Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 450 431
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19 -22
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 372 921 1,263
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.97% 4.33% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 362 840 1,174
Median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,750 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.72% -4.29% +1.45%

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 9,369 21,254 28,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.18% 14.86% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,388 16,810 22,783
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +3.45% -0.57% +8.02%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +10 338 £40,000 +6.67% 84
UK excluding London +47 253 £35,750 +6.72% 83
London +34 99 £50,000 +3.09% 5
South East +57 71 £30,000 -14.29% 13
North of England +66 70 £40,000 +19.40% 31
South West +97 54 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Work from Home +47 46 £44,567 +7.39% 12
North West +53 40 £45,000 +34.33% 15
Yorkshire +96 30 £37,500 +7.14% 12
East of England +60 21 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Midlands +60 20 £35,000 +5.26% 14
West Midlands +62 14 £33,750 +0.75% 6
Scotland +82 12 £34,000 +0.74% 2
East Midlands +44 6 £40,000 +23.08% 8
Wales +33 5 £35,000 +25.00% 3

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 281 (75.54%) JavaScript
2 274 (73.66%) HTML
3 271 (72.85%) CSS
4 261 (70.16%) PHP
5 132 (35.48%) CMS
5 132 (35.48%) Web Development
6 127 (34.14%) MySQL
7 112 (30.11%) Git (software)
8 100 (26.88%) jQuery
9 86 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (22.31%) HTML5
11 79 (21.24%) Sass
12 70 (18.82%) Marketing
12 70 (18.82%) AngularJS
12 70 (18.82%) React
13 65 (17.47%) Front End Development
14 64 (17.20%) User Experience
15 63 (16.94%) Laravel
16 58 (15.59%) Node.js
17 57 (15.32%) CSS3
17 57 (15.32%) Symfony
18 53 (14.25%) Magento
19 51 (13.71%) Vue.js
20 48 (12.90%) gulp
20 48 (12.90%) Content Management
21 47 (12.63%) E-Commerce
22 46 (12.37%) webpack
23 43 (11.56%) Drupal
24 38 (10.22%) Linux
25 36 (9.68%) LAMP

