The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 109 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 154 188 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 2.68% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.80% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 122 125 143
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Designer
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6097 6707 7078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.27% 95.51% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 5411 5954
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Designer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Designer Salary Trend in the North West

Designer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Designer across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Designer Salary Histogram in the North West

Designer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Manchester -16 68 £32,500 -3.70% 16
Cheshire -5 61 £40,000 +45.45% 8
Merseyside +16 17 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Lancashire +6 7 £24,500 -26.86% 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 240 (64.00%) HTML
2 213 (56.80%) CSS
3 148 (39.47%) User Experience
4 137 (36.53%) Photoshop
5 123 (32.80%) JavaScript
6 109 (29.07%) Adobe
7 108 (28.80%) Marketing
8 98 (26.13%) Web Design
9 93 (24.80%) HTML5
10 90 (24.00%) Adobe Illustrator
11 72 (19.20%) jQuery
12 58 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (14.67%) CSS3
14 44 (11.73%) E-Commerce
15 43 (11.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 42 (11.20%) OmniGraffle
17 41 (10.93%) Degree
18 37 (9.87%) Dreamweaver
18 37 (9.87%) Finance
19 36 (9.60%) WordPress
19 36 (9.60%) Responsive Web Design
20 34 (9.07%) Mobile App
20 34 (9.07%) Fireworks
21 33 (8.80%) Axure RP
22 31 (8.27%) Graphic Design
22 31 (8.27%) Retail
22 31 (8.27%) Flash
23 30 (8.00%) Information Architecture
23 30 (8.00%) Social Media
24 26 (6.93%) .NET

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 36 (9.60%) WordPress
2 22 (5.87%) CMS
3 15 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.87%) JBoss
7 5 (1.33%) Drupal
8 4 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.80%) SAS
9 3 (0.80%) Apache
9 3 (0.80%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
10 1 (0.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 137 (36.53%) Photoshop
2 90 (24.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 43 (11.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 42 (11.20%) OmniGraffle
5 34 (9.07%) Fireworks
6 13 (3.47%) InDesign
6 13 (3.47%) InfoPath
7 9 (2.40%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (1.33%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.53%) MS Excel
10 2 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Magento
2 3 (0.80%) Exstream
3 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.47%) Office 365
2 6 (1.60%) MailChimp
3 5 (1.33%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.27%) Internet
2 3 (0.80%) Wireless
2 3 (0.80%) Firewall
2 3 (0.80%) OSPF
2 3 (0.80%) BGP
2 3 (0.80%) EIGRP
2 3 (0.80%) SAN
2 3 (0.80%) DNS
2 3 (0.80%) VPN
2 3 (0.80%) LAN
2 3 (0.80%) WAN
2 3 (0.80%) DHCP
2 3 (0.80%) VLAN
2 3 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (0.80%) HSRP
2 3 (0.80%) GLBP
3 1 (0.27%) FTP
3 1 (0.27%) GoToMeeting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.67%) Hadoop
1 10 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.87%) DB2
3 7 (1.87%) MySQL
4 5 (1.33%) Big Data
5 4 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.80%) Pentaho
6 3 (0.80%) Impala
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (9.87%) Dreamweaver
2 33 (8.80%) Axure RP
3 14 (3.73%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.87%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.33%) Subversion
6 4 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.27%) Grunt
General
1 108 (28.80%) Marketing
2 37 (9.87%) Finance
3 31 (8.27%) Retail
4 12 (3.20%) Advertising
5 9 (2.40%) Banking
6 7 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.87%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.60%) Games
8 5 (1.33%) Legal
9 4 (1.07%) Automotive
10 2 (0.53%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (64.00%) HTML
2 213 (56.80%) CSS
3 93 (24.80%) HTML5
4 72 (19.20%) jQuery
5 55 (14.67%) CSS3
6 31 (8.27%) Flash
7 26 (6.93%) .NET
8 24 (6.40%) Sass
9 20 (5.33%) LESS
10 15 (4.00%) Web Services
11 14 (3.73%) XHTML
12 13 (3.47%) XSLT
13 11 (2.93%) Ajax
13 11 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (2.40%) Zurb Foundation
15 8 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (1.87%) J2EE
16 7 (1.87%) Backbone.js
16 7 (1.87%) AngularJS
17 6 (1.60%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 148 (39.47%) User Experience
2 34 (9.07%) Mobile App
3 31 (8.27%) Graphic Design
4 30 (8.00%) Social Media
5 21 (5.60%) Photography
6 17 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.00%) W3C
8 13 (3.47%) Mainframe
9 11 (2.93%) Digital Media
10 10 (2.67%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (2.40%) Smartphone
11 9 (2.40%) Taxonomies
12 6 (1.60%) VUI
12 6 (1.60%) Animation
12 6 (1.60%) Copywriting
12 6 (1.60%) Social Network
12 6 (1.60%) Tandem
12 6 (1.60%) IVR
13 4 (1.07%) Blog
14 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.20%) Linux
2 10 (2.67%) Windows
3 6 (1.60%) UNIX
4 3 (0.80%) Android
4 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (26.13%) Web Design
2 58 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (11.73%) E-Commerce
4 36 (9.60%) Responsive Web Design
5 30 (8.00%) Information Architecture
6 25 (6.67%) SEO
6 25 (6.67%) Email Marketing
7 24 (6.40%) Rapid Prototyping
8 23 (6.13%) Online Marketing
9 21 (5.60%) Product Management
10 20 (5.33%) Scrum
11 19 (5.07%) Usability Testing
12 18 (4.80%) Digital Marketing
13 16 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (4.00%) ETL
14 15 (4.00%) Web Development
15 13 (3.47%) Systems Analysis
16 12 (3.20%) Mentoring
16 12 (3.20%) Content Management
17 11 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 123 (32.80%) JavaScript
2 23 (6.13%) Java
3 21 (5.60%) PHP
4 17 (4.53%) SQL
5 7 (1.87%) C#
6 4 (1.07%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.80%) Ruby
7 3 (0.80%) Scala
8 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.27%) XAML
9 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (10.93%) Degree
2 6 (1.60%) SC Cleared
2 6 (1.60%) DV Cleared
2 6 (1.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 109 (29.07%) Adobe
2 13 (3.47%) Twitter
3 11 (2.93%) Oracle
3 11 (2.93%) Google
4 10 (2.67%) IBM
5 9 (2.40%) Teradata
6 8 (2.13%) Ab Initio
6 8 (2.13%) Informatica
7 7 (1.87%) Facebook
8 5 (1.33%) DoubleClick
9 4 (1.07%) Microsoft
10 3 (0.80%) VMware
10 3 (0.80%) HP
10 3 (0.80%) Citrix
10 3 (0.80%) Cisco
10 3 (0.80%) Talend
11 2 (0.53%) iRise
11 2 (0.53%) Apple
12 1 (0.27%) Cognos
12 1 (0.27%) Chordiant
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