Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 207 255
Rank change year-on-year +38 +48 -42
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 163 117 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.12% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.42% 7.13% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 148 111 56
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% -26.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £37,500 £47,500 £37,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
% 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 1,565 1,641 1,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.97% 15.66% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,283 1,306 1,319
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,750 £24,900
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,375 £61,250
England median annual salary £48,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +5.88%

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

WordPress
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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for WordPress in the West Midlands

WordPress
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 16 January 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 +31 54 £30,000 -14.29% 10
Warwickshire +9 37 £27,500 +3.77% 6
Staffordshire +19 23 £23,500 -32.86% 6
Coventry +5 12 £30,750 -3.91% 2
Worcestershire -10 8 £23,500 -32.86%
Sutton Coldfield +1 7 £22,000 -26.67%
Herefordshire - 5 £45,000 -
Solihull -9 4 £35,000 +20.69% 1
Shropshire 0 3 £25,000 -44.44% 2
Halesowen -38 2 £32,500 +25.00%
Stourbridge - 1 £25,000 -
Walsall - 1 £18,000 - 1
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 125 (76.69%) PHP
2 119 (73.01%) HTML
3 117 (71.78%) CSS
4 107 (65.64%) JavaScript
5 74 (45.40%) Front End Development
6 69 (42.33%) Web Development
7 66 (40.49%) CMS
8 64 (39.26%) MySQL
9 61 (37.42%) Sass
10 54 (33.13%) AngularJS
10 54 (33.13%) Marketing
11 47 (28.83%) Mobile App
12 43 (26.38%) Git (software)
13 40 (24.54%) Magento
13 40 (24.54%) Linux
14 36 (22.09%) HTML5
15 35 (21.47%) E-Commerce
15 35 (21.47%) SEO
16 32 (19.63%) Mobile Application Development
17 31 (19.02%) jQuery
17 31 (19.02%) LESS
18 30 (18.40%) MVC
19 29 (17.79%) Retail
19 29 (17.79%) Photoshop
20 28 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
21 27 (16.56%) Social Media
21 27 (16.56%) Adobe
22 24 (14.72%) Web Design
22 24 (14.72%) Ember.js
22 24 (14.72%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 66 (40.49%) CMS
2 23 (14.11%) Drupal
3 7 (4.29%) Apache
3 7 (4.29%) Joomla!
3 7 (4.29%) nginx
4 5 (3.07%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (2.45%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.61%) Mule
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (17.79%) Photoshop
2 22 (13.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (11.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (4.29%) InDesign
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.61%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.61%) HipChat
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (24.54%) Magento
2 18 (11.04%) Shopify
3 13 (7.98%) OpenCart
4 6 (3.68%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.43%) Basecamp
2 14 (8.59%) GitHub
3 13 (7.98%) npm
4 10 (6.13%) AdWords
4 10 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (4.29%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.23%) Linode
6 2 (1.23%) Trello
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Heroku
7 1 (0.61%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.82%) SSH
2 11 (6.75%) Internet
3 9 (5.52%) DNS
4 6 (3.68%) FTP
5 3 (1.84%) DHCP
5 3 (1.84%) Firewall
5 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.84%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
6 1 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.61%) WAN
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (39.26%) MySQL
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.23%) phpMyAdmin
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 43 (26.38%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.11%) gulp
3 18 (11.04%) JIRA
4 14 (8.59%) GitLab
5 13 (7.98%) webpack
6 5 (3.07%) Grunt
6 5 (3.07%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.23%) PEAR
8 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.61%) jMock
8 1 (0.61%) JUnit
8 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.61%) Mockito
8 1 (0.61%) Subversion
8 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (33.13%) Marketing
2 29 (17.79%) Retail
3 21 (12.88%) Electronics
4 16 (9.82%) Automotive
5 13 (7.98%) Manufacturing
5 13 (7.98%) Telecoms
6 11 (6.75%) Advertising
7 9 (5.52%) Games
8 5 (3.07%) Finance
9 2 (1.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
10 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 122 (74.85%) Developer
2 61 (37.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 56 (34.36%) PHP Developer
4 44 (26.99%) HTML Developer
4 44 (26.99%) Web Developer
5 41 (25.15%) HTML CSS Developer
6 33 (20.25%) JavaScript Developer
7 31 (19.02%) Junior
8 23 (14.11%) PHP Web Developer
9 21 (12.88%) Junior Developer
10 19 (11.66%) Project Manager
11 16 (9.82%) Digital Project Manager
11 16 (9.82%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 16 (9.82%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 15 (9.20%) Junior JavaScript Developer
13 9 (5.52%) Designer
13 9 (5.52%) PHP WordPress Developer
13 9 (5.52%) Web Manager
13 9 (5.52%) Web Project Manager
13 9 (5.52%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (73.01%) HTML
2 117 (71.78%) CSS
3 61 (37.42%) Sass
4 54 (33.13%) AngularJS
5 36 (22.09%) HTML5
6 31 (19.02%) jQuery
6 31 (19.02%) LESS
7 24 (14.72%) Ember.js
7 24 (14.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 19 (11.66%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 18 (11.04%) LAMP
10 17 (10.43%) React
11 16 (9.82%) CakePHP
12 15 (9.20%) Laravel
13 14 (8.59%) Backbone.js
13 14 (8.59%) CSS3
14 13 (7.98%) Apache Cordova
14 13 (7.98%) Node.js
14 13 (7.98%) PhoneGap
15 12 (7.36%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 47 (28.83%) Mobile App
2 27 (16.56%) Social Media
3 22 (13.50%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (6.13%) Graphic Design
4 10 (6.13%) User Experience
5 5 (3.07%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.84%) Social Network
7 2 (1.23%) BBC
7 2 (1.23%) Blog
7 2 (1.23%) iPhone
7 2 (1.23%) Online Games
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
8 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.61%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.54%) Linux
2 17 (10.43%) Android
3 14 (8.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (45.40%) Front End Development
2 69 (42.33%) Web Development
3 35 (21.47%) E-Commerce
3 35 (21.47%) SEO
4 32 (19.63%) Mobile Application Development
5 30 (18.40%) MVC
6 28 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (14.72%) Web Design
8 22 (13.50%) Content Management
8 22 (13.50%) Project Management
9 21 (12.88%) Web Application Development
10 20 (12.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (11.66%) Analytics
11 19 (11.66%) Open Source
12 18 (11.04%) CRM
13 15 (9.20%) Android Development
13 15 (9.20%) iOS Development
14 12 (7.36%) Digital Marketing
15 11 (6.75%) Waterfall
16 10 (6.13%) Internet Marketing
Programming Languages
1 125 (76.69%) PHP
2 107 (65.64%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.59%) Ruby
4 11 (6.75%) SQL
5 8 (4.91%) C
6 6 (3.68%) Java
7 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.84%) Python
8 2 (1.23%) Elixir
8 2 (1.23%) Go
8 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.61%) C#
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.61%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (3.07%) ISEB
1 5 (3.07%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.23%) Degree
3 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Gluster
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.68%) cPanel
1 6 (3.68%) Plesk
2 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.23%) Nagios
2 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (16.56%) Adobe
2 19 (11.66%) Google
3 8 (4.91%) WooCommerce
4 5 (3.07%) Apple
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.45%) Zend
6 2 (1.23%) Facebook
6 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.23%) Twitter
7 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Hootsuite
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle
7 1 (0.61%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.61%) Symantec
7 1 (0.61%) Veeam
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) WatchGuard