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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Researcher
Rank 828 874 860
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a User Experience Researcher 45 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.012% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.013% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 28 10 5
Average salary £50,000 £56,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -

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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
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%

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 March 2015 within the UK.

User Experience Researcher Salary Histogram in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Top 10 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 March 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 +32 43 £50,000 -11.11% 11
London +53 34 £55,000 -4.34% 8
City of London +8 13 £50,000 -13.04% 4
East of England - 7 £37,000 -
Watford - 7 £37,000 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £37,000 -
Surrey - 1 £35,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £29,500 - 2
North West - 1 £29,500 - 2
South East - 1 £35,000 - 1

User Experience Researcher
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 80 (100.00%) User Experience
2 26 (32.50%) Usability Testing
3 25 (31.25%) Business Development
4 20 (25.00%) Degree
4 20 (25.00%) Psychology
5 18 (22.50%) Qualitative Research
6 17 (21.25%) Advertising
7 15 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 15 (18.75%) Retail
8 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (16.25%) Analytics
10 9 (11.25%) Axure RP
11 7 (8.75%) Information Architecture
11 7 (8.75%) Finance
12 6 (7.50%) VCP4
13 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (5.00%) HTML5
14 4 (5.00%) Spread Betting
14 4 (5.00%) HTML
15 3 (3.75%) Ergonomics
15 3 (3.75%) Market Research
15 3 (3.75%) Customer Insight
16 2 (2.50%) SaaS
16 2 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 2 (2.50%) Competitor Analysis
16 2 (2.50%) Workflow
16 2 (2.50%) B2B
16 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
17 1 (1.25%) Adobe

User Experience Researcher
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 17 (21.25%) Advertising
2 15 (18.75%) Retail
3 7 (8.75%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) HTML5
1 4 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (100.00%) User Experience
2 20 (25.00%) Psychology
3 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Spread Betting
5 3 (3.75%) Ergonomics
6 1 (1.25%) BBC
6 1 (1.25%) Statistics
6 1 (1.25%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Usability Testing
2 25 (31.25%) Business Development
3 18 (22.50%) Qualitative Research
4 15 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 13 (16.25%) Analytics
6 7 (8.75%) Information Architecture
7 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.75%) Market Research
8 3 (3.75%) Customer Insight
9 2 (2.50%) Competitor Analysis
9 2 (2.50%) Workflow
9 2 (2.50%) B2B
10 1 (1.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.25%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (7.50%) VCP4
Vendors
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe
2 1 (1.25%) Google
2 1 (1.25%) Facebook
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