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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 200 180 165
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1749 1951 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.66% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.76% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 1487 1451
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,625 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £67,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -30 1618 £41,250 +3.12% 276
London -30 662 £52,500 +16.66% 91
South East +13 348 £40,000 - 51
Yorkshire +13 176 £40,000 +26.98% 36
City of London -11 175 £55,000 +27.16% 20
North West -21 138 £38,000 +16.92% 32
West Yorkshire -7 103 £40,000 +33.33% 19
East of England -35 86 £35,000 +2.94% 13
East Midlands +17 82 £45,000 +33.33% 14
Leeds +3 81 £36,500 -2.66% 12
West Midlands -3 81 £32,500 +18.18% 22
Hampshire -18 79 £40,000 -8.04% 11
Berkshire +30 77 £51,250 +5.12% 9
Scotland +40 71 £51,250 +28.12% 6
South West -21 60 £39,500 -1.25% 15
Cheshire +2 58 £41,250 +26.92% 18
Surrey +13 55 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Manchester -37 54 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Glasgow +32 47 £51,500 +35.52% 2
South Yorkshire +31 44 £35,000 +1.44% 13
Sheffield +19 38 £35,000 +1.44% 11
East Sussex +41 36 £29,500 +12.38% 5
Northamptonshire +7 35 £50,000 +66.66% 4
Warrington +14 31 £41,250 +28.90% 7
West Sussex +1 31 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Brighton +36 29 £29,500 +12.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 28 £36,250 +31.81% 4
Northampton +4 28 £51,250 +13.88% 4
Hertfordshire -29 26 £26,500 -23.18% 4
Birmingham +6 23 £27,500 -52.17% 4

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1544 (47.04%) User Experience
2 1468 (44.73%) HTML
3 1324 (40.34%) CSS
4 1016 (30.96%) Photoshop
5 888 (27.06%) Adobe
6 798 (24.31%) JavaScript
7 785 (23.92%) Adobe Illustrator
8 724 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
9 585 (17.82%) Marketing
10 533 (16.24%) HTML5
11 499 (15.20%) Degree
12 495 (15.08%) Finance
13 484 (14.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 462 (14.08%) Web Design
15 416 (12.68%) jQuery
16 362 (11.03%) E-Commerce
17 344 (10.48%) Axure RP
18 331 (10.09%) Responsive Web Design
19 326 (9.93%) CSS3
20 274 (8.35%) Graphic Design
21 270 (8.23%) Java
22 254 (7.74%) Information Architecture
23 251 (7.65%) Oracle
24 249 (7.59%) InDesign
25 246 (7.50%) Mobile App
26 234 (7.13%) Retail
27 233 (7.10%) Flash
28 228 (6.95%) Microsoft
28 228 (6.95%) .NET
29 193 (5.88%) Scrum

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 128 (3.90%) CMS
2 118 (3.60%) WordPress
3 68 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.16%) Node.js
5 35 (1.07%) SAS
6 34 (1.04%) JBoss
7 31 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 29 (0.88%) Apache
9 25 (0.76%) WebSphere
9 25 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 24 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
10 24 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 21 (0.64%) IIS
14 20 (0.61%) CICS
14 20 (0.61%) Moodle
15 19 (0.58%) Drupal
16 15 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1016 (30.96%) Photoshop
2 785 (23.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 484 (14.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 249 (7.59%) InDesign
5 142 (4.33%) OmniGraffle
6 126 (3.84%) MS Excel
7 118 (3.60%) Adobe After Effects
8 116 (3.53%) Fireworks
9 112 (3.41%) MS Visio
10 76 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 60 (1.83%) MS Office
12 24 (0.73%) Adobe Captivate
13 22 (0.67%) Acrobat
14 21 (0.64%) InfoPath
15 20 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
16 18 (0.55%) CINEMA 4D
17 9 (0.27%) PowerPivot
18 7 (0.21%) GIMP
19 6 (0.18%) AutoCAD
20 5 (0.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 47 (1.43%) Magento
2 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.091%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (0.091%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.061%) Tridion
6 2 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.030%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.030%) Exstream
7 1 (0.030%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.030%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.16%) Google Analytics
2 23 (0.70%) Google Apps
2 23 (0.70%) Office 365
