The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 51 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 14 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.59% 2.12% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.20% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 1
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Designer
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region. 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
535 546 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.89% 96.30% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 412 434 268
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Designer
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Designer across the Watford region.

Designer Salary Trend in Watford

Designer
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Designer across the Watford region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Designer Salary Histogram in Watford

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Designer in their job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Photoshop
2 12 (70.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (47.06%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) User Experience
5 6 (35.29%) Graphic Design
5 6 (35.29%) Advertising
6 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
6 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (29.41%) Marketing
7 3 (17.65%) Web Design
7 3 (17.65%) Adobe
8 2 (11.76%) Release Management
8 2 (11.76%) Network Security
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (11.76%) Change Control
8 2 (11.76%) CCIE
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Juniper
8 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 2 (11.76%) McAfee
8 2 (11.76%) CMS
8 2 (11.76%) WAN
8 2 (11.76%) VPN
8 2 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Photoshop
2 12 (70.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) InDesign
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (5.88%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (35.29%) Advertising
2 5 (29.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) HTML
1 8 (47.06%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Graphic Design
1 6 (35.29%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Streaming Video
2 1 (5.88%) Animation
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) Web Design
3 2 (11.76%) Content Management
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) 3D Animation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Adobe
2 2 (11.76%) Juniper
2 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 2 (11.76%) McAfee
2 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
2 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco