The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 74 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 57 24 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.88% 1.47% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 1.55% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 53 15 51
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Designer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1826 1552 2026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.27% 94.81% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1546 1273 1676
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Designer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Designer across the Cheshire region.

Designer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Designer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Designer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Designer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Designer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 16 £50,000 - 3
Macclesfield +17 6 £32,500 +16.07%
Warrington -19 3 £28,500 -19.14%
Crewe - 2 £55,000 -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title.

1 51 (45.54%) HTML
2 48 (42.86%) CSS
3 45 (40.18%) Finance
4 42 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 41 (36.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (35.71%) Java
7 36 (32.14%) Risk Analysis
8 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (27.68%) J2EE
9 31 (27.68%) User Experience
10 30 (26.79%) Adobe
11 29 (25.89%) DB2
12 27 (24.11%) CICS
13 26 (23.21%) Photoshop
13 26 (23.21%) COBOL
13 26 (23.21%) Banking
13 26 (23.21%) Waterfall
14 25 (22.32%) UML
15 23 (20.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 20 (17.86%) Windows
16 20 (17.86%) Dreamweaver
17 19 (16.96%) IBM
18 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
19 16 (14.29%) UNIX
20 15 (13.39%) IBM Mainframe
20 15 (13.39%) Marketing
21 14 (12.50%) Middleware
22 13 (11.61%) Internet
22 13 (11.61%) Tandem
22 13 (11.61%) Adobe Illustrator

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (24.11%) CICS
2 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.68%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (23.21%) Photoshop
2 23 (20.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (11.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (7.14%) Fireworks
5 3 (2.68%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.89%) InDesign
6 1 (0.89%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Magento
1 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.89%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.61%) Internet
2 2 (1.79%) LAN
2 2 (1.79%) WAN
2 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) FTP
3 1 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.89%) DB2
2 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (17.86%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.89%) Hudson
2 1 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.89%) Axure RP
General
1 45 (40.18%) Finance
2 26 (23.21%) Banking
3 15 (13.39%) Marketing
4 5 (4.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Automotive
5 2 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (45.54%) HTML
2 48 (42.86%) CSS
3 31 (27.68%) J2EE
4 14 (12.50%) Middleware
5 12 (10.71%) .NET
6 11 (9.82%) jQuery
6 11 (9.82%) HTML5
7 9 (8.04%) XHTML
8 7 (6.25%) Flash
9 6 (5.36%) JSP
9 6 (5.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 6 (5.36%) CSS3
10 5 (4.46%) JNDI
10 5 (4.46%) JMS
10 5 (4.46%) JDBC
11 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.79%) Web Services
12 2 (1.79%) HTML5 Canvas
12 2 (1.79%) WebGL
13 1 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 31 (27.68%) User Experience
3 15 (13.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (11.61%) Tandem
5 8 (7.14%) Graphic Design
6 5 (4.46%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.68%) Open Source
8 2 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.89%) Social Media
9 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.89%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Windows
2 16 (14.29%) UNIX
3 4 (3.57%) Android
3 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (32.14%) Risk Analysis
3 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (23.21%) Waterfall
5 25 (22.32%) UML
6 12 (10.71%) Workflow
7 11 (9.82%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (9.82%) Problem Management
8 9 (8.04%) Web Design
9 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.36%) SEO
10 6 (5.36%) Information Architecture
11 4 (3.57%) Email Marketing
11 4 (3.57%) UX Design
11 4 (3.57%) Mentoring
12 3 (2.68%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (2.68%) Content Management
12 3 (2.68%) Migration
13 2 (1.79%) ETL
13 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.71%) Java
2 26 (23.21%) COBOL
3 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.14%) PHP
5 5 (4.46%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 30 (26.79%) Adobe
2 19 (16.96%) IBM
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.68%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco
5 2 (1.79%) Informatica
5 2 (1.79%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.79%) Teradata
6 1 (0.89%) Google
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