Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing JavaScript 9,873 22,484 29,243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.85% 16.45% 17.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.43% 30.63% 32.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10,189 20,859 26,630
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 29,535 73,404 91,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.40% 53.69% 55.45%
Number of salaries quoted 25,106 60,407 75,651
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for JavaScript in the UK

JavaScript
Top 19 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 31 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 +2 9,140 £55,000 +10.00% 2,706
UK excluding London +2 5,960 £47,500 +5.56% 2,006
London -1 3,577 £67,500 +3.85% 898
South East 0 1,834 £50,000 +5.26% 432
Work from Home 0 1,616 £52,500 +5.00% 591
North of England +3 1,614 £47,500 +5.56% 606
Midlands +2 866 £45,000 +5.88% 331
North West 0 826 £47,500 +5.56% 363
South West 0 789 £45,000 +3.45% 254
Yorkshire +3 603 £47,500 +11.76% 180
West Midlands +5 543 £45,000 +5.88% 193
East of England +2 350 £47,500 -5.00% 178
Scotland 0 343 £45,000 - 131
East Midlands +2 323 £45,000 +12.50% 136
North East +4 184 £45,000 - 63
Wales -3 112 £45,000 +12.50% 57
Northern Ireland -6 58 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Isle of Man 0 2 £49,500 -10.00%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4,570 (46.29%) HTML
2 4,373 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4,362 (44.18%) CSS
4 3,229 (32.71%) React
5 3,082 (31.22%) C#
6 2,993 (30.32%) AngularJS
7 2,981 (30.19%) .NET
8 2,425 (24.56%) SQL
9 2,273 (23.02%) Java
10 2,250 (22.79%) Node.js
11 2,088 (21.15%) AWS
12 2,066 (20.93%) Azure
13 2,047 (20.73%) Software Engineering
14 1,935 (19.60%) Python
15 1,841 (18.65%) Git (software)
16 1,721 (17.43%) MVC
17 1,659 (16.80%) TDD
18 1,658 (16.79%) DevOps
19 1,586 (16.06%) TypeScript
20 1,575 (15.95%) SQL Server
21 1,514 (15.33%) PHP
22 1,511 (15.30%) Front End Development
23 1,503 (15.22%) Finance
24 1,492 (15.11%) Vue.js
25 1,478 (14.97%) Microservices
26 1,361 (13.79%) Docker
27 1,360 (13.77%) HTML5
28 1,359 (13.76%) ASP.NET
29 1,268 (12.84%) Web Development
30 1,267 (12.83%) Scrum

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
1 387 (3.92%) CMS
2 262 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
3 258 (2.61%) WordPress
4 164 (1.66%) Apache
5 148 (1.50%) Confluence
6 120 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 116 (1.17%) IIS
8 80 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 73 (0.74%) Apache Spark
10 72 (0.73%) Drupal
11 62 (0.63%) NServiceBus
12 60 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 59 (0.60%) nginx
14 49 (0.50%) Tomcat
15 43 (0.44%) EPiServer
16 39 (0.40%) SAS
17 29 (0.29%) Joomla!
18 28 (0.28%) Moodle
19 25 (0.25%) Kentico
20 23 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 75 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 58 (0.59%) Sketch
3 46 (0.47%) Figma
4 40 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 35 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 34 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 33 (0.33%) InVision
8 32 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 32 (0.32%) Zeplin
9 25 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
10 19 (0.19%) Adobe XD
11 14 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 11 (0.11%) MS Visio
13 7 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
14 5 (0.051%) UXPin
15 4 (0.041%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.041%) Inkscape
16 3 (0.030%) Blender
16 3 (0.030%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 179 (1.81%) Magento
2 167 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 72 (0.73%) Shopify
4 42 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
5 21 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 18 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 16 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
8 15 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
9 14 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 12 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 10 (0.10%) Unica
13 9 (0.091%) R3 Corda
14 7 (0.071%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 7 (0.071%) Maximo
14 7 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
15 6 (0.061%) OpenCart
16 5 (0.051%) BigMachines
16 5 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
16 5 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,088 (21.15%) AWS
2 2,066 (20.93%) Azure
3 603 (6.11%) SaaS
4 567 (5.74%) Serverless
5 530 (5.37%) GCP
6 382 (3.87%) AWS Lambda
7 266 (2.69%) GitHub
8 210 (2.13%) Power Platform
9 206 (2.09%) npm
10 202 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
11 165 (1.67%) Amazon S3
12 144 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
13 137 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
14 115 (1.16%) PaaS
15 87 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 64 (0.65%) OpenShift
17 63 (0.64%) Office 365
18 56 (0.57%) Azure Functions
18 56 (0.57%) IaaS
19 49 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (1.61%) HTTP
2 122 (1.24%) Internet
3 95 (0.96%) Skype
4 54 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 36 (0.36%) SSL
6 25 (0.25%) VPN
7 24 (0.24%) Network Security
8 22 (0.22%) Intranet
8 22 (0.22%) SSH
9 19 (0.19%) Firewall
10 16 (0.16%) Kerberos
11 15 (0.15%) SNMP
12 14 (0.14%) Broadband
12 14 (0.14%) FTP
12 14 (0.14%) HTTPS
13 12 (0.12%) RTP
14 10 (0.10%) 5G
14 10 (0.10%) AMQP
15 9 (0.091%) DNS
15 9 (0.091%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,575 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 1,121 (11.35%) MySQL
3 710 (7.19%) NoSQL
4 618 (6.26%) MongoDB
5 432 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 404 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
7 250 (2.53%) Big Data
8 205 (2.08%) Redis
9 192 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 176 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 170 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 135 (1.37%) Power BI
13 114 (1.15%) Hadoop
14 99 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 87 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
16 84 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
17 71 (0.72%) SQL Server 2019
18 63 (0.64%) Cosmos DB
19 61 (0.62%) Oracle Database
20 58 (0.59%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,841 (18.65%) Git (software)
2 480 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 480 (4.86%) Selenium
3 469 (4.75%) JIRA
4 357 (3.62%) webpack
5 285 (2.89%) Cucumber
6 252 (2.55%) Visual Studio
7 243 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 207 (2.10%) TeamCity
9 201 (2.04%) JUnit
10 165 (1.67%) gulp
11 143 (1.45%) Cypress.io
12 138 (1.40%) Jasmine
13 136 (1.38%) Mocha
14 129 (1.31%) Maven
15 118 (1.20%) GitLab
16 117 (1.19%) Grunt
16 117 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
17 116 (1.17%) Bitbucket
18 114 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 1,503 (15.22%) Finance
2 403 (4.08%) Marketing
3 389 (3.94%) Front Office
4 311 (3.15%) Banking
5 306 (3.10%) Retail
6 237 (2.40%) Public Sector
7 219 (2.22%) Games
8 175 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 148 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 141 (1.43%) Law
11 106 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 97 (0.98%) Advertising
13 86 (0.87%) Electronics
14 69 (0.70%) Publishing
15 50 (0.51%) Legal
16 49 (0.50%) Automotive
17 44 (0.45%) Back Office
18 43 (0.44%) Financial Institution
19 42 (0.43%) Private Banking
20 32 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7,009 (70.99%) Developer
2 1,264 (12.80%) Senior Developer
3 1,147 (11.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1,112 (11.26%) .NET Developer
5 1,018 (10.31%) Software Engineer
6 998 (10.11%) Full Stack Developer
7 937 (9.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 765 (7.75%) Software Developer
9 719 (7.28%) PHP Developer
10 706 (7.15%) C# Developer
11 675 (6.84%) React Developer
12 616 (6.24%) Java Developer
13 444 (4.50%) C# .NET Developer
14 423 (4.28%) Web Developer
15 409 (4.14%) Python Developer
16 393 (3.98%) Lead Developer
17 300 (3.04%) Architect
18 289 (2.93%) Angular Developer
19 287 (2.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 285 (2.89%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,570 (46.29%) HTML
2 4,362 (44.18%) CSS
3 3,229 (32.71%) React
4 2,993 (30.32%) AngularJS
5 2,981 (30.19%) .NET
6 2,250 (22.79%) Node.js
7 1,492 (15.11%) Vue.js
8 1,360 (13.77%) HTML5
9 1,359 (13.76%) ASP.NET
10 1,240 (12.56%) jQuery
11 1,207 (12.23%) .NET Core
12 1,191 (12.06%) Web Services
13 1,176 (11.91%) REST
14 846 (8.57%) .NET Framework
15 844 (8.55%) RESTful
16 812 (8.22%) CSS3
17 720 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web API
18 679 (6.88%) Redux
19 644 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
20 639 (6.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 941 (9.53%) User Experience
2 705 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 515 (5.22%) Mobile App
4 421 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 339 (3.43%) Fixed Income
6 326 (3.30%) Derivative
7 323 (3.27%) Hedge funds
8 264 (2.67%) Equities
9 228 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 218 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
11 177 (1.79%) Algorithms
12 166 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
13 122 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 110 (1.11%) Blog
15 98 (0.99%) Cloud Native
16 68 (0.69%) N-Tier
17 61 (0.62%) Management Information System
18 60 (0.61%) Client/Server
19 59 (0.60%) Virtual Team
20 57 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 817 (8.28%) Linux
2 374 (3.79%) Windows
3 278 (2.82%) Android
4 267 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 149 (1.51%) Unix
6 75 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 59 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 33 (0.33%) CentOS
