Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Front-End Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 667 770
Rank change year-on-year +20 +103 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 569 570 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 577 529 496
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £68,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Top 15 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 17 January 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 +18 551 £55,000 - 115
London +21 330 £65,000 +8.33% 69
UK excluding London +14 229 £45,000 -5.26% 47
South East -9 73 £47,500 -9.52% 6
North of England +53 70 £42,500 -8.11% 26
North West +20 47 £45,000 -5.26% 17
South West +39 44 £45,000 - 9
Midlands +6 28 £37,000 -1.33% 3
Yorkshire +45 22 £40,000 +10.34% 7
West Midlands -7 17 £32,500 -13.33%
East of England +14 16 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East Midlands +29 11 £37,000 -7.50% 3
Scotland -37 6 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Wales +1 2 £42,500 -
North East - 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior Front-End Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Front-End Developer in the job title.

1 554 (97.36%) Front End Development
2 515 (90.51%) JavaScript
3 486 (85.41%) CSS
4 476 (83.66%) HTML
5 393 (69.07%) AngularJS
6 326 (57.29%) HTML5
7 305 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
8 268 (47.10%) React
9 261 (45.87%) CSS3
10 206 (36.20%) Sass
11 155 (27.24%) User Experience
12 153 (26.89%) jQuery
13 150 (26.36%) Git (software)
14 149 (26.19%) Node.js
15 134 (23.55%) TDD
16 120 (21.09%) Web Development
17 101 (17.75%) Responsive Web Design
18 96 (16.87%) ES6
19 88 (15.47%) gulp
20 78 (13.71%) OO
21 77 (13.53%) Finance
22 76 (13.36%) RESTful
22 76 (13.36%) webpack
22 76 (13.36%) Vue (Vue.js)
23 73 (12.83%) Redux
23 73 (12.83%) LESS
24 72 (12.65%) Backbone.js
24 72 (12.65%) TypeScript
25 71 (12.48%) Jasmine
25 71 (12.48%) BDD

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 24 (4.22%) CMS
2 22 (3.87%) Apache
3 15 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.93%) WordPress
5 10 (1.76%) nginx
6 7 (1.23%) Apache Solr
6 7 (1.23%) IIS
7 5 (0.88%) Drupal
8 4 (0.70%) Confluence
9 3 (0.53%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.18%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.18%) Kentico
11 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (7.73%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.35%) InDesign
5 1 (0.18%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.18%) Shopify
2 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.21%) npm
2 35 (6.15%) SaaS
3 34 (5.98%) GitHub
4 23 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (1.93%) Slack
7 8 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (1.41%) Google Analytics
8 7 (1.23%) Yarn
9 2 (0.35%) Serverless
9 2 (0.35%) Trello
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.10%) HTTP
2 5 (0.88%) Wireless
3 1 (0.18%) Internet
3 1 (0.18%) Skype
3 1 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.85%) MySQL
2 28 (4.92%) MongoDB
3 26 (4.57%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.99%) Redis
5 11 (1.93%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.70%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.18%) Big Data
10 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.18%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.18%) Power BI
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 150 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 88 (15.47%) gulp
3 76 (13.36%) webpack
4 71 (12.48%) Jasmine
5 66 (11.60%) Grunt
6 46 (8.08%) Karma Test Runner
7 32 (5.62%) Subversion
8 29 (5.10%) Jenkins
9 23 (4.04%) Mocha
10 22 (3.87%) Protractor
11 19 (3.34%) Bower
12 18 (3.16%) Babel
13 17 (2.99%) Selenium
14 16 (2.81%) JIRA
15 15 (2.64%) TeamCity
16 14 (2.46%) PostCSS
16 14 (2.46%) Sinon.JS
17 10 (1.76%) QUnit
18 7 (1.23%) Vagrant
19 5 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 77 (13.53%) Finance
2 53 (9.31%) Marketing
3 41 (7.21%) Advertising
4 24 (4.22%) Games
5 21 (3.69%) Banking
6 18 (3.16%) Retail
7 10 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.41%) Law
9 7 (1.23%) Front Office
9 7 (1.23%) Legal
9 7 (1.23%) Publishing
10 6 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (85.41%) CSS
2 476 (83.66%) HTML
3 393 (69.07%) AngularJS
4 326 (57.29%) HTML5
5 268 (47.10%) React
6 261 (45.87%) CSS3
7 206 (36.20%) Sass
8 153 (26.89%) jQuery
9 149 (26.19%) Node.js
10 76 (13.36%) RESTful
10 76 (13.36%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 73 (12.83%) LESS
11 73 (12.83%) Redux
12 72 (12.65%) Backbone.js
13 70 (12.30%) Angular 2
14 68 (11.95%) Ember.js
15 55 (9.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (6.50%) Web Services
17 35 (6.15%) .NET
18 33 (5.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 155 (27.24%) User Experience
2 70 (12.30%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (7.38%) Fintech
4 38 (6.68%) Computer Science
4 38 (6.68%) Mobile App
5 28 (4.92%) Social Media
6 12 (2.11%) Digital Media
6 12 (2.11%) PlayStation
6 12 (2.11%) Xbox
7 9 (1.58%) W3C
8 6 (1.05%) Media Streaming
8 6 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.88%) Tandem
10 3 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) Online Gambling
10 3 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.35%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.04%) Linux
2 12 (2.11%) Windows
3 4 (0.70%) Android
3 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.53%) CentOS
5 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Solaris
6 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (97.36%) Front End Development
2 305 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (23.55%) TDD
4 120 (21.09%) Web Development
5 101 (17.75%) Responsive Web Design
6 78 (13.71%) OO
7 71 (12.48%) BDD
8 65 (11.42%) Scrum
9 51 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (8.96%) Test Automation
10 49 (8.61%) MVC
11 47 (8.26%) Open Source
12 41 (7.21%) Mentoring
13 36 (6.33%) OOP
13 36 (6.33%) Unit Testing
14 29 (5.10%) Web Design
15 27 (4.75%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.75%) Mobile First
16 26 (4.57%) Analytics
17 24 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 515 (90.51%) JavaScript
2 96 (16.87%) ES6
3 72 (12.65%) TypeScript
4 66 (11.60%) PHP
5 45 (7.91%) Java
6 30 (5.27%) C#
7 27 (4.75%) SQL
8 11 (1.93%) Ruby
9 7 (1.23%) PHP 5
9 7 (1.23%) PHP 7
10 5 (0.88%) Python
11 4 (0.70%) ES7
11 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.53%) C
12 3 (0.53%) Go
13 2 (0.35%) GraphQL
13 2 (0.35%) Groovy
13 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.18%) ES8
Qualifications
1 62 (10.90%) Degree
2 15 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.28%) QA
2 7 (1.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (4.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Varnish
2 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.41%) Terraform
2 7 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.18%) cPanel
4 1 (0.18%) Plesk
Vendors
1 35 (6.15%) Google
2 22 (3.87%) Adobe
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (0.53%) Sitecore
4 3 (0.53%) Sony
4 3 (0.53%) Twitter
5 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.18%) Apple
6 1 (0.18%) ATG
6 1 (0.18%) BT
6 1 (0.18%) Demandware
6 1 (0.18%) Facebook
6 1 (0.18%) hybris