Period
to 23 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 462 405 415
Rank change year-on-year -57 +10 +26
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 907 1,288 1,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.75% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.10% 4.46% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 761 1,150 1,110
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.19% -2.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,975 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -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 22,111 28,904 30,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.35% 16.82% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 17,296 23,441 24,964
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £28,188 £27,951 £26,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 -53 857 £35,000 - 141
UK excluding London -50 603 £32,500 -7.14% 100
London +18 287 £42,500 - 41
North of England -54 154 £32,500 - 40
South East -76 145 £35,000 -6.67% 22
South West +30 91 £30,000 -14.29% 10
Midlands -43 89 £30,000 - 22
North West 0 84 £32,500 -2.26% 24
East of England +110 81 £38,750 +3.33% 5
Yorkshire -48 54 £35,000 +7.69% 11
West Midlands -32 53 £30,000 +5.26% 10
East Midlands -14 36 £32,500 +8.33% 12
Scotland +34 31 £31,500 -10.00%
North East +21 16 £31,500 +5.00% 5
Wales +12 12 £33,250 -21.76% 1
Northern Ireland -25 1 £65,000 +62.50%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 630 (69.46%) PHP
2 607 (66.92%) CSS
3 598 (65.93%) HTML
4 557 (61.41%) JavaScript
5 303 (33.41%) Web Development
6 299 (32.97%) MySQL
7 296 (32.64%) jQuery
8 275 (30.32%) CMS
9 266 (29.33%) Git (software)
10 221 (24.37%) Marketing
11 216 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
12 199 (21.94%) HTML5
13 194 (21.39%) Laravel
14 170 (18.74%) CSS3
15 162 (17.86%) MVC
16 159 (17.53%) Magento
17 152 (16.76%) Front End Development
18 146 (16.10%) Sass
19 142 (15.66%) User Experience
20 130 (14.33%) Drupal
21 125 (13.78%) Linux
22 123 (13.56%) AngularJS
23 105 (11.58%) E-Commerce
23 105 (11.58%) SQL
24 102 (11.25%) Responsive Web Design
25 98 (10.80%) React
26 97 (10.69%) Node.js
27 95 (10.47%) Ajax
27 95 (10.47%) Vue.js
28 92 (10.14%) 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
1 275 (30.32%) CMS
2 130 (14.33%) Drupal
3 74 (8.16%) Apache
4 46 (5.07%) SharePoint
5 44 (4.85%) Joomla!
5 44 (4.85%) Umbraco
6 28 (3.09%) IIS
7 25 (2.76%) Tomcat
8 19 (2.09%) ExpressionEngine
9 18 (1.98%) nginx
10 15 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.99%) Confluence
12 7 (0.77%) Kentico
12 7 (0.77%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.66%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.33%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.22%) eZ Publish
15 2 (0.22%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 83 (9.15%) Photoshop
2 30 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (2.76%) Sketch
4 18 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 18 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (1.43%) InDesign
7 6 (0.66%) InVision
8 5 (0.55%) Marvel
9 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.44%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.22%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.22%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 159 (17.53%) Magento
2 26 (2.87%) Payment Gateway
3 25 (2.76%) Shopify
4 4 (0.44%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.22%) CiviCRM
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.11%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.11%) Odoo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.50%) GitHub
3 45 (4.96%) Google Analytics
4 40 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (3.97%) SaaS
6 22 (2.43%) MailChimp
7 21 (2.32%) IaaS
8 15 (1.65%) npm
9 13 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 13 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (1.32%) Office 365
11 11 (1.21%) AdWords
12 10 (1.10%) Asana
12 10 (1.10%) DigitalOcean
13 9 (0.99%) PaaS
14 8 (0.88%) Linode
14 8 (0.88%) Sage Pay
15 7 (0.77%) Trello
16 6 (0.66%) Heroku
16 6 (0.66%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.18%) Internet
2 32 (3.53%) Intranet
3 25 (2.76%) DNS
4 20 (2.21%) Skype
5 16 (1.76%) SSL
6 10 (1.10%) SSH
7 9 (0.99%) FTP
7 9 (0.99%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.77%) Firewall
8 7 (0.77%) LAN
9 6 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (0.66%) DHCP
9 6 (0.66%) GoToMeeting
10 4 (0.44%) VLAN
11 3 (0.33%) IPv4
11 3 (0.33%) IPv6
11 3 (0.33%) NAS
11 3 (0.33%) Network Security
11 3 (0.33%) SAN
11 3 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (32.97%) MySQL
2 63 (6.95%) SQL Server
3 47 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 26 (2.87%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.21%) Redis
7 15 (1.65%) SQLite
8 10 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.99%) MariaDB
10 8 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.66%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.55%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.44%) phpMyAdmin
14 3 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.33%) FileMaker
15 2 (0.22%) Amazon Aurora
15 2 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.22%) DTS
16 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 266 (29.33%) Git (software)
2 63 (6.95%) Subversion
3 40 (4.41%) JIRA
4 38 (4.19%) gulp
4 38 (4.19%) webpack
5 37 (4.08%) Bitbucket
6 32 (3.53%) Grunt
6 32 (3.53%) Jenkins
7 23 (2.54%) Selenium
8 18 (1.98%) Babel
9 17 (1.87%) JUnit
10 15 (1.65%) Gradle
10 15 (1.65%) Log4j
