Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Content Management System (CMS)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 250 255
Rank change year-on-year +27 +5 -57
Permanent jobs citing CMS 1,202 1,457 2,021
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.28% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.68% 8.86% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 992 1,137 1,555
10th Percentile £31,025 £27,500 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £81,125 £77,500 £73,750
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 11,251 16,449 23,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.55% 14.45% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8,646 13,198 18,415
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,125
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +29 1,129 £50,000 - 294
UK excluding London +33 746 £45,000 +5.88% 201
London +8 417 £57,500 +0.88% 105
Work from Home +49 311 £48,750 -9.30% 57
North of England +62 240 £45,000 - 68
South East +27 210 £50,000 +17.65% 39
North West +56 130 £50,000 +5.26% 42
South West +1 123 £50,000 +25.00% 33
Midlands +55 107 £50,000 +25.00% 32
Yorkshire +36 106 £42,000 +12.00% 18
West Midlands +28 63 £50,000 +25.00% 22
East Midlands +36 44 £50,000 - 9
Scotland -9 29 £37,500 -7.41% 6
East of England +34 23 £37,500 -25.00% 15
Wales +18 14 £37,500 - 7
North East +5 4 £47,500 - 8
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 614 (51.08%) JavaScript
2 586 (48.75%) HTML
3 558 (46.42%) CSS
4 461 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
5 356 (29.62%) .NET
6 336 (27.95%) C#
7 332 (27.62%) Content Management
8 303 (25.21%) Git (software)
9 277 (23.04%) PHP
10 265 (22.05%) Web Development
11 264 (21.96%) MVC
12 263 (21.88%) Marketing
13 257 (21.38%) E-Commerce
14 242 (20.13%) Azure
15 234 (19.47%) WordPress
16 226 (18.80%) User Experience
17 219 (18.22%) Vue.js
18 213 (17.72%) React
19 212 (17.64%) Sitecore CMS
19 212 (17.64%) Sitecore
20 211 (17.55%) DevOps
21 200 (16.64%) Umbraco
22 196 (16.31%) SQL
23 191 (15.89%) HTML5
24 174 (14.48%) Front End Development
25 173 (14.39%) AngularJS
25 173 (14.39%) MySQL
26 166 (13.81%) ASP.NET
27 164 (13.64%) Finance
28 160 (13.31%) Project Management

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
1 234 (19.47%) WordPress
2 212 (17.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 200 (16.64%) Umbraco
4 141 (11.73%) EPiServer
5 106 (8.82%) Drupal
6 90 (7.49%) Kentico
7 59 (4.91%) Confluence
8 48 (3.99%) Headless CMS
9 43 (3.58%) IIS
10 29 (2.41%) SharePoint
11 26 (2.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 22 (1.83%) Apache
12 22 (1.83%) Joomla!
13 20 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.66%) Sitefinity
14 16 (1.33%) Apache Solr
15 13 (1.08%) Alfresco
16 10 (0.83%) nginx
17 6 (0.50%) Jadu
17 6 (0.50%) Moodle
Applications
1 28 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (1.25%) Figma
6 9 (0.75%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.58%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.25%) InDesign
9 3 (0.25%) Sketch
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.083%) InVision
11 1 (0.083%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 97 (8.07%) Magento
2 36 (3.00%) Shopify
3 33 (2.75%) Payment Gateway
4 28 (2.33%) OpenCart
5 19 (1.58%) SAP Hybris
6 15 (1.25%) nopCommerce
7 12 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.33%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.25%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.17%) Sage 50
12 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.083%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 242 (20.13%) Azure
2 115 (9.57%) AWS
3 54 (4.49%) Google Analytics
4 39 (3.24%) SaaS
5 35 (2.91%) npm
6 30 (2.50%) GCP
6 30 (2.50%) Serverless
7 29 (2.41%) GitHub
8 22 (1.83%) Microsoft 365
9 17 (1.41%) Yarn
10 16 (1.33%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.83%) Google Tag Manager
11 10 (0.83%) Power Platform
12 9 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.75%) CloudFront
12 9 (0.75%) Firebase
12 9 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.16%) DNS
2 13 (1.08%) HTTP
3 12 (1.00%) Intranet
4 6 (0.50%) Skype
5 5 (0.42%) Internet
6 4 (0.33%) Firewall
6 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.33%) Wireless
7 3 (0.25%) VPN
8 2 (0.17%) SMS
8 2 (0.17%) SSL
8 2 (0.17%) VoIP
9 1 (0.083%) Broadband
9 1 (0.083%) DHCP
9 1 (0.083%) FTP
9 1 (0.083%) PBX
9 1 (0.083%) VLAN
9 1 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (14.39%) MySQL
2 149 (12.40%) SQL Server
3 51 (4.24%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.00%) MongoDB
5 26 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 19 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.92%) Redis
8 10 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.67%) Power BI
10 8 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.50%) Endeca
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.33%) Jackrabbit
13 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2019
13 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.17%) FileMaker
14 2 (0.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 303 (25.21%) Git (software)
2 84 (6.99%) JIRA
3 47 (3.91%) gulp
4 41 (3.41%) Bitbucket
4 41 (3.41%) webpack
5 37 (3.08%) Jenkins
6 33 (2.75%) Grunt
7 29 (2.41%) Visual Studio
8 23 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (1.58%) Subversion
9 19 (1.58%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.16%) Cypress.io
10 14 (1.16%) Selenium
11 12 (1.00%) Babel
12 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (0.58%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.50%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.50%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 263 (21.88%) Marketing
2 164 (13.64%) Finance
3 79 (6.57%) Retail
4 41 (3.41%) Publishing
5 40 (3.33%) Legal
6 28 (2.33%) Games
7 21 (1.75%) Banking
7 21 (1.75%) Electronics
8 17 (1.41%) Advertising
9 16 (1.33%) Public Sector
10 12 (1.00%) Law
11 11 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.58%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.58%) Back Office
13 7 (0.58%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.42%) Brand Awareness
14 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.33%) Digital Economy
16 3 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 739 (61.48%) Developer
2 178 (14.81%) Senior Developer
3 123 (10.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 120 (9.98%) PHP Developer
5 119 (9.90%) Web Developer
6 104 (8.65%) .NET Developer
7 93 (7.74%) Full Stack Developer
8 78 (6.49%) Software Developer
9 77 (6.41%) Architect
10 63 (5.24%) Project Manager
11 61 (5.07%) C# Developer
12 57 (4.74%) Lead Developer
13 50 (4.16%) Analyst
14 45 (3.74%) React Developer
15 44 (3.66%) Senior PHP Developer
16 43 (3.58%) Junior
16 43 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
17 42 (3.49%) Junior Developer
18 40 (3.33%) Umbraco Developer
19 39 (3.24%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (48.75%) HTML
2 558 (46.42%) CSS
3 356 (29.62%) .NET
4 219 (18.22%) Vue.js
5 213 (17.72%) React
6 191 (15.89%) HTML5
7 173 (14.39%) AngularJS
8 166 (13.81%) ASP.NET
9 151 (12.56%) jQuery
10 140 (11.65%) RESTful
11 138 (11.48%) CSS3
12 122 (10.15%) Laravel
13 118 (9.82%) Sass
14 116 (9.65%) Node.js
15 115 (9.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 110 (9.15%) Web Services
17 95 (7.90%) REST
18 89 (7.40%) .NET Core
19 81 (6.74%) .NET Framework
20 79 (6.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 226 (18.80%) User Experience
2 70 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 50 (4.16%) Social Media
6 45 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.58%) Blog
8 25 (2.08%) Animation
9 24 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.66%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.33%) Podcast
12 15 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.25%) NHS
13 14 (1.16%) iPad
14 12 (1.00%) Marketing Technology
15 10 (0.83%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.75%) Photography
16 9 (0.75%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.58%) Acoustics
17 7 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.24%) Linux
2 69 (5.74%) Windows
3 51 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 42 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 34 (2.83%) Android
6 16 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.33%) Unix
8 1 (0.083%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (27.62%) Content Management
3 265 (22.05%) Web Development
4 264 (21.96%) MVC
5 257 (21.38%) E-Commerce
6 211 (17.55%) DevOps
7 174 (14.48%) Front End Development
8 160 (13.31%) Project Management
9 148 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
10 126 (10.48%) SEO
11 114 (9.48%) Digital Marketing
12 112 (9.32%) Mentoring
13 110 (9.15%) Analytics
14 103 (8.57%) Unit Testing
15 101 (8.40%) Scrum
16 96 (7.99%) CRM
17 75 (6.24%) SOLID
18 74 (6.16%) Microservices
18 74 (6.16%) Project Delivery
19 69 (5.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 614 (51.08%) JavaScript
2 336 (27.95%) C#
3 277 (23.04%) PHP
4 196 (16.31%) SQL
5 90 (7.49%) Java
6 56 (4.66%) TypeScript
7 37 (3.08%) Python
8 30 (2.50%) ES6
9 14 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.92%) Java 8
13 10 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.58%) Ruby
15 6 (0.50%) PHP 5
16 5 (0.42%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.42%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.42%) VB
17 4 (0.33%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (8.99%) Degree
2 24 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 24 (2.00%) PhD
3 17 (1.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.33%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.25%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.17%) PMP
7 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.083%) ISEB
8 1 (0.083%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.083%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.083%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.083%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.74%) QA
2 14 (1.16%) WAI
3 10 (0.83%) GDPR
4 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.25%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.17%) GxP
6 2 (0.17%) WCAG
7 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 62 (5.16%) Docker
2 13 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.083%) Firmware
4 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.41%) Ansible
3 12 (1.00%) Terraform
4 3 (0.25%) TeamSite
5 2 (0.17%) Plesk
6 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.083%) Puppet
6 1 (0.083%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 212 (17.64%) Sitecore
2 132 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 102 (8.49%) Adobe
4 80 (6.66%) Google
5 54 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
6 33 (2.75%) SAP
7 30 (2.50%) Oracle
8 26 (2.16%) hybris
9 24 (2.00%) Atlassian
10 18 (1.50%) Xamarin
11 16 (1.33%) WooCommerce
12 14 (1.16%) OpenText
13 13 (1.08%) Elastic Path
14 12 (1.00%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.83%) Pardot
15 10 (0.83%) Zend
16 9 (0.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 8 (0.67%) HubSpot
17 8 (0.67%) Marketo
17 8 (0.67%) Pega