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:


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

The salary for graduate front end developers is around £20,000 to £30,000 a year, rising with experience to between £30,000 and £40,000 a year. A senior developer can earn between £45,000 and £65,000 a year, or more.

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


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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.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT, take a look at the Tech Future Careers website. You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.

For more information please see organisation below: 

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


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