Period
to 5 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 138 126
Rank change year-on-year +41 -12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 146 217 256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.85% 2.12% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 2.22% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 136 208 247
Median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +12.73%
10th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £37,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £83,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +20.83% - +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,820 9,778 10,524
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 95.53% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4,183 8,689 9,390
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London.

Salary trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the City of London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the City of London region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £65,000 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Central London

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 141 (96.58%) Front End Development
2 107 (73.29%) JavaScript
3 77 (52.74%) HTML
3 77 (52.74%) React
4 75 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (50.00%) CSS
6 61 (41.78%) AngularJS
7 54 (36.99%) Finance
8 48 (32.88%) HTML5
9 43 (29.45%) Sass
10 39 (26.71%) User Experience
11 37 (25.34%) Vue.js
12 34 (23.29%) ES6
13 30 (20.55%) TypeScript
13 30 (20.55%) Fintech
14 28 (19.18%) TDD
15 27 (18.49%) Node.js
16 22 (15.07%) E-Commerce
17 21 (14.38%) Web Development
17 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
17 21 (14.38%) Redux
18 19 (13.01%) Project Management
19 18 (12.33%) Agile Project Management
19 18 (12.33%) Analytics
19 18 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
20 17 (11.64%) webpack
20 17 (11.64%) Jest
20 17 (11.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 17 (11.64%) SaaS
20 17 (11.64%) Software Engineering

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.05%) CMS
1 3 (2.05%) EPiServer
2 2 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Headless CMS
3 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Zeplin
2 11 (7.53%) Figma
3 1 (0.68%) InVision
3 1 (0.68%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Magento
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.68%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.64%) SaaS
2 12 (8.22%) Google Analytics
3 10 (6.85%) AWS
3 10 (6.85%) npm
4 3 (2.05%) Azure
4 3 (2.05%) GitHub
5 2 (1.37%) GCP
5 2 (1.37%) Serverless
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.37%) Blockchain
1 2 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (0.68%) Big Data
2 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.64%) webpack
3 9 (6.16%) gulp
3 9 (6.16%) Jasmine
4 7 (4.79%) Cypress.io
5 5 (3.42%) Grunt
5 5 (3.42%) Selenium
5 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.74%) Babel
6 4 (2.74%) MSTest
6 4 (2.74%) NUnit
7 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.05%) Mocha
7 3 (2.05%) Protractor
8 2 (1.37%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.37%) PhantomJS
8 2 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (36.99%) Finance
2 15 (10.27%) Retail
3 8 (5.48%) Law
4 7 (4.79%) Advertising
5 6 (4.11%) Marketing
6 3 (2.05%) Banking
6 3 (2.05%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (52.74%) HTML
1 77 (52.74%) React
2 73 (50.00%) CSS
3 61 (41.78%) AngularJS
4 48 (32.88%) HTML5
5 43 (29.45%) Sass
6 37 (25.34%) Vue.js
7 27 (18.49%) Node.js
8 21 (14.38%) Redux
9 17 (11.64%) Jest
9 17 (11.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (10.96%) CSS3
11 15 (10.27%) jQuery
12 14 (9.59%) Angular 2
12 14 (9.59%) LESS
13 13 (8.90%) REST
14 11 (7.53%) Semantic HTML
15 9 (6.16%) RESTful
16 8 (5.48%) GraphQL
17 6 (4.11%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.71%) User Experience
2 18 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) Derivative
4 4 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.05%) W3C
6 2 (1.37%) Blog
6 2 (1.37%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.85%) Linux
2 1 (0.68%) Android
2 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (96.58%) Front End Development
2 75 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.55%) Fintech
4 28 (19.18%) TDD
5 22 (15.07%) E-Commerce
6 21 (14.38%) Web Development
7 19 (13.01%) Project Management
8 18 (12.33%) Agile Project Management
8 18 (12.33%) Analytics
9 17 (11.64%) Scrum
9 17 (11.64%) Software Engineering
10 16 (10.96%) Kanban
11 12 (8.22%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 11 (7.53%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (6.85%) OO
13 10 (6.85%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.85%) Web Analytics
14 9 (6.16%) BDD
14 9 (6.16%) Unit Testing
14 9 (6.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 107 (73.29%) JavaScript
2 34 (23.29%) ES6
3 30 (20.55%) TypeScript
4 5 (3.42%) ES7
5 4 (2.74%) Java
5 4 (2.74%) Python
5 4 (2.74%) SQL
6 3 (2.05%) Go
7 2 (1.37%) C#
7 2 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (8.90%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (8.22%) Google
2 10 (6.85%) Twitter
3 5 (3.42%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.37%) Adobe
4 2 (1.37%) Optimizely
4 2 (1.37%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.68%) hybris
5 1 (0.68%) SAP