Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Front-End Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Front-End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 668 683 706
Rank change year-on-year +15 +23 +137
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 548 559 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 479 489 591
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +4.65%

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 163,706 170,309 190,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,888 137,543 160,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Senior Front-End Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Front-End Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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 +39 523 £60,000 +9.09% 107
London +20 316 £67,500 +8.00% 71
UK excluding London +65 226 £52,500 +16.67% 41
South East +7 78 £55,000 +10.00% 10
North of England +29 75 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West +18 61 £45,000 - 10
East of England +15 21 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Midlands +10 18 £43,750 +2.94% 4
South West +13 15 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Scotland +6 14 £62,500 +38.89% 5
Yorkshire +35 12 £41,250 +3.13% 4
East Midlands +14 11 £42,500 -10.53% 2
West Midlands +22 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Wales -4 5 £45,000 +12.50%
North East -17 2 £41,250 +17.86%
Northern Ireland - 1 £44,500 -

Senior Front-End Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, Senior Front-End 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 Senior Front-End Developer in the job title.

1 523 (95.44%) Front End Development
2 492 (89.78%) JavaScript
3 419 (76.46%) CSS
4 377 (68.80%) HTML
5 368 (67.15%) AngularJS
6 310 (56.57%) React
7 233 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
8 195 (35.58%) HTML5
9 169 (30.84%) Node.js
9 169 (30.84%) CSS3
10 165 (30.11%) Git (software)
11 157 (28.65%) User Experience
12 150 (27.37%) Sass
13 113 (20.62%) webpack
14 111 (20.26%) gulp
15 102 (18.61%) TDD
16 99 (18.07%) Vue.js
17 91 (16.61%) Grunt
18 89 (16.24%) Web Development
19 87 (15.88%) RESTful
19 87 (15.88%) Redux
20 86 (15.69%) jQuery
21 80 (14.60%) Scrum
22 74 (13.50%) Angular 2
23 73 (13.32%) LESS
24 68 (12.41%) Unit Testing
25 66 (12.04%) Finance
25 66 (12.04%) ES6
26 60 (10.95%) Ember.js
27 59 (10.77%) PHP

Senior Front-End 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 28 (5.11%) CMS
2 21 (3.83%) WordPress
3 10 (1.82%) Confluence
4 8 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.28%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.09%) Drupal
6 6 (1.09%) ExpressionEngine
7 5 (0.91%) Apache
7 5 (0.91%) IIS
8 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.36%) Jetty
11 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.18%) Kentico
11 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (3.10%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.73%) InVision
5 2 (0.36%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (2.55%) Magento
2 5 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.12%) npm
2 32 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (5.47%) GitHub
4 18 (3.28%) Yarn
5 13 (2.37%) SaaS
6 12 (2.19%) Serverless
7 10 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (1.46%) Google Analytics
9 6 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.55%) Heroku
12 2 (0.36%) Slack
13 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.18%) Firebase
13 1 (0.18%) IaaS
13 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.82%) Internet
2 8 (1.46%) HTTP
3 2 (0.36%) SMS
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.66%) MySQL
2 37 (6.75%) Blockchain
3 35 (6.39%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (3.10%) Redis
6 12 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.01%) SQL Server
8 5 (0.91%) Big Data
8 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.73%) GIS
10 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.18%) Event Store
11 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.18%) Mixpanel
11 1 (0.18%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.18%) Power BI
11 1 (0.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 165 (30.11%) Git (software)
2 113 (20.62%) webpack
3 111 (20.26%) gulp
4 91 (16.61%) Grunt
5 44 (8.03%) Jasmine
6 37 (6.75%) Karma Test Runner
7 35 (6.39%) Mocha
8 28 (5.11%) JIRA
9 18 (3.28%) Jenkins
10 13 (2.37%) Subversion
11 12 (2.19%) Babel
12 10 (1.82%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.28%) Mercurial
13 7 (1.28%) Protractor
14 6 (1.09%) PostCSS
14 6 (1.09%) Selenium
14 6 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.09%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.09%) Travis CI
15 5 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 66 (12.04%) Finance
2 40 (7.30%) Games
3 31 (5.66%) Retail
4 27 (4.93%) Banking
5 18 (3.28%) Marketing
6 14 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (2.19%) Automotive
8 10 (1.82%) Law
9 9 (1.64%) Advertising
10 7 (1.28%) Legal
10 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.73%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.55%) Front Office
12 3 (0.55%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (76.46%) CSS
2 377 (68.80%) HTML
3 368 (67.15%) AngularJS
4 310 (56.57%) React
5 195 (35.58%) HTML5
6 169 (30.84%) CSS3
6 169 (30.84%) Node.js
7 150 (27.37%) Sass
8 99 (18.07%) Vue.js
9 87 (15.88%) Redux
9 87 (15.88%) RESTful
10 86 (15.69%) jQuery
11 74 (13.50%) Angular 2
12 73 (13.32%) LESS
13 60 (10.95%) Ember.js
14 51 (9.31%) .NET
14 51 (9.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 47 (8.58%) Backbone.js
16 36 (6.57%) Ajax
17 33 (6.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 157 (28.65%) User Experience
2 48 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (7.48%) Fintech
4 28 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (4.01%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.83%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.46%) iPad
9 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.91%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.73%) Photography
11 4 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.55%) Animation
12 3 (0.55%) Music Streaming
12 3 (0.55%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.55%) Social Media
12 3 (0.55%) W3C
13 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.74%) Linux
2 13 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 9 (1.64%) Android
4 2 (0.36%) Unix
5 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (95.44%) Front End Development
2 233 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (18.61%) TDD
4 89 (16.24%) Web Development
5 80 (14.60%) Scrum
6 68 (12.41%) Unit Testing
7 59 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (9.49%) MVC
8 52 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (8.76%) Mentoring
9 48 (8.76%) Software Engineering
10 46 (8.39%) E-Commerce
11 44 (8.03%) Test Automation
12 42 (7.66%) BDD
12 42 (7.66%) Responsive Web Design
13 32 (5.84%) Wireframes
14 31 (5.66%) SEO
15 27 (4.93%) OO
16 26 (4.74%) DevOps
17 25 (4.56%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 492 (89.78%) JavaScript
2 66 (12.04%) ES6
3 59 (10.77%) PHP
4 57 (10.40%) TypeScript
5 47 (8.58%) Java
6 45 (8.21%) SQL
7 25 (4.56%) Python
8 23 (4.20%) C#
9 16 (2.92%) ES7
10 12 (2.19%) Ruby
11 7 (1.28%) Java 8
12 5 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.73%) Solidity
14 3 (0.55%) Go
14 3 (0.55%) JSX
15 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.18%) C
15 1 (0.18%) Clojure
15 1 (0.18%) Elixir
15 1 (0.18%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 53 (9.67%) Degree
2 5 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.18%) MCSD
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.20%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) GCP
2 3 (0.55%) WCAG
3 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (3.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.73%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.55%) Terraform
3 2 (0.36%) Consul
3 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) Graphite
4 1 (0.18%) Mesos
4 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 22 (4.01%) Google
2 18 (3.28%) Adobe
3 12 (2.19%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.19%) Oracle
4 9 (1.64%) ATG
5 8 (1.46%) Demandware
5 8 (1.46%) hybris
6 5 (0.91%) Twitter
7 4 (0.73%) ESRI
7 4 (0.73%) Pardot
7 4 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.55%) Apple
8 3 (0.55%) Capita
8 3 (0.55%) Hummingbird
8 3 (0.55%) Yahoo!
9 2 (0.36%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.36%) WooCommerce
10 1 (0.18%) Facebook
10 1 (0.18%) New Relic
10 1 (0.18%) Samsung