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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 93 132 125
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 188 124 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.96% 1.76% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 1.86% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 148 92 112
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £25,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,850 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
6056 6677 7153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.22% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4927 5407 6125
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +44 121 £37,500 +19.04% 25
Cheshire +5 41 £34,000 +4.61% 15
Lancashire +2 17 £37,500 +47.05% 3
Merseyside +3 8 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 305 (97.76%) HTML
2 304 (97.44%) CSS
3 285 (91.35%) JavaScript
4 184 (58.97%) jQuery
5 172 (55.13%) HTML5
6 113 (36.22%) CSS3
7 108 (34.62%) AngularJS
8 96 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (28.85%) PHP
10 84 (26.92%) Responsive Web Design
11 79 (25.32%) Sass
12 74 (23.72%) User Experience
13 59 (18.91%) Photoshop
14 58 (18.59%) Ajax
15 57 (18.27%) Git (software)
16 56 (17.95%) E-Commerce
17 52 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
18 49 (15.71%) Web Development
19 48 (15.38%) LESS
20 44 (14.10%) .NET
21 42 (13.46%) TDD
21 42 (13.46%) MVC
22 39 (12.50%) Grunt
23 37 (11.86%) Backbone.js
23 37 (11.86%) CMS
23 37 (11.86%) XHTML
24 35 (11.22%) C#
25 34 (10.90%) Magento
25 34 (10.90%) Mobile App
26 31 (9.94%) WordPress

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 37 (11.86%) CMS
2 31 (9.94%) WordPress
3 26 (8.33%) Node.js
4 13 (4.17%) Umbraco
5 11 (3.53%) Drupal
6 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.64%) Kentico
8 1 (0.32%) nginx
8 1 (0.32%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 59 (18.91%) Photoshop
2 16 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.60%) Fireworks
4 5 (1.60%) MS Project
4 5 (1.60%) MS Office
5 2 (0.64%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 34 (10.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
1 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.92%) HTTP
1 6 (1.92%) Internet
2 5 (1.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.73%) MySQL
2 11 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (18.27%) Git (software)
2 39 (12.50%) Grunt
3 15 (4.81%) gulp
4 13 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.53%) Bower
6 10 (3.21%) Jasmine
7 8 (2.56%) Subversion
8 7 (2.24%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (1.60%) JIRA
11 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.64%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.32%) Ant
12 1 (0.32%) Phing
12 1 (0.32%) Gradle
12 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 26 (8.33%) Marketing
2 23 (7.37%) Finance
3 12 (3.85%) Retail
4 10 (3.21%) Games
5 3 (0.96%) Automotive
5 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (97.76%) HTML
2 304 (97.44%) CSS
3 184 (58.97%) jQuery
4 172 (55.13%) HTML5
5 113 (36.22%) CSS3
6 108 (34.62%) AngularJS
7 79 (25.32%) Sass
8 58 (18.59%) Ajax
9 52 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
10 48 (15.38%) LESS
11 44 (14.10%) .NET
12 37 (11.86%) XHTML
12 37 (11.86%) Backbone.js
13 31 (9.94%) ASP.NET
14 26 (8.33%) XML
14 26 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 22 (7.05%) JSON
16 19 (6.09%) Ember.js
17 18 (5.77%) Web Services
18 15 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 74 (23.72%) User Experience
2 34 (10.90%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.13%) Social Media
4 12 (3.85%) W3C
5 8 (2.56%) Blog
5 8 (2.56%) Social Network
5 8 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.24%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.28%) BBC
8 3 (0.96%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) RIA
10 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.85%) Linux
2 8 (2.56%) Windows
3 5 (1.60%) UNIX
4 4 (1.28%) Android
4 4 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (26.92%) Responsive Web Design
3 56 (17.95%) E-Commerce
4 49 (15.71%) Web Development
5 42 (13.46%) TDD
5 42 (13.46%) MVC
6 28 (8.97%) Web Design
7 26 (8.33%) Scrum
8 19 (6.09%) Mobile Development
9 17 (5.45%) OO
10 15 (4.81%) SEO
10 15 (4.81%) Digital Marketing
11 14 (4.49%) Mobile First
12 13 (4.17%) BDD
13 10 (3.21%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.21%) Software Engineering
14 9 (2.88%) Content Management
14 9 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (2.56%) Product Management
15 8 (2.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 285 (91.35%) JavaScript
2 90 (28.85%) PHP
3 35 (11.22%) C#
4 19 (6.09%) SQL
5 8 (2.56%) Java
6 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.64%) Ruby
7 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (5.45%) Degree
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) SLA
2 6 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Plesk
Vendors
1 28 (8.97%) Google
2 18 (5.77%) Adobe
3 10 (3.21%) Apple
4 9 (2.88%) Facebook
5 8 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.92%) Twitter
7 4 (1.28%) Yahoo!
7 4 (1.28%) Sony
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle
8 2 (0.64%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.64%) hybris
9 1 (0.32%) Sencha
9 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.32%) Alterian
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