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Front End Developer

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Front end developers build the user interface (UI) of interactive, or responsive, websites, mobile apps and interactive media on other platforms. They use a number of different programming languages and web technologies.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for front end developers is around £20,000 a year, rising to £23,000 to £27,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £40,000 a year or more.

If you work freelance, your income will vary, depending on the contracts you get.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


Year Unemployed

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Getting In

Entry is competitive but there is a steady demand for front end developers. Jobs are available in software development companies, multimedia publishers, e-learning companies, digital agencies and the media. They are advertised in the press and on the internet.

Predicted Employment in Scotland

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT why not take a look at the Tech Future Careers website developed by the Tech Partnership, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology? You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Tel: 01793 417424
Website: http://www.bcs.org
Website (2): http://interact.bcs.org/imis

British Interactive Media Association
Website: http://www.bima.co.uk/

Tech Partnership
E-mail: info@thetechpartnership.com
Website: https://www.thetechpartnership.com/
Website (2): https://www.thetechpartnership.com/tech-future-careers/
Twitter: @TechPartnership

The Tech Partnership took over the work of e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for information technology, telecommunications and contact centres.

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