Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 100 92
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +32
Permanent jobs citing Front End Development 249 297 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.90% 3.03% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.31% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 227 292 309
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £21,400 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £53,000
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 7,753 8,984 10,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.41% 91.51% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 7,369 8,293
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -13 101 £40,000 +26.98% 28
Warwickshire +9 32 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Solihull +13 30 £42,500 +1.19% 3
Coventry +13 25 £49,000 +68.97% 3
Staffordshire +11 23 £30,000 -25.00% 13
Worcestershire +16 21 £32,500 +16.07% 6
Walsall 0 3 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Shropshire +16 2 £31,750 -39.52%
Sutton Coldfield -23 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton +1 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 - 1
Front End Development
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 220 (88.35%) JavaScript
2 209 (83.94%) HTML
3 193 (77.51%) CSS
4 107 (42.97%) AngularJS
5 104 (41.77%) HTML5
6 95 (38.15%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (27.31%) CSS3
7 68 (27.31%) React
8 66 (26.51%) C#
9 64 (25.70%) jQuery
10 60 (24.10%) Web Development
11 57 (22.89%) .NET
12 55 (22.09%) ASP.NET
13 52 (20.88%) MVC
14 45 (18.07%) PHP
15 44 (17.67%) SQL Server
16 40 (16.06%) TDD
16 40 (16.06%) Sass
17 37 (14.86%) Git (software)
18 35 (14.06%) Scrum
18 35 (14.06%) User Experience
19 32 (12.85%) .NET Framework
19 32 (12.85%) Node.js
19 32 (12.85%) Finance
20 28 (11.24%) SQL
21 27 (10.84%) Java
21 27 (10.84%) CMS
22 24 (9.64%) MySQL
22 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
23 22 (8.84%) Web Services

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 27 (10.84%) CMS
2 20 (8.03%) WordPress
3 7 (2.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (2.01%) Confluence
5 4 (1.61%) Apache
6 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.80%) Drupal
8 1 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.40%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.40%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (5.22%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.20%) Fireworks
3 3 (1.20%) Moqups
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Shopify
2 3 (1.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.21%) npm
3 7 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.41%) Serverless
5 5 (2.01%) GitHub
5 5 (2.01%) SaaS
6 3 (1.20%) PaaS
6 3 (1.20%) Yarn
7 2 (0.80%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.40%) AdWords
8 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.40%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.40%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.01%) Internet
2 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.64%) MySQL
3 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.20%) GIS
4 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.20%) Power BI
4 3 (1.20%) QlikView
4 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.80%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.80%) Redis
5 2 (0.80%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.80%) SQLite
6 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 37 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.03%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.02%) gulp
4 13 (5.22%) Grunt
5 11 (4.42%) Maven
6 10 (4.02%) webpack
7 8 (3.21%) Jasmine
8 7 (2.81%) JIRA
8 7 (2.81%) Karma Test Runner
8 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.01%) CircleCI
9 5 (2.01%) Subversion
10 4 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.61%) Selenium
11 3 (1.20%) Ant
11 3 (1.20%) git-flow
11 3 (1.20%) Mocha
11 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.80%) Bower
General
1 32 (12.85%) Finance
2 15 (6.02%) Marketing
3 9 (3.61%) Automotive
3 9 (3.61%) Games
4 7 (2.81%) Retail
5 6 (2.41%) Advertising
6 5 (2.01%) Banking
7 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 232 (93.17%) Developer
2 139 (55.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 38 (15.26%) C# Developer
4 34 (13.65%) JavaScript Developer
5 24 (9.64%) Junior
6 23 (9.24%) .NET Developer
6 23 (9.24%) Junior Developer
6 23 (9.24%) Senior Developer
7 21 (8.43%) Software Developer
8 19 (7.63%) HTML Developer
8 19 (7.63%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 18 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (6.83%) HTML CSS Developer
11 16 (6.43%) ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (6.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (6.02%) PHP Developer
12 15 (6.02%) Web Developer
13 14 (5.62%) React Developer
14 13 (5.22%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (83.94%) HTML
2 193 (77.51%) CSS
3 107 (42.97%) AngularJS
4 104 (41.77%) HTML5
5 68 (27.31%) CSS3
5 68 (27.31%) React
6 64 (25.70%) jQuery
7 57 (22.89%) .NET
8 55 (22.09%) ASP.NET
9 40 (16.06%) Sass
10 32 (12.85%) .NET Framework
10 32 (12.85%) Node.js
11 22 (8.84%) Web Services
12 21 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (6.83%) Vue.js
15 16 (6.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (6.43%) Entity Framework
15 16 (6.43%) Laravel
16 14 (5.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.06%) User Experience
2 19 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.42%) Algorithms
5 10 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.61%) Social Media
7 8 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.21%) W3C
8 5 (2.01%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.20%) FMCG
9 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.20%) Tandem
10 2 (0.80%) Fintech
10 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.40%) Animation
11 1 (0.40%) Blog
11 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.40%) New Media
11 1 (0.40%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.62%) Linux
2 10 (4.02%) Windows
3 8 (3.21%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.01%) Android
5 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.15%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (24.10%) Web Development
3 52 (20.88%) MVC
4 40 (16.06%) TDD
5 35 (14.06%) Scrum
6 22 (8.84%) Unit Testing
7 21 (8.43%) BDD
7 21 (8.43%) E-Commerce
7 21 (8.43%) Responsive Web Design
8 18 (7.23%) Web Design
9 17 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.02%) CRM
11 12 (4.82%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (4.82%) OO
11 12 (4.82%) Wireframes
12 11 (4.42%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.42%) SEO
13 9 (3.61%) DevOps
13 9 (3.61%) Prototyping
14 8 (3.21%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 220 (88.35%) JavaScript
2 66 (26.51%) C#
3 45 (18.07%) PHP
4 28 (11.24%) SQL
5 27 (10.84%) Java
6 21 (8.43%) Python
7 11 (4.42%) TypeScript
8 9 (3.61%) ES6
9 8 (3.21%) Perl
10 6 (2.41%) ES8
11 5 (2.01%) ES7
11 5 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.61%) C++
12 4 (1.61%) Ruby
13 3 (1.20%) R
14 2 (0.80%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.80%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.40%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.43%) Degree
2 9 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.21%) MCPD
3 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (4.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.20%) Ansible
2 3 (1.20%) Terraform
3 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.62%) Adobe
3 9 (3.61%) Google
4 6 (2.41%) Twitter
5 5 (2.01%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.20%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.80%) ATG
7 2 (0.80%) Tableau
7 2 (0.80%) WooCommerce
8 1 (0.40%) Facebook
8 1 (0.40%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle
8 1 (0.40%) Sun