Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Content Management System (CMS)
UK
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 252 225
Rank change year-on-year +36 -27 -37
Permanent jobs citing CMS 951 1,606 2,341
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.30% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.52% 8.81% 9.70%
Number of salaries quoted 959 1,371 1,937
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 9,036 18,229 24,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.90% 14.71% 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,244 14,767 19,498
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +4.88%

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 26 January 2021.

Salary histogram for CMS in the UK

CMS
Top 16 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 26 January 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 +36 916 £50,000 +5.26% 258
UK excluding London +48 625 £45,000 +12.50% 174
London +23 304 £60,000 +9.09% 97
Work from Home +44 209 £47,500 -5.00% 59
North of England +70 206 £42,500 +5.59% 55
South East +61 192 £45,000 - 53
North West +51 107 £47,500 +5.56% 34
Midlands +82 98 £50,000 +29.87% 22
Yorkshire +45 89 £37,500 +7.14% 18
South West +2 83 £50,000 +33.33% 21
West Midlands +46 56 £50,000 +29.87% 14
East Midlands +67 42 £50,000 +42.86% 8
East of England +44 21 £41,250 -7.79% 8
Scotland +4 16 £35,750 -14.37% 9
Wales +25 11 £45,000 +20.00% 6
North East +15 10 £32,500 -31.58% 3

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 499 (52.47%) JavaScript
2 497 (52.26%) HTML
3 474 (49.84%) CSS
4 351 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
5 290 (30.49%) .NET
6 262 (27.55%) C#
7 235 (24.71%) Git (software)
8 231 (24.29%) PHP
9 221 (23.24%) Web Development
10 219 (23.03%) Content Management
11 215 (22.61%) Azure
12 210 (22.08%) WordPress
13 196 (20.61%) MVC
14 195 (20.50%) E-Commerce
15 177 (18.61%) jQuery
16 171 (17.98%) HTML5
17 165 (17.35%) Marketing
18 164 (17.25%) User Experience
19 155 (16.30%) Sitecore CMS
19 155 (16.30%) Sitecore
20 151 (15.88%) Umbraco
21 148 (15.56%) React
22 147 (15.46%) AngularJS
23 144 (15.14%) Front End Development
24 142 (14.93%) DevOps
25 141 (14.83%) SQL
26 139 (14.62%) ASP.NET
27 132 (13.88%) Vue.js
28 129 (13.56%) MySQL
29 127 (13.35%) SQL Server

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
1 210 (22.08%) WordPress
2 155 (16.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 151 (15.88%) Umbraco
4 89 (9.36%) EPiServer
5 70 (7.36%) Drupal
6 61 (6.41%) Kentico
7 38 (4.00%) Joomla!
8 36 (3.79%) Headless CMS
9 34 (3.58%) Confluence
10 32 (3.36%) SharePoint
11 30 (3.15%) IIS
12 25 (2.63%) Apache
13 22 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (1.16%) Apache Solr
14 11 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (1.16%) nginx
15 10 (1.05%) Sitefinity
16 8 (0.84%) Jadu
17 7 (0.74%) Apache Spark
18 6 (0.63%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 21 (2.21%) Photoshop
2 17 (1.79%) Figma
3 16 (1.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 16 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (1.16%) Adobe XD
6 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.53%) Sketch
9 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.21%) InVision
10 2 (0.21%) Marvel
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 101 (10.62%) Magento
2 28 (2.94%) OpenCart
2 28 (2.94%) Payment Gateway
3 24 (2.52%) Shopify
4 16 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (1.58%) nopCommerce
6 14 (1.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.32%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.32%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.21%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
11 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 215 (22.61%) Azure
2 108 (11.36%) AWS
3 42 (4.42%) SaaS
4 40 (4.21%) Google Analytics
5 27 (2.84%) GCP
6 26 (2.73%) Serverless
7 23 (2.42%) GitHub
8 22 (2.31%) Office 365
9 12 (1.26%) npm
10 11 (1.16%) Amazon ECS
10 11 (1.16%) Veeva
11 10 (1.05%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.05%) Power Platform
12 9 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.74%) Apigee
13 7 (0.74%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.63%) Firebase
14 6 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.47%) DNS
2 12 (1.26%) Intranet
3 7 (0.74%) VoIP
4 6 (0.63%) Internet
5 4 (0.42%) H.323
5 4 (0.42%) HTTP
5 4 (0.42%) ISDN
5 4 (0.42%) MGCP
5 4 (0.42%) QSIG
5 4 (0.42%) SCCP
5 4 (0.42%) Skype
5 4 (0.42%) SMS
5 4 (0.42%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.42%) WebEx
6 3 (0.32%) LAN
6 3 (0.32%) VPN
6 3 (0.32%) WAN
7 2 (0.21%) Broadband
7 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.11%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (13.56%) MySQL
2 127 (13.35%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.31%) MongoDB
4 19 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 19 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (0.74%) Jackrabbit
7 7 (0.74%) Power BI
8 6 (0.63%) Redis
9 5 (0.53%) Endeca
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.21%) Big Data
11 2 (0.21%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.21%) FileMaker
11 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 235 (24.71%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.83%) JIRA
3 37 (3.89%) Bitbucket
4 34 (3.58%) webpack
5 27 (2.84%) Jenkins
6 24 (2.52%) gulp
7 23 (2.42%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.89%) Grunt
9 16 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (1.47%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (1.26%) Babel
12 10 (1.05%) Selenium
13 6 (0.63%) JUnit
13 6 (0.63%) Subversion
13 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.63%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.53%) Cypress.io
15 4 (0.42%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 165 (17.35%) Marketing
2 122 (12.83%) Finance
3 42 (4.42%) Retail
4 30 (3.15%) Publishing
5 29 (3.05%) Games
6 27 (2.84%) Legal
7 23 (2.42%) Advertising
8 15 (1.58%) Electronics
8 15 (1.58%) Public Sector
9 13 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.95%) Law
12 7 (0.74%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.63%) Automotive
13 6 (0.63%) Back Office
14 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.42%) Banking
15 4 (0.42%) Brand Awareness
15 4 (0.42%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 614 (64.56%) Developer
2 153 (16.09%) Senior Developer
3 107 (11.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 107 (11.25%) Web Developer
4 104 (10.94%) PHP Developer
5 81 (8.52%) .NET Developer
6 68 (7.15%) Architect
7 67 (7.05%) Full Stack Developer
8 54 (5.68%) Lead Developer
9 51 (5.36%) Software Developer
10 50 (5.26%) Project Manager
11 47 (4.94%) C# Developer
12 46 (4.84%) Analyst
13 41 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
13 41 (4.31%) Umbraco Developer
14 37 (3.89%) Sitecore Developer
15 36 (3.79%) React Developer
15 36 (3.79%) Senior PHP Developer
16 32 (3.36%) Junior
17 31 (3.26%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (52.26%) HTML
2 474 (49.84%) CSS
3 290 (30.49%) .NET
4 177 (18.61%) jQuery
5 171 (17.98%) HTML5
6 148 (15.56%) React
7 147 (15.46%) AngularJS
8 139 (14.62%) ASP.NET
9 132 (13.88%) Vue.js
10 125 (13.14%) CSS3
11 113 (11.88%) Node.js
12 104 (10.94%) Web Services
13 100 (10.52%) REST
14 94 (9.88%) Sass
15 92 (9.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 89 (9.36%) RESTful
17 77 (8.10%) .NET Framework
18 73 (7.68%) Laravel
19 72 (7.57%) .NET Core
20 69 (7.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 164 (17.25%) User Experience
2 61 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (3.36%) Social Media
6 31 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (3.05%) Mobile App
8 21 (2.21%) Blog
9 17 (1.79%) NHS
10 15 (1.58%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.37%) Acoustics
12 12 (1.26%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.26%) Marketing Technology
13 10 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.95%) iPad
14 9 (0.95%) Podcast
15 8 (0.84%) Animation
16 7 (0.74%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
17 6 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.05%) Linux
2 60 (6.31%) Windows
3 51 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.47%) Android
6 11 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.42%) Unix
7 4 (0.42%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (23.24%) Web Development
3 219 (23.03%) Content Management
4 196 (20.61%) MVC
5 195 (20.50%) E-Commerce
6 144 (15.14%) Front End Development
7 142 (14.93%) DevOps
8 108 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 100 (10.52%) Project Management
10 97 (10.20%) SEO
11 82 (8.62%) Analytics
11 82 (8.62%) CRM
12 79 (8.31%) Mentoring
13 73 (7.68%) Microservices
14 71 (7.47%) Scrum
15 68 (7.15%) Digital Marketing
16 63 (6.62%) TDD
17 62 (6.52%) Wireframes
18 58 (6.10%) Project Delivery
18 58 (6.10%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 499 (52.47%) JavaScript
2 262 (27.55%) C#
3 231 (24.29%) PHP
4 141 (14.83%) SQL
5 76 (7.99%) Java
6 39 (4.10%) TypeScript
7 33 (3.47%) Python
8 17 (1.79%) ES6
9 10 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.74%) Java 8
10 7 (0.74%) Ruby
11 6 (0.63%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.63%) PHP 7
11 6 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.53%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.53%) PHP 5
12 5 (0.53%) VB
13 4 (0.42%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 94 (9.88%) Degree
2 25 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (2.42%) PhD
4 20 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.74%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.42%) MCSE
9 3 (0.32%) CCNA
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.32%) HNC
9 3 (0.32%) MCTS
9 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.32%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.32%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.36%) QA
2 14 (1.47%) WAI
3 8 (0.84%) GDPR
4 2 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.21%) GxP
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) NCSC
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (4.94%) Docker
2 20 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.32%) MetaFrame
4 3 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (2.42%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.05%) Ansible
3 5 (0.53%) Terraform
4 4 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.32%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.21%) Plesk
6 2 (0.21%) Puppet
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 155 (16.30%) Sitecore
2 108 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 77 (8.10%) Adobe
4 62 (6.52%) Google
5 46 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (2.52%) SAP
7 15 (1.58%) MuleSoft
7 15 (1.58%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.47%) Zend
9 13 (1.37%) Xamarin
10 12 (1.26%) Oracle
11 10 (1.05%) VMware
12 9 (0.95%) Facebook
12 9 (0.95%) hybris
12 9 (0.95%) Siebel
13 8 (0.84%) Elastic Path
13 8 (0.84%) WooCommerce
14 7 (0.74%) Marketo
14 7 (0.74%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud