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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 121 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 134 139 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 1.99% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.09% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 113 79 139
Average salary £29,000 £31,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.66% +5.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
6352 6641 6905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 95.09% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5127 5410 5804
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 March 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 26 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
(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 -2 73 £29,000 -17.14% 14
Cheshire -21 33 £34,000 +23.63% 8
Lancashire +16 17 £24,000 -9.43% 1
Merseyside +11 7 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 236 (59.45%) HTML
2 206 (51.89%) CSS
3 138 (34.76%) Photoshop
4 136 (34.26%) User Experience
5 122 (30.73%) JavaScript
6 110 (27.71%) Adobe
7 108 (27.20%) Marketing
8 100 (25.19%) Web Design
9 96 (24.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 84 (21.16%) HTML5
11 77 (19.40%) jQuery
12 62 (15.62%) Finance
13 52 (13.10%) CSS3
14 51 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (12.34%) E-Commerce
15 49 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (11.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 44 (11.08%) Internet
17 44 (11.08%) Mainframe
18 40 (10.08%) Fireworks
19 38 (9.57%) Windows
19 38 (9.57%) Degree
19 38 (9.57%) WordPress
20 37 (9.32%) Mobile App
21 36 (9.07%) Dreamweaver
21 36 (9.07%) IBM
21 36 (9.07%) Risk Analysis
22 35 (8.82%) Middleware
22 35 (8.82%) IBM Mainframe
22 35 (8.82%) OmniGraffle

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 38 (9.57%) WordPress
2 20 (5.04%) CMS
3 6 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.51%) CICS
3 6 (1.51%) Drupal
4 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.26%) JBoss
5 4 (1.01%) Apache
5 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.76%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.76%) SAS
6 3 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 138 (34.76%) Photoshop
2 96 (24.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 45 (11.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 40 (10.08%) Fireworks
5 35 (8.82%) OmniGraffle
6 16 (4.03%) InDesign
7 11 (2.77%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (1.26%) Acrobat
10 4 (1.01%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.50%) MS Office
11 2 (0.50%) MS Excel
11 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Magento
2 6 (1.51%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.50%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.50%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.52%) MailChimp
2 4 (1.01%) Office 365
3 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.08%) Internet
2 1 (0.25%) Firewall
2 1 (0.25%) LAN
2 1 (0.25%) WAN
2 1 (0.25%) FTP
2 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.27%) DB2
1 13 (3.27%) Hadoop
2 9 (2.27%) MySQL
3 6 (1.51%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.26%) Big Data
5 3 (0.76%) Impala
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.76%) Pentaho
5 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (9.07%) Dreamweaver
2 20 (5.04%) Axure RP
3 8 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.76%) Subversion
5 3 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 108 (27.20%) Marketing
2 62 (15.62%) Finance
3 33 (8.31%) Retail
4 16 (4.03%) Banking
5 12 (3.02%) Advertising
6 7 (1.76%) Games
6 7 (1.76%) Legal
6 7 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.76%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (59.45%) HTML
2 206 (51.89%) CSS
3 84 (21.16%) HTML5
4 77 (19.40%) jQuery
5 52 (13.10%) CSS3
6 35 (8.82%) Middleware
7 33 (8.31%) Flash
8 22 (5.54%) .NET
9 15 (3.78%) Sass
9 15 (3.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (3.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 13 (3.27%) J2EE
11 11 (2.77%) LESS
11 11 (2.77%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.52%) Zurb Foundation
12 10 (2.52%) XHTML
13 9 (2.27%) Web Services
13 9 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (2.02%) Backbone.js
15 7 (1.76%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 136 (34.26%) User Experience
2 44 (11.08%) Mainframe
3 37 (9.32%) Mobile App
4 35 (8.82%) IBM Mainframe
5 32 (8.06%) Tandem
5 32 (8.06%) Graphic Design
6 31 (7.81%) Social Media
7 26 (6.55%) Photography
8 14 (3.53%) W3C
9 13 (3.27%) Digital Media
10 8 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (1.76%) Social Network
11 7 (1.76%) Copywriting
12 6 (1.51%) Animation
13 5 (1.26%) IVR
13 5 (1.26%) Taxonomies
13 5 (1.26%) NHS
13 5 (1.26%) Informatics
13 5 (1.26%) VUI
14 4 (1.01%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.57%) Windows
2 34 (8.56%) UNIX
3 14 (3.53%) Linux
4 7 (1.76%) Android
5 6 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.19%) Web Design
2 51 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (12.34%) E-Commerce
3 49 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (9.07%) Risk Analysis
5 34 (8.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 32 (8.06%) Information Architecture
7 30 (7.56%) Email Marketing
7 30 (7.56%) Problem Management
7 30 (7.56%) SEO
8 25 (6.30%) Online Marketing
9 15 (3.78%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (3.78%) Analytics
10 14 (3.53%) Rapid Prototyping
10 14 (3.53%) ETL
11 13 (3.27%) Usability Testing
12 12 (3.02%) Mentoring
13 11 (2.77%) Web Usability
13 11 (2.77%) Product Management
13 11 (2.77%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 122 (30.73%) JavaScript
2 30 (7.56%) Java
3 23 (5.79%) PHP
4 18 (4.53%) SQL
5 10 (2.52%) C#
6 7 (1.76%) COBOL
7 6 (1.51%) ActionScript
8 3 (0.76%) Ruby
8 3 (0.76%) Scala
9 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (9.57%) Degree
2 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 110 (27.71%) Adobe
2 36 (9.07%) IBM
3 14 (3.53%) Teradata
4 13 (3.27%) Twitter
4 13 (3.27%) Ab Initio
4 13 (3.27%) Informatica
5 12 (3.02%) Google
6 10 (2.52%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.27%) Oracle
8 7 (1.76%) Facebook
9 5 (1.26%) DoubleClick
10 3 (0.76%) Talend
11 2 (0.50%) HP
11 2 (0.50%) Citrix
12 1 (0.25%) Apple
12 1 (0.25%) SolidWorks
12 1 (0.25%) Cognos
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco
12 1 (0.25%) Cloudera
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