Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ECMAScript 2015 (JavaScript ES2015, ES6)
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 290 293
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +89
Permanent jobs citing ES6 906 1,219 1,680
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.07% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 1.97% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 754 998 1,400
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -8.33%
75th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +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 45,747 61,886 81,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.23% 54.49% 54.59%
Number of salaries quoted 37,160 51,517 67,460
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.27%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +22 836 £60,000 - 199
UK excluding London +24 448 £52,500 +10.53% 115
London +9 394 £67,500 -2.17% 99
Work from Home -29 227 £60,000 +2.13% 46
South East +43 132 £57,500 +15.00% 18
North of England +6 101 £52,500 +10.53% 32
South West +19 91 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Midlands +42 80 £52,500 +10.53% 26
West Midlands +33 61 £57,500 +21.05% 14
North West +8 54 £60,000 +26.32% 18
Yorkshire +36 43 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Scotland -45 20 £45,000 +16.88% 10
East of England +29 19 £51,250 +7.89% 8
East Midlands +26 17 £48,000 -4.00% 12
North East -10 4 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Wales +24 3 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Northern Ireland - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 850 (93.82%) JavaScript
2 514 (56.73%) CSS
3 512 (56.51%) React
4 505 (55.74%) HTML
5 488 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
6 442 (48.79%) Node.js
7 423 (46.69%) Front End Development
8 368 (40.62%) TypeScript
9 325 (35.87%) Git (software)
10 264 (29.14%) Sass
11 251 (27.70%) HTML5
12 233 (25.72%) AWS
13 224 (24.72%) Redux
14 220 (24.28%) AngularJS
14 220 (24.28%) User Experience
15 196 (21.63%) Software Engineering
16 192 (21.19%) Vue.js
17 189 (20.86%) Docker
18 185 (20.42%) webpack
19 174 (19.21%) Degree
20 167 (18.43%) TDD
21 165 (18.21%) Scrum
21 165 (18.21%) Microservices
21 165 (18.21%) CSS3
22 150 (16.56%) Azure
23 144 (15.89%) GraphQL
24 143 (15.78%) Java
25 140 (15.45%) RESTful
26 138 (15.23%) Jest
27 136 (15.01%) DevOps

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 33 (3.64%) CMS
2 30 (3.31%) WordPress
3 17 (1.88%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (0.99%) nginx
7 7 (0.77%) Confluence
7 7 (0.77%) Drupal
8 6 (0.66%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.33%) Apache
10 3 (0.33%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.33%) Kentico
10 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.22%) SilverStripe
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (3.20%) Sketch
2 25 (2.76%) InVision
3 6 (0.66%) Revit
4 5 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.55%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.55%) UXPin
5 4 (0.44%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.44%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.33%) Figma
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Shopify
2 6 (0.66%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 233 (25.72%) AWS
2 150 (16.56%) Azure
3 96 (10.60%) npm
4 77 (8.50%) Serverless
5 67 (7.40%) GCP
6 54 (5.96%) AWS Lambda
7 48 (5.30%) GitHub
8 46 (5.08%) SaaS
9 42 (4.64%) Amazon S3
10 41 (4.53%) Yarn
11 30 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (2.98%) CloudFront
13 21 (2.32%) Amazon ECS
13 21 (2.32%) PaaS
14 20 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (1.77%) IaaS
16 15 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (1.43%) Heroku
18 12 (1.32%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.99%) Internet
2 10 (1.10%) HTTP
3 2 (0.22%) Broadband
3 2 (0.22%) DNS
3 2 (0.22%) Skype
3 2 (0.22%) SMS
3 2 (0.22%) SSH
4 1 (0.11%) Intranet
4 1 (0.11%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.95%) MySQL
2 64 (7.06%) NoSQL
3 61 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (5.52%) SQL Server
5 34 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (2.21%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.99%) Big Data
7 18 (1.99%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 17 (1.88%) Apache Hive
9 16 (1.77%) Redis
10 6 (0.66%) BigQuery
11 5 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.33%) Event Store
12 3 (0.33%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 325 (35.87%) Git (software)
2 185 (20.42%) webpack
3 82 (9.05%) gulp
4 65 (7.17%) Mocha
5 51 (5.63%) JIRA
6 41 (4.53%) Jenkins
7 40 (4.42%) Cypress.io
8 36 (3.97%) Jasmine
9 34 (3.75%) Storybook
10 32 (3.53%) Selenium
11 30 (3.31%) Babel
12 29 (3.20%) Bitbucket
12 29 (3.20%) Grunt
13 25 (2.76%) PostCSS
14 15 (1.66%) CircleCI
14 15 (1.66%) git-flow
14 15 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
15 14 (1.55%) RSpec
16 13 (1.43%) GitLab
17 9 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (13.13%) Finance
2 51 (5.63%) Games
3 42 (4.64%) Banking
4 30 (3.31%) Marketing
5 29 (3.20%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.65%) Publishing
7 23 (2.54%) Retail
8 22 (2.43%) Local Government
9 13 (1.43%) Legal
10 10 (1.10%) Front Office
10 10 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.66%) Automotive
13 5 (0.55%) Advertising
13 5 (0.55%) Electronics
14 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.22%) Back Office
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
15 2 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 673 (74.28%) Developer
2 278 (30.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 217 (23.95%) React Developer
4 160 (17.66%) Senior Developer
5 108 (11.92%) JavaScript Developer
6 92 (10.15%) Full Stack Developer
7 69 (7.62%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 67 (7.40%) Java Developer
9 65 (7.17%) Software Engineer
10 59 (6.51%) Lead Developer
11 52 (5.74%) Senior React Developer
12 42 (4.64%) Software Developer
13 34 (3.75%) Node.js Developer
13 34 (3.75%) Senior Software Engineer
14 32 (3.53%) UI Developer
15 28 (3.09%) Senior JavaScript Developer
16 27 (2.98%) Angular Developer
17 23 (2.54%) PHP Developer
18 20 (2.21%) Web Developer
19 19 (2.10%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (56.73%) CSS
2 512 (56.51%) React
3 505 (55.74%) HTML
4 442 (48.79%) Node.js
5 264 (29.14%) Sass
6 251 (27.70%) HTML5
7 224 (24.72%) Redux
8 220 (24.28%) AngularJS
9 192 (21.19%) Vue.js
10 165 (18.21%) CSS3
11 144 (15.89%) GraphQL
12 140 (15.45%) RESTful
13 138 (15.23%) Jest
14 107 (11.81%) React Native
15 81 (8.94%) jQuery
16 78 (8.61%) .NET
16 78 (8.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 70 (7.73%) REST
18 69 (7.62%) Web Services
19 66 (7.28%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 220 (24.28%) User Experience
2 77 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 27 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.43%) Blog
7 20 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.43%) Wiki
10 12 (1.32%) Derivative
10 12 (1.32%) Equities
10 12 (1.32%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.21%) W3C
12 10 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.10%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.77%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
15 6 (0.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.96%) Linux
2 53 (5.85%) Android
3 36 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 18 (1.99%) Unix
5 11 (1.21%) Windows
6 3 (0.33%) Debian
6 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.11%) CentOS
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (46.69%) Front End Development
3 196 (21.63%) Software Engineering
4 167 (18.43%) TDD
5 165 (18.21%) Microservices
5 165 (18.21%) Scrum
6 136 (15.01%) DevOps
7 127 (14.02%) Unit Testing
8 117 (12.91%) Fintech
9 102 (11.26%) Computer Science
9 102 (11.26%) OO
10 96 (10.60%) Mentoring
11 94 (10.38%) Test Automation
12 83 (9.16%) Web Development
13 80 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
14 76 (8.39%) OOP
15 63 (6.95%) Open Source
16 58 (6.40%) SOLID
17 53 (5.85%) Kanban
18 51 (5.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 850 (93.82%) JavaScript
2 368 (40.62%) TypeScript
3 143 (15.78%) Java
4 114 (12.58%) C#
5 113 (12.47%) SQL
6 105 (11.59%) PHP
7 99 (10.93%) Python
8 66 (7.28%) ES7
9 50 (5.52%) Scala
10 44 (4.86%) Kotlin
11 36 (3.97%) Ruby
12 28 (3.09%) ES8
13 23 (2.54%) Apple Swift
13 23 (2.54%) Objective-C
14 16 (1.77%) Go
15 11 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.21%) Java 8
16 8 (0.88%) PHP 7
17 6 (0.66%) C
18 4 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 174 (19.21%) Degree
2 77 (8.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.32%) SANS
4 16 (1.77%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.88%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.33%) PhD
9 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.18%) QA
2 21 (2.32%) WCAG
3 3 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 189 (20.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 130 (14.35%) Kubernetes
2 46 (5.08%) Terraform
3 6 (0.66%) Ansible
4 4 (0.44%) Marathon
4 4 (0.44%) Mesos
5 3 (0.33%) Kubeflow
6 2 (0.22%) Icinga
6 2 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (5.63%) Google
2 12 (1.32%) Microsoft
3 10 (1.10%) Murex
3 10 (1.10%) Sophis
4 6 (0.66%) Adobe
4 6 (0.66%) Atlassian
4 6 (0.66%) Autodesk
5 5 (0.55%) Epiphany
5 5 (0.55%) Facebook
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle
5 5 (0.55%) Sage
6 4 (0.44%) Apple
6 4 (0.44%) Blue Prism
6 4 (0.44%) Instagram
6 4 (0.44%) SAP
6 4 (0.44%) Solace
7 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.33%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.22%) Escenic
8 2 (0.22%) Sony