Period
to 17 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 134 127
Rank change year-on-year -25 -7 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 28 10 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.83% 0.46% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.48% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 31
Cheshire median annual salary £42,000 £25,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.71% -51.43% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £39,700 £66,250
North West median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% +8.33%

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 3,239 2,094 2,758
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.94% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,421 1,741 2,429
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% +1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 - 10 £42,000 -
Chester -19 2 £35,000 - 7
Macclesfield -6 1 £45,000 +76.47%
Northwich - 1 - -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 14 (50.00%) CSS
1 14 (50.00%) HTML
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) User Experience
3 8 (28.57%) Web Design
3 8 (28.57%) Adobe
3 8 (28.57%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (25.00%) Graphic Design
4 7 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (21.43%) jQuery
5 6 (21.43%) SDLC
5 6 (21.43%) Wireframes
5 6 (21.43%) Google
5 6 (21.43%) Java
5 6 (21.43%) COBOL
5 6 (21.43%) Photoshop
6 5 (17.86%) DB2
6 5 (17.86%) CICS
6 5 (17.86%) IMS/DB
6 5 (17.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (17.86%) Prototyping
6 5 (17.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (14.29%) Typography
7 4 (14.29%) A/B Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (14.29%) HTML5
7 4 (14.29%) Banking
7 4 (14.29%) Advertising
7 4 (14.29%) Marketing

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 5 (17.86%) CICS
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Drupal
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Joomla!
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (21.43%) Photoshop
3 5 (17.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (10.71%) InVision
5 1 (3.57%) InDesign
5 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) DB2
1 5 (17.86%) IMS/DB
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Axure RP
1 3 (10.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (10.71%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Advertising
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 4 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) CSS
1 14 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (21.43%) jQuery
3 4 (14.29%) HTML5
4 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
4 3 (10.71%) Sass
4 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (7.14%) CSS3
6 1 (3.57%) EJB
6 1 (3.57%) JSP
6 1 (3.57%) LAMP
6 1 (3.57%) OOCSS
6 1 (3.57%) React
6 1 (3.57%) REST
6 1 (3.57%) Servlets
6 1 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) WSDL
6 1 (3.57%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) User Experience
2 7 (25.00%) Graphic Design
3 3 (10.71%) Tandem
4 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.57%) Animation
5 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.57%) Social Media
5 1 (3.57%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Web Design
3 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (21.43%) SDLC
4 6 (21.43%) Wireframes
5 5 (17.86%) Prototyping
6 4 (14.29%) A/B Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) Typography
7 3 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.14%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 2 (7.14%) SEO
8 2 (7.14%) Service Management
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team Management
8 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) COBOL
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SEPA
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Adobe
2 6 (21.43%) Google
3 2 (7.14%) Twitter
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Pega
4 1 (3.57%) Sun