Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 660 1021 1176
Rank change year-on-year +361 +155 +40
Permanent jobs citing Headless CMS 31 44 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.032% 0.001%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.44% 0.22% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 15 32 2
Median annual salary £62,500 £80,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.88% +113.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £58,000 £29,220 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,550 £95,000 £45,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £31,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +98.41% -16.00% -

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 6,970 20,111 26,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.95% 14.67% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5,754 16,095 21,541
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £88,925 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,243 £44,000
% change year-on-year +4.06% -1.72% +10.00%

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 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 8 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 30 October 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 +357 31 £62,500 -34.21% 3
UK excluding London +335 16 £62,500 +98.41% 3
London +261 15 £65,000 -31.58% 1
South East - 13 £62,500 -
North of England +163 2 £66,750 +11.25% 1
South West +128 1 £60,000 +105.75%
North West +125 1 £68,500 +14.17% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 27 (87.10%) Azure
2 24 (77.42%) Git (software)
2 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (74.19%) JavaScript
3 23 (74.19%) E-Commerce
3 23 (74.19%) DevOps
4 21 (67.74%) CMS
5 16 (51.61%) Umbraco
5 16 (51.61%) Technical Leadership
6 15 (48.39%) Microservices
7 14 (45.16%) GCP
7 14 (45.16%) React Native
7 14 (45.16%) Serverless
7 14 (45.16%) AWS
7 14 (45.16%) Android
7 14 (45.16%) Apple iOS
7 14 (45.16%) Content Management
7 14 (45.16%) HTML
7 14 (45.16%) CSS
8 13 (41.94%) .NET
8 13 (41.94%) User Experience
9 12 (38.71%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (38.71%) .NET Core
9 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
9 12 (38.71%) Software Engineering
9 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
9 12 (38.71%) Windows
9 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (38.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (38.71%) Sitecore

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 21 (67.74%) CMS
2 16 (51.61%) Umbraco
3 12 (38.71%) EPiServer
3 12 (38.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (22.58%) Kentico
5 2 (6.45%) Drupal
6 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 27 (87.10%) Azure
2 14 (45.16%) AWS
2 14 (45.16%) GCP
2 14 (45.16%) Serverless
3 10 (32.26%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (32.26%) Azure Functions
3 10 (32.26%) Firebase
4 7 (22.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (77.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) Babel
2 4 (12.90%) webpack
3 1 (3.23%) Cypress.io
General
1 11 (35.48%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) Architect
2 13 (41.94%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (35.48%) Full Stack Developer
4 10 (32.26%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (32.26%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Development Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) CSS
1 14 (45.16%) HTML
1 14 (45.16%) React Native
2 13 (41.94%) .NET
3 12 (38.71%) .NET Core
4 11 (35.48%) AngularJS
4 11 (35.48%) GraphQL
4 11 (35.48%) REST
5 10 (32.26%) AWS Amplify
5 10 (32.26%) CSS3
5 10 (32.26%) Ember.js
5 10 (32.26%) HTML5
5 10 (32.26%) Node.js
5 10 (32.26%) React
5 10 (32.26%) Serverless Framework
6 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
7 4 (12.90%) Flutter
8 2 (6.45%) Next.js
8 2 (6.45%) Vue.js
9 1 (3.23%) Nuxt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) User Experience
2 12 (38.71%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (32.26%) Cloud Native
3 10 (32.26%) Mobile App
4 8 (25.81%) Blog
4 8 (25.81%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) Animation
5 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Android
1 14 (45.16%) Apple iOS
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (74.19%) DevOps
2 23 (74.19%) E-Commerce
3 16 (51.61%) Technical Leadership
4 15 (48.39%) Microservices
5 14 (45.16%) Content Management
6 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (38.71%) Software Engineering
7 10 (32.26%) BDD
7 10 (32.26%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (32.26%) OO
7 10 (32.26%) Open Source
7 10 (32.26%) Progressive Web App
8 8 (25.81%) CRM
9 7 (22.58%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (22.58%) ERP
9 7 (22.58%) Mobile First
9 7 (22.58%) Presales
9 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (38.71%) Sitecore
2 10 (32.26%) Google
3 4 (12.90%) Xamarin