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Front End Developer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Implements visual elements that users see and interact with in a web application. Usually supported by back-end developers.

Job Outlook

There were 1082 Front End Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 39264 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Web Developer industry, which includes the Front End Developer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Front End Developer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $107,933.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $102,326.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Front End Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $95,064.

Education and Experience

Posted Front End Developer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree85%
Master's Degree12%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other2%

Posted Front End Developer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years20%
3 to 5 years63%
6 to 8 years12%
9+ years4%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Front End Developer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (47%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (45%)
  • Writing (32%)
  • Problem Solving (22%)
  • Creativity (11%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • JavaScript (72%)
  • Front-end Development (63%)
  • React Javascript (42%)
  • Software Engineering (41%)
  • Cross-browser (25%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Ruby (19%)
  • Adobe Acrobat (19%)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (19%)
  • Adobe Illustrator (19%)
  • Google Analytics (19%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • UX Wireframes (5%)
  • GitHub (5%)
  • AJAX (5%)
  • Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) (5%)
  • Frontend Technology (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Front End Developer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Front End Engineer
  • Front End Developer Entry Level
  • Senior Front End Engineer
  • Front End Engineer - Remote

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Front End Developer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Amazon (749)
  • Array (376)
  • Stantec, Inc. (334)
  • American Express (266)
  • Capital One (226)

North Carolina

  • Lowe's Companies, Inc (25)
  • Wells Fargo (24)
  • IBM (20)
  • Splunk (17)
  • Deloitte (9)

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