Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 155 161
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3,053 3,639 3,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.23% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.32% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,675 3,229 3,583
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.51% +12.67% +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 130,140 156,813 167,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,794 126,329 133,994
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 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 -7 2,830 £51,750 +8.95% 670
UK excluding London +2 1,723 £45,000 +6.51% 450
London -1 1,278 £62,500 +4.17% 279
South East -16 575 £50,000 +11.11% 99
North of England +22 466 £45,000 +12.50% 123
North West +69 328 £47,500 +11.76% 82
South West -2 194 £42,500 +6.25% 64
Midlands -12 162 £40,000 +14.29% 54
East of England +17 150 £47,500 +5.56% 52
Scotland +30 113 £40,000 -11.11% 32
West Midlands 0 112 £40,000 +11.11% 29
Yorkshire -56 98 £38,125 +1.67% 31
Wales +11 51 £42,500 +6.25% 19
East Midlands -11 50 £42,500 +21.43% 25
North East +34 41 £42,500 +15.65% 10
Northern Ireland -5 11 £42,500 +10.39% 7
Isle of Man +3 1 £55,000 -18.52% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2,735 (89.58%) Front End Development
2 2,625 (85.98%) JavaScript
3 2,216 (72.58%) CSS
4 2,186 (71.60%) HTML
5 1,425 (46.68%) React
6 1,397 (45.76%) AngularJS
7 1,215 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
8 1,021 (33.44%) HTML5
9 876 (28.69%) User Experience
10 765 (25.06%) Sass
11 726 (23.78%) CSS3
12 669 (21.91%) Git (software)
13 657 (21.52%) Node.js
14 603 (19.75%) jQuery
15 555 (18.18%) TypeScript
16 549 (17.98%) Vue.js
17 538 (17.62%) Web Development
18 483 (15.82%) ES6
19 460 (15.07%) Redux
20 456 (14.94%) TDD
21 423 (13.86%) C#
21 423 (13.86%) webpack
22 383 (12.55%) .NET
23 363 (11.89%) Scrum
24 349 (11.43%) Finance
25 330 (10.81%) Java
26 319 (10.45%) AWS
27 313 (10.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 310 (10.15%) Degree
29 307 (10.06%) LESS

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
1 155 (5.08%) CMS
2 105 (3.44%) WordPress
3 37 (1.21%) Drupal
4 36 (1.18%) Confluence
5 28 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (0.56%) Umbraco
7 16 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 16 (0.52%) nginx
8 14 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.33%) Headless CMS
10 7 (0.23%) Apache
11 5 (0.16%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.16%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.13%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.13%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.098%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.066%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.066%) IIS
14 2 (0.066%) Joomla!
Applications
1 153 (5.01%) Photoshop
2 57 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 50 (1.64%) Adobe XD
4 42 (1.38%) Sketch
5 37 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.49%) Zeplin
7 11 (0.36%) GIMP
8 10 (0.33%) InVision
9 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.13%) Figma
9 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.098%) InDesign
10 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (0.066%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.033%) Mingle
12 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 54 (1.77%) Magento
2 24 (0.79%) Shopify
3 2 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.066%) Odoo
3 2 (0.066%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.066%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 319 (10.45%) AWS
2 208 (6.81%) npm
3 158 (5.18%) SaaS
4 148 (4.85%) Azure
5 114 (3.73%) GitHub
6 90 (2.95%) Serverless
7 67 (2.19%) GCP
8 49 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
9 47 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
10 35 (1.15%) Yarn
11 34 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
12 28 (0.92%) Google Analytics
13 22 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
14 20 (0.66%) CloudFront
14 20 (0.66%) Slack
15 19 (0.62%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.52%) Firebase
17 14 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
18 10 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 10 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.97%) HTTP
2 51 (1.67%) Internet
3 9 (0.29%) Network Security
4 8 (0.26%) DAB
5 6 (0.20%) Intranet
6 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.16%) SSH
7 4 (0.13%) Skype
8 3 (0.098%) AMQP
8 3 (0.098%) Extranet
8 3 (0.098%) MQTT
9 2 (0.066%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.033%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.033%) Broadband
10 1 (0.033%) FTP
10 1 (0.033%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (3.31%) MySQL
2 67 (2.19%) SQL Server
3 48 (1.57%) MongoDB
4 43 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.08%) Big Data
7 29 (0.95%) Blockchain
8 19 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (0.59%) GIS
10 16 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
12 13 (0.43%) Redis
13 12 (0.39%) MariaDB
14 10 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (0.33%) Relational Database
15 9 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.29%) Power BI
16 8 (0.26%) QlikView
16 8 (0.26%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 669 (21.91%) Git (software)
2 423 (13.86%) webpack
3 266 (8.71%) gulp
4 199 (6.52%) Grunt
5 162 (5.31%) Jasmine
