Period
to 24 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 156 155
Rank change year-on-year +43 -1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 1,371 3,065 3,654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.81% 2.25% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.35% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,381 2,879 3,487
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%

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 46,381 130,574 157,847
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.64% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 38,363 104,243 127,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 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 +43 1,234 £51,000 -0.97% 383
UK excluding London +56 823 £45,000 - 267
London +12 491 £67,500 +8.00% 133
South East +51 254 £50,000 - 64
Work from Home +33 224 £50,000 - 86
North of England +39 212 £42,500 -5.56% 76
Midlands +93 130 £45,000 +12.50% 53
North West -9 105 £47,500 +4.40% 41
South West +57 99 £45,000 +5.88% 39
Yorkshire +116 85 £38,500 +0.98% 26
West Midlands +76 83 £50,000 +25.00% 34
Scotland +49 63 £40,000 - 14
East Midlands +94 47 £37,500 -11.76% 19
East of England +46 33 £40,000 -15.79% 17
North East +7 22 £37,500 -20.21% 9
Wales +13 18 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Northern Ireland +20 16 £47,500 +26.67% 2

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,239 (90.37%) Front End Development
2 1,127 (82.20%) JavaScript
3 888 (64.77%) HTML
3 888 (64.77%) CSS
4 602 (43.91%) React
5 529 (38.58%) AngularJS
6 520 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 369 (26.91%) TypeScript
8 361 (26.33%) HTML5
9 349 (25.46%) User Experience
9 349 (25.46%) Vue.js
10 303 (22.10%) Git (software)
11 279 (20.35%) Sass
12 267 (19.47%) Node.js
13 252 (18.38%) CSS3
14 248 (18.09%) jQuery
15 227 (16.56%) Redux
16 206 (15.03%) Web Development
17 193 (14.08%) Finance
18 169 (12.33%) ES6
19 162 (11.82%) webpack
20 152 (11.09%) E-Commerce
21 146 (10.65%) TDD
21 146 (10.65%) Software Engineering
22 142 (10.36%) .NET
23 128 (9.34%) PHP
24 122 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
25 121 (8.83%) Unit Testing
26 118 (8.61%) Mentoring
27 111 (8.10%) RESTful

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 63 (4.60%) CMS
2 37 (2.70%) WordPress
3 16 (1.17%) Confluence
4 13 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.88%) Drupal
6 7 (0.51%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.29%) nginx
7 4 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.15%) Apache
9 2 (0.15%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.15%) Kentico
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.073%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.073%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.073%) IIS
Applications
1 53 (3.87%) Photoshop
2 27 (1.97%) Zeplin
3 25 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 19 (1.39%) Sketch
5 18 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 18 (1.31%) Figma
6 7 (0.51%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.44%) InVision
8 5 (0.36%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.22%) GIMP
9 3 (0.22%) Moqups
10 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.15%) Inkscape
11 1 (0.073%) InDesign
11 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 42 (3.06%) Magento
2 29 (2.12%) Shopify
3 3 (0.22%) Maximo
3 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.073%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 90 (6.56%) AWS
2 81 (5.91%) npm
3 80 (5.84%) Azure
4 72 (5.25%) SaaS
5 41 (2.99%) GCP
6 36 (2.63%) GitHub
7 24 (1.75%) Google Analytics
8 21 (1.53%) Serverless
9 17 (1.24%) Yarn
10 10 (0.73%) iTunes
11 8 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.44%) Firebase
13 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.29%) AWS CodeBuild
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.22%) AWS IoT
16 2 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
16 2 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.04%) Internet
2 14 (1.02%) Skype
3 11 (0.80%) HTTP
4 7 (0.51%) RTP
5 3 (0.22%) SSH
6 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.15%) Intranet
6 2 (0.15%) Network Security
6 2 (0.15%) Wireless
7 1 (0.073%) FTP
7 1 (0.073%) SNMP
7 1 (0.073%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.36%) MySQL
2 18 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (1.31%) SQL Server
3 13 (0.95%) NoSQL
4 12 (0.88%) Redis
5 11 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.66%) Big Data
7 8 (0.58%) MariaDB
8 7 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.15%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.073%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.073%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.073%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.073%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 303 (22.10%) Git (software)
2 162 (11.82%) webpack
3 74 (5.40%) gulp
4 57 (4.16%) Grunt
5 40 (2.92%) Babel
6 39 (2.84%) Jasmine
7 38 (2.77%) JIRA
8 35 (2.55%) Bitbucket
9 32 (2.33%) Cypress.io
10 25 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
11 21 (1.53%) Protractor
12 16 (1.17%) Selenium
13 13 (0.95%) CircleCI
13 13 (0.95%) Jenkins
14 11 (0.80%) Mercurial
15 10 (0.73%) ESLint
15 10 (0.73%) Visual Studio
16 9 (0.66%) Xcode
17 8 (0.58%) git-flow
18 7 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 193 (14.08%) Finance
2 101 (7.37%) Marketing
3 48 (3.50%) Retail
4 43 (3.14%) Games
5 29 (2.12%) Law
6 27 (1.97%) Public Sector
7 25 (1.82%) Banking
7 25 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.75%) Front Office
9 23 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.46%) Electronics
11 8 (0.58%) Advertising
12 7 (0.51%) Automotive
12 7 (0.51%) Back Office
12 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.44%) Social Housing
14 3 (0.22%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Legal
16 1 (0.073%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (64.77%) CSS
1 888 (64.77%) HTML
2 602 (43.91%) React
3 529 (38.58%) AngularJS
4 361 (26.33%) HTML5
5 349 (25.46%) Vue.js
6 279 (20.35%) Sass
7 267 (19.47%) Node.js
8 252 (18.38%) CSS3
9 248 (18.09%) jQuery
10 227 (16.56%) Redux
11 142 (10.36%) .NET
12 111 (8.10%) RESTful
13 102 (7.44%) REST
14 87 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 86 (6.27%) LESS
16 84 (6.13%) Jest
17 75 (5.47%) React Native
18 71 (5.18%) Angular 2
19 57 (4.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 349 (25.46%) User Experience
2 122 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (1.82%) Media Streaming
6 18 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
7 16 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.17%) Video on Demand
8 11 (0.80%) Blog
8 11 (0.80%) W3C
9 10 (0.73%) Derivative
10 8 (0.58%) Equities
10 8 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.58%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.51%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.51%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.51%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.44%) Acoustics
12 6 (0.44%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 38 (2.77%) Linux
2 17 (1.24%) Android
3 15 (1.09%) Apple iOS
3 15 (1.09%) Unix
4 9 (0.66%) Windows
5 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,239 (90.37%) Front End Development
2 520 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (15.03%) Web Development
4 152 (11.09%) E-Commerce
5 146 (10.65%) Software Engineering
5 146 (10.65%) TDD
6 121 (8.83%) Unit Testing
7 118 (8.61%) Mentoring
8 105 (7.66%) DevOps
9 104 (7.59%) Scrum
10 101 (7.37%) Fintech
10 101 (7.37%) Microservices
11 100 (7.29%) Responsive Web Design
12 78 (5.69%) OO
13 77 (5.62%) Test Automation
14 64 (4.67%) BDD
15 61 (4.45%) Computer Science
16 58 (4.23%) OOP
17 57 (4.16%) Analytics
18 53 (3.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,127 (82.20%) JavaScript
2 369 (26.91%) TypeScript
3 169 (12.33%) ES6
4 128 (9.34%) PHP
5 106 (7.73%) C#
6 79 (5.76%) SQL
7 70 (5.11%) Python
8 65 (4.74%) Java
9 16 (1.17%) ES7
10 9 (0.66%) ES8
10 9 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.58%) Ruby
12 7 (0.51%) PHP 7
13 5 (0.36%) Go
14 4 (0.29%) C
14 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.22%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.22%) C++
15 3 (0.22%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.22%) Rust
Qualifications
1 90 (6.56%) Degree
2 44 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.073%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.073%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.073%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.14%) QA
2 3 (0.22%) WCAG
3 1 (0.073%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (5.03%) Docker
2 5 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (1.90%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.66%) Terraform
3 5 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.073%) Grafana
4 1 (0.073%) MIIS
4 1 (0.073%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.073%) Rancher
Vendors
1 55 (4.01%) Adobe
2 52 (3.79%) Google
3 26 (1.90%) Microsoft
4 17 (1.24%) SAP
5 11 (0.80%) Sony
6 7 (0.51%) Mapbox
6 7 (0.51%) Twitter
6 7 (0.51%) WooCommerce
6 7 (0.51%) Zend
7 6 (0.44%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.36%) Apple
9 3 (0.22%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.22%) BT
9 3 (0.22%) Facebook
9 3 (0.22%) IBM
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle
10 2 (0.15%) GrapeCity
10 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.15%) Siemens
11 1 (0.073%) YouTube