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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 111 137 161
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 147 128 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 1.80% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.89% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 122 94 87
Average salary £34,500 £28,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £35,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +11.29%
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
6172 6782 7061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 95.53% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 5486 5934
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £54,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +32 113 £35,000 +18.64% 29
Cheshire +6 24 £33,500 +11.66% 13
Merseyside +16 7 £25,000 -23.07% 1
Lancashire -4 3 £28,000 +5.66% 3
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 303 (99.02%) CSS
2 301 (98.37%) HTML
3 287 (93.79%) JavaScript
4 184 (60.13%) jQuery
5 173 (56.54%) HTML5
6 135 (44.12%) CSS3
7 101 (33.01%) AngularJS
8 93 (30.39%) Sass
9 85 (27.78%) PHP
10 82 (26.80%) Git (software)
11 80 (26.14%) Responsive Web Design
12 74 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (22.88%) Photoshop
14 63 (20.59%) LESS
15 62 (20.26%) Ajax
16 60 (19.61%) User Experience
17 48 (15.69%) E-Commerce
17 48 (15.69%) Web Design
18 47 (15.36%) WordPress
19 43 (14.05%) Web Development
20 42 (13.73%) Backbone.js
21 39 (12.75%) MVC
22 37 (12.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 37 (12.09%) Magento
23 36 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
24 34 (11.11%) CMS
24 34 (11.11%) .NET
25 33 (10.78%) Marketing
26 31 (10.13%) XHTML
27 30 (9.80%) Grunt

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (15.36%) WordPress
2 34 (11.11%) CMS
3 24 (7.84%) Node.js
4 12 (3.92%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.94%) Drupal
6 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Flash Media Server
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 70 (22.88%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.61%) Fireworks
3 7 (2.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 37 (12.09%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.96%) Silverpop
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.61%) Internet
2 4 (1.31%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.54%) MySQL
2 14 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (26.80%) Git (software)
2 30 (9.80%) Grunt
3 14 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.61%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (2.61%) Jasmine
5 6 (1.96%) Subversion
6 5 (1.63%) JIRA
6 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.63%) Bower
7 4 (1.31%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.33%) FlexUnit
8 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.33%) Selenium
8 1 (0.33%) JUnit
8 1 (0.33%) Gradle
8 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (10.78%) Marketing
2 17 (5.56%) Retail
3 16 (5.23%) Finance
4 4 (1.31%) Games
5 3 (0.98%) Automotive
5 3 (0.98%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (99.02%) CSS
2 301 (98.37%) HTML
3 184 (60.13%) jQuery
4 173 (56.54%) HTML5
5 135 (44.12%) CSS3
6 101 (33.01%) AngularJS
7 93 (30.39%) Sass
8 63 (20.59%) LESS
9 62 (20.26%) Ajax
10 42 (13.73%) Backbone.js
11 37 (12.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 36 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
13 34 (11.11%) .NET
14 31 (10.13%) XHTML
15 26 (8.50%) XML
16 25 (8.17%) JSON
17 20 (6.54%) Web Services
18 18 (5.88%) ASP.NET
19 13 (4.25%) Google Maps API
20 11 (3.59%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.61%) User Experience
2 28 (9.15%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.25%) Social Media
4 9 (2.94%) Animation
5 6 (1.96%) W3C
5 6 (1.96%) Social Network
5 6 (1.96%) Open Source
5 6 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.31%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.98%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.65%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.65%) Blog
9 1 (0.33%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.33%) RIA
9 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.29%) Android
1 7 (2.29%) Apple iOS
2 6 (1.96%) Windows
2 6 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (26.14%) Responsive Web Design
2 74 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (15.69%) E-Commerce
3 48 (15.69%) Web Design
4 43 (14.05%) Web Development
5 39 (12.75%) MVC
6 24 (7.84%) TDD
7 20 (6.54%) Scrum
8 15 (4.90%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (3.92%) OO
10 11 (3.59%) Email Marketing
11 10 (3.27%) Mobile Development
11 10 (3.27%) SEO
12 9 (2.94%) Product Management
13 8 (2.61%) OOP
13 8 (2.61%) BDD
14 7 (2.29%) Technical Analysis
14 7 (2.29%) Web Accessibility
14 7 (2.29%) Unit Testing
15 6 (1.96%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 287 (93.79%) JavaScript
2 85 (27.78%) PHP
3 25 (8.17%) C#
4 16 (5.23%) SQL
5 9 (2.94%) Java
6 6 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.31%) Ruby
8 2 (0.65%) Python
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.33%) PHP5
9 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.31%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (7.52%) Google
2 21 (6.86%) Twitter
3 18 (5.88%) Facebook
4 9 (2.94%) Adobe
5 7 (2.29%) EPiServer
6 6 (1.96%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.98%) Zend
7 3 (0.98%) Apple
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle
8 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.33%) hybris
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