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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 95 140 222
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 189 106 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.57% 1.56% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 1.64% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 153 92 46
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +30 136 £31,500 +5.00% 16
Cheshire +18 33 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Lancashire +1 12 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Merseyside +7 9 £27,500 -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 307 (97.46%) HTML
2 305 (96.83%) CSS
3 292 (92.70%) JavaScript
4 186 (59.05%) jQuery
5 169 (53.65%) HTML5
6 149 (47.30%) CSS3
7 108 (34.29%) Git (software)
8 86 (27.30%) Sass
9 81 (25.71%) WordPress
10 80 (25.40%) Photoshop
11 79 (25.08%) Responsive Web Design
11 79 (25.08%) PHP
12 74 (23.49%) Web Design
13 72 (22.86%) AngularJS
14 58 (18.41%) User Experience
15 57 (18.10%) Backbone.js
16 54 (17.14%) .NET
17 50 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
17 50 (15.87%) E-Commerce
17 50 (15.87%) LESS
18 43 (13.65%) Web Development
19 41 (13.02%) CMS
20 40 (12.70%) Magento
20 40 (12.70%) Marketing
21 39 (12.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 38 (12.06%) MVC
23 37 (11.75%) Facebook
23 37 (11.75%) C#
24 31 (9.84%) ASP.NET
24 31 (9.84%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 81 (25.71%) WordPress
2 41 (13.02%) CMS
3 24 (7.62%) Node.js
4 20 (6.35%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.27%) Flash Media Server
6 3 (0.95%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.63%) JBoss
7 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 80 (25.40%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.22%) Fireworks
3 4 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 40 (12.70%) Magento
2 5 (1.59%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.59%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.90%) Internet
2 5 (1.59%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.98%) MySQL
2 16 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
5 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 108 (34.29%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.62%) Subversion
3 23 (7.30%) Grunt
4 16 (5.08%) Dreamweaver
5 9 (2.86%) Bower
6 6 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.59%) Axure RP
7 5 (1.59%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.27%) JUnit
8 4 (1.27%) Selenium
8 4 (1.27%) FlexUnit
9 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (12.70%) Marketing
2 18 (5.71%) Retail
3 15 (4.76%) Finance
4 8 (2.54%) Games
5 4 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (0.63%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (97.46%) HTML
2 305 (96.83%) CSS
3 186 (59.05%) jQuery
4 169 (53.65%) HTML5
5 149 (47.30%) CSS3
6 86 (27.30%) Sass
7 72 (22.86%) AngularJS
8 57 (18.10%) Backbone.js
9 54 (17.14%) .NET
10 50 (15.87%) LESS
11 39 (12.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 31 (9.84%) ASP.NET
12 31 (9.84%) Ajax
13 27 (8.57%) PhoneGap
14 26 (8.25%) Corona SDK
15 24 (7.62%) XML
16 20 (6.35%) Web Services
16 20 (6.35%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (5.71%) XHTML
18 16 (5.08%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.41%) User Experience
2 22 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.17%) Social Media
4 8 (2.54%) Animation
5 5 (1.59%) iPhone
5 5 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.95%) Open Source
6 3 (0.95%) Life Science
6 3 (0.95%) Blog
6 3 (0.95%) W3C
6 3 (0.95%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.32%) NHS
8 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.32%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.32%) iPad
8 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.44%) Android
2 11 (3.49%) Apple iOS
2 11 (3.49%) Linux
3 7 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.08%) Responsive Web Design
2 74 (23.49%) Web Design
3 50 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (15.87%) E-Commerce
4 43 (13.65%) Web Development
5 38 (12.06%) MVC
6 27 (8.57%) SEO
7 22 (6.98%) Email Marketing
8 20 (6.35%) TDD
9 16 (5.08%) OO
10 14 (4.44%) Scrum
11 12 (3.81%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.49%) Content Management
12 11 (3.49%) Web Application Development
13 9 (2.86%) Mentoring
14 8 (2.54%) BDD
14 8 (2.54%) OOP
15 7 (2.22%) Time Management
16 5 (1.59%) Web Accessibility
16 5 (1.59%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 292 (92.70%) JavaScript
2 79 (25.08%) PHP
3 37 (11.75%) C#
4 14 (4.44%) SQL
5 11 (3.49%) Ruby
6 10 (3.17%) PHP5
6 10 (3.17%) Java
7 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.59%) PHP4
9 4 (1.27%) C++
9 4 (1.27%) Python
10 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.32%) COBOL
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (3.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 37 (11.75%) Facebook
2 26 (8.25%) Twitter
2 26 (8.25%) Google
3 12 (3.81%) EPiServer
3 12 (3.81%) Eloqua
4 8 (2.54%) Adobe
5 7 (2.22%) Zend
6 5 (1.59%) Sage
7 4 (1.27%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.63%) Apple
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft
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