Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 368 417 425
Rank change year-on-year +49 +8 +5
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1,063 322 937
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.66% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.15% 4.69% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 748 275 792
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £50,750 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,327 £37,500 £34,643
% change year-on-year -3.13% +8.25% +6.59%

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 17,282 6,868 20,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 14.05% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10,761 5,713 16,080
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% -2.21%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 +52 981 £40,000 -5.88% 191
UK excluding London -3 625 £36,327 -3.13% 147
London +6 371 £50,000 -9.09% 48
Work from Home -89 291 £40,000 -11.11% 51
South East +14 289 £35,000 -22.22% 26
Midlands -80 97 £35,000 - 34
South West -24 92 £40,000 +14.29% 25
North of England -114 89 £37,500 -6.25% 47
West Midlands -47 73 £35,000 +7.69% 13
North West -90 49 £40,000 -11.11% 26
Yorkshire -97 40 £35,000 -5.41% 17
East of England -92 25 £42,500 -12.82% 13
East Midlands -84 24 £43,750 +16.67% 21
Scotland -84 20 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wales -45 9 £36,154 +3.30% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £31,250 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 741 (69.71%) JavaScript
2 712 (66.98%) PHP
3 646 (60.77%) HTML
4 634 (59.64%) CSS
5 410 (38.57%) Web Development
6 395 (37.16%) CMS
7 294 (27.66%) Git (software)
8 291 (27.38%) MySQL
9 287 (27.00%) Marketing
10 282 (26.53%) React
10 282 (26.53%) Full Stack Development
11 276 (25.96%) User Experience
12 251 (23.61%) Laravel
13 244 (22.95%) Social Skills
14 214 (20.13%) Front End Development
15 211 (19.85%) SEO
16 203 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
17 192 (18.06%) Sass
18 186 (17.50%) E-Commerce
19 173 (16.27%) jQuery
20 161 (15.15%) Drupal
21 146 (13.73%) Google
22 140 (13.17%) HTML5
23 139 (13.08%) CSS3
24 135 (12.70%) WooCommerce
25 133 (12.51%) Node.js
25 133 (12.51%) AWS
26 131 (12.32%) Adobe
27 129 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
28 128 (12.04%) Content Management

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
1 395 (37.16%) CMS
2 161 (15.15%) Drupal
3 74 (6.96%) Apache
4 45 (4.23%) Joomla!
5 35 (3.29%) SharePoint
6 32 (3.01%) Umbraco
7 29 (2.73%) Headless CMS
8 26 (2.45%) nginx
9 25 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 23 (2.16%) Apache Solr
11 18 (1.69%) Confluence
12 17 (1.60%) MODX
13 15 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (1.41%) IIS
14 13 (1.22%) Kentico
15 8 (0.75%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.75%) MediaWiki
16 7 (0.66%) Moodle
17 3 (0.28%) DNN
17 3 (0.28%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 59 (5.55%) Figma
2 49 (4.61%) Adobe XD
3 44 (4.14%) Photoshop
4 34 (3.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 33 (3.10%) Sketch
6 13 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.85%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (0.38%) InVision
9 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.19%) Weka
11 2 (0.19%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.094%) InDesign
12 1 (0.094%) MadCap Flare
12 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 127 (11.95%) Magento
2 73 (6.87%) Shopify
3 13 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (1.13%) WebTrends
5 11 (1.03%) Sage 200
6 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.56%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.094%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.094%) SnowdropKCS
8 1 (0.094%) Yoast SEO
Cloud Services
1 133 (12.51%) AWS
2 92 (8.65%) Azure
3 69 (6.49%) GitHub
4 65 (6.11%) GCP
5 61 (5.74%) SaaS
6 56 (5.27%) Google Analytics
7 38 (3.57%) Firebase
8 28 (2.63%) Amazon S3
9 27 (2.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 26 (2.45%) Serverless
11 23 (2.16%) Rackspace Cloud
12 22 (2.07%) PaaS
13 20 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
13 20 (1.88%) Microsoft 365
14 18 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (1.69%) Google Tag Manager
15 17 (1.60%) IaaS
15 17 (1.60%) npm
16 16 (1.51%) Google Ads
16 16 (1.51%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 87 (8.18%) DNS
2 38 (3.57%) Internet
3 33 (3.10%) SSL
4 23 (2.16%) Intranet
5 15 (1.41%) Bluetooth
5 15 (1.41%) Firewall
5 15 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.32%) HTTP
7 13 (1.22%) VoIP
8 12 (1.13%) DHCP
8 12 (1.13%) IPsec
8 12 (1.13%) VLAN
8 12 (1.13%) VPN
9 10 (0.94%) IPv4
9 10 (0.94%) IPv6
9 10 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (0.75%) SSH
11 5 (0.47%) SMS
12 2 (0.19%) FTP
12 2 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (27.38%) MySQL
2 58 (5.46%) NoSQL
3 50 (4.70%) SQL Server
4 42 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (1.98%) MariaDB
6 21 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.79%) Redis
8 9 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (0.85%) Power BI
9 8 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (0.56%) CouchDB
11 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.19%) HBase
13 2 (0.19%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 294 (27.66%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.36%) webpack
3 40 (3.76%) gulp
4 37 (3.48%) Jenkins
5 32 (3.01%) Grunt
6 31 (2.92%) Bitbucket
7 29 (2.73%) JIRA
8 19 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
9 15 (1.41%) Selenium
9 15 (1.41%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.22%) PHPUnit
11 10 (0.94%) Subversion
11 10 (0.94%) Travis CI
