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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Experience (UX) Designer
Rank 544 566 715
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +149
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 387 357 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 315 289 165
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,509
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.04%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 31 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 31 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
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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 +12 373 £47,500 +5.55% 49
London +42 250 £52,500 +5.00% 25
City of London +27 71 £50,000 +2.56% 7
North West -11 33 £33,000 -5.71% 3
East of England -6 23 £40,000 -13.51% 2
Manchester -15 23 £33,000 +1.53% 1
Yorkshire - 23 £34,000 - 3
South East -46 22 £40,000 -5.88% 11
West Yorkshire - 16 £35,000 - 2
Leeds - 15 £35,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +9 13 - - 1
Cambridge +5 13 - - 1
South West -26 9 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +6 8 £37,500 +44.23% 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £28,780 -
North East - 8 £28,780 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £28,780 -
Bedfordshire +3 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Brighton -12 7 £45,000 +5.88%
East Sussex -13 7 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Sheffield - 7 £33,500 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £33,500 -
Liverpool +24 6 £35,000 - 1
Merseyside +17 6 £35,000 - 1
Basingstoke +15 5 £75,000 +188.46%
Wales - 5 £30,000 -
South Wales - 5 £30,000 -
East Midlands +1 3 £34,150 -2.42% 1
Wiltshire -3 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Cheltenham -4 3 £35,000 +16.66%

UX Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 792 (100.00%) User Experience
2 399 (50.38%) HTML
3 365 (46.09%) CSS
4 259 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
5 257 (32.45%) JavaScript
6 256 (32.32%) Axure RP
7 236 (29.80%) Photoshop
8 197 (24.87%) Adobe
9 172 (21.72%) Adobe Illustrator
10 164 (20.71%) HTML5
11 152 (19.19%) OmniGraffle
12 131 (16.54%) Information Architecture
13 127 (16.04%) E-Commerce
14 124 (15.66%) Degree
15 115 (14.52%) Marketing
16 113 (14.27%) CSS3
17 109 (13.76%) UX Design
18 98 (12.37%) Analytics
18 98 (12.37%) Mobile App
19 91 (11.49%) Android
20 88 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
21 86 (10.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 82 (10.35%) Apple iOS
23 79 (9.97%) Fireworks
24 78 (9.85%) jQuery
25 73 (9.22%) Usability Testing
26 70 (8.84%) Web Design
27 56 (7.07%) Scrum
28 55 (6.94%) .NET
29 54 (6.82%) Web Development

UX Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 27 (3.41%) CMS
2 7 (0.88%) Drupal
2 7 (0.88%) WordPress
3 3 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 236 (29.80%) Photoshop
2 172 (21.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 152 (19.19%) OmniGraffle
4 86 (10.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 79 (9.97%) Fireworks
6 37 (4.67%) MS Visio
7 17 (2.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 16 (2.02%) InDesign
9 10 (1.26%) Acrobat
10 8 (1.01%) MS Office
11 1 (0.13%) MS Excel
11 1 (0.13%) SPSS
11 1 (0.13%) FreeHand
11 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.15%) Magento
2 15 (1.89%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.63%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.13%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.51%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) GitHub
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.39%) Internet
2 2 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 256 (32.32%) Axure RP
2 54 (6.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 42 (5.30%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.25%) JIRA
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.13%) Grunt
6 1 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.13%) JSHint
6 1 (0.13%) Bower
General
1 115 (14.52%) Marketing
2 45 (5.68%) Retail
3 43 (5.43%) Games
4 39 (4.92%) Finance
5 31 (3.91%) Banking
6 24 (3.03%) Advertising
7 14 (1.77%) Automotive
8 12 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.26%) Publishing
10 7 (0.88%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.88%) Music Industry
11 6 (0.76%) Interactive Media
11 6 (0.76%) Electronics
12 5 (0.63%) Military
13 3 (0.38%) Legal
13 3 (0.38%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (50.38%) HTML
2 365 (46.09%) CSS
3 164 (20.71%) HTML5
4 113 (14.27%) CSS3
5 78 (9.85%) jQuery
6 55 (6.94%) .NET
7 31 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 29 (3.66%) Flash
9 18 (2.27%) Ajax
10 15 (1.89%) XHTML
11 14 (1.77%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.01%) LESS
13 7 (0.88%) Sass
13 7 (0.88%) XML
13 7 (0.88%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.63%) Backbone.js
14 5 (0.63%) WebGL
14 5 (0.63%) HTML5 Canvas
15 3 (0.38%) Silverlight
15 3 (0.38%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 792 (100.00%) User Experience
2 98 (12.37%) Mobile App
3 53 (6.69%) Graphic Design
4 43 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.17%) Social Media
6 27 (3.41%) Visualisation
7 19 (2.40%) Psychology
8 15 (1.89%) Digital Media
9 13 (1.64%) iPhone
10 11 (1.39%) Human Factors
11 10 (1.26%) iPad
12 9 (1.14%) W3C
13 8 (1.01%) Mobile Games
14 7 (0.88%) Online Games
15 6 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
16 4 (0.51%) New Media
16 4 (0.51%) Open Source
16 4 (0.51%) Blackberry
17 3 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 3 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.49%) Android
2 82 (10.35%) Apple iOS
3 20 (2.53%) Windows
4 8 (1.01%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.38%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (16.54%) Information Architecture
3 127 (16.04%) E-Commerce
4 109 (13.76%) UX Design
5 98 (12.37%) Analytics
6 88 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 73 (9.22%) Usability Testing
8 70 (8.84%) Web Design
9 56 (7.07%) Scrum
10 54 (6.82%) Web Development
11 41 (5.18%) SEO
12 37 (4.67%) Use Case
12 37 (4.67%) Mentoring
13 35 (4.42%) User Stories
13 35 (4.42%) Rapid Prototyping
14 31 (3.91%) Product Management
15 26 (3.28%) Technical Analysis
16 22 (2.78%) Project Management
17 21 (2.65%) Digital Marketing
18 20 (2.53%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 257 (32.45%) JavaScript
2 21 (2.65%) PHP
3 13 (1.64%) Java
4 8 (1.01%) C
5 3 (0.38%) ActionScript
5 3 (0.38%) XAML
6 2 (0.25%) Ruby
6 2 (0.25%) SQL
7 1 (0.13%) C#
7 1 (0.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 124 (15.66%) Degree
2 1 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) WCAG
Vendors
1 197 (24.87%) Adobe
2 24 (3.03%) Twitter
3 19 (2.40%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.15%) Google
5 16 (2.02%) Facebook
6 8 (1.01%) Apple
7 7 (0.88%) IBM
7 7 (0.88%) Demandware
7 7 (0.88%) hybris
8 2 (0.25%) iRise
9 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.13%) Ektron
9 1 (0.13%) Telerik
9 1 (0.13%) Omniture
Witney, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
ComputAppoint
Salary: £550 - £600 per month
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits, Homeworking, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
House of Fraser
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £50000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + 23days hol,pension,medical
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Maximum £40,000 plus discretionary b
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford Circus
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago