Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 142 120
Rank change year-on-year -16 -22 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 194 229 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.90% 2.20% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.25% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 169 234 264
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £27,400 £26,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 9,864 10,168 10,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 97.69% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,021 8,430 8,928
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,713
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -6 74 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Dorset +8 42 £32,500 - 6
Devon +14 27 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Gloucestershire +11 26 £45,000 - 7
Somerset +5 10 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Cornwall +4 8 £23,000 -29.23% 1
Wiltshire -8 5 £38,500 -14.44% 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 14 November 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.

1 178 (91.75%) JavaScript
2 169 (87.11%) Front End Development
3 165 (85.05%) HTML
4 163 (84.02%) CSS
5 90 (46.39%) HTML5
6 87 (44.85%) AngularJS
7 76 (39.18%) Web Development
8 73 (37.63%) CSS3
9 71 (36.60%) Sass
10 61 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (30.93%) User Experience
12 59 (30.41%) Git (software)
13 56 (28.87%) React
14 55 (28.35%) jQuery
15 48 (24.74%) PHP
16 44 (22.68%) MVC
17 38 (19.59%) ES6
18 36 (18.56%) Vue.js
18 36 (18.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 36 (18.56%) E-Commerce
19 31 (15.98%) Photoshop
20 30 (15.46%) Ember.js
21 29 (14.95%) Backbone.js
22 27 (13.92%) XML
22 27 (13.92%) TDD
23 25 (12.89%) KnockoutJS
23 25 (12.89%) Responsive Web Design
23 25 (12.89%) TypeScript
23 25 (12.89%) gulp
24 24 (12.37%) Ajax

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 22 (11.34%) WordPress
2 19 (9.79%) CMS
3 14 (7.22%) Apache
4 9 (4.64%) Confluence
5 8 (4.12%) Umbraco
6 7 (3.61%) EPiServer
7 4 (2.06%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.06%) JBoss
7 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.03%) concrete5
8 2 (1.03%) Drupal
9 1 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 31 (15.98%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.03%) InDesign
3 2 (1.03%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Shopify
2 4 (2.06%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.70%) npm
2 8 (4.12%) GitHub
2 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.58%) SaaS
5 3 (1.55%) Yarn
6 2 (1.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) Internet
2 4 (2.06%) HTTP
2 4 (2.06%) SSL
3 2 (1.03%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
4 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.28%) MySQL
2 3 (1.55%) Big Data
2 3 (1.55%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.55%) Spatial Data
3 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 59 (30.41%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.89%) gulp
3 20 (10.31%) webpack
4 15 (7.73%) Grunt
4 15 (7.73%) Subversion
5 12 (6.19%) JIRA
6 8 (4.12%) Jasmine
6 8 (4.12%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.12%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (4.12%) Selenium
7 5 (2.58%) Bower
7 5 (2.58%) Protractor
8 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.06%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.06%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (2.06%) JUnit
8 4 (2.06%) Maven
8 4 (2.06%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (1.03%) GitLab
General
1 22 (11.34%) Finance
1 22 (11.34%) Marketing
2 7 (3.61%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.58%) Electronics
3 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Games
4 2 (1.03%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (85.05%) HTML
2 163 (84.02%) CSS
3 90 (46.39%) HTML5
4 87 (44.85%) AngularJS
5 73 (37.63%) CSS3
6 71 (36.60%) Sass
7 56 (28.87%) React
8 55 (28.35%) jQuery
9 36 (18.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 36 (18.56%) Vue.js
10 30 (15.46%) Ember.js
11 29 (14.95%) Backbone.js
12 27 (13.92%) XML
13 25 (12.89%) KnockoutJS
14 24 (12.37%) Ajax
15 23 (11.86%) Node.js
16 20 (10.31%) JSON
17 19 (9.79%) LESS
18 15 (7.73%) REST
19 13 (6.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (30.93%) User Experience
2 16 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (8.25%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.73%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (7.22%) Graphic Design
5 5 (2.58%) Life Science
6 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) Social Media
7 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.52%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.76%) Linux
2 13 (6.70%) Windows
3 6 (3.09%) Unix
4 2 (1.03%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.52%) CentOS
5 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (87.11%) Front End Development
2 76 (39.18%) Web Development
3 61 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (22.68%) MVC
5 36 (18.56%) E-Commerce
6 27 (13.92%) TDD
7 25 (12.89%) Responsive Web Design
8 23 (11.86%) Web Design
9 17 (8.76%) Project Management
10 16 (8.25%) MVVM
10 16 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.70%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (6.70%) Wireframes
12 12 (6.19%) Scrum
13 10 (5.15%) DevOps
13 10 (5.15%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.64%) SEO
14 9 (4.64%) Visualisation
15 8 (4.12%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (91.75%) JavaScript
2 48 (24.74%) PHP
3 38 (19.59%) ES6
4 25 (12.89%) TypeScript
5 16 (8.25%) ES7
6 14 (7.22%) Java
7 9 (4.64%) C#
8 7 (3.61%) SQL
9 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.55%) C++
9 3 (1.55%) PHP 5
9 3 (1.55%) PHP 7
9 3 (1.55%) Python
10 2 (1.03%) Groovy
10 2 (1.03%) R
10 2 (1.03%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) C
11 1 (0.52%) JSX
Qualifications
1 8 (4.12%) Degree
2 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.09%) ISO 9001
1 6 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.03%) WCAG
3 1 (0.52%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (9.28%) Adobe
2 5 (2.58%) Atlassian
2 5 (2.58%) Google
2 5 (2.58%) SAP
2 5 (2.58%) WooCommerce
3 4 (2.06%) Sitecore
3 4 (2.06%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.55%) Apple
4 3 (1.55%) Mapbox
5 2 (1.03%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.52%) Twitter