Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 155 176
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 4053 4139 4248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.19% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 2.27% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3709 3727 3802
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +9.09%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,275
90th Percentile £69,100 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +0.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer).

Salary trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +2 3893 £45,000 +5.88% 363
UK excluding London +15 2199 £37,500 +7.14% 215
London -23 1783 £53,500 +7.00% 153
South East +37 733 £42,500 +6.25% 62
North of England +79 632 £36,500 +4.29% 67
Midlands +36 396 £32,500 -7.14% 41
North West +57 392 £37,500 +7.14% 40
West Midlands +22 268 £31,500 -5.26% 23
South West -24 225 £40,000 +14.29% 19
Yorkshire +80 223 £32,500 - 27
East Midlands +58 128 £35,000 -4.76% 16
East of England -46 127 £40,000 +14.29% 21
Scotland -60 59 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Wales -10 37 £35,000 +7.69%
North East +7 17 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland -24 1 - -

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 3743 (92.35%) JavaScript
2 3709 (91.51%) Front End Development
3 3615 (89.19%) CSS
4 3578 (88.28%) HTML
5 2344 (57.83%) AngularJS
6 2006 (49.49%) HTML5
7 1592 (39.28%) CSS3
8 1559 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
9 1546 (38.14%) jQuery
10 1505 (37.13%) React
11 1175 (28.99%) Sass
12 1158 (28.57%) User Experience
13 1110 (27.39%) Web Development
14 993 (24.50%) Node.js
15 924 (22.80%) Git (software)
16 802 (19.79%) PHP
17 599 (14.78%) Finance
18 551 (13.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 525 (12.95%) Responsive Web Design
19 525 (12.95%) TDD
20 523 (12.90%) gulp
21 511 (12.61%) Scrum
22 499 (12.31%) LESS
23 451 (11.13%) .NET
24 448 (11.05%) MVC
25 437 (10.78%) Marketing
26 413 (10.19%) E-Commerce
27 409 (10.09%) Photoshop
28 404 (9.97%) Grunt
29 403 (9.94%) ES6

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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
1 278 (6.86%) CMS
2 271 (6.69%) WordPress
3 86 (2.12%) Apache
4 64 (1.58%) Drupal
5 59 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
6 55 (1.36%) IIS
7 41 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 34 (0.84%) nginx
9 29 (0.72%) SharePoint
10 27 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 25 (0.62%) Confluence
12 19 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
13 18 (0.44%) Joomla!
13 18 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
15 9 (0.22%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.20%) Kentico
16 8 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
17 7 (0.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 409 (10.09%) Photoshop
2 209 (5.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 95 (2.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 23 (0.57%) FileZilla
5 14 (0.35%) GIMP
6 13 (0.32%) Chatbot
6 13 (0.32%) InDesign
7 12 (0.30%) InVision
8 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.099%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.074%) Inkscape
12 2 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.049%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.049%) HipChat
13 1 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 84 (2.07%) Magento
2 31 (0.76%) Shopify
3 16 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.15%) OpenCart
6 4 (0.099%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.049%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.025%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 229 (5.65%) npm
2 152 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 147 (3.63%) SaaS
4 127 (3.13%) GitHub
5 85 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 50 (1.23%) Google Analytics
7 23 (0.57%) Google Play
8 15 (0.37%) Slack
9 14 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 12 (0.30%) Yarn
11 10 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 10 (0.25%) Sage Pay
11 10 (0.25%) Serverless
12 8 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.20%) Office 365
13 7 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.12%) Heroku
14 5 (0.12%) MailChimp
15 4 (0.099%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 124 (3.06%) Internet
2 78 (1.92%) HTTP
3 30 (0.74%) FTP
4 24 (0.59%) SMTP
5 14 (0.35%) SMS
5 14 (0.35%) SSH
6 6 (0.15%) Extranet
6 6 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.12%) Broadband
7 5 (0.12%) Intranet
8 2 (0.049%) PPP
9 1 (0.025%) AMQP
9 1 (0.025%) DNS
9 1 (0.025%) Skype
9 1 (0.025%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (6.61%) MySQL
2 132 (3.26%) SQL Server
3 110 (2.71%) MongoDB
4 53 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 49 (1.21%) Big Data
6 39 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 38 (0.94%) Redis
8 21 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (0.49%) Blockchain
10 16 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.25%) Couchbase
14 9 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.20%) DocumentDB
16 7 (0.17%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.15%) Hadoop
17 6 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 924 (22.80%) Git (software)
2 523 (12.90%) gulp
3 404 (9.97%) Grunt
4 300 (7.40%) webpack
5 241 (5.95%) Jasmine
6 140 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
7 139 (3.43%) Subversion
8 132 (3.26%) JIRA
9 116 (2.86%) Mocha
10 90 (2.22%) Visual Studio
11 88 (2.17%) Bower
12 83 (2.05%) Selenium
13 81 (2.00%) Protractor
14 79 (1.95%) Babel
15 75 (1.85%) Jenkins
16 41 (1.01%) PostCSS
16 41 (1.01%) TeamCity
17 38 (0.94%) GitLab
18 36 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
19 32 (0.79%) Bitbucket
General
1 599 (14.78%) Finance
2 437 (10.78%) Marketing
3 328 (8.09%) Retail
4 192 (4.74%) Advertising
5 180 (4.44%) Games
6 167 (4.12%) Banking
7 159 (3.92%) Telecoms
8 107 (2.64%) Electronics
9 105 (2.59%) Manufacturing
10 55 (1.36%) Multimedia
11 45 (1.11%) Legal
12 37 (0.91%) Automotive
13 29 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 29 (0.72%) Publishing
14 28 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 25 (0.62%) Law
16 16 (0.39%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.30%) Front Office
18 6 (0.15%) Back Office
18 6 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3615 (89.19%) CSS
2 3578 (88.28%) HTML
3 2344 (57.83%) AngularJS
4 2006 (49.49%) HTML5
5 1592 (39.28%) CSS3
6 1546 (38.14%) jQuery
7 1505 (37.13%) React
8 1175 (28.99%) Sass
9 993 (24.50%) Node.js
10 551 (13.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 499 (12.31%) LESS
12 451 (11.13%) .NET
13 400 (9.87%) Backbone.js
14 320 (7.90%) RESTful
15 302 (7.45%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 300 (7.40%) Ajax
17 286 (7.06%) JSON
18 283 (6.98%) Redux
19 279 (6.88%) Angular 2
20 270 (6.66%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 1158 (28.57%) User Experience
2 269 (6.64%) Mobile App
3 268 (6.61%) Greenfield Project
4 205 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 144 (3.55%) Fintech
6 81 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (1.83%) Social Media
8 63 (1.55%) Graphic Design
9 59 (1.46%) W3C
10 50 (1.23%) iPad
11 48 (1.18%) Digital Media
12 35 (0.86%) Animation
13 34 (0.84%) e-Learning
14 32 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 32 (0.79%) iPhone
15 31 (0.76%) Data Structures
16 26 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
16 26 (0.64%) Smartphone
17 25 (0.62%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 183 (4.52%) Linux
2 142 (3.50%) Android
2 142 (3.50%) Apple iOS
3 66 (1.63%) Windows
4 36 (0.89%) Unix
5 14 (0.35%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.099%) CentOS
6 4 (0.099%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.049%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.049%) Solaris
9 1 (0.025%) Debian
9 1 (0.025%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3709 (91.51%) Front End Development
2 1559 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
3 1110 (27.39%) Web Development
4 525 (12.95%) Responsive Web Design
4 525 (12.95%) TDD
5 511 (12.61%) Scrum
6 448 (11.05%) MVC
7 413 (10.19%) E-Commerce
8 394 (9.72%) OO
9 245 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
10 244 (6.02%) SEO
11 240 (5.92%) BDD
12 219 (5.40%) Unit Testing
13 211 (5.21%) Web Design
14 201 (4.96%) Open Source
14 201 (4.96%) Software Engineering
15 194 (4.79%) Test Automation
16 184 (4.54%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 179 (4.42%) Mentoring
18 175 (4.32%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3743 (92.35%) JavaScript
2 802 (19.79%) PHP
3 403 (9.94%) ES6
4 388 (9.57%) Java
5 377 (9.30%) C#
6 249 (6.14%) SQL
7 235 (5.80%) TypeScript
8 129 (3.18%) Ruby
9 116 (2.86%) Python
10 54 (1.33%) ECMAScript
11 50 (1.23%) C
12 47 (1.16%) C++
12 47 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 26 (0.64%) Scala
14 24 (0.59%) VBScript
15 19 (0.47%) Perl
16 17 (0.42%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.42%) Go
17 15 (0.37%) GraphQL
17 15 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 325 (8.02%) Degree
2 90 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (0.72%) Security Cleared
4 21 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.17%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.17%) MBA
7 5 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.049%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.025%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.025%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (2.32%) QA
2 36 (0.89%) WCAG
3 9 (0.22%) WAI
4 6 (0.15%) GCP
5 2 (0.049%) SLA
6 1 (0.025%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 160 (3.95%) Docker
2 5 (0.12%) Varnish
3 2 (0.049%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (0.32%) Puppet
2 10 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.20%) Terraform
4 7 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.099%) cPanel
7 3 (0.074%) Grafana
8 2 (0.049%) Ansible
8 2 (0.049%) Kibana
8 2 (0.049%) logstash
8 2 (0.049%) StatsD
8 2 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.025%) Mesos
9 1 (0.025%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 236 (5.82%) Adobe
2 185 (4.56%) Google
3 121 (2.99%) Microsoft
4 89 (2.20%) SAP
5 47 (1.16%) Twitter
6 25 (0.62%) Facebook
7 24 (0.59%) hybris
8 23 (0.57%) Capita
8 23 (0.57%) PayPal
8 23 (0.57%) Sitecore
9 19 (0.47%) Oracle
10 18 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (0.42%) Apple
12 15 (0.37%) Demandware
13 13 (0.32%) Optimizely
13 13 (0.32%) WooCommerce
13 13 (0.32%) Xamarin
14 12 (0.30%) Zend
15 10 (0.25%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.25%) Sony