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
1 132 (35.48%) CMS
2 43 (11.56%) Drupal
3 30 (8.06%) Joomla!
4 20 (5.38%) Apache
5 13 (3.49%) Umbraco
6 11 (2.96%) Jadu
6 11 (2.96%) nginx
7 7 (1.88%) SilverStripe
8 6 (1.61%) Moodle
8 6 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.08%) Kentico
9 4 (1.08%) SAS
9 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 19 (5.11%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (2.96%) Sketch
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.81%) InDesign
6 2 (0.54%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.54%) Figma
6 2 (0.54%) InVision
7 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.27%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 53 (14.25%) Magento
2 14 (3.76%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (2.42%) Shopify
4 6 (1.61%) Eloqua
5 4 (1.08%) Raiser's Edge
5 4 (1.08%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.81%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.54%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.45%) Azure
2 22 (5.91%) GitHub
2 22 (5.91%) npm
3 16 (4.30%) Yarn
4 14 (3.76%) AWS
5 7 (1.88%) GCP
6 5 (1.34%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.34%) Google Docs
7 4 (1.08%) Zapier
8 3 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.81%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (0.81%) Dropbox
8 3 (0.81%) Google Sheets
8 3 (0.81%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.81%) SaaS
8 3 (0.81%) Serverless
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.54%) Azure LUIS
9 2 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.76%) DNS
2 8 (2.15%) Internet
3 4 (1.08%) Firewall
3 4 (1.08%) IPv4
3 4 (1.08%) IPv6
4 3 (0.81%) LAN
4 3 (0.81%) WAN
5 2 (0.54%) DHCP
5 2 (0.54%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) SAN
5 2 (0.54%) SNMP
5 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (34.14%) MySQL
2 15 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.69%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.81%) DB2
7 2 (0.54%) Redis
8 1 (0.27%) Big Data
8 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 112 (30.11%) Git (software)
2 48 (12.90%) gulp
3 46 (12.37%) webpack
4 25 (6.72%) Grunt
5 15 (4.03%) Vagrant
6 13 (3.49%) git-flow
6 13 (3.49%) PHPUnit
7 10 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.15%) Android Studio
9 8 (2.15%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.15%) Xcode
10 7 (1.88%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.88%) Subversion
11 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.34%) Robot Framework
11 5 (1.34%) Selenium
12 4 (1.08%) JIRA
13 3 (0.81%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (18.82%) Marketing
2 23 (6.18%) Finance
3 16 (4.30%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.69%) Retail
5 9 (2.42%) Advertising
6 7 (1.88%) Games
7 5 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.81%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 311 (83.60%) Developer
2 102 (27.42%) PHP Developer
3 77 (20.70%) Web Developer
4 68 (18.28%) WordPress Developer
5 48 (12.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 39 (10.48%) Senior Developer
7 33 (8.87%) PHP Web Developer
8 28 (7.53%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (5.38%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 17 (4.57%) Junior
10 17 (4.57%) Junior Developer
11 15 (4.03%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (3.49%) Analyst
12 13 (3.49%) Designer
12 13 (3.49%) Drupal Developer
12 13 (3.49%) Lead Developer
13 12 (3.23%) Backend Developer
14 10 (2.69%) HTML CSS Developer
14 10 (2.69%) HTML Developer
15 9 (2.42%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (73.66%) HTML
2 271 (72.85%) CSS
3 100 (26.88%) jQuery
4 83 (22.31%) HTML5
5 79 (21.24%) Sass
6 70 (18.82%) AngularJS
6 70 (18.82%) React
7 63 (16.94%) Laravel
8 58 (15.59%) Node.js
9 57 (15.32%) CSS3
9 57 (15.32%) Symfony
10 51 (13.71%) Vue.js
11 36 (9.68%) LAMP
12 33 (8.87%) XML
13 32 (8.60%) JSON
14 30 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (6.72%) Ajax
16 23 (6.18%) .NET
17 22 (5.91%) Yii
18 21 (5.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.20%) User Experience
2 23 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.15%) Social Media
6 7 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.88%) Graphic Design
6 7 (1.88%) NHS
7 6 (1.61%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.34%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.34%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.81%) Blog
10 2 (0.54%) Animation
10 2 (0.54%) EPoS
10 2 (0.54%) Motion Graphics
11 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.22%) Linux
2 29 (7.80%) Android
3 28 (7.53%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.84%) Windows
5 11 (2.96%) CentOS
6 7 (1.88%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.34%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.08%) Fedora
10 2 (0.54%) Debian
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.27%) Unix
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (35.48%) Web Development
2 86 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (17.47%) Front End Development
4 48 (12.90%) Content Management
5 47 (12.63%) E-Commerce
6 34 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (8.87%) MVC
7 33 (8.87%) SEO
8 29 (7.80%) Responsive Web Design
9 28 (7.53%) OO
10 25 (6.72%) Project Management
11 24 (6.45%) DevOps
11 24 (6.45%) Scrum
11 24 (6.45%) Server Management
12 23 (6.18%) Workflow
13 21 (5.65%) Digital Marketing
14 20 (5.38%) Mentoring
14 20 (5.38%) Wireframes
15 19 (5.11%) Project Delivery
15 19 (5.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 281 (75.54%) JavaScript
2 261 (70.16%) PHP
3 28 (7.53%) ES6
3 28 (7.53%) Python
4 22 (5.91%) C#
4 22 (5.91%) Java
5 21 (5.65%) SQL
5 21 (5.65%) TypeScript
6 8 (2.15%) Apple Swift
6 8 (2.15%) Ruby
7 6 (1.61%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.61%) PHP 7
8 5 (1.34%) Kotlin
9 4 (1.08%) C
9 4 (1.08%) Perl
9 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.54%) Go
12 1 (0.27%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.72%) Degree
2 13 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.08%) MCP
4 2 (0.54%) CCNA
4 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.27%) CCNP
5 1 (0.27%) CEH
5 1 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.27%) ECSA
5 1 (0.27%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.27%) MCSA
5 1 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.15%) QA
2 4 (1.08%) GDPR
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (4.30%) Docker
2 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) Firmware
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (2.96%) cPanel
2 4 (1.08%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.08%) Icinga
2 4 (1.08%) Terraform
3 2 (0.54%) Ansible
3 2 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (5.65%) Adobe
2 20 (5.38%) Google
2 20 (5.38%) WooCommerce
2 20 (5.38%) Zend
3 12 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.96%) HubSpot
5 9 (2.42%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.15%) Pardot
7 7 (1.88%) Marketo
8 6 (1.61%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.34%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle
10 4 (1.08%) VMware
11 2 (0.54%) Aruba
11 2 (0.54%) Cisco
11 2 (0.54%) Concur
11 2 (0.54%) Meraki
11 2 (0.54%) Sage
12 1 (0.27%) GoCardless
12 1 (0.27%) Hootsuite