Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 439 615
Rank change year-on-year +124 +176 +554
Permanent jobs citing ES6 1,602 1,283 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.71% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 1.29% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,344 1,126 683
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £32,650 £36,250 £35,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £89,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +21.43%

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 86,885 99,197 98,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.96% 55.28% 53.13%
Number of salaries quoted 72,050 81,939 84,735
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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 +108 1,492 £55,000 -8.33% 334
London +32 936 £65,000 - 195
UK excluding London +180 637 £45,000 - 156
South East +67 213 £44,000 -12.00% 37
North of England +74 151 £42,500 - 56
South West +50 87 £37,500 -11.76% 19
North West +34 75 £42,500 -15.00% 30
Yorkshire +76 73 £41,250 +19.57% 24
East of England +83 68 £46,500 -19.13% 17
Scotland +39 46 £50,500 +32.89% 9
Midlands +26 37 £42,500 +3.03% 10
Wales +29 29 £42,500 +21.43% 8
West Midlands +51 28 £36,250 +3.57% 5
East Midlands +1 9 £47,500 -4.04% 5
Northern Ireland - 5 £52,500 -
North East -1 3 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 1,461 (91.20%) JavaScript
2 1,028 (64.17%) CSS
3 1,019 (63.61%) HTML
4 834 (52.06%) React
5 752 (46.94%) Node.js
6 742 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
7 725 (45.26%) Front End Development
8 654 (40.82%) AngularJS
9 626 (39.08%) HTML5
10 609 (38.01%) Git (software)
11 483 (30.15%) CSS3
12 480 (29.96%) Sass
13 459 (28.65%) Redux
14 442 (27.59%) webpack
15 409 (25.53%) TDD
16 366 (22.85%) User Experience
17 340 (21.22%) TypeScript
18 334 (20.85%) Amazon AWS
19 310 (19.35%) Vue.js
20 284 (17.73%) REST
21 263 (16.42%) Finance
22 260 (16.23%) Web Development
23 252 (15.73%) gulp
24 243 (15.17%) Docker
25 241 (15.04%) PHP
26 236 (14.73%) Test Automation
27 232 (14.48%) Java
28 230 (14.36%) MySQL
28 230 (14.36%) Scrum
29 228 (14.23%) 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 75 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (4.00%) CMS
3 56 (3.50%) Ethereum
4 52 (3.25%) Confluence
5 46 (2.87%) WordPress
6 22 (1.37%) Apache
7 17 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.94%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.69%) nginx
10 8 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.50%) Mule
10 8 (0.50%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.44%) Drupal
11 7 (0.44%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.31%) ExpressionEngine
13 3 (0.19%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (2.31%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (0.50%) Chatbot
3 6 (0.37%) InVision
4 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.19%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (1.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.56%) Magento
3 1 (0.062%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 334 (20.85%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (13.92%) npm
3 165 (10.30%) GitHub
4 158 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 80 (4.99%) Serverless
6 74 (4.62%) SaaS
7 60 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 46 (2.87%) Heroku
9 43 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (2.56%) Amazon S3
11 38 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
12 36 (2.25%) Yarn
13 29 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (1.81%) Slack
14 15 (0.94%) DigitalOcean
15 14 (0.87%) PaaS
16 10 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 8 (0.50%) IaaS
18 6 (0.37%) BrowserStack
19 5 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.56%) HTTP
2 23 (1.44%) Internet
3 3 (0.19%) Broadband
3 3 (0.19%) SMS
4 2 (0.12%) DAB
4 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.12%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 2 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.062%) AMQP
5 1 (0.062%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.062%) Intranet
5 1 (0.062%) Skype
5 1 (0.062%) SSH
5 1 (0.062%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (14.36%) MySQL
2 185 (11.55%) MongoDB
3 167 (10.42%) NoSQL
4 148 (9.24%) PostgreSQL
5 130 (8.11%) Redis
6 94 (5.87%) SQL Server
7 63 (3.93%) Blockchain
8 45 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 40 (2.50%) Big Data
10 17 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.81%) SQLite
12 12 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (0.69%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.56%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.44%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.44%) DB2
17 6 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (0.37%) MariaDB
17 6 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 609 (38.01%) Git (software)
2 442 (27.59%) webpack
3 252 (15.73%) gulp
4 184 (11.49%) Grunt
5 154 (9.61%) Mocha
6 123 (7.68%) Babel
6 123 (7.68%) Jenkins
7 96 (5.99%) JIRA
8 92 (5.74%) Jasmine
9 71 (4.43%) Selenium
10 69 (4.31%) Karma Test Runner
11 50 (3.12%) Subversion
12 44 (2.75%) Bitbucket
13 39 (2.43%) Protractor
14 33 (2.06%) Cucumber
15 31 (1.94%) PostCSS
16 30 (1.87%) JUnit
17 27 (1.69%) Maven
18 26 (1.62%) GitLab
19 22 (1.37%) Bower
General
1 263 (16.42%) Finance
2 126 (7.87%) Banking
3 89 (5.56%) Retail
4 63 (3.93%) Games
5 44 (2.75%) Marketing
6 41 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.12%) Advertising
8 28 (1.75%) Law
9 26 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.50%) Publishing
11 13 (0.81%) Legal
11 13 (0.81%) Multimedia
12 11 (0.69%) Hindi Language
12 11 (0.69%) Punjabi Language
12 11 (0.69%) Urdu Language
13 10 (0.62%) Automotive
13 10 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.56%) Front Office
15 4 (0.25%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,295 (80.84%) Developer
2 555 (34.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 371 (23.16%) JavaScript Developer
4 226 (14.11%) Senior Developer
5 221 (13.80%) React Developer
6 179 (11.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 147 (9.18%) Node.js Developer
8 116 (7.24%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 93 (5.81%) PHP Developer
9 93 (5.81%) Software Engineer
10 90 (5.62%) Lead Developer
11 88 (5.49%) JavaScript Engineer
12 85 (5.31%) Web Developer
13 63 (3.93%) Angular Developer
14 58 (3.62%) Junior
15 57 (3.56%) UI Developer
16 53 (3.31%) HTML Developer
17 51 (3.18%) Junior Developer
18 48 (3.00%) Backend Developer
19 45 (2.81%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,028 (64.17%) CSS
2 1,019 (63.61%) HTML
3 834 (52.06%) React
4 752 (46.94%) Node.js
5 654 (40.82%) AngularJS
6 626 (39.08%) HTML5
7 483 (30.15%) CSS3
8 480 (29.96%) Sass
9 459 (28.65%) Redux
10 310 (19.35%) Vue.js
11 284 (17.73%) REST
12 221 (13.80%) RESTful
13 198 (12.36%) jQuery
14 170 (10.61%) React Native
15 167 (10.42%) LESS
16 155 (9.68%) Jest
17 141 (8.80%) Express
18 138 (8.61%) JSON
19 133 (8.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 121 (7.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 366 (22.85%) User Experience
2 125 (7.80%) Fintech
3 117 (7.30%) Mobile App
4 112 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
5 48 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (2.87%) Bitcoin
7 40 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
9 32 (2.00%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.69%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.25%) Online Banking
12 19 (1.19%) Blog
13 15 (0.94%) W3C
14 14 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.81%) Digital Media
15 13 (0.81%) Social Network
16 11 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
17 10 (0.62%) Hedge funds
17 10 (0.62%) Xbox
18 9 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 164 (10.24%) Linux
2 59 (3.68%) Android
3 46 (2.87%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.25%) Unix
5 25 (1.56%) VMS
5 25 (1.56%) Windows
6 8 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.19%) CentOS
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 742 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 725 (45.26%) Front End Development
3 409 (25.53%) TDD
4 260 (16.23%) Web Development
5 236 (14.73%) Test Automation
6 230 (14.36%) Scrum
7 228 (14.23%) Software Engineering
8 194 (12.11%) DevOps
9 178 (11.11%) BDD
10 156 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
11 145 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (8.43%) MVC
13 133 (8.30%) OO
14 126 (7.87%) E-Commerce
15 121 (7.55%) Unit Testing
16 119 (7.43%) Open Source
17 114 (7.12%) Microservices
18 109 (6.80%) Mentoring
19 99 (6.18%) Artificial Intelligence
20 93 (5.81%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 1,461 (91.20%) JavaScript
2 340 (21.22%) TypeScript
3 241 (15.04%) PHP
4 232 (14.48%) Java
5 202 (12.61%) Python
6 196 (12.23%) SQL
7 166 (10.36%) ES7
8 139 (8.68%) C#
9 112 (6.99%) Ruby
10 50 (3.12%) Java 8
10 50 (3.12%) Solidity
11 49 (3.06%) Scala
12 39 (2.43%) Apple Swift
12 39 (2.43%) Objective-C
13 38 (2.37%) Go
14 34 (2.12%) ES8
15 31 (1.94%) C++
16 23 (1.44%) Bash Shell
17 18 (1.12%) Kotlin
18 16 (1.00%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 134 (8.36%) Degree
2 76 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.31%) PhD
4 3 (0.19%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.062%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.99%) QA
2 11 (0.69%) GDPR
2 11 (0.69%) SLA
3 9 (0.56%) WCAG
4 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) PMO
5 2 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 243 (15.17%) Docker
2 37 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.12%) etcd
Systems Management
1 82 (5.12%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
3 15 (0.94%) Ansible
4 11 (0.69%) Puppet
5 10 (0.62%) Mesos
6 9 (0.56%) Terraform
7 8 (0.50%) Marathon
8 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.31%) Kibana
10 3 (0.19%) Consul
10 3 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.19%) logstash
11 2 (0.12%) cPanel
11 2 (0.12%) Grafana
11 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.062%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 56 (3.50%) Google
2 34 (2.12%) Microsoft
3 32 (2.00%) Adobe
4 30 (1.87%) Foundry
5 25 (1.56%) Oracle
6 22 (1.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 16 (1.00%) Atlassian
8 12 (0.75%) Facebook
9 10 (0.62%) Splunk
10 8 (0.50%) AppDynamics
10 8 (0.50%) Zend
11 7 (0.44%) IBM
11 7 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.37%) Twitter
12 6 (0.37%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.31%) Apple
13 5 (0.31%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.19%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.19%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.19%) VMware