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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 201 156 225
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1717 1871 1443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.78% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.89% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1294 1424 1228
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 18 September 2014 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 18 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
England -41 1616 £42,500 +13.33% 229
London -25 657 £47,750 +9.77% 90
South East -41 320 £45,000 +12.50% 28
City of London -30 200 £47,000 +10.58% 27
Yorkshire +16 168 £34,750 +14.87% 28
North West -32 167 £32,500 +8.33% 27
East of England -14 126 £35,000 +27.27% 14
Hampshire +18 104 £42,500 -5.55% 6
West Yorkshire +3 94 £34,000 +13.33% 14
Manchester -39 92 £32,500 +8.33% 10
South West -29 79 £37,500 - 18
Leeds -9 65 £35,000 +16.66% 10
East Midlands 0 56 £30,000 -20.00% 10
Surrey -54 56 £67,500 +68.75% 8
Cheshire +15 54 £55,000 +57.14% 9
Berkshire -61 51 £52,500 +23.52% 8
Scotland -20 48 £33,000 -10.20% 9
Oxfordshire +8 46 £47,500 +53.22% 2
Basingstoke +32 45 £60,000 +76.47% 1
North Yorkshire +22 44 £35,000 +55.55% 7
Cambridgeshire +7 42 £27,500 -27.63% 3
Cambridge +15 41 £27,500 -27.63% 1
West Midlands -100 34 £31,000 -1.58% 6
Hertfordshire -15 33 £36,250 +31.81% 5
Essex +21 31 £33,750 +29.80% 3
Wiltshire -9 30 £35,000 +18.64% 4
Glasgow -2 29 £35,000 -12.50% 4
West Sussex 0 27 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Bristol -5 27 £43,750 +16.66% 4
Northamptonshire -10 27 £47,500 +5.55% 5

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1836 (47.47%) HTML
2 1718 (44.42%) User Experience
3 1653 (42.74%) CSS
4 1319 (34.10%) Photoshop
5 1077 (27.84%) Adobe
6 1021 (26.40%) JavaScript
7 961 (24.84%) Adobe Illustrator
8 799 (20.66%) Marketing
9 696 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
10 670 (17.32%) HTML5
11 509 (13.16%) jQuery
12 507 (13.11%) Degree
13 485 (12.54%) E-Commerce
14 474 (12.25%) Web Design
15 471 (12.18%) Finance
16 437 (11.30%) CSS3
17 389 (10.06%) Responsive Web Design
18 345 (8.92%) Axure RP
19 344 (8.89%) Mobile App
20 302 (7.81%) Graphic Design
21 284 (7.34%) Android
22 283 (7.32%) Windows
23 279 (7.21%) InDesign
24 269 (6.95%) Apple iOS
25 266 (6.88%) Java
26 264 (6.83%) Flash
27 253 (6.54%) .NET
28 249 (6.44%) Dreamweaver
29 248 (6.41%) Retail
30 240 (6.20%) Oracle

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 174 (4.50%) CMS
2 132 (3.41%) WordPress
3 61 (1.58%) Tomcat
4 45 (1.16%) Drupal
5 44 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 44 (1.14%) Apache
6 38 (0.98%) CICS
7 37 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 36 (0.93%) Node.js
9 28 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 26 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 25 (0.65%) IIS
11 25 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 25 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (0.62%) Moodle
13 22 (0.57%) Joomla!
14 21 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
15 18 (0.47%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1319 (34.10%) Photoshop
2 961 (24.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 279 (7.21%) InDesign
4 169 (4.37%) OmniGraffle
5 162 (4.19%) Fireworks
6 137 (3.54%) Adobe After Effects
7 105 (2.71%) MS Excel
8 103 (2.66%) MS Office
9 90 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 69 (1.78%) MS Visio
11 35 (0.90%) Acrobat
12 25 (0.65%) AutoCAD
13 23 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
14 21 (0.54%) CINEMA 4D
15 17 (0.44%) Maya
16 15 (0.39%) FreeHand
17 9 (0.23%) QuarkXPress
18 8 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
19 5 (0.13%) 3ds Max
19 5 (0.13%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 69 (1.78%) Google Analytics
2 58 (1.50%) Magento
3 23 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.54%) WebTrends
5 13 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
9 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
9 4 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.10%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.078%) Oracle AGIS
11 2 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.09%) SaaS
2 28 (0.72%) IaaS
3 21 (0.54%) Google Apps
4 17 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
5 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.21%) PaaS
7 7 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.16%) Force.com
9 4 (0.10%) MailChimp
9 4 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.052%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.052%) Office 365
11 1 (0.026%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.026%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 101 (2.61%) Internet
2 88 (2.28%) 4G
3 84 (2.17%) LAN
4 75 (1.94%) WAN
5 66 (1.71%) Intranet
6 63 (1.63%) Firewall
7 61 (1.58%) SAN
8 38 (0.98%) SIGTRAN
9 37 (0.96%) Network Security
10 35 (0.90%) SS7
10 35 (0.90%) TCAP
10 35 (0.90%) INAP
11 24 (0.62%) VPN
12 22 (0.57%) TCP/IP
13 21 (0.54%) MPLS
13 21 (0.54%) DNS
14 20 (0.52%) NAS
15 17 (0.44%) HTTP
16 16 (0.41%) SSL
17 15 (0.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 106 (2.74%) MySQL
3 81 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 43 (1.11%) DB2
5 43 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 32 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 30 (0.78%) Big Data
9 23 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (0.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 18 (0.47%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
12 17 (0.44%) Cognos Report Studio
13 14 (0.36%) Cognos Event Studio
13 14 (0.36%) Cognos Metric Studio
13 14 (0.36%) Cognos Transformer
13 14 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 345 (8.92%) Axure RP
2 249 (6.44%) Dreamweaver
3 99 (2.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 67 (1.73%) Git (software)
5 39 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 36 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 24 (0.62%) Subversion
8 18 (0.47%) Toad
9 14 (0.36%) Grunt
10 13 (0.34%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 11 (0.28%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.26%) JIRA
12 10 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.21%) Maven
14 4 (0.10%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.10%) Redmine
14 4 (0.10%) LabVIEW
15 3 (0.078%) XMLSpy
General
1 799 (20.66%) Marketing
2 471 (12.18%) Finance
3 248 (6.41%) Retail
4 212 (5.48%) Advertising
5 173 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 143 (3.70%) Banking
7 123 (3.18%) Games
8 92 (2.38%) Multimedia
9 56 (1.45%) Publishing
10 45 (1.16%) Automotive
11 34 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.75%) Military
13 28 (0.72%) Electronics
14 27 (0.70%) Legal
15 17 (0.44%) Interactive Media
16 10 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.21%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.18%) Law
18 7 (0.18%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1836 (47.47%) HTML
2 1653 (42.74%) CSS
3 670 (17.32%) HTML5
4 509 (13.16%) jQuery
5 437 (11.30%) CSS3
6 264 (6.83%) Flash
7 253 (6.54%) .NET
8 128 (3.31%) XHTML
9 124 (3.21%) Web Services
10 120 (3.10%) ASP.NET
11 118 (3.05%) Ajax
12 116 (3.00%) XML
13 67 (1.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 64 (1.65%) Sass
15 60 (1.55%) AngularJS
16 57 (1.47%) J2EE
17 41 (1.06%) Spring
18 34 (0.88%) XSLT
19 31 (0.80%) SOAP
20 30 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1718 (44.42%) User Experience
2 344 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 302 (7.81%) Graphic Design
4 228 (5.89%) Social Media
5 161 (4.16%) Animation
6 134 (3.46%) Visualisation
6 134 (3.46%) Digital Media
7 126 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
8 91 (2.35%) E-Learning
9 82 (2.12%) Open Source
10 57 (1.47%) Photography
11 52 (1.34%) iPhone
12 49 (1.27%) W3C
13 48 (1.24%) Mainframe
14 41 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 39 (1.01%) Motion Graphics
15 39 (1.01%) iPad
15 39 (1.01%) Video Editing
15 39 (1.01%) Computer Science
16 32 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 284 (7.34%) Android
2 283 (7.32%) Windows
3 269 (6.95%) Apple iOS
4 122 (3.15%) Linux
5 92 (2.38%) UNIX
6 37 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (0.52%) Solaris
8 19 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.36%) AIX
12 12 (0.31%) Windows Phone
13 9 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.052%) HPUX
18 1 (0.026%) zOS
18 1 (0.026%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (12.54%) E-Commerce
3 474 (12.25%) Web Design
4 389 (10.06%) Responsive Web Design
5 234 (6.05%) SEO
6 222 (5.74%) Analytics
7 180 (4.65%) Information Architecture
8 170 (4.40%) Web Development
9 167 (4.32%) Scrum
10 149 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
11 132 (3.41%) Project Management
12 130 (3.36%) User Experience Design
12 130 (3.36%) Mentoring
13 126 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
14 115 (2.97%) SOA
15 111 (2.87%) Usability Testing
16 99 (2.56%) Data Modelling
17 90 (2.33%) B2B
17 90 (2.33%) Network Architecture
18 89 (2.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1021 (26.40%) JavaScript
2 266 (6.88%) Java
3 227 (5.87%) PHP
4 223 (5.77%) SQL
5 124 (3.21%) C#
6 79 (2.04%) Erlang
7 73 (1.89%) ActionScript
8 37 (0.96%) COBOL
9 32 (0.83%) C
9 32 (0.83%) ActionScript 3.0
10 31 (0.80%) ActionScript 2.0
11 26 (0.67%) Objective-C
12 24 (0.62%) Perl
13 23 (0.59%) C++
14 22 (0.57%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.47%) Python
16 17 (0.44%) Ruby
17 15 (0.39%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.31%) XAML
19 10 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 507 (13.11%) Degree
2 94 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 77 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 55 (1.42%) CCNP
6 46 (1.19%) CCDP
7 30 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.54%) CCDA
9 15 (0.39%) CCNA
10 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.34%) HND
11 13 (0.34%) MBA
11 13 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.31%) ISEB
12 12 (0.31%) MCSE
13 11 (0.28%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.23%) CCIE
15 8 (0.21%) JNCIS
16 7 (0.18%) MCP
16 7 (0.18%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.53%) QA
2 13 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.31%) WCAG
4 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.13%) COBIT
6 4 (0.10%) EFQM
6 4 (0.10%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.10%) SLA
7 3 (0.078%) WAI
8 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.75%) XenApp
4 19 (0.49%) XenServer
5 12 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
6 11 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.18%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.16%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.078%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.078%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.052%) Xen
10 2 (0.052%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.026%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 11 (0.28%) Plesk
2 9 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.18%) Puppet
4 5 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.10%) Cobbler
5 4 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.052%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.052%) SCOM
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.026%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.026%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.026%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.026%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.026%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1077 (27.84%) Adobe
2 240 (6.20%) Oracle
3 223 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 125 (3.23%) Cisco
5 100 (2.59%) Google
6 63 (1.63%) Twitter
7 54 (1.40%) VMware
8 51 (1.32%) HP
9 48 (1.24%) Facebook
10 47 (1.22%) SAP
11 46 (1.19%) IBM
12 43 (1.11%) Cognos
12 43 (1.11%) Citrix
13 37 (0.96%) webMethods
13 37 (0.96%) Business Objects
14 36 (0.93%) hybris
14 36 (0.93%) JBoss
15 31 (0.80%) Juniper
16 30 (0.78%) Teradata
17 25 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
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