The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 96 73 67
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 5 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.37% 1.42% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 1.49% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 12
Average salary £48,000 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £30,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,200 £30,000 £32,250
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +3.57%
Designer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1303 1008 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.39% 95.18% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1049 759 729
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £26,367 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Designer
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Designer Salary Trend in Essex

Designer
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Designer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Designer Salary Histogram in Essex

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 20 (54.05%) HTML
1 20 (54.05%) CSS
2 13 (35.14%) Photoshop
3 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 11 (29.73%) E-Commerce
5 10 (27.03%) Adobe
5 10 (27.03%) ISEB
5 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
5 10 (27.03%) QA
5 10 (27.03%) Test Management
6 9 (24.32%) Finance
6 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (24.32%) HTML5
6 9 (24.32%) User Experience
7 7 (18.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (16.22%) Intranet
8 6 (16.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (16.22%) InDesign
9 5 (13.51%) PHP
9 5 (13.51%) SEO
9 5 (13.51%) Marketing
9 5 (13.51%) PHP5
9 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.51%) Smarty
9 5 (13.51%) CSS3
9 5 (13.51%) PrestaShop
10 4 (10.81%) Java
10 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.81%) Project Management
10 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 5 (13.51%) PrestaShop
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) WordPress
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.41%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Photoshop
2 7 (18.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (16.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (16.22%) InDesign
4 3 (8.11%) MS Office
4 3 (8.11%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Intranet
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dreamweaver
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (8.11%) Advertising
5 2 (5.41%) Retail
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) HTML
1 20 (54.05%) CSS
2 9 (24.32%) HTML5
3 5 (13.51%) CSS3
3 5 (13.51%) Smarty
4 4 (10.81%) Java EE
4 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 3 (8.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Graphic Design
2 2 (5.41%) Ergonomics
2 2 (5.41%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) E-Commerce
2 10 (27.03%) Test Management
3 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
3 5 (13.51%) SEO
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) Web Design
5 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.41%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (5.41%) Email Management
5 2 (5.41%) Email Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Data Privacy
6 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.51%) PHP
2 5 (13.51%) PHP5
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISEB
1 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Adobe
2 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds