Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £37,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 127 106
Rank change year-on-year +1 -21 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 52 16 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.69% 0.71% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.73% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 34 11 71
Cheshire median annual salary £37,750 £30,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.77% -28.24% -15.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £63,500 £66,250
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%

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 2954 2189 3155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.20% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2252 1874 2679
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -30 16 £42,000 -23.64%
Runcorn - 8 £31,500 -
Chester -9 6 £30,000 -1.64% 2
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £45,000 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) HTML
3 21 (40.38%) Finance
4 17 (32.69%) SDLC
5 14 (26.92%) Web Services
6 13 (25.00%) CSS
6 13 (25.00%) User Experience
7 12 (23.08%) Banking
8 11 (21.15%) jQuery
8 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (19.23%) Project Management
9 10 (19.23%) DB2
9 10 (19.23%) Marketing
9 10 (19.23%) Waterfall
10 9 (17.31%) Mobile App
10 9 (17.31%) Oracle
10 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
10 9 (17.31%) Risk Management
11 8 (15.38%) Adobe
11 8 (15.38%) Windows
11 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 8 (15.38%) C#
11 8 (15.38%) Java
11 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 8 (15.38%) SQL
11 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
11 8 (15.38%) .NET
11 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
11 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
11 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (13.46%) Confluence
2 5 (9.62%) CICS
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Drupal
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (5.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.77%) InVision
2 3 (5.77%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.92%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.92%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) DB2
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.62%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.46%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (9.62%) Bitbucket
3 5 (9.62%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) Lombardi
4 3 (5.77%) Axure RP
4 3 (5.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (3.85%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 12 (23.08%) Banking
3 10 (19.23%) Marketing
4 5 (9.62%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (51.92%) HTML
2 14 (26.92%) Web Services
3 13 (25.00%) CSS
4 11 (21.15%) jQuery
5 8 (15.38%) .NET
5 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 6 (11.54%) SOAP
7 5 (9.62%) RESTful
7 5 (9.62%) XML
8 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.77%) HTML5
8 3 (5.77%) Sass
8 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.85%) CSS3
9 2 (3.85%) OAuth
9 2 (3.85%) Spring
9 2 (3.85%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.85%) Spring Cloud
10 1 (1.92%) OOCSS
10 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) User Experience
2 9 (17.31%) Mobile App
3 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.54%) Graphic Design
5 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
6 3 (5.77%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.85%) Fintech
7 2 (3.85%) iPad
7 2 (3.85%) Tandem
8 1 (1.92%) Animation
8 1 (1.92%) Contactless
8 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.92%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.92%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) SDLC
3 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (19.23%) Project Management
4 10 (19.23%) Waterfall
5 9 (17.31%) Risk Management
6 7 (13.46%) BDD
6 7 (13.46%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
6 7 (13.46%) TDD
7 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.62%) API Development
8 5 (9.62%) API Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Prototyping
8 5 (9.62%) Scrum
8 5 (9.62%) SOA
8 5 (9.62%) Web Design
8 5 (9.62%) Wireframes
9 4 (7.69%) A/B Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Adaptive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) C#
1 8 (15.38%) Java
1 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
1 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
2 7 (13.46%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.92%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Adobe
3 6 (11.54%) IBM
4 4 (7.69%) Google
5 2 (3.85%) Sun
5 2 (3.85%) Twitter
6 1 (1.92%) Apigee
6 1 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft