Period
to 19 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 144 116
Rank change year-on-year -19 -28 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 128 194 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.65% 2.05% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.13% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 109 181 252
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £25,600 £22,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% +10.59% -5.56%

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 7,415 9,126 9,465
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 96.57% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5,708 7,082 7,824
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £61,425
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 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 +7 37 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Warwickshire -24 32 £27,500 -21.43% 5
Coventry +41 14 £46,250 +2.78% 1
Solihull -8 12 £40,000 +60.00% 11
Worcestershire -28 7 £33,750 +22.73% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire -6 4 £33,750 -15.63% 3
Halesowen +15 2 £38,000 +55.10%
Shropshire -9 1 £50,000 +100.00%
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 19 May 2019, 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 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 111 (86.72%) CSS
3 109 (85.16%) HTML
4 105 (82.03%) Front End Development
5 62 (48.44%) AngularJS
6 60 (46.88%) HTML5
7 58 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (42.19%) CSS3
9 51 (39.84%) jQuery
10 43 (33.59%) Node.js
11 42 (32.81%) Web Development
12 36 (28.13%) React
13 34 (26.56%) User Experience
14 32 (25.00%) PHP
15 29 (22.66%) Marketing
16 28 (21.88%) Redux
17 26 (20.31%) MySQL
18 25 (19.53%) Linux
18 25 (19.53%) Degree
18 25 (19.53%) TypeScript
19 21 (16.41%) C#
20 20 (15.63%) Web Services
20 20 (15.63%) Social Media
21 19 (14.84%) TDD
21 19 (14.84%) Analytics
21 19 (14.84%) ES6
22 18 (14.06%) Java
22 18 (14.06%) Python
22 18 (14.06%) Git (software)
23 17 (13.28%) WordPress

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 17 (13.28%) WordPress
2 4 (3.13%) CMS
3 3 (2.34%) Drupal
3 3 (2.34%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Magento
2 4 (3.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.91%) Force.com
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) npm
4 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) HTTP
1 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) MySQL
2 13 (10.16%) Couchbase
3 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.56%) Redis
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.16%) gulp
3 5 (3.91%) JSUnit
4 4 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.34%) webpack
6 2 (1.56%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.78%) JIRA
7 1 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.78%) Mocha
General
1 29 (22.66%) Marketing
2 17 (13.28%) Games
3 5 (3.91%) Retail
4 3 (2.34%) Advertising
5 2 (1.56%) Finance
6 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (86.72%) CSS
2 109 (85.16%) HTML
3 62 (48.44%) AngularJS
4 60 (46.88%) HTML5
5 54 (42.19%) CSS3
6 51 (39.84%) jQuery
7 43 (33.59%) Node.js
8 36 (28.13%) React
9 28 (21.88%) Redux
10 20 (15.63%) Web Services
11 16 (12.50%) Sass
12 15 (11.72%) JSP
13 13 (10.16%) Handlebars
14 12 (9.38%) Vue.js
15 9 (7.03%) LAMP
16 8 (6.25%) Express
17 7 (5.47%) Jest
17 7 (5.47%) REST
18 6 (4.69%) Laravel
18 6 (4.69%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (26.56%) User Experience
2 20 (15.63%) Social Media
3 13 (10.16%) Mobile Games
4 4 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.13%) iPad
4 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.34%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.34%) New Media
6 1 (0.78%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.53%) Linux
2 15 (11.72%) Mac OS
2 15 (11.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (82.03%) Front End Development
2 58 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (32.81%) Web Development
4 19 (14.84%) Analytics
4 19 (14.84%) TDD
5 17 (13.28%) Computer Science
6 15 (11.72%) Scrum
7 14 (10.94%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (10.94%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.16%) Mathematics
8 13 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (9.38%) Creative Thinking
9 12 (9.38%) Data Entry
9 12 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (7.03%) Web Design
11 8 (6.25%) SEO
11 8 (6.25%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.47%) Open Source
12 7 (5.47%) Web Application Development
12 7 (5.47%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 112 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 32 (25.00%) PHP
3 25 (19.53%) TypeScript
4 21 (16.41%) C#
5 19 (14.84%) ES6
6 18 (14.06%) Java
6 18 (14.06%) Python
7 13 (10.16%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.25%) Perl
9 5 (3.91%) Apex Code
10 3 (2.34%) ES7
10 3 (2.34%) ES8
11 2 (1.56%) Ruby
11 2 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (19.53%) Degree
2 4 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.34%) HND
3 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (3.91%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (3.13%) Adobe
3 1 (0.78%) Google