Period
to 30 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

JavaScript (including ECMAScript)
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing JavaScript 9,562 22,538 29,467
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.84% 16.17% 17.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.59% 30.33% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9,644 20,793 26,866
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,950 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +11.11%

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 28,470 74,321 91,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.08% 53.33% 55.66%
Number of salaries quoted 23,974 60,767 76,082
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 £31,250
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 30 September 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 30 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 8,904 £55,000 +10.00% 2,656
UK excluding London +2 5,681 £47,500 +5.56% 1,986
London 0 3,592 £68,000 +4.62% 823
South East 0 1,816 £50,000 +5.26% 403
North of England +2 1,564 £47,500 +11.76% 620
Work from Home 0 1,352 £52,500 +5.00% 522
North West +1 811 £48,000 +6.67% 365
Midlands +2 753 £45,000 +5.88% 373
South West +1 736 £45,000 +5.88% 242
Yorkshire +4 568 £45,000 +5.88% 168
West Midlands +6 493 £45,750 +7.65% 210
East of England +3 345 £45,000 -10.00% 188
Scotland -1 297 £45,000 - 98
East Midlands +1 260 £44,000 +10.00% 161
North East +3 184 £43,000 -1.15% 87
Wales -2 122 £45,000 +12.50% 47
Northern Ireland -5 55 £45,000 - 19
Channel Islands +2 1 £65,000 +73.33%
Isle of Man -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 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 4,413 (46.15%) HTML
2 4,272 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 4,171 (43.62%) CSS
4 3,149 (32.93%) React
5 3,063 (32.03%) C#
6 2,978 (31.14%) .NET
7 2,960 (30.96%) AngularJS
8 2,298 (24.03%) SQL
9 2,246 (23.49%) Node.js
10 2,184 (22.84%) Java
11 2,062 (21.56%) AWS
12 2,010 (21.02%) Software Engineering
13 1,931 (20.19%) Azure
14 1,840 (19.24%) Python
15 1,796 (18.78%) Git (software)
16 1,770 (18.51%) MVC
17 1,641 (17.16%) SQL Server
18 1,637 (17.12%) TDD
19 1,561 (16.33%) DevOps
20 1,517 (15.86%) TypeScript
21 1,505 (15.74%) Finance
22 1,458 (15.25%) ASP.NET
23 1,434 (15.00%) PHP
24 1,431 (14.97%) Vue.js
25 1,429 (14.94%) Front End Development
26 1,418 (14.83%) Microservices
27 1,307 (13.67%) Docker
28 1,299 (13.59%) HTML5
29 1,270 (13.28%) jQuery
30 1,260 (13.18%) 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 (3.62%) CMS
2 292 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 226 (2.36%) WordPress
4 166 (1.74%) Apache
5 142 (1.49%) IIS
6 135 (1.41%) Confluence
7 100 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 78 (0.82%) Umbraco
9 70 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 61 (0.64%) Drupal
11 59 (0.62%) NServiceBus
12 58 (0.61%) nginx
13 53 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 48 (0.50%) EPiServer
15 46 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 37 (0.39%) SAS
17 26 (0.27%) Kentico
17 26 (0.27%) Moodle
18 24 (0.25%) JBoss
18 24 (0.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 69 (0.72%) Photoshop
2 67 (0.70%) Sketch
3 47 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 45 (0.47%) Figma
5 42 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 34 (0.36%) InVision
7 31 (0.32%) Zeplin
8 30 (0.31%) Chatbot
9 28 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 23 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
11 21 (0.22%) Adobe XD
12 8 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 8 (0.084%) MS Visio
13 7 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.073%) UXPin
14 3 (0.031%) Blender
14 3 (0.031%) Moqups
15 2 (0.021%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.021%) Inkscape
15 2 (0.021%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 160 (1.67%) Magento
2 146 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 64 (0.67%) Shopify
4 39 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 27 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 19 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
7 19 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
8 14 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
9 11 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
10 10 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 10 (0.10%) Unica
11 9 (0.094%) R3 Corda
12 7 (0.073%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 7 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
13 6 (0.063%) Eloqua
13 6 (0.063%) Maximo
14 5 (0.052%) BigMachines
15 4 (0.042%) Hyperion Planning
15 4 (0.042%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2,062 (21.56%) AWS
2 1,931 (20.19%) Azure
3 569 (5.95%) SaaS
4 517 (5.41%) GCP
5 510 (5.33%) Serverless
6 333 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
7 253 (2.65%) GitHub
8 197 (2.06%) Power Platform
9 192 (2.01%) npm
10 174 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
11 147 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 130 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
13 123 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
14 89 (0.93%) PaaS
15 82 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
16 73 (0.76%) OpenShift
17 68 (0.71%) Office 365
18 48 (0.50%) PowerApps
19 46 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
19 46 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 157 (1.64%) HTTP
2 129 (1.35%) Internet
3 102 (1.07%) Skype
4 51 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 41 (0.43%) SSL
6 32 (0.33%) Network Security
7 25 (0.26%) SSH
7 25 (0.26%) VPN
8 24 (0.25%) Firewall
9 17 (0.18%) Kerberos
9 17 (0.18%) SNMP
10 16 (0.17%) FTP
11 14 (0.15%) HTTPS
12 13 (0.14%) Broadband
12 13 (0.14%) Intranet
13 10 (0.10%) 5G
13 10 (0.10%) AMQP
13 10 (0.10%) VoIP
14 9 (0.094%) LAN
14 9 (0.094%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,641 (17.16%) SQL Server
2 1,052 (11.00%) MySQL
3 668 (6.99%) NoSQL
4 638 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 384 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 371 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
7 244 (2.55%) Big Data
8 199 (2.08%) Redis
9 179 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 160 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 158 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 133 (1.39%) Power BI
13 119 (1.24%) Hadoop
14 112 (1.17%) SQL Server 2019
15 96 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 77 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
17 75 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
18 59 (0.62%) Blockchain
19 58 (0.61%) Apache Hive
20 54 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,796 (18.78%) Git (software)
2 447 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 445 (4.65%) JIRA
4 430 (4.50%) Selenium
5 375 (3.92%) webpack
6 263 (2.75%) Cucumber
7 252 (2.64%) Visual Studio
8 228 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 214 (2.24%) TeamCity
10 197 (2.06%) JUnit
11 167 (1.75%) gulp
12 158 (1.65%) Mocha
13 135 (1.41%) Jasmine
14 133 (1.39%) Subversion
15 130 (1.36%) Cypress.io
16 128 (1.34%) Maven
17 125 (1.31%) Bitbucket
18 123 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
19 120 (1.25%) Grunt
20 96 (1.00%) GitLab
General
1 1,505 (15.74%) Finance
2 416 (4.35%) Front Office
3 395 (4.13%) Marketing
4 345 (3.61%) Banking
5 336 (3.51%) Retail
6 231 (2.42%) Games
7 199 (2.08%) Public Sector
8 142 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 133 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 130 (1.36%) Law
11 128 (1.34%) Investment Banking
12 91 (0.95%) Advertising
13 73 (0.76%) Electronics
14 64 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 56 (0.59%) Publishing
16 51 (0.53%) Legal
17 40 (0.42%) Automotive
18 33 (0.35%) Local Government
18 33 (0.35%) Private Banking
19 30 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6,745 (70.54%) Developer
2 1,204 (12.59%) Senior Developer
3 1,141 (11.93%) .NET Developer
4 1,101 (11.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 984 (10.29%) Software Engineer
6 929 (9.72%) JavaScript Developer
7 916 (9.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 754 (7.89%) Software Developer
9 735 (7.69%) C# Developer
10 706 (7.38%) PHP Developer
11 654 (6.84%) React Developer
12 576 (6.02%) Java Developer
13 465 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
14 423 (4.42%) Web Developer
15 381 (3.98%) Python Developer
16 359 (3.75%) Lead Developer
17 296 (3.10%) JavaScript Engineer
18 288 (3.01%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 287 (3.00%) Angular Developer
20 277 (2.90%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,413 (46.15%) HTML
2 4,171 (43.62%) CSS
3 3,149 (32.93%) React
4 2,978 (31.14%) .NET
5 2,960 (30.96%) AngularJS
6 2,246 (23.49%) Node.js
7 1,458 (15.25%) ASP.NET
8 1,431 (14.97%) Vue.js
9 1,299 (13.59%) HTML5
10 1,270 (13.28%) jQuery
11 1,215 (12.71%) Web Services
12 1,134 (11.86%) .NET Core
13 1,109 (11.60%) REST
14 857 (8.96%) .NET Framework
15 804 (8.41%) RESTful
16 794 (8.30%) CSS3
17 743 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
18 717 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 680 (7.11%) Redux
20 667 (6.98%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 886 (9.27%) User Experience
2 713 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
3 509 (5.32%) Mobile App
4 393 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 355 (3.71%) Hedge funds
6 354 (3.70%) Derivative
7 353 (3.69%) Fixed Income
8 253 (2.65%) Equities
9 235 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
10 217 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 184 (1.92%) Algorithms
12 149 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
13 129 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 101 (1.06%) Blog
15 89 (0.93%) Cloud Native
16 60 (0.63%) Management Information System
17 59 (0.62%) Client/Server
18 58 (0.61%) Social Media
18 58 (0.61%) Virtual Team
19 50 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 814 (8.51%) Linux
2 397 (4.15%) Windows
3 274 (2.87%) Android
4 268 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 149 (1.56%) Unix
6 66 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 58 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 32 (0.33%) CentOS
9 14 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 14 (0.15%) VMS
9 14 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.10%) Debian
11 9 (0.094%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.073%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.063%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.042%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.031%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.031%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.021%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,272 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2,010 (21.02%) Software Engineering
3 1,770 (18.51%) MVC
4 1,637 (17.12%) TDD
5 1,561 (16.33%) DevOps
6 1,429 (14.94%) Front End Development
7 1,418 (14.83%) Microservices
8 1,260 (13.18%) Web Development
9 1,235 (12.92%) Scrum
10 982 (10.27%) Test Automation
11 852 (8.91%) OO
12 763 (7.98%) BDD
13 757 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
14 718 (7.51%) Fintech
15 710 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
16 675 (7.06%) Mentoring
16 675 (7.06%) Unit Testing
17 572 (5.98%) E-Commerce
18 565 (5.91%) OOP
19 532 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,063 (32.03%) C#
2 2,298 (24.03%) SQL
3 2,184 (22.84%) Java
4 1,840 (19.24%) Python
5 1,517 (15.86%) TypeScript
6 1,434 (15.00%) PHP
7 444 (4.64%) ES6
8 417 (4.36%) C++
9 361 (3.78%) T-SQL
10 345 (3.61%) Ruby
11 265 (2.77%) Kotlin
12 262 (2.74%) Go
13 211 (2.21%) Java 8
14 185 (1.93%) Scala
15 159 (1.66%) C
16 128 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 114 (1.19%) PL/SQL
18 113 (1.18%) VB.NET
19 102 (1.07%) Apple Swift
20 94 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 891 (9.32%) Degree
2 306 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 216 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 164 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 52 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
6 47 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.43%) ISEB
8 31 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 29 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 22 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.20%) CCNA
11 19 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
13 17 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.13%) PhD
15 11 (0.12%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.10%) AWS Certification
17 9 (0.094%) MCPD
18 8 (0.084%) TOGAF Certification
19 7 (0.073%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 551 (5.76%) QA
2 27 (0.28%) GDPR
3 15 (0.16%) SLA
4 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.10%) NIST
6 9 (0.094%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.094%) WCAG
7 6 (0.063%) MiFID
8 5 (0.052%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.042%) PSD2
10 3 (0.031%) EMIR
10 3 (0.031%) PMO
11 2 (0.021%) NCSC
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 13485
12 1 (0.010%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,307 (13.67%) Docker
2 37 (0.39%) HDFS
3 31 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 27 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.25%) vSphere
6 10 (0.10%) LXC
7 7 (0.073%) Squid
8 6 (0.063%) Firmware
8 6 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.052%) Gluster
10 4 (0.042%) Ceph
10 4 (0.042%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.042%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.042%) Xen
11 3 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.031%) Varnish
11 3 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.010%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.010%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.010%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 841 (8.80%) Kubernetes
2 369 (3.86%) Terraform
3 214 (2.24%) Ansible
4 98 (1.02%) Puppet
5 89 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (0.51%) Grafana
7 36 (0.38%) Kibana
8 29 (0.30%) Istio
9 25 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 24 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 21 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
12 18 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
13 16 (0.17%) cPanel
14 13 (0.14%) Marathon
14 13 (0.14%) Mesos
15 11 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 9 (0.094%) logstash
17 8 (0.084%) MIIS
17 8 (0.084%) vRealize
18 7 (0.073%) Rancher
Vendors
1 994 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 333 (3.48%) Google
3 284 (2.97%) Oracle
4 175 (1.83%) Zend
5 143 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
6 125 (1.31%) Adobe
7 111 (1.16%) ServiceNow
8 102 (1.07%) Xamarin
9 98 (1.02%) SAP
10 64 (0.67%) Sitecore
11 63 (0.66%) VMware
12 58 (0.61%) Atlassian
13 47 (0.49%) IBM
14 43 (0.45%) Apple
15 41 (0.43%) Talend
16 38 (0.40%) Informatica
17 36 (0.38%) Cloudera
17 36 (0.38%) Splunk
18 31 (0.32%) Remedy
19 24 (0.25%) Bloomberg