Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 148 160 155
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,979 3,300 3,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.21% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 2.30% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,561 2,786 3,633
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +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 119,829 143,469 166,598
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.92% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 95,868 114,667 135,349
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 January 2020.

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 20 January 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 +12 2,721 £52,500 +10.53% 693
UK excluding London +5 1,575 £45,000 +7.14% 434
London +38 1,335 £65,000 +8.33% 306
South East +4 484 £50,000 +11.11% 76
North of England +13 415 £45,000 +12.50% 129
North West +26 261 £48,750 +8.33% 81
South West +8 180 £40,000 - 85
Midlands +17 168 £40,000 +14.29% 53
East of England -16 123 £50,000 +17.65% 44
Scotland +20 109 £37,500 -16.67% 23
Yorkshire -23 105 £38,750 +0.65% 31
East Midlands +16 88 £40,000 +14.29% 27
West Midlands -11 80 £40,000 +6.67% 26
Wales +7 62 £50,000 +42.86% 19
North East +30 50 £47,000 +17.50% 17
Northern Ireland +28 34 £50,000 +26.58% 5

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 2,675 (89.80%) Front End Development
2 2,596 (87.14%) JavaScript
3 2,186 (73.38%) CSS
4 2,113 (70.93%) HTML
5 1,376 (46.19%) React
6 1,361 (45.69%) AngularJS
7 1,213 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
8 939 (31.52%) HTML5
9 845 (28.37%) Sass
10 824 (27.66%) User Experience
11 703 (23.60%) Git (software)
12 697 (23.40%) CSS3
13 647 (21.72%) Node.js
14 620 (20.81%) jQuery
15 578 (19.40%) Web Development
16 555 (18.63%) Vue.js
17 541 (18.16%) TypeScript
18 513 (17.22%) Redux
19 461 (15.47%) ES6
20 445 (14.94%) webpack
21 435 (14.60%) TDD
22 417 (14.00%) .NET
23 407 (13.66%) C#
24 368 (12.35%) Scrum
25 366 (12.29%) Finance
26 343 (11.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 331 (11.11%) gulp
28 321 (10.78%) Degree
29 307 (10.31%) Fintech
30 299 (10.04%) Java

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
1 127 (4.26%) CMS
2 78 (2.62%) WordPress
3 33 (1.11%) Drupal
4 29 (0.97%) EPiServer
5 25 (0.84%) Confluence
6 24 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (0.64%) nginx
8 16 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.47%) SharePoint
9 14 (0.47%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.30%) Apache
12 8 (0.27%) Headless CMS
13 7 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.17%) Sitefinity
15 4 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.13%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.13%) Ethereum
15 4 (0.13%) SAS
15 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 111 (3.73%) Photoshop
2 46 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 36 (1.21%) Adobe XD
4 33 (1.11%) Sketch
5 32 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.23%) InVision
7 6 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.20%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.20%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.17%) GIMP
9 4 (0.13%) Figma
9 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.067%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (1.38%) Magento
2 18 (0.60%) Shopify
3 4 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.067%) Odoo
4 2 (0.067%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.034%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.034%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.034%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 299 (10.04%) AWS
2 221 (7.42%) npm
3 170 (5.71%) SaaS
4 161 (5.40%) Azure
5 120 (4.03%) GitHub
6 53 (1.78%) Serverless
7 44 (1.48%) GCP
8 35 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
11 27 (0.91%) Yarn
12 18 (0.60%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.40%) PaaS
13 12 (0.40%) Power Platform
14 11 (0.37%) Slack
15 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.34%) Firebase
16 8 (0.27%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.08%) Internet
2 44 (1.48%) HTTP
3 9 (0.30%) Network Security
4 8 (0.27%) DAB
4 8 (0.27%) Wireless
5 6 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.17%) SSH
7 4 (0.13%) Intranet
8 3 (0.10%) AMQP
8 3 (0.10%) MQTT
9 1 (0.034%) Broadband
9 1 (0.034%) Extranet
9 1 (0.034%) FTP
9 1 (0.034%) Skype
9 1 (0.034%) SNMP
9 1 (0.034%) SSL
9 1 (0.034%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (2.72%) MySQL
1 81 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (1.68%) Big Data
4 45 (1.51%) MongoDB
5 25 (0.84%) Redis
6 20 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 18 (0.60%) Blockchain
8 15 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.47%) GIS
10 11 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.37%) MariaDB
10 11 (0.37%) Power BI
11 9 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.20%) QlikView
13 6 (0.20%) Spatial Data
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.17%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 703 (23.60%) Git (software)
2 445 (14.94%) webpack
3 331 (11.11%) gulp
4 232 (7.79%) Grunt
5 175 (5.87%) Jasmine
6 117 (3.93%) Jenkins
7 89 (2.99%) Bitbucket
8 86 (2.89%) Babel
8 86 (2.89%) JIRA
9 67 (2.25%) GitLab
10 66 (2.22%) Visual Studio
11 65 (2.18%) Mocha
12 56 (1.88%) Protractor
13 55 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
14 48 (1.61%) Subversion
15 41 (1.38%) Selenium
16 36 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (1.07%) ESLint
18 27 (0.91%) Artifactory
19 24 (0.81%) Bower
General
1 366 (12.29%) Finance
2 206 (6.92%) Marketing
3 149 (5.00%) Retail
4 63 (2.11%) Advertising
5 52 (1.75%) Games
6 42 (1.41%) Banking
7 30 (1.01%) Multimedia
8 29 (0.97%) Public Sector
9 18 (0.60%) Automotive
10 17 (0.57%) Law
11 13 (0.44%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.27%) Front Office
14 8 (0.27%) Legal
14 8 (0.27%) Music Industry
15 7 (0.23%) Publishing
16 5 (0.17%) Back Office
17 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,186 (73.38%) CSS
2 2,113 (70.93%) HTML
3 1,376 (46.19%) React
4 1,361 (45.69%) AngularJS
5 939 (31.52%) HTML5
6 845 (28.37%) Sass
7 697 (23.40%) CSS3
8 647 (21.72%) Node.js
9 620 (20.81%) jQuery
10 555 (18.63%) Vue.js
11 513 (17.22%) Redux
12 417 (14.00%) .NET
13 343 (11.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 289 (9.70%) LESS
15 267 (8.96%) REST
16 247 (8.29%) RESTful
17 196 (6.58%) Jest
18 168 (5.64%) GraphQL
19 164 (5.51%) Backbone.js
20 163 (5.47%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 824 (27.66%) User Experience
2 246 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
3 176 (5.91%) Mobile App
4 109 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (1.68%) W3C
6 46 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 39 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (0.97%) Hedge funds
9 26 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (0.81%) Animation
10 24 (0.81%) Graphic Design
11 23 (0.77%) iPad
11 23 (0.77%) Social Media
12 22 (0.74%) Virtual Team
13 18 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.47%) Derivative
14 14 (0.47%) Renewable Energy
15 12 (0.40%) Robotics
16 11 (0.37%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 120 (4.03%) Linux
2 64 (2.15%) Android
3 48 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 20 (0.67%) Unix
5 19 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 14 (0.47%) Windows
7 3 (0.10%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.067%) CentOS
9 1 (0.034%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.034%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.034%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,675 (89.80%) Front End Development
2 1,213 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
3 578 (19.40%) Web Development
4 435 (14.60%) TDD
5 368 (12.35%) Scrum
6 307 (10.31%) Fintech
7 268 (9.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 255 (8.56%) Software Engineering
9 252 (8.46%) E-Commerce
10 243 (8.16%) Computer Science
11 237 (7.96%) OO
11 237 (7.96%) Unit Testing
12 234 (7.85%) DevOps
13 230 (7.72%) Mentoring
14 223 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
15 202 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
16 187 (6.28%) Analytics
17 180 (6.04%) Test Automation
18 175 (5.87%) BDD
19 156 (5.24%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2,596 (87.14%) JavaScript
2 541 (18.16%) TypeScript
3 461 (15.47%) ES6
4 407 (13.66%) C#
5 299 (10.04%) Java
6 254 (8.53%) PHP
7 195 (6.55%) SQL
8 167 (5.61%) Python
9 83 (2.79%) Apex Code
10 49 (1.64%) ES7
11 42 (1.41%) Ruby
12 26 (0.87%) C++
13 23 (0.77%) Go
14 18 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 17 (0.57%) ES8
16 16 (0.54%) Bash Shell
17 13 (0.44%) Scala
18 11 (0.37%) Java 8
19 8 (0.27%) Clojure
19 8 (0.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 321 (10.78%) Degree
2 130 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.47%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.37%) DBS Check
5 9 (0.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.067%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.067%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.067%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.034%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.034%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.034%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.99%) QA
2 32 (1.07%) WCAG
3 13 (0.44%) WAI
4 2 (0.067%) GDPR
4 2 (0.067%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 219 (7.35%) Docker
2 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.034%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 84 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.21%) Terraform
3 18 (0.60%) Mesos
4 11 (0.37%) Ansible
5 5 (0.17%) Kibana
5 5 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.067%) Grafana
8 1 (0.034%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.034%) Puppet
Vendors
1 110 (3.69%) Microsoft
2 92 (3.09%) Adobe
3 89 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
4 81 (2.72%) Sage
5 68 (2.28%) Google
6 26 (0.87%) Oracle
7 18 (0.60%) Sitecore
8 16 (0.54%) Logi
8 16 (0.54%) Logi Analytics
9 15 (0.50%) Mapbox
10 13 (0.44%) Xamarin
11 12 (0.40%) Apple
12 10 (0.34%) Spotify
13 7 (0.23%) SAP
14 6 (0.20%) Facebook
14 6 (0.20%) WooCommerce
15 5 (0.17%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.17%) hybris
15 5 (0.17%) Splunk
16 4 (0.13%) Capita