Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 486 462 409
Rank change year-on-year -24 -53 +5
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 477 913 1,316
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.63% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.60% 4.10% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 434 817 1,244
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,150 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,650 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -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 13,246 22,291 29,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.36% 15.36% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 10,495 17,455 23,692
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -23 424 £40,000 +14.29% 67
UK excluding London -11 313 £35,000 +7.69% 50
London -8 127 £55,000 +29.41% 19
South East +62 97 £30,000 -16.67% 9
North of England +31 72 £37,500 +15.38% 18
South West +39 67 £35,000 +16.67% 10
North West +43 44 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Work from Home +17 31 £45,000 +8.43% 7
East of England +32 30 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire +61 28 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Midlands +34 27 £40,000 +33.33% 7
West Midlands +44 18 £41,250 +37.50% 1
Scotland +50 14 £35,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +11 9 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Wales +4 6 £35,000 +7.69% 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 363 (76.10%) JavaScript
2 338 (70.86%) HTML
3 331 (69.39%) CSS
4 321 (67.30%) PHP
5 161 (33.75%) CMS
5 161 (33.75%) Web Development
6 155 (32.49%) MySQL
7 118 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
8 116 (24.32%) jQuery
9 114 (23.90%) Marketing
10 110 (23.06%) Sass
11 107 (22.43%) Front End Development
12 102 (21.38%) React
12 102 (21.38%) Git (software)
13 100 (20.96%) User Experience
14 98 (20.55%) HTML5
15 96 (20.13%) Laravel
16 94 (19.71%) Node.js
17 89 (18.66%) AngularJS
18 85 (17.82%) Magento
19 78 (16.35%) Vue.js
20 76 (15.93%) E-Commerce
21 74 (15.51%) Drupal
22 72 (15.09%) CSS3
23 67 (14.05%) gulp
24 62 (13.00%) Symfony
25 58 (12.16%) LAMP
26 55 (11.53%) SEO
27 54 (11.32%) Linux
28 51 (10.69%) webpack

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
1 161 (33.75%) CMS
2 74 (15.51%) Drupal
3 32 (6.71%) Apache
4 26 (5.45%) Joomla!
5 18 (3.77%) Umbraco
6 14 (2.94%) nginx
7 12 (2.52%) SharePoint
8 11 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (1.68%) SAS
10 5 (1.05%) IIS
10 5 (1.05%) Kentico
10 5 (1.05%) Moodle
10 5 (1.05%) SilverStripe
11 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.63%) Confluence
12 3 (0.63%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.42%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (4.82%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.14%) Sketch
3 14 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (2.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (1.05%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.84%) InDesign
9 3 (0.63%) InVision
10 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.42%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.42%) Figma
11 1 (0.21%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 85 (17.82%) Magento
2 15 (3.14%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (2.52%) Shopify
4 5 (1.05%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.84%) OpenCart
5 4 (0.84%) Raiser's Edge
5 4 (0.84%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.42%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.76%) npm
2 28 (5.87%) GitHub
3 25 (5.24%) GCP
4 22 (4.61%) Yarn
5 16 (3.35%) Google Analytics
6 15 (3.14%) Azure
7 13 (2.73%) AWS
8 10 (2.10%) SaaS
9 5 (1.05%) Google Docs
9 5 (1.05%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.84%) AdWords
10 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.84%) Zapier
11 3 (0.63%) DigitalOcean
11 3 (0.63%) Dropbox
11 3 (0.63%) Google Sheets
11 3 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.63%) Office 365
11 3 (0.63%) Slack
11 3 (0.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.66%) DNS
2 17 (3.56%) Internet
3 4 (0.84%) Firewall
4 3 (0.63%) DHCP
4 3 (0.63%) HTTP
4 3 (0.63%) SAN
5 2 (0.42%) LAN
5 2 (0.42%) SNMP
5 2 (0.42%) WAN
5 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) NAS
6 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.21%) PBX
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) VLAN
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (32.49%) MySQL
2 15 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.10%) MariaDB
4 8 (1.68%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.42%) Redis
9 1 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 102 (21.38%) Git (software)
2 67 (14.05%) gulp
3 51 (10.69%) webpack
4 28 (5.87%) Grunt
5 24 (5.03%) Vagrant
6 20 (4.19%) PHPUnit
7 13 (2.73%) git-flow
8 9 (1.89%) JIRA
8 9 (1.89%) Xdebug
9 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.47%) Selenium
11 6 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.05%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.05%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.05%) Mocha
12 5 (1.05%) Robot Framework
12 5 (1.05%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.84%) Subversion
14 3 (0.63%) Jasmine
General
1 114 (23.90%) Marketing
2 39 (8.18%) Finance
3 26 (5.45%) Public Sector
4 22 (4.61%) Retail
5 15 (3.14%) Advertising
6 13 (2.73%) Games
7 7 (1.47%) Legal
8 5 (1.05%) iGaming
8 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.84%) Police
9 4 (0.84%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Law
10 3 (0.63%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 387 (81.13%) Developer
2 120 (25.16%) PHP Developer
3 93 (19.50%) Web Developer
4 83 (17.40%) WordPress Developer
5 67 (14.05%) Full Stack Developer
6 66 (13.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 45 (9.43%) Senior Developer
8 36 (7.55%) PHP Web Developer
9 29 (6.08%) Designer
10 26 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
11 22 (4.61%) Junior
11 22 (4.61%) Junior Developer
12 20 (4.19%) Drupal Developer
12 20 (4.19%) PHP WordPress Developer
13 19 (3.98%) HTML CSS Developer
13 19 (3.98%) HTML Developer
14 15 (3.14%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
15 14 (2.94%) Software Developer
15 14 (2.94%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (70.86%) HTML
2 331 (69.39%) CSS
3 116 (24.32%) jQuery
4 110 (23.06%) Sass
5 102 (21.38%) React
6 98 (20.55%) HTML5
7 96 (20.13%) Laravel
8 94 (19.71%) Node.js
9 89 (18.66%) AngularJS
10 78 (16.35%) Vue.js
11 72 (15.09%) CSS3
12 62 (13.00%) Symfony
13 58 (12.16%) LAMP
14 42 (8.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 38 (7.97%) XML
16 32 (6.71%) REST
17 29 (6.08%) .NET
17 29 (6.08%) JSON
18 26 (5.45%) Ajax
19 23 (4.82%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 100 (20.96%) User Experience
2 31 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.35%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 12 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.10%) Graphic Design
8 9 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.68%) NHS
10 7 (1.47%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.47%) Social Media
11 5 (1.05%) Animation
11 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.05%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.63%) Blog
14 2 (0.42%) Cyberattack
14 2 (0.42%) EPoS
14 2 (0.42%) W3C
15 1 (0.21%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.32%) Linux
2 29 (6.08%) Android
3 28 (5.87%) Apple iOS
4 19 (3.98%) Windows
5 12 (2.52%) CentOS
6 11 (2.31%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.26%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.42%) Debian
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (33.75%) Web Development
2 118 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (22.43%) Front End Development
4 76 (15.93%) E-Commerce
5 55 (11.53%) SEO
6 45 (9.43%) Responsive Web Design
7 38 (7.97%) OO
7 38 (7.97%) Scrum
8 37 (7.76%) Content Management
8 37 (7.76%) Software Engineering
9 34 (7.13%) Mentoring
10 33 (6.92%) MVC
11 32 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (6.50%) Project Management
13 29 (6.08%) Digital Marketing
13 29 (6.08%) Microservices
13 29 (6.08%) Web Design
14 24 (5.03%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
15 23 (4.82%) DevOps
15 23 (4.82%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 363 (76.10%) JavaScript
2 321 (67.30%) PHP
3 36 (7.55%) ES6
4 30 (6.29%) SQL
5 29 (6.08%) Python
6 26 (5.45%) C#
7 19 (3.98%) Java
8 17 (3.56%) PHP 7
8 17 (3.56%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.68%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.26%) Ruby
12 5 (1.05%) PHP 5
12 5 (1.05%) Rust
13 4 (0.84%) C
13 4 (0.84%) Perl
14 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (0.42%) ES8
15 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (5.03%) Degree
2 12 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.63%) MCP
5 1 (0.21%) CCNA
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.21%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.21%) MCSA
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.47%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) WCAG
3 5 (1.05%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.52%) Docker
2 5 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (3.56%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.05%) Ansible
2 5 (1.05%) cPanel
3 4 (0.84%) Terraform
4 2 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.42%) Plesk
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (10.48%) Google
2 44 (9.22%) Adobe
3 22 (4.61%) WooCommerce
4 18 (3.77%) Zend
5 15 (3.14%) Microsoft
6 11 (2.31%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.31%) HubSpot
6 11 (2.31%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.47%) Marketo
8 6 (1.26%) Pardot
9 5 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco
10 3 (0.63%) VMware
10 3 (0.63%) Zoho
11 2 (0.42%) Aruba
11 2 (0.42%) Concur
11 2 (0.42%) Facebook
11 2 (0.42%) hybris
11 2 (0.42%) Meraki
11 2 (0.42%) Splunk