Period
to 19 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 153 182
Rank change year-on-year -5 +29 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3966 4406 4133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.27% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 2.35% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3604 3934 3598
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 169773 187120 211546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136138 157303 175314
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 September 2017.

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

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 16 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 September 2017. 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 -6 3789 £45,000 - 317
UK excluding London +12 2072 £37,500 +7.14% 162
London -31 1816 £52,500 - 160
South East +38 666 £40,000 - 45
North of England +53 595 £37,500 +7.14% 50
Midlands +15 378 £32,500 - 29
North West +30 375 £37,500 - 26
West Midlands +5 284 £32,500 - 16
Yorkshire +58 205 £33,000 +1.54% 23
South West -43 193 £40,000 +6.67% 21
East of England -54 134 £41,250 +19.57% 12
East Midlands +18 94 £35,000 -6.67% 13
Scotland -26 70 £41,000 +2.50% 4
Wales -7 43 £35,000 +11.11% 1
North East +11 15 £35,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -19 1 £31,500 -3.08%

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 3663 (92.36%) JavaScript
2 3558 (89.71%) Front End Development
3 3548 (89.46%) CSS
4 3502 (88.30%) HTML
5 2284 (57.59%) AngularJS
6 1933 (48.74%) HTML5
7 1511 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 1484 (37.42%) CSS3
9 1460 (36.81%) jQuery
10 1381 (34.82%) React
11 1174 (29.60%) Sass
12 1121 (28.27%) User Experience
13 1066 (26.88%) Web Development
14 972 (24.51%) Node.js
15 881 (22.21%) Git (software)
16 768 (19.36%) PHP
17 573 (14.45%) Finance
18 553 (13.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 524 (13.21%) TDD
20 508 (12.81%) gulp
21 482 (12.15%) LESS
22 472 (11.90%) Marketing
23 459 (11.57%) Responsive Web Design
24 453 (11.42%) MVC
25 452 (11.40%) .NET
26 447 (11.27%) Scrum
27 430 (10.84%) OO
28 422 (10.64%) Grunt
29 414 (10.44%) Photoshop
30 408 (10.29%) 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
1 271 (6.83%) WordPress
2 261 (6.58%) CMS
3 71 (1.79%) Drupal
4 69 (1.74%) Apache
5 60 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
6 59 (1.49%) IIS
7 34 (0.86%) Umbraco
8 29 (0.73%) EPiServer
9 28 (0.71%) Confluence
10 27 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 24 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 17 (0.43%) Joomla!
13 16 (0.40%) nginx
14 11 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (0.28%) ExpressionEngine
14 11 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.25%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.10%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.10%) JBoss
16 4 (0.10%) Kentico
Applications
1 414 (10.44%) Photoshop
2 200 (5.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 91 (2.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 36 (0.91%) FileZilla
5 17 (0.43%) InDesign
6 14 (0.35%) InVision
7 13 (0.33%) GIMP
8 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.076%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.076%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.076%) Inkscape
10 3 (0.076%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (0.050%) HipChat
12 1 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 76 (1.92%) Magento
2 22 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.48%) Shopify
4 16 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.20%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.050%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.025%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.025%) Optimost
8 1 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 193 (4.87%) npm
2 148 (3.73%) GitHub
3 132 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 125 (3.15%) SaaS
5 58 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (0.93%) Google Analytics
7 19 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
8 17 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.38%) Yarn
10 10 (0.25%) Sage Pay
10 10 (0.25%) Slack
11 8 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.20%) Google Play
12 6 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
12 6 (0.15%) PaaS
13 5 (0.13%) Firebase
14 4 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.050%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 134 (3.38%) Internet
2 86 (2.17%) HTTP
3 39 (0.98%) FTP
4 36 (0.91%) SMTP
5 13 (0.33%) SSH
6 11 (0.28%) SMS
7 7 (0.18%) Intranet
8 4 (0.10%) DNS
8 4 (0.10%) SSL
8 4 (0.10%) Wireless
9 3 (0.076%) AMQP
9 3 (0.076%) Extranet
10 2 (0.050%) Broadband
10 2 (0.050%) PPP
11 1 (0.025%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.025%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.025%) Skype
11 1 (0.025%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (6.68%) MySQL
2 113 (2.85%) SQL Server
3 110 (2.77%) MongoDB
4 58 (1.46%) NoSQL
5 46 (1.16%) Big Data
6 36 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 28 (0.71%) Redis
8 20 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 18 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (0.38%) Blockchain
10 15 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.28%) Couchbase
12 9 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.18%) DocumentDB
13 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.15%) GIS
15 5 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 881 (22.21%) Git (software)
2 508 (12.81%) gulp
3 422 (10.64%) Grunt
4 277 (6.98%) webpack
5 234 (5.90%) Jasmine
6 168 (4.24%) Karma Test Runner
7 144 (3.63%) Subversion
8 132 (3.33%) JIRA
9 130 (3.28%) Mocha
10 115 (2.90%) Visual Studio
11 93 (2.34%) Selenium
12 81 (2.04%) Bower
13 77 (1.94%) Babel
14 72 (1.82%) Protractor
15 51 (1.29%) Jenkins
16 45 (1.13%) GitLab
17 39 (0.98%) PhantomJS
18 37 (0.93%) PostCSS
19 33 (0.83%) Bitbucket
20 29 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 573 (14.45%) Finance
2 472 (11.90%) Marketing
3 229 (5.77%) Retail
4 193 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 184 (4.64%) Banking
6 152 (3.83%) Games
7 132 (3.33%) Advertising
8 122 (3.08%) Electronics
9 116 (2.92%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.41%) Legal
11 37 (0.93%) Multimedia
12 31 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 29 (0.73%) Publishing
14 28 (0.71%) Law
15 26 (0.66%) Automotive
16 23 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.48%) Investment Banking
18 15 (0.38%) Front Office
19 10 (0.25%) Back Office
20 6 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3548 (89.46%) CSS
2 3502 (88.30%) HTML
3 2284 (57.59%) AngularJS
4 1933 (48.74%) HTML5
5 1484 (37.42%) CSS3
6 1460 (36.81%) jQuery
7 1381 (34.82%) React
8 1174 (29.60%) Sass
9 972 (24.51%) Node.js
10 553 (13.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 482 (12.15%) LESS
12 452 (11.40%) .NET
13 396 (9.98%) Backbone.js
14 328 (8.27%) RESTful
15 310 (7.82%) JSON
16 277 (6.98%) Ajax
16 277 (6.98%) Redux
17 269 (6.78%) REST
18 252 (6.35%) Ember.js
19 248 (6.25%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 1121 (28.27%) User Experience
2 256 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 254 (6.40%) Computer Science
4 246 (6.20%) Mobile App
5 126 (3.18%) Fintech
6 90 (2.27%) Social Media
7 78 (1.97%) iPad
8 74 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (1.49%) Graphic Design
10 58 (1.46%) W3C
11 47 (1.19%) Digital Media
12 39 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 36 (0.91%) Animation
14 35 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 31 (0.78%) e-Learning
16 27 (0.68%) NHS
17 25 (0.63%) iPhone
18 24 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
19 20 (0.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 196 (4.94%) Linux
2 154 (3.88%) Apple iOS
3 133 (3.35%) Android
4 60 (1.51%) Windows
5 31 (0.78%) Unix
6 14 (0.35%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.10%) Debian
7 4 (0.10%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.10%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.076%) CentOS
8 3 (0.076%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.025%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3558 (89.71%) Front End Development
2 1511 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1066 (26.88%) Web Development
4 524 (13.21%) TDD
5 459 (11.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 453 (11.42%) MVC
7 447 (11.27%) Scrum
8 430 (10.84%) OO
9 408 (10.29%) E-Commerce
10 252 (6.35%) SEO
11 236 (5.95%) Web Design
12 235 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
13 224 (5.65%) Unit Testing
14 197 (4.97%) BDD
15 194 (4.89%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 183 (4.61%) Digital Marketing
17 181 (4.56%) Software Engineering
18 175 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
18 175 (4.41%) Mentoring
19 150 (3.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3663 (92.36%) JavaScript
2 768 (19.36%) PHP
3 388 (9.78%) C#
4 372 (9.38%) ES6
5 367 (9.25%) Java
6 268 (6.76%) SQL
7 226 (5.70%) TypeScript
8 141 (3.56%) Ruby
9 100 (2.52%) Python
10 65 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 62 (1.56%) C++
12 58 (1.46%) C
13 46 (1.16%) ECMAScript
14 37 (0.93%) VBScript
15 29 (0.73%) Apple Swift
16 28 (0.71%) Objective-C
17 27 (0.68%) Perl
18 26 (0.66%) Scala
19 13 (0.33%) Go
19 13 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 341 (8.60%) Degree
2 116 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (0.53%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.28%) Master's Degree
4 11 (0.28%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (0.18%) MBA
7 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.076%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.050%) PhD
10 1 (0.025%) MCP
10 1 (0.025%) MCSD
10 1 (0.025%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.025%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (2.45%) QA
2 25 (0.63%) WCAG
3 5 (0.13%) WAI
4 3 (0.076%) MiFID
5 2 (0.050%) GCP
5 2 (0.050%) SLA
6 1 (0.025%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 158 (3.98%) Docker
2 7 (0.18%) Varnish
3 2 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (0.33%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.20%) Terraform
3 7 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (0.18%) Puppet
4 5 (0.13%) Grafana
5 4 (0.10%) cPanel
5 4 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.050%) Kibana
6 2 (0.050%) logstash
6 2 (0.050%) StatsD
7 1 (0.025%) Ansible
7 1 (0.025%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 254 (6.40%) Adobe
2 142 (3.58%) Microsoft
3 121 (3.05%) Google
4 100 (2.52%) SAP
5 36 (0.91%) PayPal
6 27 (0.68%) Xamarin
7 24 (0.61%) hybris
7 24 (0.61%) Twitter
8 23 (0.58%) Facebook
9 22 (0.55%) Oracle
10 19 (0.48%) Sitecore
11 15 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.35%) Optimizely
13 11 (0.28%) Sony
14 10 (0.25%) CyberSource
14 10 (0.25%) Qubit
14 10 (0.25%) Zend
15 8 (0.20%) Atlassian
16 7 (0.18%) Apple
17 6 (0.15%) DoubleClick