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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 136 125 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 128 141 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 1.90% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.00% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 104 126 103
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 £28,150 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £37,000
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
6543 7047 6541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.53% 94.79% 94.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5441 5726 5635
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -6 79 £37,500 +15.38% 24
Cheshire -15 33 £40,000 +23.07% 15
Lancashire - 9 £37,500 - 5
Merseyside +8 5 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 293 (97.67%) HTML
2 291 (97.00%) CSS
3 271 (90.33%) JavaScript
4 181 (60.33%) HTML5
5 170 (56.67%) jQuery
6 125 (41.67%) CSS3
7 106 (35.33%) AngularJS
8 99 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
9 87 (29.00%) PHP
10 73 (24.33%) Sass
11 71 (23.67%) Responsive Web Design
12 67 (22.33%) User Experience
13 59 (19.67%) E-Commerce
14 58 (19.33%) Photoshop
15 55 (18.33%) Web Development
16 47 (15.67%) TDD
17 45 (15.00%) Git (software)
17 45 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
18 41 (13.67%) LESS
18 41 (13.67%) Ajax
19 40 (13.33%) .NET
20 37 (12.33%) Backbone.js
21 36 (12.00%) Node.js
22 34 (11.33%) C#
22 34 (11.33%) CMS
23 32 (10.67%) ASP.NET
23 32 (10.67%) OO
23 32 (10.67%) Grunt
24 31 (10.33%) XHTML
25 29 (9.67%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 36 (12.00%) Node.js
2 34 (11.33%) CMS
3 27 (9.00%) WordPress
4 14 (4.67%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.00%) Kentico
6 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.00%) Drupal
6 3 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.67%) nginx
7 2 (0.67%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (19.33%) Photoshop
2 19 (6.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (2.33%) MS Office
4 6 (2.00%) MS Project
5 4 (1.33%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (9.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) SaaS
1 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.67%) Intranet
2 3 (1.00%) Internet
3 2 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (0.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.67%) Grunt
3 15 (5.00%) Subversion
4 11 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.00%) Bower
5 9 (3.00%) gulp
6 8 (2.67%) Jasmine
6 8 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.00%) Ant
7 6 (2.00%) Mercurial
7 6 (2.00%) Phing
8 4 (1.33%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (1.00%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.33%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 26 (8.67%) Finance
2 22 (7.33%) Marketing
3 14 (4.67%) Games
3 14 (4.67%) Retail
4 3 (1.00%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.33%) Automotive
6 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (97.67%) HTML
2 291 (97.00%) CSS
3 181 (60.33%) HTML5
4 170 (56.67%) jQuery
5 125 (41.67%) CSS3
6 106 (35.33%) AngularJS
7 73 (24.33%) Sass
8 45 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
9 41 (13.67%) LESS
9 41 (13.67%) Ajax
10 40 (13.33%) .NET
11 37 (12.33%) Backbone.js
12 32 (10.67%) ASP.NET
13 31 (10.33%) XHTML
14 25 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (6.33%) Ember.js
15 19 (6.33%) React
15 19 (6.33%) XML
16 18 (6.00%) JSON
17 15 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 67 (22.33%) User Experience
2 27 (9.00%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.33%) Social Media
4 13 (4.33%) W3C
5 9 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.67%) Blog
7 6 (2.00%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.33%) BBC
9 3 (1.00%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.67%) Social Network
11 1 (0.33%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.00%) Linux
2 7 (2.33%) UNIX
3 6 (2.00%) Windows
4 1 (0.33%) Android
4 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 59 (19.67%) E-Commerce
4 55 (18.33%) Web Development
5 47 (15.67%) TDD
6 32 (10.67%) OO
7 29 (9.67%) MVC
8 25 (8.33%) Web Design
9 22 (7.33%) SEO
10 20 (6.67%) Scrum
11 13 (4.33%) BDD
12 12 (4.00%) Mobile Development
12 12 (4.00%) Content Management
13 11 (3.67%) Software Engineering
14 10 (3.33%) Unit Testing
15 9 (3.00%) Mentoring
16 8 (2.67%) Mobile First
16 8 (2.67%) Digital Marketing
17 7 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (2.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 271 (90.33%) JavaScript
2 87 (29.00%) PHP
3 34 (11.33%) C#
4 16 (5.33%) Java
5 15 (5.00%) SQL
6 2 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.33%) Groovy
7 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (5.33%) Degree
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.33%) SLA
2 5 (1.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) Plesk
Vendors
1 27 (9.00%) Adobe
2 20 (6.67%) Google
3 10 (3.33%) Apple
3 10 (3.33%) Facebook
4 9 (3.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.33%) Twitter
6 6 (2.00%) Sony
7 4 (1.33%) Yahoo!
8 3 (1.00%) hybris
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle
9 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.33%) Sencha
10 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.33%) Alterian
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