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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 214 160 169
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1503 2095 1818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.78% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.89% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1181 1534 1477
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -51 1409 £42,500 +6.25% 206
London -61 612 £50,000 +17.64% 73
South East -2 269 £42,500 +18.05% 39
North West -17 159 £35,000 +16.66% 26
City of London -68 141 £52,500 +26.50% 24
East of England -28 106 £35,000 -12.50% 15
West Midlands +22 93 £35,000 +16.66% 14
East Midlands +22 79 £32,500 - 5
Yorkshire -29 75 £36,500 -13.09% 18
Cheshire +3 74 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Surrey +58 70 £42,500 +33.85% 6
Manchester -21 56 £32,500 - 12
Berkshire -27 55 £40,500 -19.00% 10
South West -60 52 £37,250 +12.87% 14
West Yorkshire -3 48 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Hampshire -27 47 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Birmingham +18 41 £32,500 -21.21%
Leeds -11 38 £34,500 -13.75% 6
Northamptonshire +13 35 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Northampton +16 30 £50,000 +2.04% 1
Hertfordshire -47 30 £32,500 - 6
Scotland +6 29 £50,500 +26.25% 6
Essex +18 24 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Warrington +8 24 £41,250 +28.90% 4
Merseyside +18 23 £40,000 +60.00% 4
Liverpool +23 22 £42,500 +70.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -9 22 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Reading -15 22 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 21 £26,000 -12.26% 1
Coventry +10 21 £40,000 -42.85% 3

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1502 (44.81%) User Experience
2 1497 (44.66%) HTML
3 1329 (39.65%) CSS
4 1061 (31.65%) Photoshop
5 941 (28.07%) Adobe
6 802 (23.93%) JavaScript
7 768 (22.91%) Adobe Illustrator
8 665 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
9 604 (18.02%) Marketing
10 549 (16.38%) HTML5
11 469 (13.99%) Finance
12 465 (13.87%) Degree
13 464 (13.84%) Web Design
14 457 (13.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 428 (12.77%) jQuery
16 356 (10.62%) Responsive Web Design
17 324 (9.67%) Axure RP
18 314 (9.37%) CSS3
19 313 (9.34%) E-Commerce
20 281 (8.38%) Mobile App
21 272 (8.11%) InDesign
22 271 (8.08%) Graphic Design
23 263 (7.85%) Information Architecture
24 243 (7.25%) Flash
25 238 (7.10%) Retail
26 220 (6.56%) Java
27 219 (6.53%) .NET
27 219 (6.53%) Oracle
28 192 (5.73%) Microsoft
29 189 (5.64%) Windows

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 144 (4.30%) WordPress
2 136 (4.06%) CMS
3 57 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 44 (1.31%) JBoss
5 35 (1.04%) Node.js
6 33 (0.98%) Moodle
6 33 (0.98%) Apache
7 32 (0.95%) SAS
7 32 (0.95%) Drupal
8 26 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 23 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (0.69%) IIS
11 22 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.54%) CICS
14 13 (0.39%) Joomla!
15 11 (0.33%) NetWeaver
15 11 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1061 (31.65%) Photoshop
2 768 (22.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 457 (13.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 272 (8.11%) InDesign
5 156 (4.65%) OmniGraffle
6 110 (3.28%) Fireworks
7 108 (3.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 107 (3.19%) MS Excel
9 80 (2.39%) MS Visio
10 55 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
11 50 (1.49%) MS Office
12 36 (1.07%) Acrobat
13 31 (0.92%) Adobe Captivate
14 24 (0.72%) CINEMA 4D
15 22 (0.66%) 3ds Max
16 19 (0.57%) InfoPath
17 17 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
18 10 (0.30%) AutoCAD
19 9 (0.27%) Final Cut Pro
20 7 (0.21%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 47 (1.40%) Magento
2 10 (0.30%) WebTrends
2 10 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.089%) Exstream
7 2 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.060%) Tridion
7 2 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.030%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.030%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.25%) Google Analytics
2 25 (0.75%) Google Apps
3 19 (0.57%) Office 365
4 15 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.42%) SaaS
6 10 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.21%) MailChimp
8 4 (0.12%) GitHub
8 4 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.089%) Pure360
10 2 (0.060%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.060%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.030%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.030%) PaaS
11 1 (0.030%) IaaS
11 1 (0.030%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (2.66%) Internet
2 69 (2.06%) SAN
3 67 (2.00%) LAN
4 65 (1.94%) WAN
5 49 (1.46%) Firewall
6 40 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 34 (1.01%) VPN
8 25 (0.75%) Wireless
9 21 (0.63%) NAS
9 21 (0.63%) MPLS
10 18 (0.54%) VoIP
11 16 (0.48%) OSPF
11 16 (0.48%) CTI
11 16 (0.48%) Wireless Security
12 15 (0.45%) IP Telephony
13 12 (0.36%) Broadband
13 12 (0.36%) BGP
13 12 (0.36%) 4G
14 11 (0.33%) TCP/IP
15 9 (0.27%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (3.37%) MySQL
2 107 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 96 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (1.43%) Big Data
5 38 (1.13%) DB2
6 35 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 34 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 33 (0.98%) Oracle Database
9 27 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 25 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (0.60%) Pentaho
12 19 (0.57%) Impala
13 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.51%) MariaDB
15 16 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
16 15 (0.45%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
17 14 (0.42%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 324 (9.67%) Axure RP
2 173 (5.16%) Dreamweaver
3 78 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 73 (2.18%) Git (software)
5 67 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 44 (1.31%) Subversion
7 24 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
8 21 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.36%) Selenium
10 7 (0.21%) RSpec
10 7 (0.21%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.18%) Maven
11 6 (0.18%) Toad
11 6 (0.18%) Sublime Text
11 6 (0.18%) Grunt
12 5 (0.15%) JIRA
13 4 (0.12%) Ant
13 4 (0.12%) JUnit
13 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 604 (18.02%) Marketing
2 469 (13.99%) Finance
3 238 (7.10%) Retail
4 149 (4.45%) Advertising
5 141 (4.21%) Banking
6 128 (3.82%) Games
7 114 (3.40%) Telecoms
8 58 (1.73%) Multimedia
9 55 (1.64%) Publishing
10 49 (1.46%) Legal
11 29 (0.87%) Automotive
12 14 (0.42%) Electronics
12 14 (0.42%) Law
13 13 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.30%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.27%) Interactive Media
16 8 (0.24%) Billing
17 7 (0.21%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.15%) Music Industry
18 5 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1497 (44.66%) HTML
2 1329 (39.65%) CSS
3 549 (16.38%) HTML5
4 428 (12.77%) jQuery
5 314 (9.37%) CSS3
6 243 (7.25%) Flash
7 219 (6.53%) .NET
8 100 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 86 (2.57%) Sass
10 80 (2.39%) XML
11 79 (2.36%) Web Services
12 71 (2.12%) LESS
13 67 (2.00%) XHTML
14 66 (1.97%) AngularJS
15 55 (1.64%) SOAP
16 52 (1.55%) XSLT
17 49 (1.46%) REST
18 43 (1.28%) Ajax
19 38 (1.13%) JSON
20 36 (1.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1502 (44.81%) User Experience
2 281 (8.38%) Mobile App
3 271 (8.08%) Graphic Design
4 165 (4.92%) Social Media
5 137 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
6 105 (3.13%) E-Learning
7 87 (2.60%) Animation
8 78 (2.33%) Digital Media
9 75 (2.24%) Visualisation
10 73 (2.18%) Computer Science
11 56 (1.67%) Open Source
12 50 (1.49%) Photography
13 46 (1.37%) Human Factors
14 44 (1.31%) Video Editing
15 43 (1.28%) Mainframe
15 43 (1.28%) Learning Management System
16 42 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
16 42 (1.25%) Clustering
17 41 (1.22%) W3C
18 39 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 189 (5.64%) Windows
2 143 (4.27%) Apple iOS
3 121 (3.61%) Android
4 88 (2.63%) Linux
5 56 (1.67%) UNIX
6 23 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
9 12 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.33%) Solaris
10 11 (0.33%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.21%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.21%) AIX
13 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.060%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.060%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.030%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.030%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (13.84%) Web Design
3 356 (10.62%) Responsive Web Design
4 313 (9.34%) E-Commerce
5 263 (7.85%) Information Architecture
6 180 (5.37%) Scrum
7 154 (4.59%) Analytics
8 146 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 137 (4.09%) Web Development
10 132 (3.94%) Mentoring
11 129 (3.85%) Project Management
12 123 (3.67%) Digital Marketing
13 121 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
14 115 (3.43%) Usability Testing
15 113 (3.37%) ETL
16 96 (2.86%) Product Management
17 95 (2.83%) B2B
18 91 (2.71%) SEO
18 91 (2.71%) Content Management
19 89 (2.66%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 802 (23.93%) JavaScript
2 220 (6.56%) Java
3 171 (5.10%) SQL
4 138 (4.12%) PHP
5 107 (3.19%) C#
6 51 (1.52%) ActionScript
7 32 (0.95%) Ruby
7 32 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 30 (0.89%) C
9 25 (0.75%) Python
10 24 (0.72%) Objective-C
11 21 (0.63%) Scala
12 18 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 18 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
13 17 (0.51%) COBOL
14 13 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.36%) ABAP
16 11 (0.33%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.33%) VB
17 7 (0.21%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 465 (13.87%) Degree
2 68 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 51 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 47 (1.40%) CCNP
6 35 (1.04%) CCIE
7 25 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.66%) CCDP
9 17 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.45%) MCSE
10 15 (0.45%) CCSA
11 13 (0.39%) CCDA
12 10 (0.30%) CCIP
12 10 (0.30%) VCAP
12 10 (0.30%) VCDX
13 8 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.21%) CCNA
14 7 (0.21%) JNCIS
15 6 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.54%) QA
2 11 (0.33%) WCAG
3 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.18%) SLA
4 6 (0.18%) WAI
5 5 (0.15%) CRD IV
5 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.089%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.36%) XenApp
4 9 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.15%) XenServer
8 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.060%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.060%) Varnish
9 2 (0.060%) vSphere
10 1 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (0.27%) Netcool
2 8 (0.24%) Hyperic
3 5 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (0.12%) Puppet
5 3 (0.089%) Plesk
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.060%) MOM
6 2 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.060%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.060%) SCOM
6 2 (0.060%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.060%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.030%) cPanel
7 1 (0.030%) Oozie
7 1 (0.030%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.030%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.030%) SCCM
Vendors
1 941 (28.07%) Adobe
2 219 (6.53%) Oracle
3 192 (5.73%) Microsoft
4 146 (4.36%) Cisco
5 86 (2.57%) Google
6 46 (1.37%) VMware
7 43 (1.28%) IBM
8 41 (1.22%) Citrix
9 39 (1.16%) Informatica
9 39 (1.16%) SAP
10 38 (1.13%) Business Objects
11 37 (1.10%) Teradata
12 34 (1.01%) Facebook
13 32 (0.95%) HP
14 31 (0.92%) Twitter
14 31 (0.92%) Juniper
15 29 (0.87%) Sencha
16 25 (0.75%) CheckPoint
17 24 (0.72%) Talend
18 21 (0.63%) Cognos
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lambeth, London
Spring Technology
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + be - shares, health, pens +
Posted: Yesterday
Rochester, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + car + 15% bonus negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago