Period
to 27 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Front-End Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 493 448 585
Rank change year-on-year -45 +137 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Front-End Developer 684 250 636
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 409 222 557
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,325 £43,750
25th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £51,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.20% -6.82% +4.76%

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 111,557 45,200 134,451
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.39% 94.84% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 77,668 37,525 108,326
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -50 616 £70,000 +12.00% 94
London -26 385 £80,000 +14.29% 42
UK excluding London -126 248 £57,500 +12.20% 61
Work from Home -211 121 £70,000 - 26
South East -119 80 £60,000 - 14
Midlands -70 64 £45,500 -2.15% 7
South West -90 33 £52,500 +10.53% 8
West Midlands -75 31 £45,500 - 3
North of England -156 28 £58,750 +17.50% 20
Scotland -84 24 £65,000 -10.34% 5
North West -105 21 £48,750 -11.36% 11
East Midlands -64 20 £55,000 +15.79% 3
East of England -84 14 £57,500 +9.52% 3
Yorkshire -116 6 £60,000 +44.58% 7
Northern Ireland -50 3 £50,000 -16.67%
Wales -43 2 £58,800 +30.67% 4
North East -32 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 624 (91.23%) Front End Development
2 544 (79.53%) JavaScript
3 480 (70.18%) React
4 456 (66.67%) CSS
5 428 (62.57%) HTML
6 347 (50.73%) TypeScript
7 321 (46.93%) User Experience
8 257 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
9 214 (31.29%) HTML5
10 212 (30.99%) AngularJS
11 200 (29.24%) Node.js
12 196 (28.65%) Git (software)
13 175 (25.58%) Sass
14 154 (22.51%) CSS3
15 134 (19.59%) Redux
16 130 (19.01%) Vue.js
17 126 (18.42%) Finance
18 119 (17.40%) RESTful
19 112 (16.37%) TDD
19 112 (16.37%) Social Skills
20 100 (14.62%) ES6
20 100 (14.62%) Mentoring
21 97 (14.18%) Web Development
22 94 (13.74%) Docker
23 90 (13.16%) Test Automation
24 88 (12.87%) Marketing
25 85 (12.43%) Software Engineering
26 82 (11.99%) Degree
26 82 (11.99%) REST
27 81 (11.84%) Continuous Integration

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 42 (6.14%) CMS
2 28 (4.09%) WordPress
3 22 (3.22%) Headless CMS
4 15 (2.19%) IBM Domino
5 6 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.88%) Confluence
5 6 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.73%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) lighttpd
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (4.39%) Figma
2 25 (3.65%) Sketch
3 21 (3.07%) Photoshop
4 13 (1.90%) InVision
5 9 (1.32%) Adobe XD
5 9 (1.32%) GIMP
6 7 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.88%) UXPin
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Blender
8 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (11.26%) npm
2 71 (10.38%) SaaS
3 69 (10.09%) AWS
4 63 (9.21%) Azure
5 31 (4.53%) Serverless
6 29 (4.24%) GitHub
7 22 (3.22%) Firebase
8 17 (2.49%) Yarn
9 16 (2.34%) GCP
10 15 (2.19%) Cloud Functions
11 10 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.17%) Datadog
13 5 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 5 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.73%) Asana
13 5 (0.73%) Azure Service Fabric
13 5 (0.73%) Bitrise
13 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.73%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.73%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.88%) Asterisk PBX
2 5 (0.73%) HTTP
3 4 (0.58%) Broadband
4 3 (0.44%) Internet
5 1 (0.15%) 4G
5 1 (0.15%) 5G
5 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.97%) MongoDB
2 22 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (2.19%) MySQL
4 13 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.17%) Big Data
5 8 (1.17%) Kalido
6 6 (0.88%) Spatial Data
7 5 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.73%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.44%) Redis
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.29%) GIS
10 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 196 (28.65%) Git (software)
2 77 (11.26%) webpack
3 45 (6.58%) Cypress.io
4 40 (5.85%) JIRA
5 21 (3.07%) Grunt
6 19 (2.78%) gulp
7 15 (2.19%) GitLab
7 15 (2.19%) Selenium
8 14 (2.05%) git-flow
8 14 (2.05%) PostCSS
9 12 (1.75%) Mocha
10 11 (1.61%) Jasmine
10 11 (1.61%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.46%) Babel
11 10 (1.46%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.17%) Bower
13 6 (0.88%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.88%) IntelliJ
13 6 (0.88%) Storybook
14 5 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 126 (18.42%) Finance
2 112 (16.37%) Social Skills
3 88 (12.87%) Marketing
4 38 (5.56%) Games
5 29 (4.24%) Banking
6 26 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.22%) Legal
7 22 (3.22%) Retail
8 21 (3.07%) Public Sector
9 15 (2.19%) Electronics
9 15 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.19%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.61%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.88%) Fire and Rescue
11 6 (0.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.58%) Law
12 4 (0.58%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (70.18%) React
2 456 (66.67%) CSS
3 428 (62.57%) HTML
4 214 (31.29%) HTML5
5 212 (30.99%) AngularJS
6 200 (29.24%) Node.js
7 175 (25.58%) Sass
8 154 (22.51%) CSS3
9 134 (19.59%) Redux
10 130 (19.01%) Vue.js
11 119 (17.40%) RESTful
12 82 (11.99%) REST
13 72 (10.53%) GraphQL
14 65 (9.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 63 (9.21%) Next.js
16 57 (8.33%) Jest
17 54 (7.89%) React Native
18 37 (5.41%) Django
19 34 (4.97%) GatsbyJS
20 32 (4.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 321 (46.93%) User Experience
2 44 (6.43%) Mobile App
3 23 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (2.78%) Virtual Team
5 17 (2.49%) Blog
6 14 (2.05%) Cloud Native
7 13 (1.90%) NHS
8 12 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.46%) Augmented Reality
9 10 (1.46%) Wiki
10 9 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.32%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.32%) W3C
11 8 (1.17%) Animation
12 6 (0.88%) Media Streaming
13 5 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.73%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.73%) Online Gambling
13 5 (0.73%) Social Network
13 5 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.07%) Apple iOS
2 16 (2.34%) Android
3 11 (1.61%) Windows
4 5 (0.73%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (91.23%) Front End Development
2 257 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (16.37%) TDD
4 100 (14.62%) Mentoring
5 97 (14.18%) Web Development
6 90 (13.16%) Test Automation
7 85 (12.43%) Software Engineering
8 81 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (11.26%) DevOps
10 76 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 72 (10.53%) Fintech
12 70 (10.23%) Computer Science
13 69 (10.09%) Scrum
14 67 (9.80%) Visualisation
15 63 (9.21%) Microservices
16 60 (8.77%) SDLC
17 47 (6.87%) Full Stack Development
18 46 (6.73%) E-Commerce
19 45 (6.58%) Analytics
20 43 (6.29%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 544 (79.53%) JavaScript
2 347 (50.73%) TypeScript
3 100 (14.62%) ES6
4 66 (9.65%) Python
5 45 (6.58%) ES7
6 42 (6.14%) Java
7 33 (4.82%) C#
8 30 (4.39%) PHP
9 22 (3.22%) Kotlin
10 18 (2.63%) Elm
10 18 (2.63%) Scala
11 15 (2.19%) PureScript
12 13 (1.90%) Java 11
12 13 (1.90%) SQL
13 12 (1.75%) Apple Swift
13 12 (1.75%) Go
14 11 (1.61%) Ruby
15 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.15%) C++
16 1 (0.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 82 (11.99%) Degree
2 28 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.34%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.90%) SANS
5 11 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (1.02%) PhD
7 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.99%) Accessibility
2 20 (2.92%) QA
2 20 (2.92%) WCAG
3 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (13.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 67 (9.80%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.15%) Grafana
2 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (5.85%) Google
2 15 (2.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.19%) SAP
3 13 (1.90%) Adobe
4 8 (1.17%) Alibaba
4 8 (1.17%) Samsung
4 8 (1.17%) Sony
5 7 (1.02%) Huawei
6 5 (0.73%) DoubleClick
6 5 (0.73%) Facebook
6 5 (0.73%) Mapbox
6 5 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.73%) Sun
6 5 (0.73%) Twitter
7 3 (0.44%) SGI
8 2 (0.29%) Instagram
9 1 (0.15%) IBM
9 1 (0.15%) Optimizely
9 1 (0.15%) Spotify
9 1 (0.15%) Xamarin