The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 86 94 121
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 120 96 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.89% 2.52% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 2.66% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 96 86 73
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,750 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3949 3612 4074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.04% 94.65% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3377 3142 3682
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,646 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Designer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Designer Salary Trend in Manchester

Designer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Designer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Designer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Designer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Bolton - 4 £27,500 -
Wigan -8 2 - -
Stockport - 2 £35,000 -
Salford -1 1 - -
Bury -12 1 £23,500 - 1
Cheadle - 1 £30,000 -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 154 (69.68%) HTML
2 143 (64.71%) CSS
3 100 (45.25%) User Experience
4 94 (42.53%) Photoshop
5 72 (32.58%) JavaScript
6 63 (28.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 59 (26.70%) Web Design
8 52 (23.53%) Adobe
9 44 (19.91%) E-Commerce
10 43 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (19.46%) Marketing
10 43 (19.46%) HTML5
11 42 (19.00%) jQuery
11 42 (19.00%) Finance
12 33 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (14.48%) Mobile App
14 31 (14.03%) Responsive Web Design
14 31 (14.03%) Java
15 29 (13.12%) Mainframe
15 29 (13.12%) Risk Analysis
16 27 (12.22%) .NET
17 26 (11.76%) Windows
18 24 (10.86%) InDesign
19 23 (10.41%) CSS3
19 23 (10.41%) Degree
19 23 (10.41%) Graphic Design
19 23 (10.41%) Fireworks
20 22 (9.95%) Internet
20 22 (9.95%) Adobe After Effects
21 18 (8.14%) Android

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (7.69%) CICS
2 7 (3.17%) CMS
3 5 (2.26%) Drupal
3 5 (2.26%) WordPress
4 3 (1.36%) Node.js
4 3 (1.36%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 94 (42.53%) Photoshop
2 63 (28.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (10.86%) InDesign
4 23 (10.41%) Fireworks
5 22 (9.95%) Adobe After Effects
6 17 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (4.98%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.45%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) MailChimp
2 2 (0.90%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.69%) DB2
2 6 (2.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.07%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.36%) Grunt
3 3 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (19.46%) Marketing
2 42 (19.00%) Finance
3 17 (7.69%) Banking
4 13 (5.88%) Automotive
5 8 (3.62%) Retail
6 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.81%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (69.68%) HTML
2 143 (64.71%) CSS
3 43 (19.46%) HTML5
4 42 (19.00%) jQuery
5 27 (12.22%) .NET
6 23 (10.41%) CSS3
7 17 (7.69%) J2EE
8 13 (5.88%) Middleware
8 13 (5.88%) WebGL
8 13 (5.88%) HTML5 Canvas
9 11 (4.98%) Flash
10 9 (4.07%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (2.71%) Ajax
11 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.36%) LAMP
12 3 (1.36%) Zurb Foundation
13 2 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 100 (45.25%) User Experience
2 32 (14.48%) Mobile App
3 29 (13.12%) Mainframe
4 23 (10.41%) Graphic Design
5 13 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
6 12 (5.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 12 (5.43%) Tandem
7 11 (4.98%) Animation
7 11 (4.98%) Photography
8 7 (3.17%) Social Media
8 7 (3.17%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.26%) Digital Media
9 5 (2.26%) Informatics
9 5 (2.26%) NHS
10 4 (1.81%) W3C
10 4 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.90%) Open Source
12 1 (0.45%) iPhone
12 1 (0.45%) iPad
12 1 (0.45%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.76%) Windows
2 18 (8.14%) Android
3 17 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.43%) UNIX
5 4 (1.81%) Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.70%) Web Design
2 44 (19.91%) E-Commerce
3 43 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (14.03%) Responsive Web Design
6 29 (13.12%) Risk Analysis
7 17 (7.69%) UML
7 17 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 14 (6.33%) Web Development
9 13 (5.88%) TDD
10 12 (5.43%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.52%) BDD
12 8 (3.62%) Information Architecture
12 8 (3.62%) Email Marketing
12 8 (3.62%) UX Design
13 7 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (3.17%) Time Management
13 7 (3.17%) Project Management
13 7 (3.17%) Analytics
14 6 (2.71%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 72 (32.58%) JavaScript
2 31 (14.03%) Java
3 18 (8.14%) COBOL
4 10 (4.52%) PHP
5 4 (1.81%) SQL
5 4 (1.81%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (10.41%) Degree
2 1 (0.45%) ISEB
2 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 52 (23.53%) Adobe
2 13 (5.88%) IBM
3 6 (2.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.36%) Apple
4 3 (1.36%) Google
5 2 (0.90%) Ab Initio
5 2 (0.90%) Teradata
5 2 (0.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.45%) SolidWorks
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