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Front End Developer

Front end developer looking at programming code on a computer

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 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.

Conditions

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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 many other industries including finance, health and public sector. They are advertised in the press and on the internet.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
24889
3.2 %
RISE
2029
25676
  United Kingdom
2024
409980
4.5 %
RISE
2029
428347

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

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Career Area

Computing and ICT