Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 148 153
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3,302 4,046 3,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.32% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.41% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,784 3,692 3,499
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,457 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.22% +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 144,402 167,788 168,600
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115,563 137,392 140,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 -19 3,081 £47,500 +5.56% 880
UK excluding London +18 1,896 £42,457 +13.22% 546
London -26 1,359 £60,000 +9.09% 366
South East -14 579 £45,000 - 145
North of England +4 500 £40,000 +14.29% 192
North West +8 295 £45,000 +20.00% 121
Midlands -40 231 £35,000 +7.69% 74
East of England +69 216 £45,000 -5.26% 39
South West -2 185 £40,000 - 64
Yorkshire +1 180 £39,087 +20.27% 60
West Midlands -39 125 £35,000 +11.11% 34
Scotland +78 123 £40,000 +9.59% 16
East Midlands +2 106 £35,000 - 40
Wales +18 45 £35,000 - 15
North East +22 25 £35,000 +16.67% 11
Northern Ireland +3 16 £39,500 - 2
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 18 February 2019, 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 3,063 (92.76%) Front End Development
2 2,988 (90.49%) JavaScript
3 2,562 (77.59%) CSS
4 2,498 (75.65%) HTML
5 1,653 (50.06%) AngularJS
6 1,344 (40.70%) React
7 1,293 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
8 1,249 (37.83%) HTML5
9 998 (30.22%) CSS3
10 942 (28.53%) User Experience
11 902 (27.32%) Sass
12 871 (26.38%) Git (software)
13 860 (26.04%) jQuery
14 689 (20.87%) Web Development
15 627 (18.99%) Node.js
16 615 (18.63%) ES6
17 491 (14.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 487 (14.75%) Vue.js
18 487 (14.75%) Redux
19 485 (14.69%) TDD
20 437 (13.23%) webpack
21 409 (12.39%) PHP
22 407 (12.33%) TypeScript
23 393 (11.90%) gulp
24 359 (10.87%) C#
25 355 (10.75%) .NET
26 320 (9.69%) Finance
27 319 (9.66%) LESS
28 316 (9.57%) RESTful
29 311 (9.42%) 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
1 202 (6.12%) CMS
2 138 (4.18%) WordPress
3 60 (1.82%) Confluence
4 54 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 49 (1.48%) Umbraco
6 30 (0.91%) IIS
7 26 (0.79%) Apache
8 22 (0.67%) EPiServer
9 20 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 19 (0.58%) SharePoint
11 18 (0.55%) Drupal
12 15 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.36%) Kentico
14 9 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.18%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.15%) JBoss
17 4 (0.12%) nginx
18 3 (0.091%) Joomla!
18 3 (0.091%) SilverStripe
18 3 (0.091%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 161 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 55 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (0.51%) InVision
5 8 (0.24%) GIMP
6 6 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.091%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.061%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.030%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 80 (2.42%) Magento
2 21 (0.64%) Shopify
3 17 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 179 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (5.06%) npm
3 136 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 106 (3.21%) SaaS
5 95 (2.88%) GitHub
6 40 (1.21%) Serverless
7 37 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (0.79%) Yarn
9 24 (0.73%) Google Analytics
10 18 (0.55%) Office 365
11 14 (0.42%) Heroku
12 11 (0.33%) AdWords
12 11 (0.33%) Force.com
13 9 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.15%) G Suite
16 4 (0.12%) Datadog
16 4 (0.12%) Silverpop
17 3 (0.091%) Firebase
17 3 (0.091%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.12%) Internet
2 40 (1.21%) HTTP
3 13 (0.39%) FTP
3 13 (0.39%) SSH
4 10 (0.30%) DNS
5 9 (0.27%) AMQP
6 6 (0.18%) Broadband
7 5 (0.15%) iBeacon
7 5 (0.15%) MQTT
7 5 (0.15%) Wireless
8 4 (0.12%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.091%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.061%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.061%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.061%) Intranet
10 2 (0.061%) Network Security
10 2 (0.061%) NFC
10 2 (0.061%) SSL
11 1 (0.030%) PPP
11 1 (0.030%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (5.15%) MySQL
2 117 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 98 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 75 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 43 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (1.00%) Big Data
7 32 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 30 (0.91%) Redis
9 18 (0.55%) Couchbase
10 15 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.33%) Blockchain
13 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.18%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.12%) Endeca
16 4 (0.12%) Mixpanel
16 4 (0.12%) QlikView
16 4 (0.12%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.12%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 871 (26.38%) Git (software)
2 437 (13.23%) webpack
3 393 (11.90%) gulp
4 244 (7.39%) Grunt
5 160 (4.85%) JIRA
6 132 (4.00%) Jasmine
7 114 (3.45%) Subversion
8 104 (3.15%) Visual Studio
9 95 (2.88%) Jenkins
10 78 (2.36%) Babel
11 67 (2.03%) Mocha
12 65 (1.97%) Karma Test Runner
13 47 (1.42%) Selenium
14 39 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (1.09%) Bitbucket
16 31 (0.94%) Maven
17 29 (0.88%) Cucumber
17 29 (0.88%) Protractor
18 26 (0.79%) Mercurial
19 25 (0.76%) PostCSS
General
1 320 (9.69%) Finance
2 188 (5.69%) Marketing
3 183 (5.54%) Retail
4 119 (3.60%) Banking
5 100 (3.03%) Games
6 43 (1.30%) Advertising
7 40 (1.21%) Publishing
8 30 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 28 (0.85%) Legal
10 27 (0.82%) Automotive
11 26 (0.79%) Telecoms
12 24 (0.73%) Law
13 22 (0.67%) Front Office
14 20 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.36%) Billing
16 10 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.21%) Electronics
19 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 5 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,562 (77.59%) CSS
2 2,498 (75.65%) HTML
3 1,653 (50.06%) AngularJS
4 1,344 (40.70%) React
5 1,249 (37.83%) HTML5
6 998 (30.22%) CSS3
7 902 (27.32%) Sass
8 860 (26.04%) jQuery
9 627 (18.99%) Node.js
10 491 (14.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 487 (14.75%) Redux
11 487 (14.75%) Vue.js
12 355 (10.75%) .NET
13 319 (9.66%) LESS
14 316 (9.57%) RESTful
15 223 (6.75%) Angular 2
16 202 (6.12%) REST
17 163 (4.94%) Web Services
18 162 (4.91%) JSON
19 158 (4.78%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 942 (28.53%) User Experience
2 219 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
3 218 (6.60%) Fintech
4 128 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 84 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 35 (1.06%) Social Media
10 29 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 24 (0.73%) Life Science
12 23 (0.70%) Graphic Design
12 23 (0.70%) W3C
13 20 (0.61%) NHS
14 19 (0.58%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.48%) RIA
16 14 (0.42%) Animation
17 13 (0.39%) Blog
18 11 (0.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 133 (4.03%) Linux
2 62 (1.88%) Android
3 58 (1.76%) Apple iOS
4 47 (1.42%) Windows
5 25 (0.76%) Unix
6 11 (0.33%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.27%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.12%) CentOS
9 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.061%) Debian
11 1 (0.030%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.030%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,063 (92.76%) Front End Development
2 1,293 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
3 689 (20.87%) Web Development
4 485 (14.69%) TDD
5 311 (9.42%) Scrum
6 306 (9.27%) Responsive Web Design
7 305 (9.24%) E-Commerce
8 301 (9.12%) Software Engineering
9 276 (8.36%) MVC
10 244 (7.39%) Unit Testing
11 221 (6.69%) Test Automation
12 214 (6.48%) BDD
13 176 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
14 172 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
15 165 (5.00%) Computer Science
16 158 (4.78%) OO
17 155 (4.69%) Mentoring
18 151 (4.57%) Open Source
19 147 (4.45%) Web Design
20 145 (4.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,988 (90.49%) JavaScript
2 615 (18.63%) ES6
3 409 (12.39%) PHP
4 407 (12.33%) TypeScript
5 359 (10.87%) C#
6 255 (7.72%) Java
7 215 (6.51%) SQL
8 180 (5.45%) Python
9 80 (2.42%) ES7
10 78 (2.36%) Ruby
11 39 (1.18%) Perl
12 34 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 28 (0.85%) C
14 25 (0.76%) Apple Swift
14 25 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 23 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.64%) C++
17 19 (0.58%) Kotlin
18 18 (0.55%) Shell Script
19 17 (0.51%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 264 (8.00%) Degree
2 105 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (0.76%) Security Cleared
4 24 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.091%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.091%) HND
7 2 (0.061%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.030%) CEH
8 1 (0.030%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.030%) MBA
8 1 (0.030%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.60%) QA
2 21 (0.64%) GDPR
3 13 (0.39%) WCAG
4 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.27%) GAMP
6 8 (0.24%) WAI
7 6 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.091%) PMO
8 3 (0.091%) SLA
System Software
1 138 (4.18%) Docker
2 9 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.030%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 22 (0.67%) Kibana
3 21 (0.64%) logstash
4 13 (0.39%) Ansible
5 10 (0.30%) Puppet
6 9 (0.27%) Marathon
6 9 (0.27%) Mesos
6 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.12%) Consul
8 4 (0.12%) Terraform
9 1 (0.030%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.030%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 141 (4.27%) Adobe
2 113 (3.42%) Microsoft
3 79 (2.39%) Google
4 49 (1.48%) Oracle
5 36 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (0.94%) Xamarin
7 24 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 22 (0.67%) Apple
8 22 (0.67%) SAP
9 21 (0.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 20 (0.61%) Sitecore
11 19 (0.58%) Twitter
11 19 (0.58%) Zend
12 17 (0.51%) Software AG
13 16 (0.48%) WooCommerce
14 14 (0.42%) Facebook
15 10 (0.30%) Rackspace
15 10 (0.30%) Sencha
15 10 (0.30%) ServiceNow
16 9 (0.27%) Tableau