Period
to 23 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 August 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 152 150
Rank change year-on-year +36 -2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 118 76 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.28% 1.39% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.45% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83 51 53
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,920 5,236 5,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.77% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,176 3,534 3,190
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,748 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,375 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Scotland

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Scotland

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in Scotland

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 August 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
Glasgow +72 78 £40,000 +8.11% 19
Edinburgh -32 26 £40,000 -23.81% 12
Stirling +8 4 £41,500 +18.57%
South Lanarkshire +4 2 £38,750 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £33,750 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Scotland region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 109 (92.37%) Front End Development
2 100 (84.75%) JavaScript
3 98 (83.05%) CSS
4 89 (75.42%) HTML
5 60 (50.85%) AngularJS
6 51 (43.22%) React
7 47 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (35.59%) Git (software)
9 37 (31.36%) User Experience
9 37 (31.36%) Web Development
10 34 (28.81%) HTML5
11 30 (25.42%) CSS3
12 25 (21.19%) gulp
13 24 (20.34%) RESTful
13 24 (20.34%) Finance
14 21 (17.80%) TDD
15 20 (16.95%) BDD
15 20 (16.95%) Node.js
15 20 (16.95%) webpack
16 19 (16.10%) ES6
17 18 (15.25%) npm
17 18 (15.25%) TypeScript
18 17 (14.41%) Sass
18 17 (14.41%) Adobe
18 17 (14.41%) Greenfield Project
19 16 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
19 16 (13.56%) Apple iOS
19 16 (13.56%) Android
20 15 (12.71%) jQuery
21 14 (11.86%) Fintech

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (5.08%) WordPress
2 2 (1.69%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.85%) Figma
2 1 (0.85%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.25%) npm
2 12 (10.17%) AWS
3 6 (5.08%) Azure
4 5 (4.24%) Datadog
5 4 (3.39%) GCP
5 4 (3.39%) Serverless
6 3 (2.54%) G Suite
6 3 (2.54%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.69%) GitHub
7 2 (1.69%) Yarn
8 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.08%) Couchbase
3 5 (4.24%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.24%) Mixpanel
4 3 (2.54%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.54%) MySQL
4 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (35.59%) Git (software)
2 25 (21.19%) gulp
3 20 (16.95%) webpack
4 10 (8.47%) Subversion
5 8 (6.78%) Grunt
5 8 (6.78%) Mocha
6 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.54%) Hudson
7 3 (2.54%) PostCSS
8 2 (1.69%) Selenium
9 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Marketing
3 3 (2.54%) Automotive
3 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Games
4 2 (1.69%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (83.05%) CSS
2 89 (75.42%) HTML
3 60 (50.85%) AngularJS
4 51 (43.22%) React
5 34 (28.81%) HTML5
6 30 (25.42%) CSS3
7 24 (20.34%) RESTful
8 20 (16.95%) Node.js
9 17 (14.41%) Sass
10 15 (12.71%) jQuery
11 12 (10.17%) JSON
12 11 (9.32%) Vue.js
13 10 (8.47%) Redux
14 9 (7.63%) .NET
14 9 (7.63%) Angular 2
15 7 (5.93%) Chai
15 7 (5.93%) Ionic Framework
15 7 (5.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (5.08%) Spring
17 5 (4.24%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.36%) User Experience
2 17 (14.41%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.85%) Animation
6 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Android
1 16 (13.56%) Apple iOS
2 12 (10.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (92.37%) Front End Development
2 47 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (31.36%) Web Development
4 21 (17.80%) TDD
5 20 (16.95%) BDD
6 16 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (11.86%) Fintech
8 12 (10.17%) MVC
9 11 (9.32%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.63%) Microservices
10 9 (7.63%) Technology Roadmap
11 7 (5.93%) Android Development
11 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.93%) iOS Development
11 7 (5.93%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.08%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 6 (5.08%) High Availability
12 6 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.08%) Mobile Development
13 5 (4.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 100 (84.75%) JavaScript
2 19 (16.10%) ES6
3 18 (15.25%) TypeScript
4 12 (10.17%) Java
5 10 (8.47%) PHP
5 10 (8.47%) Python
6 7 (5.93%) C#
7 6 (5.08%) Ruby
8 3 (2.54%) SQL
9 2 (1.69%) ES7
10 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Consul
1 5 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.24%) Terraform
2 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Adobe
2 7 (5.93%) Google
3 3 (2.54%) WooCommerce