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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 110 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 67 92 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.89% 2.34% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.46% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 58 61 92
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £27,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
3385 3745 3954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.65% 95.05% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2760 3097 3408
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Bury - 2 £25,000 -
Salford - 2 £28,250 -
Cheadle - 1 £20,000 -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 142 (69.95%) HTML
2 122 (60.10%) CSS
3 91 (44.83%) User Experience
4 86 (42.36%) Photoshop
5 69 (33.99%) JavaScript
6 64 (31.53%) Marketing
7 57 (28.08%) HTML5
8 55 (27.09%) Web Design
9 48 (23.65%) Adobe Illustrator
10 42 (20.69%) Adobe
11 38 (18.72%) CSS3
12 34 (16.75%) jQuery
13 33 (16.26%) OmniGraffle
14 31 (15.27%) Degree
15 29 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (11.33%) Graphic Design
16 23 (11.33%) Axure RP
16 23 (11.33%) Mobile App
17 21 (10.34%) WordPress
17 21 (10.34%) Fireworks
18 20 (9.85%) E-Commerce
19 19 (9.36%) Social Media
19 19 (9.36%) Rapid Prototyping
20 17 (8.37%) Retail
20 17 (8.37%) Product Management
20 17 (8.37%) Usability Testing
21 16 (7.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 15 (7.39%) Information Architecture
22 15 (7.39%) Dreamweaver
23 13 (6.40%) PHP

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (10.34%) WordPress
2 12 (5.91%) CMS
3 3 (1.48%) Apache
3 3 (1.48%) Drupal
4 1 (0.49%) SAS
4 1 (0.49%) JBoss
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 86 (42.36%) Photoshop
2 48 (23.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (16.26%) OmniGraffle
4 21 (10.34%) Fireworks
5 16 (7.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (4.43%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (2.96%) InDesign
8 5 (2.46%) Acrobat
9 4 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.99%) HSRP
2 2 (0.99%) GLBP
2 2 (0.99%) VLAN
2 2 (0.99%) Firewall
2 2 (0.99%) Wireless
2 2 (0.99%) DNS
2 2 (0.99%) LAN
2 2 (0.99%) WAN
2 2 (0.99%) DHCP
2 2 (0.99%) VPN
2 2 (0.99%) OSPF
2 2 (0.99%) BGP
2 2 (0.99%) EIGRP
2 2 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.46%) MySQL
2 3 (1.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.99%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.99%) Impala
3 2 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) DB2
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (11.33%) Axure RP
2 15 (7.39%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.99%) Subversion
6 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.49%) Grunt
General
1 64 (31.53%) Marketing
2 17 (8.37%) Retail
3 6 (2.96%) Finance
3 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.96%) Games
4 5 (2.46%) Advertising
5 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Billing
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (69.95%) HTML
2 122 (60.10%) CSS
3 57 (28.08%) HTML5
4 38 (18.72%) CSS3
5 34 (16.75%) jQuery
6 13 (6.40%) Sass
7 11 (5.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (4.93%) LESS
9 9 (4.43%) Zurb Foundation
10 8 (3.94%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (3.45%) Ajax
11 7 (3.45%) .NET
11 7 (3.45%) Flash
11 7 (3.45%) Backbone.js
11 7 (3.45%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.96%) Ember.js
13 3 (1.48%) Middleware
13 3 (1.48%) Web Services
13 3 (1.48%) LAMP
13 3 (1.48%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 91 (44.83%) User Experience
2 23 (11.33%) Graphic Design
2 23 (11.33%) Mobile App
3 19 (9.36%) Social Media
4 9 (4.43%) Photography
5 7 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.46%) W3C
7 4 (1.97%) Blog
7 4 (1.97%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.48%) Tandem
9 2 (0.99%) Open Source
9 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.49%) IVR
10 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) VUI
10 1 (0.49%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.46%) Windows
2 3 (1.48%) UNIX
2 3 (1.48%) Linux
2 3 (1.48%) Android
2 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.09%) Web Design
2 29 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.85%) E-Commerce
4 19 (9.36%) Rapid Prototyping
5 17 (8.37%) Product Management
5 17 (8.37%) Usability Testing
6 15 (7.39%) Information Architecture
7 10 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (4.93%) Online Marketing
7 10 (4.93%) SEO
8 7 (3.45%) Analytics
8 7 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.46%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (2.46%) Creative Marketing
10 4 (1.97%) Web Application Development
10 4 (1.97%) B2B
11 3 (1.48%) Project Management
11 3 (1.48%) Migration
11 3 (1.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (33.99%) JavaScript
2 13 (6.40%) PHP
3 5 (2.46%) C#
3 5 (2.46%) SQL
4 4 (1.97%) Java
5 2 (0.99%) Scala
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (15.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) QA
Vendors
1 42 (20.69%) Adobe
2 7 (3.45%) Google
2 7 (3.45%) Twitter
3 4 (1.97%) IBM
4 2 (0.99%) iRise
4 2 (0.99%) Talend
4 2 (0.99%) VMware
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle
4 2 (0.99%) Cisco
4 2 (0.99%) Apple
5 1 (0.49%) Informatica
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.49%) Chordiant
5 1 (0.49%) Cognos
5 1 (0.49%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.49%) Facebook
5 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
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