Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing JavaScript 12,218 21,784 26,214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.63% 17.27% 17.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.78% 31.91% 31.57%
Number of salaries quoted 13,092 20,303 24,007
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 £30,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 36,172 68,263 83,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.10% 54.12% 54.96%
Number of salaries quoted 30,562 56,808 69,482
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +1 11,073 £55,000 +10.00% 2,958
UK excluding London +2 7,440 £47,500 +5.56% 2,156
London -3 4,227 £67,500 +3.85% 1,015
Work from Home 0 2,507 £52,500 +5.00% 665
South East 0 2,144 £50,000 +11.11% 435
North of England +2 1,903 £47,500 +5.56% 672
South West 0 1,092 £46,000 +2.22% 275
Midlands 0 1,028 £45,000 +5.88% 366
North West +2 967 £45,000 - 393
Yorkshire +2 746 £47,500 +11.76% 215
West Midlands +2 639 £45,000 - 225
Scotland 0 541 £45,000 - 136
East of England +5 508 £47,500 -5.00% 182
East Midlands -1 387 £45,000 +12.50% 140
North East +2 189 £47,500 +9.20% 65
Wales -1 151 £43,000 -4.44% 53
Northern Ireland -3 76 £40,000 -20.00% 38
Isle of Man 0 11 £49,500 -6.60% 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 5,692 (46.59%) HTML
2 5,488 (44.92%) CSS
3 5,486 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4,016 (32.87%) React
5 3,889 (31.83%) C#
6 3,661 (29.96%) .NET
7 3,460 (28.32%) AngularJS
8 3,117 (25.51%) SQL
9 2,839 (23.24%) Java
10 2,804 (22.95%) Azure
11 2,686 (21.98%) Node.js
12 2,575 (21.08%) AWS
13 2,488 (20.36%) Software Engineering
14 2,378 (19.46%) Python
15 2,249 (18.41%) Git (software)
16 2,123 (17.38%) DevOps
17 2,073 (16.97%) TDD
18 2,061 (16.87%) MVC
19 2,013 (16.48%) TypeScript
20 1,953 (15.98%) Front End Development
21 1,946 (15.93%) PHP
22 1,882 (15.40%) Microservices
23 1,861 (15.23%) Finance
24 1,801 (14.74%) SQL Server
25 1,800 (14.73%) HTML5
26 1,781 (14.58%) Vue.js
27 1,759 (14.40%) Docker
28 1,702 (13.93%) Scrum
29 1,602 (13.11%) .NET Core
30 1,569 (12.84%) jQuery

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
1 482 (3.94%) CMS
2 334 (2.73%) WordPress
3 224 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 209 (1.71%) Apache
5 193 (1.58%) Confluence
6 189 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 142 (1.16%) IIS
8 118 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 107 (0.88%) Drupal
10 106 (0.87%) Apache Spark
11 96 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
12 75 (0.61%) nginx
13 68 (0.56%) NServiceBus
14 63 (0.52%) EPiServer
15 60 (0.49%) Tomcat
16 48 (0.39%) Kentico
17 47 (0.38%) JBoss
18 40 (0.33%) SAS
19 32 (0.26%) Joomla!
20 29 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 111 (0.91%) Photoshop
2 85 (0.70%) Sketch
3 63 (0.52%) InVision
4 56 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 51 (0.42%) Figma
6 48 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
7 44 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 44 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 34 (0.28%) Adobe XD
9 34 (0.28%) Zeplin
10 15 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 13 (0.11%) MS Visio
12 7 (0.057%) GIMP
12 7 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.025%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.025%) UXPin
14 2 (0.016%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.016%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 215 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 186 (1.52%) Magento
3 99 (0.81%) Shopify
4 50 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 34 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.18%) nopCommerce
7 18 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 15 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
8 15 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
9 14 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 10 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.082%) Unica
11 9 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (0.065%) Maximo
13 7 (0.057%) Hyperion Planning
13 7 (0.057%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 6 (0.049%) Distributed Ledger
14 6 (0.049%) OpenCart
14 6 (0.049%) R3 Corda
15 5 (0.041%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,804 (22.95%) Azure
2 2,575 (21.08%) AWS
3 805 (6.59%) SaaS
4 741 (6.06%) GCP
5 705 (5.77%) Serverless
6 390 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
7 317 (2.59%) GitHub
8 233 (1.91%) Power Platform
9 211 (1.73%) PaaS
10 204 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
11 201 (1.65%) npm
12 184 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
13 165 (1.35%) Amazon S3
14 122 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 121 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 112 (0.92%) Azure Functions
17 97 (0.79%) IaaS
18 89 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
19 67 (0.55%) Office 365
