The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 218 170 179
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1533 2039 1776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.72% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.82% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1186 1469 1460
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Designer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Designer within the UK.

Designer Salary Trend in the UK

Designer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Designer over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 within the UK.

Designer Salary Histogram in the UK

Designer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
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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
England -50 1441 £42,500 +6.25% 258
London -61 608 £47,500 +11.76% 93
South East -9 291 £47,500 +23.37% 43
North West -7 154 £32,500 +8.33% 33
City of London -84 144 £50,000 +17.64% 25
East of England -23 99 £35,000 -12.50% 31
South West -47 86 £39,500 +12.85% 10
West Midlands +15 85 £37,500 +25.00% 11
Surrey +54 84 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Yorkshire +5 76 £35,000 -16.66% 14
Manchester -7 70 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Berkshire -43 64 £52,500 +31.25% 10
East Midlands +15 63 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Hampshire -22 62 £57,500 +59.72% 10
Cheshire -5 59 £40,000 +42.85% 13
West Yorkshire +7 49 £30,000 -25.00% 10
Wiltshire +4 36 £46,377 +68.64% 4
Swindon +14 33 £47,500 +58.33%
Coventry +14 33 £40,000 -13.97% 3
Birmingham +12 31 £33,250 -26.92% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 31 £30,000 -25.00% 16
Leeds -1 29 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Northamptonshire +8 28 £49,000 +8.88% 8
Egham - 26 £67,500 -
Northampton +11 24 £49,000 - 5
Hertfordshire -57 24 £29,250 -16.42% 4
South Wales +6 23 £40,000 +41.59% 2
Wales +2 23 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Scotland -1 23 £47,000 +42.42% 1
West Sussex +17 22 £34,000 -21.83% 5

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1541 (45.30%) HTML
2 1534 (45.09%) User Experience
3 1357 (39.89%) CSS
4 1088 (31.98%) Photoshop
5 970 (28.51%) Adobe
6 818 (24.04%) JavaScript
7 783 (23.02%) Adobe Illustrator
8 673 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
9 593 (17.43%) Marketing
10 551 (16.20%) HTML5
11 474 (13.93%) Web Design
11 474 (13.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 467 (13.73%) Degree
13 459 (13.49%) Finance
14 444 (13.05%) jQuery
15 349 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
16 333 (9.79%) Axure RP
17 325 (9.55%) E-Commerce
18 322 (9.47%) CSS3
19 303 (8.91%) Graphic Design
20 298 (8.76%) Mobile App
21 293 (8.61%) Information Architecture
22 263 (7.73%) InDesign
23 239 (7.03%) Flash
24 226 (6.64%) Retail
25 215 (6.32%) Oracle
26 210 (6.17%) Java
27 198 (5.82%) Windows
28 196 (5.76%) .NET
29 187 (5.50%) Microsoft

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 153 (4.50%) CMS
2 152 (4.47%) WordPress
3 51 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 43 (1.26%) JBoss
5 37 (1.09%) Drupal
6 35 (1.03%) Node.js
7 33 (0.97%) Moodle
8 31 (0.91%) Apache
8 31 (0.91%) SAS
9 28 (0.82%) CICS
10 22 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.53%) Joomla!
13 17 (0.50%) IIS
14 16 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
17 10 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1088 (31.98%) Photoshop
2 783 (23.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 474 (13.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 263 (7.73%) InDesign
5 175 (5.14%) OmniGraffle
6 122 (3.59%) Fireworks
7 101 (2.97%) MS Excel
8 94 (2.76%) Adobe After Effects
9 76 (2.23%) MS Visio
10 50 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
11 49 (1.44%) MS Office
12 42 (1.23%) Acrobat
13 26 (0.76%) Adobe Captivate
14 23 (0.68%) 3ds Max
15 22 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
16 17 (0.50%) Adobe Premiere
17 13 (0.38%) InfoPath
18 9 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
18 9 (0.26%) AutoCAD
19 5 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 57 (1.68%) Magento
2 17 (0.50%) WebTrends
3 14 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
9 3 (0.088%) Exstream
9 3 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.088%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.029%) Maximo
11 1 (0.029%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.029%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.18%) Google Analytics
2 20 (0.59%) Google Apps
3 19 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.38%) SaaS
4 13 (0.38%) Office 365
5 12 (0.35%) MailChimp
6 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.21%) GitHub
8 4 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.088%) Pure360
10 2 (0.059%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.029%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.029%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.029%) Sumo Logic
11 1 (0.029%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.029%) IaaS
11 1 (0.029%) PaaS
11 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.82%) Internet
2 69 (2.03%) LAN
3 67 (1.97%) WAN
4 64 (1.88%) SAN
5 56 (1.65%) Firewall
6 41 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (1.18%) VPN
8 25 (0.73%) Wireless
9 24 (0.71%) MPLS
10 18 (0.53%) VoIP
10 18 (0.53%) NAS
11 16 (0.47%) Network Security
11 16 (0.47%) Wireless Security
11 16 (0.47%) OSPF
12 15 (0.44%) IP Telephony
13 14 (0.41%) CTI
14 12 (0.35%) BGP
14 12 (0.35%) Ethernet
14 12 (0.35%) TCP/IP
14 12 (0.35%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (3.38%) MySQL
2 114 (3.35%) SQL Server
3 101 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (1.59%) Big Data
5 42 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 41 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (1.00%) DB2
8 33 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 32 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 28 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 20 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.56%) MariaDB
13 18 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
13 18 (0.53%) Impala
13 18 (0.53%) Pentaho
13 18 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
14 17 (0.50%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 333 (9.79%) Axure RP
2 172 (5.06%) Dreamweaver
3 97 (2.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 78 (2.29%) Git (software)
5 53 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 35 (1.03%) Subversion
7 21 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
8 19 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.32%) Selenium
10 10 (0.29%) JIRA
11 8 (0.24%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.24%) Toad
12 7 (0.21%) RSpec
12 7 (0.21%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.21%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (0.21%) JSHint
13 6 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.15%) Sublime Text
15 4 (0.12%) Grunt
16 3 (0.088%) Jenkins
General
1 593 (17.43%) Marketing
2 459 (13.49%) Finance
3 226 (6.64%) Retail
4 145 (4.26%) Advertising
5 144 (4.23%) Banking
6 135 (3.97%) Games
7 123 (3.62%) Telecoms
8 61 (1.79%) Multimedia
9 52 (1.53%) Publishing
10 50 (1.47%) Legal
11 20 (0.59%) Automotive
12 14 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 11 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.26%) Law
14 9 (0.26%) Electronics
15 8 (0.24%) Military
15 8 (0.24%) Interactive Media
16 6 (0.18%) Billing
17 5 (0.15%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1541 (45.30%) HTML
2 1357 (39.89%) CSS
3 551 (16.20%) HTML5
4 444 (13.05%) jQuery
5 322 (9.47%) CSS3
6 239 (7.03%) Flash
7 196 (5.76%) .NET
8 98 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 89 (2.62%) Sass
10 80 (2.35%) XML
11 74 (2.18%) Web Services
12 69 (2.03%) LESS
13 64 (1.88%) XHTML
14 59 (1.73%) AngularJS
15 46 (1.35%) REST
16 43 (1.26%) SOAP
17 42 (1.23%) Middleware
18 37 (1.09%) XSLT
18 37 (1.09%) Ajax
19 34 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1534 (45.09%) User Experience
