Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Front End Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Front End Development over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 117 87
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30 +30
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 267 270 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.95% 2.69% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.95% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 241 249 327
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Front End Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,181 9,160 10,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.28% 91.34% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 6,278 7,569 8,528
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Front End Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Development in the West Midlands

Front End Development
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front End Development in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Front End Development in the West Midlands

Front End Development
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Front End Development in the West Midlands

Front End Development
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Front End Development within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Birmingham +3 98 £40,750 +25.38% 22
Warwickshire +17 50 £35,000 +27.27% 13
Staffordshire +24 30 £30,000 -26.38% 10
Solihull +10 29 £31,750 -20.63% 7
Worcestershire +39 27 £32,500 +16.07% 8
Coventry +7 23 £49,000 +22.50% 4
Stourbridge - 2 £38,750 -
Wolverhampton -14 1 £30,000 -17.81%
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Front End Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Front End Development.

1 239 (89.51%) HTML
2 227 (85.02%) JavaScript
2 227 (85.02%) CSS
3 119 (44.57%) HTML5
4 117 (43.82%) AngularJS
5 89 (33.33%) CSS3
6 87 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (31.09%) Web Development
8 77 (28.84%) jQuery
9 72 (26.97%) PHP
10 66 (24.72%) C#
11 64 (23.97%) .NET
12 61 (22.85%) React
13 59 (22.10%) MVC
14 58 (21.72%) ASP.NET
15 47 (17.60%) SQL Server
16 45 (16.85%) Git (software)
17 38 (14.23%) .NET Framework
18 37 (13.86%) Sass
19 34 (12.73%) TDD
20 32 (11.99%) SQL
20 32 (11.99%) User Experience
21 29 (10.86%) WordPress
22 28 (10.49%) CMS
22 28 (10.49%) Java
22 28 (10.49%) MySQL
23 26 (9.74%) E-Commerce
23 26 (9.74%) Finance
23 26 (9.74%) Responsive Web Design
24 25 (9.36%) Scrum

Front End Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 29 (10.86%) WordPress
2 28 (10.49%) CMS
3 10 (3.75%) Apache
4 4 (1.50%) nginx
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) Drupal
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.37%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (7.87%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.12%) Fireworks
3 3 (1.12%) Moqups
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (2.62%) Magento
2 5 (1.87%) Shopify
3 2 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.00%) npm
3 7 (2.62%) SaaS
4 6 (2.25%) Zapier
5 5 (1.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.12%) MailChimp
6 3 (1.12%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) Yarn
7 2 (0.75%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.75%) IaaS
8 1 (0.37%) AdWords
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.37%) GitHub
8 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.00%) DNS
2 6 (2.25%) SSL
3 4 (1.50%) SMS
4 3 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.49%) MySQL
3 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.50%) GIS
4 4 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.12%) Power BI
5 3 (1.12%) QlikView
5 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.75%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.37%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.37%) HBase
7 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (16.85%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.24%) gulp
3 12 (4.49%) Grunt
4 10 (3.75%) webpack
5 8 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.62%) Subversion
7 6 (2.25%) GitLab
7 6 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (1.87%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.87%) Maven
8 5 (1.87%) Mocha
8 5 (1.87%) Selenium
9 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.12%) Ant
10 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.12%) git-flow
10 3 (1.12%) Moq
10 3 (1.12%) NUnit
10 3 (1.12%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (9.74%) Finance
2 14 (5.24%) Automotive
2 14 (5.24%) Retail
3 13 (4.87%) Marketing
4 8 (3.00%) Games
5 6 (2.25%) Advertising
6 3 (1.12%) Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 255 (95.51%) Developer
2 149 (55.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 46 (17.23%) JavaScript Developer
4 39 (14.61%) C# Developer
5 34 (12.73%) HTML Developer
6 31 (11.61%) HTML CSS Developer
7 29 (10.86%) .NET Developer
8 26 (9.74%) PHP Developer
9 23 (8.61%) Software Developer
9 23 (8.61%) Web Developer
10 22 (8.24%) Junior
11 21 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (7.87%) Junior Developer
12 20 (7.49%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (7.12%) Senior Developer
14 17 (6.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 16 (5.99%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 15 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 14 (5.24%) C# Software Developer
18 11 (4.12%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (89.51%) HTML
2 227 (85.02%) CSS
3 119 (44.57%) HTML5
4 117 (43.82%) AngularJS
5 89 (33.33%) CSS3
6 77 (28.84%) jQuery
7 64 (23.97%) .NET
8 61 (22.85%) React
9 58 (21.72%) ASP.NET
10 38 (14.23%) .NET Framework
11 37 (13.86%) Sass
12 23 (8.61%) Node.js
13 22 (8.24%) Angular 2
14 20 (7.49%) Entity Framework
14 20 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (7.49%) Web Services
15 18 (6.74%) Ajax
15 18 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (6.74%) Vue.js
16 17 (6.37%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.99%) User Experience
2 19 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.87%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.49%) Social Media
6 11 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.00%) W3C
8 7 (2.62%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.12%) FMCG
11 3 (1.12%) Tandem
12 2 (0.75%) Blog
12 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.75%) Graphic Design
13 1 (0.37%) Animation
13 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.37%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.99%) Linux
2 10 (3.75%) Windows
3 7 (2.62%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.87%) Android
5 4 (1.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (31.09%) Web Development
3 59 (22.10%) MVC
4 34 (12.73%) TDD
5 26 (9.74%) E-Commerce
5 26 (9.74%) Responsive Web Design
6 25 (9.36%) Scrum
7 21 (7.87%) BDD
7 21 (7.87%) Unit Testing
8 19 (7.12%) SEO
8 19 (7.12%) Web Design
9 17 (6.37%) CRM
10 16 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.12%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.12%) OO
11 11 (4.12%) Open Source
12 10 (3.75%) DevOps
12 10 (3.75%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (3.75%) Wireframes
12 10 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 227 (85.02%) JavaScript
2 72 (26.97%) PHP
3 66 (24.72%) C#
4 32 (11.99%) SQL
5 28 (10.49%) Java
6 13 (4.87%) Python
7 12 (4.49%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.75%) ES6
9 7 (2.62%) Ruby
10 6 (2.25%) ES7
11 5 (1.87%) C++
11 5 (1.87%) ES8
11 5 (1.87%) Perl
11 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.12%) R
13 2 (0.75%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.75%) Scala
13 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (7.12%) Degree
2 15 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.25%) MCPD
3 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 11 (4.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Ansible
1 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.12%) Terraform
2 2 (0.75%) cPanel
3 1 (0.37%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (8.61%) Adobe
2 16 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.49%) Google
4 6 (2.25%) Twitter
4 6 (2.25%) Zuora
5 3 (1.12%) Capita
5 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.75%) Apple
6 2 (0.75%) ATG
6 2 (0.75%) Tableau
7 1 (0.37%) Facebook
7 1 (0.37%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.37%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.37%) Maxymiser
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle