Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 113 92
Rank change year-on-year -1 -21 +6
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 180 226 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.45% 2.65% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.90% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 156 198 332
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.68% +9.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £29,750 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £55,625 £57,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 6,794 7,790 9,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.59% 91.47% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5,458 5,920 7,574
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +25 88 £40,000 - 24
Warwickshire -21 20 £44,000 +25.71% 8
Coventry +8 19 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Staffordshire -5 11 £35,000 +16.67% 10
Worcestershire -15 11 £37,000 +13.85% 4
Halesowen 0 7 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Sutton Coldfield +20 5 £37,500 - 1
Shropshire +18 5 £28,000 -11.81% 7
Solihull -30 5 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 158 (87.78%) JavaScript
2 141 (78.33%) CSS
3 134 (74.44%) HTML
4 86 (47.78%) AngularJS
5 78 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (37.78%) C#
7 66 (36.67%) .NET
7 66 (36.67%) React
8 61 (33.89%) ASP.NET
9 55 (30.56%) Web Development
10 54 (30.00%) MVC
11 51 (28.33%) HTML5
12 49 (27.22%) jQuery
13 47 (26.11%) Node.js
13 47 (26.11%) User Experience
14 40 (22.22%) Git (software)
15 33 (18.33%) Sass
16 32 (17.78%) TypeScript
16 32 (17.78%) Greenfield Project
17 31 (17.22%) CSS3
18 29 (16.11%) ES6
18 29 (16.11%) REST
18 29 (16.11%) OO
19 28 (15.56%) Azure
20 25 (13.89%) E-Commerce
21 22 (12.22%) MySQL
21 22 (12.22%) .NET Framework
21 22 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
22 20 (11.11%) Test Automation
22 20 (11.11%) Ajax

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 9 (5.00%) CMS
2 7 (3.89%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.67%) WordPress
4 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.56%) Drupal
5 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.67%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.67%) Moqups
3 2 (1.11%) Sketch
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.56%) Figma
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.56%) Azure
2 12 (6.67%) AWS
2 12 (6.67%) npm
2 12 (6.67%) SaaS
3 6 (3.33%) Heroku
4 5 (2.78%) Serverless
5 4 (2.22%) GitHub
5 4 (2.22%) PaaS
6 3 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.11%) BrowserStack
7 2 (1.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.56%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.11%) Internet
2 6 (3.33%) HTTP
3 5 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) Skype
4 1 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) MySQL
2 18 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.00%) Couchbase
5 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.44%) RavenDB
5 8 (4.44%) Redis
6 2 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 40 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.56%) webpack
3 11 (6.11%) gulp
4 10 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.44%) Grunt
6 7 (3.89%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.33%) Sinon.JS
8 5 (2.78%) Babel
8 5 (2.78%) Mocha
8 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.22%) Selenium
9 4 (2.22%) Subversion
10 3 (1.67%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.67%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (1.67%) Protractor
11 2 (1.11%) JIRA
11 2 (1.11%) Maven
12 1 (0.56%) PostCSS
12 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (7.22%) Public Sector
2 8 (4.44%) Retail
3 3 (1.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.11%) Automotive
4 2 (1.11%) Finance
4 2 (1.11%) Games
4 2 (1.11%) Local Government
5 1 (0.56%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 160 (88.89%) Developer
2 87 (48.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 30 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 24 (13.33%) React Developer
5 22 (12.22%) .NET Developer
5 22 (12.22%) Senior Developer
6 19 (10.56%) Web Developer
7 17 (9.44%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (5.00%) Azure Developer
8 9 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 8 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.89%) Designer
11 6 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (3.33%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.33%) UX Designer
11 6 (3.33%) UX Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Angular Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (78.33%) CSS
2 134 (74.44%) HTML
3 86 (47.78%) AngularJS
4 66 (36.67%) .NET
4 66 (36.67%) React
5 61 (33.89%) ASP.NET
6 51 (28.33%) HTML5
7 49 (27.22%) jQuery
8 47 (26.11%) Node.js
9 33 (18.33%) Sass
10 31 (17.22%) CSS3
11 29 (16.11%) REST
12 22 (12.22%) .NET Framework
12 22 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (11.11%) Ajax
14 18 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (10.00%) React Native
15 16 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (8.33%) .NET Core
16 15 (8.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 47 (26.11%) User Experience
2 32 (17.78%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (8.89%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.00%) Graphic Design
4 9 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.33%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.67%) Tandem
7 3 (1.67%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Life Science
8 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.56%) PKI
8 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.00%) Windows
2 8 (4.44%) Linux
3 7 (3.89%) Android
4 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (30.56%) Web Development
3 54 (30.00%) MVC
4 29 (16.11%) OO
5 25 (13.89%) E-Commerce
6 20 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 19 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (10.56%) Scrum
8 17 (9.44%) Wireframes
9 16 (8.89%) Open Source
10 15 (8.33%) Mobile First
11 14 (7.78%) DevOps
12 12 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.67%) SDLC
13 11 (6.11%) API Integration
13 11 (6.11%) Computer Science
13 11 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
14 10 (5.56%) Web Design
15 8 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (4.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 158 (87.78%) JavaScript
2 68 (37.78%) C#
3 32 (17.78%) TypeScript
4 29 (16.11%) ES6
5 17 (9.44%) SQL
6 16 (8.89%) PHP
7 15 (8.33%) ES7
8 14 (7.78%) Java
9 7 (3.89%) XAML
10 4 (2.22%) Python
10 4 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.67%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.67%) Java 8
11 3 (1.67%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.11%) ES8
12 2 (1.11%) Ruby
13 1 (0.56%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 16 (8.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.33%) Xamarin
3 5 (2.78%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 3 (1.67%) Adobe
4 3 (1.67%) Google
4 3 (1.67%) Spotify
5 2 (1.11%) Netlify
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle
6 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.56%) Zend