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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 205 176 190
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1618 1880 1664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.68% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.78% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1399 1384
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,093 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £61,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 March 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 March 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
(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 -23 1534 £40,000 - 255
London -46 629 £45,000 +5.88% 107
South East -5 325 £45,000 +12.50% 44
City of London -73 157 £45,000 +5.88% 38
North West +8 131 £29,250 -6.40% 26
Yorkshire +39 126 £32,500 -18.75% 14
South West -1 117 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Berkshire -4 88 £52,500 +31.25% 20
East of England -32 83 £30,000 -25.00% 19
West Midlands +3 76 £37,500 +25.00% 11
Surrey +26 75 £47,500 - 5
Manchester +14 72 £29,500 -15.71% 13
Hampshire -19 69 £55,000 +22.22% 4
West Yorkshire +30 66 £26,000 -28.27% 10
East Midlands -8 47 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Wiltshire +17 46 £50,000 +66.66% 6
Swindon +8 44 £50,000 -3.84% 1
Coventry +15 36 £43,750 -5.91% 3
Leeds +11 34 £31,000 -22.50% 8
Cambridgeshire +1 34 £30,000 -25.00% 6
Cheshire -15 32 £33,500 +21.81% 10
Bristol -7 31 £42,500 - 6
North Yorkshire +20 30 £35,000 -16.66% 1
West Sussex +28 29 £34,000 -21.83% 3
Cambridge +11 29 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Northamptonshire +8 27 £49,000 - 5
Northampton +12 25 £49,000 - 4
Oxfordshire -4 25 £35,000 -9.67% 2
Scotland -4 21 £43,500 -3.33% 3
Reading -8 21 £55,000 +7.31% 7

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1571 (45.08%) HTML
2 1563 (44.85%) User Experience
3 1384 (39.71%) CSS
4 1111 (31.88%) Photoshop
5 1003 (28.78%) Adobe
6 831 (23.85%) JavaScript
7 809 (23.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 701 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
9 624 (17.91%) Marketing
10 572 (16.41%) HTML5
11 489 (14.03%) Web Design
11 489 (14.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 475 (13.63%) jQuery
13 466 (13.37%) Finance
14 465 (13.34%) Degree
15 386 (11.08%) Responsive Web Design
16 337 (9.67%) CSS3
17 334 (9.58%) Axure RP
18 329 (9.44%) E-Commerce
19 310 (8.90%) Mobile App
19 310 (8.90%) Graphic Design
20 293 (8.41%) Information Architecture
21 265 (7.60%) InDesign
22 241 (6.92%) Retail
23 225 (6.46%) Windows
23 225 (6.46%) Flash
24 213 (6.11%) Java
25 211 (6.05%) Oracle
26 200 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
27 189 (5.42%) Dreamweaver

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 157 (4.51%) WordPress
2 148 (4.25%) CMS
3 53 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.43%) Drupal
5 35 (1.00%) JBoss
6 34 (0.98%) SAS
7 32 (0.92%) CICS
7 32 (0.92%) Apache
8 31 (0.89%) Moodle
9 27 (0.77%) Node.js
10 23 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 22 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.52%) Joomla!
13 17 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.40%) IIS
15 10 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.29%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1111 (31.88%) Photoshop
2 809 (23.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 489 (14.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 265 (7.60%) InDesign
5 183 (5.25%) OmniGraffle
6 145 (4.16%) Fireworks
7 106 (3.04%) MS Excel
8 88 (2.53%) Adobe After Effects
9 80 (2.30%) MS Visio
10 69 (1.98%) MS Office
11 50 (1.43%) Acrobat
12 46 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
13 29 (0.83%) Adobe Captivate
14 22 (0.63%) CINEMA 4D
15 21 (0.60%) 3ds Max
16 12 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
17 11 (0.32%) Final Cut Pro
18 8 (0.23%) AutoCAD
19 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
20 5 (0.14%) Maya
Business Applications
1 59 (1.69%) Magento
2 43 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 27 (0.77%) WebTrends
4 17 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 17 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.23%) Maximo
7 8 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.11%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.11%) Exstream
10 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.057%) SAP FSCM
11 2 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.057%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (0.60%) Google Apps
2 17 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.46%) SaaS
3 16 (0.46%) MailChimp
4 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.23%) GitHub
6 5 (0.14%) Office 365
7 4 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.086%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.086%) Pure360
9 2 (0.057%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.057%) CheetahMail
9 2 (0.057%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.029%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.029%) PaaS
10 1 (0.029%) Heroku
10 1 (0.029%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.029%) Force.com
10 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.50%) Internet
2 70 (2.01%) WAN
3 69 (1.98%) LAN
4 55 (1.58%) SAN
5 44 (1.26%) Firewall
6 42 (1.21%) VPN
7 37 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (0.72%) MPLS
9 20 (0.57%) VoIP
10 18 (0.52%) Network Security
11 15 (0.43%) OSPF
12 13 (0.37%) TCP/IP
12 13 (0.37%) NAS
13 12 (0.34%) Ethernet
13 12 (0.34%) BGP
14 11 (0.32%) Intranet
14 11 (0.32%) Broadband
14 11 (0.32%) Wireless
15 10 (0.29%) CTI
16 9 (0.26%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (3.21%) SQL Server
1 112 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
2 108 (3.10%) MySQL
3 57 (1.64%) Big Data
4 46 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (1.29%) Hadoop
6 42 (1.21%) DB2
7 34 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 28 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 28 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 21 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 20 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
10 20 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (0.55%) MariaDB
12 17 (0.49%) Pentaho
12 17 (0.49%) Impala
12 17 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.37%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 334 (9.58%) Axure RP
2 189 (5.42%) Dreamweaver
3 91 (2.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 75 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 35 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 32 (0.92%) Subversion
7 21 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
8 20 (0.57%) JIRA
9 16 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.26%) Selenium
11 8 (0.23%) Jasmine
11 8 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (0.23%) JSHint
12 7 (0.20%) RSpec
12 7 (0.20%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.20%) Toad
13 6 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.14%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.14%) Sublime Text
15 3 (0.086%) Grunt
General
1 624 (17.91%) Marketing
2 466 (13.37%) Finance
3 241 (6.92%) Retail
4 152 (4.36%) Banking
5 145 (4.16%) Advertising
6 136 (3.90%) Games
7 131 (3.76%) Telecoms
8 63 (1.81%) Multimedia
9 57 (1.64%) Publishing
10 50 (1.43%) Legal
11 22 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.49%) Automotive
12 17 (0.49%) General Ledger
13 10 (0.29%) Electronics
13 10 (0.29%) Military
14 9 (0.26%) Law
15 8 (0.23%) Interactive Media
16 6 (0.17%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1571 (45.08%) HTML
2 1384 (39.71%) CSS
3 572 (16.41%) HTML5
4 475 (13.63%) jQuery
5 337 (9.67%) CSS3
6 225 (6.46%) Flash
7 174 (4.99%) .NET
8 103 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 85 (2.44%) Sass
10 81 (2.32%) XHTML
11 78 (2.24%) XML
12 68 (1.95%) Middleware
13 65 (1.87%) AngularJS
14 64 (1.84%) LESS
15 61 (1.75%) Web Services
16 46 (1.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 38 (1.09%) Ajax
17 38 (1.09%) REST
18 33 (0.95%) SOAP
19 29 (0.83%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1563 (44.85%) User Experience
2 310 (8.90%) Mobile App
