Period
to 23 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Front-End Developer was £60,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 410 470 643
Rank change year-on-year +60 +173 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 409 731 555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.61% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 431 680 545
Median annual salary £60,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.92% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 60,757 120,201 145,659
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 49,284 97,374 117,857
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Front-End Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Senior Front-End Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Front-End Developer over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

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 23 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 +83 360 £60,000 -7.69% 88
UK excluding London +161 240 £55,000 +4.76% 52
London -11 147 £70,000 - 40
Work from Home -32 96 £62,500 +13.64% 16
South West +113 63 £57,500 - 7
North of England +45 59 £55,000 +4.76% 21
South East +127 49 £57,500 -2.13% 8
North West +50 38 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Midlands +91 35 £50,000 +5.26% 11
Scotland +54 28 £70,000 +27.27% 3
West Midlands +88 24 £45,500 -9.00% 6
Yorkshire +56 17 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East Midlands +63 11 £60,000 +41.18% 5
North East 0 4 £45,000 -20.00% 3
East of England +97 3 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Wales +32 3 £57,500 +15.00%

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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.

1 369 (90.22%) Front End Development
2 318 (77.75%) JavaScript
3 241 (58.92%) HTML
4 238 (58.19%) CSS
5 171 (41.81%) React
6 170 (41.56%) AngularJS
7 162 (39.61%) TypeScript
8 153 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (34.72%) HTML5
10 115 (28.12%) User Experience
11 107 (26.16%) Sass
11 107 (26.16%) Node.js
12 100 (24.45%) Vue.js
13 97 (23.72%) CSS3
14 80 (19.56%) Redux
15 68 (16.63%) Finance
16 63 (15.40%) TDD
16 63 (15.40%) Mentoring
17 61 (14.91%) Microservices
17 61 (14.91%) Git (software)
18 59 (14.43%) ES6
19 55 (13.45%) Fintech
20 53 (12.96%) LESS
21 50 (12.22%) Software Engineering
22 49 (11.98%) SaaS
23 47 (11.49%) AWS
24 45 (11.00%) webpack
25 41 (10.02%) Web Development
25 41 (10.02%) Java
26 39 (9.54%) Marketing

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 17 (4.16%) CMS
2 8 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (1.96%) Umbraco
2 8 (1.96%) WordPress
3 7 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.71%) EPiServer
3 7 (1.71%) Kentico
4 3 (0.73%) Headless CMS
5 2 (0.49%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (3.42%) Zeplin
2 7 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.49%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.24%) Figma
4 1 (0.24%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.98%) SaaS
2 47 (11.49%) AWS
3 22 (5.38%) Azure
4 15 (3.67%) npm
5 13 (3.18%) GCP
5 13 (3.18%) Serverless
6 9 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.47%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.22%) GitHub
9 4 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.98%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.98%) Asana
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.49%) AWS CodeBuild
10 2 (0.49%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon Alexa
11 1 (0.24%) Dialogflow
11 1 (0.24%) WhatsApp
11 1 (0.24%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.24%) Internet
2 1 (0.24%) Skype
2 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.96%) MongoDB
2 7 (1.71%) MySQL
2 7 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.22%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.49%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (14.91%) Git (software)
2 45 (11.00%) webpack
3 38 (9.29%) Grunt
4 29 (7.09%) gulp
5 22 (5.38%) Babel
6 9 (2.20%) Jasmine
7 8 (1.96%) Cypress.io
8 7 (1.71%) Storybook
9 6 (1.47%) git-flow
10 5 (1.22%) JIRA
10 5 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (0.98%) CasperJS
11 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.98%) PhantomJS
11 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.73%) Protractor
12 3 (0.73%) Selenium
13 2 (0.49%) Subversion
14 1 (0.24%) Ant
14 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 68 (16.63%) Finance
2 39 (9.54%) Marketing
3 25 (6.11%) Public Sector
4 20 (4.89%) Manufacturing
5 18 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.42%) Electronics
7 9 (2.20%) Games
7 9 (2.20%) Retail
8 8 (1.96%) Banking
9 7 (1.71%) Advertising
10 6 (1.47%) Automotive
11 4 (0.98%) Law
12 3 (0.73%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (58.92%) HTML
2 238 (58.19%) CSS
3 171 (41.81%) React
4 170 (41.56%) AngularJS
5 142 (34.72%) HTML5
6 107 (26.16%) Node.js
6 107 (26.16%) Sass
7 100 (24.45%) Vue.js
8 97 (23.72%) CSS3
9 80 (19.56%) Redux
10 53 (12.96%) LESS
11 36 (8.80%) .NET
12 35 (8.56%) RESTful
13 34 (8.31%) jQuery
14 29 (7.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (6.85%) Angular 2
16 24 (5.87%) Jest
17 23 (5.62%) GraphQL
18 22 (5.38%) .NET Core
18 22 (5.38%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 115 (28.12%) User Experience
2 32 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.44%) Blog
6 6 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.98%) Media Streaming
8 4 (0.98%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.49%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.49%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.49%) W3C
10 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.24%) FMCG
10 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.24%) NHS
10 1 (0.24%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.24%) Robotics
10 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.44%) Linux
2 3 (0.73%) Android
2 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.73%) Windows
3 2 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (90.22%) Front End Development
2 153 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (15.40%) Mentoring
3 63 (15.40%) TDD
4 61 (14.91%) Microservices
5 55 (13.45%) Fintech
6 50 (12.22%) Software Engineering
7 41 (10.02%) Web Development
8 33 (8.07%) Scrum
9 31 (7.58%) DevOps
9 31 (7.58%) E-Commerce
10 28 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (6.36%) BDD
11 26 (6.36%) Unit Testing
12 25 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 25 (6.11%) Test Automation
13 21 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
13 21 (5.13%) Performance Optimisation
14 20 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (4.89%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 318 (77.75%) JavaScript
2 162 (39.61%) TypeScript
3 59 (14.43%) ES6
4 41 (10.02%) Java
5 25 (6.11%) C#
6 21 (5.13%) SQL
7 20 (4.89%) Python
8 17 (4.16%) PHP
9 10 (2.44%) Go
10 4 (0.98%) ES7
10 4 (0.98%) Groovy
10 4 (0.98%) R
11 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.24%) Java 8
11 1 (0.24%) JSX
11 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.24%) Ruby
11 1 (0.24%) Rust
11 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (5.13%) Degree
2 6 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.18%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (6.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (3.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (4.89%) Google
2 14 (3.42%) SAP
3 13 (3.18%) Adobe
4 8 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.98%) DoubleClick
6 4 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.49%) BT
7 2 (0.49%) Twitter
7 2 (0.49%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.24%) Canon
8 1 (0.24%) Epiphany
8 1 (0.24%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle