Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WordPress skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WordPress over the 6 months to 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 412 422
Rank change year-on-year +20 +10 -43
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1391 1455 1535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.39% 3.95% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1354 1284
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £22,525 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £54,080 £52,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.56% -6.15% +8.33%

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31692 36807 41886
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.00% 18.59% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25561 31310 34638
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WordPress.

Salary trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Salary histogram for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. 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 +25 1310 £35,000 - 137
UK excluding London +25 968 £32,500 +6.56% 102
London -20 384 £42,500 +6.25% 36
South East +114 301 £38,500 +18.46% 21
North of England -4 299 £32,500 +1.56% 44
North West -34 177 £35,000 +7.69% 22
Midlands +12 171 £29,000 +3.57% 15
West Midlands +8 134 £28,000 +1.82% 11
Yorkshire +30 113 £30,000 - 21
South West -35 84 £31,250 +4.17% 13
East of England +16 73 £30,000 -7.69% 7
East Midlands +24 37 £29,000 -3.33% 4
Scotland +23 29 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Wales +6 10 £35,500 +29.09% 1
North East +29 9 £25,000 -25.37% 1
Northern Ireland -18 2 £21,000 -28.81%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WordPress.

1 1020 (73.33%) HTML
2 991 (71.24%) PHP
3 976 (70.17%) CSS
4 971 (69.81%) JavaScript
5 584 (41.98%) jQuery
6 540 (38.82%) Web Development
7 498 (35.80%) MySQL
8 469 (33.72%) HTML5
9 396 (28.47%) CMS
10 354 (25.45%) Git (software)
11 334 (24.01%) Drupal
12 316 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
13 314 (22.57%) CSS3
14 311 (22.36%) Front End Development
15 309 (22.21%) Sass
16 299 (21.50%) Marketing
17 269 (19.34%) AngularJS
18 268 (19.27%) Magento
19 228 (16.39%) MVC
20 225 (16.18%) Linux
21 205 (14.74%) LAMP
22 194 (13.95%) SEO
23 192 (13.80%) Laravel
24 182 (13.08%) User Experience
25 174 (12.51%) E-Commerce
25 174 (12.51%) Photoshop
26 160 (11.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 155 (11.14%) Symfony
28 145 (10.42%) Ajax
29 141 (10.14%) SQL

