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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WordPress
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 161 181
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20  
Permanent jobs citing WordPress 61 74 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.18% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.76% 6.85% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 57 74 43
Median salary £27,500 £31,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.38% -6.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,450 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.07% -  

WordPress is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 696 1080 1008
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.22% 17.23% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 593 890 827
Median salary £36,000 £40,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.55% +0.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,198 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

WordPress
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WordPress as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +22 19 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Birmingham +6 12 £30,750 -22.15% 5
Worcestershire +4 9 £24,500 +16.66% 2
Wolverhampton - 9 £27,500 -
Staffordshire +6 8 £40,000 +23.07%
Coventry +1 2 £31,500 +5.00%
Solihull - 2 £33,500 - 2
WordPress
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 97 (92.38%) HTML
2 96 (91.43%) CSS
3 94 (89.52%) JavaScript
4 85 (80.95%) PHP
5 66 (62.86%) jQuery
6 54 (51.43%) MySQL
7 50 (47.62%) Web Development
8 40 (38.10%) HTML5
9 29 (27.62%) SEO
10 27 (25.71%) Sass
10 27 (25.71%) Front End Development
11 23 (21.90%) CSS3
11 23 (21.90%) E-Commerce
12 22 (20.95%) Photoshop
13 21 (20.00%) Open Source
13 21 (20.00%) Magento
14 20 (19.05%) Marketing
14 20 (19.05%) CMS
15 19 (18.10%) Adobe Illustrator
15 19 (18.10%) Web Design
15 19 (18.10%) MVC
16 18 (17.14%) Adobe
17 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (15.24%) .NET
18 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
19 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
19 15 (14.29%) SQL
20 14 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 13 (12.38%) Laravel
22 12 (11.43%) REST

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 20 (19.05%) CMS
2 11 (10.48%) Drupal
3 8 (7.62%) Joomla!
4 6 (5.71%) IIS
4 6 (5.71%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.86%) Apache
5 3 (2.86%) Moodle
5 3 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.90%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.95%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 22 (20.95%) Photoshop
2 19 (18.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (8.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.95%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (20.00%) Magento
2 8 (7.62%) Shopify
3 4 (3.81%) OpenCart
4 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.90%) AdWords
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.95%) SaaS
4 1 (0.95%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) Internet
2 3 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (0.95%) DNS
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) IMAP
3 1 (0.95%) LAN
3 1 (0.95%) Skype
3 1 (0.95%) SMTP
3 1 (0.95%) VPN
3 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (51.43%) MySQL
2 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.95%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.95%) MS Access
5 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.95%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (8.57%) gulp
4 4 (3.81%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.86%) Grunt
6 2 (1.90%) Bower
6 2 (1.90%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.95%) JIRA
7 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 20 (19.05%) Marketing
2 3 (2.86%) Advertising
2 3 (2.86%) Finance
3 2 (1.90%) Legal
3 2 (1.90%) Local Government
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (94.29%) Developer
2 56 (53.33%) PHP Developer
3 31 (29.52%) HTML Developer
4 30 (28.57%) Web Developer
5 28 (26.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 27 (25.71%) HTML CSS Developer
7 24 (22.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 19 (18.10%) PHP Web Developer
9 16 (15.24%) Junior
9 16 (15.24%) Junior Developer
10 14 (13.33%) WordPress Developer
11 12 (11.43%) MySQL Developer
11 12 (11.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 9 (8.57%) PHP WordPress Developer
13 8 (7.62%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (7.62%) Junior JavaScript Developer
14 7 (6.67%) Magento Developer
14 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
14 7 (6.67%) Software Developer
15 6 (5.71%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (92.38%) HTML
2 96 (91.43%) CSS
3 66 (62.86%) jQuery
4 40 (38.10%) HTML5
5 27 (25.71%) Sass
6 23 (21.90%) CSS3
7 16 (15.24%) .NET
8 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 14 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (12.38%) Laravel
11 12 (11.43%) LAMP
11 12 (11.43%) REST
12 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET
13 9 (8.57%) Ajax
13 9 (8.57%) LESS
14 8 (7.62%) Django
14 8 (7.62%) RESTful
14 8 (7.62%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (7.62%) Symfony
14 8 (7.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) User Experience
2 10 (9.52%) Graphic Design
2 10 (9.52%) Social Media
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.86%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Animation
5 1 (0.95%) Blog
5 1 (0.95%) iPad
5 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.76%) Linux
2 3 (2.86%) Windows
3 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (47.62%) Web Development
2 29 (27.62%) SEO
3 27 (25.71%) Front End Development
4 23 (21.90%) E-Commerce
5 21 (20.00%) Open Source
6 19 (18.10%) MVC
6 19 (18.10%) Web Design
7 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (10.48%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.57%) Internet Marketing
10 8 (7.62%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (7.62%) Wireframes
11 7 (6.67%) OO
12 6 (5.71%) Analytics
13 5 (4.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 5 (4.76%) Online Marketing
13 5 (4.76%) OOP
14 4 (3.81%) B2C
14 4 (3.81%) Content Management
14 4 (3.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 94 (89.52%) JavaScript
2 85 (80.95%) PHP
3 15 (14.29%) SQL
4 8 (7.62%) C#
4 8 (7.62%) Ruby
5 3 (2.86%) Java
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.90%) VBA
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) MCSD
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) cPanel
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Adobe
2 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.76%) Google
4 3 (2.86%) Blackboard
4 3 (2.86%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.90%) Facebook
5 2 (1.90%) Zend
6 1 (0.95%) PayPal
6 1 (0.95%) Sage
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + additional benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Training, pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwickshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Upton-upon-severn, Worcestershire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 11 days ago
Shrewsbury
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Worcester
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Salary: £16500 - £20000 per annum
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