Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 458 434
Rank change year-on-year +111 -24 -23
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 513 792 1,042
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.91% 4.27% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 536 724 954
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 8,687 18,548 24,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.95% 14.71% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,006 15,007 19,590
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +8.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +105 475 £42,500 +13.33% 182
UK excluding London +118 400 £38,500 +10.00% 156
South East +97 131 £40,000 +14.29% 20
Work from Home +15 125 £42,500 - 37
London +101 96 £55,000 +22.22% 37
North of England +73 96 £40,000 +23.08% 62
Midlands +100 69 £40,000 +15.46% 30
South West +35 53 £37,500 - 19
East Midlands +87 51 £40,000 +23.08% 10
North West +60 50 £45,000 +28.57% 38
Yorkshire +41 39 £35,000 +14.75% 20
East of England +80 23 £43,000 +22.86% 13
Scotland +49 21 £35,000 - 5
West Midlands +60 18 £35,000 - 20
Wales +36 9 £35,000 -3.45% 7
North East +24 7 £30,000 -6.25% 4

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 357 (69.59%) PHP
2 334 (65.11%) JavaScript
3 329 (64.13%) HTML
4 317 (61.79%) CSS
5 208 (40.55%) CMS
6 201 (39.18%) Web Development
7 190 (37.04%) Git (software)
8 155 (30.21%) MySQL
9 129 (25.15%) jQuery
10 107 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
11 104 (20.27%) Magento
12 96 (18.71%) Sass
13 93 (18.13%) E-Commerce
14 88 (17.15%) Laravel
15 87 (16.96%) Marketing
16 85 (16.57%) HTML5
17 82 (15.98%) Front End Development
18 76 (14.81%) Vue.js
19 74 (14.42%) User Experience
19 74 (14.42%) React
19 74 (14.42%) Drupal
20 66 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
21 65 (12.67%) SEO
22 62 (12.09%) CSS3
23 61 (11.89%) Node.js
24 60 (11.70%) AWS
25 59 (11.50%) Azure
26 58 (11.31%) MVC
27 57 (11.11%) DevOps
28 56 (10.92%) AngularJS

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
1 208 (40.55%) CMS
2 74 (14.42%) Drupal
3 37 (7.21%) Joomla!
4 24 (4.68%) Apache
4 24 (4.68%) Umbraco
5 20 (3.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (3.70%) Kentico
7 18 (3.51%) IIS
8 14 (2.73%) EPiServer
9 10 (1.95%) Jadu
10 7 (1.36%) nginx
10 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.17%) Headless CMS
12 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.39%) PrestaShop
12 2 (0.39%) SilverStripe
13 1 (0.19%) ExpressionEngine
13 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.19%) Perch
Applications
1 39 (7.60%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (2.14%) Adobe XD
5 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (1.36%) Figma
7 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (0.78%) InDesign
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.39%) Sketch
10 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 104 (20.27%) Magento
2 35 (6.82%) Shopify
3 28 (5.46%) OpenCart
4 23 (4.48%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (2.73%) nopCommerce
6 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.39%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.70%) AWS
2 59 (11.50%) Azure
3 36 (7.02%) SaaS
4 26 (5.07%) GitHub
5 18 (3.51%) GCP
6 12 (2.34%) Google Analytics
7 11 (2.14%) npm
8 8 (1.56%) Office 365
8 8 (1.56%) Serverless
9 7 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 7 (1.36%) G Suite
10 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.97%) Asana
12 4 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.58%) Boomi
13 3 (0.58%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.58%) Trello
13 3 (0.58%) Veeva
13 3 (0.58%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.34%) Internet
2 11 (2.14%) IPv4
2 11 (2.14%) IPv6
3 6 (1.17%) DNS
3 6 (1.17%) Intranet
4 4 (0.78%) SMS
5 3 (0.58%) HTTP
5 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.58%) VoIP
6 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.19%) Firewall
7 1 (0.19%) FTP
7 1 (0.19%) RFID
7 1 (0.19%) SSH
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (30.21%) MySQL
2 32 (6.24%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.14%) MariaDB
5 11 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.39%) Redis
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.19%) Power BI
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 190 (37.04%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.65%) webpack
3 25 (4.87%) gulp
4 22 (4.29%) Bitbucket
5 21 (4.09%) Grunt
6 16 (3.12%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.17%) Android Studio
7 6 (1.17%) JIRA
7 6 (1.17%) Xcode
8 5 (0.97%) Subversion
9 4 (0.78%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.78%) GitLab
10 3 (0.58%) CasperJS
10 3 (0.58%) PhantomJS
10 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.19%) Firebug
11 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.19%) Toad
11 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (16.96%) Marketing
2 43 (8.38%) Finance
3 14 (2.73%) Retail
4 12 (2.34%) Advertising
4 12 (2.34%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.14%) Games
6 9 (1.75%) Electronics
6 9 (1.75%) Legal
7 7 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.17%) Publishing
9 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Banking
11 1 (0.19%) iGaming
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 425 (82.85%) Developer
2 170 (33.14%) PHP Developer
3 98 (19.10%) Web Developer
4 84 (16.37%) Senior Developer
5 75 (14.62%) WordPress Developer
6 70 (13.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 61 (11.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 43 (8.38%) Senior PHP Developer
9 36 (7.02%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 29 (5.65%) Lead Developer
10 29 (5.65%) PHP Web Developer
11 21 (4.09%) Junior
11 21 (4.09%) Junior Developer
11 21 (4.09%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 20 (3.90%) Drupal Developer
13 18 (3.51%) Umbraco Developer
14 15 (2.92%) Backend Developer
14 15 (2.92%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (2.92%) Junior Web Developer
14 15 (2.92%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (64.13%) HTML
2 317 (61.79%) CSS
3 129 (25.15%) jQuery
4 96 (18.71%) Sass
5 88 (17.15%) Laravel
6 85 (16.57%) HTML5
7 76 (14.81%) Vue.js
8 74 (14.42%) React
9 62 (12.09%) CSS3
10 61 (11.89%) Node.js
11 56 (10.92%) AngularJS
12 43 (8.38%) JSON
13 41 (7.99%) REST
14 39 (7.60%) LESS
14 39 (7.60%) Symfony
15 32 (6.24%) .NET
16 31 (6.04%) LAMP
17 30 (5.85%) Ajax
17 30 (5.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (5.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (14.42%) User Experience
2 34 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (4.68%) Social Media
4 18 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.92%) NHS
6 14 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.73%) Animation
6 14 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.14%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.95%) Podcast
9 9 (1.75%) Blog
10 5 (0.97%) Graphic Design
10 5 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.58%) PMI
13 2 (0.39%) EPoS
13 2 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (0.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.72%) Linux
2 26 (5.07%) Windows
3 23 (4.48%) Apple iOS
4 21 (4.09%) Android
4 21 (4.09%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.14%) CentOS
5 11 (2.14%) Fedora
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (39.18%) Web Development
2 107 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (18.13%) E-Commerce
4 82 (15.98%) Front End Development
5 66 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (12.67%) SEO
7 58 (11.31%) MVC
8 57 (11.11%) DevOps
9 51 (9.94%) Content Management
10 39 (7.60%) Project Management
11 38 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
12 33 (6.43%) Responsive Web Design
13 27 (5.26%) Analytics
14 25 (4.87%) Project Delivery
15 24 (4.68%) CRM
15 24 (4.68%) TDD
15 24 (4.68%) Unit Testing
16 23 (4.48%) Requirements Gathering
17 22 (4.29%) Web Design
18 21 (4.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 357 (69.59%) PHP
2 334 (65.11%) JavaScript
3 29 (5.65%) C#
3 29 (5.65%) SQL
4 27 (5.26%) Python
5 14 (2.73%) Java
6 12 (2.34%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.95%) ES6
8 8 (1.56%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.36%) PHP 5
10 6 (1.17%) Apple Swift
11 5 (0.97%) PHP 7
12 4 (0.78%) Ruby
13 3 (0.58%) Google Apps Script
13 3 (0.58%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.58%) VB
14 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.39%) C
15 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (2.34%) Degree
2 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.19%) AAT
4 1 (0.19%) CEH
4 1 (0.19%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.19%) MCSE
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.73%) WAI
2 7 (1.36%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (6.04%) Docker
2 5 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (2.14%) HAProxy
1 11 (2.14%) Icinga
2 6 (1.17%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.17%) Terraform
3 5 (0.97%) cPanel
4 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.39%) Plesk
Vendors
1 40 (7.80%) WooCommerce
2 35 (6.82%) Adobe
3 31 (6.04%) Google
4 25 (4.87%) Zend
5 21 (4.09%) Sitecore
6 18 (3.51%) Microsoft
7 13 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.56%) HubSpot
9 6 (1.17%) Facebook
9 6 (1.17%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.78%) SAP
11 3 (0.58%) Apple
11 3 (0.58%) Dell
11 3 (0.58%) DoubleClick
11 3 (0.58%) Pardot
12 2 (0.39%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.39%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.39%) Twitter
13 1 (0.19%) Sage
13 1 (0.19%) Zoho