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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 99 78 122
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 182 195 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 2.85% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 3.02% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 161 167 138
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £19,100 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,100 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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 -26 99 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Cheshire +27 58 £43,750 +32.57% 6
Merseyside +14 14 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Lancashire -23 12 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Cumbria - 1 £35,000 -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 258 (69.17%) HTML
2 244 (65.42%) CSS
3 167 (44.77%) Photoshop
4 116 (31.10%) Adobe
5 111 (29.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 100 (26.81%) JavaScript
7 94 (25.20%) Marketing
8 79 (21.18%) E-Commerce
9 78 (20.91%) Web Design
10 58 (15.55%) jQuery
11 53 (14.21%) Java
12 50 (13.40%) Finance
13 42 (11.26%) HTML5
14 39 (10.46%) Responsive Web Design
14 39 (10.46%) InDesign
15 38 (10.19%) Dreamweaver
16 36 (9.65%) J2EE
16 36 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (9.12%) Mainframe
17 34 (9.12%) DB2
18 33 (8.85%) CICS
18 33 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
19 32 (8.58%) UML
19 32 (8.58%) Banking
20 31 (8.31%) Risk Analysis
20 31 (8.31%) Waterfall
20 31 (8.31%) COBOL
21 28 (7.51%) .NET
22 27 (7.24%) Fireworks
22 27 (7.24%) Digital Marketing

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (8.85%) CICS
2 11 (2.95%) CMS
3 9 (2.41%) WordPress
4 4 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.80%) Node.js
6 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) Lync
Applications
1 167 (44.77%) Photoshop
2 111 (29.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 39 (10.46%) InDesign
4 27 (7.24%) Fireworks
5 23 (6.17%) Adobe After Effects
6 12 (3.22%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (1.88%) MS Excel
8 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.80%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.54%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.54%) MS Office
10 1 (0.27%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) WebTrends
1 6 (1.61%) Magento
2 4 (1.07%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.07%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.34%) Internet
1 5 (1.34%) DNS
2 2 (0.54%) FTP
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) LAN
3 1 (0.27%) WAN
3 1 (0.27%) Extranet
3 1 (0.27%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.12%) DB2
2 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (1.07%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.27%) MySQL
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (10.19%) Dreamweaver
2 19 (5.09%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.80%) Grunt
4 3 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (0.80%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.27%) Hudson
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
General
1 94 (25.20%) Marketing
2 50 (13.40%) Finance
3 32 (8.58%) Banking
4 18 (4.83%) Automotive
5 8 (2.14%) Multimedia
6 7 (1.88%) Retail
7 6 (1.61%) Publishing
8 4 (1.07%) Games
8 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.80%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (69.17%) HTML
2 244 (65.42%) CSS
3 58 (15.55%) jQuery
4 42 (11.26%) HTML5
5 36 (9.65%) J2EE
6 28 (7.51%) .NET
7 20 (5.36%) Flash
8 18 (4.83%) CSS3
9 15 (4.02%) XHTML
10 14 (3.75%) HTML5 Canvas
11 12 (3.22%) WebGL
12 11 (2.95%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.88%) Ajax
14 5 (1.34%) JMS
14 5 (1.34%) JNDI
14 5 (1.34%) JDBC
14 5 (1.34%) JSP
15 4 (1.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (0.80%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.12%) Mainframe
2 25 (6.70%) Mobile App
3 24 (6.43%) Graphic Design
4 14 (3.75%) Social Media
5 12 (3.22%) 3D Graphics
6 11 (2.95%) Animation
7 10 (2.68%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.88%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.34%) Photography
9 5 (1.34%) NHS
9 5 (1.34%) W3C
9 5 (1.34%) Copywriting
10 3 (0.80%) iPhone
10 3 (0.80%) Open Source
10 3 (0.80%) iPad
11 2 (0.54%) Social Network
11 2 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.24%) Android
2 26 (6.97%) Apple iOS
3 22 (5.90%) Windows
4 3 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (0.80%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (21.18%) E-Commerce
2 78 (20.91%) Web Design
3 39 (10.46%) Responsive Web Design
4 36 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (8.58%) UML
7 31 (8.31%) Waterfall
7 31 (8.31%) Risk Analysis
8 27 (7.24%) Digital Marketing
9 26 (6.97%) SEO
10 22 (5.90%) Workflow
11 17 (4.56%) Email Marketing
12 13 (3.49%) Web Development
12 13 (3.49%) TDD
13 10 (2.68%) Usability Testing
13 10 (2.68%) Time Management
13 10 (2.68%) BDD
13 10 (2.68%) Progressive Enhancement
14 8 (2.14%) Analytics
14 8 (2.14%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 100 (26.81%) JavaScript
2 53 (14.21%) Java
3 31 (8.31%) COBOL
4 23 (6.17%) PHP
5 6 (1.61%) SQL
6 5 (1.34%) XAML
7 3 (0.80%) C#
8 2 (0.54%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (5.63%) Degree
2 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.27%) HND
3 1 (0.27%) CCIE
3 1 (0.27%) ISEB
3 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Xen
1 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.27%) XenApp
1 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Vendors
1 116 (31.10%) Adobe
2 9 (2.41%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.14%) Google
4 7 (1.88%) Oracle
5 6 (1.61%) IBM
6 4 (1.07%) Apple
6 4 (1.07%) SAP
7 3 (0.80%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco
8 2 (0.54%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.27%) HP
9 1 (0.27%) Dell
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix
9 1 (0.27%) Juniper
9 1 (0.27%) Quark
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.27%) VMware
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