Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 392 415 432
Rank change year-on-year +23 +17 -74
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1,361 1,265 1,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.57% 4.05% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,233 1,109 1,396
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £53,750
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 29,795 31,210 39,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.91% 17.78% 18.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24,576 26,111 33,459
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 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 +38 1,308 £35,000 +6.06% 331
UK excluding London +9 953 £32,500 - 261
London +69 385 £42,500 +6.25% 82
South East +48 285 £35,000 -9.68% 53
North of England +1 281 £32,500 +6.63% 108
Midlands +21 223 £27,500 -15.38% 43
West Midlands +38 153 £27,500 -19.12% 20
Yorkshire +73 140 £32,500 +5.64% 39
North West -63 128 £33,000 +6.45% 64
South West -15 79 £35,000 +12.00% 26
East Midlands -16 70 £29,000 -10.77% 23
East of England -44 56 £35,000 +16.67% 19
Scotland -44 16 £35,000 - 2
North East -24 13 £27,500 +5.77% 5
Wales +6 9 £30,000 -4.00% 9
Northern Ireland -12 5 £40,000 +14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 995 (73.11%) PHP
2 961 (70.61%) HTML
3 959 (70.46%) CSS
4 943 (69.29%) JavaScript
5 561 (41.22%) Web Development
6 546 (40.12%) MySQL
7 493 (36.22%) jQuery
8 489 (35.93%) CMS
9 373 (27.41%) HTML5
10 366 (26.89%) Git (software)
11 355 (26.08%) Front End Development
12 310 (22.78%) Marketing
13 292 (21.45%) CSS3
14 287 (21.09%) Sass
15 265 (19.47%) Drupal
16 260 (19.10%) Laravel
17 256 (18.81%) Magento
18 255 (18.74%) AngularJS
19 237 (17.41%) SEO
19 237 (17.41%) Linux
20 226 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
21 215 (15.80%) MVC
22 193 (14.18%) E-Commerce
23 191 (14.03%) LAMP
24 181 (13.30%) Adobe
25 177 (13.01%) Mobile App
26 167 (12.27%) Photoshop
27 166 (12.20%) User Experience
28 164 (12.05%) OOP
29 152 (11.17%) React

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
1 489 (35.93%) CMS
2 265 (19.47%) Drupal
3 103 (7.57%) Joomla!
4 77 (5.66%) Apache
5 33 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
6 32 (2.35%) nginx
6 32 (2.35%) Umbraco
7 31 (2.28%) ExpressionEngine
8 27 (1.98%) SharePoint
9 16 (1.18%) EPiServer
10 14 (1.03%) IIS
11 13 (0.96%) Confluence
12 11 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.81%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.66%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.44%) Kentico
16 5 (0.37%) SilverStripe
17 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.29%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 167 (12.27%) Photoshop
2 99 (7.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 85 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 21 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (1.47%) InDesign
6 9 (0.66%) Chatbot
6 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
7 8 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.22%) HipChat
9 3 (0.22%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.073%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.073%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 256 (18.81%) Magento
2 29 (2.13%) Shopify
3 16 (1.18%) OpenCart
4 15 (1.10%) WebTrends
5 8 (0.59%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.44%) osCommerce
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.073%) Radian6
10 1 (0.073%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (6.02%) GitHub
3 48 (3.53%) Google Analytics
4 37 (2.72%) SaaS
5 30 (2.20%) AdWords
6 27 (1.98%) Basecamp
6 27 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (1.84%) Office 365
8 21 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (1.10%) npm
10 14 (1.03%) Route 53
11 13 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 13 (0.96%) Serverless
12 11 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 11 (0.81%) MailChimp
13 10 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.66%) Trello
15 8 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.65%) DNS
2 28 (2.06%) Internet
3 23 (1.69%) SSH
4 20 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.18%) FTP
5 16 (1.18%) HTTP
6 15 (1.10%) Wireless
7 11 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (0.73%) Broadband
9 9 (0.66%) Intranet
9 9 (0.66%) SMS
9 9 (0.66%) SSL
10 8 (0.59%) Firewall
11 4 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.22%) Extranet
12 3 (0.22%) IPv4
12 3 (0.22%) LAN
12 3 (0.22%) WAN
13 2 (0.15%) SMTP
13 2 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 546 (40.12%) MySQL
2 69 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 38 (2.79%) MariaDB
4 33 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.66%) phpMyAdmin
9 9 (0.66%) Redis
10 6 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.37%) GIS
11 5 (0.37%) MS Access
12 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.22%) OLAP
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 366 (26.89%) Git (software)
2 125 (9.18%) gulp
3 88 (6.47%) Subversion
4 77 (5.66%) Grunt
5 59 (4.34%) JIRA
6 46 (3.38%) Bitbucket
7 40 (2.94%) webpack
8 26 (1.91%) Visual Studio
9 23 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
10 21 (1.54%) Selenium
11 20 (1.47%) Jenkins
12 19 (1.40%) Vagrant
13 14 (1.03%) Babel
13 14 (1.03%) GitLab
14 11 (0.81%) TestNG
15 9 (0.66%) Mercurial
15 9 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (0.59%) Maven
17 7 (0.51%) JUnit
17 7 (0.51%) Log4j
General
1 310 (22.78%) Marketing
2 102 (7.49%) Finance
3 94 (6.91%) Advertising
4 67 (4.92%) Retail
5 48 (3.53%) Games
6 21 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.32%) Legal
8 17 (1.25%) Automotive
8 17 (1.25%) Electronics
9 13 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.96%) Publishing
10 11 (0.81%) Banking
11 10 (0.73%) Billing
12 9 (0.66%) Law
13 8 (0.59%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.29%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.22%) Digital Economy
17 2 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,084 (79.65%) Developer
2 528 (38.80%) PHP Developer
3 305 (22.41%) Web Developer
4 276 (20.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 135 (9.92%) WordPress Developer
6 116 (8.52%) PHP Web Developer
7 104 (7.64%) Senior Developer
8 82 (6.02%) Lead Developer
9 79 (5.80%) Designer
9 79 (5.80%) PHP WordPress Developer
10 78 (5.73%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 77 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
12 73 (5.36%) Junior
13 63 (4.63%) HTML Developer
14 57 (4.19%) Lead PHP Developer
15 53 (3.89%) Senior PHP Developer
16 52 (3.82%) HTML CSS Developer
16 52 (3.82%) Junior Developer
17 46 (3.38%) Web Designer
18 40 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 961 (70.61%) HTML
2 959 (70.46%) CSS
3 493 (36.22%) jQuery
4 373 (27.41%) HTML5
5 292 (21.45%) CSS3
6 287 (21.09%) Sass
7 260 (19.10%) Laravel
8 255 (18.74%) AngularJS
9 191 (14.03%) LAMP
10 152 (11.17%) React
11 134 (9.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 125 (9.18%) Symfony
13 120 (8.82%) Node.js
14 108 (7.94%) LESS
15 85 (6.25%) .NET
16 84 (6.17%) Ajax
16 84 (6.17%) XML
17 80 (5.88%) JSON
18 79 (5.80%) CodeIgniter
19 53 (3.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 177 (13.01%) Mobile App
2 166 (12.20%) User Experience
3 98 (7.20%) Social Media
4 51 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
5 44 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 40 (2.94%) Fintech
8 32 (2.35%) Graphic Design
9 30 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
10 26 (1.91%) Animation
11 17 (1.25%) Digital Media
12 15 (1.10%) W3C
13 12 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.59%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.59%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.51%) Blog
15 7 (0.51%) Video Editing
16 6 (0.44%) BBC
16 6 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.44%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 237 (17.41%) Linux
2 47 (3.45%) Windows
3 35 (2.57%) Android
4 21 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 21 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.40%) Debian
6 16 (1.18%) CentOS
6 16 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.96%) Unix
8 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.51%) openSUSE
11 7 (0.51%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.073%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (41.22%) Web Development
2 355 (26.08%) Front End Development
3 237 (17.41%) SEO
4 226 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
5 215 (15.80%) MVC
6 193 (14.18%) E-Commerce
7 164 (12.05%) OOP
8 142 (10.43%) OO
9 113 (8.30%) Content Management
10 108 (7.94%) Analytics
11 105 (7.71%) Digital Marketing
12 96 (7.05%) Responsive Web Design
13 85 (6.25%) Open Source
14 83 (6.10%) OO PHP
15 81 (5.95%) Web Design
16 75 (5.51%) Project Management
17 71 (5.22%) Mentoring
18 59 (4.34%) TDD
19 52 (3.82%) CRM
20 48 (3.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 995 (73.11%) PHP
2 943 (69.29%) JavaScript
3 102 (7.49%) Java
4 88 (6.47%) SQL
5 63 (4.63%) C#
6 50 (3.67%) Python
7 46 (3.38%) Ruby
8 38 (2.79%) PHP 7
9 35 (2.57%) ES6
10 23 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.62%) Perl
12 17 (1.25%) PHP 5
13 7 (0.51%) C
13 7 (0.51%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.44%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.37%) C++
15 5 (0.37%) VB
15 5 (0.37%) VBA
16 4 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (6.83%) Degree
2 10 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.51%) ISEB
4 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.37%) MCP
6 4 (0.29%) CCNA
6 4 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.22%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.15%) CCIE
8 2 (0.15%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.073%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.073%) CISM
9 1 (0.073%) CISSP
9 1 (0.073%) MCSA
9 1 (0.073%) MCSD
9 1 (0.073%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.073%) SANS
9 1 (0.073%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.28%) QA
2 7 (0.51%) SLA
2 7 (0.51%) WCAG
3 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.22%) PMO
4 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (2.72%) Docker
2 14 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.44%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.44%) vSphere
6 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.22%) Firmware
8 2 (0.15%) Varnish
9 1 (0.073%) Postfix
9 1 (0.073%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.073%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (1.10%) cPanel
2 13 (0.96%) Puppet
3 12 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.81%) Plesk
4 11 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.59%) Kibana
5 8 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.51%) Salt
7 4 (0.29%) Nagios
8 3 (0.22%) Ansible
8 3 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.22%) Check_MK
8 3 (0.22%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.073%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.073%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.073%) Icinga
9 1 (0.073%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.073%) Terraform
9 1 (0.073%) vRealize
Vendors
1 181 (13.30%) Adobe
2 110 (8.08%) Google
3 61 (4.48%) Microsoft
4 60 (4.41%) Zend
5 59 (4.34%) WooCommerce
6 39 (2.87%) Sitecore
7 29 (2.13%) Twitter
8 27 (1.98%) Facebook
9 17 (1.25%) Oracle
10 15 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.96%) Capita
11 13 (0.96%) Optimizely
12 12 (0.88%) Apple
13 11 (0.81%) VMware
14 10 (0.73%) Ubiquiti
15 9 (0.66%) Cisco
16 8 (0.59%) Marketo
17 7 (0.51%) Demandware
17 7 (0.51%) Monetate
17 7 (0.51%) Qubit