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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 55 69 50
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 6 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.08% 0.38% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.39% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Average salary £57,500 £37,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.36% +14.61%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
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
542 507 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.13% 96.94% 99.07%
Number of salaries quoted 483 370 322
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 11 (47.83%) SQL
1 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
2 9 (39.13%) Analytics
3 8 (34.78%) Marketing
3 8 (34.78%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) Photoshop
3 8 (34.78%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) Cognos
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) Graphic Design
5 6 (26.09%) Animation
5 6 (26.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (26.09%) QlikView
5 6 (26.09%) Final Cut Pro
5 6 (26.09%) PowerPivot
5 6 (26.09%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (26.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (26.09%) Toad
5 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (26.09%) Adobe
5 6 (26.09%) Internet
5 6 (26.09%) XHTML
5 6 (26.09%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (26.09%) Web Design
5 6 (26.09%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) Kronos
7 3 (13.04%) Information Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) OmniGraffle

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Photoshop
2 6 (26.09%) Adobe After Effects
2 6 (26.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (26.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (26.09%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (13.04%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) PowerPivot
1 6 (26.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Toad
2 3 (13.04%) Axure RP
3 2 (8.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (34.78%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) CSS
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Animation
1 6 (26.09%) Graphic Design
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
2 9 (39.13%) Analytics
3 8 (34.78%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (26.09%) Technical Analysis
4 6 (26.09%) Web Design
5 3 (13.04%) Competitor Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Ethnographic Research
5 3 (13.04%) Ethnography
5 3 (13.04%) Heuristic Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Information Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Usability Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Pay per click
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cognos
2 6 (26.09%) Adobe
3 4 (17.39%) Kronos
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Cadence