Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 404 406 442
Rank change year-on-year +2 +36 -28
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1,316 1,304 1,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.77% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.50% 4.32% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,175 1,130 1,353
UK median annual salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £24,850 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 29,240 30,160 37,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.81% 17.84% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 23,696 24,942 31,884
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £27,976 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 +6 1,257 £35,000 - 336
UK excluding London -16 919 £35,000 +7.69% 251
London +46 370 £42,500 +3.03% 102
South East +3 298 £37,500 - 61
North of England -40 255 £32,500 +4.84% 84
Midlands -3 191 £30,000 +3.45% 37
Yorkshire +16 122 £32,500 +8.33% 27
North West -59 122 £33,000 +3.13% 51
West Midlands +13 112 £28,500 +3.64% 17
South West -4 92 £35,000 +16.67% 30
East Midlands -10 79 £30,000 - 20
East of England -50 51 £37,500 +25.00% 22
Wales +18 19 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Scotland -57 12 £35,000 +7.69% 12
North East -25 11 £30,000 +14.29% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing WordPress 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 WordPress.

1 908 (69.00%) JavaScript
2 898 (68.24%) HTML
3 897 (68.16%) PHP
4 878 (66.72%) CSS
5 574 (43.62%) Web Development
6 471 (35.79%) MySQL
7 459 (34.88%) jQuery
8 441 (33.51%) CMS
9 377 (28.65%) Git (software)
10 374 (28.42%) HTML5
11 319 (24.24%) Marketing
12 310 (23.56%) Front End Development
13 292 (22.19%) CSS3
14 260 (19.76%) Sass
15 252 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
16 248 (18.84%) Drupal
17 235 (17.86%) SEO
17 235 (17.86%) Laravel
18 222 (16.87%) AngularJS
19 221 (16.79%) Linux
20 193 (14.67%) LAMP
21 191 (14.51%) MVC
22 183 (13.91%) Magento
23 178 (13.53%) User Experience
24 164 (12.46%) React
25 161 (12.23%) Photoshop
26 149 (11.32%) E-Commerce
27 136 (10.33%) Adobe
28 126 (9.57%) Responsive Web Design
29 125 (9.50%) Digital Marketing

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
1 441 (33.51%) CMS
2 248 (18.84%) Drupal
3 79 (6.00%) Apache
4 48 (3.65%) Joomla!
5 31 (2.36%) ExpressionEngine
6 29 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
6 29 (2.20%) Umbraco
7 28 (2.13%) EPiServer
7 28 (2.13%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.75%) nginx
9 21 (1.60%) Confluence
10 19 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.14%) Apache Solr
11 15 (1.14%) Moodle
12 13 (0.99%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.68%) IIS
14 7 (0.53%) Kentico
14 7 (0.53%) PrestaShop
15 6 (0.46%) Alfresco
16 3 (0.23%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 161 (12.23%) Photoshop
2 81 (6.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 49 (3.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 24 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (1.22%) InDesign
6 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (0.68%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.53%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.30%) SketchUp
11 3 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.23%) HipChat
11 3 (0.23%) InVision
11 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 183 (13.91%) Magento
2 26 (1.98%) Shopify
3 12 (0.91%) Eloqua
4 7 (0.53%) OpenCart
4 7 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.53%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.30%) osCommerce
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.076%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.076%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.076%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 112 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.10%) Google Analytics
3 49 (3.72%) GitHub
4 36 (2.74%) SaaS
5 31 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (2.20%) Serverless
7 27 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.90%) AdWords
8 25 (1.90%) Office 365
9 24 (1.82%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (1.44%) MailChimp
11 17 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 16 (1.22%) Basecamp
13 15 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 14 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
14 14 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.10%) DNS
2 41 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 38 (2.89%) HTTP
4 32 (2.43%) SSL
5 19 (1.44%) Internet
6 17 (1.29%) LAN
7 16 (1.22%) SSH
8 14 (1.06%) WAN
9 11 (0.84%) Wireless
10 10 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.61%) SMS
12 7 (0.53%) Intranet
13 6 (0.46%) Firewall
14 4 (0.30%) FTP
15 2 (0.15%) SMTP
15 2 (0.15%) VoIP
15 2 (0.15%) VPN
16 1 (0.076%) ATM
16 1 (0.076%) DHCP
16 1 (0.076%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (35.79%) MySQL
2 65 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 35 (2.66%) Relational Database
4 32 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
6 24 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 18 (1.37%) Redis
9 16 (1.22%) MariaDB
10 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.61%) MS Access
11 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.53%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.46%) GIS
13 6 (0.46%) phpMyAdmin
14 4 (0.30%) OLAP
14 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 377 (28.65%) Git (software)
2 87 (6.61%) Subversion
3 77 (5.85%) gulp
3 77 (5.85%) JIRA
4 67 (5.09%) Grunt
5 45 (3.42%) Bitbucket
6 36 (2.74%) webpack
7 35 (2.66%) Jenkins
8 30 (2.28%) Dreamweaver
9 29 (2.20%) Selenium
10 24 (1.82%) Visual Studio
11 19 (1.44%) Babel
12 16 (1.22%) TestNG
13 15 (1.14%) Mercurial
14 12 (0.91%) Gradle
14 12 (0.91%) JUnit
