Period
to 22 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 149 183
Rank change year-on-year +40 +34 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 379 281 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.93% 2.28% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 2.36% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 332 240 151
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +18.42%

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 12,532 11,912 10,938
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.77% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10,203 9,978 9,205
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +36 290 £40,000 +6.67% 73
Merseyside +35 40 £35,500 +18.33% 3
Cheshire -29 36 £37,500 +11.11% 4
Lancashire -7 12 £35,000 +7.69% 9
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 22 April 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.

1 366 (96.57%) Front End Development
2 356 (93.93%) JavaScript
3 354 (93.40%) CSS
4 336 (88.65%) HTML
5 218 (57.52%) AngularJS
6 190 (50.13%) React
7 185 (48.81%) HTML5
8 149 (39.31%) jQuery
9 140 (36.94%) CSS3
10 134 (35.36%) User Experience
11 128 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
12 126 (33.25%) Sass
13 117 (30.87%) Web Development
14 116 (30.61%) PHP
15 104 (27.44%) Node.js
16 83 (21.90%) Git (software)
17 68 (17.94%) Responsive Web Design
18 66 (17.41%) Grunt
19 63 (16.62%) SEO
20 62 (16.36%) LESS
20 62 (16.36%) gulp
21 58 (15.30%) Software Engineering
22 57 (15.04%) Ajax
23 52 (13.72%) Vue (Vue.js)
24 47 (12.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 44 (11.61%) Angular 2
26 41 (10.82%) MVC
27 40 (10.55%) Unit Testing
27 40 (10.55%) Redux
28 39 (10.29%) webpack

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 34 (8.97%) CMS
2 32 (8.44%) WordPress
3 11 (2.90%) Apache
4 8 (2.11%) Drupal
5 7 (1.85%) ExpressionEngine
6 4 (1.06%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.53%) IIS
8 2 (0.53%) Kentico
8 2 (0.53%) nginx
9 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 34 (8.97%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.58%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.26%) GIMP
4 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (5.28%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.39%) npm
2 14 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 12 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.37%) SaaS
6 5 (1.32%) GitHub
7 4 (1.06%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.79%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.26%) CheetahMail
10 1 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.26%) Pure360
10 1 (0.26%) Serverless
10 1 (0.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.64%) Internet
2 4 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.39%) MySQL
2 6 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.06%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (0.79%) Redis
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 83 (21.90%) Git (software)
2 66 (17.41%) Grunt
3 62 (16.36%) gulp
4 39 (10.29%) webpack
5 20 (5.28%) Jasmine
6 19 (5.01%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
7 12 (3.17%) Subversion
8 11 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.06%) Ant
9 4 (1.06%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.06%) Selenium
10 3 (0.79%) JIRA
10 3 (0.79%) PhantomJS
10 3 (0.79%) Protractor
10 3 (0.79%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.53%) Bundler
11 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 35 (9.23%) Retail
2 34 (8.97%) Games
3 33 (8.71%) Advertising
4 30 (7.92%) Finance
5 26 (6.86%) Marketing
6 11 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.11%) Automotive
8 6 (1.58%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.32%) Legal
10 4 (1.06%) Law
11 3 (0.79%) Banking
11 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (93.40%) CSS
2 336 (88.65%) HTML
3 218 (57.52%) AngularJS
4 190 (50.13%) React
5 185 (48.81%) HTML5
6 149 (39.31%) jQuery
7 140 (36.94%) CSS3
8 126 (33.25%) Sass
9 104 (27.44%) Node.js
10 62 (16.36%) LESS
11 57 (15.04%) Ajax
12 52 (13.72%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 47 (12.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 44 (11.61%) Angular 2
15 40 (10.55%) Redux
16 30 (7.92%) Ember.js
17 25 (6.60%) .NET
18 22 (5.80%) RESTful
19 18 (4.75%) REST
19 18 (4.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 134 (35.36%) User Experience
2 36 (9.50%) Mobile App
3 26 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.85%) Social Media
7 6 (1.58%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.32%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.06%) RIA
10 3 (0.79%) Blog
10 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.79%) Fintech
10 3 (0.79%) Life Science
11 2 (0.53%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.53%) Online Games
11 2 (0.53%) W3C
12 1 (0.26%) Animation
12 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.22%) Linux
2 15 (3.96%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.90%) Android
4 6 (1.58%) Windows
5 2 (0.53%) Unix
6 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (96.57%) Front End Development
2 128 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (30.87%) Web Development
4 68 (17.94%) Responsive Web Design
5 63 (16.62%) SEO
6 58 (15.30%) Software Engineering
7 41 (10.82%) MVC
8 40 (10.55%) Unit Testing
9 37 (9.76%) OO
10 33 (8.71%) Wireframes
11 31 (8.18%) E-Commerce
12 29 (7.65%) Scrum
13 24 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (5.01%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 18 (4.75%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 18 (4.75%) TDD
17 17 (4.49%) Mentoring
18 16 (4.22%) Customer Requirements
19 15 (3.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 356 (93.93%) JavaScript
2 116 (30.61%) PHP
3 34 (8.97%) Java
4 24 (6.33%) C#
5 21 (5.54%) TypeScript
6 13 (3.43%) ES6
6 13 (3.43%) Perl
6 13 (3.43%) SQL
7 9 (2.37%) Objective-C
8 7 (1.85%) Python
9 6 (1.58%) Ruby
10 4 (1.06%) C++
11 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) C
12 1 (0.26%) CFML
Qualifications
1 5 (1.32%) Degree
2 1 (0.26%) CIPFA
2 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.64%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) Kibana
Vendors
1 28 (7.39%) Adobe
2 19 (5.01%) Capita
3 16 (4.22%) Google
4 12 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.64%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.79%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.53%) Kony
7 2 (0.53%) SAP
7 2 (0.53%) Twitter
7 2 (0.53%) WooCommerce
8 1 (0.26%) Facebook
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) Sun
8 1 (0.26%) Zend