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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 180 158 211
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1833 1934 1521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.78% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.89% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1456 1279
Average salary £40,000 £38,800 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% -0.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -25 1750 £40,000 +5.26% 229
London -15 717 £45,000 - 93
South East -25 366 £42,500 +6.25% 36
City of London -21 227 £45,000 +2.85% 26
North West -14 193 £32,500 +8.33% 24
Yorkshire +10 159 £34,500 +15.00% 26
East of England +7 132 £32,500 +16.07% 18
Hampshire +23 115 £44,250 -1.66% 8
Manchester -23 105 £32,500 +8.33% 12
West Yorkshire +24 101 £32,500 +6.55% 14
Leeds +13 70 £37,500 +20.96% 9
South West -40 68 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Surrey -30 60 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Cheshire +16 58 £41,250 +25.00% 7
Berkshire -60 57 £50,000 +9.89% 9
Basingstoke +32 53 £51,000 +50.00% 4
West Midlands -62 53 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +20 51 £30,500 -19.73% 5
East Midlands -6 49 £34,000 -2.85% 14
Cambridge +23 45 £30,100 -20.78% 5
Scotland -33 44 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Oxfordshire +15 42 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Hertfordshire -4 40 £35,000 +25.00% 8
West Sussex +11 36 £40,000 -42.85%
North Yorkshire +17 35 £35,000 +55.55% 6
Glasgow -21 29 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Essex +17 27 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Bristol +11 26 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Northamptonshire -2 24 £45,000 +2.27% 3
Wiltshire -14 23 £50,000 +75.43% 3

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1856 (47.31%) HTML
2 1670 (42.57%) CSS
3 1390 (35.43%) Photoshop
4 1108 (28.24%) Adobe
5 1029 (26.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 989 (25.21%) JavaScript
7 817 (20.83%) Marketing
8 648 (16.52%) HTML5
9 526 (13.41%) E-Commerce
10 517 (13.18%) Degree
11 505 (12.87%) jQuery
12 493 (12.57%) Finance
13 492 (12.54%) Web Design
14 415 (10.58%) CSS3
15 414 (10.55%) Responsive Web Design
16 358 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
17 357 (9.10%) Mobile App
18 345 (8.79%) Axure RP
19 321 (8.18%) InDesign
20 306 (7.80%) Graphic Design
21 300 (7.65%) Android
22 285 (7.26%) Flash
23 275 (7.01%) Apple iOS
24 273 (6.96%) Dreamweaver
25 263 (6.70%) Windows
25 263 (6.70%) Retail
26 255 (6.50%) Java
27 245 (6.25%) .NET
28 240 (6.12%) Oracle
29 237 (6.04%) SEO

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 159 (4.05%) CMS
2 138 (3.52%) WordPress
3 44 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 41 (1.05%) Drupal
5 40 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 34 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 32 (0.82%) CICS
7 32 (0.82%) Apache
7 32 (0.82%) Node.js
8 26 (0.66%) Moodle
9 24 (0.61%) Joomla!
10 23 (0.59%) Umbraco
11 21 (0.54%) IIS
12 19 (0.48%) MS Exchange
13 18 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
15 16 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
15 16 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1390 (35.43%) Photoshop
2 1029 (26.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 321 (8.18%) InDesign
4 169 (4.31%) OmniGraffle
5 159 (4.05%) Adobe After Effects
6 143 (3.65%) Fireworks
7 97 (2.47%) MS Office
8 92 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
9 86 (2.19%) MS Excel
10 78 (1.99%) MS Visio
11 42 (1.07%) Acrobat
12 28 (0.71%) AutoCAD
13 27 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
14 26 (0.66%) CINEMA 4D
15 17 (0.43%) Maya
16 15 (0.38%) FreeHand
17 10 (0.25%) 3ds Max
18 9 (0.23%) QuarkXPress
18 9 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
19 4 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 73 (1.86%) Google Analytics
2 64 (1.63%) Magento
3 23 (0.59%) WebTrends
4 22 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
6 12 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle AGIS
9 3 (0.076%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.076%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.051%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.02%) SaaS
2 29 (0.74%) IaaS
3 16 (0.41%) Google Apps
4 13 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
5 9 (0.23%) PaaS
6 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.15%) Force.com
9 3 (0.076%) MailChimp
9 3 (0.076%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.051%) Office 365
10 2 (0.051%) Responsys
11 1 (0.025%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.025%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.025%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 99 (2.52%) Internet
2 95 (2.42%) 4G
3 75 (1.91%) LAN
4 67 (1.71%) Intranet
5 59 (1.50%) WAN
6 58 (1.48%) SAN
7 56 (1.43%) Firewall
8 42 (1.07%) SIGTRAN
9 35 (0.89%) TCAP
9 35 (0.89%) INAP
9 35 (0.89%) SS7
10 31 (0.79%) Network Security
11 26 (0.66%) MPLS
11 26 (0.66%) DNS
12 24 (0.61%) TCP/IP
13 23 (0.59%) OSPF
14 22 (0.56%) VPN
15 21 (0.54%) NAS
16 19 (0.48%) HTTP
17 18 (0.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.42%) MySQL
3 85 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 41 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (0.94%) DB2
8 34 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (0.76%) Big Data
11 25 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 22 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 17 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
15 15 (0.38%) DecisionStream
15 15 (0.38%) Cognos Report Studio
15 15 (0.38%) Cognos Transformer
16 13 (0.33%) MongoDB
16 13 (0.33%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 345 (8.79%) Axure RP
2 273 (6.96%) Dreamweaver
3 104 (2.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 60 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 42 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 28 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 20 (0.51%) Subversion
8 18 (0.46%) Toad
9 14 (0.36%) Grunt
10 13 (0.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 12 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.28%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.25%) JIRA
14 9 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.23%) ERwin
15 7 (0.18%) Maven
16 4 (0.10%) LabVIEW
16 4 (0.10%) Hudson
16 4 (0.10%) Redmine
16 4 (0.10%) Jenkins
General
1 817 (20.83%) Marketing
2 493 (12.57%) Finance
3 263 (6.70%) Retail
4 219 (5.58%) Advertising
5 182 (4.64%) Telecoms
6 132 (3.36%) Banking
7 121 (3.08%) Games
8 93 (2.37%) Multimedia
9 60 (1.53%) Publishing
10 43 (1.10%) Automotive
11 33 (0.84%) Military
12 31 (0.79%) Legal
13 27 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.66%) Electronics
15 17 (0.43%) Interactive Media
16 13 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.25%) Law
19 8 (0.20%) Investment Banking
19 8 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1856 (47.31%) HTML
2 1670 (42.57%) CSS
3 648 (16.52%) HTML5
4 505 (12.87%) jQuery
5 415 (10.58%) CSS3
6 285 (7.26%) Flash
7 245 (6.25%) .NET
8 136 (3.47%) XHTML
9 131 (3.34%) Ajax
10 119 (3.03%) XML
11 118 (3.01%) Web Services
12 110 (2.80%) ASP.NET
13 68 (1.73%) Sass
14 58 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 52 (1.33%) AngularJS
16 50 (1.27%) J2EE
17 43 (1.10%) Spring
18 32 (0.82%) SOAP
19 31 (0.79%) JSON
20 30 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 357 (9.10%) Mobile App
2 306 (7.80%) Graphic Design
3 237 (6.04%) Social Media
4 163 (4.15%) Animation
5 150 (3.82%) Digital Media
6 143 (3.65%) Visualisation
7 96 (2.45%) E-Learning
8 67 (1.71%) Open Source
9 58 (1.48%) W3C
10 56 (1.43%) Photography
11 54 (1.38%) iPhone
12 42 (1.07%) Mainframe
12 42 (1.07%) Motion Graphics
12 42 (1.07%) Computer Science
13 40 (1.02%) Video Editing
14 39 (0.99%) iPad
14 39 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (0.74%) Clustering
16 28 (0.71%) Data Integration
17 26 (0.66%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 300 (7.65%) Android
2 275 (7.01%) Apple iOS
3 263 (6.70%) Windows
4 105 (2.68%) Linux
5 94 (2.40%) UNIX
6 34 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (0.51%) Solaris
8 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 15 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.38%) AIX
11 11 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.051%) HPUX
16 1 (0.025%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.025%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (13.41%) E-Commerce
2 492 (12.54%) Web Design
3 414 (10.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 358 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (6.04%) SEO
6 218 (5.56%) Analytics
7 176 (4.49%) Web Development
8 171 (4.36%) Information Architecture
9 160 (4.08%) Scrum
10 153 (3.90%) Digital Marketing
11 138 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
12 129 (3.29%) Project Management
13 117 (2.98%) User Experience Design
14 114 (2.91%) Usability Testing
15 113 (2.88%) Data Modelling
16 107 (2.73%) SOA
17 101 (2.57%) B2B
18 87 (2.22%) CRM
19 85 (2.17%) Network Architecture
20 84 (2.14%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 989 (25.21%) JavaScript
2 255 (6.50%) Java
3 227 (5.79%) SQL
4 225 (5.74%) PHP
5 111 (2.83%) C#
6 79 (2.01%) Erlang
7 71 (1.81%) ActionScript
8 36 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
9 35 (0.89%) ActionScript 2.0
10 31 (0.79%) C
11 30 (0.76%) COBOL
12 23 (0.59%) C++
12 23 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 21 (0.54%) T-SQL
14 20 (0.51%) Perl
15 17 (0.43%) XAML
16 15 (0.38%) Ruby
17 14 (0.36%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.36%) Python
17 14 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 517 (13.18%) Degree
2 76 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 66 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 47 (1.20%) CCNP
6 42 (1.07%) CCDP
7 30 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.38%) CCDA
9 12 (0.31%) CCNA
10 11 (0.28%) HND
11 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.23%) MBA
13 7 (0.18%) MCSE
14 6 (0.15%) CCIE
14 6 (0.15%) JNCIS
15 5 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.13%) MCITP
15 5 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.10%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.29%) QA
2 14 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.25%) WCAG
4 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.13%) EFQM
6 4 (0.10%) SLA
6 4 (0.10%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.10%) COBIT
7 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.051%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.54%) XenApp
4 17 (0.43%) XenServer
5 11 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
6 8 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.10%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.10%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.076%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.051%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.051%) Xen
10 2 (0.051%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 15 (0.38%) Plesk
2 5 (0.13%) Puppet
2 5 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.076%) SCOM
5 2 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.051%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.051%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.025%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.025%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.025%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.025%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.025%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1108 (28.24%) Adobe
2 240 (6.12%) Oracle
3 187 (4.77%) Microsoft
4 108 (2.75%) Cisco
5 98 (2.50%) Google
6 60 (1.53%) Twitter
7 54 (1.38%) Facebook
8 51 (1.30%) HP
9 47 (1.20%) VMware
10 46 (1.17%) Cognos
11 44 (1.12%) SAP
12 43 (1.10%) IBM
13 38 (0.97%) Business Objects
14 35 (0.89%) hybris
15 33 (0.84%) webMethods
16 32 (0.82%) Teradata
16 32 (0.82%) JBoss
17 31 (0.79%) Citrix
18 27 (0.69%) Juniper
19 24 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Take ownership! Good bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + car + 15% bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + Pension + Health Care + Life Ass
Posted: 22 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Barclays
Posted: 23 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Teddington, Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday