Period
to 15 April 2021

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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 352 475 466
Rank change year-on-year +123 -9 -47
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 665 603 953
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.87% 3.71% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 550 519 801
10th Percentile £26,975 £25,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £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 11,337 16,240 23,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.55% 14.45% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8,701 13,025 18,382
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%

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 15 April 2021.

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 15 April 2021. 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 +136 623 £42,500 +13.33% 195
UK excluding London +103 437 £37,500 +7.14% 174
London +145 193 £52,500 +5.00% 32
Work from Home -3 184 £42,500 -3.41% 41
South East +123 164 £40,000 +26.98% 18
North of England +53 108 £36,500 +4.29% 54
South West -1 79 £35,000 - 24
North West +52 72 £40,000 +10.34% 33
Midlands +35 37 £38,750 -3.13% 46
Yorkshire -3 31 £35,000 +7.69% 16
East of England +36 24 £32,500 -16.13% 21
West Midlands +25 19 £35,000 -12.50% 29
East Midlands +31 18 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Scotland +14 17 £36,500 +2.82% 5
Wales +31 10 £32,000 -8.57% 6
North East - 5 £30,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, 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.

1 440 (66.17%) PHP
2 413 (62.11%) JavaScript
3 400 (60.15%) HTML
4 380 (57.14%) CSS
5 235 (35.34%) CMS
6 226 (33.98%) Web Development
7 197 (29.62%) Git (software)
8 178 (26.77%) MySQL
9 161 (24.21%) Laravel
10 152 (22.86%) Marketing
11 140 (21.05%) jQuery
12 139 (20.90%) E-Commerce
13 134 (20.15%) Vue.js
14 124 (18.65%) HTML5
15 122 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
16 115 (17.29%) Magento
16 115 (17.29%) Drupal
16 115 (17.29%) React
17 114 (17.14%) Node.js
18 113 (16.99%) Sass
18 113 (16.99%) Front End Development
19 104 (15.64%) User Experience
20 101 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
21 94 (14.14%) AWS
22 92 (13.83%) SEO
23 88 (13.23%) AngularJS
23 88 (13.23%) CSS3
24 81 (12.18%) Linux
25 75 (11.28%) Azure
26 72 (10.83%) DevOps

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
1 235 (35.34%) CMS
2 115 (17.29%) Drupal
3 29 (4.36%) Sitecore CMS
3 29 (4.36%) Umbraco
4 22 (3.31%) Joomla!
5 21 (3.16%) Apache
6 19 (2.86%) IIS
7 15 (2.26%) Kentico
7 15 (2.26%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.11%) EPiServer
9 10 (1.50%) Confluence
10 8 (1.20%) Jadu
10 8 (1.20%) nginx
11 6 (0.90%) Headless CMS
12 5 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.45%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.30%) MediaWiki
14 2 (0.30%) Moodle
14 2 (0.30%) Podio
Applications
1 48 (7.22%) Photoshop
2 23 (3.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (2.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (2.11%) Adobe XD
5 12 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (1.05%) InDesign
8 4 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.60%) Figma
9 3 (0.45%) Sketch
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.15%) InVision
11 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 115 (17.29%) Magento
2 49 (7.37%) Shopify
3 28 (4.21%) OpenCart
4 14 (2.11%) nopCommerce
4 14 (2.11%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (1.20%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.60%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.60%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 94 (14.14%) AWS
2 75 (11.28%) Azure
3 63 (9.47%) SaaS
4 56 (8.42%) GitHub
5 40 (6.02%) npm
6 30 (4.51%) Asana
7 27 (4.06%) Yarn
8 23 (3.46%) Google Analytics
9 22 (3.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 18 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (2.71%) Amazon S3
11 16 (2.41%) GCP
11 16 (2.41%) Microsoft 365
12 15 (2.26%) Serverless
13 9 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (1.35%) CloudFront
13 9 (1.35%) Google Tag Manager
13 9 (1.35%) MailChimp
13 9 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (1.05%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.71%) DNS
2 13 (1.95%) Internet
3 9 (1.35%) HTTP
4 8 (1.20%) Intranet
5 7 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.90%) VoIP
7 4 (0.60%) Firewall
7 4 (0.60%) IPv4
7 4 (0.60%) IPv6
8 2 (0.30%) Extranet
8 2 (0.30%) FTP
8 2 (0.30%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.30%) OpenScape
8 2 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.30%) SAN
8 2 (0.30%) SMS
8 2 (0.30%) SSH
8 2 (0.30%) Wireless
9 1 (0.15%) LAN
9 1 (0.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (26.77%) MySQL
2 40 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.26%) MariaDB
4 15 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 13 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.60%) Redis
8 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.30%) phpMyAdmin
10 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 197 (29.62%) Git (software)
2 57 (8.57%) Grunt
3 52 (7.82%) gulp
4 42 (6.32%) webpack
5 37 (5.56%) JIRA
6 30 (4.51%) Bitbucket
7 20 (3.01%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.41%) CasperJS
8 16 (2.41%) PhantomJS
8 16 (2.41%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.90%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.75%) Storybook
11 4 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (0.60%) GitLab
12 3 (0.45%) Babel
12 3 (0.45%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.45%) PHPUnit
12 3 (0.45%) Subversion
13 2 (0.30%) JSUnit
13 2 (0.30%) PhpStorm
General
1 152 (22.86%) Marketing
2 50 (7.52%) Finance
3 37 (5.56%) Retail
4 17 (2.56%) Publishing
5 14 (2.11%) Legal
6 13 (1.95%) Advertising
7 11 (1.65%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.50%) Electronics
9 9 (1.35%) Games
10 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.75%) Automotive
12 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) iGaming
14 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 525 (78.95%) Developer
2 190 (28.57%) PHP Developer
3 112 (16.84%) WordPress Developer
4 109 (16.39%) Web Developer
5 106 (15.94%) Senior Developer
6 77 (11.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 76 (11.43%) Full Stack Developer
8 49 (7.37%) Senior PHP Developer
9 43 (6.47%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 37 (5.56%) Lead Developer
11 32 (4.81%) Junior
12 30 (4.51%) Junior Developer
13 27 (4.06%) Backend Developer
14 25 (3.76%) Designer
14 25 (3.76%) Drupal Developer
15 21 (3.16%) PHP Web Developer
16 20 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
16 20 (3.01%) React Developer
16 20 (3.01%) Senior Front-End Developer
17 18 (2.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (60.15%) HTML
2 380 (57.14%) CSS
3 161 (24.21%) Laravel
4 140 (21.05%) jQuery
5 134 (20.15%) Vue.js
6 124 (18.65%) HTML5
7 115 (17.29%) React
8 114 (17.14%) Node.js
9 113 (16.99%) Sass
10 88 (13.23%) AngularJS
10 88 (13.23%) CSS3
11 64 (9.62%) Symfony
12 48 (7.22%) LAMP
13 45 (6.77%) Web Services
14 39 (5.86%) .NET
14 39 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 37 (5.56%) Ajax
16 35 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
17 32 (4.81%) React Native
17 32 (4.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 104 (15.64%) User Experience
2 44 (6.62%) Mobile App
3 39 (5.86%) Social Media
4 34 (5.11%) Animation
5 26 (3.91%) Blog
6 22 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.56%) NHS
9 14 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.11%) Podcast
10 13 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (1.65%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.35%) Graphic Design
14 8 (1.20%) Digital Media
15 7 (1.05%) Xbox
16 6 (0.90%) Data Centre
17 5 (0.75%) Motion Graphics
18 4 (0.60%) BYOD
18 4 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (12.18%) Linux
2 43 (6.47%) Windows
3 26 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.16%) Android
5 20 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.11%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.90%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.75%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.60%) CentOS
10 4 (0.60%) Debian
10 4 (0.60%) Fedora
10 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (33.98%) Web Development
2 139 (20.90%) E-Commerce
3 122 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (16.99%) Front End Development
5 101 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
6 92 (13.83%) SEO
7 72 (10.83%) DevOps
8 71 (10.68%) Digital Marketing
9 62 (9.32%) MVC
10 61 (9.17%) Project Management
11 56 (8.42%) Content Management
12 43 (6.47%) Mentoring
13 42 (6.32%) Unit Testing
14 41 (6.17%) CRM
15 35 (5.26%) Analytics
15 35 (5.26%) Data Privacy
16 33 (4.96%) Requirements Gathering
17 32 (4.81%) Test Automation
18 29 (4.36%) OO
19 28 (4.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 440 (66.17%) PHP
2 413 (62.11%) JavaScript
3 54 (8.12%) SQL
4 34 (5.11%) C#
4 34 (5.11%) Python
5 30 (4.51%) ES6
6 18 (2.71%) Shell Script
7 17 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.80%) Ruby
10 10 (1.50%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.50%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.35%) PHP 7
12 8 (1.20%) C
13 7 (1.05%) PHP 5
14 6 (0.90%) Java
15 4 (0.60%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.30%) VB
17 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (4.36%) Degree
2 10 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.90%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.11%) QA
1 14 (2.11%) WAI
2 3 (0.45%) GDPR
2 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (8.72%) Docker
2 10 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.45%) Varnish
4 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.11%) Terraform
3 9 (1.35%) Icinga
4 7 (1.05%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.30%) Plesk
6 2 (0.30%) WSUS
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (9.92%) WooCommerce
2 59 (8.87%) Adobe
3 53 (7.97%) Google
4 38 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 35 (5.26%) Zend
6 33 (4.96%) Sitecore
7 25 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.41%) DoubleClick
8 16 (2.41%) Facebook
9 12 (1.80%) Sage
9 12 (1.80%) SAP
9 12 (1.80%) Twitter
10 10 (1.50%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.20%) HubSpot
11 8 (1.20%) hybris
11 8 (1.20%) YouTube
12 5 (0.75%) Apple
13 4 (0.60%) Hootsuite
14 3 (0.45%) Virgin Media
14 3 (0.45%) Zoho