Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 468 452 408
Rank change year-on-year -16 -44 +24
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 702 1,007 1,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.67% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.89% 4.24% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 600 877 1,215
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £25,475 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £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 18,032 23,769 29,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 15.70% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 14,513 18,952 24,514
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 -21 634 £37,500 +7.14% 311
UK excluding London -6 489 £35,000 +7.69% 264
London -42 180 £45,000 +11.80% 66
South East +47 164 £31,500 -21.25% 56
North of England +27 111 £34,000 +4.62% 71
South West -25 92 £37,500 +25.00% 42
North West +47 59 £37,500 +20.00% 43
Yorkshire +23 48 £31,500 -10.00% 20
East of England +38 43 £40,000 +26.98% 25
Midlands -9 43 £33,750 +20.54% 52
West Midlands +6 24 £32,500 +14.04% 23
Scotland +12 20 £35,500 +1.43% 15
East Midlands +7 19 £37,500 +36.36% 29
Wales -2 16 £35,000 +7.69% 3
North East +9 4 £32,000 -8.57% 8

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 504 (71.79%) JavaScript
2 493 (70.23%) HTML
3 475 (67.66%) CSS
4 465 (66.24%) PHP
5 254 (36.18%) Web Development
6 232 (33.05%) CMS
7 216 (30.77%) MySQL
8 196 (27.92%) jQuery
9 179 (25.50%) Git (software)
10 169 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
11 157 (22.36%) Marketing
12 146 (20.80%) HTML5
13 135 (19.23%) Magento
14 126 (17.95%) Front End Development
15 124 (17.66%) User Experience
16 119 (16.95%) Sass
17 116 (16.52%) Laravel
18 107 (15.24%) E-Commerce
19 104 (14.81%) Drupal
20 102 (14.53%) React
21 96 (13.68%) CSS3
22 94 (13.39%) OO
23 91 (12.96%) Vue.js
24 89 (12.68%) LAMP
25 88 (12.54%) Node.js
25 88 (12.54%) AngularJS
26 87 (12.39%) Linux
27 84 (11.97%) Google
28 83 (11.82%) Adobe
29 80 (11.40%) 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
1 232 (33.05%) CMS
2 104 (14.81%) Drupal
3 48 (6.84%) Apache
4 38 (5.41%) Joomla!
5 34 (4.84%) nginx
6 30 (4.27%) Umbraco
7 29 (4.13%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.57%) ExpressionEngine
10 7 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.85%) IIS
11 6 (0.85%) SAS
11 6 (0.85%) TYPO3
12 5 (0.71%) Confluence
12 5 (0.71%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.71%) PrestaShop
13 4 (0.57%) Kentico
14 3 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.43%) Magnolia
Applications
1 56 (7.98%) Photoshop
2 34 (4.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 27 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (2.28%) Sketch
6 14 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (1.00%) Adobe XD
9 6 (0.85%) InVision
9 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.71%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.57%) InDesign
12 3 (0.43%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.28%) Figma
14 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.14%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 135 (19.23%) Magento
2 22 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (2.71%) Shopify
4 10 (1.42%) CiviCRM
5 7 (1.00%) OpenCart
6 4 (0.57%) Raiser's Edge
7 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.27%) GitHub
2 41 (5.84%) npm
3 40 (5.70%) AWS
4 32 (4.56%) Google Analytics
5 28 (3.99%) GCP
6 23 (3.28%) SaaS
7 21 (2.99%) Azure
8 20 (2.85%) Yarn
9 15 (2.14%) MailChimp
10 10 (1.42%) G Suite
10 10 (1.42%) Office 365
10 10 (1.42%) Slack
11 8 (1.14%) Google Tag Manager
12 5 (0.71%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Flow
12 5 (0.71%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.57%) AdWords
13 4 (0.57%) Google Docs
13 4 (0.57%) Trello
14 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.70%) DNS
2 18 (2.56%) Internet
3 10 (1.42%) Firewall
4 5 (0.71%) DHCP
4 5 (0.71%) HTTP
5 4 (0.57%) Intranet
6 3 (0.43%) SAN
6 3 (0.43%) SSL
6 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.28%) NAS
7 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.28%) PBX
7 2 (0.28%) VPN
8 1 (0.14%) Extranet
8 1 (0.14%) LAN
8 1 (0.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) VLAN
8 1 (0.14%) WAN
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (30.77%) MySQL
2 34 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 21 (2.99%) MariaDB
3 21 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 11 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.14%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 179 (25.50%) Git (software)
2 71 (10.11%) gulp
3 43 (6.13%) webpack
4 34 (4.84%) Grunt
5 33 (4.70%) JIRA
6 20 (2.85%) Visual Studio
7 19 (2.71%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.28%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.85%) Mercurial
9 13 (1.85%) PHPUnit
10 12 (1.71%) Babel
10 12 (1.71%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.42%) NetBeans
12 7 (1.00%) Selenium
13 6 (0.85%) Mocha
13 6 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.85%) Xdebug
14 5 (0.71%) GitLab
14 5 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 157 (22.36%) Marketing
2 46 (6.55%) Finance
3 43 (6.13%) Retail
4 22 (3.13%) Advertising
5 21 (2.99%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.57%) Games
7 10 (1.42%) Legal
8 6 (0.85%) Automotive
8 6 (0.85%) iGaming
8 6 (0.85%) Law
8 6 (0.85%) Police
8 6 (0.85%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Local Government
9 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Electronics
10 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 562 (80.06%) Developer
2 191 (27.21%) PHP Developer
3 158 (22.51%) Web Developer
4 134 (19.09%) WordPress Developer
5 119 (16.95%) Full Stack Developer
6 75 (10.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 54 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 48 (6.84%) PHP Web Developer
9 45 (6.41%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 44 (6.27%) Designer
11 42 (5.98%) Junior
12 39 (5.56%) HTML Developer
13 38 (5.41%) HTML CSS Developer
14 37 (5.27%) Junior Developer
15 30 (4.27%) Drupal Developer
15 30 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
16 26 (3.70%) Full Stack Web Developer
16 26 (3.70%) Junior Web Developer
17 22 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
18 21 (2.99%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 493 (70.23%) HTML
2 475 (67.66%) CSS
3 196 (27.92%) jQuery
4 146 (20.80%) HTML5
5 119 (16.95%) Sass
6 116 (16.52%) Laravel
7 102 (14.53%) React
8 96 (13.68%) CSS3
9 91 (12.96%) Vue.js
10 89 (12.68%) LAMP
11 88 (12.54%) AngularJS
11 88 (12.54%) Node.js
12 61 (8.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 60 (8.55%) Symfony
14 43 (6.13%) .NET
15 33 (4.70%) Ajax
16 31 (4.42%) JSON
16 31 (4.42%) RESTful
17 30 (4.27%) XML
18 29 (4.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 124 (17.66%) User Experience
2 36 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.71%) Social Media
7 18 (2.56%) Smartphone
8 16 (2.28%) Animation
9 15 (2.14%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.85%) Blog
12 6 (0.85%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.71%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.71%) Learning Management System
13 5 (0.71%) NHS
13 5 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.28%) Cyberattack
14 2 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 87 (12.39%) Linux
2 23 (3.28%) Android
2 23 (3.28%) Windows
3 22 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.42%) Ubuntu
5 14 (1.99%) CentOS
6 13 (1.85%) Mac OS
7 12 (1.71%) Unix
8 5 (0.71%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.28%) VyOS
9 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (36.18%) Web Development
2 169 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (17.95%) Front End Development
4 107 (15.24%) E-Commerce
5 94 (13.39%) OO
6 74 (10.54%) SEO
7 71 (10.11%) MVC
8 62 (8.83%) OO PHP
9 58 (8.26%) Content Management
9 58 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
10 56 (7.98%) Software Engineering
11 54 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
12 53 (7.55%) DevOps
13 46 (6.55%) Scrum
14 43 (6.13%) Web Design
15 42 (5.98%) CRM
16 41 (5.84%) Digital Marketing
17 38 (5.41%) Analytics
17 38 (5.41%) Mentoring
18 36 (5.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 504 (71.79%) JavaScript
2 465 (66.24%) PHP
3 80 (11.40%) SQL
4 49 (6.98%) C#
5 46 (6.55%) ES6
6 26 (3.70%) Python
7 25 (3.56%) Java
8 21 (2.99%) PHP 7
9 19 (2.71%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.85%) PHP 5
11 10 (1.42%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.00%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.00%) Rust
13 6 (0.85%) C
13 6 (0.85%) Ruby
14 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.71%) VBA
15 2 (0.28%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (4.99%) Degree
2 7 (1.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (1.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.28%) QA
2 8 (1.14%) WCAG
3 5 (0.71%) GDPR
4 2 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (3.99%) Docker
2 6 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) Postfix
3 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.28%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.71%) cPanel
3 17 (2.42%) Ansible
4 12 (1.71%) Plesk
5 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.71%) Terraform
6 4 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.43%) Puppet
8 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (11.97%) Google
2 83 (11.82%) Adobe
3 32 (4.56%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (3.70%) WooCommerce
4 26 (3.70%) Zend
5 21 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 15 (2.14%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.14%) Facebook
8 6 (0.85%) Screaming Frog
9 5 (0.71%) Cisco
9 5 (0.71%) DocuSign
9 5 (0.71%) HubSpot
9 5 (0.71%) hybris
9 5 (0.71%) Pardot
10 4 (0.57%) Marketo
11 3 (0.43%) Zoho
12 2 (0.28%) Dot Hill
12 2 (0.28%) New Relic
12 2 (0.28%) Splunk
12 2 (0.28%) Twitter