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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 526 381 500
Rank change year-on-year -145 +119 -22
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 962 691 497
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.77% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.17% 5.64% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 574 554 423
10th Percentile £26,575 £27,500 £25,025
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,313 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,012 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.50% +13.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £74,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +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 23,087 12,251 13,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.40% 13.66% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11,014 9,010 11,123
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,040 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,833 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.70% +5.56% +4.65%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -186 760 £40,000 -5.88% 107
Work from Home -123 562 £50,000 +17.65% 57
UK excluding London -116 464 £40,000 +6.67% 84
London -170 308 £41,000 -21.90% 25
South East -30 246 £40,000 - 16
North of England -106 80 £50,000 +42.86% 33
South West -31 78 £47,500 +26.67% 14
Yorkshire -37 42 £42,074 +20.21% 10
North West -105 36 £50,000 +25.00% 18
Midlands -78 28 £35,000 -4.11% 10
Scotland -60 19 £50,000 +35.14% 2
West Midlands -54 16 £35,000 - 7
East of England -89 14 £35,000 +7.69% 9
East Midlands -38 12 £32,500 -23.53% 3
North East -15 2 £50,000 +53.85% 5
Wales -48 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 628 (65.28%) PHP
2 599 (62.27%) JavaScript
3 539 (56.03%) HTML
4 493 (51.25%) CSS
5 314 (32.64%) Web Development
6 310 (32.22%) MySQL
7 308 (32.02%) Git (software)
8 300 (31.19%) Marketing
9 289 (30.04%) Agile
10 280 (29.11%) CMS
11 272 (28.27%) React
12 261 (27.13%) Google
13 229 (23.80%) Laravel
14 228 (23.70%) Full Stack Development
15 227 (23.60%) User Experience
16 198 (20.58%) Social Skills
17 197 (20.48%) Sass
18 182 (18.92%) Vue.js
19 179 (18.61%) Analytics
20 176 (18.30%) SEO
21 145 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
22 144 (14.97%) SQL
23 142 (14.76%) Degree
24 141 (14.66%) Linux
25 135 (14.03%) OO
26 134 (13.93%) AngularJS
27 133 (13.83%) jQuery
28 129 (13.41%) React Native
29 127 (13.20%) HTML5
30 126 (13.10%) Front End Development

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
1 280 (29.11%) CMS
2 104 (10.81%) Drupal
3 86 (8.94%) Apache
4 35 (3.64%) Confluence
5 33 (3.43%) Umbraco
6 23 (2.39%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.56%) Joomla!
7 15 (1.56%) nginx
8 12 (1.25%) Headless CMS
9 11 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (1.04%) IIS
11 8 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.73%) PrestaShop
13 6 (0.62%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.31%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.31%) Kentico
14 3 (0.31%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.31%) TYPO3
15 2 (0.21%) Moodle
Applications
1 28 (2.91%) Sketch
2 27 (2.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 22 (2.29%) Photoshop
4 20 (2.08%) InVision
5 15 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (1.04%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.62%) InDesign
10 5 (0.52%) Maya
10 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.52%) UserZoom
11 3 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 85 (8.84%) Magento
2 33 (3.43%) Shopify
3 20 (2.08%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.52%) OpenCart
5 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.10%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 105 (10.91%) AWS
2 102 (10.60%) GitHub
3 84 (8.73%) Google Analytics
4 65 (6.76%) GCP
5 61 (6.34%) npm
6 51 (5.30%) Azure
7 47 (4.89%) Figma
8 32 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
9 31 (3.22%) Yarn
10 29 (3.01%) Google Tag Manager
11 24 (2.49%) SaaS
11 24 (2.49%) Serverless
12 18 (1.87%) Google Workspace
12 18 (1.87%) Slack
13 17 (1.77%) Amazon S3
14 16 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (1.66%) Power Platform
15 14 (1.46%) MailChimp
16 13 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (1.35%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.89%) DNS
2 17 (1.77%) SSL
3 15 (1.56%) Internet
3 15 (1.56%) Intranet
4 14 (1.46%) Firewall
5 9 (0.94%) SSH
6 8 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.73%) VoIP
7 7 (0.73%) VPN
8 6 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.62%) DHCP
8 6 (0.62%) IPsec
8 6 (0.62%) VLAN
8 6 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.10%) DKIM
9 1 (0.10%) DMARC
9 1 (0.10%) FTP
9 1 (0.10%) HTTP
9 1 (0.10%) NFC
9 1 (0.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (32.22%) MySQL
2 71 (7.38%) Relational Database
3 66 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (6.44%) SQL Server
5 42 (4.37%) RDBMS
6 16 (1.66%) Power BI
7 13 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.25%) MariaDB
9 11 (1.14%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.04%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.62%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.62%) GIS
12 6 (0.62%) QGIS
13 5 (0.52%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (0.52%) QlikView
13 5 (0.52%) Spork
14 4 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.42%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 308 (32.02%) Git (software)
2 96 (9.98%) JIRA
3 61 (6.34%) webpack
4 52 (5.41%) GitLab
5 49 (5.09%) gulp
6 43 (4.47%) Subversion
7 40 (4.16%) Grunt
7 40 (4.16%) PHPUnit
8 37 (3.85%) Cypress.io
9 34 (3.53%) Jenkins
10 30 (3.12%) Selenium
11 21 (2.18%) Xdebug
12 19 (1.98%) Travis CI
13 18 (1.87%) Browser DevTools
14 17 (1.77%) Babel
15 15 (1.56%) Bitbucket
16 14 (1.46%) Postman
16 14 (1.46%) Visual Studio
17 12 (1.25%) Firebug
18 10 (1.04%) git-flow
General
1 300 (31.19%) Marketing
2 198 (20.58%) Social Skills
3 71 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (7.38%) Finance
4 66 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 59 (6.13%) Advertising
6 43 (4.47%) Organisational Skills
7 42 (4.37%) Publishing
8 34 (3.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 30 (3.12%) Retail
10 25 (2.60%) Games
11 14 (1.46%) Brand Awareness
11 14 (1.46%) Legal
11 14 (1.46%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
12 12 (1.25%) Public Sector
13 9 (0.94%) Banking
13 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.94%) Law
14 5 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 688 (71.52%) Developer
2 181 (18.81%) PHP Developer
3 137 (14.24%) Full Stack Developer
4 102 (10.60%) WordPress Developer
5 100 (10.40%) Web Developer
6 83 (8.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 66 (6.86%) Senior Developer
8 38 (3.95%) Designer
8 38 (3.95%) Xamarin Developer
9 30 (3.12%) Analyst
9 30 (3.12%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 28 (2.91%) Magento Developer
11 27 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
12 26 (2.70%) Junior
13 25 (2.60%) Junior Developer
14 24 (2.49%) UX Designer
15 23 (2.39%) .NET Developer
15 23 (2.39%) Drupal Developer
16 18 (1.87%) Project Manager
17 17 (1.77%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (56.03%) HTML
2 493 (51.25%) CSS
3 272 (28.27%) React
4 229 (23.80%) Laravel
5 197 (20.48%) Sass
6 182 (18.92%) Vue.js
7 134 (13.93%) AngularJS
8 133 (13.83%) jQuery
9 129 (13.41%) React Native
10 127 (13.20%) HTML5
11 100 (10.40%) Node.js
12 97 (10.08%) RESTful
13 95 (9.88%) CSS3
14 82 (8.52%) LAMP
15 76 (7.90%) .NET
16 72 (7.48%) REST
17 57 (5.93%) Symfony
18 50 (5.20%) .NET Core
19 47 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 46 (4.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 227 (23.60%) User Experience
2 103 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 58 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (3.64%) 3D Printing
5 35 (3.64%) Industry 4.0
6 29 (3.01%) Social Media
7 25 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (2.29%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.08%) BBC
10 19 (1.98%) Digital Media
11 18 (1.87%) Blog
12 17 (1.77%) Smartphone
13 16 (1.66%) Graphic Design
14 14 (1.46%) NHS
15 13 (1.35%) Algorithms
16 12 (1.25%) Renewable Energy
17 11 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
17 11 (1.14%) IoT
18 10 (1.04%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 141 (14.66%) Linux
2 60 (6.24%) Windows
3 25 (2.60%) Android
4 22 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.94%) Unix
9 6 (0.62%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (32.64%) Web Development
2 289 (30.04%) Agile
3 228 (23.70%) Full Stack Development
4 179 (18.61%) Analytics
5 176 (18.30%) SEO
6 145 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
7 135 (14.03%) OO
8 126 (13.10%) Front End Development
9 125 (12.99%) E-Commerce
10 121 (12.58%) Test Automation
11 110 (11.43%) Project Management
12 104 (10.81%) DevOps
13 102 (10.60%) UX Design
14 86 (8.94%) CI/CD
15 79 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (7.28%) Artificial Intelligence
17 69 (7.17%) MVC
18 66 (6.86%) Computer Science
18 66 (6.86%) Software Engineering
19 65 (6.76%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 628 (65.28%) PHP
2 599 (62.27%) JavaScript
3 144 (14.97%) SQL
4 80 (8.32%) Python
4 80 (8.32%) TypeScript
5 66 (6.86%) C#
6 42 (4.37%) ES6
7 40 (4.16%) Java
8 17 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.46%) Bash
10 12 (1.25%) Go
11 11 (1.14%) Ruby
12 7 (0.73%) Apple Swift
13 6 (0.62%) C
14 5 (0.52%) Dart
14 5 (0.52%) VBA
15 4 (0.42%) C++
15 4 (0.42%) ES7
15 4 (0.42%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 142 (14.76%) Degree
2 53 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.83%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.42%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.42%) OCPJP
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (0.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.42%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.31%) HND
5 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (11.85%) Accessibility
2 47 (4.89%) QA
3 22 (2.29%) GDPR
4 10 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.62%) WCAG
6 3 (0.31%) WAI
7 2 (0.21%) PSD2
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (12.58%) Docker
2 15 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.31%) Varnish
6 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (2.81%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.08%) cPanel
3 16 (1.66%) Terraform
4 7 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.62%) Ansible
5 6 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.10%) Packer
7 1 (0.10%) Plesk
7 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 261 (27.13%) Google
2 113 (11.75%) WooCommerce
3 61 (6.34%) Apple
4 60 (6.24%) Adobe
5 53 (5.51%) Microsoft
6 39 (4.05%) Xamarin
7 36 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (3.22%) SAP
9 29 (3.01%) PayPal
10 17 (1.77%) VMware
11 15 (1.56%) Facebook
12 14 (1.46%) HubSpot
13 11 (1.14%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.83%) Cisco
15 7 (0.73%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.73%) Twitter
16 6 (0.62%) Blackboard
16 6 (0.62%) Meraki
16 6 (0.62%) Oracle
16 6 (0.62%) Yahoo!