3 18 (0.55%) SaaS
4 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.091%) eCircle
9 2 (0.061%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.061%) GitHub
10 1 (0.030%) IaaS
10 1 (0.030%) PaaS
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.030%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.030%) Pure360
10 1 (0.030%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.44%) Internet
2 77 (2.35%) SAN
3 58 (1.77%) Firewall
4 55 (1.68%) LAN
5 53 (1.61%) WAN
6 34 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (0.91%) CTI
8 28 (0.85%) NAS
9 24 (0.73%) Wireless
10 18 (0.55%) Intranet
10 18 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (0.52%) VoIP
12 15 (0.46%) Ethernet
12 15 (0.46%) VPN
12 15 (0.46%) MPLS
12 15 (0.46%) IP Telephony
12 15 (0.46%) Network Security
12 15 (0.46%) Wireless Security
13 14 (0.43%) OSPF
14 12 (0.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 103 (3.14%) MySQL
3 99 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 70 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 58 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 48 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 41 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 40 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 33 (1.01%) DB2
11 32 (0.98%) Big Data
12 25 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 24 (0.73%) PowerCenter
14 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
17 15 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
18 14 (0.43%) DataStage
19 13 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 344 (10.48%) Axure RP
2 144 (4.39%) Dreamweaver
3 87 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 83 (2.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 79 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 52 (1.58%) Subversion
7 30 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.55%) Selenium
9 17 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
10 16 (0.49%) JUnit
11 11 (0.34%) Ant
11 11 (0.34%) Maven
11 11 (0.34%) Grunt
12 9 (0.27%) EasyMock
13 8 (0.24%) Jenkins
14 7 (0.21%) RSpec
15 6 (0.18%) JIRA
15 6 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
15 6 (0.18%) Toad
15 6 (0.18%) Sublime Text
General
1 585 (17.82%) Marketing
2 495 (15.08%) Finance
3 234 (7.13%) Retail
4 175 (5.33%) Banking
5 123 (3.75%) Advertising
6 111 (3.38%) Games
7 77 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.65%) Publishing
9 52 (1.58%) Automotive
10 49 (1.49%) Multimedia
11 42 (1.28%) Legal
12 26 (0.79%) Electronics
13 20 (0.61%) Law
14 17 (0.52%) Billing
15 16 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.40%) Interactive Media
17 10 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.30%) Back Office
18 9 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1468 (44.73%) HTML
2 1324 (40.34%) CSS
3 533 (16.24%) HTML5
4 416 (12.68%) jQuery
5 326 (9.93%) CSS3
6 233 (7.10%) Flash
7 228 (6.95%) .NET
8 109 (3.32%) XML
9 105 (3.20%) Web Services
10 99 (3.02%) Sass
11 82 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 82 (2.50%) SOAP
12 80 (2.44%) XSLT
13 69 (2.10%) AngularJS
14 68 (2.07%) REST
15 64 (1.95%) ASP.NET
16 57 (1.74%) Middleware
17 55 (1.68%) LESS
18 53 (1.61%) XHTML
18 53 (1.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1544 (47.04%) User Experience
2 274 (8.35%) Graphic Design
3 246 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 152 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 151 (4.60%) Social Media
6 104 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 98 (2.99%) E-Learning
8 89 (2.71%) Digital Media
9 64 (1.95%) Animation
10 45 (1.37%) Human Factors
11 43 (1.31%) Visualisation
11 43 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (1.28%) Mainframe
13 38 (1.16%) Video Editing
14 37 (1.13%) Learning Management System
14 37 (1.13%) SWIFT
15 34 (1.04%) Ergonomics
16 32 (0.98%) Psychology
16 32 (0.98%) Management Information System
17 31 (0.94%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 182 (5.55%) Apple iOS
2 178 (5.42%) Windows
3 157 (4.78%) Android
4 104 (3.17%) Linux
5 81 (2.47%) UNIX
6 20 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
7 18 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.40%) Solaris
9 10 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.18%) AIX
12 4 (0.12%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.061%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.061%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.061%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (14.08%) Web Design
3 362 (11.03%) E-Commerce
4 331 (10.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 254 (7.74%) Information Architecture
6 193 (5.88%) Scrum
7 161 (4.91%) Project Management
8 151 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 148 (4.51%) Mentoring
10 144 (4.39%) Analytics
11 138 (4.20%) SOA
11 138 (4.20%) Web Development
11 138 (4.20%) Usability Testing
12 120 (3.66%) Digital Marketing
13 117 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
14 106 (3.23%) SDLC
15 105 (3.20%) UX Design
16 98 (2.99%) SEO
17 94 (2.86%) B2B
17 94 (2.86%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 798 (24.31%) JavaScript
2 270 (8.23%) Java
3 188 (5.73%) SQL
4 130 (3.96%) PHP
5 99 (3.02%) C#
6 54 (1.65%) ActionScript
7 45 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 43 (1.31%) C
9 38 (1.16%) Ruby
10 29 (0.88%) Python
11 27 (0.82%) Objective-C
12 24 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
13 19 (0.58%) COBOL
14 15 (0.46%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.37%) C++
15 12 (0.37%) Scala
16 9 (0.27%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.24%) VB
17 8 (0.24%) ActionScript 3.0
17 8 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 499 (15.20%) Degree
2 52 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 49 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 35 (1.07%) CCNP
6 32 (0.98%) CCIE
7 21 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (0.46%) CCSA
9 13 (0.40%) CCDP
10 10 (0.30%) MCSE
11 7 (0.21%) CCNA
11 7 (0.21%) CCDA
12 5 (0.15%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (0.15%) HP ASE
13 4 (0.12%) CCSE
13 4 (0.12%) JNCIS
13 4 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.35%) QA
2 26 (0.79%) WCAG
3 16 (0.49%) SLA
4 9 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.18%) WAI
7 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.15%) CRD IV
8 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.030%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.030%) HL7
System Software
1 51 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.18%) XenApp
5 5 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.091%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.091%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.061%) vSphere
8 2 (0.061%) Varnish
8 2 (0.061%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (0.40%) Hyperic
2 5 (0.15%) vMotion
3 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.12%) Netcool
3 4 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 4 (0.12%) Puppet
3 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (0.091%) SCCM
4 3 (0.091%) SCOM
4 3 (0.091%) MOM
5 2 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.061%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.061%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.061%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.061%) cPanel
6 1 (0.030%) Oozie
6 1 (0.030%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.030%) Plesk
6 1 (0.030%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.030%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 888 (27.06%) Adobe
2 251 (7.65%) Oracle
3 228 (6.95%) Microsoft
4 124 (3.78%) Cisco
5 82 (2.50%) Google
6 51 (1.55%) Informatica
7 47 (1.43%) SAP
7 47 (1.43%) VMware
8 44 (1.34%) Citrix
9 34 (1.04%) HP
10 33 (1.01%) Juniper
11 32 (0.98%) IBM
12 27 (0.82%) Sencha
13 26 (0.79%) CheckPoint
14 23 (0.70%) Teradata
15 21 (0.64%) Twitter
16 20 (0.61%) Cognos
17 19 (0.58%) KANA
17 19 (0.58%) F5
18 17 (0.52%) Talend
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 27 minutes ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £NaN.NaN per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k + 25 days holiday + Pension + healthcare + Flexi time
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum + Holidays at Trade Prices, Pension etc.
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Xcede
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Amazing Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum bonus(10%+), shares, Pension, Health
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000 + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: £40k-£55k pa + 29 days hols + Share Ops Scheme + Pension + more....
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago