Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring REST skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited REST over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 147 112 71
Rank change year-on-year -35 -41 -15
Permanent jobs citing REST 1,634 2,440 8,754
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.99% 4.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.07% 10.80% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,020 1,570 3,280
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £52,813 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +12.07%
75th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

REST falls under the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,019 22,595 69,348
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.59% 27.68% 39.37%
Number of salaries quoted 12,999 16,261 30,027
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £38,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% +13.04%
75th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £83,125
90th Percentile £102,500 £106,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in the UK

REST
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for REST in the UK

REST
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing REST over the 6 months to 24 July 2024.

Salary histogram for REST in the UK

REST
Top 18 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 24 July 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 -35 1,439 £60,000 -14.29% 152
UK excluding London -36 1,155 £55,000 -8.33% 114
Work from Home -50 574 £60,000 -11.11% 106
London -68 435 £72,500 -9.38% 52
North of England +22 358 £55,000 -15.38% 32
South East -27 291 £57,500 +3.25% 41
North West +75 273 £60,000 -7.69% 27
Midlands -56 171 £52,500 -12.50% 10
South West -32 126 £53,500 -10.83% 9
East Midlands -24 110 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Scotland -43 94 £57,500 - 8
Yorkshire -33 68 £52,500 -12.50% 2
East of England -25 62 £47,500 -13.64% 17
West Midlands -81 61 £52,500 -12.50% 8
Wales +21 36 £51,250 -21.15% 2
Northern Ireland -22 18 £58,750 +17.50%
North East -40 17 £45,887 -26.58% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

REST
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 99 (6.06%) IIS
2 96 (5.88%) Apache
3 38 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 27 (1.65%) CMS
5 26 (1.59%) Confluence
6 23 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (1.29%) GemFire
8 20 (1.22%) SharePoint
9 18 (1.10%) nginx
10 13 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.67%) JBoss
12 9 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.55%) WildFly
13 7 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
15 5 (0.31%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.31%) WordPress
16 3 (0.18%) Drupal
16 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (0.61%) Trello
2 8 (0.49%) Adobe XD
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.61%) NEC Housing
3 5 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.12%) Shopify
4 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.061%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.061%) HFM
5 1 (0.061%) Maximo
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.061%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.061%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 670 (41.00%) Azure
2 441 (26.99%) AWS
3 272 (16.65%) Azure DevOps
4 239 (14.63%) IBM Cloud
4 239 (14.63%) Serverless
5 149 (9.12%) Azure Service Bus
6 142 (8.69%) Azure Functions
7 135 (8.26%) GCP
8 131 (8.02%) Azure Logic Apps
9 130 (7.96%) Azure API Management
10 85 (5.20%) GitHub
11 82 (5.02%) SaaS
12 64 (3.92%) Amazon EKS
12 64 (3.92%) Amazon Kinesis
13 55 (3.37%) Power Platform
14 52 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
15 35 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 32 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
17 30 (1.84%) OpenShift
18 21 (1.29%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.73%) DNS
2 50 (3.06%) Firewall
3 45 (2.75%) HTTP
4 33 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 31 (1.90%) AMQP
6 24 (1.47%) SSL
7 20 (1.22%) MQTT
8 18 (1.10%) Internet
8 18 (1.10%) Kerberos
9 17 (1.04%) VPN
10 16 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (0.98%) Wireless
11 13 (0.80%) 3G
11 13 (0.80%) 4G
11 13 (0.80%) RS-485
12 11 (0.67%) BGP
12 11 (0.67%) Ethernet VPN
12 11 (0.67%) MPLS
13 8 (0.49%) SSH
14 7 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (27.97%) PostgreSQL
2 396 (24.24%) NoSQL
3 334 (20.44%) MongoDB
4 240 (14.69%) SQL Server
5 239 (14.63%) DB2
6 219 (13.40%) Relational Database
7 97 (5.94%) MySQL
8 94 (5.75%) Redis
9 82 (5.02%) Amazon Aurora
10 79 (4.83%) DynamoDB
11 40 (2.45%) Power BI
12 38 (2.33%) CockroachDB
13 36 (2.20%) Big Data
14 35 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
15 33 (2.02%) Hadoop
16 29 (1.77%) Cloudera CDH
17 28 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
18 27 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 26 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 24 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 322 (19.71%) Git
2 124 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 114 (6.98%) JIRA
4 75 (4.59%) Visual Studio
5 69 (4.22%) GitLab
6 66 (4.04%) Selenium
7 59 (3.61%) Cucumber
8 55 (3.37%) Postman
9 53 (3.24%) JUnit
10 44 (2.69%) Gatling
11 39 (2.39%) Jasmine
12 35 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 35 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
14 32 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
15 27 (1.65%) Maven
16 26 (1.59%) REST Assured
17 25 (1.53%) IntelliJ
18 22 (1.35%) TestNG
18 22 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 359 (21.97%) Social Skills
2 314 (19.22%) Finance
3 299 (18.30%) Public Sector
4 183 (11.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 103 (6.30%) Law
6 86 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (4.59%) Banking
8 59 (3.61%) Retail
9 48 (2.94%) Marketing
10 34 (2.08%) Investment Banking
11 32 (1.96%) Billing
11 32 (1.96%) Electronics
12 29 (1.77%) Aerospace
12 29 (1.77%) Legal
13 28 (1.71%) Telecoms
14 26 (1.59%) Games
15 17 (1.04%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.80%) Local Government
16 13 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
17 12 (0.73%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 844 (51.65%) Developer
2 344 (21.05%) Senior
3 239 (14.63%) Software Engineer
4 195 (11.93%) Full Stack Developer
5 181 (11.08%) Senior Developer
6 162 (9.91%) Lead
7 134 (8.20%) Full Stack Engineer
8 133 (8.14%) Azure Developer
9 116 (7.10%) .NET Developer
10 111 (6.79%) Azure Engineer
11 102 (6.24%) Java Developer
12 84 (5.14%) C# Developer
13 74 (4.53%) Senior Software Engineer
14 72 (4.41%) Architect
15 65 (3.98%) Software Developer
16 63 (3.86%) Lead Software Engineer
17 59 (3.61%) Java Engineer
18 51 (3.12%) Analyst
19 43 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
20 42 (2.57%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (38.92%) Web Services
2 629 (38.49%) .NET
3 566 (34.64%) HTML
4 526 (32.19%) CSS
5 507 (31.03%) React
6 460 (28.15%) AngularJS
7 398 (24.36%) ASP.NET
8 321 (19.65%) jQuery
9 317 (19.40%) Vue
10 302 (18.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 299 (18.30%) SOAP
12 270 (16.52%) JSON
13 250 (15.30%) ASP.NET Core
14 239 (14.63%) Backbone.js
14 239 (14.63%) Ember.js
15 236 (14.44%) Node.js
16 209 (12.79%) GraphQL
17 201 (12.30%) XML
18 194 (11.87%) Spring
19 154 (9.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 262 (16.03%) Algorithms
2 258 (15.79%) Data Structures
3 249 (15.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 239 (14.63%) Blockchain
5 116 (7.10%) e-Learning
6 102 (6.24%) Self-Motivation
7 94 (5.75%) Cloud Native
8 81 (4.96%) Distributed Systems
9 71 (4.35%) Blog
10 63 (3.86%) Media Streaming
11 53 (3.24%) Product Ownership
12 47 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
13 44 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
14 43 (2.63%) Management Information System
15 37 (2.26%) Mobile App
16 28 (1.71%) Replication
17 24 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 24 (1.47%) Public Cloud
18 23 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
19 22 (1.35%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 437 (26.74%) Linux
2 343 (20.99%) Windows
3 290 (17.75%) Android
4 273 (16.71%) Apple iOS
5 40 (2.45%) CentOS
6 37 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 36 (2.20%) Unix
8 32 (1.96%) AIX
9 29 (1.77%) Debian
9 29 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (1.47%) Windows Server
11 18 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (0.43%) VMS
13 5 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (46.70%) Agile
2 471 (28.82%) DevOps
3 411 (25.15%) Full Stack Development
4 403 (24.66%) MVC
5 391 (23.93%) OO
6 374 (22.89%) Design Patterns
7 360 (22.03%) Software Engineering
8 340 (20.81%) Web Development
9 325 (19.89%) OOP
10 313 (19.16%) User Experience
11 310 (18.97%) Microservices
12 307 (18.79%) CI/CD
13 306 (18.73%) SOLID
14 280 (17.14%) Artificial Intelligence
15 275 (16.83%) Mentoring
16 269 (16.46%) MVVM
17 267 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
18 244 (14.93%) Design Thinking
19 242 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
20 240 (14.69%) Co-Creation
Programming Languages
1 780 (47.74%) SQL
2 746 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 619 (37.88%) C#
4 578 (35.37%) Java
5 365 (22.34%) Python
6 175 (10.71%) TypeScript
7 93 (5.69%) Scala
8 90 (5.51%) T-SQL
9 77 (4.71%) PHP
10 64 (3.92%) Go
11 63 (3.86%) VB.NET
12 61 (3.73%) PowerShell
13 60 (3.67%) C++
14 56 (3.43%) C
15 50 (3.06%) Kotlin
15 50 (3.06%) VB
16 43 (2.63%) Apex Code
17 31 (1.90%) Groovy
17 31 (1.90%) PL/SQL
18 28 (1.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 170 (10.40%) Degree
2 104 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 98 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 82 (5.02%) SC Cleared
5 38 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.04%) Azure Certification
6 17 (1.04%) DBS Check
7 14 (0.86%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.43%) PhD
9 6 (0.37%) CISSP
10 5 (0.31%) CISM
10 5 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.24%) PMP
12 3 (0.18%) GIAC
12 3 (0.18%) ISEB
12 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.28%) QA
2 40 (2.45%) Accessibility
3 26 (1.59%) GDPR
4 13 (0.80%) SLA
5 9 (0.55%) MiFID
6 8 (0.49%) NIST
7 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.37%) GRC
8 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.37%) PMO
9 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.24%) EMIR
10 3 (0.18%) COBIT
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.061%) HL7
12 1 (0.061%) ISO 15022
12 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 288 (17.63%) Docker
2 21 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.43%) vSphere
8 5 (0.31%) Firmware
9 3 (0.18%) Varnish
10 1 (0.061%) Ceph
10 1 (0.061%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.061%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 249 (15.24%) Kubernetes
2 109 (6.67%) Terraform
3 68 (4.16%) Ansible
4 33 (2.02%) Kibana
5 32 (1.96%) Puppet
6 31 (1.90%) Grafana
7 24 (1.47%) Prometheus
8 21 (1.29%) HAProxy
8 21 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
8 21 (1.29%) Zipkin
9 12 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.67%) Nmap
11 10 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (0.43%) Packer
13 5 (0.31%) CloudHub
14 3 (0.18%) Argo
14 3 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 3 (0.18%) Consul
14 3 (0.18%) Istio
14 3 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 270 (16.52%) Red Hat
2 244 (14.93%) IBM
3 164 (10.04%) Microsoft
4 119 (7.28%) Oracle
5 110 (6.73%) Google
6 54 (3.30%) Salesforce
7 35 (2.14%) Splunk
8 29 (1.77%) SaltStack
9 28 (1.71%) Dynatrace
10 25 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.10%) VMware
12 16 (0.98%) Sybase
13 14 (0.86%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.80%) Cisco
15 12 (0.73%) Adobe
15 12 (0.73%) WSO2
16 10 (0.61%) MuleSoft
16 10 (0.61%) NEC
17 9 (0.55%) SAP
18 8 (0.49%) Databricks