Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 113 145
Rank change year-on-year -58 +32 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 123 260 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 2.60% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 2.69% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 108 250 232
West Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.40% -10.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £20,625 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,844 9,651 10,813
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.60% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6,046 7,876 8,589
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the West Midlands

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
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 Developer (Client-Side Developer) within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 9 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 -25 65 £40,000 +26.98% 13
Worcestershire -6 16 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Solihull +7 14 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Warwickshire -6 10 £38,750 +40.91% 7
Staffordshire +12 8 £22,750 -35.00% 6
Halesowen +26 3 £35,000 +42.86% 1
Coventry +12 2 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Shropshire +6 2 £31,750 +10.43%
Sutton Coldfield -24 2 - - 3
Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
England

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 112 (91.06%) JavaScript
2 111 (90.24%) Front End Development
3 97 (78.86%) HTML
4 94 (76.42%) CSS
5 59 (47.97%) AngularJS
6 51 (41.46%) HTML5
7 46 (37.40%) React
8 38 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (28.46%) CSS3
10 34 (27.64%) jQuery
11 30 (24.39%) Sass
12 28 (22.76%) Node.js
12 28 (22.76%) Web Development
13 26 (21.14%) User Experience
14 20 (16.26%) TDD
15 17 (13.82%) Scrum
15 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
16 14 (11.38%) Responsive Web Design
16 14 (11.38%) Finance
16 14 (11.38%) PHP
16 14 (11.38%) C#
17 12 (9.76%) Web Design
17 12 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 11 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
18 11 (8.94%) Marketing
18 11 (8.94%) Degree
18 11 (8.94%) Digital Marketing
18 11 (8.94%) Jenkins
18 11 (8.94%) CMS
18 11 (8.94%) Python

Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) Skill Set
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 11 (8.94%) CMS
2 9 (7.32%) WordPress
3 7 (5.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (4.88%) Confluence
5 2 (1.63%) Drupal
6 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) GitHub
2 5 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.07%) Serverless
3 4 (3.25%) npm
4 3 (2.44%) Silverpop
5 2 (1.63%) Yarn
6 1 (0.81%) AdWords
6 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) MySQL
2 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.94%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.13%) gulp
4 8 (6.50%) Jasmine
5 7 (5.69%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (5.69%) Maven
6 6 (4.88%) Grunt
6 6 (4.88%) JIRA
6 6 (4.88%) webpack
7 5 (4.07%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.63%) git-flow
9 1 (0.81%) Mocha
9 1 (0.81%) Selenium
9 1 (0.81%) Subversion
9 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (11.38%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Marketing
3 5 (4.07%) Automotive
3 5 (4.07%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (78.86%) HTML
2 94 (76.42%) CSS
3 59 (47.97%) AngularJS
4 51 (41.46%) HTML5
5 46 (37.40%) React
6 35 (28.46%) CSS3
7 34 (27.64%) jQuery
8 30 (24.39%) Sass
9 28 (22.76%) Node.js
10 12 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (8.13%) Backbone.js
11 10 (8.13%) LESS
11 10 (8.13%) Vue.js
12 9 (7.32%) Semantic HTML
13 8 (6.50%) Ajax
13 8 (6.50%) Web Services
14 7 (5.69%) Ember.js
15 6 (4.88%) Redux
15 6 (4.88%) RESTful
16 5 (4.07%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.14%) User Experience
2 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.88%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.88%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.44%) FMCG
4 3 (2.44%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.63%) Life Science
5 2 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.81%) Fintech
6 1 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.44%) Linux
2 2 (1.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (90.24%) Front End Development
2 38 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.76%) Web Development
4 20 (16.26%) TDD
5 17 (13.82%) Scrum
6 14 (11.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (9.76%) Web Design
8 11 (8.94%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.32%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.50%) Content Management
11 8 (6.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 8 (6.50%) Prototyping
12 7 (5.69%) Project Management
12 7 (5.69%) SDLC
12 7 (5.69%) Wireframes
13 6 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (4.88%) Multithreading
13 6 (4.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 112 (91.06%) JavaScript
2 14 (11.38%) C#
2 14 (11.38%) PHP
3 11 (8.94%) Python
4 10 (8.13%) TypeScript
5 8 (6.50%) Java
6 7 (5.69%) Perl
7 4 (3.25%) ES6
7 4 (3.25%) ES7
7 4 (3.25%) ES8
7 4 (3.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.94%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (6.50%) Adobe
2 6 (4.88%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.44%) IBM
4 2 (1.63%) ATG
4 2 (1.63%) Google
4 2 (1.63%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.81%) Apple
5 1 (0.81%) HubSpot
5 1 (0.81%) Sun