125
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £98,125 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -

GraphQL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,399 44,630 58,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.11% 39.45% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26,900 37,064 48,226
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

GraphQL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GraphQL in the UK

GraphQL
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GraphQL.

Salary trend for GraphQL in the UK

GraphQL
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GraphQL over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for GraphQL in the UK

GraphQL
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GraphQL within the UK over the 6 months to 14 April 2021. 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 +209 1,075 £67,000 +7.20% 269
London +185 755 £75,000 - 152
UK excluding London +145 332 £55,000 +10.00% 134
Work from Home +3 260 £65,000 +30.00% 46
North of England +26 89 £52,500 +5.00% 36
South East +116 76 £65,000 +36.84% 30
North West +58 60 £55,000 - 22
South West +41 57 £51,580 -1.75% 18
Midlands +46 47 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Scotland +10 37 £45,000 -25.00% 9
West Midlands +28 32 £57,500 +15.00% 14
Yorkshire -29 24 £49,500 +10.00% 10
East of England +77 23 £70,000 +47.37% 16
East Midlands +26 12 £49,000 +8.89% 1
North East +16 5 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Wales +34 3 £57,500 +82.54% 11

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, IT jobs citing GraphQL 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 GraphQL.

1 660 (57.64%) JavaScript
2 527 (46.03%) React
3 508 (44.37%) TypeScript
4 476 (41.57%) Node.js
5 444 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
6 359 (31.35%) AWS
7 354 (30.92%) Python
8 342 (29.87%) Microservices
9 338 (29.52%) Software Engineering
10 335 (29.26%) Docker
11 293 (25.59%) Kubernetes
12 267 (23.32%) REST
13 260 (22.71%) CSS
14 234 (20.44%) Git (software)
15 232 (20.26%) HTML
16 223 (19.48%) Java
17 212 (18.52%) Front End Development
18 211 (18.43%) User Experience
19 200 (17.47%) DevOps
20 184 (16.07%) GCP
21 179 (15.63%) TDD
22 177 (15.46%) Finance
23 165 (14.41%) PostgreSQL
24 163 (14.24%) SQL
25 156 (13.62%) Test Automation
26 155 (13.54%) Azure
26 155 (13.54%) Serverless
27 152 (13.28%) MongoDB
28 149 (13.01%) AngularJS
29 147 (12.84%) ES6

