Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 410 400 418
Rank change year-on-year -10 +18 +20
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1,241 1,387 1,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.79% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.42% 4.36% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,062 1,234 1,342
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% -6.15%

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 28,088 31,790 36,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.62% 18.04% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22,495 25,624 31,195
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -14 1,179 £37,500 +7.14% 361
UK excluding London -40 804 £35,000 +7.69% 288
London +35 406 £42,500 - 79
South East -41 245 £37,500 -2.60% 56
North of England -5 237 £31,000 -4.62% 95
Midlands -18 134 £32,500 +12.07% 50
North West -14 132 £33,500 -4.29% 59
West Midlands -7 88 £32,500 +18.18% 25
Yorkshire +9 87 £30,000 - 27
South West +4 80 £35,000 +12.00% 55
East of England +22 71 £35,000 +16.67% 26
East Midlands +11 46 £32,000 +6.67% 25
Wales +19 21 £42,500 +19.72% 2
North East -8 18 £35,000 +40.00% 9
Scotland -20 16 £33,500 +3.08% 4

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 851 (68.57%) JavaScript
2 844 (68.01%) HTML
3 830 (66.88%) PHP
4 807 (65.03%) CSS
5 544 (43.84%) Web Development
6 437 (35.21%) jQuery
7 394 (31.75%) MySQL
8 382 (30.78%) CMS
9 358 (28.85%) Git (software)
10 355 (28.61%) HTML5
11 298 (24.01%) Marketing
12 286 (23.05%) CSS3
13 265 (21.35%) Front End Development
14 256 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
15 252 (20.31%) Drupal
16 237 (19.10%) Laravel
17 234 (18.86%) Sass
18 214 (17.24%) SEO
19 207 (16.68%) User Experience
20 192 (15.47%) React
21 186 (14.99%) AngularJS
22 174 (14.02%) Linux
23 168 (13.54%) LAMP
24 163 (13.13%) SQL
25 152 (12.25%) E-Commerce
26 151 (12.17%) Photoshop
27 139 (11.20%) MVC
28 138 (11.12%) Magento
29 133 (10.72%) Digital Marketing
30 130 (10.48%) Node.js

