Using some of the stats from my recent article on WordPress Stats, Yoast did some more research and created a new WordPress Stats Infographic to feature the statistical information on WordPress visually.
What is most interesting about the new research his team found, building upon my own research, are the following:
- 48% of the top 100 blogs use WordPress as their CMS. 39% are self-hosted and 9% are hosted on WordPress.com.
- In the United Kingdom, WordPress is ten times as popular as Drupal and Joomla, representing almost 54% as of March 2012.
- 93% of the websites in the United States are using WordPress, compared to 4.17% for Drupal and 2.34% for Joomla.
- ODesk lists WordPress as the fifth most requested skill for those offering or seeking WordPress jobs.
As we look at all the numbers around WordPress and the recent article in Smashing Magazine on the WordPress economy by Siobhan McKeown, we’re finding a seriously stable base of support and personal and commercial self-interest in continuing to use WordPress.
Are you making your living on WordPress? Share your story and I may feature it in an upcoming article series.