Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 762 926 1088
Rank change year-on-year +164 +162 +55
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 76 59 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.052% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.75% 0.42% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 55 35 30
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,400 £33,412
25th Percentile £50,000 £32,250 £34,121
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +62.50% -20.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £85,000 £48,750 £54,200
90th Percentile " £60,500 £61,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% -20.00% +17.65%

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 10,183 14,050 20,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.34% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,119 10,931 15,430
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Top 10 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 13 April 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 +130 68 £73,750 +84.38% 26
London +131 38 £85,000 +54.55% 12
UK excluding London +96 30 £41,250 +3.13% 14
Work from Home -107 14 £65,000 - 6
North of England +53 11 £45,000 +21.62% 8
East of England - 8 £37,500 -
North West +43 6 £22,500 -47.06% 3
South West +25 6 £38,750 +29.17% 2
South East +66 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
North East - 5 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 62 (81.58%) CSS
2 59 (77.63%) HTML
3 57 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (72.37%) JavaScript
5 45 (59.21%) User Experience
6 37 (48.68%) Git (software)
7 36 (47.37%) React
7 36 (47.37%) Sass
8 35 (46.05%) TypeScript
9 32 (42.11%) DevOps
9 32 (42.11%) Selenium
10 31 (40.79%) Java
10 31 (40.79%) HTML5
11 30 (39.47%) Test Automation
11 30 (39.47%) Microservices
11 30 (39.47%) QA
12 29 (38.16%) Spring
12 29 (38.16%) CSS3
13 27 (35.53%) Puppeteer
14 26 (34.21%) Sketch
14 26 (34.21%) GraphQL
14 26 (34.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
14 26 (34.21%) TDD
15 25 (32.89%) Docker
16 24 (31.58%) Cypress.io
16 24 (31.58%) Scala
16 24 (31.58%) Kubernetes
17 23 (30.26%) OWASP
18 22 (28.95%) Spring Boot

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 4 (5.26%) Confluence
1 4 (5.26%) Drupal
2 3 (3.95%) Apache
2 3 (3.95%) nginx
3 2 (2.63%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.32%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (34.21%) Sketch
2 22 (28.95%) InVision
3 10 (13.16%) Photoshop
4 7 (9.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (5.26%) Fireworks
6 3 (3.95%) Adobe XD
6 3 (3.95%) Figma
6 3 (3.95%) GIMP
6 3 (3.95%) Inkscape
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Azure
2 9 (11.84%) AWS
3 5 (6.58%) GitHub
4 4 (5.26%) GCP
4 4 (5.26%) npm
4 4 (5.26%) Yarn
5 2 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.63%) Serverless
6 1 (1.32%) Cloudflare
6 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Intranet
2 2 (2.63%) SSH
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) MySQL
2 3 (3.95%) Big Data
2 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.32%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (48.68%) Git (software)
2 32 (42.11%) Selenium
3 24 (31.58%) Cypress.io
4 22 (28.95%) PostCSS
5 15 (19.74%) gulp
6 12 (15.79%) Grunt
7 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.26%) Jasmine
8 4 (5.26%) JIRA
8 4 (5.26%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.95%) Balsamiq
9 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.95%) git-flow
9 3 (3.95%) JUnit
9 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.63%) Mocha
10 2 (2.63%) RSpec
10 2 (2.63%) Storybook
11 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.32%) Gradle
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.89%) Marketing
4 4 (5.26%) Local Government
5 3 (3.95%) Legal
6 2 (2.63%) Games
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (68.42%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) Full Stack Developer
3 24 (31.58%) React Developer
4 17 (22.37%) Java Developer
5 15 (19.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 12 (15.79%) Senior Developer
7 10 (13.16%) UI Developer
8 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Digital Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (6.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
10 4 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.26%) UI/UX Developer
10 4 (5.26%) UX Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (81.58%) CSS
2 59 (77.63%) HTML
3 36 (47.37%) React
3 36 (47.37%) Sass
4 31 (40.79%) HTML5
5 29 (38.16%) CSS3
5 29 (38.16%) Spring
6 27 (35.53%) Puppeteer
7 26 (34.21%) GraphQL
7 26 (34.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 22 (28.95%) Spring Boot
8 22 (28.95%) Web Components
9 20 (26.32%) Node.js
10 18 (23.68%) AngularJS
11 10 (13.16%) JSON
12 7 (9.21%) LAMP
12 7 (9.21%) LEMP Stack
12 7 (9.21%) REST
12 7 (9.21%) Web Services
13 5 (6.58%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 45 (59.21%) User Experience
2 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Cloud Native
4 4 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.26%) NHS
5 3 (3.95%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.63%) W3C
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) Android
2 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.95%) CentOS
3 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) DevOps
3 30 (39.47%) Microservices
3 30 (39.47%) Test Automation
4 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
4 26 (34.21%) TDD
5 23 (30.26%) OWASP
6 21 (27.63%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (27.63%) Front End Development
7 20 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (22.37%) Scrum
9 12 (15.79%) SDLC
10 10 (13.16%) Project Management
11 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
11 9 (11.84%) SOA
12 8 (10.53%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
12 8 (10.53%) Data Integration
12 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 8 (10.53%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 55 (72.37%) JavaScript
2 35 (46.05%) TypeScript
3 31 (40.79%) Java
4 24 (31.58%) Scala
5 22 (28.95%) ES6
5 22 (28.95%) ES7
5 22 (28.95%) Kotlin
6 10 (13.16%) C#
7 9 (11.84%) PHP
8 7 (9.21%) Python
9 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.26%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) Ruby
10 2 (2.63%) SQL
11 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.32%) Go
11 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) SANS
2 5 (6.58%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (39.47%) QA
2 5 (6.58%) WAI
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (32.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (31.58%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.32%) Ansible
2 1 (1.32%) Grafana
2 1 (1.32%) Graphite
2 1 (1.32%) Kibana
2 1 (1.32%) Packer
2 1 (1.32%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Adobe
2 5 (6.58%) Google
3 2 (2.63%) Mercator
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) New Relic
4 1 (1.32%) Progress
4 1 (1.32%) SAP