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
1 382 (30.78%) CMS
2 252 (20.31%) Drupal
3 102 (8.22%) Apache
4 50 (4.03%) Joomla!
5 40 (3.22%) nginx
6 27 (2.18%) Umbraco
7 24 (1.93%) ExpressionEngine
8 20 (1.61%) SharePoint
9 19 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (1.21%) Confluence
10 15 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (1.13%) EPiServer
11 14 (1.13%) Moodle
11 14 (1.13%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.97%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.97%) Kentico
13 10 (0.81%) JBoss
14 9 (0.73%) Marvel
15 7 (0.56%) IIS
16 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 151 (12.17%) Photoshop
2 79 (6.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (2.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 27 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (1.93%) InDesign
5 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (0.81%) InVision
7 7 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.48%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 138 (11.12%) Magento
2 22 (1.77%) Shopify
3 16 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.89%) WebTrends
5 9 (0.73%) OpenCart
6 6 (0.48%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) osCommerce
8 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.081%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.081%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.081%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.081%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 108 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.87%) Google Analytics
3 43 (3.46%) SaaS
4 41 (3.30%) GitHub
5 35 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 24 (1.93%) Serverless
10 23 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (1.85%) npm
11 22 (1.77%) MailChimp
12 18 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (1.45%) CloudFront
13 16 (1.29%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 13 (1.05%) AdWords
15 13 (1.05%) IaaS
16 12 (0.97%) Yarn
17 11 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.11%) DNS
2 40 (3.22%) TCP/IP
3 30 (2.42%) HTTP
4 25 (2.01%) Internet
4 25 (2.01%) LAN
5 24 (1.93%) SSL
6 22 (1.77%) WAN
7 16 (1.29%) SSH
8 15 (1.21%) SMS
9 11 (0.89%) Intranet
10 7 (0.56%) Broadband
11 3 (0.24%) Firewall
11 3 (0.24%) FTP
12 2 (0.16%) IPv4
12 2 (0.16%) IPv6
12 2 (0.16%) VoIP
12 2 (0.16%) Wireless
13 1 (0.081%) ATM
13 1 (0.081%) DHCP
13 1 (0.081%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (31.75%) MySQL
2 73 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 37 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
3 37 (2.98%) Relational Database
4 35 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 21 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.13%) MariaDB
8 12 (0.97%) Blockchain
9 10 (0.81%) Redis
10 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.40%) Big Data
12 5 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.40%) GIS
12 5 (0.40%) MS Access
12 5 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 358 (28.85%) Git (software)
2 89 (7.17%) Subversion
3 76 (6.12%) gulp
4 68 (5.48%) JIRA
5 56 (4.51%) Grunt
5 56 (4.51%) webpack
6 47 (3.79%) Jenkins
7 34 (2.74%) Bitbucket
8 25 (2.01%) Visual Studio
9 23 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
10 21 (1.69%) Selenium
11 20 (1.61%) GitLab
12 15 (1.21%) PHPUnit
13 12 (0.97%) Babel
13 12 (0.97%) git-flow
13 12 (0.97%) Gradle
13 12 (0.97%) JUnit
13 12 (0.97%) Log4j
13 12 (0.97%) Maven
13 12 (0.97%) TestNG
General
1 298 (24.01%) Marketing
2 107 (8.62%) Finance
3 49 (3.95%) Advertising
4 42 (3.38%) Retail
5 38 (3.06%) Publishing
6 27 (2.18%) Games
7 16 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.21%) Automotive
9 14 (1.13%) Legal
10 13 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.81%) Brand Awareness
12 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.40%) Banking
13 5 (0.40%) Billing
14 4 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.32%) Law
14 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.081%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.081%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.081%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 935 (75.34%) Developer
2 329 (26.51%) PHP Developer
3 268 (21.60%) Web Developer
4 202 (16.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 166 (13.38%) WordPress Developer
6 93 (7.49%) Full Stack Developer
6 93 (7.49%) Senior Developer
7 75 (6.04%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 72 (5.80%) PHP Web Developer
9 68 (5.48%) Designer
10 63 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 43 (3.46%) HTML Developer
12 42 (3.38%) Software Developer
13 41 (3.30%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 41 (3.30%) Junior
14 39 (3.14%) HTML CSS Developer
15 33 (2.66%) Junior Developer
16 27 (2.18%) Web Designer
17 26 (2.10%) Backend Developer
18 25 (2.01%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 844 (68.01%) HTML
2 807 (65.03%) CSS
3 437 (35.21%) jQuery
4 355 (28.61%) HTML5
5 286 (23.05%) CSS3
6 237 (19.10%) Laravel
7 234 (18.86%) Sass
8 192 (15.47%) React
9 186 (14.99%) AngularJS
10 168 (13.54%) LAMP
11 130 (10.48%) Node.js
12 125 (10.07%) Symfony
13 111 (8.94%) Vue.js
14 101 (8.14%) Ajax
15 91 (7.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 77 (6.20%) LESS
17 71 (5.72%) XML
18 70 (5.64%) JSON
19 64 (5.16%) REST
20 61 (4.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 207 (16.68%) User Experience
2 84 (6.77%) Social Media
3 65 (5.24%) Mobile App
4 48 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (3.14%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.18%) Graphic Design
7 27 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
8 26 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.69%) Blog
9 21 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.05%) Clustering
11 10 (0.81%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.73%) Life Science
12 9 (0.73%) Robotics
13 7 (0.56%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.56%) Fintech
13 7 (0.56%) Photography
14 6 (0.48%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 174 (14.02%) Linux
2 67 (5.40%) Windows
3 45 (3.63%) Android
4 30 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.93%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.53%) CentOS
6 19 (1.53%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.29%) Unix
8 15 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.97%) openSUSE
10 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.81%) Solaris
11 10 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.73%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.32%) Debian
16 2 (0.16%) Fedora
16 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (43.84%) Web Development
2 265 (21.35%) Front End Development
3 256 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
4 214 (17.24%) SEO
5 152 (12.25%) E-Commerce
6 139 (11.20%) MVC
7 133 (10.72%) Digital Marketing
8 129 (10.39%) Responsive Web Design
9 124 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
10 102 (8.22%) OO
11 98 (7.90%) OOP
12 95 (7.66%) Web Design
13 84 (6.77%) Content Management
14 83 (6.69%) Software Engineering
15 76 (6.12%) Project Management
16 75 (6.04%) Analytics
17 63 (5.08%) Mentoring
18 61 (4.92%) TDD
19 57 (4.59%) DevOps
19 57 (4.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 851 (68.57%) JavaScript
2 830 (66.88%) PHP
3 163 (13.13%) SQL
4 117 (9.43%) Java
5 104 (8.38%) Python
6 59 (4.75%) Ruby
7 47 (3.79%) Bash Shell
8 45 (3.63%) ES6
9 32 (2.58%) C#
10 22 (1.77%) Perl
11 17 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.29%) Java 8
12 16 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.29%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.73%) PHP 7
14 9 (0.73%) VBA
15 8 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.48%) C++
16 6 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 103 (8.30%) Degree
2 31 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.40%) CCNA
3 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.16%) MCP
5 2 (0.16%) MCSA
6 1 (0.081%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.081%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.081%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.35%) QA
2 8 (0.64%) GDPR
3 6 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.24%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) WCAG
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.16%) WAI
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (4.83%) Docker
2 17 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.21%) Varnish
4 14 (1.13%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.24%) LXC
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 55 (4.43%) Puppet
2 41 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.85%) cPanel
4 13 (1.05%) Ansible
5 12 (0.97%) Check_MK
5 12 (0.97%) Nagios
5 12 (0.97%) Salt
5 12 (0.97%) ZABBIX
6 10 (0.81%) SCOM
7 9 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (0.73%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.56%) Plesk
9 5 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.16%) Icinga
12 1 (0.081%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.081%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.081%) Terraform
12 1 (0.081%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (10.31%) Adobe
2 97 (7.82%) Google
3 67 (5.40%) Zend
4 49 (3.95%) Microsoft
5 46 (3.71%) WooCommerce
6 28 (2.26%) Oracle
6 28 (2.26%) Twitter
7 24 (1.93%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (1.69%) VMware
9 20 (1.61%) Sitecore
10 19 (1.53%) Facebook
11 16 (1.29%) Cisco
12 15 (1.21%) Capita
13 14 (1.13%) IBM
14 11 (0.89%) HubSpot
14 11 (0.89%) New Relic
15 10 (0.81%) EMC
15 10 (0.81%) McAfee
15 10 (0.81%) SolarWinds