Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 150 170
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3,985 3,876 4,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.32% 2.29% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 2.38% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3,603 3,481 3,857
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,900 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 165,559 162,979 194,044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,835 134,888 162,942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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 +8 3,847 £47,500 +11.76% 816
UK excluding London +13 2,222 £40,000 +6.67% 473
London -14 1,709 £57,500 +9.52% 385
South East +34 812 £45,000 +12.50% 122
North of England +26 578 £37,500 +7.14% 149
North West +20 341 £40,000 +11.11% 102
Midlands -38 298 £35,000 - 78
East of England +45 245 £47,500 +18.75% 48
South West +2 203 £39,000 +11.43% 34
Yorkshire +17 198 £35,000 -3.45% 39
West Midlands -22 192 £35,000 - 39
East Midlands -25 106 £35,000 - 39
Scotland -51 59 £37,500 - 24
North East +3 39 £32,500 +18.18% 8
Wales -11 29 £37,500 +10.29% 15
Northern Ireland -4 1 £32,500 +3.17% 3

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 3,654 (91.69%) JavaScript
2 3,622 (90.89%) Front End Development
3 3,325 (83.44%) CSS
4 3,233 (81.13%) HTML
5 2,353 (59.05%) AngularJS
6 1,739 (43.64%) HTML5
7 1,704 (42.76%) React
8 1,479 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
9 1,442 (36.19%) CSS3
10 1,384 (34.73%) jQuery
11 1,103 (27.68%) User Experience
12 1,083 (27.18%) Sass
13 1,008 (25.29%) Web Development
14 973 (24.42%) Git (software)
15 926 (23.24%) Node.js
16 659 (16.54%) PHP
17 591 (14.83%) gulp
18 570 (14.30%) TDD
19 557 (13.98%) Vue (Vue.js)
20 544 (13.65%) Responsive Web Design
21 540 (13.55%) Redux
22 539 (13.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 500 (12.55%) .NET
24 484 (12.15%) Scrum
25 480 (12.05%) LESS
26 470 (11.79%) MVC
27 456 (11.44%) webpack
28 444 (11.14%) C#
29 443 (11.12%) Finance
30 419 (10.51%) ES6

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
1 296 (7.43%) CMS
2 262 (6.57%) WordPress
3 67 (1.68%) Umbraco
4 62 (1.56%) Apache
5 60 (1.51%) Drupal
6 33 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (0.55%) Confluence
8 21 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
10 12 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 11 (0.28%) EPiServer
12 10 (0.25%) nginx
12 10 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.23%) Kentico
13 9 (0.23%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.18%) IIS
15 5 (0.13%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.13%) Joomla!
Applications
1 257 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 99 (2.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 42 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 37 (0.93%) Chatbot
5 18 (0.45%) GIMP
6 14 (0.35%) InVision
7 11 (0.28%) InDesign
7 11 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.050%) Microsoft Excel
11 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Office
11 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 88 (2.21%) Magento
2 22 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
3 16 (0.40%) Shopify
4 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.075%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.025%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.025%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 261 (6.55%) npm
2 145 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 137 (3.44%) GitHub
4 119 (2.99%) SaaS
5 116 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 36 (0.90%) Yarn
7 27 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 25 (0.63%) Slack
9 24 (0.60%) Google Analytics
10 16 (0.40%) Serverless
11 15 (0.38%) Trello
12 11 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.25%) PaaS
13 10 (0.25%) TestFlight
14 9 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.23%) Google Play
15 8 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.20%) IaaS
16 7 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.21%) HTTP
2 67 (1.68%) Internet
3 30 (0.75%) SMS
4 13 (0.33%) Broadband
5 10 (0.25%) DNS
6 9 (0.23%) Intranet
7 8 (0.20%) SSL
8 7 (0.18%) Extranet
9 5 (0.13%) Wireless
10 3 (0.075%) SSH
11 2 (0.050%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.050%) FTP
11 2 (0.050%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.025%) Skype
12 1 (0.025%) VoIP
12 1 (0.025%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (6.68%) MySQL
2 169 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 118 (2.96%) NoSQL
4 116 (2.91%) Blockchain
5 103 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 100 (2.51%) MongoDB
7 57 (1.43%) Redis
8 54 (1.36%) Relational Database
9 42 (1.05%) Big Data
10 15 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (0.33%) RethinkDB
12 11 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.15%) Event Store
15 5 (0.13%) QlikView
15 5 (0.13%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.075%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 3 (0.075%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 973 (24.42%) Git (software)
2 591 (14.83%) gulp
3 456 (11.44%) webpack
4 390 (9.79%) Grunt
5 204 (5.12%) Jasmine
6 169 (4.24%) Karma Test Runner
7 118 (2.96%) JIRA
8 102 (2.56%) Subversion
9 87 (2.18%) Mocha
10 84 (2.11%) Jenkins
11 80 (2.01%) Visual Studio
12 63 (1.58%) Selenium
13 44 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 43 (1.08%) Protractor
15 42 (1.05%) Babel
16 33 (0.83%) Bower
17 30 (0.75%) JBehave
17 30 (0.75%) WebDriver
18 27 (0.68%) Bitbucket
19 24 (0.60%) Maven
General
1 443 (11.12%) Finance
2 219 (5.50%) Marketing
3 186 (4.67%) Retail
4 159 (3.99%) Advertising
5 157 (3.94%) Games
6 97 (2.43%) Banking
7 60 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 46 (1.15%) Law
9 43 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 38 (0.95%) Multimedia
11 30 (0.75%) Legal
12 21 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.40%) Publishing
14 15 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.33%) Automotive
15 13 (0.33%) Electronics
16 11 (0.28%) Front Office
17 9 (0.23%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.18%) Back Office
19 4 (0.10%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,325 (83.44%) CSS
2 3,233 (81.13%) HTML
3 2,353 (59.05%) AngularJS
4 1,739 (43.64%) HTML5
5 1,704 (42.76%) React
6 1,442 (36.19%) CSS3
7 1,384 (34.73%) jQuery
8 1,083 (27.18%) Sass
9 926 (23.24%) Node.js
10 557 (13.98%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 540 (13.55%) Redux
12 539 (13.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 500 (12.55%) .NET
14 480 (12.05%) LESS
15 373 (9.36%) Angular 2
16 335 (8.41%) RESTful
17 292 (7.33%) Ajax
18 283 (7.10%) Ember.js
19 277 (6.95%) REST
20 244 (6.12%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 1,103 (27.68%) User Experience
2 265 (6.65%) Greenfield Project
3 251 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 241 (6.05%) Mobile App
5 188 (4.72%) Fintech
6 124 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
7 82 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (1.61%) W3C
9 47 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 36 (0.90%) Graphic Design
11 32 (0.80%) Social Media
12 29 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 27 (0.68%) Algorithms
13 27 (0.68%) e-Learning
14 25 (0.63%) Media Streaming
15 23 (0.58%) Animation
15 23 (0.58%) Robotics
16 18 (0.45%) Digital Media
17 17 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 118 (2.96%) Linux
2 101 (2.53%) Android
3 86 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 44 (1.10%) Windows
5 15 (0.38%) Unix
6 13 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.23%) Debian
8 8 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.075%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.025%) CentOS
10 1 (0.025%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,622 (90.89%) Front End Development
2 1,479 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,008 (25.29%) Web Development
4 570 (14.30%) TDD
5 544 (13.65%) Responsive Web Design
6 484 (12.15%) Scrum
7 470 (11.79%) MVC
8 314 (7.88%) E-Commerce
9 311 (7.80%) OO
10 305 (7.65%) Unit Testing
11 270 (6.78%) Software Engineering
12 247 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
13 240 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
14 232 (5.82%) SEO
15 228 (5.72%) Test Automation
16 218 (5.47%) BDD
17 216 (5.42%) Web Design
18 189 (4.74%) Wireframes
19 170 (4.27%) OOP
20 163 (4.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3,654 (91.69%) JavaScript
2 659 (16.54%) PHP
3 444 (11.14%) C#
4 419 (10.51%) ES6
5 416 (10.44%) Java
6 329 (8.26%) TypeScript
7 284 (7.13%) SQL
8 166 (4.17%) Python
9 90 (2.26%) Ruby
10 55 (1.38%) ES7
11 44 (1.10%) Objective-C
12 37 (0.93%) Perl
13 35 (0.88%) Apple Swift
14 33 (0.83%) Bash Shell
15 24 (0.60%) C++
16 23 (0.58%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.50%) Scala
18 17 (0.43%) Java 8
19 13 (0.33%) ES8
20 9 (0.23%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 384 (9.64%) Degree
2 92 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (0.48%) Security Cleared
4 15 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.15%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.075%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.050%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.025%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.025%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.01%) QA
2 13 (0.33%) WCAG
3 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.13%) SLA
5 4 (0.10%) GDPR
6 3 (0.075%) GCP
6 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.075%) WAI
7 2 (0.050%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.050%) PMO
8 1 (0.025%) MiFID
System Software
1 128 (3.21%) Docker
2 7 (0.18%) Hyper-V
2 7 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.025%) Firmware
3 1 (0.025%) Varnish
3 1 (0.025%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (0.28%) Ansible
2 9 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.20%) cPanel
4 7 (0.18%) SCCM
4 7 (0.18%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.10%) Terraform
7 3 (0.075%) Puppet
8 2 (0.050%) Kibana
8 2 (0.050%) Plesk
8 2 (0.050%) Salt
9 1 (0.025%) Mesos
9 1 (0.025%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.025%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.025%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.025%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 221 (5.55%) Adobe
2 146 (3.66%) Google
3 99 (2.48%) Microsoft
4 57 (1.43%) Oracle
5 39 (0.98%) Twitter
6 38 (0.95%) Xamarin
7 32 (0.80%) Capita
8 24 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (0.58%) Apple
9 23 (0.58%) Sitecore
10 22 (0.55%) Facebook
11 19 (0.48%) hybris
12 17 (0.43%) Tableau
13 12 (0.30%) ATG
13 12 (0.30%) Demandware
13 12 (0.30%) HP
14 11 (0.28%) Yahoo!
15 10 (0.25%) Optimizely
15 10 (0.25%) SAP
16 9 (0.23%) Sybase