Period
to 19 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 148 151
Rank change year-on-year -19 +3 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,995 3,976 3,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.31% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.40% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,580 3,594 3,545
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 137,840 165,873 165,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.35% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 109,724 134,909 136,591
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -20 2,786 £50,000 +5.26% 825
UK excluding London -16 1,733 £42,500 +6.25% 517
London -23 1,221 £62,500 +8.70% 353
South East -28 591 £47,500 +5.56% 126
North of England -31 439 £40,000 - 163
North West +9 295 £45,000 +12.50% 94
Midlands +2 215 £37,500 +7.14% 74
South West +19 186 £42,500 +8.97% 68
West Midlands -1 130 £37,500 +7.14% 48
Scotland +81 127 £37,750 -16.11% 32
East of England -24 127 £47,500 +5.56% 41
Yorkshire -48 127 £37,500 +7.14% 53
East Midlands +13 85 £37,500 +7.14% 26
Wales +11 37 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North East +2 17 £35,000 +3.70% 16
Northern Ireland -15 10 £39,500 +21.54% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 2,786 (93.02%) Front End Development
2 2,618 (87.41%) JavaScript
3 2,259 (75.43%) CSS
4 2,195 (73.29%) HTML
5 1,479 (49.38%) AngularJS
6 1,295 (43.24%) React
7 1,245 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
8 1,061 (35.43%) HTML5
9 890 (29.72%) User Experience
10 826 (27.58%) CSS3
11 799 (26.68%) Sass
12 760 (25.38%) Git (software)
13 651 (21.74%) Node.js
14 601 (20.07%) jQuery
15 574 (19.17%) ES6
16 534 (17.83%) Web Development
17 477 (15.93%) Vue.js
18 467 (15.59%) TDD
19 419 (13.99%) Redux
20 415 (13.86%) TypeScript
21 398 (13.29%) webpack
22 359 (11.99%) gulp
23 339 (11.32%) Finance
24 314 (10.48%) Software Engineering
25 311 (10.38%) PHP
26 306 (10.22%) Scrum
26 306 (10.22%) Responsive Web Design
27 291 (9.72%) C#
28 285 (9.52%) Java
29 281 (9.38%) 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
1 194 (6.48%) CMS
2 118 (3.94%) WordPress
3 39 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 37 (1.24%) Confluence
5 36 (1.20%) Drupal
6 28 (0.93%) Umbraco
7 25 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.43%) nginx
9 12 (0.40%) SharePoint
10 11 (0.37%) EPiServer
11 10 (0.33%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.30%) IIS
12 9 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.23%) Joomla!
14 4 (0.13%) SilverStripe
15 3 (0.10%) Apache
16 2 (0.067%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.067%) Kentico
16 2 (0.067%) Magnolia
16 2 (0.067%) WebSphere
Applications
1 167 (5.58%) Photoshop
2 66 (2.20%) Sketch
3 62 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
4 51 (1.70%) Adobe XD
5 33 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 22 (0.73%) Zeplin
7 14 (0.47%) InVision
8 12 (0.40%) GIMP
9 7 (0.23%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.10%) InDesign
13 2 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.067%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.067%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.033%) Marvel
14 1 (0.033%) Mingle
14 1 (0.033%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 76 (2.54%) Magento
2 19 (0.63%) Shopify
3 3 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.067%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.033%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 244 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (5.34%) npm
3 112 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 86 (2.87%) GitHub
5 82 (2.74%) SaaS
6 66 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 65 (2.17%) Serverless
8 40 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
11 24 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.80%) OpenShift
12 23 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 19 (0.63%) Google Analytics
14 17 (0.57%) Yarn
15 15 (0.50%) Slack
16 14 (0.47%) Firebase
17 11 (0.37%) Amazon ECS
18 9 (0.30%) BrowserStack
18 9 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.50%) HTTP
2 43 (1.44%) Internet
3 13 (0.43%) SSH
4 11 (0.37%) FTP
5 4 (0.13%) Intranet
6 3 (0.10%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.10%) PPP
7 2 (0.067%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.067%) Extranet
7 2 (0.067%) MQTT
7 2 (0.067%) Network Security
7 2 (0.067%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.033%) AMQP
8 1 (0.033%) DNS
8 1 (0.033%) Firewall
8 1 (0.033%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (4.51%) MySQL
2 71 (2.37%) SQL Server
3 68 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 66 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 45 (1.50%) Big Data
6 33 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
6 33 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
7 25 (0.83%) Blockchain
8 23 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 22 (0.73%) Couchbase
10 16 (0.53%) GIS
10 16 (0.53%) Redis
11 15 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
15 8 (0.27%) Mixpanel
16 4 (0.13%) phpMyAdmin
17 3 (0.10%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 760 (25.38%) Git (software)
2 398 (13.29%) webpack
3 359 (11.99%) gulp
4 247 (8.25%) Grunt
5 158 (5.28%) Jasmine
6 116 (3.87%) JIRA
7 104 (3.47%) Jenkins
8 88 (2.94%) Subversion
9 75 (2.50%) Mocha
10 67 (2.24%) Babel
11 59 (1.97%) Visual Studio
12 58 (1.94%) Karma Test Runner
13 51 (1.70%) GitLab
14 45 (1.50%) Bitbucket
15 42 (1.40%) Cucumber
16 39 (1.30%) Protractor
17 36 (1.20%) Travis CI
18 35 (1.17%) Selenium
19 33 (1.10%) Artifactory
20 29 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
General
1 339 (11.32%) Finance
2 206 (6.88%) Marketing
3 175 (5.84%) Retail
4 104 (3.47%) Games
5 71 (2.37%) Banking
6 54 (1.80%) Advertising
7 36 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 20 (0.67%) Publishing
9 19 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.60%) Law
11 14 (0.47%) Automotive
11 14 (0.47%) Electronics
11 14 (0.47%) Front Office
12 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.33%) Billing
15 7 (0.23%) Back Office
16 6 (0.20%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,259 (75.43%) CSS
2 2,195 (73.29%) HTML
3 1,479 (49.38%) AngularJS
4 1,295 (43.24%) React
5 1,061 (35.43%) HTML5
6 826 (27.58%) CSS3
7 799 (26.68%) Sass
8 651 (21.74%) Node.js
9 601 (20.07%) jQuery
10 477 (15.93%) Vue.js
11 419 (13.99%) Redux
12 279 (9.32%) .NET
13 275 (9.18%) RESTful
13 275 (9.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 270 (9.02%) LESS
15 165 (5.51%) REST
16 160 (5.34%) React Native
17 156 (5.21%) Angular 2
18 153 (5.11%) Web Services
19 112 (3.74%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 890 (29.72%) User Experience
2 208 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
3 110 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 58 (1.94%) Algorithms
6 49 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 48 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 31 (1.04%) Social Media
10 25 (0.83%) Life Science
11 24 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 22 (0.73%) W3C
13 19 (0.63%) iPad
13 19 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (0.53%) Animation
15 15 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.43%) Mobile Games
16 13 (0.43%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.40%) Blog
18 11 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 148 (4.94%) Linux
2 47 (1.57%) Android
3 42 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 24 (0.80%) Unix
5 19 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 10 (0.33%) Windows
7 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.067%) CentOS
9 1 (0.033%) Debian
9 1 (0.033%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.033%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,786 (93.02%) Front End Development
2 1,245 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
3 534 (17.83%) Web Development
4 467 (15.59%) TDD
5 314 (10.48%) Software Engineering
6 306 (10.22%) Responsive Web Design
6 306 (10.22%) Scrum
7 281 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 213 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
9 203 (6.78%) Fintech
10 199 (6.64%) Unit Testing
11 195 (6.51%) MVC
12 189 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
13 187 (6.24%) Test Automation
14 185 (6.18%) BDD
15 184 (6.14%) Open Source
16 176 (5.88%) Computer Science
17 167 (5.58%) DevOps
18 162 (5.41%) Mentoring
19 161 (5.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,618 (87.41%) JavaScript
2 574 (19.17%) ES6
3 415 (13.86%) TypeScript
4 311 (10.38%) PHP
5 291 (9.72%) C#
6 285 (9.52%) Java
7 186 (6.21%) SQL
8 177 (5.91%) Python
9 72 (2.40%) ES7
10 44 (1.47%) Ruby
11 39 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 21 (0.70%) ES8
13 19 (0.63%) Perl
14 18 (0.60%) C
15 17 (0.57%) JSX
15 17 (0.57%) Kotlin
16 16 (0.53%) C++
17 15 (0.50%) Go
17 15 (0.50%) Objective-C
18 12 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 260 (8.68%) Degree
2 121 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (0.83%) Security Cleared
4 24 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.13%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.067%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.067%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (0.067%) HND
8 1 (0.033%) CEH
8 1 (0.033%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.033%) MBA
8 1 (0.033%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.033%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (5.24%) QA
2 12 (0.40%) WAI
3 10 (0.33%) WCAG
4 6 (0.20%) SLA
5 5 (0.17%) GAMP
6 3 (0.10%) GDPR
6 3 (0.10%) PMO
7 2 (0.067%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.033%) PSD2
System Software
1 152 (5.08%) Docker
2 2 (0.067%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.033%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 67 (2.24%) Kubernetes
2 47 (1.57%) Terraform
3 28 (0.93%) Ansible
4 19 (0.63%) Kibana
5 18 (0.60%) logstash
6 15 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.27%) Consul
8 5 (0.17%) Marathon
8 5 (0.17%) Mesos
9 3 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.067%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.033%) MIIS
Vendors
1 158 (5.28%) Adobe
2 88 (2.94%) Google
3 56 (1.87%) Microsoft
4 19 (0.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 18 (0.60%) Oracle
6 16 (0.53%) SAP
7 15 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (0.50%) Sencha
8 14 (0.47%) Zend
9 13 (0.43%) Facebook
9 13 (0.43%) Sitecore
10 11 (0.37%) WooCommerce
10 11 (0.37%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.33%) Apple
11 10 (0.33%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.30%) MEDITECH
13 6 (0.20%) Mapbox
13 6 (0.20%) Twitter
14 5 (0.17%) Instagram
14 5 (0.17%) YouTube