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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 545 559 685
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +126
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 384 351 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 305 293 196
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +4.10%

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014 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 1 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 371 £45,000 - 53
London +7 231 £50,000 - 32
City of London 0 70 £47,500 -9.52% 9
North West +11 41 £32,500 -7.14% 3
East of England +12 28 £37,500 -1.31% 1
South East -16 28 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Manchester -12 24 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire -18 21 £33,000 -12.00% 8
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Cambridge +6 15 £40,000 +5.26% 1
West Yorkshire - 15 £32,500 - 4
South West -14 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Bristol +8 11 £45,000 +34.32%
Leeds - 11 £33,250 - 4
Merseyside +19 10 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Liverpool +15 10 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Brighton -5 9 £45,000 -5.26%
East Sussex -14 9 £45,000 -5.26%
Bedfordshire -10 8 £38,750 +10.71%
Surrey -33 8 £37,500 -
Hampshire - 8 £45,000 -
Cheshire -8 6 £27,500 -21.42%
Scotland -9 6 £32,250 -14.00% 5
South Yorkshire -13 5 £33,500 -10.66% 3
Sheffield -17 5 £33,500 -10.66% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £28,780 - 3
North East - 5 £28,780 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 5 £28,780 - 3
Wales +9 4 £30,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 4 £75,000 -

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 826 (100.00%) User Experience
2 409 (49.52%) HTML
3 381 (46.13%) CSS
4 262 (31.72%) JavaScript
4 262 (31.72%) Axure RP
5 254 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
6 245 (29.66%) Photoshop
7 205 (24.82%) Adobe
8 169 (20.46%) Adobe Illustrator
9 155 (18.77%) HTML5
10 145 (17.55%) OmniGraffle
11 142 (17.19%) Marketing
12 136 (16.46%) E-Commerce
13 122 (14.77%) Degree
14 116 (14.04%) Information Architecture
15 109 (13.20%) CSS3
16 100 (12.11%) Analytics
17 99 (11.99%) UX Design
18 96 (11.62%) Mobile App
19 91 (11.02%) Android
20 85 (10.29%) jQuery
21 82 (9.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 82 (9.93%) Responsive Web Design
22 81 (9.81%) Apple iOS
23 76 (9.20%) Usability Testing
24 68 (8.23%) Web Design
25 67 (8.11%) Fireworks
26 59 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
27 58 (7.02%) Scrum
28 53 (6.42%) Retail

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 14 (1.69%) CMS
2 8 (0.97%) WordPress
3 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.24%) Drupal
4 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 245 (29.66%) Photoshop
2 169 (20.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 145 (17.55%) OmniGraffle
4 82 (9.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 67 (8.11%) Fireworks
6 46 (5.57%) MS Visio
7 23 (2.78%) InDesign
8 16 (1.94%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (0.73%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.73%) MS Office
10 3 (0.36%) FreeHand
11 1 (0.12%) MS Excel
11 1 (0.12%) SPSS
11 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (3.27%) Google Analytics
2 14 (1.69%) Magento
3 6 (0.73%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.48%) SaaS
1 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.57%) Internet
2 3 (0.36%) Intranet
3 1 (0.12%) SAN
3 1 (0.12%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.36%) MySQL
3 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 262 (31.72%) Axure RP
2 59 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 45 (5.45%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.12%) ProtoShare
5 1 (0.12%) Bower
5 1 (0.12%) Grunt
General
1 142 (17.19%) Marketing
2 53 (6.42%) Retail
2 53 (6.42%) Games
3 40 (4.84%) Finance
4 34 (4.12%) Advertising
5 33 (4.00%) Banking
6 19 (2.30%) Automotive
7 12 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.09%) Publishing
9 7 (0.85%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.73%) Interactive Media
10 6 (0.73%) Electronics
11 5 (0.61%) Military
11 5 (0.61%) Legal
12 4 (0.48%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.36%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (49.52%) HTML
2 381 (46.13%) CSS
3 155 (18.77%) HTML5
4 109 (13.20%) CSS3
5 85 (10.29%) jQuery
6 50 (6.05%) .NET
7 30 (3.63%) Flash
8 27 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (2.42%) Ajax
10 15 (1.82%) XHTML
11 14 (1.69%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.09%) Sass
13 7 (0.85%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.85%) LESS
14 5 (0.61%) XML
14 5 (0.61%) Apache Flex
14 5 (0.61%) WebGL
14 5 (0.61%) HTML5 Canvas
15 4 (0.48%) Ember.js
15 4 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 826 (100.00%) User Experience
2 96 (11.62%) Mobile App
3 43 (5.21%) Graphic Design
4 42 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (4.12%) Social Media
6 33 (4.00%) Visualisation
7 17 (2.06%) Psychology
8 16 (1.94%) iPhone
9 15 (1.82%) Digital Media
10 12 (1.45%) Human Factors
11 11 (1.33%) iPad
12 9 (1.09%) New Media
13 8 (0.97%) Online Games
14 6 (0.73%) IPTV
14 6 (0.73%) Mobile Games
14 6 (0.73%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.73%) W3C
15 5 (0.61%) NHS
15 5 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.61%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.02%) Android
2 81 (9.81%) Apple iOS
3 21 (2.54%) Windows
4 8 (0.97%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (16.46%) E-Commerce
3 116 (14.04%) Information Architecture
4 100 (12.11%) Analytics
5 99 (11.99%) UX Design
6 82 (9.93%) Responsive Web Design
7 76 (9.20%) Usability Testing
8 68 (8.23%) Web Design
9 58 (7.02%) Scrum
10 49 (5.93%) Web Development
11 45 (5.45%) SEO
12 43 (5.21%) Rapid Prototyping
13 40 (4.84%) Mentoring
14 39 (4.72%) Use Case
15 35 (4.24%) User Stories
16 28 (3.39%) Digital Marketing
17 27 (3.27%) Product Management
18 24 (2.91%) Technical Analysis
18 24 (2.91%) Progressive Enhancement
19 23 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (31.72%) JavaScript
2 32 (3.87%) PHP
3 18 (2.18%) Java
4 8 (0.97%) C
4 8 (0.97%) SQL
5 4 (0.48%) XAML
5 4 (0.48%) Perl
6 3 (0.36%) Ruby
7 2 (0.24%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 122 (14.77%) Degree
2 1 (0.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (0.12%) WCAG
Vendors
1 205 (24.82%) Adobe
2 31 (3.75%) Google
3 24 (2.91%) Twitter
4 16 (1.94%) Facebook
5 15 (1.82%) Microsoft
6 9 (1.09%) Apple
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle
7 3 (0.36%) SAP
7 3 (0.36%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.24%) Demandware
8 2 (0.24%) hybris
8 2 (0.24%) Macromedia
8 2 (0.24%) IBM
9 1 (0.12%) Omniture
9 1 (0.12%) Telerik
9 1 (0.12%) Ektron
9 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.12%) iRise
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Corporate Benefits
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Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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