The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 185 102 165
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 37 114 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 2.10% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 2.20% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21 66 35
Average salary £38,500 £31,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -8.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Designer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5348 5176 4597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 4406 3923
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Designer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Designer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Designer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Designer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Designer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Designer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham -23 12 £46,000 +15.00% 2
Shropshire +9 11 - -
Warwickshire -27 4 £29,250 -7.14%
Solihull +2 2 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Coventry -9 2 £25,875 -23.89% 1
Staffordshire -31 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £38,500 - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 53 (50.00%) Adobe
2 52 (49.06%) HTML
3 51 (48.11%) CSS
4 36 (33.96%) Photoshop
5 35 (33.02%) Web Design
5 35 (33.02%) Marketing
6 30 (28.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 22 (20.75%) JavaScript
7 22 (20.75%) User Experience
8 20 (18.87%) SEO
9 18 (16.98%) jQuery
10 17 (16.04%) CSS3
10 17 (16.04%) Digital Media
10 17 (16.04%) HTML5
11 16 (15.09%) PHP
11 16 (15.09%) C#
11 16 (15.09%) E-Commerce
12 15 (14.15%) .NET
12 15 (14.15%) Degree
13 13 (12.26%) InDesign
13 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET
13 13 (12.26%) Intranet
13 13 (12.26%) Social Media
14 12 (11.32%) Retail
14 12 (11.32%) Graphic Design
15 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (10.38%) Internet
15 11 (10.38%) MySQL
16 10 (9.43%) Dreamweaver
16 10 (9.43%) Content Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (6.60%) CMS
2 6 (5.66%) WordPress
3 5 (4.72%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.83%) Drupal
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.89%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.89%) Moodle
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.94%) Lync
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (33.96%) Photoshop
2 30 (28.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (12.26%) InDesign
4 7 (6.60%) Fireworks
5 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
6 4 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (2.83%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (1.89%) AutoCAD
8 2 (1.89%) 3ds Max
8 2 (1.89%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.94%) GIMP
9 1 (0.94%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.94%) MS Office
9 1 (0.94%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Magento
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) Intranet
2 11 (10.38%) Internet
3 7 (6.60%) DNS
3 7 (6.60%) SSL
3 7 (6.60%) SSH
4 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.94%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.94%) Ant
3 1 (0.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.94%) Phing
General
1 35 (33.02%) Marketing
2 12 (11.32%) Retail
3 8 (7.55%) Multimedia
4 7 (6.60%) Automotive
5 5 (4.72%) Games
6 3 (2.83%) Publishing
7 2 (1.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (49.06%) HTML
2 51 (48.11%) CSS
3 18 (16.98%) jQuery
4 17 (16.04%) HTML5
4 17 (16.04%) CSS3
5 15 (14.15%) .NET
6 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.66%) Flash
8 4 (3.77%) XML
9 1 (0.94%) Ajax
9 1 (0.94%) WCF
9 1 (0.94%) WF
9 1 (0.94%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.94%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.94%) Sass
9 1 (0.94%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) User Experience
2 17 (16.04%) Digital Media
3 13 (12.26%) Social Media
4 12 (11.32%) Graphic Design
5 8 (7.55%) IPTV
6 7 (6.60%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.83%) Motion Graphics
7 3 (2.83%) Animation
8 2 (1.89%) iPhone
8 2 (1.89%) W3C
8 2 (1.89%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.89%) SCORM
8 2 (1.89%) iPad
9 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.94%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Windows
2 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.02%) Web Design
2 20 (18.87%) SEO
3 16 (15.09%) E-Commerce
4 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.43%) Content Management
6 7 (6.60%) User Experience Design
6 7 (6.60%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (5.66%) Direct Marketing
8 5 (4.72%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (4.72%) Rapid Prototyping
8 5 (4.72%) Business Development
8 5 (4.72%) Coaching
9 4 (3.77%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (3.77%) Time Management
9 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.83%) B2B
10 3 (2.83%) Workflow
10 3 (2.83%) Information Architecture
10 3 (2.83%) Web Development
11 2 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.75%) JavaScript
2 16 (15.09%) PHP
2 16 (15.09%) C#
3 6 (5.66%) SQL
4 3 (2.83%) ActionScript
4 3 (2.83%) ActionScript 3.0
4 3 (2.83%) C++
5 1 (0.94%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Degree
2 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.77%) MCP
4 4 (3.77%) HND
5 1 (0.94%) CCIE
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) QA
1 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.72%) XenApp
2 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) Terminal Services
2 4 (3.77%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.94%) Xen
3 1 (0.94%) XenServer
3 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) Plesk
Vendors
1 53 (50.00%) Adobe
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) Citrix
4 5 (4.72%) VMware
5 3 (2.83%) Macromedia
6 1 (0.94%) HP
6 1 (0.94%) Dell
6 1 (0.94%) Juniper
6 1 (0.94%) Informatica
6 1 (0.94%) Nokia
6 1 (0.94%) Sony
6 1 (0.94%) Alias
6 1 (0.94%) Talend
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle
6 1 (0.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco
West Midlands
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago