Period
to 23 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 130 167
Rank change year-on-year +1 +37 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 2,211 2,732 3,168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.53% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 2.65% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,828 2,357 2,687
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £49,007
Median % change year-on-year - +7.13% +8.90%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%

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 79,501 102,944 142,454
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 95.36% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 62,104 83,638 114,552
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,300 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 23 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the UK

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Top 18 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 23 April 2021. 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 +10 1,921 £52,500 -4.55% 506
UK excluding London +18 1,345 £47,500 +5.56% 322
London -7 729 £65,000 -3.70% 216
Work from Home -25 527 £52,500 +5.00% 136
South East +58 475 £50,000 - 60
North of England -21 273 £45,000 - 100
South West -5 203 £52,000 +22.35% 56
Midlands -5 162 £45,500 +7.06% 62
North West -1 139 £45,000 -5.26% 58
Scotland +8 119 £50,000 +25.00% 20
Yorkshire -16 117 £45,000 +20.00% 36
West Midlands +6 97 £45,500 +1.11% 38
East Midlands 0 65 £40,000 - 24
East of England -10 47 £45,000 -14.29% 12
Wales -4 29 £43,500 -13.00% 9
Northern Ireland +7 27 £31,750 -38.05% 3
North East -9 17 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Isle of Man - 11 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 2,041 (92.31%) Front End Development
2 1,746 (78.97%) JavaScript
3 1,436 (64.95%) CSS
4 1,416 (64.04%) HTML
5 1,010 (45.68%) React
6 847 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
7 803 (36.32%) AngularJS
8 700 (31.66%) User Experience
9 667 (30.17%) TypeScript
10 603 (27.27%) HTML5
11 563 (25.46%) Git (software)
12 504 (22.80%) Sass
13 474 (21.44%) Node.js
14 467 (21.12%) Vue.js
15 424 (19.18%) CSS3
16 366 (16.55%) Redux
17 311 (14.07%) Web Development
18 305 (13.79%) TDD
19 281 (12.71%) ES6
20 267 (12.08%) jQuery
21 255 (11.53%) Docker
22 254 (11.49%) Scrum
23 246 (11.13%) PHP
24 235 (10.63%) Unit Testing
25 224 (10.13%) Software Engineering
26 222 (10.04%) Finance
27 215 (9.72%) Java
28 206 (9.32%) E-Commerce
29 204 (9.23%) Microservices
30 203 (9.18%) webpack

