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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 64 103 69
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 60 21 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.16% 1.24% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 1.31% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 58 18 74
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £26,050 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,150 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +3.57%
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
1761 1599 2132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.88% 94.62% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 1285 1852
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +13 18 £50,000 +53.84%
Macclesfield -2 7 £32,500 +16.07%
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (50.86%) Finance
2 52 (44.83%) Mainframe
3 50 (43.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (39.66%) Java
5 44 (37.93%) Risk Analysis
6 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (28.45%) J2EE
7 33 (28.45%) DB2
8 32 (27.59%) Banking
9 31 (26.72%) HTML
10 30 (25.86%) CSS
11 29 (25.00%) Adobe
11 29 (25.00%) Waterfall
12 28 (24.14%) CICS
13 27 (23.28%) COBOL
13 27 (23.28%) Windows
13 27 (23.28%) IBM
14 26 (22.41%) UML
15 25 (21.55%) Photoshop
16 24 (20.69%) UNIX
17 23 (19.83%) IBM Mainframe
18 22 (18.97%) Internet
18 22 (18.97%) Middleware
19 20 (17.24%) JavaScript
19 20 (17.24%) Tandem
19 20 (17.24%) User Experience
20 19 (16.38%) Dreamweaver
21 18 (15.52%) Problem Management
22 15 (12.93%) Adobe Illustrator
23 12 (10.34%) jQuery

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (24.14%) CICS
2 5 (4.31%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.59%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.72%) JBoss
5 1 (0.86%) SAS
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (21.55%) Photoshop
2 15 (12.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (10.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (9.48%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.72%) InDesign
5 2 (1.72%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.86%) MS Office
6 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.86%) Exstream
1 1 (0.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.97%) Internet
2 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.59%) LAN
2 3 (2.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.45%) DB2
2 7 (6.03%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.72%) Big Data
3 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (16.38%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.86%) Subversion
2 1 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.86%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.86%) Hudson
General
1 59 (50.86%) Finance
2 32 (27.59%) Banking
3 10 (8.62%) Retail
3 10 (8.62%) Marketing
4 4 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Games
5 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (28.45%) J2EE
2 31 (26.72%) HTML
3 30 (25.86%) CSS
4 22 (18.97%) Middleware
5 12 (10.34%) jQuery
6 11 (9.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 9 (7.76%) .NET
7 9 (7.76%) Flash
8 7 (6.03%) JSP
9 6 (5.17%) HTML5
10 4 (3.45%) Servlets
10 4 (3.45%) XHTML
10 4 (3.45%) EJB
11 3 (2.59%) JDBC
11 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.59%) JMS
11 3 (2.59%) Web Services
11 3 (2.59%) CSS3
11 3 (2.59%) JNDI
12 1 (0.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 52 (44.83%) Mainframe
2 23 (19.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 20 (17.24%) User Experience
3 20 (17.24%) Tandem
4 8 (6.90%) Digital Media
5 6 (5.17%) Social Media
6 5 (4.31%) Photography
7 4 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.45%) Graphic Design
8 3 (2.59%) Animation
8 3 (2.59%) Open Source
9 2 (1.72%) VUI
9 2 (1.72%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.72%) IVR
9 2 (1.72%) PMI
10 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.86%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.28%) Windows
2 24 (20.69%) UNIX
3 2 (1.72%) Android
3 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 44 (37.93%) Risk Analysis
3 34 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 26 (22.41%) UML
6 18 (15.52%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.76%) Information Architecture
7 9 (7.76%) Web Design
7 9 (7.76%) SEO
8 8 (6.90%) ETL
9 7 (6.03%) Email Marketing
10 5 (4.31%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (3.45%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.45%) Migration
12 3 (2.59%) Risk Assessment
12 3 (2.59%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2
12 3 (2.59%) Content Management
12 3 (2.59%) UX Design
13 2 (1.72%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 46 (39.66%) Java
2 27 (23.28%) COBOL
3 20 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.90%) ActionScript
5 6 (5.17%) SQL
6 5 (4.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (1.72%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 29 (25.00%) Adobe
2 27 (23.28%) IBM
3 8 (6.90%) Teradata
4 7 (6.03%) Informatica
4 7 (6.03%) Ab Initio
5 6 (5.17%) Oracle
6 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.59%) Cisco
7 3 (2.59%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.86%) Google
8 1 (0.86%) HP
8 1 (0.86%) Citrix
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