Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 412 403
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 -23
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 1390 1387 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.74% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.42% 4.06% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1244 1272 1426
UK median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year - +0.78% +2.38%

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 31420 34140 41259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.48% 18.25% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 25401 28848 34326
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +27 1326 £35,000 +2.94% 110
UK excluding London -7 907 £32,500 - 92
London +58 452 £42,500 - 22
South East +89 274 £36,500 +4.29% 24
North of England -32 274 £32,500 +3.17% 28
Midlands +8 188 £27,500 -8.33% 21
North West -56 166 £35,000 +7.69% 17
West Midlands +22 159 £27,500 -4.35% 16
Yorkshire +9 96 £29,000 -3.33% 8
South West -36 79 £32,500 - 9
East of England -18 60 £32,500 - 6
East Midlands +1 29 £28,000 -20.00% 4
Scotland -29 15 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Wales +1 13 £30,750 +2.50% 2
North East +1 12 £27,500 +5.77% 3
Northern Ireland -28 5 £35,000 +18.64%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing WordPress also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WordPress.

1 1033 (74.32%) PHP
2 985 (70.86%) HTML
3 950 (68.35%) JavaScript
3 950 (68.35%) CSS
4 543 (39.06%) jQuery
5 535 (38.49%) MySQL
6 517 (37.19%) Web Development
7 453 (32.59%) CMS
8 416 (29.93%) HTML5
9 361 (25.97%) Git (software)
10 356 (25.61%) Front End Development
11 307 (22.09%) Marketing
12 300 (21.58%) Sass
13 296 (21.29%) CSS3
14 289 (20.79%) Drupal
15 278 (20.00%) AngularJS
16 276 (19.86%) Magento
17 271 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
18 238 (17.12%) Laravel
19 231 (16.62%) SEO
20 223 (16.04%) LAMP
21 221 (15.90%) Linux
22 220 (15.83%) MVC
23 200 (14.39%) User Experience
24 186 (13.38%) E-Commerce
25 181 (13.02%) Photoshop
26 171 (12.30%) Adobe
27 170 (12.23%) Mobile App
28 161 (11.58%) Symfony
29 157 (11.29%) gulp

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
1 453 (32.59%) CMS
2 289 (20.79%) Drupal
3 132 (9.50%) Joomla!
4 92 (6.62%) Apache
5 43 (3.09%) nginx
6 32 (2.30%) IIS
7 28 (2.01%) Umbraco
8 27 (1.94%) ExpressionEngine
9 23 (1.65%) bbPress
10 22 (1.58%) SharePoint
11 18 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 18 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.65%) eZ Publish
13 9 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.50%) EPiServer
14 7 (0.50%) SilverStripe
15 6 (0.43%) Kentico
15 6 (0.43%) Moodle
16 5 (0.36%) Alfresco
Applications
1 181 (13.02%) Photoshop
2 100 (7.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 87 (6.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 24 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (1.08%) InDesign
6 7 (0.50%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
7 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (0.22%) HipChat
8 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.14%) InVision
10 1 (0.072%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 276 (19.86%) Magento
2 20 (1.44%) OpenCart
3 15 (1.08%) Shopify
4 11 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.58%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.29%) osCommerce
8 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.072%) Radian6
9 1 (0.072%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 104 (7.48%) GitHub
2 71 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (3.74%) Google Analytics
4 44 (3.17%) npm
5 30 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (1.29%) AdWords
7 17 (1.22%) SaaS
8 14 (1.01%) Office 365
9 13 (0.94%) Basecamp
10 12 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.86%) CloudFront
10 12 (0.86%) Slack
11 10 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 9 (0.65%) Akamai
12 9 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.58%) Serverless
13 8 (0.58%) Trello
14 7 (0.50%) MailChimp
14 7 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.60%) Internet
2 42 (3.02%) DNS
3 33 (2.37%) SSH
4 23 (1.65%) FTP
5 18 (1.29%) HTTP
6 15 (1.08%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.72%) Broadband
7 10 (0.72%) Intranet
8 9 (0.65%) SMTP
9 6 (0.43%) Firewall
9 6 (0.43%) SMS
9 6 (0.43%) Wireless
10 4 (0.29%) DHCP
10 4 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.22%) Extranet
11 3 (0.22%) SAN
11 3 (0.22%) VPN
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.14%) IPv4
12 2 (0.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (38.49%) MySQL
2 82 (5.90%) SQL Server
3 47 (3.38%) MariaDB
4 25 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (0.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.36%) phpMyAdmin
10 5 (0.36%) SQLite
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 361 (25.97%) Git (software)
2 157 (11.29%) gulp
3 101 (7.27%) Subversion
4 98 (7.05%) Grunt
5 47 (3.38%) JIRA
6 40 (2.88%) webpack
7 30 (2.16%) GitLab
8 29 (2.09%) Visual Studio
9 24 (1.73%) Jenkins
9 24 (1.73%) Vagrant
10 22 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (1.01%) Bower
13 10 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
13 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.65%) Axure RP
14 9 (0.65%) Xcode
15 8 (0.58%) Babel
16 7 (0.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 307 (22.09%) Marketing
2 84 (6.04%) Finance
3 78 (5.61%) Advertising
4 76 (5.47%) Retail
5 41 (2.95%) Games
6 30 (2.16%) Electronics
7 28 (2.01%) Automotive
8 27 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.94%) Publishing
8 27 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.73%) Banking
10 10 (0.72%) Legal
11 9 (0.65%) Music Industry
12 6 (0.43%) Digital Economy
12 6 (0.43%) Law
12 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.22%) Back Office
14 3 (0.22%) French Language
15 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1090 (78.42%) Developer
2 529 (38.06%) PHP Developer
3 274 (19.71%) Web Developer
4 271 (19.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 160 (11.51%) WordPress Developer
6 117 (8.42%) Senior Developer
7 116 (8.35%) HTML Developer
8 111 (7.99%) PHP Web Developer
9 99 (7.12%) JavaScript Developer
10 98 (7.05%) Lead Developer
11 95 (6.83%) HTML CSS Developer
12 89 (6.40%) PHP WordPress Developer
13 78 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
14 73 (5.25%) Junior
15 72 (5.18%) Lead PHP Developer
16 58 (4.17%) Junior Developer
16 58 (4.17%) Senior PHP Developer
17 57 (4.10%) Designer
17 57 (4.10%) Digital Developer
18 53 (3.81%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 985 (70.86%) HTML
2 950 (68.35%) CSS
3 543 (39.06%) jQuery
4 416 (29.93%) HTML5
5 300 (21.58%) Sass
6 296 (21.29%) CSS3
7 278 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 238 (17.12%) Laravel
9 223 (16.04%) LAMP
10 161 (11.58%) Symfony
11 148 (10.65%) Node.js
12 145 (10.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 139 (10.00%) React
14 112 (8.06%) .NET
15 100 (7.19%) LESS
16 96 (6.91%) Ajax
17 85 (6.12%) JSON
18 75 (5.40%) XML
19 70 (5.04%) CodeIgniter
20 63 (4.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 200 (14.39%) User Experience
2 170 (12.23%) Mobile App
3 104 (7.48%) Social Media
4 45 (3.24%) Graphic Design
5 34 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
7 28 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.51%) Digital Media
10 16 (1.15%) Animation
11 14 (1.01%) Fintech
12 11 (0.79%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.72%) Blog
14 9 (0.65%) W3C
15 8 (0.58%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.58%) iPad
15 8 (0.58%) Social Network
16 6 (0.43%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.36%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 221 (15.90%) Linux
2 73 (5.25%) Windows
3 57 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 54 (3.88%) Android
5 27 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 16 (1.15%) Unix
8 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.79%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.65%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.43%) CentOS
15 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.14%) Debian
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.072%) Amazon Linux
17 1 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (37.19%) Web Development
2 356 (25.61%) Front End Development
3 271 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
4 231 (16.62%) SEO
5 220 (15.83%) MVC
6 186 (13.38%) E-Commerce
7 136 (9.78%) OO
8 129 (9.28%) OOP
9 121 (8.71%) Content Management
10 105 (7.55%) Digital Marketing
11 99 (7.12%) Web Design
12 98 (7.05%) Open Source
13 97 (6.98%) Analytics
14 96 (6.91%) Responsive Web Design
15 86 (6.19%) Mentoring
16 81 (5.83%) OO PHP
17 65 (4.68%) Project Management
18 63 (4.53%) Mobile Application Development
19 54 (3.88%) TDD
20 51 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1033 (74.32%) PHP
2 950 (68.35%) JavaScript
3 114 (8.20%) SQL
4 89 (6.40%) C#
4 89 (6.40%) Java
5 55 (3.96%) Ruby
6 34 (2.45%) Python
7 25 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 24 (1.73%) PHP 5
8 24 (1.73%) PHP 7
8 24 (1.73%) PowerShell
9 23 (1.65%) ES6
10 18 (1.29%) C++
11 17 (1.22%) C
12 14 (1.01%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.72%) Apple Swift
13 10 (0.72%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.36%) Perl
14 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 101 (7.27%) Degree
2 13 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.50%) CCNA
3 7 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.36%) CCIE
5 4 (0.29%) MCSD
6 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.072%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.072%) Analytics IQ
7 1 (0.072%) CISM
7 1 (0.072%) CISSP
7 1 (0.072%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.072%) MCSA
7 1 (0.072%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.072%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.072%) SANS
7 1 (0.072%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.73%) QA
2 9 (0.65%) SLA
2 9 (0.65%) WCAG
3 3 (0.22%) WAI
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (3.17%) Docker
2 14 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.50%) vSphere
5 5 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) Firmware
7 2 (0.14%) Gluster
8 1 (0.072%) Postfix
8 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.072%) Varnish
8 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.072%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.072%) Xen
8 1 (0.072%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (2.66%) cPanel
2 22 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.08%) Puppet
4 13 (0.94%) vRealize
5 8 (0.58%) Kibana
6 7 (0.50%) Capistrano
7 6 (0.43%) Plesk
8 5 (0.36%) Nagios
9 2 (0.14%) Ansible
9 2 (0.14%) Check_MK
9 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.14%) Terraform
10 1 (0.072%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.072%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.072%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.072%) Icinga
10 1 (0.072%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 171 (12.30%) Adobe
2 102 (7.34%) Google
3 82 (5.90%) Zend
4 78 (5.61%) Microsoft
5 68 (4.89%) WooCommerce
6 24 (1.73%) Sitecore
6 24 (1.73%) Twitter
7 23 (1.65%) BuddyPress
8 17 (1.22%) Facebook
9 16 (1.15%) Apple
10 15 (1.08%) VMware
11 11 (0.79%) Capita
11 11 (0.79%) Cisco
12 10 (0.72%) Cognos
12 10 (0.72%) PayPal
12 10 (0.72%) Sage
13 9 (0.65%) Interwoven
14 8 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.50%) Demandware
15 7 (0.50%) Optimizely