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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 109 159 218
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 156 81 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.24% 1.25% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.31% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 135 73 47
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 January 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 January 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 +47 128 £32,500 +1.56% 14
Cheshire +3 19 £35,000 +14.75% 2
Lancashire -9 6 £27,500 -15.38% 5
Merseyside +15 3 £35,750 +27.67% 1
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 280 (97.56%) CSS
2 278 (96.86%) HTML
3 266 (92.68%) JavaScript
4 162 (56.45%) jQuery
5 147 (51.22%) HTML5
6 140 (48.78%) CSS3
7 101 (35.19%) Git (software)
8 85 (29.62%) PHP
9 78 (27.18%) AngularJS
10 76 (26.48%) Sass
11 73 (25.44%) Responsive Web Design
12 71 (24.74%) WordPress
13 65 (22.65%) Photoshop
14 62 (21.60%) Web Design
15 57 (19.86%) User Experience
16 50 (17.42%) Backbone.js
17 47 (16.38%) LESS
18 46 (16.03%) E-Commerce
19 45 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (14.63%) Web Development
21 40 (13.94%) Marketing
22 39 (13.59%) Magento
23 37 (12.89%) CMS
23 37 (12.89%) .NET
24 34 (11.85%) Ajax
25 33 (11.50%) MVC
25 33 (11.50%) Facebook
26 31 (10.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 26 (9.06%) C#
28 25 (8.71%) Node.js

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 71 (24.74%) WordPress
2 37 (12.89%) CMS
3 25 (8.71%) Node.js
4 16 (5.57%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.39%) Flash Media Server
6 2 (0.70%) Drupal
7 1 (0.35%) JBoss
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.35%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 65 (22.65%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.14%) Fireworks
3 6 (2.09%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 39 (13.59%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) SaaS
1 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.48%) Internet
2 8 (2.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.67%) MySQL
2 12 (4.18%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) Big Data
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 101 (35.19%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.97%) Subversion
3 17 (5.92%) Grunt
4 9 (3.14%) Dreamweaver
5 8 (2.79%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.74%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.74%) Bower
7 4 (1.39%) FlexUnit
7 4 (1.39%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.39%) JUnit
7 4 (1.39%) Selenium
8 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.35%) JIRA
9 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (13.94%) Marketing
2 15 (5.23%) Retail
3 10 (3.48%) Finance
4 7 (2.44%) Games
5 3 (1.05%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Automotive
6 1 (0.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (97.56%) CSS
2 278 (96.86%) HTML
3 162 (56.45%) jQuery
4 147 (51.22%) HTML5
5 140 (48.78%) CSS3
6 78 (27.18%) AngularJS
7 76 (26.48%) Sass
8 50 (17.42%) Backbone.js
9 47 (16.38%) LESS
10 37 (12.89%) .NET
11 34 (11.85%) Ajax
12 31 (10.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 23 (8.01%) PhoneGap
13 23 (8.01%) Corona SDK
14 20 (6.97%) XML
15 16 (5.57%) KnockoutJS
15 16 (5.57%) JSON
15 16 (5.57%) ASP.NET
16 14 (4.88%) XHTML
17 13 (4.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.86%) User Experience
2 21 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.48%) Social Media
4 9 (3.14%) Animation
5 5 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.05%) Life Science
6 3 (1.05%) Blog
6 3 (1.05%) Open Source
6 3 (1.05%) iPhone
7 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.70%) Social Network
7 2 (0.70%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.70%) W3C
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.53%) Android
2 12 (4.18%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.48%) Linux
4 6 (2.09%) Windows
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.44%) Responsive Web Design
2 62 (21.60%) Web Design
3 46 (16.03%) E-Commerce
4 45 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (14.63%) Web Development
6 33 (11.50%) MVC
7 20 (6.97%) SEO
8 18 (6.27%) Email Marketing
9 16 (5.57%) TDD
10 15 (5.23%) OO
11 12 (4.18%) Content Management
12 10 (3.48%) Web Application Development
13 9 (3.14%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (3.14%) Scrum
14 8 (2.79%) BDD
15 7 (2.44%) OOP
16 5 (1.74%) B2C
16 5 (1.74%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (1.74%) Mentoring
17 4 (1.39%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (92.68%) JavaScript
2 85 (29.62%) PHP
3 26 (9.06%) C#
4 11 (3.83%) Ruby
4 11 (3.83%) SQL
5 9 (3.14%) Java
6 6 (2.09%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.39%) C++
7 4 (1.39%) Python
8 3 (1.05%) PHP5
9 1 (0.35%) COBOL
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) XPath
9 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (3.48%) Degree
Vendors
1 33 (11.50%) Facebook
2 22 (7.67%) Twitter
3 15 (5.23%) Google
4 11 (3.83%) Adobe
5 8 (2.79%) EPiServer
5 8 (2.79%) Eloqua
6 7 (2.44%) Zend
7 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.70%) Apple
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
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