Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Front-End Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 438 437 641
Rank change year-on-year -1 +204 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 497 705 547
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.62% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.65% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 412 622 464
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £64,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.56% +11.30%
75th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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 +2 436 £62,500 -7.41% 89
UK excluding London +63 243 £55,000 - 37
London -17 220 £70,000 -6.67% 53
Work from Home -66 121 £62,500 +4.17% 16
South West +42 57 £57,500 +9.00% 3
Midlands +60 55 £45,500 +1.11% 9
South East +64 47 £56,250 -13.46% 9
North of England +27 45 £55,000 +4.76% 15
West Midlands +55 38 £45,500 -17.27% 6
North West +18 29 £55,000 - 10
Scotland +20 28 £70,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +11 17 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Yorkshire +5 13 £52,500 +26.51% 4
East of England +43 7 £45,000 -21.74%
Wales +19 3 £57,500 +15.00%
North East +16 3 £45,000 -33.33% 1
Northern Ireland -20 1 £60,000 +17.07%

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 456 (91.75%) Front End Development
2 386 (77.67%) JavaScript
3 308 (61.97%) HTML
4 294 (59.15%) CSS
5 201 (40.44%) React
6 195 (39.24%) AngularJS
7 191 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
8 186 (37.42%) TypeScript
9 167 (33.60%) User Experience
10 139 (27.97%) HTML5
11 130 (26.16%) Sass
12 119 (23.94%) Node.js
13 105 (21.13%) CSS3
14 104 (20.93%) Vue.js
15 97 (19.52%) Redux
16 92 (18.51%) Git (software)
17 86 (17.30%) Finance
18 76 (15.29%) TDD
19 75 (15.09%) Mentoring
20 72 (14.49%) Microservices
20 72 (14.49%) ES6
21 67 (13.48%) SaaS
22 65 (13.08%) Software Engineering
23 64 (12.88%) Fintech
24 62 (12.47%) Docker
25 58 (11.67%) AWS
26 53 (10.66%) Java
27 51 (10.26%) Unit Testing
28 50 (10.06%) .NET
29 49 (9.86%) RESTful

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 23 (4.63%) CMS
2 19 (3.82%) WordPress
3 11 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.01%) Umbraco
5 9 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.61%) EPiServer
6 8 (1.61%) Kentico
7 4 (0.80%) Headless CMS
8 3 (0.60%) Confluence
9 2 (0.40%) Drupal
10 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 20 (4.02%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.62%) Zeplin
3 5 (1.01%) Figma
3 5 (1.01%) UXPin
4 4 (0.80%) Sketch
5 3 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.40%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.40%) InVision
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.20%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) nopCommerce
1 3 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 67 (13.48%) SaaS
2 58 (11.67%) AWS
3 46 (9.26%) Azure
4 17 (3.42%) GitHub
5 15 (3.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 15 (3.02%) Asana
6 12 (2.41%) npm
7 9 (1.81%) Serverless
8 8 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.01%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.01%) GCP
10 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.80%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.60%) Yarn
12 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.40%) AWS CodeBuild
12 2 (0.40%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.20%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.01%) HTTP
2 2 (0.40%) Broadband
2 2 (0.40%) Internet
2 2 (0.40%) Intranet
2 2 (0.40%) SSH
3 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.81%) NoSQL
2 8 (1.61%) MySQL
3 7 (1.41%) Blockchain
3 7 (1.41%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.41%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.40%) Big Data
5 2 (0.40%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.40%) Redis
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 92 (18.51%) Git (software)
2 49 (9.86%) webpack
3 41 (8.25%) Grunt
4 31 (6.24%) gulp
5 22 (4.43%) Cypress.io
6 20 (4.02%) Babel
7 15 (3.02%) CasperJS
7 15 (3.02%) PhantomJS
7 15 (3.02%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.82%) git-flow
8 14 (2.82%) Storybook
9 13 (2.62%) JIRA
10 11 (2.21%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.01%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.61%) Mocha
13 7 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
14 6 (1.21%) Selenium
15 5 (1.01%) Bitbucket
16 2 (0.40%) Protractor
16 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 86 (17.30%) Finance
2 47 (9.46%) Marketing
3 27 (5.43%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.02%) Electronics
6 15 (3.02%) Retail
7 12 (2.41%) Banking
8 7 (1.41%) Advertising
9 5 (1.01%) Automotive
10 4 (0.80%) Games
10 4 (0.80%) Legal
11 3 (0.60%) Law
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (61.97%) HTML
2 294 (59.15%) CSS
3 201 (40.44%) React
4 195 (39.24%) AngularJS
5 139 (27.97%) HTML5
6 130 (26.16%) Sass
7 119 (23.94%) Node.js
8 105 (21.13%) CSS3
9 104 (20.93%) Vue.js
10 97 (19.52%) Redux
11 50 (10.06%) .NET
12 49 (9.86%) GraphQL
12 49 (9.86%) RESTful
13 47 (9.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 44 (8.85%) Jest
15 43 (8.65%) LESS
16 37 (7.44%) .NET Core
17 36 (7.24%) React Native
18 33 (6.64%) REST
19 31 (6.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 167 (33.60%) User Experience
2 34 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (4.63%) Blog
4 16 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.21%) Wiki
8 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.60%) Biotechnology
10 3 (0.60%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.60%) iPad
10 3 (0.60%) NHS
11 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.40%) W3C
12 1 (0.20%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.20%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.22%) Linux
2 9 (1.81%) Android
2 9 (1.81%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.60%) Unix
3 3 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (91.75%) Front End Development
2 191 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (15.29%) TDD
4 75 (15.09%) Mentoring
5 72 (14.49%) Microservices
6 65 (13.08%) Software Engineering
7 64 (12.88%) Fintech
8 51 (10.26%) Unit Testing
9 48 (9.66%) DevOps
10 45 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (9.05%) Test Automation
10 45 (9.05%) Web Development
11 38 (7.65%) Scrum
12 34 (6.84%) E-Commerce
13 29 (5.84%) SDLC
14 22 (4.43%) BDD
14 22 (4.43%) Prototyping
15 21 (4.23%) Computer Science
15 21 (4.23%) SEO
16 20 (4.02%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 386 (77.67%) JavaScript
2 186 (37.42%) TypeScript
3 72 (14.49%) ES6
4 53 (10.66%) Java
5 45 (9.05%) PHP
6 37 (7.44%) Python
7 36 (7.24%) C#
8 30 (6.04%) SQL
9 11 (2.21%) ES7
10 10 (2.01%) Go
11 7 (1.41%) Java 8
12 4 (0.80%) Groovy
12 4 (0.80%) Solidity
13 3 (0.60%) R
13 3 (0.60%) XAML
14 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.40%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.40%) Perl
14 2 (0.40%) Scala
15 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 31 (6.24%) Degree
2 11 (2.21%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.40%) SANS
6 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.62%) QA
2 4 (0.80%) WCAG
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 62 (12.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (5.43%) Adobe
2 15 (3.02%) DoubleClick
2 15 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
2 15 (3.02%) SAP
3 12 (2.41%) Google
4 10 (2.01%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.01%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.21%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.40%) BT
6 2 (0.40%) Twitter
7 1 (0.20%) Cadence
7 1 (0.20%) Canon
7 1 (0.20%) Dell
7 1 (0.20%) Epiphany
7 1 (0.20%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.20%) Intel
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle
7 1 (0.20%) Sony