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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 127 121 197
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 140 124 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 1.81% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.92% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 125 102 49
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,250 £37,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +4 89 £32,500 +8.33% 19
Cheshire +15 45 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Merseyside 0 5 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Cumbria - 1 £32,500 -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 257 (99.23%) HTML
2 242 (93.44%) CSS
3 231 (89.19%) JavaScript
4 173 (66.80%) jQuery
5 135 (52.12%) HTML5
6 100 (38.61%) CSS3
7 59 (22.78%) WordPress
7 59 (22.78%) Photoshop
8 58 (22.39%) Responsive Web Design
9 52 (20.08%) Sass
9 52 (20.08%) PHP
10 51 (19.69%) Marketing
11 48 (18.53%) .NET
12 46 (17.76%) E-Commerce
13 43 (16.60%) Backbone.js
13 43 (16.60%) Git (software)
14 40 (15.44%) Web Development
15 39 (15.06%) Web Design
16 35 (13.51%) MVC
17 34 (13.13%) Ajax
18 32 (12.36%) AngularJS
19 31 (11.97%) SEO
19 31 (11.97%) C#
20 30 (11.58%) Magento
20 30 (11.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 28 (10.81%) ASP.NET
22 26 (10.04%) Google
23 25 (9.65%) LESS
24 23 (8.88%) Social Media
25 22 (8.49%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 59 (22.78%) WordPress
2 19 (7.34%) CMS
3 13 (5.02%) Node.js
4 7 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.32%) ExpressionEngine
6 4 (1.54%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.39%) Flash Media Server
Applications
1 59 (22.78%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.54%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 30 (11.58%) Magento
2 5 (1.93%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.93%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.09%) MySQL
3 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (16.60%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.41%) Grunt
3 13 (5.02%) Subversion
4 10 (3.86%) Bower
5 8 (3.09%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.93%) Selenium
8 3 (1.16%) Ant
8 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.16%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.77%) JUnit
10 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.39%) Firebug
10 1 (0.39%) NUnit
10 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.39%) FlexUnit
10 1 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 51 (19.69%) Marketing
2 14 (5.41%) Finance
3 13 (5.02%) Retail
4 8 (3.09%) Advertising
5 7 (2.70%) Games
6 3 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (99.23%) HTML
2 242 (93.44%) CSS
3 173 (66.80%) jQuery
4 135 (52.12%) HTML5
5 100 (38.61%) CSS3
6 52 (20.08%) Sass
7 48 (18.53%) .NET
8 43 (16.60%) Backbone.js
9 34 (13.13%) Ajax
10 32 (12.36%) AngularJS
11 30 (11.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 28 (10.81%) ASP.NET
13 25 (9.65%) LESS
14 21 (8.11%) XML
15 20 (7.72%) KnockoutJS
16 19 (7.34%) Web Services
17 18 (6.95%) XHTML
18 16 (6.18%) Symfony
19 14 (5.41%) Google Maps API
19 14 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.88%) Social Media
2 18 (6.95%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.09%) iPhone
4 6 (2.32%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.16%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.16%) Blog
6 1 (0.39%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.39%) NHS
6 1 (0.39%) W3C
6 1 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.25%) Linux
2 8 (3.09%) Android
2 8 (3.09%) Windows
3 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.39%) Responsive Web Design
2 46 (17.76%) E-Commerce
3 40 (15.44%) Web Development
4 39 (15.06%) Web Design
5 35 (13.51%) MVC
6 31 (11.97%) SEO
7 22 (8.49%) TDD
8 21 (8.11%) OO
9 19 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (7.34%) Software Engineering
10 16 (6.18%) Scrum
11 14 (5.41%) OOP
12 11 (4.25%) Use Case
13 10 (3.86%) BDD
14 8 (3.09%) Web Application Development
14 8 (3.09%) Analytics
14 8 (3.09%) Web Accessibility
15 7 (2.70%) Email Marketing
16 6 (2.32%) Time Management
16 6 (2.32%) UML
Programming Languages
1 231 (89.19%) JavaScript
2 52 (20.08%) PHP
3 31 (11.97%) C#
4 22 (8.49%) Ruby
5 19 (7.34%) SQL
6 9 (3.47%) PHP5
7 7 (2.70%) Java
8 6 (2.32%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.93%) PHP4
10 2 (0.77%) XPath
10 2 (0.77%) Python
10 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.39%) C++
11 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (2.32%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (10.04%) Google
2 16 (6.18%) Facebook
3 13 (5.02%) Twitter
4 8 (3.09%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.09%) Adobe
5 6 (2.32%) Eloqua
5 6 (2.32%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.32%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.93%) Sage
7 4 (1.54%) JBoss
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle
8 3 (1.16%) Apple
9 1 (0.39%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) Zend
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