Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 319 299 317
Rank change year-on-year -20 +18 +95
Permanent jobs citing ES6 612 1,359 1,556
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.09% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% 2.01% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 683 1,230 1,407
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 37,332 67,639 83,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.99% 54.15% 54.90%
Number of salaries quoted 31,494 56,281 69,665
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 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 -31 562 £57,500 -4.17% 166
UK excluding London +36 355 £50,000 - 105
London -47 224 £67,000 -0.74% 70
Work from Home -70 154 £58,250 -2.92% 46
South East +28 93 £55,000 +10.00% 19
North of England +86 86 £52,500 +16.67% 32
South West +77 71 £47,500 -2.56% 13
Midlands +37 57 £57,500 +25.00% 24
North West +80 55 £55,000 +22.22% 21
West Midlands +36 47 £57,500 +25.00% 12
East of England +60 24 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Yorkshire +40 23 £38,750 -13.89% 8
Scotland -27 20 £32,500 -13.33% 5
East Midlands +47 10 £42,500 -15.00% 12
North East +14 8 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Wales +37 5 £45,000 -21.74% 4

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 552 (90.20%) JavaScript
2 364 (59.48%) HTML
3 358 (58.50%) CSS
4 334 (54.58%) React
5 317 (51.80%) Node.js
6 307 (50.16%) Front End Development
7 303 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
8 225 (36.76%) TypeScript
9 207 (33.82%) HTML5
10 193 (31.54%) Git (software)
11 179 (29.25%) Redux
12 166 (27.12%) AngularJS
13 158 (25.82%) Sass
14 146 (23.86%) CSS3
15 143 (23.37%) Vue.js
16 134 (21.90%) AWS
17 123 (20.10%) webpack
18 115 (18.79%) User Experience
19 114 (18.63%) TDD
20 112 (18.30%) Docker
21 94 (15.36%) Scrum
21 94 (15.36%) Degree
21 94 (15.36%) Jest
22 87 (14.22%) GraphQL
23 84 (13.73%) Software Engineering
23 84 (13.73%) RESTful
24 79 (12.91%) Microservices
25 78 (12.75%) Unit Testing
26 76 (12.42%) Azure
27 73 (11.93%) Java

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 17 (2.78%) CMS
2 11 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.63%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.63%) WordPress
4 5 (0.82%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.49%) Confluence
6 3 (0.49%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.49%) Kentico
7 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.16%) Drupal
8 1 (0.16%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 13 (2.12%) Sketch
2 12 (1.96%) InVision
3 5 (0.82%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Figma
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Magento
2 7 (1.14%) Shopify
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 134 (21.90%) AWS
2 76 (12.42%) Azure
3 64 (10.46%) npm
4 52 (8.50%) Serverless
5 43 (7.03%) SaaS
6 40 (6.54%) GCP
6 40 (6.54%) GitHub
7 34 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
8 29 (4.74%) Yarn
9 18 (2.94%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.47%) Firebase
11 8 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (1.14%) AWS CodeBuild
12 7 (1.14%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.82%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.82%) Bitrise
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.16%) Internet
2 1 (0.16%) Intranet
2 1 (0.16%) RIP
2 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.05%) NoSQL
2 28 (4.58%) MySQL
3 24 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 21 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (2.45%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (1.96%) Big Data
7 11 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (1.63%) Apache Hive
8 10 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.31%) Redis
10 6 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.65%) Event Store
11 4 (0.65%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.33%) BigQuery
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon QuickSight
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 193 (31.54%) Git (software)
2 123 (20.10%) webpack
3 53 (8.66%) gulp
4 40 (6.54%) Jasmine
5 34 (5.56%) Babel
6 31 (5.07%) Grunt
7 28 (4.58%) JIRA
8 27 (4.41%) Mocha
9 24 (3.92%) Bitbucket
10 22 (3.59%) Cypress.io
11 18 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
11 18 (2.94%) Selenium
12 12 (1.96%) Jenkins
13 11 (1.80%) Storybook
14 9 (1.47%) PostCSS
14 9 (1.47%) RSpec
15 8 (1.31%) Subversion
16 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio
17 6 (0.98%) Gradle
17 6 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 68 (11.11%) Finance
2 34 (5.56%) Games
3 26 (4.25%) Marketing
4 23 (3.76%) Retail
5 14 (2.29%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.80%) Banking
7 10 (1.63%) Publishing
8 8 (1.31%) Automotive
8 8 (1.31%) Front Office
8 8 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.82%) Electronics
10 5 (0.82%) Local Government
11 4 (0.65%) Advertising
11 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.33%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 491 (80.23%) Developer
2 226 (36.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 151 (24.67%) React Developer
4 108 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 74 (12.09%) JavaScript Developer
6 59 (9.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 58 (9.48%) Full Stack Developer
8 43 (7.03%) Lead Developer
9 40 (6.54%) Node.js Developer
10 38 (6.21%) Angular Developer
11 37 (6.05%) Java Developer
12 30 (4.90%) Web Developer
13 29 (4.74%) Senior React Developer
14 24 (3.92%) Software Developer
14 24 (3.92%) UI Developer
15 21 (3.43%) Software Engineer
16 16 (2.61%) PHP Developer
17 14 (2.29%) Lead Software Developer
18 13 (2.12%) Python Developer
19 12 (1.96%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (59.48%) HTML
2 358 (58.50%) CSS
3 334 (54.58%) React
4 317 (51.80%) Node.js
5 207 (33.82%) HTML5
6 179 (29.25%) Redux
7 166 (27.12%) AngularJS
8 158 (25.82%) Sass
9 146 (23.86%) CSS3
10 143 (23.37%) Vue.js
11 94 (15.36%) Jest
12 87 (14.22%) GraphQL
13 84 (13.73%) RESTful
14 66 (10.78%) React Native
15 58 (9.48%) jQuery
15 58 (9.48%) REST
16 46 (7.52%) .NET
16 46 (7.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 45 (7.35%) Web Services
18 40 (6.54%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 115 (18.79%) User Experience
2 66 (10.78%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.31%) Derivative
7 8 (1.31%) Equities
7 8 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.31%) OTC Derivatives
8 7 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.14%) Blog
8 7 (1.14%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.82%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.65%) W3C
11 3 (0.49%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) iPhone
12 2 (0.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.90%) Android
2 26 (4.25%) Linux
3 21 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.31%) Unix
5 3 (0.49%) Debian
5 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (50.16%) Front End Development
2 303 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (18.63%) TDD
4 94 (15.36%) Scrum
5 84 (13.73%) Software Engineering
6 79 (12.91%) Microservices
7 78 (12.75%) Unit Testing
8 72 (11.76%) Fintech
9 59 (9.64%) Web Development
10 55 (8.99%) Computer Science
10 55 (8.99%) DevOps
10 55 (8.99%) Test Automation
11 51 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 43 (7.03%) OO
13 42 (6.86%) MVC
13 42 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (6.70%) BDD
15 34 (5.56%) SOLID
16 32 (5.23%) Artificial Intelligence
16 32 (5.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 552 (90.20%) JavaScript
2 225 (36.76%) TypeScript
3 73 (11.93%) Java
4 67 (10.95%) SQL
5 62 (10.13%) Python
6 60 (9.80%) PHP
7 59 (9.64%) C#
8 42 (6.86%) ES7
9 29 (4.74%) Scala
10 28 (4.58%) ES8
11 23 (3.76%) Kotlin
12 21 (3.43%) Ruby
13 5 (0.82%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.82%) Go
13 5 (0.82%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.65%) R
15 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.49%) C++
15 3 (0.49%) Java 8
16 2 (0.33%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 94 (15.36%) Degree
2 38 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.31%) SANS
4 8 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.65%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.74%) QA
2 8 (1.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 112 (18.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 62 (10.13%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.14%) Terraform
3 6 (0.98%) Marathon
3 6 (0.98%) Mesos
4 4 (0.65%) Kibana
5 3 (0.49%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (3.43%) Google
2 8 (1.31%) Atlassian
2 8 (1.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (1.31%) Murex
2 8 (1.31%) Sophis
3 7 (1.14%) Facebook
3 7 (1.14%) SAP
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle
4 4 (0.65%) Xamarin
5 3 (0.49%) Adobe
6 2 (0.33%) Axosoft
6 2 (0.33%) BT
6 2 (0.33%) DoubleClick
6 2 (0.33%) Epiphany
6 2 (0.33%) Escenic
6 2 (0.33%) IBM
6 2 (0.33%) Zend
7 1 (0.16%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.16%) PayPal
7 1 (0.16%) WooCommerce