Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 289 295 376
Rank change year-on-year +6 +81 +58
Permanent jobs citing ES6 854 1,639 1,536
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.12% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.94% 2.07% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 807 1,440 1,340
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £34,650
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 43,960 79,025 99,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.52% 53.92% 56.08%
Number of salaries quoted 36,168 64,760 82,750
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +8 804 £60,000 +9.09% 81
UK excluding London +55 428 £47,500 +5.56% 42
London -24 413 £68,250 +5.00% 42
North of England +82 131 £50,000 +11.11% 14
South East +38 109 £50,000 - 8
North West +63 93 £50,000 +5.26% 11
Work from Home -2 89 £65,000 +18.18% 11
Midlands +108 72 £49,250 +15.88% 8
West Midlands +96 66 £50,000 +33.33% 5
South West +21 56 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Scotland +62 33 £38,500 -7.25% 1
East of England +26 22 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Yorkshire +91 19 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North East +42 19 £47,500 +18.75% 1
East Midlands +43 6 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Wales +15 6 £40,000 +2.56% 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 811 (94.96%) JavaScript
2 552 (64.64%) CSS
3 532 (62.30%) HTML
4 474 (55.50%) React
5 446 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
6 389 (45.55%) Front End Development
7 365 (42.74%) Node.js
8 311 (36.42%) HTML5
9 296 (34.66%) Sass
10 263 (30.80%) AngularJS
10 263 (30.80%) webpack
11 260 (30.44%) Git (software)
12 250 (29.27%) Redux
13 228 (26.70%) TypeScript
14 215 (25.18%) CSS3
15 199 (23.30%) User Experience
16 187 (21.90%) TDD
17 186 (21.78%) Vue.js
18 151 (17.68%) Jest
19 150 (17.56%) Docker
20 143 (16.74%) AWS
21 122 (14.29%) PHP
22 114 (13.35%) Web Development
23 110 (12.88%) Test Automation
24 109 (12.76%) Scrum
25 104 (12.18%) REST
26 103 (12.06%) LESS
26 103 (12.06%) C#
27 96 (11.24%) DevOps
28 94 (11.01%) Software Engineering

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 38 (4.45%) WordPress
2 32 (3.75%) CMS
3 15 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.52%) Confluence
5 9 (1.05%) Apache
6 7 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.82%) Drupal
7 6 (0.70%) Kentico
8 5 (0.59%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.35%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.23%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.23%) nginx
10 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.12%) Liferay
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (2.46%) Zeplin
2 18 (2.11%) Sketch
3 13 (1.52%) Adobe XD
3 13 (1.52%) InVision
4 12 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (1.41%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.17%) Figma
6 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.35%) Shopify
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 143 (16.74%) AWS
2 87 (10.19%) npm
3 85 (9.95%) SaaS
4 84 (9.84%) Azure
5 60 (7.03%) Serverless
6 42 (4.92%) GitHub
7 25 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (2.93%) Yarn
8 24 (2.81%) Amazon S3
8 24 (2.81%) GCP
9 17 (1.99%) Google Analytics
10 11 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (0.94%) Slack
13 7 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.70%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.87%) Internet
2 7 (0.82%) HTTP
3 6 (0.70%) Broadband
4 4 (0.47%) SSH
5 3 (0.35%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.35%) Wireless
6 1 (0.12%) ATM
6 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.85%) MySQL
2 41 (4.80%) MongoDB
3 36 (4.22%) NoSQL
3 36 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (3.63%) SQL Server
5 19 (2.22%) Redis
5 19 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.11%) MariaDB
7 17 (1.99%) Big Data
8 11 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.29%) Blockchain
9 8 (0.94%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.82%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.47%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.47%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.35%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.35%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 263 (30.80%) webpack
2 260 (30.44%) Git (software)
3 73 (8.55%) gulp
4 71 (8.31%) Jasmine
5 51 (5.97%) Babel
6 49 (5.74%) Grunt
7 45 (5.27%) Mocha
8 34 (3.98%) Karma Test Runner
9 30 (3.51%) JIRA
10 26 (3.04%) Cypress.io
11 23 (2.69%) CircleCI
12 22 (2.58%) Jenkins
13 20 (2.34%) Bitbucket
14 19 (2.22%) GitLab
14 19 (2.22%) PHPUnit
15 15 (1.76%) ESLint
15 15 (1.76%) git-flow
15 15 (1.76%) Selenium
16 14 (1.64%) Protractor
16 14 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (10.66%) Finance
2 35 (4.10%) Marketing
3 32 (3.75%) Games
4 26 (3.04%) Retail
5 20 (2.34%) Legal
6 17 (1.99%) Front Office
7 10 (1.17%) Banking
7 10 (1.17%) Law
7 10 (1.17%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.94%) Advertising
9 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.47%) Publishing
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Police
12 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 691 (80.91%) Developer
2 328 (38.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 180 (21.08%) React Developer
4 137 (16.04%) JavaScript Developer
5 122 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 97 (11.36%) Full Stack Developer
7 53 (6.21%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 47 (5.50%) Senior React Developer
9 43 (5.04%) UI Developer
10 36 (4.22%) Angular Developer
10 36 (4.22%) Web Developer
11 34 (3.98%) PHP Developer
12 33 (3.86%) Lead Developer
13 28 (3.28%) JavaScript Engineer
13 28 (3.28%) Node.js Developer
14 24 (2.81%) .NET Developer
14 24 (2.81%) Software Engineer
15 20 (2.34%) Senior JavaScript Developer
16 17 (1.99%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 17 (1.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 552 (64.64%) CSS
2 532 (62.30%) HTML
3 474 (55.50%) React
4 365 (42.74%) Node.js
5 311 (36.42%) HTML5
6 296 (34.66%) Sass
7 263 (30.80%) AngularJS
8 250 (29.27%) Redux
9 215 (25.18%) CSS3
10 186 (21.78%) Vue.js
11 151 (17.68%) Jest
12 104 (12.18%) REST
13 103 (12.06%) LESS
14 85 (9.95%) RESTful
15 77 (9.02%) .NET
16 71 (8.31%) React Native
17 65 (7.61%) GraphQL
18 57 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 56 (6.56%) Web Services
20 54 (6.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 199 (23.30%) User Experience
2 65 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (5.74%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.46%) Hedge funds
5 19 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.29%) Augmented Reality
9 10 (1.17%) Blog
10 9 (1.05%) NHS
11 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.82%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.70%) Graphic Design
13 6 (0.70%) W3C
14 4 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.47%) Social Network
14 4 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.47%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.35%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.68%) Linux
2 22 (2.58%) Android
2 22 (2.58%) Apple iOS
3 10 (1.17%) Windows
4 9 (1.05%) Ubuntu
5 8 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (45.55%) Front End Development
3 187 (21.90%) TDD
4 114 (13.35%) Web Development
5 110 (12.88%) Test Automation
6 109 (12.76%) Scrum
7 96 (11.24%) DevOps
8 94 (11.01%) Software Engineering
9 90 (10.54%) Unit Testing
10 89 (10.42%) MVC
11 84 (9.84%) Fintech
12 83 (9.72%) Microservices
13 81 (9.48%) OO
14 67 (7.85%) Computer Science
15 65 (7.61%) BDD
16 63 (7.38%) Responsive Web Design
17 60 (7.03%) Artificial Intelligence
17 60 (7.03%) Kanban
18 56 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
19 52 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 811 (94.96%) JavaScript
2 228 (26.70%) TypeScript
3 122 (14.29%) PHP
4 103 (12.06%) C#
5 86 (10.07%) Python
6 74 (8.67%) ES7
7 66 (7.73%) SQL
8 55 (6.44%) Java
9 39 (4.57%) Ruby
10 21 (2.46%) ES8
11 17 (1.99%) Kotlin
11 17 (1.99%) Scala
12 16 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.41%) Go
14 9 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.94%) C++
15 8 (0.94%) PHP 7
16 4 (0.47%) C
17 3 (0.35%) Elm
17 3 (0.35%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 83 (9.72%) Degree
2 49 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.67%) QA
2 4 (0.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 150 (17.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 78 (9.13%) Kubernetes
2 38 (4.45%) Terraform
3 18 (2.11%) Ansible
4 9 (1.05%) Kibana
5 6 (0.70%) Pingdom
6 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.35%) Marathon
7 3 (0.35%) Mesos
8 2 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.23%) Grafana
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) Plesk
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) Rancher
Vendors
1 49 (5.74%) Google
2 27 (3.16%) Adobe
3 22 (2.58%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.34%) Atlassian
5 12 (1.41%) Twitter
6 10 (1.17%) Oracle
6 10 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.94%) Dell
8 7 (0.82%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.47%) Optimizely
10 3 (0.35%) BT
10 3 (0.35%) Facebook
10 3 (0.35%) Mapbox
10 3 (0.35%) Netlify
10 3 (0.35%) Siemens
10 3 (0.35%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.23%) Apple
11 2 (0.23%) hybris
11 2 (0.23%) Perforce
11 2 (0.23%) Samsung