Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 164 156
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3,467 3,943 4,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.21% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.30% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,993 3,624 3,693
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,375 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.33% +7.14% -

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 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 December 2018.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 18 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 16 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 0 3,241 £48,504 +7.79% 709
UK excluding London +7 1,892 £41,375 +10.33% 453
London -9 1,512 £60,000 +9.09% 303
South East -2 626 £45,000 - 108
North of England -11 466 £40,000 +14.29% 138
North West -37 261 £42,500 +13.33% 94
East of England +98 232 £45,000 +12.50% 39
Midlands -64 200 £35,000 +7.69% 72
South West -1 188 £40,000 -5.88% 49
Yorkshire -7 183 £37,500 +18.11% 30
West Midlands -51 121 £38,250 +21.43% 33
Scotland +43 113 £45,000 +9.09% 31
East Midlands -22 79 £35,000 - 39
Wales +24 50 £35,000 - 12
North East +9 22 £40,000 +26.98% 14
Northern Ireland +6 14 £42,000 - 4
Channel Islands - 1 £42,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £67,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 3,203 (92.39%) Front End Development
2 3,129 (90.25%) JavaScript
3 2,708 (78.11%) CSS
4 2,607 (75.19%) HTML
5 1,792 (51.69%) AngularJS
6 1,457 (42.02%) React
7 1,369 (39.49%) HTML5
8 1,286 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
9 1,135 (32.74%) CSS3
10 1,004 (28.96%) Sass
11 962 (27.75%) jQuery
12 954 (27.52%) User Experience
13 903 (26.05%) Git (software)
14 845 (24.37%) Web Development
15 700 (20.19%) Node.js
16 558 (16.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 554 (15.98%) ES6
18 537 (15.49%) Redux
19 516 (14.88%) Vue.js
20 508 (14.65%) TDD
21 457 (13.18%) webpack
22 436 (12.58%) PHP
23 417 (12.03%) TypeScript
24 411 (11.85%) LESS
25 409 (11.80%) gulp
26 408 (11.77%) .NET
27 379 (10.93%) Responsive Web Design
28 378 (10.90%) Finance
29 371 (10.70%) C#
30 331 (9.55%) E-Commerce

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
1 230 (6.63%) CMS
2 156 (4.50%) WordPress
3 86 (2.48%) Confluence
4 55 (1.59%) Umbraco
5 47 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (1.21%) Apache
7 35 (1.01%) IIS
8 24 (0.69%) EPiServer
9 23 (0.66%) Drupal
9 23 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.61%) SharePoint
11 19 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.46%) Kentico
13 12 (0.35%) JBoss
14 10 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.23%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.20%) Ethereum
17 4 (0.12%) ExpressionEngine
18 3 (0.087%) Perch
18 3 (0.087%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 219 (6.32%) Photoshop
2 62 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 38 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (0.37%) GIMP
5 10 (0.29%) InVision
5 10 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.17%) InDesign
7 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.058%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 56 (1.62%) Magento
2 17 (0.49%) Shopify
3 16 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.20%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.17%) Ripple
5 6 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.029%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.029%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 226 (6.52%) npm
2 193 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 122 (3.52%) SaaS
5 112 (3.23%) GitHub
6 57 (1.64%) Serverless
7 36 (1.04%) Yarn
8 24 (0.69%) Google Analytics
9 22 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (0.63%) Office 365
10 20 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.40%) Heroku
12 10 (0.29%) AdWords
12 10 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.20%) Slack
14 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.17%) Force.com
15 5 (0.14%) PaaS
16 4 (0.12%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.34%) Internet
2 47 (1.36%) HTTP
3 11 (0.32%) AMQP
3 11 (0.32%) SMS
4 9 (0.26%) DNS
4 9 (0.26%) iBeacon
4 9 (0.26%) Wireless
5 8 (0.23%) SSL
6 6 (0.17%) Broadband
7 5 (0.14%) Extranet
7 5 (0.14%) FTP
7 5 (0.14%) Intranet
7 5 (0.14%) SSH
8 4 (0.12%) MQTT
9 2 (0.058%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.058%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.058%) NFC
10 1 (0.029%) LAN
10 1 (0.029%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.029%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (4.56%) MySQL
2 110 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 102 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 71 (2.05%) MongoDB
5 42 (1.21%) Blockchain
6 33 (0.95%) Big Data
6 33 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 26 (0.75%) Redis
9 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (0.26%) Couchbase
11 9 (0.26%) QlikView
12 7 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.17%) GIS
13 6 (0.17%) Power BI
14 5 (0.14%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.12%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 903 (26.05%) Git (software)
2 457 (13.18%) webpack
3 409 (11.80%) gulp
4 255 (7.36%) Grunt
5 218 (6.29%) JIRA
6 130 (3.75%) Jasmine
7 123 (3.55%) Visual Studio
