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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 170 84 157
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 67 219 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 3.10% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 3.21% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 48 202 63
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £19,999 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £46,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
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
5438 6824 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.98% 96.56% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4555 5782 5290
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 -44 52 £32,500 +27.45% 17
Cheshire -3 9 £54,000 +56.52% 6
Lancashire -8 4 £30,000 +22.44% 1
Merseyside -17 2 £25,500 +2.00% 4
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 83 (48.54%) User Experience
2 76 (44.44%) HTML
3 73 (42.69%) CSS
4 55 (32.16%) Adobe
5 50 (29.24%) Photoshop
6 47 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (22.81%) JavaScript
8 36 (21.05%) Degree
9 35 (20.47%) Adobe Illustrator
10 33 (19.30%) Web Design
11 28 (16.37%) Java
12 27 (15.79%) Marketing
13 22 (12.87%) Finance
14 21 (12.28%) HTML5
14 21 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
14 21 (12.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 19 (11.11%) Front End Development
15 19 (11.11%) Axure RP
15 19 (11.11%) jQuery
15 19 (11.11%) SOA
16 18 (10.53%) IBM
16 18 (10.53%) CSS3
17 17 (9.94%) Rapid Prototyping
17 17 (9.94%) Graphic Design
18 15 (8.77%) Data Management
18 15 (8.77%) E-Commerce
18 15 (8.77%) UML
18 15 (8.77%) Usability Testing
18 15 (8.77%) Mobile App
18 15 (8.77%) Master Data Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (8.19%) WordPress
2 10 (5.85%) CMS
3 6 (3.51%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.34%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.34%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 3 (1.75%) JBoss
6 2 (1.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.58%) Confluence
7 1 (0.58%) Node.js
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 50 (29.24%) Photoshop
2 35 (20.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (12.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (6.43%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (5.85%) InDesign
6 4 (2.34%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (2.34%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (2.34%) CINEMA 4D
6 4 (2.34%) Fireworks
6 4 (2.34%) Maya
7 2 (1.17%) MS Excel
7 2 (1.17%) MS Office
8 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.58%) MySQL
1 1 (0.58%) Pentaho
1 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.17%) Grunt
3 2 (1.17%) JIRA
3 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.58%) Selenium
4 1 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (15.79%) Marketing
2 22 (12.87%) Finance
3 7 (4.09%) Banking
3 7 (4.09%) Retail
4 6 (3.51%) Advertising
4 6 (3.51%) Games
5 3 (1.75%) Billing
5 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.17%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (44.44%) HTML
2 73 (42.69%) CSS
3 21 (12.28%) HTML5
4 19 (11.11%) jQuery
5 18 (10.53%) CSS3
6 12 (7.02%) J2EE
7 11 (6.43%) .NET
8 6 (3.51%) Sass
9 4 (2.34%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (2.34%) Middleware
9 4 (2.34%) SOAP
9 4 (2.34%) Spring
9 4 (2.34%) Spring MVC
9 4 (2.34%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (1.75%) Ajax
11 2 (1.17%) LESS
12 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.58%) Razor View Engine
12 1 (0.58%) REST
12 1 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 83 (48.54%) User Experience
2 17 (9.94%) Graphic Design
3 15 (8.77%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.43%) Social Media
5 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.68%) Motion Graphics
7 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.51%) Digital Media
9 5 (2.92%) Animation
10 4 (2.34%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (2.34%) Psychology
11 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.58%) Online Games
11 1 (0.58%) Physics
11 1 (0.58%) Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.60%) Android
1 13 (7.60%) Apple iOS
2 10 (5.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.30%) Web Design
3 21 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
4 19 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 19 (11.11%) SOA
5 17 (9.94%) Rapid Prototyping
6 15 (8.77%) Data Management
6 15 (8.77%) E-Commerce
6 15 (8.77%) Master Data Management
6 15 (8.77%) UML
6 15 (8.77%) Usability Testing
7 13 (7.60%) Mobile First
7 13 (7.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 12 (7.02%) Kanban
8 12 (7.02%) Scrum
9 11 (6.43%) Product Management
10 10 (5.85%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.26%) Information Architecture
12 8 (4.68%) People Management
12 8 (4.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.81%) JavaScript
2 28 (16.37%) Java
3 13 (7.60%) PHP
4 4 (2.34%) C
4 4 (2.34%) C++
5 3 (1.75%) SQL
6 2 (1.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) QA
1 4 (2.34%) SLA
Vendors
1 55 (32.16%) Adobe
2 18 (10.53%) IBM
3 4 (2.34%) Google
3 4 (2.34%) MuleSoft
3 4 (2.34%) Software AG
3 4 (2.34%) webMethods
4 1 (0.58%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.58%) hybris
4 1 (0.58%) Informatica
4 1 (0.58%) Talend
4 1 (0.58%) Teradata
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