Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1085 1137 1195
Rank change year-on-year +52 +58 +41
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 102 103 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.052% 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.47% 0.40% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 65 81 97
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £30,100 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £65,000 £57,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

WCAG is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21490 26035 28181
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.21% 13.21% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16036 20674 22161
UK median annual salary £48,875 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.77% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Top 11 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 22 August 2017. 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 +57 92 £42,283 +5.71% 7
London +24 51 £45,000 +12.50% 3
UK excluding London +51 45 £35,000 - 4
South East +91 19 £37,500 -11.76%
South West +2 10 £36,000 +2.86%
North of England -12 7 £35,000 - 2
Yorkshire +23 6 £35,000 - 2
Midlands +35 5 £55,000 +86.44% 1
East Midlands +28 5 £55,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £35,000 -
North West -26 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WCAG.

1 77 (75.49%) HTML
2 75 (73.53%) CSS
3 63 (61.76%) JavaScript
3 63 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (55.88%) User Experience
5 50 (49.02%) Sass
6 42 (41.18%) AngularJS
7 34 (33.33%) REST
7 34 (33.33%) gulp
8 32 (31.37%) HTML5
9 29 (28.43%) Test Automation
10 28 (27.45%) webpack
11 27 (26.47%) Backbone.js
11 27 (26.47%) HTTP
11 27 (26.47%) jQuery
12 25 (24.51%) Node.js
13 24 (23.53%) Git (software)
13 24 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (22.55%) TDD
14 23 (22.55%) Grunt
15 22 (21.57%) Ajax
15 22 (21.57%) Unit Testing
15 22 (21.57%) JSON
15 22 (21.57%) Scrum
16 21 (20.59%) Mentoring
17 20 (19.61%) Analytics
18 19 (18.63%) PostCSS
18 19 (18.63%) Web Development
19 18 (17.65%) SVG
19 18 (17.65%) Front End Development

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 16 (15.69%) CMS
2 14 (13.73%) IIS
3 8 (7.84%) Drupal
4 3 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.94%) WordPress
5 2 (1.96%) Apache
5 2 (1.96%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.98%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.98%) nginx
6 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.90%) InfoPath
3 4 (3.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.92%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.98%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.98%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (2.94%) GitHub
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) MySQL
3 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (33.33%) gulp
2 28 (27.45%) webpack
3 24 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 23 (22.55%) Grunt
5 19 (18.63%) PostCSS
6 14 (13.73%) Visual Studio
7 9 (8.82%) Bower
7 9 (8.82%) JIRA
7 9 (8.82%) Protractor
8 5 (4.90%) Axure RP
8 5 (4.90%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (4.90%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.90%) PhpStorm
9 3 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.96%) git-flow
10 2 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.98%) Codeception
11 1 (0.98%) QUnit
General
1 10 (9.80%) Legal
1 10 (9.80%) Publishing
2 8 (7.84%) Finance
3 5 (4.90%) Local Government
3 5 (4.90%) Marketing
4 4 (3.92%) Electronics
4 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (50.98%) Developer
2 23 (22.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (16.67%) Architect
3 17 (16.67%) HTML Developer
3 17 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 14 (13.73%) Designer
5 13 (12.75%) HTML CSS Developer
5 13 (12.75%) UI Developer
6 11 (10.78%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (10.78%) Web Developer
7 10 (9.80%) Angular Developer
7 10 (9.80%) UX Designer
8 6 (5.88%) Content Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (4.90%) Digital Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.92%) Programmer
10 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (75.49%) HTML
2 75 (73.53%) CSS
3 50 (49.02%) Sass
4 42 (41.18%) AngularJS
5 34 (33.33%) REST
6 32 (31.37%) HTML5
7 27 (26.47%) Backbone.js
7 27 (26.47%) jQuery
8 25 (24.51%) Node.js
9 22 (21.57%) Ajax
9 22 (21.57%) JSON
10 18 (17.65%) SVG
11 17 (16.67%) DOM
11 17 (16.67%) Redux
11 17 (16.67%) XML
12 16 (15.69%) CSS3
12 16 (15.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (14.71%) .NET
13 15 (14.71%) SOAP
14 11 (10.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 57 (55.88%) User Experience
2 18 (17.65%) Mobile App
3 15 (14.71%) W3C
4 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.92%) Animation
5 4 (3.92%) Fintech
6 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.94%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.94%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.43%) Test Automation
3 24 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (22.55%) TDD
5 22 (21.57%) Scrum
5 22 (21.57%) Unit Testing
6 21 (20.59%) Mentoring
7 20 (19.61%) Analytics
8 19 (18.63%) Web Development
9 18 (17.65%) Front End Development
10 17 (16.67%) Coaching
11 16 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
11 16 (15.69%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (12.75%) Mobile First
12 13 (12.75%) SEO
13 12 (11.76%) Content Management
14 11 (10.78%) Web Accessibility
15 10 (9.80%) Mathematics
16 9 (8.82%) BDD
16 9 (8.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 63 (61.76%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.76%) TypeScript
3 7 (6.86%) PHP
4 6 (5.88%) ES6
5 5 (4.90%) C#
5 5 (4.90%) ECMAScript
6 4 (3.92%) Java
7 3 (2.94%) Ruby
8 2 (1.96%) XPath
9 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.98%) C
9 1 (0.98%) Python
9 1 (0.98%) SQL
9 1 (0.98%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Degree
2 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) DBS Check
3 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) Section 508
2 4 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) WAI
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) Adobe
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.92%) SAP
3 2 (1.96%) Civica
4 1 (0.98%) Sitecore