Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 182 199
Rank change year-on-year -27 +17 +17
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 83 143 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.42% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.92% 9.36% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 71 127 144
West Midlands median annual salary £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.64% -8.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £46,000
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +0.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1,200 1,527 1,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.64% 15.21% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1,302 1,519
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WordPress as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WordPress in the West Midlands

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Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WordPress in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for WordPress in the West Midlands

WordPress
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WordPress in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for WordPress in the West Midlands

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Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WordPress within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham -7 31 £27,500 -8.33% 7
Warwickshire +9 14 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Worcestershire +20 11 £35,000 +40.00% 3
Coventry +17 9 £32,500 +5.69% 1
Shropshire - 7 £40,000 - 4
Solihull -4 2 £24,000 -31.43%
Staffordshire -8 1 £26,000 +15.56% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £18,000 -
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 69 (83.13%) PHP
2 58 (69.88%) HTML
3 57 (68.67%) CSS
3 57 (68.67%) JavaScript
4 47 (56.63%) Web Development
5 34 (40.96%) MySQL
6 28 (33.73%) Marketing
7 26 (31.33%) SEO
8 25 (30.12%) CMS
9 23 (27.71%) jQuery
10 22 (26.51%) Laravel
10 22 (26.51%) Front End Development
11 18 (21.69%) Google
11 18 (21.69%) E-Commerce
12 17 (20.48%) HTML5
12 17 (20.48%) React
13 16 (19.28%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (19.28%) Analytics
13 16 (19.28%) Digital Marketing
14 15 (18.07%) Drupal
14 15 (18.07%) Photoshop
14 15 (18.07%) LAMP
15 14 (16.87%) Linux
15 14 (16.87%) Magento
15 14 (16.87%) Social Media
15 14 (16.87%) User Experience
16 12 (14.46%) SQL
16 12 (14.46%) Sass
17 11 (13.25%) Degree
18 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development

WordPress
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 25 (30.12%) CMS
2 15 (18.07%) Drupal
3 9 (10.84%) Apache
4 3 (3.61%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.20%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (1.20%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.20%) Moodle
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (16.87%) Magento
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Google Analytics
2 6 (7.23%) AdWords
3 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.82%) DigitalOcean
3 4 (4.82%) Zapier
4 3 (3.61%) Google Tag Manager
4 3 (3.61%) SaaS
5 2 (2.41%) Asana
5 2 (2.41%) G Suite
5 2 (2.41%) MailChimp
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) DNS
2 4 (4.82%) SSL
3 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (40.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) Big Data
2 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.82%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (4.82%) GitLab
2 4 (4.82%) JIRA
3 3 (3.61%) gulp
4 2 (2.41%) Grunt
5 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.20%) Subversion
5 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 28 (33.73%) Marketing
2 7 (8.43%) Automotive
2 7 (8.43%) Retail
3 4 (4.82%) Advertising
4 3 (3.61%) Finance
5 2 (2.41%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.41%) Publishing
6 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (83.13%) Developer
2 38 (45.78%) PHP Developer
3 27 (32.53%) WordPress Developer
4 25 (30.12%) Web Developer
5 24 (28.92%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 13 (15.66%) PHP Web Developer
7 11 (13.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (12.05%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 7 (8.43%) HTML CSS Developer
9 7 (8.43%) HTML Developer
9 7 (8.43%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (7.23%) PHP CodeIgniter Developer
11 5 (6.02%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (6.02%) Technical Manager
11 5 (6.02%) Web Manager
12 4 (4.82%) Backend Developer
12 4 (4.82%) Technical Developer
13 3 (3.61%) Drupal Developer
13 3 (3.61%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (69.88%) HTML
2 57 (68.67%) CSS
3 23 (27.71%) jQuery
4 22 (26.51%) Laravel
5 17 (20.48%) HTML5
5 17 (20.48%) React
6 15 (18.07%) LAMP
7 12 (14.46%) Sass
8 9 (10.84%) CSS3
9 8 (9.64%) CodeIgniter
10 7 (8.43%) Vue.js
11 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
11 5 (6.02%) RESTful
12 4 (4.82%) LESS
12 4 (4.82%) Symfony
12 4 (4.82%) Twig
13 3 (3.61%) Node.js
13 3 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (2.41%) .NET
14 2 (2.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Social Media
1 14 (16.87%) User Experience
2 5 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.82%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.61%) iPhone
5 2 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) Blog
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Android
2 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Web Development
2 26 (31.33%) SEO
3 22 (26.51%) Front End Development
4 18 (21.69%) E-Commerce
5 16 (19.28%) Analytics
5 16 (19.28%) Digital Marketing
5 16 (19.28%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.84%) MVC
7 9 (10.84%) Pay per click
8 8 (9.64%) OO
9 7 (8.43%) OO PHP
10 6 (7.23%) Online Marketing
11 5 (6.02%) Content Writing
11 5 (6.02%) Project Management
11 5 (6.02%) Web Design
12 4 (4.82%) CRM
12 4 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
12 4 (4.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 69 (83.13%) PHP
2 57 (68.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.46%) SQL
4 2 (2.41%) ES6
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.20%) Java
5 1 (1.20%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) cPanel
2 4 (4.82%) Plesk
3 1 (1.20%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Google
2 7 (8.43%) Adobe
3 5 (6.02%) Zend
4 4 (4.82%) Twitter
4 4 (4.82%) Zuora
5 3 (3.61%) Apple
5 3 (3.61%) HubSpot
6 2 (2.41%) Facebook
6 2 (2.41%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) WooCommerce
7 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards