Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

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

Designer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 257 231
Rank change year-on-year -21 -26 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1985 2426 3019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.34% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.39% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1530 1976 2427
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,613 £26,250 £25,125
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 157133 174606 197685
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.75% 96.46% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 126821 147767 165402
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in England

Designer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Designer in England

Designer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in England

Designer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
London -8 960 £50,000 +1.63% 96
South East -36 319 £40,000 - 32
North of England +9 309 £40,000 +6.67% 34
North West +6 159 £35,000 -6.67% 18
Midlands -30 157 £32,500 -7.14% 19
Yorkshire +43 147 £40,000 - 13
South West -13 131 £42,500 +21.43% 20
East of England -45 104 £35,000 -30.00% 16
West Midlands -28 90 £34,000 -2.86% 14
East Midlands +13 66 £32,500 -13.33% 5
North East -7 6 £42,500 +34.34% 3
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 1241 (62.52%) User Experience
2 661 (33.30%) Wireframes
3 657 (33.10%) HTML
4 625 (31.49%) Adobe
5 603 (30.38%) CSS
6 520 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
7 475 (23.93%) Photoshop
8 397 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 376 (18.94%) Marketing
10 356 (17.93%) Prototyping
11 332 (16.73%) JavaScript
12 302 (15.21%) Finance
13 300 (15.11%) Degree
14 285 (14.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 264 (13.30%) Mobile App
16 250 (12.59%) Axure RP
17 237 (11.94%) InVision
18 191 (9.62%) HTML5
19 178 (8.97%) E-Commerce
20 169 (8.51%) Typography
21 164 (8.26%) Retail
21 164 (8.26%) Web Design
22 151 (7.61%) Graphic Design
23 147 (7.41%) Information Architecture
24 143 (7.20%) CSS3
25 135 (6.80%) Usability Testing
26 131 (6.60%) Responsive Web Design
27 128 (6.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
28 124 (6.25%) Analytics
29 122 (6.15%) Visualisation

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 100 (5.04%) CMS
2 42 (2.12%) Marvel
2 42 (2.12%) WordPress
3 28 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 28 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.11%) IIS
6 9 (0.45%) Confluence
6 9 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.30%) EPiServer
8 6 (0.30%) JBoss
8 6 (0.30%) SAS
9 5 (0.25%) Drupal
9 5 (0.25%) Mule
9 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 475 (23.93%) Photoshop
2 397 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 285 (14.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 237 (11.94%) InVision
5 113 (5.69%) InDesign
6 95 (4.79%) OmniGraffle
7 60 (3.02%) Adobe After Effects
7 60 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
8 29 (1.46%) UXPin
9 23 (1.16%) MS Visio
10 22 (1.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 21 (1.06%) Fireworks
12 13 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 10 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
13 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
14 9 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
14 9 (0.45%) Lectora
14 9 (0.45%) Moqups
15 6 (0.30%) Chatbot
15 6 (0.30%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) WebTrends
2 13 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.25%) OpenCart
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.15%) Shopify
5 2 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.10%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.10%) Magento
5 2 (0.10%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.050%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.050%) Exstream
6 1 (0.050%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 83 (4.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 54 (2.72%) SaaS
3 26 (1.31%) Boomi
4 23 (1.16%) Office 365
5 18 (0.91%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (0.45%) PaaS
9 8 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (0.35%) IaaS
11 4 (0.20%) GitHub
11 4 (0.20%) MailChimp
12 3 (0.15%) npm
13 2 (0.10%) AdWords
13 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.10%) Slack
14 1 (0.050%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.57%) Internet
2 25 (1.26%) Firewall
3 13 (0.65%) SAN
4 12 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (0.60%) DNS
4 12 (0.60%) Intranet
5 11 (0.55%) LAN
5 11 (0.55%) Skype
5 11 (0.55%) WAN
6 10 (0.50%) FTP
6 10 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.50%) Wireless
7 9 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.40%) BGP
8 8 (0.40%) Broadband
8 8 (0.40%) LLU
8 8 (0.40%) VPN
9 7 (0.35%) HTTP
9 7 (0.35%) MPLS
9 7 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.11%) Big Data
3 17 (0.86%) MySQL
4 16 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
5 15 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.50%) DB2
7 10 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.30%) Riak
10 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.15%) IMS/DB
11 3 (0.15%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.15%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.15%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.15%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 250 (12.59%) Axure RP
2 128 (6.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 49 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.26%) Dreamweaver
5 22 (1.11%) JIRA
6 20 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 18 (0.91%) Subversion
8 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (0.65%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.40%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.30%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.30%) Lombardi
11 6 (0.30%) NUnit
11 6 (0.30%) ReSharper
12 5 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.15%) Grunt
13 3 (0.15%) JUnit
13 3 (0.15%) Sublime Text
General
1 376 (18.94%) Marketing
2 302 (15.21%) Finance
3 164 (8.26%) Retail
4 109 (5.49%) Games
5 90 (4.53%) Banking
6 79 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 62 (3.12%) Advertising
8 54 (2.72%) Manufacturing
9 44 (2.22%) Electronics
10 39 (1.96%) Multimedia
11 28 (1.41%) Automotive
12 25 (1.26%) Legal
13 18 (0.91%) Military
14 15 (0.76%) Law
14 15 (0.76%) Publishing
15 13 (0.65%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.60%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.55%) Private Banking
18 9 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
18 9 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 657 (33.10%) HTML
2 603 (30.38%) CSS
3 191 (9.62%) HTML5
4 143 (7.20%) CSS3
5 122 (6.15%) jQuery
6 58 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 54 (2.72%) Sass
8 52 (2.62%) AngularJS
9 45 (2.27%) .NET
9 45 (2.27%) Web Services
10 43 (2.17%) XML
11 36 (1.81%) Framer.js
12 25 (1.26%) XSLT
13 22 (1.11%) JSON
14 20 (1.01%) ASP.NET
15 19 (0.96%) Flash
16 17 (0.86%) LESS
16 17 (0.86%) Node.js
17 15 (0.76%) J2EE
17 15 (0.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1241 (62.52%) User Experience
2 264 (13.30%) Mobile App
3 151 (7.61%) Graphic Design
4 103 (5.19%) Social Media
5 83 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (3.53%) Animation
7 59 (2.97%) Fintech
8 55 (2.77%) e-Learning
9 51 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
10 49 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (1.91%) BBC
12 29 (1.46%) Digital Media
13 21 (1.06%) Motion Graphics
14 20 (1.01%) Photography
15 17 (0.86%) Online Banking
16 15 (0.76%) Computer Science
17 14 (0.71%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.71%) Management Information System
17 14 (0.71%) NHS
18 13 (0.65%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 71 (3.58%) Windows
2 69 (3.48%) Android
3 65 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 43 (2.17%) Linux
5 22 (1.11%) Mac OS X
6 20 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.25%) Unix
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.050%) AIX
14 1 (0.050%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (33.30%) Wireframes
2 520 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
3 356 (17.93%) Prototyping
4 178 (8.97%) E-Commerce
5 169 (8.51%) Typography
6 164 (8.26%) Web Design
7 147 (7.41%) Information Architecture
8 135 (6.80%) Usability Testing
9 131 (6.60%) Responsive Web Design
10 124 (6.25%) Analytics
11 122 (6.15%) Visualisation
12 121 (6.10%) Mentoring
13 112 (5.64%) Project Management
14 109 (5.49%) Service Design
15 105 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
16 101 (5.09%) Front End Development
17 96 (4.84%) Scrum
18 77 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (3.73%) Time Management
19 74 (3.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 332 (16.73%) JavaScript
2 85 (4.28%) SQL
3 59 (2.97%) Java
4 52 (2.62%) PHP
5 51 (2.57%) C#
6 25 (1.26%) Python
7 22 (1.11%) C++
8 20 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 18 (0.91%) C
10 11 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.45%) COBOL
12 8 (0.40%) Perl
13 7 (0.35%) Ruby
14 6 (0.30%) XPath
15 5 (0.25%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.25%) Go
16 3 (0.15%) ActionScript 3.0
16 3 (0.15%) ES6
17 2 (0.10%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 300 (15.11%) Degree
2 45 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.55%) CCNP
7 11 (0.55%) ISEB
8 9 (0.45%) HND
8 9 (0.45%) MCSE
8 9 (0.45%) PhD
9 4 (0.20%) CCDP
10 3 (0.15%) CCIE
10 3 (0.15%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.15%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.10%) CCDA
11 2 (0.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.47%) QA
2 8 (0.40%) WCAG
3 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.15%) MiFID
4 3 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.10%) WAI
6 1 (0.050%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.050%) COBIT
6 1 (0.050%) GDPR
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.20%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.10%) Docker
5 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.10%) XenServer
6 1 (0.050%) Firmware
6 1 (0.050%) NFS
6 1 (0.050%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (0.86%) SCCM
1 17 (0.86%) SCOM
2 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (0.55%) SCOrch
2 11 (0.55%) Simpana
3 6 (0.30%) Puppet
4 5 (0.25%) cPanel
4 5 (0.25%) Nagios
4 5 (0.25%) OpenNMS
4 5 (0.25%) Plesk
5 4 (0.20%) Cacti
5 4 (0.20%) RANCID
6 3 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.10%) Ambari
7 2 (0.10%) Ansible
7 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.10%) Terraform
8 1 (0.050%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.050%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 625 (31.49%) Adobe
2 102 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 66 (3.32%) Oracle
4 47 (2.37%) Cisco
5 45 (2.27%) SAP
6 37 (1.86%) Google
7 29 (1.46%) TIBCO
8 26 (1.31%) Dell
9 24 (1.21%) Apple
10 21 (1.06%) HP
10 21 (1.06%) VMware
11 19 (0.96%) webMethods
12 13 (0.65%) IBM
12 13 (0.65%) Juniper
12 13 (0.65%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.60%) EMC
13 12 (0.60%) MuleSoft
14 11 (0.55%) CommVault
15 8 (0.40%) CheckPoint
15 8 (0.40%) Citrix