Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 284 245
Rank change year-on-year +26 -39 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 933 816 1,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.34% 1.18% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.24% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 635 619 922
London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £70,150 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.00% +5.88% +6.25%

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 66,816 65,964 79,248
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 95.79% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 54,634 55,208 68,596
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +13 144 £50,000 - 36
West London +36 55 £60,000 +33.33% 40
South London -2 17 £31,000 -48.33% 2
East London +4 13 £30,000 -29.41% 13
North London +1 1 £55,000 -18.52% 4
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 689 (73.85%) User Experience
2 362 (38.80%) Wireframes
3 358 (38.37%) Adobe
4 333 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
5 332 (35.58%) Prototyping
6 262 (28.08%) HTML
7 261 (27.97%) Degree
8 243 (26.05%) CSS
9 202 (21.65%) Adobe Illustrator
10 185 (19.83%) Photoshop
11 184 (19.72%) InVision
12 183 (19.61%) Axure RP
13 156 (16.72%) Marketing
14 142 (15.22%) JavaScript
15 140 (15.01%) Analytics
16 138 (14.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 116 (12.43%) Responsive Web Design
18 115 (12.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
19 114 (12.22%) Finance
20 109 (11.68%) OmniGraffle
21 103 (11.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
22 100 (10.72%) Information Architecture
23 99 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
24 97 (10.40%) Typography
25 94 (10.08%) Mobile App
26 92 (9.86%) Mentoring
26 92 (9.86%) E-Commerce
27 82 (8.79%) Retail
28 80 (8.57%) Apple iOS
28 80 (8.57%) Android

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 (3.11%) CMS
2 26 (2.79%) Marvel
3 25 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.68%) WordPress
4 11 (1.18%) Drupal
5 8 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.32%) Confluence
9 3 (0.32%) IIS
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.21%) CICS
10 2 (0.21%) JBoss
10 2 (0.21%) Smallworld
10 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 202 (21.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 185 (19.83%) Photoshop
3 184 (19.72%) InVision
4 138 (14.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 109 (11.68%) OmniGraffle
6 45 (4.82%) InDesign
7 32 (3.43%) Adobe After Effects
8 18 (1.93%) UXPin
9 17 (1.82%) Fireworks
10 16 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 14 (1.50%) Adobe Premiere
12 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (0.96%) MS Visio
13 5 (0.54%) Maya
14 4 (0.43%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.43%) Pixate
15 3 (0.32%) ImageReady
16 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.21%) Blender
16 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Shopify
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
2 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 103 (11.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 33 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (2.36%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.75%) SaaS
6 5 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.54%) Serverless
7 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.32%) Google Play
8 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.21%) AdWords
9 2 (0.21%) Boomi
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.11%) npm
10 1 (0.11%) Office 365
10 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.47%) SAN
2 19 (2.04%) Software-Defined Networking
3 17 (1.82%) NAS
4 15 (1.61%) DAB
5 9 (0.96%) Firewall
6 7 (0.75%) Internet
7 6 (0.64%) DNS
7 6 (0.64%) Intranet
7 6 (0.64%) VLAN
8 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.21%) BGP
9 2 (0.21%) Broadband
9 2 (0.21%) Extranet
9 2 (0.21%) GPON
9 2 (0.21%) MPLS
9 2 (0.21%) Multicast
9 2 (0.21%) Network Security
9 2 (0.21%) OSPF
9 2 (0.21%) VPN
10 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.18%) Big Data
3 8 (0.86%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.54%) MySQL
4 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.32%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.32%) OLAP
6 3 (0.32%) Power BI
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.21%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.21%) DB2
7 2 (0.21%) GIS
7 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 183 (19.61%) Axure RP
2 115 (12.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 16 (1.71%) Dreamweaver
4 11 (1.18%) Grunt
5 10 (1.07%) gulp
5 10 (1.07%) webpack
6 8 (0.86%) JIRA
7 7 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.21%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.21%) Subversion
9 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.11%) Bower
10 1 (0.11%) ERwin
10 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.11%) JUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 156 (16.72%) Marketing
2 114 (12.22%) Finance
3 82 (8.79%) Retail
4 42 (4.50%) Games
5 35 (3.75%) Advertising
6 21 (2.25%) Banking
7 17 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.39%) Legal
9 10 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.07%) Law
10 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.43%) Local Government
12 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.32%) Automotive
13 3 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
13 3 (0.32%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (28.08%) HTML
2 243 (26.05%) CSS
3 69 (7.40%) HTML5
4 50 (5.36%) jQuery
5 38 (4.07%) CSS3
6 36 (3.86%) AngularJS
7 27 (2.89%) .NET
8 22 (2.36%) Framer.js
8 22 (2.36%) Sass
9 20 (2.14%) Web Services
10 17 (1.82%) Middleware
11 16 (1.71%) Ajax
12 15 (1.61%) React
13 12 (1.29%) Material Design
13 12 (1.29%) RESTful
14 11 (1.18%) Flash
15 10 (1.07%) SignalR
16 9 (0.96%) Spring
16 9 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (0.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 689 (73.85%) User Experience
2 94 (10.08%) Mobile App
3 63 (6.75%) Graphic Design
4 58 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (5.89%) Fintech
6 36 (3.86%) IVR
6 36 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (3.54%) Animation
8 32 (3.43%) Social Media
9 29 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (2.04%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.93%) Private Cloud
12 17 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 16 (1.71%) Computer Science
14 11 (1.18%) Smartphone
15 10 (1.07%) Blog
16 9 (0.96%) W3C
17 8 (0.86%) Photography
18 6 (0.64%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 80 (8.57%) Android
1 80 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 29 (3.11%) Windows
3 20 (2.14%) Linux
4 10 (1.07%) Nucleus RTOS
5 9 (0.96%) Mac OS
6 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.64%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (38.80%) Wireframes
2 333 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (35.58%) Prototyping
4 140 (15.01%) Analytics
5 116 (12.43%) Responsive Web Design
6 100 (10.72%) Information Architecture
7 99 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
8 97 (10.40%) Typography
9 92 (9.86%) E-Commerce
9 92 (9.86%) Mentoring
10 72 (7.72%) Service Design
11 68 (7.29%) Web Design
12 65 (6.97%) Usability Testing
13 63 (6.75%) Project Management
14 58 (6.22%) Business Analysis
14 58 (6.22%) Scrum
15 57 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 53 (5.68%) Industrial Design
17 50 (5.36%) Mobile First
17 50 (5.36%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 142 (15.22%) JavaScript
2 50 (5.36%) SQL
3 21 (2.25%) PHP
4 13 (1.39%) Java
5 11 (1.18%) C#
6 8 (0.86%) Python
7 7 (0.75%) C
8 5 (0.54%) C++
9 4 (0.43%) Ruby
10 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.32%) COBOL
10 3 (0.32%) R
11 2 (0.21%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.21%) Perl
11 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.11%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.11%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.11%) GLSL
12 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 261 (27.97%) Degree
2 55 (5.89%) Master's Degree
3 17 (1.82%) VCDX
4 11 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.64%) MCSA
6 6 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) ISEB
8 2 (0.21%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.21%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.11%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CCNA
9 1 (0.11%) CCNP
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) MCP
9 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.86%) QA
2 4 (0.43%) WAI
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.93%) VMware NSX
3 7 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) Docker
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.75%) Ansible
1 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (0.75%) SCCM
1 7 (0.75%) SCOM
2 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (0.64%) Puppet
2 6 (0.64%) SCOrch
2 6 (0.64%) Simpana
3 2 (0.21%) Terraform
4 1 (0.11%) Consul
4 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 358 (38.37%) Adobe
2 36 (3.86%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.64%) VMware
4 32 (3.43%) Alias
5 31 (3.32%) Google
6 29 (3.11%) Cisco
7 27 (2.89%) Apple
8 25 (2.68%) Optimizely
8 25 (2.68%) WorldPay
9 23 (2.47%) EMC
10 21 (2.25%) Omniture
11 18 (1.93%) Oracle
12 16 (1.71%) Cognizant
13 15 (1.61%) Facebook
14 9 (0.96%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.86%) HP
15 8 (0.86%) IBM
15 8 (0.86%) Twitter
16 7 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (0.75%) TIBCO