Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 431 429 416
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +4
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 900 1,119 1,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.60% 4.37% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 758 968 1,215
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,350
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £56,250
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 19,545 25,600 31,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.71% 16.11% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15,760 20,563 25,249
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.15% +8.75% -

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 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Top 15 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 8 December 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 +7 838 £37,500 +7.14% 299
UK excluding London +43 637 £35,000 +7.69% 260
London -31 243 £45,000 +5.88% 50
South East +78 236 £35,000 -6.67% 44
North of England +12 146 £34,000 +4.62% 75
South West -14 98 £37,500 +25.00% 41
North West +30 90 £35,000 +12.90% 47
Midlands +14 63 £34,643 +25.97% 56
East of England +51 52 £35,000 +7.69% 33
Yorkshire -1 50 £30,500 -6.15% 19
West Midlands +6 36 £35,000 +27.27% 30
East Midlands +23 27 £32,000 +16.36% 26
Scotland +4 23 £37,072 +10.66% 7
Wales +11 19 £33,500 +28.85% 4
North East +14 6 £33,250 -5.00% 9

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 622 (69.11%) HTML
2 619 (68.78%) PHP
3 604 (67.11%) JavaScript
4 594 (66.00%) CSS
5 354 (39.33%) Web Development
6 299 (33.22%) CMS
7 291 (32.33%) MySQL
8 287 (31.89%) Git (software)
9 274 (30.44%) jQuery
10 220 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
11 191 (21.22%) Marketing
11 191 (21.22%) HTML5
12 175 (19.44%) Magento
13 147 (16.33%) Sass
14 139 (15.44%) Drupal
15 137 (15.22%) Front End Development
16 132 (14.67%) CSS3
17 131 (14.56%) MVC
18 128 (14.22%) Laravel
19 124 (13.78%) Linux
20 121 (13.44%) E-Commerce
21 120 (13.33%) Adobe
22 119 (13.22%) Content Management
23 117 (13.00%) User Experience
24 112 (12.44%) React
25 110 (12.22%) OO
26 107 (11.89%) AngularJS
27 103 (11.44%) SQL
28 101 (11.22%) Photoshop
29 96 (10.67%) Google

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
1 299 (33.22%) CMS
2 139 (15.44%) Drupal
3 53 (5.89%) Joomla!
4 47 (5.22%) Apache
5 39 (4.33%) Umbraco
6 37 (4.11%) nginx
7 36 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 30 (3.33%) SharePoint
9 20 (2.22%) Confluence
10 19 (2.11%) SugarCRM
11 11 (1.22%) ExpressionEngine
12 10 (1.11%) TYPO3
13 9 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.44%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.44%) IIS
15 4 (0.44%) PrestaShop
16 3 (0.33%) Magnolia
17 2 (0.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 101 (11.22%) Photoshop
2 60 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 53 (5.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 23 (2.56%) Sketch
5 21 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
7 12 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 10 (1.11%) Adobe XD
9 9 (1.00%) InDesign
9 9 (1.00%) InVision
10 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
11 6 (0.67%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
12 3 (0.33%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 175 (19.44%) Magento
2 37 (4.11%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (1.67%) Shopify
4 13 (1.44%) SAP Hybris
5 10 (1.11%) CiviCRM
6 9 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (1.00%) JDE OneWorld
6 9 (1.00%) SAP ERP
6 9 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.33%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.11%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 66 (7.33%) AWS
1 66 (7.33%) GitHub
2 40 (4.44%) Google Analytics
3 36 (4.00%) Azure
4 33 (3.67%) SaaS
5 31 (3.44%) GCP
5 31 (3.44%) npm
6 16 (1.78%) MailChimp
7 15 (1.67%) Office 365
7 15 (1.67%) Power Platform
7 15 (1.67%) Slack
8 12 (1.33%) G Suite
9 11 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.22%) Boomi
9 11 (1.22%) Yarn
10 9 (1.00%) Asana
11 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Flow
12 5 (0.56%) Google Docs
12 5 (0.56%) Serverless
12 5 (0.56%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.33%) DNS
2 21 (2.33%) Internet
3 15 (1.67%) Firewall
4 11 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.11%) DHCP
6 9 (1.00%) HTTP
7 8 (0.89%) Intranet
7 8 (0.89%) SSH
7 8 (0.89%) VPN
8 4 (0.44%) SSL
9 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.22%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.22%) IPv4
10 2 (0.22%) IPv6
10 2 (0.22%) NAS
11 1 (0.11%) Extranet
11 1 (0.11%) FTP
11 1 (0.11%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.11%) SAN
11 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (32.33%) MySQL
2 51 (5.67%) SQL Server
3 34 (3.78%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.33%) MariaDB
4 21 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.33%) GIS
7 9 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.00%) Power BI
7 9 (1.00%) QlikView
8 6 (0.67%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.56%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.22%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.22%) phpMyAdmin
12 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 287 (31.89%) Git (software)
2 65 (7.22%) JIRA
3 61 (6.78%) gulp
4 42 (4.67%) Grunt
5 41 (4.56%) Jenkins
5 41 (4.56%) webpack
6 23 (2.56%) Subversion
7 20 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 19 (2.11%) CircleCI
9 18 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (1.89%) Babel
10 17 (1.89%) GitLab
10 17 (1.89%) Mocha
11 16 (1.78%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.44%) Mercurial
13 12 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (1.11%) PostCSS
14 10 (1.11%) Selenium
15 8 (0.89%) Maven
15 8 (0.89%) NetBeans
General
1 191 (21.22%) Marketing
2 51 (5.67%) Retail
3 49 (5.44%) Finance
4 25 (2.78%) Advertising
5 14 (1.56%) Legal
6 12 (1.33%) Games
6 12 (1.33%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.89%) Automotive
8 8 (0.89%) Publishing
9 5 (0.56%) Law
10 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.44%) Police
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Electronics
11 2 (0.22%) German Language
11 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Banking
12 1 (0.11%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 691 (76.78%) Developer
2 235 (26.11%) PHP Developer
3 191 (21.22%) Web Developer
4 162 (18.00%) WordPress Developer
5 108 (12.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 95 (10.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 70 (7.78%) Senior Developer
8 68 (7.56%) Junior
9 60 (6.67%) Junior Developer
10 51 (5.67%) PHP WordPress Developer
11 46 (5.11%) PHP Web Developer
12 44 (4.89%) Designer
13 39 (4.33%) HTML Developer
14 35 (3.89%) HTML CSS Developer
15 34 (3.78%) Junior Web Developer
16 29 (3.22%) Analyst
16 29 (3.22%) Drupal Developer
17 26 (2.89%) Administrator
17 26 (2.89%) Web Designer
18 25 (2.78%) Full Stack Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 622 (69.11%) HTML
2 594 (66.00%) CSS
3 274 (30.44%) jQuery
4 191 (21.22%) HTML5
5 147 (16.33%) Sass
6 132 (14.67%) CSS3
7 128 (14.22%) Laravel
8 112 (12.44%) React
9 107 (11.89%) AngularJS
10 94 (10.44%) LAMP
11 91 (10.11%) Node.js
12 90 (10.00%) .NET
13 80 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 76 (8.44%) Vue.js
15 60 (6.67%) JSON
16 57 (6.33%) Symfony
17 54 (6.00%) Ajax
18 46 (5.11%) XML
19 40 (4.44%) RESTful
20 37 (4.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 117 (13.00%) User Experience
2 39 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
2 39 (4.33%) Social Media
3 33 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (1.44%) Animation
7 12 (1.33%) iPad
8 9 (1.00%) Blog
8 9 (1.00%) Life Science
9 8 (0.89%) Smartphone
10 7 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 7 (0.78%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.67%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.67%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.56%) Learning Management System
12 5 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 124 (13.78%) Linux
2 25 (2.78%) Android
3 24 (2.67%) Apple iOS
4 23 (2.56%) Windows
5 18 (2.00%) Mac OS
5 18 (2.00%) Ubuntu
6 15 (1.67%) CentOS
7 13 (1.44%) Unix
8 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.33%) VyOS
10 2 (0.22%) Fedora
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (39.33%) Web Development
2 220 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (15.22%) Front End Development
4 131 (14.56%) MVC
5 121 (13.44%) E-Commerce
6 119 (13.22%) Content Management
7 110 (12.22%) OO
8 83 (9.22%) OOP
9 82 (9.11%) OO PHP
10 80 (8.89%) SEO
11 77 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
12 76 (8.44%) DevOps
13 70 (7.78%) TDD
14 61 (6.78%) CRM
15 60 (6.67%) Analytics
15 60 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
16 58 (6.44%) Scrum
17 57 (6.33%) Digital Marketing
18 55 (6.11%) Software Engineering
19 53 (5.89%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 619 (68.78%) PHP
2 604 (67.11%) JavaScript
3 103 (11.44%) SQL
4 93 (10.33%) C#
5 57 (6.33%) ES6
6 55 (6.11%) Python
7 42 (4.67%) Java
8 19 (2.11%) PHP 5
8 19 (2.11%) Ruby
9 12 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.22%) PHP 7
11 9 (1.00%) C
12 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.67%) Kotlin
14 6 (0.67%) VBA
15 4 (0.44%) Rust
16 2 (0.22%) ES7
16 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (6.11%) Degree
2 17 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.67%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.89%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) WCAG
3 1 (0.11%) GDPR
3 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (6.33%) Docker
2 11 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.67%) Varnish
4 3 (0.33%) Postfix
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (4.00%) Ansible
2 31 (3.44%) Kubernetes
3 23 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
4 19 (2.11%) Terraform
5 15 (1.67%) cPanel
6 10 (1.11%) Plesk
7 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.67%) Consul
9 4 (0.44%) Puppet
10 2 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.22%) Icinga
11 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (13.33%) Adobe
2 96 (10.67%) Google
3 47 (5.22%) Microsoft
4 37 (4.11%) Zend
5 36 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (4.00%) Sitecore
6 34 (3.78%) WooCommerce
7 32 (3.56%) hybris
8 13 (1.44%) SAP
9 12 (1.33%) Pardot
10 11 (1.22%) Dell
10 11 (1.22%) Twitter
11 10 (1.11%) Oracle
12 9 (1.00%) Facebook
12 9 (1.00%) JD Edwards
12 9 (1.00%) Marketo
12 9 (1.00%) RedPrairie
13 6 (0.67%) DocuSign
13 6 (0.67%) HubSpot
13 6 (0.67%) Splunk