The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 132 179 201
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +22
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 145 65 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 0.95% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.06% 4.91% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 135 61 44
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
WordPress
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1600 1323 1454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 19.30% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1332 1155 1315
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WordPress across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WordPress
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WordPress across the North West region.

WordPress Salary Trend in the North West

WordPress
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WordPress across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WordPress Salary Histogram in the North West

WordPress
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +62 109 £32,500 - 19
Cheshire -6 21 £30,500 +22.00% 4
Lancashire +5 13 £30,000 +13.20% 2
Merseyside +5 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Cumbria - 1 £32,500 -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress.

1 214 (86.29%) HTML
2 201 (81.05%) CSS
3 175 (70.56%) JavaScript
4 167 (67.34%) PHP
5 111 (44.76%) jQuery
6 102 (41.13%) MySQL
6 102 (41.13%) Magento
7 98 (39.52%) CMS
8 92 (37.10%) E-Commerce
9 75 (30.24%) Marketing
9 75 (30.24%) HTML5
10 66 (26.61%) CSS3
11 59 (23.79%) SEO
12 57 (22.98%) Git (software)
13 54 (21.77%) MVC
14 44 (17.74%) Sitecore
15 43 (17.34%) Sass
15 43 (17.34%) Web Design
16 41 (16.53%) SQL
16 41 (16.53%) PhoneGap
17 39 (15.73%) Responsive Web Design
17 39 (15.73%) Umbraco
18 38 (15.32%) .NET
18 38 (15.32%) Sitecore CMS
19 34 (13.71%) OO
19 34 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (13.31%) Drupal
21 32 (12.90%) C#
22 31 (12.50%) Photoshop
23 28 (11.29%) ASP.NET

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing WordPress also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WordPress. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 98 (39.52%) CMS
2 39 (15.73%) Umbraco
3 38 (15.32%) Sitecore CMS
4 33 (13.31%) Drupal
5 12 (4.84%) IIS
6 10 (4.03%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.42%) Commerce Server
7 6 (2.42%) ExpressionEngine
7 6 (2.42%) Confluence
7 6 (2.42%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.42%) concrete5
8 5 (2.02%) Facebook Platform
9 4 (1.61%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.81%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.81%) Node.js
10 2 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.21%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.81%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.81%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.40%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 102 (41.13%) Magento
2 9 (3.63%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) GitHub
2 1 (0.40%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.05%) Intranet
2 4 (1.61%) DNS
3 2 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (41.13%) MySQL
2 19 (7.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 57 (22.98%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.65%) Subversion
3 13 (5.24%) Grunt
4 9 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.82%) JIRA
7 3 (1.21%) Sublime Text
7 3 (1.21%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (1.21%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.81%) FrontPage
9 1 (0.40%) Phing
9 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 75 (30.24%) Marketing
2 12 (4.84%) Retail
3 5 (2.02%) Finance
3 5 (2.02%) Advertising
3 5 (2.02%) Games
4 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 230 (92.74%) Developer
2 104 (41.94%) PHP Developer
3 71 (28.63%) Web Developer
4 61 (24.60%) Front-End Developer
5 23 (9.27%) WordPress Developer
6 21 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 20 (8.06%) Magento Developer
8 19 (7.66%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 19 (7.66%) C# Developer
8 19 (7.66%) PHP Web Developer
9 18 (7.26%) Front-End Web Developer
10 16 (6.45%) PHP Magento Developer
11 15 (6.05%) Senior Web Developer
12 14 (5.65%) Junior
13 12 (4.84%) .NET Developer
13 12 (4.84%) HTML Developer
14 11 (4.44%) Junior Developer
15 9 (3.63%) Senior PHP Developer
15 9 (3.63%) Applications Developer
16 8 (3.23%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (86.29%) HTML
2 201 (81.05%) CSS
3 111 (44.76%) jQuery
4 75 (30.24%) HTML5
5 66 (26.61%) CSS3
6 43 (17.34%) Sass
7 41 (16.53%) PhoneGap
8 38 (15.32%) .NET
9 28 (11.29%) ASP.NET
10 27 (10.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (10.89%) Corona SDK
11 23 (9.27%) Ajax
12 21 (8.47%) XHTML
13 16 (6.45%) Symfony
14 14 (5.65%) Web Services
14 14 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 14 (5.65%) Razor View Engine
15 13 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (5.24%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.66%) User Experience
2 17 (6.85%) W3C
2 17 (6.85%) Social Media
3 13 (5.24%) FMCG
4 12 (4.84%) Graphic Design
5 10 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.63%) Open Source
7 8 (3.23%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.81%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.81%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) iPhone
9 1 (0.40%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.47%) Linux
2 20 (8.06%) Android
3 19 (7.66%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.03%) Windows
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (37.10%) E-Commerce
2 59 (23.79%) SEO
3 54 (21.77%) MVC
4 43 (17.34%) Web Design
5 39 (15.73%) Responsive Web Design
6 34 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (13.71%) OO
7 25 (10.08%) OOP
8 24 (9.68%) OO PHP
9 21 (8.47%) Email Marketing
10 20 (8.06%) Web Development
11 11 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (4.44%) Waterfall
11 11 (4.44%) Analytics
12 10 (4.03%) Online Marketing
12 10 (4.03%) Pay per click
12 10 (4.03%) Scrum
13 9 (3.63%) Project Management
14 8 (3.23%) Mobile Application Development
15 7 (2.82%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 175 (70.56%) JavaScript
2 167 (67.34%) PHP
3 41 (16.53%) SQL
4 32 (12.90%) C#
5 18 (7.26%) PHP5
6 7 (2.82%) Java
7 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (4.84%) Degree
2 3 (1.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.81%) HND
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (17.74%) Sitecore
2 27 (10.89%) Zend
3 25 (10.08%) Facebook
4 18 (7.26%) Twitter
4 18 (7.26%) Google
5 7 (2.82%) EPiServer
6 6 (2.42%) Eloqua
6 6 (2.42%) ATG
6 6 (2.42%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.42%) IBM
6 6 (2.42%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.42%) Adobe
7 5 (2.02%) F5
8 1 (0.40%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
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