Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1051 1114 1119
Rank change year-on-year +63 +5 +53
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 38 72 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.043% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.33% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 27 46 67
UK median annual salary £53,133 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.51% -1.25% +0.34%
10th Percentile £33,263 £29,750 £28,119
90th Percentile £68,650 £56,500 £61,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,662 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +28.19% -7.14% -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 18,804 22,132 21,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 13.19% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13,877 16,808 16,072
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,500 £27,251
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +72 37 £49,317 +24.85% 16
UK excluding London +54 19 £41,662 +28.19% 12
London +60 18 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North of England +34 10 £40,823 +51.20% 6
South East +32 6 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire +7 4 £43,646 +44.28% 1
North West +16 3 £43,646 +74.58% 2
North East - 3 £35,544 - 3
Midlands +37 2 - - 1
East Midlands +19 2 - - 1
South West +9 1 £36,500 +12.31% 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 22 (57.89%) CSS
2 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (52.63%) HTML
3 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 20 (52.63%) User Experience
4 16 (42.11%) Front End Development
5 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 10 (26.32%) HTML5
6 10 (26.32%) Mentoring
7 9 (23.68%) Coaching
7 9 (23.68%) Analytics
7 9 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (23.68%) Node.js
7 9 (23.68%) CSS3
7 9 (23.68%) Selenium
8 8 (21.05%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (21.05%) LESS
8 8 (21.05%) Sass
8 8 (21.05%) AngularJS
9 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
9 7 (18.42%) Confluence
9 7 (18.42%) JIRA
9 7 (18.42%) QA
9 7 (18.42%) Marketing
9 7 (18.42%) JMeter
10 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
10 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
10 6 (15.79%) Web Development
10 6 (15.79%) Nessus
10 6 (15.79%) OWASP

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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
2 5 (13.16%) CMS
3 4 (10.53%) WordPress
4 3 (7.89%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.63%) Drupal
5 1 (2.63%) Kentico
5 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (7.89%) Sketch
2 2 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.26%) Chatbot
2 2 (5.26%) InVision
2 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
1 1 (2.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Slack
2 5 (13.16%) AWS
3 4 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (10.53%) Serverless
4 2 (5.26%) npm
5 1 (2.63%) Azure
5 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.63%) GitHub
5 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
5 1 (2.63%) SaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.68%) Selenium
3 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 7 (18.42%) JMeter
4 6 (15.79%) Burp Suite
4 6 (15.79%) HP UFT
4 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
5 5 (13.16%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.53%) Jasmine
6 4 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (10.53%) webpack
7 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
8 2 (5.26%) Axure RP
8 2 (5.26%) Grunt
9 1 (2.63%) Capybara
9 1 (2.63%) gulp
9 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (2.63%) Protractor
9 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (18.42%) Marketing
2 6 (15.79%) Public Sector
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (23.68%) Senior Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Test Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Web Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Designer
7 3 (7.89%) Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Designer
8 2 (5.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (5.26%) Functional Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) UX Designer
9 1 (2.63%) Digital Project Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Senior UI Developer
9 1 (2.63%) UI Developer
9 1 (2.63%) UX Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) CSS
2 20 (52.63%) HTML
3 10 (26.32%) HTML5
4 9 (23.68%) CSS3
4 9 (23.68%) Node.js
5 8 (21.05%) AngularJS
5 8 (21.05%) LESS
5 8 (21.05%) Sass
6 5 (13.16%) JSON
6 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (10.53%) jQuery
7 4 (10.53%) React
7 4 (10.53%) RESTful
7 4 (10.53%) XML
8 3 (7.89%) Vue.js
9 2 (5.26%) Backbone.js
9 2 (5.26%) Redux
10 1 (2.63%) Behat
10 1 (2.63%) Express
10 1 (2.63%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.89%) Social Network
4 2 (5.26%) Blog
4 2 (5.26%) Robotics
4 2 (5.26%) W3C
5 1 (2.63%) Animation
5 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Front End Development
3 10 (26.32%) Mentoring
4 9 (23.68%) Analytics
4 9 (23.68%) Coaching
4 9 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (21.05%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (15.79%) BDD
6 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.79%) Microservices
6 6 (15.79%) Operational Stability
6 6 (15.79%) OWASP
6 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.79%) Web Development
7 5 (13.16%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.16%) DevOps
7 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 4 (10.53%) SOLID
8 4 (10.53%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) ES6
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) ES7
4 1 (2.63%) JSX
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) Section 508
2 3 (7.89%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Adobe
2 2 (5.26%) Genesys
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Hotjar
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.63%) WooCommerce