Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 84 95
Rank change year-on-year -33 +11 +24
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 192 349 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.38% 3.49% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.83% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 166 342 304
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.19% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £57,000 £47,375 £65,000
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 7,347 9,120 10,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.02% 91.24% 91.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5,562 7,331 7,988
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 December 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 16 December 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 -27 90 £40,000 +23.08% 22
Warwickshire -2 23 £37,500 +19.05% 9
Solihull +8 18 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Worcestershire -5 18 £32,500 +16.07% 8
Coventry +3 17 £47,500 +63.79% 1
Staffordshire +10 9 £25,000 -37.50% 6
Walsall +1 4 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Halesowen +30 3 £35,000 +42.86%
Shropshire +4 2 £31,750 -2.31% 5
Sutton Coldfield -19 2 - - 1
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 163 (84.90%) JavaScript
2 149 (77.60%) HTML
3 143 (74.48%) CSS
4 84 (43.75%) AngularJS
5 78 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (35.42%) HTML5
7 53 (27.60%) React
8 50 (26.04%) jQuery
9 49 (25.52%) Web Development
10 45 (23.44%) C#
11 42 (21.88%) CSS3
12 39 (20.31%) .NET
13 37 (19.27%) ASP.NET
14 35 (18.23%) User Experience
15 34 (17.71%) PHP
15 34 (17.71%) MVC
16 31 (16.15%) Scrum
16 31 (16.15%) Sass
17 29 (15.10%) TDD
18 28 (14.58%) Git (software)
19 27 (14.06%) SQL
20 26 (13.54%) Web Services
20 26 (13.54%) Node.js
21 25 (13.02%) SQL Server
22 24 (12.50%) Microsoft
23 22 (11.46%) Finance
24 21 (10.94%) MySQL
25 20 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 19 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
26 19 (9.90%) Degree

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 16 (8.33%) CMS
2 15 (7.81%) WordPress
3 7 (3.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (3.13%) Confluence
5 4 (2.08%) Apache
6 3 (1.56%) Drupal
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.52%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.52%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.65%) Serverless
4 6 (3.13%) GitHub
5 3 (1.56%) npm
6 2 (1.04%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.52%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.94%) MySQL
3 9 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.17%) Redis
5 6 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.04%) SQLite
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.52%) GIS
8 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.52%) HBase
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) QlikView
8 1 (0.52%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.85%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.25%) gulp
4 9 (4.69%) Grunt
4 9 (4.69%) Maven
4 9 (4.69%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.17%) JIRA
6 7 (3.65%) Jasmine
7 6 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (3.13%) webpack
8 5 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.08%) Selenium
9 4 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.56%) CircleCI
11 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.04%) git-flow
11 2 (1.04%) Mocha
11 2 (1.04%) Moq
11 2 (1.04%) MSTest
11 2 (1.04%) NUnit
General
1 22 (11.46%) Finance
2 15 (7.81%) Marketing
3 6 (3.13%) Automotive
3 6 (3.13%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Games
4 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.08%) Advertising
6 3 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (93.23%) Developer
2 108 (56.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 32 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 23 (11.98%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (10.42%) C# Developer
6 19 (9.90%) Web Developer
7 16 (8.33%) Junior
7 16 (8.33%) React Developer
7 16 (8.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 16 (8.33%) Software Developer
8 15 (7.81%) Junior Developer
9 14 (7.29%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (5.73%) .NET Developer
10 11 (5.73%) PHP Developer
11 10 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (4.69%) Lead Developer
12 9 (4.69%) Senior Web Developer
13 8 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (77.60%) HTML
2 143 (74.48%) CSS
3 84 (43.75%) AngularJS
4 68 (35.42%) HTML5
5 53 (27.60%) React
6 50 (26.04%) jQuery
7 42 (21.88%) CSS3
8 39 (20.31%) .NET
9 37 (19.27%) ASP.NET
10 31 (16.15%) Sass
11 26 (13.54%) Node.js
11 26 (13.54%) Web Services
12 20 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (8.85%) Laravel
14 17 (8.85%) RESTful
15 16 (8.33%) Vue.js
16 13 (6.77%) .NET Framework
16 13 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (6.77%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.23%) User Experience
2 16 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.13%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.56%) Fintech
8 3 (1.56%) FMCG
8 3 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.04%) Life Science
9 2 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.04%) New Media
9 2 (1.04%) Social Media
10 1 (0.52%) Animation
10 1 (0.52%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.52%) W3C
10 1 (0.52%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.73%) Linux
2 6 (3.13%) Windows
3 4 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.52%) Web Development
3 34 (17.71%) MVC
4 31 (16.15%) Scrum
5 29 (15.10%) TDD
6 16 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 14 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.29%) Web Design
8 13 (6.77%) Digital Marketing
8 13 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (5.21%) E-Commerce
10 10 (5.21%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.21%) SDLC
11 9 (4.69%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.17%) BDD
12 8 (4.17%) Business Development
12 8 (4.17%) Computer Science
12 8 (4.17%) Prototyping
12 8 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 163 (84.90%) JavaScript
2 45 (23.44%) C#
3 34 (17.71%) PHP
4 27 (14.06%) SQL
5 18 (9.38%) Python
6 17 (8.85%) Java
7 10 (5.21%) ES6
7 10 (5.21%) Perl
7 10 (5.21%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.08%) ES8
8 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.56%) ES7
9 3 (1.56%) Ruby
10 2 (1.04%) C++
11 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.52%) Java 8
11 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.52%) R
11 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (9.90%) Degree
2 8 (4.17%) MCPD
2 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.65%) Adobe
3 6 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.04%) Google
4 2 (1.04%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.52%) Apple
5 1 (0.52%) ATG
5 1 (0.52%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.52%) IBM
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle
5 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.52%) Sun
5 1 (0.52%) Tableau