2 303 (8.91%) Graphic Design
3 298 (8.76%) Mobile App
4 172 (5.06%) Social Media
5 135 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 107 (3.15%) E-Learning
7 91 (2.67%) Animation
7 91 (2.67%) Digital Media
8 85 (2.50%) Visualisation
9 64 (1.88%) Computer Science
10 63 (1.85%) Mainframe
11 58 (1.70%) Photography
12 53 (1.56%) Open Source
13 49 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
14 46 (1.35%) Clustering
15 45 (1.32%) W3C
15 45 (1.32%) Human Factors
16 42 (1.23%) Video Editing
17 40 (1.18%) Management Information System
18 35 (1.03%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 198 (5.82%) Windows
2 149 (4.38%) Apple iOS
3 133 (3.91%) Android
4 87 (2.56%) Linux
5 60 (1.76%) UNIX
6 23 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
10 12 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.24%) Solaris
12 8 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.18%) AIX
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.088%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.088%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.059%) SUSE
17 2 (0.059%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (13.93%) Web Design
3 349 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
4 325 (9.55%) E-Commerce
5 293 (8.61%) Information Architecture
6 185 (5.44%) Scrum
7 167 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 158 (4.64%) Web Development
9 154 (4.53%) Analytics
10 122 (3.59%) Mentoring
11 119 (3.50%) Usability Testing
12 117 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
13 116 (3.41%) ETL
14 109 (3.20%) Project Management
15 107 (3.15%) SEO
16 101 (2.97%) UX Design
17 100 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
17 100 (2.94%) Data Modelling
18 97 (2.85%) Content Management
18 97 (2.85%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 818 (24.04%) JavaScript
2 210 (6.17%) Java
3 161 (4.73%) SQL
4 151 (4.44%) PHP
5 98 (2.88%) C#
6 55 (1.62%) ActionScript
7 31 (0.91%) Ruby
8 28 (0.82%) C
9 26 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 25 (0.73%) COBOL
10 25 (0.73%) Python
11 23 (0.68%) Objective-C
12 19 (0.56%) ActionScript 2.0
13 18 (0.53%) Scala
13 18 (0.53%) VB.NET
14 14 (0.41%) ABAP
15 13 (0.38%) ActionScript 3.0
16 11 (0.32%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.32%) VB
17 10 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 467 (13.73%) Degree
2 80 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 67 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 56 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 56 (1.65%) CCNP
5 42 (1.23%) CCIE
6 27 (0.79%) CCDP
7 23 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.47%) CCSA
9 16 (0.47%) CCDA
10 14 (0.41%) MCSE
11 10 (0.29%) CCIP
11 10 (0.29%) VCDX
11 10 (0.29%) VCAP
12 8 (0.24%) CCNA
12 8 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.21%) JNCIS
14 6 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.35%) QA
2 6 (0.18%) WCAG
2 6 (0.18%) SLA
3 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.15%) WAI
3 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.12%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.088%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.38%) XenApp
4 8 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.18%) XenServer
5 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.15%) IAG
6 5 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.059%) Varnish
9 2 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (0.29%) Netcool
2 8 (0.24%) Hyperic
3 6 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (0.15%) Puppet
5 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.088%) Plesk
7 2 (0.059%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.059%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.029%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.029%) SCCM
8 1 (0.029%) SCOM
8 1 (0.029%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.029%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.029%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.029%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.029%) cPanel
Vendors
1 970 (28.51%) Adobe
2 215 (6.32%) Oracle
3 187 (5.50%) Microsoft
4 155 (4.56%) Cisco
5 77 (2.26%) Google
6 56 (1.65%) IBM
7 48 (1.41%) Facebook
8 46 (1.35%) VMware
9 41 (1.21%) Citrix
10 40 (1.18%) Teradata
10 40 (1.18%) Twitter
11 38 (1.12%) Informatica
12 37 (1.09%) Juniper
13 35 (1.03%) SAP
14 32 (0.94%) Business Objects
15 31 (0.91%) HP
16 29 (0.85%) Sencha
17 28 (0.82%) CheckPoint
18 25 (0.73%) Cognos
19 24 (0.71%) Ab Initio
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 43 minutes ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £37500 - £45000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus, 10% Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 30% bonus, 10% pension, 25 hols
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
First Point IT
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Essential Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: negotiable with excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + equity
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing
Salary: attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday