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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 166 151 197
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1869 1951 1634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.88% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.99% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1519 1459 1421
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 £27,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -9 1791 £40,000 - 283
London -43 643 £49,000 +15.29% 117
South East -1 409 £37,500 -11.76% 49
North West +73 224 £26,000 -20.00% 30
Yorkshire +46 169 £30,000 -12.40% 19
City of London -58 163 £50,000 +17.64% 39
Manchester +43 137 £26,500 -24.28% 14
South West -20 124 £43,000 +7.50% 24
Berkshire -3 101 £50,000 +8.10% 19
East of England -40 84 £30,000 -25.00% 16
Hampshire -31 81 £37,500 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire +30 79 £25,000 -37.50% 12
East Midlands -5 68 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Leeds +24 54 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Bristol -21 49 £43,000 +10.96% 7
Surrey -19 47 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Oxfordshire -3 44 £32,500 -10.34% 9
West Midlands -12 41 £27,500 +14.58% 10
Cheshire +20 40 £34,500 +6.15% 5
East Sussex +23 38 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Sussex +23 37 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Northamptonshire +4 37 £50,000 +2.04% 3
Brighton +21 36 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Southampton +22 35 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Kent +14 35 £30,000 +26.31% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 35 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Hertfordshire -33 35 £27,500 -47.61% 5
Wiltshire +3 32 £50,000 -1.47% 9
Swindon -3 32 £50,000 -1.47% 8
North Yorkshire +18 31 £50,000 +42.85% 6

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1626 (45.65%) HTML
2 1604 (45.03%) User Experience
3 1440 (40.43%) CSS
4 1155 (32.43%) Photoshop
5 1047 (29.39%) Adobe
6 863 (24.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 860 (24.14%) JavaScript
8 681 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
9 650 (18.25%) Marketing
10 632 (17.74%) HTML5
11 510 (14.32%) jQuery
12 487 (13.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 449 (12.61%) Degree
14 445 (12.49%) Web Design
15 443 (12.44%) Finance
16 404 (11.34%) CSS3
17 386 (10.84%) Responsive Web Design
18 366 (10.28%) E-Commerce
19 347 (9.74%) Axure RP
20 322 (9.04%) Graphic Design
21 313 (8.79%) Mobile App
22 296 (8.31%) Information Architecture
23 270 (7.58%) InDesign
24 258 (7.24%) Windows
25 239 (6.71%) Retail
26 235 (6.60%) Java
27 210 (5.90%) Microsoft
28 209 (5.87%) Flash
29 203 (5.70%) Dreamweaver
30 199 (5.59%) Oracle

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 181 (5.08%) CMS
2 153 (4.30%) WordPress
3 58 (1.63%) Drupal
4 48 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 48 (1.35%) CICS
5 47 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 47 (1.32%) Apache
6 29 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 28 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 25 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.65%) SAS
10 23 (0.65%) Node.js
11 21 (0.59%) IIS
11 21 (0.59%) JBoss
12 18 (0.51%) Moodle
13 17 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1155 (32.43%) Photoshop
2 863 (24.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 487 (13.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 270 (7.58%) InDesign
5 188 (5.28%) Fireworks
6 187 (5.25%) OmniGraffle
7 107 (3.00%) MS Excel
8 94 (2.64%) MS Office
9 91 (2.55%) Adobe After Effects
10 75 (2.11%) MS Visio
11 58 (1.63%) Acrobat
12 53 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
13 23 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
13 23 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
14 21 (0.59%) 3ds Max
15 13 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
15 13 (0.36%) AutoCAD
16 12 (0.34%) Final Cut Pro
17 6 (0.17%) FreeHand
18 5 (0.14%) Maya
Business Applications
1 52 (1.46%) Magento
2 41 (1.15%) Google Analytics
3 32 (0.90%) WebTrends
4 17 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
5 14 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (0.34%) Maximo
