Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Headless Content Management System (Headless CMS)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 795 983 1110
Rank change year-on-year +188 +127 +81
Permanent jobs citing Headless CMS 54 22 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.019% 0.001%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.48% 0.13% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 43 14 1
10th Percentile £44,500 £54,625 "
25th Percentile £47,500 £72,500 £75,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £87,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.86% +9.38% +142.42%
75th Percentile £86,875 £95,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 " "
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 -
% change year-on-year -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 11,165 16,388 23,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.53% 14.44% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8,609 13,147 18,407
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,125
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

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 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Headless CMS in the UK

Headless CMS
Top 10 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 12 April 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 +160 50 £67,500 -22.86% 25
London +135 31 £82,500 -13.16% 19
UK excluding London +118 20 £50,000 -23.08% 6
Work from Home - 17 £65,000 - 5
South West - 9 £50,000 -
North of England - 6 £66,750 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £66,750 -
South East +80 3 £50,000 -23.08% 3
North West - 2 £66,750 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 48 (88.89%) CMS
2 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (53.70%) Azure
4 26 (48.15%) React
5 25 (46.30%) Front End Development
6 24 (44.44%) Git (software)
7 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
8 22 (40.74%) AWS
9 21 (38.89%) Content Management
10 20 (37.04%) AngularJS
10 20 (37.04%) GCP
11 19 (35.19%) React Native
12 18 (33.33%) TypeScript
12 18 (33.33%) Node.js
12 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
13 17 (31.48%) CSS
13 17 (31.48%) User Experience
14 16 (29.63%) HTML
15 15 (27.78%) Microservices
15 15 (27.78%) Serverless
16 14 (25.93%) GraphQL
16 14 (25.93%) webpack
16 14 (25.93%) DevOps
16 14 (25.93%) Technical Leadership
16 14 (25.93%) Apple iOS
16 14 (25.93%) Android
17 13 (24.07%) E-Commerce
18 12 (22.22%) Unit Testing
18 12 (22.22%) Umbraco
18 12 (22.22%) HTML5

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 48 (88.89%) CMS
2 12 (22.22%) Umbraco
3 6 (11.11%) WordPress
4 4 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (5.56%) EPiServer
5 3 (5.56%) IIS
5 3 (5.56%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Adobe XD
2 3 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.85%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 29 (53.70%) Azure
2 22 (40.74%) AWS
3 20 (37.04%) GCP
4 15 (27.78%) Serverless
5 8 (14.81%) Firebase
6 5 (9.26%) Cloud Functions
7 4 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (7.41%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.85%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (1.85%) GitHub
8 1 (1.85%) npm
8 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 14 (25.93%) webpack
3 8 (14.81%) Babel
4 7 (12.96%) Selenium
5 5 (9.26%) Cypress.io
5 5 (9.26%) Jasmine
5 5 (9.26%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (7.41%) gulp
7 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.70%) Grunt
7 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.70%) JIRA
7 2 (3.70%) JUnit
7 2 (3.70%) Postman
7 2 (3.70%) TestNG
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
1 6 (11.11%) Marketing
2 4 (7.41%) Electronics
2 4 (7.41%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Architect
3 10 (18.52%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Web Architect
5 8 (14.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (14.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 6 (11.11%) React Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Angular Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.56%) CMS Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) React
2 20 (37.04%) AngularJS
3 19 (35.19%) React Native
4 18 (33.33%) Node.js
5 17 (31.48%) CSS
6 16 (29.63%) HTML
7 14 (25.93%) GraphQL
8 12 (22.22%) HTML5
8 12 (22.22%) Redux
9 11 (20.37%) CSS3
9 11 (20.37%) REST
10 9 (16.67%) .NET
11 8 (14.81%) Flutter
11 8 (14.81%) Sass
12 7 (12.96%) Apache Flex
12 7 (12.96%) Vue.js
13 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
13 6 (11.11%) Ember.js
13 6 (11.11%) GatsbyJS
13 6 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) User Experience
2 11 (20.37%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.26%) Cloud Native
4 4 (7.41%) Animation
4 4 (7.41%) Social Media
5 3 (5.56%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.70%) Blog
6 2 (3.70%) Online Games
6 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Android
1 14 (25.93%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) Front End Development
3 21 (38.89%) Content Management
4 18 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 15 (27.78%) Microservices
6 14 (25.93%) DevOps
6 14 (25.93%) Technical Leadership
7 13 (24.07%) E-Commerce
8 12 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 11 (20.37%) OO
10 10 (18.52%) Migration
10 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
11 9 (16.67%) BDD
11 9 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
12 8 (14.81%) Android Development
12 8 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
12 8 (14.81%) iOS Development
12 8 (14.81%) Mobile Development
12 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
12 8 (14.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
2 18 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 7 (12.96%) C#
4 6 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (7.41%) Kotlin
6 3 (5.56%) SQL
7 2 (3.70%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) hybris
1 10 (18.52%) SAP
2 8 (14.81%) Xamarin
3 5 (9.26%) Google
4 4 (7.41%) Sitecore
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft