Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Front-End Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 626 668 650
Rank change year-on-year +42 -18 +176
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 591 584 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 510 527 643
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 156,793 167,298 184,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,303 133,948 154,470
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +31 561 £60,000 +9.09% 113
London +17 342 £70,000 +7.69% 55
UK excluding London +44 238 £50,000 +11.11% 62
South East +19 76 £55,000 +15.79% 20
North of England +41 69 £45,000 +12.50% 15
North West +1 45 £45,000 - 9
Midlands +19 25 £50,000 +33.33% 7
South West +11 25 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Yorkshire +24 20 £41,250 +3.13% 5
East of England +27 18 £60,000 +71.43% 6
Scotland +14 17 £62,500 +19.05% 3
West Midlands +22 13 £52,500 +40.00% 3
East Midlands +3 12 £41,250 +11.49% 4
Wales +2 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North East -7 4 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £44,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 564 (95.43%) Front End Development
2 541 (91.54%) JavaScript
3 438 (74.11%) CSS
4 389 (65.82%) HTML
5 366 (61.93%) AngularJS
6 316 (53.47%) React
7 267 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
8 212 (35.87%) HTML5
9 193 (32.66%) CSS3
10 182 (30.80%) Git (software)
11 172 (29.10%) User Experience
12 155 (26.23%) Sass
13 145 (24.53%) TDD
14 137 (23.18%) Node.js
15 118 (19.97%) webpack
16 117 (19.80%) Vue.js
17 114 (19.29%) gulp
18 97 (16.41%) RESTful
19 96 (16.24%) ES6
20 94 (15.91%) Redux
21 83 (14.04%) Grunt
22 79 (13.37%) Angular 2
23 77 (13.03%) Unit Testing
23 77 (13.03%) jQuery
24 75 (12.69%) Web Development
25 73 (12.35%) Finance
26 70 (11.84%) Software Engineering
27 69 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
28 68 (11.51%) Scrum
29 67 (11.34%) LESS

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 21 (3.55%) CMS
2 18 (3.05%) WordPress
3 17 (2.88%) Umbraco
4 14 (2.37%) EPiServer
5 12 (2.03%) Confluence
6 8 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.85%) Apache
7 5 (0.85%) IIS
8 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.17%) JBoss
10 1 (0.17%) Kentico
10 1 (0.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 19 (3.21%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.85%) InVision
5 2 (0.34%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Magento
2 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) Shopify
4 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.31%) npm
2 43 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (4.23%) Serverless
3 25 (4.23%) Yarn
4 24 (4.06%) GitHub
5 21 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (1.52%) SaaS
7 7 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.02%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.68%) Heroku
10 1 (0.17%) AdWords
10 1 (0.17%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.17%) Firebase
10 1 (0.17%) IaaS
10 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.21%) Internet
2 12 (2.03%) HTTP
3 2 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) Skype
4 1 (0.17%) SMS
4 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.25%) MySQL
2 21 (3.55%) NoSQL
3 17 (2.88%) Blockchain
4 14 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.52%) SQL Server
7 8 (1.35%) Big Data
7 8 (1.35%) Redis
8 7 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.68%) GIS
11 3 (0.51%) Power BI
11 3 (0.51%) QlikView
11 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.17%) Event Store
13 1 (0.17%) Mixpanel
13 1 (0.17%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 182 (30.80%) Git (software)
2 118 (19.97%) webpack
3 114 (19.29%) gulp
4 83 (14.04%) Grunt
5 41 (6.94%) Jasmine
6 40 (6.77%) Mocha
7 35 (5.92%) JIRA
8 32 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
9 29 (4.91%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.03%) Protractor
11 11 (1.86%) Babel
12 10 (1.69%) Selenium
12 10 (1.69%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.02%) Maven
13 6 (1.02%) PostCSS
13 6 (1.02%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.02%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.85%) PhantomJS
General
1 73 (12.35%) Finance
2 39 (6.60%) Games
3 30 (5.08%) Banking
4 28 (4.74%) Retail
5 18 (3.05%) Automotive
5 18 (3.05%) Marketing
6 10 (1.69%) Legal
7 7 (1.18%) Advertising
7 7 (1.18%) Law
8 5 (0.85%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.85%) Publishing
9 2 (0.34%) Front Office
9 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (74.11%) CSS
2 389 (65.82%) HTML
3 366 (61.93%) AngularJS
4 316 (53.47%) React
5 212 (35.87%) HTML5
6 193 (32.66%) CSS3
7 155 (26.23%) Sass
8 137 (23.18%) Node.js
9 117 (19.80%) Vue.js
10 97 (16.41%) RESTful
11 94 (15.91%) Redux
12 79 (13.37%) Angular 2
13 77 (13.03%) jQuery
14 67 (11.34%) LESS
15 65 (11.00%) Ember.js
16 62 (10.49%) Backbone.js
17 43 (7.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (6.26%) .NET
19 36 (6.09%) JSON
20 34 (5.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 172 (29.10%) User Experience
2 54 (9.14%) Fintech
3 41 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.68%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.68%) iPad
9 4 (0.68%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Photography
10 3 (0.51%) Animation
10 3 (0.51%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.51%) Online Gambling
10 3 (0.51%) Social Network
10 3 (0.51%) W3C
11 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.34%) Life Science
11 2 (0.34%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (2.88%) Linux
2 12 (2.03%) Windows
3 10 (1.69%) Android
3 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.35%) Unix
5 6 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.17%) CentOS
6 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (95.43%) Front End Development
2 267 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (24.53%) TDD
4 77 (13.03%) Unit Testing
5 75 (12.69%) Web Development
6 70 (11.84%) Software Engineering
7 69 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (11.51%) Scrum
9 57 (9.64%) BDD
10 54 (9.14%) E-Commerce
10 54 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (8.63%) MVC
12 48 (8.12%) Responsive Web Design
13 44 (7.45%) Mentoring
14 36 (6.09%) Test Automation
15 34 (5.75%) DevOps
16 31 (5.25%) Software Architecture
17 30 (5.08%) OO
17 30 (5.08%) Prototyping
18 25 (4.23%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 541 (91.54%) JavaScript
2 96 (16.24%) ES6
3 59 (9.98%) TypeScript
4 47 (7.95%) Java
5 39 (6.60%) PHP
6 30 (5.08%) SQL
7 27 (4.57%) C#
8 25 (4.23%) Python
9 16 (2.71%) ES7
10 13 (2.20%) Ruby
11 5 (0.85%) Java 8
11 5 (0.85%) Solidity
12 4 (0.68%) Perl
13 2 (0.34%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.34%) C
13 2 (0.34%) F#
13 2 (0.34%) Go
13 2 (0.34%) JSX
13 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (8.80%) Degree
2 4 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.17%) MCSD
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.38%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) WCAG
3 1 (0.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (3.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.68%) Puppet
3 3 (0.51%) Terraform
4 2 (0.34%) Consul
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) Graphite
Vendors
1 17 (2.88%) Adobe
2 14 (2.37%) Google
3 9 (1.52%) Oracle
4 7 (1.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.85%) ATG
7 4 (0.68%) Demandware
7 4 (0.68%) ESRI
7 4 (0.68%) hybris
7 4 (0.68%) Pardot
8 3 (0.51%) Tableau
9 2 (0.34%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 2 (0.34%) Hummingbird
9 2 (0.34%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.34%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.17%) Cadence
10 1 (0.17%) Mapbox
10 1 (0.17%) Samsung
10 1 (0.17%) Zend