Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 798 1089 1160
Rank change year-on-year +291 +71 -56
Permanent jobs citing WCAG 32 29 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.020% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.14% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 44
Median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,100 £39,412 £30,050
90th Percentile £59,900 £66,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,573 £38,500
% change year-on-year -6.74% +18.37% +2.67%

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 9,661 20,238 23,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 13.74% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7,355 14,839 17,756
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +265 29 £44,000 -7.37% 6
UK excluding London +248 24 £42,500 -6.74% 4
Midlands +122 11 £44,000 -23.48%
London +170 8 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands +110 7 £44,000 -23.48%
South East +139 6 £34,000 -28.42%
East Midlands +68 4 - -
North of England +146 3 £42,500 -2.63% 3
Scotland - 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +111 2 - -
Work from Home +59 2 - -
North West +103 1 £42,500 -2.63% 3
South West - 1 £54,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 26 (81.25%) HTML
2 23 (71.88%) CSS
3 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 19 (59.38%) HTML5
4 19 (59.38%) User Experience
5 17 (53.13%) Responsive Web Design
5 17 (53.13%) QA
6 16 (50.00%) Analytics
7 14 (43.75%) Web Design
8 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
8 13 (40.63%) Front End Development
9 12 (37.50%) React
9 12 (37.50%) CMS
10 11 (34.38%) DOM
10 11 (34.38%) E-Commerce
10 11 (34.38%) Mobile First
11 10 (31.25%) A/B Testing
11 10 (31.25%) Next.js
11 10 (31.25%) iPad
11 10 (31.25%) GatsbyJS
12 9 (28.13%) Web Accessibility
12 9 (28.13%) Project Management
13 8 (25.00%) Sass
14 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
14 7 (21.88%) Adobe
15 6 (18.75%) Android
15 6 (18.75%) jQuery
15 6 (18.75%) Time Management
15 6 (18.75%) WordPress
16 5 (15.63%) Smoke Testing

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 12 (37.50%) CMS
2 6 (18.75%) WordPress
3 5 (15.63%) Drupal
4 3 (9.38%) Joomla!
5 1 (3.13%) Apache
5 1 (3.13%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Adobe XD
2 3 (9.38%) Sketch
3 2 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (6.25%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.13%) Figma
4 1 (3.13%) InVision
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Google Analytics
2 3 (9.38%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) gulp
3 2 (6.25%) Babel
3 2 (6.25%) Grunt
3 2 (6.25%) webpack
4 1 (3.13%) Balsamiq
General
1 5 (15.63%) Marketing
2 3 (9.38%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Police
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (25.00%) React Developer
4 6 (18.75%) HTML CSS Developer
4 6 (18.75%) HTML Developer
4 6 (18.75%) UI Developer
4 6 (18.75%) UX Developer
5 5 (15.63%) QA Technician
5 5 (15.63%) Web Developer
6 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Content Designer
7 3 (9.38%) Designer
7 3 (9.38%) UI/UX Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Digital Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Junior
8 2 (6.25%) Junior Developer
8 2 (6.25%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (81.25%) HTML
2 23 (71.88%) CSS
3 19 (59.38%) HTML5
4 12 (37.50%) React
5 11 (34.38%) DOM
6 10 (31.25%) GatsbyJS
6 10 (31.25%) Next.js
7 8 (25.00%) Sass
8 6 (18.75%) jQuery
9 4 (12.50%) CSS3
10 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 3 (9.38%) Backbone.js
11 2 (6.25%) GreenSock GSAP
11 2 (6.25%) MobX
11 2 (6.25%) OOCSS
11 2 (6.25%) Redux
11 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (6.25%) Vue.js
12 1 (3.13%) HTML5 Canvas
12 1 (3.13%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 19 (59.38%) User Experience
2 10 (31.25%) iPad
3 2 (6.25%) Animation
3 2 (6.25%) W3C
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
2 6 (18.75%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (50.00%) Analytics
3 14 (43.75%) Web Design
4 13 (40.63%) Front End Development
5 11 (34.38%) E-Commerce
5 11 (34.38%) Mobile First
6 10 (31.25%) A/B Testing
7 9 (28.13%) Project Management
7 9 (28.13%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (18.75%) Time Management
9 5 (15.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (15.63%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Web Development
10 4 (12.50%) B2C
10 4 (12.50%) CRM
10 4 (12.50%) SEO
10 4 (12.50%) Wireframes
11 3 (9.38%) Content Strategy
11 3 (9.38%) Data Privacy
11 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) ES6
2 4 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (53.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Adobe
2 4 (12.50%) Google
3 3 (9.38%) HubSpot
3 3 (9.38%) Zoho
4 1 (3.13%) Facebook
4 1 (3.13%) Instagram
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Netlify
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter
4 1 (3.13%) WooCommerce