Period
to 17 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 282 298 311
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13 +58
Permanent jobs citing ES6 1,481 521 1,546
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.02% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.25% 1.74% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 747 466 1,285
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 65,950 29,883 75,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.29% 58.60% 53.49%
Number of salaries quoted 44,246 25,194 62,538
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 17 September 2021.

Salary histogram for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Top 17 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 September 2021. 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 +35 1,420 £62,500 +8.70% 164
London +84 971 £70,000 +3.70% 83
UK excluding London -105 438 £50,000 +5.26% 98
Work from Home -116 264 £65,000 - 43
South West -31 126 £50,000 +17.65% 8
South East -90 121 £53,750 +7.50% 12
North of England -83 100 £50,000 - 36
Midlands -121 68 £50,000 - 20
West Midlands -93 58 £45,250 -9.50% 19
North West -91 57 £50,000 - 20
Yorkshire -74 35 £47,500 -5.00% 11
East Midlands -69 9 £52,500 +31.25% 1
East of England -101 9 £62,500 +38.89% 4
North East -28 8 £40,000 -25.58% 5
Wales -44 8 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Scotland -99 6 £55,000 +46.67% 14
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 1,373 (92.71%) JavaScript
2 1,193 (80.55%) React
3 891 (60.16%) CSS
4 810 (54.69%) HTML
5 785 (53.00%) Node.js
6 756 (51.05%) Agile Software Development
7 683 (46.12%) TypeScript
8 654 (44.16%) Git (software)
9 626 (42.27%) Front End Development
10 537 (36.26%) Sass
11 460 (31.06%) User Experience
12 451 (30.45%) Redux
13 447 (30.18%) webpack
14 440 (29.71%) AngularJS
15 418 (28.22%) HTML5
16 416 (28.09%) Full Stack Development
17 389 (26.27%) AWS
18 373 (25.19%) Docker
19 366 (24.71%) TDD
20 338 (22.82%) Software Engineering
21 333 (22.48%) Vue.js
22 301 (20.32%) Jest
22 301 (20.32%) CSS3
23 300 (20.26%) Social Skills
24 281 (18.97%) Finance
25 262 (17.69%) DevOps
26 238 (16.07%) npm
27 235 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
28 226 (15.26%) React Native
29 223 (15.06%) REST

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 88 (5.94%) CMS
2 54 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (2.84%) WordPress
4 34 (2.30%) Headless CMS
5 30 (2.03%) nginx
6 29 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
7 28 (1.89%) Apache
7 28 (1.89%) IIS
8 20 (1.35%) IBM Domino
9 16 (1.08%) Drupal
10 11 (0.74%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.41%) Confluence
13 6 (0.41%) Mule
13 6 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.34%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.27%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.27%) Tornado
Applications
1 37 (2.50%) Sketch
2 18 (1.22%) InVision
3 16 (1.08%) Adobe XD
4 14 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.81%) Figma
6 10 (0.68%) Adobe Premiere
6 10 (0.68%) Final Cut Pro
7 8 (0.54%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.41%) UXPin
9 5 (0.34%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.20%) Revit
11 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (1.76%) Magento
2 24 (1.62%) Shopify
3 5 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 389 (26.27%) AWS
2 238 (16.07%) npm
3 212 (14.31%) Azure
4 150 (10.13%) GCP
5 135 (9.12%) Serverless
6 134 (9.05%) SaaS
7 121 (8.17%) GitHub
8 74 (5.00%) Heroku
9 64 (4.32%) Amazon S3
10 63 (4.25%) Yarn
11 62 (4.19%) AWS Lambda
12 60 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 54 (3.65%) Amazon SQS
14 47 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
15 46 (3.11%) Codefresh
16 42 (2.84%) PaaS
17 41 (2.77%) CloudFront
18 33 (2.23%) Datadog
19 32 (2.16%) Amazon ECS
20 31 (2.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.98%) Internet
2 55 (3.71%) HTTP
3 16 (1.08%) Broadband
4 12 (0.81%) MQTT
5 11 (0.74%) DNS
6 9 (0.61%) SMS
7 8 (0.54%) SSH
8 4 (0.27%) Skype
9 1 (0.068%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
2 113 (7.63%) NoSQL
3 93 (6.28%) Redis
4 92 (6.21%) MySQL
5 78 (5.27%) MongoDB
5 78 (5.27%) SQL Server
6 68 (4.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 53 (3.58%) Relational Database
8 42 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
9 25 (1.69%) Big Data
10 19 (1.28%) Blockchain
10 19 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.22%) Data Mining
12 15 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.88%) Amazon Aurora
14 10 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.68%) BigQuery
15 9 (0.61%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.54%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.47%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 654 (44.16%) Git (software)
2 447 (30.18%) webpack
3 186 (12.56%) gulp
4 125 (8.44%) JIRA
5 96 (6.48%) CircleCI
6 86 (5.81%) Mocha
7 84 (5.67%) Babel
8 80 (5.40%) Cypress.io
9 77 (5.20%) Jenkins
10 74 (5.00%) Storybook
11 54 (3.65%) PostCSS
12 46 (3.11%) Travis CI
13 42 (2.84%) RSpec
14 37 (2.50%) Bitbucket
15 35 (2.36%) Cucumber
16 33 (2.23%) Grunt
17 32 (2.16%) Selenium
18 30 (2.03%) git-flow
19 29 (1.96%) Maven
20 25 (1.69%) Jasmine
General
1 300 (20.26%) Social Skills
2 281 (18.97%) Finance
3 176 (11.88%) Marketing
4 106 (7.16%) Games
5 56 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (3.71%) Legal
7 44 (2.97%) Local Government
8 42 (2.84%) Presentation Skills
9 41 (2.77%) Retail
10 40 (2.70%) Public Sector
11 32 (2.16%) Banking
11 32 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 32 (2.16%) Publishing
12 27 (1.82%) Wearables
13 20 (1.35%) Advertising
14 15 (1.01%) Front Office
15 14 (0.95%) Back Office
16 10 (0.68%) Automotive
17 9 (0.61%) Law
18 8 (0.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 980 (66.17%) Developer
2 393 (26.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 241 (16.27%) React Developer
4 235 (15.87%) Senior Developer
5 181 (12.22%) Software Engineer
6 164 (11.07%) Full Stack Developer
7 105 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 100 (6.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 87 (5.87%) Senior Software Engineer
10 85 (5.74%) Senior React Developer
11 62 (4.19%) UI Developer
12 55 (3.71%) Software Developer
13 43 (2.90%) Angular Developer
14 41 (2.77%) Lead Developer
15 38 (2.57%) Backend Developer
15 38 (2.57%) Java Developer
16 31 (2.09%) Lead Software Engineer
17 30 (2.03%) Web Developer
18 29 (1.96%) Senior Full Stack Developer
19 28 (1.89%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,193 (80.55%) React
2 891 (60.16%) CSS
3 810 (54.69%) HTML
4 785 (53.00%) Node.js
5 537 (36.26%) Sass
6 451 (30.45%) Redux
7 440 (29.71%) AngularJS
8 418 (28.22%) HTML5
9 333 (22.48%) Vue.js
10 301 (20.32%) CSS3
10 301 (20.32%) Jest
11 226 (15.26%) React Native
12 223 (15.06%) REST
13 220 (14.85%) GraphQL
14 190 (12.83%) RESTful
15 171 (11.55%) LESS
16 152 (10.26%) Web Services
17 145 (9.79%) .NET
18 106 (7.16%) jQuery
19 94 (6.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 460 (31.06%) User Experience
2 105 (7.09%) Mobile App
3 102 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
4 69 (4.66%) Linux Command Line
5 61 (4.12%) Data Structures
6 56 (3.78%) Blog
7 55 (3.71%) Virtual Team
8 52 (3.51%) Algorithms
8 52 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
9 31 (2.09%) W3C
10 29 (1.96%) Legacy Systems
11 22 (1.49%) Legacy Code
12 18 (1.22%) Animation
12 18 (1.22%) Cloud Native
13 14 (0.95%) NHS
14 13 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.88%) Life Science
14 13 (0.88%) Marketing Technology
14 13 (0.88%) Social Media
15 11 (0.74%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 111 (7.49%) Android
2 99 (6.68%) Apple iOS
3 98 (6.62%) Linux
4 60 (4.05%) Windows
5 14 (0.95%) Unix
6 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.068%) Debian
7 1 (0.068%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (51.05%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (42.27%) Front End Development
3 416 (28.09%) Full Stack Development
4 366 (24.71%) TDD
5 338 (22.82%) Software Engineering
6 262 (17.69%) DevOps
7 235 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
8 210 (14.18%) Test Automation
9 200 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
10 193 (13.03%) Web Development
11 191 (12.90%) Mentoring
12 185 (12.49%) Microservices
13 178 (12.02%) Scrum
14 172 (11.61%) Unit Testing
15 147 (9.93%) Continuous Delivery
16 134 (9.05%) Computer Science
17 133 (8.98%) OO
18 127 (8.58%) E-Commerce
19 120 (8.10%) Open Source
20 117 (7.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,373 (92.71%) JavaScript
2 683 (46.12%) TypeScript
3 184 (12.42%) Python
4 177 (11.95%) Java
5 169 (11.41%) PHP
6 153 (10.33%) SQL
7 146 (9.86%) ES7
8 133 (8.98%) C#
9 112 (7.56%) Ruby
10 65 (4.39%) Elm
11 46 (3.11%) Bash Shell
11 46 (3.11%) Go
12 42 (2.84%) Scala
13 38 (2.57%) Kotlin
13 38 (2.57%) Rust
14 35 (2.36%) C
14 35 (2.36%) PureScript
15 28 (1.89%) Java 8
16 27 (1.82%) Haskell
17 26 (1.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 104 (7.02%) Degree
2 48 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.22%) PhD
4 17 (1.15%) SANS
5 13 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.41%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (0.068%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (13.44%) Accessibility
2 95 (6.41%) QA
3 18 (1.22%) WCAG
4 12 (0.81%) GDPR
System Software
1 373 (25.19%) Docker
2 11 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 11 (0.74%) etcd
3 2 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 192 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 106 (7.16%) Terraform
3 25 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
4 13 (0.88%) ZABBIX
5 12 (0.81%) Bugsnag
6 11 (0.74%) Consul
6 11 (0.74%) Grafana
6 11 (0.74%) HAProxy
6 11 (0.74%) Kibana
6 11 (0.74%) logstash
6 11 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.74%) Opsgenie
6 11 (0.74%) Pingdom
7 9 (0.61%) Ansible
8 7 (0.47%) MIIS
9 2 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 193 (13.03%) Google
2 44 (2.97%) Microsoft
3 32 (2.16%) New Relic
4 30 (2.03%) Oracle
5 27 (1.82%) Adobe
6 25 (1.69%) Apple
7 21 (1.42%) Sony
8 16 (1.08%) Instagram
9 14 (0.95%) Bloomberg
10 13 (0.88%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.88%) LexisNexis
11 12 (0.81%) Facebook
11 12 (0.81%) Optimizely
11 12 (0.81%) Sun
11 12 (0.81%) Twitter
12 10 (0.68%) BT
12 10 (0.68%) Sage
12 10 (0.68%) YouTube
12 10 (0.68%) Zend
13 9 (0.61%) DocuSign