Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 304 300 352
Rank change year-on-year -4 +52 +76
Permanent jobs citing ES6 481 1,502 1,538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.08% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.70% 2.02% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 492 1,391 1,340
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £37,050 £35,000 £34,976
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 28,360 74,379 92,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.06% 53.36% 55.65%
Number of salaries quoted 23,845 60,791 77,052
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -6 459 £57,500 -4.17% 105
UK excluding London +56 261 £47,500 -5.00% 62
London -12 211 £67,500 +3.85% 49
North of England +124 74 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Work from Home -54 64 £60,000 - 17
Midlands +116 58 £50,000 +17.65% 6
North West +85 58 £50,000 +11.11% 13
South West +99 52 £42,500 -15.00% 9
West Midlands +94 50 £50,000 +17.65% 4
South East +31 50 £50,000 -9.09% 13
East of England +85 12 £47,500 -11.63% 6
Yorkshire +129 11 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Scotland +64 11 £34,500 -13.75% 4
East Midlands +84 8 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Wales +44 5 £40,000 -27.27% 1
North East - 5 £60,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 450 (93.56%) JavaScript
2 298 (61.95%) CSS
3 286 (59.46%) HTML
4 262 (54.47%) React
5 231 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
6 221 (45.95%) Node.js
7 210 (43.66%) Front End Development
8 170 (35.34%) HTML5
9 154 (32.02%) AngularJS
10 149 (30.98%) Sass
11 145 (30.15%) Redux
12 142 (29.52%) Git (software)
13 137 (28.48%) TypeScript
14 136 (28.27%) webpack
15 128 (26.61%) CSS3
16 119 (24.74%) Vue.js
17 107 (22.25%) TDD
18 99 (20.58%) Docker
19 94 (19.54%) User Experience
20 91 (18.92%) Jest
21 90 (18.71%) AWS
22 74 (15.38%) Scrum
23 70 (14.55%) Software Engineering
24 68 (14.14%) DevOps
25 63 (13.10%) REST
26 62 (12.89%) PHP
27 54 (11.23%) Microservices
28 53 (11.02%) GraphQL
28 53 (11.02%) RESTful
28 53 (11.02%) Web Development

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 28 (5.82%) CMS
2 16 (3.33%) WordPress
3 11 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.25%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.83%) Kentico
6 3 (0.62%) Confluence
6 3 (0.62%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.21%) Apache
7 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Photoshop
1 8 (1.66%) Sketch
2 7 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (1.46%) Figma
2 7 (1.46%) Zeplin
3 2 (0.42%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.21%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Magento
2 4 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.62%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 90 (18.71%) AWS
2 45 (9.36%) npm
3 43 (8.94%) Serverless
4 39 (8.11%) GitHub
5 38 (7.90%) Azure
6 32 (6.65%) SaaS
7 17 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (3.33%) GCP
8 16 (3.33%) Yarn
9 11 (2.29%) Amazon ECS
9 11 (2.29%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.87%) Slack
11 8 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.46%) Google Analytics
13 5 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (1.04%) Cloudflare
14 4 (0.83%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.62%) Amazon Alexa
15 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.66%) Internet
2 5 (1.04%) HTTP
3 2 (0.42%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.42%) SSH
3 2 (0.42%) Wireless
4 1 (0.21%) ATM
4 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.90%) NoSQL
2 31 (6.44%) MySQL
3 20 (4.16%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.74%) SQL Server
5 14 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 11 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.08%) Redis
8 8 (1.66%) Big Data
9 7 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.25%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.62%) Event Store
11 3 (0.62%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.42%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.21%) JanusGraph
Development Applications
1 142 (29.52%) Git (software)
2 136 (28.27%) webpack
3 36 (7.48%) Babel
4 35 (7.28%) Grunt
5 33 (6.86%) Jasmine
6 31 (6.44%) gulp
7 27 (5.61%) Mocha
8 18 (3.74%) Karma Test Runner
9 17 (3.53%) Jenkins
10 16 (3.33%) Cypress.io
11 14 (2.91%) Bitbucket
12 13 (2.70%) git-flow
13 12 (2.49%) JIRA
14 11 (2.29%) GitLab
14 11 (2.29%) Selenium
15 10 (2.08%) CircleCI
15 10 (2.08%) ESLint
16 8 (1.66%) SpecFlow
16 8 (1.66%) Subversion
17 7 (1.46%) Maven
General
1 49 (10.19%) Finance
2 17 (3.53%) Games
2 17 (3.53%) Retail
3 15 (3.12%) Marketing
4 10 (2.08%) Banking
4 10 (2.08%) Publishing
5 4 (0.83%) Front Office
5 4 (0.83%) Law
6 3 (0.62%) Automotive
6 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.42%) Electronics
7 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 378 (78.59%) Developer
2 171 (35.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 91 (18.92%) React Developer
4 71 (14.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 69 (14.35%) Senior Developer
6 37 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 36 (7.48%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 35 (7.28%) JavaScript Engineer
9 27 (5.61%) Web Developer
10 24 (4.99%) Angular Developer
11 22 (4.57%) Senior React Developer
12 20 (4.16%) Node.js Developer
13 17 (3.53%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.33%) Lead Developer
15 15 (3.12%) Java Developer
15 15 (3.12%) Software Engineer
16 14 (2.91%) UI Developer
17 13 (2.70%) Scala Developer
18 11 (2.29%) PHP Developer
19 10 (2.08%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (61.95%) CSS
2 286 (59.46%) HTML
3 262 (54.47%) React
4 221 (45.95%) Node.js
5 170 (35.34%) HTML5
6 154 (32.02%) AngularJS
7 149 (30.98%) Sass
8 145 (30.15%) Redux
9 128 (26.61%) CSS3
10 119 (24.74%) Vue.js
11 91 (18.92%) Jest
12 63 (13.10%) REST
13 53 (11.02%) GraphQL
13 53 (11.02%) RESTful
14 47 (9.77%) LESS
15 46 (9.56%) .NET
16 41 (8.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 40 (8.32%) React Native
18 39 (8.11%) Express
19 36 (7.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 94 (19.54%) User Experience
2 47 (9.77%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.91%) Algorithms
3 14 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.08%) Hedge funds
5 9 (1.87%) Cloud Native
6 8 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.83%) Social Network
8 4 (0.83%) W3C
9 3 (0.62%) Blog
10 2 (0.42%) Derivative
10 2 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.42%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 2 (0.42%) iPhone
10 2 (0.42%) Social Gaming
10 2 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.70%) Linux
2 8 (1.66%) Android
3 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.83%) Unix
5 2 (0.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (43.66%) Front End Development
3 107 (22.25%) TDD
4 74 (15.38%) Scrum
5 70 (14.55%) Software Engineering
6 68 (14.14%) DevOps
7 54 (11.23%) Microservices
8 53 (11.02%) Web Development
9 49 (10.19%) Test Automation
10 47 (9.77%) Fintech
11 46 (9.56%) BDD
12 44 (9.15%) Artificial Intelligence
13 41 (8.52%) Unit Testing
14 35 (7.28%) Kanban
15 34 (7.07%) Analytics
16 32 (6.65%) MVC
16 32 (6.65%) OO
16 32 (6.65%) Responsive Web Design
17 28 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (5.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 450 (93.56%) JavaScript
2 137 (28.48%) TypeScript
3 62 (12.89%) PHP
4 52 (10.81%) C#
5 45 (9.36%) Python
5 45 (9.36%) SQL
6 42 (8.73%) ES7
7 34 (7.07%) Java
8 22 (4.57%) Scala
9 21 (4.37%) ES8
10 13 (2.70%) Kotlin
11 9 (1.87%) Ruby
12 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.83%) Go
14 3 (0.62%) C
14 3 (0.62%) Java 8
15 2 (0.42%) C++
16 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (5.82%) Degree
2 14 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.20%) QA
System Software
1 99 (20.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 49 (10.19%) Kubernetes
2 25 (5.20%) Terraform
3 13 (2.70%) Marathon
3 13 (2.70%) Mesos
4 11 (2.29%) Ansible
5 7 (1.46%) Kibana
5 7 (1.46%) Pingdom
6 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.42%) Grafana
7 2 (0.42%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 28 (5.82%) Google
2 14 (2.91%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.70%) Atlassian
3 13 (2.70%) Facebook
4 8 (1.66%) Xamarin
5 7 (1.46%) Twitter
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle
7 5 (1.04%) Mapbox
7 5 (1.04%) Sybase
8 3 (0.62%) SAP
9 2 (0.42%) BT
9 2 (0.42%) Siemens
9 2 (0.42%) Zend
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe
10 1 (0.21%) Apple