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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 950 788 858
Rank change year-on-year -162 +70 +216
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 260 106 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.94% 0.87% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 106 64 20
10th Percentile £22,500 £36,625 £30,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £50,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £66,250 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -39.62% +50.57% -15.60%
75th Percentile £58,750 £85,000 £50,313
90th Percentile £75,000 - £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year -18.75% -6.43% -18.00%

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 27,750 12,155 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 13.23% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,170 8,239 9,279
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,665 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.35% - +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 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Top 16 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -152 218 £36,250 -54.69% 17
Work from Home -160 172 £43,500 -28.55% 6
UK excluding London -44 141 £32,500 -18.75% 5
London -229 90 £57,500 -32.35% 12
North of England -26 71 £32,500 -27.78%
North East +24 45 £25,000 -44.44%
South East -59 42 £52,500 +23.53% 1
North West -72 18 £57,640 +92.13%
Midlands - 13 £42,500 - 3
East Midlands - 8 - - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £42,074 -
Scotland - 5 - -
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 - 2
East of England -84 4 - -
South West -38 3 £40,000 +3.23% 1
Wales - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 205 (78.85%) HTML
2 204 (78.46%) CSS
3 195 (75.00%) Agile
4 180 (69.23%) Accessibility
5 174 (66.92%) User Experience
6 171 (65.77%) JavaScript
7 120 (46.15%) UX Design
8 112 (43.08%) React
9 103 (39.62%) Front End Development
10 102 (39.23%) Git (software)
11 97 (37.31%) Sass
12 95 (36.54%) HTML5
13 94 (36.15%) TypeScript
14 91 (35.00%) Analytics
15 77 (29.62%) QA
16 74 (28.46%) Wireframes
17 73 (28.08%) Scrum
18 71 (27.31%) DevOps
19 68 (26.15%) AngularJS
20 67 (25.77%) npm
21 64 (24.62%) CSS3
22 60 (23.08%) Software Engineering
22 60 (23.08%) Social Skills
23 58 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
24 57 (21.92%) CMS
25 55 (21.15%) Sketch
26 53 (20.38%) Sprint Planning
27 52 (20.00%) A/B Testing
28 51 (19.62%) Problem-Solving
28 51 (19.62%) Mobile First

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 57 (21.92%) CMS
2 31 (11.92%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (8.08%) Confluence
4 8 (3.08%) WordPress
5 6 (2.31%) Drupal
5 6 (2.31%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.77%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.77%) Headless CMS
7 1 (0.38%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 55 (21.15%) Sketch
2 31 (11.92%) Adobe XD
3 22 (8.46%) Campfire
4 11 (4.23%) InVision
5 9 (3.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (3.46%) Chatbot
6 8 (3.08%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.92%) InDesign
8 4 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.77%) GIMP
9 2 (0.77%) Pixelmator
9 2 (0.77%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 67 (25.77%) npm
2 47 (18.08%) Figma
3 28 (10.77%) Miro
4 19 (7.31%) AWS
5 15 (5.77%) Azure
6 9 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (3.46%) GitHub
7 8 (3.08%) SaaS
8 4 (1.54%) IaaS
8 4 (1.54%) PaaS
9 3 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (1.15%) Smartsheet
10 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.77%) Microsoft 365
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.38%) GCP
11 1 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.92%) Broadband
2 28 (10.77%) Internet
3 2 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.46%) NoSQL
2 8 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.69%) MySQL
4 6 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 102 (39.23%) Git (software)
2 33 (12.69%) Cypress.io
3 30 (11.54%) webpack
4 24 (9.23%) Jenkins
5 22 (8.46%) ESLint
6 21 (8.08%) JIRA
7 13 (5.00%) GitLab
8 11 (4.23%) Babel
8 11 (4.23%) Jasmine
8 11 (4.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 11 (4.23%) Selenium
9 10 (3.85%) PostCSS
10 9 (3.46%) Protractor
11 6 (2.31%) gulp
11 6 (2.31%) Visual Studio Code
12 5 (1.92%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.92%) Postman
12 5 (1.92%) RSpec
12 5 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (23.08%) Social Skills
2 35 (13.46%) Public Sector
3 28 (10.77%) Back Office
3 28 (10.77%) Local Government
4 27 (10.38%) Retail
5 25 (9.62%) Marketing
6 20 (7.69%) Finance
6 20 (7.69%) Games
7 19 (7.31%) Banking
8 14 (5.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 12 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.31%) Military
11 5 (1.92%) Publishing
12 4 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.54%) Police
13 3 (1.15%) Legal
13 3 (1.15%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.38%) Electronics
14 1 (0.38%) Law
14 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 163 (62.69%) Developer
2 51 (19.62%) Designer
3 43 (16.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 36 (13.85%) Full Stack Developer
4 36 (13.85%) Senior Developer
5 29 (11.15%) React Developer
6 28 (10.77%) Interaction Designer
6 28 (10.77%) UX Designer
7 22 (8.46%) UI Developer
8 20 (7.69%) UX Developer
9 17 (6.54%) UI/UX Developer
10 15 (5.77%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 13 (5.00%) Senior React Developer
12 12 (4.62%) UI Designer
13 9 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
14 8 (3.08%) Junior
14 8 (3.08%) Junior Developer
14 8 (3.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 7 (2.69%) JavaScript Engineer
15 7 (2.69%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (78.85%) HTML
2 204 (78.46%) CSS
3 112 (43.08%) React
4 97 (37.31%) Sass
5 95 (36.54%) HTML5
6 68 (26.15%) AngularJS
7 64 (24.62%) CSS3
8 45 (17.31%) Node.js
9 42 (16.15%) REST
10 41 (15.77%) .NET
11 31 (11.92%) Elastic Stack
12 30 (11.54%) Jest
13 28 (10.77%) jQuery
14 27 (10.38%) DOM
14 27 (10.38%) Next.js
15 24 (9.23%) Flutter
16 23 (8.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (8.46%) GatsbyJS
18 21 (8.08%) Redux
19 20 (7.69%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 174 (66.92%) User Experience
2 35 (13.46%) Graphic Design
3 33 (12.69%) NHS
4 28 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (10.77%) Virtual Team
5 15 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 14 (5.38%) W3C
7 7 (2.69%) Social Media
8 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.92%) Social Network
9 4 (1.54%) Blog
9 4 (1.54%) IoT
9 4 (1.54%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.54%) Satnav
10 3 (1.15%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.77%) Vector Graphics
12 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (75.00%) Agile
2 120 (46.15%) UX Design
3 103 (39.62%) Front End Development
4 91 (35.00%) Analytics
5 74 (28.46%) Wireframes
6 73 (28.08%) Scrum
7 71 (27.31%) DevOps
8 60 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 58 (22.31%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (20.38%) Sprint Planning
11 52 (20.00%) A/B Testing
12 51 (19.62%) Mobile First
12 51 (19.62%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (19.62%) Unit Testing
13 50 (19.23%) Interaction Design
14 45 (17.31%) Artificial Intelligence
15 41 (15.77%) Full Stack Development
16 37 (14.23%) Workshop Facilitation
17 36 (13.85%) Responsive Web Design
17 36 (13.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 171 (65.77%) JavaScript
2 94 (36.15%) TypeScript
3 39 (15.00%) C#
4 36 (13.85%) Python
5 32 (12.31%) ES6
6 20 (7.69%) Scala
7 13 (5.00%) PHP
8 10 (3.85%) Java
9 8 (3.08%) ES7
10 6 (2.31%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.92%) Go
12 3 (1.15%) Ruby
12 3 (1.15%) SQL
13 1 (0.38%) Ada
Qualifications
1 32 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.38%) Degree
3 6 (2.31%) SANS
4 4 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (1.54%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (69.23%) Accessibility
2 77 (29.62%) QA
3 27 (10.38%) GDPR
4 9 (3.46%) WAI
5 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.77%) NCSC
System Software
1 39 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (11.92%) Kibana
2 9 (3.46%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.69%) Terraform
4 1 (0.38%) Istio
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 50 (19.23%) Adobe
2 28 (10.77%) NEC
3 16 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.92%) Mercator
5 4 (1.54%) Oracle
6 3 (1.15%) Google
7 2 (0.77%) hybris
7 2 (0.77%) Netlify
8 1 (0.38%) Cadence
8 1 (0.38%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.38%) SAP
8 1 (0.38%) Sitecore