The median annual salary for a Designer was - in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 63 59
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 0 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff - 1.14% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.16% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 15
Median salary - £32,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -38.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.16% -4.00%  

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 490 688 728
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.59% 98.29% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1454 2258 2214
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £24,347
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 10 (90.91%) Photoshop
1 10 (90.91%) User Experience
2 8 (72.73%) Mobile App
2 8 (72.73%) Wireframes
2 8 (72.73%) Prototyping
3 7 (63.64%) Axure RP
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Typography
5 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (27.27%) CSS
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) Adobe
6 3 (27.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
7 2 (18.18%) SEO
7 2 (18.18%) HTML5
7 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (9.09%) Mobile First
8 1 (9.09%) A/B Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (9.09%) Service Design
8 1 (9.09%) Social Media
8 1 (9.09%) Data Management
8 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) jQuery
8 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
8 1 (9.09%) Advertising
8 1 (9.09%) CMS
8 1 (9.09%) C
8 1 (9.09%) CRM

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 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Photoshop
2 3 (27.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (9.09%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) User Experience
2 8 (72.73%) Mobile App
3 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
4 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
4 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Prototyping
1 8 (72.73%) Wireframes
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Typography
4 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) SEO
6 1 (9.09%) A/B Testing
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile First
6 1 (9.09%) Service Design
6 1 (9.09%) Web Design
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe