Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 159 152
Rank change year-on-year +42 -7 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,301 3,112 3,750
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.22% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 2.31% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,309 2,920 3,552
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +13.33%

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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 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 +42 1,183 £51,000 +2.00% 324
UK excluding London +58 769 £45,000 +1.12% 240
London +9 476 £67,500 +8.00% 105
South East +47 238 £50,000 - 43
North of England +42 209 £45,000 +5.88% 88
Work from Home +25 191 £50,000 - 62
Midlands +100 113 £45,000 +12.50% 37
North West -6 108 £50,000 +11.11% 42
South West +67 97 £44,500 +4.71% 31
Yorkshire +115 78 £38,500 +2.67% 32
West Midlands +67 76 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Scotland +39 43 £35,000 -12.50% 14
East Midlands +91 37 £35,000 -17.65% 22
East of England +36 35 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Wales +19 23 £42,500 - 4
North East +12 23 £40,000 - 14
Northern Ireland +23 13 £60,000 +84.62% 4

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 1,176 (90.39%) Front End Development
2 1,090 (83.78%) JavaScript
3 855 (65.72%) HTML
4 852 (65.49%) CSS
5 587 (45.12%) React
6 535 (41.12%) AngularJS
7 529 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
8 343 (26.36%) HTML5
9 335 (25.75%) Vue.js
10 332 (25.52%) User Experience
11 323 (24.83%) Git (software)
12 314 (24.14%) TypeScript
13 274 (21.06%) Sass
14 270 (20.75%) Node.js
15 254 (19.52%) CSS3
16 235 (18.06%) jQuery
17 227 (17.45%) Redux
18 216 (16.60%) Web Development
19 182 (13.99%) Finance
20 175 (13.45%) webpack
21 173 (13.30%) ES6
22 154 (11.84%) TDD
23 143 (10.99%) .NET
24 142 (10.91%) Software Engineering
25 133 (10.22%) E-Commerce
26 126 (9.68%) Unit Testing
27 124 (9.53%) Greenfield Project
28 113 (8.69%) PHP
29 109 (8.38%) DevOps
30 108 (8.30%) Scrum

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 62 (4.77%) CMS
2 32 (2.46%) WordPress
3 14 (1.08%) Confluence
4 12 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (0.61%) Drupal
6 6 (0.46%) EPiServer
6 6 (0.46%) nginx
7 5 (0.38%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.31%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.23%) Headless CMS
9 3 (0.23%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.23%) Kentico
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.077%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.077%) IIS
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 46 (3.54%) Photoshop
2 26 (2.00%) Zeplin
3 21 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 20 (1.54%) Sketch
5 16 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (1.23%) Figma
6 5 (0.38%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.38%) InVision
7 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.23%) Moqups
8 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.077%) GIMP
8 1 (0.077%) InDesign
8 1 (0.077%) Inkscape
8 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 30 (2.31%) Magento
2 29 (2.23%) Shopify
3 4 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.077%) Maximo
4 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.077%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.38%) AWS
2 76 (5.84%) npm
3 68 (5.23%) Azure
4 65 (5.00%) SaaS
5 33 (2.54%) GitHub
6 30 (2.31%) GCP
7 23 (1.77%) Google Analytics
8 18 (1.38%) Serverless
9 15 (1.15%) Yarn
10 10 (0.77%) iTunes
11 5 (0.38%) Firebase
12 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon Alexa
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.15%) AWS CodeBuild
14 2 (0.15%) AWS IoT
14 2 (0.15%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.08%) Internet
2 14 (1.08%) Skype
3 13 (1.00%) HTTP
4 4 (0.31%) RTP
5 3 (0.23%) Wireless
6 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.15%) Intranet
6 2 (0.15%) Network Security
6 2 (0.15%) SSH
7 1 (0.077%) FTP
7 1 (0.077%) SNMP
7 1 (0.077%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.00%) MySQL
2 25 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 14 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.92%) Redis
7 11 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.61%) MariaDB
9 7 (0.54%) Big Data
9 7 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.38%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.23%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.077%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.077%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.077%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 323 (24.83%) Git (software)
2 175 (13.45%) webpack
3 70 (5.38%) gulp
4 53 (4.07%) Grunt
5 42 (3.23%) Babel
6 39 (3.00%) Jasmine
7 37 (2.84%) Bitbucket
7 37 (2.84%) JIRA
8 33 (2.54%) Cypress.io
9 24 (1.84%) Selenium
10 19 (1.46%) Karma Test Runner
11 16 (1.23%) Protractor
12 15 (1.15%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.08%) Visual Studio
14 13 (1.00%) git-flow
15 12 (0.92%) Jenkins
16 11 (0.85%) Mercurial
16 11 (0.85%) Xcode
17 10 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (0.69%) Mocha
General
1 182 (13.99%) Finance
2 106 (8.15%) Marketing
3 48 (3.69%) Retail
4 30 (2.31%) Games
5 29 (2.23%) Law
6 22 (1.69%) Front Office
7 18 (1.38%) Public Sector
8 17 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.23%) Banking
10 14 (1.08%) Electronics
11 13 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.85%) Advertising
14 6 (0.46%) Social Housing
15 5 (0.38%) Back Office
15 5 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
17 1 (0.077%) Automotive
17 1 (0.077%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (65.72%) HTML
2 852 (65.49%) CSS
3 587 (45.12%) React
4 535 (41.12%) AngularJS
5 343 (26.36%) HTML5
6 335 (25.75%) Vue.js
7 274 (21.06%) Sass
8 270 (20.75%) Node.js
9 254 (19.52%) CSS3
10 235 (18.06%) jQuery
11 227 (17.45%) Redux
12 143 (10.99%) .NET
13 103 (7.92%) REST
14 99 (7.61%) RESTful
15 93 (7.15%) Jest
16 91 (6.99%) LESS
17 77 (5.92%) Angular 2
17 77 (5.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 76 (5.84%) React Native
19 53 (4.07%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 332 (25.52%) User Experience
2 124 (9.53%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (1.61%) Media Streaming
6 16 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.23%) Video\Live Streaming
7 14 (1.08%) Video on Demand
8 12 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.85%) W3C
10 9 (0.69%) Blog
10 9 (0.69%) Derivative
11 8 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
11 8 (0.61%) Smartphone
11 8 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.46%) Acoustics
12 6 (0.46%) Equities
12 6 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.46%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (3.15%) Linux
2 22 (1.69%) Android
3 19 (1.46%) Apple iOS
4 14 (1.08%) Unix
5 9 (0.69%) Windows
6 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,176 (90.39%) Front End Development
2 529 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (16.60%) Web Development
4 154 (11.84%) TDD
5 142 (10.91%) Software Engineering
6 133 (10.22%) E-Commerce
7 126 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 109 (8.38%) DevOps
9 108 (8.30%) Scrum
10 103 (7.92%) Mentoring
11 97 (7.46%) Responsive Web Design
12 95 (7.30%) Fintech
13 88 (6.76%) Microservices
14 77 (5.92%) BDD
14 77 (5.92%) Test Automation
15 75 (5.76%) OO
16 66 (5.07%) Computer Science
17 57 (4.38%) OOP
18 54 (4.15%) Analytics
19 53 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,090 (83.78%) JavaScript
2 314 (24.14%) TypeScript
3 173 (13.30%) ES6
4 113 (8.69%) PHP
5 98 (7.53%) C#
6 86 (6.61%) SQL
7 65 (5.00%) Java
7 65 (5.00%) Python
8 14 (1.08%) ES7
9 12 (0.92%) Ruby
10 8 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.46%) C++
11 6 (0.46%) ES8
11 6 (0.46%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.38%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.38%) PHP 7
13 4 (0.31%) C
13 4 (0.31%) Rust
14 3 (0.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 86 (6.61%) Degree
2 42 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.077%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.077%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.54%) QA
2 2 (0.15%) WCAG
3 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (5.30%) Docker
2 4 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (1.92%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.61%) Terraform
3 5 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.077%) Grafana
4 1 (0.077%) MIIS
4 1 (0.077%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.077%) Rancher
Vendors
1 51 (3.92%) Adobe
2 42 (3.23%) Google
3 29 (2.23%) Microsoft
4 12 (0.92%) SAP
5 8 (0.61%) Atlassian
5 8 (0.61%) Mapbox
5 8 (0.61%) Sony
5 8 (0.61%) Twitter
5 8 (0.61%) WooCommerce
6 6 (0.46%) Zend
7 4 (0.31%) Apple
7 4 (0.31%) GrapeCity
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle
8 3 (0.23%) Facebook
8 3 (0.23%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.15%) BT
9 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.15%) Siemens
10 1 (0.077%) IBM
10 1 (0.077%) YouTube