Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1111 1069 1213
Rank change year-on-year -42 +144 -19
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 68 96 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.056% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.47% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 40 66 65
UK median annual salary £40,000 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% -15.63% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,000 £46,250 £64,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -

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 22,790 20,513 26,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 12.02% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17,498 16,029 20,973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

WCAG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCAG.

Salary trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 -28 66 £41,250 +10.00% 12
London +6 45 £48,750 +15.30% 3
UK excluding London -42 21 £40,000 +10.34% 11
South West -16 10 £42,500 +54.55% 4
North of England -6 5 £40,000 - 1
Midlands +3 4 £40,000 -27.27% 2
East Midlands -3 3 £40,000 -27.27%
North West -2 2 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -24 2 £40,500 +1.25%
South East -33 2 £47,500 +39.71% 2
Yorkshire +23 1 £42,500 +32.81%
West Midlands - 1 £32,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 53 (77.94%) HTML
1 53 (77.94%) JavaScript
2 50 (73.53%) CSS
3 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (64.71%) Sass
5 43 (63.24%) User Experience
6 42 (61.76%) AngularJS
7 37 (54.41%) Node.js
8 35 (51.47%) Test Automation
9 33 (48.53%) webpack
10 32 (47.06%) gulp
10 32 (47.06%) Grunt
10 32 (47.06%) TDD
11 31 (45.59%) Mobile App
12 30 (44.12%) REST
12 30 (44.12%) HTTP
12 30 (44.12%) SVG
13 29 (42.65%) Unit Testing
14 28 (41.18%) Redux
14 28 (41.18%) npm
15 27 (39.71%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (38.24%) Risk Assessment
16 26 (38.24%) Ajax
16 26 (38.24%) Collaborative Working
16 26 (38.24%) PostCSS
16 26 (38.24%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 26 (38.24%) Mentoring
16 26 (38.24%) Coaching
16 26 (38.24%) Analytics
17 25 (36.76%) Backbone.js

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 7 (10.29%) CMS
2 4 (5.88%) Drupal
3 3 (4.41%) Confluence
4 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 28 (41.18%) npm
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Slack
3 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (44.12%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Broadband
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (48.53%) webpack
2 32 (47.06%) Grunt
2 32 (47.06%) gulp
3 26 (38.24%) PostCSS
4 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
5 9 (13.24%) Selenium
6 7 (10.29%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.35%) Jasmine
8 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.88%) JIRA
8 4 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (4.41%) Bower
9 3 (4.41%) Protractor
9 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.94%) Axure RP
10 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.94%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.94%) RSpec
10 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.94%) WebStorm
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Advertising
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Polish Language
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Architect
1 25 (36.76%) Technical Architect
2 18 (26.47%) Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (10.29%) Angular Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Designer
6 4 (5.88%) Development Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) JavaScript Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Usability Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Web Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.41%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (77.94%) HTML
2 50 (73.53%) CSS
3 44 (64.71%) Sass
4 42 (61.76%) AngularJS
5 37 (54.41%) Node.js
6 30 (44.12%) REST
6 30 (44.12%) SVG
7 28 (41.18%) Redux
8 26 (38.24%) Ajax
8 26 (38.24%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 25 (36.76%) Backbone.js
10 17 (25.00%) HTML5
11 14 (20.59%) CSS3
12 10 (14.71%) XML
13 8 (11.76%) JSON
13 8 (11.76%) RESTful
14 7 (10.29%) React
14 7 (10.29%) Web Services
15 6 (8.82%) D3.js
16 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 43 (63.24%) User Experience
2 31 (45.59%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) W3C
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.88%) Android
2 4 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) Test Automation
3 32 (47.06%) TDD
4 29 (42.65%) Unit Testing
5 27 (39.71%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (38.24%) Analytics
6 26 (38.24%) Coaching
6 26 (38.24%) Collaborative Working
6 26 (38.24%) Mentoring
6 26 (38.24%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (36.76%) Presales
7 25 (36.76%) Software Delivery
8 16 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (19.12%) Web Development
10 12 (17.65%) Front End Development
11 10 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (14.71%) Wireframes
12 9 (13.24%) OO
12 9 (13.24%) Test Scripting
13 8 (11.76%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (77.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (13.24%) ES6
3 8 (11.76%) C#
3 8 (11.76%) TypeScript
4 7 (10.29%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) SQL
6 3 (4.41%) C
6 3 (4.41%) PHP
7 2 (2.94%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.94%) Java 8
7 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.94%) Python
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
7 2 (2.94%) Scala
7 2 (2.94%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) ES7
8 1 (1.47%) ES8
8 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Capita
2 3 (4.41%) Adobe
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) Twitter