Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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

Designer
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 276 274
Rank change year-on-year +20 -2 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 913 947 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.36% 1.25% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.32% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 613 743 796
London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 64,101 71,656 73,426
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.63% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 52,615 56,320 63,489
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,132 £33,351 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Designer in London

Designer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the London region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Central London -51 118 £55,000 +4.76% 49
West London -9 28 £50,000 +11.11% 70
South London +13 27 £45,000 -25.00% 10
North London +8 6 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East London -3 4 £48,750 +21.88% 21
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 681 (74.59%) User Experience
2 417 (45.67%) Wireframes
3 381 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
4 352 (38.55%) Adobe
5 288 (31.54%) Prototyping
6 277 (30.34%) HTML
7 269 (29.46%) CSS
8 236 (25.85%) Photoshop
9 221 (24.21%) InVision
10 197 (21.58%) Adobe Illustrator
11 184 (20.15%) Degree
12 163 (17.85%) Axure RP
13 155 (16.98%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 150 (16.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 137 (15.01%) Marketing
16 134 (14.68%) Analytics
17 122 (13.36%) JavaScript
18 115 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
19 114 (12.49%) Finance
20 105 (11.50%) Information Architecture
21 104 (11.39%) Mobile App
22 101 (11.06%) Responsive Web Design
23 99 (10.84%) UX Design
24 97 (10.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 96 (10.51%) Scrum
26 89 (9.75%) OmniGraffle
27 86 (9.42%) Visualisation
27 86 (9.42%) Mentoring
28 85 (9.31%) E-Commerce
29 84 (9.20%) Typography

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 47 (5.15%) Marvel
2 22 (2.41%) WordPress
3 20 (2.19%) CMS
4 6 (0.66%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.44%) Confluence
6 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.11%) Drupal
7 1 (0.11%) IIS
7 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 236 (25.85%) Photoshop
2 221 (24.21%) InVision
3 197 (21.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 150 (16.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 89 (9.75%) OmniGraffle
6 38 (4.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 27 (2.96%) InDesign
8 14 (1.53%) Flinto
9 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
9 13 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 13 (1.42%) UXPin
10 9 (0.99%) Adobe Premiere
10 9 (0.99%) MS Visio
11 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (0.44%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.33%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.33%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.22%) FreeHand
14 2 (0.22%) Lectora
14 2 (0.22%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Shopify
2 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 27 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.30%) SaaS
5 15 (1.64%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.99%) Office 365
7 6 (0.66%) PaaS
8 5 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.55%) IaaS
8 5 (0.55%) MailChimp
9 3 (0.33%) Boomi
9 3 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.22%) Zapier
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon Alexa
11 1 (0.11%) Dialogflow
11 1 (0.11%) npm
11 1 (0.11%) Siri
11 1 (0.11%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.88%) Firewall
2 6 (0.66%) BGP
2 6 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (0.66%) MPLS
2 6 (0.66%) OSPF
2 6 (0.66%) SAN
2 6 (0.66%) VPN
3 5 (0.55%) Internet
3 5 (0.55%) Network Security
4 3 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.33%) DAB
4 3 (0.33%) DNS
4 3 (0.33%) Extranet
4 3 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (0.33%) FabricPath
4 3 (0.33%) Intranet
4 3 (0.33%) Multicast
4 3 (0.33%) SMS
4 3 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.20%) Big Data
3 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.77%) MySQL
4 6 (0.66%) Power BI
5 5 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (0.44%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.22%) Looker
8 2 (0.22%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.11%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 163 (17.85%) Axure RP
2 97 (10.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 19 (2.08%) JIRA
4 14 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.55%) Subversion
6 3 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.33%) Gradle
6 3 (0.33%) Mockito
7 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.11%) Grunt
7 1 (0.11%) gulp
7 1 (0.11%) JUnit
7 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 137 (15.01%) Marketing
2 114 (12.49%) Finance
3 79 (8.65%) Retail
4 33 (3.61%) Games
5 21 (2.30%) Advertising
6 16 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.53%) Publishing
8 12 (1.31%) Banking
9 8 (0.88%) Legal
10 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.44%) Local Government
10 4 (0.44%) Retail Finance
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.33%) Law
11 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (30.34%) HTML
2 269 (29.46%) CSS
3 67 (7.34%) HTML5
4 47 (5.15%) CSS3
5 37 (4.05%) jQuery
6 26 (2.85%) AngularJS
7 21 (2.30%) Framer.js
8 20 (2.19%) React
9 15 (1.64%) D3.js
10 12 (1.31%) Sass
11 10 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (0.99%) .NET
12 9 (0.99%) REST
13 7 (0.77%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (0.66%) LESS
14 6 (0.66%) Material Design
14 6 (0.66%) Middleware
14 6 (0.66%) Razor View Engine
15 5 (0.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 681 (74.59%) User Experience
2 104 (11.39%) Mobile App
3 74 (8.11%) Graphic Design
4 52 (5.70%) Fintech
5 50 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (3.18%) Animation
8 25 (2.74%) Social Media
9 22 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (2.08%) Robotics
11 14 (1.53%) IVR
12 12 (1.31%) Digital Media
13 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.10%) Augmented Reality
14 10 (1.10%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.88%) Blog
16 7 (0.77%) Computer Science
16 7 (0.77%) Video Editing
17 6 (0.66%) Photography
17 6 (0.66%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 48 (5.26%) Android
2 47 (5.15%) Apple iOS
3 26 (2.85%) Linux
4 9 (0.99%) Windows
5 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (0.22%) Unix
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (45.67%) Wireframes
2 381 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (31.54%) Prototyping
4 155 (16.98%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 134 (14.68%) Analytics
6 115 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (11.50%) Information Architecture
8 101 (11.06%) Responsive Web Design
9 99 (10.84%) UX Design
10 96 (10.51%) Scrum
11 86 (9.42%) Mentoring
11 86 (9.42%) Visualisation
12 85 (9.31%) E-Commerce
13 84 (9.20%) Typography
14 78 (8.54%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 68 (7.45%) Kanban
15 68 (7.45%) User Stories
16 63 (6.90%) Service Design
17 61 (6.68%) Validation
18 60 (6.57%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (13.36%) JavaScript
2 19 (2.08%) SQL
3 8 (0.88%) C
3 8 (0.88%) Java
3 8 (0.88%) PHP
4 7 (0.77%) C#
4 7 (0.77%) Python
5 5 (0.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.11%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.11%) C++
7 1 (0.11%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.11%) ES6
7 1 (0.11%) Java 8
7 1 (0.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 184 (20.15%) Degree
2 37 (4.05%) Master's Degree
3 6 (0.66%) CCDP
3 6 (0.66%) CCNP
3 6 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.44%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.33%) CCIE
5 3 (0.33%) CCNA
5 3 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.33%) JNCIP
5 3 (0.33%) JNCIS
5 3 (0.33%) MCSE
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) BICSI Certification
7 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.20%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) WCAG
3 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) PMO
5 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 10 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.66%) VMware NSX
3 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.33%) vSphere
4 2 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.55%) Ansible
1 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (0.55%) Puppet
1 5 (0.55%) Terraform
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (0.33%) SCCM
2 3 (0.33%) SCOM
2 3 (0.33%) SCOrch
2 3 (0.33%) Simpana
3 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 352 (38.55%) Adobe
2 41 (4.49%) Microsoft
3 36 (3.94%) Google
4 25 (2.74%) Tableau
5 19 (2.08%) Blue Prism
6 14 (1.53%) Alias
7 13 (1.42%) Cisco
8 11 (1.20%) Twitter
9 10 (1.10%) SAP
9 10 (1.10%) VMware
10 9 (0.99%) IBM
11 7 (0.77%) F5
11 7 (0.77%) Optimizely
11 7 (0.77%) WorldPay
12 6 (0.66%) EMC
12 6 (0.66%) Facebook
12 6 (0.66%) HP
12 6 (0.66%) LexisNexis
12 6 (0.66%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.66%) Nintex