The median annual salary for a Lead Designer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Lead Designer
UK / England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 850 848
Rank change year-on-year +69 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Designer 58 86 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.071% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 47 76 79
Median salary £60,000 £63,750 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £59,500 £53,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +12.26% -21.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 78220 94077 100270
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.33% 96.38% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 65477 79777 82622
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Designer in England

Lead Designer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Lead Designer in England

Lead Designer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Designer in England over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Designer in England

Lead 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 Lead Designer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 31 £65,000 -7.14% 3
South East +70 8 £60,000 +11.11%
East of England +16 8 £70,000 +34.61%
Yorkshire +27 5 £45,000 +12.50%
South West +16 3 £60,000 +84.61%
East Midlands - 2 £28,000 - 1
North West -20 1 - - 1
Lead Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Lead 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 Lead Designer in the job title.

1 104 (83.20%) User Experience
2 34 (27.20%) Wireframes
3 27 (21.60%) HTML
3 27 (21.60%) CSS
3 27 (21.60%) Adobe
4 25 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 23 (18.40%) Service Design
6 22 (17.60%) Analytics
7 20 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 20 (16.00%) Prototyping
7 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (15.20%) Mentoring
9 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (12.80%) Usability Testing
10 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (12.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 14 (11.20%) Axure RP
12 14 (11.20%) Photoshop
13 11 (8.80%) Coaching
14 10 (8.00%) UX Design
14 10 (8.00%) Scrum
15 9 (7.20%) Marketing
16 8 (6.40%) Adobe Illustrator
16 8 (6.40%) SOA
16 8 (6.40%) OmniGraffle
17 7 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
17 7 (5.60%) InVision
17 7 (5.60%) Java
17 7 (5.60%) Advertising

Lead 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 2 (1.60%) Marvel
1 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (12.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 14 (11.20%) Photoshop
3 8 (6.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (6.40%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (5.60%) InVision
5 5 (4.00%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (2.40%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (2.40%) Houdini
6 3 (2.40%) NUKE
7 2 (1.60%) Acrobat
7 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.80%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) Big Data
1 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Axure RP
2 4 (3.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.60%) JIRA
3 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (7.20%) Marketing
2 7 (5.60%) Advertising
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 6 (4.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.60%) CSS
1 27 (21.60%) HTML
2 3 (2.40%) Framer.js
2 3 (2.40%) jQuery
3 2 (1.60%) CSS3
3 2 (1.60%) Flash
3 2 (1.60%) HTML5
3 2 (1.60%) SVG
3 2 (1.60%) XHTML
3 2 (1.60%) XSLT
4 1 (0.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.80%) JSON
4 1 (0.80%) VCL
4 1 (0.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (83.20%) User Experience
2 6 (4.80%) Digital Media
2 6 (4.80%) Fintech
3 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.40%) Animation
4 3 (2.40%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.40%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.60%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.80%) iPad
6 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.80%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.00%) Android
1 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.60%) Windows
3 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.20%) Wireframes
2 25 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 23 (18.40%) Service Design
4 22 (17.60%) Analytics
5 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.00%) Prototyping
5 20 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 19 (15.20%) Mentoring
7 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Management
8 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (12.80%) Usability Testing
9 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (8.80%) Coaching
11 10 (8.00%) Scrum
11 10 (8.00%) UX Design
12 8 (6.40%) SOA
13 7 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (4.80%) Ethnographic Research
14 6 (4.80%) Ethnography
14 6 (4.80%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.60%) Java
2 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.80%) PHP
3 3 (2.40%) SQL
4 1 (0.80%) C#
4 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Degree
2 1 (0.80%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.80%) MiFID
1 1 (0.80%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) Adobe
2 3 (2.40%) Google
3 2 (1.60%) Apple
3 2 (1.60%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.60%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (1.60%) Facebook
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.80%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.80%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.80%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.80%) Maxymiser
4 1 (0.80%) Optimizely
4 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.80%) Thunderhead
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