Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 87 123
Rank change year-on-year -1 +36 +31
Permanent jobs citing REST 6,274 5,521 5,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 3.20% 2.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.62% 7.94% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5,043 4,588 4,783
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

REST 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 72,762 69,498 78,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.99% 40.28% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 61,387 59,490 67,938
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,166
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.71% +4.81%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in the UK

REST
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for REST in the UK

REST
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing REST over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for REST in the UK

REST
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 +1 5,908 £55,000 +4.76% 936
UK excluding London +8 3,278 £47,500 +5.56% 564
London +8 2,904 £62,500 +4.17% 427
South East +23 1,155 £50,000 - 169
North of England +22 741 £44,000 +3.53% 145
North West +53 508 £45,000 +5.88% 73
South West -19 412 £45,000 -0.59% 60
East of England +13 350 £55,000 +10.00% 61
Midlands -33 338 £47,500 +18.75% 74
West Midlands -44 209 £45,000 +12.50% 39
Scotland +37 207 £45,000 -12.20% 28
Yorkshire -8 177 £42,500 - 58
East Midlands -4 129 £47,500 +9.20% 35
Wales -5 84 £40,000 -11.64% 20
North East -33 57 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Northern Ireland +3 8 £32,500 -4.41% 7

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT jobs citing REST 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 REST.

1 3,676 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 3,004 (47.88%) JavaScript
3 3,003 (47.86%) Java
4 2,225 (35.46%) Web Services
5 2,143 (34.16%) HTML
6 2,066 (32.93%) SQL
7 1,932 (30.79%) CSS
8 1,916 (30.54%) SOAP
9 1,747 (27.85%) C#
10 1,729 (27.56%) TDD
11 1,656 (26.39%) .NET
12 1,581 (25.20%) MVC
13 1,471 (23.45%) AngularJS
14 1,467 (23.38%) Git (software)
15 1,425 (22.71%) Spring
16 1,337 (21.31%) Scrum
16 1,337 (21.31%) Microservices
17 1,308 (20.85%) JSON
18 1,254 (19.99%) Finance
19 1,203 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
20 1,199 (19.11%) SQL Server
21 1,170 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
22 1,135 (18.09%) XML
23 1,126 (17.95%) Software Engineering
24 1,032 (16.45%) Test Automation
25 986 (15.72%) DevOps
26 959 (15.29%) HTML5
27 946 (15.08%) ASP.NET
28 909 (14.49%) OO
29 883 (14.07%) jQuery

REST
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
1 358 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 288 (4.59%) Confluence
3 266 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
4 250 (3.98%) JBoss
5 225 (3.59%) Apache
6 220 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 174 (2.77%) CMS
8 153 (2.44%) WebSphere
9 129 (2.06%) Apache Spark
10 118 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 113 (1.80%) IIS
12 103 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 97 (1.55%) WebLogic
14 94 (1.50%) Umbraco
15 84 (1.34%) Drupal
15 84 (1.34%) Mule
16 61 (0.97%) nginx
16 61 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
17 57 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
18 49 (0.78%) EPiServer
Applications
1 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.21%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.080%) GIMP
7 5 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.080%) Weka
8 4 (0.064%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.032%) FreeHand
10 2 (0.032%) Revit
11 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.016%) HipChat
11 1 (0.016%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (0.81%) Magento
2 40 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 19 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.27%) MetaTrader
6 16 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 16 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
9 8 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
11 6 (0.096%) Maximo
12 5 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.080%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.064%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 4 (0.064%) SAP Business One
14 3 (0.048%) Ripple
14 3 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
14 3 (0.048%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,203 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
2 811 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 382 (6.09%) SaaS
4 191 (3.04%) GitHub
5 164 (2.61%) npm
6 149 (2.37%) PaaS
7 145 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 145 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 134 (2.14%) Serverless
9 100 (1.59%) IaaS
10 75 (1.20%) Office 365
11 73 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
12 69 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
13 61 (0.97%) OpenShift
14 58 (0.92%) Force.com
15 56 (0.89%) Slack
16 50 (0.80%) Amazon S3
17 47 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
18 40 (0.64%) NuGet
19 39 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 508 (8.10%) HTTP
2 237 (3.78%) Internet
3 90 (1.43%) SSL
4 70 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 44 (0.70%) DNS
6 42 (0.67%) Intranet
7 37 (0.59%) Firewall
8 31 (0.49%) SMS
9 27 (0.43%) FTP
10 19 (0.30%) Bluetooth
11 18 (0.29%) SSH
12 17 (0.27%) Kerberos
12 17 (0.27%) NetScaler
12 17 (0.27%) Network Security
12 17 (0.27%) SMPP
12 17 (0.27%) SNMP
13 16 (0.26%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.26%) IPv6
13 16 (0.26%) VPN
13 16 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,199 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 786 (12.53%) NoSQL
3 779 (12.42%) MySQL
4 612 (9.75%) MongoDB
5 490 (7.81%) Relational Database
6 313 (4.99%) Big Data
7 252 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
8 191 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 183 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 162 (2.58%) RDBMS
11 145 (2.31%) Redis
12 118 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 117 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 101 (1.61%) HBase
15 91 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
16 89 (1.42%) Neo4j
17 84 (1.34%) Blockchain
18 79 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
19 78 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 73 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,467 (23.38%) Git (software)
2 780 (12.43%) Jenkins
3 677 (10.79%) JIRA
4 585 (9.32%) Maven
5 495 (7.89%) Selenium
6 468 (7.46%) JUnit
7 368 (5.87%) Subversion
8 354 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 349 (5.56%) Cucumber
10 306 (4.88%) Visual Studio
11 214 (3.41%) gulp
12 206 (3.28%) Gradle
13 192 (3.06%) Jasmine
14 174 (2.77%) webpack
15 159 (2.53%) Grunt
16 153 (2.44%) Eclipse
17 144 (2.30%) TeamCity
18 135 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 134 (2.14%) SoapUI
20 133 (2.12%) WebDriver
General
1 1,254 (19.99%) Finance
2 472 (7.52%) Banking
3 423 (6.74%) Retail
4 237 (3.78%) Games
5 228 (3.63%) Marketing
6 196 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 189 (3.01%) Advertising
8 105 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 92 (1.47%) Financial Institution
10 83 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 79 (1.26%) Electronics
12 57 (0.91%) Publishing
13 56 (0.89%) Law
13 56 (0.89%) Legal
14 25 (0.40%) Automotive
15 18 (0.29%) Billing
15 18 (0.29%) Front Office
16 16 (0.26%) Back Office
17 12 (0.19%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 4,101 (65.36%) Developer
2 1,352 (21.55%) Java Developer
3 855 (13.63%) Senior Developer
4 642 (10.23%) C# Developer
5 629 (10.03%) .NET Developer
6 441 (7.03%) Software Developer
7 430 (6.85%) Architect
8 421 (6.71%) Software Engineer
9 390 (6.22%) C# .NET Developer
10 357 (5.69%) JavaScript Developer
11 334 (5.32%) Lead Developer
12 325 (5.18%) Senior Java Developer
13 289 (4.61%) PHP Developer
14 270 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 267 (4.26%) Java Engineer
16 254 (4.05%) Web Developer
17 251 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
18 170 (2.71%) Applications Developer
19 163 (2.60%) C# Software Developer
20 157 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,225 (35.46%) Web Services
2 2,143 (34.16%) HTML
3 1,932 (30.79%) CSS
4 1,916 (30.54%) SOAP
5 1,656 (26.39%) .NET
6 1,471 (23.45%) AngularJS
7 1,425 (22.71%) Spring
8 1,308 (20.85%) JSON
9 1,135 (18.09%) XML
10 959 (15.29%) HTML5
11 946 (15.08%) ASP.NET
12 883 (14.07%) jQuery
13 852 (13.58%) Node.js
