The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 42 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.37% 1.56% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.62% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Designer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
240 247 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 88.89% 96.48% 93.97%
Number of salaries quoted 166 183 156
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Designer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Designer Salary Trend in Chester

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 14 (87.50%) CSS
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) SEO
4 8 (50.00%) Photoshop
4 8 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) Dreamweaver
6 6 (37.50%) Publishing
6 6 (37.50%) jQuery
7 3 (18.75%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) Web Design
8 2 (12.50%) CSS3
8 2 (12.50%) Graphic Design
8 2 (12.50%) Social Network
8 2 (12.50%) Marketing
8 2 (12.50%) CMS
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) Electronics
9 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
9 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (6.25%) VMware
9 1 (6.25%) MS Office
9 1 (6.25%) Windows
9 1 (6.25%) Flash
9 1 (6.25%) XHTML
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 1 (6.25%) Adobe
9 1 (6.25%) HP
9 1 (6.25%) Dell

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Lync
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 8 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Fireworks
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
General
1 6 (37.50%) Publishing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
6 1 (6.25%) Flash
6 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Graphic Design
1 2 (12.50%) Social Network
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) SEO
2 3 (18.75%) Web Design
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Pay per click
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Stories
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Xen
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Dell
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Juniper
1 1 (6.25%) Quark
1 1 (6.25%) VMware