Period
to 23 October 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 421 404
Rank change year-on-year +26 -17 -22
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1368 1386 1673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.73% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.37% 3.98% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 1277 1411
UK median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +4.48%
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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 31320 34860 41600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.84% 18.38% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25241 29438 34655
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 October 2017.

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 2017. 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 +25 1298 £35,000 +4.48% 78
UK excluding London +2 903 £32,500 - 58
London +35 431 £42,500 +4.49% 20
North of England -21 282 £32,500 +6.63% 28
South East +112 276 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Midlands +2 171 £28,500 -5.00% 8
North West -36 165 £35,000 +7.69% 19
West Midlands +14 148 £28,500 +1.79% 7
Yorkshire +32 107 £30,000 - 8
South West -30 80 £31,000 -4.62% 4
East of England -17 61 £32,500 - 6
East Midlands +4 23 £28,000 -20.00% 1
Scotland -17 17 £35,000 +16.67%
Wales +11 16 £35,000 +16.67%
North East +25 10 £27,500 -13.39% 1
Northern Ireland -22 2 £21,000 -28.81%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WordPress.

1 1002 (73.25%) PHP
2 975 (71.27%) HTML
3 941 (68.79%) JavaScript
4 930 (67.98%) CSS
5 553 (40.42%) jQuery
6 516 (37.72%) MySQL
7 512 (37.43%) Web Development
8 438 (32.02%) CMS
9 420 (30.70%) HTML5
10 351 (25.66%) Git (software)
11 337 (24.63%) Front End Development
12 309 (22.59%) Marketing
13 304 (22.22%) Sass
14 279 (20.39%) Drupal
15 278 (20.32%) CSS3
16 272 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
17 268 (19.59%) AngularJS
18 265 (19.37%) Magento
19 232 (16.96%) SEO
20 226 (16.52%) LAMP
21 223 (16.30%) Linux
22 212 (15.50%) MVC
23 200 (14.62%) Laravel
24 194 (14.18%) User Experience
25 188 (13.74%) Photoshop
26 166 (12.13%) E-Commerce
27 158 (11.55%) Adobe
28 155 (11.33%) Symfony
29 149 (10.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
30 146 (10.67%) gulp

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
1 438 (32.02%) CMS
2 279 (20.39%) Drupal
3 121 (8.85%) Joomla!
4 99 (7.24%) Apache
5 47 (3.44%) nginx
6 33 (2.41%) IIS
7 31 (2.27%) Umbraco
8 28 (2.05%) ExpressionEngine
9 22 (1.61%) SharePoint
10 17 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.73%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.66%) eZ Publish
14 8 (0.58%) Kentico
14 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.44%) Moodle
15 6 (0.44%) SilverStripe
16 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 188 (13.74%) Photoshop
2 107 (7.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 79 (5.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 22 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (1.32%) InDesign
6 4 (0.29%) InVision
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.22%) HipChat
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.073%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.073%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 265 (19.37%) Magento
2 17 (1.24%) OpenCart
3 15 (1.10%) Shopify
4 11 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.37%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.073%) Radian6
8 1 (0.073%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 95 (6.94%) GitHub
2 71 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (4.09%) Google Analytics
4 44 (3.22%) npm
5 35 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (1.24%) Office 365
7 16 (1.17%) SaaS
8 15 (1.10%) AdWords
9 14 (1.02%) CloudFront
10 13 (0.95%) Slack
11 12 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.66%) Akamai
12 9 (0.66%) Basecamp
12 9 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.58%) Cloudflare
14 7 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 7 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.51%) MailChimp
14 7 (0.51%) Route 53
14 7 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.31%) Internet
2 41 (3.00%) DNS
3 33 (2.41%) SSH
4 21 (1.54%) FTP
5 17 (1.24%) HTTP
6 13 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.73%) Broadband
8 9 (0.66%) Intranet
9 8 (0.58%) SMTP
10 6 (0.44%) Wireless
11 5 (0.37%) Firewall
11 5 (0.37%) SMS
12 3 (0.22%) DHCP
12 3 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.22%) SAN
13 2 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.15%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.15%) VPN
14 1 (0.073%) LAN
14 1 (0.073%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (37.72%) MySQL
2 81 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.70%) MariaDB
4 21 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.73%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (0.51%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.44%) Big Data
12 5 (0.37%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.29%) SQLite
14 3 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 351 (25.66%) Git (software)
2 146 (10.67%) gulp
3 100 (7.31%) Grunt
4 91 (6.65%) Subversion
5 49 (3.58%) JIRA
6 36 (2.63%) webpack
7 32 (2.34%) Vagrant
8 28 (2.05%) GitLab
9 27 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.97%) Visual Studio
10 17 (1.24%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (1.02%) Bower
13 10 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
13 10 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.58%) Xcode
16 7 (0.51%) Axure RP
16 7 (0.51%) Jasmine
16 7 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 309 (22.59%) Marketing
2 78 (5.70%) Finance
3 72 (5.26%) Retail
4 69 (5.04%) Advertising
5 33 (2.41%) Games
6 32 (2.34%) Publishing
7 29 (2.12%) Automotive
7 29 (2.12%) Electronics
8 27 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.54%) Banking
11 9 (0.66%) Music Industry
12 6 (0.44%) Digital Economy
12 6 (0.44%) Legal
12 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.37%) Back Office
13 5 (0.37%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.22%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1064 (77.78%) Developer
2 474 (34.65%) PHP Developer
3 267 (19.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 266 (19.44%) Web Developer
5 177 (12.94%) WordPress Developer
6 137 (10.01%) HTML Developer
7 115 (8.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 113 (8.26%) HTML CSS Developer
9 103 (7.53%) Senior Developer
10 95 (6.94%) PHP Web Developer
11 92 (6.73%) Lead Developer
11 92 (6.73%) PHP WordPress Developer
12 83 (6.07%) Junior
13 81 (5.92%) Full Stack Developer
14 71 (5.19%) Junior Developer
15 62 (4.53%) Web Manager
16 61 (4.46%) Lead PHP Developer
17 52 (3.80%) Digital Developer
18 50 (3.65%) Project Manager
19 49 (3.58%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 975 (71.27%) HTML
2 930 (67.98%) CSS
3 553 (40.42%) jQuery
4 420 (30.70%) HTML5
5 304 (22.22%) Sass
6 278 (20.32%) CSS3
7 268 (19.59%) AngularJS
8 226 (16.52%) LAMP
9 200 (14.62%) Laravel
10 155 (11.33%) Symfony
11 149 (10.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 135 (9.87%) Node.js
13 121 (8.85%) React
14 118 (8.63%) .NET
15 104 (7.60%) Ajax
16 100 (7.31%) LESS
17 78 (5.70%) JSON
18 70 (5.12%) ASP.NET
19 67 (4.90%) XML
20 65 (4.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 194 (14.18%) User Experience
2 139 (10.16%) Mobile App
3 102 (7.46%) Social Media
4 43 (3.14%) Graphic Design
5 32 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (1.68%) Digital Media
8 23 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.02%) Fintech
10 13 (0.95%) Animation
11 12 (0.88%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.73%) W3C
13 9 (0.66%) iPad
14 8 (0.58%) Blog
15 7 (0.51%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.51%) Replication
16 6 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.44%) Social Network
16 6 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 223 (16.30%) Linux
2 73 (5.34%) Windows
3 58 (4.24%) Apple iOS
4 53 (3.87%) Android
5 27 (1.97%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.95%) Unix
8 10 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.58%) CentOS
9 8 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.15%) Debian
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (37.43%) Web Development
2 337 (24.63%) Front End Development
3 272 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (16.96%) SEO
5 212 (15.50%) MVC
6 166 (12.13%) E-Commerce
7 130 (9.50%) OO
8 116 (8.48%) Content Management
9 114 (8.33%) OOP
10 108 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
11 106 (7.75%) Digital Marketing
12 102 (7.46%) Web Design
13 100 (7.31%) Open Source
14 93 (6.80%) Analytics
15 91 (6.65%) Mentoring
16 68 (4.97%) OO PHP
17 65 (4.75%) Project Management
18 59 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (3.87%) Mobile Application Development
20 52 (3.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1002 (73.25%) PHP
2 941 (68.79%) JavaScript
3 128 (9.36%) SQL
4 95 (6.94%) C#
5 78 (5.70%) Java
6 60 (4.39%) Ruby
7 30 (2.19%) ES6
8 29 (2.12%) Python
9 24 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 22 (1.61%) Bash Shell
11 21 (1.54%) PHP 5
12 19 (1.39%) C
12 19 (1.39%) C++
13 16 (1.17%) PHP 7
14 13 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.73%) Apple Swift
15 10 (0.73%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.29%) Perl
16 4 (0.29%) VB
16 4 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (7.02%) Degree
2 14 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.51%) CCNA
3 7 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.37%) CCIE
6 4 (0.29%) MCSD
7 1 (0.073%) CISM
7 1 (0.073%) CISSP
7 1 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.073%) MCSA
7 1 (0.073%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.073%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.073%) SANS
7 1 (0.073%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.073%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.75%) QA
2 11 (0.80%) SLA
3 9 (0.66%) WCAG
4 4 (0.29%) WAI
5 1 (0.073%) GCP
5 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (2.78%) Docker
2 14 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.51%) vSphere
5 6 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.15%) Gluster
9 2 (0.15%) iptables
10 1 (0.073%) LXC
10 1 (0.073%) Postfix
10 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.073%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.073%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (2.70%) cPanel
2 22 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.10%) Puppet
4 13 (0.95%) vRealize
5 7 (0.51%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.44%) Plesk
7 5 (0.37%) Kibana
7 5 (0.37%) Nagios
8 3 (0.22%) Ansible
9 2 (0.15%) Check_MK
9 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.15%) SELinux
9 2 (0.15%) Terraform
10 1 (0.073%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.073%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.073%) Grafana
10 1 (0.073%) Icinga
10 1 (0.073%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 158 (11.55%) Adobe
2 93 (6.80%) Google
3 85 (6.21%) Zend
4 82 (5.99%) Microsoft
5 22 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 22 (1.61%) Twitter
6 20 (1.46%) Facebook
7 15 (1.10%) Apple
7 15 (1.10%) VMware
8 11 (0.80%) Cisco
9 10 (0.73%) Cognos
9 10 (0.73%) PayPal
9 10 (0.73%) Sage
10 9 (0.66%) Interwoven
11 7 (0.51%) Oracle
12 6 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.37%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.29%) Rackspace
14 4 (0.29%) Tableau
14 4 (0.29%) Zoho