Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Development (Client-Side Development)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 148 106
Rank change year-on-year +64 -42 +3
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 119 147 257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.02% 1.86% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 2.02% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 122 136 254
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £21,800
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,375 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 3,588 7,294 8,741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.09% 92.08% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,952 5,658 6,706
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Front End Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Front End Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Front End Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +74 76 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Worcestershire +40 9 £37,500 - 1
Coventry +22 7 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Warwickshire +21 7 £48,750 +12.07% 2
Staffordshire +7 5 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Solihull +4 5 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Sutton Coldfield +16 3 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Walsall - 3 £60,000 - 2
Wednesbury - 1 £50,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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.

1 110 (92.44%) JavaScript
2 83 (69.75%) HTML
2 83 (69.75%) CSS
3 57 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (42.02%) React
5 44 (36.97%) AngularJS
5 44 (36.97%) Vue.js
5 44 (36.97%) Node.js
6 35 (29.41%) ES6
7 34 (28.57%) Jest
8 32 (26.89%) HTML5
9 31 (26.05%) Scrum
10 30 (25.21%) Fintech
11 27 (22.69%) User Experience
12 26 (21.85%) .NET
13 25 (21.01%) C#
14 24 (20.17%) MVC
14 24 (20.17%) Sass
15 22 (18.49%) CSS3
16 21 (17.65%) jQuery
17 20 (16.81%) Web Development
18 19 (15.97%) Unit Testing
18 19 (15.97%) Git (software)
19 18 (15.13%) REST
19 18 (15.13%) ASP.NET
20 17 (14.29%) TypeScript
21 16 (13.45%) Azure
21 16 (13.45%) Kanban
22 15 (12.61%) Degree
22 15 (12.61%) CMS

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 15 (12.61%) CMS
2 8 (6.72%) IIS
3 4 (3.36%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.52%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) WordPress
6 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.68%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.68%) Sketch
2 1 (0.84%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Magento
1 1 (0.84%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) Azure
2 10 (8.40%) npm
3 7 (5.88%) AWS
4 5 (4.20%) Serverless
5 4 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.36%) SaaS
6 3 (2.52%) PaaS
7 2 (1.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) GCP
8 1 (0.84%) GitHub
8 1 (0.84%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.84%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.84%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) MySQL
1 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.52%) Redis
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (15.97%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.56%) Mocha
3 8 (6.72%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.04%) gulp
4 6 (5.04%) NUnit
4 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (4.20%) Cypress.io
5 5 (4.20%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.36%) webpack
7 3 (2.52%) GitLab
7 3 (2.52%) Grunt
7 3 (2.52%) jspm
7 3 (2.52%) Moq
7 3 (2.52%) MSTest
8 2 (1.68%) Babel
8 2 (1.68%) Maven
9 1 (0.84%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (7.56%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Marketing
3 3 (2.52%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.68%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (83.19%) Developer
2 69 (57.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 24 (20.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (10.08%) React Developer
4 12 (10.08%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.20%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Junior
8 5 (4.20%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.20%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.52%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) E-Commerce Developer
10 3 (2.52%) JavaScript Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) Junior Developer
10 3 (2.52%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (69.75%) CSS
1 83 (69.75%) HTML
2 50 (42.02%) React
3 44 (36.97%) AngularJS
3 44 (36.97%) Node.js
3 44 (36.97%) Vue.js
4 34 (28.57%) Jest
5 32 (26.89%) HTML5
6 26 (21.85%) .NET
7 24 (20.17%) Sass
8 22 (18.49%) CSS3
9 21 (17.65%) jQuery
10 18 (15.13%) ASP.NET
10 18 (15.13%) REST
11 13 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (10.08%) LESS
12 12 (10.08%) Redux
13 11 (9.24%) Ajax
14 10 (8.40%) JSON
15 9 (7.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.69%) User Experience
2 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) iPad
3 5 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.52%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.84%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.84%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.05%) Scrum
3 30 (25.21%) Fintech
4 24 (20.17%) MVC
5 20 (16.81%) Web Development
6 19 (15.97%) Unit Testing
7 16 (13.45%) Kanban
8 14 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (10.92%) Microservices
9 13 (10.92%) Software Engineering
10 12 (10.08%) DevOps
10 12 (10.08%) Web Design
11 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
12 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.56%) TDD
13 7 (5.88%) BDD
13 7 (5.88%) Mobile First
14 6 (5.04%) Analytics
15 5 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
15 5 (4.20%) Micro Frontends
Programming Languages
1 110 (92.44%) JavaScript
2 35 (29.41%) ES6
3 25 (21.01%) C#
4 17 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 12 (10.08%) Python
6 11 (9.24%) Java
7 9 (7.56%) SQL
8 8 (6.72%) PHP
9 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.52%) Rust
11 1 (0.84%) ES8
11 1 (0.84%) Perl
11 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.52%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) QA
1 5 (4.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (5.88%) Adobe
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.20%) DevExpress
4 3 (2.52%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.68%) Google
5 2 (1.68%) Netlify
6 1 (0.84%) NEC
6 1 (0.84%) Telerik