Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 829 769 1085
Rank change year-on-year -60 +316 +46
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 166 23 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.033% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.02% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 95 12 20
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £39,220
25th Percentile £39,375 £35,313 £40,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £54,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.48% +16.13% +16.25%
75th Percentile £85,000 £62,500 £55,400
90th Percentile " £73,750 £73,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £54,000 £43,646
% change year-on-year -25.93% +23.72% +12.63%

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 16,227 8,883 20,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 12.87% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 10,068 6,848 15,052
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,590 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.08% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

WCAG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WCAG.

Salary trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WCAG over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
England -38 152 £57,500 - 19
London -38 96 £73,750 +34.09% 9
UK excluding London -78 53 £40,000 -25.93% 13
Work from Home -203 46 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South East -56 31 £37,500 -37.50% 2
North of England -53 13 £42,500 -41.38% 4
North West -44 8 £38,750 -46.55% 1
South West -77 8 £32,500 -39.81% 2
North East - 4 £45,172 - 3
West Midlands -70 1 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire -71 1 £30,000 -
Midlands -89 1 £45,000 +5.88% 2

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 with a requirement for WCAG.

1 122 (73.49%) CSS
2 114 (68.67%) HTML
3 113 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (62.65%) JavaScript
4 104 (62.65%) TypeScript
5 98 (59.04%) React
6 93 (56.02%) User Experience
7 89 (53.61%) Accessibility
8 84 (50.60%) Sass
9 67 (40.36%) DevOps
10 63 (37.95%) Git (software)
11 62 (37.35%) QA
12 60 (36.14%) AngularJS
13 56 (33.73%) Software Engineering
14 54 (32.53%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (31.93%) HTML5
16 52 (31.33%) CSS3
16 52 (31.33%) Front End Development
17 50 (30.12%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (30.12%) Social Skills
17 50 (30.12%) Java
18 45 (27.11%) Scrum
18 45 (27.11%) Test Automation
19 44 (26.51%) Jest
20 43 (25.90%) Node.js
21 42 (25.30%) CMS
21 42 (25.30%) Microservices
22 39 (23.49%) REST
22 39 (23.49%) Unit Testing
23 38 (22.89%) Cypress.io

WCAG
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 42 (25.30%) CMS
2 12 (7.23%) Drupal
2 12 (7.23%) Kentico
3 10 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.82%) WordPress
5 4 (2.41%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (22.89%) Sketch
2 30 (18.07%) InVision
3 20 (12.05%) Campfire
4 12 (7.23%) Figma
4 12 (7.23%) Photoshop
5 8 (4.82%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (3.61%) Zeplin
7 4 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (2.41%) Fireworks
7 4 (2.41%) GIMP
7 4 (2.41%) Inkscape
7 4 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.20%) Flinto
9 1 (0.60%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.48%) Azure
1 34 (20.48%) npm
2 21 (12.65%) AWS
3 16 (9.64%) GitHub
4 12 (7.23%) Slack
5 5 (3.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (3.01%) GCP
6 4 (2.41%) Yarn
7 3 (1.81%) SaaS
8 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.20%) prismic.io
8 2 (1.20%) Serverless
9 1 (0.60%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.25%) Broadband
2 15 (9.04%) HTTP
3 8 (4.82%) Internet
4 7 (4.22%) DNS
5 6 (3.61%) SSL
6 4 (2.41%) Intranet
7 2 (1.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.22%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.41%) Big Data
4 3 (1.81%) MySQL
4 3 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 63 (37.95%) Git (software)
2 38 (22.89%) Cypress.io
2 38 (22.89%) Selenium
3 28 (16.87%) Jenkins
4 26 (15.66%) webpack
5 24 (14.46%) ESLint
5 24 (14.46%) PostCSS
6 16 (9.64%) Jasmine
6 16 (9.64%) Storybook
7 15 (9.04%) TeamCity
8 12 (7.23%) JIRA
9 7 (4.22%) gulp
10 6 (3.61%) Balsamiq
10 6 (3.61%) Bitbucket
10 6 (3.61%) JUnit
11 5 (3.01%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.41%) Mocha
12 4 (2.41%) RSpec
12 4 (2.41%) Vagrant
12 4 (2.41%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (30.12%) Social Skills
2 27 (16.27%) Finance
3 16 (9.64%) Public Sector
4 13 (7.83%) Marketing
5 11 (6.63%) Legal
6 8 (4.82%) Games
6 8 (4.82%) Local Government
7 6 (3.61%) Banking
7 6 (3.61%) Retail
8 5 (3.01%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (2.41%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.60%) Advertising
11 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 88 (53.01%) Developer
2 45 (27.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 26 (15.66%) Senior Developer
4 24 (14.46%) Full Stack Developer
4 24 (14.46%) React Developer
5 18 (10.84%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 11 (6.63%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.63%) Senior React Developer
7 8 (4.82%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) UI Developer
8 7 (4.22%) Web Developer
8 7 (4.22%) WordPress Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Designer
9 6 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (3.61%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) UI Designer
9 6 (3.61%) UI/UX Designer
9 6 (3.61%) UX Designer
10 5 (3.01%) Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Senior WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (73.49%) CSS
2 114 (68.67%) HTML
3 98 (59.04%) React
4 84 (50.60%) Sass
5 60 (36.14%) AngularJS
6 53 (31.93%) HTML5
7 52 (31.33%) CSS3
8 44 (26.51%) Jest
9 43 (25.90%) Node.js
10 39 (23.49%) REST
11 34 (20.48%) GraphQL
12 32 (19.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 30 (18.07%) Vue.js
14 29 (17.47%) .NET
14 29 (17.47%) Puppeteer
15 27 (16.27%) Spring
16 26 (15.66%) Spring Boot
17 24 (14.46%) Redux
17 24 (14.46%) Web Components
18 12 (7.23%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (56.02%) User Experience
2 13 (7.83%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.23%) Virtual Team
4 9 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.22%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.61%) Renewable Energy
7 5 (3.01%) Cloud Native
7 5 (3.01%) W3C
8 4 (2.41%) Cyberattack
8 4 (2.41%) Housing Association
8 4 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.41%) NHS
9 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.20%) Animation
9 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.61%) Android
1 6 (3.61%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.20%) Linux
2 2 (1.20%) Windows
2 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.60%) CentOS
3 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.36%) DevOps
3 56 (33.73%) Software Engineering
4 54 (32.53%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (31.33%) Front End Development
6 50 (30.12%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (27.11%) Scrum
7 45 (27.11%) Test Automation
8 42 (25.30%) Microservices
9 39 (23.49%) Unit Testing
10 35 (21.08%) TDD
11 33 (19.88%) Content Management
11 33 (19.88%) OWASP
12 31 (18.67%) Web Development
13 27 (16.27%) Full Stack Development
14 24 (14.46%) Artificial Intelligence
14 24 (14.46%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (14.46%) Creative Thinking
14 24 (14.46%) Data Science
14 24 (14.46%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 104 (62.65%) JavaScript
1 104 (62.65%) TypeScript
2 50 (30.12%) Java
3 30 (18.07%) Scala
4 26 (15.66%) ES6
4 26 (15.66%) Kotlin
4 26 (15.66%) PHP
5 25 (15.06%) Python
6 24 (14.46%) ES7
6 24 (14.46%) Java 11
7 12 (7.23%) C#
7 12 (7.23%) Go
8 10 (6.02%) SQL
9 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.41%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) Ada
Qualifications
1 24 (14.46%) SANS
2 9 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.61%) Degree
4 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (53.61%) Accessibility
2 62 (37.35%) QA
3 21 (12.65%) GDPR
4 6 (3.61%) WAI
5 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (15.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (15.66%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.02%) Kibana
3 2 (1.20%) logstash
3 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.02%) Adobe
3 5 (3.01%) Google
4 4 (2.41%) Mercator
4 4 (2.41%) Netlify
5 3 (1.81%) hybris
5 3 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.20%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.60%) Atlassian