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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 204 175 170
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 47 54 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.89% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.62% 4.40% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 42 50 39
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,183 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,750 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.66%
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
1300 1227 943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 21.74% 20.17% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1092 1044 797
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,534 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,246
% change year-on-year
- +1.92%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +12 29 £27,500 -26.66% 5
Somerset +7 7 £28,000 -30.00%
Bristol -30 6 £32,750 +9.16%
Wiltshire -5 2 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Cornwall - 1 £27,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 91 (95.79%) HTML
2 88 (92.63%) PHP
2 88 (92.63%) CSS
3 79 (83.16%) JavaScript
4 62 (65.26%) MySQL
5 57 (60.00%) jQuery
6 38 (40.00%) Drupal
6 38 (40.00%) CSS3
7 36 (37.89%) Git (software)
7 36 (37.89%) HTML5
8 34 (35.79%) CMS
9 33 (34.74%) MVC
10 26 (27.37%) Magento
11 23 (24.21%) AngularJS
12 22 (23.16%) LAMP
13 21 (22.11%) Zend
14 20 (21.05%) Linux
15 17 (17.89%) Node.js
15 17 (17.89%) Laravel
16 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
16 16 (16.84%) Photoshop
17 15 (15.79%) Marketing
17 15 (15.79%) Joomla!
18 14 (14.74%) Web Development
19 13 (13.68%) Symfony
20 12 (12.63%) SQL
20 12 (12.63%) User Experience
21 11 (11.58%) OO PHP
21 11 (11.58%) .NET
21 11 (11.58%) OO

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 38 (40.00%) Drupal
2 34 (35.79%) CMS
3 17 (17.89%) Node.js
4 15 (15.79%) Joomla!
5 8 (8.42%) Apache
6 6 (6.32%) Moodle
7 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
8 4 (4.21%) SilverStripe
9 3 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (3.16%) ColdFusion
10 1 (1.05%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (1.05%) Kentico
10 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.11%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 26 (27.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) SaaS
2 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (65.26%) MySQL
2 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (37.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.42%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (7.37%) Subversion
4 6 (6.32%) Grunt
5 4 (4.21%) PHPUnit
6 3 (3.16%) JIRA
7 2 (2.11%) Axure RP
7 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.05%) gulp
8 1 (1.05%) Selenium
General
1 15 (15.79%) Marketing
2 7 (7.37%) Advertising
3 3 (3.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 92 (96.84%) Developer
2 40 (42.11%) PHP Developer
3 38 (40.00%) Web Developer
4 24 (25.26%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (11.58%) Junior
5 11 (11.58%) Junior Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Front-End Web Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Senior Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Drupal Developer
8 7 (7.37%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 7 (7.37%) PHP Web Developer
9 6 (6.32%) Junior Web Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Junior PHP Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Designer
11 4 (4.21%) Web Designer
12 3 (3.16%) Lead Developer
12 3 (3.16%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 2 (2.11%) Lead Web Developer
13 2 (2.11%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (95.79%) HTML
2 88 (92.63%) CSS
3 57 (60.00%) jQuery
4 38 (40.00%) CSS3
5 36 (37.89%) HTML5
6 23 (24.21%) AngularJS
7 22 (23.16%) LAMP
8 17 (17.89%) Laravel
9 13 (13.68%) Symfony
10 11 (11.58%) XHTML
10 11 (11.58%) .NET
11 10 (10.53%) Sass
12 8 (8.42%) CakePHP
13 7 (7.37%) LESS
13 7 (7.37%) Backbone.js
14 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
14 6 (6.32%) XML
14 6 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (4.21%) HTML5 Canvas
15 4 (4.21%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) User Experience
2 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) Photography
2 3 (3.16%) Arduino
2 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.05%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) CentOS
3 1 (1.05%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.74%) MVC
2 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
3 14 (14.74%) Web Development
4 11 (11.58%) OO
4 11 (11.58%) OO PHP
5 10 (10.53%) Web Design
6 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.32%) SEO
7 6 (6.32%) Scrum
8 5 (5.26%) Kanban
8 5 (5.26%) Open Source
9 4 (4.21%) Online Marketing
9 4 (4.21%) Project Management
9 4 (4.21%) CRM
10 3 (3.16%) OOP
10 3 (3.16%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (3.16%) TDD
10 3 (3.16%) Content Management
11 2 (2.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (92.63%) PHP
2 79 (83.16%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.63%) SQL
4 9 (9.47%) C#
5 8 (8.42%) PHP5
6 4 (4.21%) Ruby
6 4 (4.21%) Java
7 3 (3.16%) Python
8 2 (2.11%) Scala
9 1 (1.05%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Plesk
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Zend
2 7 (7.37%) Adobe
3 6 (6.32%) Google
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.05%) Sage
5 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.05%) Zoho
5 1 (1.05%) Facebook
5 1 (1.05%) Twitter
5 1 (1.05%) PayPal
5 1 (1.05%) WorldPay
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