Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 286 256
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 862 886 1,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.20% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.26% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 547 676 903
London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,550
90th Percentile £70,100 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 66,069 70,422 77,653
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 94.99% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53,580 55,887 67,484
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -19 132 £50,000 - 61
West London +21 36 £55,000 +22.22% 31
South London +6 20 £45,000 -25.00% 4
East London -11 10 £52,500 +16.67% 12
North London - 6 £51,250 - 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 628 (72.85%) User Experience
2 350 (40.60%) Adobe
3 338 (39.21%) Wireframes
4 336 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
5 321 (37.24%) Prototyping
6 241 (27.96%) Degree
7 221 (25.64%) HTML
8 216 (25.06%) CSS
9 188 (21.81%) InVision
10 181 (21.00%) Photoshop
11 171 (19.84%) Adobe Illustrator
12 157 (18.21%) Marketing
13 148 (17.17%) Analytics
14 145 (16.82%) Axure RP
15 142 (16.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 123 (14.27%) JavaScript
17 114 (13.23%) Responsive Web Design
18 105 (12.18%) Mentoring
19 102 (11.83%) Finance
20 101 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
21 97 (11.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
22 86 (9.98%) OmniGraffle
22 86 (9.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
23 84 (9.74%) Typography
23 84 (9.74%) Service Design
23 84 (9.74%) Retail
24 83 (9.63%) Mobile App
25 80 (9.28%) Information Architecture
26 77 (8.93%) E-Commerce
27 73 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement

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 30 (3.48%) Marvel
2 24 (2.78%) WordPress
3 23 (2.67%) CMS
4 15 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.58%) Confluence
5 5 (0.58%) Drupal
6 2 (0.23%) Appian
6 2 (0.23%) CICS
6 2 (0.23%) IIS
6 2 (0.23%) JBoss
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.23%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.12%) Moodle
7 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 188 (21.81%) InVision
2 181 (21.00%) Photoshop
3 171 (19.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 142 (16.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 86 (9.98%) OmniGraffle
6 38 (4.41%) Adobe After Effects
7 27 (3.13%) InDesign
8 17 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 16 (1.86%) Adobe Premiere
10 11 (1.28%) UXPin
11 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (1.16%) MS Visio
12 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (0.70%) Pixate
14 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.46%) Maya
15 3 (0.35%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.35%) CINEMA 4D
16 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.23%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Shopify
2 3 (0.35%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 86 (9.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 24 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.97%) Google Analytics
5 10 (1.16%) SaaS
6 6 (0.70%) MailChimp
7 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.58%) Office 365
8 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.35%) Google Play
9 3 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.23%) GitHub
10 2 (0.23%) npm
10 2 (0.23%) PaaS
10 2 (0.23%) Serverless
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.74%) SAN
2 12 (1.39%) Firewall
3 11 (1.28%) DAB
4 8 (0.93%) DNS
5 7 (0.81%) NAS
5 7 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
6 6 (0.70%) Internet
6 6 (0.70%) VLAN
7 5 (0.58%) Intranet
8 4 (0.46%) BGP
8 4 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.46%) Extranet
8 4 (0.46%) MPLS
8 4 (0.46%) OSPF
8 4 (0.46%) VPN
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.35%) Multicast
9 3 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.39%) Big Data
3 8 (0.93%) Blockchain
3 8 (0.93%) MySQL
4 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.23%) DB2
6 2 (0.23%) GIS
6 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.23%) Power BI
7 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.12%) OLAP
7 1 (0.12%) OLTP
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 145 (16.82%) Axure RP
2 97 (11.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 15 (1.74%) JIRA
4 8 (0.93%) Grunt
5 7 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.81%) gulp
6 6 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
6 6 (0.70%) webpack
7 3 (0.35%) Subversion
8 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.12%) CA Release Automation
9 1 (0.12%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.12%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Protractor
9 1 (0.12%) Selenium
9 1 (0.12%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 157 (18.21%) Marketing
2 102 (11.83%) Finance
3 84 (9.74%) Retail
4 51 (5.92%) Games
5 26 (3.02%) Advertising
6 16 (1.86%) Banking
6 16 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.16%) Legal
7 10 (1.16%) Publishing
8 8 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.81%) Local Government
10 6 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (0.35%) Law
12 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (25.64%) HTML
2 216 (25.06%) CSS
3 60 (6.96%) HTML5
4 40 (4.64%) jQuery
5 33 (3.83%) CSS3
6 27 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 22 (2.55%) Framer.js
8 17 (1.97%) Sass
9 15 (1.74%) React
10 14 (1.62%) Web Services
11 13 (1.51%) Material Design
11 13 (1.51%) Middleware
12 12 (1.39%) .NET
13 9 (1.04%) RESTful
13 9 (1.04%) SignalR
14 8 (0.93%) Ajax
14 8 (0.93%) D3.js
14 8 (0.93%) Flash
15 7 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 5 (0.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 628 (72.85%) User Experience
2 83 (9.63%) Mobile App
3 59 (6.84%) Graphic Design
4 57 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (5.45%) Fintech
7 34 (3.94%) IVR
8 24 (2.78%) Animation
9 22 (2.55%) Social Media
10 13 (1.51%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.28%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.28%) Digital Media
11 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.28%) Smartphone
11 11 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 10 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.04%) Video Editing
14 8 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
14 8 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
14 8 (0.93%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.68%) Apple iOS
2 48 (5.57%) Android
3 25 (2.90%) Linux
4 20 (2.32%) Windows
5 9 (1.04%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.23%) Unix
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (39.21%) Wireframes
2 336 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (37.24%) Prototyping
4 148 (17.17%) Analytics
5 114 (13.23%) Responsive Web Design
6 105 (12.18%) Mentoring
7 101 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
8 84 (9.74%) Service Design
8 84 (9.74%) Typography
9 80 (9.28%) Information Architecture
10 77 (8.93%) E-Commerce
11 73 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 65 (7.54%) UX Design
13 63 (7.31%) Validation
14 59 (6.84%) Product Management
15 58 (6.73%) Project Management
16 57 (6.61%) Customer Requirements
17 55 (6.38%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 55 (6.38%) Visualisation
18 49 (5.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 123 (14.27%) JavaScript
2 34 (3.94%) SQL
3 12 (1.39%) PHP
4 7 (0.81%) Java
5 6 (0.70%) C#
6 5 (0.58%) C
7 4 (0.46%) Python
8 3 (0.35%) COBOL
8 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.23%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.23%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.23%) R
10 1 (0.12%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.12%) ES6
10 1 (0.12%) F#
10 1 (0.12%) Java 8
10 1 (0.12%) LINC
10 1 (0.12%) Ruby
10 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 241 (27.96%) Degree
2 62 (7.19%) Master's Degree
3 13 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.81%) VCDX
5 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.46%) CCDP
6 4 (0.46%) CCNP
6 4 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.46%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.35%) ISEB
7 3 (0.35%) JNCIP
7 3 (0.35%) JNCIS
7 3 (0.35%) MCSA
7 3 (0.35%) MCSE
7 3 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.12%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.97%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) WCAG
3 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.23%) PMO
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 23 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.39%) VMware NSX
3 7 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (0.58%) SCCM
1 5 (0.58%) SCOM
1 5 (0.58%) SCOrch
1 5 (0.58%) Simpana
2 4 (0.46%) Ansible
2 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.46%) Puppet
3 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.12%) Consul
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 350 (40.60%) Adobe
2 42 (4.87%) Google
3 37 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 30 (3.48%) Alias
5 27 (3.13%) Omniture
5 27 (3.13%) Optimizely
6 26 (3.02%) WorldPay
7 23 (2.67%) VMware
8 22 (2.55%) Cisco
9 15 (1.74%) EMC
9 15 (1.74%) Oracle
10 14 (1.62%) Tableau
11 12 (1.39%) Twitter
12 11 (1.28%) Apple
12 11 (1.28%) F5
13 10 (1.16%) Cognizant
14 9 (1.04%) HP
14 9 (1.04%) IBM
15 8 (0.93%) Capita
15 8 (0.93%) Red Hat