WordPress
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
1 396 (28.47%) CMS
2 334 (24.01%) Drupal
3 117 (8.41%) Apache
4 94 (6.76%) Joomla!
5 49 (3.52%) nginx
6 44 (3.16%) Umbraco
7 31 (2.23%) IIS
8 27 (1.94%) SharePoint
9 18 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (1.01%) Confluence
11 14 (1.01%) EPiServer
11 14 (1.01%) ExpressionEngine
12 13 (0.93%) Moodle
13 11 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.72%) Kentico
14 10 (0.72%) Marvel
15 9 (0.65%) eZ Publish
16 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.50%) DNN
Applications
1 174 (12.51%) Photoshop
2 100 (7.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 61 (4.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 23 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (1.15%) InDesign
6 7 (0.50%) Adobe Premiere
6 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (0.43%) InVision
8 4 (0.29%) UXPin
9 3 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.22%) HipChat
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.072%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.072%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.072%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 268 (19.27%) Magento
2 22 (1.58%) Shopify
3 19 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (1.08%) OpenCart
5 9 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.29%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.22%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.14%) nopCommerce
9 1 (0.072%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (5.03%) GitHub
3 49 (3.52%) Google Analytics
4 36 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (1.15%) CloudFront
6 14 (1.01%) MailChimp
6 14 (1.01%) Office 365
7 12 (0.86%) Cloudflare
8 10 (0.72%) Akamai
9 7 (0.50%) AdWords
9 7 (0.50%) Heroku
9 7 (0.50%) Slack
10 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.43%) G Suite
10 6 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 5 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.46%) Internet
2 32 (2.30%) DNS
3 27 (1.94%) SSH
4 20 (1.44%) Intranet
5 14 (1.01%) HTTP
6 13 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.58%) FTP
7 8 (0.58%) SMTP
8 7 (0.50%) Firewall
9 4 (0.29%) Wireless
10 3 (0.22%) DHCP
10 3 (0.22%) SMS
10 3 (0.22%) SSL
10 3 (0.22%) VPN
11 2 (0.14%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.14%) LAN
11 2 (0.14%) SAN
11 2 (0.14%) Skype
12 1 (0.072%) DAB
12 1 (0.072%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (35.80%) MySQL
2 87 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 13 (0.93%) MariaDB
4 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.58%) SQLite
8 7 (0.50%) Big Data
9 6 (0.43%) phpMyAdmin
9 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.29%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 354 (25.45%) Git (software)
2 120 (8.63%) gulp
3 111 (7.98%) Grunt
4 79 (5.68%) Subversion
5 57 (4.10%) JIRA
6 32 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 28 (2.01%) Vagrant
8 21 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (1.51%) webpack
9 19 (1.37%) Bower
10 16 (1.15%) GitLab
10 16 (1.15%) Visual Studio
11 15 (1.08%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.86%) Axure RP
13 11 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 11 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
14 10 (0.72%) PHPUnit
15 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 8 (0.58%) Xcode
17 7 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 299 (21.50%) Marketing
2 79 (5.68%) Finance
3 62 (4.46%) Retail
4 47 (3.38%) Advertising
5 45 (3.24%) Publishing
6 32 (2.30%) Games
7 26 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.65%) Banking
9 21 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.29%) Automotive
10 18 (1.29%) Electronics
11 7 (0.50%) Music Industry
12 6 (0.43%) Legal
13 5 (0.36%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.29%) Local Government
15 3 (0.22%) Back Office
16 2 (0.14%) French Language
16 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1099 (79.01%) Developer
2 463 (33.29%) PHP Developer
3 285 (20.49%) Web Developer
4 257 (18.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 191 (13.73%) WordPress Developer
6 156 (11.21%) HTML Developer
7 136 (9.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 135 (9.71%) HTML CSS Developer
9 108 (7.76%) Senior Developer
10 106 (7.62%) Full Stack Developer
11 103 (7.40%) PHP Web Developer
12 90 (6.47%) PHP WordPress Developer
13 89 (6.40%) Junior
14 82 (5.90%) Web Manager
15 80 (5.75%) Junior Developer
16 66 (4.74%) Lead Developer
17 58 (4.17%) Digital Developer
18 51 (3.67%) Project Manager
19 47 (3.38%) Senior PHP Developer
20 44 (3.16%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1020 (73.33%) HTML
2 976 (70.17%) CSS
3 584 (41.98%) jQuery
4 469 (33.72%) HTML5
5 314 (22.57%) CSS3
6 309 (22.21%) Sass
7 269 (19.34%) AngularJS
8 205 (14.74%) LAMP
9 192 (13.80%) Laravel
10 160 (11.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 155 (11.14%) Symfony
12 145 (10.42%) Ajax
13 121 (8.70%) .NET
14 115 (8.27%) Node.js
15 95 (6.83%) React
16 93 (6.69%) LESS
17 79 (5.68%) ASP.NET
18 77 (5.54%) JSON
19 67 (4.82%) REST
19 67 (4.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 182 (13.08%) User Experience
2 118 (8.48%) Mobile App
3 107 (7.69%) Social Media
4 37 (2.66%) Graphic Design
5 32 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
7 27 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.87%) Digital Media
9 25 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (1.37%) W3C
11 15 (1.08%) Animation
12 11 (0.79%) Blog
12 11 (0.79%) Fintech
12 11 (0.79%) iPad
13 10 (0.72%) e-Learning
14 9 (0.65%) Replication
15 7 (0.50%) New Media
16 6 (0.43%) iPhone
16 6 (0.43%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.36%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 225 (16.18%) Linux
2 76 (5.46%) Apple iOS
3 69 (4.96%) Android
4 67 (4.82%) Windows
5 26 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.01%) CentOS
8 11 (0.79%) Unix
9 10 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.43%) Debian
12 6 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (38.82%) Web Development
2 316 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (22.36%) Front End Development
4 228 (16.39%) MVC
5 194 (13.95%) SEO
6 174 (12.51%) E-Commerce
7 139 (9.99%) OO
8 127 (9.13%) OOP
9 114 (8.20%) Digital Marketing
10 110 (7.91%) Responsive Web Design
11 106 (7.62%) Content Management
12 105 (7.55%) Open Source
13 101 (7.26%) Mentoring
14 98 (7.05%) Web Design
15 83 (5.97%) Analytics
16 68 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (4.67%) PRINCE2
17 65 (4.67%) Project Management
18 62 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (4.39%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 991 (71.24%) PHP
2 971 (69.81%) JavaScript
3 141 (10.14%) SQL
4 92 (6.61%) C#
4 92 (6.61%) Java
5 63 (4.53%) Ruby
6 30 (2.16%) C++
7 27 (1.94%) Python
8 25 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 22 (1.58%) ES6
9 22 (1.58%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.37%) PHP 5
11 16 (1.15%) C
12 13 (0.93%) Objective-C
13 12 (0.86%) Perl
14 11 (0.79%) Apple Swift
14 11 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.72%) PHP 7
16 8 (0.58%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (7.40%) Degree
2 22 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.36%) MCSD
5 2 (0.14%) CCIE
5 2 (0.14%) CCNA
5 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.072%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.072%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.072%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.37%) QA
2 12 (0.86%) SLA
3 5 (0.36%) WAI
4 3 (0.22%) GCP
4 3 (0.22%) WCAG
5 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.072%) Section 508
System Software
1 26 (1.87%) Docker
2 13 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.29%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) iptables
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) Gluster
7 2 (0.14%) Snort
7 2 (0.14%) Xen
8 1 (0.072%) LXC
8 1 (0.072%) Samba
8 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.072%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (1.80%) cPanel
2 21 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.08%) Puppet
4 10 (0.72%) Nagios
4 10 (0.72%) vRealize
5 6 (0.43%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.22%) Ansible
6 3 (0.22%) SELinux
6 3 (0.22%) Terraform
7 2 (0.14%) Cacti
7 2 (0.14%) Check_MK
7 2 (0.14%) Grafana
7 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.14%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.14%) Plesk
7 2 (0.14%) Salt
8 1 (0.072%) Kibana
8 1 (0.072%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 139 (9.99%) Adobe
2 95 (6.83%) Zend
3 89 (6.40%) Microsoft
4 83 (5.97%) Google
5 23 (1.65%) Twitter
6 20 (1.44%) Sitecore
7 15 (1.08%) VMware
8 13 (0.93%) Facebook
8 13 (0.93%) Interwoven
9 11 (0.79%) Apple
9 11 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.72%) PayPal
11 9 (0.65%) Cognos
11 9 (0.65%) Oracle
12 7 (0.50%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.50%) Sage
13 6 (0.43%) Cisco
14 5 (0.36%) Blackboard
14 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 5 (0.36%) SAP