Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 404 418
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14 -12
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1,173 1,391 1,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.78% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.50% 4.42% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,019 1,246 1,295
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,000
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 26,040 31,457 34,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.19% 17.57% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20,941 25,418 29,330
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 -7 1,113 £35,000 - 376
UK excluding London -29 721 £32,500 - 313
London +34 422 £42,500 - 89
South East -33 195 £37,500 +2.74% 47
North of England -33 190 £30,000 -7.69% 113
South West +75 129 £30,000 -7.69% 50
North West -41 99 £30,000 -14.29% 48
Midlands -53 95 £27,500 - 54
Yorkshire +11 77 £30,250 +0.83% 53
East of England +44 73 £32,720 +0.68% 24
West Midlands -48 66 £27,500 - 29
East Midlands -1 29 £27,500 -1.79% 25
Scotland +11 28 £35,000 - 15
North East -5 14 £35,000 +27.27% 12
Wales +1 12 £26,000 -15.45% 11

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 806 (68.71%) PHP
2 791 (67.43%) JavaScript
3 762 (64.96%) HTML
4 739 (63.00%) CSS
5 455 (38.79%) Web Development
6 432 (36.83%) jQuery
7 368 (31.37%) CMS
8 361 (30.78%) MySQL
9 344 (29.33%) Git (software)
10 274 (23.36%) HTML5
11 247 (21.06%) Marketing
12 226 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
12 226 (19.27%) CSS3
12 226 (19.27%) Laravel
13 202 (17.22%) Drupal
14 201 (17.14%) Front End Development
15 190 (16.20%) Sass
15 190 (16.20%) Linux
16 186 (15.86%) User Experience
17 183 (15.60%) React
18 178 (15.17%) MVC
19 160 (13.64%) AngularJS
20 156 (13.30%) SQL
21 147 (12.53%) E-Commerce
21 147 (12.53%) Node.js
22 141 (12.02%) SEO
23 139 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
24 132 (11.25%) LAMP
25 130 (11.08%) Magento
26 122 (10.40%) Adobe

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
1 368 (31.37%) CMS
2 202 (17.22%) Drupal
3 101 (8.61%) Apache
4 43 (3.67%) nginx
5 42 (3.58%) Umbraco
6 37 (3.15%) Joomla!
7 25 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 25 (2.13%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.96%) ExpressionEngine
9 18 (1.53%) EPiServer
9 18 (1.53%) Marvel
9 18 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 17 (1.45%) eZ Publish
11 12 (1.02%) concrete5
11 12 (1.02%) Kentico
12 10 (0.85%) Confluence
12 10 (0.85%) JBoss
13 9 (0.77%) IIS
14 7 (0.60%) IBM Domino
15 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 111 (9.46%) Photoshop
2 47 (4.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 35 (2.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 22 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (1.71%) InDesign
6 19 (1.62%) InVision
7 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.085%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 130 (11.08%) Magento
2 24 (2.05%) Shopify
3 12 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.94%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.43%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.17%) ScheduALL
8 1 (0.085%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.085%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 101 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (5.03%) GitHub
3 53 (4.52%) SaaS
4 43 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (3.24%) Google Analytics
6 34 (2.90%) npm
7 26 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (1.79%) IaaS
9 20 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
9 20 (1.71%) Serverless
10 17 (1.45%) AdWords
10 17 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 17 (1.45%) CloudFront
10 17 (1.45%) MailChimp
11 15 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 15 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (1.19%) Yarn
13 10 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.85%) G Suite
13 10 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.24%) Internet
2 31 (2.64%) DNS
3 22 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.36%) LAN
4 16 (1.36%) SSH
5 15 (1.28%) Intranet
6 13 (1.11%) SMS
7 12 (1.02%) Firewall
7 12 (1.02%) SSL
7 12 (1.02%) WAN
8 11 (0.94%) HTTP
9 9 (0.77%) Broadband
10 8 (0.68%) Skype
11 6 (0.51%) DHCP
12 5 (0.43%) IPv4
12 5 (0.43%) IPv6
12 5 (0.43%) VLAN
13 3 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.26%) Network Security
14 2 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (30.78%) MySQL
2 75 (6.39%) SQL Server
3 56 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (1.28%) Blockchain
9 14 (1.19%) MariaDB
10 8 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.60%) FileMaker
12 5 (0.43%) phpMyAdmin
12 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.34%) GIS
14 3 (0.26%) Big Data
14 3 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
14 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.17%) Endeca
15 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 344 (29.33%) Git (software)
2 90 (7.67%) Subversion
3 76 (6.48%) gulp
4 69 (5.88%) JIRA
5 62 (5.29%) webpack
6 58 (4.94%) Jenkins
7 57 (4.86%) Bitbucket
8 43 (3.67%) Grunt
9 26 (2.22%) Selenium
10 23 (1.96%) git-flow
11 22 (1.88%) Gradle
12 21 (1.79%) JUnit
12 21 (1.79%) Log4j
12 21 (1.79%) Maven
12 21 (1.79%) TestNG
13 20 (1.71%) GitLab
14 19 (1.62%) Babel
15 15 (1.28%) PHPUnit
16 14 (1.19%) Visual Studio
17 11 (0.94%) PostCSS
General
1 247 (21.06%) Marketing
2 75 (6.39%) Finance
3 52 (4.43%) Advertising
4 44 (3.75%) Publishing
5 43 (3.67%) Retail
6 26 (2.22%) Legal
7 22 (1.88%) Games
8 18 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.77%) Law
9 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.68%) Automotive
10 8 (0.68%) Banking
11 4 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.085%) Billing
12 1 (0.085%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.085%) Electronics
12 1 (0.085%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.085%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 901 (76.81%) Developer
2 338 (28.82%) PHP Developer
3 236 (20.12%) Web Developer
4 156 (13.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 147 (12.53%) WordPress Developer
6 93 (7.93%) Full Stack Developer
7 87 (7.42%) Senior Developer
8 68 (5.80%) Junior
9 59 (5.03%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 57 (4.86%) Junior Developer
11 50 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
11 50 (4.26%) PHP Web Developer
12 47 (4.01%) Designer
13 45 (3.84%) Software Developer
14 37 (3.15%) HTML Developer
15 30 (2.56%) Java Developer
16 29 (2.47%) Lead Developer
17 28 (2.39%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 28 (2.39%) LAMP Developer
18 27 (2.30%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (64.96%) HTML
2 739 (63.00%) CSS
3 432 (36.83%) jQuery
4 274 (23.36%) HTML5
5 226 (19.27%) CSS3
5 226 (19.27%) Laravel
6 190 (16.20%) Sass
7 183 (15.60%) React
8 160 (13.64%) AngularJS
9 147 (12.53%) Node.js
10 132 (11.25%) LAMP
11 121 (10.32%) Vue.js
12 115 (9.80%) Ajax
13 111 (9.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 110 (9.38%) Symfony
15 89 (7.59%) REST
16 80 (6.82%) LESS
17 62 (5.29%) XML
18 60 (5.12%) Web Services
19 49 (4.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 186 (15.86%) User Experience
2 79 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 57 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.50%) Social Media
6 40 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (1.96%) Graphic Design
8 23 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.79%) Fintech
10 19 (1.62%) Blog
11 10 (0.85%) Bitcoin
11 10 (0.85%) Digital Media
11 10 (0.85%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.77%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.77%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.77%) Video\Live Streaming
13 8 (0.68%) Digital Signage
13 8 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 190 (16.20%) Linux
2 72 (6.14%) Windows
3 54 (4.60%) Android
4 33 (2.81%) Ubuntu
5 28 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.39%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.88%) Unix
7 21 (1.79%) openSUSE
8 10 (0.85%) Solaris
9 7 (0.60%) CentOS
9 7 (0.60%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.43%) Fedora
11 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.085%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (38.79%) Web Development
2 226 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (17.14%) Front End Development
4 178 (15.17%) MVC
5 147 (12.53%) E-Commerce
6 141 (12.02%) SEO
7 139 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
8 119 (10.14%) Responsive Web Design
9 106 (9.04%) OOP
10 101 (8.61%) Digital Marketing
11 95 (8.10%) OO
12 82 (6.99%) Content Management
12 82 (6.99%) TDD
13 80 (6.82%) Project Management
14 71 (6.05%) Web Design
15 67 (5.71%) Software Engineering
16 62 (5.29%) Time Management
17 61 (5.20%) Analytics
18 57 (4.86%) Scrum
19 48 (4.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 806 (68.71%) PHP
2 791 (67.43%) JavaScript
3 156 (13.30%) SQL
4 114 (9.72%) Java
5 63 (5.37%) Python
6 47 (4.01%) ES6
7 34 (2.90%) Bash Shell
7 34 (2.90%) C#
8 29 (2.47%) Ruby
9 25 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 23 (1.96%) PHP 5
11 22 (1.88%) Perl
11 22 (1.88%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.62%) PHP 7
13 18 (1.53%) C++
14 13 (1.11%) Java 8
15 10 (0.85%) Apple Swift
16 9 (0.77%) C
17 8 (0.68%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (8.27%) Degree
2 27 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 9 (0.77%) CCNA
4 9 (0.77%) CEH
4 9 (0.77%) CISM
4 9 (0.77%) CISSP
4 9 (0.77%) SANS
4 9 (0.77%) SSCP
5 8 (0.68%) CCSP
6 3 (0.26%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.17%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.085%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.085%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.085%) MCSA
8 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.98%) QA
2 11 (0.94%) GDPR
3 8 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.34%) WCAG
6 3 (0.26%) PMO
6 3 (0.26%) SLA
7 1 (0.085%) WAI
System Software
1 67 (5.71%) Docker
2 23 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.34%) LXC
7 3 (0.26%) KVM
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.085%) Varnish
8 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 38 (3.24%) Puppet
2 35 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.79%) Salt
4 19 (1.62%) cPanel
5 12 (1.02%) Ansible
6 11 (0.94%) SCOM
7 9 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (0.68%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.51%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.43%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.43%) Icinga
11 4 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.26%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.26%) Plesk
13 2 (0.17%) Check_MK
13 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
14 1 (0.085%) Nagios
14 1 (0.085%) Pingdom
14 1 (0.085%) Terraform
Vendors
1 122 (10.40%) Adobe
2 75 (6.39%) Google
3 69 (5.88%) Zend
4 50 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 37 (3.15%) Oracle
6 26 (2.22%) Twitter
6 26 (2.22%) WooCommerce
7 25 (2.13%) VMware
8 23 (1.96%) Cisco
9 20 (1.71%) Sitecore
10 18 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.11%) IBM
13 11 (0.94%) Facebook
13 11 (0.94%) New Relic
13 11 (0.94%) SolarWinds
14 10 (0.85%) EMC
14 10 (0.85%) McAfee
14 10 (0.85%) Optimizely
14 10 (0.85%) Tableau