Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 152 174
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 3,993 3,833 4,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.20% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 2.28% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,647 3,486 3,841
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +0.00%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 January 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 January 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 +13 3,846 £45,000 +5.88% 860
UK excluding London +15 2,194 £37,500 +7.14% 484
London -16 1,744 £55,000 +10.00% 415
South East +29 740 £45,000 +12.50% 108
North of England +61 612 £35,000 - 155
Midlands +27 375 £32,500 -7.14% 82
North West +38 365 £37,500 +7.14% 105
West Midlands +23 248 £31,500 -10.00% 44
South West -5 229 £42,500 +21.43% 49
Yorkshire +58 228 £32,250 -7.86% 38
East of England -30 160 £45,000 +28.57% 51
East Midlands +16 127 £35,000 - 38
Scotland -62 56 £38,750 - 20
Wales -14 35 £35,000 +6.06% 17
North East -7 19 £30,000 +9.09% 12
Northern Ireland -24 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 3,675 (92.04%) JavaScript
2 3,662 (91.71%) Front End Development
3 3,477 (87.08%) CSS
4 3,434 (86.00%) HTML
5 2,286 (57.25%) AngularJS
6 1,912 (47.88%) HTML5
7 1,591 (39.84%) CSS3
8 1,582 (39.62%) React
9 1,548 (38.77%) jQuery
10 1,493 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
11 1,137 (28.47%) User Experience
12 1,131 (28.32%) Sass
13 1,118 (28.00%) Web Development
14 980 (24.54%) Node.js
15 861 (21.56%) Git (software)
16 816 (20.44%) PHP
17 580 (14.53%) Responsive Web Design
18 535 (13.40%) TDD
19 527 (13.20%) Finance
20 520 (13.02%) gulp
21 502 (12.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 501 (12.55%) Scrum
23 496 (12.42%) LESS
24 438 (10.97%) MVC
25 436 (10.92%) .NET
25 436 (10.92%) ES6
26 400 (10.02%) Java
27 394 (9.87%) Grunt
28 386 (9.67%) Vue (Vue.js)
29 381 (9.54%) C#

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
1 278 (6.96%) CMS
2 270 (6.76%) WordPress
3 83 (2.08%) Apache
4 72 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 61 (1.53%) Drupal
6 51 (1.28%) Umbraco
7 35 (0.88%) nginx
8 24 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 22 (0.55%) IIS
10 20 (0.50%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.35%) EPiServer
11 14 (0.35%) ExpressionEngine
12 13 (0.33%) Confluence
12 13 (0.33%) Joomla!
13 10 (0.25%) Kentico
14 9 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.18%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
17 6 (0.15%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 356 (8.92%) Photoshop
2 167 (4.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 81 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 27 (0.68%) Chatbot
5 18 (0.45%) InDesign
6 14 (0.35%) GIMP
7 10 (0.25%) InVision
8 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.13%) FileZilla
9 5 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.025%) HipChat
11 1 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 88 (2.20%) Magento
2 36 (0.90%) Shopify
3 9 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.15%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.075%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 227 (5.68%) npm
2 149 (3.73%) SaaS
3 131 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (3.08%) GitHub
5 88 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 44 (1.10%) Google Analytics
7 24 (0.60%) Google Play
8 20 (0.50%) Slack
9 18 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 16 (0.40%) Yarn
11 10 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.25%) Office 365
12 9 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.20%) CloudFront
13 8 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.20%) MailChimp
13 8 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.15%) Internet
2 81 (2.03%) HTTP
3 19 (0.48%) SMS
4 12 (0.30%) Extranet
4 12 (0.30%) FTP
5 10 (0.25%) Intranet
5 10 (0.25%) SSH
6 6 (0.15%) Broadband
6 6 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.15%) SMTP
7 5 (0.13%) Wireless
8 3 (0.075%) DNS
8 3 (0.075%) SSL
9 2 (0.050%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.050%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (6.81%) MySQL
2 141 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 127 (3.18%) MongoDB
4 76 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 57 (1.43%) Big Data
6 46 (1.15%) Redis
7 44 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 28 (0.70%) Blockchain
10 18 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (0.23%) Cosmos DB
11 9 (0.23%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.18%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.15%) RethinkDB
15 5 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.13%) GIS
15 5 (0.13%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.10%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 861 (21.56%) Git (software)
2 520 (13.02%) gulp
3 394 (9.87%) Grunt
4 327 (8.19%) webpack
5 235 (5.89%) Jasmine
6 134 (3.36%) Karma Test Runner
7 130 (3.26%) Subversion
8 105 (2.63%) Mocha
9 98 (2.45%) JIRA
10 90 (2.25%) Jenkins
11 69 (1.73%) Selenium
12 68 (1.70%) Protractor
13 62 (1.55%) Visual Studio
14 60 (1.50%) Bower
15 57 (1.43%) Babel
16 38 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
17 35 (0.88%) PostCSS
18 33 (0.83%) TeamCity
19 32 (0.80%) Bitbucket
