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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 958 838 903
Rank change year-on-year -120 +65 +207
Permanent jobs citing Headless CMS 257 64 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.069% 0.012%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.08% 0.51% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 5
10th Percentile £35,500 £37,750 -
25th Percentile £37,750 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £60,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.83% -25.00% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £92,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% -23.08% -

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 23,789 12,619 13,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.47% 13.61% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10,956 9,176 10,485
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,406 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%

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 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 15 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -119 207 £75,000 +20.00% 10
London -148 165 £77,500 -3.13% 6
Work from Home -260 61 £77,500 +47.62% 6
UK excluding London -138 42 £44,000 -12.00% 4
North of England -63 14 £40,000 -44.83% 3
East of England - 11 £35,000 - 1
North West -71 8 £45,000 -37.93% 2
South East -95 8 £66,250 +32.50%
Yorkshire -49 6 £40,000 - 1
Midlands -60 5 £56,000 +40.00%
East Midlands - 3 £57,000 -
South West -33 2 - -
West Midlands -46 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Wales - 1 £52,500 -
Scotland - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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.

1 231 (89.88%) CMS
2 163 (63.42%) React
3 145 (56.42%) AWS
4 142 (55.25%) Agile
5 138 (53.70%) JavaScript
6 119 (46.30%) Node.js
7 115 (44.75%) TypeScript
8 114 (44.36%) HTML
9 102 (39.69%) CSS
10 97 (37.74%) SaaS
11 96 (37.35%) Java
11 96 (37.35%) Software Engineering
12 93 (36.19%) User Experience
13 91 (35.41%) Azure
14 89 (34.63%) Serverless
15 87 (33.85%) CI/CD
16 84 (32.68%) Python
17 79 (30.74%) Content Management
18 77 (29.96%) E-Commerce
19 76 (29.57%) Microservices
19 76 (29.57%) AngularJS
19 76 (29.57%) Amplience
20 74 (28.79%) GraphQL
21 72 (28.02%) SQL
22 71 (27.63%) Games
23 70 (27.24%) Personalization
24 68 (26.46%) REST
25 67 (26.07%) Marketing
26 64 (24.90%) DevOps
27 62 (24.12%) GCP

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
1 231 (89.88%) CMS
2 28 (10.89%) Apache Solr
3 21 (8.17%) WebSphere
4 18 (7.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 18 (7.00%) Umbraco
5 16 (6.23%) Drupal
6 14 (5.45%) Confluence
7 13 (5.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (4.67%) Apache
8 12 (4.67%) WordPress
9 10 (3.89%) EPiServer
10 9 (3.50%) IIS
10 9 (3.50%) Strapi
11 7 (2.72%) nginx
11 7 (2.72%) OpenStack
12 6 (2.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 43 (16.73%) Chatbot
2 4 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.17%) Adobe XD
3 3 (1.17%) Sketch
4 1 (0.39%) InVision
Business Applications
1 10 (3.89%) Shopify
2 7 (2.72%) Magento
3 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 145 (56.42%) AWS
2 97 (37.74%) SaaS
3 91 (35.41%) Azure
4 89 (34.63%) Serverless
5 76 (29.57%) Amplience
6 62 (24.12%) GCP
7 32 (12.45%) npm
8 30 (11.67%) Amazon Alexa
9 21 (8.17%) IaaS
9 21 (8.17%) PaaS
10 15 (5.84%) Figma
10 15 (5.84%) GitHub
11 13 (5.06%) Dialogflow
11 13 (5.06%) Fastly
12 11 (4.28%) Adobe Analytics
12 11 (4.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (3.89%) prismic.io
14 7 (2.72%) Cloudflare
14 7 (2.72%) DigitalOcean
14 7 (2.72%) Vercel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.73%) HTTP
2 22 (8.56%) SSH
3 21 (8.17%) DMZ
3 21 (8.17%) Extranet
3 21 (8.17%) FTP
3 21 (8.17%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (24.12%) NoSQL
2 28 (10.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 27 (10.51%) MySQL
3 27 (10.51%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.72%) DataStax
5 7 (2.72%) MariaDB
5 7 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.17%) Redis
8 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (20.62%) Git (software)
2 33 (12.84%) webpack
3 28 (10.89%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.34%) JIRA
5 20 (7.78%) Gradle
5 20 (7.78%) JUnit
5 20 (7.78%) Maven
5 20 (7.78%) Mocha
5 20 (7.78%) Mockito
5 20 (7.78%) TestNG
6 7 (2.72%) Babel
6 7 (2.72%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.33%) ReSharper
7 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.17%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.78%) Grunt
9 2 (0.78%) gulp
9 2 (0.78%) Storybook
10 1 (0.39%) GitLab
10 1 (0.39%) PostCSS
General
1 71 (27.63%) Games
2 67 (26.07%) Marketing
3 59 (22.96%) Retail
4 46 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (14.01%) Finance
6 34 (13.23%) Social Skills
7 11 (4.28%) Publishing
8 5 (1.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.78%) Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 99 (38.52%) Developer
2 75 (29.18%) Software Engineer
3 40 (15.56%) Architect
4 36 (14.01%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (12.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 25 (9.73%) Technical Architect
7 23 (8.95%) Principal Engineer
7 23 (8.95%) Principal Software Engineer
8 21 (8.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 18 (7.00%) .NET Developer
10 16 (6.23%) Senior Software Engineer
11 13 (5.06%) Backend Developer
11 13 (5.06%) Delivery Manager
11 13 (5.06%) E-Commerce Manager
12 12 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (4.28%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 11 (4.28%) Principal Architect
13 11 (4.28%) Principal Solutions Architect
13 11 (4.28%) Project Delivery Manager
13 11 (4.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (63.42%) React
2 119 (46.30%) Node.js
3 114 (44.36%) HTML
4 102 (39.69%) CSS
5 76 (29.57%) AngularJS
6 74 (28.79%) GraphQL
7 68 (26.46%) REST
8 62 (24.12%) HTML5
9 49 (19.07%) Next.js
10 45 (17.51%) React Native
10 45 (17.51%) Vue.js
11 28 (10.89%) Sass
12 27 (10.51%) Jest
13 25 (9.73%) .NET
14 20 (7.78%) CSS3
14 20 (7.78%) Spring
14 20 (7.78%) Spring Boot
15 17 (6.61%) ASP.NET
15 17 (6.61%) GatsbyJS
16 16 (6.23%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 93 (36.19%) User Experience
2 33 (12.84%) Cloud Native
3 31 (12.06%) Blog
4 26 (10.12%) Analytical Mindset
5 20 (7.78%) Data Structures
6 19 (7.39%) Management Information System
7 17 (6.61%) Mobile App
8 14 (5.45%) Algorithms
9 13 (5.06%) iPad
10 12 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (2.33%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.56%) Legacy Code
14 2 (0.78%) Animation
14 2 (0.78%) Graphic Design
15 1 (0.39%) Acoustics
15 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.79%) Android
1 38 (14.79%) Apple iOS
2 11 (4.28%) Linux
3 9 (3.50%) Windows
3 9 (3.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (55.25%) Agile
2 96 (37.35%) Software Engineering
3 87 (33.85%) CI/CD
4 79 (30.74%) Content Management
5 77 (29.96%) E-Commerce
6 76 (29.57%) Microservices
7 70 (27.24%) Personalization
8 64 (24.90%) DevOps
9 61 (23.74%) Front End Development
9 61 (23.74%) SOLID
10 54 (21.01%) Scrum
11 48 (18.68%) Computer Science
12 47 (18.29%) Thought Leadership
13 45 (17.51%) Infrastructure as Code
14 44 (17.12%) TDD
15 43 (16.73%) Conversational UI
16 42 (16.34%) Technical Leadership
17 41 (15.95%) Open Source
17 41 (15.95%) Test Automation
18 38 (14.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 138 (53.70%) JavaScript
2 115 (44.75%) TypeScript
3 96 (37.35%) Java
4 84 (32.68%) Python
5 72 (28.02%) SQL
6 58 (22.57%) Ruby
7 49 (19.07%) PHP
8 39 (15.18%) ES6
9 38 (14.79%) Go
10 29 (11.28%) C#
11 13 (5.06%) Rust
12 7 (2.72%) Scala
13 2 (0.78%) ES7
13 2 (0.78%) ES8
14 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (19.84%) Degree
2 26 (10.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (19.07%) Accessibility
2 30 (11.67%) QA
3 3 (1.17%) GDPR
4 2 (0.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (7.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (9.73%) Terraform
2 20 (7.78%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.28%) Ansible
3 11 (4.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (14.01%) hybris
2 24 (9.34%) Oracle
3 21 (8.17%) ATG
3 21 (8.17%) Atlassian
3 21 (8.17%) IBM
4 17 (6.61%) Adobe
5 13 (5.06%) Sitecore
5 13 (5.06%) Twitter
6 12 (4.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (4.28%) YouTube
8 9 (3.50%) Google
9 8 (3.11%) Xamarin
10 7 (2.72%) Demandware
10 7 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.56%) Freshdesk
11 4 (1.56%) Sage
12 2 (0.78%) Huawei
13 1 (0.39%) Optimizely