The median annual salary for a Designer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Designer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 64 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 11 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.98% 1.00% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.02% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 11
Median salary £31,000 £32,500 £30,565
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.61% +6.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £37,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 547 684 640
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.38% 97.85% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 491 553 559
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -1.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Cardiff

Designer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Designer in Cardiff

Designer
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

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

Salary histogram for Designer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cardiff region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Photoshop
1 11 (78.57%) User Experience
2 8 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 8 (57.14%) Wireframes
2 8 (57.14%) Prototyping
3 7 (50.00%) Axure RP
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) Typography
6 4 (28.57%) HTML5
6 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (28.57%) Adobe
6 4 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (21.43%) SEO
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (21.43%) Marketing
7 3 (21.43%) Graphic Design
7 3 (21.43%) CMS
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
8 2 (14.29%) CSS3
8 2 (14.29%) concrete5
8 2 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 2 (14.29%) Sass
8 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (14.29%) OO PHP
8 2 (14.29%) MailChimp

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) CMS
2 2 (14.29%) concrete5
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Photoshop
2 4 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (21.43%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (14.29%) InDesign
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (14.29%) MailChimp
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) CSS
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) Sass
4 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) User Experience
2 8 (57.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (21.43%) Graphic Design
4 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 2 (14.29%) Video Editing
5 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Prototyping
1 8 (57.14%) Wireframes
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Typography
4 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (21.43%) SEO
6 2 (14.29%) Brand Management
6 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) OO PHP
7 1 (7.14%) A/B Testing
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) Data Management
7 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Direct Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile First
7 1 (7.14%) Service Design
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) C
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Adobe
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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