Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 347 413 743
Rank change year-on-year +66 +330 +518
Permanent jobs citing ES6 1,535 1,336 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.76% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 1.36% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,278 1,197 517
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +32.81%

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 94,322 97,925 103,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.82% 55.56% 52.40%
Number of salaries quoted 78,325 80,918 89,393
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +60 1,481 £60,000 - 284
London +19 968 £65,000 - 175
UK excluding London +120 549 £45,000 - 121
South East +72 193 £45,000 -2.70% 23
North of England +27 124 £42,500 +6.25% 31
North West +57 88 £41,750 -7.22% 16
South West +62 79 £37,500 -16.67% 16
East of England +58 67 £50,000 -16.67% 23
Midlands +27 50 £50,000 +42.86% 16
Scotland +14 30 £36,000 -20.00% 9
Yorkshire -14 30 £47,500 +33.80% 12
West Midlands +46 25 £37,500 -10.71% 9
East Midlands +4 25 £55,000 +57.14% 7
North East -14 6 £32,500 -23.53% 3
Wales +4 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £61,250 - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,349 (87.88%) JavaScript
2 985 (64.17%) CSS
3 925 (60.26%) HTML
4 917 (59.74%) Node.js
5 795 (51.79%) React
6 668 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
7 635 (41.37%) AngularJS
8 613 (39.93%) Git (software)
9 609 (39.67%) Front End Development
10 539 (35.11%) HTML5
11 476 (31.01%) Sass
12 465 (30.29%) CSS3
13 458 (29.84%) Redux
14 411 (26.78%) webpack
15 395 (25.73%) Amazon AWS
16 390 (25.41%) TDD
17 355 (23.13%) Finance
18 329 (21.43%) Test Automation
19 320 (20.85%) Docker
20 310 (20.20%) User Experience
21 303 (19.74%) SQL
22 272 (17.72%) gulp
23 263 (17.13%) Java
24 261 (17.00%) MySQL
25 260 (16.94%) TypeScript
26 259 (16.87%) REST
27 251 (16.35%) Web Development
28 250 (16.29%) Linux
28 250 (16.29%) Vue.js
29 236 (15.37%) Jest

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
1 105 (6.84%) Ethereum
2 77 (5.02%) CMS
3 51 (3.32%) Confluence
3 51 (3.32%) Tomcat
4 47 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (2.93%) WordPress
6 38 (2.48%) Apache
7 33 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 33 (2.15%) Mule
8 22 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 21 (1.37%) nginx
10 15 (0.98%) Drupal
11 9 (0.59%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.52%) Alfresco
12 8 (0.52%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.26%) Jetty
14 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.20%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
15 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.46%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.33%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.26%) InVision
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.065%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 53 (3.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.59%) Magento
3 1 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.065%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 395 (25.73%) Amazon AWS
2 235 (15.31%) npm
3 227 (14.79%) GitHub
4 185 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 86 (5.60%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (5.47%) Serverless
7 82 (5.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 73 (4.76%) Amazon S3
9 65 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
10 57 (3.71%) SaaS
11 48 (3.13%) PaaS
11 48 (3.13%) Slack
12 40 (2.61%) Yarn
13 38 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (2.15%) IaaS
15 21 (1.37%) DigitalOcean
16 18 (1.17%) Heroku
17 13 (0.85%) Trello
18 9 (0.59%) CloudFront
19 7 (0.46%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.04%) HTTP
2 36 (2.35%) Internet
3 12 (0.78%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 7 (0.46%) SMS
4 7 (0.46%) SSH
5 4 (0.26%) DAB
6 3 (0.20%) SSL
6 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) AMQP
7 2 (0.13%) Broadband
8 1 (0.065%) Intranet
8 1 (0.065%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.065%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (17.00%) MySQL
2 236 (15.37%) NoSQL
3 163 (10.62%) PostgreSQL
4 155 (10.10%) MongoDB
5 150 (9.77%) Blockchain
6 127 (8.27%) Redis
7 50 (3.26%) SQL Server
8 41 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 21 (1.37%) Big Data
11 13 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.72%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.59%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.52%) DB2
15 7 (0.46%) SQLite
16 5 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 613 (39.93%) Git (software)
2 411 (26.78%) webpack
3 272 (17.72%) gulp
4 230 (14.98%) Mocha
5 181 (11.79%) Grunt
6 145 (9.45%) Jenkins
7 121 (7.88%) Babel
8 118 (7.69%) JIRA
9 105 (6.84%) Jasmine
10 91 (5.93%) Selenium
11 70 (4.56%) Karma Test Runner
12 60 (3.91%) JUnit
13 54 (3.52%) Maven
14 40 (2.61%) Subversion
15 37 (2.41%) PostCSS
16 36 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
17 35 (2.28%) Protractor
17 35 (2.28%) SonarQube
18 34 (2.21%) Vagrant
19 32 (2.08%) Bower
General
1 355 (23.13%) Finance
2 181 (11.79%) Banking
3 92 (5.99%) Retail
4 87 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.93%) Games
6 34 (2.21%) Marketing
7 31 (2.02%) Advertising
8 30 (1.95%) Law
9 24 (1.56%) Publishing
10 22 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.24%) Multimedia
12 15 (0.98%) Hindi Language
12 15 (0.98%) Punjabi Language
12 15 (0.98%) Urdu Language
13 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.59%) Legal
16 6 (0.39%) Automotive
17 5 (0.33%) Front Office
18 2 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,246 (81.17%) Developer
2 470 (30.62%) JavaScript Developer
3 414 (26.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 264 (17.20%) Senior Developer
5 253 (16.48%) Node.js Developer
6 195 (12.70%) React Developer
7 152 (9.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 94 (6.12%) JavaScript Engineer
9 92 (5.99%) Web Developer
10 90 (5.86%) Blockchain Developer
11 87 (5.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 84 (5.47%) Backend Developer
13 83 (5.41%) Software Engineer
14 75 (4.89%) UI Developer
15 70 (4.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 63 (4.10%) Angular Developer
16 63 (4.10%) PHP Developer
17 61 (3.97%) HTML Developer
18 58 (3.78%) Lead Developer
19 47 (3.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 985 (64.17%) CSS
2 925 (60.26%) HTML
3 917 (59.74%) Node.js
4 795 (51.79%) React
5 635 (41.37%) AngularJS
6 539 (35.11%) HTML5
7 476 (31.01%) Sass
8 465 (30.29%) CSS3
9 458 (29.84%) Redux
10 259 (16.87%) REST
11 250 (16.29%) Vue.js
12 236 (15.37%) Jest
13 222 (14.46%) jQuery
14 191 (12.44%) RESTful
15 178 (11.60%) Express
16 156 (10.16%) LESS
17 153 (9.97%) JSON
18 152 (9.90%) React Native
19 145 (9.45%) Chai
20 136 (8.86%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 310 (20.20%) User Experience
2 123 (8.01%) Mobile App
3 112 (7.30%) Fintech
4 98 (6.38%) Bitcoin
5 83 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
6 69 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 56 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
8 47 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (1.56%) Blog
11 23 (1.50%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.43%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.11%) Media Streaming
14 16 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.72%) Social Media
16 10 (0.65%) Animation
16 10 (0.65%) Online Banking
17 9 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
17 9 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 250 (16.29%) Linux
2 56 (3.65%) VMS
3 48 (3.13%) Android
4 40 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 27 (1.76%) Unix
6 21 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.04%) Windows
8 8 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.46%) CentOS
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.065%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (39.67%) Front End Development
3 390 (25.41%) TDD
4 329 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 251 (16.35%) Web Development
6 215 (14.01%) Software Engineering
7 213 (13.88%) DevOps
8 202 (13.16%) Scrum
9 201 (13.09%) BDD
10 140 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
11 139 (9.06%) MVC
12 130 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
13 124 (8.08%) E-Commerce
14 123 (8.01%) API Development
15 114 (7.43%) OO
15 114 (7.43%) Unit Testing
16 106 (6.91%) Open Source
17 102 (6.64%) Microservices
18 100 (6.51%) API Design
19 88 (5.73%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1,349 (87.88%) JavaScript
2 303 (19.74%) SQL
3 263 (17.13%) Java
4 260 (16.94%) TypeScript
5 191 (12.44%) PHP
6 160 (10.42%) ES7
7 137 (8.93%) Python
8 97 (6.32%) Solidity
9 94 (6.12%) C#
10 88 (5.73%) Ruby
11 74 (4.82%) Java 8
12 52 (3.39%) Scala
13 48 (3.13%) ES8
14 41 (2.67%) C++
15 34 (2.21%) Go
16 28 (1.82%) T-SQL
17 26 (1.69%) Haskell
17 26 (1.69%) Objective-C
18 23 (1.50%) Apple Swift
18 23 (1.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 127 (8.27%) Degree
2 44 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.065%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (7.36%) QA
2 43 (2.80%) GCP
3 15 (0.98%) GDPR
3 15 (0.98%) SLA
4 8 (0.52%) WCAG
5 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
System Software
1 320 (20.85%) Docker
2 79 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 92 (5.99%) Kubernetes
2 62 (4.04%) Docker Swarm
3 31 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.82%) Puppet
5 17 (1.11%) Ansible
6 8 (0.52%) Kibana
7 5 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.26%) logstash
9 3 (0.20%) cPanel
9 3 (0.20%) Terraform
10 2 (0.13%) Apache Shiro
10 2 (0.13%) Grafana
10 2 (0.13%) Marathon
10 2 (0.13%) Mesos
11 1 (0.065%) Packer
Vendors
1 58 (3.78%) Google
2 37 (2.41%) Splunk
3 36 (2.35%) Adobe
4 34 (2.21%) AppDynamics
5 31 (2.02%) Foundry
6 20 (1.30%) Capita
6 20 (1.30%) Oracle
7 17 (1.11%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 16 (1.04%) Microsoft
9 13 (0.85%) VMware
9 13 (0.85%) Xamarin
10 12 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.78%) Facebook
11 11 (0.72%) Zend
12 7 (0.46%) IBM
13 6 (0.39%) Cognizant
13 6 (0.39%) Rackspace
13 6 (0.39%) Twitter
14 3 (0.20%) hybris
14 3 (0.20%) Red Hat