Period
to 28 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

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
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 277 303
Rank change year-on-year +18 +26 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 607 1,498 1,683
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.20% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.25% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 523 1,228 1,243
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 47,761 119,591 144,591
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.59% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 40,098 96,585 117,583
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 28 November 2020.

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 28 November 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 -11 268 £55,000 -4.35% 45
South East +129 129 £45,000 -5.26% 12
North of England +36 107 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Midlands +35 57 £45,000 +5.88% 18
West Midlands +38 49 £45,000 - 11
North West +54 48 £50,000 +33.00% 12
Yorkshire +62 46 £42,500 -15.00% 11
South West +46 29 £49,500 +32.00% 3
North East +14 13 £48,500 +29.33% 5
East Midlands +58 8 £45,000 +28.57% 7
East of England +88 6 £39,500 -12.22% 5
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 396 (65.24%) User Experience
2 229 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (30.64%) Wireframes
4 168 (27.68%) Sketch
5 135 (22.24%) HTML
6 134 (22.08%) Prototyping
7 130 (21.42%) InVision
8 126 (20.76%) Adobe
9 119 (19.60%) CSS
10 83 (13.67%) Finance
11 79 (13.01%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 73 (12.03%) Marketing
13 71 (11.70%) Photoshop
14 70 (11.53%) JavaScript
15 67 (11.04%) Mobile App
16 66 (10.87%) Figma
17 65 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
18 61 (10.05%) Axure RP
19 53 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
20 48 (7.91%) Service Design
21 45 (7.41%) E-Commerce
22 44 (7.25%) Fintech
23 43 (7.08%) Front End Development
23 43 (7.08%) Degree
24 42 (6.92%) Microsoft
24 42 (6.92%) Workshop Facilitation
25 41 (6.75%) SaaS
26 35 (5.77%) Scrum
26 35 (5.77%) Zeplin
26 35 (5.77%) A/B Testing

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 12 (1.98%) CMS
2 5 (0.82%) WordPress
3 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.66%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.49%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.49%) Confluence
5 2 (0.33%) Appian
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.33%) Smallworld
5 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.16%) SAS
6 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 168 (27.68%) Sketch
2 130 (21.42%) InVision
3 71 (11.70%) Photoshop
4 66 (10.87%) Figma
5 65 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
6 35 (5.77%) Zeplin
7 33 (5.44%) Adobe XD
8 25 (4.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (1.81%) InDesign
11 10 (1.65%) MS Visio
12 8 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (1.15%) Marvel
13 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (1.15%) UXPin
14 5 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.82%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 4 (0.66%) Chatbot
16 3 (0.49%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.49%) Magento
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.75%) SaaS
2 34 (5.60%) Azure
3 28 (4.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 28 (4.61%) AWS
4 13 (2.14%) Amazon EKS
5 9 (1.48%) PaaS
6 7 (1.15%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.99%) IaaS
8 5 (0.82%) Office 365
9 4 (0.66%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.49%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.49%) Logic Apps
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.33%) GCP
11 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.99%) H.323
1 6 (0.99%) Q.931
1 6 (0.99%) QSIG
2 4 (0.66%) DNS
2 4 (0.66%) Internet
2 4 (0.66%) Intranet
2 4 (0.66%) SAN
2 4 (0.66%) Skype
3 3 (0.49%) DWDM
3 3 (0.49%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.49%) Firewall
3 3 (0.49%) Network Security
3 3 (0.49%) Wireless
4 2 (0.33%) Broadband
4 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.33%) DHCP
4 2 (0.33%) NAS
4 2 (0.33%) SDH
4 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.47%) Scylla
2 13 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.98%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.48%) Data Lake
5 7 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
6 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.82%) GIS
6 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.66%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.66%) Big Data
7 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.66%) HBase
7 4 (0.66%) Power BI
8 3 (0.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.33%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.33%) Impala
9 2 (0.33%) Redis
9 2 (0.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 61 (10.05%) Axure RP
2 14 (2.31%) Balsamiq
3 9 (1.48%) JIRA
4 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.49%) Visual Website Optimizer
5 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.16%) Babel
6 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 83 (13.67%) Finance
2 73 (12.03%) Marketing
3 34 (5.60%) Public Sector
4 33 (5.44%) Games
5 29 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.79%) Banking
6 23 (3.79%) Legal
7 18 (2.97%) Publishing
8 13 (2.14%) Retail
9 11 (1.81%) Advertising
9 11 (1.81%) Local Government
10 5 (0.82%) Law
11 4 (0.66%) Electronics
11 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (0.49%) Front Office
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.33%) Social Science
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (22.24%) HTML
2 119 (19.60%) CSS
3 30 (4.94%) HTML5
4 20 (3.29%) Kafka
5 19 (3.13%) Framer.js
6 18 (2.97%) CSS3
6 18 (2.97%) RxSwift
7 17 (2.80%) Reactive Extensions
8 15 (2.47%) REST
9 14 (2.31%) .NET
10 13 (2.14%) React
11 11 (1.81%) jQuery
12 10 (1.65%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.65%) Unreal Engine
13 7 (1.15%) Sass
14 6 (0.99%) SOAP
14 6 (0.99%) XML
15 5 (0.82%) JSON
16 3 (0.49%) Node.js
16 3 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 396 (65.24%) User Experience
2 67 (11.04%) Mobile App
3 31 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.14%) Animation
7 10 (1.65%) Graphic Design
7 10 (1.65%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.65%) Social Media
8 8 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.15%) Motion Graphics
10 6 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.99%) Handset
10 6 (0.99%) Replication
11 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.66%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.66%) NHS
12 4 (0.66%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.44%) Android
1 33 (5.44%) Apple iOS
2 14 (2.31%) Windows
3 4 (0.66%) Mac OS
3 4 (0.66%) Unix
4 3 (0.49%) Linux
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (30.64%) Wireframes
3 134 (22.08%) Prototyping
4 79 (13.01%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 53 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (7.91%) Service Design
7 45 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 44 (7.25%) Fintech
9 43 (7.08%) Front End Development
10 42 (6.92%) Workshop Facilitation
11 35 (5.77%) A/B Testing
11 35 (5.77%) Scrum
12 34 (5.60%) Mentoring
12 34 (5.60%) Web Design
13 32 (5.27%) Design Thinking
14 31 (5.11%) Usability Testing
15 30 (4.94%) Collaborative Working
15 30 (4.94%) User Stories
16 28 (4.61%) Analytics
16 28 (4.61%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.53%) JavaScript
2 27 (4.45%) SQL
3 18 (2.97%) C#
4 12 (1.98%) Java
5 8 (1.32%) C
6 7 (1.15%) C++
7 6 (0.99%) Python
8 3 (0.49%) R
9 2 (0.33%) Kotlin
9 2 (0.33%) PHP
9 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.33%) Scala
9 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) VC++
10 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (7.08%) Degree
2 34 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 32 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.65%) CCNA
6 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.99%) MCSE
8 6 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (0.82%) CCNP
10 3 (0.49%) MCP
11 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.33%) CCIE
11 2 (0.33%) CISSP
11 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.16%) CCDA
12 1 (0.16%) CCDP
12 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.14%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.33%) GDPR
3 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.66%) Docker
5 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.33%) HDFS
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.33%) XenApp
5 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (0.99%) SCCM
2 5 (0.82%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.49%) vRealize
5 2 (0.33%) Ansible
5 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 126 (20.76%) Adobe
2 42 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.64%) Google
4 15 (2.47%) TIBCO
5 14 (2.31%) VMware
6 10 (1.65%) Oracle
7 8 (1.32%) SAP
8 7 (1.15%) IBM
9 6 (0.99%) Mitel
9 6 (0.99%) Polycom
9 6 (0.99%) Red Box
10 5 (0.82%) Facebook
11 4 (0.66%) Cisco
11 4 (0.66%) Instagram
11 4 (0.66%) Pega
11 4 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.66%) Remedy
11 4 (0.66%) Unisys
12 3 (0.49%) Cognos
12 3 (0.49%) YouTube