Period
to 2 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 114 152
Rank change year-on-year -38 +38 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3,049 1,575 3,144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.83% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 2.97% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,771 1,379 2,743
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,050
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £76,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.22% - +12.50%

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 117,834 52,965 128,448
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.34% 95.13% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82,218 44,577 104,174
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,071 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 17 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 2 December 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 -23 2,760 £55,000 +4.76% 544
London +22 1,486 £67,500 +2.27% 274
UK excluding London -71 1,319 £48,250 +7.22% 296
Work from Home -27 861 £52,500 +5.00% 155
South East -72 428 £47,500 -5.00% 53
North of England -66 281 £47,500 +5.56% 97
Midlands -34 267 £47,500 +5.56% 56
South West -13 200 £47,500 +3.26% 43
West Midlands -59 153 £50,000 +9.89% 40
North West -60 150 £50,000 +5.26% 54
Yorkshire -60 112 £47,500 +22.58% 28
East Midlands -16 91 £47,500 +26.67% 14
Scotland -77 80 £50,000 +25.00% 23
East of England -95 44 £50,000 +17.65% 18
North East -26 19 £29,500 -15.71% 15
Northern Ireland -43 18 £38,500 -18.95% 2
Wales -57 10 £45,101 +0.22% 6

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 2,822 (92.55%) Front End Development
2 2,304 (75.57%) JavaScript
3 2,079 (68.19%) React
4 2,041 (66.94%) HTML
5 2,035 (66.74%) CSS
6 1,267 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1,104 (36.21%) TypeScript
8 1,078 (35.36%) User Experience
9 994 (32.60%) AngularJS
10 851 (27.91%) HTML5
11 759 (24.89%) Git (software)
12 697 (22.86%) Node.js
13 668 (21.91%) Vue.js
14 617 (20.24%) Sass
15 601 (19.71%) Redux
16 581 (19.06%) CSS3
17 568 (18.63%) Social Skills
18 530 (17.38%) Web Development
19 468 (15.35%) Finance
20 462 (15.15%) Software Engineering
21 452 (14.82%) TDD
22 420 (13.78%) RESTful
23 397 (13.02%) REST
24 384 (12.59%) webpack
25 370 (12.14%) Scrum
26 350 (11.48%) SaaS
27 348 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
28 331 (10.86%) E-Commerce
29 330 (10.82%) Test Automation
30 322 (10.56%) 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
1 227 (7.45%) CMS
2 165 (5.41%) WordPress
3 67 (2.20%) Confluence
4 47 (1.54%) Headless CMS
5 25 (0.82%) Joomla!
6 18 (0.59%) Drupal
7 16 (0.52%) IBM Domino
8 15 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 14 (0.46%) nginx
10 12 (0.39%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.23%) Apache
11 7 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.16%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.098%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.098%) Kentico
13 3 (0.098%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.066%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 96 (3.15%) Figma
2 88 (2.89%) Sketch
3 82 (2.69%) Adobe XD
4 81 (2.66%) Photoshop
5 36 (1.18%) InVision
6 33 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
7 17 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.49%) MS Visio
9 12 (0.39%) GIMP
10 10 (0.33%) Zeplin
11 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (0.26%) Campfire
13 6 (0.20%) InDesign
14 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Excel
15 2 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 1 (0.033%) Revit
16 1 (0.033%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 47 (1.54%) Shopify
2 27 (0.89%) Magento
3 11 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.033%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 350 (11.48%) SaaS
2 303 (9.94%) Azure
3 288 (9.45%) AWS
4 236 (7.74%) npm
5 161 (5.28%) GitHub
6 92 (3.02%) GCP
7 82 (2.69%) Serverless
8 70 (2.30%) Yarn
9 49 (1.61%) Firebase
10 48 (1.57%) GitHub Actions
11 42 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
12 33 (1.08%) Amazon S3
12 33 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (0.85%) Google Analytics
14 23 (0.75%) Slack
15 21 (0.69%) Bitrise
16 19 (0.62%) PaaS
17 17 (0.56%) Google Tag Manager
17 17 (0.56%) OpenShift
18 15 (0.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 175 (5.74%) HTTP
2 16 (0.52%) Internet
3 13 (0.43%) Broadband
4 8 (0.26%) DNS
5 7 (0.23%) Intranet
5 7 (0.23%) RIP
6 6 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (0.098%) DAB
7 3 (0.098%) SSH
8 1 (0.033%) 4G
8 1 (0.033%) 5G
8 1 (0.033%) ATM
8 1 (0.033%) FTP
8 1 (0.033%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.033%) MQTT
8 1 (0.033%) Network Security
8 1 (0.033%) RTSP
8 1 (0.033%) Skype
8 1 (0.033%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (4.07%) MySQL
2 116 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
3 74 (2.43%) SQL Server
4 71 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 47 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 41 (1.34%) Big Data
7 32 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (0.72%) Redis
10 13 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (0.36%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
12 8 (0.26%) Kalido
13 5 (0.16%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.16%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.16%) Power BI
13 5 (0.16%) Spatial Data
14 4 (0.13%) Amazon Aurora
14 4 (0.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 759 (24.89%) Git (software)
2 384 (12.59%) webpack
3 146 (4.79%) gulp
4 137 (4.49%) Cypress.io
5 130 (4.26%) JIRA
6 119 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 103 (3.38%) Mocha
8 75 (2.46%) Grunt
9 64 (2.10%) Storybook
10 63 (2.07%) Bitbucket
11 60 (1.97%) Babel
12 57 (1.87%) Codeship
13 52 (1.71%) Jasmine
14 40 (1.31%) GitLab
15 38 (1.25%) Selenium
16 37 (1.21%) git-flow
16 37 (1.21%) PostCSS
17 30 (0.98%) ESLint
17 30 (0.98%) Subversion
18 28 (0.92%) Cucumber
General
1 568 (18.63%) Social Skills
2 468 (15.35%) Finance
3 252 (8.27%) Marketing
4 132 (4.33%) Retail
5 111 (3.64%) Banking
6 101 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (2.43%) Games
8 68 (2.23%) Public Sector
9 52 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 43 (1.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 41 (1.34%) Manufacturing
12 37 (1.21%) Legal
13 32 (1.05%) Advertising
14 23 (0.75%) Law
14 23 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
15 20 (0.66%) Back Office
15 20 (0.66%) Telecoms
16 18 (0.59%) Electronics
17 16 (0.52%) Investment Banking
17 16 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,079 (68.19%) React
2 2,041 (66.94%) HTML
3 2,035 (66.74%) CSS
4 994 (32.60%) AngularJS
5 851 (27.91%) HTML5
6 697 (22.86%) Node.js
7 668 (21.91%) Vue.js
8 617 (20.24%) Sass
9 601 (19.71%) Redux
10 581 (19.06%) CSS3
11 420 (13.78%) RESTful
12 397 (13.02%) REST
13 305 (10.00%) jQuery
14 304 (9.97%) Jest
15 298 (9.77%) GraphQL
16 258 (8.46%) React Native
17 215 (7.05%) .NET
18 173 (5.67%) LESS
19 163 (5.35%) Next.js
20 147 (4.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1,078 (35.36%) User Experience
2 237 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
3 153 (5.02%) Mobile App
4 119 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (2.92%) e-Learning
6 61 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 48 (1.57%) Tandem
8 44 (1.44%) W3C
9 42 (1.38%) Animation
10 41 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 38 (1.25%) Cloud Native
12 36 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 34 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 30 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 30 (0.98%) Public Cloud
15 28 (0.92%) Legacy Code
16 27 (0.89%) Hedge funds
17 24 (0.79%) NHS
18 23 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
19 21 (0.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 93 (3.05%) Apple iOS
2 85 (2.79%) Android
3 57 (1.87%) Linux
4 42 (1.38%) Windows
5 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.20%) SUSE
7 3 (0.098%) Unix
8 2 (0.066%) Debian
8 2 (0.066%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.033%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,822 (92.55%) Front End Development
2 1,267 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
3 530 (17.38%) Web Development
4 462 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 452 (14.82%) TDD
6 370 (12.14%) Scrum
7 348 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
8 331 (10.86%) E-Commerce
9 330 (10.82%) Test Automation
10 294 (9.64%) Fintech
11 265 (8.69%) DevOps
12 255 (8.36%) Unit Testing
13 236 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
14 232 (7.61%) Full Stack Development
15 219 (7.18%) Microservices
16 214 (7.02%) Computer Science
17 208 (6.82%) Analytics
18 195 (6.40%) Mentoring
19 178 (5.84%) Clean Code
20 175 (5.74%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 2,304 (75.57%) JavaScript
2 1,104 (36.21%) TypeScript
3 322 (10.56%) ES6
4 241 (7.90%) Python
5 230 (7.54%) C#
6 222 (7.28%) PHP
7 221 (7.25%) Java
8 107 (3.51%) SQL
9 72 (2.36%) ES7
10 67 (2.20%) Kotlin
11 48 (1.57%) Go
12 39 (1.28%) Apple Swift
13 37 (1.21%) Ruby
14 31 (1.02%) Elm
15 29 (0.95%) Objective-C
16 28 (0.92%) PureScript
16 28 (0.92%) Scala
17 24 (0.79%) Dart
18 23 (0.75%) C++
19 22 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 230 (7.54%) Degree
2 94 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 45 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 30 (0.98%) Master's Degree
5 30 (0.98%) PhD
6 15 (0.49%) SANS
7 10 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.098%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.066%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.033%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (7.08%) Accessibility
2 96 (3.15%) QA
3 54 (1.77%) WCAG
4 10 (0.33%) GDPR
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.13%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.033%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.033%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.033%) TickIT
System Software
1 309 (10.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.033%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 166 (5.44%) Kubernetes
2 24 (0.79%) Terraform
3 22 (0.72%) Ansible
4 16 (0.52%) Grafana
5 8 (0.26%) Rancher
6 5 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.16%) Puppet
7 1 (0.033%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.033%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.033%) Salt
Vendors
1 184 (6.03%) Google
2 159 (5.21%) Adobe
3 98 (3.21%) Microsoft
4 55 (1.80%) WooCommerce
5 34 (1.12%) SAP
6 23 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (0.69%) Apple
8 17 (0.56%) HubSpot
8 17 (0.56%) Oracle
9 16 (0.52%) Samsung
10 15 (0.49%) BT
10 15 (0.49%) Facebook
10 15 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 14 (0.46%) Alibaba
11 14 (0.46%) Twitter
12 13 (0.43%) HP
13 12 (0.39%) Infragistics
13 12 (0.39%) Wrike
14 11 (0.36%) hybris
14 11 (0.36%) Ivanti