The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 175 175 190
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 1927 1984 1677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.68% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.77% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1718 1475
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Front-End Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front-End Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front-End Developer within the UK.

Front-End Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Front-End Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front-End Developer over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 within the UK.

Front-End Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
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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
England -4 1785 £40,000 - 334
London -20 883 £47,500 +9.19% 151
South East -20 266 £35,000 -12.50% 50
North West +45 174 £35,000 +22.80% 38
City of London -17 151 £52,500 +23.52% 43
Manchester +43 123 £35,000 +27.27% 20
Yorkshire +42 115 £29,650 -5.87% 23
South West -1 99 £37,500 +10.29% 16
East of England -25 91 £35,000 -12.50% 25
West Midlands +22 90 £32,500 -0.76% 17
West Yorkshire +52 75 £30,500 +1.66% 19
Leeds +57 63 £35,000 +16.66% 15
Scotland +49 58 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Surrey 0 52 £32,500 -23.52% 10
Berkshire -9 46 £42,500 +6.25% 8
East Midlands +5 44 £31,500 -1.56% 8
Hampshire -22 39 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 37 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Bristol +6 34 £35,000 +5.26% 3
Cheshire +1 33 £34,500 +15.00% 10
Wales +28 32 £27,500 +15.78% 4
South Wales +24 31 £27,443 +9.77% 3
Warwickshire +15 31 £35,000 +27.27% 5
Hertfordshire -14 29 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Edinburgh +25 28 £34,000 -24.44% 7
Nottingham +7 27 £31,500 +8.62% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 27 £31,500 +5.00% 2
Cardiff +30 26 £30,000 +20.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 26 £31,750 -47.08% 7
Glasgow +21 25 £40,000 +14.28% 3

Front-End Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 3472 (94.94%) HTML
2 3437 (93.98%) CSS
3 3376 (92.32%) JavaScript
4 2304 (63.00%) HTML5
5 2025 (55.37%) jQuery
6 1901 (51.98%) CSS3
7 1340 (36.64%) AngularJS
8 1200 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
9 946 (25.87%) User Experience
10 883 (24.15%) PHP
11 798 (21.82%) Sass
12 760 (20.78%) Responsive Web Design
13 719 (19.66%) MVC
14 715 (19.55%) Git (software)
15 651 (17.80%) Backbone.js
16 605 (16.54%) Web Development
17 602 (16.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 572 (15.64%) Node.js
19 558 (15.26%) LESS
20 548 (14.98%) .NET
21 547 (14.96%) Photoshop
22 541 (14.79%) OO
23 516 (14.11%) E-Commerce
24 483 (13.21%) Marketing
25 454 (12.41%) TDD
26 439 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
27 422 (11.54%) Ajax
27 422 (11.54%) CMS
28 392 (10.72%) Finance
29 366 (10.01%) Scrum

Front-End Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 572 (15.64%) Node.js
2 422 (11.54%) CMS
3 334 (9.13%) WordPress
4 176 (4.81%) Drupal
5 52 (1.42%) Umbraco
6 41 (1.12%) Joomla!
6 41 (1.12%) concrete5
7 37 (1.01%) ExpressionEngine
8 31 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 22 (0.60%) Apache
10 19 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.44%) IIS
11 16 (0.44%) nginx
11 16 (0.44%) Sitefinity
12 15 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (0.36%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.25%) Kentico
15 8 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.16%) Moodle
17 5 (0.14%) DNN
Applications
1 547 (14.96%) Photoshop
2 197 (5.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 89 (2.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 41 (1.12%) MS Excel
5 38 (1.04%) InDesign
6 32 (0.88%) Fireworks
7 9 (0.25%) MS Office
8 6 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.14%) GIMP
10 3 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.055%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (0.027%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.027%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 179 (4.89%) Magento
2 13 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.082%) Summit
5 3 (0.082%) Shopify
6 2 (0.055%) Tridion
7 1 (0.027%) RMDS
7 1 (0.027%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (2.02%) GitHub
3 70 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (1.48%) SaaS
5 39 (1.07%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.38%) Silverpop
7 10 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (0.22%) Office 365
9 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.082%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.082%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.082%) PaaS
11 3 (0.082%) Heroku
11 3 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.082%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.027%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.027%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.027%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 102 (2.79%) Internet
2 69 (1.89%) HTTP
3 22 (0.60%) Intranet
4 7 (0.19%) AMQP
5 2 (0.055%) Skype
5 2 (0.055%) SSH
5 2 (0.055%) SNMP
5 2 (0.055%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.055%) FTP
5 2 (0.055%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.027%) Broadband
6 1 (0.027%) VoIP
6 1 (0.027%) DNS
6 1 (0.027%) NFC
6 1 (0.027%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (9.00%) MySQL
2 94 (2.57%) SQL Server
3 88 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 46 (1.26%) NoSQL
5 40 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (0.93%) Big Data
8 14 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (0.27%) QlikView
11 10 (0.27%) SQLite
11 10 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.25%) Spotfire
13 7 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.19%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.16%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.14%) Redis
15 5 (0.14%) Riak
Development Applications
1 715 (19.55%) Git (software)
2 335 (9.16%) Grunt
3 311 (8.50%) Subversion
4 191 (5.22%) Jasmine
5 94 (2.57%) Bower
6 91 (2.49%) Jenkins
7 68 (1.86%) Mocha
8 59 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
9 56 (1.53%) JIRA
10 54 (1.48%) Selenium
11 52 (1.42%) Visual Studio
12 51 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (1.26%) Maven
13 46 (1.26%) PhantomJS
14 40 (1.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 37 (1.01%) Mercurial
16 31 (0.85%) QUnit
17 30 (0.82%) Eclipse
18 29 (0.79%) Axure RP
19 28 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
General
1 483 (13.21%) Marketing
2 392 (10.72%) Finance
3 211 (5.77%) Retail
4 167 (4.57%) Games
5 132 (3.61%) Advertising
6 74 (2.02%) Banking
7 66 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 57 (1.56%) French Language
9 46 (1.26%) Law
10 40 (1.09%) Publishing
11 24 (0.66%) Automotive
12 21 (0.57%) Legal
13 18 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.44%) Back Office
16 13 (0.36%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.27%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.25%) Electronics
19 7 (0.19%) German Language
20 6 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3472 (94.94%) HTML
2 3437 (93.98%) CSS
3 2304 (63.00%) HTML5
4 2025 (55.37%) jQuery
5 1901 (51.98%) CSS3
6 1340 (36.64%) AngularJS
7 798 (21.82%) Sass
8 651 (17.80%) Backbone.js
9 602 (16.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 558 (15.26%) LESS
11 548 (14.98%) .NET
12 439 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
13 422 (11.54%) Ajax
14 339 (9.27%) JSON
15 306 (8.37%) XML
16 262 (7.16%) ASP.NET
17 260 (7.11%) XHTML
18 186 (5.09%) Ember.js
19 164 (4.48%) RESTful
20 158 (4.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 946 (25.87%) User Experience
2 301 (8.23%) Mobile App
3 141 (3.86%) Social Media
4 128 (3.50%) W3C
5 125 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 66 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (1.78%) Visualisation
8 62 (1.70%) Blog
9 61 (1.67%) Graphic Design
10 53 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 45 (1.23%) iPhone
12 38 (1.04%) BBC
13 28 (0.77%) Online Games
13 28 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (0.57%) Social Network
14 21 (0.57%) Smartphone
15 19 (0.52%) Wiki
16 18 (0.49%) E-Learning
16 18 (0.49%) NHS
17 16 (0.44%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 174 (4.76%) Android
2 160 (4.38%) Linux
3 147 (4.02%) Apple iOS
4 52 (1.42%) Windows
5 24 (0.66%) UNIX
6 9 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.11%) CentOS
9 2 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.055%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.027%) Tizen
10 1 (0.027%) webOS
10 1 (0.027%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.027%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1200 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (20.78%) Responsive Web Design
3 719 (19.66%) MVC
4 605 (16.54%) Web Development
5 541 (14.79%) OO
6 516 (14.11%) E-Commerce
7 454 (12.41%) TDD
8 366 (10.01%) Scrum
9 350 (9.57%) Web Design
10 184 (5.03%) SEO
11 176 (4.81%) Unit Testing
12 171 (4.68%) BDD
13 137 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
14 132 (3.61%) Web Accessibility
14 132 (3.61%) Open Source
14 132 (3.61%) Analytics
15 125 (3.42%) Digital Marketing
16 124 (3.39%) OOP
17 122 (3.34%) Software Engineering
18 112 (3.06%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3376 (92.32%) JavaScript
2 883 (24.15%) PHP
3 323 (8.83%) C#
4 256 (7.00%) Java
5 165 (4.51%) SQL
6 125 (3.42%) Ruby
7 90 (2.46%) ActionScript
8 79 (2.16%) Python
9 61 (1.67%) ActionScript 3.0
10 33 (0.90%) PHP5
11 31 (0.85%) C
12 24 (0.66%) VB.NET
13 22 (0.60%) Perl
14 16 (0.44%) Objective-C
14 16 (0.44%) C++
14 16 (0.44%) CoffeeScript
15 15 (0.41%) Scala
16 13 (0.36%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.33%) VB
18 11 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 281 (7.68%) Degree
2 16 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.082%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.055%) HND
6 1 (0.027%) PhD
6 1 (0.027%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.027%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (2.00%) QA
2 22 (0.60%) WAI
3 21 (0.57%) WCAG
4 12 (0.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.055%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.027%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (0.22%) Varnish
2 3 (0.082%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (0.36%) Vagrant
2 12 (0.33%) TeamSite
3 9 (0.25%) Puppet
4 5 (0.14%) Graphite
4 5 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.055%) cPanel
6 1 (0.027%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.027%) Plesk
Vendors
1 283 (7.74%) Adobe
2 192 (5.25%) Google
3 170 (4.65%) Facebook
4 127 (3.47%) Twitter
5 119 (3.25%) Microsoft
6 67 (1.83%) Zend
7 48 (1.31%) Apple
8 31 (0.85%) hybris
9 30 (0.82%) Sencha
10 27 (0.74%) Sony
10 27 (0.74%) Yahoo!
11 24 (0.66%) Oracle
12 15 (0.41%) Sitecore
13 14 (0.38%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.36%) Tableau
15 12 (0.33%) Demandware
15 12 (0.33%) ATG
15 12 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.27%) Telerik
17 9 (0.25%) IBM
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