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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 139 141 190
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 133 101 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 1.49% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.58% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 106 83 55
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 £22,000 £24,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,900 £34,600
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +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 6391 6833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5953 5500 5902
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +5 90 £32,500 +8.33% 18
Cheshire +9 25 £35,000 +45.83% 9
Merseyside +1 9 £27,500 - 2
Lancashire -1 9 £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 31 October 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.

1 275 (97.86%) HTML
2 270 (96.09%) CSS
3 260 (92.53%) JavaScript
4 169 (60.14%) jQuery
5 147 (52.31%) HTML5
6 117 (41.64%) CSS3
7 75 (26.69%) Git (software)
8 67 (23.84%) Responsive Web Design
9 65 (23.13%) Photoshop
10 61 (21.71%) Sass
10 61 (21.71%) WordPress
11 60 (21.35%) Backbone.js
12 59 (21.00%) .NET
13 57 (20.28%) PHP
13 57 (20.28%) Web Design
14 54 (19.22%) User Experience
15 52 (18.51%) AngularJS
15 52 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (15.66%) E-Commerce
17 41 (14.59%) MVC
17 41 (14.59%) C#
18 40 (14.23%) Marketing
19 38 (13.52%) Ajax
20 37 (13.17%) Web Development
21 35 (12.46%) CMS
22 34 (12.10%) ASP.NET
23 32 (11.39%) Magento
24 30 (10.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 29 (10.32%) LESS
26 28 (9.96%) SEO

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (21.71%) WordPress
2 35 (12.46%) CMS
3 15 (5.34%) Umbraco
3 15 (5.34%) Node.js
4 6 (2.14%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (1.42%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.42%) JBoss
5 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.07%) Flash Media Server
6 3 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 65 (23.13%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.71%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 32 (11.39%) Magento
2 5 (1.78%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.78%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) SaaS
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.49%) HTTP
2 5 (1.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.63%) MySQL
3 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 75 (26.69%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.61%) Subversion
3 15 (5.34%) Grunt
4 13 (4.63%) Dreamweaver
5 10 (3.56%) Bower
6 7 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.78%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.42%) Selenium
8 4 (1.42%) JUnit
9 3 (1.07%) FlexUnit
10 1 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.36%) NUnit
10 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (14.23%) Marketing
2 15 (5.34%) Retail
3 14 (4.98%) Finance
4 10 (3.56%) Games
5 8 (2.85%) Advertising
6 4 (1.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (97.86%) HTML
2 270 (96.09%) CSS
3 169 (60.14%) jQuery
4 147 (52.31%) HTML5
5 117 (41.64%) CSS3
6 61 (21.71%) Sass
7 60 (21.35%) Backbone.js
8 59 (21.00%) .NET
9 52 (18.51%) AngularJS
10 38 (13.52%) Ajax
11 34 (12.10%) ASP.NET
12 30 (10.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 29 (10.32%) LESS
14 26 (9.25%) KnockoutJS
15 23 (8.19%) XML
16 22 (7.83%) Web Services
16 22 (7.83%) PhoneGap
17 21 (7.47%) Corona SDK
18 17 (6.05%) XHTML
18 17 (6.05%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 54 (19.22%) User Experience
2 23 (8.19%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.41%) Social Media
4 8 (2.85%) iPhone
5 6 (2.14%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.07%) Life Science
7 3 (1.07%) Blog
8 2 (0.71%) NHS
8 2 (0.71%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.36%) iPad
9 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.36%) W3C
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.36%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.34%) Android
2 14 (4.98%) Linux
3 10 (3.56%) Windows
4 9 (3.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.84%) Responsive Web Design
2 57 (20.28%) Web Design
3 52 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (15.66%) E-Commerce
5 41 (14.59%) MVC
6 37 (13.17%) Web Development
7 28 (9.96%) SEO
8 26 (9.25%) TDD
9 20 (7.12%) OO
10 19 (6.76%) Scrum
11 15 (5.34%) Software Engineering
12 13 (4.63%) BDD
13 12 (4.27%) Email Marketing
13 12 (4.27%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.91%) Web Application Development
15 10 (3.56%) Content Management
15 10 (3.56%) OOP
16 9 (3.20%) Use Case
17 8 (2.85%) Web Accessibility
17 8 (2.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 260 (92.53%) JavaScript
2 57 (20.28%) PHP
3 41 (14.59%) C#
4 19 (6.76%) SQL
5 18 (6.41%) Ruby
6 11 (3.91%) PHP5
6 11 (3.91%) Java
7 8 (2.85%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.14%) Python
9 5 (1.78%) PHP4
10 3 (1.07%) C++
11 2 (0.71%) XPath
12 1 (0.36%) COBOL
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (2.49%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 28 (9.96%) Google
2 26 (9.25%) Facebook
3 14 (4.98%) Twitter
4 9 (3.20%) Sitecore
5 7 (2.49%) Eloqua
5 7 (2.49%) EPiServer
6 6 (2.14%) Zend
6 6 (2.14%) Adobe
7 5 (1.78%) Sage
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle
8 3 (1.07%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.71%) Apple
10 1 (0.36%) VMware
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