Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 155 157
Rank change year-on-year +40 +2 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,568 3,153 3,581
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.84% 2.33% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 2.43% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,637 2,958 3,388
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 52,564 129,539 155,404
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,801 103,686 125,239
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,425 £28,328 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +35 1,386 £52,500 - 376
UK excluding London +54 966 £45,000 - 286
London -9 529 £65,000 +4.00% 120
South East +55 315 £50,000 +11.11% 70
Work from Home +24 298 £50,000 +5.26% 100
North of England +16 223 £45,000 - 88
Midlands +97 145 £45,000 +12.50% 44
South West +47 122 £46,000 +8.24% 31
North West -8 114 £47,500 - 49
West Midlands +85 96 £50,000 +25.00% 21
Scotland +45 90 £40,000 - 22
Yorkshire +89 88 £38,500 -3.75% 29
East Midlands +66 49 £37,500 -11.76% 23
East of England +40 35 £42,500 -10.53% 24
North East -4 21 £35,000 -25.53% 10
Wales +9 19 £45,000 - 5
Northern Ireland +12 18 £35,000 -30.00% 3

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1,421 (90.63%) Front End Development
2 1,276 (81.38%) JavaScript
3 1,008 (64.29%) HTML
4 997 (63.58%) CSS
5 662 (42.22%) React
6 589 (37.56%) AngularJS
7 587 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
8 431 (27.49%) HTML5
9 419 (26.72%) TypeScript
10 410 (26.15%) User Experience
11 368 (23.47%) Vue.js
12 351 (22.39%) Git (software)
13 327 (20.85%) Node.js
14 323 (20.60%) Sass
15 281 (17.92%) CSS3
16 261 (16.65%) jQuery
17 247 (15.75%) Redux
18 228 (14.54%) Web Development
19 186 (11.86%) Finance
19 186 (11.86%) ES6
20 180 (11.48%) TDD
21 175 (11.16%) E-Commerce
22 173 (11.03%) webpack
23 157 (10.01%) PHP
24 156 (9.95%) Software Engineering
25 154 (9.82%) Unit Testing
26 134 (8.55%) Greenfield Project
27 132 (8.42%) Mentoring
28 131 (8.35%) .NET
29 128 (8.16%) 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 80 (5.10%) CMS
2 48 (3.06%) WordPress
3 22 (1.40%) Confluence
4 17 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.83%) Drupal
6 5 (0.32%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.32%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.26%) Apache
7 4 (0.26%) Joomla!
7 4 (0.26%) nginx
8 3 (0.19%) JBoss
8 3 (0.19%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.064%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.064%) IIS
10 1 (0.064%) Kentico
Applications
1 65 (4.15%) Photoshop
2 29 (1.85%) Zeplin
3 26 (1.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 21 (1.34%) Sketch
6 20 (1.28%) Figma
7 8 (0.51%) InVision
8 7 (0.45%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.26%) GIMP
10 3 (0.19%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.19%) Moqups
11 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.13%) Inkscape
12 1 (0.064%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 55 (3.51%) Magento
2 34 (2.17%) Shopify
3 4 (0.26%) Maximo
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.064%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.064%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 111 (7.08%) AWS
2 96 (6.12%) Azure
3 85 (5.42%) npm
4 74 (4.72%) SaaS
5 48 (3.06%) GCP
6 38 (2.42%) GitHub
7 25 (1.59%) Yarn
8 23 (1.47%) Google Analytics
9 22 (1.40%) Serverless
10 8 (0.51%) iTunes
11 7 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.45%) Firebase
12 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.32%) Logic Apps
13 5 (0.32%) PaaS
14 4 (0.26%) AWS CodeBuild
14 4 (0.26%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.19%) Power Automate
15 3 (0.19%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.08%) Internet
2 13 (0.83%) HTTP
3 11 (0.70%) Skype
4 7 (0.45%) RTP
5 4 (0.26%) SSL
6 3 (0.19%) SSH
6 3 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) Intranet
7 2 (0.13%) Network Security
8 1 (0.064%) FTP
8 1 (0.064%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (3.89%) MySQL
2 20 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (1.21%) NoSQL
4 18 (1.15%) SQL Server
5 17 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 11 (0.70%) Redis
7 10 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.57%) Big Data
9 8 (0.51%) MariaDB
10 6 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.19%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.13%) SQLite
13 1 (0.064%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.064%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.064%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.064%) Mixpanel
13 1 (0.064%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.064%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 351 (22.39%) Git (software)
2 173 (11.03%) webpack
3 97 (6.19%) gulp
4 62 (3.95%) Grunt
5 46 (2.93%) JIRA
6 41 (2.61%) Jasmine
7 37 (2.36%) Bitbucket
8 36 (2.30%) Babel
9 35 (2.23%) Cypress.io
10 28 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
11 26 (1.66%) Protractor
12 20 (1.28%) Jenkins
13 15 (0.96%) CircleCI
13 15 (0.96%) Selenium
14 13 (0.83%) Visual Studio
15 12 (0.77%) JUnit
15 12 (0.77%) Mocha
15 12 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (0.70%) ESLint
17 9 (0.57%) Mockito
General
1 186 (11.86%) Finance
2 118 (7.53%) Marketing
3 65 (4.15%) Retail
4 46 (2.93%) Games
5 44 (2.81%) Public Sector
6 34 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.04%) Banking
9 28 (1.79%) Law
10 26 (1.66%) Electronics
11 19 (1.21%) Front Office
12 10 (0.64%) Automotive
13 8 (0.51%) Advertising
14 7 (0.45%) Back Office
14 7 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.45%) Legal
15 5 (0.32%) Publishing
16 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
17 3 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,008 (64.29%) HTML
2 997 (63.58%) CSS
3 662 (42.22%) React
4 589 (37.56%) AngularJS
5 431 (27.49%) HTML5
6 368 (23.47%) Vue.js
7 327 (20.85%) Node.js
8 323 (20.60%) Sass
9 281 (17.92%) CSS3
10 261 (16.65%) jQuery
11 247 (15.75%) Redux
12 131 (8.35%) .NET
13 123 (7.84%) RESTful
14 118 (7.53%) REST
15 107 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 104 (6.63%) LESS
17 91 (5.80%) Jest
18 87 (5.55%) React Native
19 65 (4.15%) GraphQL
20 64 (4.08%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 410 (26.15%) User Experience
2 134 (8.55%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (1.53%) Media Streaming
6 18 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
8 14 (0.89%) Video on Demand
9 12 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (0.70%) Blog
11 9 (0.57%) Graphic Design
11 9 (0.57%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.57%) W3C
12 8 (0.51%) Derivative
13 7 (0.45%) Acoustics
13 7 (0.45%) Equities
13 7 (0.45%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.45%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (2.68%) Linux
2 24 (1.53%) Android
3 22 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.28%) Unix
5 15 (0.96%) Windows
6 3 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,421 (90.63%) Front End Development
2 587 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (14.54%) Web Development
4 180 (11.48%) TDD
5 175 (11.16%) E-Commerce
6 156 (9.95%) Software Engineering
7 154 (9.82%) Unit Testing
8 132 (8.42%) Mentoring
9 128 (8.16%) Microservices
9 128 (8.16%) Scrum
10 110 (7.02%) DevOps
11 100 (6.38%) Fintech
12 99 (6.31%) Responsive Web Design
13 82 (5.23%) Test Automation
14 80 (5.10%) OO
15 72 (4.59%) BDD
16 65 (4.15%) Analytics
17 64 (4.08%) OOP
18 63 (4.02%) Digital Marketing
19 59 (3.76%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,276 (81.38%) JavaScript
2 419 (26.72%) TypeScript
3 186 (11.86%) ES6
4 157 (10.01%) PHP
5 118 (7.53%) C#
6 92 (5.87%) Java
7 88 (5.61%) SQL
8 86 (5.48%) Python
9 18 (1.15%) ES7
10 15 (0.96%) ES8
11 12 (0.77%) Ruby
12 11 (0.70%) PHP 7
13 9 (0.57%) Go
13 9 (0.57%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.26%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.26%) R
14 4 (0.26%) Scala
15 3 (0.19%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.13%) Groovy
16 2 (0.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 87 (5.55%) Degree
2 42 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.57%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.064%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.19%) QA
2 4 (0.26%) WCAG
3 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (5.29%) Docker
2 5 (0.32%) Firmware
3 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.70%) Terraform
3 6 (0.38%) Ansible
4 3 (0.19%) Puppet
5 2 (0.13%) Kibana
6 1 (0.064%) logstash
6 1 (0.064%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.064%) Rancher
Vendors
1 62 (3.95%) Adobe
2 55 (3.51%) Google
3 26 (1.66%) Microsoft
4 25 (1.59%) SAP
5 14 (0.89%) Sony
6 8 (0.51%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.38%) Mapbox
7 6 (0.38%) Twitter
7 6 (0.38%) Zend
8 5 (0.32%) Apple
8 5 (0.32%) WooCommerce
9 4 (0.26%) IBM
10 3 (0.19%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.19%) Facebook
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle
10 3 (0.19%) webMethods
11 2 (0.13%) BT
11 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.13%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.064%) JD Edwards