Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 115 151
Rank change year-on-year -9 +36 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 280 359 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.65% 2.86% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 2.95% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 235 307 231
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,275 £50,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 10,185 12,149 11,868
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 96.74% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8,280 9,717 10,012
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,135 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -13 221 £45,000 +20.00% 66
Cheshire +14 26 £41,250 +10.00% 6
Merseyside -9 16 £35,000 - 13
Lancashire -9 11 £45,000 +16.13% 3
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 21 January 2019, 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.

1 255 (91.07%) Front End Development
2 248 (88.57%) JavaScript
3 225 (80.36%) HTML
4 222 (79.29%) CSS
5 154 (55.00%) AngularJS
6 136 (48.57%) React
7 121 (43.21%) HTML5
8 112 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 95 (33.93%) CSS3
10 79 (28.21%) Node.js
11 78 (27.86%) Sass
12 69 (24.64%) Git (software)
13 66 (23.57%) User Experience
14 56 (20.00%) jQuery
15 52 (18.57%) RESTful
16 51 (18.21%) gulp
16 51 (18.21%) TDD
17 47 (16.79%) Web Development
18 43 (15.36%) Responsive Web Design
19 41 (14.64%) PHP
20 37 (13.21%) webpack
20 37 (13.21%) Grunt
20 37 (13.21%) Vue.js
21 36 (12.86%) ES6
22 33 (11.79%) LESS
22 33 (11.79%) C#
22 33 (11.79%) E-Commerce
23 32 (11.43%) SEO
24 31 (11.07%) Unit Testing
25 30 (10.71%) Ajax

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 22 (7.86%) CMS
2 11 (3.93%) Apache
3 10 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.57%) WordPress
4 9 (3.21%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.79%) Confluence
6 3 (1.07%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) Perch
7 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.36%) DNN
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.36%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (4.29%) Magento
2 2 (0.71%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.36%) npm
2 18 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.29%) Yarn
4 8 (2.86%) GitHub
5 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.71%) Asana
6 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.36%) Force.com
7 1 (0.36%) Office 365
7 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.64%) HTTP
2 10 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.64%) MySQL
2 12 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.57%) Redis
4 8 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.79%) Big Data
5 5 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.43%) QlikView
6 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 69 (24.64%) Git (software)
2 51 (18.21%) gulp
3 37 (13.21%) Grunt
3 37 (13.21%) webpack
4 22 (7.86%) Visual Studio
5 13 (4.64%) Protractor
6 12 (4.29%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.29%) JIRA
7 10 (3.57%) Babel
7 10 (3.57%) Mocha
7 10 (3.57%) Subversion
8 9 (3.21%) Selenium
9 8 (2.86%) Appium
9 8 (2.86%) Jasmine
9 8 (2.86%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.79%) Maven
11 3 (1.07%) GitLab
11 3 (1.07%) JMeter
11 3 (1.07%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (5.36%) Banking
2 14 (5.00%) Advertising
3 12 (4.29%) Legal
4 11 (3.93%) Finance
4 11 (3.93%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.93%) Law
5 10 (3.57%) Games
6 9 (3.21%) Retail
7 7 (2.50%) Publishing
8 5 (1.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (80.36%) HTML
2 222 (79.29%) CSS
3 154 (55.00%) AngularJS
4 136 (48.57%) React
5 121 (43.21%) HTML5
6 95 (33.93%) CSS3
7 79 (28.21%) Node.js
8 78 (27.86%) Sass
9 56 (20.00%) jQuery
10 52 (18.57%) RESTful
11 37 (13.21%) Vue.js
12 33 (11.79%) LESS
13 30 (10.71%) Ajax
13 30 (10.71%) Redux
14 27 (9.64%) .NET
15 25 (8.93%) Ember.js
16 23 (8.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (6.07%) React Native
18 16 (5.71%) Backbone.js
19 15 (5.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.57%) User Experience
2 13 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.57%) Online Banking
4 8 (2.86%) Fintech
5 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.14%) Life Science
6 6 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.07%) Xbox
9 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.71%) Animation
9 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.71%) Infotainment
9 2 (0.71%) W3C
10 1 (0.36%) Digital Signage
10 1 (0.36%) NHS
10 1 (0.36%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.86%) Linux
2 7 (2.50%) Windows
3 2 (0.71%) Android
3 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.36%) Unix
4 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (91.07%) Front End Development
2 112 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (18.21%) TDD
4 47 (16.79%) Web Development
5 43 (15.36%) Responsive Web Design
6 33 (11.79%) E-Commerce
7 32 (11.43%) SEO
8 31 (11.07%) Unit Testing
9 28 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 27 (9.64%) Mentoring
11 26 (9.29%) SDLC
12 22 (7.86%) BDD
13 21 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
14 19 (6.79%) Computer Science
14 19 (6.79%) Test Automation
15 17 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (6.07%) Mobile First
15 17 (6.07%) MVC
16 16 (5.71%) OOP
17 15 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 248 (88.57%) JavaScript
2 41 (14.64%) PHP
3 36 (12.86%) ES6
4 33 (11.79%) C#
5 21 (7.50%) Java
5 21 (7.50%) TypeScript
6 11 (3.93%) SQL
7 7 (2.50%) Python
8 6 (2.14%) Ruby
9 5 (1.79%) Apple Swift
9 5 (1.79%) C++
9 5 (1.79%) Kotlin
9 5 (1.79%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) ES7
10 1 (0.36%) F#
10 1 (0.36%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 18 (6.43%) Degree
2 10 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.57%) QA
2 8 (2.86%) GDPR
3 2 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (4.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.43%) Tableau
3 3 (1.07%) Adobe
3 3 (1.07%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.71%) Google
4 2 (0.71%) IBM
5 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.36%) Software AG
5 1 (0.36%) Sony
5 1 (0.36%) webMethods
5 1 (0.36%) WooCommerce