7 11 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.22%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.20%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.20%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.17%) SAP MM
12 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.11%) SAP SD
13 4 (0.11%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 27 (0.76%) Google Apps
2 24 (0.67%) SaaS
3 20 (0.56%) MailChimp
4 12 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
6 8 (0.22%) GitHub
7 6 (0.17%) Force.com
8 5 (0.14%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.084%) CheetahMail
9 3 (0.084%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.056%) Pure360
10 2 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.056%) Office 365
10 2 (0.056%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.028%) PaaS
11 1 (0.028%) Heroku
11 1 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.028%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 138 (3.87%) Internet
2 92 (2.58%) WAN
3 90 (2.53%) LAN
4 61 (1.71%) Firewall
5 57 (1.60%) SAN
6 50 (1.40%) VPN
7 36 (1.01%) Network Security
8 33 (0.93%) Intranet
9 30 (0.84%) MPLS
10 20 (0.56%) Broadband
11 17 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (0.39%) TCP/IP
12 14 (0.39%) OSPF
13 13 (0.36%) VoIP
13 13 (0.36%) Ethernet
13 13 (0.36%) NAS
14 12 (0.34%) BGP
15 11 (0.31%) IPv6
15 11 (0.31%) WLAN
16 10 (0.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.26%) MySQL
3 101 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (1.49%) Big Data
5 49 (1.38%) DB2
5 49 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 34 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 31 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 31 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 23 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
11 20 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 19 (0.53%) MariaDB
13 16 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
14 15 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.39%) Essbase
16 13 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 347 (9.74%) Axure RP
2 203 (5.70%) Dreamweaver
3 100 (2.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 81 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 39 (1.09%) Subversion
6 31 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 20 (0.56%) JIRA
8 13 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
8 13 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.22%) Jasmine
9 8 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (0.22%) JSHint
9 8 (0.22%) Toad
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.17%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.14%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.11%) XMLSpy
12 4 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 650 (18.25%) Marketing
2 443 (12.44%) Finance
3 239 (6.71%) Retail
4 173 (4.86%) Banking
5 159 (4.46%) Advertising
6 149 (4.18%) Telecoms
7 132 (3.71%) Games
8 63 (1.77%) Publishing
9 56 (1.57%) Multimedia
10 43 (1.21%) Legal
11 41 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 34 (0.95%) Automotive
13 19 (0.53%) Military
14 16 (0.45%) Electronics
15 14 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.28%) Music Industry
17 7 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.17%) Law
18 6 (0.17%) Interactive Media
19 5 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1626 (45.65%) HTML
2 1440 (40.43%) CSS
3 632 (17.74%) HTML5
4 510 (14.32%) jQuery
5 404 (11.34%) CSS3
6 209 (5.87%) Flash
7 168 (4.72%) .NET
8 106 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 101 (2.84%) XHTML
10 76 (2.13%) Sass
11 72 (2.02%) Web Services
12 70 (1.97%) XML
13 62 (1.74%) AngularJS
14 58 (1.63%) Middleware
15 52 (1.46%) ASP.NET
16 50 (1.40%) J2EE
16 50 (1.40%) LESS
17 45 (1.26%) Ajax
18 38 (1.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
19 29 (0.81%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1604 (45.03%) User Experience
2 322 (9.04%) Graphic Design
3 313 (8.79%) Mobile App
4 195 (5.47%) Social Media
5 143 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 114 (3.20%) Animation
7 107 (3.00%) Digital Media
8 95 (2.67%) Mainframe
9 87 (2.44%) E-Learning
10 78 (2.19%) Visualisation
11 70 (1.97%) Open Source
12 64 (1.80%) Photography
13 56 (1.57%) W3C
14 51 (1.43%) Clustering
15 44 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
16 43 (1.21%) Video Editing
17 41 (1.15%) Computer Science
18 37 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
19 34 (0.95%) Blog
20 33 (0.93%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 258 (7.24%) Windows
2 197 (5.53%) Apple iOS
3 187 (5.25%) Android
4 108 (3.03%) Linux
5 92 (2.58%) UNIX
6 33 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (0.39%) Windows XP
9 14 (0.39%) Windows Phone
10 13 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.36%) AIX
11 11 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.14%) Solaris
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.056%) SUSE
16 2 (0.056%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (12.49%) Web Design
3 386 (10.84%) Responsive Web Design
4 366 (10.28%) E-Commerce
5 296 (8.31%) Information Architecture
6 179 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 177 (4.97%) Analytics
8 168 (4.72%) SEO
9 158 (4.44%) UX Design
10 157 (4.41%) Web Development
11 142 (3.99%) Scrum
12 117 (3.28%) Project Management
13 116 (3.26%) Usability Testing
14 113 (3.17%) ETL
15 106 (2.98%) Data Modelling
15 106 (2.98%) Mentoring
16 102 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
17 100 (2.81%) SOA
18 97 (2.72%) Digital Marketing
19 95 (2.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 860 (24.14%) JavaScript
2 235 (6.60%) Java
3 168 (4.72%) PHP
4 150 (4.21%) SQL
5 107 (3.00%) C#
6 58 (1.63%) ActionScript
7 44 (1.24%) COBOL
8 23 (0.65%) C
9 20 (0.56%) ABAP
10 18 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 15 (0.42%) ActionScript 3.0
12 13 (0.36%) Objective-C
13 12 (0.34%) Python
13 12 (0.34%) Perl
13 12 (0.34%) Scala
14 10 (0.28%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.22%) Ruby
16 7 (0.20%) XPath
16 7 (0.20%) ActionScript 2.0
16 7 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 449 (12.61%) Degree
2 99 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 91 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 64 (1.80%) CCNP
6 37 (1.04%) CCDP
7 33 (0.93%) CCIE
8 28 (0.79%) CCDA
9 20 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 19 (0.53%) MCSE
11 17 (0.48%) CCIP
12 16 (0.45%) ISEB
13 14 (0.39%) CCNA
13 14 (0.39%) MCP
14 13 (0.36%) JNCIS
15 11 (0.31%) HND
15 11 (0.31%) VCAP
16 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.61%) QA
2 13 (0.36%) WCAG
3 12 (0.34%) WAI
4 5 (0.14%) COBIT
5 4 (0.11%) SLA
5 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.084%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.07%) XenApp
4 17 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 15 (0.42%) XenServer
6 14 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.17%) IAG
10 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.084%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.056%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.028%) vSphere
13 1 (0.028%) Firmware
13 1 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.17%) Puppet
2 6 (0.17%) Netcool
2 6 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.11%) Cobbler
3 4 (0.11%) Hyperic
4 3 (0.084%) Plesk
4 3 (0.084%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.028%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.028%) SCOM
6 1 (0.028%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.028%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.028%) cPanel
Vendors
1 1047 (29.39%) Adobe
2 210 (5.90%) Microsoft
3 199 (5.59%) Oracle
4 140 (3.93%) Cisco
5 86 (2.41%) IBM
5 86 (2.41%) Google
6 58 (1.63%) Citrix
7 57 (1.60%) VMware
8 56 (1.57%) Facebook
9 50 (1.40%) Twitter
10 48 (1.35%) SAP
11 44 (1.24%) Juniper
12 39 (1.09%) Informatica
13 38 (1.07%) Cognos
13 38 (1.07%) HP
14 36 (1.01%) Teradata
15 34 (0.95%) CheckPoint
16 31 (0.87%) Demandware
17 30 (0.84%) webMethods
18 25 (0.70%) TIBCO
Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £65000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
UK
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Nakama
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £13000 - £15500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Plus generous benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 70000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
ASG International
Salary: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £6,300 Car + 15% Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago