Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 164 213
Rank change year-on-year -66 +49 +44
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 51 160 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.66% 1.63% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.57% 10.20% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 42 145 112
West Midlands median annual salary £28,000 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% -15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £22,025 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 1,116 1,569 1,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.33% 15.97% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 906 1,283 1,311
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.22%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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
Worcestershire +4 15 £27,500 +17.02% 7
Birmingham -34 15 £29,500 -1.67% 6
Sutton Coldfield -15 5 £30,000 +36.36% 2
Coventry +12 4 £21,250 -32.00% 3
Halesowen +45 2 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Warwickshire +2 2 £30,000 +9.09% 5
Shropshire +1 2 £22,500 -10.00% 2
Staffordshire -2 2 £27,000 +17.39% 2
Solihull +8 1 £30,000 -14.29%
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 38 (74.51%) PHP
2 37 (72.55%) HTML
2 37 (72.55%) JavaScript
3 33 (64.71%) CSS
4 19 (37.25%) Web Development
4 19 (37.25%) Front End Development
5 17 (33.33%) Laravel
6 16 (31.37%) jQuery
7 14 (27.45%) MySQL
7 14 (27.45%) MVC
8 12 (23.53%) Drupal
8 12 (23.53%) Marketing
9 11 (21.57%) CMS
9 11 (21.57%) Magento
10 10 (19.61%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (19.61%) HTML5
11 9 (17.65%) SQL
11 9 (17.65%) Zend
11 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
12 8 (15.69%) CSS3
12 8 (15.69%) React
12 8 (15.69%) Degree
12 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (13.73%) Advertising
13 7 (13.73%) Symfony
13 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
13 7 (13.73%) Sass
14 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (11.76%) SEO
14 6 (11.76%) Computer Science

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 12 (23.53%) Drupal
2 11 (21.57%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.96%) Moodle
3 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (5.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Magento
2 2 (3.92%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) DigitalOcean
3 2 (3.92%) GitHub
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Intranet
1 2 (3.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) git-flow
General
1 12 (23.53%) Marketing
2 7 (13.73%) Advertising
3 3 (5.88%) Automotive
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (94.12%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) PHP Developer
3 15 (29.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (19.61%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.84%) WordPress Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.92%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) IT Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) IT Support
7 2 (3.92%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Junior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (72.55%) HTML
2 33 (64.71%) CSS
3 17 (33.33%) Laravel
4 16 (31.37%) jQuery
5 10 (19.61%) HTML5
6 8 (15.69%) CSS3
6 8 (15.69%) React
7 7 (13.73%) Sass
7 7 (13.73%) Symfony
8 6 (11.76%) LAMP
9 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
9 5 (9.80%) Vue.js
10 4 (7.84%) Node.js
11 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (5.88%) Web Services
12 2 (3.92%) Ajax
13 1 (1.96%) .NET
13 1 (1.96%) CakePHP
13 1 (1.96%) NativeScript
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 3 (5.88%) New Media
3 3 (5.88%) Social Media
4 2 (3.92%) CMDB
4 2 (3.92%) EPoS
4 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Android
2 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Front End Development
1 19 (37.25%) Web Development
2 14 (27.45%) MVC
3 10 (19.61%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
6 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (11.76%) SEO
7 3 (5.88%) Analytics
7 3 (5.88%) Content Management
7 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.88%) Web Design
7 3 (5.88%) Wireframes
7 3 (5.88%) Workflow
8 2 (3.92%) Break/Fix
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.92%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
8 2 (3.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (3.92%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 38 (74.51%) PHP
2 37 (72.55%) JavaScript
3 9 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) PHP 7
4 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.88%) HND
4 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) cPanel
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Zend
2 5 (9.80%) Adobe
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) WooCommerce
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) HubSpot