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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WordPress
Rank 166 159 169
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 44 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.93% 4.45% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 41 37 26
Average salary £33,875 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.91% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
1120 853 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.82% 17.11% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 938 741 873
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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
Warwickshire +6 24 £46,250 +68.18% 1
Birmingham -18 12 £28,000 -6.66% 4
Staffordshire - 3 £36,500 -
Worcestershire -9 1 £29,000 +31.81%
Coventry -17 1 £26,000 -15.44%
Walsall - 1 - -
WordPress
England

WordPress
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 95 (87.96%) CSS
2 93 (86.11%) HTML
2 93 (86.11%) PHP
3 84 (77.78%) JavaScript
4 68 (62.96%) jQuery
5 61 (56.48%) HTML5
6 58 (53.70%) MVC
7 49 (45.37%) OO
7 49 (45.37%) Git (software)
8 44 (40.74%) CMS
9 42 (38.89%) CSS3
10 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (37.96%) Symfony
11 40 (37.04%) Zend
12 33 (30.56%) Yii
12 33 (30.56%) OO PHP
13 32 (29.63%) TDD
14 31 (28.70%) Subversion
15 28 (25.93%) Scrum
15 28 (25.93%) MySQL
16 23 (21.30%) LAMP
17 18 (16.67%) Marketing
18 17 (15.74%) Joomla!
19 16 (14.81%) PHP5
20 15 (13.89%) Magento
20 15 (13.89%) .NET
21 14 (12.96%) Photoshop
21 14 (12.96%) Flash
22 13 (12.04%) Linux
22 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce

WordPress
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 44 (40.74%) CMS
2 17 (15.74%) Joomla!
3 13 (12.04%) Drupal
4 9 (8.33%) concrete5
5 7 (6.48%) Apache
6 4 (3.70%) Node.js
7 1 (0.93%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.93%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) Kentico
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.63%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (13.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.93%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.93%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) DNS
2 2 (1.85%) Firewall
2 2 (1.85%) Network Security
2 2 (1.85%) FTP
3 1 (0.93%) Intranet
3 1 (0.93%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.93%) MySQL
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 49 (45.37%) Git (software)
2 31 (28.70%) Subversion
3 11 (10.19%) Behat
4 9 (8.33%) PHPUnit
5 7 (6.48%) Hudson
6 6 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (4.63%) JUnit
7 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.63%) Grunt
8 4 (3.70%) JIRA
9 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.85%) JBehave
11 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (16.67%) Marketing
2 8 (7.41%) Back Office
3 3 (2.78%) Games
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 91 (84.26%) Developer
2 54 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 34 (31.48%) PHP Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Designer
5 7 (6.48%) Web Designer
6 6 (5.56%) Junior
6 6 (5.56%) Junior Web Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Junior Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Web Tester
7 5 (4.63%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Head of Development
7 5 (4.63%) Tester
8 4 (3.70%) Head of User Experience
8 4 (3.70%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 4 (3.70%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (3.70%) PHP Web Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Junior Web Designer
9 3 (2.78%) Junior Designer
10 2 (1.85%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (87.96%) CSS
2 93 (86.11%) HTML
3 68 (62.96%) jQuery
4 61 (56.48%) HTML5
5 42 (38.89%) CSS3
6 41 (37.96%) Symfony
7 33 (30.56%) Yii
8 23 (21.30%) LAMP
9 15 (13.89%) .NET
10 14 (12.96%) Flash
11 13 (12.04%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (8.33%) Sass
12 9 (8.33%) AngularJS
13 8 (7.41%) Web Services
14 7 (6.48%) XHTML
14 7 (6.48%) REST
14 7 (6.48%) Laravel
15 6 (5.56%) LESS
16 4 (3.70%) RESTful
17 3 (2.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) iPhone
2 8 (7.41%) Digital Media
2 8 (7.41%) User Experience
3 7 (6.48%) New Media
4 6 (5.56%) Open Source
5 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.78%) W3C
7 2 (1.85%) Blog
8 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Linux
2 8 (7.41%) Windows
3 7 (6.48%) Android
4 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (53.70%) MVC
2 49 (45.37%) OO
3 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (30.56%) OO PHP
5 32 (29.63%) TDD
6 28 (25.93%) Scrum
7 13 (12.04%) E-Commerce
8 12 (11.11%) Content Management
9 10 (9.26%) BDD
10 9 (8.33%) Web Application Development
10 9 (8.33%) iOS Development
11 7 (6.48%) SEO
12 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.63%) Software Engineering
13 5 (4.63%) Web Development
13 5 (4.63%) CRM
14 4 (3.70%) Information Architecture
15 3 (2.78%) Analytics
15 3 (2.78%) Responsive Web Design
15 3 (2.78%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 93 (86.11%) PHP
2 84 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 16 (14.81%) PHP5
4 12 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
4 12 (11.11%) ActionScript
5 8 (7.41%) SQL
6 4 (3.70%) Python
7 2 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.93%) cPanel
Vendors
1 40 (37.04%) Zend
2 9 (8.33%) Adobe
3 7 (6.48%) HubSpot
4 4 (3.70%) Marketo
4 4 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.70%) Eloqua
5 3 (2.78%) Facebook
6 2 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.93%) Twitter
7 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.93%) hybris
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + gym, childcare, pension etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago