The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of User Experience featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of UX
Rank 872 903 934
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 24 38 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.035% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.036% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 35
Median salary £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £68,650 £55,000 £64,500
10% offered a salary of more than £104,500 £105,000 £125,000
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Head of User Experience
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of User Experience in the job title.

Head of User Experience Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Trend

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

Head of User Experience Salary Trend in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of User Experience over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 within the UK.

Head of User Experience Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of User Experience within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 24 £80,000 - 1
East of England +32 11 £80,000 +14.28%
London +28 11 £90,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 11 £80,000 -
City of London +39 2 £68,500 -25.94%
South East +31 1 £95,000 +52.00%
West Sussex +13 1 £95,000 +52.00%
Birmingham - 1 £62,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £62,500 -

Head of User Experience Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Head of User Experience job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Head of User Experience in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) User Experience
2 19 (41.30%) Wireframes
3 11 (23.91%) Axure RP
3 11 (23.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (21.74%) UX Design
4 10 (21.74%) HTML
4 10 (21.74%) Adobe
5 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (19.57%) Photoshop
5 9 (19.57%) CSS
6 8 (17.39%) Mobile App
6 8 (17.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (15.22%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (15.22%) Marketing
7 7 (15.22%) Web Development
7 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) InDesign
9 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.52%) Games
10 3 (6.52%) Scrum
10 3 (6.52%) Finance
10 3 (6.52%) Ajax
10 3 (6.52%) Usability Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.52%) Prototyping
11 2 (4.35%) Guerrilla Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Marvel
11 2 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (4.35%) Information Architecture

Head of User Experience Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) Marvel
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (19.57%) Photoshop
3 8 (17.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (15.22%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (10.87%) InDesign
6 2 (4.35%) Acrobat
7 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (15.22%) Marketing
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) HTML
2 9 (19.57%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) Ajax
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (100.00%) User Experience
2 8 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Android
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Wireframes
2 10 (21.74%) UX Design
3 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
3 7 (15.22%) Web Development
4 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.52%) Prototyping
5 3 (6.52%) Scrum
5 3 (6.52%) Usability Testing
6 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.35%) Guerrilla Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.17%) Benchmarking
7 1 (2.17%) Business Development
7 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.17%) SEO
7 1 (2.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Adobe
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
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