Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 93 98
Rank change year-on-year -66 +5 +26
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 140 290 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.76% 2.98% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 3.29% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 108 261 277
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 7,259 8,808 9,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.37% 90.37% 92.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,430 6,805 7,302
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -2.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £69,149 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 -27 51 £35,000 -12.50% 25
Warwickshire -36 22 £43,500 +27.94% 2
Coventry +21 19 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Solihull -7 17 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Staffordshire +3 6 £33,750 +12.50% 6
Worcestershire -42 6 £33,750 +22.73% 4
Halesowen +17 3 £35,000 +42.86%
Shropshire -6 3 £50,000 +73.91% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £30,000 -
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 122 (87.14%) JavaScript
1 122 (87.14%) CSS
2 114 (81.43%) HTML
3 60 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 56 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (32.86%) HTML5
6 43 (30.71%) CSS3
7 42 (30.00%) jQuery
8 41 (29.29%) User Experience
9 37 (26.43%) React
10 36 (25.71%) Web Development
11 26 (18.57%) PHP
12 24 (17.14%) Redux
12 24 (17.14%) Node.js
13 23 (16.43%) TypeScript
13 23 (16.43%) Degree
14 22 (15.71%) .NET
15 21 (15.00%) Scrum
15 21 (15.00%) TDD
16 20 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 20 (14.29%) MySQL
17 19 (13.57%) Java
17 19 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (13.57%) Sass
18 18 (12.86%) ES6
18 18 (12.86%) Web Services
18 18 (12.86%) Marketing
19 17 (12.14%) RESTful
19 17 (12.14%) WordPress
19 17 (12.14%) E-Commerce

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 17 (12.14%) WordPress
2 12 (8.57%) CMS
3 8 (5.71%) Drupal
4 5 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.14%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.14%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Magento
2 4 (2.86%) Shopify
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.57%) Force.com
4 5 (3.57%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.43%) npm
6 1 (0.71%) GitHub
6 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) MySQL
2 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.86%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.71%) Redis
5 6 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.57%) Big Data
6 5 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.86%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (2.14%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.14%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.14%) JSUnit
3 3 (2.14%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.14%) webpack
4 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.43%) Mocha
4 2 (1.43%) Subversion
5 1 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.71%) gulp
5 1 (0.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.71%) Maven
5 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (12.86%) Marketing
2 6 (4.29%) Advertising
3 4 (2.86%) Games
4 3 (2.14%) Finance
4 3 (2.14%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 135 (96.43%) Developer
2 96 (68.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 22 (15.71%) Senior Developer
4 21 (15.00%) React Developer
5 17 (12.14%) Web Developer
6 13 (9.29%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (9.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 10 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.43%) HTML CSS Developer
8 9 (6.43%) HTML Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Backend Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
11 6 (4.29%) Angular Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Junior
12 5 (3.57%) Junior Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Salesforce Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Senior React Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (87.14%) CSS
2 114 (81.43%) HTML
3 60 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 46 (32.86%) HTML5
5 43 (30.71%) CSS3
6 42 (30.00%) jQuery
7 37 (26.43%) React
8 24 (17.14%) Node.js
8 24 (17.14%) Redux
9 22 (15.71%) .NET
10 19 (13.57%) Sass
11 18 (12.86%) Web Services
12 17 (12.14%) RESTful
13 16 (11.43%) REST
13 16 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (10.00%) SOAP
15 13 (9.29%) LAMP
16 11 (7.86%) Laravel
17 9 (6.43%) ASP.NET
17 9 (6.43%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.29%) User Experience
2 10 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.29%) Social Media
4 4 (2.86%) New Media
4 4 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.43%) iPad
5 2 (1.43%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.71%) Fintech
6 1 (0.71%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.43%) Linux
2 3 (2.14%) Android
3 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.71%) Web Development
3 21 (15.00%) Scrum
3 21 (15.00%) TDD
4 19 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (12.14%) E-Commerce
6 13 (9.29%) Digital Marketing
7 12 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 12 (8.57%) Web Design
8 10 (7.14%) SOA
9 9 (6.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (6.43%) MVC
9 9 (6.43%) Open Source
9 9 (6.43%) Workflow
10 8 (5.71%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.00%) CRM
11 7 (5.00%) Prototyping
11 7 (5.00%) SDLC
11 7 (5.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 122 (87.14%) JavaScript
2 26 (18.57%) PHP
3 23 (16.43%) TypeScript
4 19 (13.57%) Java
5 18 (12.86%) ES6
6 15 (10.71%) C#
7 14 (10.00%) Python
8 10 (7.14%) Perl
9 9 (6.43%) SQL
10 7 (5.00%) Ruby
11 5 (3.57%) Apex Code
11 5 (3.57%) Scala
12 3 (2.14%) ES7
12 3 (2.14%) ES8
13 1 (0.71%) C
13 1 (0.71%) C++
13 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (16.43%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.14%) HND
4 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.00%) Adobe
3 6 (4.29%) Google
3 6 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.57%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.71%) Apple
5 1 (0.71%) Atlassian