The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Front-End Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 103 120 128
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 164 145 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.51% 2.03% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 2.14% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 124 116 108
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Front-End Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6222 6780 6883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 94.89% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5487 5880
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Front-End Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Front-End Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the North West region.

Front-End Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Front-End Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Front-End Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Front-End Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +28 108 £37,500 +18.11% 21
Cheshire -7 36 £33,250 +2.30% 11
Lancashire +9 13 £37,500 +59.57% 6
Merseyside +11 6 £30,750 -8.88% 2
Front-End Developer
England

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title.

1 309 (97.78%) HTML
2 308 (97.47%) CSS
3 288 (91.14%) JavaScript
4 181 (57.28%) jQuery
5 179 (56.65%) HTML5
6 117 (37.03%) CSS3
7 110 (34.81%) AngularJS
8 99 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (27.85%) PHP
10 86 (27.22%) Sass
11 77 (24.37%) Responsive Web Design
12 72 (22.78%) User Experience
13 61 (19.30%) E-Commerce
14 57 (18.04%) Photoshop
15 56 (17.72%) Ajax
16 53 (16.77%) KnockoutJS
17 51 (16.14%) Git (software)
18 50 (15.82%) LESS
19 49 (15.51%) Web Development
20 44 (13.92%) TDD
21 42 (13.29%) .NET
22 41 (12.97%) Grunt
23 39 (12.34%) Backbone.js
23 39 (12.34%) CMS
24 38 (12.03%) MVC
24 38 (12.03%) XHTML
25 34 (10.76%) C#
26 33 (10.44%) Magento
26 33 (10.44%) Node.js
27 32 (10.13%) Mobile App

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Front-End Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Front-End Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (12.34%) CMS
2 33 (10.44%) Node.js
3 29 (9.18%) WordPress
4 13 (4.11%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.85%) Drupal
6 3 (0.95%) Kentico
6 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.63%) nginx
7 2 (0.63%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 57 (18.04%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.90%) MS Project
4 6 (1.90%) MS Office
5 4 (1.27%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.63%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 33 (10.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
1 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.90%) Intranet
2 5 (1.58%) Internet
3 4 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.28%) MySQL
2 7 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (16.14%) Git (software)
2 41 (12.97%) Grunt
3 15 (4.75%) gulp
4 14 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.16%) Subversion
5 10 (3.16%) Bower
6 9 (2.85%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.90%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (1.58%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.27%) JIRA
10 3 (0.95%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.32%) Ant
12 1 (0.32%) Phing
12 1 (0.32%) Gradle
12 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 23 (7.28%) Finance
2 20 (6.33%) Marketing
3 14 (4.43%) Retail
4 13 (4.11%) Games
5 3 (0.95%) Automotive
5 3 (0.95%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (97.78%) HTML
2 308 (97.47%) CSS
3 181 (57.28%) jQuery
4 179 (56.65%) HTML5
5 117 (37.03%) CSS3
6 110 (34.81%) AngularJS
7 86 (27.22%) Sass
8 56 (17.72%) Ajax
9 53 (16.77%) KnockoutJS
10 50 (15.82%) LESS
11 42 (13.29%) .NET
12 39 (12.34%) Backbone.js
13 38 (12.03%) XHTML
14 30 (9.49%) ASP.NET
15 27 (8.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (7.59%) XML
17 21 (6.65%) JSON
18 20 (6.33%) Ember.js
19 18 (5.70%) React
20 15 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 72 (22.78%) User Experience
2 32 (10.13%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.06%) Social Media
4 13 (4.11%) W3C
5 8 (2.53%) Blog
5 8 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.22%) Graphic Design
7 6 (1.90%) Social Network
8 4 (1.27%) BBC
8 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.95%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.32%) RIA
11 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.48%) Linux
2 7 (2.22%) Windows
3 6 (1.90%) UNIX
4 3 (0.95%) Android
4 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (24.37%) Responsive Web Design
3 61 (19.30%) E-Commerce
4 49 (15.51%) Web Development
5 44 (13.92%) TDD
6 38 (12.03%) MVC
7 27 (8.54%) Web Design
8 23 (7.28%) Scrum
9 21 (6.65%) OO
10 17 (5.38%) SEO
10 17 (5.38%) Mobile Development
11 13 (4.11%) Mobile First
11 13 (4.11%) BDD
12 11 (3.48%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (3.16%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.16%) Content Management
13 10 (3.16%) Software Engineering
14 9 (2.85%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (2.85%) Web Accessibility
14 9 (2.85%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 288 (91.14%) JavaScript
2 88 (27.85%) PHP
3 34 (10.76%) C#
4 20 (6.33%) SQL
5 11 (3.48%) Java
6 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.63%) Ruby
6 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (5.70%) Degree
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.22%) SLA
1 7 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Plesk
Vendors
1 28 (8.86%) Google
2 18 (5.70%) Adobe
3 10 (3.16%) Apple
4 9 (2.85%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.85%) Facebook
5 6 (1.90%) Twitter
6 4 (1.27%) Yahoo!
6 4 (1.27%) Sony
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle
7 3 (0.95%) hybris
8 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.32%) Sencha
9 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.32%) Alterian
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