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

WordPress
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 199 238
Rank change year-on-year -1 +39 -20
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 105 117 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.19% 1.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.57% 8.24% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 94 108 135
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,600 £22,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £38,825 £49,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1,387 1,420 2,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.57% 14.46% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,075 1,190 1,712
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,300 £61,250
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

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +3 44 £27,500 -12.70% 7
Warwickshire -4 23 £27,500 - 12
Coventry +5 14 £33,750 +7.14% 3
Staffordshire -6 6 £23,250 -41.88% 2
Shropshire - 6 £40,000 - 4
Worcestershire +10 4 £32,500 +19.27% 5
Herefordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Solihull +6 3 £29,500 -18.06%
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 77 (73.33%) HTML
2 76 (72.38%) CSS
3 71 (67.62%) PHP
4 68 (64.76%) JavaScript
5 59 (56.19%) Web Development
6 46 (43.81%) MySQL
7 41 (39.05%) CMS
8 39 (37.14%) Marketing
9 38 (36.19%) Front End Development
10 33 (31.43%) SEO
11 27 (25.71%) Linux
12 25 (23.81%) Google
12 25 (23.81%) Magento
13 23 (21.90%) Analytics
13 23 (21.90%) jQuery
13 23 (21.90%) E-Commerce
13 23 (21.90%) LAMP
14 20 (19.05%) HTML5
15 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (18.10%) Sass
16 18 (17.14%) Laravel
16 18 (17.14%) User Experience
17 17 (16.19%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (16.19%) Mobile App
17 17 (16.19%) MVC
18 16 (15.24%) Project Management
18 16 (15.24%) Photoshop
18 16 (15.24%) Social Media
19 15 (14.29%) Git (software)
19 15 (14.29%) AngularJS

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 41 (39.05%) CMS
2 14 (13.33%) Apache
2 14 (13.33%) Drupal
3 6 (5.71%) nginx
4 2 (1.90%) Confluence
4 2 (1.90%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.90%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.95%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (0.95%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.90%) HipChat
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (23.81%) Magento
2 9 (8.57%) Shopify
3 2 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.90%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.95%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) AdWords
2 8 (7.62%) Basecamp
2 8 (7.62%) Google Analytics
3 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.71%) Zapier
4 3 (2.86%) Google Tag Manager
4 3 (2.86%) MailChimp
5 2 (1.90%) Asana
5 2 (1.90%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.90%) G Suite
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.90%) SaaS
6 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.95%) GitHub
6 1 (0.95%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) DNS
2 6 (5.71%) SSL
3 5 (4.76%) SSH
4 2 (1.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.95%) FTP
5 1 (0.95%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (43.81%) MySQL
2 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL Workbench
3 1 (0.95%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (13.33%) JIRA
3 6 (5.71%) GitLab
3 6 (5.71%) gulp
3 6 (5.71%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.86%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.90%) Grunt
5 2 (1.90%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.90%) Subversion
6 1 (0.95%) git-flow
6 1 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 39 (37.14%) Marketing
2 14 (13.33%) Retail
3 9 (8.57%) Automotive
4 7 (6.67%) Advertising
5 3 (2.86%) Finance
6 2 (1.90%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.90%) Electronics
6 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.95%) Games
7 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 76 (72.38%) Developer
2 45 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 31 (29.52%) Web Developer
4 23 (21.90%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 23 (21.90%) WordPress Developer
5 21 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 20 (19.05%) PHP Web Developer
7 11 (10.48%) Web Manager
8 10 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (9.52%) Senior Developer
9 9 (8.57%) HTML CSS Developer
9 9 (8.57%) HTML Developer
10 8 (7.62%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (7.62%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 7 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
11 7 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
11 7 (6.67%) PHP CodeIgniter Developer
11 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
11 7 (6.67%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (73.33%) HTML
2 76 (72.38%) CSS
3 23 (21.90%) jQuery
3 23 (21.90%) LAMP
4 20 (19.05%) HTML5
5 19 (18.10%) Sass
6 18 (17.14%) Laravel
7 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 15 (14.29%) React
8 13 (12.38%) CSS3
9 10 (9.52%) CodeIgniter
9 10 (9.52%) LESS
9 10 (9.52%) RESTful
10 9 (8.57%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 7 (6.67%) CakePHP
11 7 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (5.71%) Ember.js
12 6 (5.71%) Twig
13 5 (4.76%) Ajax
14 4 (3.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) User Experience
2 17 (16.19%) Mobile App
3 16 (15.24%) Social Media
4 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.81%) iPhone
6 3 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.90%) Blog
7 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Linux
2 7 (6.67%) Android
3 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.19%) Web Development
2 38 (36.19%) Front End Development
3 33 (31.43%) SEO
4 23 (21.90%) Analytics
4 23 (21.90%) E-Commerce
5 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (16.19%) MVC
6 17 (16.19%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (15.24%) Project Management
8 13 (12.38%) OO
8 13 (12.38%) Pay per click
9 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (10.48%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (8.57%) Content Management
12 8 (7.62%) B2B
12 8 (7.62%) CRM
12 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
13 7 (6.67%) B2C
13 7 (6.67%) OO PHP
14 6 (5.71%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 71 (67.62%) PHP
2 68 (64.76%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (1.90%) ES6
4 2 (1.90%) PHP 5
5 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) Elixir
5 1 (0.95%) Go
5 1 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.81%) ISEB
3 4 (3.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
1 6 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) cPanel
2 4 (3.81%) Plesk
3 1 (0.95%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) Google
2 8 (7.62%) Adobe
3 7 (6.67%) Facebook
4 6 (5.71%) Apple
4 6 (5.71%) Zuora
5 5 (4.76%) Twitter
6 4 (3.81%) WooCommerce
7 3 (2.86%) Zend
8 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.90%) HubSpot
8 2 (1.90%) SAP
8 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.95%) JD Edwards