The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 117 123 214
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 147 131 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.05% 1.82% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.93% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 118 108 36
Average salary £32,500 £30,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £40,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6797 6804 7219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.81% 94.76% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5515 5834 6330
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 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Front-End Developer
England

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 1 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 1 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 +12 95 £32,250 +7.50% 12
Cheshire +17 45 £32,500 +4.00% 12
Merseyside -14 7 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 270 (100.00%) HTML
2 255 (94.44%) CSS
3 242 (89.63%) JavaScript
4 189 (70.00%) jQuery
5 136 (50.37%) HTML5
6 101 (37.41%) CSS3
7 58 (21.48%) PHP
8 55 (20.37%) Marketing
8 55 (20.37%) WordPress
9 54 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 53 (19.63%) Photoshop
11 51 (18.89%) .NET
12 49 (18.15%) Sass
13 45 (16.67%) E-Commerce
14 42 (15.56%) Web Development
15 37 (13.70%) Ajax
16 36 (13.33%) Backbone.js
17 34 (12.59%) Git (software)
17 34 (12.59%) MVC
18 33 (12.22%) C#
19 32 (11.85%) ASP.NET
19 32 (11.85%) Web Design
20 31 (11.48%) SEO
20 31 (11.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 30 (11.11%) Magento
22 27 (10.00%) Social Media
23 25 (9.26%) AngularJS
24 24 (8.89%) LESS
25 23 (8.52%) CMS
25 23 (8.52%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 55 (20.37%) WordPress
2 23 (8.52%) CMS
3 11 (4.07%) Node.js
4 6 (2.22%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.85%) ExpressionEngine
6 4 (1.48%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.11%) Drupal
8 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.37%) DNN
9 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
Applications
1 53 (19.63%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.85%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.11%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.37%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 30 (11.11%) Magento
2 5 (1.85%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.85%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.37%) Wireless
2 1 (0.37%) Intranet
2 1 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.81%) MySQL
3 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.44%) Grunt
3 11 (4.07%) Subversion
4 8 (2.96%) Bower
4 8 (2.96%) Dreamweaver
5 7 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.22%) PhoneGap
7 4 (1.48%) Selenium
8 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.11%) Ant
9 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.37%) JUnit
9 1 (0.37%) NUnit
9 1 (0.37%) Firebug
9 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 55 (20.37%) Marketing
2 16 (5.93%) Finance
3 12 (4.44%) Retail
4 8 (2.96%) Advertising
5 6 (2.22%) Games
6 3 (1.11%) Automotive
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (100.00%) HTML
2 255 (94.44%) CSS
3 189 (70.00%) jQuery
4 136 (50.37%) HTML5
5 101 (37.41%) CSS3
6 51 (18.89%) .NET
7 49 (18.15%) Sass
8 37 (13.70%) Ajax
9 36 (13.33%) Backbone.js
10 32 (11.85%) ASP.NET
11 31 (11.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 25 (9.26%) AngularJS
13 24 (8.89%) LESS
14 22 (8.15%) XML
15 21 (7.78%) Web Services
16 20 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
17 19 (7.04%) XHTML
18 15 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
19 12 (4.44%) JSON
19 12 (4.44%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.00%) Social Media
2 19 (7.04%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.22%) iPhone
4 5 (1.85%) Graphic Design
5 4 (1.48%) NHS
6 3 (1.11%) W3C
6 3 (1.11%) Blog
6 3 (1.11%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.37%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.37%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.07%) Linux
2 7 (2.59%) Windows
2 7 (2.59%) Android
3 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 45 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 42 (15.56%) Web Development
4 34 (12.59%) MVC
5 32 (11.85%) Web Design
6 31 (11.48%) SEO
7 20 (7.41%) OO
8 19 (7.04%) Software Engineering
8 19 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (5.93%) TDD
9 16 (5.93%) Scrum
10 14 (5.19%) OOP
11 10 (3.70%) Use Case
12 8 (2.96%) Analytics
13 7 (2.59%) Email Marketing
13 7 (2.59%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (2.59%) Web Accessibility
14 6 (2.22%) Web Application Development
14 6 (2.22%) BDD
15 5 (1.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 242 (89.63%) JavaScript
2 58 (21.48%) PHP
3 33 (12.22%) C#
4 20 (7.41%) SQL
4 20 (7.41%) Ruby
5 9 (3.33%) PHP5
6 6 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.22%) Java
7 5 (1.85%) PHP4
8 4 (1.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.74%) XPath
9 2 (0.74%) Python
10 1 (0.37%) VBScript
10 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (2.59%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (8.52%) Google
2 13 (4.81%) Twitter
2 13 (4.81%) Adobe
3 9 (3.33%) Facebook
4 7 (2.59%) Sitecore
5 6 (2.22%) JBoss
5 6 (2.22%) Oracle
5 6 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.85%) Sage
7 4 (1.48%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.48%) Eloqua
8 3 (1.11%) Sun
8 3 (1.11%) Apple
9 1 (0.37%) VMware
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