The table below looks at the statistics for the UX 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 UX Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 227 220 249
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 36 22 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.32% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.34% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 3
Average salary £32,750 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.42% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
UX 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
7087 6412 6868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.47% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5970 5501 5910
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

UX Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UX Designer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UX Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

UX Designer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing UX Designer across the North West region.

UX Designer Salary Trend in the North West

UX Designer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UX Designer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

UX Designer Salary Histogram in the North West

UX 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 UX Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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 -1 24 £33,000 +1.53% 2
Merseyside +18 7 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Cheshire -15 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Lancashire - 2 £25,000 - 1
UX Designer
England

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited UX 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 UX Designer in their job title.

1 86 (100.00%) User Experience
2 79 (91.86%) HTML
3 73 (84.88%) CSS
4 43 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 43 (50.00%) Photoshop
5 27 (31.40%) E-Commerce
6 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (29.07%) Adobe
8 23 (26.74%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (23.26%) Fireworks
10 18 (20.93%) Web Design
11 16 (18.60%) Axure RP
12 15 (17.44%) jQuery
13 14 (16.28%) Automotive
13 14 (16.28%) HTML5
14 13 (15.12%) Progressive Enhancement
15 12 (13.95%) OmniGraffle
16 10 (11.63%) BDD
16 10 (11.63%) TDD
17 8 (9.30%) Graphic Design
17 8 (9.30%) .NET
17 8 (9.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 7 (8.14%) Responsive Web Design
18 7 (8.14%) Dreamweaver
18 7 (8.14%) Information Architecture
18 7 (8.14%) UX Design
19 6 (6.98%) Time Management
19 6 (6.98%) Visualisation
19 6 (6.98%) Adobe After Effects
19 6 (6.98%) Mobile App

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited UX 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 UX Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.16%) CMS
1 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 23 (26.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (23.26%) Fireworks
4 12 (13.95%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (9.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (6.98%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (1.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.16%) Magento
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Axure RP
2 7 (8.14%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 14 (16.28%) Automotive
2 3 (3.49%) Games
2 3 (3.49%) Marketing
2 3 (3.49%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.16%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (91.86%) HTML
2 73 (84.88%) CSS
3 15 (17.44%) jQuery
4 14 (16.28%) HTML5
5 8 (9.30%) .NET
6 5 (5.81%) Flash
6 5 (5.81%) WebGL
6 5 (5.81%) HTML5 Canvas
7 3 (3.49%) CSS3
8 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (100.00%) User Experience
2 8 (9.30%) Graphic Design
3 6 (6.98%) Visualisation
3 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.81%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (4.65%) W3C
6 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Android
1 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.65%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) E-Commerce
2 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.93%) Web Design
4 13 (15.12%) Progressive Enhancement
5 10 (11.63%) BDD
5 10 (11.63%) TDD
6 7 (8.14%) UX Design
6 7 (8.14%) Information Architecture
6 7 (8.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (6.98%) Time Management
8 5 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.65%) Validation
9 4 (4.65%) User Stories
9 4 (4.65%) Line Management
10 3 (3.49%) B2B
10 3 (3.49%) Usability Testing
11 2 (2.33%) Product Management
11 2 (2.33%) Rapid Prototyping
12 1 (1.16%) MVVM
12 1 (1.16%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 43 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.81%) Java
3 3 (3.49%) PHP
4 1 (1.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Degree
Vendors
1 25 (29.07%) Adobe
2 2 (2.33%) Apple
2 2 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (1.16%) EPiServer
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