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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 118 88 94
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 141 200 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 2.81% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.96% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 106 155 155
Average salary £38,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
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
6257 6755 6934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5100 5470 5930
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 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +3 58 £41,250 +28.90% 15
Manchester -39 55 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Merseyside +4 16 £28,750 -4.16% 3
Lancashire -15 11 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 181 (61.36%) HTML
2 175 (59.32%) CSS
3 136 (46.10%) User Experience
4 103 (34.92%) JavaScript
5 101 (34.24%) Photoshop
6 86 (29.15%) HTML5
7 76 (25.76%) Adobe
8 72 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (22.37%) Marketing
9 66 (22.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 58 (19.66%) jQuery
11 57 (19.32%) Web Design
12 51 (17.29%) Degree
12 51 (17.29%) Axure RP
13 48 (16.27%) CSS3
14 42 (14.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 40 (13.56%) Responsive Web Design
16 39 (13.22%) .NET
17 37 (12.54%) Finance
18 35 (11.86%) OmniGraffle
19 31 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (10.17%) Scrum
21 29 (9.83%) Mobile App
22 27 (9.15%) Rapid Prototyping
22 27 (9.15%) Sass
22 27 (9.15%) Information Architecture
23 25 (8.47%) SharePoint
24 24 (8.14%) E-Commerce
24 24 (8.14%) Product Management
25 22 (7.46%) SharePoint 2010

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 25 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (7.12%) WordPress
3 21 (7.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (4.41%) CMS
5 3 (1.02%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.68%) Drupal
6 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.68%) SAS
6 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) Node.js
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 101 (34.24%) Photoshop
2 66 (22.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 42 (14.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 35 (11.86%) OmniGraffle
5 21 (7.12%) InfoPath
6 12 (4.07%) Fireworks
7 8 (2.71%) InDesign
8 7 (2.37%) MS Office
9 3 (1.02%) MS Excel
10 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.34%) Maya
11 1 (0.34%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.68%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.34%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.12%) Office 365
2 5 (1.69%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.71%) Internet
2 3 (1.02%) OSPF
2 3 (1.02%) BGP
2 3 (1.02%) EIGRP
2 3 (1.02%) Firewall
2 3 (1.02%) Wireless
2 3 (1.02%) VLAN
2 3 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.02%) HSRP
2 3 (1.02%) GLBP
2 3 (1.02%) LAN
2 3 (1.02%) WAN
2 3 (1.02%) DHCP
2 3 (1.02%) VPN
2 3 (1.02%) DNS
2 3 (1.02%) SAN
3 2 (0.68%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (0.34%) Broadband
4 1 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.71%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.02%) Big Data
5 3 (1.02%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.68%) Impala
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.68%) MySQL
6 2 (0.68%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) DataStage
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (17.29%) Axure RP
2 22 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 21 (7.12%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.36%) Subversion
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.02%) Grunt
7 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 66 (22.37%) Marketing
2 37 (12.54%) Finance
3 20 (6.78%) Retail
4 13 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.05%) Billing
6 7 (2.37%) Automotive
7 6 (2.03%) Advertising
8 5 (1.69%) Games
9 3 (1.02%) Banking
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (61.36%) HTML
2 175 (59.32%) CSS
3 86 (29.15%) HTML5
4 58 (19.66%) jQuery
5 48 (16.27%) CSS3
6 39 (13.22%) .NET
7 27 (9.15%) Sass
8 21 (7.12%) XSLT
9 20 (6.78%) LESS
10 12 (4.07%) Ajax
11 11 (3.73%) Flash
11 11 (3.73%) Web Services
12 10 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (2.71%) XHTML
14 7 (2.37%) ASP.NET
15 3 (1.02%) J2EE
15 3 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
15 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
15 3 (1.02%) CodeIgniter
15 3 (1.02%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 136 (46.10%) User Experience
2 31 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (9.83%) Mobile App
4 20 (6.78%) Smartphone
5 16 (5.42%) Taxonomies
5 16 (5.42%) Graphic Design
6 12 (4.07%) Social Media
7 5 (1.69%) W3C
8 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.36%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.02%) Animation
10 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.68%) Social Network
10 2 (0.68%) Video Editing
11 1 (0.34%) BYOD
11 1 (0.34%) Online Games
11 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.34%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.75%) Android
1 14 (4.75%) Apple iOS
2 11 (3.73%) Windows
3 3 (1.02%) Linux
4 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.32%) Web Design
3 40 (13.56%) Responsive Web Design
4 30 (10.17%) Scrum
5 27 (9.15%) Information Architecture
5 27 (9.15%) Rapid Prototyping
6 24 (8.14%) Product Management
6 24 (8.14%) E-Commerce
7 22 (7.46%) Systems Analysis
7 22 (7.46%) Usability Testing
8 18 (6.10%) Mobile First
9 17 (5.76%) Content Management
10 14 (4.75%) ETL
11 13 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (4.41%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (4.07%) Web Application Development
12 12 (4.07%) Migration
13 11 (3.73%) Web Development
14 10 (3.39%) Use Case
14 10 (3.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 103 (34.92%) JavaScript
2 21 (7.12%) Java
3 19 (6.44%) SQL
4 11 (3.73%) PHP
5 8 (2.71%) C#
6 5 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.02%) Ruby
7 3 (1.02%) Scala
8 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 51 (17.29%) Degree
2 12 (4.07%) SC Cleared
2 12 (4.07%) DV Cleared
2 12 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.34%) XenApp
2 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 76 (25.76%) Adobe
2 11 (3.73%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.05%) Oracle
4 7 (2.37%) Google
5 5 (1.69%) Twitter
6 4 (1.36%) Talend
6 4 (1.36%) Informatica
6 4 (1.36%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.36%) VMware
6 4 (1.36%) Teradata
7 3 (1.02%) Cisco
7 3 (1.02%) iRise
7 3 (1.02%) Facebook
8 2 (0.68%) Quark
8 2 (0.68%) IBM
8 2 (0.68%) Citrix
9 1 (0.34%) HP
9 1 (0.34%) Cognos
9 1 (0.34%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.34%) Apple
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