6 131 (4.29%) Jenkins
7 98 (3.21%) JIRA
8 86 (2.82%) GitLab
9 81 (2.65%) Babel
10 80 (2.62%) Bitbucket
11 66 (2.16%) Visual Studio
12 65 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
13 64 (2.10%) Subversion
14 51 (1.67%) Protractor
15 46 (1.51%) Mocha
16 44 (1.44%) Bower
17 43 (1.41%) Artifactory
17 43 (1.41%) Selenium
18 22 (0.72%) PostCSS
19 20 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 349 (11.43%) Finance
2 210 (6.88%) Marketing
3 110 (3.60%) Retail
4 73 (2.39%) Banking
5 62 (2.03%) Advertising
6 48 (1.57%) Games
7 31 (1.02%) Multimedia
7 31 (1.02%) Public Sector
8 25 (0.82%) Law
8 25 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.69%) Front Office
9 21 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.43%) Legal
11 12 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.36%) Electronics
13 10 (0.33%) Publishing
14 8 (0.26%) Automotive
14 8 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,216 (72.58%) CSS
2 2,186 (71.60%) HTML
3 1,425 (46.68%) React
4 1,397 (45.76%) AngularJS
5 1,021 (33.44%) HTML5
6 765 (25.06%) Sass
7 726 (23.78%) CSS3
8 657 (21.52%) Node.js
9 603 (19.75%) jQuery
10 549 (17.98%) Vue.js
11 460 (15.07%) Redux
12 383 (12.55%) .NET
13 313 (10.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 307 (10.06%) LESS
15 268 (8.78%) RESTful
16 211 (6.91%) REST
17 168 (5.50%) React Native
18 160 (5.24%) JSON
19 159 (5.21%) Web Services
20 144 (4.72%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 876 (28.69%) User Experience
2 259 (8.48%) Greenfield Project
3 138 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 87 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 56 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 48 (1.57%) Hedge funds
8 38 (1.24%) Data Structures
9 34 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.05%) iPad
11 30 (0.98%) W3C
12 28 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
13 26 (0.85%) Social Media
14 22 (0.72%) Graphic Design
15 20 (0.66%) Animation
16 19 (0.62%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
18 11 (0.36%) Life Science
18 11 (0.36%) Management Information System
19 10 (0.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 119 (3.90%) Linux
2 64 (2.10%) Android
3 50 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 29 (0.95%) Unix
5 10 (0.33%) Windows
6 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.13%) CentOS
7 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.098%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.033%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,735 (89.58%) Front End Development
2 1,215 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 538 (17.62%) Web Development
4 456 (14.94%) TDD
5 363 (11.89%) Scrum
6 296 (9.70%) Software Engineering
7 286 (9.37%) Responsive Web Design
8 271 (8.88%) E-Commerce
9 269 (8.81%) Computer Science
10 261 (8.55%) Fintech
11 236 (7.73%) DevOps
12 228 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
13 227 (7.44%) OO
14 224 (7.34%) Mentoring
15 215 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
16 202 (6.62%) Unit Testing
17 174 (5.70%) Analytics
17 174 (5.70%) Test Automation
18 172 (5.63%) BDD
19 145 (4.75%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2,625 (85.98%) JavaScript
2 555 (18.18%) TypeScript
3 483 (15.82%) ES6
4 423 (13.86%) C#
5 330 (10.81%) Java
6 252 (8.25%) PHP
7 193 (6.32%) SQL
8 162 (5.31%) Python
9 77 (2.52%) Apex Code
10 56 (1.83%) ES7
11 30 (0.98%) C++
12 26 (0.85%) Ruby
13 23 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.75%) Clojure
14 22 (0.72%) ES8
15 20 (0.66%) Go
16 18 (0.59%) Java 8
17 16 (0.52%) Scala
18 15 (0.49%) Haskell
19 13 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 310 (10.15%) Degree
2 137 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (0.56%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.33%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.098%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.033%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.033%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.033%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.033%) PhD
8 1 (0.033%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (3.87%) QA
2 18 (0.59%) WCAG
3 10 (0.33%) WAI
4 5 (0.16%) SLA
5 4 (0.13%) GDPR
6 3 (0.098%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.066%) PMO
System Software
1 188 (6.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.033%) Firmware
2 1 (0.033%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.033%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 98 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 53 (1.74%) Terraform
3 20 (0.66%) Ansible
4 8 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.098%) Kibana
8 2 (0.066%) Consul
8 2 (0.066%) Grafana
8 2 (0.066%) logstash
9 1 (0.033%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.033%) Puppet
9 1 (0.033%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 136 (4.45%) Adobe
2 102 (3.34%) Google
3 89 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
4 74 (2.42%) Microsoft
4 74 (2.42%) Sage
5 23 (0.75%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 18 (0.59%) Logi
6 18 (0.59%) Logi Analytics
6 18 (0.59%) Sitecore
7 16 (0.52%) Apple
8 13 (0.43%) SAP
9 12 (0.39%) Oracle
10 11 (0.36%) Facebook
10 11 (0.36%) Mapbox
11 9 (0.29%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.23%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.20%) Zend
14 5 (0.16%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.16%) Splunk
14 5 (0.16%) Spotify