Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 363 442 465
Rank change year-on-year +79 +23 -30
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 943 389 928
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.56% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.06% 3.96% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 660 335 785
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £50,750 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £58,875 £63,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

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 15,561 9,817 21,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 14.23% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,254 7,821 17,112
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +1.16%

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WordPress.

Salary trend for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WordPress over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for WordPress in the UK

WordPress
Top 17 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 29 July 2021. 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 +97 873 £40,000 - 236
UK excluding London +65 573 £37,500 +7.14% 193
London +49 317 £50,000 - 47
Work from Home -69 261 £40,000 -9.37% 61
South East +44 226 £38,750 +29.17% 31
South West -36 105 £37,500 +7.14% 25
North of England -37 95 £35,000 -12.50% 72
Midlands -19 85 £34,750 +2.96% 40
West Midlands -18 63 £33,408 +6.91% 22
North West -33 57 £38,968 -13.41% 47
Yorkshire -63 37 £35,000 -6.67% 22
East of England -31 25 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Scotland -57 23 £37,500 +10.29% 2
East Midlands -31 22 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Wales -20 11 £36,154 +3.30% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £32,500 - 1
North East - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 631 (66.91%) JavaScript
2 614 (65.11%) PHP
3 560 (59.38%) HTML
4 528 (55.99%) CSS
5 332 (35.21%) Web Development
6 309 (32.77%) CMS
7 275 (29.16%) MySQL
8 273 (28.95%) React
9 259 (27.47%) Laravel
10 239 (25.34%) Git (software)
11 229 (24.28%) Marketing
12 225 (23.86%) Social Skills
13 221 (23.44%) Full Stack Development
14 199 (21.10%) User Experience
15 175 (18.56%) E-Commerce
16 169 (17.92%) Front End Development
17 166 (17.60%) Sass
18 160 (16.97%) jQuery
19 159 (16.86%) SEO
20 157 (16.65%) Drupal
21 156 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
22 147 (15.59%) Vue.js
23 146 (15.48%) HTML5
24 142 (15.06%) Node.js
25 134 (14.21%) AWS
26 129 (13.68%) Magento
27 122 (12.94%) CSS3
27 122 (12.94%) AngularJS
27 122 (12.94%) Google
28 113 (11.98%) 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
1 309 (32.77%) CMS
2 157 (16.65%) Drupal
3 57 (6.04%) Apache
4 34 (3.61%) Umbraco
5 30 (3.18%) Sitecore CMS
6 28 (2.97%) SharePoint
7 27 (2.86%) Joomla!
8 22 (2.33%) Headless CMS
8 22 (2.33%) nginx
9 21 (2.23%) Confluence
10 18 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.38%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.27%) MODX
13 10 (1.06%) MediaWiki
14 9 (0.95%) IIS
15 8 (0.85%) Kentico
16 6 (0.64%) Moodle
17 3 (0.32%) Gunicorn
18 2 (0.21%) Jadu
18 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 51 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 35 (3.71%) Adobe XD
3 26 (2.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (2.76%) Figma
4 15 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 15 (1.59%) Sketch
5 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.53%) InDesign
7 3 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.21%) InVision
8 2 (0.21%) Weka
8 2 (0.21%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 129 (13.68%) Magento
2 62 (6.57%) Shopify
3 11 (1.17%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (1.06%) WebTrends
5 8 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.85%) OpenCart
6 6 (0.64%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.11%) Yoast SEO
Cloud Services
1 134 (14.21%) AWS
2 80 (8.48%) Azure
3 69 (7.32%) GitHub
4 67 (7.10%) SaaS
5 48 (5.09%) GCP
6 40 (4.24%) Google Analytics
7 39 (4.14%) npm
8 33 (3.50%) Amazon S3
9 29 (3.08%) Asana
10 28 (2.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 28 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (2.97%) Yarn
11 26 (2.76%) Serverless
12 24 (2.55%) Google Tag Manager
13 23 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
14 22 (2.33%) Firebase
15 21 (2.23%) Google Ads
16 20 (2.12%) MailChimp
17 17 (1.80%) Route 53
18 16 (1.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.00%) DNS
2 35 (3.71%) Internet
3 21 (2.23%) Intranet
4 20 (2.12%) SSL
5 17 (1.80%) HTTP
6 15 (1.59%) Bluetooth
7 13 (1.38%) Firewall
8 10 (1.06%) SSH
8 10 (1.06%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.74%) VLAN
9 7 (0.74%) VoIP
10 6 (0.64%) DHCP
10 6 (0.64%) IPsec
10 6 (0.64%) VPN
10 6 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.53%) IPv4
11 5 (0.53%) IPv6
12 3 (0.32%) FTP
12 3 (0.32%) SMTP
13 2 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (29.16%) MySQL
2 56 (5.94%) NoSQL
3 40 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 38 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 24 (2.55%) MariaDB
6 21 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.91%) Redis
9 16 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.53%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.42%) Power BI
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon Aurora
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.21%) Big Data
13 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.21%) HBase
13 2 (0.21%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 239 (25.34%) Git (software)
2 63 (6.68%) Grunt
3 59 (6.26%) gulp
4 50 (5.30%) JIRA
5 49 (5.20%) webpack
6 24 (2.55%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.48%) CasperJS
8 14 (1.48%) PhantomJS
8 14 (1.48%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.48%) Vagrant
9 12 (1.27%) Dreamweaver
9 12 (1.27%) Storybook
10 9 (0.95%) Firebug
10 9 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.74%) Selenium
12 6 (0.64%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.64%) PHPUnit
13 5 (0.53%) PhpStorm
14 4 (0.42%) Babel
General
1 229 (24.28%) Marketing
2 225 (23.86%) Social Skills
3 67 (7.10%) Finance
4 52 (5.51%) Retail
5 38 (4.03%) Organisational Skills
6 37 (3.92%) Publishing
7 26 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (2.33%) Games
9 21 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 20 (2.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 19 (2.01%) Advertising
12 11 (1.17%) Legal
13 8 (0.85%) Public Sector
14 7 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (0.64%) Back Office
16 5 (0.53%) Automotive
16 5 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
16 5 (0.53%) Welsh Language
17 4 (0.42%) iGaming
18 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 748 (79.32%) Developer
2 205 (21.74%) PHP Developer
3 172 (18.24%) Web Developer
4 159 (16.86%) WordPress Developer
5 148 (15.69%) Senior Developer
6 117 (12.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 90 (9.54%) Full Stack Developer
8 52 (5.51%) Senior PHP Developer
9 50 (5.30%) Backend Developer
10 45 (4.77%) Junior
11 42 (4.45%) Junior Developer
11 42 (4.45%) Senior Web Developer
12 40 (4.24%) PHP WordPress Developer
13 35 (3.71%) Designer
14 28 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
15 27 (2.86%) React Developer
16 25 (2.65%) Senior Front-End Developer
17 20 (2.12%) Drupal Developer
17 20 (2.12%) Software Developer
18 19 (2.01%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (59.38%) HTML
2 528 (55.99%) CSS
3 273 (28.95%) React
4 259 (27.47%) Laravel
5 166 (17.60%) Sass
6 160 (16.97%) jQuery
7 147 (15.59%) Vue.js
8 146 (15.48%) HTML5
9 142 (15.06%) Node.js
10 122 (12.94%) AngularJS
10 122 (12.94%) CSS3
11 108 (11.45%) Symfony
12 75 (7.95%) LAMP
13 68 (7.21%) React Native
14 65 (6.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 54 (5.73%) RESTful
16 53 (5.62%) REST
17 49 (5.20%) Yii
18 47 (4.98%) .NET
19 45 (4.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 199 (21.10%) User Experience
2 63 (6.68%) Mobile App
3 49 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (4.67%) Social Media
5 39 (4.14%) Animation
5 39 (4.14%) Blog
6 35 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.55%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
9 10 (1.06%) BYOD
9 10 (1.06%) Life Science
9 10 (1.06%) Renewable Energy
10 8 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.85%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.74%) Graphic Design
11 7 (0.74%) Legacy Code
11 7 (0.74%) Xbox
12 6 (0.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 89 (9.44%) Linux
2 54 (5.73%) Android
3 51 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.55%) Windows
5 23 (2.44%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.17%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.53%) CentOS
9 5 (0.53%) Fedora
10 4 (0.42%) Debian
11 2 (0.21%) Unix
11 2 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (35.21%) Web Development
2 221 (23.44%) Full Stack Development
3 175 (18.56%) E-Commerce
4 169 (17.92%) Front End Development
5 159 (16.86%) SEO
6 156 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
7 105 (11.13%) Content Management
8 103 (10.92%) Digital Marketing
9 96 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
10 89 (9.44%) DevOps
11 87 (9.23%) MVC
12 71 (7.53%) Unit Testing
13 69 (7.32%) Project Management
14 56 (5.94%) Analytics
15 55 (5.83%) OO
16 53 (5.62%) Mentoring
17 52 (5.51%) CRM
17 52 (5.51%) Requirements Gathering
18 51 (5.41%) Time Management
19 45 (4.77%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 631 (66.91%) JavaScript
2 614 (65.11%) PHP
3 113 (11.98%) SQL
4 56 (5.94%) Python
5 55 (5.83%) TypeScript
6 50 (5.30%) C#
7 48 (5.09%) ES6
8 30 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.44%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.12%) Java
11 14 (1.48%) Ruby
12 13 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.17%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.06%) PHP 7
15 8 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.64%) PHP 5
17 5 (0.53%) Dart
18 4 (0.42%) C
19 2 (0.21%) MATLAB
19 2 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (3.50%) Degree
2 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.85%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.74%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.21%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (8.48%) Accessibility
2 36 (3.82%) QA
3 8 (0.85%) GDPR
3 8 (0.85%) WCAG
4 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 97 (10.29%) Docker
2 11 (1.17%) Varnish
3 9 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.64%) vSphere
5 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (2.12%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.48%) Terraform
3 10 (1.06%) Icinga
4 9 (0.95%) Puppet
5 8 (0.85%) HAProxy
6 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.64%) Ansible
8 2 (0.21%) WSUS
9 1 (0.11%) Bitnami
9 1 (0.11%) Consul
9 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.11%) Packer
9 1 (0.11%) Plesk
Vendors
1 122 (12.94%) Google
2 104 (11.03%) Adobe
3 92 (9.76%) WooCommerce
4 62 (6.57%) Microsoft
5 43 (4.56%) Zend
6 37 (3.92%) Sitecore
7 28 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (2.44%) Sage
9 22 (2.33%) Apple
10 15 (1.59%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.48%) DoubleClick
12 13 (1.38%) Facebook
12 13 (1.38%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.38%) SAP
13 11 (1.17%) hybris
13 11 (1.17%) Twitter
14 10 (1.06%) HubSpot
15 9 (0.95%) Hootsuite
16 8 (0.85%) Oracle
17 7 (0.74%) YouTube