Today we’re going to take a prolonged, in-depth look at the content management system market landscape.
Globally, the CMS market is expected to grow between $7.1 billion in 2020 to $18 billion in 2025. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 20.5%.
This has generated an explosion of content platforms over the years, catering to broad types of organizations from small-scale shops to enterprise size. Despite the endless supply of platforms available, it remains dominated by one particular content management system.
Using the data-collection business W3Techs, which stores information across various types of technologies used for building websites, we can clearly see the hierarchy built into the CMS landscape.
Of course, as we all know, the king continues on its throne; WordPress remains by far the most popular content management system on the market, with its position firmly cemented.
As of April 22, WordPress was used by 33.1% of all websites on the internet. This gives WordPress a content management system market share of 64.3%.
One-third (33.1%) of all websites don’t use a recognized content management system that is recorded by W3Techs. This likely implies that these organizations are using a custom-built content management system solution or uses a hybrid content solution.
The second most used content management system currently on the market is Shopify. Although technically an ecommerce platform, whose low barriers to entry makes it popular with small and independent businesses, it has capabilities for content publication and management.
Third-up on the list is Wix with a market share of 3.4%. The easy-to-use website builder lets those non-experienced in software development create their own website.
Number four on the list is Squarespace with a 3% market share. The platform provides software as a service for website hosting and building and lets users have access to pre-built templates and drag-and-drop elements.
Joomla comes out at number five on the list. The platform, which is a free and open-source CMS, has a content management system market share of 2.5%.
Number six on the list is Drupal that has a market share of 1.9%. Another free and open-source content management system on the list, Drupal is one of the more popular CMS platforms on the market.
Seventh on the list is Adobe Systems, which has a market share of 1.6%. Adobe Systems is the umbrella provider that includes Adobe Creative Cloud products.
Number eight on the list is Google Systems that has a CMS market share of 1.4%.
The penultimate content management system platform on the list is Bitrix24 with a market share of 1.2%. The cloud-based web management software platform comes with more than 35 free-to-use tools.
And finally on the list of top 10 content management systems is OpenCart. The free and open-source PHP-based ecommerce platform also has space for content publishing and content management and has a CMS market share of 0.8%.