Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 429 401 413
Rank change year-on-year -28 +12 +27
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1,021 1,331 1,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.77% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.25% 4.50% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 874 1,207 1,170
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £50,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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 24,028 29,569 31,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.07% 17.08% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19,168 24,326 26,704
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,041 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.27% +1.25% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -38 960 £35,000 - 315
UK excluding London -35 643 £32,500 - 251
London +25 357 £40,000 -7.51% 82
North of England -43 155 £32,500 - 94
South East -56 153 £37,500 - 51
South West +78 143 £30,000 -7.69% 29
North West -25 83 £31,500 -10.00% 56
Midlands -93 77 £27,500 - 50
East of England +45 69 £31,500 -10.00% 11
Yorkshire -17 61 £33,000 +1.54% 28
West Midlands -64 51 £28,000 +1.82% 35
Scotland +25 32 £33,500 -4.29% 10
East Midlands -9 26 £26,500 -5.36% 15
Wales +19 16 £30,000 -2.44% 7
North East +14 11 £36,250 +26.09% 10

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 711 (69.64%) PHP
2 651 (63.76%) JavaScript
3 625 (61.21%) HTML
4 614 (60.14%) CSS
5 368 (36.04%) jQuery
6 354 (34.67%) Web Development
7 330 (32.32%) CMS
8 310 (30.36%) Git (software)
9 300 (29.38%) MySQL
10 231 (22.62%) HTML5
11 219 (21.45%) Marketing
12 207 (20.27%) MVC
13 206 (20.18%) Laravel
14 200 (19.59%) CSS3
15 194 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
16 164 (16.06%) Front End Development
17 159 (15.57%) Sass
18 157 (15.38%) User Experience
19 156 (15.28%) Linux
20 150 (14.69%) AngularJS
21 144 (14.10%) React
22 141 (13.81%) Drupal
23 138 (13.52%) Node.js
24 127 (12.44%) SQL
25 123 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
26 119 (11.66%) E-Commerce
27 111 (10.87%) Magento
28 110 (10.77%) Ajax
29 106 (10.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
30 104 (10.19%) Responsive Web Design

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
1 330 (32.32%) CMS
2 141 (13.81%) Drupal
3 81 (7.93%) Apache
4 49 (4.80%) Umbraco
5 36 (3.53%) nginx
5 36 (3.53%) SharePoint
6 33 (3.23%) ExpressionEngine
7 26 (2.55%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.96%) eZ Publish
9 19 (1.86%) Joomla!
10 18 (1.76%) EPiServer
11 17 (1.67%) Marvel
12 14 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (1.27%) concrete5
13 13 (1.27%) Confluence
14 11 (1.08%) IIS
15 9 (0.88%) Kentico
15 9 (0.88%) Skype for Business
16 6 (0.59%) IBM Domino
16 6 (0.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 91 (8.91%) Photoshop
2 25 (2.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 25 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (1.67%) InVision
6 10 (0.98%) InDesign
7 8 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 111 (10.87%) Magento
2 20 (1.96%) Shopify
3 5 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Odoo
5 2 (0.20%) ScheduALL
6 1 (0.098%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 99 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (5.88%) SaaS
3 57 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (5.09%) GitHub
5 34 (3.33%) IaaS
6 33 (3.23%) Google Analytics
7 22 (2.15%) npm
8 21 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (2.06%) Serverless
9 18 (1.76%) AdWords
10 17 (1.67%) MailChimp
11 14 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (1.27%) Office 365
13 10 (0.98%) DigitalOcean
14 9 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 8 (0.78%) Asana
16 7 (0.69%) CloudFront
16 7 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.69%) Yarn
17 6 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.78%) Internet
2 37 (3.62%) DNS
3 23 (2.25%) Intranet
4 22 (2.15%) SSL
4 22 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.67%) LAN
6 16 (1.57%) Skype
7 14 (1.37%) SSH
8 12 (1.18%) DHCP
9 11 (1.08%) Firewall
10 10 (0.98%) Broadband
11 9 (0.88%) VLAN
12 8 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.78%) WAN
13 7 (0.69%) HTTP
14 4 (0.39%) IPv4
14 4 (0.39%) IPv6
14 4 (0.39%) SMS
15 3 (0.29%) Network Security
16 2 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (29.38%) MySQL
2 76 (7.44%) SQL Server
3 59 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (4.21%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.67%) MariaDB
7 16 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.18%) Blockchain
9 9 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.69%) FileMaker
12 6 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.49%) phpMyAdmin
14 4 (0.39%) GIS
14 4 (0.39%) Redis
14 4 (0.39%) SQLite
15 3 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
16 2 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.20%) Big Data
16 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 310 (30.36%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.95%) Subversion
3 58 (5.68%) JIRA
4 57 (5.58%) gulp
5 52 (5.09%) Bitbucket
6 48 (4.70%) Jenkins
7 46 (4.51%) webpack
8 38 (3.72%) Grunt
9 25 (2.45%) Babel
10 24 (2.35%) JUnit
10 24 (2.35%) Selenium
11 23 (2.25%) Gradle
12 22 (2.15%) Log4j
12 22 (2.15%) Maven
12 22 (2.15%) TestNG
13 19 (1.86%) git-flow
14 15 (1.47%) GitLab
15 11 (1.08%) Visual Studio
16 7 (0.69%) Travis CI
16 7 (0.69%) Webistrano
General
1 219 (21.45%) Marketing
2 58 (5.68%) Finance
3 54 (5.29%) Publishing
4 49 (4.80%) Advertising
5 34 (3.33%) Retail
6 19 (1.86%) Games
6 19 (1.86%) Legal
7 17 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.59%) Banking
9 6 (0.59%) Law
10 3 (0.29%) Automotive
10 3 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.20%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.098%) Electronics
12 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 789 (77.28%) Developer
2 312 (30.56%) PHP Developer
3 201 (19.69%) Web Developer
4 153 (14.99%) WordPress Developer
5 139 (13.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 98 (9.60%) Senior Developer
7 72 (7.05%) Full Stack Developer
8 62 (6.07%) Junior
9 55 (5.39%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 53 (5.19%) Junior Developer
11 42 (4.11%) PHP Web Developer
12 35 (3.43%) Software Developer
13 33 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
14 31 (3.04%) Designer
14 31 (3.04%) Junior PHP Developer
15 28 (2.74%) HTML Developer
15 28 (2.74%) Java Developer
16 27 (2.64%) Incident Manager
16 27 (2.64%) Security Manager
16 27 (2.64%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 625 (61.21%) HTML
2 614 (60.14%) CSS
3 368 (36.04%) jQuery
4 231 (22.62%) HTML5
5 206 (20.18%) Laravel
6 200 (19.59%) CSS3
7 159 (15.57%) Sass
8 150 (14.69%) AngularJS
9 144 (14.10%) React
10 138 (13.52%) Node.js
11 110 (10.77%) Ajax
12 106 (10.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 95 (9.30%) LAMP
13 95 (9.30%) Vue.js
14 85 (8.33%) Symfony
15 68 (6.66%) LESS
15 68 (6.66%) REST
16 57 (5.58%) .NET
17 55 (5.39%) XML
18 53 (5.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 157 (15.38%) User Experience
2 103 (10.09%) Self-Motivation
3 53 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 42 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (2.94%) Social Media
7 26 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 20 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.86%) Graphic Design
10 18 (1.76%) Fintech
11 16 (1.57%) Digital Media
12 15 (1.47%) Blog
13 13 (1.27%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.98%) Cloud Native
15 9 (0.88%) Bitcoin
15 9 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
16 8 (0.78%) Digital Signage
16 8 (0.78%) Replication
17 7 (0.69%) Data Centre
17 7 (0.69%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 156 (15.28%) Linux
2 68 (6.66%) Windows
3 60 (5.88%) Android
4 33 (3.23%) Ubuntu
5 32 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.74%) Unix
7 22 (2.15%) openSUSE
8 19 (1.86%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.98%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.59%) Solaris
11 5 (0.49%) CentOS
11 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.39%) Fedora
12 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.098%) Debian
14 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (34.67%) Web Development
2 207 (20.27%) MVC
3 194 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (16.06%) Front End Development
5 123 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
6 119 (11.66%) E-Commerce
7 104 (10.19%) Responsive Web Design
8 88 (8.62%) SEO
9 86 (8.42%) OOP
10 81 (7.93%) Digital Marketing
11 80 (7.84%) TDD
12 75 (7.35%) OO
13 67 (6.56%) Project Management
14 65 (6.37%) Content Management
15 62 (6.07%) Analytics
16 59 (5.78%) Time Management
17 57 (5.58%) Web Design
18 51 (5.00%) Open Source
19 50 (4.90%) Workflow
20 49 (4.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 711 (69.64%) PHP
2 651 (63.76%) JavaScript
3 127 (12.44%) SQL
4 91 (8.91%) Java
5 47 (4.60%) Python
6 38 (3.72%) ES6
7 36 (3.53%) C#
8 32 (3.13%) PHP 5
9 25 (2.45%) Perl
10 23 (2.25%) Bash Shell
10 23 (2.25%) TypeScript
11 21 (2.06%) PHP 7
12 20 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.47%) C++
13 15 (1.47%) Ruby
14 11 (1.08%) Apple Swift
14 11 (1.08%) Java 8
15 9 (0.88%) C
16 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (7.05%) Degree
2 36 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (2.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 27 (2.64%) CEH
3 27 (2.64%) CISM
3 27 (2.64%) CISSP
3 27 (2.64%) SANS
3 27 (2.64%) SSCP
4 26 (2.55%) CCSP
5 25 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.88%) CCNA
7 3 (0.29%) HND
8 2 (0.20%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.098%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.098%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.098%) PMP
9 1 (0.098%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.23%) QA
2 9 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.59%) GDPR
3 6 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.29%) PMO
5 2 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (5.97%) Docker
2 25 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (0.78%) XenApp
7 3 (0.29%) KVM
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.20%) LXC
9 1 (0.098%) Varnish
9 1 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (3.23%) Puppet
2 30 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.15%) Salt
4 10 (0.98%) cPanel
5 9 (0.88%) Ansible
6 7 (0.69%) Capistrano
6 7 (0.69%) SCOM
7 6 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.49%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.39%) Icinga
10 3 (0.29%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.20%) Check_MK
11 2 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.098%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.098%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.098%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.098%) Terraform
Vendors
1 97 (9.50%) Adobe
2 72 (7.05%) Zend
3 58 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 55 (5.39%) Google
5 37 (3.62%) WooCommerce
6 36 (3.53%) Oracle
7 26 (2.55%) VMware
8 23 (2.25%) Cisco
9 18 (1.76%) Twitter
10 16 (1.57%) Sitecore
11 11 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.98%) HubSpot
12 10 (0.98%) Optimizely
12 10 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.98%) Sage
13 8 (0.78%) Avaya
13 8 (0.78%) Citrix
13 8 (0.78%) IBM
13 8 (0.78%) Meraki
13 8 (0.78%) Tableau