Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 718 968 1122
Rank change year-on-year +250 +154 +67
Permanent jobs citing Headless CMS 38 47 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.037% 0.001%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.44% 0.25% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 25 32 1
Median annual salary £62,500 £95,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.21% +111.11% +36.36%
10th Percentile £41,000 £29,495 £42,500
90th Percentile £76,750 £95,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £32,081 £45,000
% change year-on-year +87.03% -28.71% -

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 8,644 18,528 24,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.96% 14.69% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 6,974 14,994 19,591
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 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +8.13%

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 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 9 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 17 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 +262 38 £62,500 -34.21% 16
UK excluding London +225 19 £60,000 +87.03% 9
London +185 19 £66,250 -30.26% 7
North of England +96 7 £66,750 +11.25% 1
South East +164 6 £62,500 - 4
South West +84 6 £50,000 +71.46% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £66,750 - 1
North West +86 3 £66,750 +11.25%
Work from Home - 3 £50,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 30 (78.95%) CMS
2 27 (71.05%) Azure
3 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (55.26%) Git (software)
4 21 (55.26%) React Native
5 20 (52.63%) AWS
6 19 (50.00%) Microservices
7 18 (47.37%) GCP
7 18 (47.37%) Front End Development
7 18 (47.37%) Apple iOS
7 18 (47.37%) Content Management
7 18 (47.37%) Software Engineering
7 18 (47.37%) Android
7 18 (47.37%) Serverless
8 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
8 17 (44.74%) User Experience
9 16 (42.11%) CSS
9 16 (42.11%) E-Commerce
10 15 (39.47%) HTML
10 15 (39.47%) Umbraco
10 15 (39.47%) DevOps
10 15 (39.47%) Technical Leadership
11 14 (36.84%) webpack
12 12 (31.58%) AngularJS
12 12 (31.58%) GraphQL
13 11 (28.95%) Mobile App
13 11 (28.95%) Marketing
14 10 (26.32%) QA
14 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
14 10 (26.32%) OO

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 30 (78.95%) CMS
2 15 (39.47%) Umbraco
3 6 (15.79%) WordPress
4 5 (13.16%) EPiServer
4 5 (13.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (7.89%) Kentico
6 2 (5.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Adobe XD
2 2 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 27 (71.05%) Azure
2 20 (52.63%) AWS
3 18 (47.37%) GCP
3 18 (47.37%) Serverless
4 9 (23.68%) Firebase
5 6 (15.79%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (15.79%) Azure Functions
6 4 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Git (software)
2 14 (36.84%) webpack
3 10 (26.32%) Babel
4 3 (7.89%) Cypress.io
4 3 (7.89%) gulp
5 2 (5.26%) Grunt
5 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 11 (28.95%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Architect
2 8 (21.05%) Senior Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Software Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Full Stack Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) React Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Angular Developer
7 2 (5.26%) CMS Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior React Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) React Native
2 16 (42.11%) CSS
3 15 (39.47%) HTML
4 12 (31.58%) AngularJS
4 12 (31.58%) GraphQL
5 10 (26.32%) Flutter
5 10 (26.32%) Node.js
5 10 (26.32%) REST
6 9 (23.68%) React
7 8 (21.05%) CSS3
7 8 (21.05%) Ember.js
7 8 (21.05%) HTML5
8 7 (18.42%) .NET
9 6 (15.79%) AWS Amplify
9 6 (15.79%) Sass
9 6 (15.79%) Serverless Framework
10 5 (13.16%) .NET Core
10 5 (13.16%) Next.js
10 5 (13.16%) Vue.js
11 4 (10.53%) GatsbyJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) User Experience
2 11 (28.95%) Mobile App
3 6 (15.79%) Cloud Native
4 5 (13.16%) Blog
4 5 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (13.16%) Social Media
5 4 (10.53%) Animation
6 2 (5.26%) Online Games
6 2 (5.26%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Android
1 18 (47.37%) Apple iOS
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Microservices
3 18 (47.37%) Content Management
3 18 (47.37%) Front End Development
3 18 (47.37%) Software Engineering
4 16 (42.11%) E-Commerce
5 15 (39.47%) DevOps
5 15 (39.47%) Technical Leadership
6 10 (26.32%) Android Development
6 10 (26.32%) Domain-Driven Design
6 10 (26.32%) iOS Development
6 10 (26.32%) Mobile Development
6 10 (26.32%) OO
6 10 (26.32%) Performance Optimisation
6 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 8 (21.05%) BDD
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (21.05%) Open Source
8 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.53%) TypeScript
3 3 (7.89%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) Kotlin
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) PHP
4 2 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Xamarin
2 6 (15.79%) Google
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.26%) hybris
4 2 (5.26%) SAP