Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ES6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ES6 over the 6 months to 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 381 529 1092
Rank change year-on-year +148 +563 +203
Permanent jobs citing ES6 1,387 851 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.48% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 0.90% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 773 201
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +25.68%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +32.35%

ES6 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 97,540 94,076 109,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.69% 53.56% 52.15%
Number of salaries quoted 81,952 80,567 94,558
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

ES6
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ES6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ES6.

Salary trend for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ES6 over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ES6 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 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
England +146 1,351 £60,000 - 269
London +66 911 £65,000 - 181
UK excluding London +214 467 £45,000 +12.50% 96
South East +153 192 £50,000 +25.00% 23
North of England +40 80 £42,500 +6.25% 30
North West +38 63 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Midlands +22 61 £45,000 +12.50% 10
South West +51 55 £42,500 -26.09% 15
East of England +1 52 £57,500 +4.55% 10
West Midlands +16 32 £35,000 +27.27% 3
East Midlands +27 28 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Scotland -12 25 £36,000 -10.00% 5
Yorkshire +10 16 £40,000 +3.90% 7
Wales +11 2 £36,250 +20.83%
North East -27 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT jobs citing ES6 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for ES6.

1 1,246 (89.83%) JavaScript
2 877 (63.23%) CSS
3 821 (59.19%) HTML
4 757 (54.58%) React
5 715 (51.55%) Node.js
6 674 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
7 615 (44.34%) AngularJS
8 580 (41.82%) HTML5
9 573 (41.31%) Front End Development
10 447 (32.23%) Git (software)
11 433 (31.22%) webpack
12 426 (30.71%) Redux
13 420 (30.28%) Sass
13 420 (30.28%) TDD
14 393 (28.33%) CSS3
15 315 (22.71%) gulp
16 283 (20.40%) User Experience
17 280 (20.19%) Finance
18 277 (19.97%) SQL
19 267 (19.25%) Docker
20 265 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
21 244 (17.59%) jQuery
22 238 (17.16%) Java
22 238 (17.16%) TypeScript
23 236 (17.02%) npm
24 235 (16.94%) Web Development
25 226 (16.29%) Test Automation
26 215 (15.50%) BDD
27 213 (15.36%) REST
28 207 (14.92%) ES7

ES6
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 110 (7.93%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (2.60%) CMS
3 35 (2.52%) WordPress
4 31 (2.24%) nginx
5 29 (2.09%) Ethereum
6 28 (2.02%) NServiceBus
7 23 (1.66%) Confluence
8 22 (1.59%) Apache
9 21 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.23%) Drupal
11 14 (1.01%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.79%) Mule
13 9 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.65%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.50%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.43%) JBoss
15 6 (0.43%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.36%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 36 (2.60%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.072%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 25 (1.80%) Distributed Ledger
2 17 (1.23%) Magento
3 10 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.072%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 265 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
2 236 (17.02%) npm
3 114 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 81 (5.84%) GitHub
5 66 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (4.76%) Serverless
6 59 (4.25%) Amazon S3
7 56 (4.04%) SaaS
8 53 (3.82%) Yarn
9 38 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (1.23%) Slack
12 16 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (1.08%) IaaS
14 13 (0.94%) Google Play
15 12 (0.87%) CloudFront
16 11 (0.79%) Firebase
17 10 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 10 (0.72%) TestFlight
18 9 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (7.71%) HTTP
2 26 (1.87%) Internet
3 8 (0.58%) SMS
4 5 (0.36%) Skype
4 5 (0.36%) VoIP
5 4 (0.29%) VPN
6 3 (0.22%) DNS
7 2 (0.14%) SSL
8 1 (0.072%) Broadband
8 1 (0.072%) DSL
8 1 (0.072%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (14.78%) NoSQL
2 180 (12.98%) MySQL
3 151 (10.89%) MongoDB
4 117 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
5 101 (7.28%) Redis
6 84 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 53 (3.82%) Relational Database
8 50 (3.60%) SQL Server
9 47 (3.39%) Blockchain
10 43 (3.10%) Big Data
11 40 (2.88%) Neo4j
12 28 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.44%) RethinkDB
14 18 (1.30%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.01%) JanusGraph
16 10 (0.72%) Endeca
17 9 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
18 8 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
18 8 (0.58%) Couchbase
19 6 (0.43%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 447 (32.23%) Git (software)
2 433 (31.22%) webpack
3 315 (22.71%) gulp
4 194 (13.99%) Grunt
5 187 (13.48%) Babel
6 153 (11.03%) Jenkins
7 146 (10.53%) Mocha
8 138 (9.95%) Jasmine
9 113 (8.15%) Karma Test Runner
10 84 (6.06%) Selenium
11 58 (4.18%) Cucumber
12 47 (3.39%) JIRA
13 46 (3.32%) TeamCity
14 45 (3.24%) JUnit
15 44 (3.17%) Vagrant
16 41 (2.96%) WebDriver
17 39 (2.81%) Maven
17 39 (2.81%) PostCSS
18 37 (2.67%) Protractor
19 32 (2.31%) MSBuild
General
1 280 (20.19%) Finance
2 97 (6.99%) Banking
3 90 (6.49%) Retail
4 81 (5.84%) Marketing
5 71 (5.12%) Telecoms
6 48 (3.46%) Advertising
7 40 (2.88%) Publishing
8 37 (2.67%) Games
9 25 (1.80%) Electronics
10 24 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.08%) Law
13 14 (1.01%) Front Office
14 12 (0.87%) Legal
15 8 (0.58%) Automotive
16 6 (0.43%) Back Office
17 5 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,127 (81.25%) Developer
2 450 (32.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 375 (27.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 285 (20.55%) Senior Developer
5 219 (15.79%) React Developer
6 150 (10.81%) Full Stack Developer
7 147 (10.60%) Node.js Developer
8 97 (6.99%) Angular Developer
9 93 (6.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 90 (6.49%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 89 (6.42%) Lead Developer
12 87 (6.27%) Web Developer
13 83 (5.98%) HTML Developer
14 73 (5.26%) .NET Developer
15 68 (4.90%) JavaScript Engineer
16 61 (4.40%) HTML CSS Developer
17 56 (4.04%) C# Developer
18 54 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
19 50 (3.60%) Senior React Developer
20 49 (3.53%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 877 (63.23%) CSS
2 821 (59.19%) HTML
3 757 (54.58%) React
4 715 (51.55%) Node.js
5 615 (44.34%) AngularJS
6 580 (41.82%) HTML5
7 426 (30.71%) Redux
8 420 (30.28%) Sass
9 393 (28.33%) CSS3
10 244 (17.59%) jQuery
11 213 (15.36%) REST
12 202 (14.56%) RESTful
13 179 (12.91%) .NET
14 156 (11.25%) React Native
15 152 (10.96%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 151 (10.89%) LESS
17 125 (9.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 123 (8.87%) Backbone.js
19 120 (8.65%) Web Services
20 111 (8.00%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 283 (20.40%) User Experience
2 138 (9.95%) Mobile App
3 132 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (7.50%) Computer Science
5 99 (7.14%) Fintech
6 47 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (2.52%) Data Structures
9 30 (2.16%) Bitcoin
10 29 (2.09%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.95%) Social Media
12 26 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (1.51%) Media Streaming
14 15 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (1.01%) W3C
16 13 (0.94%) Graphic Design
17 11 (0.79%) RIA
18 10 (0.72%) Animation
18 10 (0.72%) NHS
19 8 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 139 (10.02%) Linux
2 76 (5.48%) Android
3 71 (5.12%) Apple iOS
4 50 (3.60%) Unix
5 31 (2.24%) Windows
6 18 (1.30%) VMS
7 7 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.36%) CentOS
8 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.072%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (41.31%) Front End Development
3 420 (30.28%) TDD
4 235 (16.94%) Web Development
5 226 (16.29%) Test Automation
6 215 (15.50%) BDD
7 201 (14.49%) Scrum
8 186 (13.41%) OO
9 161 (11.61%) Software Engineering
10 155 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
11 151 (10.89%) Microservices
12 150 (10.81%) DevOps
13 141 (10.17%) E-Commerce
14 138 (9.95%) Unit Testing
15 129 (9.30%) MVC
16 98 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
17 96 (6.92%) OOP
18 95 (6.85%) Open Source
19 72 (5.19%) Mentoring
20 71 (5.12%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,246 (89.83%) JavaScript
2 277 (19.97%) SQL
3 238 (17.16%) Java
3 238 (17.16%) TypeScript
4 207 (14.92%) ES7
5 158 (11.39%) PHP
6 150 (10.81%) C#
7 98 (7.07%) Python
8 61 (4.40%) Ruby
9 49 (3.53%) GraphQL
10 48 (3.46%) T-SQL
11 43 (3.10%) Scala
12 27 (1.95%) Objective-C
13 26 (1.87%) Go
13 26 (1.87%) PHP 7
14 20 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.44%) Solidity
15 16 (1.15%) Apple Swift
16 15 (1.08%) Clojure
17 12 (0.87%) ES8
Qualifications
1 129 (9.30%) Degree
2 56 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (0.87%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.79%) MBA
5 4 (0.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.072%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.072%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.072%) PhD
6 1 (0.072%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.072%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.85%) QA
2 10 (0.72%) WCAG
3 6 (0.43%) WAI
4 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.22%) GDPR
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 267 (19.25%) Docker
2 19 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 60 (4.33%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.87%) Terraform
3 24 (1.73%) Kibana
4 23 (1.66%) logstash
5 22 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.59%) Packer
6 17 (1.23%) Puppet
7 16 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (0.87%) Mesos
9 7 (0.50%) Ansible
10 6 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.29%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.22%) Grafana
12 3 (0.22%) Graphite
12 3 (0.22%) Nagios
13 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.072%) Rancher
14 1 (0.072%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (5.55%) Google
2 56 (4.04%) Microsoft
3 33 (2.38%) SAP
4 19 (1.37%) Apple
4 19 (1.37%) Twitter
5 17 (1.23%) Facebook
5 17 (1.23%) Oracle
6 14 (1.01%) Zend
7 10 (0.72%) AppDynamics
7 10 (0.72%) BroadVision
7 10 (0.72%) hybris
7 10 (0.72%) Splunk
8 8 (0.58%) Adobe
8 8 (0.58%) Sitecore
9 7 (0.50%) Capita
10 6 (0.43%) PayPal
11 5 (0.36%) EXASOL
11 5 (0.36%) WorldPay
11 5 (0.36%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.22%) VMware