Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 97 106
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 -20
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 482 378 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.66% 3.03% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 3.38% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 396 297 303
North West median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% -4.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,125 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 11856 11193 11351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.04% 89.86% 89.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9434 9327 9376
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,175 £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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +10 356 £38,500 +2.67% 35
Cheshire -10 54 £37,500 +4.17% 6
Lancashire +12 39 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Merseyside +19 31 £36,000 +10.77% 17
Cumbria - 1 £25,000 -
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 425 (88.17%) JavaScript
2 412 (85.48%) HTML
2 412 (85.48%) CSS
3 228 (47.30%) AngularJS
4 223 (46.27%) jQuery
5 216 (44.81%) HTML5
6 182 (37.76%) React
7 171 (35.48%) CSS3
8 165 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (29.67%) Git (software)
9 143 (29.67%) PHP
10 139 (28.84%) Sass
11 137 (28.42%) User Experience
12 136 (28.22%) Node.js
13 128 (26.56%) Web Development
14 84 (17.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 81 (16.80%) E-Commerce
16 74 (15.35%) .NET
17 73 (15.15%) MVC
18 71 (14.73%) Finance
19 68 (14.11%) Software Engineering
20 60 (12.45%) Scrum
20 60 (12.45%) Angular 2
21 58 (12.03%) Responsive Web Design
21 58 (12.03%) OO
21 58 (12.03%) TDD
22 57 (11.83%) gulp
23 56 (11.62%) MySQL
24 55 (11.41%) Java
25 54 (11.20%) LESS

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 44 (9.13%) WordPress
2 41 (8.51%) CMS
3 15 (3.11%) IIS
4 12 (2.49%) EPiServer
5 9 (1.87%) Apache
6 8 (1.66%) Drupal
7 7 (1.45%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.24%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.04%) ExpressionEngine
9 5 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.62%) Confluence
10 3 (0.62%) Facebook Platform
10 3 (0.62%) nginx
11 2 (0.41%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
Applications
1 35 (7.26%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.11%) FileZilla
3 11 (2.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.62%) GIMP
6 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.21%) InDesign
7 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (7.47%) Magento
2 11 (2.28%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (2.28%) Shopify
3 3 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.36%) SaaS
2 20 (4.15%) npm
3 17 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.32%) GitHub
5 13 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 10 (2.07%) Sage Pay
7 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.45%) Route 53
9 6 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.41%) Office 365
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.21%) Firebase
11 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.60%) Internet
2 15 (3.11%) FTP
2 15 (3.11%) SMTP
3 12 (2.49%) HTTP
4 2 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.62%) MySQL
2 16 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.28%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (1.24%) Big Data
5 6 (1.24%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.41%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 143 (29.67%) Git (software)
2 57 (11.83%) gulp
3 51 (10.58%) Grunt
4 35 (7.26%) Subversion
5 20 (4.15%) webpack
6 17 (3.53%) Jasmine
7 13 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.28%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.07%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.66%) JIRA
10 8 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.24%) Gradle
11 6 (1.24%) PostCSS
12 5 (1.04%) Babel
12 5 (1.04%) QUnit
13 4 (0.83%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.83%) git-flow
13 4 (0.83%) Selenium
14 3 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 71 (14.73%) Finance
2 53 (11.00%) Marketing
3 40 (8.30%) Advertising
4 34 (7.05%) Retail
5 22 (4.56%) Multimedia
6 17 (3.53%) Games
7 14 (2.90%) Electronics
8 12 (2.49%) Banking
9 11 (2.28%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.28%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.66%) Law
11 5 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.83%) Automotive
13 3 (0.62%) Legal
13 3 (0.62%) Publishing
14 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 456 (94.61%) Developer
2 346 (71.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 126 (26.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 70 (14.52%) Senior Developer
5 68 (14.11%) HTML Developer
6 60 (12.45%) Web Developer
7 56 (11.62%) Angular Developer
8 55 (11.41%) HTML CSS Developer
9 47 (9.75%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 47 (9.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 28 (5.81%) PHP Developer
11 20 (4.15%) Node.js Developer
12 19 (3.94%) Junior
12 19 (3.94%) Junior Developer
12 19 (3.94%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 16 (3.32%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (3.11%) UI Developer
15 13 (2.70%) Magento Developer
16 9 (1.87%) Designer
16 9 (1.87%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (85.48%) CSS
1 412 (85.48%) HTML
2 228 (47.30%) AngularJS
3 223 (46.27%) jQuery
4 216 (44.81%) HTML5
5 182 (37.76%) React
6 171 (35.48%) CSS3
7 139 (28.84%) Sass
8 136 (28.22%) Node.js
9 84 (17.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 74 (15.35%) .NET
11 60 (12.45%) Angular 2
12 54 (11.20%) LESS
13 51 (10.58%) REST
14 50 (10.37%) Ajax
15 41 (8.51%) JSON
16 32 (6.64%) Backbone.js
16 32 (6.64%) Web Services
17 30 (6.22%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (6.22%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 137 (28.42%) User Experience
2 42 (8.71%) Mobile App
3 34 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (4.36%) e-Learning
5 20 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.70%) RIA
7 11 (2.28%) Graphic Design
8 10 (2.07%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.87%) Fintech
10 8 (1.66%) W3C
11 6 (1.24%) Online Banking
12 5 (1.04%) Animation
12 5 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.83%) iPad
14 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.62%) Social Media
14 3 (0.62%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.19%) Linux
2 13 (2.70%) Android
2 13 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.83%) Ubuntu
3 4 (0.83%) Windows
4 2 (0.41%) Unix
5 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (26.56%) Web Development
3 81 (16.80%) E-Commerce
4 73 (15.15%) MVC
5 68 (14.11%) Software Engineering
6 60 (12.45%) Scrum
7 58 (12.03%) OO
7 58 (12.03%) Responsive Web Design
7 58 (12.03%) TDD
8 52 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (8.71%) SEO
9 42 (8.71%) Unit Testing
10 32 (6.64%) Wireframes
11 28 (5.81%) OOP
12 27 (5.60%) DevOps
13 25 (5.19%) Test Automation
14 23 (4.77%) OOD
15 22 (4.56%) BDD
15 22 (4.56%) Collaborative Working
16 19 (3.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 425 (88.17%) JavaScript
2 143 (29.67%) PHP
3 55 (11.41%) Java
4 45 (9.34%) C#
5 43 (8.92%) SQL
6 32 (6.64%) ES6
7 23 (4.77%) TypeScript
8 20 (4.15%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.53%) Ruby
10 15 (3.11%) VBScript
11 10 (2.07%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.45%) C++
12 7 (1.45%) XPath
13 6 (1.24%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.24%) Python
13 6 (1.24%) Scala
14 5 (1.04%) C
14 5 (1.04%) Perl
15 4 (0.83%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.62%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 35 (7.26%) Degree
2 9 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.28%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (1.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Varnish
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.21%) Kibana
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) Plesk
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (4.98%) Adobe
2 20 (4.15%) Google
3 16 (3.32%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.11%) PayPal
5 14 (2.90%) SAP
6 12 (2.49%) Capita
7 10 (2.07%) CyberSource
8 8 (1.66%) Twitter
9 7 (1.45%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.45%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.24%) Zend
11 5 (1.04%) Facebook
12 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.62%) hybris
13 1 (0.21%) Apigee
13 1 (0.21%) Apple
13 1 (0.21%) MuleSoft
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle
13 1 (0.21%) Samsung
13 1 (0.21%) Sun