The table below looks at the statistics for the UX Designer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UX Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 550 520 607
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 357 462 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 309 347 234
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,350 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

UX Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UX Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Trend

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

UX Designer Salary Trend in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UX Designer over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

UX Designer Salary Histogram in the UK

UX 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 UX Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -22 348 £42,500 -5.55% 65
London -46 188 £50,000 - 30
South East +22 50 £40,000 - 10
North West +18 40 £35,000 +7.69% 7
City of London -24 36 £57,500 +21.05% 13
Manchester +18 22 £32,500 -7.14% 3
West Midlands +16 22 £35,000 -22.22% 7
East of England +14 19 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +12 19 £55,000 -21.42% 2
Cheshire +15 16 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +8 12 £30,000 -21.05%
Yorkshire +18 10 £36,500 +21.66% 9
Macclesfield - 10 £40,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £40,000 -
Hampshire +3 8 £29,000 -7.93% 2
Reading +1 8 £38,250 +2.00%
Cambridgeshire -4 8 £40,000 -
Northampton - 8 £41,250 -
Basingstoke - 7 £29,000 - 1
Essex - 7 £37,500 -
Surrey +25 6 £42,500 +6.25% 2
West Sussex +18 6 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Worcestershire 0 6 £32,500 +8.33%
Worthing - 6 £42,500 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £34,000 - 1
Peterborough - 6 - -
Oxfordshire +15 5 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +14 5 £36,500 +21.66% 4
Warwickshire -8 5 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Coventry - 5 £40,000 - 3

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited UX 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 UX Designer in their job title.

1 736 (100.00%) User Experience
2 313 (42.53%) HTML
3 298 (40.49%) CSS
4 247 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
5 232 (31.52%) Axure RP
6 183 (24.86%) Photoshop
7 178 (24.18%) JavaScript
8 174 (23.64%) Information Architecture
9 166 (22.55%) Adobe
10 151 (20.52%) Degree
11 128 (17.39%) OmniGraffle
12 118 (16.03%) Adobe Illustrator
13 112 (15.22%) E-Commerce
14 109 (14.81%) Marketing
15 88 (11.96%) Finance
16 84 (11.41%) HTML5
17 82 (11.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 79 (10.73%) Mobile App
18 79 (10.73%) Usability Testing
19 72 (9.78%) UX Design
19 72 (9.78%) Web Design
20 65 (8.83%) jQuery
20 65 (8.83%) Analytics
21 58 (7.88%) Responsive Web Design
22 52 (7.07%) Graphic Design
22 52 (7.07%) Product Management
23 49 (6.66%) Apple iOS
24 48 (6.52%) User Stories
25 47 (6.39%) Scrum
26 45 (6.11%) Android

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited UX 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 UX Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (0.54%) CMS
2 2 (0.27%) Apache
3 1 (0.14%) Drupal
3 1 (0.14%) IIS
3 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 183 (24.86%) Photoshop
2 128 (17.39%) OmniGraffle
3 118 (16.03%) Adobe Illustrator
4 82 (11.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 44 (5.98%) MS Visio
6 32 (4.35%) Fireworks
7 8 (1.09%) MS Office
8 6 (0.82%) InDesign
8 6 (0.82%) MS Excel
9 4 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.04%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.45%) Internet
2 2 (0.27%) GoToMeeting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.14%) MySQL
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 232 (31.52%) Axure RP
2 40 (5.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 11 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.54%) Subversion
6 3 (0.41%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (0.41%) JSHint
6 3 (0.41%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.27%) Ant
7 2 (0.27%) Phing
7 2 (0.27%) JIRA
8 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (14.81%) Marketing
2 88 (11.96%) Finance
3 30 (4.08%) Banking
3 30 (4.08%) Retail
4 19 (2.58%) Games
5 17 (2.31%) Publishing
6 14 (1.90%) Advertising
7 10 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.95%) Interactive Media
8 7 (0.95%) Electronics
9 6 (0.82%) Automotive
10 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.54%) Law
11 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (42.53%) HTML
2 298 (40.49%) CSS
3 84 (11.41%) HTML5
4 65 (8.83%) jQuery
5 42 (5.71%) CSS3
6 27 (3.67%) Flash
7 25 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 25 (3.40%) LESS
8 19 (2.58%) Sass
9 14 (1.90%) .NET
10 10 (1.36%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.22%) XML
12 7 (0.95%) XHTML
13 6 (0.82%) Ajax
14 4 (0.54%) Web Services
14 4 (0.54%) Backbone.js
14 4 (0.54%) Zurb Foundation
14 4 (0.54%) JSON
15 3 (0.41%) Grails
15 3 (0.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 736 (100.00%) User Experience
2 79 (10.73%) Mobile App
3 52 (7.07%) Graphic Design
4 42 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (5.03%) Human Factors
6 30 (4.08%) Computer Science
7 24 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (3.26%) Ergonomics
8 18 (2.45%) RIA
9 16 (2.17%) Digital Media
10 15 (2.04%) Taxonomies
10 15 (2.04%) Psychology
10 15 (2.04%) Smartphone
11 14 (1.90%) Social Media
12 11 (1.49%) W3C
13 9 (1.22%) Copywriting
14 6 (0.82%) Animation
14 6 (0.82%) Visualisation
15 4 (0.54%) Mobile Games
15 4 (0.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.66%) Apple iOS
2 45 (6.11%) Android
3 19 (2.58%) Windows
4 10 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (23.64%) Information Architecture
3 112 (15.22%) E-Commerce
4 79 (10.73%) Usability Testing
5 72 (9.78%) UX Design
5 72 (9.78%) Web Design
6 65 (8.83%) Analytics
7 58 (7.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 52 (7.07%) Product Management
9 48 (6.52%) User Stories
10 47 (6.39%) Scrum
11 39 (5.30%) Mentoring
12 34 (4.62%) B2B
13 31 (4.21%) Web Development
13 31 (4.21%) Web Analytics
13 31 (4.21%) Rapid Prototyping
14 22 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (2.99%) Project Management
15 21 (2.85%) Use Case
16 20 (2.72%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 178 (24.18%) JavaScript
2 6 (0.82%) C
3 4 (0.54%) C#
3 4 (0.54%) SQL
4 3 (0.41%) Java
4 3 (0.41%) Ruby
5 1 (0.14%) VB
5 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.14%) PHP
5 1 (0.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 151 (20.52%) Degree
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.53%) QA
2 9 (1.22%) WCAG
3 1 (0.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 166 (22.55%) Adobe
2 18 (2.45%) Maxymiser
3 16 (2.17%) Google
4 12 (1.63%) iRise
5 7 (0.95%) Microsoft
6 6 (0.82%) IBM
6 6 (0.82%) Business Objects
6 6 (0.82%) Sitecore
6 6 (0.82%) Demandware
6 6 (0.82%) hybris
7 5 (0.68%) Facebook
7 5 (0.68%) Apple
8 4 (0.54%) Telerik
8 4 (0.54%) Twitter
9 2 (0.27%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.14%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
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