Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for WCAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WCAG over the 6 months to 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 715 830 910
Rank change year-on-year +115 +80 -56
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 44 32 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.067% 0.038% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.52% 0.26% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 29 18
Median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,412 £28,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £57,263 £46,625
UK median annual salary £40,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -17.95% +8.33% +38.46%

WCAG is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,434 12,155 12,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.81% 14.61% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,539 8,793 9,754
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.10%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the UK excluding London

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Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WCAG in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for WCAG in the UK excluding London

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Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WCAG in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for WCAG in the UK excluding London

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Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +78 20 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Midlands +76 11 £44,000 -23.48% 3
West Midlands +53 7 £44,000 -23.48%
North of England +52 6 £37,000 -15.20% 2
South West +39 4 £30,000 -20.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 - - 3
Yorkshire +35 3 £31,500 -39.58%
North West +33 3 £42,500 +4.77% 2
Scotland - 3 £38,000 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 39 (88.64%) HTML
2 37 (84.09%) CSS
3 35 (79.55%) JavaScript
4 31 (70.45%) HTML5
5 30 (68.18%) Git (software)
6 27 (61.36%) Front End Development
7 26 (59.09%) CMS
8 24 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
8 24 (54.55%) User Experience
9 22 (50.00%) Sass
9 22 (50.00%) Web Design
10 20 (45.45%) Mobile First
11 19 (43.18%) jQuery
12 18 (40.91%) gulp
13 16 (36.36%) .NET
14 15 (34.09%) Analytics
15 14 (31.82%) CSS3
15 14 (31.82%) Vue.js
16 13 (29.55%) AngularJS
16 13 (29.55%) Node.js
16 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
16 13 (29.55%) Content Management
17 12 (27.27%) XSLT
17 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (27.27%) QA
17 12 (27.27%) ES6
17 12 (27.27%) Grunt
18 11 (25.00%) React
18 11 (25.00%) SaaS
18 11 (25.00%) DOM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (59.09%) CMS
2 6 (13.64%) WordPress
3 5 (11.36%) Drupal
4 4 (9.09%) EPiServer
4 4 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (9.09%) Sitefinity
4 4 (9.09%) Umbraco
5 3 (6.82%) Joomla!
6 1 (2.27%) Apache
6 1 (2.27%) Headless CMS
6 1 (2.27%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Adobe XD
2 5 (11.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (11.36%) Photoshop
3 4 (9.09%) InVision
3 4 (9.09%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) SaaS
2 8 (18.18%) GitHub
3 5 (11.36%) Azure
4 4 (9.09%) Google Analytics
5 3 (6.82%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (68.18%) Git (software)
2 18 (40.91%) gulp
3 12 (27.27%) Grunt
3 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (20.45%) Subversion
4 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio
5 8 (18.18%) Bitbucket
5 8 (18.18%) GitLab
6 5 (11.36%) webpack
7 2 (4.55%) Axure RP
7 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.27%) Android Studio
8 1 (2.27%) Babel
8 1 (2.27%) Balsamiq
8 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.36%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 35 (79.55%) Developer
2 25 (56.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (22.73%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (15.91%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (15.91%) React Developer
5 6 (13.64%) HTML CSS Developer
5 6 (13.64%) HTML Developer
5 6 (13.64%) UI Developer
5 6 (13.64%) UX Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Web Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Designer
7 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.55%) Content Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior UX Designer
8 2 (4.55%) UI/UX Developer
8 2 (4.55%) UX Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Web Content Manager
8 2 (4.55%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (88.64%) HTML
2 37 (84.09%) CSS
3 31 (70.45%) HTML5
4 22 (50.00%) Sass
5 19 (43.18%) jQuery
6 16 (36.36%) .NET
7 14 (31.82%) CSS3
7 14 (31.82%) Vue.js
8 13 (29.55%) AngularJS
8 13 (29.55%) Node.js
9 12 (27.27%) XSLT
10 11 (25.00%) DOM
10 11 (25.00%) React
11 10 (22.73%) GatsbyJS
11 10 (22.73%) Next.js
12 9 (20.45%) LESS
13 8 (18.18%) Handlebars
14 5 (11.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (11.36%) XML
15 4 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (54.55%) User Experience
2 10 (22.73%) iPad
3 7 (15.91%) W3C
4 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.55%) Animation
5 2 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (4.55%) Contactless
5 2 (4.55%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Android
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Front End Development
2 24 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
3 22 (50.00%) Web Design
4 20 (45.45%) Mobile First
5 15 (34.09%) Analytics
6 13 (29.55%) Content Management
6 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
7 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (25.00%) Workflow
8 10 (22.73%) A/B Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Wireframes
10 8 (18.18%) Data Transformation
10 8 (18.18%) Decision-Making
10 8 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (18.18%) SEO
11 7 (15.91%) Web Development
12 6 (13.64%) B2C
13 5 (11.36%) DevOps
13 5 (11.36%) Scrum
13 5 (11.36%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 35 (79.55%) JavaScript
2 12 (27.27%) ES6
3 10 (22.73%) SQL
4 9 (20.45%) C#
5 5 (11.36%) PHP
6 2 (4.55%) Java
6 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) QA
2 5 (11.36%) WAI
3 2 (4.55%) PA-DSS
3 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Adobe
2 4 (9.09%) Capita
2 4 (9.09%) Google
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.82%) HubSpot
3 3 (6.82%) Zoho
4 1 (2.27%) Facebook
4 1 (2.27%) Instagram
4 1 (2.27%) Twitter
4 1 (2.27%) WooCommerce