Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1098 1091 1168
Rank change year-on-year -7 +77 +40
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 71 106 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.060% 0.051%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 45 70 80
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,932
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.09% +10.92%
10th Percentile £30,350 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,000 £61,375 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.14% - +4.48%

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 22,865 21,629 26,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.51% 12.22% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17,317 16,170 20,733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% - +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 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 +20 71 £40,000 -5.40% 13
London +35 48 £40,000 -11.11% 4
UK excluding London +1 23 £35,750 +2.14% 9
South West +13 12 £32,500 -3.70%
Midlands +12 5 £40,000 -27.27% 2
East Midlands +5 4 £40,000 -27.27% 2
North of England +21 3 £25,000 -35.48% 5
South East -33 3 £62,500 +66.67% 1
North West +11 2 £25,000 -41.18% 1
West Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
North East - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 62 (87.32%) HTML
2 57 (80.28%) CSS
3 56 (78.87%) JavaScript
4 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (61.97%) AngularJS
5 42 (59.15%) User Experience
6 38 (53.52%) Sass
7 33 (46.48%) Node.js
8 29 (40.85%) Test Automation
9 28 (39.44%) TDD
10 25 (35.21%) Front End Development
11 22 (30.99%) gulp
11 22 (30.99%) webpack
11 22 (30.99%) CSS3
11 22 (30.99%) Web Development
12 21 (29.58%) SVG
12 21 (29.58%) HTML5
12 21 (29.58%) Mobile App
12 21 (29.58%) Grunt
13 20 (28.17%) REST
13 20 (28.17%) Redux
13 20 (28.17%) Unit Testing
14 19 (26.76%) Git (software)
14 19 (26.76%) HTTP
14 19 (26.76%) npm
14 19 (26.76%) Coaching
15 18 (25.35%) Vue.js
15 18 (25.35%) PostCSS
15 18 (25.35%) Analytics
15 18 (25.35%) 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 10 (14.08%) CMS
2 7 (9.86%) Drupal
3 5 (7.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.23%) WordPress
6 2 (2.82%) Confluence
7 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) InVision
2 3 (4.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.76%) npm
2 4 (5.63%) GitHub
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) HTTP
2 5 (7.04%) Extranet
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (30.99%) gulp
1 22 (30.99%) webpack
2 21 (29.58%) Grunt
3 19 (26.76%) Git (software)
4 18 (25.35%) PostCSS
5 11 (15.49%) Selenium
6 8 (11.27%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.63%) Jasmine
8 4 (5.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.82%) Bower
10 2 (2.82%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.82%) JIRA
10 2 (2.82%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.82%) Sublime Text
10 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.82%) WebStorm
General
1 10 (14.08%) Advertising
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Polish Language
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Developer
2 25 (35.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (25.35%) Architect
4 17 (23.94%) Technical Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (11.27%) Web Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) QA Tester
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Tester
7 4 (5.63%) Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Angular Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Development Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Usability Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Web Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Designer
8 3 (4.23%) JavaScript Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (87.32%) HTML
2 57 (80.28%) CSS
3 44 (61.97%) AngularJS
4 38 (53.52%) Sass
5 33 (46.48%) Node.js
6 22 (30.99%) CSS3
7 21 (29.58%) HTML5
7 21 (29.58%) SVG
8 20 (28.17%) Redux
8 20 (28.17%) REST
9 18 (25.35%) Backbone.js
9 18 (25.35%) Vue.js
10 17 (23.94%) Ajax
11 15 (21.13%) Web Services
11 15 (21.13%) XML
12 14 (19.72%) RESTful
13 13 (18.31%) React
14 11 (15.49%) JSON
15 7 (9.86%) Gherkin
16 6 (8.45%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 42 (59.15%) User Experience
2 21 (29.58%) Mobile App
3 18 (25.35%) W3C
4 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.04%) Social Media
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) Test Automation
3 28 (39.44%) TDD
4 25 (35.21%) Front End Development
5 22 (30.99%) Web Development
6 20 (28.17%) Unit Testing
7 19 (26.76%) Coaching
8 18 (25.35%) Analytics
8 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (25.35%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (23.94%) Collaborative Working
9 17 (23.94%) Mentoring
9 17 (23.94%) Presales
9 17 (23.94%) Software Delivery
10 13 (18.31%) OO
10 13 (18.31%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (16.90%) Wireframes
12 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (12.68%) OOD
13 9 (12.68%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (78.87%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.68%) ES6
2 9 (12.68%) TypeScript
3 7 (9.86%) C#
3 7 (9.86%) PHP
4 6 (8.45%) SQL
5 5 (7.04%) C
5 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.04%) VBScript
6 3 (4.23%) Java
6 3 (4.23%) Python
7 2 (2.82%) Java 8
8 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.41%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.41%) ES7
8 1 (1.41%) ES8
8 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
1 6 (8.45%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) GCP
2 2 (2.82%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) WMI
2 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Adobe
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
2 5 (7.04%) Sun
3 2 (2.82%) Google
4 1 (1.41%) LexisNexis