Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 171 119
Rank change year-on-year +5 -52 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 185 183 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.78% 1.77% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.82% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 193 168 253
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% 0.00% +12.50%

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 10,042 10,048 10,574
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 97.41% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8,353 8,394 8,916
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,675 £62,500
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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Dorset -5 52 £39,000 +26.83% 16
Bristol -42 51 £40,000 +6.67% 17
Gloucestershire +30 29 £45,000 - 4
Devon +24 17 £31,250 -10.71% 11
Cornwall +11 14 £31,250 -3.85% 1
Somerset +18 11 £45,000 -7.69% 7
Wiltshire -3 9 £42,500 -5.56% 6
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 20 August 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.

1 173 (93.51%) JavaScript
2 154 (83.24%) Front End Development
3 145 (78.38%) HTML
4 143 (77.30%) CSS
5 112 (60.54%) AngularJS
6 84 (45.41%) HTML5
7 76 (41.08%) React
8 74 (40.00%) Web Development
8 74 (40.00%) jQuery
9 63 (34.05%) CSS3
10 52 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (25.41%) Sass
12 45 (24.32%) Node.js
12 45 (24.32%) MVC
13 44 (23.78%) Ember.js
14 41 (22.16%) Vue.js
15 40 (21.62%) .NET
16 38 (20.54%) PHP
17 34 (18.38%) User Experience
18 33 (17.84%) Responsive Web Design
19 32 (17.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 30 (16.22%) Redux
21 29 (15.68%) KnockoutJS
21 29 (15.68%) C#
22 27 (14.59%) Git (software)
23 24 (12.97%) CMS
23 24 (12.97%) Backbone.js
23 24 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
24 23 (12.43%) TypeScript
24 23 (12.43%) E-Commerce

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 24 (12.97%) CMS
2 22 (11.89%) WordPress
3 11 (5.95%) Apache
4 6 (3.24%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.16%) Drupal
6 3 (1.62%) Confluence
6 3 (1.62%) Kentico
7 2 (1.08%) concrete5
7 2 (1.08%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.08%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.08%) JBoss
7 2 (1.08%) PrestaShop
7 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
Applications
1 14 (7.57%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.08%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Shopify
2 4 (2.16%) Magento
3 2 (1.08%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.32%) npm
3 6 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.62%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.62%) Yarn
5 1 (0.54%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.24%) SMS
2 3 (1.62%) Internet
3 2 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) HTTP
3 2 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.03%) MySQL
2 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.16%) Big Data
3 4 (2.16%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (14.59%) Git (software)
2 20 (10.81%) gulp
3 12 (6.49%) Grunt
4 8 (4.32%) webpack
5 6 (3.24%) Jasmine
5 6 (3.24%) JIRA
5 6 (3.24%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (3.24%) Selenium
5 6 (3.24%) Subversion
6 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.08%) Bower
7 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.08%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.08%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.08%) JUnit
7 2 (1.08%) Maven
7 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.54%) Protractor
General
1 21 (11.35%) Marketing
2 12 (6.49%) Finance
3 6 (3.24%) Advertising
3 6 (3.24%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.16%) Electronics
4 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.62%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (78.38%) HTML
2 143 (77.30%) CSS
3 112 (60.54%) AngularJS
4 84 (45.41%) HTML5
5 76 (41.08%) React
6 74 (40.00%) jQuery
7 63 (34.05%) CSS3
8 47 (25.41%) Sass
9 45 (24.32%) Node.js
10 44 (23.78%) Ember.js
11 41 (22.16%) Vue.js
12 40 (21.62%) .NET
13 32 (17.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 30 (16.22%) Redux
15 29 (15.68%) KnockoutJS
16 24 (12.97%) Backbone.js
17 21 (11.35%) RESTful
18 15 (8.11%) Ajax
18 15 (8.11%) LESS
19 12 (6.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.38%) User Experience
2 21 (11.35%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (6.49%) Graphic Design
4 11 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.62%) Social Media
8 2 (1.08%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.81%) Linux
2 8 (4.32%) Android
2 8 (4.32%) Apple iOS
2 8 (4.32%) Windows
3 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (83.24%) Front End Development
2 74 (40.00%) Web Development
3 52 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (24.32%) MVC
5 33 (17.84%) Responsive Web Design
6 24 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (12.43%) E-Commerce
8 21 (11.35%) TDD
9 14 (7.57%) Web Design
10 13 (7.03%) Content Management
10 13 (7.03%) Unit Testing
11 11 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.95%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (4.86%) Project Management
12 9 (4.86%) SEO
12 9 (4.86%) SOLID
13 8 (4.32%) Migration
13 8 (4.32%) Mobile Development
14 7 (3.78%) MVVM
15 6 (3.24%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 173 (93.51%) JavaScript
2 38 (20.54%) PHP
3 29 (15.68%) C#
4 23 (12.43%) TypeScript
5 18 (9.73%) SQL
6 15 (8.11%) Java
7 14 (7.57%) ES6
8 7 (3.78%) ES7
9 3 (1.62%) C++
10 2 (1.08%) R
10 2 (1.08%) Ruby
11 1 (0.54%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (7.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) WCAG
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (8.11%) Adobe
2 14 (7.57%) Google
3 8 (4.32%) Xamarin
4 5 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.70%) WooCommerce
5 4 (2.16%) SAP
6 3 (1.62%) Facebook
7 1 (0.54%) Apple
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.54%) Twitter