Period
to 25 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for JavaScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JavaScript over the 6 months to 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing JavaScript 9,699 22,811 30,066
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.87% 16.21% 17.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.68% 30.36% 32.25%
Number of salaries quoted 9,756 21,043 27,403
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £33,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

JavaScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 28,798 75,143 93,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.99% 53.41% 55.65%
Number of salaries quoted 24,195 61,402 77,539
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

JavaScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JavaScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing JavaScript.

Salary trend for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing JavaScript over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Salary histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JavaScript within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 +2 9,034 £55,000 +10.00% 2,709
UK excluding London +2 5,743 £47,500 +5.56% 2,056
London 0 3,669 £70,000 +7.69% 818
South East 0 1,845 £50,000 +5.26% 431
North of England +2 1,565 £47,500 +11.76% 659
Work from Home 0 1,350 £54,000 +8.00% 487
North West +1 816 £50,000 +11.11% 371
South West +1 754 £45,000 +5.88% 252
Midlands +2 747 £45,000 +7.14% 364
Yorkshire +4 569 £45,000 +5.88% 202
West Midlands +6 492 £45,500 +7.06% 202
East of England +3 356 £45,000 -10.00% 184
Scotland +1 308 £45,000 - 106
East Midlands -1 255 £43,000 +7.50% 162
North East +3 179 £43,000 -1.71% 86
Wales -3 119 £45,000 +12.50% 46
Northern Ireland -4 57 £45,000 - 19
Channel Islands +1 1 £65,000 +73.33%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, IT jobs citing JavaScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for JavaScript.

1 4,451 (45.89%) HTML
2 4,341 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4,201 (43.31%) CSS
4 3,208 (33.08%) React
5 3,146 (32.44%) C#
6 3,032 (31.26%) .NET
7 3,011 (31.04%) AngularJS
8 2,335 (24.07%) SQL
9 2,293 (23.64%) Node.js
10 2,237 (23.06%) Java
11 2,110 (21.75%) AWS
12 2,059 (21.23%) Software Engineering
13 1,984 (20.46%) Azure
14 1,870 (19.28%) Python
15 1,837 (18.94%) Git (software)
16 1,813 (18.69%) MVC
17 1,665 (17.17%) SQL Server
18 1,662 (17.14%) TDD
19 1,612 (16.62%) DevOps
20 1,546 (15.94%) Finance
21 1,541 (15.89%) TypeScript
22 1,497 (15.43%) ASP.NET
23 1,450 (14.95%) Microservices
24 1,449 (14.94%) Front End Development
25 1,444 (14.89%) PHP
26 1,439 (14.84%) Vue.js
27 1,331 (13.72%) Docker
28 1,307 (13.48%) HTML5
29 1,294 (13.34%) jQuery
30 1,279 (13.19%) Web Development

JavaScript
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
1 346 (3.57%) CMS
2 307 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 224 (2.31%) WordPress
4 167 (1.72%) Apache
5 139 (1.43%) IIS
6 134 (1.38%) Confluence
7 106 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 76 (0.78%) Umbraco
9 73 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 61 (0.63%) Drupal
11 59 (0.61%) nginx
12 58 (0.60%) NServiceBus
13 53 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 51 (0.53%) EPiServer
15 48 (0.49%) Tomcat
16 35 (0.36%) SAS
17 26 (0.27%) JBoss
17 26 (0.27%) Kentico
17 26 (0.27%) Moodle
18 25 (0.26%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 69 (0.71%) Photoshop
2 66 (0.68%) Sketch
3 51 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 43 (0.44%) Figma
5 42 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 31 (0.32%) InVision
6 31 (0.32%) Zeplin
7 29 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 29 (0.30%) Chatbot
8 26 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (0.19%) Adobe XD
10 7 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 7 (0.072%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.072%) UXPin
11 3 (0.031%) Blender
11 3 (0.031%) Moqups
12 2 (0.021%) FileZilla
12 2 (0.021%) Inkscape
12 2 (0.021%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 157 (1.62%) Magento
2 143 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 62 (0.64%) Shopify
4 39 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 28 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 25 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
7 22 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
8 19 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
10 10 (0.10%) Unica
11 9 (0.093%) R3 Corda
11 9 (0.093%) Siebel CRM
12 8 (0.082%) Maximo
12 8 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 7 (0.072%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
13 7 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
14 6 (0.062%) Eloqua
15 5 (0.052%) BigMachines
15 5 (0.052%) OpenCart
16 4 (0.041%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2,110 (21.75%) AWS
2 1,984 (20.46%) Azure
3 568 (5.86%) SaaS
4 541 (5.58%) GCP
5 512 (5.28%) Serverless
6 331 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
7 259 (2.67%) GitHub
8 197 (2.03%) Power Platform
9 191 (1.97%) npm
10 173 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
11 145 (1.49%) Amazon S3
12 134 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
13 121 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
14 90 (0.93%) PaaS
15 87 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
16 74 (0.76%) OpenShift
17 72 (0.74%) Office 365
18 51 (0.53%) PowerApps
19 47 (0.48%) Google Analytics
20 46 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (1.64%) HTTP
2 135 (1.39%) Internet
3 111 (1.14%) Skype
4 55 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 40 (0.41%) SSL
6 33 (0.34%) Network Security
7 29 (0.30%) Firewall
8 24 (0.25%) SSH
8 24 (0.25%) VPN
9 17 (0.18%) Kerberos
9 17 (0.18%) SNMP
10 16 (0.16%) FTP
11 14 (0.14%) Broadband
11 14 (0.14%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.12%) Intranet
13 10 (0.10%) 5G
13 10 (0.10%) AMQP
13 10 (0.10%) VoIP
14 9 (0.093%) LAN
14 9 (0.093%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,665 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 1,051 (10.84%) MySQL
3 681 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 656 (6.76%) MongoDB
5 385 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 379 (3.91%) Relational Database
7 242 (2.50%) Big Data
8 200 (2.06%) Redis
9 182 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 159 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 155 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 134 (1.38%) Power BI
13 121 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 120 (1.24%) SQL Server 2019
15 98 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 76 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
17 73 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
18 59 (0.61%) Blockchain
19 56 (0.58%) Apache Hive
20 52 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,837 (18.94%) Git (software)
2 452 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 447 (4.61%) JIRA
4 435 (4.48%) Selenium
5 388 (4.00%) webpack
6 263 (2.71%) Cucumber
7 256 (2.64%) Visual Studio
8 236 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 212 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 200 (2.06%) JUnit
11 172 (1.77%) gulp
12 160 (1.65%) Mocha
13 136 (1.40%) Subversion
14 135 (1.39%) Jasmine
15 131 (1.35%) Cypress.io
16 126 (1.30%) Maven
17 124 (1.28%) Bitbucket
18 121 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
19 120 (1.24%) Grunt
20 97 (1.00%) GitLab
General
1 1,546 (15.94%) Finance
2 442 (4.56%) Front Office
3 402 (4.14%) Marketing
4 372 (3.84%) Banking
5 349 (3.60%) Retail
6 237 (2.44%) Games
7 196 (2.02%) Public Sector
8 147 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 145 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 135 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 134 (1.38%) Law
12 94 (0.97%) Advertising
13 74 (0.76%) Electronics
14 64 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 58 (0.60%) Legal
15 58 (0.60%) Publishing
16 38 (0.39%) Automotive
17 33 (0.34%) Local Government
18 32 (0.33%) Back Office
18 32 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 6,834 (70.46%) Developer
2 1,228 (12.66%) Senior Developer
3 1,176 (12.12%) .NET Developer
4 1,107 (11.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 997 (10.28%) Software Engineer
6 954 (9.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 924 (9.53%) Full Stack Developer
8 774 (7.98%) Software Developer
9 760 (7.84%) C# Developer
10 711 (7.33%) PHP Developer
11 664 (6.85%) React Developer
12 590 (6.08%) Java Developer
13 482 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
14 424 (4.37%) Web Developer
15 374 (3.86%) Python Developer
16 369 (3.80%) Lead Developer
17 301 (3.10%) JavaScript Engineer
18 289 (2.98%) Angular Developer
19 288 (2.97%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 272 (2.80%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,451 (45.89%) HTML
2 4,201 (43.31%) CSS
3 3,208 (33.08%) React
4 3,032 (31.26%) .NET
5 3,011 (31.04%) AngularJS
6 2,293 (23.64%) Node.js
7 1,497 (15.43%) ASP.NET
8 1,439 (14.84%) Vue.js
9 1,307 (13.48%) HTML5
10 1,294 (13.34%) jQuery
11 1,259 (12.98%) Web Services
12 1,162 (11.98%) .NET Core
13 1,118 (11.53%) REST
14 868 (8.95%) .NET Framework
15 817 (8.42%) RESTful
16 790 (8.15%) CSS3
17 757 (7.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 745 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 696 (7.18%) Redux
20 673 (6.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 887 (9.15%) User Experience
2 733 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
3 508 (5.24%) Mobile App
4 398 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 380 (3.92%) Hedge funds
6 378 (3.90%) Derivative
7 373 (3.85%) Fixed Income
8 267 (2.75%) Equities
9 234 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
10 231 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 183 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 154 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
13 131 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 99 (1.02%) Blog
15 92 (0.95%) Cloud Native
16 63 (0.65%) Management Information System
17 62 (0.64%) Social Media
18 58 (0.60%) Virtual Team
19 56 (0.58%) Client/Server
20 55 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 834 (8.60%) Linux
2 410 (4.23%) Windows
3 287 (2.96%) Android
4 279 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 156 (1.61%) Unix
6 68 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 59 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 35 (0.36%) CentOS
9 15 (0.15%) VMS
9 15 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.11%) Debian
13 8 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.082%) Windows Server 2016
14 7 (0.072%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.041%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.041%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.031%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.021%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,341 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2,059 (21.23%) Software Engineering
3 1,813 (18.69%) MVC
4 1,662 (17.14%) TDD
5 1,612 (16.62%) DevOps
6 1,450 (14.95%) Microservices
7 1,449 (14.94%) Front End Development
8 1,279 (13.19%) Web Development
9 1,259 (12.98%) Scrum
10 1,006 (10.37%) Test Automation
11 873 (9.00%) OO
12 782 (8.06%) BDD
13 780 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
14 739 (7.62%) Fintech
15 731 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
16 687 (7.08%) Mentoring
17 677 (6.98%) Unit Testing
18 568 (5.86%) E-Commerce
19 567 (5.85%) OOP
20 540 (5.57%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,146 (32.44%) C#
2 2,335 (24.07%) SQL
3 2,237 (23.06%) Java
4 1,870 (19.28%) Python
5 1,541 (15.89%) TypeScript
6 1,444 (14.89%) PHP
7 458 (4.72%) ES6
8 437 (4.51%) C++
9 362 (3.73%) Ruby
10 360 (3.71%) T-SQL
11 268 (2.76%) Kotlin
12 263 (2.71%) Go
13 214 (2.21%) Java 8
14 186 (1.92%) Scala
15 163 (1.68%) C
16 133 (1.37%) PowerShell
17 113 (1.17%) PL/SQL
18 109 (1.12%) VB.NET
19 103 (1.06%) Apple Swift
20 90 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 909 (9.37%) Degree
2 306 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 220 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 164 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 48 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
6 47 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.42%) ISEB
8 35 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 29 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.20%) CCNA
11 19 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
14 12 (0.12%) PhD
15 11 (0.11%) MCPD
16 10 (0.10%) AWS Certification
16 10 (0.10%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.082%) HND
17 8 (0.082%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 560 (5.77%) QA
2 27 (0.28%) GDPR
3 15 (0.15%) SLA
4 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.10%) NIST
6 9 (0.093%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.082%) WCAG
8 6 (0.062%) MiFID
9 5 (0.052%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.041%) PSD2
11 3 (0.031%) EMIR
11 3 (0.031%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.031%) PMO
12 1 (0.010%) COBIT
12 1 (0.010%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.010%) GxP
12 1 (0.010%) HL7
12 1 (0.010%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.010%) NCSC
12 1 (0.010%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,331 (13.72%) Docker
2 35 (0.36%) HDFS
3 32 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 27 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (0.26%) vSphere
6 10 (0.10%) LXC
7 8 (0.082%) Firmware
7 8 (0.082%) Squid
8 6 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.052%) Gluster
10 4 (0.041%) Ceph
10 4 (0.041%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.041%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.041%) Xen
11 3 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.031%) Varnish
11 3 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.021%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.010%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.010%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 853 (8.79%) Kubernetes
2 371 (3.83%) Terraform
3 227 (2.34%) Ansible
4 103 (1.06%) Puppet
5 90 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (0.47%) Grafana
7 39 (0.40%) Kibana
8 29 (0.30%) Istio
9 23 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 22 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
11 19 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 17 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
13 16 (0.16%) cPanel
14 13 (0.13%) Marathon
14 13 (0.13%) Mesos
15 11 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 10 (0.10%) logstash
17 9 (0.093%) Packer
18 8 (0.082%) MIIS
18 8 (0.082%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,004 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 353 (3.64%) Google
3 293 (3.02%) Oracle
4 180 (1.86%) Zend
5 144 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
6 131 (1.35%) Adobe
7 108 (1.11%) Xamarin
8 106 (1.09%) ServiceNow
9 97 (1.00%) SAP
10 65 (0.67%) Sitecore
11 64 (0.66%) VMware
12 60 (0.62%) Atlassian
13 49 (0.51%) IBM
14 43 (0.44%) Apple
15 38 (0.39%) Talend
16 37 (0.38%) Informatica
17 34 (0.35%) Cloudera
17 34 (0.35%) Splunk
18 32 (0.33%) Bloomberg
19 30 (0.31%) Remedy