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
1 133 (6.02%) CMS
2 76 (3.44%) WordPress
3 45 (2.04%) Confluence
4 18 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (0.72%) Umbraco
6 15 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (0.59%) Apache
8 12 (0.54%) Kentico
9 11 (0.50%) EPiServer
9 11 (0.50%) JBoss
9 11 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.41%) Drupal
11 8 (0.36%) Headless CMS
12 7 (0.32%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.18%) nginx
14 3 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.14%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.045%) FormScape
15 1 (0.045%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 67 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 34 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (1.49%) Figma
4 24 (1.09%) Sketch
5 22 (1.00%) Zeplin
6 20 (0.90%) InVision
7 19 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.59%) Adobe XD
9 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (0.41%) GIMP
11 6 (0.27%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.27%) UXPin
12 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 2 (0.090%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.090%) InDesign
13 2 (0.090%) MS Visio
14 1 (0.045%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.045%) Marvel
14 1 (0.045%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 50 (2.26%) Shopify
2 39 (1.76%) Magento
3 5 (0.23%) nopCommerce
4 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.090%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.045%) Maximo
6 1 (0.045%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 202 (9.14%) AWS
2 197 (8.91%) Azure
3 185 (8.37%) SaaS
4 113 (5.11%) npm
5 75 (3.39%) GitHub
6 59 (2.67%) GCP
7 28 (1.27%) Yarn
8 27 (1.22%) Serverless
9 22 (1.00%) Google Analytics
10 16 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 16 (0.72%) Asana
11 15 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.32%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (0.32%) Azure Service Fabric
14 7 (0.32%) CloudFront
14 7 (0.32%) Firebase
14 7 (0.32%) Slack
15 6 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.86%) HTTP
2 12 (0.54%) Internet
3 7 (0.32%) SSL
4 6 (0.27%) Intranet
4 6 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.18%) Wireless
6 2 (0.090%) Broadband
6 2 (0.090%) Extranet
6 2 (0.090%) SMS
6 2 (0.090%) SSH
6 2 (0.090%) VoIP
7 1 (0.045%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (3.26%) MySQL
2 62 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 45 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (1.81%) SQL Server
5 37 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 14 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.59%) Blockchain
8 10 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (0.45%) Big Data
9 5 (0.23%) Redis
10 3 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.14%) SQLite
11 2 (0.090%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.090%) GIS
11 2 (0.090%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.090%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.045%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.045%) Lumira
12 1 (0.045%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 563 (25.46%) Git (software)
2 203 (9.18%) webpack
3 110 (4.98%) gulp
4 105 (4.75%) Cypress.io
4 105 (4.75%) JIRA
5 73 (3.30%) Grunt
6 71 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 47 (2.13%) Mocha
8 46 (2.08%) Jasmine
9 42 (1.90%) Babel
9 42 (1.90%) Bitbucket
10 38 (1.72%) Storybook
11 37 (1.67%) Selenium
12 35 (1.58%) Protractor
13 25 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
14 24 (1.09%) Visual Studio
15 23 (1.04%) TeamCity
16 21 (0.95%) git-flow
17 20 (0.90%) Maven
18 19 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 222 (10.04%) Finance
2 144 (6.51%) Marketing
3 87 (3.93%) Retail
4 78 (3.53%) Public Sector
5 62 (2.80%) Banking
6 45 (2.04%) Games
7 43 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.45%) Electronics
10 26 (1.18%) Advertising
11 24 (1.09%) Law
12 14 (0.63%) Legal
13 12 (0.54%) Front Office
14 11 (0.50%) Local Government
15 10 (0.45%) Automotive
16 9 (0.41%) Publishing
17 8 (0.36%) Back Office
18 6 (0.27%) Digital Economy
19 5 (0.23%) Brand Awareness
19 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,436 (64.95%) CSS
2 1,416 (64.04%) HTML
3 1,010 (45.68%) React
4 803 (36.32%) AngularJS
5 603 (27.27%) HTML5
6 504 (22.80%) Sass
7 474 (21.44%) Node.js
8 467 (21.12%) Vue.js
9 424 (19.18%) CSS3
10 366 (16.55%) Redux
11 267 (12.08%) jQuery
12 198 (8.96%) REST
13 194 (8.77%) RESTful
14 191 (8.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 180 (8.14%) Jest
16 178 (8.05%) .NET
17 166 (7.51%) GraphQL
18 142 (6.42%) LESS
19 137 (6.20%) React Native
20 114 (5.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 700 (31.66%) User Experience
2 150 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
3 132 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 88 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
6 26 (1.18%) Blog
7 22 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.00%) Wiki
8 21 (0.95%) Graphic Design
8 21 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 20 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (0.77%) Smartphone
11 15 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 15 (0.68%) N-Tier
12 14 (0.63%) Life Science
13 13 (0.59%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.59%) NHS
14 12 (0.54%) e-Learning
14 12 (0.54%) W3C
15 11 (0.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 66 (2.99%) Android
2 61 (2.76%) Linux
3 58 (2.62%) Apple iOS
4 49 (2.22%) Windows
5 15 (0.68%) Unix
6 4 (0.18%) tvOS
7 2 (0.090%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.045%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.045%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.045%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,041 (92.31%) Front End Development
2 847 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (14.07%) Web Development
4 305 (13.79%) TDD
5 254 (11.49%) Scrum
6 235 (10.63%) Unit Testing
7 224 (10.13%) Software Engineering
8 206 (9.32%) E-Commerce
9 204 (9.23%) Microservices
10 170 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 154 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
12 153 (6.92%) Computer Science
12 153 (6.92%) DevOps
13 151 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
14 146 (6.60%) Mentoring
15 136 (6.15%) Fintech
16 113 (5.11%) Responsive Web Design
17 107 (4.84%) Analytics
18 93 (4.21%) OO
19 90 (4.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,746 (78.97%) JavaScript
2 667 (30.17%) TypeScript
3 281 (12.71%) ES6
4 246 (11.13%) PHP
5 215 (9.72%) Java
6 173 (7.82%) C#
7 139 (6.29%) Python
8 123 (5.56%) SQL
9 29 (1.31%) Ruby
10 23 (1.04%) ES7
11 21 (0.95%) Go
12 18 (0.81%) Java 8
13 16 (0.72%) Scala
14 15 (0.68%) C
15 11 (0.50%) C++
16 10 (0.45%) Apple Swift
17 9 (0.41%) Kotlin
17 9 (0.41%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.32%) ES8
18 7 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 190 (8.59%) Degree
2 67 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (1.99%) Security Cleared
4 34 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.04%) Master's Degree
6 14 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.18%) MOS
9 4 (0.18%) SANS
10 3 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.045%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.67%) QA
2 16 (0.72%) WCAG
3 3 (0.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.090%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 255 (11.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.18%) Firmware
3 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 130 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.04%) Terraform
3 12 (0.54%) Puppet
4 9 (0.41%) Ansible
5 2 (0.090%) Kibana
6 1 (0.045%) logstash
6 1 (0.045%) Rancher
Vendors
1 88 (3.98%) Adobe
2 61 (2.76%) Google
3 56 (2.53%) Microsoft
4 31 (1.40%) SAP
5 23 (1.04%) Sitecore
6 20 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (0.72%) DoubleClick
8 13 (0.59%) IBM
9 8 (0.36%) Sony
10 7 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.32%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.27%) Cognizant
11 6 (0.27%) Mapbox
11 6 (0.27%) webMethods
12 5 (0.23%) Samsung
12 5 (0.23%) WooCommerce
13 4 (0.18%) Epiphany
13 4 (0.18%) Roku
13 4 (0.18%) Sencha
14 3 (0.14%) Blue Prism