2 310 (8.90%) Graphic Design
3 179 (5.14%) Social Media
4 130 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 105 (3.01%) Digital Media
6 101 (2.90%) E-Learning
7 100 (2.87%) Animation
8 87 (2.50%) Visualisation
9 83 (2.38%) Mainframe
10 62 (1.78%) Photography
11 54 (1.55%) Open Source
12 51 (1.46%) Computer Science
12 51 (1.46%) W3C
13 47 (1.35%) Clustering
13 47 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 45 (1.29%) Video Editing
15 42 (1.21%) Human Factors
16 35 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
16 35 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 225 (6.46%) Windows
2 159 (4.56%) Apple iOS
3 149 (4.28%) Android
4 82 (2.35%) UNIX
5 78 (2.24%) Linux
6 28 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.40%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
10 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.26%) AIX
12 7 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.17%) Solaris
14 3 (0.086%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.057%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.057%) SUSE
16 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (14.03%) Web Design
3 386 (11.08%) Responsive Web Design
4 329 (9.44%) E-Commerce
5 293 (8.41%) Information Architecture
6 200 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 173 (4.96%) Analytics
8 166 (4.76%) Scrum
9 163 (4.68%) Web Development
10 124 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
11 122 (3.50%) ETL
12 118 (3.39%) UX Design
13 116 (3.33%) Usability Testing
13 116 (3.33%) SEO
14 113 (3.24%) Project Management
15 112 (3.21%) Mentoring
16 106 (3.04%) Data Modelling
17 96 (2.75%) Digital Marketing
18 91 (2.61%) Content Management
18 91 (2.61%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 831 (23.85%) JavaScript
2 213 (6.11%) Java
3 161 (4.62%) PHP
4 157 (4.51%) SQL
5 86 (2.47%) C#
6 52 (1.49%) ActionScript
7 30 (0.86%) COBOL
8 27 (0.77%) Ruby
9 24 (0.69%) C
10 21 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 19 (0.55%) Python
11 19 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
12 17 (0.49%) Scala
12 17 (0.49%) VB.NET
13 16 (0.46%) ABAP
13 16 (0.46%) Objective-C
14 13 (0.37%) ActionScript 3.0
15 11 (0.32%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.29%) VB
17 6 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 465 (13.34%) Degree
2 76 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (1.84%) Security Cleared
4 54 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 48 (1.38%) CCNP
6 38 (1.09%) CCIE
7 31 (0.89%) CCDP
8 19 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.55%) CCDA
9 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.34%) CCIP
10 12 (0.34%) MCSE
11 10 (0.29%) VCDX
11 10 (0.29%) VCAP
12 8 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.23%) JNCIS
12 8 (0.23%) CCNA
12 8 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.17%) ISEB
13 6 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.18%) QA
2 10 (0.29%) WAI
3 6 (0.17%) WCAG
3 6 (0.17%) SLA
4 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.11%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.086%) COBIT
6 3 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.086%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.57%) XenApp
4 8 (0.23%) Terminal Services
4 8 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.20%) XenServer
5 7 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.17%) IAG
7 4 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.029%) Varnish
10 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (0.29%) Netcool
2 7 (0.20%) Hyperic
3 6 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 4 (0.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.086%) Plesk
5 3 (0.086%) Puppet
6 2 (0.057%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.057%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.029%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.029%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.029%) cPanel
7 1 (0.029%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.029%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.029%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1003 (28.78%) Adobe
2 211 (6.05%) Oracle
3 189 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 142 (4.07%) Cisco
5 83 (2.38%) IBM
6 81 (2.32%) Google
7 53 (1.52%) Facebook
8 48 (1.38%) VMware
9 46 (1.32%) Informatica
10 45 (1.29%) SAP
10 45 (1.29%) Citrix
10 45 (1.29%) Teradata
10 45 (1.29%) Twitter
11 35 (1.00%) Cognos
12 33 (0.95%) HP
13 31 (0.89%) Juniper
14 30 (0.86%) Business Objects
14 30 (0.86%) Ab Initio
15 27 (0.77%) CheckPoint
16 26 (0.75%) Demandware
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus, 10% Pension etc.
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vitamin T
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40K - £45K + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Hendred, Oxfordshire
The Marketing Practice
Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Evermore Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Scotland
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago