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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 143 137 198
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 126 113 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 1.65% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.75% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 116 90 51
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 £35,250 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 September 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 +11 81 £32,500 +8.33% 21
Cheshire +13 38 £35,000 +22.80% 9
Merseyside -7 3 £37,500 +36.36% 4
Lancashire -8 3 £35,000 +7.69% 1
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 19 September 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.

1 248 (98.80%) HTML
2 235 (93.63%) CSS
3 227 (90.44%) JavaScript
4 159 (63.35%) jQuery
5 133 (52.99%) HTML5
6 102 (40.64%) CSS3
7 61 (24.30%) WordPress
8 59 (23.51%) Photoshop
9 58 (23.11%) Responsive Web Design
10 53 (21.12%) Sass
10 53 (21.12%) Git (software)
11 50 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (18.73%) .NET
12 47 (18.73%) PHP
13 44 (17.53%) E-Commerce
14 43 (17.13%) Backbone.js
15 42 (16.73%) User Experience
15 42 (16.73%) Web Design
15 42 (16.73%) Marketing
16 35 (13.94%) AngularJS
17 34 (13.55%) Web Development
17 34 (13.55%) C#
18 33 (13.15%) MVC
19 32 (12.75%) ASP.NET
20 31 (12.35%) Ajax
21 28 (11.16%) SEO
21 28 (11.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 28 (11.16%) Magento
22 26 (10.36%) Google
23 24 (9.56%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (24.30%) WordPress
2 23 (9.16%) CMS
3 12 (4.78%) Node.js
4 10 (3.98%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.39%) ExpressionEngine
6 4 (1.59%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.20%) Flash Media Server
8 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 59 (23.51%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.59%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (11.16%) Magento
2 5 (1.99%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.99%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.59%) MySQL
3 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (21.12%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.17%) Subversion
3 11 (4.38%) Grunt
4 10 (3.98%) Bower
5 8 (3.19%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.99%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.59%) Selenium
8 4 (1.59%) JUnit
9 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.20%) FlexUnit
10 1 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.40%) NUnit
10 1 (0.40%) Firebug
10 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (16.73%) Marketing
2 13 (5.18%) Retail
2 13 (5.18%) Finance
3 8 (3.19%) Advertising
4 7 (2.79%) Games
5 3 (1.20%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (98.80%) HTML
2 235 (93.63%) CSS
3 159 (63.35%) jQuery
4 133 (52.99%) HTML5
5 102 (40.64%) CSS3
6 53 (21.12%) Sass
7 47 (18.73%) .NET
8 43 (17.13%) Backbone.js
9 35 (13.94%) AngularJS
10 32 (12.75%) ASP.NET
11 31 (12.35%) Ajax
12 28 (11.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 23 (9.16%) LESS
14 21 (8.37%) XML
15 20 (7.97%) Web Services
15 20 (7.97%) XHTML
15 20 (7.97%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (6.77%) Symfony
17 16 (6.37%) PhoneGap
18 15 (5.98%) Corona SDK
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.73%) User Experience
2 19 (7.57%) Social Media
3 15 (5.98%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.19%) iPhone
5 6 (2.39%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.20%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.20%) Blog
7 2 (0.80%) NHS
7 2 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.40%) W3C
8 1 (0.40%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.58%) Linux
2 10 (3.98%) Android
2 10 (3.98%) Windows
3 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.11%) Responsive Web Design
2 50 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (17.53%) E-Commerce
4 42 (16.73%) Web Design
5 34 (13.55%) Web Development
6 33 (13.15%) MVC
7 28 (11.16%) SEO
8 24 (9.56%) TDD
9 19 (7.57%) OO
10 16 (6.37%) Scrum
10 16 (6.37%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.58%) OOP
12 12 (4.78%) BDD
13 11 (4.38%) Mentoring
13 11 (4.38%) Use Case
14 10 (3.98%) Web Application Development
15 8 (3.19%) Analytics
15 8 (3.19%) Web Accessibility
16 7 (2.79%) Email Marketing
17 6 (2.39%) UML
Programming Languages
1 227 (90.44%) JavaScript
2 47 (18.73%) PHP
3 34 (13.55%) C#
4 17 (6.77%) SQL
4 17 (6.77%) Ruby
5 10 (3.98%) PHP5
5 10 (3.98%) Java
6 5 (1.99%) PHP4
6 5 (1.99%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.20%) C++
7 3 (1.20%) XPath
8 2 (0.80%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (1.99%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (10.36%) Google
2 20 (7.97%) Facebook
3 14 (5.58%) Twitter
4 9 (3.59%) Adobe
5 8 (3.19%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.39%) Eloqua
6 6 (2.39%) EPiServer
7 5 (1.99%) Sage
8 4 (1.59%) JBoss
9 3 (1.20%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle
10 1 (0.40%) Zend
10 1 (0.40%) VMware
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