Period
to 6 June 2020

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

WordPress
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 388 400 333
Rank change year-on-year +12 -67 -24
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 291 586 923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.61% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.49% 4.91% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 253 509 867
Median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £24,600 £23,750 £23,742
90th Percentile £48,500 £51,250 £47,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

WordPress is in the Application Platforms 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 application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 6,476 11,928 16,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.51% 14.53% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,022 9,139 13,065
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,225 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the UK excluding London

WordPress
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for WordPress in the UK excluding London

WordPress
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WordPress in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for WordPress in the UK excluding London

WordPress
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 WordPress within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 6 June 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 +63 93 £30,000 -14.29% 13
North of England +45 66 £37,500 +15.38% 26
South West +60 63 £35,000 +16.67% 10
North West +35 41 £37,500 +15.38% 17
East of England +38 26 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Yorkshire +83 25 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Midlands +31 25 £40,000 +33.33% 13
West Midlands +35 16 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Scotland +53 12 £35,000 +7.69%
East Midlands +34 9 £40,000 +18.52% 11
Wales 0 6 £35,000 +7.69% 1
WordPress
UK

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, IT jobs citing WordPress 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 WordPress.

1 231 (79.38%) HTML
2 219 (75.26%) CSS
3 218 (74.91%) JavaScript
4 204 (70.10%) PHP
5 110 (37.80%) MySQL
5 110 (37.80%) Web Development
6 109 (37.46%) CMS
7 86 (29.55%) jQuery
8 80 (27.49%) Front End Development
9 75 (25.77%) Sass
10 74 (25.43%) Marketing
11 70 (24.05%) Magento
12 69 (23.71%) AngularJS
12 69 (23.71%) HTML5
12 69 (23.71%) User Experience
13 65 (22.34%) React
14 64 (21.99%) Node.js
15 62 (21.31%) Laravel
16 60 (20.62%) E-Commerce
17 59 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
18 54 (18.56%) gulp
19 53 (18.21%) Git (software)
19 53 (18.21%) Symfony
20 51 (17.53%) Vue.js
21 48 (16.49%) CSS3
22 42 (14.43%) webpack
23 40 (13.75%) Drupal
24 38 (13.06%) Responsive Web Design
25 36 (12.37%) npm
26 34 (11.68%) Twitter Bootstrap

WordPress
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
1 109 (37.46%) CMS
2 40 (13.75%) Drupal
3 23 (7.90%) Joomla!
4 18 (6.19%) Apache
5 7 (2.41%) nginx
5 7 (2.41%) SAS
6 6 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.72%) Moodle
7 5 (1.72%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.37%) SilverStripe
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.69%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.34%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.34%) Jadu
10 1 (0.34%) Kentico
10 1 (0.34%) PrestaShop
10 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (5.84%) Photoshop
2 11 (3.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (3.78%) Sketch
3 7 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.37%) Adobe XD
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.69%) InDesign
7 1 (0.34%) Figma
Business Applications
1 70 (24.05%) Magento
2 15 (5.15%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (2.41%) Shopify
4 6 (2.06%) Eloqua
5 4 (1.37%) OpenCart
5 4 (1.37%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.37%) npm
2 22 (7.56%) Yarn
3 10 (3.44%) Azure
4 9 (3.09%) Google Analytics
5 6 (2.06%) AWS
5 6 (2.06%) SaaS
6 5 (1.72%) GitHub
6 5 (1.72%) Google Docs
7 3 (1.03%) GCP
7 3 (1.03%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (1.03%) Trello
8 2 (0.69%) AdWords
8 2 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.69%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.34%) Azure LUIS
9 1 (0.34%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.34%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.84%) DNS
2 16 (5.50%) Internet
3 2 (0.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (37.80%) MySQL
2 5 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.69%) Redis
5 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (18.56%) gulp
2 53 (18.21%) Git (software)
3 42 (14.43%) webpack
4 23 (7.90%) Grunt
5 12 (4.12%) PHPUnit
6 9 (3.09%) git-flow
7 8 (2.75%) Xdebug
8 7 (2.41%) Selenium
9 5 (1.72%) Robot Framework
9 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.37%) JIRA
10 4 (1.37%) Mocha
11 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.03%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.69%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.69%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.69%) Subversion
13 1 (0.34%) Babel
13 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 74 (25.43%) Marketing
2 33 (11.34%) Finance
3 16 (5.50%) Retail
4 9 (3.09%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.41%) Advertising
6 5 (1.72%) Legal
7 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.03%) Police
9 2 (0.69%) Games
9 2 (0.69%) iGaming
10 1 (0.34%) Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 246 (84.54%) Developer
2 72 (24.74%) PHP Developer
3 71 (24.40%) Web Developer
4 54 (18.56%) WordPress Developer
5 46 (15.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 30 (10.31%) PHP Web Developer
7 29 (9.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 24 (8.25%) Senior Developer
9 23 (7.90%) Designer
10 21 (7.22%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (5.84%) HTML CSS Developer
11 17 (5.84%) HTML Developer
12 14 (4.81%) Backend Developer
12 14 (4.81%) Junior
12 14 (4.81%) Junior Developer
12 14 (4.81%) PHP WordPress Developer
13 12 (4.12%) E-Commerce Designer
13 12 (4.12%) Senior Web Developer
13 12 (4.12%) UX Designer
14 11 (3.78%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (79.38%) HTML
2 219 (75.26%) CSS
3 86 (29.55%) jQuery
4 75 (25.77%) Sass
5 69 (23.71%) AngularJS
5 69 (23.71%) HTML5
6 65 (22.34%) React
7 64 (21.99%) Node.js
8 62 (21.31%) Laravel
9 53 (18.21%) Symfony
10 51 (17.53%) Vue.js
11 48 (16.49%) CSS3
12 34 (11.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 34 (11.68%) XML
13 28 (9.62%) LAMP
14 26 (8.93%) REST
15 23 (7.90%) Yii
16 20 (6.87%) JSON
17 19 (6.53%) SOAP
18 17 (5.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 69 (23.71%) User Experience
2 21 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.12%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.09%) Graphic Design
5 8 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.75%) NHS
6 6 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.72%) Animation
7 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.72%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.69%) Social Media
9 2 (0.69%) W3C
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) FMCG
10 1 (0.34%) Life Science
10 1 (0.34%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.34%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.68%) Linux
2 26 (8.93%) Android
3 25 (8.59%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.44%) Ubuntu
4 10 (3.44%) Windows
5 7 (2.41%) CentOS
6 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (37.80%) Web Development
2 80 (27.49%) Front End Development
3 60 (20.62%) E-Commerce
4 59 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (13.06%) Responsive Web Design
6 31 (10.65%) SEO
7 29 (9.97%) Content Management
8 23 (7.90%) Web Design
9 22 (7.56%) MVC
10 21 (7.22%) Scrum
11 20 (6.87%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
11 20 (6.87%) Project Delivery
12 19 (6.53%) OO
13 18 (6.19%) CRM
13 18 (6.19%) Project Management
13 18 (6.19%) Wireframes
14 17 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (5.50%) Digital Marketing
15 16 (5.50%) Mentoring
15 16 (5.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 218 (74.91%) JavaScript
2 204 (70.10%) PHP
3 29 (9.97%) ES6
4 19 (6.53%) SQL
5 17 (5.84%) C#
6 15 (5.15%) Python
7 13 (4.47%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.12%) PHP 7
9 8 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.72%) Java
11 4 (1.37%) C
11 4 (1.37%) Perl
11 4 (1.37%) PHP 5
11 4 (1.37%) Ruby
12 2 (0.69%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.69%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.69%) ES8
13 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (5.15%) Degree
2 9 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.37%) MCP
3 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.34%) CCNA
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.34%) JNCIA
4 1 (0.34%) MCSA
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.06%) WCAG
2 5 (1.72%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) Docker
2 2 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Firmware
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) Ansible
1 3 (1.03%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.69%) cPanel
2 2 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.69%) Plesk
2 2 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (9.97%) Adobe
2 20 (6.87%) Google
3 19 (6.53%) Zend
4 12 (4.12%) WooCommerce
5 10 (3.44%) HubSpot
6 9 (3.09%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.06%) Marketo
7 6 (2.06%) Pardot
7 6 (2.06%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.72%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.03%) Zoho
11 2 (0.69%) hybris
12 1 (0.34%) GoCardless
12 1 (0.34%) Pega
12 1 (0.34%) Samsung
12 1 (0.34%) VMware
12 1 (0.34%) Xamarin