12 9 (0.85%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.75%) Storybook
14 7 (0.66%) Firebug
15 6 (0.56%) CircleCI
15 6 (0.56%) Mercurial
16 5 (0.47%) Postman
17 3 (0.28%) CasperJS
General
1 287 (27.00%) Marketing
2 244 (22.95%) Social Skills
3 58 (5.46%) Finance
4 51 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (4.42%) Publishing
6 37 (3.48%) Organisational Skills
6 37 (3.48%) Retail
7 28 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 21 (1.98%) Games
9 17 (1.60%) Advertising
10 14 (1.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 12 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.94%) Legal
13 9 (0.85%) Law
14 7 (0.66%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (0.66%) Public Sector
15 6 (0.56%) Back Office
15 6 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (0.38%) iGaming
16 4 (0.38%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 864 (81.28%) Developer
2 227 (21.35%) PHP Developer
3 187 (17.59%) Web Developer
3 187 (17.59%) WordPress Developer
4 163 (15.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 163 (15.33%) Senior Developer
5 132 (12.42%) Full Stack Developer
6 55 (5.17%) Backend Developer
7 42 (3.95%) Designer
8 40 (3.76%) Junior
8 40 (3.76%) Senior PHP Developer
9 38 (3.57%) Junior Developer
10 37 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
11 35 (3.29%) Senior Web Developer
12 31 (2.92%) PHP WordPress Developer
12 31 (2.92%) React Developer
13 29 (2.73%) Senior WordPress Developer
14 27 (2.54%) PHP Web Developer
15 26 (2.45%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 23 (2.16%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (60.77%) HTML
2 634 (59.64%) CSS
3 282 (26.53%) React
4 251 (23.61%) Laravel
5 192 (18.06%) Sass
6 173 (16.27%) jQuery
7 140 (13.17%) HTML5
8 139 (13.08%) CSS3
9 133 (12.51%) Node.js
10 106 (9.97%) Symfony
11 95 (8.94%) Vue.js
12 92 (8.65%) AngularJS
13 88 (8.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 84 (7.90%) React Native
15 77 (7.24%) REST
16 76 (7.15%) RESTful
17 73 (6.87%) LAMP
18 67 (6.30%) JSON
19 58 (5.46%) XML
20 54 (5.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 276 (25.96%) User Experience
2 74 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (6.11%) Mobile App
4 54 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (3.48%) Social Media
6 29 (2.73%) Animation
6 29 (2.73%) Blog
7 27 (2.54%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.41%) Renewable Energy
9 13 (1.22%) Legacy Systems
9 13 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.13%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.03%) Graphic Design
11 11 (1.03%) Smartphone
12 10 (0.94%) W3C
13 9 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.75%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.75%) Legacy Code
15 7 (0.66%) e-Learning
15 7 (0.66%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 93 (8.75%) Linux
2 61 (5.74%) Android
3 60 (5.64%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.45%) Windows
5 20 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.03%) CentOS
8 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.94%) Fedora
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.28%) Unix
11 1 (0.094%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (38.57%) Web Development
2 282 (26.53%) Full Stack Development
3 214 (20.13%) Front End Development
4 211 (19.85%) SEO
5 203 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (17.50%) E-Commerce
7 129 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
8 128 (12.04%) Content Management
9 111 (10.44%) MVC
10 104 (9.78%) Digital Marketing
11 89 (8.37%) Unit Testing
12 83 (7.81%) DevOps
13 82 (7.71%) OO
13 82 (7.71%) Project Management
14 74 (6.96%) TDD
15 72 (6.77%) Analytics
16 71 (6.68%) Web Design
16 71 (6.68%) Wireframes
17 67 (6.30%) Responsive Web Design
18 56 (5.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 741 (69.71%) JavaScript
2 712 (66.98%) PHP
3 116 (10.91%) SQL
4 64 (6.02%) TypeScript
5 58 (5.46%) Python
6 53 (4.99%) C#
7 35 (3.29%) Java
8 33 (3.10%) ES6
9 17 (1.60%) Ruby
10 16 (1.51%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.13%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.03%) C++
14 10 (0.94%) VB
15 5 (0.47%) Dart
15 5 (0.47%) PHP 5
16 4 (0.38%) ES7
17 3 (0.28%) PHP 7
17 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.19%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (4.14%) Degree
2 21 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (0.94%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.38%) ISEB
7 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (9.50%) Accessibility
2 36 (3.39%) QA
3 12 (1.13%) WCAG
4 7 (0.66%) GDPR
5 6 (0.56%) COBIT
6 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.094%) NCSC
7 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (6.87%) Docker
2 12 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.03%) Varnish
3 11 (1.03%) vSphere
4 7 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.32%) Puppet
2 11 (1.03%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (0.94%) HAProxy
3 10 (0.94%) Icinga
3 10 (0.94%) Terraform
4 5 (0.47%) Ansible
5 2 (0.19%) cPanel
6 1 (0.094%) Bitnami
6 1 (0.094%) Consul
6 1 (0.094%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.094%) Packer
6 1 (0.094%) Plesk
Vendors
1 146 (13.73%) Google
2 135 (12.70%) WooCommerce
3 131 (12.32%) Adobe
4 77 (7.24%) Microsoft
5 29 (2.73%) Sitecore
5 29 (2.73%) Zend
6 27 (2.54%) Apple
7 25 (2.35%) Sage
8 23 (2.16%) Rackspace
9 20 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.60%) HubSpot
11 12 (1.13%) VMware
12 11 (1.03%) Facebook
12 11 (1.03%) Oracle
12 11 (1.03%) Palo Alto
12 11 (1.03%) Sophos
13 9 (0.85%) Twitter
14 8 (0.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 7 (0.66%) Netlify
15 7 (0.66%) SAP