The median annual salary for a Designer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Designer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 80 93
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 37 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.31% 1.41% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 1.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 5
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +66.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,835 £33,650 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £31,200
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,188
% change year-on-year - -1.80%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1067 1255 1286
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.44% 93.38% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 687 846 778
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Edinburgh

Designer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Designer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Designer in Edinburgh

Designer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Edinburgh region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 53 (84.13%) User Experience
2 44 (69.84%) Wireframes
3 40 (63.49%) Finance
4 39 (61.90%) Axure RP
5 38 (60.32%) Adobe
6 28 (44.44%) Degree
7 26 (41.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 26 (41.27%) HTML
7 26 (41.27%) CSS
7 26 (41.27%) Prototyping
8 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
9 22 (34.92%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (34.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (31.75%) User Stories
11 18 (28.57%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 18 (28.57%) Human Factors
12 17 (26.98%) Usability Testing
12 17 (26.98%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
13 16 (25.40%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (25.40%) GoToMeeting
13 16 (25.40%) Information Architecture
13 16 (25.40%) Rapid Prototyping
14 15 (23.81%) Infrastructure Management
15 6 (9.52%) Photoshop
16 5 (7.94%) SOA
16 5 (7.94%) InVision
17 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
17 4 (6.35%) Legal
17 4 (6.35%) SEO

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (1.59%) Marvel
Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 22 (34.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (9.52%) Photoshop
3 5 (7.94%) InVision
4 3 (4.76%) UXPin
5 1 (1.59%) Moqups
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) GoToMeeting
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Development Applications
1 39 (61.90%) Axure RP
2 26 (41.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 40 (63.49%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.27%) CSS
1 26 (41.27%) HTML
2 3 (4.76%) Apache CXF
2 3 (4.76%) Apache OpenJPA
2 3 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.76%) JPA
2 3 (4.76%) JSF
2 3 (4.76%) RichFaces
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) Framer.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (84.13%) User Experience
2 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.59%) Animation
5 1 (1.59%) BBC
5 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.59%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (69.84%) Wireframes
2 26 (41.27%) Prototyping
3 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (31.75%) User Stories
5 18 (28.57%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 18 (28.57%) Human Factors
6 17 (26.98%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
6 17 (26.98%) Usability Testing
7 16 (25.40%) Information Architecture
7 16 (25.40%) Rapid Prototyping
7 16 (25.40%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (23.81%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (7.94%) SOA
10 4 (6.35%) Psychology
10 4 (6.35%) SEO
10 4 (6.35%) Web Development
11 3 (4.76%) BPMN
11 3 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (4.76%) UML
11 3 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 38 (60.32%) Adobe
2 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.59%) Apple
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