The table below looks at the statistics for the Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Rank 162 146 143
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 68 69 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.36% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.41% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 67 57 46
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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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
5468 4892 4144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.05% 96.68% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 4250 3413
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
Coventry +9 21 £32,500 +13.04% 2
Birmingham -5 15 £35,000 +27.27% 7
Warwickshire -27 13 £21,000 -35.38% 3
Solihull +11 6 £42,500 +88.88%
Worcestershire - 6 £31,500 - 3
Wolverhampton +6 4 £25,500 -7.27%
Staffordshire +2 4 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Shropshire +8 2 £60,000 +185.71% 7
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Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title.

1 140 (97.90%) CSS
2 134 (93.71%) HTML
3 123 (86.01%) Front End Development
4 114 (79.72%) JavaScript
5 97 (67.83%) HTML5
6 86 (60.14%) jQuery
7 79 (55.24%) CSS3
8 51 (35.66%) Photoshop
9 49 (34.27%) AngularJS
10 44 (30.77%) Sass
11 37 (25.87%) Web Design
11 37 (25.87%) Responsive Web Design
11 37 (25.87%) User Experience
12 33 (23.08%) Adobe
13 29 (20.28%) Git (software)
14 25 (17.48%) PHP
14 25 (17.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (16.78%) LESS
15 24 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (15.38%) Ajax
17 21 (14.69%) Web Development
17 21 (14.69%) MVC
18 20 (13.99%) CMS
18 20 (13.99%) gulp
19 19 (13.29%) .NET
20 18 (12.59%) Marketing
21 16 (11.19%) OOP
21 16 (11.19%) Node.js
22 15 (10.49%) MySQL
23 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Front End Developer (Client-Side 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 (Client-Side Developer) in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (13.99%) CMS
2 16 (11.19%) Node.js
3 5 (3.50%) WordPress
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (35.66%) Photoshop
2 9 (6.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (5.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.70%) GIMP
4 1 (0.70%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) GitHub
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.49%) MySQL
2 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (20.28%) Git (software)
2 20 (13.99%) gulp
3 13 (9.09%) Grunt
4 12 (8.39%) Subversion
5 5 (3.50%) Jasmine
5 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.80%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (2.80%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.40%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.70%) JIRA
8 1 (0.70%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.70%) Mocha
8 1 (0.70%) Protractor
General
1 18 (12.59%) Marketing
2 11 (7.69%) Games
3 8 (5.59%) Advertising
4 6 (4.20%) Finance
5 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (97.90%) CSS
2 134 (93.71%) HTML
3 97 (67.83%) HTML5
4 86 (60.14%) jQuery
5 79 (55.24%) CSS3
6 49 (34.27%) AngularJS
7 44 (30.77%) Sass
8 25 (17.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (16.78%) LESS
10 22 (15.38%) Ajax
11 19 (13.29%) .NET
12 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET
13 12 (8.39%) XHTML
14 9 (6.29%) Backbone.js
14 9 (6.29%) Semantic HTML
15 7 (4.90%) Modernizr
16 6 (4.20%) REST
17 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 5 (3.50%) LAMP
17 5 (3.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.87%) User Experience
2 6 (4.20%) W3C
3 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.10%) EPoS
5 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.70%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.50%) Android
1 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (86.01%) Front End Development
2 37 (25.87%) Responsive Web Design
2 37 (25.87%) Web Design
3 24 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.69%) MVC
4 21 (14.69%) Web Development
5 16 (11.19%) OOP
6 14 (9.79%) Data Protection
7 11 (7.69%) Scrum
8 9 (6.29%) TDD
9 7 (4.90%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.90%) Game Development
9 7 (4.90%) SEO
9 7 (4.90%) Time Management
10 6 (4.20%) SDLC
11 5 (3.50%) API Integration
11 5 (3.50%) Migration
11 5 (3.50%) Mobile First
11 5 (3.50%) Unit Testing
11 5 (3.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 114 (79.72%) JavaScript
2 25 (17.48%) PHP
3 11 (7.69%) Java
4 7 (4.90%) C#
5 5 (3.50%) SQL
6 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.40%) ES6
7 2 (1.40%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.70%) MCSD
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) QA
Vendors
1 33 (23.08%) Adobe
2 11 (7.69%) Twitter
3 7 (4.90%) Facebook
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle
5 2 (1.40%) Zend
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