Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Headless CMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Headless CMS over the 6 months to 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 748 1077 1189
Rank change year-on-year +329 +112 +14
Permanent jobs citing Headless CMS 23 15 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.010% 0.001%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.25% 0.071% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 1
Median annual salary £62,500 £80,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.88% +166.67% -33.33%
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +98.41% +5.00% -

Headless 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 9,306 21,255 28,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.18% 14.86% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,346 16,826 22,755
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% +7.32%

Headless CMS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Headless CMS over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Headless CMS within the UK over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. 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 +336 23 £62,500 -34.21% 4
UK excluding London +288 13 £62,500 +98.41% 2
South East - 13 £62,500 -
London +214 10 £65,000 -31.58% 2

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, IT jobs citing Headless 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 Headless CMS.

1 21 (91.30%) JavaScript
1 21 (91.30%) E-Commerce
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (82.61%) Git (software)
4 18 (78.26%) Azure
4 18 (78.26%) DevOps
5 13 (56.52%) CMS
5 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
6 12 (52.17%) HTML
6 12 (52.17%) CSS
6 12 (52.17%) React
6 12 (52.17%) REST
6 12 (52.17%) AngularJS
7 11 (47.83%) .NET Core
7 11 (47.83%) .NET
7 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (43.48%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (43.48%) Content Management
8 10 (43.48%) Marketing
8 10 (43.48%) Android
8 10 (43.48%) Open Source
8 10 (43.48%) HTML5
8 10 (43.48%) Apple iOS
8 10 (43.48%) OO
8 10 (43.48%) React Native
8 10 (43.48%) GraphQL
8 10 (43.48%) Mobile App
8 10 (43.48%) Ember.js
8 10 (43.48%) CSS3
8 10 (43.48%) Microservices

Headless 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 13 (56.52%) CMS
2 9 (39.13%) EPiServer
2 9 (39.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (39.13%) Umbraco
3 6 (26.09%) Kentico
4 2 (8.70%) Confluence
4 2 (8.70%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 18 (78.26%) Azure
2 7 (30.43%) AWS
2 7 (30.43%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (30.43%) Azure Functions
2 7 (30.43%) Firebase
2 7 (30.43%) GCP
2 7 (30.43%) Serverless
3 5 (21.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Grunt
3 1 (4.35%) gulp
General
1 10 (43.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Node.js Developer
5 6 (26.09%) Senior Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) AngularJS
1 12 (52.17%) CSS
1 12 (52.17%) HTML
1 12 (52.17%) React
1 12 (52.17%) REST
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) .NET Core
3 10 (43.48%) CSS3
3 10 (43.48%) Ember.js
3 10 (43.48%) GraphQL
3 10 (43.48%) HTML5
3 10 (43.48%) React Native
4 9 (39.13%) Node.js
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
6 7 (30.43%) AWS Amplify
6 7 (30.43%) Serverless Framework
7 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
7 3 (13.04%) Sass
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (8.70%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Mobile App
2 9 (39.13%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (30.43%) Cloud Native
4 6 (26.09%) Blog
4 6 (26.09%) Social Media
4 6 (26.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Android
1 10 (43.48%) Apple iOS
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) E-Commerce
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (78.26%) DevOps
4 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (43.48%) Content Management
5 10 (43.48%) Digital Marketing
5 10 (43.48%) Microservices
5 10 (43.48%) OO
5 10 (43.48%) Open Source
6 9 (39.13%) Technical Leadership
7 8 (34.78%) BDD
7 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
8 7 (30.43%) Progressive Web App
9 6 (26.09%) CRM
9 6 (26.09%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (26.09%) ERP
9 6 (26.09%) Mobile First
9 6 (26.09%) Presales
9 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
10 3 (13.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) C#
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Sitecore
3 7 (30.43%) Google
4 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.70%) Cadence