The table below looks at the statistics for WAI skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 910 896 897
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAI 25 41 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.039% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19 38 31
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +59.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12200 11759 11516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.05% 11.05% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9695 9176 8843
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAI
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAI within the UK.

WAI Salary Trend in the UK

WAI
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAI over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 within the UK.

WAI Salary Histogram in the UK

WAI
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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
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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
England +4 25 £32,500 -13.33% 8
South East +22 11 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Hampshire - 7 £32,500 -
North West +22 6 £37,500 - 1
Basingstoke - 6 £38,750 -
Cheshire - 5 - -
Chester - 5 - -
Berkshire - 4 £32,500 - 2
Reading - 4 £36,250 - 2
Yorkshire +9 3 £30,000 +9.09%
London +5 3 £50,000 +21.21% 3
Leeds +5 3 £30,000 +9.09%
West Yorkshire -3 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Cambridge -1 2 £40,000 -20.00%
East of England -3 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Surrey - 2 £43,750 -
Bracknell - 2 £31,750 -
Newbury - 2 £31,750 -
Farnborough - 2 £31,750 -
Andover - 2 £31,750 -
Manchester +10 1 £37,500 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -
Camberley - 1 £55,000 -
Guildford - 1 £32,500 -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing WAI 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 WAI.

1 38 (90.48%) HTML
1 38 (90.48%) CSS
2 35 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 28 (66.67%) HTML5
4 27 (64.29%) CSS3
5 25 (59.52%) Front End Development
6 23 (54.76%) jQuery
7 20 (47.62%) Git (software)
8 19 (45.24%) User Experience
9 18 (42.86%) Grunt
10 17 (40.48%) Subversion
11 16 (38.10%) Marketing
11 16 (38.10%) Sass
12 15 (35.71%) Web Design
13 14 (33.33%) W3C
14 13 (30.95%) Responsive Web Design
14 13 (30.95%) gulp
15 12 (28.57%) LESS
16 11 (26.19%) CMS
17 10 (23.81%) WCAG
17 10 (23.81%) Photoshop
17 10 (23.81%) Adobe
18 9 (21.43%) Web 2.0
18 9 (21.43%) Degree
18 9 (21.43%) Underscore.js
18 9 (21.43%) Backbone.js
18 9 (21.43%) Bitbucket
19 8 (19.05%) Web Accessibility
20 7 (16.67%) XML
20 7 (16.67%) Drupal

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing WAI 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 WAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (26.19%) CMS
2 7 (16.67%) Drupal
3 5 (11.90%) Node.js
4 2 (4.76%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Kentico
5 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Photoshop
2 7 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) DVB
1 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.38%) FTP
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Git (software)
2 18 (42.86%) Grunt
3 17 (40.48%) Subversion
4 13 (30.95%) gulp
5 9 (21.43%) Bitbucket
6 5 (11.90%) Axure RP
7 4 (9.52%) Bower
8 2 (4.76%) Jasmine
8 2 (4.76%) JUnit
9 1 (2.38%) Capybara
9 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (2.38%) Selenium
9 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (38.10%) Marketing
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Interactive Media
3 2 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 35 (83.33%) Developer
2 26 (61.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 14 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Web Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (16.67%) HTML Developer
6 5 (11.90%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (11.90%) UI Developer
6 5 (11.90%) UX Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Creative Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Designer
8 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Cordova Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Digital Designer
8 2 (4.76%) Digital UX Designer
8 2 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UI/UX Designer
8 2 (4.76%) Web UI Developer
8 2 (4.76%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (90.48%) CSS
1 38 (90.48%) HTML
2 28 (66.67%) HTML5
3 27 (64.29%) CSS3
4 23 (54.76%) jQuery
5 16 (38.10%) Sass
6 12 (28.57%) LESS
7 9 (21.43%) Backbone.js
7 9 (21.43%) Underscore.js
8 7 (16.67%) Ajax
8 7 (16.67%) XML
9 6 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (14.29%) Web Services
10 5 (11.90%) Ember.js
10 5 (11.90%) Express
10 5 (11.90%) Meteor
10 5 (11.90%) OOCSS
10 5 (11.90%) React
10 5 (11.90%) XHTML
10 5 (11.90%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) User Experience
2 14 (33.33%) W3C
3 9 (21.43%) Web 2.0
4 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 4 (9.52%) Life Science
5 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
5 4 (9.52%) Social Media
6 3 (7.14%) Animation
6 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
7 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
8 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Front End Development
2 15 (35.71%) Web Design
3 13 (30.95%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (19.05%) Web Accessibility
5 7 (16.67%) Web Development
6 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.29%) MVC
6 6 (14.29%) OO
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 5 (11.90%) MVVM
7 5 (11.90%) SMACSS
7 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Analytics
8 4 (9.52%) Mobile Development
8 4 (9.52%) SDLC
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Open Source
9 3 (7.14%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 35 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.29%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) PHP
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) ECMAScript
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) ECDL
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) WCAG
2 1 (2.38%) COBIT
2 1 (2.38%) GAMP
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 14000
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.38%) ISO22301
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.76%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Adobe
2 5 (11.90%) Twitter
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) Google
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Omniture
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