Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 94 125
Rank change year-on-year +22 +31 -40
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 528 396 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.13% 3.19% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.54% 3.53% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 448 313 252
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,025
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,637 11,225 10,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.99% 90.54% 88.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9,329 9,353 8,869
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,453 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the North West

Front End Development
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front End Development in the North West.

Salary trend for Front End Development in the North West

Front End Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Front End Development in the North West

Front End Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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
Manchester +19 377 £40,000 +6.67% 106
Cheshire -11 68 £40,000 +14.29% 22
Merseyside +50 52 £36,000 +20.00% 12
Lancashire +5 30 £35,000 +2.94% 8
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 454 (85.98%) JavaScript
2 435 (82.39%) CSS
3 423 (80.11%) HTML
4 251 (47.54%) AngularJS
5 239 (45.27%) React
6 213 (40.34%) HTML5
7 203 (38.45%) jQuery
8 180 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
9 172 (32.58%) CSS3
10 169 (32.01%) PHP
11 158 (29.92%) User Experience
12 144 (27.27%) Node.js
13 142 (26.89%) Sass
14 136 (25.76%) Web Development
14 136 (25.76%) Git (software)
15 103 (19.51%) Software Engineering
16 90 (17.05%) E-Commerce
17 73 (13.83%) MySQL
18 72 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
19 71 (13.45%) gulp
19 71 (13.45%) MVC
20 68 (12.88%) Java
21 65 (12.31%) OO
22 64 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 61 (11.55%) Grunt
24 60 (11.36%) Finance
25 57 (10.80%) Angular 2
26 56 (10.61%) LESS
26 56 (10.61%) SEO
27 55 (10.42%) .NET

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 50 (9.47%) CMS
2 45 (8.52%) WordPress
3 12 (2.27%) Apache
4 9 (1.70%) Drupal
5 8 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.95%) ExpressionEngine
9 4 (0.76%) nginx
9 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.57%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.38%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.38%) Facebook Platform
11 2 (0.38%) Kentico
11 2 (0.38%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.19%) Confluence
12 1 (0.19%) IIS
12 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
Applications
1 32 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.14%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.19%) InDesign
6 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (7.58%) Magento
2 11 (2.08%) Shopify
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.68%) npm
2 20 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 16 (3.03%) SaaS
4 12 (2.27%) GitHub
5 7 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.33%) Route 53
6 6 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.76%) Firebase
7 4 (0.76%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.38%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Heroku
9 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.06%) Internet
2 8 (1.52%) HTTP
3 2 (0.38%) DNS
3 2 (0.38%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.83%) MySQL
2 21 (3.98%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.76%) Big Data
10 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.38%) Redis
12 1 (0.19%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.19%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 136 (25.76%) Git (software)
2 71 (13.45%) gulp
3 61 (11.55%) Grunt
4 41 (7.77%) webpack
5 17 (3.22%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.84%) Jasmine
7 11 (2.08%) Subversion
8 10 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.70%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (1.33%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.14%) Gradle
13 5 (0.95%) Babel
13 5 (0.95%) JIRA
13 5 (0.95%) Selenium
14 4 (0.76%) Ant
14 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.76%) PostCSS
14 4 (0.76%) Xcode
15 3 (0.57%) PhantomJS
General
1 60 (11.36%) Finance
2 49 (9.28%) Advertising
3 47 (8.90%) Retail
4 32 (6.06%) Marketing
5 23 (4.36%) Games
6 16 (3.03%) Multimedia
7 14 (2.65%) Banking
8 9 (1.70%) Automotive
9 7 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.95%) Publishing
11 4 (0.76%) Law
11 4 (0.76%) Legal
11 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.57%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 489 (92.61%) Developer
2 358 (67.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 108 (20.45%) JavaScript Developer
4 77 (14.58%) Senior Developer
5 73 (13.83%) HTML Developer
6 65 (12.31%) HTML CSS Developer
7 60 (11.36%) Angular Developer
8 57 (10.80%) Web Developer
9 47 (8.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 40 (7.58%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 34 (6.44%) PHP Developer
11 34 (6.44%) React Developer
12 27 (5.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 22 (4.17%) Junior
13 22 (4.17%) Junior Developer
14 20 (3.79%) UI Developer
15 18 (3.41%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 15 (2.84%) Magento Developer
17 14 (2.65%) Node.js Developer
18 12 (2.27%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (82.39%) CSS
2 423 (80.11%) HTML
3 251 (47.54%) AngularJS
4 239 (45.27%) React
5 213 (40.34%) HTML5
6 203 (38.45%) jQuery
7 172 (32.58%) CSS3
8 144 (27.27%) Node.js
9 142 (26.89%) Sass
10 64 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 57 (10.80%) Angular 2
12 56 (10.61%) LESS
13 55 (10.42%) .NET
14 52 (9.85%) Ajax
15 49 (9.28%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 35 (6.63%) Ember.js
17 33 (6.25%) Laravel
17 33 (6.25%) Redux
18 29 (5.49%) Web Services
19 28 (5.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 158 (29.92%) User Experience
2 45 (8.52%) Mobile App
3 41 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.84%) e-Learning
6 11 (2.08%) Graphic Design
6 11 (2.08%) RIA
7 8 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.52%) Fintech
8 6 (1.14%) Social Media
9 5 (0.95%) Animation
9 5 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.76%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.57%) W3C
11 3 (0.57%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.38%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.38%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.20%) Linux
2 20 (3.79%) Android
2 20 (3.79%) Apple iOS
3 9 (1.70%) Windows
4 7 (1.33%) Unix
5 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (25.76%) Web Development
3 103 (19.51%) Software Engineering
4 90 (17.05%) E-Commerce
5 72 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 71 (13.45%) MVC
7 65 (12.31%) OO
8 56 (10.61%) SEO
9 52 (9.85%) Scrum
10 44 (8.33%) Wireframes
11 42 (7.95%) Unit Testing
12 40 (7.58%) TDD
13 35 (6.63%) OOP
14 27 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 23 (4.36%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 23 (4.36%) Test Automation
17 22 (4.17%) B2B
18 21 (3.98%) Mobile Development
19 19 (3.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 454 (85.98%) JavaScript
2 169 (32.01%) PHP
3 68 (12.88%) Java
4 41 (7.77%) C#
5 35 (6.63%) SQL
6 31 (5.87%) ES6
7 21 (3.98%) TypeScript
8 14 (2.65%) Ruby
9 13 (2.46%) Objective-C
10 10 (1.89%) Perl
10 10 (1.89%) Python
11 8 (1.52%) C++
12 7 (1.33%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.95%) C
13 5 (0.95%) ES7
14 4 (0.76%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.76%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.76%) Scala
15 3 (0.57%) GraphQL
15 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (6.06%) Degree
2 9 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.19%) CIPFA
3 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.70%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Varnish
2 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.19%) Kibana
2 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.19%) Plesk
2 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (7.01%) Google
2 31 (5.87%) Adobe
3 21 (3.98%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.41%) Capita
5 10 (1.89%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.52%) Twitter
6 8 (1.52%) Zend
7 6 (1.14%) Facebook
7 6 (1.14%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.95%) SAP
9 4 (0.76%) hybris
10 3 (0.57%) IBM
11 2 (0.38%) Apple
11 2 (0.38%) Kony
12 1 (0.19%) Apigee
12 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.19%) Demandware
12 1 (0.19%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.19%) Samsung
12 1 (0.19%) WooCommerce