Period
to 11 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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

Designer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 187 278
Rank change year-on-year +63 +91 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 126 155 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.12% 1.49% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.56% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 106 150 66
Median annual salary £55,000 £63,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.39% +27.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,375
90th Percentile £73,125 £72,750 £70,625
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +25.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,611 9,957 10,872
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.41% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4,894 8,826 9,675
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,750 £35,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Designer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
London Bridge +6 2 £60,000 +6.67%
Designer
Central London

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 City of London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 111 (88.10%) User Experience
2 63 (50.00%) Wireframes
3 56 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (36.51%) Sketch
5 40 (31.75%) InVision
6 31 (24.60%) Adobe
7 30 (23.81%) Prototyping
8 26 (20.63%) Finance
9 24 (19.05%) Fintech
10 22 (17.46%) Marketing
11 18 (14.29%) E-Commerce
12 17 (13.49%) HTML
13 16 (12.70%) CSS
14 15 (11.90%) Photoshop
14 15 (11.90%) Information Architecture
14 15 (11.90%) Figma
15 14 (11.11%) Design Thinking
15 14 (11.11%) Mobile App
15 14 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
16 13 (10.32%) SaaS
16 13 (10.32%) Workshop Facilitation
16 13 (10.32%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 12 (9.52%) Mentoring
17 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
18 11 (8.73%) Retail
18 11 (8.73%) UX Design
19 10 (7.94%) Mobile First
20 9 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 9 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 9 (7.14%) Service Design

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (1.59%) CMS
1 2 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 46 (36.51%) Sketch
2 40 (31.75%) InVision
3 15 (11.90%) Figma
3 15 (11.90%) Photoshop
4 14 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (5.56%) Adobe XD
7 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (1.59%) InDesign
9 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.79%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.32%) SaaS
2 9 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (2.38%) Azure
4 2 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.79%) AWS
5 1 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.79%) Logic Apps
5 1 (0.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
1 1 (0.79%) Big Data
1 1 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.79%) HBase
1 1 (0.79%) HDInsight
1 1 (0.79%) Parquet
1 1 (0.79%) Power BI
1 1 (0.79%) Presto
1 1 (0.79%) Redis
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Axure RP
1 6 (4.76%) Balsamiq
2 3 (2.38%) JIRA
3 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 22 (17.46%) Marketing
3 11 (8.73%) Retail
4 6 (4.76%) Law
5 5 (3.97%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.17%) Advertising
6 4 (3.17%) Games
7 3 (2.38%) Legal
8 2 (1.59%) Automotive
8 2 (1.59%) Back Office
8 2 (1.59%) Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.49%) HTML
2 16 (12.70%) CSS
3 8 (6.35%) Framer.js
4 4 (3.17%) HTML5
4 4 (3.17%) Sass
5 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.38%) React
6 2 (1.59%) CSS3
6 2 (1.59%) jQuery
6 2 (1.59%) JSON
6 2 (1.59%) LESS
6 2 (1.59%) Web Components
7 1 (0.79%) .NET
7 1 (0.79%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.79%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 111 (88.10%) User Experience
2 14 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.14%) RIA
4 6 (4.76%) Video on Demand
5 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.97%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (3.17%) Animation
7 3 (2.38%) Graphic Design
7 3 (2.38%) Social Media
8 2 (1.59%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.59%) Photography
8 2 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.59%) W3C
9 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) Android
1 7 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 56 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (23.81%) Prototyping
4 24 (19.05%) Fintech
5 18 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 15 (11.90%) Information Architecture
7 14 (11.11%) Design Thinking
8 13 (10.32%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 13 (10.32%) Workshop Facilitation
9 12 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 11 (8.73%) UX Design
11 10 (7.94%) Mobile First
12 9 (7.14%) B2B
12 9 (7.14%) Data Analysis
12 9 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (7.14%) Scrum
12 9 (7.14%) Service Design
13 8 (6.35%) Content Management
13 8 (6.35%) Creative Thinking
13 8 (6.35%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.79%) C
3 1 (0.79%) C#
3 1 (0.79%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) R
3 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.79%) Docker
1 1 (0.79%) XenApp
1 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) Adobe
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.59%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (1.59%) Google
3 2 (1.59%) Omniture
4 1 (0.79%) Citrix
4 1 (0.79%) Databricks
4 1 (0.79%) Panasonic
4 1 (0.79%) Tableau
4 1 (0.79%) VMware