Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 855 780 1092
Rank change year-on-year -75 +312 +130
Permanent jobs citing Headless CMS 139 21 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.031% 0.008%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.89% 0.22% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 91 11 6
10th Percentile " £47,500 £49,875
25th Percentile £37,750 £61,250 £71,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £62,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% -21.88% +166.67%
75th Percentile £65,063 £65,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year -24.00% +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 15,638 9,685 21,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 14.24% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,302 7,706 17,074
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

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 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 14 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 31 July 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 -84 106 £60,000 -4.00% 32
Work from Home - 64 £50,000 - 10
London -100 54 £75,000 +15.38% 14
UK excluding London -99 50 £47,500 -24.00% 15
South West - 21 £50,000 - 3
Midlands - 15 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands - 10 £42,000 - 2
South East -102 5 £50,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands - 5 £47,500 - 1
North of England - 5 £60,125 - 5
North West - 4 £60,000 - 3
Wales - 2 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £60,250 -

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 119 (85.61%) CMS
2 105 (75.54%) JavaScript
3 97 (69.78%) React
4 93 (66.91%) HTML
5 86 (61.87%) CSS
6 75 (53.96%) HTML5
7 72 (51.80%) Git (software)
8 63 (45.32%) Node.js
9 62 (44.60%) CSS3
10 60 (43.17%) Front End Development
11 57 (41.01%) SEO
12 56 (40.29%) E-Commerce
13 53 (38.13%) Web Development
14 51 (36.69%) Accessibility
15 50 (35.97%) User Experience
16 48 (34.53%) DevOps
17 46 (33.09%) GraphQL
18 45 (32.37%) Social Skills
19 43 (30.94%) Azure
19 43 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (30.22%) Unit Testing
20 42 (30.22%) TypeScript
21 40 (28.78%) .NET
22 36 (25.90%) Umbraco
23 35 (25.18%) Sitecore CMS
23 35 (25.18%) Sitecore
23 35 (25.18%) CRM
23 35 (25.18%) Sass
24 34 (24.46%) Redux
24 34 (24.46%) Full Stack Development

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
1 119 (85.61%) CMS
2 36 (25.90%) Umbraco
3 35 (25.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 33 (23.74%) Kentico
5 28 (20.14%) EPiServer
5 28 (20.14%) IIS
6 22 (15.83%) WordPress
7 5 (3.60%) Drupal
8 2 (1.44%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.72%) Apache
9 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (6.47%) Adobe XD
1 9 (6.47%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.44%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.72%) Figma
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (5.04%) Shopify
3 4 (2.88%) Magento
4 2 (1.44%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 43 (30.94%) Azure
2 20 (14.39%) AWS
3 13 (9.35%) Firebase
3 13 (9.35%) npm
4 10 (7.19%) GCP
4 10 (7.19%) SaaS
5 7 (5.04%) Serverless
6 5 (3.60%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (3.60%) Azure Functions
6 5 (3.60%) Cloud Functions
6 5 (3.60%) IaaS
6 5 (3.60%) PaaS
7 2 (1.44%) GitHub
7 2 (1.44%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.44%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (1.44%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.72%) Dialogflow
8 1 (0.72%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) DNS
1 7 (5.04%) SSL
2 2 (1.44%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.16%) MySQL
3 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 72 (51.80%) Git (software)
2 27 (19.42%) Visual Studio
3 25 (17.99%) ReSharper
4 23 (16.55%) webpack
5 16 (11.51%) Storybook
6 12 (8.63%) ESLint
7 11 (7.91%) Cucumber
8 9 (6.47%) Mocha
9 8 (5.76%) Cypress.io
10 7 (5.04%) Selenium
11 5 (3.60%) Jasmine
11 5 (3.60%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (3.60%) Postman
12 4 (2.88%) gulp
13 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
14 2 (1.44%) JIRA
14 2 (1.44%) JUnit
14 2 (1.44%) TestNG
15 1 (0.72%) Babel
15 1 (0.72%) Grunt
General
1 45 (32.37%) Social Skills
2 19 (13.67%) Marketing
3 14 (10.07%) Finance
4 11 (7.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.60%) Back Office
5 5 (3.60%) Games
5 5 (3.60%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (3.60%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (2.88%) Legal
7 3 (2.16%) Advertising
7 3 (2.16%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.16%) Retail
8 2 (1.44%) Banking
9 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (65.47%) Developer
2 48 (34.53%) Senior Developer
3 36 (25.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 32 (23.02%) .NET Developer
5 24 (17.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 22 (15.83%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 20 (14.39%) Web Developer
8 18 (12.95%) React Developer
8 18 (12.95%) Senior Web Developer
9 15 (10.79%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (10.07%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (7.19%) .NET Web Developer
11 10 (7.19%) Senior .NET Web Developer
12 9 (6.47%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (5.76%) Angular Developer
13 8 (5.76%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 8 (5.76%) Senior React Developer
14 5 (3.60%) Architect
14 5 (3.60%) Technical Director
14 5 (3.60%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (69.78%) React
2 93 (66.91%) HTML
3 86 (61.87%) CSS
4 75 (53.96%) HTML5
5 63 (45.32%) Node.js
6 62 (44.60%) CSS3
7 46 (33.09%) GraphQL
8 40 (28.78%) .NET
9 35 (25.18%) Sass
10 34 (24.46%) Redux
11 30 (21.58%) .NET Core
11 30 (21.58%) GatsbyJS
12 29 (20.86%) ASP.NET
12 29 (20.86%) Next.js
13 27 (19.42%) AngularJS
14 24 (17.27%) React Native
14 24 (17.27%) REST
15 20 (14.39%) Jest
16 13 (9.35%) Ember.js
17 12 (8.63%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 50 (35.97%) User Experience
2 15 (10.79%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.35%) Cloud Native
4 9 (6.47%) Animation
4 9 (6.47%) Life Science
4 9 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (6.47%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.88%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.16%) Media Streaming
6 3 (2.16%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.44%) Social Media
7 2 (1.44%) Wiki
8 1 (0.72%) EPoS
8 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.14%) Windows
1 28 (20.14%) Windows Server
2 16 (11.51%) Android
2 16 (11.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (43.17%) Front End Development
2 57 (41.01%) SEO
3 56 (40.29%) E-Commerce
4 53 (38.13%) Web Development
5 48 (34.53%) DevOps
6 43 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (30.22%) Unit Testing
8 35 (25.18%) CRM
9 34 (24.46%) Full Stack Development
10 33 (23.74%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (22.30%) MVC
12 28 (20.14%) Dependency Injection
12 28 (20.14%) ERP
12 28 (20.14%) Web Application Development
13 27 (19.42%) Content Management
14 26 (18.71%) B2B
14 26 (18.71%) B2C
15 25 (17.99%) Data Privacy
16 23 (16.55%) Jamstack
16 23 (16.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 105 (75.54%) JavaScript
2 42 (30.22%) TypeScript
3 31 (22.30%) C#
4 29 (20.86%) SQL
5 27 (19.42%) ES6
6 9 (6.47%) ES7
7 4 (2.88%) Java
8 3 (2.16%) PHP
9 2 (1.44%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.44%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.44%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.72%) Go
10 1 (0.72%) Python
10 1 (0.72%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) Rust
10 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (36.69%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.88%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (25.18%) Sitecore
2 30 (21.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.19%) hybris
4 9 (6.47%) Google
4 9 (6.47%) SAP
5 8 (5.76%) Samsung
6 6 (4.32%) Huawei
6 6 (4.32%) WooCommerce
7 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.72%) ATG
9 1 (0.72%) Xamarin