The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 88 92
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 10 14 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.93% 1.06% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.11% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 28
Median salary £42,500 £54,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.29% +58.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £38,700 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £54,100 £52,250
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 Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1046 1265 1705
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.12% 95.76% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 856 1076 1304
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -1 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Chester +5 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £35,000 -
Designer
North West

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

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 Cheshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) Photoshop
3 6 (35.29%) Adobe
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 6 (35.29%) User Experience
3 6 (35.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) InDesign
4 4 (23.53%) CMS
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) COBOL
5 3 (17.65%) DB2
5 3 (17.65%) CICS
5 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
5 3 (17.65%) Fireworks
5 3 (17.65%) SEO
5 3 (17.65%) Banking
5 3 (17.65%) IMS/DB
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (17.65%) WordPress
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) Axure RP

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 4 (23.53%) CMS
2 3 (17.65%) CICS
2 3 (17.65%) WordPress
3 1 (5.88%) Drupal
3 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Photoshop
2 6 (35.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (23.53%) InDesign
4 3 (17.65%) Fireworks
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) AdWords
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) DB2
1 3 (17.65%) IMS/DB
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.88%) Sublime Text
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) EJB
5 1 (5.88%) Flash
5 1 (5.88%) JSP
5 1 (5.88%) Servlets
5 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Digital Media
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Animation
4 1 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (5.88%) Video Editing
4 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
3 3 (17.65%) IT Strategy
3 3 (17.65%) Prototyping
3 3 (17.65%) SEO
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Wireframes
4 2 (11.76%) Pay per click
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) A/B Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
5 1 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) COBOL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Adobe
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) Sun