Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Content Management System (CMS)
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 244 258
Rank change year-on-year +43 +14 -52
Permanent jobs citing CMS 2,166 668 1,786
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.37% 1.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.57% 9.76% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,470 565 1,334
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,525 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,971 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.06% +11.05% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 17,235 6,841 20,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 14.00% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10,732 5,691 16,179
10th Percentile £31,110 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% -1.98%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +28 1,900 £52,500 +5.00% 321
UK excluding London 0 1,015 £45,000 +5.88% 183
London +41 932 £60,000 - 154
Work from Home +18 652 £55,000 +10.00% 54
South East +7 382 £49,000 -2.00% 41
North of England -79 179 £47,500 +18.75% 50
South West 0 152 £43,500 +8.75% 27
Midlands -38 151 £45,000 -5.26% 33
North West -40 119 £47,500 +17.28% 22
West Midlands -47 94 £46,000 -8.00% 21
Scotland -36 62 £50,000 +53.85% 8
East of England -78 58 £42,500 +13.33% 16
East Midlands -49 53 £37,500 -16.67% 12
Yorkshire -92 52 £40,000 - 17
Northern Ireland - 26 £32,500 - 4
Wales -46 15 £50,750 +12.78% 5
North East -38 8 £45,000 +38.46% 11

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,108 (51.15%) JavaScript
2 1,063 (49.08%) HTML
3 1,040 (48.01%) CSS
4 739 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
5 640 (29.55%) Content Management
6 614 (28.35%) .NET
7 527 (24.33%) User Experience
8 524 (24.19%) Social Skills
9 504 (23.27%) Web Development
10 500 (23.08%) E-Commerce
11 489 (22.58%) Marketing
12 484 (22.35%) React
13 480 (22.16%) MVC
14 472 (21.79%) PHP
15 471 (21.75%) Azure
16 470 (21.70%) C#
17 426 (19.67%) SQL
18 409 (18.88%) Git (software)
19 400 (18.47%) Full Stack Development
20 397 (18.33%) WordPress
21 391 (18.05%) Microsoft
22 349 (16.11%) DevOps
23 347 (16.02%) Front End Development
24 329 (15.19%) SEO
25 327 (15.10%) HTML5
26 315 (14.54%) Umbraco
27 309 (14.27%) Node.js
28 301 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
29 297 (13.71%) AngularJS
30 295 (13.62%) AWS

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
1 397 (18.33%) WordPress
2 315 (14.54%) Umbraco
3 253 (11.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 226 (10.43%) EPiServer
5 179 (8.26%) Kentico
6 169 (7.80%) Drupal
7 167 (7.71%) Headless CMS
8 138 (6.37%) SharePoint
9 94 (4.34%) Confluence
10 86 (3.97%) IIS
11 59 (2.72%) Apache
12 55 (2.54%) Joomla!
13 49 (2.26%) Apache Solr
14 46 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
15 39 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 24 (1.11%) Sitefinity
17 23 (1.06%) nginx
18 18 (0.83%) Documentum
19 13 (0.60%) MODX
19 13 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 75 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.05%) Photoshop
3 55 (2.54%) Adobe XD
4 50 (2.31%) Figma
5 46 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
6 32 (1.48%) Sketch
7 29 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 29 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 21 (0.97%) Campfire
9 21 (0.97%) InDesign
10 14 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
10 14 (0.65%) InVision
11 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
12 9 (0.42%) MS Visio
13 8 (0.37%) FrameMaker
14 6 (0.28%) UXPin
15 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
16 2 (0.092%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 119 (5.49%) Magento
2 94 (4.34%) Shopify
3 70 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 51 (2.35%) Payment Gateway
5 17 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.51%) Sage 200
7 10 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
9 8 (0.37%) TrackWise
10 7 (0.32%) WebTrends
11 5 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
11 5 (0.23%) R3 Corda
12 2 (0.092%) Findur
12 2 (0.092%) SAP SD
13 1 (0.046%) Adobe Campaign
13 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
13 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
13 1 (0.046%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 471 (21.75%) Azure
2 295 (13.62%) AWS
3 159 (7.34%) GitHub
4 145 (6.69%) SaaS
5 99 (4.57%) Google Analytics
6 79 (3.65%) npm
7 75 (3.46%) GCP
8 68 (3.14%) Microsoft 365
9 51 (2.35%) Firebase
10 50 (2.31%) Serverless
11 27 (1.25%) Veeva
12 26 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
12 26 (1.20%) Google Ads
12 26 (1.20%) Rackspace Cloud
13 25 (1.15%) Power Platform
14 20 (0.92%) PaaS
15 19 (0.88%) IaaS
16 17 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 17 (0.78%) Cloudflare
17 16 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.74%) DNS
2 44 (2.03%) Broadband
3 42 (1.94%) Intranet
4 32 (1.48%) HTTP
5 23 (1.06%) SSL
6 19 (0.88%) Internet
7 15 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.65%) VoIP
9 12 (0.55%) Firewall
9 12 (0.55%) VPN
10 11 (0.51%) DHCP
10 11 (0.51%) IPsec
10 11 (0.51%) VLAN
11 6 (0.28%) LAN
12 4 (0.18%) Skype
13 3 (0.14%) WebEx
14 2 (0.092%) Extranet
14 2 (0.092%) FTP
14 2 (0.092%) WEP
15 1 (0.046%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (13.62%) MySQL
2 270 (12.47%) SQL Server
3 141 (6.51%) NoSQL
4 114 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 52 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 43 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (1.52%) Redis
8 27 (1.25%) Metadata
9 20 (0.92%) Power BI
10 19 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (0.65%) Tableau
13 13 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
13 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2019
16 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 409 (18.88%) Git (software)
2 136 (6.28%) JIRA
3 122 (5.63%) webpack
4 83 (3.83%) Visual Studio
5 56 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 54 (2.49%) gulp
7 51 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 49 (2.26%) ReSharper
9 42 (1.94%) Storybook
10 38 (1.75%) Selenium
11 35 (1.62%) ESLint
11 35 (1.62%) TeamCity
12 31 (1.43%) GitLab
13 24 (1.11%) Dreamweaver
14 23 (1.06%) Grunt
15 22 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
16 21 (0.97%) Cucumber
17 19 (0.88%) Cypress.io
17 19 (0.88%) Mocha
18 15 (0.69%) Xcode
General
1 524 (24.19%) Social Skills
2 489 (22.58%) Marketing
3 262 (12.10%) Finance
4 200 (9.23%) Retail
5 166 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
6 126 (5.82%) Publishing
7 90 (4.16%) Legal
8 81 (3.74%) Organisational Skills
9 80 (3.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 63 (2.91%) Banking
11 62 (2.86%) Advertising
12 49 (2.26%) Presentation Skills
13 45 (2.08%) Investment Banking
14 36 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
15 32 (1.48%) Public Sector
16 30 (1.39%) Games
16 30 (1.39%) Law
17 18 (0.83%) Police
18 15 (0.69%) Back Office
19 14 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,107 (51.11%) Developer
2 235 (10.85%) Senior Developer
3 225 (10.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 192 (8.86%) .NET Developer
5 190 (8.77%) Web Developer
6 172 (7.94%) PHP Developer
7 164 (7.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 163 (7.53%) Architect
9 107 (4.94%) Analyst
10 78 (3.60%) Software Developer
11 77 (3.55%) Digital Developer
12 74 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 73 (3.37%) Designer
14 61 (2.82%) Software Engineer
15 60 (2.77%) WordPress Developer
16 59 (2.72%) React Developer
17 56 (2.59%) Software Architect
18 53 (2.45%) Senior PHP Developer
19 50 (2.31%) Lead Developer
20 47 (2.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,063 (49.08%) HTML
2 1,040 (48.01%) CSS
3 614 (28.35%) .NET
4 484 (22.35%) React
5 327 (15.10%) HTML5
6 309 (14.27%) Node.js
7 297 (13.71%) AngularJS
8 281 (12.97%) ASP.NET
9 266 (12.28%) REST
10 264 (12.19%) CSS3
11 236 (10.90%) Web Services
12 230 (10.62%) jQuery
13 219 (10.11%) RESTful
14 205 (9.46%) Sass
15 174 (8.03%) Vue.js
16 173 (7.99%) .NET Framework
17 171 (7.89%) .NET Core
18 166 (7.66%) Laravel
19 148 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 113 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 527 (24.33%) User Experience
2 115 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 110 (5.08%) Social Media
