Period
to 26 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 235 249 246
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 323 712 929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.32% 1.41% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.49% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 278 616 661
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 22,961 47,896 59,819
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 94.85% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,284 39,201 49,570
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer in London over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

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 26 January 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
Central London +8 54 £55,000 -8.33% 13
West London +54 9 £57,500 +4.55% 7
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 227 (70.28%) User Experience
2 132 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (33.75%) Wireframes
4 101 (31.27%) Sketch
5 76 (23.53%) Prototyping
6 75 (23.22%) InVision
7 73 (22.60%) Adobe
8 66 (20.43%) HTML
9 59 (18.27%) CSS
10 56 (17.34%) Mobile App
11 53 (16.41%) Figma
12 52 (16.10%) Finance
13 45 (13.93%) Fintech
14 37 (11.46%) Axure RP
15 34 (10.53%) Marketing
15 34 (10.53%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 29 (8.98%) E-Commerce
16 29 (8.98%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 28 (8.67%) Workshop Facilitation
17 28 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (8.36%) Scrum
18 27 (8.36%) Adobe Illustrator
18 27 (8.36%) Web Design
18 27 (8.36%) Android
18 27 (8.36%) Apple iOS
19 26 (8.05%) Photoshop
20 25 (7.74%) Usability Testing
21 24 (7.43%) Zeplin
22 23 (7.12%) AWS
23 22 (6.81%) JavaScript

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 7 (2.17%) WordPress
2 5 (1.55%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Appian
3 1 (0.31%) Confluence
3 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 101 (31.27%) Sketch
2 75 (23.22%) InVision
3 53 (16.41%) Figma
4 27 (8.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 26 (8.05%) Photoshop
6 24 (7.43%) Zeplin
7 14 (4.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (3.10%) Adobe XD
8 10 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (2.17%) InDesign
10 6 (1.86%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (1.55%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 4 (1.24%) Flinto
12 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (1.24%) UXPin
13 3 (0.93%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.62%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.31%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Magento
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.12%) AWS
2 19 (5.88%) SaaS
3 17 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 14 (4.33%) Amazon EKS
5 12 (3.72%) Azure
6 3 (0.93%) PaaS
7 2 (0.62%) GCP
8 1 (0.31%) G Suite
8 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.31%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.31%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.31%) Serverless
8 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (1.24%) DNS
1 4 (1.24%) Firewall
1 4 (1.24%) Network Security
2 2 (0.62%) DWDM
2 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.62%) Internet
2 2 (0.62%) SDH
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.64%) Scylla
2 4 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.62%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.31%) GIS
4 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.31%) Power BI
4 1 (0.31%) QGIS
4 1 (0.31%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 37 (11.46%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.55%) JIRA
3 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (16.10%) Finance
2 34 (10.53%) Marketing
3 15 (4.64%) Banking
4 13 (4.02%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.72%) Retail
6 11 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.79%) Legal
8 8 (2.48%) Advertising
9 7 (2.17%) Games
10 6 (1.86%) Electronics
10 6 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.55%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.24%) Law
13 3 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
13 3 (0.93%) Local Government
13 3 (0.93%) Publishing
14 2 (0.62%) Automotive
14 2 (0.62%) iGaming
15 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (20.43%) HTML
2 59 (18.27%) CSS
3 21 (6.50%) Kafka
4 19 (5.88%) RxSwift
5 18 (5.57%) Framer.js
5 18 (5.57%) Reactive Extensions
6 13 (4.02%) REST
7 9 (2.79%) HTML5
8 7 (2.17%) CSS3
9 5 (1.55%) Sass
10 4 (1.24%) React
11 2 (0.62%) .NET
11 2 (0.62%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.62%) jQuery
11 2 (0.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 2 (0.62%) XML
12 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.31%) COM
12 1 (0.31%) J2EE
12 1 (0.31%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 227 (70.28%) User Experience
2 56 (17.34%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.02%) Graphic Design
5 11 (3.41%) Social Media
6 9 (2.79%) Animation
7 8 (2.48%) Blog
7 8 (2.48%) Motion Graphics
7 8 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.93%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.93%) NHS
8 3 (0.93%) Online Games
8 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Video Editing
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.62%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.36%) Android
1 27 (8.36%) Apple iOS
2 6 (1.86%) Windows
3 1 (0.31%) Linux
3 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.31%) Unix
3 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (33.75%) Wireframes
3 76 (23.53%) Prototyping
4 45 (13.93%) Fintech
5 34 (10.53%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 29 (8.98%) E-Commerce
6 29 (8.98%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 28 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (8.67%) Workshop Facilitation
8 27 (8.36%) Scrum
8 27 (8.36%) Web Design
9 25 (7.74%) Usability Testing
10 22 (6.81%) Front End Development
11 20 (6.19%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 20 (6.19%) Rapid Prototyping
12 19 (5.88%) Open Source
13 18 (5.57%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
14 17 (5.26%) Visualisation
15 16 (4.95%) Electronic Trading
15 16 (4.95%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.81%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.86%) SQL
3 3 (0.93%) Java
4 2 (0.62%) C
4 2 (0.62%) Kotlin
4 2 (0.62%) Python
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) Scala
5 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (5.26%) Degree
2 7 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.24%) CCIE
3 4 (1.24%) CCNP
3 4 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.24%) CISSP
4 3 (0.93%) MCP
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.17%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.31%) Ansible
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (22.60%) Adobe
2 20 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.02%) TIBCO
4 6 (1.86%) Google
5 5 (1.55%) SAP
6 4 (1.24%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.24%) Cisco
6 4 (1.24%) VMware
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle
8 2 (0.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (0.62%) Facebook
8 2 (0.62%) Instagram
8 2 (0.62%) Nokia
8 2 (0.62%) Snapchat
8 2 (0.62%) Spotify
9 1 (0.31%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.31%) Pega
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.31%) Teradata
9 1 (0.31%) YouTube