Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 113 114
Rank change year-on-year -44 +1 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer) 147 286 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.70% 2.87% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.97% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 141 277 264
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.77% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,000 £45,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 8,362 9,618 11,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 96.41% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,493 7,978 8,897
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,056 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 October 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 23 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 -43 75 £40,750 +29.37% 11
Solihull +3 21 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Warwickshire +1 14 £33,250 +20.91% 2
Staffordshire +7 13 £25,500 -32.00% 6
Worcestershire -5 13 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Coventry 0 4 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Shropshire +14 2 £31,750 -39.52%
Sutton Coldfield -26 2 - -
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 23 October 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.

1 143 (97.28%) JavaScript
2 137 (93.20%) Front End Development
3 128 (87.07%) HTML
4 125 (85.03%) CSS
5 74 (50.34%) AngularJS
6 66 (44.90%) HTML5
7 49 (33.33%) React
8 48 (32.65%) CSS3
8 48 (32.65%) jQuery
9 45 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (23.81%) Web Development
11 34 (23.13%) Sass
12 30 (20.41%) Node.js
13 27 (18.37%) User Experience
14 25 (17.01%) Responsive Web Design
15 24 (16.33%) Git (software)
16 22 (14.97%) TDD
17 21 (14.29%) PHP
18 18 (12.24%) Scrum
19 16 (10.88%) C#
19 16 (10.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 15 (10.20%) Finance
20 15 (10.20%) Ajax
21 14 (9.52%) Java
22 13 (8.84%) Marketing
22 13 (8.84%) LESS
22 13 (8.84%) gulp
23 12 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
23 12 (8.16%) Web Services
23 12 (8.16%) Web Design

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 8 (5.44%) CMS
1 8 (5.44%) WordPress
2 5 (3.40%) Confluence
3 4 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.36%) Drupal
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.68%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (4.76%) npm
2 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.40%) GitHub
3 5 (3.40%) Serverless
4 3 (2.04%) SaaS
4 3 (2.04%) Silverpop
4 3 (2.04%) Yarn
5 1 (0.68%) AdWords
5 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) Internet
2 2 (1.36%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) MySQL
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.84%) gulp
3 10 (6.80%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.12%) Grunt
5 8 (5.44%) Jasmine
5 8 (5.44%) webpack
6 7 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (4.76%) Maven
7 5 (3.40%) JIRA
7 5 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.36%) Bower
8 2 (1.36%) git-flow
8 2 (1.36%) Mocha
9 1 (0.68%) MSI
9 1 (0.68%) Selenium
9 1 (0.68%) Subversion
9 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.68%) WiX
General
1 15 (10.20%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Marketing
3 5 (3.40%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Automotive
5 2 (1.36%) Advertising
5 2 (1.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (87.07%) HTML
2 125 (85.03%) CSS
3 74 (50.34%) AngularJS
4 66 (44.90%) HTML5
5 49 (33.33%) React
6 48 (32.65%) CSS3
6 48 (32.65%) jQuery
7 34 (23.13%) Sass
8 30 (20.41%) Node.js
9 16 (10.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (10.20%) Ajax
11 13 (8.84%) LESS
12 12 (8.16%) Web Services
13 11 (7.48%) Semantic HTML
14 10 (6.80%) Backbone.js
15 9 (6.12%) Angular 2
15 9 (6.12%) Vue.js
16 8 (5.44%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (5.44%) REST
17 7 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.37%) User Experience
2 8 (5.44%) W3C
3 5 (3.40%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.40%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.04%) FMCG
5 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.04%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.04%) Linux
1 3 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (93.20%) Front End Development
2 45 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.81%) Web Development
4 25 (17.01%) Responsive Web Design
5 22 (14.97%) TDD
6 18 (12.24%) Scrum
7 12 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
7 12 (8.16%) Web Design
8 11 (7.48%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.12%) Prototyping
10 9 (6.12%) Wireframes
11 8 (5.44%) BDD
11 8 (5.44%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (4.08%) MVC
13 6 (4.08%) Project Management
13 6 (4.08%) Web Application Development
14 5 (3.40%) Content Management
14 5 (3.40%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 143 (97.28%) JavaScript
2 21 (14.29%) PHP
3 16 (10.88%) C#
4 14 (9.52%) Java
5 11 (7.48%) Python
6 10 (6.80%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.40%) ES6
7 5 (3.40%) ES7
7 5 (3.40%) ES8
7 5 (3.40%) Perl
8 4 (2.72%) SQL
9 2 (1.36%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 5 (3.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.68%) SCCM
1 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (6.12%) Adobe
2 7 (4.76%) Google
3 5 (3.40%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.72%) Twitter
5 3 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (1.36%) ATG
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.36%) WooCommerce
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.68%) Sun
7 1 (0.68%) VMware