Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 467 1008
Rank change year-on-year +99 +541 +294
Permanent jobs citing ES6 1,477 1,030 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.60% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 1.09% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,246 931 266
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +25.00%

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 99,559 94,181 106,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.09% 54.58% 51.97%
Number of salaries quoted 83,684 80,447 91,813
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for ES6 in the UK

ES6
Top 14 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 20 April 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 +99 1,432 £60,000 - 263
London +35 941 £65,000 - 138
UK excluding London +219 523 £45,000 +12.50% 133
South East +143 188 £50,000 +25.00% 33
North of England +38 97 £40,000 - 43
North West +52 81 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Midlands +30 75 £46,250 +15.63% 11
East of England +23 69 £57,500 - 18
South West +40 62 £42,500 +13.33% 20
East Midlands +16 38 £50,000 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +8 36 £35,000 +32.08% 6
Scotland -10 32 £36,000 -10.00% 6
Yorkshire 0 13 £32,750 -18.13% 11
North East -27 3 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,285 (87.00%) JavaScript
2 938 (63.51%) CSS
3 894 (60.53%) HTML
4 828 (56.06%) Node.js
5 812 (54.98%) React
6 721 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
7 642 (43.47%) AngularJS
8 595 (40.28%) Front End Development
9 580 (39.27%) HTML5
10 518 (35.07%) Git (software)
11 461 (31.21%) Redux
12 457 (30.94%) webpack
13 420 (28.44%) CSS3
14 419 (28.37%) Sass
15 417 (28.23%) TDD
16 347 (23.49%) gulp
17 340 (23.02%) Finance
18 329 (22.27%) SQL
19 314 (21.26%) Docker
20 312 (21.12%) Amazon AWS
21 310 (20.99%) Test Automation
22 298 (20.18%) User Experience
23 277 (18.75%) npm
24 271 (18.35%) jQuery
25 267 (18.08%) TypeScript
26 266 (18.01%) Java
27 256 (17.33%) NoSQL
28 251 (16.99%) Web Development
29 235 (15.91%) BDD
30 231 (15.64%) MySQL

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 92 (6.23%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (4.54%) CMS
3 59 (3.99%) Ethereum
4 47 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 43 (2.91%) Confluence
6 42 (2.84%) WordPress
7 35 (2.37%) Mule
8 34 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 34 (2.30%) nginx
9 32 (2.17%) NServiceBus
10 30 (2.03%) Apache
11 23 (1.56%) Drupal
12 16 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.61%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.54%) Jetty
15 7 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.34%) JBoss
17 4 (0.27%) EPiServer
17 4 (0.27%) Mongoose
Applications
1 35 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.068%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.068%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.068%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 47 (3.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 15 (1.02%) Magento
3 7 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.14%) Shopify
5 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.068%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 312 (21.12%) Amazon AWS
2 277 (18.75%) npm
3 148 (10.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 144 (9.75%) GitHub
5 92 (6.23%) Cloud Computing
6 77 (5.21%) Amazon S3
7 62 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
7 62 (4.20%) Serverless
8 59 (3.99%) SaaS
9 58 (3.93%) Yarn
10 49 (3.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 39 (2.64%) PaaS
12 37 (2.51%) Slack
13 36 (2.44%) IaaS
14 17 (1.15%) CloudFront
15 15 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.95%) Firebase
17 10 (0.68%) TestFlight
18 8 (0.54%) Heroku
19 7 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.36%) HTTP
2 21 (1.42%) Internet
3 11 (0.74%) SMS
4 5 (0.34%) SSH
5 4 (0.27%) Skype
5 4 (0.27%) VoIP
6 2 (0.14%) DNS
7 1 (0.068%) Broadband
7 1 (0.068%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 1 (0.068%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (17.33%) NoSQL
2 231 (15.64%) MySQL
3 173 (11.71%) MongoDB
4 156 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
5 107 (7.24%) Redis
6 96 (6.50%) Blockchain
7 77 (5.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 61 (4.13%) Relational Database
9 52 (3.52%) SQL Server
10 32 (2.17%) Big Data
11 30 (2.03%) Neo4j
12 20 (1.35%) RethinkDB
13 18 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.81%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.47%) Endeca
17 6 (0.41%) CouchDB
18 5 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 518 (35.07%) Git (software)
2 457 (30.94%) webpack
3 347 (23.49%) gulp
4 204 (13.81%) Grunt
5 202 (13.68%) Babel
6 201 (13.61%) Mocha
7 164 (11.10%) Jenkins
8 136 (9.21%) Jasmine
9 111 (7.52%) Karma Test Runner
10 89 (6.03%) Selenium
11 77 (5.21%) JIRA
12 58 (3.93%) JUnit
13 57 (3.86%) Maven
14 47 (3.18%) WebDriver
15 45 (3.05%) TeamCity
16 40 (2.71%) Vagrant
17 36 (2.44%) MSBuild
17 36 (2.44%) SonarQube
18 35 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
19 34 (2.30%) JBehave
General
1 340 (23.02%) Finance
2 130 (8.80%) Banking
3 102 (6.91%) Telecoms
4 82 (5.55%) Retail
5 52 (3.52%) Marketing
6 45 (3.05%) Advertising
7 29 (1.96%) Publishing
8 26 (1.76%) Games
8 26 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.49%) Electronics
9 22 (1.49%) Law
10 14 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.88%) Legal
12 11 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.54%) Front Office
14 7 (0.47%) Automotive
15 5 (0.34%) Back Office
15 5 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.068%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,233 (83.48%) Developer
2 446 (30.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 437 (29.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 306 (20.72%) Senior Developer
5 214 (14.49%) React Developer
6 213 (14.42%) Node.js Developer
7 162 (10.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 111 (7.52%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 100 (6.77%) Angular Developer
10 88 (5.96%) Web Developer
11 79 (5.35%) .NET Developer
12 78 (5.28%) HTML Developer
13 77 (5.21%) Lead Developer
14 76 (5.15%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 70 (4.74%) JavaScript Engineer
16 63 (4.27%) C# Developer
17 59 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
17 59 (3.99%) HTML CSS Developer
18 54 (3.66%) PHP Developer
19 50 (3.39%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 938 (63.51%) CSS
2 894 (60.53%) HTML
3 828 (56.06%) Node.js
4 812 (54.98%) React
5 642 (43.47%) AngularJS
6 580 (39.27%) HTML5
7 461 (31.21%) Redux
8 420 (28.44%) CSS3
9 419 (28.37%) Sass
10 271 (18.35%) jQuery
11 226 (15.30%) REST
12 202 (13.68%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 186 (12.59%) Jest
14 181 (12.25%) React Native
15 176 (11.92%) RESTful
16 170 (11.51%) .NET
17 153 (10.36%) LESS
18 143 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 135 (9.14%) Express
20 124 (8.40%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 298 (20.18%) User Experience
2 176 (11.92%) Mobile App
3 107 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
4 105 (7.11%) Fintech
5 92 (6.23%) Computer Science
6 62 (4.20%) Bitcoin
7 43 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
8 42 (2.84%) Data Structures
9 39 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (2.44%) Algorithms
10 36 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (1.90%) Media Streaming
12 20 (1.35%) Social Media
13 17 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (1.08%) W3C
15 13 (0.88%) Graphic Design
16 11 (0.74%) Animation
17 10 (0.68%) Virtual Team
18 9 (0.61%) Cloud Native
18 9 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 194 (13.13%) Linux
2 60 (4.06%) Android
3 50 (3.39%) Unix
4 49 (3.32%) Apple iOS
5 40 (2.71%) VMS
6 24 (1.62%) Windows
7 14 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.27%) CentOS
9 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (40.28%) Front End Development
3 417 (28.23%) TDD
4 310 (20.99%) Test Automation
5 251 (16.99%) Web Development
6 235 (15.91%) BDD
7 215 (14.56%) Scrum
8 193 (13.07%) Software Engineering
9 183 (12.39%) OO
10 178 (12.05%) DevOps
11 161 (10.90%) MVC
12 147 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
13 143 (9.68%) E-Commerce
14 132 (8.94%) Unit Testing
15 123 (8.33%) Microservices
16 111 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
17 109 (7.38%) OOP
18 100 (6.77%) API Development
19 91 (6.16%) Responsive Web Design
20 87 (5.89%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,285 (87.00%) JavaScript
2 329 (22.27%) SQL
3 267 (18.08%) TypeScript
4 266 (18.01%) Java
5 195 (13.20%) ES7
6 186 (12.59%) PHP
7 154 (10.43%) C#
8 86 (5.82%) Python
9 73 (4.94%) Java 8
10 69 (4.67%) Ruby
11 66 (4.47%) T-SQL
12 49 (3.32%) Solidity
13 28 (1.90%) Scala
14 26 (1.76%) PHP 7
15 25 (1.69%) ES8
16 23 (1.56%) Bash Shell
17 21 (1.42%) Clojure
17 21 (1.42%) Objective-C
18 17 (1.15%) Go
18 17 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (9.55%) Degree
2 59 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.068%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.45%) QA
2 14 (0.95%) WCAG
3 6 (0.41%) WAI
4 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.068%) GDPR
5 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 314 (21.26%) Docker
2 48 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.068%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 88 (5.96%) Kubernetes
2 42 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
3 33 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.62%) Kibana
4 24 (1.62%) Puppet
5 22 (1.49%) logstash
5 22 (1.49%) Terraform
6 18 (1.22%) Packer
7 7 (0.47%) Mesos
8 6 (0.41%) Ansible
9 3 (0.20%) Grafana
9 3 (0.20%) Graphite
9 3 (0.20%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.068%) Rancher
Vendors
1 74 (5.01%) Google
2 51 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.57%) Splunk
4 35 (2.37%) AppDynamics
5 27 (1.83%) SAP
6 23 (1.56%) Adobe
6 23 (1.56%) Oracle
7 19 (1.29%) Twitter
8 16 (1.08%) Zend
9 12 (0.81%) Apple
9 12 (0.81%) Xamarin
10 11 (0.74%) Facebook
11 9 (0.61%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.54%) Cognizant
12 8 (0.54%) hybris
13 7 (0.47%) BroadVision
14 5 (0.34%) Capita
14 5 (0.34%) EXASOL
15 4 (0.27%) New Relic
15 4 (0.27%) PayPal