Period
to 26 November 2021

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

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 872 682 1030
Rank change year-on-year -190 +348 +156
Permanent jobs citing Headless CMS 190 36 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.066% 0.036%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.08% 0.47% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 115 20 34
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £65,000 £95,000
Median % change year-on-year -33.08% -31.58% +111.11%
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year -24.00% +98.41% -30.00%

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 17,638 7,602 19,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.61% 13.98% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 11,077 6,388 16,192
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,000 £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 £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +0.58%

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 26 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 13 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 26 November 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 -221 132 £52,500 -19.23% 16
Work from Home -183 84 £43,500 - 4
London -189 71 £66,250 -1.85% 7
UK excluding London -189 54 £47,500 -24.00% 10
South West -57 22 £43,500 -27.50% 6
Midlands - 21 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 15 £45,000 -
North of England -126 7 £57,500 -13.86% 3
North West -81 6 £55,000 -17.60% 2
East Midlands - 6 £47,500 -
South East -165 2 £44,500 -28.80%
Wales - 2 £60,000 -
North East - 1 £60,250 -

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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.

1 179 (94.21%) CMS
2 153 (80.53%) JavaScript
3 146 (76.84%) HTML
4 141 (74.21%) CSS
5 119 (62.63%) React
6 108 (56.84%) HTML5
7 101 (53.16%) Front End Development
8 95 (50.00%) Git (software)
9 90 (47.37%) SEO
10 89 (46.84%) CSS3
11 82 (43.16%) Node.js
12 80 (42.11%) Accessibility
13 79 (41.58%) E-Commerce
14 76 (40.00%) DevOps
15 72 (37.89%) User Experience
15 72 (37.89%) Social Skills
16 71 (37.37%) Web Development
17 67 (35.26%) Azure
18 66 (34.74%) SQL
19 65 (34.21%) .NET
20 63 (33.16%) Umbraco
21 62 (32.63%) Unit Testing
21 62 (32.63%) Sitecore CMS
21 62 (32.63%) Sitecore
22 61 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
23 60 (31.58%) CRM
23 60 (31.58%) Kentico
24 59 (31.05%) TypeScript
25 58 (30.53%) Sass
25 58 (30.53%) B2B

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
1 179 (94.21%) CMS
2 63 (33.16%) Umbraco
3 62 (32.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 60 (31.58%) Kentico
5 56 (29.47%) EPiServer
6 54 (28.42%) IIS
7 33 (17.37%) WordPress
8 8 (4.21%) Drupal
9 2 (1.05%) Apache
9 2 (1.05%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (1.05%) nginx
10 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (7.89%) Adobe XD
2 13 (6.84%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (6.84%) Photoshop
3 7 (3.68%) Chatbot
4 3 (1.58%) Figma
Business Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Shopify
2 5 (2.63%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (2.11%) Magento
4 2 (1.05%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 67 (35.26%) Azure
2 26 (13.68%) AWS
3 18 (9.47%) npm
3 18 (9.47%) SaaS
4 14 (7.37%) Serverless
5 13 (6.84%) Firebase
6 10 (5.26%) GCP
7 7 (3.68%) GitHub
8 6 (3.16%) Amazon Alexa
8 6 (3.16%) IaaS
8 6 (3.16%) PaaS
9 3 (1.58%) Cloud Functions
9 3 (1.58%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.58%) Twitch
10 2 (1.05%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.05%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (1.05%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.53%) Dialogflow
11 1 (0.53%) Fastly
11 1 (0.53%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.16%) DNS
1 6 (3.16%) SSL
2 3 (1.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.47%) MySQL
3 13 (6.84%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 95 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 54 (28.42%) ReSharper
2 54 (28.42%) Visual Studio
3 37 (19.47%) webpack
4 20 (10.53%) Storybook
5 15 (7.89%) Mocha
6 13 (6.84%) ESLint
7 12 (6.32%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.11%) Cypress.io
8 4 (2.11%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.58%) Babel
9 3 (1.58%) Gradle
9 3 (1.58%) gulp
9 3 (1.58%) JUnit
9 3 (1.58%) Maven
9 3 (1.58%) Mockito
9 3 (1.58%) Postman
9 3 (1.58%) TestNG
10 2 (1.05%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 72 (37.89%) Social Skills
2 29 (15.26%) Marketing
3 14 (7.37%) Finance
4 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (5.79%) Games
7 6 (3.16%) Back Office
7 6 (3.16%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (2.63%) Retail
9 3 (1.58%) Publishing
10 2 (1.05%) Advertising
10 2 (1.05%) Banking
10 2 (1.05%) Legal
11 1 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 125 (65.79%) Developer
2 54 (28.42%) .NET Developer
3 49 (25.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 43 (22.63%) Senior Developer
5 33 (17.37%) .NET Software Developer
5 33 (17.37%) Digital Developer
6 22 (11.58%) React Developer
6 22 (11.58%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 21 (11.05%) Web Developer
8 18 (9.47%) Senior Web Developer
9 14 (7.37%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
10 10 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (5.26%) Senior .NET Web Developer
10 10 (5.26%) Senior React Developer
11 9 (4.74%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (4.21%) Senior Web Engineer
12 8 (4.21%) Web Engineer
13 7 (3.68%) PHP Developer
13 7 (3.68%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (76.84%) HTML
2 141 (74.21%) CSS
3 119 (62.63%) React
4 108 (56.84%) HTML5
5 89 (46.84%) CSS3
6 82 (43.16%) Node.js
7 65 (34.21%) .NET
8 58 (30.53%) Sass
9 56 (29.47%) ASP.NET
10 55 (28.95%) .NET Core
10 55 (28.95%) GraphQL
11 44 (23.16%) GatsbyJS
12 40 (21.05%) Next.js
13 33 (17.37%) Redux
14 29 (15.26%) React Native
15 28 (14.74%) REST
16 21 (11.05%) Jest
17 20 (10.53%) WebGL
18 16 (8.42%) AngularJS
19 15 (7.89%) Apollo GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (37.89%) User Experience
2 14 (7.37%) Animation
3 13 (6.84%) Virtual Team
4 12 (6.32%) Life Science
5 10 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.68%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.11%) Media Streaming
7 4 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.11%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.58%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.58%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.58%) Social Media
9 2 (1.05%) EPoS
9 2 (1.05%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 54 (28.42%) Windows
1 54 (28.42%) Windows Server
2 10 (5.26%) Android
2 10 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.05%) Linux
4 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (53.16%) Front End Development
2 90 (47.37%) SEO
3 79 (41.58%) E-Commerce
4 76 (40.00%) DevOps
5 71 (37.37%) Web Development
6 62 (32.63%) Unit Testing
7 61 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (31.58%) CRM
9 58 (30.53%) B2B
10 57 (30.00%) MVC
11 56 (29.47%) B2C
12 55 (28.95%) Dependency Injection
13 54 (28.42%) Data Privacy
13 54 (28.42%) ERP
13 54 (28.42%) Web Application Development
14 39 (20.53%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (16.32%) Test Automation
16 30 (15.79%) TDD
17 29 (15.26%) Jamstack
18 25 (13.16%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 153 (80.53%) JavaScript
2 66 (34.74%) SQL
3 59 (31.05%) TypeScript
4 57 (30.00%) C#
5 37 (19.47%) ES6
6 21 (11.05%) PHP
7 12 (6.32%) ES7
8 11 (5.79%) Python
9 7 (3.68%) Java
10 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.05%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.05%) Ruby
10 2 (1.05%) Scala
11 1 (0.53%) Go
11 1 (0.53%) Rust
Qualifications
1 4 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (2.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (42.11%) Accessibility
2 3 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Section 508
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) WAI
3 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (6.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 62 (32.63%) Sitecore
2 55 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.84%) Samsung
4 8 (4.21%) hybris
5 7 (3.68%) Google
5 7 (3.68%) Huawei
5 7 (3.68%) WooCommerce
6 5 (2.63%) SAP
7 4 (2.11%) Optimizely
7 4 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.05%) Adobe
8 2 (1.05%) ATG
8 2 (1.05%) Xamarin