GraphQL
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 91 (7.95%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (2.88%) CMS
3 21 (1.83%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.31%) Headless CMS
5 14 (1.22%) Apache
6 10 (0.87%) Apache Solr
6 10 (0.87%) Drupal
7 8 (0.70%) Confluence
8 6 (0.52%) WordPress
9 5 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.44%) nginx
10 4 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.26%) Kentico
11 3 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.17%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.17%) IIS
13 1 (0.087%) Mule
13 1 (0.087%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.087%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.087%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 38 (3.32%) Sketch
2 24 (2.10%) InVision
3 12 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.96%) Figma
5 7 (0.61%) Adobe XD
6 6 (0.52%) Zeplin
7 5 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.44%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.35%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.17%) GIMP
9 2 (0.17%) Marvel
10 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.44%) Shopify
3 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.087%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 359 (31.35%) AWS
2 184 (16.07%) GCP
3 155 (13.54%) Azure
3 155 (13.54%) Serverless
4 122 (10.66%) AWS Lambda
5 107 (9.34%) SaaS
6 51 (4.45%) GitHub
7 39 (3.41%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.66%) Amazon ECS
8 19 (1.66%) CloudFront
9 18 (1.57%) npm
10 17 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.48%) Cloud Functions
11 15 (1.31%) Power Platform
12 13 (1.14%) Amazon Alexa
13 12 (1.05%) AWS Fargate
14 11 (0.96%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.96%) PaaS
15 10 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (0.87%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.70%) Broadband
1 8 (0.70%) HTTP
2 6 (0.52%) Network Security
3 4 (0.35%) Intranet
4 3 (0.26%) MQTT
4 3 (0.26%) SSH
4 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.17%) FTP
5 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.087%) DAB
6 1 (0.087%) Internet
6 1 (0.087%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (14.41%) PostgreSQL
2 152 (13.28%) MongoDB
3 97 (8.47%) MySQL
4 93 (8.12%) NoSQL
5 61 (5.33%) Relational Database
6 38 (3.32%) Big Data
7 37 (3.23%) Redis
8 30 (2.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 30 (2.62%) RDBMS
9 21 (1.83%) SQL Server
10 20 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (1.48%) BigQuery
12 14 (1.22%) Neo4j
13 13 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.14%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.87%) Amazon Aurora
15 8 (0.70%) Tableau
16 6 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (0.52%) Bigtable
16 6 (0.52%) CockroachDB
Development Applications
1 234 (20.44%) Git (software)
2 127 (11.09%) Cypress.io
3 81 (7.07%) webpack
4 40 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 38 (3.32%) Mocha
6 35 (3.06%) gulp
7 34 (2.97%) Storybook
8 33 (2.88%) PostCSS
9 31 (2.71%) Selenium
10 30 (2.62%) GitLab
11 26 (2.27%) CircleCI
12 23 (2.01%) Babel
13 20 (1.75%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.57%) Postman
15 16 (1.40%) JIRA
16 13 (1.14%) Grunt
17 11 (0.96%) JMeter
17 11 (0.96%) Protractor
17 11 (0.96%) TestCafe
18 8 (0.70%) Sinon.JS
General
1 177 (15.46%) Finance
2 67 (5.85%) Banking
3 51 (4.45%) Games
4 47 (4.10%) Retail
5 33 (2.88%) Marketing
6 30 (2.62%) Front Office
7 20 (1.75%) Brand Awareness
8 16 (1.40%) Law
9 10 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.61%) Public Sector
11 6 (0.52%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) Advertising
12 4 (0.35%) Local Government
13 3 (0.26%) Billing
13 3 (0.26%) Electronics
13 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.17%) Back Office
14 2 (0.17%) Legal
15 1 (0.087%) Korean Language
15 1 (0.087%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 723 (63.14%) Developer
2 208 (18.17%) Senior Developer
3 183 (15.98%) React Developer
4 158 (13.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 129 (11.27%) Full Stack Developer
6 122 (10.66%) Software Engineer
7 107 (9.34%) JavaScript Developer
8 97 (8.47%) Backend Developer
9 68 (5.94%) Java Developer
10 62 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
11 60 (5.24%) Node.js Developer
12 50 (4.37%) Python Developer
13 49 (4.28%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 46 (4.02%) Lead Developer
15 43 (3.76%) Architect
16 37 (3.23%) Senior React Developer
17 36 (3.14%) Senior Full Stack Developer
17 36 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
18 30 (2.62%) Front Office Developer
19 29 (2.53%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (46.03%) React
2 476 (41.57%) Node.js
3 267 (23.32%) REST
4 260 (22.71%) CSS
5 232 (20.26%) HTML
6 149 (13.01%) AngularJS
7 132 (11.53%) Redux
8 127 (11.09%) RESTful
9 126 (11.00%) Apollo GraphQL
10 125 (10.92%) Vue.js
11 105 (9.17%) HTML5
12 101 (8.82%) Jest
13 100 (8.73%) Sass
14 93 (8.12%) React Native
15 90 (7.86%) Django
15 90 (7.86%) Flask
15 90 (7.86%) Next.js
16 89 (7.77%) Spring
17 86 (7.51%) .NET
18 85 (7.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 211 (18.43%) User Experience
2 76 (6.64%) Mobile App
3 63 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (3.23%) Equities
7 36 (3.14%) Hedge funds
8 31 (2.71%) Derivative
9 30 (2.62%) Credit Risk
9 30 (2.62%) Fixed Income
9 30 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (2.01%) Algorithms
11 22 (1.92%) Social Network
12 19 (1.66%) e-Learning
13 16 (1.40%) Social Media
14 14 (1.22%) NHS
15 13 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 12 (1.05%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.87%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 42 (3.67%) Apple iOS
2 40 (3.49%) Android
3 27 (2.36%) Linux
4 20 (1.75%) Unix
5 6 (0.52%) Windows
6 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (29.87%) Microservices
3 338 (29.52%) Software Engineering
4 212 (18.52%) Front End Development
5 200 (17.47%) DevOps
6 179 (15.63%) TDD
7 156 (13.62%) Test Automation
8 144 (12.58%) Mentoring
9 138 (12.05%) Fintech
10 112 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
11 89 (7.77%) Analytics
11 89 (7.77%) Scrum
12 86 (7.51%) E-Commerce
13 83 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (6.99%) OOP
15 79 (6.90%) Web Development
16 75 (6.55%) Unit Testing
17 74 (6.46%) Pair Programming
18 73 (6.38%) Kanban
19 72 (6.29%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 660 (57.64%) JavaScript
2 508 (44.37%) TypeScript
3 354 (30.92%) Python
4 223 (19.48%) Java
5 163 (14.24%) SQL
6 147 (12.84%) ES6
7 131 (11.44%) C#
8 105 (9.17%) Go
9 88 (7.69%) Scala
10 67 (5.85%) PHP
11 61 (5.33%) Kotlin
12 39 (3.41%) ES7
13 38 (3.32%) C++
14 27 (2.36%) Ruby
15 26 (2.27%) Java 8
16 24 (2.10%) Perl
17 21 (1.83%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.75%) Rust
19 15 (1.31%) Clojure
20 12 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (4.80%) Degree
2 34 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.92%) SANS
4 12 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.35%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.26%) PhD
9 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.087%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.64%) QA
2 26 (2.27%) WCAG
3 5 (0.44%) WAI
4 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 335 (29.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.17%) etcd
3 1 (0.087%) Firmware
3 1 (0.087%) LXC
Systems Management
1 293 (25.59%) Kubernetes
2 109 (9.52%) Terraform
3 7 (0.61%) Grafana
3 7 (0.61%) Prometheus
4 6 (0.52%) Kibana
5 5 (0.44%) logstash
6 3 (0.26%) Istio
7 2 (0.17%) Ansible
8 1 (0.087%) Consul
8 1 (0.087%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.087%) MIIS
8 1 (0.087%) Packer
8 1 (0.087%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (8.65%) Google
2 23 (2.01%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.05%) Adobe
4 8 (0.70%) Atlassian
4 8 (0.70%) IBM
4 8 (0.70%) Qubit
4 8 (0.70%) Spotify
5 6 (0.52%) Apple
5 6 (0.52%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.44%) Zend
7 4 (0.35%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (0.35%) New Relic
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle
7 4 (0.35%) Teradata
8 3 (0.26%) Cadence
8 3 (0.26%) hybris
8 3 (0.26%) Sage
8 3 (0.26%) SAP
8 3 (0.26%) Sparx
8 3 (0.26%) Twitter