Period
to 14 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Designer was £54,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 243 264 259
Rank change year-on-year +21 -5 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,263 921 1,790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.20% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.26% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 842 743 1,288
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,500 £52,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.81% +9.47% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 82,177 73,159 127,607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.88% 95.07% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60,645 59,965 103,456
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in England

Designer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Designer in England.

Salary trend for Designer in England

Designer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer in England over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 0 559 £60,000 +9.09% 86
North of England +72 264 £50,000 +11.11% 41
South East +21 214 £52,500 +7.69% 25
North West +27 116 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Yorkshire +48 109 £50,000 +51.52% 18
Midlands -4 97 £41,250 -8.33% 22
West Midlands -23 74 £42,500 -10.53% 10
South West -38 64 £46,500 +0.54% 13
North East +12 39 £48,500 +28.48% 8
East of England -4 36 £60,000 +25.65% 7
East Midlands -18 23 £38,900 +11.14% 12
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 820 (64.92%) User Experience
2 464 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (30.25%) Wireframes
4 310 (24.54%) Adobe
5 287 (22.72%) Prototyping
5 287 (22.72%) Sketch
6 230 (18.21%) HTML
7 227 (17.97%) Social Skills
8 226 (17.89%) CSS
9 201 (15.91%) Figma
10 198 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
11 194 (15.36%) E-Commerce
12 190 (15.04%) InVision
13 188 (14.89%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 175 (13.86%) Web Design
15 159 (12.59%) Finance
16 138 (10.93%) Service Design
17 133 (10.53%) JavaScript
18 132 (10.45%) Marketing
19 117 (9.26%) Blog
20 115 (9.11%) Mobile App
21 110 (8.71%) Lead Generation
22 107 (8.47%) Workshop Facilitation
23 103 (8.16%) Axure RP
24 101 (8.00%) Photoshop
25 92 (7.28%) Accessibility
26 91 (7.21%) Design Thinking
26 91 (7.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
27 90 (7.13%) Adobe Illustrator
28 88 (6.97%) Apple iOS

