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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 200 191 164
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1732 1767 1881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.53% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.62% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1359 1343 1426
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -10 1614 £42,000 +5.00% 225
London -18 604 £50,750 +6.84% 80
South East +18 376 £40,000 -8.04% 39
Yorkshire +33 203 £40,000 +15.94% 26
City of London -21 145 £50,000 +11.11% 22
North West -21 144 £38,000 +16.92% 25
West Yorkshire +21 121 £42,500 +30.76% 14
Leeds +34 91 £41,250 +17.85% 11
Surrey +31 78 £40,750 -37.78% 2
Hampshire -4 77 £45,000 +3.44% 5
Manchester -9 77 £36,000 +10.76% 9
East Midlands +37 72 £34,500 +15.00% 18
South West -11 69 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East of England -48 69 £35,000 +3.98% 15
West Midlands +33 66 £35,000 +22.80% 10
Berkshire +33 66 £56,250 +7.14% 13
Scotland +29 64 £51,000 +45.71% 7
Cheshire -9 48 £41,875 -16.25% 11
South Yorkshire +29 46 £37,500 +8.69% 2
Sheffield +29 42 £35,000 +1.44% 1
West Sussex -6 41 £42,000 +5.00% 2
Glasgow +17 40 £51,500 +47.14% 1
East Sussex +34 35 £29,500 -30.58% 4
Brighton +30 33 £29,500 -30.58% 4
Nottingham +11 28 £29,000 +16.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +2 28 £29,000 +16.00% 3
Oxfordshire -8 28 £35,000 -26.31% 6
Northamptonshire +1 27 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 27 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -16 25 £40,000 +14.28% 6

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1551 (47.39%) User Experience
2 1454 (44.42%) HTML
3 1341 (40.97%) CSS
4 995 (30.40%) Photoshop
5 889 (27.16%) Adobe
6 819 (25.02%) JavaScript
7 797 (24.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 724 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
9 571 (17.45%) Marketing
10 533 (16.28%) HTML5
11 477 (14.57%) Degree
12 471 (14.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 467 (14.27%) Finance
14 455 (13.90%) Web Design
15 444 (13.57%) jQuery
16 390 (11.92%) E-Commerce
17 358 (10.94%) Axure RP
18 357 (10.91%) Responsive Web Design
19 332 (10.14%) CSS3
20 290 (8.86%) Java
21 275 (8.40%) Graphic Design
22 274 (8.37%) Information Architecture
23 256 (7.82%) InDesign
24 246 (7.52%) Oracle
25 244 (7.45%) Retail
26 230 (7.03%) Mobile App
27 220 (6.72%) Flash
28 217 (6.63%) .NET
29 207 (6.32%) Microsoft
30 189 (5.77%) Apple iOS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 152 (4.64%) CMS
2 116 (3.54%) WordPress
3 62 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 43 (1.31%) Node.js
5 38 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 30 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 29 (0.89%) Apache
7 29 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
8 26 (0.79%) SAS
9 24 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 22 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (0.64%) Drupal
13 18 (0.55%) IIS
13 18 (0.55%) CICS
14 16 (0.49%) NetWeaver
15 12 (0.37%) JBoss
15 12 (0.37%) Moodle
Applications
1 995 (30.40%) Photoshop
2 797 (24.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 471 (14.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 256 (7.82%) InDesign
5 136 (4.16%) MS Visio
6 130 (3.97%) OmniGraffle
7 129 (3.94%) MS Excel
8 128 (3.91%) Adobe After Effects
9 104 (3.18%) Fireworks
10 90 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
11 67 (2.05%) MS Office
12 25 (0.76%) Acrobat
13 24 (0.73%) CINEMA 4D
14 23 (0.70%) Adobe Premiere
15 21 (0.64%) InfoPath
16 19 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
17 10 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
17 10 (0.31%) PowerPivot
18 6 (0.18%) AutoCAD
18 6 (0.18%) Maya
Business Applications
1 51 (1.56%) Magento
2 12 (0.37%) JDE OneWorld
3 8 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.092%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.061%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.061%) Global One
7 2 (0.061%) Tridion
7 2 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.061%) Documaker
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.031%) Shopify
8 1 (0.031%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.031%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.031%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.92%) Google Analytics
2 26 (0.79%) Office 365
3 23 (0.70%) Google Apps
4 19 (0.58%) SaaS
5 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.18%) MailChimp
8 5 (0.15%) eCircle
9 4 (0.12%) Yammer
9 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.061%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.061%) GitHub
11 1 (0.031%) IaaS
11 1 (0.031%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.031%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.54%) SAN
2 74 (2.26%) Internet
3 62 (1.89%) Firewall
4 51 (1.56%) LAN
5 47 (1.44%) WAN
6 41 (1.25%) CTI
7 26 (0.79%) NAS
8 24 (0.73%) Wireless
9 18 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (0.49%) Intranet
11 15 (0.46%) VoIP
11 15 (0.46%) IP Telephony
11 15 (0.46%) Wireless Security
12 14 (0.43%) Network Security
12 14 (0.43%) Ethernet
13 12 (0.37%) VPN
14 11 (0.34%) DNS
14 11 (0.34%) BGP
15 10 (0.31%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (3.45%) MySQL
2 101 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 86 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 64 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 48 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 41 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 31 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (0.95%) Big Data
9 27 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 25 (0.76%) PowerCenter
10 25 (0.76%) DB2
11 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.43%) NoSQL
16 12 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 358 (10.94%) Axure RP
2 110 (3.36%) Dreamweaver
3 92 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 87 (2.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 69 (2.11%) Visual Studio
6 60 (1.83%) Subversion
7 33 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (0.61%) Grunt
9 19 (0.58%) JUnit
10 17 (0.52%) Selenium
11 16 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
12 14 (0.43%) Ant
13 12 (0.37%) Maven
14 10 (0.31%) EasyMock
14 10 (0.31%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.21%) Phing
15 7 (0.21%) JIRA
16 6 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
17 5 (0.15%) CruiseControl
17 5 (0.15%) TestNG
General
1 571 (17.45%) Marketing
2 467 (14.27%) Finance
3 244 (7.45%) Retail
4 175 (5.35%) Banking
5 133 (4.06%) Advertising
6 111 (3.39%) Games
7 74 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 58 (1.77%) Automotive
9 52 (1.59%) Publishing
10 48 (1.47%) Multimedia
11 42 (1.28%) Legal
12 29 (0.89%) Electronics
13 21 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.61%) Billing
15 19 (0.58%) Law
16 13 (0.40%) Interactive Media
17 12 (0.37%) Back Office
18 11 (0.34%) Investment Banking
19 9 (0.27%) Local Government
19 9 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1454 (44.42%) HTML
2 1341 (40.97%) CSS
3 533 (16.28%) HTML5
4 444 (13.57%) jQuery
5 332 (10.14%) CSS3
6 220 (6.72%) Flash
7 217 (6.63%) .NET
8 125 (3.82%) XML
9 109 (3.33%) Sass
10 100 (3.06%) AngularJS
11 94 (2.87%) Web Services
12 93 (2.84%) XSLT
13 87 (2.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 85 (2.60%) SOAP
15 71 (2.17%) Ajax
15 71 (2.17%) REST
16 70 (2.14%) ASP.NET
17 63 (1.92%) JSON
18 56 (1.71%) XHTML
19 53 (1.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1551 (47.39%) User Experience
2 275 (8.40%) Graphic Design
3 230 (7.03%) Mobile App
4 154 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 142 (4.34%) Social Media
6 105 (3.21%) Computer Science
7 89 (2.72%) E-Learning
8 87 (2.66%) Digital Media
9 71 (2.17%) Animation
10 42 (1.28%) IVR
11 41 (1.25%) SWIFT
12 37 (1.13%) Learning Management System
12 37 (1.13%) Visualisation
12 37 (1.13%) Psychology
13 36 (1.10%) Human Factors
14 34 (1.04%) Mainframe
15 33 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (0.95%) Replication
16 31 (0.95%) Ergonomics
17 30 (0.92%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 189 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 174 (5.32%) Android
3 166 (5.07%) Windows
4 110 (3.36%) Linux
5 90 (2.75%) UNIX
6 17 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
7 10 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.24%) Solaris
10 3 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.092%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.061%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.061%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.061%) AIX
11 2 (0.061%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.061%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.031%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (13.90%) Web Design
3 390 (11.92%) E-Commerce
4 357 (10.91%) Responsive Web Design
5 274 (8.37%) Information Architecture
6 179 (5.47%) Scrum
7 164 (5.01%) SOA
8 161 (4.92%) Project Management
9 151 (4.61%) Web Development
10 144 (4.40%) Usability Testing
11 136 (4.16%) Mentoring
12 127 (3.88%) Analytics
13 122 (3.73%) SDLC
13 122 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 120 (3.67%) UX Design
15 118 (3.61%) Digital Marketing
16 100 (3.06%) SEO
17 99 (3.02%) CRM
17 99 (3.02%) Business Intelligence
18 96 (2.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 819 (25.02%) JavaScript
2 290 (8.86%) Java
3 178 (5.44%) SQL
4 128 (3.91%) PHP
5 80 (2.44%) C#
6 52 (1.59%) ActionScript
7 50 (1.53%) C
8 43 (1.31%) PL/SQL
9 37 (1.13%) Ruby
10 21 (0.64%) ActionScript 2.0
10 21 (0.64%) Python
11 20 (0.61%) Objective-C
12 19 (0.58%) C++
13 17 (0.52%) COBOL
14 16 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.31%) Scala
16 7 (0.21%) ActionScript 3.0
16 7 (0.21%) R
17 4 (0.12%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 477 (14.57%) Degree
2 61 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 45 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 37 (1.13%) CCNP
6 33 (1.01%) CCIE
7 25 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.46%) CCSA
9 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.34%) CCDP
11 7 (0.21%) MCSE
12 6 (0.18%) CCDA
13 5 (0.15%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (0.12%) ISEB
14 4 (0.12%) CCNA
14 4 (0.12%) MCDBA
14 4 (0.12%) CCSE
14 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.12%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.12%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.32%) QA
2 30 (0.92%) WCAG
3 23 (0.70%) SLA
4 9 (0.27%) WAI
5 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.15%) CRD IV
6 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.092%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.031%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 59 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.18%) XenApp
5 5 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.092%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.092%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.061%) XenServer
8 2 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.061%) Snort
8 2 (0.061%) Varnish
8 2 (0.061%) vSphere
9 1 (0.031%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 21 (0.64%) Hyperic
2 7 (0.21%) Plesk
3 5 (0.15%) vMotion
4 4 (0.12%) Puppet
5 3 (0.092%) MOM
5 3 (0.092%) SCOM
5 3 (0.092%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.061%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.061%) cPanel
6 2 (0.061%) SCCM
6 2 (0.061%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.031%) Oozie
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.031%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.031%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.031%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.031%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 889 (27.16%) Adobe
2 246 (7.52%) Oracle
3 207 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 97 (2.96%) Cisco
5 73 (2.23%) Google
6 50 (1.53%) Informatica
7 47 (1.44%) VMware
8 46 (1.41%) SAP
9 44 (1.34%) Citrix
10 37 (1.13%) HP
11 33 (1.01%) IBM
12 32 (0.98%) Juniper
13 27 (0.82%) CheckPoint
14 24 (0.73%) NetApp
14 24 (0.73%) Teradata
15 23 (0.70%) Symantec
16 22 (0.67%) KANA
17 21 (0.64%) SolarWinds
18 18 (0.55%) F5
19 17 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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