Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 293 296 371
Rank change year-on-year +3 +75 +132
Permanent jobs citing ES6 1,252 1,662 1,468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.12% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 2.05% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,100 1,475 1,312
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 63,743 80,970 99,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.42% 54.69% 56.03%
Number of salaries quoted 52,551 66,675 83,594
Median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

ES6
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ES6.

Salary trend for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ES6 over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Top 16 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 2 April 2020. 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 +7 1,155 £60,000 +9.09% 206
London -11 638 £68,250 +5.00% 102
UK excluding London +35 600 £47,500 +5.56% 116
South East +45 184 £50,000 +8.70% 22
North of England +29 137 £47,500 +5.56% 38
Work from Home -19 117 £57,500 +9.52% 24
North West +9 85 £45,000 -5.26% 25
Scotland +65 79 £38,500 -9.41% 9
Midlands +62 76 £47,500 +11.76% 10
South West +22 69 £45,000 -10.00% 22
West Midlands +63 66 £47,500 +18.75% 7
East of England +19 49 £47,500 -9.52% 12
North East +27 26 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Yorkshire +9 26 £46,500 +16.25% 7
East Midlands +20 10 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Wales -25 7 £42,500 +6.25% 3

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 1,170 (93.45%) JavaScript
2 826 (65.97%) CSS
3 782 (62.46%) HTML
4 642 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
5 639 (51.04%) React
6 558 (44.57%) Front End Development
7 517 (41.29%) Node.js
8 463 (36.98%) HTML5
9 417 (33.31%) Sass
10 394 (31.47%) AngularJS
10 394 (31.47%) Git (software)
11 386 (30.83%) Redux
12 385 (30.75%) TypeScript
13 364 (29.07%) webpack
14 357 (28.51%) CSS3
15 302 (24.12%) User Experience
16 262 (20.93%) TDD
17 232 (18.53%) Vue.js
18 211 (16.85%) AWS
19 208 (16.61%) Docker
20 203 (16.21%) Web Development
21 199 (15.89%) PHP
22 171 (13.66%) C#
22 171 (13.66%) REST
23 170 (13.58%) Python
24 165 (13.18%) Jest
25 159 (12.70%) Finance
26 158 (12.62%) OO
26 158 (12.62%) Software Engineering
27 155 (12.38%) RESTful

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 36 (2.88%) WordPress
2 35 (2.80%) Confluence
3 34 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (2.64%) CMS
5 20 (1.60%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.60%) nginx
6 12 (0.96%) Apache
7 9 (0.72%) Drupal
8 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.32%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.24%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.24%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.16%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 35 (2.80%) Adobe XD
2 28 (2.24%) Zeplin
3 26 (2.08%) InVision
4 14 (1.12%) Sketch
5 11 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.32%) Figma
8 1 (0.080%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.56%) Magento
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.16%) Shopify
6 1 (0.080%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 211 (16.85%) AWS
2 155 (12.38%) npm
3 133 (10.62%) Azure
4 132 (10.54%) SaaS
5 73 (5.83%) GitHub
6 61 (4.87%) Serverless
7 40 (3.19%) Yarn
8 38 (3.04%) AWS Lambda
9 37 (2.96%) GCP
10 28 (2.24%) Amazon S3
11 19 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.88%) PaaS
15 10 (0.80%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.72%) Heroku
17 8 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
18 7 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
19 6 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.76%) Internet
2 12 (0.96%) HTTP
3 9 (0.72%) SSH
4 6 (0.48%) Broadband
5 5 (0.40%) Wireless
6 4 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.16%) DNS
7 2 (0.16%) SMS
8 1 (0.080%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.79%) MySQL
2 75 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
3 55 (4.39%) Big Data
4 53 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 49 (3.91%) SQL Server
6 39 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.80%) Redis
8 24 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.60%) Apache Hive
9 20 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.52%) MariaDB
11 16 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.12%) Blockchain
13 10 (0.80%) Amazon Athena
14 8 (0.64%) GIS
15 7 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
16 5 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.40%) BigQuery
17 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 394 (31.47%) Git (software)
2 364 (29.07%) webpack
3 122 (9.74%) gulp
4 100 (7.99%) Jasmine
5 76 (6.07%) Babel
6 71 (5.67%) Grunt
6 71 (5.67%) JIRA
7 53 (4.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 44 (3.51%) Mocha
9 37 (2.96%) PHPUnit
10 36 (2.88%) Jenkins
11 35 (2.80%) Bitbucket
12 28 (2.24%) ESLint
13 27 (2.16%) Balsamiq
13 27 (2.16%) Visual Studio
14 26 (2.08%) PostCSS
15 25 (2.00%) Axure RP
16 22 (1.76%) CircleCI
16 22 (1.76%) GitLab
17 21 (1.68%) Protractor
General
1 159 (12.70%) Finance
2 64 (5.11%) Retail
3 51 (4.07%) Marketing
4 41 (3.27%) Games
5 35 (2.80%) Banking
6 34 (2.72%) Legal
7 23 (1.84%) Advertising
7 23 (1.84%) Multimedia
8 17 (1.36%) Front Office
9 12 (0.96%) Public Sector
10 10 (0.80%) Law
11 6 (0.48%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.32%) Electronics
12 4 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.32%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Back Office
13 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.16%) Police
15 1 (0.080%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 1,035 (82.67%) Developer
2 457 (36.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 282 (22.52%) React Developer
4 215 (17.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 204 (16.29%) Senior Developer
6 152 (12.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 91 (7.27%) UI Developer
8 88 (7.03%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 79 (6.31%) Web Developer
10 69 (5.51%) PHP Developer
11 59 (4.71%) Node.js Developer
12 57 (4.55%) Senior React Developer
13 53 (4.23%) Software Engineer
14 50 (3.99%) Angular Developer
15 42 (3.35%) Lead Developer
15 42 (3.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
16 35 (2.80%) .NET Developer
17 34 (2.72%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 28 (2.24%) Java Developer
19 25 (2.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 826 (65.97%) CSS
2 782 (62.46%) HTML
3 639 (51.04%) React
4 517 (41.29%) Node.js
5 463 (36.98%) HTML5
6 417 (33.31%) Sass
7 394 (31.47%) AngularJS
8 386 (30.83%) Redux
9 357 (28.51%) CSS3
10 232 (18.53%) Vue.js
11 171 (13.66%) REST
12 165 (13.18%) Jest
13 155 (12.38%) RESTful
14 153 (12.22%) LESS
15 134 (10.70%) .NET
16 121 (9.66%) React Native
17 99 (7.91%) jQuery
18 88 (7.03%) Angular 2
19 83 (6.63%) Laravel
20 82 (6.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 302 (24.12%) User Experience
2 80 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 23 (1.84%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.52%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
10 10 (0.80%) Online Banking
10 10 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.72%) NHS
12 8 (0.64%) Blog
13 7 (0.56%) Graphic Design
14 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.48%) Life Science
14 6 (0.48%) Online Games
15 5 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (4.87%) Linux
2 36 (2.88%) Apple iOS
3 35 (2.80%) Android
4 17 (1.36%) Windows
5 9 (0.72%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.48%) Unix
7 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.080%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (44.57%) Front End Development
3 262 (20.93%) TDD
4 203 (16.21%) Web Development
5 158 (12.62%) OO
5 158 (12.62%) Software Engineering
6 149 (11.90%) Unit Testing
7 129 (10.30%) Computer Science
7 129 (10.30%) MVC
8 127 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 126 (10.06%) Test Automation
10 123 (9.82%) DevOps
11 118 (9.42%) Microservices
12 102 (8.15%) BDD
13 98 (7.83%) Scrum
14 89 (7.11%) Fintech
15 76 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
16 74 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
17 65 (5.19%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 63 (5.03%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,170 (93.45%) JavaScript
2 385 (30.75%) TypeScript
3 199 (15.89%) PHP
4 171 (13.66%) C#
5 170 (13.58%) Python
6 127 (10.14%) SQL
7 113 (9.03%) ES7
8 102 (8.15%) Java
9 65 (5.19%) Ruby
10 40 (3.19%) Scala
11 39 (3.12%) Kotlin
12 23 (1.84%) PHP 7
13 15 (1.20%) ES8
14 14 (1.12%) Go
14 14 (1.12%) Java 8
14 14 (1.12%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.96%) C++
16 6 (0.48%) Elixir
16 6 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 130 (10.38%) Degree
2 87 (6.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.31%) QA
2 13 (1.04%) WCAG
3 1 (0.080%) GDPR
System Software
1 208 (16.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 100 (7.99%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.00%) Terraform
3 13 (1.04%) Ansible
4 9 (0.72%) Kibana
5 5 (0.40%) logstash
5 5 (0.40%) Rancher
6 4 (0.32%) Puppet
7 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.16%) Grafana
8 2 (0.16%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.080%) Plesk
Vendors
1 53 (4.23%) Google
2 44 (3.51%) Adobe
3 26 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 14 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 12 (0.96%) Oracle
6 10 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (0.72%) Dell
8 7 (0.56%) Splunk
9 6 (0.48%) Netlify
9 6 (0.48%) Samsung
10 5 (0.40%) Twitter
11 4 (0.32%) Apple
11 4 (0.32%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.32%) Optimizely
12 3 (0.24%) SAP
12 3 (0.24%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.24%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.16%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.16%) hybris
13 2 (0.16%) Perforce