Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 112 153
Rank change year-on-year -44 +41 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 253 373 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.15% 2.92% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 3.02% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 218 320 223
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £28,675 £27,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £54,125 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,374 12,361 11,839
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 96.66% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9,183 9,911 9,990
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West.

Salary trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the North West

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 October 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 -20 212 £42,500 +11.11% 86
Cheshire -3 19 £38,000 +1.33% 8
Lancashire -14 9 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Merseyside +8 8 £35,000 -3.45% 8
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 North West region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 227 (89.72%) JavaScript
2 226 (89.33%) Front End Development
3 210 (83.00%) CSS
4 209 (82.61%) HTML
5 148 (58.50%) AngularJS
6 131 (51.78%) React
7 117 (46.25%) HTML5
8 94 (37.15%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (34.78%) CSS3
10 72 (28.46%) User Experience
10 72 (28.46%) Sass
11 69 (27.27%) Node.js
12 54 (21.34%) jQuery
13 50 (19.76%) Git (software)
14 47 (18.58%) Web Development
15 45 (17.79%) Vue.js
16 44 (17.39%) LESS
17 41 (16.21%) Responsive Web Design
18 40 (15.81%) gulp
19 39 (15.42%) C#
19 39 (15.42%) .NET
20 38 (15.02%) PHP
21 35 (13.83%) SEO
22 34 (13.44%) webpack
23 33 (13.04%) Grunt
24 31 (12.25%) Unit Testing
24 31 (12.25%) E-Commerce
25 30 (11.86%) MVC
25 30 (11.86%) Ember.js
26 29 (11.46%) TDD

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 15 (5.93%) WordPress
2 12 (4.74%) CMS
3 7 (2.77%) Apache
4 6 (2.37%) IIS
5 3 (1.19%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.79%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.79%) Perch
6 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.56%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.49%) npm
2 11 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.56%) Yarn
5 6 (2.37%) GitHub
6 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.19%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.19%) SaaS
7 2 (0.79%) Asana
7 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.40%) Force.com
8 1 (0.40%) IaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Office 365
8 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.56%) HTTP
2 6 (2.37%) Internet
3 2 (0.79%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.35%) MySQL
1 11 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.98%) Big Data
4 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.58%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.58%) QlikView
6 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.19%) Redis
7 2 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 50 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 40 (15.81%) gulp
3 34 (13.44%) webpack
4 33 (13.04%) Grunt
5 21 (8.30%) Visual Studio
6 13 (5.14%) Babel
7 11 (4.35%) Protractor
8 10 (3.95%) Jasmine
9 9 (3.56%) Mocha
9 9 (3.56%) Subversion
10 8 (3.16%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (3.16%) Selenium
11 6 (2.37%) Appium
12 5 (1.98%) JIRA
12 5 (1.98%) PhantomJS
13 3 (1.19%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.19%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.79%) GitLab
14 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (8.30%) Finance
2 19 (7.51%) Banking
3 14 (5.53%) Games
3 14 (5.53%) Investment Banking
3 14 (5.53%) Law
4 9 (3.56%) Retail
5 8 (3.16%) Advertising
6 6 (2.37%) Marketing
7 5 (1.98%) Legal
8 3 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (83.00%) CSS
2 209 (82.61%) HTML
3 148 (58.50%) AngularJS
4 131 (51.78%) React
5 117 (46.25%) HTML5
6 88 (34.78%) CSS3
7 72 (28.46%) Sass
8 69 (27.27%) Node.js
9 54 (21.34%) jQuery
10 45 (17.79%) Vue.js
11 44 (17.39%) LESS
12 39 (15.42%) .NET
13 30 (11.86%) Ember.js
14 28 (11.07%) RESTful
15 23 (9.09%) ASP.NET
16 22 (8.70%) Ajax
16 22 (8.70%) Angular 2
17 20 (7.91%) React Native
18 19 (7.51%) Redux
19 18 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 72 (28.46%) User Experience
2 19 (7.51%) Fintech
3 15 (5.93%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.14%) Online Banking
5 12 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.19%) State Machine
10 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.79%) W3C
10 2 (0.79%) Xbox
11 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.40%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.74%) Linux
2 6 (2.37%) Android
2 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.58%) Windows
4 2 (0.79%) Unix
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (89.33%) Front End Development
2 94 (37.15%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (18.58%) Web Development
4 41 (16.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 35 (13.83%) SEO
6 31 (12.25%) E-Commerce
6 31 (12.25%) Unit Testing
7 30 (11.86%) MVC
8 29 (11.46%) TDD
9 20 (7.91%) Mobile First
9 20 (7.91%) OOP
10 18 (7.11%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (6.32%) SDLC
11 16 (6.32%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.53%) Risk Management
12 14 (5.53%) Wealth Management
13 13 (5.14%) OO
13 13 (5.14%) Test Automation
14 12 (4.74%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 227 (89.72%) JavaScript
2 39 (15.42%) C#
3 38 (15.02%) PHP
4 28 (11.07%) ES6
5 14 (5.53%) Java
6 10 (3.95%) TypeScript
7 7 (2.77%) SQL
8 4 (1.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.40%) C
9 1 (0.40%) ES7
9 1 (0.40%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.40%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.56%) SLA
2 7 (2.77%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (3.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (3.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.58%) Google
2 4 (1.58%) Tableau
3 3 (1.19%) Adobe
3 3 (1.19%) Twitter
4 2 (0.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.40%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.40%) Facebook
5 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.40%) SAP
5 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.40%) Software AG
5 1 (0.40%) Sony
5 1 (0.40%) webMethods