The table below looks at the statistics for FreeHand skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FreeHand over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe FreeHand
Rank 875 871 891
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Permanent jobs citing FreeHand 5 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.003%
As % of the Applications category 0.029% 0.049% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 1
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +136.84%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £45,000 £19,000
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +136.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17480 16336 16754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.82% 15.16% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14381 13236 14458
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

FreeHand
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FreeHand within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

FreeHand Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FreeHand
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FreeHand within the UK.

FreeHand Salary Trend in the UK

FreeHand
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FreeHand within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
(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 -5 5 £30,000 -33.33%
West Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 -

FreeHand
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing FreeHand also 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 that cited FreeHand.

1 13 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 13 (100.00%) Adobe
1 13 (100.00%) Macromedia
1 13 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) MS Office
3 11 (84.62%) UML
3 11 (84.62%) OO
3 11 (84.62%) Flash
3 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
3 11 (84.62%) OOD
3 11 (84.62%) Fireworks
3 11 (84.62%) Intranet
3 11 (84.62%) CMS
3 11 (84.62%) User Experience
4 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
4 10 (76.92%) Animation
4 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (76.92%) Unit Testing
4 10 (76.92%) EPiServer
4 10 (76.92%) 3D Animation
5 9 (69.23%) Dreamweaver
6 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (46.15%) QA
7 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
7 5 (38.46%) .NET
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
7 5 (38.46%) MVC
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC

FreeHand
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing FreeHand also 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 that cited FreeHand. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (84.62%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 13 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (84.62%) Fireworks
2 11 (84.62%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (15.38%) Acrobat
5 2 (15.38%) QuarkXPress
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Intranet
2 2 (15.38%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Web Designer
1 6 (46.15%) Designer
2 5 (38.46%) Photoshop Designer
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) HTML
1 11 (84.62%) Flash
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) User Experience
2 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
2 10 (76.92%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) UML
1 11 (84.62%) OO
1 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
1 11 (84.62%) OOD
2 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Unit Testing
2 10 (76.92%) 3D Animation
3 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Adobe
1 13 (100.00%) Macromedia
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) EPiServer