Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Designer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 253 248 257
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 751 320 715
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.31% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.40% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 537 255 600
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £43,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -0.75%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 46,896 22,805 48,312
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.21% 93.49% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 32,428 19,359 39,563
10th Percentile £41,216 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +20 118 £68,750 +25.00% 37
West London -70 10 £33,500 -45.31% 9
South London - 8 £45,000 -
North London - 2 £53,750 - 3
East London - 2 £52,500 - 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 558 (74.30%) User Experience
2 470 (62.58%) UX Design
3 316 (42.08%) Figma
4 272 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (35.82%) Wireframes
6 264 (35.15%) Sketch
7 241 (32.09%) Adobe
8 219 (29.16%) Prototyping
9 167 (22.24%) User Research
10 164 (21.84%) Social Skills
11 140 (18.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 135 (17.98%) InVision
13 122 (16.25%) HTML
14 120 (15.98%) Finance
15 117 (15.58%) Design Thinking
16 104 (13.85%) CSS
17 95 (12.65%) Interaction Design
17 95 (12.65%) Workshop Facilitation
18 92 (12.25%) Mobile App
19 88 (11.72%) Service Design
20 87 (11.58%) Axure RP
21 85 (11.32%) UX Research
22 82 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
23 81 (10.79%) Marketing
24 79 (10.52%) Analytics
25 78 (10.39%) Accessibility
26 69 (9.19%) Apple iOS
26 69 (9.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
27 68 (9.05%) Android
28 65 (8.66%) Usability Testing

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 29 (3.86%) CMS
2 7 (0.93%) Confluence
3 6 (0.80%) WordPress
4 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 264 (35.15%) Sketch
2 135 (17.98%) InVision
3 69 (9.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 63 (8.39%) Photoshop
5 61 (8.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 47 (6.26%) Adobe After Effects
7 45 (5.99%) Adobe XD
8 32 (4.26%) InDesign
9 23 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 23 (3.06%) Zeplin
10 22 (2.93%) Adobe Premiere
11 15 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (1.73%) Marvel
13 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.67%) UserZoom
16 2 (0.27%) Blender
16 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
17 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 316 (42.08%) Figma
2 61 (8.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 56 (7.46%) SaaS
4 44 (5.86%) Miro
5 10 (1.33%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.80%) PaaS
7 4 (0.53%) Azure
7 4 (0.53%) Google Workspace
8 3 (0.40%) AWS
8 3 (0.40%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.40%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.27%) Apigee
9 2 (0.27%) IaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Asana
10 1 (0.13%) CloudSense
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.13%) GCP
10 1 (0.13%) Google Ads
10 1 (0.13%) Slack
10 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.46%) Broadband
1 11 (1.46%) Internet
2 3 (0.40%) DHCP
2 3 (0.40%) DNS
2 3 (0.40%) Intranet
2 3 (0.40%) LAN
2 3 (0.40%) SAN
2 3 (0.40%) SMTP
2 3 (0.40%) SNMP
2 3 (0.40%) VSAN
2 3 (0.40%) WAN
3 1 (0.13%) DAB
3 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.80%) Big Data
2 4 (0.53%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.40%) Mixpanel
3 3 (0.40%) MySQL
4 2 (0.27%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.27%) GIS
4 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.27%) Power BI
4 2 (0.27%) Tableau
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.13%) HBase
5 1 (0.13%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.13%) Redis
5 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.13%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.13%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 87 (11.58%) Axure RP
2 13 (1.73%) JIRA
3 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.27%) Balsamiq
4 2 (0.27%) GitLab
5 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 164 (21.84%) Social Skills
2 120 (15.98%) Finance
3 81 (10.79%) Marketing
4 43 (5.73%) Retail
5 42 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (5.59%) Public Sector
6 39 (5.19%) Banking
7 31 (4.13%) Advertising
7 31 (4.13%) Presentation Skills
8 22 (2.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 22 (2.93%) Legal
8 22 (2.93%) Publishing
9 17 (2.26%) Games
10 12 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
11 11 (1.46%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.07%) Front Office
12 8 (1.07%) Local Government
13 7 (0.93%) Electronics
13 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (16.25%) HTML
2 104 (13.85%) CSS
3 15 (2.00%) Framer.js
4 14 (1.86%) HTML5
5 11 (1.46%) React
6 10 (1.33%) jQuery
6 10 (1.33%) Node.js
7 9 (1.20%) CSS3
8 6 (0.80%) Sass
9 5 (0.67%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.53%) .NET
10 4 (0.53%) XHTML
11 3 (0.40%) JSON
11 3 (0.40%) LDAP
11 3 (0.40%) Material Design
11 3 (0.40%) RESTful
12 2 (0.27%) D3.js
12 2 (0.27%) Kafka
12 2 (0.27%) Swagger
12 2 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 558 (74.30%) User Experience
2 92 (12.25%) Mobile App
3 42 (5.59%) Animation
4 30 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (3.99%) Social Media
5 29 (3.86%) Motion Graphics
6 27 (3.60%) Graphic Design
7 25 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.00%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.73%) Life Science
10 12 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
11 11 (1.46%) Blog
11 11 (1.46%) NHS
11 11 (1.46%) Video Editing
12 8 (1.07%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.80%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.80%) iPhone
14 5 (0.67%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.67%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.19%) Apple iOS
2 68 (9.05%) Android
3 10 (1.33%) Windows
4 5 (0.67%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.40%) Linux
5 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (62.58%) UX Design
2 272 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (35.82%) Wireframes
4 219 (29.16%) Prototyping
5 167 (22.24%) User Research
6 140 (18.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 117 (15.58%) Design Thinking
8 95 (12.65%) Interaction Design
8 95 (12.65%) Workshop Facilitation
9 88 (11.72%) Service Design
10 85 (11.32%) UX Research
11 82 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
12 79 (10.52%) Analytics
13 65 (8.66%) Usability Testing
14 64 (8.52%) Journey Map
15 63 (8.39%) Information Architecture
15 63 (8.39%) Mentoring
16 57 (7.59%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 55 (7.32%) Coaching
18 52 (6.92%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 11 (1.46%) TypeScript
3 9 (1.20%) Python
4 8 (1.07%) C
5 5 (0.67%) Java
6 4 (0.53%) PHP
6 4 (0.53%) SQL
7 3 (0.40%) Bash
7 3 (0.40%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.27%) C++
8 2 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) C#
9 1 (0.13%) Clojure
9 1 (0.13%) Go
9 1 (0.13%) Haskell
9 1 (0.13%) OCaml
9 1 (0.13%) PureScript
9 1 (0.13%) R
9 1 (0.13%) Rust
9 1 (0.13%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 62 (8.26%) Degree
2 12 (1.60%) Master's Degree
2 12 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.67%) CIPD
4 3 (0.40%) CCA
4 3 (0.40%) CCIE
4 3 (0.40%) CCNP
4 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (0.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.27%) PhD
6 1 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (10.39%) Accessibility
2 24 (3.20%) QA
3 7 (0.93%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (0.53%) WCAG
5 2 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.40%) VMware NSX
1 3 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.40%) Ansible
1 3 (0.40%) Avamar
1 3 (0.40%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.40%) Packer
1 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (0.40%) Terraform
1 3 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 241 (32.09%) Adobe
2 23 (3.06%) Google
3 16 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.07%) NEC
4 8 (1.07%) SAP
5 7 (0.93%) BT
6 6 (0.80%) Facebook
7 5 (0.67%) Hotjar
8 4 (0.53%) Apple
8 4 (0.53%) Optimizely
8 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.40%) Cisco
9 3 (0.40%) Citrix
9 3 (0.40%) Dell
9 3 (0.40%) EMC
9 3 (0.40%) Infoblox
9 3 (0.40%) Instagram
9 3 (0.40%) Twitter
9 3 (0.40%) VMware
10 2 (0.27%) YouTube