Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CMS over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Content Management System (CMS)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 241 269
Rank change year-on-year +23 +28 -70
Permanent jobs citing CMS 1,773 928 1,856
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.34% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.39% 9.45% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,253 726 1,331
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,589
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,125 £33,346
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,132
% change year-on-year - +18.01% -4.67%

CMS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15,561 9,817 21,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 14.23% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,254 7,821 17,112
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +1.16%

CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CMS.

Salary trend for CMS in the UK

CMS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CMS over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CMS within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
England +18 1,599 £50,000 - 383
UK excluding London +24 920 £45,000 - 229
London +6 718 £60,000 +3.45% 164
Work from Home +24 535 £50,000 -9.09% 91
South East +25 331 £50,000 - 54
North of England -32 199 £47,500 +5.56% 69
South West +8 159 £42,500 -5.56% 25
North West -23 126 £47,500 +5.56% 34
Midlands -37 114 £43,500 -3.33% 53
Yorkshire -57 70 £47,471 +18.68% 25
West Midlands -39 68 £45,000 +5.88% 30
East of England -7 54 £42,500 +13.33% 13
East Midlands -30 42 £35,000 -60.00% 23
Scotland -58 37 £41,250 +22.22% 5
Northern Ireland - 20 £33,750 - 4
Wales -15 16 £35,000 - 6
North East -33 3 £45,000 -5.26% 10

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing CMS 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 with a requirement for CMS.

1 938 (52.90%) JavaScript
2 873 (49.24%) HTML
3 856 (48.28%) CSS
4 683 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
5 537 (30.29%) Content Management
6 495 (27.92%) .NET
7 446 (25.16%) C#
8 442 (24.93%) React
9 419 (23.63%) Marketing
10 418 (23.58%) User Experience
11 414 (23.35%) Web Development
12 411 (23.18%) E-Commerce
13 398 (22.45%) PHP
14 376 (21.21%) MVC
15 372 (20.98%) Social Skills
16 366 (20.64%) Git (software)
17 358 (20.19%) Azure
18 346 (19.51%) SQL
19 340 (19.18%) DevOps
20 338 (19.06%) Full Stack Development
21 309 (17.43%) WordPress
22 300 (16.92%) HTML5
23 289 (16.30%) Front End Development
24 283 (15.96%) AngularJS
25 265 (14.95%) MySQL
26 262 (14.78%) Umbraco
27 260 (14.66%) Microsoft
28 246 (13.87%) SEO
29 245 (13.82%) Finance
30 242 (13.65%) Node.js

