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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front-End Developer
Rank 138 139 108
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Front-End Developer 70 52 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.26% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.34% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 58 42 85
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £21,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £43,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
4859 3890 4498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.09% 94.60% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4193 3173 3859
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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 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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Warwickshire +1 20 £38,750 +80.23% 3
Birmingham -19 14 £33,750 +3.84% 4
Shropshire -10 8 £21,000 -55.78%
Coventry -18 7 £35,000 -
Solihull 0 4 £22,500 +3.44%
Herefordshire - 4 £25,000 -
Walsall -1 3 £37,500 +11.11%
Wolverhampton -4 3 £27,500 -28.10% 1
Staffordshire -18 2 £32,500 -11.56% 3
Dudley - 1 £37,500 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Front-End Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 138 (97.87%) CSS
2 136 (96.45%) HTML
3 125 (88.65%) JavaScript
4 111 (78.72%) jQuery
5 105 (74.47%) HTML5
6 85 (60.28%) CSS3
7 58 (41.13%) Photoshop
8 45 (31.91%) Responsive Web Design
9 43 (30.50%) User Experience
10 38 (26.95%) MVC
11 37 (26.24%) PHP
12 31 (21.99%) JSON
13 30 (21.28%) .NET
14 29 (20.57%) OO
15 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
16 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET
17 24 (17.02%) Backbone.js
18 23 (16.31%) KnockoutJS
18 23 (16.31%) CMS
19 22 (15.60%) C#
19 22 (15.60%) Web Services
20 21 (14.89%) E-Commerce
20 21 (14.89%) Sass
21 20 (14.18%) Marketing
22 18 (12.77%) Web Development
22 18 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
22 18 (12.77%) RESTful
23 17 (12.06%) Retail
24 16 (11.35%) W3C
24 16 (11.35%) Underscore.js

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 23 (16.31%) CMS
2 13 (9.22%) WordPress
3 6 (4.26%) Node.js
4 2 (1.42%) nginx
4 2 (1.42%) Apache
4 2 (1.42%) Drupal
5 1 (0.71%) Joomla!
Applications
1 58 (41.13%) Photoshop
2 15 (10.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (3.55%) Fireworks
4 4 (2.84%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.42%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.42%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.67%) MySQL
2 6 (4.26%) Big Data
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.64%) Grunt
3 11 (7.80%) Subversion
4 9 (6.38%) Yeoman
5 8 (5.67%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.96%) JIRA
7 3 (2.13%) Ant
7 3 (2.13%) JUnit
7 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.13%) PHPUnit
7 3 (2.13%) Behat
7 3 (2.13%) Phing
8 2 (1.42%) Bower
9 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (14.18%) Marketing
2 17 (12.06%) Retail
3 10 (7.09%) Finance
4 8 (5.67%) Automotive
4 8 (5.67%) Back Office
5 4 (2.84%) Local Government
6 3 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (97.87%) CSS
2 136 (96.45%) HTML
3 111 (78.72%) jQuery
4 105 (74.47%) HTML5
5 85 (60.28%) CSS3
6 31 (21.99%) JSON
7 30 (21.28%) .NET
8 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET
9 24 (17.02%) Backbone.js
10 23 (16.31%) KnockoutJS
11 22 (15.60%) Web Services
12 21 (14.89%) Sass
13 18 (12.77%) RESTful
14 16 (11.35%) Underscore.js
15 12 (8.51%) XHTML
16 11 (7.80%) Smarty
16 11 (7.80%) Razor View Engine
16 11 (7.80%) Semantic HTML
16 11 (7.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (7.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (30.50%) User Experience
2 16 (11.35%) W3C
3 11 (7.80%) Mobile App
4 9 (6.38%) NHS
5 5 (3.55%) Social Network
5 5 (3.55%) iPhone
5 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.55%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.13%) Open Source
6 3 (2.13%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.42%) Online Games
8 1 (0.71%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.71%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.71%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.67%) Android
2 5 (3.55%) Windows
3 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.42%) Linux
4 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.91%) Responsive Web Design
2 38 (26.95%) MVC
3 29 (20.57%) OO
4 21 (14.89%) E-Commerce
5 18 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (12.77%) Web Development
6 13 (9.22%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.09%) Content Management
8 8 (5.67%) TDD
8 8 (5.67%) Web Accessibility
9 7 (4.96%) Project Management
10 6 (4.26%) Information Architecture
10 6 (4.26%) Usability Testing
10 6 (4.26%) Big Data Analytics
10 6 (4.26%) Data Analytics
10 6 (4.26%) Analytics
10 6 (4.26%) CRM
11 5 (3.55%) OOD
11 5 (3.55%) Scrum
11 5 (3.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 125 (88.65%) JavaScript
2 37 (26.24%) PHP
3 22 (15.60%) C#
4 7 (4.96%) ActionScript
4 7 (4.96%) ActionScript 3.0
5 6 (4.26%) SQL
6 4 (2.84%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.13%) VB
8 2 (1.42%) Ruby
8 2 (1.42%) PHP5
8 2 (1.42%) Java
8 2 (1.42%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.38%) Degree
2 2 (1.42%) VCP4
2 2 (1.42%) MCSD
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) cPanel
Vendors
1 11 (7.80%) Adobe
2 6 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.13%) Telerik
3 3 (2.13%) Zend
4 1 (0.71%) Twitter
4 1 (0.71%) Google
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