Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for User Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Research over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Research
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 206 197 268
Rank change year-on-year -9 +71 +35
Permanent jobs citing User Research 48 19 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.47% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 46 12 31
10th Percentile £55,000 £57,875 £43,500
25th Percentile £61,563 £62,188 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £71,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.28% +29.55% -18.52%
75th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £68,250
90th Percentile £85,625 £95,375 £81,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £71,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +29.55% -18.52%

User Research is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,782 4,036 8,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.73% 95.17% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5,135 3,547 7,503
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £38,300
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £71,750 £70,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.06% +1.54%

User Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Research as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for User Research in the City of London

User Research
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for User Research in the City of London

User Research
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Research in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for User Research in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT jobs citing User Research also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for User Research.

1 34 (70.83%) User Experience
2 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (47.92%) Product Strategy
4 22 (45.83%) UX Research
5 20 (41.67%) Social Skills
5 20 (41.67%) Product Roadmap
5 20 (41.67%) User Stories
6 19 (39.58%) Scrum
7 17 (35.42%) UX Design
8 16 (33.33%) Usability Testing
8 16 (33.33%) Product Vision
9 15 (31.25%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 14 (29.17%) Product Backlog
11 13 (27.08%) Backlog Prioritisation
11 13 (27.08%) Backlog Management
11 13 (27.08%) Wireframes
11 13 (27.08%) Prototyping
11 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (27.08%) Product Management
11 13 (27.08%) Presentation Skills
11 13 (27.08%) Accessibility
12 11 (22.92%) Finance
13 10 (20.83%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 9 (18.75%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
14 9 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (18.75%) Figma
14 9 (18.75%) Data-Driven Decision Making
14 9 (18.75%) Data Management
15 8 (16.67%) Sketch
15 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

User Research
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:

Applications
1 8 (16.67%) InVision
1 8 (16.67%) Marvel
1 8 (16.67%) Sketch
2 2 (4.17%) UserZoom
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Figma
2 4 (8.33%) SaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.08%) Miro
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.42%) webpack
General
1 20 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 13 (27.08%) Presentation Skills
3 11 (22.92%) Finance
4 6 (12.50%) Marketing
5 5 (10.42%) Advertising
6 4 (8.33%) Publishing
7 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.17%) Legal
8 1 (2.08%) Banking
8 1 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Designer
2 13 (27.08%) Senior Designer
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 10 (20.83%) UX Designer
4 9 (18.75%) Agile Product Owner
4 9 (18.75%) Product Owner
4 9 (18.75%) Project Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Senior UX Designer
5 8 (16.67%) Digital Designer
5 8 (16.67%) Digital Transformation
5 8 (16.67%) Digital UX Designer
5 8 (16.67%) Product Manager
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Digital Designer
6 5 (10.42%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (10.42%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) HTML
2 5 (10.42%) HTML5
2 5 (10.42%) LESS
2 5 (10.42%) Node.js
2 5 (10.42%) OpenFin
2 5 (10.42%) React
2 5 (10.42%) Redux
2 5 (10.42%) Sass
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (70.83%) User Experience
2 9 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (10.42%) Derivative
3 5 (10.42%) Equities
3 5 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (6.25%) Social Media
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) Product Strategy
3 22 (45.83%) UX Research
4 20 (41.67%) Product Roadmap
4 20 (41.67%) User Stories
5 19 (39.58%) Scrum
6 17 (35.42%) UX Design
7 16 (33.33%) Product Vision
7 16 (33.33%) Usability Testing
8 15 (31.25%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 14 (29.17%) Product Backlog
10 13 (27.08%) Backlog Management
10 13 (27.08%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 13 (27.08%) Product Management
10 13 (27.08%) Prototyping
10 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (27.08%) Wireframes
11 10 (20.83%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 9 (18.75%) Data Management
12 9 (18.75%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) ES6
1 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) Accessibility
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Quadient
2 2 (4.17%) Google
2 2 (4.17%) Hotjar
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe