Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 295 312 408
Rank change year-on-year +17 +96 +167
Permanent jobs citing ES6 1,356 1,568 1,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.03% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 1.88% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,114 1,312 1,144
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,550 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,125 £89,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 67,829 83,478 96,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.11% 54.90% 55.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56,033 69,026 80,710
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 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 +29 1,259 £60,000 +9.09% 304
London +2 706 £67,500 +3.85% 154
UK excluding London +56 639 £50,000 +11.11% 170
South East +74 233 £50,000 +11.11% 39
Midlands +76 99 £46,000 +2.22% 15
North of England +8 91 £46,750 +10.00% 50
West Midlands +77 79 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Scotland +62 78 £37,500 -25.00% 14
South West 0 68 £47,500 +4.40% 31
East of England +60 60 £55,000 +10.00% 14
North West +26 56 £45,000 -5.26% 24
Yorkshire -11 23 £45,000 +12.50% 18
East Midlands +40 20 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North East +27 12 £47,500 +41.79% 8
Wales -22 10 £62,500 +56.25% 7

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1,276 (94.10%) JavaScript
2 888 (65.49%) CSS
3 824 (60.77%) HTML
4 699 (51.55%) React
5 681 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
6 576 (42.48%) Front End Development
7 570 (42.04%) Node.js
8 475 (35.03%) HTML5
9 456 (33.63%) Sass
10 427 (31.49%) AngularJS
11 424 (31.27%) Redux
12 419 (30.90%) Git (software)
13 418 (30.83%) TypeScript
14 393 (28.98%) CSS3
15 362 (26.70%) webpack
16 313 (23.08%) User Experience
17 309 (22.79%) TDD
18 259 (19.10%) Docker
19 229 (16.89%) Web Development
20 225 (16.59%) AWS
21 218 (16.08%) Vue.js
22 207 (15.27%) Software Engineering
23 204 (15.04%) PHP
24 193 (14.23%) C#
25 183 (13.50%) npm
26 180 (13.27%) Jest
27 177 (13.05%) OO
28 176 (12.98%) REST
29 175 (12.91%) Finance
30 167 (12.32%) 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 79 (5.83%) Confluence
2 58 (4.28%) WordPress
3 57 (4.20%) CMS
4 37 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (2.14%) nginx
6 24 (1.77%) Drupal
7 21 (1.55%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (1.25%) SugarCRM
9 15 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.81%) Apache
10 11 (0.81%) ExpressionEngine
11 9 (0.66%) Headless CMS
12 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.52%) Ethereum
13 6 (0.44%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.15%) Mule
15 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (2.80%) Adobe XD
2 20 (1.47%) InVision
3 18 (1.33%) Zeplin
4 17 (1.25%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.59%) Sketch
6 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.22%) GIMP
7 2 (0.15%) Figma
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.96%) Magento
3 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.22%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 225 (16.59%) AWS
2 183 (13.50%) npm
3 154 (11.36%) Azure
4 108 (7.96%) SaaS
5 82 (6.05%) GitHub
6 58 (4.28%) Serverless
7 54 (3.98%) GCP
8 43 (3.17%) Yarn
9 30 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (0.96%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.96%) Heroku
11 12 (0.88%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 12 (0.88%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.74%) PaaS
13 9 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.59%) Slack
15 7 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.21%) HTTP
2 29 (2.14%) Internet
3 9 (0.66%) SSH
4 6 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.37%) Wireless
6 2 (0.15%) Broadband
6 2 (0.15%) DNS
6 2 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (6.93%) MySQL
2 80 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (5.01%) Big Data
4 56 (4.13%) Redis
5 55 (4.06%) SQL Server
6 52 (3.83%) MongoDB
7 51 (3.76%) NoSQL
8 23 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (1.55%) Apache Hive
9 21 (1.55%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.33%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.11%) Blockchain
12 11 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.66%) GIS
14 8 (0.59%) Amazon Athena
15 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (0.44%) MariaDB
17 5 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
18 3 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 419 (30.90%) Git (software)
2 362 (26.70%) webpack
3 138 (10.18%) gulp
4 116 (8.55%) JIRA
5 109 (8.04%) Jasmine
6 96 (7.08%) Jenkins
7 92 (6.78%) Babel
8 85 (6.27%) Grunt
9 54 (3.98%) Mocha
10 43 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
11 39 (2.88%) ESLint
12 34 (2.51%) CircleCI
13 33 (2.43%) Cucumber
14 32 (2.36%) Selenium
15 31 (2.29%) Bitbucket
16 28 (2.06%) PHPUnit
17 26 (1.92%) TeamCity
18 24 (1.77%) Balsamiq
19 22 (1.62%) PostCSS
20 21 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 175 (12.91%) Finance
2 102 (7.52%) Retail
3 51 (3.76%) Banking
4 43 (3.17%) Marketing
5 42 (3.10%) Games
6 31 (2.29%) Advertising
7 28 (2.06%) Multimedia
8 26 (1.92%) Legal
9 19 (1.40%) Public Sector
10 14 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.74%) Front Office
13 9 (0.66%) Law
14 5 (0.37%) Automotive
14 5 (0.37%) Back Office
14 5 (0.37%) Electronics
14 5 (0.37%) Publishing
15 3 (0.22%) Police
16 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.15%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 1,082 (79.79%) Developer
2 449 (33.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 303 (22.35%) React Developer
4 229 (16.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 226 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 134 (9.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 105 (7.74%) UI Developer
8 99 (7.30%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 91 (6.71%) Web Developer
10 89 (6.56%) Software Engineer
11 75 (5.53%) Angular Developer
12 69 (5.09%) Node.js Developer
13 55 (4.06%) Lead Developer
14 54 (3.98%) Senior React Developer
15 53 (3.91%) PHP Developer
16 47 (3.47%) .NET Developer
17 43 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
18 40 (2.95%) Senior JavaScript Developer
19 37 (2.73%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 35 (2.58%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (65.49%) CSS
2 824 (60.77%) HTML
3 699 (51.55%) React
4 570 (42.04%) Node.js
5 475 (35.03%) HTML5
6 456 (33.63%) Sass
7 427 (31.49%) AngularJS
8 424 (31.27%) Redux
9 393 (28.98%) CSS3
10 218 (16.08%) Vue.js
11 180 (13.27%) Jest
12 176 (12.98%) REST
13 167 (12.32%) RESTful
14 153 (11.28%) .NET
15 147 (10.84%) LESS
16 125 (9.22%) jQuery
17 122 (9.00%) React Native
18 97 (7.15%) JSON
19 84 (6.19%) Angular 2
20 78 (5.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 313 (23.08%) User Experience
2 81 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.88%) Algorithms
5 34 (2.51%) Data Structures
6 28 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.40%) Hedge funds
9 18 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.96%) iPad
11 12 (0.88%) Online Banking
12 11 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.52%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.52%) Life Science
14 7 (0.52%) Social Media
15 5 (0.37%) Graphic Design
16 4 (0.29%) BBC
16 4 (0.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 48 (3.54%) Linux
2 27 (1.99%) Android
2 27 (1.99%) Apple iOS
3 10 (0.74%) Windows
4 6 (0.44%) Unix
5 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.074%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (42.48%) Front End Development
3 309 (22.79%) TDD
4 229 (16.89%) Web Development
5 207 (15.27%) Software Engineering
6 177 (13.05%) OO
7 162 (11.95%) Microservices
8 158 (11.65%) DevOps
9 148 (10.91%) Scrum
10 146 (10.77%) Computer Science
11 139 (10.25%) BDD
12 138 (10.18%) Unit Testing
13 136 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
14 110 (8.11%) MVC
14 110 (8.11%) Test Automation
15 103 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
16 100 (7.37%) Fintech
17 86 (6.34%) Mentoring
18 80 (5.90%) E-Commerce
19 77 (5.68%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,276 (94.10%) JavaScript
2 418 (30.83%) TypeScript
3 204 (15.04%) PHP
4 193 (14.23%) C#
5 154 (11.36%) Python
6 153 (11.28%) Java
7 146 (10.77%) ES7
8 143 (10.55%) SQL
9 50 (3.69%) Ruby
10 46 (3.39%) Kotlin
11 44 (3.24%) Scala
12 34 (2.51%) Java 8
13 24 (1.77%) ES8
14 20 (1.47%) PHP 7
15 11 (0.81%) XAML
16 10 (0.74%) C++
16 10 (0.74%) Go
17 9 (0.66%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.52%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.44%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 140 (10.32%) Degree
2 90 (6.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.37%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.074%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.28%) QA
2 14 (1.03%) WCAG
3 4 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 259 (19.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 100 (7.37%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.99%) Marathon
2 27 (1.99%) Mesos
3 25 (1.84%) Terraform
4 24 (1.77%) Ansible
5 18 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.74%) Matomo
7 6 (0.44%) Rancher
8 5 (0.37%) Kibana
8 5 (0.37%) logstash
9 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.29%) Puppet
10 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.074%) Grafana
12 1 (0.074%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 64 (4.72%) Google
2 28 (2.06%) Microsoft
3 25 (1.84%) Adobe
4 21 (1.55%) Sitecore
5 20 (1.47%) hybris
6 10 (0.74%) Hotjar
7 9 (0.66%) Apple
7 9 (0.66%) Oracle
8 7 (0.52%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.52%) Splunk
9 6 (0.44%) Samsung
10 5 (0.37%) Facebook
10 5 (0.37%) Netlify
10 5 (0.37%) SAP
11 4 (0.29%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.22%) WooCommerce
12 3 (0.22%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.15%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.15%) Perforce