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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 113 101 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 79 97 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.01% 2.35% 3.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.48% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 50 87 117
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,950 £57,500 £46,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
3762 3917 3687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.77% 95.07% 94.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3151 3240 3230
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Salford +4 4 £40,000 -
Rochdale - 3 £31,000 - 1
Bolton - 1 £35,000 -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 74 (57.36%) HTML
2 70 (54.26%) CSS
3 67 (51.94%) User Experience
4 60 (46.51%) Photoshop
5 49 (37.98%) JavaScript
6 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (26.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 34 (26.36%) Marketing
7 34 (26.36%) Adobe
8 33 (25.58%) HTML5
9 29 (22.48%) Web Design
9 29 (22.48%) jQuery
10 28 (21.71%) CSS3
11 23 (17.83%) Degree
12 21 (16.28%) Axure RP
13 19 (14.73%) Rapid Prototyping
14 15 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (10.85%) OmniGraffle
15 14 (10.85%) Usability Testing
16 13 (10.08%) Scrum
16 13 (10.08%) Windows
16 13 (10.08%) Mobile First
17 12 (9.30%) Product Management
17 12 (9.30%) Android
17 12 (9.30%) Apple iOS
17 12 (9.30%) Kanban
17 12 (9.30%) Smartphone
18 11 (8.53%) Dreamweaver
19 10 (7.75%) Configuration Management
19 10 (7.75%) People Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (6.98%) WordPress
2 3 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.78%) JBoss
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 60 (46.51%) Photoshop
2 34 (26.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (10.85%) OmniGraffle
4 10 (7.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (4.65%) MS Office
6 3 (2.33%) Fireworks
6 3 (2.33%) InDesign
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.78%) Maya
7 1 (0.78%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) LAN
1 2 (1.55%) WAN
1 2 (1.55%) DHCP
1 2 (1.55%) VPN
1 2 (1.55%) DNS
1 2 (1.55%) SAN
1 2 (1.55%) Internet
1 2 (1.55%) OSPF
1 2 (1.55%) BGP
1 2 (1.55%) EIGRP
1 2 (1.55%) Firewall
1 2 (1.55%) Wireless
1 2 (1.55%) VLAN
1 2 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (1.55%) HSRP
1 2 (1.55%) GLBP
2 1 (0.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (16.28%) Axure RP
2 11 (8.53%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (3.10%) Subversion
4 3 (2.33%) Grunt
4 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
General
1 34 (26.36%) Marketing
2 6 (4.65%) Retail
3 4 (3.10%) Finance
3 4 (3.10%) Advertising
4 3 (2.33%) Games
5 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (57.36%) HTML
2 70 (54.26%) CSS
3 33 (25.58%) HTML5
4 29 (22.48%) jQuery
5 28 (21.71%) CSS3
6 9 (6.98%) .NET
7 8 (6.20%) Sass
8 7 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.88%) Ajax
10 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.10%) LESS
11 3 (2.33%) Razor View Engine
11 3 (2.33%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.55%) Flash
12 2 (1.55%) 802.1X
13 1 (0.78%) Regular Expression
13 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.78%) Semantic HTML
13 1 (0.78%) XHTML
13 1 (0.78%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (51.94%) User Experience
2 12 (9.30%) Smartphone
3 9 (6.98%) Graphic Design
4 8 (6.20%) Social Media
5 7 (5.43%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.88%) Taxonomies
7 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.55%) W3C
8 2 (1.55%) Replication
8 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.55%) Psychology
8 2 (1.55%) Social Network
8 2 (1.55%) Online Games
9 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.78%) VUI
9 1 (0.78%) IVR
9 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.08%) Windows
2 12 (9.30%) Android
2 12 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.48%) Web Design
3 19 (14.73%) Rapid Prototyping
4 15 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (10.85%) Usability Testing
6 13 (10.08%) Scrum
6 13 (10.08%) Mobile First
7 12 (9.30%) Kanban
7 12 (9.30%) Product Management
8 10 (7.75%) Information Architecture
8 10 (7.75%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.75%) People Management
9 9 (6.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (6.20%) SDLC
11 7 (5.43%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.65%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.88%) Web Application Development
13 5 (3.88%) Strategic Planning
13 5 (3.88%) Web Development
13 5 (3.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (37.98%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.88%) PHP
2 5 (3.88%) SQL
3 4 (3.10%) C#
3 4 (3.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (17.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (26.36%) Adobe
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.33%) iRise
3 3 (2.33%) Facebook
3 3 (2.33%) Twitter
4 2 (1.55%) VMware
4 2 (1.55%) Cisco
5 1 (0.78%) IBM
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Chordiant
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.78%) Apple
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