14 753 (12.00%) React
15 637 (10.15%) Hibernate
16 549 (8.75%) RESTful
17 535 (8.53%) CSS3
18 517 (8.24%) ASP.NET Web API
19 499 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 482 (7.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 606 (9.66%) Computer Science
2 591 (9.42%) User Experience
3 434 (6.92%) Mobile App
4 374 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
5 357 (5.69%) Fintech
6 344 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
7 336 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
8 211 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
9 148 (2.36%) Algorithms
10 132 (2.10%) Data Structures
11 110 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
12 81 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 75 (1.20%) Virtual Team
14 56 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 43 (0.69%) Data Centre
16 39 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 39 (0.62%) N-Tier
17 34 (0.54%) Contactless
18 33 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 32 (0.51%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 877 (13.98%) Linux
2 410 (6.53%) Windows
3 340 (5.42%) Unix
4 294 (4.69%) Android
5 245 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 73 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 58 (0.92%) Solaris
8 37 (0.59%) CentOS
9 31 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 20 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 20 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.29%) Debian
13 15 (0.24%) HPUX
14 13 (0.21%) FreeBSD
15 10 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
17 6 (0.096%) AIX
17 6 (0.096%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.080%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,676 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,729 (27.56%) TDD
3 1,581 (25.20%) MVC
4 1,337 (21.31%) Microservices
4 1,337 (21.31%) Scrum
5 1,170 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
6 1,126 (17.95%) Software Engineering
7 1,032 (16.45%) Test Automation
8 986 (15.72%) DevOps
9 909 (14.49%) OO
10 883 (14.07%) BDD
11 784 (12.50%) Web Development
12 708 (11.28%) SOA
13 643 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
14 632 (10.07%) Unit Testing
15 579 (9.23%) SDLC
16 476 (7.59%) E-Commerce
17 414 (6.60%) Front End Development
18 407 (6.49%) Open Source
19 405 (6.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,004 (47.88%) JavaScript
2 3,003 (47.86%) Java
3 2,066 (32.93%) SQL
4 1,747 (27.85%) C#
5 790 (12.59%) Python
6 709 (11.30%) PHP
7 534 (8.51%) Java 8
8 336 (5.36%) Scala
9 333 (5.31%) Ruby
10 282 (4.49%) T-SQL
11 267 (4.26%) PowerShell
12 262 (4.18%) TypeScript
13 226 (3.60%) ES6
14 211 (3.36%) C++
15 154 (2.45%) Groovy
16 135 (2.15%) C
16 135 (2.15%) PL/SQL
17 124 (1.98%) Apex Code
17 124 (1.98%) VB.NET
18 101 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 879 (14.01%) Degree
2 273 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 175 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 106 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 64 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 47 (0.75%) ISEB
8 41 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 31 (0.49%) MCPD
10 28 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 28 (0.45%) PhD
11 24 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 24 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
11 24 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
12 21 (0.33%) SANS
13 17 (0.27%) Postgraduate
14 14 (0.22%) DV Cleared
15 13 (0.21%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.21%) HND
15 13 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (8.26%) QA
2 53 (0.84%) GCP
3 35 (0.56%) PSD2
4 32 (0.51%) SLA
5 29 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.41%) WCAG
7 24 (0.38%) GDPR
8 18 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.21%) MiFID
10 12 (0.19%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 7 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.11%) PMO
12 5 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.048%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.048%) WAI
14 2 (0.032%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.032%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.016%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.016%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 666 (10.62%) Docker
2 58 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 41 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (0.62%) HDFS
5 24 (0.38%) vSphere
6 17 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.14%) iptables
9 9 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.064%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.048%) ACF2
13 3 (0.048%) Firmware
13 3 (0.048%) KVM
13 3 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.048%) RACF
13 3 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 204 (3.25%) Puppet
2 199 (3.17%) Ansible
3 198 (3.16%) Kubernetes
4 168 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
6 71 (1.13%) Kibana
7 65 (1.04%) Terraform
8 30 (0.48%) logstash
9 20 (0.32%) Salt
10 18 (0.29%) Prometheus
11 17 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
11 17 (0.27%) Perfmon
12 16 (0.26%) Nagios
13 15 (0.24%) HP ALM
14 13 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
14 13 (0.21%) Icinga
14 13 (0.21%) Packer
15 12 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
16 10 (0.16%) OpenView
17 9 (0.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 710 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 600 (9.56%) Oracle
3 283 (4.51%) Google
4 235 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
5 170 (2.71%) IBM
6 147 (2.34%) SAP
7 88 (1.40%) TIBCO
8 82 (1.31%) Splunk
9 80 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 79 (1.26%) Apple
11 72 (1.15%) Zend
12 65 (1.04%) ServiceNow
13 63 (1.00%) Capita
14 60 (0.96%) AppDynamics
15 57 (0.91%) MuleSoft
16 53 (0.84%) VMware
17 50 (0.80%) CA
17 50 (0.80%) Xamarin
18 40 (0.64%) Adobe
18 40 (0.64%) Tableau