10 15 (1.65%) Maven
10 15 (1.65%) TestNG
11 10 (1.10%) Codeship
11 10 (1.10%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.99%) Bower
13 8 (0.88%) Broccoli
13 8 (0.88%) git-flow
General
1 221 (24.37%) Marketing
2 56 (6.17%) Finance
3 43 (4.74%) Publishing
4 37 (4.08%) Retail
5 26 (2.87%) Advertising
6 16 (1.76%) Multimedia
7 9 (0.99%) Games
8 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.55%) Brand Awareness
11 4 (0.44%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 692 (76.30%) Developer
2 276 (30.43%) PHP Developer
3 188 (20.73%) Web Developer
4 133 (14.66%) WordPress Developer
5 116 (12.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 87 (9.59%) Senior Developer
7 63 (6.95%) Full Stack Developer
8 55 (6.06%) Junior
9 52 (5.73%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 51 (5.62%) Junior Developer
11 49 (5.40%) Designer
12 48 (5.29%) PHP Web Developer
13 32 (3.53%) Senior PHP Developer
14 29 (3.20%) Backend Developer
15 28 (3.09%) Senior WordPress Developer
16 25 (2.76%) HTML Developer
16 25 (2.76%) Senior Web Developer
17 24 (2.65%) Magento Developer
18 22 (2.43%) HTML CSS Developer
19 21 (2.32%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (66.92%) CSS
2 598 (65.93%) HTML
3 296 (32.64%) jQuery
4 199 (21.94%) HTML5
5 194 (21.39%) Laravel
6 170 (18.74%) CSS3
7 146 (16.10%) Sass
8 123 (13.56%) AngularJS
9 98 (10.80%) React
10 97 (10.69%) Node.js
11 95 (10.47%) Ajax
11 95 (10.47%) Vue.js
12 85 (9.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 73 (8.05%) LAMP
14 72 (7.94%) .NET
15 68 (7.50%) XML
16 54 (5.95%) JSON
16 54 (5.95%) REST
17 53 (5.84%) Web Services
18 50 (5.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 142 (15.66%) User Experience
2 66 (7.28%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (4.52%) Social Media
4 27 (2.98%) Life Science
5 25 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.54%) Digital Media
7 18 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
8 17 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (1.54%) Blog
11 12 (1.32%) Graphic Design
12 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.77%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.77%) Social Network
14 6 (0.66%) Animation
14 6 (0.66%) Replication
14 6 (0.66%) Video Editing
15 5 (0.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 125 (13.78%) Linux
2 69 (7.61%) Windows
3 61 (6.73%) Android
4 47 (5.18%) Apple iOS
5 36 (3.97%) Ubuntu
6 30 (3.31%) Unix
7 16 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.65%) openSUSE
9 13 (1.43%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.88%) VMS
10 8 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.66%) CentOS
12 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.33%) Fedora
14 2 (0.22%) Debian
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (33.41%) Web Development
2 216 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (17.86%) MVC
4 152 (16.76%) Front End Development
5 105 (11.58%) E-Commerce
6 102 (11.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 92 (10.14%) Content Management
8 91 (10.03%) SEO
9 83 (9.15%) OO
10 78 (8.60%) Project Management
11 74 (8.16%) Analytics
12 70 (7.72%) OOP
13 67 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (6.62%) Digital Marketing
15 57 (6.28%) Web Design
16 55 (6.06%) Open Source
17 54 (5.95%) TDD
18 52 (5.73%) CRM
19 50 (5.51%) OO PHP
20 49 (5.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 630 (69.46%) PHP
2 557 (61.41%) JavaScript
3 105 (11.58%) SQL
4 62 (6.84%) Java
5 42 (4.63%) C#
6 34 (3.75%) PHP 5
7 32 (3.53%) Python
8 30 (3.31%) ES6
9 26 (2.87%) PHP 7
10 23 (2.54%) Perl
11 19 (2.09%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.21%) Java 8
14 9 (0.99%) C++
14 9 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.88%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.77%) Ruby
17 6 (0.66%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.44%) CoffeeScript
19 3 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (8.49%) Degree
2 33 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 18 (1.98%) CCSP
3 18 (1.98%) CEH
3 18 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (1.98%) CISM
3 18 (1.98%) CISSP
3 18 (1.98%) SANS
3 18 (1.98%) SSCP
4 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.55%) PMP
5 3 (0.33%) HND
6 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.11%) MCSE
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.52%) QA
2 6 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.55%) SLA
4 4 (0.44%) WCAG
5 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (4.63%) Docker
2 24 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.54%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.44%) XenApp
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (2.32%) Puppet
2 19 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.65%) Salt
4 11 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.66%) Ansible
6 4 (0.44%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.33%) Icinga
7 3 (0.33%) Nagios
7 3 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.22%) Terraform
9 1 (0.11%) cPanel
9 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.11%) Packer
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 86 (9.48%) Adobe
2 71 (7.83%) Google
3 59 (6.50%) Microsoft
4 51 (5.62%) Zend
5 41 (4.52%) Oracle
6 38 (4.19%) WooCommerce
7 19 (2.09%) Twitter
8 18 (1.98%) Sitecore
9 13 (1.43%) PayPal
9 13 (1.43%) Sage
10 9 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.99%) VMware
11 8 (0.88%) HubSpot
11 8 (0.88%) Rackspace
11 8 (0.88%) WorldPay
12 7 (0.77%) Apple
13 6 (0.66%) Cisco
13 6 (0.66%) SAP
14 5 (0.55%) Citrix
14 5 (0.55%) Facebook