The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 101 118 100
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 181 160 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.50% 2.16% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.27% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 114 142 136
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,550 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £47,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6909 7058 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.47% 95.39% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5594 5932 6059
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Designer
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 90 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Cheshire +45 74 £28,500 -5.00% 5
Merseyside -10 11 £25,000 -3.84%
Cumbria -1 2 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Lancashire -4 1 £26,000 +15.55% 3
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

1 182 (65.47%) HTML
2 145 (52.16%) CSS
3 129 (46.40%) Photoshop
4 103 (37.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 89 (32.01%) Adobe
6 80 (28.78%) Marketing
7 74 (26.62%) E-Commerce
8 61 (21.94%) JavaScript
9 59 (21.22%) jQuery
10 50 (17.99%) Web Design
11 46 (16.55%) Dreamweaver
12 38 (13.67%) HTML5
13 34 (12.23%) Fireworks
14 32 (11.51%) SEO
15 30 (10.79%) Finance
15 30 (10.79%) Digital Marketing
16 23 (8.27%) InDesign
16 23 (8.27%) Android
17 22 (7.91%) CSS3
17 22 (7.91%) CMS
17 22 (7.91%) Flash
18 21 (7.55%) Apple iOS
19 20 (7.19%) Graphic Design
20 19 (6.83%) Email Marketing
21 17 (6.12%) PHP
22 16 (5.76%) Retail
23 15 (5.40%) NHS
24 14 (5.04%) Mobile App
25 13 (4.68%) Axure RP
25 13 (4.68%) XAML

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 22 (7.91%) CMS
2 6 (2.16%) WordPress
3 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) Moodle
4 1 (0.36%) Lync
4 1 (0.36%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 129 (46.40%) Photoshop
2 103 (37.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 34 (12.23%) Fireworks
4 23 (8.27%) InDesign
5 12 (4.32%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (1.44%) MS Excel
6 4 (1.44%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (1.44%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (1.44%) Final Cut Pro
7 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.08%) MS Office
7 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.36%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.08%) Magento
3 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.80%) DNS
2 4 (1.44%) FTP
3 3 (1.08%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (16.55%) Dreamweaver
2 13 (4.68%) Axure RP
3 8 (2.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (1.08%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) PhoneGap
General
1 80 (28.78%) Marketing
2 30 (10.79%) Finance
3 16 (5.76%) Retail
4 11 (3.96%) Banking
5 6 (2.16%) Publishing
5 6 (2.16%) Automotive
6 5 (1.80%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 2 (0.72%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (65.47%) HTML
2 145 (52.16%) CSS
3 59 (21.22%) jQuery
4 38 (13.67%) HTML5
5 22 (7.91%) CSS3
5 22 (7.91%) Flash
6 9 (3.24%) XHTML
6 9 (3.24%) .NET
7 6 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.80%) HTML5 Canvas
9 4 (1.44%) Apache Flex
10 3 (1.08%) Microformats
10 3 (1.08%) Modernizr
11 2 (0.72%) Sass
12 1 (0.36%) LESS
12 1 (0.36%) XML
12 1 (0.36%) SVG
12 1 (0.36%) Middleware
12 1 (0.36%) LAMP
12 1 (0.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.19%) Graphic Design
2 15 (5.40%) NHS
3 14 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.60%) Social Media
5 8 (2.88%) Digital Media
6 6 (2.16%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.80%) W3C
8 4 (1.44%) Blog
9 2 (0.72%) Social Network
9 2 (0.72%) Photography
9 2 (0.72%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.36%) FMCG
10 1 (0.36%) iPhone
10 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.36%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.27%) Android
2 21 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.36%) Linux
4 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.36%) UNIX
4 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.62%) E-Commerce
2 50 (17.99%) Web Design
3 32 (11.51%) SEO
4 30 (10.79%) Digital Marketing
5 19 (6.83%) Email Marketing
6 12 (4.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (3.96%) Web Development
7 11 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.60%) Workflow
8 10 (3.60%) Creative Marketing
9 9 (3.24%) Online Marketing
9 9 (3.24%) Information Architecture
9 9 (3.24%) Analytics
10 8 (2.88%) B2B
11 7 (2.52%) Time Management
12 6 (2.16%) Product Management
12 6 (2.16%) Data-Driven Marketing
12 6 (2.16%) Scrum
13 5 (1.80%) B2C
13 5 (1.80%) UML
Programming Languages
1 61 (21.94%) JavaScript
2 17 (6.12%) PHP
3 13 (4.68%) XAML
4 5 (1.80%) SQL
5 3 (1.08%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.08%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) Ruby
6 1 (0.36%) PHP5
6 1 (0.36%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 5 (1.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.36%) CCIE
2 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.80%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.36%) Xen
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.36%) XenApp
1 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Vendors
1 89 (32.01%) Adobe
2 12 (4.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.32%) Quark
3 8 (2.88%) Google
4 5 (1.80%) Citrix
5 4 (1.44%) SmartFocus
6 3 (1.08%) ClickTale
7 2 (0.72%) Apple
7 2 (0.72%) Dell
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle
7 2 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco
8 1 (0.36%) IBM
8 1 (0.36%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.36%) HP
8 1 (0.36%) Juniper
8 1 (0.36%) Lotus
8 1 (0.36%) VMware
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