Period
to 9 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 166 150
Rank change year-on-year +29 -16 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,862 3,187 4,067
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.49% 2.14% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.23% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,711 2,887 3,838
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,850
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%

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 109,825 143,040 170,956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.98% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 88,088 114,076 139,951
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +26 2,586 £55,000 +10.00% 411
UK excluding London +34 1,594 £45,000 +5.88% 288
London +29 1,182 £67,500 +12.50% 149
South East +22 476 £50,000 +11.11% 59
North of England +14 376 £45,000 +12.50% 100
Work from Home +47 270 £50,000 - 31
South West +79 219 £41,500 -2.35% 33
North West +1 208 £47,500 +5.56% 53
Midlands +25 195 £42,500 +13.33% 36
Yorkshire +26 129 £39,375 +5.00% 34
East of England -3 117 £52,500 +16.67% 34
Scotland +19 109 £42,500 +21.43% 18
West Midlands +40 98 £45,000 +20.00% 29
East Midlands +20 97 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Wales +21 76 £50,000 +25.00% 9
North East +26 39 £47,500 +26.67% 13
Northern Ireland +29 29 £50,000 +26.58%

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

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 2,616 (91.40%) Front End Development
2 2,472 (86.37%) JavaScript
3 2,065 (72.15%) CSS
4 2,045 (71.45%) HTML
5 1,391 (48.60%) React
6 1,312 (45.84%) AngularJS
7 1,186 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
8 928 (32.42%) HTML5
9 846 (29.56%) User Experience
10 829 (28.97%) Sass
11 736 (25.72%) Git (software)
12 671 (23.45%) CSS3
13 647 (22.61%) Node.js
14 569 (19.88%) Vue.js
15 564 (19.71%) Web Development
16 537 (18.76%) TypeScript
17 512 (17.89%) jQuery
18 495 (17.30%) Redux
19 458 (16.00%) ES6
20 442 (15.44%) webpack
21 388 (13.56%) TDD
22 366 (12.79%) Finance
23 330 (11.53%) gulp
24 309 (10.80%) .NET
25 307 (10.73%) LESS
26 289 (10.10%) Scrum
27 282 (9.85%) REST
28 269 (9.40%) Responsive Web Design
29 267 (9.33%) C#
30 260 (9.08%) Fintech

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
1 161 (5.63%) CMS
2 74 (2.59%) WordPress
3 26 (0.91%) Confluence
4 23 (0.80%) nginx
4 23 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.66%) Drupal
6 18 (0.63%) EPiServer
7 14 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.38%) Apache
9 11 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.28%) SAS
12 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.17%) Sitefinity
14 4 (0.14%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.14%) IIS
15 3 (0.10%) Headless CMS
15 3 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 113 (3.95%) Photoshop
2 69 (2.41%) Sketch
3 32 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 27 (0.94%) Zeplin
5 21 (0.73%) Adobe XD
6 20 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.42%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.38%) InVision
9 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.14%) Figma
10 4 (0.14%) InDesign
11 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 37 (1.29%) Magento
2 15 (0.52%) Shopify
3 3 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.035%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.035%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 242 (8.46%) AWS
2 211 (7.37%) npm
3 177 (6.18%) Azure
4 107 (3.74%) SaaS
5 83 (2.90%) GitHub
6 37 (1.29%) Serverless
7 35 (1.22%) GCP
8 27 (0.94%) Google Analytics
9 26 (0.91%) Yarn
10 19 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.31%) Quay.io
13 7 (0.24%) PaaS
14 6 (0.21%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 4 (0.14%) Amazon Alexa
16 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.92%) Internet
2 33 (1.15%) HTTP
3 18 (0.63%) Wireless
4 5 (0.17%) Intranet
4 5 (0.17%) SSH
5 3 (0.10%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.070%) Network Security
6 2 (0.070%) SNMP
7 1 (0.035%) AMQP
7 1 (0.035%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.035%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.035%) MQTT
7 1 (0.035%) Skype
7 1 (0.035%) SSL
7 1 (0.035%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (3.00%) MySQL
2 65 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 54 (1.89%) Big Data
4 53 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 30 (1.05%) Redis
7 25 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 21 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 17 (0.59%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.24%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.17%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (0.17%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.14%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.10%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.10%) Power BI
13 3 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.070%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 736 (25.72%) Git (software)
2 442 (15.44%) webpack
3 330 (11.53%) gulp
4 237 (8.28%) Grunt
5 146 (5.10%) Jasmine
6 94 (3.28%) JIRA
7 83 (2.90%) Bitbucket
8 82 (2.87%) Babel
8 82 (2.87%) Jenkins
9 72 (2.52%) Mocha
10 62 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 56 (1.96%) Subversion
12 52 (1.82%) Protractor
13 48 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
14 42 (1.47%) Selenium
15 30 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (1.01%) Cypress.io
17 28 (0.98%) TeamCity
18 25 (0.87%) GitLab
19 23 (0.80%) git-flow
General
1 366 (12.79%) Finance
2 188 (6.57%) Marketing
3 145 (5.07%) Retail
4 74 (2.59%) Games
5 36 (1.26%) Advertising
6 30 (1.05%) Banking
7 27 (0.94%) Public Sector
8 21 (0.73%) Multimedia
9 20 (0.70%) Law
10 18 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.59%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.49%) Automotive
13 8 (0.28%) Music Industry
14 7 (0.24%) Legal
15 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.21%) Publishing
16 5 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.14%) German Language
17 4 (0.14%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.10%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,065 (72.15%) CSS
2 2,045 (71.45%) HTML
3 1,391 (48.60%) React
4 1,312 (45.84%) AngularJS
5 928 (32.42%) HTML5
6 829 (28.97%) Sass
7 671 (23.45%) CSS3
8 647 (22.61%) Node.js
9 569 (19.88%) Vue.js
10 512 (17.89%) jQuery
11 495 (17.30%) Redux
12 309 (10.80%) .NET
13 307 (10.73%) LESS
14 282 (9.85%) REST
15 250 (8.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 216 (7.55%) Jest
17 210 (7.34%) RESTful
18 193 (6.74%) GraphQL
19 172 (6.01%) React Native
20 151 (5.28%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 846 (29.56%) User Experience
2 226 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
3 170 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 95 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (2.03%) W3C
6 49 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (1.19%) Virtual Team
8 24 (0.84%) Animation
8 24 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (0.77%) Social Media
10 18 (0.63%) iPad
11 17 (0.59%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.56%) Derivative
13 11 (0.38%) Contract for Difference
14 10 (0.35%) Graphic Design
14 10 (0.35%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.31%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.28%) Blog
16 8 (0.28%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 120 (4.19%) Linux
2 76 (2.66%) Android
3 66 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 26 (0.91%) Mac OS X
4 26 (0.91%) Windows
5 8 (0.28%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.070%) Unix
7 1 (0.035%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.035%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.035%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,616 (91.40%) Front End Development
2 1,186 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 564 (19.71%) Web Development
4 388 (13.56%) TDD
5 289 (10.10%) Scrum
6 269 (9.40%) Responsive Web Design
7 260 (9.08%) Fintech
8 257 (8.98%) Unit Testing
9 234 (8.18%) Software Engineering
10 228 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
11 224 (7.83%) E-Commerce
12 208 (7.27%) DevOps
13 206 (7.20%) OO
14 205 (7.16%) Mentoring
15 192 (6.71%) Test Automation
16 187 (6.53%) Analytics
17 175 (6.11%) BDD
17 175 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
18 154 (5.38%) Microservices
19 140 (4.89%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2,472 (86.37%) JavaScript
2 537 (18.76%) TypeScript
3 458 (16.00%) ES6
4 267 (9.33%) C#
5 254 (8.87%) PHP
6 218 (7.62%) Java
7 156 (5.45%) Python
8 147 (5.14%) SQL
9 68 (2.38%) Ruby
10 35 (1.22%) ES7
11 25 (0.87%) C++
12 18 (0.63%) C
12 18 (0.63%) Go
12 18 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.45%) ES8
14 11 (0.38%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.28%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.28%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 192 (6.71%) Degree
2 73 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (0.70%) Security Cleared
4 14 (0.49%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.17%) DBS Check
5 5 (0.17%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.035%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.035%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.035%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.035%) PhD
6 1 (0.035%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.98%) QA
2 29 (1.01%) WCAG
3 8 (0.28%) WAI
4 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 213 (7.44%) Docker
2 6 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.070%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 62 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 21 (0.73%) Mesos
3 17 (0.59%) Terraform
4 11 (0.38%) Ansible
5 4 (0.14%) Kibana
6 2 (0.070%) Puppet
7 1 (0.035%) Grafana
7 1 (0.035%) MIIS
7 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.035%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (3.25%) Microsoft
2 85 (2.97%) Adobe
3 57 (1.99%) Google
4 23 (0.80%) Oracle
5 18 (0.63%) Sitecore
6 17 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 14 (0.49%) Mapbox
9 10 (0.35%) Xamarin
10 9 (0.31%) hybris
10 9 (0.31%) Spotify
11 8 (0.28%) Dell
12 7 (0.24%) Optimizely
12 7 (0.24%) Sage
13 6 (0.21%) Apple
13 6 (0.21%) Logi
13 6 (0.21%) Logi Analytics
13 6 (0.21%) Netlify
14 5 (0.17%) IBM
14 5 (0.17%) New Relic