Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 105 122
Rank change year-on-year -42 +17 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 35 42 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 1.76% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.82% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 25 34 19
Cheshire median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £22,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,375 £56,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%

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 2,983 2,305 2,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.65% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,199 1,822 1,955
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £55,150
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -21 14 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Chester -3 12 £35,000 +0.00% 5
Crewe -2 4 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £52,500 -
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 18 (51.43%) HTML
1 18 (51.43%) CSS
2 17 (48.57%) User Experience
3 16 (45.71%) HTML5
4 15 (42.86%) CSS3
5 13 (37.14%) Photoshop
5 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (34.29%) A/B Testing
7 11 (31.43%) E-Commerce
8 10 (28.57%) Java
9 9 (25.71%) Web Design
10 8 (22.86%) Big Data
11 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
12 6 (17.14%) Wireframes
13 5 (14.29%) Prototyping
13 5 (14.29%) User Stories
13 5 (14.29%) Finance
14 4 (11.43%) Advertising
14 4 (11.43%) Adobe
14 4 (11.43%) Internet
14 4 (11.43%) Oracle
14 4 (11.43%) COBOL
14 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
14 4 (11.43%) Google
14 4 (11.43%) Spring
14 4 (11.43%) Banking
14 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (11.43%) Scrum
14 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture

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 (2.86%) CICS
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Photoshop
2 4 (11.43%) InVision
2 4 (11.43%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (11.43%) UXPin
3 3 (8.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) ATM
2 1 (2.86%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Axure RP
1 4 (11.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (2.86%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Advertising
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) CSS
1 18 (51.43%) HTML
2 16 (45.71%) HTML5
3 15 (42.86%) CSS3
4 4 (11.43%) Framer.js
4 4 (11.43%) Spring
4 4 (11.43%) Velocity
5 1 (2.86%) EJB
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) JSP
5 1 (2.86%) React
5 1 (2.86%) Servlets
5 1 (2.86%) VXML
5 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) User Experience
2 4 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (11.43%) Internet of Things
3 3 (8.57%) Graphic Design
4 2 (5.71%) Social Media
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.86%) Handset
5 1 (2.86%) IVR
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Photography
5 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.86%) Tandem
5 1 (2.86%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Android
1 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) A/B Testing
3 11 (31.43%) E-Commerce
4 9 (25.71%) Web Design
5 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 6 (17.14%) Wireframes
6 5 (14.29%) Prototyping
6 5 (14.29%) User Stories
7 4 (11.43%) Coaching
7 4 (11.43%) Data Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) Heuristic Analysis
7 4 (11.43%) Line Management
7 4 (11.43%) Mobile First
7 4 (11.43%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (11.43%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (11.43%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) Software Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) Telematics
7 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.43%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SEPA
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Adobe
1 4 (11.43%) Google
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Pega