The table below looks at the statistics for the User Experience Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Specialist
Rank 890 889 875
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a User Experience Specialist 7 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.001% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.001% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -53.12%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 - £35,000

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

User Experience Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Experience Specialist
Salary Trend

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

User Experience Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

User Experience Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Experience Specialist over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

User Experience Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

User Experience Specialist
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 +4 7 £27,500 -26.66%
London +28 5 £27,500 -26.66%
Uxbridge - 4 £27,500 -
North West - 2 £33,000 -
Manchester - 2 £33,000 -

User Experience Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) User Experience
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
3 5 (38.46%) Analytics
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) Social Media
4 4 (30.77%) Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) Google Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) Usability Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) XHTML
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) CSS3
4 4 (30.77%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
4 4 (30.77%) Acrobat
4 4 (30.77%) Adobe
4 4 (30.77%) Omniture
4 4 (30.77%) Google
4 4 (30.77%) Content Management
4 4 (30.77%) Email Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Online Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Rapid Prototyping
4 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) SEO
5 2 (15.38%) Business Development
5 2 (15.38%) Finance

User Experience Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited User Experience Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
1 4 (30.77%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) XHTML
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) User Experience
2 5 (38.46%) Social Media
3 1 (7.69%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Usability Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Email Marketing
3 4 (30.77%) Online Marketing
3 4 (30.77%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Content Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) SEO
4 2 (15.38%) Business Development
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) B2C
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Industrial Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe
1 4 (30.77%) Omniture
1 4 (30.77%) Google