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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 181 164 198
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1860 1979 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.80% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.91% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1502 1491 1433
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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 -16 1769 £40,000 - 245
London -37 661 £50,000 +17.64% 91
South East -16 364 £37,500 -11.76% 52
North West +50 252 £30,000 -7.69% 30
City of London -36 163 £51,000 +20.00% 31
Manchester +27 156 £30,000 -7.69% 14
Yorkshire +21 138 £30,000 -14.28% 20
South West -18 107 £40,000 - 25
East of England -46 93 £30,000 -25.00% 13
East Midlands +26 77 £42,500 +11.84% 6
Berkshire -36 76 £52,500 +10.52% 14
Hampshire -19 70 £36,850 -18.11% 10
West Yorkshire +8 67 £30,000 -33.33% 7
Cheshire +28 60 £50,000 +48.14% 5
Leeds +12 56 £30,000 -33.33% 5
Brighton +25 43 £34,000 -20.00% 4
East Sussex +25 43 £34,000 -20.00% 5
West Midlands -35 41 £34,500 +43.75% 3
Northamptonshire +15 38 £50,000 +80.18% 3
Wiltshire -1 38 £50,000 +11.81% 8
Southampton +29 37 £31,875 -25.00% 5
Swindon +9 37 £50,000 +5.07% 6
Kent +7 34 £30,000 +12.14% 3
Oxfordshire -6 34 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Hertfordshire -47 33 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 31 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Bristol -7 31 £43,000 +22.85% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 30 £36,500 +12.30% 4
Surrey -54 30 £42,500 +11.84% 6
North East +5 29 £27,500 -66.66% 3

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1645 (45.99%) HTML
2 1597 (44.65%) User Experience
3 1464 (40.93%) CSS
4 1190 (33.27%) Photoshop
5 1045 (29.21%) Adobe
6 895 (25.02%) JavaScript
7 885 (24.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 695 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
9 632 (17.67%) Marketing
10 617 (17.25%) HTML5
11 484 (13.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 478 (13.36%) jQuery
13 469 (13.11%) Finance
14 453 (12.66%) Degree
15 431 (12.05%) Web Design
16 419 (11.71%) CSS3
17 391 (10.93%) E-Commerce
18 366 (10.23%) Responsive Web Design
19 361 (10.09%) Axure RP
20 319 (8.92%) Graphic Design
21 309 (8.64%) Mobile App
22 289 (8.08%) Windows
23 271 (7.58%) Java
24 267 (7.46%) Information Architecture
25 264 (7.38%) InDesign
26 241 (6.74%) Retail
27 220 (6.15%) Oracle
28 219 (6.12%) SEO
29 218 (6.09%) Android
30 217 (6.07%) Apple iOS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 171 (4.78%) CMS
2 121 (3.38%) WordPress
3 66 (1.85%) CICS
4 65 (1.82%) Drupal
5 59 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 50 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 47 (1.31%) Apache
8 39 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 31 (0.87%) JBoss
10 29 (0.81%) MS Exchange
11 28 (0.78%) IIS
12 27 (0.75%) OpenStack
13 25 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (0.70%) Node.js
13 25 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (0.53%) SAS
15 17 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.42%) Joomla!
17 13 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
17 13 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1190 (33.27%) Photoshop
2 885 (24.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 484 (13.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 264 (7.38%) InDesign
5 191 (5.34%) OmniGraffle
6 190 (5.31%) Fireworks
7 113 (3.16%) MS Excel
8 100 (2.80%) MS Office
9 97 (2.71%) Adobe After Effects
10 72 (2.01%) MS Visio
11 68 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
12 58 (1.62%) Acrobat
13 20 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
14 16 (0.45%) CINEMA 4D
15 15 (0.42%) AutoCAD
16 13 (0.36%) 3ds Max
17 8 (0.22%) Maya
17 8 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
18 7 (0.20%) FreeHand
19 5 (0.14%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 51 (1.43%) Magento
2 50 (1.40%) Google Analytics
3 29 (0.81%) WebTrends
4 17 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
5 12 (0.34%) Maximo
5 12 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 11 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.22%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.20%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.20%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
10 6 (0.17%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.11%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (0.87%) SaaS
2 26 (0.73%) Google Apps
3 17 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
4 16 (0.45%) MailChimp
5 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.20%) Force.com
7 7 (0.20%) GitHub
8 6 (0.17%) IaaS
9 5 (0.14%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (0.084%) CheetahMail
12 2 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.056%) Office 365
12 2 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.028%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.028%) PaaS
13 1 (0.028%) Heroku
13 1 (0.028%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (3.91%) Internet
2 86 (2.40%) LAN
3 85 (2.38%) WAN
4 63 (1.76%) Firewall
5 57 (1.59%) SAN
6 47 (1.31%) Intranet
7 42 (1.17%) VPN
8 41 (1.15%) Network Security
9 27 (0.75%) MPLS
10 21 (0.59%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.45%) HTTP
11 16 (0.45%) Broadband
12 15 (0.42%) OSPF
13 13 (0.36%) BGP
13 13 (0.36%) Ethernet
13 13 (0.36%) NAS
14 12 (0.34%) VLAN
14 12 (0.34%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.34%) IPv6
15 11 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 100 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
2 100 (2.80%) MySQL
3 61 (1.71%) DB2
4 49 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (1.31%) Big Data
5 47 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 29 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 29 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 25 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 24 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
10 20 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
13 15 (0.42%) Cognos Transformer
14 14 (0.39%) MariaDB
14 14 (0.39%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 361 (10.09%) Axure RP
2 214 (5.98%) Dreamweaver
3 108 (3.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 82 (2.29%) Git (software)
5 45 (1.26%) Subversion
6 30 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 25 (0.70%) JIRA
8 21 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.28%) Toad
11 9 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (0.22%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (0.20%) JSHint
13 7 (0.20%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 5 (0.14%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.14%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.14%) Grunt
15 4 (0.11%) XMLSpy
General
1 632 (17.67%) Marketing
2 469 (13.11%) Finance
3 241 (6.74%) Retail
4 204 (5.70%) Banking
5 140 (3.91%) Advertising
6 137 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 115 (3.21%) Games
8 72 (2.01%) Multimedia
9 56 (1.57%) Publishing
10 47 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 33 (0.92%) Military
11 33 (0.92%) Legal
12 32 (0.89%) Automotive
13 19 (0.53%) Electronics
14 11 (0.31%) Interactive Media
14 11 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.28%) Music Industry
16 8 (0.22%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.17%) Billing
18 5 (0.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1645 (45.99%) HTML
2 1464 (40.93%) CSS
3 617 (17.25%) HTML5
4 478 (13.36%) jQuery
5 419 (11.71%) CSS3
6 211 (5.90%) Flash
7 193 (5.40%) .NET
8 113 (3.16%) XHTML
9 98 (2.74%) Web Services
9 98 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 82 (2.29%) XML
11 75 (2.10%) Sass
12 73 (2.04%) ASP.NET
13 71 (1.98%) J2EE
14 60 (1.68%) Middleware
15 53 (1.48%) Ajax
16 50 (1.40%) AngularJS
17 36 (1.01%) LESS
18 31 (0.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
18 31 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1597 (44.65%) User Experience
2 319 (8.92%) Graphic Design
3 309 (8.64%) Mobile App
4 191 (5.34%) Social Media
5 153 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
6 120 (3.35%) Digital Media
7 116 (3.24%) Animation
8 111 (3.10%) Mainframe
9 89 (2.49%) E-Learning
9 89 (2.49%) Visualisation
10 79 (2.21%) Open Source
11 74 (2.07%) Photography
12 56 (1.57%) W3C
13 47 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 40 (1.12%) Video Editing
15 37 (1.03%) Computer Science
16 36 (1.01%) Blog
17 35 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
18 34 (0.95%) iPhone
19 33 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 289 (8.08%) Windows
2 218 (6.09%) Android
3 217 (6.07%) Apple iOS
4 115 (3.21%) Linux
5 109 (3.05%) UNIX
6 35 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.53%) AIX
9 16 (0.45%) Windows Phone
10 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.28%) Solaris
13 10 (0.28%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.056%) HPUX
15 2 (0.056%) SUSE
16 1 (0.028%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.028%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (12.05%) Web Design
3 391 (10.93%) E-Commerce
4 366 (10.23%) Responsive Web Design
5 267 (7.46%) Information Architecture
6 219 (6.12%) SEO
7 200 (5.59%) Analytics
8 189 (5.28%) Web Development
9 183 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 160 (4.47%) UX Design
11 149 (4.17%) Scrum
12 121 (3.38%) SOA
13 119 (3.33%) Project Management
14 116 (3.24%) Usability Testing
15 109 (3.05%) UML
16 105 (2.94%) Mentoring
17 101 (2.82%) ETL
18 97 (2.71%) Data Modelling
19 93 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
19 93 (2.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 895 (25.02%) JavaScript
2 271 (7.58%) Java
3 174 (4.86%) PHP
4 167 (4.67%) SQL
5 106 (2.96%) C#
6 63 (1.76%) COBOL
7 54 (1.51%) ActionScript
8 23 (0.64%) C
9 17 (0.48%) ABAP
10 16 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 16 (0.45%) ActionScript 3.0
11 14 (0.39%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.34%) C++
12 12 (0.34%) Perl
13 10 (0.28%) XPath
14 9 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.25%) Python
15 8 (0.22%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.20%) Scala
17 6 (0.17%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 453 (12.66%) Degree
2 102 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 90 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (1.71%) CCNP
6 32 (0.89%) CCDP
7 28 (0.78%) CCIE
8 27 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.70%) CCDA
10 18 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (0.42%) CCNA
12 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.36%) ISEB
13 13 (0.36%) MCP
13 13 (0.36%) MCSE
14 12 (0.34%) CCIP
15 11 (0.31%) HND
15 11 (0.31%) JNCIS
15 11 (0.31%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.15%) QA
2 12 (0.34%) WCAG
2 12 (0.34%) WAI
3 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.17%) SLA
5 5 (0.14%) COBIT
6 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.056%) EFQM
8 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.028%) CRD IV
System Software
1 44 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (0.92%) XenApp
2 33 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 13 (0.36%) XenServer
4 13 (0.36%) Terminal Services
5 11 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.17%) IAG
8 2 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.056%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.028%) Firmware
9 1 (0.028%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.17%) Puppet
3 5 (0.14%) Netcool
3 5 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.11%) Cobbler
4 4 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.056%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.028%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.028%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.028%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.028%) SCOM
6 1 (0.028%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.028%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.028%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1045 (29.21%) Adobe
2 220 (6.15%) Oracle
3 212 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 124 (3.47%) Cisco
5 89 (2.49%) Google
6 88 (2.46%) IBM
7 58 (1.62%) Twitter
8 55 (1.54%) Facebook
9 53 (1.48%) HP
10 50 (1.40%) VMware
11 49 (1.37%) SAP
11 49 (1.37%) Cognos
12 44 (1.23%) Juniper
12 44 (1.23%) webMethods
13 43 (1.20%) Citrix
14 34 (0.95%) Informatica
14 34 (0.95%) CheckPoint
15 33 (0.92%) Teradata
16 26 (0.73%) McAfee
16 26 (0.73%) Demandware
Swansea, West Glamorgan
ISL
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 12.5% bonus*10% final salary pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £38000 - £52000 per annum + pension, flexible hours, healthcare
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £40,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £17000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Ecom Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica UK Limited
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica UK Limited
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday