The table below looks at the statistics for WordPress skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WordPress over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WordPress
Rank 144 165 176
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 68 45 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 0.82% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.52% 4.58% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 48 37 23
Average salary £32,500 £26,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.64% -10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £34,100
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+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 West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1043 983 961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.41% 17.81% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 882 860 843
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

WordPress
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WordPress Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WordPress
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

WordPress Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WordPress
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WordPress across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

WordPress Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

WordPress
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
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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
Warwickshire +32 28 £32,500 +22.64% 2
Birmingham -5 9 £23,500 -24.19%
Coventry +2 5 £37,500 +61.29%
Solihull - 5 £25,000 -
Worcestershire 0 1 £35,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £28,000 -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 114 (89.76%) PHP
2 104 (81.89%) CSS
3 98 (77.17%) JavaScript
3 98 (77.17%) HTML
4 92 (72.44%) MySQL
5 78 (61.42%) CMS
6 68 (53.54%) jQuery
7 59 (46.46%) Magento
8 49 (38.58%) SEO
9 43 (33.86%) Git (software)
10 39 (30.71%) MVC
11 37 (29.13%) Marketing
12 35 (27.56%) HTML5
12 35 (27.56%) CSS3
13 28 (22.05%) Open Source
13 28 (22.05%) OO
14 26 (20.47%) DNS
15 25 (19.69%) Photoshop
15 25 (19.69%) Drupal
16 23 (18.11%) XHTML
16 23 (18.11%) LAMP
17 22 (17.32%) Web Development
17 22 (17.32%) Joomla!
17 22 (17.32%) Linux
17 22 (17.32%) OOP
18 19 (14.96%) Zend
19 17 (13.39%) E-Commerce
19 17 (13.39%) Flash
19 17 (13.39%) PHP5
19 17 (13.39%) Analytics

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 78 (61.42%) CMS
2 25 (19.69%) Drupal
3 22 (17.32%) Joomla!
4 16 (12.60%) Apache
5 5 (3.94%) Moodle
5 5 (3.94%) IIS
5 5 (3.94%) Node.js
6 4 (3.15%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (19.69%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.94%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 59 (46.46%) Magento
2 13 (10.24%) WebTrends
3 5 (3.94%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
1 1 (0.79%) GitHub
1 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.47%) DNS
2 13 (10.24%) SSH
3 5 (3.94%) VLAN
3 5 (3.94%) HTTP
3 5 (3.94%) SSL
3 5 (3.94%) SAN
4 4 (3.15%) Intranet
4 4 (3.15%) Extranet
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (72.44%) MySQL
2 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (33.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.66%) Subversion
3 6 (4.72%) Hudson
4 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.15%) PHPUnit
5 4 (3.15%) Behat
6 3 (2.36%) JIRA
7 2 (1.57%) Selenium
7 2 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.79%) JUnit
8 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
General
1 37 (29.13%) Marketing
2 8 (6.30%) Retail
3 4 (3.15%) Multimedia
3 4 (3.15%) Billing
3 4 (3.15%) Publishing
4 3 (2.36%) Advertising
4 3 (2.36%) Finance
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 111 (87.40%) Developer
2 64 (50.39%) Web Developer
3 47 (37.01%) PHP Developer
4 11 (8.66%) Junior Developer
4 11 (8.66%) PHP Web Developer
4 11 (8.66%) Junior
5 10 (7.87%) Junior Web Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Designer
7 6 (4.72%) WordPress Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Web Designer
9 4 (3.15%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Graduate
9 4 (3.15%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Graduate Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Senior PHP Developer
9 4 (3.15%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 3 (2.36%) Graduate Web Developer
11 2 (1.57%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (81.89%) CSS
2 98 (77.17%) HTML
3 68 (53.54%) jQuery
4 35 (27.56%) HTML5
4 35 (27.56%) CSS3
5 23 (18.11%) XHTML
5 23 (18.11%) LAMP
6 17 (13.39%) Flash
7 13 (10.24%) AngularJS
8 10 (7.87%) Yii
8 10 (7.87%) REST
9 8 (6.30%) Sass
9 8 (6.30%) Classic ASP
9 8 (6.30%) SOAP
9 8 (6.30%) Web Services
10 7 (5.51%) Symfony
11 6 (4.72%) Ajax
11 6 (4.72%) XML
12 4 (3.15%) Zend Framework
12 4 (3.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Open Source
2 13 (10.24%) Social Media
3 4 (3.15%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.36%) FMCG
5 2 (1.57%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.79%) Animation
6 1 (0.79%) Blog
6 1 (0.79%) Xbox
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.32%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) Windows
3 3 (2.36%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.57%) Android
4 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.58%) SEO
2 39 (30.71%) MVC
3 28 (22.05%) OO
4 22 (17.32%) OOP
4 22 (17.32%) Web Development
5 17 (13.39%) Analytics
5 17 (13.39%) E-Commerce
6 16 (12.60%) CRM
6 16 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.24%) Customer Engagement
8 12 (9.45%) User Experience Design
8 12 (9.45%) TDD
9 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (8.66%) OO PHP
10 10 (7.87%) BDD
10 10 (7.87%) Content Management
11 7 (5.51%) Scrum
12 6 (4.72%) Web Design
13 5 (3.94%) Change Control
13 5 (3.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 114 (89.76%) PHP
2 98 (77.17%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.39%) PHP5
4 16 (12.60%) ActionScript
5 12 (9.45%) ActionScript 3.0
6 10 (7.87%) SQL
7 5 (3.94%) Perl
7 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.36%) Ruby
8 3 (2.36%) C#
9 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) Java
10 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (0.79%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.94%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.15%) vSphere
2 4 (3.15%) Shibboleth
3 2 (1.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) Zend
2 12 (9.45%) Adobe
3 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.72%) Google
5 5 (3.94%) Cisco
5 5 (3.94%) Altiris
5 5 (3.94%) Dell
5 5 (3.94%) NetApp
6 4 (3.15%) Facebook
7 2 (1.57%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.57%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.57%) VMware
8 1 (0.79%) Sony
8 1 (0.79%) Twitter
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