CMS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 309 (17.43%) WordPress
2 262 (14.78%) Umbraco
3 206 (11.62%) Sitecore CMS
4 181 (10.21%) EPiServer
5 151 (8.52%) Drupal
6 144 (8.12%) Kentico
7 119 (6.71%) Headless CMS
8 85 (4.79%) Confluence
9 62 (3.50%) SharePoint
10 57 (3.21%) IIS
11 53 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
12 48 (2.71%) Apache Solr
13 45 (2.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 45 (2.54%) Apache
14 36 (2.03%) Joomla!
15 21 (1.18%) Sitefinity
16 17 (0.96%) nginx
17 15 (0.85%) Documentum
18 10 (0.56%) MediaWiki
18 10 (0.56%) Moodle
Applications
1 46 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.54%) Photoshop
3 33 (1.86%) Adobe XD
4 32 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
5 26 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 25 (1.41%) Figma
7 20 (1.13%) Campfire
8 18 (1.02%) Sketch
9 15 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.56%) InDesign
11 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
12 7 (0.39%) MS Visio
13 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.17%) UXPin
14 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.11%) InVision
15 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 123 (6.94%) Magento
2 87 (4.91%) Shopify
3 47 (2.65%) Payment Gateway
4 38 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (1.18%) SAP Hybris
6 12 (0.68%) WebTrends
7 11 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
9 6 (0.34%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.28%) OpenCart
10 5 (0.28%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.28%) TrackWise
11 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
13 1 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
13 1 (0.056%) Elite 3E
13 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 358 (20.19%) Azure
2 220 (12.41%) AWS
3 94 (5.30%) GitHub
4 88 (4.96%) npm
5 80 (4.51%) SaaS
6 79 (4.46%) Google Analytics
7 55 (3.10%) GCP
8 48 (2.71%) Serverless
9 36 (2.03%) Firebase
10 25 (1.41%) Veeva
11 22 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (1.07%) Yarn
13 16 (0.90%) Microsoft 365
13 16 (0.90%) Rackspace Cloud
14 15 (0.85%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (0.85%) PaaS
15 14 (0.79%) Cloudflare
15 14 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.31%) DNS
2 32 (1.80%) Broadband
2 32 (1.80%) HTTP
3 19 (1.07%) Intranet
4 17 (0.96%) SSL
5 16 (0.90%) Internet
6 13 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.56%) Firewall
8 8 (0.45%) VoIP
9 7 (0.39%) Skype
9 7 (0.39%) VPN
10 6 (0.34%) DHCP
10 6 (0.34%) IPsec
10 6 (0.34%) VLAN
11 2 (0.11%) FTP
11 2 (0.11%) WEP
11 2 (0.11%) Wireless
12 1 (0.056%) Extranet
12 1 (0.056%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.056%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (14.95%) MySQL
2 221 (12.46%) SQL Server
3 126 (7.11%) NoSQL
4 88 (4.96%) MongoDB
5 53 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 34 (1.92%) Redis
7 28 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (0.90%) Metadata
10 16 (0.90%) SQL Server 2019
11 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
13 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.39%) Tableau
16 6 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 366 (20.64%) Git (software)
2 116 (6.54%) JIRA
3 99 (5.58%) webpack
4 58 (3.27%) Visual Studio
5 54 (3.05%) gulp
6 49 (2.76%) Jenkins
7 37 (2.09%) Storybook
7 37 (2.09%) TeamCity
8 32 (1.80%) ESLint
9 28 (1.58%) Bitbucket
10 27 (1.52%) Grunt
11 26 (1.47%) Cypress.io
12 25 (1.41%) ReSharper
13 22 (1.24%) Cucumber
14 21 (1.18%) Selenium
15 19 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (0.85%) GitLab
16 15 (0.85%) Subversion
17 14 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
18 12 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 419 (23.63%) Marketing
2 372 (20.98%) Social Skills
3 245 (13.82%) Finance
4 182 (10.27%) Retail
5 104 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (4.57%) Publishing
7 68 (3.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 60 (3.38%) Legal
9 55 (3.10%) Organisational Skills
10 50 (2.82%) Banking
11 46 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
12 31 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
13 28 (1.58%) Advertising
14 26 (1.47%) Investment Banking
15 24 (1.35%) Games
16 22 (1.24%) Public Sector
17 21 (1.18%) Back Office
18 20 (1.13%) Electronics
19 19 (1.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 18 (1.02%) Police
Job Titles
1 991 (55.89%) Developer
2 240 (13.54%) Senior Developer
3 193 (10.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 178 (10.04%) .NET Developer
5 156 (8.80%) Web Developer
6 147 (8.29%) PHP Developer
7 135 (7.61%) Full Stack Developer
8 97 (5.47%) Architect
9 95 (5.36%) Software Developer
10 78 (4.40%) Project Manager
11 67 (3.78%) C# Developer
12 63 (3.55%) Analyst
13 62 (3.50%) Lead Developer
14 61 (3.44%) React Developer
15 60 (3.38%) Designer
16 50 (2.82%) Senior PHP Developer
17 49 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
18 48 (2.71%) Digital Project Manager
19 46 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
20 44 (2.48%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 873 (49.24%) HTML
2 856 (48.28%) CSS
3 495 (27.92%) .NET
4 442 (24.93%) React
5 300 (16.92%) HTML5
6 283 (15.96%) AngularJS
7 242 (13.65%) Node.js
8 238 (13.42%) CSS3
9 234 (13.20%) Vue.js
10 219 (12.35%) ASP.NET
11 199 (11.22%) RESTful
12 194 (10.94%) REST
13 193 (10.89%) Sass
14 173 (9.76%) Web Services
15 164 (9.25%) Laravel
16 161 (9.08%) jQuery
17 149 (8.40%) .NET Core
17 149 (8.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 127 (7.16%) .NET Framework
19 93 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 418 (23.58%) User Experience
2 90 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 83 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
4 71 (4.00%) Social Media
5 66 (3.72%) Blog
6 59 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (3.33%) Virtual Team
7 50 (2.82%) Animation
8 46 (2.59%) Management Information System
9 42 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (2.31%) iPad
11 32 (1.80%) Life Science
11 32 (1.80%) Social Network
12 29 (1.64%) Cloud Native
13 28 (1.58%) Legacy Applications
14 19 (1.07%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.96%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.90%) iPhone
17 15 (0.85%) Marketing Technology
18 14 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 96 (5.41%) Linux
2 80 (4.51%) Windows
3 77 (4.34%) Apple iOS
4 65 (3.67%) Android
5 55 (3.10%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.24%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.62%) Unix
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.11%) CentOS
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (30.29%) Content Management
3 414 (23.35%) Web Development
4 411 (23.18%) E-Commerce
5 376 (21.21%) MVC
6 340 (19.18%) DevOps
7 338 (19.06%) Full Stack Development
8 289 (16.30%) Front End Development
9 246 (13.87%) SEO
10 208 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
11 199 (11.22%) Analytics
12 197 (11.11%) CRM
13 195 (11.00%) Digital Marketing
14 194 (10.94%) Scrum
15 184 (10.38%) TDD
16 177 (9.98%) Project Management
17 175 (9.87%) Microservices
18 163 (9.19%) Software Engineering
19 152 (8.57%) Mentoring
19 152 (8.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 938 (52.90%) JavaScript
2 446 (25.16%) C#
3 398 (22.45%) PHP
4 346 (19.51%) SQL
5 187 (10.55%) TypeScript
6 160 (9.02%) Java
7 80 (4.51%) ES6
8 78 (4.40%) Python
9 33 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.18%) Apple Swift
10 21 (1.18%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.02%) PL/1
12 15 (0.85%) Ruby
13 13 (0.73%) ES7
13 13 (0.73%) Go
14 12 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.68%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.62%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.45%) C
17 7 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (7.05%) Degree
2 62 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
4 15 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.51%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.39%) PhD
7 6 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.23%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.11%) ISEB
11 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.056%) CAPM
12 1 (0.056%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.056%) PMP
12 1 (0.056%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (9.87%) Accessibility
2 89 (5.02%) QA
3 42 (2.37%) WCAG
4 35 (1.97%) GDPR
5 10 (0.56%) COBIT
6 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.23%) SLA
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.17%) WAI
9 2 (0.11%) CDISC
9 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.11%) Good Clinical Practice
9 2 (0.11%) GxP
9 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 127 (7.16%) Docker
2 9 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.34%) vSphere
5 4 (0.23%) Varnish
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 12 (0.68%) Ansible
2 12 (0.68%) Terraform
3 10 (0.56%) OpenView
3 10 (0.56%) OVSD
3 10 (0.56%) SCCM
3 10 (0.56%) SCOM
4 7 (0.39%) Kibana
5 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.28%) Consul
6 5 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.23%) Argo
8 3 (0.17%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.11%) Packer
10 1 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 260 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 206 (11.62%) Sitecore
3 165 (9.31%) Adobe
4 156 (8.80%) Google
5 59 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (2.20%) WooCommerce
7 36 (2.03%) Oracle
8 34 (1.92%) Atlassian
8 34 (1.92%) hybris
9 29 (1.64%) SAP
10 28 (1.58%) Elastic Path
11 24 (1.35%) Apple
12 16 (0.90%) Rackspace
12 16 (0.90%) Remedy
13 15 (0.85%) OpenText
13 15 (0.85%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.79%) Netlify
14 14 (0.79%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 14 (0.79%) Samsung
14 14 (0.79%) Xamarin