Period
to 29 November 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 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 875 713 1024
Rank change year-on-year -162 +311 +91
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 179 20 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.037% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.89% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 111 16 44
10th Percentile £28,250 £34,375 £31,550
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,943
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £57,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.39% +43.75% +2.56%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,125 £58,438
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £65,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,957 £54,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -27.86% +35.00% +6.67%

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 20,138 6,760 18,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 12.47% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12,504 5,314 13,990
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,531
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,286 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.32% +8.57% -
75th Percentile £72,313 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 November 2021.

Salary histogram for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Top 13 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 November 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 -165 163 £50,000 -20.00% 22
London -165 94 £65,000 +4.00% 15
UK excluding London -186 67 £38,957 -27.86% 10
Work from Home -195 56 £45,000 +24.14% 4
South East -111 38 £50,000 -9.09% 5
North of England -100 25 £29,500 -60.67% 2
North East - 12 £29,500 -
North West -93 11 £37,914 -49.45% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £30,000 - 1
Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
East of England -112 1 - -
Wales - 1 £52,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 123 (68.72%) CSS
2 116 (64.80%) Accessibility
3 113 (63.13%) HTML
4 111 (62.01%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (55.31%) JavaScript
5 99 (55.31%) React
6 98 (54.75%) User Experience
7 93 (51.96%) TypeScript
8 85 (47.49%) Sass
9 72 (40.22%) Git (software)
10 65 (36.31%) Front End Development
11 55 (30.73%) QA
12 54 (30.17%) HTML5
13 51 (28.49%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (27.37%) DevOps
14 49 (27.37%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (26.82%) Software Engineering
16 47 (26.26%) AngularJS
17 46 (25.70%) CSS3
18 45 (25.14%) Test Automation
19 44 (24.58%) webpack
20 43 (24.02%) Jest
21 40 (22.35%) Scrum
22 38 (21.23%) Java
23 37 (20.67%) Azure
23 37 (20.67%) Unit Testing
23 37 (20.67%) Social Skills
24 36 (20.11%) Vue.js
24 36 (20.11%) CMS
25 35 (19.55%) npm

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 36 (20.11%) CMS
2 14 (7.82%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (7.26%) WordPress
4 11 (6.15%) Kentico
5 3 (1.68%) Drupal
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) JBoss
6 2 (1.12%) Liferay
6 2 (1.12%) Mule
7 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.56%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (18.99%) Sketch
2 30 (16.76%) InVision
3 23 (12.85%) Figma
4 14 (7.82%) Adobe XD
4 14 (7.82%) Campfire
5 13 (7.26%) Zeplin
6 2 (1.12%) Flinto
6 2 (1.12%) Marvel
6 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.67%) Azure
2 35 (19.55%) npm
3 23 (12.85%) AWS
4 16 (8.94%) Slack
5 10 (5.59%) SaaS
6 8 (4.47%) GitHub
7 6 (3.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 5 (2.79%) GCP
9 4 (2.23%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (2.23%) Azure Functions
9 4 (2.23%) Azure Logic Apps
9 4 (2.23%) Serverless
10 2 (1.12%) Canva
10 2 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.12%) GitHub Actions
10 2 (1.12%) prismic.io
10 2 (1.12%) Typeform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.94%) Broadband
2 12 (6.70%) HTTP
3 11 (6.15%) DNS
3 11 (6.15%) SSL
4 8 (4.47%) Internet
5 1 (0.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (3.35%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.23%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (40.22%) Git (software)
2 44 (24.58%) webpack
3 29 (16.20%) Jenkins
4 27 (15.08%) Cypress.io
5 23 (12.85%) Selenium
6 21 (11.73%) ESLint
7 16 (8.94%) PostCSS
7 16 (8.94%) TeamCity
8 13 (7.26%) JUnit
8 13 (7.26%) Storybook
9 10 (5.59%) JIRA
10 9 (5.03%) Visual Studio Code
11 8 (4.47%) Axure RP
11 8 (4.47%) Bitbucket
11 8 (4.47%) Jasmine
11 8 (4.47%) WebDriver
12 7 (3.91%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.91%) gulp
12 7 (3.91%) RSpec
13 6 (3.35%) SonarQube
General
1 37 (20.67%) Social Skills
2 34 (18.99%) Finance
3 17 (9.50%) Retail
4 13 (7.26%) Games
4 13 (7.26%) Legal
5 9 (5.03%) Public Sector
6 8 (4.47%) Marketing
7 7 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.91%) Banking
8 4 (2.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 93 (51.96%) Developer
2 54 (30.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 35 (19.55%) Senior Developer
4 22 (12.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 19 (10.61%) React Developer
6 17 (9.50%) Senior React Developer
7 13 (7.26%) Designer
7 13 (7.26%) UX Designer
8 12 (6.70%) WordPress Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Senior WordPress Developer
9 9 (5.03%) UI Designer
9 9 (5.03%) UI/UX Designer
10 8 (4.47%) UI Developer
11 7 (3.91%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Tester
13 5 (2.79%) JavaScript Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) Senior Tester
13 5 (2.79%) Software Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (68.72%) CSS
2 113 (63.13%) HTML
3 99 (55.31%) React
4 85 (47.49%) Sass
5 54 (30.17%) HTML5
6 47 (26.26%) AngularJS
7 46 (25.70%) CSS3
8 43 (24.02%) Jest
9 36 (20.11%) Vue.js
10 34 (18.99%) Node.js
11 30 (16.76%) REST
12 28 (15.64%) GraphQL
12 28 (15.64%) Redux
13 24 (13.41%) .NET
13 24 (13.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (10.61%) jQuery
15 17 (9.50%) Spring Boot
16 15 (8.38%) Puppeteer
16 15 (8.38%) Spring
16 15 (8.38%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 98 (54.75%) User Experience
2 14 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (7.82%) Virtual Team
3 11 (6.15%) Renewable Energy
4 9 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.03%) W3C
5 7 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.35%) Animation
7 4 (2.23%) Housing Association
8 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) NHS
10 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.56%) Android
1 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.56%) Unix
1 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (62.01%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (36.31%) Front End Development
3 51 (28.49%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (27.37%) DevOps
4 49 (27.37%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (26.82%) Software Engineering
6 45 (25.14%) Test Automation
7 40 (22.35%) Scrum
8 37 (20.67%) Unit Testing
9 29 (16.20%) Web Design
10 26 (14.53%) Sprint Planning
10 26 (14.53%) TDD
11 25 (13.97%) Analytics
11 25 (13.97%) OWASP
12 24 (13.41%) Microservices
13 22 (12.29%) Responsive Web Design
14 21 (11.73%) Full Stack Development
14 21 (11.73%) User Stories
15 20 (11.17%) Wireframes
16 19 (10.61%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 99 (55.31%) JavaScript
2 93 (51.96%) TypeScript
3 38 (21.23%) Java
4 30 (16.76%) Python
5 24 (13.41%) PHP
5 24 (13.41%) Scala
6 18 (10.06%) ES6
7 17 (9.50%) Kotlin
8 15 (8.38%) ES7
8 15 (8.38%) Go
8 15 (8.38%) Java 11
8 15 (8.38%) SQL
9 12 (6.70%) C#
10 4 (2.23%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.12%) C++
12 1 (0.56%) Elm
12 1 (0.56%) Haskell
12 1 (0.56%) Tcl
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (8.38%) SANS
2 13 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.47%) Degree
3 8 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (64.80%) Accessibility
2 55 (30.73%) QA
3 14 (7.82%) GDPR
4 2 (1.12%) WAI
5 1 (0.56%) DICOM
5 1 (0.56%) HL7
5 1 (0.56%) Section 508
System Software
1 24 (13.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (11.73%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.03%) Kibana
3 4 (2.23%) Istio
3 4 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.23%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.12%) Ansible
4 2 (1.12%) logstash
4 2 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (13.97%) Adobe
2 24 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.91%) Mercator
4 6 (3.35%) Oracle
5 2 (1.12%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.12%) Google
5 2 (1.12%) IBM
5 2 (1.12%) Netlify
5 2 (1.12%) Optimizely
5 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.56%) hybris
6 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com