Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 205 235
Rank change year-on-year +26 +30 -27
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 162 130 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.17% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.40% 7.31% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 144 127 75
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £19,999
90th Percentile £35,175 £47,500 £33,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 1557 1778 1660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.42% 15.97% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1403 1328
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £24,700 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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
Birmingham +25 57 £30,000 -14.29% 2
Warwickshire +5 34 £27,500 +3.77% 2
Staffordshire +20 25 £22,500 -35.71% 3
Coventry +11 13 £31,500 -2.33%
Worcestershire -19 8 £23,500 -32.86%
Sutton Coldfield +14 7 £22,000 -26.67%
Solihull -7 4 £35,000 +79.49%
Shropshire -1 2 £30,000 -33.33%
Halesowen -37 2 £32,500 +25.00%
Herefordshire +1 1 £45,000 +63.64% 2
Walsall - 1 £18,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £25,000 -
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WordPress.

1 128 (79.01%) PHP
2 121 (74.69%) HTML
3 116 (71.60%) CSS
4 110 (67.90%) JavaScript
5 75 (46.30%) Front End Development
6 72 (44.44%) Sass
7 64 (39.51%) Web Development
8 61 (37.65%) Marketing
8 61 (37.65%) MySQL
8 61 (37.65%) CMS
9 59 (36.42%) AngularJS
10 47 (29.01%) Git (software)
10 47 (29.01%) HTML5
11 42 (25.93%) SEO
11 42 (25.93%) Mobile App
12 39 (24.07%) jQuery
13 34 (20.99%) Magento
13 34 (20.99%) E-Commerce
14 33 (20.37%) Photoshop
14 33 (20.37%) Linux
14 33 (20.37%) Mobile Application Development
15 32 (19.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 31 (19.14%) LESS
17 30 (18.52%) Social Media
18 29 (17.90%) Retail
18 29 (17.90%) MVC
18 29 (17.90%) Adobe
18 29 (17.90%) gulp
19 28 (17.28%) Web Design
20 27 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator

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 61 (37.65%) CMS
2 16 (9.88%) Drupal
3 9 (5.56%) Joomla!
4 7 (4.32%) Apache
5 6 (3.70%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.09%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.85%) nginx
9 2 (1.23%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.23%) IIS
9 2 (1.23%) Moodle
10 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.62%) Confluence
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.62%) Mule
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (20.37%) Photoshop
2 27 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (14.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (4.32%) InDesign
5 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.62%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.62%) HipChat
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (20.99%) Magento
2 15 (9.26%) OpenCart
3 12 (7.41%) Shopify
4 6 (3.70%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.11%) GitHub
2 17 (10.49%) npm
3 11 (6.79%) Basecamp
4 9 (5.56%) Google Analytics
5 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (3.70%) AdWords
7 2 (1.23%) Linode
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.23%) Trello
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.64%) Internet
2 13 (8.02%) SSH
3 10 (6.17%) DNS
4 6 (3.70%) FTP
5 4 (2.47%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.85%) DHCP
6 3 (1.85%) Firewall
6 3 (1.85%) VPN
7 1 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.62%) LAN
7 1 (0.62%) SAN
7 1 (0.62%) SMS
7 1 (0.62%) WAN
7 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (37.65%) MySQL
2 7 (4.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.23%) phpMyAdmin
4 1 (0.62%) Big Data
4 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) Spark SQL
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 47 (29.01%) Git (software)
2 29 (17.90%) gulp
3 18 (11.11%) GitLab
4 17 (10.49%) webpack
5 12 (7.41%) JIRA
6 7 (4.32%) Grunt
7 2 (1.23%) PEAR
8 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.62%) jMock
8 1 (0.62%) JUnit
8 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.62%) Mockito
8 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (37.65%) Marketing
2 29 (17.90%) Retail
3 26 (16.05%) Electronics
4 17 (10.49%) Manufacturing
4 17 (10.49%) Telecoms
5 16 (9.88%) Automotive
6 12 (7.41%) Advertising
7 9 (5.56%) Games
8 6 (3.70%) Finance
9 2 (1.23%) Back Office
9 2 (1.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 125 (77.16%) Developer
2 66 (40.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 58 (35.80%) PHP Developer
4 55 (33.95%) HTML Developer
5 50 (30.86%) HTML CSS Developer
6 39 (24.07%) Web Developer
7 38 (23.46%) JavaScript Developer
8 33 (20.37%) Junior
9 24 (14.81%) Junior Developer
10 21 (12.96%) PHP Web Developer
11 19 (11.73%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 18 (11.11%) Junior JavaScript Developer
13 16 (9.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 14 (8.64%) Project Manager
15 11 (6.79%) Digital Project Manager
16 10 (6.17%) WordPress Developer
17 9 (5.56%) Designer
17 9 (5.56%) PHP WordPress Developer
17 9 (5.56%) Web Designer
18 8 (4.94%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (74.69%) HTML
2 116 (71.60%) CSS
3 72 (44.44%) Sass
4 59 (36.42%) AngularJS
5 47 (29.01%) HTML5
6 39 (24.07%) jQuery
7 32 (19.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 31 (19.14%) LESS
9 21 (12.96%) Ember.js
10 20 (12.35%) LAMP
10 20 (12.35%) React
10 20 (12.35%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 18 (11.11%) Backbone.js
12 17 (10.49%) Apache Cordova
12 17 (10.49%) PhoneGap
13 16 (9.88%) Symfony
14 15 (9.26%) CSS3
14 15 (9.26%) Laravel
15 14 (8.64%) REST
16 13 (8.02%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (25.93%) Mobile App
2 30 (18.52%) Social Media
3 18 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (8.02%) Graphic Design
5 6 (3.70%) User Experience
6 4 (2.47%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.47%) Social Network
7 3 (1.85%) Replication
8 2 (1.23%) BBC
8 2 (1.23%) Blog
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.23%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.23%) Online Games
9 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
9 1 (0.62%) iPhone
9 1 (0.62%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.62%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.37%) Linux
2 20 (12.35%) Android
3 18 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.47%) Windows
4 4 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (46.30%) Front End Development
2 64 (39.51%) Web Development
3 42 (25.93%) SEO
4 34 (20.99%) E-Commerce
5 33 (20.37%) Mobile Application Development
6 29 (17.90%) MVC
7 28 (17.28%) Web Design
8 25 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (15.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (15.43%) Open Source
9 18 (11.11%) Android Development
9 18 (11.11%) iOS Development
9 18 (11.11%) Web Application Development
10 17 (10.49%) Analytics
10 17 (10.49%) Content Management
11 14 (8.64%) CRM
11 14 (8.64%) Project Management
12 13 (8.02%) Digital Marketing
12 13 (8.02%) Internet Marketing
13 10 (6.17%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 128 (79.01%) PHP
2 110 (67.90%) JavaScript
3 16 (9.88%) Ruby
4 15 (9.26%) SQL
5 9 (5.56%) C
6 6 (3.70%) Java
7 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.85%) C#
7 3 (1.85%) Python
8 2 (1.23%) PHP 5
8 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.62%) C++
9 1 (0.62%) Elixir
9 1 (0.62%) Go
9 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.62%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (3.70%) Degree
2 3 (1.85%) ISEB
2 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.23%) MCSD
4 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.23%) Gluster
2 1 (0.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.62%) vSphere
2 1 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) cPanel
1 6 (3.70%) Plesk
2 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.23%) Nagios
2 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (17.90%) Adobe
2 16 (9.88%) Google
3 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.09%) WooCommerce
5 4 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.85%) Zend
7 2 (1.23%) Veeam
7 2 (1.23%) VMware
8 1 (0.62%) Apple
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco
8 1 (0.62%) Citrix
8 1 (0.62%) Facebook
8 1 (0.62%) Hootsuite
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle
8 1 (0.62%) SAP
8 1 (0.62%) Sophos
8 1 (0.62%) Sun
8 1 (0.62%) Symantec
8 1 (0.62%) Twitter
8 1 (0.62%) WatchGuard