The median annual salary for a Designer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Designer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 121 96
Rank change year-on-year +6 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 13 19 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.68% 0.77% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.81% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 16
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +35.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,250 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1866 2340 1779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.04% 95.04% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1760 1452
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Birmingham

Designer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Designer in Birmingham

Designer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in Birmingham

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 25 (65.79%) User Experience
2 24 (63.16%) HTML
2 24 (63.16%) CSS
3 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
4 17 (44.74%) Adobe
4 17 (44.74%) Photoshop
5 15 (39.47%) Marketing
6 13 (34.21%) Advertising
6 13 (34.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (26.32%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) Web Design
7 10 (26.32%) Web Development
8 9 (23.68%) Games
8 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (21.05%) Automotive
9 8 (21.05%) jQuery
10 7 (18.42%) Usability Testing
10 7 (18.42%) ITIL
10 7 (18.42%) Service Design
11 6 (15.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (13.16%) Wireframes
12 5 (13.16%) Prototyping
12 5 (13.16%) Customer Requirements
12 5 (13.16%) BBC
12 5 (13.16%) InDesign
12 5 (13.16%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
12 5 (13.16%) Animation
12 5 (13.16%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (10.53%) Rapid Prototyping

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Photoshop
2 13 (34.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (15.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (13.16%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (13.16%) Adobe Premiere
4 5 (13.16%) InDesign
5 4 (10.53%) Acrobat
6 1 (2.63%) Fireworks
6 1 (2.63%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IBM Blueworks
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (2.63%) JUnit
1 1 (2.63%) TestNG
General
1 15 (39.47%) Marketing
2 13 (34.21%) Advertising
3 10 (26.32%) Finance
4 9 (23.68%) Games
5 8 (21.05%) Automotive
6 2 (5.26%) Retail
7 1 (2.63%) Back Office
7 1 (2.63%) Banking
7 1 (2.63%) Local Government
7 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (63.16%) CSS
1 24 (63.16%) HTML
2 8 (21.05%) jQuery
3 3 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (5.26%) CSS3
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) UIKit
5 1 (2.63%) Dojo
5 1 (2.63%) DOM
5 1 (2.63%) Material Design
5 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (65.79%) User Experience
2 5 (13.16%) Animation
2 5 (13.16%) BBC
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
4 2 (5.26%) Social Media
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Web Design
1 10 (26.32%) Web Development
2 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) Service Design
3 7 (18.42%) Usability Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (13.16%) Prototyping
4 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Wireframes
5 4 (10.53%) Presales
5 4 (10.53%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team Management
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.26%) ITSM
8 1 (2.63%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Sun Certification
2 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Adobe
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) IBM
2 1 (2.63%) Pega
2 1 (2.63%) webMethods
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