Period
to 24 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Designer was £52,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

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

Designer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 161 135
Rank change year-on-year +39 -26 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 23 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.08% 0.80% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.84% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 5
Cheshire median annual salary £52,750 £42,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.60% +47.37% -45.71%
10th Percentile £41,250 £30,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £74,375 £52,500 £63,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% 0.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2,063 3,110 2,177
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.08% 96.08% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,575 2,339 1,820
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,200 £21,875
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Cheshire

Designer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Designer in Cheshire

Designer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Designer in Cheshire

Designer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +29 14 £55,000 +30.95% 1
Macclesfield +24 2 £42,500 -5.56%
Warrington - 2 £52,500 - 4
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) User Experience
3 9 (39.13%) Wireframes
4 8 (34.78%) Prototyping
4 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Law
5 7 (30.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (30.43%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) Adobe
5 7 (30.43%) Wealth Management
5 7 (30.43%) Information Architecture
6 5 (21.74%) GDPR
6 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 4 (17.39%) HTML
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
7 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) UX Design
7 4 (17.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) SDLC
8 3 (13.04%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (13.04%) People Management
8 3 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (13.04%) REST

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
3 2 (8.70%) InVision
3 2 (8.70%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Apigee
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (8.70%) Axure RP
2 2 (8.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (8.70%) Rational Rose
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (56.52%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Investment Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) CSS
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) REST
2 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) Anaconda
3 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) OAuth
4 1 (4.35%) OpenID
4 1 (4.35%) RAML
4 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.35%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) User Experience
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Fintech
4 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Wireframes
3 8 (34.78%) Prototyping
3 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
4 7 (30.43%) Information Architecture
4 7 (30.43%) Wealth Management
5 4 (17.39%) CRM
5 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) UX Design
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.04%) People Management
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
6 3 (13.04%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) R
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Postgraduate
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) GDPR
2 1 (4.35%) SEPA
2 1 (4.35%) TARGET2
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Adobe
2 2 (8.70%) Ab Initio
2 2 (8.70%) Casewise
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Teradata
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat