There are a lot of jobs out there in all areas of development. A lot more is being attempted on the front-end these days from analytics to slickly styled apps to new JS flavors, so there are many front-end jobs. You see more postings for front-end engineers as a result. The notion that some had of the back-end being the territory of “engineers” and the front-end being for “designers” is breaking down.
Good luck in your job search. The IT job search can be frustrating, but in my opinion, that has more to do with the disarray of companies fumbling to hire the right IT people for their needs. Just approach it with as much patience as possible, and don’t be surprised when some employers can’t get their acts together and hire you. It’s about them, in their minds, not about you.