What does a Front End Engineer do?

Front end engineers plan, design, build, and implement the user interface systems of websites, software programs, and web-based applications. Their primary goal is to provide a satisfactory user experience with no issues, errors, or downtime. They create and optimize systems, play an active role in testing and troubleshooting, and resolve issues such as those related to accessibility and browser compatibility. They often serve as an intermediary bridging the gap between the user and the backend developers, and tweak tools and platforms to adapt to real-world use situations.

Front end engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, and a background in software development. They must be extremely proficient with the use of programming languages such as JavaScript and CSS. Experience troubleshooting compatibility and accessibility issues is helpful.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
9%
2 - 4
66%
5 - 7
15%
8+
10%

Common Skill Sets

HTML AND CSS
javascript/jquery
angular.js
Frameworks
ReactJS
Restful APIS
Redux
UI UX

Front End Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Front End Engineer
£50,916/yr
Software Engineer
29% made the transition
Software Developer
24% made the transition
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Front End Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£50,916 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£33K
Median: £51K
£78K
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