14 12 (0.91%) Log4j
14 12 (0.91%) Maven
14 12 (0.91%) Vagrant
15 10 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 319 (24.24%) Marketing
2 124 (9.42%) Finance
3 70 (5.32%) Advertising
4 41 (3.12%) Retail
5 36 (2.74%) Games
6 17 (1.29%) Publishing
6 17 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.99%) Billing
8 13 (0.99%) Legal
9 12 (0.91%) Automotive
10 9 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
11 8 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.53%) Banking
13 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.30%) Law
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
15 1 (0.076%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,019 (77.43%) Developer
2 407 (30.93%) PHP Developer
3 268 (20.36%) Web Developer
4 262 (19.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 161 (12.23%) WordPress Developer
6 104 (7.90%) Senior Developer
7 74 (5.62%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 73 (5.55%) PHP Web Developer
9 70 (5.32%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 67 (5.09%) Designer
11 64 (4.86%) JavaScript Developer
12 59 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 48 (3.65%) Junior
14 42 (3.19%) Senior PHP Developer
15 40 (3.04%) Lead Developer
16 39 (2.96%) Backend Developer
17 38 (2.89%) Junior Developer
18 35 (2.66%) Web Designer
19 30 (2.28%) Software Developer
20 28 (2.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 898 (68.24%) HTML
2 878 (66.72%) CSS
3 459 (34.88%) jQuery
4 374 (28.42%) HTML5
5 292 (22.19%) CSS3
6 260 (19.76%) Sass
7 235 (17.86%) Laravel
8 222 (16.87%) AngularJS
9 193 (14.67%) LAMP
10 164 (12.46%) React
11 114 (8.66%) Symfony
12 112 (8.51%) Node.js
13 107 (8.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 98 (7.45%) Ajax
15 89 (6.76%) LESS
16 76 (5.78%) XML
17 75 (5.70%) JSON
18 65 (4.94%) Vue (Vue.js)
19 64 (4.86%) RESTful
20 63 (4.79%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 178 (13.53%) User Experience
2 114 (8.66%) Mobile App
3 100 (7.60%) Social Media
4 49 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
6 31 (2.36%) Fintech
6 31 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (2.28%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.52%) Animation
9 17 (1.29%) Graphic Design
10 15 (1.14%) Clustering
11 11 (0.84%) Blog
12 10 (0.76%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.76%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.76%) W3C
13 8 (0.61%) Life Science
13 8 (0.61%) Robotics
14 7 (0.53%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.53%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 221 (16.79%) Linux
2 54 (4.10%) Windows
3 38 (2.89%) Android
4 30 (2.28%) CentOS
5 23 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.60%) Debian
7 18 (1.37%) Windows Server
8 16 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.91%) openSUSE
10 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.61%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.38%) Unix
16 1 (0.076%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (43.62%) Web Development
2 310 (23.56%) Front End Development
3 252 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 235 (17.86%) SEO
5 191 (14.51%) MVC
6 149 (11.32%) E-Commerce
7 126 (9.57%) Responsive Web Design
8 125 (9.50%) Digital Marketing
9 124 (9.42%) OO
9 124 (9.42%) OOP
10 111 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
11 103 (7.83%) Analytics
12 94 (7.14%) Content Management
12 94 (7.14%) Web Design
13 75 (5.70%) Mentoring
14 73 (5.55%) Project Management
15 72 (5.47%) OO PHP
16 68 (5.17%) Software Engineering
17 64 (4.86%) Open Source
18 58 (4.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 908 (69.00%) JavaScript
2 897 (68.16%) PHP
3 113 (8.59%) SQL
4 100 (7.60%) Java
5 96 (7.29%) Python
6 64 (4.86%) Ruby
7 45 (3.42%) ES6
8 43 (3.27%) C#
9 40 (3.04%) Bash Shell
10 29 (2.20%) Perl
11 25 (1.90%) PHP 7
12 17 (1.29%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.22%) TypeScript
14 15 (1.14%) PHP 5
15 12 (0.91%) T-SQL
16 11 (0.84%) VBA
17 9 (0.68%) Groovy
17 9 (0.68%) Java 8
17 9 (0.68%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 86 (6.53%) Degree
2 16 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.53%) ISEB
3 7 (0.53%) ISTQB
3 7 (0.53%) MCP
3 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.076%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.076%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.076%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.076%) MCSA
4 1 (0.076%) MCSE
4 1 (0.076%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.48%) QA
2 8 (0.61%) SLA
3 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.30%) GDPR
5 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 45 (3.42%) Docker
2 19 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.14%) Varnish
4 9 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.46%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.30%) vSphere
10 3 (0.23%) LXC
11 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (3.42%) Puppet
2 29 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.06%) Check_MK
3 14 (1.06%) Nagios
4 13 (0.99%) ZABBIX
5 12 (0.91%) Salt
6 10 (0.76%) cPanel
6 10 (0.76%) Plesk
7 8 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.23%) Ansible
10 1 (0.076%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.076%) Kibana
10 1 (0.076%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.076%) WSUS
Vendors
1 136 (10.33%) Adobe
2 110 (8.36%) Google
3 71 (5.40%) WooCommerce
4 65 (4.94%) Zend
5 45 (3.42%) Microsoft
6 29 (2.20%) Sitecore
7 26 (1.98%) Facebook
8 25 (1.90%) Twitter
9 23 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.67%) Oracle
11 18 (1.37%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.84%) Capita
13 9 (0.68%) Ubiquiti
13 9 (0.68%) VMware
14 8 (0.61%) Avaya
15 7 (0.53%) Apple
15 7 (0.53%) HubSpot
15 7 (0.53%) Marketo
15 7 (0.53%) Optimizely
15 7 (0.53%) Tableau