Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 430 419 413
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 958 1,241 1,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.75% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.65% 4.50% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 806 1,055 1,235
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,250 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +2.24% +3.08% +4.84%

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 20,612 27,592 31,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.82% 16.57% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16,288 22,169 25,260
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -2.30% +6.10% +2.50%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 -9 911 £37,500 +7.14% 255
UK excluding London +3 665 £34,250 +2.24% 219
London -10 283 £46,000 +8.24% 52
South East +25 242 £32,500 -13.33% 42
North of England -27 165 £35,000 +16.67% 71
North West +13 106 £35,000 +6.06% 29
Midlands -9 85 £32,500 +8.33% 41
South West -6 80 £37,000 +13.85% 27
West Midlands +7 57 £35,000 +22.81% 24
East of England +49 55 £35,000 - 22
Yorkshire -35 45 £35,000 +16.67% 31
East Midlands +12 28 £31,500 -3.08% 17
Scotland +21 26 £32,500 -2.99% 11
North East +17 14 £31,068 -11.23% 11
Wales -1 12 £27,750 -34.71% 5

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 670 (69.94%) HTML
2 664 (69.31%) PHP
3 653 (68.16%) CSS
4 618 (64.51%) JavaScript
5 396 (41.34%) Web Development
6 351 (36.64%) MySQL
7 316 (32.99%) CMS
8 307 (32.05%) jQuery
9 291 (30.38%) Git (software)
10 252 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
11 200 (20.88%) Magento
12 189 (19.73%) Marketing
13 185 (19.31%) HTML5
14 166 (17.33%) Sass
15 164 (17.12%) Laravel
16 163 (17.01%) Drupal
17 153 (15.97%) MVC
18 149 (15.55%) Content Management
18 149 (15.55%) Front End Development
19 131 (13.67%) Linux
20 130 (13.57%) CSS3
21 129 (13.47%) AngularJS
22 125 (13.05%) React
23 124 (12.94%) E-Commerce
24 115 (12.00%) User Experience
25 109 (11.38%) Photoshop
26 108 (11.27%) SQL
26 108 (11.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 105 (10.96%) Adobe
28 102 (10.65%) SEO

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
1 316 (32.99%) CMS
2 163 (17.01%) Drupal
3 68 (7.10%) Joomla!
4 43 (4.49%) Umbraco
5 41 (4.28%) Apache
6 36 (3.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 29 (3.03%) SharePoint
8 25 (2.61%) Confluence
9 19 (1.98%) SugarCRM
10 17 (1.77%) nginx
11 10 (1.04%) IIS
12 9 (0.94%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.84%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.73%) TYPO3
15 5 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.42%) ExpressionEngine
17 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
17 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
18 2 (0.21%) Kentico
18 2 (0.21%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 109 (11.38%) Photoshop
2 60 (6.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 55 (5.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 29 (3.03%) Sketch
5 17 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (1.57%) InDesign
7 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (1.04%) InVision
9 8 (0.84%) Adobe XD
10 7 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.42%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
12 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.21%) Marvel
14 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 200 (20.88%) Magento
2 52 (5.43%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (2.09%) Shopify
4 11 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.94%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (0.94%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.42%) CiviCRM
6 4 (0.42%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.10%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.10%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.10%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.10%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.89%) GitHub
2 58 (6.05%) AWS
3 42 (4.38%) Google Analytics
4 34 (3.55%) SaaS
5 33 (3.44%) GCP
6 32 (3.34%) Azure
7 23 (2.40%) npm
8 18 (1.88%) Asana
9 14 (1.46%) Slack
10 13 (1.36%) Office 365
11 12 (1.25%) Power Platform
12 11 (1.15%) Boomi
13 10 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.04%) MailChimp
14 8 (0.84%) Trello
15 7 (0.73%) Google App Engine
15 7 (0.73%) PaaS
15 7 (0.73%) Serverless
15 7 (0.73%) Yarn
16 6 (0.63%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.03%) Internet
2 24 (2.51%) DNS
3 20 (2.09%) Intranet
4 12 (1.25%) SSH
5 11 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.84%) Firewall
6 8 (0.84%) HTTP
6 8 (0.84%) Skype
6 8 (0.84%) VPN
7 7 (0.73%) DHCP
8 4 (0.42%) FTP
8 4 (0.42%) IPv4
8 4 (0.42%) IPv6
8 4 (0.42%) SSL
9 3 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.21%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.21%) SMTP
10 2 (0.21%) VoIP
11 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (36.64%) MySQL
2 45 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 35 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.25%) GIS
7 10 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.94%) Power BI
8 9 (0.94%) QlikView
9 8 (0.84%) MariaDB
9 8 (0.84%) Redis
10 7 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (0.73%) BigQuery
11 6 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.63%) phpMyAdmin
12 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.21%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 291 (30.38%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.95%) JIRA
3 47 (4.91%) gulp
4 46 (4.80%) Subversion
5 39 (4.07%) webpack
6 37 (3.86%) Jenkins
7 31 (3.24%) Grunt
8 20 (2.09%) Bitbucket
9 19 (1.98%) CircleCI
10 18 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (1.77%) Mocha
11 17 (1.77%) PostCSS
12 16 (1.67%) GitLab
13 15 (1.57%) Babel
14 13 (1.36%) Selenium
15 12 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
17 10 (1.04%) Codeship
18 9 (0.94%) PHPUnit
19 8 (0.84%) Maven
General
1 189 (19.73%) Marketing
2 63 (6.58%) Finance
3 45 (4.70%) Retail
4 24 (2.51%) Advertising
5 23 (2.40%) Publishing
6 13 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.94%) Legal
8 8 (0.84%) Games
9 7 (0.73%) Automotive
10 6 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.31%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.21%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.10%) Back Office
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.10%) Police
Job Titles
1 725 (75.68%) Developer
2 278 (29.02%) PHP Developer
3 192 (20.04%) Web Developer
4 136 (14.20%) WordPress Developer
5 113 (11.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 73 (7.62%) Senior Developer
7 66 (6.89%) Full Stack Developer
8 65 (6.78%) Junior
9 58 (6.05%) Junior Developer
10 47 (4.91%) PHP Web Developer
11 42 (4.38%) PHP WordPress Developer
12 41 (4.28%) Designer
13 33 (3.44%) Analyst
14 31 (3.24%) HTML Developer
15 30 (3.13%) Senior PHP Developer
16 29 (3.03%) Backend Developer
17 28 (2.92%) HTML CSS Developer
18 25 (2.61%) Digital Project Manager
18 25 (2.61%) Project Manager
19 23 (2.40%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (69.94%) HTML
2 653 (68.16%) CSS
3 307 (32.05%) jQuery
4 185 (19.31%) HTML5
5 166 (17.33%) Sass
6 164 (17.12%) Laravel
7 130 (13.57%) CSS3
8 129 (13.47%) AngularJS
9 125 (13.05%) React
10 108 (11.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 102 (10.65%) Node.js
12 101 (10.54%) .NET
13 91 (9.50%) Vue.js
14 88 (9.19%) Ajax
15 83 (8.66%) LAMP
16 81 (8.46%) JSON
17 78 (8.14%) XML
18 56 (5.85%) Symfony
19 52 (5.43%) Web Services
20 51 (5.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 115 (12.00%) User Experience
2 48 (5.01%) Social Media
3 31 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.30%) Life Science
6 15 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.25%) iPad
8 11 (1.15%) Blog
9 7 (0.73%) Animation
9 7 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.73%) e-Learning
9 7 (0.73%) Graphic Design
10 6 (0.63%) Cloud Native
10 6 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.52%) Learning Management System
11 5 (0.52%) W3C
12 4 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 131 (13.67%) Linux
2 58 (6.05%) Apple iOS
3 55 (5.74%) Android
4 27 (2.82%) Windows
5 11 (1.15%) Mac OS
5 11 (1.15%) Unix
6 10 (1.04%) CentOS
6 10 (1.04%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.42%) Fedora
7 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) VyOS
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (41.34%) Web Development
2 252 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (15.97%) MVC
4 149 (15.55%) Content Management
4 149 (15.55%) Front End Development
5 124 (12.94%) E-Commerce
6 102 (10.65%) SEO
7 99 (10.33%) OO
7 99 (10.33%) OOP
8 87 (9.08%) Responsive Web Design
9 84 (8.77%) TDD
10 76 (7.93%) Analytics
11 73 (7.62%) Scrum
12 71 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (7.10%) CRM
14 64 (6.68%) OO PHP
15 59 (6.16%) Digital Marketing
15 59 (6.16%) Wireframes
16 58 (6.05%) Project Delivery
17 57 (5.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 664 (69.31%) PHP
2 618 (64.51%) JavaScript
3 108 (11.27%) SQL
4 92 (9.60%) C#
5 59 (6.16%) Python
6 56 (5.85%) ES6
7 44 (4.59%) Java
8 27 (2.82%) PHP 5
9 19 (1.98%) Ruby
10 13 (1.36%) TypeScript
10 13 (1.36%) VB.NET
11 11 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.04%) PHP 7
13 8 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.73%) C++
15 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.63%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.52%) C
16 5 (0.52%) Perl
17 3 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (6.05%) Degree
2 23 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.73%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.42%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.10%) MCSE
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.10%) PMP
7 1 (0.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.55%) QA
2 4 (0.42%) WCAG
3 3 (0.31%) SLA
4 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (4.91%) Docker
2 16 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.73%) Varnish
4 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.42%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 30 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 29 (3.03%) Ansible
3 24 (2.51%) Docker Swarm
4 19 (1.98%) Terraform
5 9 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.63%) Consul
7 5 (0.52%) Puppet
8 4 (0.42%) cPanel
8 4 (0.42%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.42%) Icinga
9 1 (0.10%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.10%) Nagios
9 1 (0.10%) Packer
9 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 105 (10.96%) Adobe
2 82 (8.56%) Google
3 55 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 51 (5.32%) Zend
5 37 (3.86%) Sitecore
6 33 (3.44%) WooCommerce
7 32 (3.34%) hybris
8 26 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (2.40%) Twitter
10 16 (1.67%) Oracle
11 13 (1.36%) SAP
12 12 (1.25%) HubSpot
13 11 (1.15%) Dell
14 10 (1.04%) Pardot
15 9 (0.94%) JD Edwards
15 9 (0.94%) Marketo
15 9 (0.94%) RedPrairie
16 7 (0.73%) Apple
17 6 (0.63%) Splunk
18 5 (0.52%) Facebook