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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 113 84 136
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 168 195 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 2.86% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 3.04% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 148 163 126
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £52,250
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
6996 6412 7133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.92% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5771 5512 6101
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 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -34 89 £32,500 +6.55% 7
Cheshire +19 57 £55,000 +57.14% 12
Merseyside +16 14 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Lancashire -21 7 £29,000 +28.88% 1
Cumbria +4 3 £35,000 +75.00% 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (69.92%) HTML
2 248 (67.21%) CSS
3 173 (46.88%) User Experience
4 167 (45.26%) Photoshop
5 118 (31.98%) Adobe
6 107 (29.00%) JavaScript
6 107 (29.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 90 (24.39%) Marketing
8 84 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (22.22%) Web Design
10 78 (21.14%) E-Commerce
11 60 (16.26%) Java
12 57 (15.45%) Finance
12 57 (15.45%) jQuery
13 42 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (11.38%) J2EE
14 40 (10.84%) DB2
14 40 (10.84%) Mainframe
14 40 (10.84%) Responsive Web Design
15 39 (10.57%) HTML5
15 39 (10.57%) InDesign
15 39 (10.57%) CICS
16 38 (10.30%) COBOL
16 38 (10.30%) UML
16 38 (10.30%) Banking
17 37 (10.03%) Waterfall
17 37 (10.03%) Risk Analysis
18 36 (9.76%) Dreamweaver
19 35 (9.49%) Fireworks
20 29 (7.86%) .NET

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 39 (10.57%) CICS
2 10 (2.71%) CMS
3 8 (2.17%) WordPress
4 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.08%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.81%) Node.js
6 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) Lync
Applications
1 167 (45.26%) Photoshop
2 107 (29.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 39 (10.57%) InDesign
4 35 (9.49%) Fireworks
5 22 (5.96%) Adobe After Effects
6 14 (3.79%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (1.90%) MS Excel
8 2 (0.54%) MS Office
8 2 (0.54%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.27%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Magento
2 4 (1.08%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.08%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.08%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.36%) Internet
2 4 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (0.54%) FTP
4 1 (0.27%) HTTP
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
4 1 (0.27%) WAN
4 1 (0.27%) Intranet
4 1 (0.27%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.27%) Extranet
4 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.84%) DB2
2 5 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (1.08%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.27%) MySQL
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (9.76%) Dreamweaver
2 20 (5.42%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (0.81%) Grunt
4 3 (0.81%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
5 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 90 (24.39%) Marketing
2 57 (15.45%) Finance
3 38 (10.30%) Banking
4 19 (5.15%) Automotive
5 11 (2.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.90%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.08%) Games
8 3 (0.81%) Advertising
8 3 (0.81%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (69.92%) HTML
2 248 (67.21%) CSS
3 57 (15.45%) jQuery
4 42 (11.38%) J2EE
5 39 (10.57%) HTML5
6 29 (7.86%) .NET
7 22 (5.96%) Flash
8 18 (4.88%) CSS3
9 14 (3.79%) XHTML
10 12 (3.25%) WebGL
10 12 (3.25%) HTML5 Canvas
11 11 (2.98%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.63%) Ajax
13 5 (1.36%) JMS
13 5 (1.36%) JDBC
13 5 (1.36%) JSP
13 5 (1.36%) JNDI
14 4 (1.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 4 (1.08%) AngularJS
15 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 173 (46.88%) User Experience
2 40 (10.84%) Mainframe
3 28 (7.59%) Graphic Design
4 26 (7.05%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.52%) Social Media
6 12 (3.25%) 3D Graphics
7 11 (2.98%) Animation
8 8 (2.17%) Photography
8 8 (2.17%) Digital Media
8 8 (2.17%) Visualisation
8 8 (2.17%) W3C
9 7 (1.90%) Copywriting
10 5 (1.36%) Open Source
11 3 (0.81%) iPad
11 3 (0.81%) iPhone
12 2 (0.54%) Social Network
12 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.54%) NHS
13 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.59%) Android
2 25 (6.78%) Apple iOS
3 24 (6.50%) Windows
4 3 (0.81%) Mac OS
4 3 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.54%) Linux
6 1 (0.27%) UNIX
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (22.22%) Web Design
3 78 (21.14%) E-Commerce
4 42 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (10.84%) Responsive Web Design
6 38 (10.30%) UML
7 37 (10.03%) Waterfall
7 37 (10.03%) Risk Analysis
8 26 (7.05%) Digital Marketing
9 23 (6.23%) SEO
10 21 (5.69%) Workflow
11 19 (5.15%) Email Marketing
12 13 (3.52%) Progressive Enhancement
12 13 (3.52%) Web Development
12 13 (3.52%) TDD
13 10 (2.71%) Usability Testing
13 10 (2.71%) BDD
14 9 (2.44%) Information Architecture
14 9 (2.44%) Analytics
14 9 (2.44%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 107 (29.00%) JavaScript
2 60 (16.26%) Java
3 38 (10.30%) COBOL
4 24 (6.50%) PHP
5 6 (1.63%) SQL
6 4 (1.08%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.81%) C#
8 2 (0.54%) XAML
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (5.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.27%) ISEB
2 1 (0.27%) HND
2 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.27%) XenApp
1 1 (0.27%) XenServer
1 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.27%) Xen
Vendors
1 118 (31.98%) Adobe
2 10 (2.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.17%) Google
4 7 (1.90%) Oracle
5 6 (1.63%) IBM
6 4 (1.08%) SAP
6 4 (1.08%) Apple
7 3 (0.81%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.54%) Facebook
8 2 (0.54%) Twitter
8 2 (0.54%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco
9 1 (0.27%) HP
9 1 (0.27%) Dell
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix
9 1 (0.27%) Juniper
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.27%) VMware
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