The table below looks at the statistics for the User Experience Researcher role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Experience Researcher in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UX Researcher
Rank 931 904 936
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a User Experience Researcher 20 37 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.035% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.037% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 9
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

User Experience Researcher
Jobs Demand Trend

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

User Experience Researcher Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Salary Trend

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

User Experience Researcher Salary Trend in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Experience Researcher over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

User Experience Researcher Salary Histogram in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Researcher within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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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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 19 £57,500 +4.54% 12
London -8 17 £57,500 +4.54% 6
Surrey - 2 £32,500 - 1
South East - 2 £32,500 - 5
City of London +55 1 £65,000 -8.77% 3
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2

User Experience Researcher
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Researcher 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 User Experience Researcher in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) User Experience
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Psychology
4 8 (23.53%) Usability Testing
5 7 (20.59%) HTML
6 5 (14.71%) Google
6 5 (14.71%) Google Analytics
6 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (14.71%) Axure RP
6 5 (14.71%) Analytics
7 4 (11.76%) Heuristic Evaluation
7 4 (11.76%) User Stories
7 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 4 (11.76%) Information Architecture
7 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) CSS
7 4 (11.76%) Web Services
7 4 (11.76%) Benchmarking
8 3 (8.82%) Adobe
8 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.82%) Flash
8 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.82%) Degree
8 3 (8.82%) Statistics
8 3 (8.82%) Marketing
8 3 (8.82%) SPSS
8 3 (8.82%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (8.82%) PayPal
9 2 (5.88%) Mentoring

User Experience Researcher
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Researcher 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 User Experience Researcher in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SPSS
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Google Analytics
2 3 (8.82%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Skype
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.82%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) CSS
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) Flash
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (100.00%) User Experience
2 10 (29.41%) Psychology
3 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.82%) Statistics
6 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
6 2 (5.88%) Online Games
7 1 (2.94%) mHealth
7 1 (2.94%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Usability Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Analytics
4 4 (11.76%) Benchmarking
4 4 (11.76%) Heuristic Evaluation
4 4 (11.76%) Information Architecture
4 4 (11.76%) User Stories
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) DNA
6 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.88%) Ethnography
6 2 (5.88%) Eye Tracking
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.88%) Product Management
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.94%) Human Factors
7 1 (2.94%) Line Management
7 1 (2.94%) Mobile First
7 1 (2.94%) Qualitative Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Google
2 3 (8.82%) Adobe
2 3 (8.82%) PayPal
3 1 (2.94%) Apple
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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