The table below looks at the statistics for the Front-End Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front-End Developer
Rank 185 154 158
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 28 48 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.88% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.93% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26 46 36
Average salary £31,500 £32,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.56% +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £23,400 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £40,625
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5203 5169 4550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 94.72% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4311 4390 3890
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Front-End Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Front-End Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front-End Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the West Midlands region.

Front-End Developer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Front-End Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front-End Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Front-End Developer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Front-End Developer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Warwickshire +7 7 £27,500 -2.65% 1
Birmingham -8 7 £33,000 -17.50% 5
Worcestershire -6 3 £21,000 -47.50%
Staffordshire -12 3 £27,000 +8.00% 1
Walsall - 3 £37,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £32,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 97 (100.00%) HTML
1 97 (100.00%) CSS
2 89 (91.75%) JavaScript
3 79 (81.44%) HTML5
4 73 (75.26%) CSS3
5 62 (63.92%) jQuery
6 34 (35.05%) Photoshop
7 33 (34.02%) Responsive Web Design
8 27 (27.84%) .NET
9 20 (20.62%) Web Development
10 19 (19.59%) Subversion
11 14 (14.43%) ASP.NET
12 13 (13.40%) Automotive
12 13 (13.40%) MVC
12 13 (13.40%) Node.js
13 12 (12.37%) Sass
13 12 (12.37%) Web Accessibility
14 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
14 11 (11.34%) MySQL
14 11 (11.34%) JSP
15 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
15 10 (10.31%) Backbone.js
15 10 (10.31%) SaaS
15 10 (10.31%) AngularJS
16 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
16 9 (9.28%) PHP
17 8 (8.25%) CMS
17 8 (8.25%) JSON
17 8 (8.25%) Retail
18 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (13.40%) Node.js
2 8 (8.25%) CMS
3 4 (4.12%) WordPress
4 3 (3.09%) nginx
5 2 (2.06%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.03%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (35.05%) Photoshop
2 6 (6.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.06%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) DNS
1 4 (4.12%) SSL
1 4 (4.12%) SSH
2 2 (2.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) MySQL
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.03%) Big Data
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (19.59%) Subversion
2 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.15%) Grunt
4 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.06%) PhantomJS
6 1 (1.03%) Yeoman
6 1 (1.03%) Phing
6 1 (1.03%) Ant
General
1 13 (13.40%) Automotive
2 8 (8.25%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Finance
4 4 (4.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (100.00%) CSS
1 97 (100.00%) HTML
2 79 (81.44%) HTML5
3 73 (75.26%) CSS3
4 62 (63.92%) jQuery
5 27 (27.84%) .NET
6 14 (14.43%) ASP.NET
7 12 (12.37%) Sass
8 11 (11.34%) JSP
9 10 (10.31%) Backbone.js
9 10 (10.31%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.25%) JSON
11 7 (7.22%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (6.19%) Ember.js
13 4 (4.12%) Web Services
13 4 (4.12%) XHTML
14 3 (3.09%) Ajax
14 3 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (3.09%) Django
15 2 (2.06%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) W3C
2 2 (2.06%) Social Media
3 1 (1.03%) Xbox
3 1 (1.03%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Android
2 3 (3.09%) Windows
2 3 (3.09%) Linux
2 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.09%) Debian
2 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.02%) Responsive Web Design
2 20 (20.62%) Web Development
3 13 (13.40%) MVC
4 12 (12.37%) Web Accessibility
5 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing
5 7 (7.22%) Web Design
6 6 (6.19%) Content Management
6 6 (6.19%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.12%) Project Management
8 4 (4.12%) SEO
9 3 (3.09%) OO
9 3 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.09%) Pair Programming
10 2 (2.06%) TDD
10 2 (2.06%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.06%) Integration Testing
10 2 (2.06%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (1.03%) ERP
11 1 (1.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 89 (91.75%) JavaScript
2 9 (9.28%) PHP
3 7 (7.22%) Java
4 5 (5.15%) C#
5 3 (3.09%) Delphi
5 3 (3.09%) SQL
5 3 (3.09%) VBA
5 3 (3.09%) Python
6 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Plesk
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) Facebook
3 6 (6.19%) Apple
4 2 (2.06%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.06%) Adobe
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle
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