The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 365 350 358
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 777 942 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.80% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.39% 3.76% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 628 791 667
Average salary £33,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
22951 25043 22332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.74% 21.21% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19137 20905 18953
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WordPress
Salary Trend

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

WordPress Salary Trend in the UK

WordPress
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WordPress over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

WordPress Salary Histogram in the UK

WordPress
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -37 734 £33,625 +3.46% 171
London -69 223 £40,000 - 41
South East +25 183 £35,000 +16.66% 33
North West +9 115 £29,250 -2.50% 29
Surrey +42 73 £37,500 -1.96% 12
City of London +31 59 £49,500 +41.42% 11
Manchester -5 59 £35,000 +16.66% 13
West Midlands -39 57 £30,000 -4.76% 16
South West -23 52 £27,500 -8.33% 13
Yorkshire -19 48 £30,000 - 16
Berkshire +3 40 £37,750 +37.27% 3
West Yorkshire -2 35 £30,000 +4.34% 11
Hampshire -27 33 £35,000 +16.66% 6
East of England +13 31 £34,500 +16.94% 10
East Midlands +5 30 £30,000 - 9
Reigate - 30 £32,500 - 3
Guildford +36 26 £40,000 +45.45% 5
Lancashire +8 23 £22,000 +2.32% 5
Nottinghamshire +12 21 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Leeds -7 20 £25,000 -16.66% 8
Dorset +2 19 £27,250 -27.33% 4
Cheshire -10 19 £27,250 -9.16% 9
Oxfordshire +2 16 £30,000 -6.25% 3
Nottingham 0 14 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Warwickshire -25 14 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Slough +5 13 £43,000 +72.00% 1
Scotland +3 13 £32,500 +21.10% 3
Preston +1 13 £22,750 -17.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 13 £31,500 +14.54% 5
Birmingham -21 13 £30,000 +17.64% 5

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1337 (83.93%) HTML
2 1294 (81.23%) CSS
3 1188 (74.58%) PHP
4 1145 (71.88%) JavaScript
5 862 (54.11%) jQuery
6 697 (43.75%) MySQL
7 673 (42.25%) HTML5
8 609 (38.23%) CMS
9 534 (33.52%) CSS3
10 443 (27.81%) Git (software)
11 413 (25.93%) Marketing
12 387 (24.29%) Drupal
13 373 (23.41%) MVC
14 356 (22.35%) Web Development
15 303 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
16 272 (17.07%) User Experience
17 264 (16.57%) SEO
18 263 (16.51%) Photoshop
19 260 (16.32%) Magento
20 245 (15.38%) Linux
21 230 (14.44%) E-Commerce
22 227 (14.25%) Adobe
23 219 (13.75%) Zend
24 209 (13.12%) OO
25 206 (12.93%) AngularJS
26 205 (12.87%) Subversion
27 198 (12.43%) Sass
28 196 (12.30%) Joomla!
29 193 (12.12%) Symfony
30 187 (11.74%) LAMP

