Period
to 9 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 169 149
Rank change year-on-year +52 -20 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,090 3,094 4,039
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 2.10% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 2.19% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,010 2,883 3,824
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

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 74,068 141,117 170,919
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.88% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59,680 112,643 138,569
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 9 July 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 July 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 +45 1,898 £52,500 +5.00% 247
UK excluding London +73 1,208 £45,000 +5.88% 175
London +25 808 £70,000 +12.00% 92
South East +22 339 £50,000 +5.26% 41
North of England +64 314 £42,500 +6.25% 57
Work from Home +56 233 £50,000 - 28
South West +80 179 £42,500 - 21
North West +11 155 £45,000 - 29
Midlands +51 152 £45,000 +18.42% 28
Yorkshire +118 130 £39,250 +12.14% 18
East of England +64 92 £52,500 +10.53% 8
West Midlands +50 92 £47,500 +26.67% 19
Scotland +34 77 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Midlands +57 60 £40,000 +4.58% 8
Wales +30 49 £40,000 -8.57% 11
North East +39 29 £47,500 +35.71% 10
Northern Ireland +24 10 £60,000 +65.52% 3

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 1,884 (90.14%) Front End Development
2 1,790 (85.65%) JavaScript
3 1,441 (68.95%) CSS
4 1,438 (68.80%) HTML
5 1,024 (49.00%) React
6 948 (45.36%) AngularJS
7 919 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
8 641 (30.67%) User Experience
9 618 (29.57%) HTML5
10 524 (25.07%) Sass
11 523 (25.02%) Git (software)
12 492 (23.54%) Vue.js
13 452 (21.63%) Node.js
14 444 (21.24%) TypeScript
15 434 (20.77%) CSS3
16 396 (18.95%) Web Development
17 384 (18.37%) Redux
18 350 (16.75%) jQuery
19 338 (16.17%) webpack
20 327 (15.65%) ES6
21 281 (13.44%) Finance
22 247 (11.82%) TDD
23 227 (10.86%) .NET
24 214 (10.24%) Scrum
25 202 (9.67%) Unit Testing
26 196 (9.38%) Software Engineering
27 195 (9.33%) Responsive Web Design
28 194 (9.28%) LESS
29 186 (8.90%) REST
29 186 (8.90%) gulp

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
1 129 (6.17%) CMS
2 56 (2.68%) WordPress
3 20 (0.96%) Confluence
4 17 (0.81%) nginx
5 15 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (0.38%) Apache
9 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.29%) Drupal
10 6 (0.29%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.24%) Kentico
11 5 (0.24%) SAS
11 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.19%) IIS
13 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.14%) Headless CMS
13 3 (0.14%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.096%) Ethereum
14 2 (0.096%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 77 (3.68%) Photoshop
2 64 (3.06%) Sketch
3 38 (1.82%) Zeplin
4 12 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (0.57%) InVision
5 11 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.53%) Figma
6 10 (0.48%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.43%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.096%) InDesign
9 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.048%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 29 (1.39%) Magento
2 22 (1.05%) Shopify
3 4 (0.19%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.096%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.048%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 154 (7.37%) AWS
2 147 (7.03%) npm
3 127 (6.08%) Azure
4 86 (4.11%) SaaS
5 46 (2.20%) GitHub
6 34 (1.63%) Google Analytics
7 33 (1.58%) Serverless
8 30 (1.44%) GCP
9 20 (0.96%) Yarn
10 13 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.29%) iTunes
11 6 (0.29%) Quay.io
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon Alexa
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.14%) AWS IoT
13 3 (0.14%) DigitalOcean
14 2 (0.096%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.25%) Internet
2 26 (1.24%) HTTP
3 15 (0.72%) Wireless
4 10 (0.48%) Skype
5 4 (0.19%) Intranet
6 3 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.14%) SSH
7 2 (0.096%) SNMP
7 2 (0.096%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.048%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (2.58%) MySQL
2 37 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 32 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (1.34%) MongoDB
5 26 (1.24%) Big Data
6 21 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 19 (0.91%) Blockchain
8 17 (0.81%) Redis
9 16 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.38%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.14%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.14%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.096%) Apache Ignite
13 2 (0.096%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.096%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.096%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.048%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 523 (25.02%) Git (software)
2 338 (16.17%) webpack
3 186 (8.90%) gulp
4 139 (6.65%) Grunt
5 79 (3.78%) Jasmine
6 72 (3.44%) Babel
7 61 (2.92%) JIRA
8 59 (2.82%) Bitbucket
9 47 (2.25%) Cypress.io
9 47 (2.25%) Mocha
10 38 (1.82%) Jenkins
10 38 (1.82%) Selenium
11 34 (1.63%) Visual Studio
12 30 (1.44%) Subversion
13 29 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
13 29 (1.39%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.10%) git-flow
14 23 (1.10%) Protractor
15 20 (0.96%) CircleCI
16 17 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 281 (13.44%) Finance
2 131 (6.27%) Marketing
3 78 (3.73%) Retail
4 52 (2.49%) Games
5 31 (1.48%) Law
6 23 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.10%) Public Sector
7 19 (0.91%) Banking
8 18 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.81%) Advertising
10 14 (0.67%) Front Office
11 10 (0.48%) Electronics
12 9 (0.43%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.29%) Automotive
14 6 (0.29%) Social Housing
15 5 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.19%) Legal
16 4 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,441 (68.95%) CSS
2 1,438 (68.80%) HTML
3 1,024 (49.00%) React
4 948 (45.36%) AngularJS
5 618 (29.57%) HTML5
6 524 (25.07%) Sass
7 492 (23.54%) Vue.js
8 452 (21.63%) Node.js
9 434 (20.77%) CSS3
10 384 (18.37%) Redux
11 350 (16.75%) jQuery
12 227 (10.86%) .NET
13 194 (9.28%) LESS
14 186 (8.90%) REST
15 171 (8.18%) Jest
16 154 (7.37%) RESTful
17 133 (6.36%) React Native
18 129 (6.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 125 (5.98%) Angular 2
20 120 (5.74%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 641 (30.67%) User Experience
2 180 (8.61%) Greenfield Project
3 86 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 70 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.44%) W3C
7 27 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 16 (0.77%) Social Media
10 13 (0.62%) Animation
11 11 (0.53%) Contract for Difference
11 11 (0.53%) Graphic Design
11 11 (0.53%) Media Streaming
12 10 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.48%) Smartphone
12 10 (0.48%) Video on Demand
13 9 (0.43%) Derivative
13 9 (0.43%) iPad
13 9 (0.43%) Renewable Energy
13 9 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 82 (3.92%) Linux
2 49 (2.34%) Android
3 48 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 20 (0.96%) Windows
5 12 (0.57%) Unix
6 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.048%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,884 (90.14%) Front End Development
2 919 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
3 396 (18.95%) Web Development
4 247 (11.82%) TDD
5 214 (10.24%) Scrum
6 202 (9.67%) Unit Testing
7 196 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 195 (9.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 175 (8.37%) Fintech
10 162 (7.75%) E-Commerce
11 154 (7.37%) Mentoring
12 144 (6.89%) DevOps
12 144 (6.89%) Test Automation
13 138 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
14 124 (5.93%) OO
15 123 (5.89%) BDD
16 122 (5.84%) Analytics
17 116 (5.55%) Microservices
18 103 (4.93%) Computer Science
19 99 (4.74%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1,790 (85.65%) JavaScript
2 444 (21.24%) TypeScript
3 327 (15.65%) ES6
4 168 (8.04%) PHP
5 157 (7.51%) C#
6 138 (6.60%) Java
7 110 (5.26%) Python
8 100 (4.78%) SQL
9 45 (2.15%) Ruby
10 22 (1.05%) C++
11 17 (0.81%) ES7
12 15 (0.72%) C
13 14 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.57%) Go
14 12 (0.57%) Kotlin
15 10 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.38%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.29%) Scala
18 5 (0.24%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.24%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 131 (6.27%) Degree
2 61 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.24%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.096%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.048%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.048%) PhD
7 1 (0.048%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.64%) QA
2 11 (0.53%) WCAG
3 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.048%) PMO
System Software
1 128 (6.12%) Docker
2 2 (0.096%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 49 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.62%) Terraform
3 8 (0.38%) Ansible
4 5 (0.24%) Mesos
5 2 (0.096%) Grafana
5 2 (0.096%) MIIS
6 1 (0.048%) Puppet
6 1 (0.048%) Rancher
Vendors
1 64 (3.06%) Adobe
2 57 (2.73%) Microsoft
3 55 (2.63%) Google
4 16 (0.77%) Atlassian
5 11 (0.53%) Mapbox
5 11 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (0.48%) Sitecore
6 10 (0.48%) Twitter
7 8 (0.38%) Dell
7 8 (0.38%) SAP
8 7 (0.33%) Optimizely
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle
9 6 (0.29%) WooCommerce
10 4 (0.19%) Apple
10 4 (0.19%) GrapeCity
10 4 (0.19%) hybris
10 4 (0.19%) Sony
11 3 (0.14%) Facebook
11 3 (0.14%) Netlify
11 3 (0.14%) Spotify