8 115 (3.32%) Jenkins
9 114 (3.29%) Subversion
10 88 (2.54%) Karma Test Runner
11 67 (1.93%) Mocha
12 61 (1.76%) Babel
13 42 (1.21%) Maven
14 40 (1.15%) Selenium
15 39 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 38 (1.10%) Protractor
17 36 (1.04%) Bitbucket
17 36 (1.04%) PostCSS
18 34 (0.98%) Bower
19 20 (0.58%) Mercurial
General
1 378 (10.90%) Finance
2 186 (5.36%) Marketing
3 148 (4.27%) Retail
4 119 (3.43%) Games
5 113 (3.26%) Banking
6 51 (1.47%) Advertising
7 49 (1.41%) Automotive
8 38 (1.10%) Publishing
9 37 (1.07%) Law
10 33 (0.95%) Legal
11 29 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.84%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.69%) Front Office
12 24 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.26%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.14%) Military
18 4 (0.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,708 (78.11%) CSS
2 2,607 (75.19%) HTML
3 1,792 (51.69%) AngularJS
4 1,457 (42.02%) React
5 1,369 (39.49%) HTML5
6 1,135 (32.74%) CSS3
7 1,004 (28.96%) Sass
8 962 (27.75%) jQuery
9 700 (20.19%) Node.js
10 558 (16.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 537 (15.49%) Redux
12 516 (14.88%) Vue.js
13 411 (11.85%) LESS
14 408 (11.77%) .NET
15 327 (9.43%) RESTful
16 268 (7.73%) REST
17 265 (7.64%) Angular 2
18 193 (5.57%) Ajax
19 191 (5.51%) Backbone.js
20 187 (5.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 954 (27.52%) User Experience
2 233 (6.72%) Fintech
3 223 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
4 166 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 108 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
6 107 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (1.41%) Social Media
8 48 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.15%) W3C
10 38 (1.10%) Graphic Design
11 24 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 21 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (0.61%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.55%) NHS
14 18 (0.52%) Life Science
15 16 (0.46%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.43%) Online Banking
17 14 (0.40%) Animation
18 11 (0.32%) Blog
18 11 (0.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 121 (3.49%) Linux
2 69 (1.99%) Apple iOS
3 67 (1.93%) Android
4 58 (1.67%) Windows
5 24 (0.69%) Unix
6 9 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.17%) CentOS
9 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.029%) Debian
11 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,203 (92.39%) Front End Development
2 1,286 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
3 845 (24.37%) Web Development
4 508 (14.65%) TDD
5 379 (10.93%) Responsive Web Design
6 331 (9.55%) E-Commerce
7 312 (9.00%) Scrum
8 294 (8.48%) MVC
9 276 (7.96%) Unit Testing
10 255 (7.36%) Software Engineering
11 232 (6.69%) Test Automation
12 196 (5.65%) Web Design
13 192 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
14 186 (5.36%) OO
15 183 (5.28%) BDD
16 176 (5.08%) Wireframes
17 164 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
18 162 (4.67%) Computer Science
19 146 (4.21%) OOP
20 136 (3.92%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3,129 (90.25%) JavaScript
2 554 (15.98%) ES6
3 436 (12.58%) PHP
4 417 (12.03%) TypeScript
5 371 (10.70%) C#
6 302 (8.71%) Java
7 237 (6.84%) SQL
8 156 (4.50%) Python
9 69 (1.99%) ES7
10 61 (1.76%) Ruby
11 34 (0.98%) Perl
12 24 (0.69%) Apple Swift
12 24 (0.69%) C
12 24 (0.69%) Objective-C
13 21 (0.61%) C++
13 21 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 20 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.55%) Bourne shell
15 19 (0.55%) Go
16 18 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 243 (7.01%) Degree
2 83 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (0.61%) SC Cleared
3 21 (0.61%) Security Cleared
4 19 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.23%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.087%) MCSD
7 1 (0.029%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.029%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.029%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.029%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (4.44%) QA
2 22 (0.63%) GDPR
2 22 (0.63%) WCAG
3 8 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.17%) WAI
5 4 (0.12%) GAMP
5 4 (0.12%) SLA
6 3 (0.087%) PMO
System Software
1 179 (5.16%) Docker
2 9 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.029%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (1.01%) Kubernetes
2 16 (0.46%) Ansible
3 13 (0.37%) Kibana
4 11 (0.32%) logstash
5 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.26%) Puppet
6 5 (0.14%) Terraform
7 4 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.087%) Consul
8 3 (0.087%) Marathon
8 3 (0.087%) Mesos
9 2 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.029%) Grafana
10 1 (0.029%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 165 (4.76%) Adobe
2 105 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 87 (2.51%) Google
4 53 (1.53%) Oracle
5 45 (1.30%) Xamarin
6 30 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (0.78%) Apple
8 26 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 24 (0.69%) Twitter
10 21 (0.61%) SAP
10 21 (0.61%) Sitecore
11 20 (0.58%) Software AG
12 16 (0.46%) Tableau
12 16 (0.46%) WooCommerce
13 13 (0.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 12 (0.35%) TIBCO
14 12 (0.35%) Zend
15 10 (0.29%) Facebook
15 10 (0.29%) ServiceNow
16 9 (0.26%) Rackspace