20 30 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 527 (13.20%) Finance
2 356 (8.92%) Marketing
3 285 (7.14%) Retail
4 237 (5.94%) Advertising
5 183 (4.58%) Games
6 138 (3.46%) Banking
7 85 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 51 (1.28%) Multimedia
9 49 (1.23%) Electronics
9 49 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.05%) Automotive
11 40 (1.00%) Law
12 36 (0.90%) Legal
12 36 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 29 (0.73%) Publishing
14 19 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.43%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.30%) Front Office
17 5 (0.13%) Billing
17 5 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,477 (87.08%) CSS
2 3,434 (86.00%) HTML
3 2,286 (57.25%) AngularJS
4 1,912 (47.88%) HTML5
5 1,591 (39.84%) CSS3
6 1,582 (39.62%) React
7 1,548 (38.77%) jQuery
8 1,131 (28.32%) Sass
9 980 (24.54%) Node.js
10 502 (12.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 496 (12.42%) LESS
12 436 (10.92%) .NET
13 386 (9.67%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 358 (8.97%) Redux
15 315 (7.89%) Backbone.js
16 312 (7.81%) Ajax
17 282 (7.06%) Angular 2
18 277 (6.94%) RESTful
19 269 (6.74%) Ember.js
20 257 (6.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,137 (28.47%) User Experience
2 285 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 257 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
4 202 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 176 (4.41%) Fintech
6 82 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
7 69 (1.73%) W3C
8 61 (1.53%) Social Media
9 57 (1.43%) Graphic Design
10 41 (1.03%) Digital Media
11 30 (0.75%) e-Learning
12 29 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 29 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (0.73%) iPhone
13 27 (0.68%) Animation
14 25 (0.63%) Algorithms
15 24 (0.60%) RIA
16 23 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (0.55%) Client/Server
18 20 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 143 (3.58%) Linux
2 133 (3.33%) Android
3 110 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 49 (1.23%) Windows
5 35 (0.88%) Unix
6 4 (0.10%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.075%) CentOS
8 2 (0.050%) Debian
8 2 (0.050%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.050%) Solaris
8 2 (0.050%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.025%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.025%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,662 (91.71%) Front End Development
2 1,493 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
3 1,118 (28.00%) Web Development
4 580 (14.53%) Responsive Web Design
5 535 (13.40%) TDD
6 501 (12.55%) Scrum
7 438 (10.97%) MVC
8 372 (9.32%) E-Commerce
9 367 (9.19%) OO
10 238 (5.96%) BDD
11 232 (5.81%) Unit Testing
12 231 (5.79%) Software Engineering
13 227 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
14 218 (5.46%) SEO
15 216 (5.41%) Open Source
16 206 (5.16%) Web Design
17 198 (4.96%) Test Automation
17 198 (4.96%) Wireframes
18 169 (4.23%) OOP
19 167 (4.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,675 (92.04%) JavaScript
2 816 (20.44%) PHP
3 436 (10.92%) ES6
4 400 (10.02%) Java
5 381 (9.54%) C#
6 264 (6.61%) TypeScript
7 251 (6.29%) SQL
8 138 (3.46%) Python
9 100 (2.50%) Ruby
10 74 (1.85%) ES7
11 33 (0.83%) C++
12 32 (0.80%) Scala
13 31 (0.78%) C
14 26 (0.65%) GraphQL
15 24 (0.60%) Objective-C
16 19 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.48%) Go
16 19 (0.48%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.35%) Apple Swift
18 12 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 330 (8.26%) Degree
2 71 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 22 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.18%) MBA
9 3 (0.075%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.050%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.025%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.025%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.025%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (1.93%) QA
2 26 (0.65%) WCAG
3 7 (0.18%) WAI
4 6 (0.15%) GCP
5 4 (0.10%) GDPR
6 3 (0.075%) SLA
7 2 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.050%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.025%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.025%) PMO
System Software
1 161 (4.03%) Docker
2 3 (0.075%) Varnish
3 2 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.025%) Firmware
4 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (0.25%) Kubernetes
1 10 (0.25%) Puppet
2 8 (0.20%) Terraform
3 7 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.075%) Ansible
7 2 (0.050%) cPanel
7 2 (0.050%) Plesk
8 1 (0.025%) Mesos
8 1 (0.025%) SCCM
8 1 (0.025%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.025%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 218 (5.46%) Adobe
2 208 (5.21%) Google
3 102 (2.55%) Microsoft
4 60 (1.50%) Twitter
5 36 (0.90%) SAP
6 34 (0.85%) Capita
7 28 (0.70%) Facebook
7 28 (0.70%) Oracle
7 28 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 21 (0.53%) Apple
9 16 (0.40%) Optimizely
10 15 (0.38%) hybris
11 14 (0.35%) Demandware
12 12 (0.30%) Monetate
12 12 (0.30%) Zend
13 11 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.28%) WooCommerce
14 10 (0.25%) Sencha
14 10 (0.25%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.20%) Qubit