20 66 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 215 (1.76%) HTTP
2 111 (0.91%) Internet
3 71 (0.58%) Skype
4 41 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 29 (0.24%) SSH
6 27 (0.22%) Network Security
7 24 (0.20%) Intranet
7 24 (0.20%) SSL
8 23 (0.19%) Firewall
8 23 (0.19%) VPN
9 18 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 17 (0.14%) FTP
11 15 (0.12%) SNMP
12 14 (0.11%) Broadband
13 13 (0.11%) Wireless
14 12 (0.098%) RTP
15 11 (0.090%) DNS
15 11 (0.090%) Kerberos
15 11 (0.090%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.074%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,801 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 1,485 (12.15%) MySQL
3 842 (6.89%) NoSQL
4 740 (6.06%) MongoDB
5 571 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
6 546 (4.47%) Relational Database
7 277 (2.27%) Redis
8 269 (2.20%) Big Data
9 203 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 184 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 165 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 138 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 135 (1.10%) Power BI
14 126 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
15 111 (0.91%) Hadoop
16 92 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
16 92 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
17 89 (0.73%) Blockchain
18 79 (0.65%) Oracle Database
19 65 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,249 (18.41%) Git (software)
2 667 (5.46%) Jenkins
3 630 (5.16%) Selenium
4 577 (4.72%) JIRA
5 411 (3.36%) webpack
6 338 (2.77%) Cucumber
7 322 (2.64%) Visual Studio
8 299 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 259 (2.12%) Cypress.io
10 256 (2.10%) TeamCity
11 221 (1.81%) gulp
11 221 (1.81%) JUnit
12 213 (1.74%) GitLab
13 173 (1.42%) Grunt
14 168 (1.38%) Bitbucket
15 161 (1.32%) Maven
16 157 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
17 149 (1.22%) Appium
18 148 (1.21%) Jasmine
19 136 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,861 (15.23%) Finance
2 519 (4.25%) Marketing
3 413 (3.38%) Retail
4 412 (3.37%) Front Office
5 359 (2.94%) Public Sector
6 356 (2.91%) Banking
7 282 (2.31%) Games
8 197 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 185 (1.51%) Law
9 185 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 118 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 107 (0.88%) Advertising
12 106 (0.87%) Electronics
13 74 (0.61%) Back Office
14 73 (0.60%) Automotive
15 68 (0.56%) Publishing
16 59 (0.48%) Legal
17 48 (0.39%) Private Banking
18 47 (0.38%) Local Government
19 39 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8,953 (73.28%) Developer
2 1,715 (14.04%) Senior Developer
3 1,405 (11.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1,403 (11.48%) .NET Developer
5 1,376 (11.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 1,250 (10.23%) Software Engineer
7 1,198 (9.81%) JavaScript Developer
8 1,038 (8.50%) Software Developer
9 986 (8.07%) React Developer
10 914 (7.48%) PHP Developer
11 904 (7.40%) C# Developer
12 767 (6.28%) Java Developer
13 579 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
14 557 (4.56%) Web Developer
15 486 (3.98%) Lead Developer
16 427 (3.49%) Python Developer
17 396 (3.24%) Angular Developer
18 377 (3.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 342 (2.80%) Senior .NET Developer
20 330 (2.70%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,692 (46.59%) HTML
2 5,488 (44.92%) CSS
3 4,016 (32.87%) React
4 3,661 (29.96%) .NET
5 3,460 (28.32%) AngularJS
6 2,686 (21.98%) Node.js
7 1,800 (14.73%) HTML5
8 1,781 (14.58%) Vue.js
9 1,602 (13.11%) .NET Core
10 1,569 (12.84%) jQuery
11 1,463 (11.97%) ASP.NET
12 1,339 (10.96%) REST
13 1,298 (10.62%) Web Services
14 1,121 (9.17%) CSS3
15 1,055 (8.63%) .NET Framework
16 985 (8.06%) RESTful
17 841 (6.88%) Redux
18 784 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 781 (6.39%) Sass
20 720 (5.89%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1,262 (10.33%) User Experience
2 895 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
3 590 (4.83%) Mobile App
4 561 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 315 (2.58%) Fixed Income
6 286 (2.34%) Derivative
7 285 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 258 (2.11%) Equities
9 255 (2.09%) Hedge funds
10 231 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 222 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
12 180 (1.47%) Algorithms
13 166 (1.36%) Blog
14 150 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 141 (1.15%) Cloud Native
16 133 (1.09%) N-Tier
17 88 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
17 88 (0.72%) Virtual Team
18 82 (0.67%) Social Media
19 78 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 903 (7.39%) Linux
2 439 (3.59%) Windows
3 312 (2.55%) Android
4 293 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 145 (1.19%) Unix
6 84 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 72 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 39 (0.32%) CentOS
9 26 (0.21%) Debian
10 17 (0.14%) VMS
11 15 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.065%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.065%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.065%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.049%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.041%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.033%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.025%) Fedora
17 2 (0.016%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,486 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2,488 (20.36%) Software Engineering
3 2,123 (17.38%) DevOps
4 2,073 (16.97%) TDD
5 2,061 (16.87%) MVC
6 1,953 (15.98%) Front End Development
7 1,882 (15.40%) Microservices
8 1,702 (13.93%) Scrum
9 1,543 (12.63%) Web Development
10 1,245 (10.19%) Test Automation
11 1,090 (8.92%) OO
12 968 (7.92%) Unit Testing
13 871 (7.13%) Mentoring
14 855 (7.00%) BDD
15 839 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
16 833 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
17 812 (6.65%) E-Commerce
18 784 (6.42%) Fintech
19 703 (5.75%) Computer Science
20 661 (5.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3,889 (31.83%) C#
2 3,117 (25.51%) SQL
3 2,839 (23.24%) Java
4 2,378 (19.46%) Python
5 2,013 (16.48%) TypeScript
6 1,946 (15.93%) PHP
7 522 (4.27%) Go
8 513 (4.20%) ES6
9 450 (3.68%) C++
10 442 (3.62%) Ruby
11 404 (3.31%) T-SQL
12 303 (2.48%) Kotlin
13 293 (2.40%) Java 8
14 265 (2.17%) PowerShell
15 236 (1.93%) Scala
16 194 (1.59%) Bash Shell
17 176 (1.44%) C
18 119 (0.97%) VB.NET
19 114 (0.93%) PL/SQL
20 102 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,162 (9.51%) Degree
2 397 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 281 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 219 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 88 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
6 70 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 58 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 44 (0.36%) ISEB
9 29 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 27 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (0.21%) PhD
12 24 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (0.19%) CCNA
14 17 (0.14%) Master's Degree
15 15 (0.12%) HND
15 15 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
16 14 (0.11%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.090%) AWS Certification
18 10 (0.082%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 8 (0.065%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 652 (5.34%) QA
2 34 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (0.23%) GDPR
4 23 (0.19%) WCAG
5 22 (0.18%) SLA
6 21 (0.17%) NIST
7 14 (0.11%) WAI
8 13 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.049%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.049%) PSD2
10 5 (0.041%) MiFID
11 4 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.033%) PMO
12 3 (0.025%) EMIR
12 3 (0.025%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.025%) OIPF
13 2 (0.016%) NCSC
14 1 (0.008%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.008%) Good Clinical Practice
14 1 (0.008%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,759 (14.40%) Docker
2 70 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 40 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (0.32%) HDFS
5 9 (0.074%) Firmware
5 9 (0.074%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.065%) vSphere
7 6 (0.049%) Ceph
7 6 (0.049%) LXC
7 6 (0.049%) Xen
8 4 (0.033%) Kamailio
8 4 (0.033%) OpenSIPS
8 4 (0.033%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.025%) KVM
10 2 (0.016%) Gluster
10 2 (0.016%) Varnish
11 1 (0.008%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.008%) Postfix
11 1 (0.008%) Snort
11 1 (0.008%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,126 (9.22%) Kubernetes
2 518 (4.24%) Terraform
3 272 (2.23%) Ansible
4 166 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 139 (1.14%) Puppet
6 88 (0.72%) Grafana
7 62 (0.51%) Prometheus
8 31 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
9 28 (0.23%) Kibana
10 26 (0.21%) Istio
11 24 (0.20%) Fortio
11 24 (0.20%) Kiali
12 23 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.13%) MIIS
14 12 (0.098%) Packer
15 9 (0.074%) HP UCMDB
16 8 (0.065%) cPanel
16 8 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.065%) Marathon
16 8 (0.065%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1,177 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 387 (3.17%) Google
3 379 (3.10%) Oracle
4 212 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
5 207 (1.69%) Adobe
6 159 (1.30%) Zend
7 126 (1.03%) SAP
8 124 (1.01%) Sitecore
9 114 (0.93%) Xamarin
10 112 (0.92%) Atlassian
11 88 (0.72%) ServiceNow
12 83 (0.68%) VMware
13 64 (0.52%) IBM
14 53 (0.43%) Nintex
15 48 (0.39%) Talend
16 46 (0.38%) Apple
16 46 (0.38%) Splunk
17 44 (0.36%) New Relic
18 40 (0.33%) Cloudera
18 40 (0.33%) Informatica