Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 May 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 > South West
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 185 179
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 201 164 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.89% 1.61% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.67% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 211 155 163
South West median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £25,450
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -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 South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10,284 9,830 10,859
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 96.77% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8,538 8,200 9,107
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
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 South 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 South West.

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

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

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

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the South West over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
Bristol -28 55 £35,000 -15.15% 12
Dorset -28 47 £37,000 +28.70% 6
Gloucestershire +49 44 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Somerset +31 19 £36,500 +12.31% 6
Wiltshire +3 16 £51,500 +76.07% 2
Cornwall -6 14 £35,000 - 2
Devon +4 8 £24,000 -26.15% 3
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

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

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

1 191 (95.02%) JavaScript
2 173 (86.07%) Front End Development
3 167 (83.08%) CSS
4 165 (82.09%) HTML
5 132 (65.67%) AngularJS
6 109 (54.23%) HTML5
7 94 (46.77%) jQuery
8 92 (45.77%) CSS3
9 91 (45.27%) React
10 59 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (26.87%) Web Development
12 51 (25.37%) Ember.js
13 50 (24.88%) Node.js
14 48 (23.88%) Responsive Web Design
15 47 (23.38%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 44 (21.89%) Sass
17 43 (21.39%) Redux
18 41 (20.40%) .NET
18 41 (20.40%) PHP
19 40 (19.90%) Git (software)
20 37 (18.41%) MVC
21 32 (15.92%) C#
22 28 (13.93%) Backbone.js
22 28 (13.93%) User Experience
22 28 (13.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 25 (12.44%) MongoDB
24 24 (11.94%) MEAN Stack
24 24 (11.94%) SQL
25 23 (11.44%) Google
26 22 (10.95%) KnockoutJS

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 17 (8.46%) WordPress
2 15 (7.46%) CMS
3 6 (2.99%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.49%) Confluence
4 3 (1.49%) Kentico
5 2 (1.00%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) concrete5
5 2 (1.00%) Drupal
5 2 (1.00%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.00%) PrestaShop
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.97%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.99%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.97%) npm
2 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.99%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) GitHub
5 2 (1.00%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) NuGet
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.98%) SMS
2 1 (0.50%) DNS
2 1 (0.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.44%) MongoDB
2 16 (7.96%) MySQL
3 11 (5.47%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.00%) Big Data
5 2 (1.00%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (19.90%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.95%) gulp
3 10 (4.98%) webpack
4 8 (3.98%) Grunt
5 6 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.99%) JIRA
5 6 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (2.49%) Subversion
7 4 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.99%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.49%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.49%) Mocha
8 3 (1.49%) Selenium
8 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.49%) Trac
9 2 (1.00%) Protractor
9 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (6.47%) Advertising
2 11 (5.47%) Finance
3 10 (4.98%) Marketing
4 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.49%) Retail
4 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (83.08%) CSS
2 165 (82.09%) HTML
3 132 (65.67%) AngularJS
4 109 (54.23%) HTML5
5 94 (46.77%) jQuery
6 92 (45.77%) CSS3
7 91 (45.27%) React
8 51 (25.37%) Ember.js
9 50 (24.88%) Node.js
10 47 (23.38%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 44 (21.89%) Sass
12 43 (21.39%) Redux
13 41 (20.40%) .NET
14 28 (13.93%) Backbone.js
14 28 (13.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (11.94%) MEAN Stack
16 22 (10.95%) KnockoutJS
17 20 (9.95%) Ajax
18 17 (8.46%) Angular 2
18 17 (8.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.93%) User Experience
2 18 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.49%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.00%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.47%) Linux
2 8 (3.98%) Android
2 8 (3.98%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (86.07%) Front End Development
2 59 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.87%) Web Development
4 48 (23.88%) Responsive Web Design
5 37 (18.41%) MVC
6 20 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (9.45%) TDD
8 14 (6.97%) OO
9 13 (6.47%) Scrum
10 11 (5.47%) OOP
10 11 (5.47%) Web Design
11 9 (4.48%) Content Management
11 9 (4.48%) SOLID
12 8 (3.98%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.48%) DevOps
13 7 (3.48%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.48%) Migration
13 7 (3.48%) Mobile Development
13 7 (3.48%) Unit Testing
14 6 (2.99%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 191 (95.02%) JavaScript
2 41 (20.40%) PHP
3 32 (15.92%) C#
4 24 (11.94%) SQL
5 20 (9.95%) TypeScript
6 5 (2.49%) Java
7 4 (1.99%) ES6
8 3 (1.49%) Ruby
9 2 (1.00%) Python
10 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.50%) ES7
10 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (10.45%) Degree
2 3 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) WCAG
2 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (11.44%) Google
2 12 (5.97%) Adobe
3 8 (3.98%) Facebook
4 7 (3.48%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.50%) Apple
7 1 (0.50%) Zend