4 106 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
5 104 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
6 78 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 75 (3.46%) Blog
7 75 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
8 70 (3.23%) Virtual Team
9 50 (2.31%) iPad
10 42 (1.94%) Life Science
11 41 (1.89%) Animation
12 27 (1.25%) Legacy Code
13 25 (1.15%) Cloud Native
14 23 (1.06%) Social Network
15 22 (1.02%) FMCG
15 22 (1.02%) Legacy Applications
15 22 (1.02%) Marketing Technology
16 21 (0.97%) iPhone
16 21 (0.97%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 122 (5.63%) Windows
2 103 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 98 (4.52%) Linux
4 95 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 75 (3.46%) Android
6 23 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 23 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (0.42%) Unix
11 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) Solaris
13 2 (0.092%) CentOS
13 2 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 640 (29.55%) Content Management
3 504 (23.27%) Web Development
4 500 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 480 (22.16%) MVC
6 400 (18.47%) Full Stack Development
7 349 (16.11%) DevOps
8 347 (16.02%) Front End Development
9 329 (15.19%) SEO
10 301 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
11 285 (13.16%) CRM
12 240 (11.08%) Analytics
13 224 (10.34%) Microservices
14 219 (10.11%) TDD
15 213 (9.83%) Scrum
16 207 (9.56%) Project Delivery
17 203 (9.37%) Digital Marketing
18 183 (8.45%) Project Management
19 180 (8.31%) Test Automation
20 176 (8.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,108 (51.15%) JavaScript
2 472 (21.79%) PHP
3 470 (21.70%) C#
4 426 (19.67%) SQL
5 233 (10.76%) TypeScript
6 188 (8.68%) Java
7 124 (5.72%) Python
8 79 (3.65%) ES6
9 44 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 28 (1.29%) Ruby
11 23 (1.06%) PowerShell
12 22 (1.02%) Apple Swift
13 19 (0.88%) ES7
14 18 (0.83%) PL/1
15 17 (0.78%) Objective-C
16 15 (0.69%) C
17 14 (0.65%) Go
18 12 (0.55%) Scala
19 10 (0.46%) Rust
20 9 (0.42%) PyPy
Qualifications
1 183 (8.45%) Degree
2 101 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
4 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.51%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.18%) ISEB
8 4 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.18%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.092%) PhD
10 2 (0.092%) PMP
10 2 (0.092%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.046%) CAPM
11 1 (0.046%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.046%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (9.10%) Accessibility
2 133 (6.14%) QA
3 46 (2.12%) WCAG
4 39 (1.80%) GDPR
5 16 (0.74%) COBIT
6 14 (0.65%) PMO
7 12 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.32%) WAI
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.092%) CDISC
10 2 (0.092%) Good Clinical Practice
10 2 (0.092%) GxP
10 2 (0.092%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.046%) Section 508
System Software
1 136 (6.28%) Docker
2 43 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.51%) vSphere
5 8 (0.37%) Varnish
6 6 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.046%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.65%) SCCM
3 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.46%) OpenView
4 10 (0.46%) OVSD
4 10 (0.46%) SCOM
4 10 (0.46%) Terraform
5 8 (0.37%) Argo
5 8 (0.37%) Kibana
6 5 (0.23%) Consul
6 5 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.14%) Ansible
8 2 (0.092%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.092%) Packer
8 2 (0.092%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.046%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.046%) Puppet
Vendors
1 391 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 253 (11.68%) Sitecore
3 234 (10.80%) Adobe
4 207 (9.56%) Google
5 72 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (2.17%) WooCommerce
7 42 (1.94%) Oracle
8 40 (1.85%) Optimizely
9 38 (1.75%) Atlassian
9 38 (1.75%) Facebook
10 33 (1.52%) Instagram
11 30 (1.39%) Elastic Path
12 28 (1.29%) Apple
13 27 (1.25%) SAP
14 26 (1.20%) hybris
14 26 (1.20%) Rackspace
15 24 (1.11%) Twitter
16 21 (0.97%) HubSpot
16 21 (0.97%) Spotify
17 18 (0.83%) Samsung