Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 390 429 424
Rank change year-on-year +39 -5 -8
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 333 945 1,224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.69% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.85% 4.70% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 348 866 1,146
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +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 6,868 20,112 26,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.98% 14.72% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5,663 16,041 21,634
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,870
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.98% +9.67%

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 +31 304 £42,500 +13.33% 186
UK excluding London +72 265 £40,000 +14.29% 160
North of England +95 72 £40,000 +14.29% 55
South East +69 69 £45,000 +28.57% 30
Work from Home +21 67 £40,000 +3.23% 40
London +63 59 £55,000 +15.79% 33
Midlands +103 55 £35,000 +6.87% 25
East Midlands +102 40 £40,000 +26.98% 13
North West +63 38 £45,000 +28.57% 35
Yorkshire +108 32 £37,500 +12.78% 14
South West +80 30 £35,000 -5.41% 33
East of England +105 18 £55,000 +57.14% 10
Scotland +91 15 £35,000 +4.26% 1
West Midlands +81 15 £35,000 - 12
Wales +36 7 £35,000 +12.90% 5
North East +15 2 - - 6

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 256 (76.88%) JavaScript
2 246 (73.87%) PHP
3 227 (68.17%) HTML
4 226 (67.87%) CSS
5 142 (42.64%) CMS
6 129 (38.74%) Git (software)
7 123 (36.94%) MySQL
8 120 (36.04%) Web Development
9 93 (27.93%) jQuery
10 84 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (18.32%) HTML5
12 58 (17.42%) Sass
13 57 (17.12%) Content Management
14 56 (16.82%) Magento
15 54 (16.22%) Drupal
16 53 (15.92%) React
17 49 (14.71%) User Experience
17 49 (14.71%) Front End Development
18 48 (14.41%) Marketing
19 45 (13.51%) Vue.js
20 44 (13.21%) AngularJS
21 43 (12.91%) Azure
22 41 (12.31%) E-Commerce
23 40 (12.01%) Laravel
24 39 (11.71%) DevOps
25 37 (11.11%) MVC
25 37 (11.11%) JSON
25 37 (11.11%) Symfony
26 34 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
27 31 (9.31%) Node.js

