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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 103 79 102
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 163 201 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.64% 2.84% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 2.99% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 124 132 162
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £38,400 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5864 6733 6993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.98% 95.22% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4718 5435 5955
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 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £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 28 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 28 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
Cheshire +17 77 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Manchester -35 56 £32,500 +5.69% 11
Merseyside +17 23 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Lancashire -9 5 £30,500 -8.95% 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 214 (62.57%) HTML
2 192 (56.14%) CSS
3 142 (41.52%) User Experience
4 116 (33.92%) Photoshop
5 109 (31.87%) JavaScript
6 96 (28.07%) Marketing
7 92 (26.90%) HTML5
8 87 (25.44%) Adobe
8 87 (25.44%) Web Design
9 72 (21.05%) Adobe Illustrator
10 65 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (16.96%) jQuery
12 51 (14.91%) CSS3
13 43 (12.57%) Axure RP
14 42 (12.28%) OmniGraffle
14 42 (12.28%) Degree
15 40 (11.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 36 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
17 35 (10.23%) Finance
18 33 (9.65%) E-Commerce
18 33 (9.65%) .NET
19 31 (9.06%) Dreamweaver
19 31 (9.06%) WordPress
19 31 (9.06%) Mobile App
20 29 (8.48%) Rapid Prototyping
21 26 (7.60%) Scrum
21 26 (7.60%) Social Media
21 26 (7.60%) Information Architecture
21 26 (7.60%) Retail
22 25 (7.31%) Flash

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 31 (9.06%) WordPress
2 21 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (4.39%) CMS
6 7 (2.05%) JBoss
7 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.88%) SAS
8 3 (0.88%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.88%) Drupal
9 1 (0.29%) IIS
9 1 (0.29%) Apache
9 1 (0.29%) Node.js
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 116 (33.92%) Photoshop
2 72 (21.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 42 (12.28%) OmniGraffle
4 40 (11.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (7.02%) Fireworks
6 19 (5.56%) InfoPath
7 12 (3.51%) InDesign
8 7 (2.05%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (1.17%) MS Office
10 4 (1.17%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Exstream
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.56%) Office 365
2 5 (1.46%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.92%) Internet
2 3 (0.88%) SAN
2 3 (0.88%) OSPF
2 3 (0.88%) BGP
2 3 (0.88%) EIGRP
2 3 (0.88%) Wireless
2 3 (0.88%) Firewall
2 3 (0.88%) VPN
2 3 (0.88%) DNS
2 3 (0.88%) LAN
2 3 (0.88%) WAN
2 3 (0.88%) DHCP
2 3 (0.88%) VLAN
2 3 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (0.88%) HSRP
2 3 (0.88%) GLBP
3 2 (0.58%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (0.29%) FTP
4 1 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.34%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.05%) DB2
5 6 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.46%) Big Data
7 4 (1.17%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.88%) MySQL
8 3 (0.88%) Impala
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.29%) DataStage
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (12.57%) Axure RP
2 31 (9.06%) Dreamweaver
3 20 (5.85%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.46%) Subversion
4 5 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.29%) Grunt
General
1 96 (28.07%) Marketing
2 35 (10.23%) Finance
3 26 (7.60%) Retail
4 10 (2.92%) Advertising
5 8 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.05%) Banking
6 7 (2.05%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.75%) Games
8 5 (1.46%) Automotive
9 4 (1.17%) Billing
10 3 (0.88%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (62.57%) HTML
2 192 (56.14%) CSS
3 92 (26.90%) HTML5
4 58 (16.96%) jQuery
5 51 (14.91%) CSS3
6 33 (9.65%) .NET
7 25 (7.31%) Flash
7 25 (7.31%) Sass
8 21 (6.14%) LESS
9 19 (5.56%) XSLT
10 15 (4.39%) Web Services
11 13 (3.80%) XHTML
12 12 (3.51%) Ajax
13 11 (3.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (2.05%) J2EE
14 7 (2.05%) Backbone.js
14 7 (2.05%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.05%) Zurb Foundation
15 6 (1.75%) Ember.js
15 6 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 142 (41.52%) User Experience
2 31 (9.06%) Mobile App
3 26 (7.60%) Social Media
4 23 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.26%) Graphic Design
6 14 (4.09%) Photography
7 13 (3.80%) W3C
8 12 (3.51%) Taxonomies
8 12 (3.51%) Smartphone
9 7 (2.05%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.75%) VUI
10 6 (1.75%) IVR
11 5 (1.46%) Animation
11 5 (1.46%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.17%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.88%) Blog
13 3 (0.88%) BYOD
13 3 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.58%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.75%) Linux
2 4 (1.17%) Windows
3 3 (0.88%) Android
3 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (25.44%) Web Design
2 65 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 33 (9.65%) E-Commerce
5 29 (8.48%) Rapid Prototyping
6 26 (7.60%) Scrum
6 26 (7.60%) Information Architecture
7 24 (7.02%) Product Management
8 22 (6.43%) Usability Testing
9 19 (5.56%) Online Marketing
9 19 (5.56%) Email Marketing
9 19 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
10 18 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
11 16 (4.68%) ETL
12 15 (4.39%) SEO
12 15 (4.39%) Web Development
13 14 (4.09%) Content Management
14 13 (3.80%) SDLC
15 12 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (3.22%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 109 (31.87%) JavaScript
2 23 (6.73%) SQL
2 23 (6.73%) Java
3 13 (3.80%) PHP
4 8 (2.34%) C#
5 4 (1.17%) Scala
5 4 (1.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.88%) Ruby
7 1 (0.29%) XAML
7 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 42 (12.28%) Degree
2 10 (2.92%) SC Cleared
2 10 (2.92%) DV Cleared
2 10 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) XenApp
2 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) vSphere
2 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 87 (25.44%) Adobe
2 14 (4.09%) Oracle
3 11 (3.22%) Google
4 9 (2.63%) Twitter
5 7 (2.05%) Teradata
5 7 (2.05%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.75%) Informatica
6 6 (1.75%) Ab Initio
7 5 (1.46%) IBM
7 5 (1.46%) DoubleClick
7 5 (1.46%) Talend
8 4 (1.17%) VMware
8 4 (1.17%) Citrix
9 3 (0.88%) HP
9 3 (0.88%) Cisco
9 3 (0.88%) iRise
9 3 (0.88%) Facebook
10 1 (0.29%) Apple
10 1 (0.29%) Cognos
10 1 (0.29%) Chordiant
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