Period
to 27 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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 > South East
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 141 149
Rank change year-on-year +59 +8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 410 469 585
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.59% 2.07% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 2.17% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 441 424 579
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,950
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 10,857 21,628 25,905
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.61% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 8,752 17,839 21,724
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East.

Salary trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South East

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 27 February 2021. 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
Thames Valley +36 146 £52,500 -4.55% 20
Hampshire +73 103 £46,250 +2.78% 18
Berkshire +20 87 £52,500 -4.55% 9
Surrey +61 66 £52,500 +10.53% 13
West Sussex +53 44 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Oxfordshire +44 33 £50,000 +7.53% 7
Buckinghamshire +45 26 £65,000 +44.44% 4
East Sussex +5 23 £45,000 - 11
Kent +30 14 £32,500 -10.96% 4
Sussex - 13 £50,000 -
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 South East region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 361 (88.05%) Front End Development
2 319 (77.80%) JavaScript
3 302 (73.66%) CSS
4 293 (71.46%) HTML
5 164 (40.00%) React
6 155 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
7 145 (35.37%) AngularJS
8 127 (30.98%) HTML5
9 122 (29.76%) jQuery
10 119 (29.02%) User Experience
11 115 (28.05%) TypeScript
12 104 (25.37%) Git (software)
13 97 (23.66%) Node.js
14 92 (22.44%) Web Development
15 91 (22.20%) Sass
16 79 (19.27%) Vue.js
17 75 (18.29%) Java
18 70 (17.07%) CSS3
18 70 (17.07%) Unit Testing
19 60 (14.63%) Scrum
20 58 (14.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 57 (13.90%) Redux
22 56 (13.66%) C#
23 51 (12.44%) PHP
24 48 (11.71%) REST
25 47 (11.46%) ES6
26 46 (11.22%) Software Engineering
27 44 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
28 43 (10.49%) .NET
29 42 (10.24%) Python

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 35 (8.54%) CMS
2 18 (4.39%) WordPress
3 12 (2.93%) Apache
4 11 (2.68%) JBoss
4 11 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.68%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.44%) Confluence
6 8 (1.95%) Joomla!
7 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) IIS
8 1 (0.24%) nginx
8 1 (0.24%) SilverStripe
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (4.39%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.66%) Figma
3 7 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.46%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.24%) InVision
5 1 (0.24%) Marvel
5 1 (0.24%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.78%) Azure
2 23 (5.61%) SaaS
3 17 (4.15%) AWS
4 16 (3.90%) npm
5 14 (3.41%) Google Analytics
6 8 (1.95%) GCP
7 7 (1.71%) GitHub
8 3 (0.73%) Firebase
8 3 (0.73%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.24%) Apigee
9 1 (0.24%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.68%) HTTP
2 7 (1.71%) RTP
2 7 (1.71%) SSL
3 6 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.73%) Intranet
5 2 (0.49%) Extranet
5 2 (0.49%) Internet
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.63%) MySQL
2 18 (4.39%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.22%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 104 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 33 (8.05%) JIRA
3 19 (4.63%) JUnit
4 18 (4.39%) Bitbucket
4 18 (4.39%) Jasmine
4 18 (4.39%) Karma Test Runner
4 18 (4.39%) Protractor
5 12 (2.93%) gulp
5 12 (2.93%) webpack
6 11 (2.68%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.68%) IntelliJ
6 11 (2.68%) Selenium
7 8 (1.95%) Mockito
8 7 (1.71%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.98%) Storybook
10 3 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.24%) Ant
11 1 (0.24%) Maven
11 1 (0.24%) Subversion
11 1 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 30 (7.32%) Marketing
2 18 (4.39%) Finance
3 8 (1.95%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.22%) Electronics
5 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.98%) Games
7 3 (0.73%) Retail
8 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (73.66%) CSS
2 293 (71.46%) HTML
3 164 (40.00%) React
4 145 (35.37%) AngularJS
5 127 (30.98%) HTML5
6 122 (29.76%) jQuery
7 97 (23.66%) Node.js
8 91 (22.20%) Sass
9 79 (19.27%) Vue.js
10 70 (17.07%) CSS3
11 58 (14.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 57 (13.90%) Redux
13 48 (11.71%) REST
14 43 (10.49%) .NET
15 29 (7.07%) React Native
16 28 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 28 (6.83%) LESS
17 27 (6.59%) Ajax
18 25 (6.10%) Web Services
19 24 (5.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (29.02%) User Experience
2 44 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.68%) Acoustics
6 7 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.98%) Life Science
7 4 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.49%) PKI
10 1 (0.24%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.24%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.24%) NHS
10 1 (0.24%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.24%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.12%) Windows
2 11 (2.68%) Unix
3 9 (2.20%) Linux
4 4 (0.98%) Android
4 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (88.05%) Front End Development
2 155 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (22.44%) Web Development
4 70 (17.07%) Unit Testing
5 60 (14.63%) Scrum
6 46 (11.22%) Software Engineering
7 39 (9.51%) Microservices
8 35 (8.54%) TDD
9 27 (6.59%) OOP
10 25 (6.10%) Wireframes
11 22 (5.37%) Responsive Web Design
11 22 (5.37%) Test Automation
12 21 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (5.12%) E-Commerce
13 20 (4.88%) Analytical Thinking
14 18 (4.39%) Analytics
15 17 (4.15%) API Development
15 17 (4.15%) Digital Marketing
15 17 (4.15%) Mobile First
16 16 (3.90%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 319 (77.80%) JavaScript
2 115 (28.05%) TypeScript
3 75 (18.29%) Java
4 56 (13.66%) C#
5 51 (12.44%) PHP
6 47 (11.46%) ES6
7 42 (10.24%) Python
8 26 (6.34%) SQL
9 11 (2.68%) Scala
10 9 (2.20%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.46%) Ruby
12 5 (1.22%) C++
13 2 (0.49%) Groovy
14 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.24%) C
14 1 (0.24%) Clojure
14 1 (0.24%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.24%) Lisp
14 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (6.34%) Degree
2 8 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.98%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (9.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.68%) Puppet
3 9 (2.20%) Terraform
4 1 (0.24%) Kibana
4 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (4.39%) Adobe
1 18 (4.39%) Google
2 10 (2.44%) Sitecore
3 9 (2.20%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.46%) webMethods
5 5 (1.22%) SAP
6 2 (0.49%) Apple
6 2 (0.49%) Facebook
6 2 (0.49%) WooCommerce
6 2 (0.49%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.24%) Liquidlogic
7 1 (0.24%) Mapbox
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle
7 1 (0.24%) Spotify