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
1 142 (42.64%) CMS
2 54 (16.22%) Drupal
3 31 (9.31%) Joomla!
4 19 (5.71%) Jadu
5 17 (5.11%) Apache
6 13 (3.90%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.80%) Kentico
9 5 (1.50%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.90%) SilverStripe
11 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.60%) nginx
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
12 1 (0.30%) Headless CMS
12 1 (0.30%) Moodle
12 1 (0.30%) Perch
12 1 (0.30%) PrestaShop
12 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (8.41%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.50%) Figma
3 5 (1.50%) Sketch
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.60%) InDesign
6 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 56 (16.82%) Magento
2 16 (4.80%) Shopify
3 14 (4.20%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (1.80%) Eloqua
5 4 (1.20%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.90%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.91%) Azure
2 25 (7.51%) AWS
3 19 (5.71%) GitHub
4 13 (3.90%) SaaS
5 12 (3.60%) GCP
6 5 (1.50%) G Suite
7 4 (1.20%) npm
8 3 (0.90%) Boomi
8 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.90%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.60%) Azure LUIS
9 2 (0.60%) Office 365
9 2 (0.60%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.60%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.60%) Serverless
9 2 (0.60%) Zapier
10 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.00%) Internet
2 9 (2.70%) IPv4
2 9 (2.70%) IPv6
3 3 (0.90%) DNS
3 3 (0.90%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) Firewall
4 1 (0.30%) LAN
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
4 1 (0.30%) SSH
4 1 (0.30%) WAN
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (36.94%) MySQL
2 21 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.70%) MariaDB
5 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.60%) DB2
6 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.30%) Big Data
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.30%) Power BI
7 1 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 129 (38.74%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.01%) webpack
3 19 (5.71%) gulp
4 15 (4.50%) Grunt
5 10 (3.00%) Android Studio
5 10 (3.00%) Xcode
6 9 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.80%) git-flow
8 6 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.80%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.50%) Subversion
10 3 (0.90%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.90%) GitLab
10 3 (0.90%) JIRA
11 1 (0.30%) Firebug
11 1 (0.30%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (14.41%) Marketing
2 24 (7.21%) Finance
3 9 (2.70%) Advertising
3 9 (2.70%) Public Sector
3 9 (2.70%) Retail
4 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.80%) Games
6 3 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 276 (82.88%) Developer
2 100 (30.03%) PHP Developer
3 72 (21.62%) Web Developer
4 52 (15.62%) WordPress Developer
5 50 (15.02%) Senior Developer
6 37 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 29 (8.71%) Full Stack Developer
8 28 (8.41%) Senior PHP Developer
9 27 (8.11%) PHP Web Developer
10 25 (7.51%) PHP WordPress Developer
11 19 (5.71%) Drupal Developer
12 14 (4.20%) Junior
12 14 (4.20%) Junior Developer
13 13 (3.90%) Lead Developer
14 11 (3.30%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 11 (3.30%) Magento Developer
15 10 (3.00%) Android Developer
15 10 (3.00%) iOS Android Developer
15 10 (3.00%) iOS Developer
15 10 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (68.17%) HTML
2 226 (67.87%) CSS
3 93 (27.93%) jQuery
4 61 (18.32%) HTML5
5 58 (17.42%) Sass
6 53 (15.92%) React
7 45 (13.51%) Vue.js
8 44 (13.21%) AngularJS
9 40 (12.01%) Laravel
10 37 (11.11%) JSON
10 37 (11.11%) Symfony
11 31 (9.31%) Node.js
12 29 (8.71%) Ajax
12 29 (8.71%) CSS3
12 29 (8.71%) REST
13 26 (7.81%) LAMP
14 23 (6.91%) .NET
14 23 (6.91%) LESS
15 19 (5.71%) XML
16 16 (4.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.71%) User Experience
2 19 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.20%) Social Media
4 9 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.20%) Blog
6 4 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.90%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.60%) Animation
8 2 (0.60%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.60%) W3C
9 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.30%) EPoS
9 1 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.30%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.30%) Photography
9 1 (0.30%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.91%) Android
1 23 (6.91%) Apple iOS
2 20 (6.01%) Linux
3 9 (2.70%) CentOS
3 9 (2.70%) Fedora
3 9 (2.70%) Windows
4 5 (1.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.30%) Unix
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (36.04%) Web Development
2 84 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (17.12%) Content Management
4 49 (14.71%) Front End Development
5 41 (12.31%) E-Commerce
6 39 (11.71%) DevOps
7 37 (11.11%) MVC
8 34 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (8.11%) SEO
10 26 (7.81%) Project Delivery
11 22 (6.61%) Responsive Web Design
12 20 (6.01%) OO
12 20 (6.01%) Workflow
13 18 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
13 18 (5.41%) Mentoring
14 17 (5.11%) Server Management
14 17 (5.11%) Wireframes
15 15 (4.50%) Enterprise Search
15 15 (4.50%) Open Source
16 14 (4.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 256 (76.88%) JavaScript
2 246 (73.87%) PHP
3 23 (6.91%) Python
4 18 (5.41%) C#
5 17 (5.11%) ES6
6 16 (4.80%) Java
7 14 (4.20%) SQL
8 11 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.00%) Apple Swift
10 9 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.90%) Google Apps Script
11 3 (0.90%) Ruby
12 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.60%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.30%) Go
13 1 (0.30%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (3.00%) Degree
2 3 (0.90%) MCP
3 2 (0.60%) CEH
3 2 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (0.60%) MCSE
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.30%) AAT
4 1 (0.30%) CCNA
4 1 (0.30%) CCNP
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.30%) ECSA
4 1 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.10%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (5.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (3.90%) cPanel
2 9 (2.70%) HAProxy
2 9 (2.70%) Icinga
3 2 (0.60%) Terraform
4 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (5.71%) Zend
2 17 (5.11%) Google
3 15 (4.50%) Adobe
3 15 (4.50%) WooCommerce
4 13 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.00%) HubSpot
6 8 (2.40%) Pardot
7 7 (2.10%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.80%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.80%) Marketo
8 6 (1.80%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.90%) Dell
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle
11 2 (0.60%) SAP
11 2 (0.60%) VMware
12 1 (0.30%) Apple
12 1 (0.30%) Lagan
12 1 (0.30%) Trillium
12 1 (0.30%) Zoho