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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 121 120 103
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 71 70 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.86% 1.74% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.83% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 63 41 82
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,050 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,188 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.83% +7.14%
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
3649 3828 3913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.65% 94.94% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2993 3201 3397
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 31 March 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 31 March 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
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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 +2 3 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Cheadle - 2 £20,750 -
Altrincham -2 1 £21,500 -49.41%
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 155 (66.81%) HTML
2 135 (58.19%) CSS
3 88 (37.93%) User Experience
4 84 (36.21%) Photoshop
5 73 (31.47%) JavaScript
6 64 (27.59%) Marketing
7 62 (26.72%) HTML5
8 54 (23.28%) Web Design
9 52 (22.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 45 (19.40%) Adobe
11 41 (17.67%) jQuery
11 41 (17.67%) CSS3
12 32 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (13.79%) Degree
13 30 (12.93%) OmniGraffle
14 28 (12.07%) Mobile App
15 25 (10.78%) Fireworks
16 24 (10.34%) E-Commerce
17 23 (9.91%) Finance
18 22 (9.48%) Graphic Design
19 21 (9.05%) WordPress
19 21 (9.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 19 (8.19%) Internet
20 19 (8.19%) Retail
20 19 (8.19%) Social Media
21 18 (7.76%) Information Architecture
21 18 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
22 17 (7.33%) Axure RP
23 15 (6.47%) Risk Analysis
23 15 (6.47%) Twitter Bootstrap

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 21 (9.05%) WordPress
2 12 (5.17%) CMS
3 4 (1.72%) Apache
3 4 (1.72%) Drupal
4 3 (1.29%) CICS
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (36.21%) Photoshop
2 52 (22.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (12.93%) OmniGraffle
4 25 (10.78%) Fireworks
5 21 (9.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (4.31%) Adobe After Effects
7 8 (3.45%) InDesign
8 5 (2.16%) Acrobat
9 4 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) MailChimp
2 2 (0.86%) CheetahMail
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.19%) Internet
2 1 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.02%) MySQL
2 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.29%) DB2
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.86%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.86%) Big Data
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.86%) Impala
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (7.33%) Axure RP
2 13 (5.60%) Dreamweaver
3 8 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.86%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (27.59%) Marketing
2 23 (9.91%) Finance
3 19 (8.19%) Retail
4 7 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.02%) Games
5 5 (2.16%) Advertising
6 4 (1.72%) Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Automotive
7 2 (0.86%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (66.81%) HTML
2 135 (58.19%) CSS
3 62 (26.72%) HTML5
4 41 (17.67%) CSS3
4 41 (17.67%) jQuery
5 15 (6.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (6.03%) .NET
7 13 (5.60%) Middleware
7 13 (5.60%) Sass
8 11 (4.74%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.31%) Zurb Foundation
10 9 (3.88%) LESS
10 9 (3.88%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (3.45%) Backbone.js
11 8 (3.45%) Flash
12 6 (2.59%) Ajax
12 6 (2.59%) Ember.js
13 4 (1.72%) LAMP
14 3 (1.29%) J2EE
14 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 88 (37.93%) User Experience
2 28 (12.07%) Mobile App
3 22 (9.48%) Graphic Design
4 19 (8.19%) Social Media
5 15 (6.47%) Mainframe
6 13 (5.60%) Photography
7 12 (5.17%) IBM Mainframe
7 12 (5.17%) Tandem
8 7 (3.02%) Digital Media
9 6 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.16%) Informatics
10 5 (2.16%) NHS
10 5 (2.16%) W3C
11 4 (1.72%) Blog
12 2 (0.86%) Open Source
13 1 (0.43%) iPad
13 1 (0.43%) iPhone
13 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.43%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.60%) Windows
2 12 (5.17%) UNIX
3 5 (2.16%) Linux
3 5 (2.16%) Android
4 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.28%) Web Design
2 32 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.34%) E-Commerce
4 18 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (7.76%) Information Architecture
5 15 (6.47%) Risk Analysis
6 12 (5.17%) Problem Management
6 12 (5.17%) SEO
6 12 (5.17%) Online Marketing
6 12 (5.17%) Analytics
7 11 (4.74%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (4.74%) Rapid Prototyping
7 11 (4.74%) Usability Testing
7 11 (4.74%) Product Management
8 7 (3.02%) Project Management
9 6 (2.59%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.16%) Email Marketing
10 5 (2.16%) Creative Marketing
10 5 (2.16%) Software Engineering
11 4 (1.72%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.47%) JavaScript
2 13 (5.60%) PHP
3 8 (3.45%) C#
4 7 (3.02%) SQL
5 6 (2.59%) Java
6 3 (1.29%) COBOL
7 2 (0.86%) Scala
7 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (13.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 45 (19.40%) Adobe
2 13 (5.60%) IBM
3 8 (3.45%) Google
4 6 (2.59%) Twitter
4 6 (2.59%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.86%) Talend
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos
6 1 (0.43%) Informatica
6 1 (0.43%) Apple
6 1 (0.43%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.43%) Ab Initio
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