The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Designer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Designer
Rank 889 865 886
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Designer 4 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.012% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 7
Average salary £56,250 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.64% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £70,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +3.70%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Designer
Salary Trend

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

Software Designer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Designer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -32 4 £56,250 -19.64%
Yorkshire -28 2 £57,500 +27.77%
Leeds -31 2 £57,500 +27.77%
West Yorkshire -36 2 £57,500 +27.77%
Manchester - 2 £50,000 -
North West - 2 £50,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £55,000 -

Software Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Designer in their job title.

1 9 (75.00%) MVC
2 7 (58.33%) DSDM
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) RUP
3 6 (50.00%) JSON
3 6 (50.00%) Release Management
3 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) Spring
3 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) REST
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (50.00%) Spring Integration
3 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server

Software Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
1 6 (50.00%) XML
1 6 (50.00%) JSON
1 6 (50.00%) Spring
1 6 (50.00%) HTML5
1 6 (50.00%) REST
1 6 (50.00%) Spring Integration
1 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) WCF
3 2 (16.67%) WF
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) MVC
2 7 (58.33%) DSDM
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) RUP
3 6 (50.00%) Release Management
3 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft