The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 98 89 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 15 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.00% 1.05% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.09% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 12
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +31.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £54,800 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Designer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1442 1372 1186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.75% 95.94% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 959 877 818
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £29,300 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Designer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Designer Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (58.33%) User Experience
2 13 (54.17%) HTML
2 13 (54.17%) Marketing
3 12 (50.00%) CSS
4 11 (45.83%) HTML5
4 11 (45.83%) Social Media
5 10 (41.67%) jQuery
5 10 (41.67%) CSS3
6 9 (37.50%) SEO
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) Photoshop
8 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (20.83%) QA
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) Oracle
9 5 (20.83%) Internet
9 5 (20.83%) Advertising
9 5 (20.83%) UNIX
9 5 (20.83%) Windows
9 5 (20.83%) VoIP
9 5 (20.83%) Replication
9 5 (20.83%) Clustering
9 5 (20.83%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (20.83%) Coaching
10 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 4 (16.67%) Adobe
10 4 (16.67%) Degree
11 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (12.50%) Multimedia

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Photoshop
2 3 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (8.33%) InDesign
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) VoIP
1 5 (20.83%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
General
1 13 (54.17%) Marketing
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) Advertising
4 3 (12.50%) Multimedia
5 2 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) HTML
2 12 (50.00%) CSS
3 11 (45.83%) HTML5
4 10 (41.67%) CSS3
4 10 (41.67%) jQuery
5 2 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (4.17%) Ajax
6 1 (4.17%) JSON
6 1 (4.17%) Dojo
6 1 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) Flash
6 1 (4.17%) J2EE
6 1 (4.17%) JAX-RS
6 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) User Experience
2 11 (45.83%) Social Media
3 5 (20.83%) Replication
3 5 (20.83%) Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) Graphic Design
4 2 (8.33%) Photography
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (4.17%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) SEO
2 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Analysis
2 5 (20.83%) Coaching
3 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Online Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Web Design
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Content Management
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Email Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Usability Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy