Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 171 113
Rank change year-on-year +57 -58 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 116 59 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.29% 1.07% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 1.11% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 84 47 59
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,900 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 4,845 5,314 4,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.64% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,175 3,505 2,879
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £62,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.28%

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 16 January 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 16 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
Glasgow +32 69 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Edinburgh +38 43 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Dundee +13 1 - -
Stirling +6 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Fife +1 1 - -
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 16 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 Scotland region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 113 (97.41%) Front End Development
2 100 (86.21%) JavaScript
3 79 (68.10%) CSS
4 76 (65.52%) HTML
5 54 (46.55%) AngularJS
6 44 (37.93%) React
7 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (31.03%) Web Development
9 30 (25.86%) Git (software)
9 30 (25.86%) User Experience
10 28 (24.14%) Sass
10 28 (24.14%) PHP
11 23 (19.83%) Java
12 21 (18.10%) npm
13 20 (17.24%) C#
14 19 (16.38%) .NET
15 18 (15.52%) HTML5
15 18 (15.52%) jQuery
15 18 (15.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (15.52%) webpack
16 17 (14.66%) gulp
16 17 (14.66%) ES6
16 17 (14.66%) MySQL
17 16 (13.79%) CMS
17 16 (13.79%) Redux
18 15 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (12.93%) Fintech
18 15 (12.93%) Grunt
18 15 (12.93%) E-Commerce
19 13 (11.21%) MVC

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 16 (13.79%) CMS
2 4 (3.45%) JBoss
3 3 (2.59%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.72%) WordPress
5 1 (0.86%) concrete5
5 1 (0.86%) Confluence
5 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.86%) InVision
1 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.10%) npm
2 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.72%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.86%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) MySQL
2 7 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.31%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.59%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.86%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.86%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.86%) Mixpanel
6 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (25.86%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.52%) webpack
3 17 (14.66%) gulp
4 15 (12.93%) Grunt
5 12 (10.34%) Subversion
6 6 (5.17%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (5.17%) Mocha
6 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio Code
6 6 (5.17%) Xdebug
7 5 (4.31%) Hudson
8 4 (3.45%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.45%) Maven
9 2 (1.72%) PostCSS
10 1 (0.86%) Babel
10 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.86%) Bower
10 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.86%) WebStorm
General
1 12 (10.34%) Retail
2 5 (4.31%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Marketing
3 1 (0.86%) Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (68.10%) CSS
2 76 (65.52%) HTML
3 54 (46.55%) AngularJS
4 44 (37.93%) React
5 28 (24.14%) Sass
6 19 (16.38%) .NET
7 18 (15.52%) HTML5
7 18 (15.52%) jQuery
7 18 (15.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (13.79%) Redux
9 13 (11.21%) Angular 2
9 13 (11.21%) Node.js
10 12 (10.34%) Laravel
10 12 (10.34%) Symfony
11 10 (8.62%) CSS3
12 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET
12 8 (6.90%) RESTful
13 7 (6.03%) Ajax
13 7 (6.03%) REST
13 7 (6.03%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.86%) User Experience
2 15 (12.93%) Fintech
3 8 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.59%) Internet of Things
4 3 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.86%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.86%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.86%) Android
1 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (97.41%) Front End Development
2 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (31.03%) Web Development
4 15 (12.93%) E-Commerce
4 15 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.21%) MVC
6 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.62%) Computer Science
8 8 (6.90%) BDD
8 8 (6.90%) TDD
9 7 (6.03%) OO
9 7 (6.03%) Scrum
10 6 (5.17%) Data Privacy
10 6 (5.17%) Decision-Making
10 6 (5.17%) OOP
10 6 (5.17%) Refactoring
10 6 (5.17%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.17%) Test Automation
10 6 (5.17%) Web Operations
11 5 (4.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (86.21%) JavaScript
2 28 (24.14%) PHP
3 23 (19.83%) Java
4 20 (17.24%) C#
5 17 (14.66%) ES6
6 10 (8.62%) TypeScript
7 8 (6.90%) Ruby
7 8 (6.90%) SQL
8 7 (6.03%) Python
9 6 (5.17%) ES7
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) Degree
2 9 (7.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.86%) Consul
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (5.17%) Zend
2 5 (4.31%) Google
3 3 (2.59%) Adobe
4 2 (1.72%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.86%) Xamarin