The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Designer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Designer
Rank 756 832 831
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Designer 125 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.057% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.060% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 102 52 31
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 £51,400
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -2.72%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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%

Lead Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Designer
Salary Trend

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

Lead Designer Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Designer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Designer over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Lead Designer Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead 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 Lead Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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 +59 125 £60,000 +9.09% 13
London +39 62 £65,000 +8.33% 4
South East 0 29 £60,000 +20.00% 3
City of London +8 16 £60,000 +9.09%
Surrey -1 14 £62,500 +19.04% 3
South West -3 13 £43,000 -21.81% 2
West Yorkshire - 13 £67,500 -
Yorkshire - 13 £67,500 -
Leeds - 12 £67,500 -
Bristol - 12 £43,000 - 1
Egham - 10 £67,500 - 2
Berkshire - 9 £60,000 -
Ealing - 7 - -
Reading - 6 £60,000 -
Hampshire -13 3 £40,000 -20.00%
West Midlands - 3 £60,000 -
Farnham - 3 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +27 2 £75,000 +81.81% 2
Manchester 0 2 £26,000 -16.12%
North West -9 2 £26,000 -16.12% 2
Southampton - 2 £40,000 -
Wiltshire +4 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Northamptonshire +2 1 £75,000 +57.89%
Swindon -1 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Northampton -5 1 £75,000 +57.89%
Barton-upon-Humber - 1 - - 1
Brighton - 1 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 1 £65,000 -
Wetherby - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £65,000 -

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Designer in their job title.

1 138 (55.20%) User Experience
2 91 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (33.20%) HTML
4 55 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 55 (22.00%) Finance
5 53 (21.20%) CSS
6 50 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 44 (17.60%) Apple iOS
8 38 (15.20%) HTML5
9 37 (14.80%) Axure RP
10 36 (14.40%) Android
11 35 (14.00%) Degree
12 34 (13.60%) Information Architecture
13 30 (12.00%) Scrum
14 29 (11.60%) Mobile App
15 28 (11.20%) Adobe Illustrator
16 27 (10.80%) Adobe
16 27 (10.80%) Photoshop
16 27 (10.80%) Mentoring
17 25 (10.00%) IBM
17 25 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
18 24 (9.60%) Graphic Design
18 24 (9.60%) User Stories
19 23 (9.20%) jQuery
20 22 (8.80%) QA
21 21 (8.40%) Git (software)
21 21 (8.40%) Marketing
21 21 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
21 21 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (8.40%) Responsive Web Design

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.60%) Node.js
2 7 (2.80%) PowerExchange
3 6 (2.40%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.40%) CICS
4 5 (2.00%) Moodle
5 4 (1.60%) JBoss
5 4 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.20%) Confluence
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (11.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 27 (10.80%) Photoshop
3 25 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
4 14 (5.60%) MS Excel
5 12 (4.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (4.00%) MS Office
7 6 (2.40%) Fireworks
8 4 (1.60%) InDesign
9 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.40%) Inkscape
11 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (6.00%) Magento
2 4 (1.60%) SAP FSCM
2 4 (1.60%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.60%) SAP MM
2 4 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.60%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.80%) Internet
2 5 (2.00%) SAN
3 4 (1.60%) VPN
3 4 (1.60%) MPLS
4 3 (1.20%) LAN
4 3 (1.20%) WAN
4 3 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.20%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.80%) HTTP
5 2 (0.80%) Network Security
5 2 (0.80%) DHCP
5 2 (0.80%) DNS
5 2 (0.80%) OSPF
5 2 (0.80%) BGP
5 2 (0.80%) H.323
5 2 (0.80%) Firewall
6 1 (0.40%) IPsec
6 1 (0.40%) 2G
6 1 (0.40%) VLAN
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.60%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.40%) DB2
3 7 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.40%) MySQL
4 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (14.80%) Axure RP
2 21 (8.40%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.40%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (3.20%) Jasmine
4 8 (3.20%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (3.20%) JSHint
5 5 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (1.20%) Subversion
7 3 (1.20%) JIRA
8 2 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 55 (22.00%) Finance
2 21 (8.40%) Marketing
3 20 (8.00%) Retail
4 13 (5.20%) Banking
5 11 (4.40%) Publishing
6 8 (3.20%) Legal
7 7 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.60%) Games
9 3 (1.20%) Advertising
10 2 (0.80%) Automotive
10 2 (0.80%) Military
10 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (33.20%) HTML
2 53 (21.20%) CSS
3 38 (15.20%) HTML5
4 23 (9.20%) jQuery
5 19 (7.60%) LESS
6 16 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 16 (6.40%) Flash
7 11 (4.40%) Sass
8 10 (4.00%) Middleware
8 10 (4.00%) .NET
8 10 (4.00%) CSS3
9 9 (3.60%) Web Services
9 9 (3.60%) Apache Cordova
9 9 (3.60%) Sencha Touch
10 8 (3.20%) Backbone.js
10 8 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.20%) RESTful
11 7 (2.80%) Velocity
12 6 (2.40%) PhoneGap
13 5 (2.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 138 (55.20%) User Experience
2 29 (11.60%) Mobile App
3 24 (9.60%) Graphic Design
4 17 (6.80%) Mainframe
5 16 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (6.00%) Social Media
7 14 (5.60%) Digital Media
8 12 (4.80%) Copywriting
9 9 (3.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (3.60%) Tandem
10 5 (2.00%) E-Learning
10 5 (2.00%) Ergonomics
10 5 (2.00%) Human Factors
11 4 (1.60%) Data Integration
12 3 (1.20%) FMCG
12 3 (1.20%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.20%) Open Source
13 2 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (0.80%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 44 (17.60%) Apple iOS
2 36 (14.40%) Android
3 19 (7.60%) Windows
4 10 (4.00%) UNIX
5 4 (1.60%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.20%) Linux
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.80%) SUSE
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (36.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 34 (13.60%) Information Architecture
4 30 (12.00%) Scrum
5 27 (10.80%) Mentoring
6 24 (9.60%) User Stories
7 21 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (8.40%) Responsive Web Design
8 20 (8.00%) Analytics
9 15 (6.00%) Business Development
9 15 (6.00%) Content Management
10 14 (5.60%) B2B
11 13 (5.20%) ETL
11 13 (5.20%) Web Design
11 13 (5.20%) Web Analytics
12 12 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (4.80%) Industrial Design
13 11 (4.40%) Information Management
13 11 (4.40%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (7.20%) SQL
3 10 (4.00%) C#
4 9 (3.60%) Objective-C
5 7 (2.80%) Java
6 6 (2.40%) COBOL
7 4 (1.60%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (14.00%) Degree
2 6 (2.40%) ISTQB
2 6 (2.40%) ISEB
3 5 (2.00%) MCSE
3 5 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.60%) CCNP
5 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.80%) VCP4
5 2 (0.80%) JNCIS
5 2 (0.80%) JNCIP
5 2 (0.80%) CCA
6 1 (0.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.80%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (10.80%) Adobe
2 25 (10.00%) IBM
3 15 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.00%) hybris
3 15 (6.00%) Demandware
4 13 (5.20%) Informatica
5 11 (4.40%) Oracle
6 9 (3.60%) SAP
6 9 (3.60%) Cisco
6 9 (3.60%) Sencha
7 6 (2.40%) iRise
7 6 (2.40%) HP
7 6 (2.40%) Lotus
8 5 (2.00%) Ab Initio
8 5 (2.00%) VMware
8 5 (2.00%) Juniper
8 5 (2.00%) Twitter
9 4 (1.60%) Teradata
10 3 (1.20%) NetApp
10 3 (1.20%) EMC
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