9 14 (0.14%) VMS
10 12 (0.12%) Debian
11 11 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.081%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.061%) Windows Server 2016
15 5 (0.051%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.041%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.030%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.020%) AIX
18 2 (0.020%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,373 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2,047 (20.73%) Software Engineering
3 1,721 (17.43%) MVC
4 1,659 (16.80%) TDD
5 1,658 (16.79%) DevOps
6 1,511 (15.30%) Front End Development
7 1,478 (14.97%) Microservices
8 1,268 (12.84%) Web Development
9 1,267 (12.83%) Scrum
10 1,025 (10.38%) Test Automation
11 896 (9.08%) OO
12 756 (7.66%) Unit Testing
13 752 (7.62%) BDD
14 729 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
15 708 (7.17%) Fintech
16 707 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
17 687 (6.96%) Mentoring
18 611 (6.19%) E-Commerce
19 577 (5.84%) OOP
20 575 (5.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,082 (31.22%) C#
2 2,425 (24.56%) SQL
3 2,273 (23.02%) Java
4 1,935 (19.60%) Python
5 1,586 (16.06%) TypeScript
6 1,514 (15.33%) PHP
7 431 (4.37%) C++
8 417 (4.22%) ES6
9 345 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 342 (3.46%) Ruby
11 335 (3.39%) Go
12 262 (2.65%) Kotlin
13 234 (2.37%) Java 8
14 196 (1.99%) Scala
15 171 (1.73%) C
16 159 (1.61%) PowerShell
17 119 (1.21%) PL/SQL
18 112 (1.13%) VB.NET
19 105 (1.06%) Shell Script
20 97 (0.98%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 942 (9.54%) Degree
2 327 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 214 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 163 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 63 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 63 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
6 49 (0.50%) ISEB
7 35 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 33 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 21 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (0.20%) CCNA
12 19 (0.19%) PhD
13 15 (0.15%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.12%) HND
15 11 (0.11%) AWS Certification
16 10 (0.10%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.091%) TOGAF Certification
18 8 (0.081%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 547 (5.54%) QA
2 28 (0.28%) GDPR
3 16 (0.16%) SLA
4 15 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.11%) NIST
5 11 (0.11%) WCAG
6 9 (0.091%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.071%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.061%) MiFID
9 5 (0.051%) PMO
9 5 (0.051%) PSD2
10 3 (0.030%) EMIR
11 2 (0.020%) NCSC
12 1 (0.010%) COBIT
12 1 (0.010%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.010%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.010%) GxP
12 1 (0.010%) HL7
12 1 (0.010%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.010%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,361 (13.79%) Docker
2 39 (0.40%) HDFS
3 34 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 29 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.21%) vSphere
6 9 (0.091%) LXC
7 7 (0.071%) Firmware
8 6 (0.061%) Ceph
8 6 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.061%) Xen
9 5 (0.051%) Gluster
10 4 (0.041%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.041%) Squid
11 3 (0.030%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.020%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.020%) Varnish
12 2 (0.020%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.010%) Kamailio
13 1 (0.010%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.010%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 851 (8.62%) Kubernetes
2 385 (3.90%) Terraform
3 218 (2.21%) Ansible
4 108 (1.09%) Puppet
5 104 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (0.60%) Grafana
7 33 (0.33%) Prometheus
8 32 (0.32%) Istio
8 32 (0.32%) Kibana
9 24 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 22 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.16%) cPanel
11 16 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
12 13 (0.13%) Marathon
12 13 (0.13%) Mesos
12 13 (0.13%) MIIS
13 10 (0.10%) logstash
13 10 (0.10%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 7 (0.071%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 7 (0.071%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,043 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 316 (3.20%) Google
3 298 (3.02%) Oracle
4 173 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 153 (1.55%) Zend
6 117 (1.19%) Adobe
7 111 (1.12%) SAP
8 107 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 103 (1.04%) Xamarin
10 74 (0.75%) VMware
11 70 (0.71%) Atlassian
12 69 (0.70%) Sitecore
13 56 (0.57%) IBM
14 46 (0.47%) Splunk
14 46 (0.47%) Talend
15 41 (0.42%) Apple
16 39 (0.40%) Cloudera
17 38 (0.38%) Informatica
18 31 (0.31%) Siebel
19 30 (0.30%) Remedy