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 45 (3.56%) CMS
2 32 (2.53%) WordPress
3 8 (0.63%) Joomla!
4 5 (0.40%) Drupal
5 4 (0.32%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.16%) Confluence
6 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.079%) Kentico
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.079%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 287 (22.72%) Sketch
2 201 (15.91%) Figma
3 190 (15.04%) InVision
4 101 (8.00%) Photoshop
5 90 (7.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 84 (6.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 68 (5.38%) Adobe XD
8 33 (2.61%) InDesign
9 31 (2.45%) Zeplin
10 29 (2.30%) Adobe After Effects
11 28 (2.22%) OmniGraffle
12 19 (1.50%) UXPin
13 12 (0.95%) Marvel
14 10 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
15 9 (0.71%) CINEMA 4D
15 9 (0.71%) Flinto
16 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
17 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
17 6 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 6 (0.48%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 15 (1.19%) Shopify
2 8 (0.63%) Magento
3 3 (0.24%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 91 (7.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 61 (4.83%) SaaS
3 40 (3.17%) Azure
4 26 (2.06%) AWS
5 16 (1.27%) Miro
6 9 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.71%) Google Workspace
7 8 (0.63%) GitHub
8 5 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.40%) IaaS
9 3 (0.24%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.16%) Apigee
10 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.16%) PaaS
10 2 (0.16%) Trello
11 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.079%) Heroku
11 1 (0.079%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.66%) Broadband
2 12 (0.95%) DWDM
3 10 (0.79%) Ethernet
3 10 (0.79%) SDH
4 9 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (0.63%) DNS
6 6 (0.48%) Firewall
6 6 (0.48%) Internet
6 6 (0.48%) Network Security
7 5 (0.40%) IKE
8 4 (0.32%) GPON
8 4 (0.32%) MPLS
9 3 (0.24%) BGP
9 3 (0.24%) Intranet
10 2 (0.16%) DHCP
10 2 (0.16%) FabricPath
10 2 (0.16%) NAS
10 2 (0.16%) SAN
10 2 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.079%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.03%) MongoDB
2 8 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 7 (0.55%) RDBMS
4 6 (0.48%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.40%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.40%) GIS
6 4 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.16%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.16%) Tableau
8 1 (0.079%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.079%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.079%) Big Data
8 1 (0.079%) MySQL
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.079%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.079%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 103 (8.16%) Axure RP
2 43 (3.40%) Balsamiq
3 9 (0.71%) JIRA
4 5 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.16%) FumeFX
6 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Forms
General
1 227 (17.97%) Social Skills
2 159 (12.59%) Finance
3 132 (10.45%) Marketing
4 68 (5.38%) Public Sector
5 66 (5.23%) Games
6 60 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (3.56%) Retail
8 32 (2.53%) Telecoms
9 29 (2.30%) Influencing Skills
10 26 (2.06%) Banking
11 24 (1.90%) Publishing
12 21 (1.66%) Legal
12 21 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
13 20 (1.58%) Organisational Skills
14 16 (1.27%) Advertising
15 14 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (1.03%) Law
17 11 (0.87%) Electronics
18 10 (0.79%) Automotive
19 9 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (18.21%) HTML
2 226 (17.89%) CSS
3 32 (2.53%) Framer.js
4 31 (2.45%) .NET
5 26 (2.06%) HTML5
6 20 (1.58%) AngularJS
7 19 (1.50%) jQuery
8 17 (1.35%) Web Services
9 16 (1.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 15 (1.19%) Sass
11 14 (1.11%) CSS3
11 14 (1.11%) Node.js
12 13 (1.03%) MEAN Stack
13 10 (0.79%) JSON
14 9 (0.71%) React
14 9 (0.71%) Unreal Engine
15 7 (0.55%) Material Design
15 7 (0.55%) Spring
16 6 (0.48%) SOAP
16 6 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 820 (64.92%) User Experience
2 117 (9.26%) Blog
3 115 (9.11%) Mobile App
4 60 (4.75%) Animation
5 55 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 53 (4.20%) Graphic Design
7 41 (3.25%) Virtual Team
8 40 (3.17%) Social Media
9 25 (1.98%) Motion Graphics
10 20 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.11%) Podcast
12 13 (1.03%) Life Science
13 10 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.63%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.55%) e-Learning
15 7 (0.55%) IVR
15 7 (0.55%) Learning Management System
15 7 (0.55%) Mobile Games
16 6 (0.48%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.48%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.97%) Apple iOS
2 85 (6.73%) Android
3 6 (0.48%) Windows
4 5 (0.40%) Linux
5 2 (0.16%) Unix
6 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.079%) MVS
6 1 (0.079%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.079%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (30.25%) Wireframes
3 287 (22.72%) Prototyping
4 198 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
5 194 (15.36%) E-Commerce
6 188 (14.89%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 175 (13.86%) Web Design
8 138 (10.93%) Service Design
9 110 (8.71%) Lead Generation
10 107 (8.47%) Workshop Facilitation
11 91 (7.21%) Design Thinking
12 85 (6.73%) Usability Testing
13 81 (6.41%) Analytics
14 67 (5.30%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 67 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 66 (5.23%) Collaborative Working
16 58 (4.59%) Requirements Gathering
17 57 (4.51%) Scrum
17 57 (4.51%) Storytelling
18 54 (4.28%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 133 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 43 (3.40%) SQL
3 25 (1.98%) Java
4 19 (1.50%) C#
5 10 (0.79%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.48%) C
6 6 (0.48%) C++
7 4 (0.32%) Python
8 3 (0.24%) ABAP
8 3 (0.24%) COBOL
8 3 (0.24%) PHP
8 3 (0.24%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.16%) Lua
10 1 (0.079%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.079%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.079%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (5.46%) Degree
2 25 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.40%) CCIE
6 4 (0.32%) CCNP
7 3 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.24%) JNCIE
7 3 (0.24%) JNCIP
7 3 (0.24%) JNCIS
7 3 (0.24%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.16%) CCDP
8 2 (0.16%) CCNA
8 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.079%) CISSP
9 1 (0.079%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.079%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.079%) RIBA
9 1 (0.079%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.28%) Accessibility
2 12 (0.95%) QA
3 2 (0.16%) Good Clinical Practice
3 2 (0.16%) WAI
3 2 (0.16%) WCAG
4 1 (0.079%) GDPR
4 1 (0.079%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.079%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.16%) XenApp
3 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.079%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.079%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.55%) Ansible
2 4 (0.32%) Terraform
3 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.16%) vRealize
4 1 (0.079%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.079%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.079%) Nagios
4 1 (0.079%) OpenView
4 1 (0.079%) Puppet
4 1 (0.079%) SCOM
4 1 (0.079%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 310 (24.54%) Adobe
2 43 (3.40%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.30%) Oracle
4 17 (1.35%) Google
5 14 (1.11%) SAP
6 11 (0.87%) Nokia
7 10 (0.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 10 (0.79%) Cisco
8 9 (0.71%) Mercator
9 8 (0.63%) Apple
9 8 (0.63%) Cadence
10 7 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.55%) VMware
11 6 (0.48%) HubSpot
12 5 (0.40%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.40%) Juniper
13 4 (0.32%) BT
13 4 (0.32%) IBM
13 4 (0.32%) Mapinfo
13 4 (0.32%) Openreach