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 609 (38.23%) CMS
2 387 (24.29%) Drupal
3 196 (12.30%) Joomla!
4 166 (10.42%) Apache
5 105 (6.59%) Node.js
6 55 (3.45%) Umbraco
7 36 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 31 (1.95%) SharePoint
9 28 (1.76%) concrete5
10 26 (1.63%) Kentico
11 25 (1.57%) Moodle
12 24 (1.51%) nginx
13 23 (1.44%) Tomcat
14 21 (1.32%) IIS
15 20 (1.26%) WebSphere
16 19 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 14 (0.88%) TYPO3
18 13 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
19 12 (0.75%) MS Exchange
19 12 (0.75%) Liferay
Applications
1 263 (16.51%) Photoshop
2 103 (6.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 102 (6.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 42 (2.64%) InDesign
5 40 (2.51%) MS Office
6 28 (1.76%) MS Excel
7 22 (1.38%) Fireworks
8 14 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
11 8 (0.50%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.19%) MS Project
13 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.063%) Edge Animate
14 1 (0.063%) GIMP
14 1 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.063%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 260 (16.32%) Magento
2 14 (0.88%) Shopify
3 5 (0.31%) Zen Cart
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Primavera
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.26%) Google Analytics
2 45 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.94%) GitHub
5 10 (0.63%) SaaS
6 9 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.50%) Basecamp
8 7 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
9 6 (0.38%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.31%) MailChimp
11 4 (0.25%) Trello
11 4 (0.25%) Route 53
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.19%) Office 365
13 2 (0.13%) PaaS
13 2 (0.13%) Silverpop
14 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.063%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.063%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.64%) Intranet
2 53 (3.33%) Internet
3 37 (2.32%) DNS
4 24 (1.51%) FTP
5 22 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.19%) Firewall
7 18 (1.13%) SSH
8 17 (1.07%) SSL
9 16 (1.00%) HTTP
10 11 (0.69%) Network Security
11 9 (0.56%) VPN
12 6 (0.38%) SMTP
12 6 (0.38%) Wireless
13 5 (0.31%) Asterisk PBX
13 5 (0.31%) Broadband
14 3 (0.19%) SMS
14 3 (0.19%) VoIP
14 3 (0.19%) WAN
14 3 (0.19%) POP3
14 3 (0.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 697 (43.75%) MySQL
2 87 (5.46%) SQL Server
3 60 (3.77%) MongoDB
4 52 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 31 (1.95%) Big Data
7 11 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.63%) Redis
9 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.31%) RavenDB
12 5 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 443 (27.81%) Git (software)
2 205 (12.87%) Subversion
3 70 (4.39%) Dreamweaver
4 69 (4.33%) Grunt
5 63 (3.95%) Jenkins
6 43 (2.70%) PHPUnit
7 41 (2.57%) JIRA
8 34 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.51%) Bitbucket
11 23 (1.44%) gulp
12 17 (1.07%) Axure RP
12 17 (1.07%) Selenium
13 16 (1.00%) JUnit
14 15 (0.94%) Sublime Text
15 14 (0.88%) Maven
16 12 (0.75%) Hudson
16 12 (0.75%) Behat
17 11 (0.69%) TeamCity
18 10 (0.63%) TestNG
General
1 413 (25.93%) Marketing
2 90 (5.65%) Finance
3 73 (4.58%) Advertising
4 44 (2.76%) Publishing
5 36 (2.26%) Retail
6 34 (2.13%) Multimedia
7 26 (1.63%) Games
8 18 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.07%) Automotive
10 13 (0.82%) Law
11 12 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.69%) Back Office
13 5 (0.31%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.25%) Legal
14 4 (0.25%) Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Electronics
15 3 (0.19%) Billing
16 1 (0.063%) Local Government
16 1 (0.063%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.063%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1318 (82.74%) Developer
2 554 (34.78%) Web Developer
3 421 (26.43%) PHP Developer
4 326 (20.46%) Front-End Developer
5 151 (9.48%) Senior Developer
6 129 (8.10%) Designer
7 105 (6.59%) PHP Web Developer
8 100 (6.28%) Front-End Web Developer
9 92 (5.78%) WordPress Developer
10 86 (5.40%) Web Designer
11 79 (4.96%) Junior
12 69 (4.33%) Junior Developer
13 67 (4.21%) Senior PHP Developer
14 49 (3.08%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 46 (2.89%) Lead Developer
16 36 (2.26%) Magento Developer
17 32 (2.01%) Junior Web Developer
18 26 (1.63%) Senior Web Developer
19 24 (1.51%) PHP LAMP Developer
20 23 (1.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1337 (83.93%) HTML
2 1294 (81.23%) CSS
3 862 (54.11%) jQuery
4 673 (42.25%) HTML5
5 534 (33.52%) CSS3
6 206 (12.93%) AngularJS
7 198 (12.43%) Sass
8 193 (12.12%) Symfony
9 187 (11.74%) LAMP
10 182 (11.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 148 (9.29%) Ajax
12 137 (8.60%) XML
13 135 (8.47%) .NET
14 111 (6.97%) Laravel
15 94 (5.90%) Web Services
15 94 (5.90%) LESS
16 90 (5.65%) JSON
17 85 (5.34%) CakePHP
18 77 (4.83%) ASP.NET
19 73 (4.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 272 (17.07%) User Experience
2 150 (9.42%) Social Media
3 94 (5.90%) W3C
4 85 (5.34%) Mobile App
5 51 (3.20%) Graphic Design
6 35 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 26 (1.63%) Blog
9 21 (1.32%) Video Editing
10 19 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.13%) Photography
12 16 (1.00%) Digital Media
13 13 (0.82%) Copywriting
14 11 (0.69%) Social Network
15 9 (0.56%) Psychology
15 9 (0.56%) Statistics
15 9 (0.56%) Data Centre
16 8 (0.50%) Animation
16 8 (0.50%) RIA
17 7 (0.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 245 (15.38%) Linux
2 70 (4.39%) Windows
3 42 (2.64%) Android
4 41 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.07%) CentOS
6 32 (2.01%) Ubuntu
7 21 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 20 (1.26%) UNIX
9 15 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.63%) openSUSE
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.44%) AIX
11 7 (0.44%) Solaris
11 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.38%) Debian
13 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (23.41%) MVC
2 356 (22.35%) Web Development
3 303 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
4 264 (16.57%) SEO
5 230 (14.44%) E-Commerce
6 209 (13.12%) OO
7 165 (10.36%) Responsive Web Design
8 151 (9.48%) OOP
9 142 (8.91%) Web Design
10 128 (8.04%) Content Management
11 119 (7.47%) Analytics
12 117 (7.34%) Digital Marketing
13 96 (6.03%) Scrum
14 88 (5.52%) OO PHP
15 87 (5.46%) TDD
16 86 (5.40%) Open Source
17 85 (5.34%) Project Management
18 79 (4.96%) Pay per click
19 70 (4.39%) CRM
20 69 (4.33%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1188 (74.58%) PHP
2 1145 (71.88%) JavaScript
3 154 (9.67%) SQL
4 107 (6.72%) C#
5 92 (5.78%) Java
6 83 (5.21%) PHP5
7 43 (2.70%) Python
8 38 (2.39%) Ruby
9 27 (1.69%) Perl
10 26 (1.63%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.13%) C
12 17 (1.07%) Objective-C
13 14 (0.88%) ActionScript
14 10 (0.63%) C++
15 6 (0.38%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.25%) VB
18 3 (0.19%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.19%) Jython
18 3 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 143 (8.98%) Degree
2 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.13%) HND
4 1 (0.063%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.063%) MCSE
4 1 (0.063%) MCSA
4 1 (0.063%) PhD
4 1 (0.063%) CCNA
4 1 (0.063%) ISEB
4 1 (0.063%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.063%) PMP
4 1 (0.063%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.51%) QA
2 11 (0.69%) SLA
3 8 (0.50%) WCAG
4 7 (0.44%) WAI
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.69%) Docker
3 9 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.50%) Xen
4 8 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.25%) KVM
6 4 (0.25%) iptables
6 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.25%) vSphere
6 4 (0.25%) Varnish
7 3 (0.19%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.19%) XenServer
7 3 (0.19%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.19%) pfSense
8 1 (0.063%) Ceph
8 1 (0.063%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 24 (1.51%) cPanel
2 23 (1.44%) Plesk
3 20 (1.26%) Puppet
4 19 (1.19%) Vagrant
4 19 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.88%) Capistrano
6 10 (0.63%) Salt
7 5 (0.31%) Ansible
8 4 (0.25%) TeamSite
8 4 (0.25%) Nagios
9 3 (0.19%) Cacti
10 2 (0.13%) Webmin
11 1 (0.063%) Kibana
11 1 (0.063%) Graylog
11 1 (0.063%) SELinux
11 1 (0.063%) logstash
11 1 (0.063%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.063%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 227 (14.25%) Adobe
2 219 (13.75%) Zend
3 106 (6.65%) Google
4 79 (4.96%) Twitter
5 69 (4.33%) Oracle
6 67 (4.21%) Microsoft
7 46 (2.89%) Facebook
8 40 (2.51%) Sitecore
9 37 (2.32%) hybris
10 28 (1.76%) Perforce
11 23 (1.44%) IBM
12 22 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.32%) ATG
14 19 (1.19%) Rackspace
15 18 (1.13%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.88%) Apple
17 10 (0.63%) VMware
18 9 (0.56%) HubSpot
19 7 (0.44%) EPiServer
19 7 (0.44%) Wyse
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