The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WordPress
Rank 177 117 177
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +60
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 69 134 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 2.24% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.07% 9.77% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 67 133 50
Average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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 South West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1361 1372 1181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 23.83% 22.89% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1178 1241 1022
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WordPress
Salary Trend in the South West

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

WordPress Salary Trend in the South West

WordPress
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WordPress across the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

WordPress Salary Histogram in the South West

WordPress
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Dorset -25 33 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Bristol -12 16 £35,000 +7.69%
Devon +7 7 £23,000 -4.16%
Gloucestershire +5 7 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Cornwall - 4 £18,000 -
Somerset -10 2 £47,500 +74.31%
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South 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.

1 120 (94.49%) HTML
1 120 (94.49%) CSS
2 115 (90.55%) JavaScript
3 114 (89.76%) PHP
4 72 (56.69%) HTML5
5 71 (55.91%) CSS3
6 62 (48.82%) Drupal
6 62 (48.82%) jQuery
7 60 (47.24%) MySQL
8 50 (39.37%) Git (software)
9 49 (38.58%) CMS
10 46 (36.22%) MVC
11 42 (33.07%) SQL
11 42 (33.07%) AngularJS
12 36 (28.35%) .NET
13 32 (25.20%) C#
13 32 (25.20%) LAMP
14 31 (24.41%) Web Development
15 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
16 29 (22.83%) Laravel
16 29 (22.83%) Front End Development
17 26 (20.47%) Linux
17 26 (20.47%) SharePoint
18 24 (18.90%) Symfony
19 23 (18.11%) Sass
20 22 (17.32%) OO
21 20 (15.75%) OO PHP
22 18 (14.17%) OOP
22 18 (14.17%) Zend
23 17 (13.39%) Magento

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 62 (48.82%) Drupal
2 49 (38.58%) CMS
3 26 (20.47%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.45%) Joomla!
4 12 (9.45%) Umbraco
5 10 (7.87%) Node.js
6 9 (7.09%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (6.30%) Kentico
7 8 (6.30%) Sitefinity
8 6 (4.72%) Apache
9 3 (2.36%) Moodle
10 2 (1.57%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.79%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Magento
2 2 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.24%) GitHub
2 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.57%) SaaS
2 2 (1.57%) Sage Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (47.24%) MySQL
2 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (39.37%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.81%) gulp
3 12 (9.45%) Grunt
4 10 (7.87%) Bitbucket
5 7 (5.51%) Bower
5 7 (5.51%) PhpStorm
6 3 (2.36%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (2.36%) Subversion
7 2 (1.57%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 7 (5.51%) Marketing
2 6 (4.72%) Advertising
3 5 (3.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 115 (90.55%) Developer
2 57 (44.88%) PHP Developer
3 43 (33.86%) Web Developer
4 24 (18.90%) Senior Developer
5 22 (17.32%) WordPress Developer
6 16 (12.60%) Senior PHP Developer
7 15 (11.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 14 (11.02%) Junior
9 10 (7.87%) Junior Developer
9 10 (7.87%) PHP Web Developer
9 10 (7.87%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.51%) Designer
10 7 (5.51%) Junior Web Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Web Designer
11 6 (4.72%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (4.72%) Lead Developer
12 5 (3.94%) CMS Developer
12 5 (3.94%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 4 (3.15%) Junior Designer
13 4 (3.15%) Junior Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (94.49%) CSS
1 120 (94.49%) HTML
2 72 (56.69%) HTML5
3 71 (55.91%) CSS3
4 62 (48.82%) jQuery
5 42 (33.07%) AngularJS
6 36 (28.35%) .NET
7 32 (25.20%) LAMP
8 29 (22.83%) Laravel
9 24 (18.90%) Symfony
10 23 (18.11%) Sass
11 16 (12.60%) Ajax
12 15 (11.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (9.45%) ASP.NET
14 10 (7.87%) .NET Framework
14 10 (7.87%) LESS
14 10 (7.87%) XML
15 8 (6.30%) DOM
15 8 (6.30%) XHTML
15 8 (6.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
1 8 (6.30%) W3C
2 7 (5.51%) User Experience
3 2 (1.57%) Graphic Design
3 2 (1.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.47%) Linux
2 12 (9.45%) Unix
3 2 (1.57%) Android
3 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.22%) MVC
2 31 (24.41%) Web Development
3 29 (22.83%) Front End Development
4 22 (17.32%) OO
5 20 (15.75%) OO PHP
6 18 (14.17%) OOP
7 15 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (11.02%) TDD
9 11 (8.66%) E-Commerce
9 11 (8.66%) Open Source
10 9 (7.09%) CRM
10 9 (7.09%) Web Design
11 8 (6.30%) Project Management
12 7 (5.51%) Regression Testing
12 7 (5.51%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (4.72%) Software Engineering
14 4 (3.15%) Unit Testing
14 4 (3.15%) Workflow
15 3 (2.36%) Content Management
15 3 (2.36%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 115 (90.55%) JavaScript
2 114 (89.76%) PHP
3 42 (33.07%) SQL
4 32 (25.20%) C#
5 8 (6.30%) XPath
6 3 (2.36%) C++
7 2 (1.57%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.57%) Java
7 2 (1.57%) PHP 5
7 2 (1.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (5.51%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (14.17%) Zend
2 13 (10.24%) Adobe
3 9 (7.09%) Sitecore
4 6 (4.72%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.15%) Sage
6 2 (1.57%) Google
6 2 (1.57%) PayPal
6 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.57%) WorldPay
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