Period
to 22 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Front-End Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 426 533 655
Rank change year-on-year +107 +122 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 279 649 599
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 288 606 592
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £86,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.33% +7.50% +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 46,513 130,847 158,074
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,462 104,430 127,373
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Front-End Developer in the UK

Senior Front-End Developer
Top 17 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 22 October 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 +119 247 £62,500 -3.85% 78
UK excluding London +190 144 £52,500 -2.33% 47
London +61 119 £72,500 +3.57% 34
Work from Home +40 59 £66,250 +20.45% 16
North of England +110 51 £51,250 +2.50% 18
North West +80 33 £55,000 +8.37% 10
South West +124 30 £52,500 - 8
South East +140 27 £60,000 +4.35% 11
Yorkshire +123 16 £41,500 -7.78% 4
Midlands +133 15 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Scotland +77 13 £60,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +102 8 £49,000 -6.67% 6
East Midlands +99 7 £50,000 +11.11%
Northern Ireland +18 4 £60,000 +26.32%
East of England +144 3 £52,500 +10.53% 1
North East +4 2 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Wales +35 1 £45,000 -10.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 251 (89.96%) Front End Development
2 213 (76.34%) JavaScript
3 154 (55.20%) CSS
4 141 (50.54%) HTML
5 119 (42.65%) React
6 112 (40.14%) TypeScript
7 111 (39.78%) AngularJS
8 104 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (29.75%) HTML5
10 68 (24.37%) Sass
11 64 (22.94%) Node.js
11 64 (22.94%) User Experience
12 63 (22.58%) Vue.js
13 62 (22.22%) Mentoring
14 61 (21.86%) CSS3
15 60 (21.51%) Finance
16 58 (20.79%) Git (software)
17 57 (20.43%) Redux
18 42 (15.05%) webpack
19 41 (14.70%) TDD
20 39 (13.98%) ES6
21 36 (12.90%) Fintech
22 34 (12.19%) Microservices
22 34 (12.19%) AWS
22 34 (12.19%) Responsive Web Design
23 33 (11.83%) RESTful
23 33 (11.83%) jQuery
24 32 (11.47%) LESS
24 32 (11.47%) Greenfield Project
25 30 (10.75%) SaaS

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 4 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.08%) WordPress
3 2 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.36%) Drupal
4 1 (0.36%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.87%) Zeplin
2 3 (1.08%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.08%) Sketch
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.36%) Figma
3 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.36%) GIMP
3 1 (0.36%) Inkscape
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Shopify
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.19%) AWS
2 30 (10.75%) SaaS
3 23 (8.24%) npm
4 15 (5.38%) GCP
5 10 (3.58%) GitHub
6 9 (3.23%) Azure
7 7 (2.51%) Serverless
8 3 (1.08%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.36%) Heroku
10 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.08%) Skype
3 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (2.87%) MariaDB
3 6 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.43%) MySQL
5 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) Redis
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (20.79%) Git (software)
2 42 (15.05%) webpack
3 25 (8.96%) Grunt
4 16 (5.73%) Babel
5 11 (3.94%) Bitbucket
6 10 (3.58%) gulp
7 8 (2.87%) Mercurial
8 7 (2.51%) Cypress.io
9 5 (1.79%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.79%) Selenium
10 3 (1.08%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.72%) Bower
11 2 (0.72%) JIRA
11 2 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.72%) Protractor
11 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.36%) git-flow
12 1 (0.36%) Sinon.JS
12 1 (0.36%) TestCafe
General
1 60 (21.51%) Finance
2 21 (7.53%) Marketing
3 10 (3.58%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.23%) Games
4 9 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.51%) Retail
6 6 (2.15%) Banking
6 6 (2.15%) Law
7 5 (1.79%) Advertising
7 5 (1.79%) Back Office
7 5 (1.79%) Electronics
7 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.43%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (55.20%) CSS
2 141 (50.54%) HTML
3 119 (42.65%) React
4 111 (39.78%) AngularJS
5 83 (29.75%) HTML5
6 68 (24.37%) Sass
7 64 (22.94%) Node.js
8 63 (22.58%) Vue.js
9 61 (21.86%) CSS3
10 57 (20.43%) Redux
11 33 (11.83%) jQuery
11 33 (11.83%) RESTful
12 32 (11.47%) LESS
13 26 (9.32%) Angular 2
14 25 (8.96%) .NET
14 25 (8.96%) React Native
15 22 (7.89%) Enzyme
15 22 (7.89%) REST
16 16 (5.73%) Jest
17 12 (4.30%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (22.94%) User Experience
2 32 (11.47%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.43%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (1.08%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.72%) Media Streaming
7 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.72%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (0.72%) W3C
8 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.36%) Derivative
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.23%) Linux
2 8 (2.87%) Unix
3 2 (0.72%) Android
3 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (89.96%) Front End Development
2 104 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 41 (14.70%) TDD
5 36 (12.90%) Fintech
6 34 (12.19%) Microservices
6 34 (12.19%) Responsive Web Design
7 29 (10.39%) Unit Testing
8 27 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 25 (8.96%) BDD
9 25 (8.96%) DevOps
10 24 (8.60%) Software Engineering
11 19 (6.81%) Scrum
12 18 (6.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 18 (6.45%) Open Source
13 17 (6.09%) Web Development
14 15 (5.38%) Test Automation
15 14 (5.02%) User Stories
16 13 (4.66%) Dependency Management
16 13 (4.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (76.34%) JavaScript
2 112 (40.14%) TypeScript
3 39 (13.98%) ES6
4 19 (6.81%) SQL
5 18 (6.45%) C#
6 16 (5.73%) Python
7 14 (5.02%) Java
8 12 (4.30%) PHP
9 4 (1.43%) ES7
10 3 (1.08%) Go
11 2 (0.72%) Ruby
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) R
12 1 (0.36%) Rust
12 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (4.30%) Degree
2 5 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.58%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (5.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (6.09%) Google
2 6 (2.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.79%) SAP
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe
5 1 (0.36%) BT
5 1 (0.36%) Sitecore