Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 131 176
Rank change year-on-year +22 +45 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 267 262 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.66% 2.29% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 2.38% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 258 247 147
West Midlands median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.08% +4.84% +6.90%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £43,225 £47,500 £42,350
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 9662 11010 10558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.17% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7945 8725 8776
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +50 120 £31,500 -3.08% 4
Warwickshire -12 49 £27,500 -1.79% 2
Worcestershire -1 22 £37,500 +11.94% 3
Staffordshire +11 20 £35,000 -17.65%
Halesowen - 16 £32,500 - 1
Solihull -1 11 £42,500 +9.68% 2
Herefordshire +5 9 £37,500 -
Coventry -38 5 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £40,000 -
Walsall +7 2 £40,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £26,500 -
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 November 2017, Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) in the job title.

1 262 (98.13%) HTML
2 256 (95.88%) CSS
3 245 (91.76%) JavaScript
4 228 (85.39%) Front End Development
5 163 (61.05%) HTML5
6 161 (60.30%) AngularJS
7 137 (51.31%) Sass
8 136 (50.94%) PHP
9 134 (50.19%) jQuery
10 109 (40.82%) CSS3
11 105 (39.33%) Git (software)
12 87 (32.58%) React
13 72 (26.97%) Marketing
13 72 (26.97%) WordPress
14 69 (25.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 67 (25.09%) Photoshop
16 65 (24.34%) Web Development
17 64 (23.97%) Mobile App
18 62 (23.22%) User Experience
18 62 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (17.98%) gulp
20 47 (17.60%) Open Source
20 47 (17.60%) Adobe Illustrator
21 46 (17.23%) CMS
22 43 (16.10%) MySQL
22 43 (16.10%) LESS
23 42 (15.73%) Adobe
23 42 (15.73%) SEO
24 39 (14.61%) Linux
25 37 (13.86%) MVC

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 72 (26.97%) WordPress
2 46 (17.23%) CMS
3 10 (3.75%) Apache
4 9 (3.37%) nginx
5 6 (2.25%) Joomla!
6 3 (1.12%) Drupal
6 3 (1.12%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 67 (25.09%) Photoshop
2 47 (17.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (10.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.50%) InDesign
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.37%) Magento
2 6 (2.25%) OpenCart
3 3 (1.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.49%) GitHub
2 23 (8.61%) npm
3 10 (3.75%) SaaS
4 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.25%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.37%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.74%) Internet
2 10 (3.75%) SSH
3 2 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.10%) MySQL
2 8 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (3.00%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 105 (39.33%) Git (software)
2 48 (17.98%) gulp
3 26 (9.74%) webpack
4 22 (8.24%) GitLab
5 20 (7.49%) Grunt
6 13 (4.87%) Mocha
7 10 (3.75%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.37%) Vagrant
9 8 (3.00%) JSUnit
9 8 (3.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (3.00%) Selenium
9 8 (3.00%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.75%) Bower
10 2 (0.75%) jMock
10 2 (0.75%) JUnit
10 2 (0.75%) Mockito
10 2 (0.75%) Subversion
11 1 (0.37%) Moq
11 1 (0.37%) PostCSS
11 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (26.97%) Marketing
2 34 (12.73%) Telecoms
3 29 (10.86%) Advertising
4 28 (10.49%) Games
5 23 (8.61%) Retail
6 21 (7.87%) Electronics
6 21 (7.87%) Manufacturing
7 14 (5.24%) Automotive
8 11 (4.12%) Finance
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (98.13%) HTML
2 256 (95.88%) CSS
3 163 (61.05%) HTML5
4 161 (60.30%) AngularJS
5 137 (51.31%) Sass
6 134 (50.19%) jQuery
7 109 (40.82%) CSS3
8 87 (32.58%) React
9 69 (25.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 43 (16.10%) LESS
11 34 (12.73%) PhoneGap
12 33 (12.36%) Node.js
12 33 (12.36%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 28 (10.49%) REST
13 28 (10.49%) Ruby on Rails
14 25 (9.36%) Apache Cordova
15 24 (8.99%) Backbone.js
16 23 (8.61%) .NET
17 21 (7.87%) LAMP
18 17 (6.37%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 64 (23.97%) Mobile App
2 62 (23.22%) User Experience
3 34 (12.73%) Social Media
4 19 (7.12%) Graphic Design
5 9 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (3.00%) NHS
7 7 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.25%) Blog
9 5 (1.87%) BBC
10 3 (1.12%) W3C
11 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.75%) iPad
12 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.37%) Mobile Games
12 1 (0.37%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.61%) Linux
2 27 (10.11%) Android
2 27 (10.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (85.39%) Front End Development
2 65 (24.34%) Web Development
3 62 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (17.60%) Open Source
5 42 (15.73%) SEO
6 37 (13.86%) MVC
7 36 (13.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 34 (12.73%) Mobile Application Development
9 33 (12.36%) E-Commerce
10 27 (10.11%) Android Development
10 27 (10.11%) iOS Development
11 26 (9.74%) Web Design
12 22 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.87%) Scrum
14 19 (7.12%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (6.37%) Content Management
16 16 (5.99%) Digital Marketing
16 16 (5.99%) Internet Marketing
17 13 (4.87%) SDLC
17 13 (4.87%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 245 (91.76%) JavaScript
2 136 (50.94%) PHP
3 36 (13.48%) SQL
4 28 (10.49%) Ruby
5 26 (9.74%) C
6 16 (5.99%) C#
7 10 (3.75%) Java
7 10 (3.75%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.50%) Python
9 2 (0.75%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) ES6
10 1 (0.37%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (0.75%) Degree
1 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
1 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (15.73%) Adobe
2 14 (5.24%) Google
3 7 (2.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.62%) Xamarin
4 6 (2.25%) Twitter